Based on the success of last year's Voodoo Holiday, "The Voodoo Experience" presented by Stephen Rehage will continue the holiday tradition with the upcoming Voodoo Valentine 14-day promotion. Set to take place from Wednesday, February 1st through Monday, February 13th, the Voodoo Valentine offers every ticket buyer not only the automatic gift of a year's worth of music via Spin magazine, but also the opportunity to win a variety of Voodoo and New Orleans-inspired prizes.
Distort is proud to announce the addition of Halifax's very own progressive/hardcore band A Sight For Sewn Eyes to its roster. A Sight For Sewn Eyes, known for their rabid tenacity, unrelenting technical prowess and head-turning performances, is made up of Andrew Benoit (Guitar/Vocals), Benjamin H Leathem (Drums), Johnny Walsh (Guitar), Ernest Brennan (Bass) and Joshua Hanusiak (Vocals). The Halifax quintet formed in 2005 and has been touring non-stop ever since, sharing stages with the likes of Cancer Bats, 3 Inches Of Blood, Dead And Divine, and Counterparts.
Originating from Wroclaw, Poland's The Sixpounder after the successfull 2011, releasing debut album 'Going To Hell? Permission Granted', reaching final round of national TV talent show (where The Sixpounder's singer Frantic Phil was trained by Nergal, leader of mighty Behemoth), playing Wacken 2010 and touring intensively - has inked a deal with Universal Music. First outcome of this cooperation will be re-release of 'Going To Hell? Permission Granted' at the end of February.
Italian atmospheric black metal act Ogen has switched from Kolony Records to the newborn label Pecornian, which is meant to operate mainly as Kolony Records sub-label for newcomer artists. In a not so distant future some new musical offerings by Ogen will surface and hit the web in a very special way by releasing as soon as possible at least a couple of tracks exclusively for free digital download.
For those who were either born too late or living in the wrong part of the world while music which has now become legendary was exploding from the Bay Area's thrash metal scene in the early-to-mid 1980s, here's your second chance to re-live history.
Heavy metal fans now have a chance to own a piece of musical history and help find a cure for Myotonic Dystrophy (DM). Lamb Of God lead guitarist Mark Morton has donated the custom-designed and autographed Jackson guitar from his personal collection, and the strings and Lamb Of God guitar picks he used to record four of the songs from the band's album 'Wrath', to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (MDF). All proceeds from the sale of the guitar will support research into treatments and a cure for this devastating disorder.
Joe Perry will be performing on NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight at 11:35 pm local time. Joe will be performing his cover of Bob Dylan's "Man Of Peace," off of 'Amnesty's Chimes Of Freedom' compilation album, which was just released last week. Make sure you tune in for the special performance.
Germany's The Intersphere have entered the German Media Control Charts at number 63 for their new release 'Hold On, Liberty'. This is a special occasion for both The Intersphere and Long Branch Records as this is the first German chart entry for both the band and the label.
As Warbringer begins their North American tour supporting Iced Earth and Symphony X this week, it has been revealed that longtime guitarist Adam Carroll has decided to leave the band and last weekend's shows supporting Death Angel were his last.
Classic Rock Revisited has become the ultimate online destination for fans of classic hard rock music. Since opening their virtual doors in 1999, CRR has published hundreds of interviews with platinum selling rock stars all the while keeping the average rock fan up to date with CD, DVD and concert reviews and daily rock news. Founder, CEO and Editor Jeb Wright has now cracked open the doors to his interview vault and blown the dust off of his favorite interviews of all time and put them in one collection.
HBO has selected the Lamb Of God track "King Me" to be the musical bed for the promos for the upcoming season of 'True Blood'. "King Me" closes the 'Resolution' CD released this week and features the band accompanied by a full orchestra and opera singer Amanda Munton. 'True Blood' enters its 5th season on HBO premiering in June 2012.
It was with great sadness that we had to announce that Mark Reale, the founder of US metal legends Riot, passed away last week, having lost his battle with Crohn's disease. He was just 56 years old. Mark's band mates have been devastated by his death.
The End Records recently secured over 50 titles from the now defunct Music For Nations label, and over the next several months will be re-releasing these albums. Next Tuesday (January 31st) will see the first round of releases, featuring albums from Witchery
('Symphony For The Devil'), Lost Horizon ('A Flame To The Ground Beneath', 'Awakening The World'), Hardcore Superstar ('No Regrets', 'Thank You For Letting Us Be Ourselves', 'Bad Sneakers & A Pina Colada'), Firebird ('Deluxe', 'Firebird') and Spiritual Beggars ('Mantra III', 'Another Way To Shine', 'Ad Astra', 'On Fire').
Gene ''The Atomic Clock'' Hoglan pulls double duty on the current Testament/Anthrax/Death Angel tour filling in for Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. The Anthrax drummer is taking a short leave from the band's concert tour to be with his mother who is terminally ill.
After the release of the evolutionary death metal album 'From Glory To Infinity' with the great Steve DiGiorgio on bass and the "human drum machine" Darek 'Daray' Brzozowski (Dimmu Borgir, Vader) on drums, Faust is preparing for live dates expected for spring 2012. For this new series of concerts the band will perform with a new line-up: joining the band, along with the founding member Aleister and the decade-long presence of Ghiulz (also the guitarist of historical band Bulldozer), are Emi (bass player of the tech death metallers Illogicist) and Riccardo Merlini (drums). Stay tuned!
Germany's electro Industrial metaller Cold Rush have sign a worldwide management deal with Rock N Growl Management. Finally the time has come…… the recording of the new album is almost finished, you may be curious. Cold Rush will be harder, more melodic and catchy. With their new singer Matthias Kupka our album is more mature, without changing the character of the band, a real gain for Cold Rush!!!
The All American Rejects new single, "Beekeeper's Daughter," is set to appear in an upcoming episode of CW's '90210.' The episode will premiere on January 31st, which is also the same day that the song will be available for digital download. "Beekeeper's Daughter" comes from the band's highly anticipated album, 'Kids In The Street', due out March 27th.
It's universally agreed amongst headbangers that Motörhead is responsible for some of the greatest all-time hard rock/heavy metal songs ("The Ace Of Spades," "Overkill," etc.) and albums ('Ace Of Spades,' 'No Sleep 'til Hammersmith,' etc.) – not to mention featuring one of rock's all-time great characters in their ranks, Lemmy Kilmister. As a result, Motörhead fans are always on the hunt for uncommon and rare items to complete their collection. And now, the group is offering a true treat for their fans, known as 'The Motör-Bag.'
"With deep sadness we have to say goodbye to one of the most underrated guitar players and composers on this planet: Mark Reale. With albums like 'Fire Down Under' or 'Thundersteel' he created timeless metal music which will stand the test of time for many more decades."
Testament frontman, Chuck Billy, will chat live with Native America Calling's radio program, Native In The Spotlight, today at 1:00 PM Eastern/10:00 AM Pacific. Billy, who is of the California-based Pomo Native Americans, will discuss his Native American heritage and heavy metal career while fielding questions from listeners around the country.