British thrash mob Evile have confirmed they will be joining German thrash legends Kreator on their forthcoming run of UK shows. Evile bassist Joel Graham comments: "We are really looking forward to playing a few shows with the mighty Kreator this April; we really enjoyed touring the US with them for two months back in 2010. We'll be fresh out of the studio too around this time, so who knows, it's possible these shows could see us playing some new stuff for the first time..."
British metalcore bruisers Bury Tomorrow head up the first list of acts confirmed for Redfest. The full list of bands confirmed for the "Redcore - In Your Face" stage of the festival, which will take place on the 26th/27th July at Robins Cook Farm, Redhill, are as follows below.
Steve Harris will be taking his new solo/side project British Lion out on the road next month visiting fourteen countries and twenty four cities across Europe, starting in Portugal on February 21st. For the first time ever, and as a major surprise to many, Iron Maiden’s bass player, founding member and leader will be taking temporary leave from his Maiden activities and heading out on a full European Club tour. Dates for the tour are as follows below.
Live albums as a concept are generally hit and miss affairs, usually aimed at diehard fans of the band in question. So, when you hear the muted response to Norwegian grindcore band Beaten To Death from a home crowd, you really have to wonder if this is a good idea.
LA rap-rock troublemakers Hollywood Undead are one of those bands that have a knack for writing songs that you know deep down you should hate but, for some reason, you just don’t. You may not love them like you loved say Master Of Puppets, but you sure as hell can’t get songs like "Pigskin" out of your head.
Quite clearly bonkers, German power metal outfit Sacred Steel have produced one of the most ludicrously brilliant heavy metal albums of the year in The Bloodshed Summoning. In fact, only more ludicrous than the actual album itself was the sight of me driving along at 80 mph pounding my fist along to the unashamed heavy metal of "No God / No Religion".
Welsh rock band Bullet For My Valentine will release the first official single from their forthcoming album ‘Temper Temper,’ entitled "Riot," on February 3rd. The band's fourth studio album 'Temper Temper' will follow on February 11th. The album will be available in both standard and deluxe editions on RCA Records. The rock giants recently headlined Radio 1’s Rock Week at the BBC Maida Vale studios where they debuted the album’s title track. They have also announced a UK tour for March which is already sold out.
Produced by Enter Shikari fan, Jonathon Lindley after the animator approached the band with the idea of low/zero-budget animated video for the track lifted from their "A Flash Flood Of Colour" album. See the end result here.
Massachusetts metal outfit Shadows Fall return to the UK for a series of dates in April 2013. The "Epidemic Tour 2013" sees the band team up with the Godfathers of Latino metal, Ill Nino. Said lead singer Brian Fair: "Shadows Fall is incredibly excited to be returning to the UK! We have been waiting since Download to come back to play a full set covering our entire catalogue and raging with all of our friends. These won't just be shows, they will be parties! Come down and help us celebrate as the "Fire From The Sky" World Tour continues to roll."
Norwegian extremists Enslaved have confirmed details of a UK run of dates to promote their critically acclaimed new album 'RIITIIR' which was released through Nuclear Blast on 1st October 2012. Dates for the tour are as listed below.
Ahead of the release of their new album, Engineering The Void, due in April 2013, Swedish technical death metal titans Soreption have posted their new video online. Check it out here.
Three years have passed since Kreator headlined in the UK but the thrash-titans return in April 2013 bringing their "Phantom Antichrist" tour with them. Mille Petrozza (vocalist and guitarist) comments: "Finally we are coming back to play 3 selected shows for our loyal fans in the UK! We will bring our 3D tour production to give you the full Kreator treatment. Support acts will be announced in the next few days, so stay tuned. Also, we are looking forward to play for all our Irish fans again, it has been quite a while. Our promise to you is a TOTAL MASSACRE!"
UK rockers The Treatment will guest with ex-Guns 'N Roses and Velvet Revolver axe-man Slash on four shows in February and March; the dates – including one headline show in Northern Ireland – are as listed below.
UK hardcore mob Housefires marked the end of an era in 2012 with the release of this live video, a video which features several members who are now no longer members of the band. A new line-up is in the pipeline ahead of UK dates later this year, but for now this video shows the high standard that is expected of Housefires 2013.
Slam Dunk Festival organisers have confirmed 7 more acts for their 2013 event including Memphis May Fire and Sleeping With Sirens.
Fresh from a two-year hiatus, Eurovision winners Lordi recently signed to the AFM label with a new album due later this year. The band also confirmed UK dates which are as follows below.
The first of a three part series, after a few spins of the Mark Of The Beast: Indoctrination portion of the set, you should have a fairly solid impression as to what is going to follow in the coming months. Offering blackened death/black metal from Texas, Sparrows fair better than most who tread down this path simply by producing an output that doesn't sound like, not to put too mild a point on it, dog shit.
Hatebreed may have a new home for The Divinity Of Purpose, but as the opening seconds of "Put It To The Torch" smash you in the face it’s crystal clear that little has or will be changing in Camp Hatebreed. Yes, the Connecticut metal heavyweights are back and are bringing with them another slab of brawling "toughcore" metal.
Having spent the best part of their career supporting some of America’s finest purveyors of modern hard rock (Papa Roach, Shinedown, Black Stone Cherry), it comes as no surprise that Filthy Empire is a prime slab of pumping, hard rock full of wailing solos and loud choruses.
Turbogeist, will be guesting with Pure Love - the band formed by former Gallows front man Frank Carter and ex-Hope Conspiracy and Suicide File guitarist Jim Carroll - on their 14-date UK tour, commencing early February 2013. The band also has a new EP scheduled for release in March 2013. Check the tour dates below.