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Judas Priest To Release “Firepower”

Judas Priest’s upcoming studio album is on fire – quite literally. Entitled Firepower, this record will be the eighteenth added onto the discography of these legends, and every one of its fourteen tracks will be available on the release date of March 9th. Fans don’t have to wait quite that long to get a taste of the epic new record on Epic Records, as the first single and accompanying music video has just been unleashed today. Check out “Lightning Strike”, courtesy of the Official Judas Priest VEVO Channel on YouTube below. The full album and Pledge Music pre-orders for Firepower also […]

Meshuggah to Kick Off North American Tour

Meshuggah are on their way to a North American tour to kick off the New Year. Starting off in Vancouver on January 23rd, the six-show run leads these Swedish Extreme Metallers onto the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise in early February. Joining them along this trek – before they hit the boat, that is – will be Code Orange and Toothgrinder. Meshuggah recently received their first Grammy® nomination for “Best Metal Performance” in light of The Violent Sleep of Reason, the band’s most recent studio album which also happens to be the one they’re touring in support of. For further […]

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons “Welcome” You “To Hell” In Second Single

Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, a band aptly named after the former Motörhead guitarist and his three sons (plus vocalist Neil Starr), are set to release their debut full-length album, The Age of Absurdity on Nuclear Blast later this month. Not too long ago, the first single “Ringleader” was revealed via lyric video, and now it’s time for the second single, in the form of “Welcome to Hell”, available via the Nuclear Blast Records YouTube Channel here. YouTube Space London marks the spot for an intimate release day performance, also to be streamed live on this same YouTube Channel – you […]

Metal United World Wide Sets International Metal Event for 2018

“A night of united Metal” – that’s what a recently launched project known as Metal United World Wide has its sights set on for 2018. Drawing from the roots of MUDU (Metal United Down Under), an Australian project that, since 2014, has coordinated an annual day of nationwide Metal shows all performed on the same night under the same banner, Metal United World Wide (MUWW) is taking the concept and turning it into an intercontinental experience planned for this year. May 5th, 2018 marks the date, and though each of the shows are individually organized, the sense of unity within […]

Operation: Mindcrime To Complete Concept Trilogy with New Album

One by one and once a year since 2015, Operation: Mindcrime has been releasing each chapter of a premeditated musical trilogy through a series of concept albums. The Geoff Tate-fronted band began with The Key, Operation: Mindcrime’s debut that formed the foundation on Frontiers Music Srl and paved the way for a part two in Resurrection. This 2016 follow-up led to a music video featuring Blaze Bayley and Tim “Ripper” Owens alongside the former Queensrÿche frontman for the track “Taking On The World”, as well as a spin-off tour highlighting the collaboration known as Trinity. Now, it’s time for the third and final part […]

“Bowl for Ronnie” Adds More Celebrity Guests

The Third Annual “Bowl for Ronnie” charity event was announced not too long ago, and the long list of rockers on the celebrity teams just keeps getting longer. The team led by Eddie Trunk will face off against the team headed by KLOS DJ Gary Moore, with return guests/last year’s winners John 5, Tom Morello, Jeff Scott Soto, and Rock Feinstein joining in. The roster of guests now includes members (and former members) of Guns N’ Roses, Dio, Lynch Mob, Billy Idol, Cinderella, Ratt, Whitesnake, Armored Saint, Budderside, Hellion, Fuel, Puddle of Mudd, Black Star Riders, Rough Cutt, and many […]

Serenity Premiere “Lionheart”

Symphonic Metallers Serenity will soon have a new record out via Napalm Records. Lionheart is set for an October 27th release, but in the meantime the title track has been released through an exclusive premiere with Metal Underground, and you can hear it right here: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=137069. The band says of the new song, “Lionheart – the title track of our upcoming album – is a fast, deep melodic metal song with a slightly celtic influence! It’s about war, pain but also hope – and one of our favourite tracks! So let’s fight like a lion!” With an Amadeus Austrian Music […]

DevilDriver Heads Out on Fall Tour Tonight

The Superjoint/DevilDriver 2017 U.S. Tour kicks off tonight in the south, with a Austin, TX date launching the lineup into a month long run wrapping up in Orlando on October 23rd. Presented by The Oracle Management, DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara-founded company, this will be the second leg of North American touring for the groove metallers, who also finished up the first leg in Lubbock, TX last night. Cane Hill will come along for the ride, having supported DevilDriver for most of the summer and now continuing on into the fall. Also joining Superjoint and DevilDriver on the road is King […]

Machine Head Announce North American Tour Dates

Machine Head is set for a world tour, and the first set of U.S. dates has just been announced this week. January through March of 2018 marks the time frame for the North American run supporting Catharsis, Machine Head’s ninth full-length album out on Nuclear Blast in early 2018. Further details on the record, including an official release date, have yet to be announced, but are expected to be available soon. Meanwhile, Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has plenty to say about the upcoming tour run: “It’s been far too long since we’ve demolished venues in America, we have had an […]

Satyricon Release New Album and Livestream Release Show

Norwegian Black Metallers Satyricon have officially released their latest studio album, Deep Calleth Upon Deep, today on Napalm Records. In celebration of the release, Satyricon took to the rooftops of Norway – actually, just one specific rooftop in Oslo – to play a very special album release show. About 300 fans got the exclusive experience in person, but if a trip to Scandinavia wasn’t on your agenda for the week, you can go straight to Satyricon’s Official Facebook page to replay the live stream: https://www.facebook.com/SatyriconOfficial. Here’s what frontman Satyr had to say about the show: “I always thought the Beatles gig on […]

Steelheart Goes “Through Worlds of Stardust” With New Album

The buzz surrounding Steelheart’s first full-length record in almost ten years has been building for several months, ever since the release of its first single, “Got Me Runnin’” back in July. In a case of classic meets modern, the latest sounds from Miljenko Matijevic-founded-and-fronted Steelheart are officially out today on Frontiers Records, in the form of the 10-track Through Worlds of Stardust. On the record, Miljenko says, “I cannot express how excited I am for you all to hear this new album. Our focus was to bring back the magic in the music with songs that have been lived, loved, laughed and struggled. […]

Motörhead’s Under Cöver Released

Under Cöver is officially out – the covers album by Motörhead has been released digitally this week, and it can be purchased via iTunes (affiliate link). While there’s still some time to wait for any physical formats of the record, as October 13th is when the CD and Vinyl will see the light of day from the Motörhead Music label, the 11-track compilation is available to give fans the full experience of the legendary band as they took on tracks by some other legends over the years, including The Ramones, Judas Priest, Metallica, and more. A music video surfaced not too […]

Warbringer Head Out on North American Tour

Warbringer have been going strong bringing their latest record (and plenty of other tracks) to the road ever since the release of Woe to the Vanquished in March. The thrashers and recent Napalm Records signees hit the North American road just a few days ago, taking with them Death Metallers Dark Tranquillity and Canadian Heavy Metal band Striker. Starting and ending in the south of the U.S. while covering plenty of ground during the dates in between, the Vanquishing North America tour runs through early October. All the dates can be found on the poster shown above, and on Warbringer’s […]

Dust Bolt Unleash New Video Ahead of Upcoming Tour

Bavaria-based thrashers Dust Bolt are heading to North America for the first time ever later this month. The band released their third record on Napalm Records last summer, and Mass Confusion will be a big part of the set as they head out for the Battle of the Bays tour. Dust Bolt says, “After a great summer season in Europe we can’t wait to bring the songs from ‘Mass Confusion’ and the first two albums finally to the United States together with Obituary, Exodus and Power Trip on the Battle Of The Bays Tour 2017. Come out and catch us […]

We Came As Romans to Headline Fall Tour Dates

Fans of We Came As Romans may have caught the mysterious teaser the band released a couple of weeks ago, giving a small snipper of a preview into a future album. (If not, catch it streaming via the SharpTone Records Official YouTube channel here). More details on that record have yet to arrive, but what has been announced for these Michigan Metalcore musicians is a series of headline dates during an existing upcoming tour. We Came As Romans’ slot supporting I Prevail is set to kick off later this month and run through December, but there will be a handful […]