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NEWS ITEMS FOR JANUARY 2012

metalfest 2012 Kyuss Lives!, Grand Magus, Orange Goblin And More All Confirmed For Metalfest 2012

overkill Overkill Reveal Details And Artwork For New Album

hmv next big thing Basick Records' 'Next Big Thing' With HMV Just A Week Away

anterior Anterior To Split Up After Final London Show In March

revocation Revocation Streaming Brand New Song

circles Deep Purple To Release New Studio Album

circles Circles Release Tour Video And Announce Second Australian Tour

paganfest 2012 Paganfest 2012 Line-Up And Dates Announced. Eluveitie To Headline

metalfest 2012 Thin Lizzy Announce Extra 2012 UK Tour Dates

evanescence Evanescence Release Video For 'My Heart Is Broken'

therapy? Jägermeister Serves Up Local Supports, Glasgow Show Upgraded Due To Phenomenal Demand

the men that will not be blamed for nothing The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Announce Second Album And Live Performances

elimination Elimination Announce 'End Of Days' Tour With Triaxis

rory gallagher First Six Rory Gallagher Albums Released For 40th Anniversary

behemoth Decibel Magazine Tour Featuring Behemoth And Watain. Dates Announced

opera diabolicus Opera Diabolicus Album '1614' Released

GWAR GWAR Announce More 'Return Of The World Maggot' Tour Dates

manowar Manowar To Headline Gods Of Metal, Italy On June 21st 2012

jane's addiction Jane's Addiction Release 'Underground' Video

mark reale riot Riot Guitarist Mark Reale Dies At 57

primal rock rebellion Video For Primal Rock Rebellion (Iron Maiden's Adrian Smith And Mikee Goodman) Online Now

tesseract Legion Of The Damned To Re-Release 'Malevolent Rapture' And Full Of Hate Tour Dates Announced

tesseract Tesseract Reveal Details On New Album And Bamboozle Festival Appearance

bloodstock open air Nile And Mayhem Confirm Exclusive UK Appearances At Bloodstock 2012

soulfly Suidakra Release New Video For 'Balor'

house of commons Live Music Bill Passed In House Of Commons And Set To Become Law

rich robinson Rich Robinson New Album In March, UK Tour In February

red hot chili peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Look Around' Video Released

black sabbath Black Sabbath Move Writing Sessions From LA To Birmingham

mastodon Mastodon Premiere New Video For 'Dry Bone Valley'

the popes The Popes New Album On The Way And UK Tour Announced For March 2012

meat loaf hell in a handbasket Meat Loaf's New Album 'Hell In A Handbasket' Released Worldwide On 13th March

iron maiden en vivo Iron Maiden Release Trailer For New Double Live Album/DVD 'En Vivo!'

steven tyler Steven Tyler Slammed For Rendition Of 'Star Spangled Banner'

soulfly Soulfly Reveal Tracklisting For New Album 'Enslaved'

aborted Aborted New Album Now Streaming Online

sal italiano Anvil Announce Bass Player Glenn Five's Replacement

borknagar urd Borknagar Reveal New Album Artwork And Tracklisting

jettblack Jettblack Heading Out On Road Valient Thor In Europe And UK

cannibal corpse torture Three More Bands Announced For Warriors Of Metal Fest V Open Air

hawk eyes Hawk Eyes Announce New Album Details And New Track Streaming Now

cannibal corpse torture Cannibal Corpse: Artwork, Tracklisting And First Single From New Studio Album

nazareth Nazareth Announce UK 'Big Dogz' Tour For March 2012

kill devil hill Kill Devil Hill Unveil Debut Album Details. First Track Streaming Now

scott roberts biohazard Biohazard Bassist Scott Roberts Hospitalised On Tour

nightwish Nightwish New Album Hits The Top Thirty In USA

sopa SOPA And PIPA Bills Indefintely Suspended

stuka squadron Stuka Squadron Announce 2012 Tour Dates

megadeth Tony Iommi Has Written Two New Songs Since Cancer Diagnosis

house of commons UK Music Rallies Industry Support For Live Music Bill

fozzy Fozzy Signs Worldwide Deal With Century Media Records

anguish through the archdemon's head The Answer Premier New Music Video For 'Nowhere Freeway' Featuring Lynne Jackaman Of St Jude

anguish through the archdemon's head Furyon Sign To Frontiers Records In Worldwide Deal

anguish through the archdemon's head Anguish Premieres the Track 'Lair Of The Gods'

megadeth Metalfest 2012 - Megadeth Confirmed As Headliner

steve hackett Steve Hackett Single Release And February UK Tour Details

rival sons Rival Sons Confirm European Headlining Tour

hammerfall Hammerfall Gets Judas Priest Support In Finland

warbringer Warbringer Ready To Kick Off North American Tour With Iced Earth and Symphony X

meshuggah New Meshuggah Album 'Koloss' Out March 26th 2012, Headline UK Tour April 2012

king diamond King Diamond Joins Forces With ICM And The Agency Group

blessed by a broken heart Blessed By A Broken Heart Premiere New Video For 'Forever'

primal fear Primal Fear Streaming New Song, New Album 'Unbreakable' In Stores January 24th

the quill The Quill Announce Debut US Tour

prong Prong Announces Initial Tour Dates

king mob King Mob To Release New Single 'Va Vah Voom' On January 16

attica rage Attica Rage Confirm New Bassist

lamb lies down on broadway Genesis' 'The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway' Live Show Comes To The UK For Four Shows In March

metallica Metallica To Release 'Beyond Magnetic' On CD

antlered man BOA – Uniting The Flags Of Metal!

malefice Rhapsody Of Fire Announce First Batch Of Tour Dates With New Line-Up

malefice The Treatment Announce February UK Shows Plus A Brand New London Date

impaled existence Snowy Shaw Live Album Artwork And Details Released

impaled existence Malice Sign Worldwide Deal With SPV/Steamhammer

stephan forte Stéphan Forté Debut Album Out 28th February In North America

impaled existence Impaled Existence Release Live Video From Bloodstock 2011

alice in chains Alice In Chains And Friends Fantasy Football League Charity Auction Launched

3 inches of blood 3 Inches Of Blood To Release 'Long Live Heavy Metal' In March

epica Epica Debuts New Song 'Storm Of Shadow' In Netherlands Show

malefice Malefice Announce Swindon Show And Jägermeister Session With Marcus Hahnemann

stealing axion Stealing Axion Joins InsideOut Music's Artist Roster

antlered man Antlered Man Release Debut Album Details And Offer Free Download

journey California's First Gray Wolf Since 1928 Named After Rock Band Journey

borknagar Borknagar Release Details Of New Album

skydancer Skydancer Streaming New Track Online Now

kobra paige Kobra And The Lotus To Support Judas Priest In London

pythia Pythia Announce London Launch Show

primal rock rebellion Primal Rock Rebellion Debut Album To Be Released 27th February

corrosion of conformity Corrosion Of Conformity To Headline At Desertfest

deadly circus fire Deadly Circus Fire Reveal Title Of New Album

tony iommi Metal Musicians Leave Messages Of Support For Tony Iommi After Cancer Diagnosis

axl rose Axl Rose: Jury Service Was 'Painless'

skid row Brush Shiels Addresses Skid Row Naming Issues And Posts New Track

crimson shadows Crimson Shadows Announce 'Glory On The Battlefield' Album Launch Show

desertfest DesertFest Berlin Confirms Dates In April

tony iommi Tony Iommi Makes Statement After Cancer Diagnosis

lita ford Lita Ford Signs To SPV/Steamhammer, New Album Title Revealed

judas priest Judas Priest Epitaph World Tour Only UK Date Of 2012 Announced

flying colors Mike Portnoy And Steve Morse's New Band Flying Colors Announce Debut Album

fm FM Sign Worldwide Publishing Deal With Dark Green/Peermusic

cory smoot Cory Smoot CD Release/Memorial Show Is Huge Success

van halen First New Van Halen Track Online Now, Plus Footage From Last Week's New York Gig

axel rudi pell circle of the oath Deicide Confirm Only 2012 UK Appearance At Bloodstock Open Air

axel rudi pell circle of the oath Thunderkraft's Industrial Folk Death Metal Album 'Totentanz' Out On March 12th

axel rudi pell circle of the oath Axel Rudi Pell Reveals Cover And Tracklisting For 'Circle Of The Oath'

def leppard Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Rush, Journey Among Top Grossing North American Tours Of 2011

shinedown Shinedown Sign To Roadrunner And Release Video For 'Bully'

prong carved into stone Prong Reveal New Album Title

kiss Tony Iommi Is Diagnosed With Cancer Of The Lymphocytes

dio Rob Halford, Lemmy, Dave Grohl And Many More Huge Names On Board For Dio Tribute Album

fear factory Fear Factory Confirmed For Metalfest 2012

kiss Kreator Enter The Studio To Record New Album

kiss A Pale Horse Named Death Announce Line-Up Change On Eve Of European Tour

kiss Kiss And Motley Crue To Tour Together In 2012

uli jon roth Uli Jon Roth Announces Concert Dates

deep purple Deep Purple Announce 'Smoke On The Nation' Tour Canada 2012

killswitch engage Howard Jones Makes Statement On His Departure From Killswitch Engage

blaze bayley Blaze Bayley To Be Joined By Guitarist Andrea Neri On Upcoming Tour

wormrot Wormrot Arrested In Kuala Lumpur During New Year's Eve Hotel Raid

michael schenker Michael Schenker Announces 'Temple Of Rock' 2012 UK Tour

chickenfoot Chickenfoot Bring Road Test Tour To The UK Next Week

eluveitie Eluveitie Release Second Song From Forthcoming New Album

van halen Van Halen Intimate New York Gig Plus More Details On 2012 Plans

nitrogods Nitrogods Reveal Tracklisting And Artwork For Debut Album

rebirth Rebirth Launch Kickstarter Campaign To Complete New Album

kiss Kiss Looking For The Ultimate Rock 'Lady Demon'

napalm death Napalm Death Premieres New Song 'Leper Colony'

ragnar zolberg Pain Of Salvation Announce Ragnar Zolberg As New Guitarist

philm Slayer Drummer Dave Lombardo's Philm Mastering Debut Album

van halen Van Halen Announce New Album Title And Release Date And US Tour Dates

metallica Metallica Post Official 31-Minute Video Of 30th Anniversary Tour

sodom Sodom Confirmed For Metalcamp 2012

primal scream Primal Scream Bassist Mani Plays His Final Show With The Band

hopes die last Hopes Die Last To Release New Album 'Trust No One' On 13 February

wykked wytch Wykked Wytch 'The Ultimate Deception' Released In February

steven tyler alice cooper Steven Tyler Performs Beatles Classic With Alice Cooper

cancer bats Howard Jones Leaves Killswitch Engage

cancer bats All Shall Perish Forced To Cancel European Tour

biohazard Biohazard Release New Video For 'Reborn' From Forthcoming New Album

cancer bats Cancer Bats To Play Six London Shows In One Day: Route Is Shape Of Pentagram

goatwhore Goatwhore Announce North American Tour With Hate Eternal

black sabbath Wendy Dio: Ronnie Would Have Given Original Black Sabbath Reunion His Blessing

primal rock rebellion Adrian Smith And Mikee Goodman Join FOrces In Primal Rock Rebellion

axel rose Guns 'N Roses And Sebastian Bach Tear Up Las Vegas On New Year's Eve

beholder Beholder Announce UK Tour And Album Plans

juicehead JuiceheaD 'How To Sail A Sinking Ship' Out Now, UK Tour With Misfits In February

wolfsbane save the world Wolfsbane Release 'Smoke And Red Light' Video

katatonia Katatonia Make Announcement Regarding New Album

lords of the trident Lords Of The Trident Release Video For 'Face Of The Enemy'

pink floyd Pink Floyd To Reunite For 2012 London Olympics

monsters of rock cruise Historic Monsters Of Rock Cruise Nears Sellout; Last Chance To Reserve Cabin

phil lynott Treasure Trove Of Previously Unheard Thin Lizzy Material To Be Released This Year

sabaton Sabaton Reveal New Album Title And Release Party Date

horrendous Horrendous Streaming Full New Album Online Now

amon amarth Jon Oliva's Pain To Play 'Hall Of The Mountain King' At Bang Your Head

the sweet The Sweet Giving Away Free Live Album


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fm FM PREMIERE 'DIGGIN' UP THE DIRT' VIDEO
Check out the new single from 'Heroes and Villains' right here. FM will be touring the UK in May with Romeos Daughter as special guests...

ian paice IAN PAICE'S SUNFLOWER SUPERJAM - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL 2012' IS RELEASED ON MARCH 2nd
This spectacular live document is a feast for the eyes and ears...

whitesnake WHITESNAKE SET TO UNLEASH 'THE PURPLE ALBUM' ON MAY 15 ON FRONTIERS MUSIC srl
Some of Coverdale's best work with Deep Purple gets an impressive makeover. It's coming your way, just like 'Stormbringer'...

hrh 9 UFO AND MORE ACTS CONFIRMED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9
UFO, Toseland, The Screaming Eagles and Trucker Diablo are just some of the acts in today's announcement, joining Saxon this November in Wales...

hackett stolt STEVE HACKETT REVEALS NEW BASS/12 STRING PLAYER FOR UPCOMING TOURO
Multi-talented guitarist Roine Stolt joins the line-up. "It's marvellous to have both Swedish talents Roine Stolt and Nad Sylvan as part of the band for these Hackett solo/Genesis Revisited shows..."

hammerfall HAMMERFALL ANNOUNCE ONE OFF LONDON SHOW IN MAY
"We're pulling out all the stops to make this a triumphant return to British shores and this time there will be no restrictions on lights, sound or production..."

krokus KROKUS ANNOUNCE FIRST US TOUR IN OVER 25 YEARS
Following the Monsters Of Rock cruise the tour continues through several US cities, ending at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles...

wildfire festival WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES SUNDAY NIGHT SPECIAL GUESTS, ACOUSTIC LOUNGE AND MORE
For 2015 the Acoustic Lounge is back, bigger and better than ever....

the darkness BREAKING NEWS: THE DARKNESS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND UNVEIL NEW VIDEO - WATCH IT HERE
Summer 2015 sees the return of multi-award winning music band The Darkness....

jim cregan JIM CREGAN POSTPONES MARCH CREGAN & CO TOUR FOLLOWING CANCER NEWS
Soon I'll start treatment which I'm hopeful will lead to a full recovery and I'll be back doing what I enjoy most, performing with this great band in May and on tour in October..."

hang the bastard HANG THE BASTARD ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH CORROSION OF CONFORMITY & UK HEADLINE DATES
"It's gonna be heavy and it's gonna be loud!!! Bang your heads, we are coming for you!..."

aaron keylock 17 YEAR OLD GUITAR HERO AARON KEYLOCK SIGNS TO MASCOT LABEL GROUP
One of the most exciting and brightest young talents in the UK, Aaron is a mesmerising live performer with over 200 shows to his name...

danko jones DANKO JONES RETURN TO LONDON ON MARCH 18th
The band bring their own brand of bare-bones hard rock that fits well into the paths paved by such bands as Motörhead, and The Ramones...

bruce dickinson BREAKING NEWS: IRON MAIDEN SINGER BRUCE DICKINSON UNDERGOES CANCER TREATMENT
Sometimes a news item breaks that shakes you to your foundations...

rock goddess ROCK GODDESS ANNOUNCE FIRST LONDON DATE IN OVER THIRTY YEARS
The waiting is over. The reformed South London hard rock trio have announced details of their first London concert in over 30 years...

nigel glockler BREAKING NEWS: SAXON DRUMMER NIGEL GLOCKLER PRONOUNCED 100% RECOVERED WITH ZERO DAMAGE
"This means that I am okay to get back to work, but I am told to ease back into it and on my own timeframe..."

scorpions SCORPIONS STREAMING PREVIEW OF EVERY TRACK FROM 'RETURN TO FOREVER', PLUS NEW VIDEO RIGHT HERE
The new Scorpions album, 'Return To Forever' is just days away from its European release now...

carl palmer CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY, MARTIN TURNER PLAYS THE MUSIC OF WISHBONE ASH AND THE STRAWBS ON SUPER TOUR 2015
Carl Palmer is a drummer's drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman...

geilo MetalTalk COLUMNIST ROGER FAUSKE HEADS OFF ON A TREK ACROSS FROZEN NORWAY
Our heroic voyager will travel over 100km on skis raising money for three worthy charities...

quireboys THE QUIREBOYS RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'ST CECILIA AND THE GYPSY SOUL' ON 30TH MARCH 2015
The album will be part of a luxurious 4CD set, which includes 'Halfpenny Dancer' in the package...

rick springfield RICK SPRINGFIELD TO RELEASE NEW CD/DVD 'STRIPPED DOWN' ON 9 MARCH 2015
"Now, if you can't make it to one of my 2015 Stripped Down dates live, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own living room...naked, if you want..."

turbowolf TURBOWOLF RELEASE BLISTERING NEW SINGLE 'NINE LIVES'
"Nine Lives is a song about making the most of our limited time; about living with no regrets; about changing our attitudes towards death and about life..."

arch enemy ARCH ENEMY ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES FOR 2015
European fans will see Arch Enemy again in late April. The band are coming back with support from US Metal force Unearth and Drone from Germany...

toto TOTO DEBUT NEW SINGLE 'HOLY WAR'
Toto have announced a March 20th release date for their new studio album 'Toto XIV' in Europe...

motley crue EXCLUSIVE: MOTLEY CRUE PAY TRIBUTE TO GARY GLITTER ON THE FINAL TOUR
Debauched rockers Motley Crue are currently in Japan performing their last Asian dates on their much publicised Final Tour...

music for nations LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL LABEL MUSIC FOR NATIONS IS BACK
As well as reissues, the label will be signing new artists for the first time in over a decade...

satyricon SATYRICON SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS FOR RELEASE OF SPECTACULAR LIVE DVD
"It's not a live album. It's a celebration of what Satyricon stands for as a band..."

absolva ABSOLVA RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN SOME WILD UNIVERSE' PLUS TOUR UPDATE
This video features the touring line-up of the band for 2015...

tytan TYTAN AND FRIENDS TO PLAY AT THE WEDFEST
Joining them will also be Midnight Messiah plus the promising young rocking sounds of Bad Touch, Knock Out Kaine and Piston...

rival sons RIVAL SONS WITHDRAW FROM SOUNDWAVE 2015
Australia will have to wait a little longer to see Rival Sons in the flesh as family matters take priority...

the answer HARDCORE SUPERSTAR WILL RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'HCSS' ON 20TH APRIL 2015
"This is nothing less than Hardcore Superstar coming full circle by showing our fans where we come from and what we still believe in..."

the answer THE ANSWER RELEASE BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'LONG LIVE THE RENEGADES'
"The song is about just doing what you do best and having a bit of a bunker mentality..."

dead kennedys DEAD KENNEDYS ANNOUNCE UK AND EUROPE HEADLINE TOUR FOR JUNE 2015
US punk pioneers will bring their distincitve sound to four countries over ten dates...

carl sentance BREAKING NEWS: CARL SENTANCE ANNOUNCED AS NEW VOCALIST FOR NAZARETH
Persian Risk vocalist Carl Sentance replaces Linton Osbourne to start the next chapter for the Scottish hard rockers...

rockingham firefest BREAKING NEWS: ROCKINGHAM RELIGHTS THE FIREFEST; GOTTHARD, DAN REED, STAN BUSH AND MORE ANNOUNCED
The AOR flag will be raised high yet again over Nottingham Rock City...

sven dirkschneider U.D.O. ANNOUNCE DIRKSCHNEIDER'S SON AS NEW DRUMMER
"His style of playing drums is fresh and really grooves heavily. It simply is exactly what we need for U.D.O..."

pentagram PENTAGRAM RE-SIGNS WITH PEACEVILLE RECORDS - ALBUM RECORDING UNDERWAY
Through four decades of adversity and triumph, Pentagram have become a legendary international act...

uriah heep URIAH HEEP 2015 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
This tour follows on from the release of the band's acclaimed album 'Outsider' which enjoyed excellent reviews...

godsmack GODSMACK VOCALIST SULLY ERNA TO MAKE AN ONLINE POKER COMEBACK
For Godsmack fans this could be disheartening as Erna shifts his attention from music to poker...

knock out kane KNOCK OUT KAINE RELEASE FREE SINGLE AND VIDEO FEATURING IRON MAIDEN'S BRUCE DICKINSON
A trademark Knock Out Kaine spirit and sound remains un-disguised alongside layers of mature songwriting and craft...

heidevolk HEIDEVOLK LAUNCH VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK 'WINTER WOEDE'; NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY
The album and video mark the debut of the band's newest members, Kevin Vruchtbaert on guitar and Lars Vogel on vocals...

quo convention FIRST EVER STATUS QUO FAN CLUB CONVENTION ANNOUNCED
There will be live music, very special guests and a packed programme this October for this very special celebration...

queensryche THUNDER CONFIRMED AS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TO ZZ TOP AT WEMBLEY ARENA PLUS MINI UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
The group's first studio album in six years, 'Wonder Days', reminds us why Thunder are now more revered than ever before...

queensryche QUEENSRŸCHE TO TOUR EUROPE AND RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN 2015
It's a busy year for Queensrÿche with headline shows and festival appearances before the new album release...

dir en grey dir en grey RETURN FOR TWO EXCLUSIVE SHOWS
The Islington O2 Academy will be the scene for Japanese avant-garde Metal in May...

unleashed SWEDISH LEGENDS UNLEASHED REVEAL ALBUM TITLE AND ARTWORK
The founders of the Viking Death Metal movement are back and as brutal as ever...

blackberry smoke BLACKBERRY SMOKE'S 'HOLDING ALL THE ROSES' IS OUT NOW IN EUROPE
Twelve smoking hot new songs from the southern rock kings...

status quo BREAKING NEWS: STATUS QUO ANNOUNCE 'AQUOSTIC' ROYAL ALBERT HALL GIG IN APRIL
This is the show that wowed the listeners of BBC Radio 2, plus those lucky enough to be in the intimate surroundings of Roundhouse in October...

monument MONUMENT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
You want great British Metal? You've got it with Monument's headline tour this Spring...

santa cruz SANTA CRUZ REVEAL LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'MY REMEDY'
Get a taste of the new album with 'My Remedy', the third single to be released...

Shattered sun LEGENDARY BRITISH MELODIC ROCKERS FM RETURN WITH 'HEROES & VILLAINS' ON APRIL 17TH
"We're on a roll! Some of the tracks on this album are better than anything that the band has ever produced, and Steve's voice is as good as ever..."

nightwish NIGHTWISH ANNOUNCE ONLY UK DATE THIS YEAR WITH ARCH ENEMY SUPPORTING
"Who would have thought about headlining at Wembley Arena one day when we were starting our UK touring history..."

europe EUROPE RELEASE TITLE TRACK VIDEO FOR 'KINGS OF WAR'
If you're tired of waiting to see when Ritchie Blackmore will once again crack out the Marshall stacks, look no further than here...

quireboys THE QUIREBOYS GO UNPLUGGED AND PERSONAL: ACOUSTIC DATES ANNOUNCED
After last year's highly acclaimed unplugged tour, The Quireboys are pleased to announce a very intimate string of evenings early 2015...

killit KILLIT UNLEASH DEBUT VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER LIVE SHOW
'Shut It Down' is the first single from the album and is out now and available...

state villains STATE VILLAINS TO RELEASE SECOND EP IN SPRING
State Villains have an honesty that harkens back to an era of integrity and a distinct lack of gimmicks...

federal charm FEDERAL CHARM TO PLAY THEIR FIRST LONDON HEADLINE ON 6th MARCH
Federal Charm have been hailed by the music press as being the next big thing in new wave of blues-rock bands

chris slade BREAKING NEWS: CHRIS SLADE IS BACK IN AC/DC
Chris will rejoin the legendary hard rockers for their appearance at the 57th annual Grammy Awards as well as the band's upcoming tour...

Shattered sun VICTORY RECORDS WELCOMES SHATTERED SUN
The Texas Metallers sign a major new deal and will release a new album in 2015...

revolution saints PROGRESSIVE METALLERS ID. OFFER FREE DOWNLOAD OF EP TITLE TRACK 'SAGITTARIUS A'
The multi-layered heavy EP from Vancouver's finest is released on February 10th...

revolution saints REVOLUTION SAINTS RELEASE VIDEO FOR 'BACK ON MY TRAIL'
The track is the second video from the debut album, released on February 23rd...

enslaved WATCH THE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FROM ENSLAVED'S UPCOMING RELEASE 'IN TIMES'
The track is taken from the band's upcoming album 'In Times', the thirteenth full length release from Enslaved...

ufo UFO REVEAL NEW TRAILER FOR 'A CONSPIRACY OF STARS'
Not long to wait before the new album from the British heavyweights UFO launches...

the agonist THE AGONIST LAUNCH VIDEO FOR 'MY WITNESS, YOUR VICTIM'
"Believe it or not the actor was not harmed (too much) during the shoot!..."

eureka machines EUREKA MACHINES ANNOUNCE CROWDFUNDED ALBUM AND UK TOUR
Exclusive content is available for subscribers, including EPs, online gig and a live album...

evil scarecrow EVIL SCARECROW'S RELEASE STUNNING NEW VIDEO FOR 'SPACE DEMENTIA'
Evil Scarecrow have also been confirmed for Download 2015...

primordial PRIMORDIAL UK DATES KICK OFF THIS WEEK
Primordial will bring their audio divinity to stages throughout Europe in the coming weeks...

vovoid VOIVOD LAUNCH A NEW SONG AND ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN DATES
The band are back firing on all cylinders and are hitting the road in North America and Europe during 2015...

joe satriani JOE SATRIANI ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER 2015 'SHOCKWAVE' UK TOUR
A 48 hour ticket pre-sale starts on 4th Feb, with general sale starting from 6th Feb...

knock out kaine KNOCK OUT KAINE RELEASE FREE SINGLE '16 GRAMS OF HEART ATTACK'
The track features Christian Brady of Hellyeah! as guest lead guitarist...

2 cellos 2CELLOS CREATE A NEW DIMENSION WITH 'CELLOVERSE'
The duo return to their rock roots with their take on tracks from Iron Maiden, AC/DC and more...

walls of jericho WALLS OF JERICHO SIGN TO NAPALM RECORDS
The band are currently working on their new album, which is their first full length since 2008...

amorettes THE AMORETTES SIGN TO OFF YER ROCKA RECORDINGS
"After listening to their recent studio output, it seemed only natural to look at this as a long time venture and literally, take the bull by the horns and drive it round the world..."

36 crazyfists 36 CRAZYFISTS ANNOUNCE SIGNING SESSION AT FOPP, LONDON ON 17th FEBRUARY
A new track is revealed today, on the eve of their headlining UK tour...

joe bonamassa JOE BONAMASSA TO RELEASE "MUDDY WOLF AT RED ROCKS" DVD, BLU-RAY & CD
To celebrate the release Joe Bonamassa is offering a free download of the track 'Tiger In Your Tank'...

rush CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSH WITH 12 MONTHS OF LPS STARTING WITH 'FLY BY NIGHT'
The albums will be released in chronological order and re-mastered on heavyweight vinyl...

periphery PERIPHERY PREMIERE THE VIDEO FOR 'ALPHA'
The albums 'Juggernaut: Alpha' and 'Juggernaut: Omega' are out now on Century Media...

furyon FURYON ANNOUNCE UK 'LOST SALVATION' TOUR DATES
There will be five dates in March, with more to be announced...

the crunch THE CRUNCH TO PLAY AT THE PREMIERE OF STRUMMER FILM 'I NEED A DODGE'
The supergroup, which includes Terry Chimes from The Clash, will open proceedings at London's Koko on 25th March...

karnivool KARNIVOOL ANNOUNCE UK TOUR IN MARCH 2015
The full Australian set comes to Europe for the first time, to co-incide with the vinyl release of their entire catalogue...

cregan and co CREGAN & CO ANNOUNCE UK TOUR CELEBRATING SONGS FROM ROD STEWART'S CATALOGUE
Rod's long time band mate and co-songwriter Jim Cregan's band features Ben Mills, Harry James and more...

blackwelder BLACKWELDER ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TITLE AND RELEASE DATE
'Survival Of The Fittest' lands in April and the first track is streaming now...

scott weiland SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS CONFIRM STUDIO ALBUM AND UK DATE
The ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer releases 'Blaster' - a rock album that lives up to its title...

nightranger NIGHT RANGER TO PLAY RARE LONDON SHOW ON 12th MARCH
Tickets to see the celebrated San Franciscan rockers at the O2 Academy Islington will be in high demand...

geezer butler BLACK SABBATH'S GEEZER BUTLER BREAKS HIS SILENCE OVER HIS ARREST
Geezer was arrested on Tuesday night after an altercation in Death Valley, California and was booked at the Inyo County Jail...

ramblin man festival BREAKING NEWS: RAMBLIN' MAN FAIR ANNOUNCE SAXON, BLUE OYSTER CULT AND MORE...
A mega announcement from Ramblin Man Fair just dropped...

hate HATE RELEASE NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR TRACK 'LEVIATHAN'
Poland's death/black Metallers Hate are known for their highly dramatic soundscapes...

majesty MAJESTY ANNOUNCE 'GENERATION STEEL' NEW ALBUM AND EUROPEAN TOUR
"We are more than proud of the new record and can't wait to also present these songs live on stage..."

induction MARTIN BECK'S INDUCTION REVEAL COVER FOR UPCOMING SINGLE
The single. 'Far Beyond The Horizon' is out on February 16th and features some special guests...

cadillac three THE CADILLAC THREE ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE DATES AND GRAMMY NOMINATION
"The UK has become like a second home to us over the past year or so, and we can't wait to come back! We've been working hard on new music for y'all..."

bonafide BONAFIDE ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN AND UK TOUR FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015
With their new studio album 'Denim Devils', the Swedes are set for a spring and summer on the road...

toseland THREE MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM TOSELAND
A new EP, A UK tour and a world record attempt - Toseland is starting 2015 with a bang...

attila ATTILA PREMIERE VIDEO FOR 'HATE ME'
In this hilarious and unforgettable video clip, Attila trade their microphones and instruments for handcuffs, nightsticks, and cop uniforms...

if all else fails ROCK STARS DEDICATE GET WELL SOON VIDEO TO MONTROSE MUSICIAN
A host of British and American Metal stars combine to wish their comrade Lewis Paton a speedy recovery...

download festival ANOTHER BATCH OF BANDS ADDED TO DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL BILL INCLUDING THUNDER AND EVIL SCARECROW
This year's Download Festival line-up is shaping up nicely with another 24 new acts added to the bill...

steak number eight STEAK NUMBER EIGHT TO EMBARK ON EUROPEAN TOUR WITH PRONG AND HARK
Belgium's post/sludge Metal act Steak Number Eight have announced the dates of their 2015 European tour...

beth hart BETH HART TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'BETTER THAN HOME' ON 13th APRIL 2015
Some artists choose to sing the blues and some artists find that they have to live them as well...

asomvel ASOMVEL ANNOUNCE UK TOUR FOR MARCH 2015
With the new line-up powering the band to bigger heights, Asomvel are heading out on tour...

dr living dead DR. LIVING DEAD! LAUNCH BRAND NEW VIDEO
'TEAMxDEADx' is an example of the quality Thrash Metal displayed on the upcoming third album...

mabel greers toyshop MABEL GREER'S TOYSHOP RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE FOR 'ELECTRIC FUNERAL'
The band which grew into Yes have reunited and will release a new album in March...

paradise lost PARADISE LOST ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TITLE AND RELEASE DATE
"We have written a very dark, yet melodic album, but this time many songs definitely have a death Metal edge, which is something we haven't done for a long long time ..."

ensiferum ENSIFERUM ADD MORE EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
We're really looking forward to the new Ensiferum album, 'One Man Army', here at MetalTalk...

airbourne AIRBOURNE SIGN WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS
"We're pumped up to have signed on the dotted line to the world's toughest and truest hard rock label..."

vader VADER BRING BLITZ! OVER EUROPE TOUR TO THE UK AND IRELAND IN MARCH
"We come together with our dudes from Hate. We can't wait to bring Hellfire to you soon..."

thy art is murder THY ART IS MURDER ANNOUNCE UK SHOWS SUPPORTING EMMURE
Tickets are on sale now for what promises to be the heaviest tour of the year...

horror holocaust CROSSOVER DEATH SUPERGROUP DENIAL FIEND RE-ISSUE 'HORROR HOLOCAUST' ON VINYL AND IN EUROPE FOR THE FIRST TIME
Ten tales of blood curdling horror that are anvil heavy thrashing death...

wacken EUROPE AND DREAM THEATER ANNOUNCED FOR WACKEN
The sold out legendary German festival announces more details of the mouth-watering bill...

camden rocks CAMDEN ROCKS 2015 ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ACTS
The bands include Trail of Dead, Funeral For a Friend, Heavens Basement, The Dictators, Black Spiders and more...

all that remains ALL THAT REMAINS LAUNCH #thisprobablywontendwell PICTURE COMPETITION
This unique competition marks the release of new studio album 'The Order Of Things' out on Feb 23rd...

titanfest TITANFEST ANNOUNCED FOR MAY IN LONDON - FIRST BANDS REVEALED
Titanfest now sees some of the most respected and time-hardened Metal musicians working side by side with the next generation of the emerging UK Metal scene...

joe lynn turner JOE LYNN TURNER ANNOUNCES UK AND NORTHERN IRELAND DATES THIS SPRING
Legendary rock and roll singer Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow and Deep Purple fame is pleased to confirm details of his intimate acoustic 'An Evening With...' tour...

wildfire festival EXCLUSIVE: WILDFIRE FESTIVAL 2015 ANNOUNCES FIFTY BAND LINE-UP
Wildfire is known for bringing the best in Scottish talent to Wiston Lodge, and there is one name everyone at Wildfire HQ agreed should be on the bill...

kiss KISS GET ANIMATED IN COLLABORATION WITH J-POP IDOLS MOMOIRO CLOVER Z!
Just when you thought the Metal world had gone insane enough with Babymetal...

ronnie james dio RONNIE JAMES DIO FIFTH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL EVENTS ANNOUNCED
The weekend will include a public memorial service, a celebrity bowling tournament and the inaugural Ride For Ronnie motorcycle ride and BBQ...

walkway WALKWAY RELEASE SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR 'STREETWISE'
The single is the first release from their second studio album. Walkway will support Status Quo in June 2015...

motley crue MOTLEY CRUE REVEAL DATE OF FINAL SHOW AND FINAL TOUR LAST LEG DETAILS: NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW
Motley Crue are also in the process of putting together the ultimate collector's album package...

art of anarchy PRESENTING ART OF ANARCHY FEATURING SCOTT WEILAND, BUMBLEFOOT, JOHN MOYER OF DISTURBED AND JON AND VINCE VOTTA
Poised to become one of the biggest new bands of 2015, Art Of Anarchy is redefining the rock supergroup...

jettblack JETTBLACK RETURN WITH A BRAND NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO
Jettblack get serious in 2015, kicking things off with a headline tour and new single in February...

dead kennedys DEAD KENNEDYS FANS PERFORM PUBLIC SEX ACT LIVE ON STAGE
"This was something definitely different to see at a punk concert..."

evil scarecrow EVIL SCARECROW'S MISSING TRACK FINALLY RELEASED! A MESSAGE FROM DR HELL!
Evil Scarecrow have just released a new, old version of 'Robototron', which they feel is the definitive version of their most popular track...

eddie and the hot rods BREAKING NEWS: ORIGINAL EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS LINE-UP REFORM FOR 40th ANNIVERSARY
This will be the first time all original members have played a full show together for over thirty years...

carthagods CARTHAGODS TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM WITH SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING TIM "RIPPER" OWENS, RON THAL AND MARK JANSEN
"It's been a long time that we look for this occasion to finally satisfy our fans..."

paddy goes to holyhead EXCLUSIVE: PADDY GOES TO HOLYHEAD ANNOUNCE FINAL CONCERT FOR ST PATRICK'S NIGHT
Sadly it's the end of an era as Paddy Goes To Holyhead have announced that they are to play their final gig...

grateful dead BREAKING NEWS: GRATEFUL DEAD TO RE-UNITE FOR 50th ANNIVERSARY FAREWELL CONCERTS
The reunion, billed "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead", will feature the band's surviving members...

nazareth BREAKING NEWS: VOCALIST LINTON OSBOURNE LEAVES NAZARETH
"I am no longer a member of Nazareth. It didn't work out, for me, or for the band..."

lordi LORDI ANNOUNCE UK DATES FOR TOUR FORCE ONE
Lordi bring 'Scare Force One' to the UK for ten dates in the Spring...

nightwish NIGHTWISH REVEAL TRACKLIST & FORMATS OF 'ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL'
The new studio album, released on 30th March, is available in several tasty formats...

iron maiden IRON MAIDEN LEADER STEVE HARRIS' MANSION BACK ON THE MARKET AT KNOCKDOWN PRICE
The mansion boasts its own pub called the Horse and Cart as well as an indoor swimming pool...

pete way EXCLUSIVE: ALL PARTIES IN BATTLE BETWEEN FIN MUIR AND PETE WAY OF WAYSTED GIVE A RESPONSE
"I can confirm that this appalling defamation is completely without foundation..."

death angel DEATH ANGEL ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINE SHOW AND DATES WITH QUEENSRYCHE AND ARMORED SAINT
Los Angeles Heavy Metal legends Armored Saint will join both acts for a special London show at the Electric Ballroom...

udo dirkschneider U.D.O. TO PLAY ENGLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DONKEY'S YEARS
Germany's favourite rock god Udo Dirkschneider has announced three exclusive shows for the UK...

california breed CALIFORNIA BREED HAS GONE THE WAY OF BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION
After a great first album, the departure of a superstar drummer, and very little touring, California Breed is extinct...

kamelot KAMELOT SIGNS TO NAPALM RECORDS; NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
In support of this highly anticipated release, Kamelot will hit the road for select UK shows, followed by a massive North America Tour...

the gentle storm ARJEN LUCASSEN AND ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN'S NEW BAND THE GENTLE STORM REVEAL TOUR DATES AND ALBUM DETAILS
"We'll perform some Ayreon classics together and premiere a couple of songs that will be on our upcoming album..."

jimmy page JIMMY PAGE IN FIGHT WITH ROBBIE WILLIAMS OVER HOUSE RENOVATION
The pair are neighbours and have fallen out over Williams' plans to revamp his multi-million pound mansion...

hard rock hell SAXON ANNOUNCED FOR HARD ROCK HELL 9 WITH ROCK GODDESS, PIG IRON AND MORE
Hard Rock Hell, aptly titled 'House of Horrors', are pleased to welcome Heavy Metal Titans Saxon back into their realm...

dark funeral DARK FUNERAL TO RELEASE 7INCH & DIGITAL SINGLE 'NAIL THEM TO THE CROSS' IN FEBRUARY
The single is available as a hand-numbered 7inch limited edition of which 500 copies are on black vinyl and 500 on blue vinyl...

santa cruz SANTA CRUZ TO RELEASE BRAND NEW SELF-TITLED ALBUM ON MARCH 9th VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS
Santa Cruz will also play five UK dates as main support to Amaranthe...

tygers of pan tang TYGERS OF PAN TANG TO HEADLINE GARAGE DAYZ RE-VISITED ALL DAYER IN LONDON
A mouth watering bill not only from bands that were a huge influence to bands like Metallica and Megadeth....

truffle TRUFFLE TO PLAY SPECIAL SOUTH COAST GIG WITH SIEGE, TOLEDO STEEL AND KODIAK JACK
Tickets are priced at only $7.50 for a night that promises to be full of faces from the area past and present....

ensiferum ENSIFERUM UNLEASH TWO NEW VIDEOS ON EVE OF LAUNCH ON NEW ALBUM
Today Ensiferum unveils the official new video for 'One Man Army''s title track as well as an in-depth "making of" clip...

autograph AUTOGRAPH RELEASE FIRST NEW SONG IN OVER 25 YEARS
Simply put, a reunion was both inevitable and essential...

steve hackett STEVE HACKETT ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM 'WOLFLIGHT' OUT ON 30th MARCH
The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom...

adrian smith IRON MAIDEN'S ADRIAN SMITH ROCKS UP IN CHISWICK WITH DOOGIE WHITE, ANDY BARNETT AND DAVE 'BUCKET' COLWELL
MetalTalk's first Gig Of The Week for 2015 turned up two major surprises as a great night was had by all...

sabaton SABATON ANNOUNCE "SABATON OPEN AIR" WITH POWERWOLF AND CIVIL WAR
Tickets are on sale now for this special event in Germany in July...

pig iron PIG IRON ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM
'Sermons From The Church Of Blues Restitution' will be released worldwide via OYR on 2nd March and will be preceded by a high value four track EP...

sonata arctica SONATA ARCTICA ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE LONDON SHOW FOR 'ECLIPTICA OVER EUROPE TOUR 2015'
"On these shows we'll perform 'Ecliptica' in its entirety as well as assorted hits from our catalog..."

skalmold SKALMOLD UNVEIL NEW SPRING TOUR DATES WITH ELUVEITIE AND WIND ROSE
For those who didn't catch the Viking/Pagan Metallers live on tour, here's another chance...

tony iommi BLACK SABBATH LEGEND TONY IOMMI TELLS ALL ABOUT HIS CANCER BATTLE
"In the good old days there was cocaine everywhere. This time we had tea and coffee and health drinks..."

def con one DEF CON ONE ANNOUNCE CRUSHING HEADS TOUR
British Metallers Def Con One can be seen across the UK in 2015...

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