WHITESNAKE: Official Book 'The Purple Tour – A Photographic Journey' Coming In December

Rufus Stone Limited Editions has announced the publication of the first-ever official WHITESNAKE book, “The Purple Tour – A Photographic Journey”. In 2015 WHITESNAKE took its newest release, “The Purple Album”, around the world on “The Purple Tour”. Featuring epic reworkings of David Coverdale‘s DEEP PURPLE songs and a raft of WHITESNAKE classics, the tour was one of the band’s most successful and talked about in years. Now this new, official limited-edition release from Rufus Publications documents that groundbreaking tour. At three hundred pages long and packed with exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, notes from the band and a song-by-song breakdown of … Continue reading

EDDIE VAN HALEN Launches New Online Store

After many years, Eddie Van Halen has an entirely new merchandise store via Killer Merch. This new partnership not only includes new merchandise items, but for the first time Eddie‘s guitar accessories as well as licensed products. The site will continue to grow with additional apparel, art, accessories and everything EVH, making it a true home for Eddie Van Halen fans and guitar aficionados. The store is now live at www.eddievanhalenstore.com. The final show of VAN HALEN‘s U.S. tour took place on October 4, 2015 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. The trek was VAN HALEN‘s first since … Continue reading

MORBID ANGEL Cancels European Tour

Death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL have been forced to cancel their previously announced November/December European tour due to “continued problems with the U.S. State Department and passport issues.” Says the band: “We apologize to our promoters and fans and hope to be able to solve this in 2018.” MORBID ANGEL previously scrapped its European summer festival appearances in July and August due to what it called “unfortunate and last-minute unforeseen problems with a passport for one of the members of the band.” The group will unleash its ninth studio album on December 1 via Silver Lining Music and JVC in … Continue reading

PESTILENCE To Release 'Hadeon' Album In March; Cover Artwork Unveiled

Veteran Dutch extreme metallers PESTILENCE will release their new album, “Hadeon”, in March via Hammerheart Records. The cover artwork for the disc, which can be seen below, was created by Santiago Jaramillo from Triple Seis Design (LOCK UP, DYING FETUS, INQUISITION). The concept is based on a multi-layered reality, alien presence and negative frequencies. Following up the reissues of PESTILENCE‘s classic Roadrunner albums on deluxe two-CD and high-quality LP, the band is preparing for worldwide domination in 2018. Aside from intensive touring around the globe, the main focus will be on the eighth studio album. “Hadeon” is an all-out death … Continue reading

HARDCORE SUPERSTAR: 'Have Mercy On Me' Single And Video Out Now

Fresh off a successful summer of high-profile festival appearances, Gothenburg, Sweden-based rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have headed back into the studio to put the finishing touches to the first single from their highly anticipated new album, “You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N’ Roll”, that is scheduled for release in the spring of 2018. “Have Mercy On Me” has been released to coincide with the band’s upcoming co-headline tour of Europe with FOZZY and this new single is bursting with the classic HARDCORE SUPERSTAR sound… loud, aggressive and hard hitting with big drums and an even bigger chorus. “Have Mercy On Me” … Continue reading

Video Premiere: SERENITY's 'United'

Austrian symphonic metal masters SERENITY will release a brand new full-length album, “Lionheart”, on October 27 via Napalm. The disc was mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Gyula Havancsák at Hjules Design And Illustrations created the fantastic album artwork, which can be seen below. The official music video for the song “United”, taken from “Lionheart”, can be seen below. SERENITY bassist Fabio D’Amore told Rock Arena about “Lionheart”: “The producer is the same man behind our last past albums, Mr. Jan Vacik from Dreamsound Studios in Munich, also composer and keyboarder of the band SERIOUS BLACK. The … Continue reading

SATYRICON Releases Video For 'To Your Brethren In The Dark'

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have released the official music video for the track “To Your Brethren In The Dark”. The song is taken from the band’s latest album, “Deep Calleth Upon Deep”, which was released on September 22 via Napalm Records. The disc was recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on SATYRICON‘s 2006 album, “Now, Diabolical”). SATYRICON frontman Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven stated about the video: “I wanted ‘To Your Brethren In The Dark’ to be a director’s interpretation of the song rather than a … Continue reading

RUSH To Release 40th-Anniversary, Expanded Edition Of 'A Farewell To Kings' Album

On December 1, RUSH will release a lavish, new and expanded edition of the landmark album “A Farewell To Kings” — the fifth studio album originally released in 1977, which introduced the radio hit “Closer To The Heart”, album tracks “A Farewell To Kings”, “Madrigal”, “Cinderella Man”, as well as enduring fan favorites with “Xanadu” and “Cygnus X-1”. “A Farewell To Kings – 40th Anniversary” will be available to fans in four distinct configurations, including (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) three-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) four-LP Deluxe Edition, and (4) the Deluxe Digital Edition. The Super Deluxe Edition includes three CDs, … Continue reading