FULL OF HELL To Release 'Trumpeting Ecstasy' Album In May

Maryland/Pennsylvania experimental death-noise band FULL OF HELL will release its new full-length album, “Trumpeting Ecstasy”, on May 5 via Profound Lore. Punishing, virulent, and dynamic beyond expectation, “Trumpeting Ecstasy” was recorded at GodCity Studios with Kurt Ballou. The aural deluge also features guest appearances by Aaron Turner (SUMAC, OLD MAN GLOOM, MAMIFFER, ISIS), Nate Newton (CONVERGE, OLD MAN GLOOM), Andrew Nolan (COLUMN OF HEAVEN, THE ENDLESS BLOCKADE), and Canadian singer/songwriter Nicole Dollanganger. “Trumpeting Ecstasy” track listing: 01. Deluminate 02. Branches Of Yew 03. Bound Sphinx 04. The Cosmic Vein 05. Digital Prison 06. Crawling Back To God 07. Fractured Quartz … Continue reading

SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: Watch Video For New Song 'Opal'

“Opal”, the new video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH) and the dynamic voice of Joel Ekelöf (WILLOWTREE), can be seen below. The song is taken from SOEN‘s new full-length opus, “Lykaia”, which was released on February 3 via UDR Music. “Lykaia” is a journey into earthier places — SOEN‘s most cohesive, powerful and congruent creative quest yet. For those who have followed SOEN‘s career thus far, the new album’s concepts of journey and exploration are not new. 2012’s “Cognitive” beat a firmly heavy, progressive metal path. 2014’s … Continue reading

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Performs Acoustically In State College, Pennsylvania (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME frontman Geoff Tate performing on February 21 at the the State Theatre in State College, Pennsylvania during his “The Whole Story ‘Rÿche’ Acoustic Tour” can be seen below. Tate‘s current acoustic tour sees him performing songs from all 17 albums he has done throughout his illustrious 35-year career. Geoff is backed during the show by a seven-piece acoustic band of musicians from the United States and Ireland and features three guitar players, mandolin, cello, saxophone, violin and multiple percussion instruments to produce high-energy acoustic versions of some of the Tate‘s … Continue reading

DANKO JONES Releases 'My Little RnR' Video

Canadian rock act DANKO JONES will release its new album, “Wild Cat”, on March 3 through eOne in Canada and AFM/Bad Taste in the rest of the world. After having reached their highest chart positions to date in a handful of territories with their previous album, “Fire Music”, and having been awarded gold and platinum singles in Sweden, DANKO return with “Wild Cat”, once again produced by Juno Award-winning producer Eric Ratz. The official video for the song “My Little RnR”, taken from “Wild Cat”, can be seen below. Says band leader and namesake Danko Jones: “This is a fun … Continue reading

EDDIE VAN HALEN Helps Bring Music Back To Schools

Eddie Van Halen has spoken to CNN about his work with Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which supports music education and its many benefits through the donation and repair of musical instruments to under-served schools, community music programs and individual students nationwide. “Music is such a necessity. It touches people’s souls,” he told CNN. “Music is the universal language to me. It transcends everything. “My whole life has been music,” he said. “I could not imagine anything else.” “It really hit me when I graduated high school, you sign everybody’s yearbook and everybody asks you, ‘So what college are you going … Continue reading

AVATARIUM To Release 'Hurricanes And Halos' Album In May

Swedish doom metallers AVATARIUM will release their third studio album, “Hurricanes And Halos”, on May 26 via Nuclear Blast. Once again, singer Jennie-Ann Smith and her gentlemen cast a spell over you with a truly magical sound experience. As was the case with the band’s first two efforts, AVATARIUM relies on beauty and darkness, heavy guitars and fragile sounds, unique female vocals and the mystic vintage blues sound from the ’60s, while still staying on modern ground and trusting into the haunting soul of doom rock. Six out of the eight new tracks were forged by CANDLEMASS wizard Leif Edling, … Continue reading

AXEL RUDI PELL's 'The Ballads V' To Include Guest Appearance By BONNIE TYLER

German guitar wizard Axel Rudi Pell will release his next offering, “The Ballads V”, on April 21 via Steamhammer/SPV. In true Pell tradition, part five of his successful ballad compilation series features a smooth balance between the past six years and some brand-new songs. For the first time ever in his almost thirty-year career as a solo artist, Axel Rudi Pell welcomes a special guest star on one of his albums: rock legend Bonnie Tyler has recorded a stunning duet with Axel‘s longtime singer Johnny Gioeli. Axel Rudi Pell is justly proud of his new single, “Love’s Holding On” (street … Continue reading

DESTRUCTION To Release 'Thrash Anthems II' Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics

German thrashers DESTRUCTION have launched a PledgeMusic pre-order campaign in support of their upcoming album, “Thrash Anthems II”. A leader in direct-to-fan platforms, PledgeMusic allows artists to get more personal with their fans, offering pledgers updates straight from the band and items not available anywhere else. The follow-up to 2007’s “Thrash Anthems”, the new album will re-animate another batch of classics, including “United By Hatred”, “Confused Mind” and “The Ritual”. For “Thrash Anthems II”, DESTRUCTION is calling on their loyal fans through PledgeMusic to help them create the record and contribute to the band’s epic history. Pledgers who pre-order the … Continue reading

A PERFECT CIRCLE Unveils First Photo Of 2017 Lineup

A PERFECT CIRCLE has released its first 2017 group photo, confirming that the band’s lineup remains unchanged from the last time they toured four years ago. Joining vocalist Maynard James Keenan and guitarist Billy Howerdel once again are James Iha on rhythm guitar, Matt McJunkins on bass and Jeff Friedl on drums. A PERFECT CIRCLE is starting work on its first new studio album since 2004’s “eMOTIVe” and Howerdel recently said that the band has “every intention” of making new music available to fans in 2017 as it heads out on tour. Speaking with Billboard, Howerdel said: “We’re not promising … Continue reading

PAPA ROACH Frontman On Upcoming Album: 'I'm Rapping On More Than Half The Record'

PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix has revealed to Tina Smash of Rock 105.5, Carolina’s Pure Rock radio station, that the band’s new album will arrive in May. The follow-up to 2015’s “F.E.A.R.” was recorded with Nicholas “Ras” Furlong and Colin “Doc” Brittain at Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood, California. PAPA ROACH has already released two songs from the upcoming disc: “Crooked Teeth” and “Help”, both of which can be heard below. Shaddix told Rock 105.5 about PAPA ROACH‘s new effort (see video below): “We like to say that the album itself, the full-length record, is like if ‘Infest’ [2000], our … Continue reading