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

JOEY BELLADONNA On JOHN BUSH-Era ANTHRAX: 'I Didn't Hear Anything That Blew Me Away'

Metal On Loud recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Metal On Loud: You’ve been around for ANTHRAX‘s biggest successes, like [the “Among The Living” album]. It has really big hits on it. Yet you’ve been out of the band for eighteen years. How do you look back at your departure from ANTHRAX, that period? Joey: “While I was out? Or before I was [out]?” Metal On Loud: How do you look back at that [entire] period [when you were out of ANTHRAX]? … Continue reading

DAVID DRAIMAN Says DISTURBED Will Record Acoustic EP Before Beginning Work On Next Studio Album

DISTURBED is planning to return to the studio later this year to record an acoustic EP before beginning work on the follow-up to 2015’s “Immortalized” album. Prior to the arrival of “Immortalized”, DISTURBED had been on hiatus since the fall of 2011, after completing the touring cycle for its previous studio effort, “Asylum”, and issuing a rarities collection called “The Lost Children”. Asked by Germany’s Rock Antenne how long fans will have to wait before the release of the next DISTURBED album, vocalist David Draiman said (see video below): “Well, the plan at this particular point in time is to … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Desecrate the Faith – 'Unholy Infestation'

Texas death dealers Desecrate the Faith have laid down an unrelenting slab of brutal death metal for their sophomore effort, Unholy Infestation, which you can hear below with an exclusive stream. Thunderous gutturals, furious drumming and relentless guitars pack the album, which features equally grotesque, demonic artwork.  Songs like “Shrine of Enmity” highlight Desecrate the Faith’s full-speed-ahead charges with blistering blast beats. On tracks like “Sacrilege Reborn,” Desecrate the Faith still punish the listener with double bass fury but they also flex their groovier muscles, going low and slow to pulverizing effect.  Unholy Infestation by Desecrate The Faith Desecrate the … Continue reading