Track Premiere: Morbid Evils – 'Case II: Dead Weight'

Finish doom/sludge purveyors Morbid Evils are readying themselves to release Deceases, an album that puts an emphasis on the slow and, well, evil. The follow-up to 2015’s In Hate With the Burning World, Deceases packs a heavy punch with elements of sludge, doom and death metal. Get a taste of each genre with new song “Case II: Dead Weight,” streaming below.  “Case II: Dead Weight’ is one of the songs we finished writing during the studio session,” says vocalist/guitarist Keijo Niinimaa. “Jan’s riffs were pretty much done in advance, but the drums and structure were arranged and created while we … Continue reading

Track Premiere: End Christian – 'Delivered in Shame'

End Christian boast an all-star lineup of musicians including current and former members of Brutal Truth, Hex Inverter, Fad Naseum and more. Today, you can listen to a new song from the group, called “Delivered in Shame.”  The track uses effected vocals and a relaxed beat, creating an almost trancelike effect. It hails from End Christian’s new record, Energy & Strength.  “We hope the record feels immediate to the listener,” Christian McKenna (Hex Inverter) comments. “We tried to take some chances with this… we tried to do some stuff that isn’t common in the band setting. All that being said, we … Continue reading

Punk Legends DEAD BOYS Celebrate 40 Years Of 'Young Loud And Snotty' With Album And Tour

Punk rock pioneers and provocateurs DEAD BOYS will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their landmark first album, “Young Loud And Snotty”, with a worldwide tour and a special re-recording of the classic record. “Still Snotty: Young Loud And Snotty At 40” on Nashville-based Plowboy Records is hitting the streets and available online on September 8 with a major U.S. tour kicking off in Dallas, Texas on September 7. Formed in Cleveland in 1976, the DEAD BOYS were one of the first American acts to combine the proto-punk fervor of bands like THE STOOGES and the NEW YORK DOLLS with a … Continue reading

SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, BEHEMOTH: Official Summer 2017 Tour Video

A new promotional video for SLAYER‘s summer 2017 tour with LAMB OF GOD and BEHEMOTH can be seen below. The six-week North American trek kicked off on July 12 in Bemidji, Minnesota and will run through August 20 in Phoenix, Arizona. VIP packages and VIP ticket upgrades for the tour are available at this location. Remaining tour dates: Jul. 27 – Theater at Madison Square Garden – New York, NY Jul. 28 – Pier Six Pavilion – Baltimore, MD Jul. 30 – Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN Aug. 01 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater – Bonner Springs, KS Aug. 02 … Continue reading

Listen to new track ‘haben sie angst’ from Grant the Sun

This new track ‘haben sie angst’ from Grant the Sun is taken from the project’s eponymous EP released 11 August on Mas-Kina Recordings. You can buy a copy of ‘Grant The Sun’ here. Featuring members of Insense and Beaten To Death, Grant The Sun is a brand new trio from Norway playing an instrumental metal sound influenced by names such as Devin Townsend, Extol and Meshuggah. The band began when founding members of Insense, Håvard Sveberg and Martin Rygge (who also handles guitars in grindcore group Beaten To Death) decided it was time to get together and make music again … Continue reading

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS: 25th-Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Of 'Core' To Include Rarities, Demos And Live Recordings

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS roared on to the scene 25 years ago with their raucous debut “Core”. A breakout success, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts, dominated radio waves with hits like “Sex Type Thing” and “Wicked Garden”, and has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA. The band also took home the 1994 Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for their smash single “Plush”. To mark the legendary album’s silver anniversary, Rhino will release two versions on September 29, which is 25 years to the day of the album’s original debut. The first is the … Continue reading

DREAM THEATER Announces North American Leg Of 'Images, Words & Beyond' Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced the third and final leg of their “Images, Words & Beyond” tour, which sees the pioneering group celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of its milestone RIAA-gold-certified album “Images And Words”. The North American headline dates kick off October 25 at Oakland’s Fox Theatre. The trek takes the band throughout the US, including dates at NYC’s Beacon Theatre and L.A.’s Wiltern, as well as a stop at the Sony Centre in Toronto. Like previous legs, the show will be presented as an “Evening With Dream Theater,” with no opening act. The tour will feature an … Continue reading

ACCEPT Announces 2018 European Headlining Tour

German/American metallers ACCEPT have announced the details of their early 2018 European tour, which will start on January 12 in Hamburg, Germany. The band will be promoting its new album, “The Rise Of Chaos”, which will be released on August 4 via Nuclear Blast. Tour dates: Jan. 12 – DE – Hamburg – Mehr! Theater Jan. 13 – DE – Filderstadt – Filharmonie Jan. 14 – DE – Munich – TonHalle Jan. 16 – DE – Leipzig – Haus Auensee Jan. 17 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys Jan. 19 – DE – Geiselwind – Eventzentrum Jan. 20 – CZ … Continue reading

RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram To Embark On 'Dio Returns' World Tour; First Dates Announced

A hologram of the late Ronnie James Dio made its U.S. debut this past February at the 28th annual Pollstar Awards at the The Novo (formerly Club Nokia) in Los Angeles, California. Created by Eyellusion, the appearance of the heavy metal icon took place during a performance by DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie and is fully supported by his widow/manager, Wendy. The Dio hologram was first introduced at last year’s Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. A world tour featuring the hologram, which will showcase various eras of the legendary metal singer’s career, will kick off with a … Continue reading