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NEWS ITEMS FOR APRIL 2012

ted nugent Ted Nugent "Insulted" As US Military Cancel His Concert

epica Epica Release New Video, 'Storm The Sorrow'

marauder Marauder Sign To Pitch Black Records For Fifth Album

the cult The Cult Reveal 'For The Animals' Video

beermageddon Three More Bands Added To Beermageddon

chapters Five Bands Including Chapters To Play Metal Night At Boston Music Rooms In London

manowar Manowar Release Second Sneak Preview Of Forthcoming New Album

lacuna coil Lacuna Coil Announce 'Dark Legacy' UK Tour For October And European Summer Festivals

steve hackett Steve Hackett To Release Double A Single For Childline

black sabbath Black Sabbath To Play Download Warm Up Show At Birmingham O2

nightwish Nightwish Song Chosen For Official Anthem For Ice Hockey World Championships

the offspring The Offspring Debut New Single 'Days Go By'

dark tranquility Dark Tranquility Sign New Contract With Century Media

gojira Grand Magus Release Title Track Of New Album 'The Hunt'

gojira Gojira To Release Live DVD And CD, 'The Flesh Alive'

cory smoot experiment Metal Blade Records To Release The Cory Smoot Experiment

corrosion of conformity Corrosion Of Conformity Playing Hopscotch Music Fest 2012

the black dahlia murder The Black Dahlia Murder Confirmed For Orion Music And More Festival In June

ginger wildheart Ginger Wildheart Album '100%' To Be Released In June

enslaved Enslaved Sign With Nuclear Blast

arch enemy Arch Enemy Release Video For 'Under Black Flags We March'

sailor jerry Sailor Jerry New London Bar Updates Gig Listings

campus Campus Announce New EP, Hevy Slot And Stream New Track

trivium Five Finger Death Punch, Trivium, Killswitch Engage And More All Confirmed For Trespass America Festival

aerosmith New Aerosmith Album Release Pushed Back To September

slayer Slayer To Perform 'Reign In Blood' At Only UK Show Of 2012

while she sleeps While She Sleeps New Single Info And Tour Dates Announced

dirty youth Rise Up: The Dirty Youth Release New Video

motorhead I AM I Confirmed For Bloodstock Open Air Main Stage

pythia Pythia Release Video For 'The Circle' And Reveal New Single Details

marino de silva Guitarist Marino De Silva In Las Vegas Jail Accused Of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud

malice in wonderland Malice In Wonderland Return With New Album

faith no more Faith No More To Play Hammersmith Apollo In July

ted nugent Ted Nugent Pleads Guilty In Illegal Bear Kill

tenacious d Tenacious D's 'Rize Of The Fenix' Set For Release May 14th

cattle decapitation Cattle Decapitation Premiere 'Kingdom Of Tyrants' Video

clutch Clutch Announce Summer Tour Dates With Prong and Lionize

marionette Marionette To Headline 'Slay The UK' Tour In May: Music Video In The Works

malice Malice To Release 'New Breed Of Godz' Album On May 28th

motorhead Motörhead Announce 2012 UK Tour With Very Special Guests Anthrax

metallica Brazilian Blowout With Band Contracts Breached And Fans Ripped Off

kiss EXCLUSIVE: Kiss To Play London HMV Forum In July

heaven and hell records Heaven And Hell Records Release Free Sampler

don bronco Don Broco Announce New Single And Debut Album

eyes of a traitor Eyes Of A Traitor To Play Ghostfest In Exclusive One-Off UK Appearance

rival sons Rival Sons Announce New European Tour

feed the rhino Feed The Rhino To Release New Album 'The Burning Sons' In July

ancient vvisdom Ancient Vvisdom Release New Video For 'Children Of The Wasteland'

keith moon Olympic Organisers Tried To Book Keith Moon To Perform At The Games

summer breeze More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze

iced earth Iced Earth To Begin Writing New Album This Fall

asia Asia Celebrate 30th Anniversary With World Tour And New Album 'XXX'

metallica Metallica To Play Outside Lands In San Francisco

ronnie montrose First Ever Ronnie Montrose Live DVD Out In May

cannibal corpse Cannibal Corpse's Paul Mazurkiewicz To Guest Judge Heavy MTL BOTB In Montreal

the skull The Skull Recruit Two New Guitarists

axl rose Axl Rose Publishes New Letter Regarding Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

soundgarden Soundgarden's First New Song In Fifteen Years Available As Free Download

veronica freeman benedictum Banshee Replace Benedictum On Warriors Of Metal Bill

high on fire High On Fire New Album 'De Vermis Mysteriis' Out 23rd April

jim marshall Touchstone Giving Away Free Track

fueled by fire Fueled By Fire Exclusive Album Stream And Track By Track Now Online

the treatment The Treatment To Join 'The Tour' With Kiss And Motley Crue

damnation festival Damnation Festival Confirms My Dying Bride

tracer Tracer Release New Single To Coincide With UK Tour

trucker diablo Trucker Diablo Added To SOS Fest And Billing Bikefest And MTV Australia

megadeth Megadeth Announce Very Special One-Off Show At London's Electric Ballroom

ted nugent Ted Nugent Being Investigated By US Secret Service For Threatening President Obama

hornet Marco Mendoza Tickets Competition Winners Announced

hornet Stirring Up A Hornet's Nest

robert plant Robert Plant To Debut New Band At UK Gig

jim marshall Download Festival To Pay Tribute To Jim Marshall

thunder Thunder Add Second Christmas Show In Manchester

kataklysm Spread The Metal Fest Announce Line Up - Kataklysm To Headline

the darkness The Darkness Confirmed As Support To Lady Gaga On 2012 European Tour

artillery Artillery Announce US Tour, Line-Up Change And More

since monroe Since Monroe Giving Away Free Track From Debut Album

ronnie montrose Ronnie Montrose's Death Was Caused By Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

wykked wytch New Dates Added To Wykked Wytch Tour With Soulfly, Incite And Lody Kong

metaltalk.net Phil Kane In Mammoth Album Reviewing Session: Eight New Album Previews Online

counting crows Counting Crows New Album 'Underwater Sunshine' Released Today April 9th

hellfest Final Announcement From Hellfest 2012 On This Year's Line-Up

bury tomorrow Bury Tomorrow Shoot New Video For 'An Honourable Reign'

all else fails All Else Fails Announce 'Hell And High Water' Tour

i am i ZP Theart's With New Band I AM I Release First Track From Forthcoming Debut Album

sailor jerry Sailor Jerry To Open London Bar

axl rose Axl Rose Booed At Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

paul rodgers Paul Rodgers Only UK Concert Of 2012 Announced

tankard Tankard Reveal Album Title And Cover Countdown Begins

sabaton Sabaton Streaming English Version Of 'Carolus Rex'

fast eddie clarke Fast Eddie Clarke Interviewed On 6ft Plus

nickelback Nickelback Announce Second London Date At Wembley Arena

gojira Gojira Announce The Title Of Their New Album

children of bodom Children Of Bodom Celebrate 15 Years Of Wasted Youth With Commemorative Compilation 'Holiday At Lake Bodom'

viking skull Viking Skull Announce UK Tour

saint vitus Saint Vitus Premiere New Music Video For 'Let Them Fall'

wormrot New Film 'Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story' Gives All-Access Pass To 60s Detroit Rock Scene

metal blade Metal Blade 30th Anniversary: Band Greeting Video And New Company History Released

fury uk Remaining Fury UK Members To Found New Band In Wake Of Luke Appleton Joining Iced Earth

skindred Skindred Set To Rock Guilfest 2012

we are augustines We Are Augustines Announce Release Of New Single 'Juarez'

luke appleton Luke Appleton Of Fury UK Joins Iced Earth As New Bass Player

gypsy lee pistolero Lee Pistolero Quits The Gypsy Pistoleros On Album Launch Party Day

black sabbath Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Black Keys To Headline Lollapalooza 2012

pendragon Pendragon Preview New DVD/Blu-Ray 'Out Of Order Comes Chaos'

udo celebrator U.D.O. Release 25th Anniversary Compilation 'Celebrator' On May 4th

metaltalk.net World Exclusive: ZP Theart Returns With New Band I AM I: Debut Album And First Gig In May

sabaton Sabaton Streaming Title Track From Forthcoming New Album 'Carolus Rex'

fatality Fatality Premiere 'Monstrous' Music Video

hell Hell Announce Two UK Shows With Primordial

the new jacobin club The New Jacobin Club Announce Western Canadian Tour And New EP 'Left Behind'

empires of eden Empires Of Eden Unleash 'Channelling The Infinite' Featuring UDO, Rob Rock, Steve Grimett And Many More

green day Green Day To Induct Guns N' Roses Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

phil lynott The Philip Lynott Exhibition Comes To London

wolfsbane Wolfsbane Confirm October UK Tour

grand magus Grand Magus Introduce New Drummer

all else fails All Else Fails Premiere New Music Video 'Obsidian Walls' On Puregrain TV

def-con-one Def-Con-One Sign Deal With SCarlet Records

jim marshall Jim Marshall, Inventor Of Heavy Metal, Passes Away Aged 88

joe bonamassa Joe Bonamassa To Release New Album 'Driving Towards The Daylight' In May

jack bruce Spectrum Road Featuring Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid And More To Release Debut Album In June

mortad Mortad Announce UK Dates

serj tankian Serj Tankian Putting Finishing Touches On Third Studio Album

tankard Tankard Release Third Studio Trailer And Announce Cover Countdown

wormrot Wormrot Confirmed For Extreme Metal Fest In Germany, Switzerland And Austria

tesseract Tesseract New EP 'Perspective' Coming Soon

scar symmetry Scar Symmetry Announce Their Return To The UK

matteo bizarri Matteo Bizzarri Of Voodoo Highway Plays For The Ritchie Blackmore Protege Shred Off 2012

wolf Wolf Talk Metal On Episode Two Of Zaragon TV

kobra and the lotus Download Add Another Thirteen Bands To The Bill

dragonforce Dragonforce Announce UK And Ireland Leg Of Mammoth World Tour

driver Driver, Featuring Roy Z And Rob Rock, To Release Masterpiece Album On May 25th

armand crump Slayer Guitarist: "The World Lost A Great Man Yesterday"

warriors of metal Warriors Of Metal Fest Releases Double CD 2012 Compilation

bury tomorrow Bury Tomorrow Sign With Nuclear Blast Records: 'The Union Of Crowns' Out In July

lemmy motorhead Lemmy Furious With Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame For Losing Valuable Ace Of Spades Jacket

tangerine dream Tangerine Dream To Perform One-Off London Show In June

takida Swedish Superstars Takida To Release Debut UK Single

anathema Anathema Unveil New Track For Free Download

thunder Thunder Announce Christmas Show 2012

chris robinson brotherhood The Chris Robinson Brotherhood To Release Debut Studio Album

thijs van leer Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Focus, Wishbone Ash To Play Crystal Palace Garden Party

gypsy pistoleros Gypsy Pistoleros To Play London's St Moritz Club

ashes you leave Ashes You Leave Streaming New Song 'Summers End'

sabaton Sabaton Announce New Line-Up

beermageddon Beermageddon Announce Larger Capacity Venue And Extra Day

napalm death Napalm Death: 'From Enslavement To Obliteration' Full Dynamic Range Edition Out Now

deadly circus fire Deadly Circus Fire Announce Showcase London Gig




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extreme GET THE FUNK OUT! EXTREME TO HEADLINE RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR
"We are honoured to be headlining the Ramblin’ Man Fair. Extreme has always had a special relationship with the UK fans..."

scorpions EXCLUSIVE: SCORPIONS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN EARLY 2018 AND CONTINUE TOURING
Brand new opus will be their first with Mikkey, who was Motörhead drummer for twenty-three years...

nidingr EXCLUSIVE UK PREMIERE: NIDINGR RELEASE FIRST SINGLE FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM
"To me this song solidifies a thing that is fucking great about Nidingr - no rules..."

iron maiden BREAKING NEWS: CELLAR DARLING SIGN WITH NUCLEAR BLAST
"We are proud and excited to have found partners who understand our music and share our vision..."

iron maiden BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA IN JUNE/JULY
Support on all North American dates will be Ghost and tickets go on-sale from next Friday...

iron maiden HOME OF METAL TO JOIN BLACK SABBATH ON THEIR FINAL DATES
"Fans are our lifeblood, they've always been there to support us. The audiences have been getting bigger as the tour progressed..."

hammerfall EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: HAMMERFALL UNLEASH NEW VIDEO FOR 'BUILT TO LAST' TITLE TRACK
Hammerfall are currently on tour throughout Europe and there are plenty of dates left to catch their new epic show...

grim reaper GRIM REAPER'S STEVE GRIMMETT SEVERELY ILL IN ECUADOR
"Unfortunately the operation didn't work and Steve is currently in the operating theatre having limbs removed..."

bill price GUNS N' ROSES AND SEX PISTOLS PRODUCER/ENGINEER BILL PRICE HAS SADLY PASSED AWAY
Price worked with Rod Stewart, INXS, Pete Townshend, Elton John, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Big Audio Dynamite...

fish marillion FISH CELEBRATES 30th ANNIVERSARY OF 'CLUTCHING AT STRAWS' WITH UK TOUR
"These are the only dates this year as because of my shoulder operation next month with the extensive recovery period..."

ross the boss UK EXCLUSIVE: ROSS THE BOSS ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES AHEAD OF SPECIAL GUEST SLOT ON MetalTalk RADIO THIS WEEK
"We are going to devastate every audience, every night, without mercy..."

dokken WAS BREAKING NEWS: CLASSIC DOKKEN LINE-UP CONFIRMED FOR RAMBLIN' MAN
Dokken, Lynch, Pilson and Brown will play together in England for the first time in around a quarter-of-a-century...

grand magus DEF LEPPARD AND POISON ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN DATES
"I could not be more excited. I know all of us will give one thousand percent on stage..."

grand magus VIKINGS TO INVADE YORKSHIRE: GRAND MAGUS TO HEADLINE KEIGHLEY FESTIVAL
"Get your tickets now and prepare to raise your fists and bang your heads for the glory of Metal!"

armored saint ARMORED SAINT UK TOUR DATES AND 'MARCH OF THE SAINT (LIVE)' VIDEO ARE HERE
"We're really looking forward to playing these select UK shows in March..."

screaming eagles SCREAMING EAGLES TO FEATURE IN NEW AMAZON PRIME SERIES STARRING BRYAN CRANSTON
The band will be releasing a live mini-album in spring 2017 and will be touring in the UK, France and Germany throughout the year...

martyrd MARTYRD SET TO OPEN FOR METAL ALLEGIANCE, MARTY FRIEDMAN AND GUS G
"NAMM is a blast, total musical sensory overload from every direction. It’s like getting lost in a hurricane - I can't wait."

john garcia EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE: JOHN GARCIA UNLEASHES 'GIVE ME 250ml'
"This record is one of the most important of my career, difficult and challenging to do, but worth every minute of sweat!"

avenged sevenfold WAS BREAKING NEWS: AVENGED SEVENFOLD TO OPEN LONDON POP-UP STORE
The shop will be hosting in-store raffles and giveaways of exclusive and signed merchandise...

avenged sevenfold ROCK MEETS CLASSIC 2017 EUROPE LINE-UP IS HERE
Rock meets Classic has a terrific vibe and the legendary cross-over-project combines emotional classic with world-famous rock songs...

paddy goes to holyhead PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD ARE BACK FOR THE CRAIC ON ST PATRICK'S NIGHT
The band supposedly played their last ever gig two years ago in celebration of their 30th anniversary...

nightlord EXCLUSIVE THE UNKNOWN BAND WHO INFLUENCED METALLICA AIRS ON MetalTalk RADIO
Also featuring is the very first UK radio airplay of Cellar Darling, the band created by former Eluveitie members...

epica EPICA RELEASE 'BEYOND THE MATRIX' VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
"The energy that lives within 'Beyond The Matrix' is extremely contagious. It will sweep you off your feet when the melodies enter your mind..."

nightlord JOHN COGHLAN'S QUO BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN
John Coghlan's Quo have announced UK dates across the Kingdom that will see them busy throughout the year...

jimmy bain JIMMY BAIN'S WIDOW NEEDS OUR HELP
"Jimmy recently passed away without a proper will in place and now his better half is in trouble..."

michael schenker MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST 'LIVE' TOKYO FEATURING BARDEN, BONNET AND McAULEY OUT IN MARCH
Features guest appearances from some of the greatest rock vocalists who have worked with Schenker...

ozzy osbourne OZZY OSBOURNE OVERDOSED WHEN SHARON HAD CANCER
"I watched him scoop his hands into a bowl of pills, swallow a handful of something, and then wash it down with vodka..."

eluveitie ELUVEITIE NEW LINE-UP IS COMPLETE, FIRST GIGS GO DOWN A STORM
"Above all we're super happy and thankful that we're complete again and given the chance to have such gifted musicians on board..."

gene simmons GENE SIMMONS RESTAURANT HONOURS US VETS
"The opening day of every Rock & Brews is dedicated to our vets, the public is not allowed in."

deep purple DEEP PURPLE SUE THEIR LONG-TIME ACCOUNTANT FOR FOUR MILLION
"I'm completely irresponsible. I'm ignorant about money as a commodity — I have never really understood it."

tony iommi UK EXCLUSIVE: VINCE NEIL FIST FIGHT WITH BOY GEORGE STOPPED AS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER SHUTS UP PRESIDENT TRUMP
"They screwed up. That was a huge miss and someone should have a talking-to."

tony iommi GLENN HUGHES: "I'M THRILLED TO BE TOURING THE UK IN JANUARY"
"Let's get 2017 going with a killer night for ROCK lovers, movers and shakers. I'm in. Let's go!"

tony iommi TONY IOMMI HAS SUCCESSFUL THROAT OPERATION AND IS CANCER-FREE
"We had to have it checked in case it may have been cancerous. But it turns out it wasn't, which I found out Christmas Day..."

ronnie montrose RONNIE MONTROSE REMEMBERED: ALL-STAR MEMORIAL CONCERT TO TAKE PLACE AT NAMM 2017
"Ronnie helped light a fire in me and made me want to approach guitar playing with that kind of zeal and expression..."

motorhead beer PHIL CAMPBELL AND MIKKEY DEE TO APPEAR AT MOTÖRHEAD BEER LAUNCH IN LONDON
This is sure to be one superb night with beer, live music and Motörhead, but not necessarily in that order...

tony iommi BLACK STAR RIDERS PREMIERE 'TESTIFY OR SAY GOODBYE'
Black Star Riders are set to release their forthcoming album 'Heavy Fire' on 3rd February via Nuclear Blast...

tony iommi BREAKING NEWS: TONY IOMMI DROPS HEAVY METAL AND JOINS THE CHOIR
"It's a bit different to Sabbath!" says Tony, in probably the biggest understatement of all time...

tony iommi ROCK MUSIC IN SUPERHERO MOVIES
It's pretty wild to think that this whole ride that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe started off with a little AC/DC...

jimi hendrix JIMI HENDRIX'S WAH-WAH PEDAL AND AMP SURVIVES AUCTION HOUSE BURGLARY
"It was a very positive and uplifting experience to work for Jimi. He was like a shaman, a medicine man, a preacher.."

alestorm ALESTORM ENTER FLORIDA STUDIO BUT A CHALLENGE AWAITS THEM BACK IN BLIGHTY
"It is full of epic songs about pirates, drinking, and pseudoscientific cryptogeography..."

queen QUEEN GUITARIST BRIAN MAY WANTS TO BRING ROCK TO A NEW GENERATION
"It was actually all very planned and deliberate and came totally out of Freddie's fevered imagination..."

phil lynott MASS TRIBUTES PAID TO PHIL LYNOTT ON ANNIVERSARY OF HIS PASSING
"God bless my old friend, thanks for the faith you showed in allowing me to record your music..."

black country communion BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION ENTER STUDIO TO BEGIN WORK ON FOURTH ALBUM
"One thing I want to make clear to everybody across air nation is that Joe Bonamassa and I never fell out..."

hair metal heaven BLAZE BAYLEY BRAND NEW ALBUM AND WORLD TOUR DETAILS ARE HERE
'Endure And Survive' is set for release on 3rd March 2017 and will be accompanied by a world tour totalling some 120 shows...

hair metal heaven HAIR METAL HEAVEN FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST ACTS FOR INAUGURAL EVENT
The Hair Metal Heaven Festival has a very eighties feel to it, as the team behind it explain here...

motorhead EXCLUSIVE TEST PILOT DROPS TWO GRAND ON NEW MOTÖRHEAD VIDEO SLOT
"A few spins later and I turned up a row of gold Snaggletooths which promptly caught fire and the voice of the man himself commanded: 'Turn it up!'"

deep purple DEEP PURPLE RELEASE NEW 'inFinite' TRAILERS AND EXPECTED ALBUM FORMATS
'Time For Bedlam', the first single which was revealed late last year, is available as instant grat as part of the digital album pre-order...

hollywood AEROSMITH FAREWELL TOUR COULD LAST FIVE YEARS
"We had a talk a few weeks back about going into the studio. When that'll happen, though, I'm not sure. We certainly have plenty of ideas..."

rick parfitt EXCLUSIVE MEGADETH MAINMAN DAVE MUSTAINE REVEALS HE'S AN ARSENAL FC SUPPORTER
Megadeth, formed in Los Angeles in 1983 after Dave left Metallica, are currently enjoying a rich vein of form...

hollywood FORMER PEARL JAM DRUMMER HITS OUT AT THE BAND
"We need music, each other and the spirit of Rock & Roll now, more than ever before..."

hollywood HOLLYWOOD SIGN CHANGED BY PRANKSTERS TO READ 'HOLLYWEED'
"An artist's role throughout history has been to create representations of the culture he exists in..."

metallica METALLICA GUITARIST KIRK HAMMETT'S HOME FOR SALE FOR £16m
Apparently a house like this doubles its asking price every six or seven years...

kiss EXCLUSIVE KISS' GENE SIMMONS DROPS BIGGEST HINT YET THAT ACE FREHLEY REUNION IS ON
Over 7,000 likes later, fans are in big speculation that it really is going to happen...

rick parfitt WAS BREAKING NEWS: BLOODSTOCK UNVEIL SECOND 2017 HEADLINER
"Megadeth had a blast last time and I can't wait to bring the Dystopia World Tour to Bloodstock this Summer."

rick parfitt EXCLUSIVE JOHN COGHLAN REVEALS TWO NEW TRACKS WITH RICK PARFITT ARE NEARLY READY FOR RELEASE
"It was going to be Status Quo PLC [Parfitt, Lancaster, Coghlan] and that was Francis' idea originally."

wizz wizzard WIZZ WIZZARD VOCALIST WIZZ BEAUPREZ HAS PASSED AWAY
Wizz Wizzard were signed to Rock Sector Records and labelmate Chris Appleton of Absolva led the tributes...

ronnie james dio RONNIE JAMES DIO TO TOUR IN 2017
"It was very emotional. I didn't think that I was gonna cry, but I did. I broke down...."

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