Former PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN Signs With ENTERTAINMENT ONE

Former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown has signed a worldwide deal with Entertainment One (eOne), with plans to release a debut solo LP later this year. The yet-to-be-titled full length will be the first time in Brown‘s career in which he will serve as both lead vocalist and guitarist in a band. “I’ve been working on these songs for a long time,” says Rex. “I am thrilled to have such an influential artist like Rex join the growing Entertainment One rock family,” says Scott Givens, SVP Entertainment One. “He’s influenced not just our other artists, but myself as well. It’s an … Continue reading

Video Premiere: THE AMITY AFFLICTION's 'Fight My Regret'

Australian metalcore masters THE AMITY AFFLICTION have debuted the official video for “Fight My Regret”, from their latest album, “This Could Be Heartbreak”. The clip, which was directed by Ryan Mackfall, can be seen below. “Fight My Regret” is the fourth video released from the new LP and follows “All F*cked Up”, as well as the band’s two-part epic laid out in the videos for “I Bring The Weather With Me” and “This Could Be Heartbreak”. THE AMITY AFFLICTION will return to the States this spring for a pair of festival appearances at Carolina Rebellion in Concord, North Carolina (May … Continue reading

Reunited RATT Announces U.S. Tour Dates

The newly reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band’s classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has scheduled the following tour dates: Apr. 26 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY Apr. 27 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA Apr. 28 – The Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA Apr. 29 – M3 Rock Festival – Columbia, MD May 28 – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK Jun. 01 – Limelight – Peoria, IL Jun. 02 – Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL Jun. 03 – Rockfest – Kansas City, KS Jul. 07 – … Continue reading

SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD And BEHEMOTH: North American Tour Announced

SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD and BEHEMOTH will join forces for a tour this summer. The six-week expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12 in Bemidji, Minnesota, winding up in Phoenix, Arizona on August 20. SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD will also play Wisconsin’s Rock Fest (July 13) and Rock USA 2017 (July 15), and then meet up with BEHEMOTH at the Chicago Open Air festival on July 16. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 3. Said SLAYER‘s Kerry King: “As metal tours go, this is the one that your fellow metal heads will be bragging about if … Continue reading

PYRAMAZE To Release 'Contingent' Album In April

Melodic metal band PYRAMAZE will release its fifth album, “Contingent”, on April 28 in Europe and North America through Inner Wound Recordings. With “Contingent”, PYRAMAZE has grown and matured into a band that is capable of satisfying their fans while simultaneously continuing to break new ground. The incorporation of modern cinematic film score elements mixed with progressive metal riffs and melodies will leave the listener breathless! Huge, sweeping, hard-hitting, and poignant, “Contingent” is an epic post-apocalyptic conceptual piece inspired by current events, the human spirit to overcome struggle and diversity, and the brotherhood that lies therein. The album was produced, … Continue reading

Reactivated LABYRINTH: New Song 'A New Dream' Available For Streaming

After a seven-year hiatus, Italian metallers LABYRINTH will return with a brand new studio album, “Architecture Of A God”, on April 21 via Frontiers Music Srl. The song “A New Dream”, taken from “Architecture Of A God”, can be streamed below. In the spring of 2016, the band’s founding members, Andrea Cantarelli and Olaf Thorsen received a call from Frontiers asking them to discuss with vocalist Roberto Tiranti the possibilities of a reunion with a return to their classic sound to mount a comeback for the band. After much discussion, the guys agreed to make an album and also to … Continue reading

SEETHER Announces U.S. Tour, Recruits SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY

SEETHER has revealed details for the “Poison The Parish” world tour, which includes headline shows and major festival appearances throughout the spring and summer of 2017. The extensive touring plans come in support of “Poison The Parish”, their recently announced seventh studio album, set for release via Canine Riot Records on May 12. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. local time. Every ticket order will include a physical copy of “Poison The Parish”. A portion of all tickets sold for the “Poison The Parish” world tour will benefit the Rise Above Fund, which is a subset … Continue reading

RIOT V Releases Music Video For 'Sign Of The Crimson Storm'

“Sign Of The Crimson Storm”, the new video from RIOT V, the band featuring the remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, can be seen below. Originally recorded for RIOT‘s “Thundersteel” album in 1988, this song has been a staple of RIOT V live setlists over the past two years. Footage and audio was taken from the RIOT V performance at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan during the Middle Of The Mitt Music Festival on September 10, 2016. RIOT V‘s debut album, “Unleash The Fire”, was released in October 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer. The CD marked … Continue reading

JOEY KRAMER Says AEROSMITH Is A 'Much Better' Live Band Than THE ROLLING STONES

AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer says that when it comes to playing live, his band is in a league of its own. He tells Classic Rock magazine: “First of all, as far as AEROSMITH goes there is no band that has been around for almost fifty years that still has the original five guys in the band. “Everybody is always raving about THE [ROLLING] STONES, saying THE STONES this and THE STONES that. I’ve never cared for THE STONES. They never had anything to offer me musically, especially in the drumming department.” He continues: “THE STONES is not the original band … Continue reading

ROBERT PLANT & THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS: 'Live At David Lynch's Festival Of Disruption' To Air On AXS TV

AXS TV presents an unforgettable performance by one of rock’s most influential performers in the premiere of “Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters – Live At David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption” — airing Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The concert captures the band’s unique headlining set at visionary auteur David Lynch‘s Festival Of Disruption — a fully immersive creative gathering benefiting The David Lynch Foundation. The hour-long event gives fans a rare opportunity to experience the legendary frontman as they’ve never seen or heard him before, as he playfully interacts with the crowd … Continue reading