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  MY TEN YEARS AT DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL
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"As we all know this year is Download Festival's tenth birthday and having been every year I thought it worthy of an article to reminisce over the last few years at Donington.

I'd never managed to go to a Monsters Of Rock Festival so my personal experience at Donington Park actually started in 2001 when Stereophonics had their 'Day At The Races' event. I wasn't a big fan of the band but liked them enough to go for the opportunity to go to the historic site. The line-up also included Ash, The Black Crowes, Proud Mary and The Crockets. Great weather all day and camping was available but when I lived seven miles away I thought it pointless. The Rock And Blues Festival was also held this year at the park too.

1 Day Ticket: £25 | Bands Seen: 5/5

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2002 saw the Ozzfest Tour take over the park for one day with two stages, opening with AntiProduct and headlining with Ozzy on the mainstage, but due to the outrageous bottle neck to the second stage in the exhibition hall, I never managed to see a single act there.

I was one of the lucky few that managed to get a wristband into the mosh pit area; an odd system of first X amount in get a wristband, you can then leave and return to the pit at any time. Nice if you wanna be in the pit, but it doesn't necessarily mean the people there were the best crowd to be at the front.

A big bottle fight ensued between acts with two groups in the pit area, and everyone else outside the pit attacking everyone in the pit area. The attitude was actually quite fun and nothing hurtful was thrown, just empty bottles. Generally the weather was pretty good, apart from a storm appearing only for Cradle Of Filth's set - to which Danni admitted he had requested it from God.

Millencolin had lost all their instruments in flight so had to borrow others and Slayer, although they killed it, were just a wall of noise. SOAD abruptly ended their set without reason. We later found out this was apparently due to some scaffolding collapsing.

Tool, whilst technically brilliant, gave an odd stationary performance on individual podiums then Zack Wydle and Robert Trujillo returned for a second performance to close with Ozzy, finalised with a massive fireworks display.

1 Day Ticket: £37.50 | Bands Seen: 12/26

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My geeky collection of tickets from the previous years.

2003 - enter Download Festival, two days and two stages! I actually went to the festival on my own as no friends were going. I only had an arena pass and planned to just crash somewhere overnight. This proved to be very cold with no sleeping bag!

Because of this and having a good spot on the front row at the main stage I ended up only staying at this stage the entire weekend, missing Metallica's infamous secret set but getting my mug on the back cover of The Darkness' 'Permission To Land' (not that you can see my face properly though).

Marilyn Manson had an OK gig and Iron Maiden headlined the Saturday which I watched up the hill with a cup of tea.

Sunday, Less Than Jake, infamous for their crowd pitting antics, created the first horse shoe pit around the sound stage, due to the central crowd barrier preventing a full doughnut pit and as fun as it sounds, it proved quite messy when the crowds from each side met in the middle at full speed!

Evanescence performed their first UK gig whilst Disturbed kicked off playing an entire song with no vocals being projected. Whilst Slipknot themselves did not play, both Joey and Corey performed with Murderdolls and Stone Sour respectively.

The weather was great all weekend until Zwan came and brought the rain with them. I managed to tuck under the tarp walkway which had been ripped up, almost like a field long snake in the middle of the crowd, but that didnt really help. I dried off to Audioslave, who moved up to headline on the Sunday after Limp Bizkit pulled out, but unfortunately surfed as the tide went out and fell in a puddle of mud!

Tickets: £87.50 (2 Day Arena: £70, Camping £12.50, Parking £5) | Bands Seen: 25/57

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Back page of The Darkness 'Permission To Land'. I'm there to the left of the cameraman on the front row - honest! 2003.

In 2004 Download festival brought us a third stage and I brought my flag! looking back at footage of Maiden and GnR you see loads of flags and it looked cool, but there were NONE last year, so I though OK, I'll take one! This proved to be a good umbrella, or target - depending on how I felt about the people around me, as the bottle fights returned!

If you were camping you wouldn't have been allowed into the arena until after The Dillinger Escape Plan had finished playing. Iggy invited the crowd onstage, Arch Enemy thundered the tent before Steve-O did what Steve-O does and also gave eggs to the crowd to throw at Electric Six, who took it very well, and this year's secret set came courtesy of FFAF.

On the Sunday Slayer swapped with Damageplan, due to airport problems, over filling the second stage tent which was a very enjoyable set enhanced by the fact I watched from the side with Nikki Sixx. He even poked a girl up the ass for blocking our view with my flag pole!

Slipknot performed for the first time and Metallica stole the headlines again keeping the crowd waiting over an hour until they finally announced they had no drummer. I'd already fucked off to see some music and caught a great set of HIM, in typical drunken lyric forgetting form. After which catching Metallica and wondering why the fuck drummers are changing. Maybe the big wait was worth it for not having to hear any 'St Anger' material!

Slipknot played for the first time. It's worth noting that Download held a second festival the same week in Scotland and if you watch any coverage from this year and you see a flag in the crowd, it's me!

Tickets: £100 (2 Day Arena: £80, Camping £15, Parking £5) | Bands Seen: 22/74

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My flag captured in 2004.

In 2005 Download brought us three days. That's right, Live Nation teamed up with Ozzfest to give us an extra day, totally THREE FUCKING DAYS! I think this was the first sell out year too, if not it was the next year with about 90,000 in attendance and was fucking full!

It sure helped I was young at this point but man I was knackered after it but this year still remains my favourite year. In all I saw 39 bands, which I think worked out at just £2.40 per band. It really is worth just walking around and seeing someone else, or in my case - running!

The bottle fights got pretty aggressive this year with full bottles with lids on being thrown down the hill into the crowd. In fact I got a black eye from some twat throwing a full sealed bottle at head hight from about five metres away. It actually almost knocked me out.

Quite a few idiots also climbed the rigging of the second stage. One jumped and landed foot first into my other eye, another broke his leg. I ran around in a red kilt this year but due to the amount of dust it went home grey!

Friday was billed as an indie and alternative day which to be fair only Garbage and the headliners, Feeder, stood out as non-heavy. But credit due, they did a great job.

Trivium opened the main stage on Saturday morning and the second stage hosted a proper Metal bill that to this day is hard to top with American Head Charge, Every Time I Die, Uenearth, Meshuggah, BFMV, Lamb Of God, Chimaria and In Flames headlining.

Whilst In Flames were awesome in their two hour slot it was also quite fun playing football outside the tent with a giant ball about ten feet high brought over from Black Sabbath.

On Sunday Henry Rollins gave the morning's sermon, Society 1 swung their singer for the entire set suspended from hooks in his back, yuk! The rest of the Roadrage Tour performed, and more great acts such as Mudvayne, Caliban with a tent wide wall of death, Shadows Fall, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Slayer back on the main stage with a circle pit before they even strike a note: yes, that is me and my flag running in the circle pit.

Slipknot get the crowd to sit the fuck down again and although weather had been great all weekend, SOAD play a cold night! A lot of flags this year but all bought on site due to Leicester's street market flag man being at all the festivals in the UK that year, but you can still tell mine apart due to my customisation, awesomely exploited by Trivium on their third UK tour poster and by Roadrunner UK online. I also bumped into Pritchard and Dainton who told me to burn the flag!

Tickets: £132.50 (3 Day Arena £105, Camping £22.50, Parking £5) | Bands Seen: 39/68

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My flag captured in 2005 and used on Trivium's tour poster.

In 2006 Download gave us an extra early day camping and two new venues; the Snickers Bowl and the Aftershock Tent. The former being an extreme sports arena and showcasing smaller bands, whilst the latter - well I have a rule; what happens in the Aftershock tent stays in the Aftershock tent.

All I will say is there was lots of Aftershock in my eyes, plenty of gore from the Circus of Horrors and from some Suicide Girls (please refer to rule no.1 on the SS's!).

This was also the year of the riots. I can't really tell you what happened as I missed it all, only emerging from the Aftershock tent at 4.00am to a very odd atmosphere; no security, no one walking about and a huge fuck off bonfire in the middle of the campsite with which anything near by was being thrown into - including some people's tents and possessions, very uncool.

But also a massive kind of tribal experience was happening with trash bins and tubs being used as drums and people dancing naked around the fire - I even saw Jesus! I left at 6.00am but it continued for a few more hours.

Band wise, I always remember this as the year of the S's; Strapping Young Lad, Soulfly, SikTh and Skindred. Corey returned with Stone Sour and guested a great skat with Korn who were a singer down and had last minute step ins, most needing an auto cue with the exception of Skindred's Benji, who without a doubt stole the set.

Avenged Sevenfold kicked ass much better than their tour earlier on in the year and Metallica had a playback of 'Master Of Puppets' for its 20th anniversary. That's playback - not performance!

In Flames returned with a midday slot on the main stage which meant they had to play a small slot of just twenty minutes whilst Guns N' Roses closed the festival with complaints to bottle throwers. Whilst The Prodigy went down really well and packed out the second stage tent, it also brought a lot of undesirables to the festival, specifically dodgy characters selling drugs and stealing. Our group got robbed twice but we actually managed to capture one of them and send him off in a van!

Tickets: £140 (3 Day Arena £115, Camping £20, Parking £5) | Bands Seen: 31/76

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Previous year's posters.

2007 didn't have anything special to stand out though Lamb Of God's performance was put onto DVD and the controversial positioning of MCR closing the main stage and KoRn closing the second stage. Some knobends were planning riots in response to this but thankfully the Metal world condemned them and nothing came of it. This year the t-shirt printers I was working at happened to be commissioned to do the official merch, so I managed to get a top and laminate before the fest.

So Friday night, MCR did, however, finish and the arena emptied before KoRn even finished their set, which featured Joey Jordison on drums. Machine Head and Slayer ripped up the main stage on Saturday whilst Motley Crue gave a fantastic closing to the second stage with extended thank you's and dishing out of Jager.

Sunday was my big day but during a circle pit I started during Chimaira, my knee got dislocated and I was out for the day which I was gutted about, but thankfully no matter what I can still enjoy DevilDriver's massive football pitch sized circle pit, Mastodon and Lamb Of God whether I'm stood still or in the pit.

In a bizarre twist Reel Big Fish closing the third stage actually stole the festival for me - especially when some kid trying to see into the tent fell inside the biffa bin he was stood on (though I hope he recovered as he got stretchered away!).

Unfortunately the Aftershock tent didn't return but due to the success of an after hours site providing music the Duracell tent was introduced. Also the stalls were oddly positioned on the track outside of the main arena this year, probably in an effort to stop all those flags!

This was the last year I took mine into the arena - I do agree that they get in the way and I would only wave mine about in-between bands/songs or in circle pits. I actually got a good shot of me in the official coverage stood on the hill holding my flag up.

Tickets: £151 (3 Day Arena £125, Camping £20, Parking £6) | Bands Seen: 18/100

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In the Duracell Tent, 2006.

2008 saw Download festival evicted from the track! Yes that's right, and apparently Live Nation also had little warning of this. GP bikers complained of grease on the track, which was also being upgraded to accommodate the F1, which in the end bankrupted the holding company and the Grand Prix stayed at Silverstone and also lost the GP to Silverstone too.

So the solution was locate the festival on the park's market site with the main stage being situated at the bottom of a hill creating a kind of amphitheatre and the second stage being upgraded to a full size outdoor stage on the tarmac. This was the first year that the LONG walk from campsite to arena came about.

Download Radio took a turn for the better. Where previously K! or the Beeb had been broadcasting, TotalRock took the reigns and DL radio to a new level with the 'tin can' studios located in the arena. Due to the long distance between sites the market area was duplicated at both the camping area and the arena.

The Duracell tent returned but due to some prat climbing the rigging, falling, and breaking his leg during a live DJ set on DL and TotalRock radios, the Thursday night was cut short. For some reason I decided to wear a pink leopard print dress and bunny rabbit ears. I went a bit mad on Jaeger and thus was dubbed Jaeger Bunny. I also got severely burnt before I'd even set up the tent on Wednesday.

Corey Taylor was due to guest with Apocalyptica but this turned out to be unrealistic due to his touring schedule and this became the first year he has not performed at the festival. Kid Rocks pulls out last minute due to his dislike of the festival giving Disturbed and Judas Priest longer sets - every one cheers.

The Dillinger Escpae Plan tear up the third stage whilst KISS headline the main stage and attempt to break the world record of largest crowd of KISS face painted fans whilst Ace Frehley plays the next day on the second stage.

Saturday, Throwdown create the biggest ever wall of death and Bleeding Through create the biggest ever doughnut pit whilst Airbourne Singer, Joel O'Keefe climbs the stage and HIM headline the second stage again, playing for the fourth time.

A pretty laid back Sunday with a classic set from The Wildhearts and Max Cavalera playing Donington in another band; Cavalera Conspiracy, for the first time reunited with his brother Igor, 15 years since they last both played together in Donington. The CC pitts killed the Jaeger Bunny and Jonothan Davies goes solo performing on a throne due to a bad back.

Tickets: £160 (3 Day Arena £130, Camping £20, Parking £10) | Bands Seen: 31/100

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Bunnied up in 2008.

2009 saw Download festival relocated once again, this time to the car park! Another sell out with around 100,000 in attendance and the successful classic rock theme for the Sunday. A forth stage was introduced as the Red Bull Bedroom Jam stage for unsigned bands, although horribly located up the hill on the boundary of the arena. Support for the unknown bands was really strong. DL radio is hosted by Hard Rock Radio.

Due to last year's antics the Duracell tent is replaced by the Monster Arena, featuring God awful DJs from K! playing the same 15 songs on a scratched CD, constantly shouting down a distorted microphone thinking they're Fred Durst and telling people what to do; jump, scream, jump, lemme hear you, hands in the air SHUT THE FUCK UP!!! Twats.

Somehow we were actually camped in the same enclosure as the market so that was pretty convenient but annoying from those DJ tards. This year I ran around in a wolf hood and soon took on the name of Jaeger Wolf and bagged a photo in a festival guide on the Download page and a massive campaign on Myspace.

Limp Bizkit finally made an appearance with an odd persona from Durst but impeccable performance from the band. Another line-up change for KoRn but an amazing set followed by the newly reunited Faith No More.

A stella start to Saturday with FFDP, DevilDriver, Hatebreed and Down and some more dance-esque bands with Static-X who were invaded by bee's - apparently attracted to the bass (I think it was my ice cream), Pendulum and The Prodigy. Would have made sense to have them all on the same stage!

Marilyn Manson gave a truly shit performance, even spitting on newly returned bassist Twiggy Ramirez, and not realising his set was over and trying to do an encore. But without a doubt Slipknot highlighted the weekend. Although nothing new, getting the entire arena of probably 80,000 to sit down and jump up at the same time is an amazing site to be seen, which you can on their '(sic)nesses' DVD.

Today's rock really stood strong with the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Karma To Burn, Volbeat, Shinedown, Clutch and Steel Panther overfilling the third stage. Another stage mess up - they should have been on the second stage before Buckcherry instead of clashing.

ZZ Top, Papa Roach, Whitesnake and Def Leppard - what a night!

Tickets: £170 (3 Day Arena £135, Camping £25, Parking £10) | Bands Seen: 30/88

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Wolfed up in 2009 on MySpace.

2010 and my tenth year at Donington. Download finally bagged AC/DC, a reunited Rage Against The Machine and for the first time in the UK in twelve years, Aerosmith!

For most, AC/DC stole the show with their own private stage, but for me it was seeing my idols Aerosmith for the first time. This was the 30th year of festivals (though not continually) at Donington and also the 30th anniversary of Saxon's 'Wheels Of Steel' album which they performed on the Sunday. They also performed at the first Monsters Of Rock.

The Jaegermeister Acoustic Truck is introduced as the fifth stage and I could potentially have played the fourth stage if I hadn't temporary turned down an audition with Imcus due to other commitments. This year, to help cover the cost of AC/DC, DL had introduced an extra charge if you want to camp before Friday and this system has remained.

Godsized filled the third stage tent and another first for me, seeing Dave Grohl drum with Them Crooked Vultures whilst his Foo Fighter buddy Taylor Hawkins plays the fourth stage. BFMV play for a fifth time.

Killswitch thought it unique to be invited a second year running but did appear last minute and performed well with, of course, their Dio cover in honour of the late legend. HIM play for a fifth time on the second stage on Saturday and another great set from Volbeat.

Reckless Love fill the third stage tent and RATM was just a dream come true. Saxon and Slash play brilliant sets on the Sunday Sun whilst Steel Panther and Stone Temple Pilots get given a rain along with Airbourne, whose front man Joel O'Keefe scaled the stage rigging regardless and solo's up high.

The sky clears for Corey Taylor with Stone Sour but for Aerosmith half the crowd had left to drive home. Very disheartening for the band but I loved every minute of their blinding set which spanned their entire history. Couldn't have asked for anything more but to have been on the front row, as the people there hardly looked like they were moving!

The night's entertainment in the village dwindled to a little van in a corner - gone were the fun days of the after hours disco.

Tickets: £190 (3 Day Arena £140, 3 Day Camping £40, Parking £10) | Bands Seen: 27/135

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Suffering again from a bad case of heyfever, 2010.

2011 I went to Download working for my good friend's Starseed, so I got to see the other side of the festival - behind the scenes! As I had a pass I also bagged some interviews with friends playing this weekend.

There are many people who just like to hang out in VIP so they can look cool, and it goes on at every festival, but it pisses me off as there are many people who would love the chance to get a pass and actually watch the bands, such as myself. Gutted to miss cKy and a pretty chilled day for me. But good enjoyment with OAF, The Darkness rocked and KoRn got an odd second stage penultimate closer slot.

Saturday saw Skindred perform Donington for the fifth time with the main arena giving the Newport helicopter a go. Skunk Anansie and Avenged Sevenfold played awesome sets and SOAD finally give the UK a quality performance on par with their music.

Sunday sees the return of the rain, BFMV play for sixth time, Starseed play a full tent followed by Pub Landlord Al Murray's T-34. Gwar gore out with the Queen and Rob Zombie fills the second stage to a clear sky to close the festival. Corey misses the festival for a second time.

Tickets: £190 (3 Day Arena £145, Camping £35, Parking £10) | Bands Seen: 21/143

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Getting long in 2010.

2012 Top Tips! Friday: Cancer Bats really rock and Fear Factory finally come to Download, Terrorvision should be wicked and if you like something a bit technical then check out The Safety Fire and get a good rockin' acoustic set with Million Dollar Reload.

But act of the day goes to the awesomely mighty legend Devin Townsend. The songs mix between loud, ambient, symphonic and bubblegum Metal filled with a geniously genuinely nice funny guy.

Saturday: Corey plays solo, Turbonegro, Ginger and Skindred are gonna have a good time on the second stage and yeah, Metallica are back playing 'The Black Album' (actually it's a self titled album but everyone just calls it black). Saxon and Steel Panther will be great but the legends are finally here, Tenacious fucking D!!!

Sunday: Some good female rocking at the Jaeger stage with Sanguine and Saint Jude, whilst Metal Hammer pinup Brittany Paige opens the second stage with Kobra And The Lotus. Later on reunited Refused and Irish jiggy Drop Kick Murphys are gonna really get things going, with more tech headlining the third stage with Periphery - love that shit.

Main stage sees DevilDriver and Kyuss Lives! (now down to two original members), Black Label Society and Soundgarden should hopefully be good as should Sabbath but Lamb Of God will steal the day for me!

Tickets: £205 (3 Day Arena £155, Camping £35, Parking £15) | Bands Announced: 149

2013? Well Download festival always strives to get the biggest bands that haven't played and reform others... and the list is shortening!

Punk is probably due to come back in soon so perhaps Green Day or Blink 182, DL is slowly catching on with progressive and tech so perhaps dutch legends Textures, newly reunited SikTh or UK rising stars TesseracT and Chimp Spanner? I'd love to see Dweezil Zappa, The Agonist, Protest The Hero and Queens Of The Stone Age at Donington and how about Rolling Stones - now that's something legendary!

Rammstein still haven't played DL and Queen have never been to Donington! Time will tell, until then have a good tenth birthday and remember the sun screen!

30.5.12


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The special anniversary edition is available now for pre-order. Offspring will play European dates in Summer 2014...

intrepid fox BREAKING NEWS:THE INTREPID FOX'S VIEW FROM THE BAR: PRESENT AND FUTURE...
In which the new location for the iconic venue is revealed for the Easter Weekend Resurrection Party...

fm FM ANNOUNCE FURTHER TOUR DATES
The 30th anniversary tour continues with headlining dates in November 2014...

babymetal BABYMETAL TO MAKE UK DEBUT AT SONISPHERE
Babymetal's debut performance in the UK will no doubt cause some anguished cries from the purists, but this will be a show the likes of which the UK has never seen before...

rotten boyd JOHNNY ROTTEN AND INCUBUS'S BRANDON BOYD ARE CAST FOR 'JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR' TOUR
The Classic Rock musical embarks on a North American 51 date tour ...

temperance movement THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT PREMIERE 'TAKE IT BACK' VIDEO
The band have just wrapped up a string of European dates and will be returning to the UK to kick off a headlining tour on April 21st...

moonkings IAN ANDERSON LAUNCHES LYRIC VIDEO & FREE DOWNLOAD FOR 'ENTER THE UNIVITED'
Samples of the album 'Homo Erraticus' are available to listen to now...

moonkings VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS ANNOUNCE NEW DOWNLOAD AND LIVE SHOWS
The new single 'Close To You' is available now...

heat H.E.A.T. REVEAL THE LONG-AWAITED NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'TEARING DOWN THE WALLS'
The album is released on April 14th and features the new single 'A Shot At Redemption'...

xandria GERMAN SYMPHONIC METAL BAND XANDRIA RELEASE NEW TRACK 'DREAMKEEPER'
The album will see the debut on new vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen and is available in a variety of formats...

tankard TANKARD UNVEIL ARTWORK/TRACK LISTING FOR 'R.I.B.' ALBUM
"The cover is done again by Patrick Strogulski, an apprentice of Sebastian Krüger and really hits the spot!"...

bernie torme GUITAR LEGEND BERNIE TORMÉ CREATES HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM FOR 15 YEARS
Catch Bernie on tour in the UK this autumn...

dragonforce DRAGONFORCE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
The UK Metal Titans will launch 'Maximum Overload' in August, with a demo track available to hear now...

steve hackett STEVE HACKETT ANNOUNCES DVD: 'GENESIS REVISITED: LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL'
The Genesis Extended World Tour will commence in Spring 2014...

magnum MAGNUM'S NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'ESCAPE FROM THE SHADOW GARDEN' CHARTS AT NUMBER 38 IN THE UK
The new studio album also made # 2 in the Rock chart & # 4 in the Indie chart...

ppm PPM FEST TAKES PLACE FROM 18-20 APRIL 2014
The Belgian indoor festival has 33 bands with no stage clashes...

weapon uk WEAPON (UK) PLAY FUNDRAISING GIG IN CAMDEN ON 23 APRIL
The original British Metallers are back with a new album and launch party ...

intrepid fox THE INTREPID FOX'S VIEW FROM THE BAR: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE..."THE SEVENTH SEAL"
The seventh and final statement from The Intrepid Fox as the premises close. "So shall we let the monster out of the box? Fuck, yeah"...

seprevation SEPREVATION ANOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND REVEAL DETAILS
'Consumed' will be released on 10th May 2014 and is available for pre-order now...

any old iron EXCLUSIVE: IRON MAIDEN'S STEVE HARRIS ROLLS UP WITH CHAS HODGES FOR 'ANY OLD IRON' ALBUM
"We went down to Margate to see Chris Tsangarides who has a studio nearby and we recorded it in one week..."

multinational ENJOY A GRINDCORE FEASTIVAL WITH TWO FREE DOWNLOADS
Grab an album from Lahore's Multinational Corporations plus a 25-track Eternal Abhorrence compilation ...

dan reed network DAN REED NETWORK ANNOUNCE DOWNLOAD WARM UP GIGS
The original line-up will play Islington and Glasgow before their appearance at Donnington Park...

new york tourists NEW YORK TOURISTS RELEASE ALBUM AND TOUR DATES
The EP,"Dead Mans Leather" is released on the 7th April on Kittiwake Records and is available to pre order now...

black sabbath AS PREDICTED BY MetalTalk, BLACK SABBATH CONFIRMED FOR BARCLAYS BST HYDE PARK LONDON SHOW WITH MOTORHEAD, SOUNDGARDEN AND FAITH NO MORE
Hailing from Birmingham in the late 60s, Black Sabbath are the undisputed founders of British heavy rock...

yes ROCK LEGENDS YES SET FOR TRIPLE-HEADER 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR
The progressive rockers will play three of their most popular albums in their entirety...

arch enemy ARCH ENEMY REVEAL ARTWORK & TRACK-LISTING FOR 'WAR ETERNAL'
"I was looking for a hand-drawn feel with a unique atmosphere, something that would complement the music that we've been working so hard on these last couple of years"...

darkest era DARKEST ERA RELEASE TRACK LISTING FOR 'SEVERANCE' ALBUM
The album is due for release on Friday 13th June via Cruz Del Sur...

achren ACHREN ANNOUNCE NEW EP 'THE WHITE DEATH'
Renowned Scottish underground Metallers will release a limited, numbered run of 250 digipack CDs...

visigoth METAL BLADE SIGNS VISIGOTH FROM SALT LAKE CITY, UT
In Visigoth's realm, there are no frills, no gimmicks; there is only Heavy Metal...

steel panther STEEL PANTHER LAUNCH STEELPANTHER.TV AND PREVIEW NEW ALBUM
SteelPanther.TV is an interactive experience to preview their latest album 'All You Can Eat' out March 31st...

no sinner NO SINNER ANNOUNCE 'SAVE YOUR SOUL' UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR
The powerhouse blues rock band return to the UK and Europe for an extensive tour in May 2014, releasing their new single 'Love Is A Madness' on 26th May...

heaven and earth HEAVEN & EARTH ANNOUNCE DEBUT UK TOUR DATES
Catch up on the story of the iconic, heavyweight band right here ...

les fest BREAKING NEWS: LES-FEST ANNOUNCE SIX NEW BANDS
Scotland's award winning festival adds six more quality acts, including The Pat McManus Band headlining the acoustic stage on Sunday...

krokus KROKUS SET TO RELEASE LIVE ALBUM
'Long Stick Goes Boom' is penned for a May 26 release date via Sonic Music...

dave brockie GWAR ISSUE UPDATED STATEMENT REGARDING THE PASSING OF DAVE BROCKIE
Read the statement from manager Jack Flanagan here...

Haken HAKEN ARE PLAYING A ONE OFF UK GIG AT THE GARAGE, ISLINGTON ON 20TH APRIL
Tickets for the homecoming gig are on sale now...

HRH 8 THE REAPER DESCENDS ON HRH 8
Hard Rock Hell announces Blue Oyster Cult, Krokus & Vardis added to its 8th cycle...

helloween HELLOWEEN SIGN NEW CONTRACT WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
As the German quintet are brought back to the fold, a new album is scheduled for an early 2015 release...

down n outz DEF LEPPARD'S JOE ELLIOTT FRONTED PROJECT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF...' ON APRIL 22ND
The third offering from Down'n'Outz brings a new, in your face way of experiencing some of Mott The Hoople's greatest songs...

black sabbath EXCLUSIVE: BLACK SABBATH RUMOURED FOR BARCLAYS BST HYDE PARK LONDON SHOW
The Barclays British Summer Time festival runs over a ten day period from July 4th until July 13th...

night of the prog NIGHT OF THE PROG FESTIVAL IX ANNOUNCES TRANSATLANTIC & MARILLION TO HEADLINE PLUS FULL SUPPORTING LINE-UP
The festival takes place on 18/19 July at the beautiful Loreley Amphitheatre in Germany...

steelhouse THE ANSWER ANNOUNCED FOR STEELHOUSE AND DOWNLOAD FESTIVALS
The digital single 'New Horizon' will be out on April 7 as a five track bundle...

black stone cherry BLACK STONE CHERRY ANNOUNCE UK ARENA TOUR
There will be five dates in October and November with support from Airbourne and Theory Of A Deadman...

sunflower jam THE SUNFLOWER JAM ANNOUNCES NEW ARTISTS & MERCHANDISE
The concert celebrating Jon Lord will now include Bernie Marsden, Jeremy Irons and Micky Moody...

foreigner FOREIGNER'S UK TOUR STARTS IN MANCHESTER ON APRIL 3RD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS EUROPE AND FM
A special unplugged date with fan Q&A will take place on 12th April at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire...

operation rockfest OPERATION ROCKFEST ANNOUNCES "THE HEROES HANGAR"
A select number of military personnel will have access to the best seats in the house for the US festival...

intrepid fox THE INTREPID FOX'S VIEW FROM THE BAR: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE...666
Read statement number 6 about the imminent closure of The Intrepid Fox here in full...

mayhem MAYHEM ANNOUNCE ONLY UK DATE FOR 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
The Norwegian Black Metallers are back with a vengeance with an anniversary tour in support of their new album...

homo erraticus IAN ANDERSON'S NEW CD HOMO ERRATICUS WILL BE RELEASED ON 14TH APRIL
The Jethro Tull frontman will perform the album in its entirety on a 22 date UK tour...

howard jones HOWARD JONES REVEALS THE REASONS BEHIND HIS KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DEPARTURE
The vocalist speaks candidly to MetalTalk columnist and TotalRock DJ Xander...

dave brockie gwar BREAKING NEWS: GWAR FRONTYMAN DAVE 'ODERUS URUNGUS' BROCKIE DEAD AT 50
"Dave was one of the funniest, smartest, most creative and energetic persons I've known..."

temperance movement THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT COVER OASIS AND BLUR ON RSD14 EXCLUSIVE VINYL
Record Store Day on April 19th will have a very tasty addition from The Temperance Movement...

ocean collective UK TECH-FEST RETURNS FOR 2014 BOASTING A BIGGER VENUE AND A HUGE FIRST LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT
The Ocean Collective, Vildhjarta and Glass Cloud will headline at Newark Showground, 10-14 July 2014 ...

metallica METALLICA OFFER DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF LIVE SHOWS AND DEMO VERSION OF NEW TRACK
The Lords Of Summer is available as a studio demo along with live tracks from the 'By Request' tour ...

arch enemy ARCH ENEMY PRESENT VIDEO FOR TITLE TRACK OF UPCOMING ALBUM 'WAR ETERNAL'
Arch Enemy lift the veil and present the new line-up and new music with this video...

monument MONUMENT RELEASE SINGLE AND UK TOUR DATES
The rising stars of British Metal will play 6 headline dates in May in support of debut album 'Renegades'...

gravedigger GRAVE DIGGER REVEAL NEW ALBUM COVER, TITLE & RELEASE DATE
'The Return Of The Reaper' arrives on July 14 2014 in the UK with cover art by Gyula...

vader VADER COVER ARTWORK AND TRACKLIST OF 'TIBI ET IGNI' REVEALED
The legendary artist Joe Petagno has created the cover for the Polish Death Metallers...

steelhouse STEELHOUSE FESTIVAL 2014 CONFIRMS THE ANSWER WITH EUROPE & BLACK STAR RIDERS
"While the headline artists get bigger and bigger each year, we'll continue to showcase the best up-and-coming talent alongside them"...

flotsam jetsam FLOTSAM AND JETSAM HAVE A NEW LINE-UP
Following their European tour with Sepultura, the band bring us up to date with the latest news about the band members...

sonisphere SONISPHERE 2014 ANNOUNCE DAY SPLITS AND DAY TICKETS PLUS BAND OF SKULLS, GARY NUMAN, CARCASS AND MORE
With no clashes across the two main stages and sensitively timed sets across the tented stages, Sonisphere ensures ticket holders get the most for their money...

rb halford BREAKING NEWS: NEW JUDAS PRIEST ALBUM IS FINISHED
"The Priest album is finished. It's done. I just heard from the mastering sessions that Glenn [Tipton] is looking over in England, it's finished..."

camden rocks MORE BANDS CONFIRMED FOR CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL LINE-UP ON MAY 31ST
There are over 200 bands playing at the rock'n'roll street party of the year...

ageless oblivion AGELESS OBLIVION ADDED TO GORGOROTH TOUR AND STREAM NEW ALBUM IN FULL
The Progressive Death outfit will play 5 dates in support of 'Penthos'...

intrepid fox THE INTREPID FOX'S VIEW FROM THE BAR: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE..."THE FIVE OF PENTACLES"
"The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one" ...

kiss def lep KISS AND DEF LEPPARD UNITE FOR SUMMER 2014 TOUR
The two heavyweight rock bands team up for the first time on a 40 date journey across the US...

rival sons RIVAL SONS 'GREAT WESTERN VALKYRIE' ALBUM PREVIEW AVAILABLE
The highly anticipated new album is due to be released on June 6th in Europe, June 9th in the UK and June 10th in the USA...

belphegor BELPHEGOR UNVEIL TITLE AND RELEASE DATE OF THEIR NEW ALBUM
One of the Metal world's most bizarre and authentic bands will release their tenth album 'Conjuring The Dead' on August 11 via Nuclear Blast....

mick jagger BREAKING NEWS: ROLLING STONES CANCEL PERTH CONCERT AFTER SUICIDE TRAGEDY
It is thought that the remaining Australian dates will also, understandably, be cancelled...

arch enemy BREAKING NEWS: ANGELA GOSSOW LEAVES ARCH ENEMY - NEW VOCALIST ALREADY ANNOUNCED
Arch Enemy have sensationally announced that longtime vocalist Angela Gossow has left the band...

triptykon TRIPTYKON UNVEIL 'MELANA CHASMATA' WITH THE RELEASE OF SINGLE 'BREATHING'
Listen to two tracks from the album in advance of the April 14th release...

metallica METALLICA DEBUT NEW SONG 'THE LORDS OF SUMMER'
Watch the track which was revealed at the first date of the 2014 Tour in Colombia ...

killer be killed KILLER BE KILLED RELEASE TWO NEW TRACKS ONLINE
The new band features members of Soulfly, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan & Ex-The Mars Volta...

edguy EDGUY REVEAL NEW TRACK 'SABRE & TORCH' ONLINE
In advance of the album release fans can order exclusive versions of 'Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown'...

lacuna coil LACUNA COIL PREMIER THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'DIE & RISE' TAKEN FROM 'BROKEN CROWN HALO'
The album will be released at the end of March, in several formats...

decade VEVO REVEAL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PLUS ACOUSTIC SESSION WITH DECADE
Watch the interview and special performance of 'British Weather' right here ...

slash NEW ALBUM FROM SLASH SET TO BE RELEASED AROUND SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR
The album will be the second to be billed as Slash ft. Miles Kennedy and The Conspirators ...

nin soundgarden NINE INCH NAILS AND SOUNDGARDEN TEAM UP FOR CO-HEADLINING AMERICAN TOUR
This summer the two giants of US Rock will play 22 dates together in this mouthwatering combination ...

cambridge rock CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE THE MAIN STAGE LINE UP FOR 2014
Melodic Rock superstars FM top the bill for the Saturday night and Jørn Lande will play his only UK gig on the Sunday. Other headliners are Snakecharmer and Wishbone Ash ...

machine head MACHINE HEAD RELEASE 'KILLERS & KINGS' 10" VINYL
This limited edition 10" will also feature four alternate covers with two specific colours. The release comes prior to a 2014 album release, and a massive worldwide tour cycle....

category iv CATEGORY VI RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM 'FIREBORN'
The Newfoundland quartet cover elements of Melodic, Traditional, Power and Thrash Metal...

led zep LED ZEPPELIN NEWLY REMASTER THE FIRST THREE ALBUMS
Each album will be shipped with an additional disc of previously unreleased companion audio. Multiple CD, vinyl, and digital formats, including a super deluxe boxed set, will be available on June 3...

manowar MANOWAR CANCEL PERFORMANCE AT LEGACY OPEN AIR IN GERMANY IN JUNE
The cancellation was due to the promoter not meeting obligations. Fans are advised to contact ticket outlets for a full refund...

sxsw crash TRAGIC ACCIDENT AT SXSW FESTIVAL KILLS 2 AND INJURES 25 MORE
A driver avoiding a breath test ploughed into the crowd at the packed Austin festival and has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault...

mark taylor MetalTalk's MARK TAYLOR LET LOOSE ON TOTALROCK RADIO FOR 70s/80s DENIM N' LEATHER SHOW
MetalTalk's Mark Taylor will be spinning the discs on TotalRock Radio this Thursday 13th March...

motorboat MOTÖRHEAD'S MOTÖRBOAT 'THE LOUDEST BOAT IN THE WORLD' SAILS FROM SEPTEMBER 22-26
The Carnival Ecstasy featuring Megadeth, Motörhead, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde & more will sail from Miami to Key West & Cozumel...

rush RUSH REISSUE THEIR 1974 SELF-TITLED MOON RECORDS DEBUT ON VINYL TO MARK THE BAND'S 40-YEAR RECORDING CAREER
The sturdy custom box also features original art and a host of special extras...

muppets 'THE MUPPETS MOST WANTED' ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK IS RELEASED
"The 'Muppets Most Wanted' soundtrack is some of the best music by a frog, pig, bear, chickens, penguins and a-uh, whatever - ever recorded. It's like going on tour with the Muppets, but without the messy cleanup afterwards"...

rob zombie ROB ZOMBIE ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FIRST EVER CONCERT FILM PLUS FULL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
'The Zombie Horror Picture Show' will be released on May 19th with live dates in June and July...

hrh HARD ROCK HELL 8 ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF WASP, MSG & Y&T
WASP return to HRH by overwhelming demand to headline the Friday Night at this year's festival....

santa cruz SANTA CRUZ RELEASE VIDEO FOR 'WE ARE THE ONES TO FALL'
Catch Santa Cruz at their run of UK Shows as support for Voodoo Six...

rizzo SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY GUITARIST MARC RIZZO ANNOUNCES US SOLO TOUR
Marc Rizzo will be on a road trip across the US in April and May ...

tcp THE INTREPID FOX GIVES MAJOR CLUE AS TO IT'S NEW VENUE
...take my hand and walk with me through history... but always remember to tread carefully...

tcp THE CRIMSON PROJEKCT TO PERFORM AT SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE IN LONDON ON 12TH MARCH 2014
The exclusive one-off show is a unique opportunity for any European King Crimson fan after 10 years of live abstinence...

delain DELAIN RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'YOUR BODY IS A BATTLEGROUND'
Previews from the album 'The Human Contradiction' are also available to watch ...

darkest era DARKEST ERA TO RELEASE 'SEVERANCE' ALBUM ON CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC
The album from the Irish Celtic Metallers is due to be released in June ...

thunder THUNDER RELEASE TWO LIVE CDS FROM XMAS SHOWS
One free download from each CD is available. Thunder have also been added to the bill for the Calling Festival in June...

blaze absolva BLAZE BAYLEY AND ABSOLVA FILM Q&A FROM FANS
As the 'Soundtracks Of My Life' tour starts catch up with the conversations and rehearsal footage ...

sonisphere SONISPHERE 2014 ANNOUNCE DREAM THEATER, DEVIL YOU KNOW, YASHIN AND MORE
Further big names announced today for the essential festival at Knebworth in July...

collapse COLLAPSE ANNOUNCE A NEW FRONTMAN AND A FREE DOWNLOAD
Former InComa member Harry Watson is the new vocalist. "I can say with confidence that the new Collapse album will be disgustingly heavy!"...

reuben archer REUBEN ARCHER'S PERSONAL SIN TO PLAY THE BORDERLINE ON 12 MARCH
The Borderline gig is part of a small run of UK dates in support of the debut album ...

arch enemy ARCH ENEMY REVEAL DETAILS FOR NEW ALBUM 'WAR ETERNAL'
"Musically, this album is going a few places we haven't visited before. All the trademarks of Arch Enemy are present, just more in your face and turned up to 11"...

blackwolf BLACKWOLF RELEASE 'KEEP MOVING ON' VIDEO
Watch the video taken from debut album 'The Hunt', released after the success of the Pledge Music campaign...

suicide silence SUICIDE SILENCE RELEASE VIDEO FOR 'YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE' FEATURING RANDY BLYTH FROM LAMB OF GOD
Get a ssneak peek at the upcoming DVD with this taster track from the Mitch Lucker Memorial Show ...

california breed GLENN HUGHES REVEALS ARTWORK & TRACKLISTING FOR 'CALIFORNIA BREED'
New album to be released on May 19th. "California Breed is exactly where I live, breathe and where my freak flag flies" ...

wakeman giltrap LEGENDARY GUITARIST ROCKS UP FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS THIS APRIL
Gordon Giltrap teams up with Oliver Wakeman and an all-star backing band including the rhythym section of Threshold ...

intrepid fox THE INTREPID FOX INTRODUCES NEW STRICT DRESS POLICY IN LATEST STATEMENT REGARDING IT'S CLOSURE
"See, that's what life is all about: you always gotta have choices and some form of entertainment..."

aerosmith BREAKING NEWS: AEROSMITH AND THUNDER CONFIRMED FOR LONDON CALLING FESTIVAL AT CLAPHAM COMMON
It's all official now - as revealed by MetalTalk yesterday, Aerosmith are playing the London Calling festival...

metallica FREE DOWNLOAD OF METALLICA'S EPIC 1986 HAMMERSMITH 'MASTER OF PUPPETS' GIG AVAILABLE NOW
A free download of Metallica's epic 1986 concert at Hammersmith Odeon is available now...

cat scratch fever CAT SCRATCH FEVER RETURNS TO THE WHITE LION
Cult hard rockers Stampede have been added to the 29th March event ...

doro DORO RELEASES COVERS OF METALLICA, TINA TURNER AND LED ZEPPELIN FOR ANNIVERSARY 2CD OUT IN MAY
A special edition of 'Raise Your Fist' contains some extra jewels for the Metal queen's crown...

richie sambora RICHIE SAMBORA EXPANDS ON REASONS FOR STOPPING TOURING WITH BON JOVI
Ahead of his solo shows, Richie Sambora speaks to Australian media. "The currency of love and happiness is worth a lot more than the currency of money"...

aerosmith EXCLUSIVE: AEROSMITH TO PLAY LONDON CALLING FESTIVAL IN JUNE?
MetalTalk believe that Aerosmith will play London Calling on Friday 27th June...

airlander BRUCE DICKINSON INVOLVED IN THE LAUNCH OF THE WORLD'S LONGEST AIRCRAFT
The Airlander Hybrid Airship is a 'game-changer' in the history of aviation...

bigelf BIGELF OFFER FREE DOWNLOAD OF 'ALIEN FREQUENCY'
Get the latest from the progressive Metallers with this track from 'Into The Maelstrom'...

dave davies DAVE DAVIES OF THE KINKS ANNOUNCES FIRST UK CONCERT IN 13 YEARS
The evening at Barbican Hall will celebrate his revolutionary guitar sound...

winger WINGER TO RELEASE 'BETTER DAYS COMIN' ON 21 APRIL FOLLOWED BY A UK TOUR
After the main stage appearance at Download in June Winger will play some headline UK dates ...

corey taylor SLIPKNOT WILL RECORD MAJOR NEW ALBUM IN 2014
Corey Taylor confirms that work will begin in March...

devildriver DEVILDRIVER REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR 'SAIL'
Catch DevilDriver in Europe this spring in support of sixth studio album 'Winter Kills'...

crowbar CROWBAR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'SYMMETRY IN BLACK'
The riff lords are in the UK at the moment on a run of headline dates...

les fest BREAKING NEWS: LES-FEST ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS FOR 2014
Savage Messiah will be Saturday night headliners. "This continues our something for everyone policy with a broad range of rock and Metal bands now confirmed from Death Metal right through to Classic Rock"...

wiston lodge BREAKING NEWS: LES-FEST ANNOUNCE THE NEW LOCATION
Following the administration of the previous venue, Scotland's award winning festival finds a new home at Wiston Lodge...

winger WINGER TO RELEASE 'BETTER DAYS COMIN' ON 21 APRIL
Along with the first new album for five years, the band are confirmed to appear at Download festival in June...

whitechapel WHITECHAPEL ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW ALBUM
The track listing and album artwork for the fifth Whitechapel album is revealed...

jon lord book LAVISH JON LORD BOOK 'ALL THOSE YEARS AGO' TO BE RELEASED IN APRIL
The limited edition of just 500 copies contains many unpublished images and contributions plus a purple 10" vinyl...

lambesis TIM LAMBESIS PLEADS GUILTY TO CONSPIRING TO MURDER HIS WIFE
The As I Lay Dying frontman changes his plea and admits soliciting an undercover detective to kill his spouse...

uriah heep VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH MICK BOX: URIAH HEEP ARE READY TO TAKE THE STAGE FOR ONE-OFF KOKO SHOW TO BE FILMED FOR DVD RELEASE
Uriah Heep will finish recording their 24th studio album in time for the extremely special set on March 4th ...

stream of passion STREAM OF PASSION JOIN FORCES WITH THEIR FANS TO CREATE 'A WAR OF OUR OWN'
The Dutch Metallers forge their own path with this crowd-funding triumph...

autopsy AUTOPSY ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON 21st APRIL
This will be the seventh studio album from the acclaimed US Death Metallers...

sonisphere SONISPHERE 2014 ANNOUNCE WILKO JOHNSON, ELECTRIC WIZARD, ANTI-FLAG AND MORE
The latest stellar additions mean that Sonisphere will have over 100 bands across the weekend...

desecrator ep DESECRATOR RELEASES 2 TRACK EP
The SAMA nominee issues a free download of 'MMXIV' with a pay what you want option...

sebastian bach SEBASTIAN BACH'S NEW ALBUM 'GIVE 'EM HELL' SET FOR APRIL 22ND RELEASE VIA FRONTIERS RECORDS
"I can honestly say that Give 'Em Hell meets or even exceeds the standards set by some of the records I have put out in the past"...

global rock summit GLOBAL ROCK SUMMIT IN LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES MORE SPEAKERS INCLUDING MOTLEY CRUE MANAGER CHRIS NILSSON AND WARPED TOUR FOUNDER KEVIN LYMAN
The event will discuss the future of the industry and look at solutions to further bolster and expand business opportunities...

edguy EDGUY REVEAL FURTHER ALBUM DETAILS
See the tracklist and artwork for the limited edition release right here...

intrepid fox THE INTREPID FOX ISSUES FURTHER STATEMENT CONCERNING ITS CLOSURE
Check out this unique view from the bar: past, present and future...

zak wylde ZAKK WYLDE'S BLACK LABEL SOCIETY STREAM NEW SINGLE 'MY DYING TIME'
The single is the first release from the new studio album 'Catacombs Of The Black Vatican' coming in April ...

intrepid fox THE INTREPID FOX ISSUES STATEMENT ABOUT IMMINENT CLOSURE
The Metal institution has a farewell line-up to ensure it goes out with a bang...

loud noises OUERGH RECORDS LAUNCHED
Newly established label Ouergh have an impressive Rock and Metal division & celebrate their launch with a free download...

absolva ABSOLVA ADD EUROPEAN DATES TO THE 'ANTHEMS TO THE DEAD' TOUR 2014
The European jaunt starts in France in September and runs until the end of October with more dates to be added...

manowar MANOWAR'S 'KINGS OF METAL MMXIV' SILVER EDITION CD WILL NOW BE RELEASED ON MARCH 21 2014
"Due to strong pre-orders we have increased our initial order and we decided to change the release date, so that all stores get the music at the same time, and every fan has a fair chance to get one of these limited edition CDs"...

kiss KISS WILL NOT PERFORM AT 2014 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CEREMONY
The inductees have confirmed that there will be no performance on April 10 due to an impossible situation with the line-up...

sabaton SABATON REVEAL FINAL ARTWORK AND TRACKLIST FOR 'HEROES'
The latest from the Metal veterans is released on May 19th and will be available in five formats...

toseland TOSELAND ANNOUNCE UK TOUR AND DEBUT ALBUM
'Renegade' is released on 24th March and access to exclusive content, tour blogs and streams of other tracks from the album is available with orders...

techfest UK TECH-FEST ANNOUNCES ALL-DAYER WARM-UP SHOWS
Venues in Manchester, Bristol and London will host the mini-festivals in advance of the progressive and technical main event...

keith wilfort ATTENTION IRON MAIDEN FANS: KEITH WILFORT TO UNDERGO OPEN HEART SURGERY IN CALIFORNIA
Keith Wilfort is a big name in the early history of Iron Maiden...

iron knights IRON KNIGHTS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ON 5 MAY
The self-titled new album marks the next chapter in the evolution of Iron Knights...

quireboys THE QUIREBOYS ADD AN EXTRA DATE FOR THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Following a rapid sell-out, and additional date at The Half Moon Putney will take place on 22nd April...

newsted NEWSTED REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR 'AS THE CROW FLIES'
The only chance to see Newsted in the immediate future is via this video as all Feb and March tour dates are cancelled...

beth joe BETH HART & JOE BONAMASSA ANNOUNCE DEBUT LIVE RECORDING 'LIVE IN AMSTERDAM'
The Grammy-nominated duo showcase a truly live set featuring 22 songs and over two hours of bonus and behind-the-scenes footage...

desecrator DESECRATOR NOMINATED IN THE SAMA AWARDS 2014
The one-man death machine is nominated in the Best Metal category at this year's Scottish Alternative Music Awards ...

avenged sevenfold AVENGED SEVENFOLD ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH HELLYEAH
2014 is a mammoth year of touring for the giants of rock with dates all the way up to August ...

hairy balls THE HAIRY BALLS CHALLENGE IS LAUNCHED!
Do you have the balls to put your balls on the line? A hair-raising challenge in aid of Headbangers Balls has been set ...

rovo system 7 STEVE HILLAGE JOINS JAPANESE BAND ROVO FOR MARCH UK TOUR
The iconic prog guitarist will play four UK dates with this unique collaboration ...

deborah bonham DEBORAH BONHAM & BAND HEAD OUT ON THE ROAD
The 'Spirit' UK tour celebrate's the worldwide album release ...

camden rocks CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 31st MAY
First fifty bands announced of the 200 that will take over Camden ...

tryptikon TRIPTYKON REVEAL'BREATHING' SINGLE RELEASE AND PRE-ORDER DETAILS
Collector's gatefold 7" vinyl released to herald the new album ...

epica EPICA REVEAL DETAILS OF 'THE QUANTUM ENIGMA'
"Every detail finds its way into a perfectly balanced mix, and makes Epica sound raw and overwhelming."...

ex deo EX DEO LAYS DOWN ITS ARMS AND ANNOUNCES INDEFINITE LEAVE OF ABSENCE
"I feel we've done two great albums, full of passion and Epic passages, no regrets, just proud moments"...

marc ford EX BLACK CROWES MEMBER MARC FORD RELEASES NEW ALBUM ON APRIL 14TH
Marc Ford will play the Jazz Café on April 22nd in support of 'Holy Ghost'...

Quireboys THE QUIREBOYS ANNOUNCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, NEW ALBUM AND WORLD TOUR
A special one-off show at The Half Moon, Putney will kick off the year of celebrations...

lacuna coil LACUNA COIL ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT OF CRIS "PIZZA" MIGLIORE AND CRISTIANO "CRIZ" MOZZATI
'Broken Crown Halo' is out March 31 in Europe but a new journey awaits for the drummer and guitarist...

witchfynde WITCHFYNDE'S 'THE LOST TAPES' TO BE RELEASED ON 10TH MARCH
A fortuitous discovery during a spring clean gives an insight into the birth of NWOBHM...

mount salem MOUNT SALEM PREMIERE NEW TRACK 'MESCALINE II'
The intensely brooding track is the latest to be heard from the new album 'Endless' released 3rd March...

ac/dc BREAKING NEWS: AC/DC TO RECORD NEW ALBUM AND TOUR AGAIN
"It's been 40 years of the band's existence. So I think we're gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty..."

cat scratch fever CAT SCRATCH FEVER RETURNS TO THE WHITE LION
Get down to Streatham on Saturday 29th March for a purr-fect rocking evening and support some great causes...

wattie BREAKING NEWS: THE EXPLOITED'S WATTIE BUCHAN IN HOSPITAL AFTER HEART ATTACK
Tour cancelled and all band activities have ceased until May 2014...

civil war CIVIL WAR SIGN WITH NAPALM RECORDS
Former Sabaton members move onwards and upwards after debut album is certified gold...

volume iv VOLUME IV SET TO RELEASE DEBUT ON RIPPLE MUSIC
The impressive album 'Long In The Tooth' will be out on March 14th ...

behemoth BEHEMOTH'S 'THE SATANIST' DEBUTS AT #34 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200
A double celebration as Behemoth's frontmant Nergal was found not guilty on blasphemy charges yesterday ...

hellyeah HELLYEAH PART WAYS WITH GREG TRIBBETT AND BOB ZILLA
New album 'Blood For Blood' marks a return to form for the US groove Metal band...

anette olzon EX-NIGHTWISH SINGER ANETTE OLZON TO RELEASE DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 'SHINE'
Anette's striking new album will be released on March 31st to mark the next phase of her career...

the answer THE ANSWER RELEASE NEW SINGLE BUNDLE & LAUNCH 32 DATE UK, EIRE & GERMAN TOUR
The Answer also launched their video premiere for 'New Horizon' today...

toseland TOSELAND TO SUPPORT ON FINAL STATUS QUO TOUR?
Tickets on sale with the ex-Superbike Champion's band named as support for three dates...

rival sons RIVAL SONS ARE RECORDING A NEW ALBUM
The band have released a video taking a look around the Nashville studio where work is in progress...

stiff little fingers STIFF LITTLE FINGERS HAVE A NEW STUDIO ALBUM, 'NO GOING BACK' SET FOR APRIL 2014 RELEASE
UK tour dates have also been announced for March/April 2014 ...

btbam BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME RELEASE VIDEO AHEAD OF UPCOMING US TOUR
"The process. The preparation. A small glimpse into the beginnings of a Between The Buried And Me show. Let's switch off together" ...

sonisphere SONISPHERE 2014 ANNOUNCE DEFTONES, FRANK TURNER, ALESTORM, REEL BIG FISH AND MORE
The exemplary bill swells to over 100 acts with the addition of twelve more quality names today...

magnum MAGNUM RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'ESCAPE FROM THE SHADOW GARDEN'
Legendary British Melodic Hard rockers unleash their nineteenth studio album on March 24th followed by a tour...

liza david SAMMY HAGAR PLEADS WITH FDA TO ALLOW EXPERIMENTAL DRUG TO SAVE DRUMMER'S WIFE
Give Liza A Chance by signing the petition to save her life...

edens curse EDEN'S CURSE HAVE A NEW DRUMMER
Pete Newdeck leaves for personal commitments and is replaced by John Clelland...

amon amarth AMON AMARTH ANNOUNCE BELFAST AND DUBLIN SHOWS AFTER BLOODSTOCK
The Swedish Death Metallers Amon Amarth pay a visit to Ireland before returning home after their worldwide trek...

buffalo summer BUFFALO SUMMER ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE TOUR SUPPORTING BANDS INCLUDING SKID ROW AND BUCKCHERRY
The tour starts on 22nd Feb and runs until June 2014...

dio tribute RONNIE JAMES DIO TRIBUTE ALBUM 'THIS IS YOUR LIFE' ANNOUNCED
Some of the greatest names in Rock and Metal pay tribute to the greatest of them all...

chris cornell SOUNDGARDEN'S CHRIS CORNELL RECEIVED DEATH THREAT TWEETS FROM SEATTLE WOMAN
The woman has been charged with cyber-stalking following the vile abuse received by the singer...

decade DECADE HEAD OUT FOR UK HEADLINE TOUR IN MAY 2014
The Bath-based quintet promote their debut album with a six date run...

gus tour GUS G. - EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
Gus teams up with Uli Jon Roth and Jorn Lande, and also co-headlines with Marty Friedman ...

the ocean DOWNFALL OF GAIA ANNOUNCE NEW DRUMMER
New York native Michael Kadnar will join the German-based band on a full time basis ...

the ocean THE OCEAN DEBUT 'PELAGIAL WORLD TOUR' VIDEO BLOG PART 1
The Ocean take an in-depth look at touring as an underground Metal band ...

lacuna coil LACUNA COIL UNLEASH FIRST TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM 'BROKEN CROWN HALO'
'Nothing Stands In Our Way' provides a taste of what is to come on March 31 ...

klogr ALTERNATIVE METAL BAND KLOGR RELEASE 'DRAW CLOSER' SINGLE
The band have also been confirmed as special guests on the UK/European tour by American Metal band Prong...

manowar EXCLUSIVE: MANOWAR OVERCOME MAJOR PROBLEMS AS WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF
Manowar found themselves fighting the world this weekend as they kicked off the first leg of the Kings Of Metal MMXIV World Tour...

death angel DEATH ANGEL'S 'LEFT FOR DEAD' MUSIC VIDEO RELEASED ON THE BAND'S WEBSITE
The Thrash veterans latest release from 'The Dream Calls for Blood' is directed by Tommy Jones ...

KXM KXM TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ON MARCH 11th VIA RAT PAK RECORDS
Pre-orders for the supergroup's debut are being taken now, with a choice of packages ...

house of x HOUSE OF X PREVIEW NEW TRACKS
The former members of UFO showcase two songs in advance of their next album ...

chris tsangarides LEGENDARY PRODUCER CHRIS TSANGARIDES DISCHARGED FROM INTENSIVE CARE
Good news today as Chris makes positive progress in his battle with Legionnaire's Disease...

sonata arctica SONATA ARCTICA REVEAL THIRD ALBUM TRAILER FOR NEW ALBUM 'PARIAH'S CHILD'
It's guitarist Elias Viljanen's turn to talk about studio album number eight ...

alestorm ALESTORM BEGIN RECORDING NEW ALBUM 'SUNSET ON THE GOLDEN AGE'
Everyone's favourite Pirate Metallers are set for a new release in the summer of 2014 ...

singapore rock KORN & ALICE IN CHAINS TO HEADLINE FIRST EVER SINGAPORE ROCK FESTIVAL
Singapore Rock Festival also has a tasty competition where you can greet bands directly at the airport...

piledriver STATUS QUO PRODUCE 'PILEDRIVER' BEER
The Quo celebrate the deluxe edition of 1972 album with their very own ale, and will also head out on the road with Wilko Johnson...

above the fray JEHANGIR AZIZ HAYAT RELEASES NEW ALBUM 'ABOVE THE FRAY'
Check out the title track from the Peshawar based grunge rocker here...

switchblade ISRAELI METALLERS SWITCHBLADE SIGN WITH ROCK'N'GROWL
Catch a live performance alongside Iced Earth's first appearance in Israel...

les fest BREAKING NEWS: LES-FEST VENUE VALLEY INTERNATIONAL PARK CALL IN THE ADMINISTRATORS
A statement from Les-Fest organiser Dave Ritchie regarding the future of Les-Fest reads as follows...

giants of rock EXCLUSIVE: GIANTS OF ROCK FESTIVAL RUNNING ORDER REVEALED
MetalTalk can exclusively reveal the running order and times for the Giants Of Rock Festival which takes place this weekend...

california breed BREAKING NEWS: GLENN HUGHES AND JASON BONHAM FORM A NEW COMMUNION WITH CALIFORNIA BREED
Former Black Country Communion members Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham have formed a new power trio act with a new young guitarist...

paul raymond UFO'S PAUL RAYMOND UNVEILS PIANO VERSION OF 'LOVE TO LOVE'
UFO keyboardist and guitarist Paul Raymond has made public a newly recorded piano version of the classic track...

endless chaos ENDLESS CHAOS OFFER A FREE DOWNLOAD TRACK FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING EP 'REJECTED ATROCITY'
"'Sacrificial Ritual' gives a further glimpse into the perverse mind of Endless Chaos and really showcases the band's true sound. Evil, vicious and unrelenting" ...

bolt thrower BOLT THROWER PLAY THEIR ONLY UK SHOW OF 2014 HEADLINING DAMNATION FESTIVAL
The most requested headliners will top the bill for the 10th anniversary ...

frontiers festival FRONTIERS ROCK FESTIVAL TO BE HELD MAY 1st-3rd 2014
The first festival from the record label will be held in Milan and promises an appetising line-up ...

black dahlia murder THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN SUMMER TOUR
The Molten Melodic Metal onslaught will be here in June and July...

meshuggah MESHUGGAH CELEBRATE A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEVIANCE
There will be special events galore to mark this milestone from the experimental Swedes...

ginger wildheart THE WILDHEARTS TOUR THE UK IN APRIL - VON HERTZEN BROTHERS AND HEY! HELLO! ADDED TO THE BILL
"I absolutely cannot wait to get back onstage with the lads, and we're all excited to be playing with our brother Scott again."...

hrh ibiza HRH IBIZA ROAD TRIP ANNOUNCE 17 BANDS
Time to beat the UK weather and join HRH Ibiza for a once in a lifetime rock n roll adventure ...

out of the ashes OUT OF THE ASHES HAS AN EPIC INITIAL LINE UP OF BANDS
The UK festival scene is on the increase and heading the thunderous charge are the team over at Out Of The Ashes...

iron knights IRON KNIGHTS RELEASE 'DESTROYER' SINGLE AS FREE DOWNLOAD
Get a teaser from the vampire warmongers with an exclusive track which will not be on the new album ...

hardcore superstar HARDCORE SUPERSTAR UNVEIL THE NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR 'LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL'
The Swedish sleaze kings remind us what they are all about with this live version of the 2010 classic ...

voodoo six VOODOO SIX CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON UFO EUROPEAN TOUR
The band will be special guests on ten dates following their own headlining UK tour...

absolva ABSOLVA REVEAL ALBUM COVER ART FOR 'ANTHEMS TO THE DEAD'
Progress on the third album is going well, and will be released on 5th May to co-incide with UK tour dates ...

ginger wildheart GINGER WILDHEART'S NEW ALBUM 'ALBION' TO BE RELEASED ON 31ST MARCH
Never one to rest on his laurels, the pioneer releases his 7th album in 2 years ...

devildriver DEVILDRIVER WILL RETURN TO EUROPE IN SPRING 2014
This tour will be the only chance to catch the band on a European stage in 2014, do not miss ...

ian anderson IAN ANDERSON ANNOUNCES 'HOMO ERRATICUS'
It's the return of Bostock! Album release and extensive UK tour from the eclectic and seminal Prog God ...

bring me the horizon BRING ME THE HORIZON ANNOUNCE WEMBLEY ARENA SHOW
After a triumphant 2013, the Sheffield Metallers will play their biggest show to date...

tyr TÝR DEBUT 'THE LAY OF OUR LOVE' VIDEO
Guest vocalist Liv Kristine also appears on the video, which forms part of the Viking warrior's story told in 'Valkyrja' ...

grand magus GRAND MAGUS FRONT MAN JB DISCUSSES WHAT THE NEW ALBUM MEANS TO HIM
"It's a Metal Triumph of Viking Power!" Watch the discussion and track by track trailers here ...

saxon live SAXON PLAY 3 CLUB DATES IN FEBRUARY
Saxon's return to their roots promises to be a special treat not to be missed, and footage will be used for an upcoming documentary ...

blues pills BLUES PILLS ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE TOUR
The rising stars are heading off an another European trek with their intense and unique blend of rock ...

tankard TANKARD BEGIN RECORDING THEIR NEW ALBUM, 'R.I.B.'
The sixteenth studio album, to be known as Rest In Beer, is due for release in summer 2014 ...

american head charge AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE ANNOUNCE DOWNLOAD APPEARANCE
The Industrial Metallers will be at Donington Park in June 2014 ...

graveltones THE GRAVELTONES ANNOUNCE UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES INCLUDING DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL
The UK dates will be with Buffalo Summer and The Cadillac Three in Feb/March 2014...

extreme EXTREME TO PERFORM PORNOGRAFFITTI IN ITS ENTIRETY ON EUROPEAN TOUR
The first visit from the band in six years includes UK dates in July...

hornet HORNET ANNOUNCE UK DATES
There will also be a Deluxe Edition of 'Skies Are Falling' out 12th May 2014...

sound of contact SOUND OF CONTACT ANNOUNCE BILL JENKINS AS KEYBOARD PLAYER FOR FORTHCOMING SHOWS
The renowned member of Enchant will play live dates in April and May...

ajenda AJENDA TO RELEASE 'HATRED AND GREED' SINGLE
Northern Ireland's rising stars showcase video from debut album ...

at the gates AT THE GATES ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM
Swedish Metallers make a comeback with their first new material since 1995 ...

black star riders BLACK STAR RIDERS ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR SECOND STUDIO ALBUM
The new, as yet untitled, album will be released in the spring of 2015 through Nuclear Blast ...

randy blythe BREAKING NEWS: LAMB OF GOD SINGER RANDY BLYTHE ANNOUNCES A LONG BREAK FROM MUSIC
"I will not be thinking about Lamb Of God, touring, playing Heavy Metal, writing new material for a good long while..."

motley crue BREAKING NEWS: MOTLEY CRUE ANNOUNCES THE FINAL TOUR... with video...
Band is first-ever to sign binding "Cessation of Touring" agreement to prevent future, unauthorized touring. Last Chance To See The Band Perform Live...

jake e lee BREAKING NEWS: JAKE E LEE'S RED DRAGON CARTEL ANNOUNCE JUNE 2014 UK TOUR DATES
The UK tour follows Red Dragon Cartel's eponymous debut album, released by Frontiers Records on January 27th...

chris dale EXCLUSIVE: BRUCE DICKINSON/TANK BASSIST CHRIS DALE JOINS MONUMENT FOR UPCOMING LIVE SHOWS
"...it's an honour for me to be asked to play for the next generation..."

nick menza EX-MEGADETH DRUMMER NICK MENZA FAILS TO RECONNECT WITH DAVE MUSTAINE AT NAMM SHOW
Former Megadeth sticksman Nick Menza claims that Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine ignored his attempts for a reconciliation...

transatlantic TRANSATLANTIC LAUNCH 'BLACK AS THE SKY' VIDEO
Second video from the supergroup's new album 'Kaleidoscope' is out now ...

kill ritual KILL RITUAL RELEASE 'THE EYES OF MEDUSA' ALBUM TEASER
New studio album to be released on 4th April ...

wacken canada WACKEN METAL BATTLE CANADA: SUBMISSIONS STILL OPEN UNTIL JAN 31ST FOR MONTREAL, TORONTO, EDMONTON, VANCOUVER
Krepitus win Calgary Battle One and will go on to the national final, for a chance to appear at the prestigious Wacken Open Air ...

corey taylor SEE SLIPKNOT WITHOUT THE MASKS IN COMPILATION VIDEO
Actual faces of the band members are revealed all in one place by Loudwire...

grammys THE GRAMMYS HAVE BEEN AWARDED AT THE 56TH ANNUAL CEREMONY
Black Sabbath took the award for Best Metal Performance for 'God Is Dead' ...

sonata arctica SONATA ARCTICA REVEAL SECOND ALBUM TRAILER FOR NEW ALBUM 'PARIAH'S CHILD'
Watch the band talk about studio album number eight ...

pig iron PIG IRON AND BLACK STATE HIGHWAY PLAY CHARITY GIG FOR EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS OF JAPAN
Get down to The Intrepid Fox on 6th March to support this worthy cause ...

foreigner BREAKING NEWS: FOREIGNER ANNOUNCE SPECIAL ACOUSTIC PLUS Q&A GIG AT SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE
An intimate evening with a chances for fans to get their questions answered on stage ...

glenn hughes BREAKING NEWS: GLENN HUGHES TO APPEAR AT SUNFLOWER JAM 2014
The legendary bassist clears his schedule to pay tribute to Jon Lord ...

lacuna coil LACUNA COIL UNVEIL 'BROKEN CROWN HALO' ALBUM COVER AND TRACK LISTING
The new studio album from the Milanese Metallers is out on March 31 ...

lemmy motorhead MOTÖRHEAD CANCEL 2014 EUROPEAN TOUR
Lemmy and the band were advised by doctors that it was still too soon to resume full touring activities...

chris tsangarides LEGENDARY PRODUCER CHRIS TSANGARIDES CRITICALLY ILL IN HOSPITAL
Chris is critically ill in hospital with Legionnaire's Disease...

cambridge rock CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE FIRST 20 BANDS FOR 2014
Melodic Rock superstars FM top the bill with many more acts to be announced ...

krokus KROKUS'S 'METAL RENDEZ-VOUS' GAINS OFFICIAL HONOURS
1980 opus is officially the most successful Hard Rock album of Switzerland ...

oliver OLIVER WITHÖFT CO-OWNER OF CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 20TH 2014
The Metal world mourns the passing of a great man ...

twilight TWILIGHT SET TO RELEASE THE FINAL ALBUM IN THEIR TRILOGY - 'III: BENEATH TRIDENT'S TOMB'
Listen to the track 'Lungs' from the experimental Black Metal band in advance of release ...

pantera THE BREW UNVEIL 'REPEAT' VIDEO
The latest from the British Classic Rock band is the first from their upcoming studio album, produced by Toby Jepson ...

pantera PANTERA - 'FAR BEYOND DRIVEN' ALBUM CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
Special anniversary edition will be available on Monday 24th March and comes in physical CD format as well as a digital download ...

flotsam jetsam FLOTSAM AND JETSAM TO RELEASE 'NO PLACE FOR DISGRACE 2014' ON FEBRUARY 17TH THROUGH METAL BLADE RECORDS
Classic Album is enhanced with the promise of being "100% better and more refined!" ...

amon amarth AMON AMARTH PREMIERE EPIC PRODUCTION VIDEO FOR 'FATHER OF THE WOLF'
Watch the latest from the Swedish Heavy Metal icons right here...

saxon SAXON ARE READY TO GO ON THE ROAD ON THEIR RESCHEDULED UK TOUR DATES IN FEBRUARY 2014
Amazing makeover album 'Unplugged and Strung Up' is also out now...

chas n dave CHAS N' DAVE TO PLAY SONISPHERE 2014 ALONGSIDE IRON MAIDEN AND METALLICA
Amazing news from Sonisphere Festival this morning; the latest acts to play the UK's sterling festival this summer have been announced...

metallica METALLICA CONFIRM WORK BEGINS ON THE NEW ALBUM IN BILLBOARD INTERVIEW
The follow-up to 'Death Magnetic' will be their ninth studio album ...

camden rocks CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY 31st MAY
Early Bird tickets available now for £15 and first bands to be announced soon ...

exploited THE EXPLOITED SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
The Scottish Punk legends promise a new album in 2014, and 3 classic albums are re-released in the meantime ...

carnifex CARNIFEX RELEASE A LYRIC VIDEO FOR THE BRAND NEW TRACK 'DRAGGED INTO THE GRAVE'
New album 'Die Without Hope' can be pre-ordered now ...

fergie FORMER TOTO AND LE ROUX SINGER DENNIS "FERGIE" FREDERIKSEN DIES AGED 62
The Prince of AOR has sadly left the building ...

space elevator SPACE ELEVATOR RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE 'ELEVATOR'
Promo video can be viewed now in advance of their first album ...

lemmy motorhead MOTORHEAD MANAGER GIVES WORRYING INTERVIEW REGARDING LEMMY'S HEALTH
A very worrying interview with Motorhead manager Todd Singerman regarding Lemmy's health problems has appeared in Decibel magazine...

dave evans DAVE EVANS REVEALS 'PUT UP OR SHUT UP', LYRIC VIDEO AND SONG FROM HIS FORTHCOMING 'NOTHING TO PROVE' EP
Original AC/DC vocalist and co-founder of the band releases new tracks co-written with Chris Appleton ...

jack bruce JACK BRUCE TO RELEASE NEW CD 'SILVER RAILS' ON 24 MARCH
New studio album from one of rock music's most respected innovators ...

gus g GUS G. REVEALS FIRST SONG/VIDEO FROM 'I AM THE FIRE'
The Ex-Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist gears up for release of long-overdue solo album ...

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