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HINDER Officially Welcome New Lead Vocalist Marshal Dutton; Select January 2015 Tour Dates Announced
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 22, 2015
In a statement released by the band via social media on Tuesday, January 20th, multi-platinum rockers Hinder have officially added Marshal Dutton as their new lead vocalist.
Meet FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Zoltan Bathory at NAMM 2015; Unveiling of His Signature Model Diamond Guitars
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 21, 2015
Diamond Guitars (f/k/a DBZ/Diamond Guitars) is proud to unveil the new Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch) Signature guitar models at the 2015 NAMM Show.
WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA 2015 Announce Selected Bands and City Battle Rounds
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Jan 17, 2015
Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce this year's line up of competing bands across the country in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City.
RISE TO REMAIN Split Up; Austin Dickinson Forms New Band, AS LIONS
Comments Other News » by: Graham Finney on Jan 15, 2015
UK metallers Rise To Remain announce their split. Frontman Austin Dickinson returns with a new band and new single.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD Release New Video Game "Hail to the King: Deathbat"
Comments Other News » by: Marina on Jan 14, 2015
A7X gamers rejoice! Renowned rockers, Avenged Sevenfold, release new video game titled Hail to the King: Deathbat. This game is all things Avenged Sevenfold and most def not your typical Candy Crush-like game.
CROSSFAITH Signs with Razor & Tie; Band to Play Vans Warped Tour 2015
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Dec 17, 2014
Japanese rockers Crossfaith sign with North American label Razor & Tie. The band is also to play the full Vans Warped Tour in Summer 2015 and Australia's Soundwave Festival in February 2015.
HANSNAP, Like a GoPro for Your Smartphone, Invented at AMON AMARTH Concert
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Dec 10, 2014
HANSNAP launches crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $90,000 in order to
market the first smartphone wearable that enables steady footage capture while allaying fears of dropping one's device.
DEMONICAL Signs with Agonia Records
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Dec 08, 2014
Swedish death metal sensation, Demonical, has inked a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. Spawned in March 2006 by members of Centinex, the band preserves the flame of sheer, traditional death metal with a suitable dose of melodiousness and a…
SLIPKNOT and Heavy Metal Linked at Inquest into Tragic Death of UK Teenager
Comments Other News » by: Graham Finney on Dec 03, 2014
Slipknot and heavy music brought into question as inquest looks into the tragic death of a teenage fan.
Chris Jericho of FOZZY to Invade Ontario, Canada on December 14, 2014 for Book Signing
Comments Other News » by: Marina on Nov 26, 2014
The ayatollah of Rock N' Rolla is heading to Woodbridge, Ontario for a live podcast AND autograph sesh to promote his new book, "The Best In The World: At What I Have No Idea," and guess who has your official hook-up? Your pals at PureGrain! We'll be…
ARCH ENEMY Welcomes Jeff Loomis as Their New Guitarist
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 18, 2014
Metal icons Arch Enemy are proud to announce that guitar legend Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) will be joining their ranks for their upcoming European tour which kicks off November 26, as well as all future tours in 2015.
Memorial Fund Established for BLACK TUSK Bassist Jonathan Athon
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 17, 2014
Sadly, Black Tusk's bassist, Jonathan Athon, recently passed away due to injuries succumbed from a motorcycle accident. Now, a memorial fund has been established in his honour.
WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA Announce Submission Details and New Cities For 2015 Battles
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 16, 2014
Over the last two years since 2013, Wacken Metal Battle Canada has seen Canada's top metal bands battle each other for one to rule them all and perform at the world's largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, in Wacken, Germany. Toronto's Crimson Shad…
BLACK TUSK Bassist Jonathan Athon Passes Away; Rest In Peace
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 09, 2014
Black Tusk's bassist, Jonathan Athon, has passed away. In a note from the band, they said: "It is with deep regret and saddened hearts that we must tell you that Athon passed away this morning from injuries sustained from his motorcycle accident. Doc…
Photographer Jesse Frohman Releases 'KURT COBAIN: The Last Session' Book
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 09, 2014
From acclaimed photographer Jesse Frohman, 'KURT COBAIN: The Last Session' (Thames & Hudson, November 1, 2014) is an experiential book that combines over a hundred of Frohman's photographs-many of which helped define Cobain's legacy-with revealing co…
STATIC-X Founder Wayne Static Passes Away at Age 48
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Nov 03, 2014
As we posted on our Twitter on November 1st, platinum selling musician Wayne Richard Wells, better known as Wayne Static, passed away at the age of 48. Wayne Static was the enigmatic former frontman and namesake of Static-X, who later forged a succes…
AND JUSTICE FOR ART Album Covers Book Crowd-Funding Campaign Reaches 200% of its Original Goal
Comments Other News » by: Ramon Martos Garcia on Oct 30, 2014
The Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign to print and distribute the upcoming book 'And Justice For Art' (which tells the stories behind the making of iconic artworks such as Slayer's 'Reign In Blood,' Metallica's 'And Justice For All,' Death's 'Symbolic…
Help Sought for AGENT STEEL and REDEMPTION Guitarist Bernie Versailles
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 27, 2014
On the morning of October 5th, 2014, Agent Steel, Engine, Redemption and Masters of Metal guitarist Bernie Versailles suffered a brain aneurysm and was rushed to an emergency room in Southern California for an operation. While many know him as a tale…
GREEN DAY Nominated for 2015 Induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Celebrates 20th Anniversary of 'Dookie'
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 10, 2014
Green Day are among the 2015 nominees up for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was announced yesterday. The 2015 inductees are chosen by a secret ballot of over 600 individual voters consisting of all past inductees of the Rock and Ro…
NINE INCH NAILS Nominated for Induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Oct 09, 2014
Nine Inch Nails - a band regarded as a pioneer in the industrial music movement and highly influential in the evolution of electronic music - has been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first year of eligibility. To be…
SILVERSTEIN Signs with New Damage Records in Canada
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 09, 2014
New Damage Records is thrilled to announce the addition of post-hardcore outfit Silverstein to their Canadian roster. "It is an absolute pleasure to have Silverstein join our label," comments label manager Richard Fernandes. "This band has set the ba…
...AND JUSTICE FOR ART Reveals Cover Artwork for Upcoming Heavy Metal Art Book; Foreword by MORBID ANGEL's David Vincent
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Sep 04, 2014
Veteran Metal/Rock journalist, Ramón "Oscuro" Martos (MetalUnderground.com/ THIS METAL Magazine/ PureGrainAudio.com) just unveiled the cover artwork for his upcoming revelatory book '...And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers'.
ABANDON ALL SHIPS Announce Break Up and Final Show
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Aug 15, 2014
After forming in 2006, the Abandon All Ships saga is coming to an end. Read on for a statement from lead vocalist, Angelo Aita. "We'd like to start this off with a thank you. Thank you to our fans, friends, and family for the last 8 years. After many…
HAVOK Signs with Century Media Records
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Jul 11, 2014
Century Media Records is pleased to announce the signing of Denver, Colorado's Havok. The young thrash metal quartet have worked nonstop releasing 3 albums and touring the world the past 5 years and are poised to take their music and career to anothe…
Local Religious Group, Bomb Scares Not Enough to Keep BUCKCHERRY Off Stage
Comments Other News » by: Aaron Willschick on May 23, 2014
Los Angeles-based rockers Buckcherry took the stage Tuesday night at Dixie Roadhouse in Cape Coral despite the best efforts of local religious group the Holy Family. In a letter posted on the band's bus door, as well as on the venue's door, a spokesp…
DEVOURMENT Announce Major Lineup Change; US and South American Tour Dates
Comments Other News » by: Aaron Willschick on May 19, 2014
Death metal's most brutal band Devourment have announced a major lineup change that sees the band regressing to the sewage from which they were originally conceived. After nearly 10 and 20 years, respectively, Eric Park and Mike Majewski have decided…
The End Records Announces New Partnership With Executive Music
Comments Other News » by: Aaron Willschick on May 12, 2014
The End Records/ADA and Executive Music, as part of a unique partnership have aligned to release the highly anticipated 4th studio album by multi-platinum selling band Alien Ant Farm. As an Independent entertainment company, the Executive Music brand…
FRANCHISE Announces Kenny Ramirez as New Lead Singer
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on May 09, 2014
Northern New Jersey post-hardcore quartet Franchise is proud to announce that Kenny Ramirez has stepped in as the band's new lead singer. Formerly the vocalist for well-known New Jersey acts such as Lady Radiator, The Murder and The Harlot, and Skeet…
LANDMARK EVENTS Announce Top Performing Toronto Bands Moving on to July 19th Virgin Mobile Mod Club Showcase
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 29, 2014
Landmark Events is proud to announce the following Toronto bands from the April 26 & 27 industry showcases at Tattoo Queen West that were selected by representatives to move on to LME's next Toronto industry showcase at Virgin Mobile Mod Club on July…
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM Sign with Season of Mist; Release New Music Video
Comments Other News » by: Chris Gonda on Apr 25, 2014
Obsidian Kingdom is no longer an independent band. On the contrary and as of right now, it has become the newest act in the mighty music label Season of Mist, home to legends such as Morbid Angel, Mayhem and Cynic.