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  CHICKENFOOT INVADE EUROPE IN JANUARY 2012
7th December 2011

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Following the release of their long awaited second album 'III', Chickenfoot have announced a five-date UK and European tour for January 2012; their first European concerts since July 2009.

Featuring guitar hero Joe Satriani and Van Halen duo, bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar, Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith has temporarily handed his sticks over to the legendary drummer/musician Kenny Aronoff, who will join the band for these concerts.

Says Joe Satriani, "Kenny brings that same combination of super chops and wild energy to the band that we're used to; and, offstage, he's just as crazy as Chad."

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Chickenfoot will perform songs from their gold-selling, eponymous debut album, alongside tracks from the critically acclaimed 'III', for the very first time outside of the United States.

The European tour kicks off at the Manchester Academy on Thursday January 12th 2012, followed by London's O2 Academy Brixton (Sat January 14th), Paris Olympia (Monday January 16th), Tilburg 013 (Tuesday January 17th) and Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Hall (Thursday January 19th).

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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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