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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 […]

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 […]

Beast In Black Premiere Debut Single

One of the latest additions to the Nuclear Blast Records roster is the former-Battle Beast-guitarist-formed heavy group known as Beast In Black. The Helsinki Heavy Metallers were founded by Battle Beast’s Anton Kabanen in 2015, and now, with some solid gigs including an opening slot for Nightwish under their belt, the band is preparing for their debut album to be released in the fall. Berserker is the name, and “Blind and Frozen” is the first single, for which a music video directed by Ville Lipiäinen (Nightwish) has already been released. Taking a classic heavy metal sound to heart with a […]

Appice to Perform Debut Album at Select Live Shows

There’s something “sinister” on the way from a project formed by two legendary figures in the rock and metal worlds…and they just happen to be brothers who are both drummers. Appice is the name, and Carmine and Vinny have signed to the SPV/Steamhammer label to put together a debut album under their new moniker. Sinister has a long list of guests to round out the collaboration, which Vinny sums up nicely by stating, “As Ringo said: with a little help from our friends.” The full lineup of the record is as follows, classified by instrument: Carmine Appice (drums & vocals) Vinny Appice (drums) Jim […]

Jeff Scott Soto Releases “Breakout” Single off Upcoming Album

Jeff Scott Soto has a new solo record on the way, commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the vocalist’s partnership with Frontiers Music Srl. Retribution is set to be released this fall, but “Breakout”, the first single off the Howie Simon co-written and produced album, is already available to sample via the Frontiers Music srl YouTube Channel. On the newly released single, Jeff Scott Soto comments, “I was beyond excited and ready to make this album upon reviewing some of the songs Howie had in mind for it. I knew it would be a great follow up to the killer albums […]

Jinjer Unleash Live Video

Jinjer has revealed a new video, featuring a dynamic live performance by the Ukrainian metallers for a track off their 2014 record Cloud Factory. Metal Injection has the exclusive premiere of the live clip of “Who Is Gonna Be The One“. Here’s what the band has to say about the clip: “We’ve spent the better part of two years touring our butts off but it’s always something special for us when we play the Ukraine. The spirit and intensity of our fans and friends there are a much welcomed reminder of what Jinjer is about and where we come from. […]

Carnifex and Rings of Saturn Team Up With Whitechapel for “Decade of Defilement” Tour

Whitechapel’s A Decade of Defilement tour has some new additions in the form of two special guests that have been brought on board this week – San Diego Death Metallers Carnifex, and Rings of Saturn, the Bay Area Californians whose brand of technical metal has been dubbed “Aliencore”. Entheos and So This Is Suffering will both hold opening slots, rounding out this large scale North American tour that starts off on November 10th in Atlanta, GA and run through mid-December. Scott Ian Lewis of Carnifex says, “Teaming up with our good friends in Whitechapel is always great. We plan on bringing […]

Epica Releases “The Solace System” EP

Epica has officially unleashed their new EP The Solace System. The album features six never-before-heard songs straight from the studio during the recording of their latest full-length, The Holographic Principle. This is far from the only news from Epica this week, as the Symphonic Metallers just premiered an animated music video for their “Immortal Melancholy” track via Billboard, released an unboxing video for The Holographic Principle – The Ultimate Edition! and kicked off The Ultimate Principle tour in Boston last night. For more on all the latest releases, and the full listing of upcoming North American tour dates alongside Lacuna Coil, […]