JULY 25th 2015
WATAIN AND MAYHEM ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
After their successful co-headlining tour with MAYHEM in January 2015, Swedish black metal outfit WATAIN has announced a second leg of the trek, set to take place in November. Featuring ROTTING CHRIST as support, fans can expect another dose of wild blasphemy this winter. See below for all dates.

WATAIN and MAYHEM tour dates with ROTTING CHRIST:
 November 5th--New Orleans, LA--One Eyed Jacks
 November 6th--Houston, TX--Warehouse Live
 November 7th--Austin, TX--Fun Fun Fun Fest Nights
 November 8th--Dallas, TX--Gas Monkey Live!
 November 10th--Albuquerque, NM--Sunshine Theater
 November 11th--El Paso, TX--Tricky Falls
 November 12th--Phoenix, AZ--Club Red
 November 13th--San Diego, CA--The North Park Theatre
 November 14th--Santa Ana, CA--The Observatory
 November 15th--Sacramento, CA--Ace of Spades
 November 17th--Salt Lake City, UT--The Depot
 November 18th--Colorado Springs, CO--The Black Sheep
 November 20th--Palatine, IL--Durty Nellies
 November 21st--Detroit, MI--St. Andrews Hall
 November 22nd--Pittsburgh, PA--Mr. Smalls
 November 23rd--Philadelphia, PA--Union Transfer
 November 24th--Brooklyn, NY--Music Hall of Williamsburg
 November 25th--Baltimore, MD--Baltimore Soundstage    
 November 27th--Tampa, FL--Orpheum
 November 28th--Atlanta, GA--Masquerade

WATAIN will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed fifth full-length, The Wild Hunt, which was unleashed in 2013 worldwide via Century Media Records. check out the video for "Outlaw" here: http://youtu.be/DJvTodICI

The Black Metal Warfare tour part II will also be the final US tour for The Wild Hunt. Vocalist Erik comments:
"As with every album tour, it is always towards the end that the all the ingredients of our performances melt together properly and become most powerful. The Black Metal Warfare tour was a very special project for us and I am very pleased we get to end our Wild Hunt in the US with this second leg, with such a legendary package and in front of our ever faithful US militias! While Black Metal Warfare part II is of course a continuation of the first one, quite a few surprises can be expected, both in terms of the setlists as well as on the stage itself. All that is certain is that November shall wail and reek of burning, blistering, banging, bloody Black Metal War! A victorious ending before it's time to yet again embark on the ever winding paths into the great unknown..."
JULY 25th 2015
QUEENSRYCHE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES
Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, QUEENSRŸCHE secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career.
 
The much-anticipated new offering, Condition Hüman, sees vocalist Todd LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is now his sophomore recording effort with the band. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Sanctuary) in the band’s native Washington, Condition Hüman is a new mountain towering over many of the peaks and valleys of the hard rock landscape. Look for the album via Century Media Records on Oct 2nd. Pre-Orders are available now at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche
 
The epic album opening track, “Arrow of Time,” can be heard now exclusively at the link below
https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/queensryche-arrow-of-time/s-3aMP6
 
Also, don't miss QUEENSRŸCHE on tour as direct support to the legendary Scoprions across North America from Sept 10th to Oct 9th. For all dates head either see below or head over to www.queensrycheofficial.com
 
The band’s name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. Queensrÿche built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, and Def Leppard. In recent years, they’ve consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen. Even with eleven gold and platinum plaques and a several Top 10 hard rock anthems woven into the very fiber of the genre, Queensrÿche won’t relent. In fact, they’re in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence.
 
QUEENSRYCHE w/Scorpions
 
Sep 10 @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA
Sep 11 @ The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY*
Sep 12 @ Barclay’s Arena - Brooklyn, NY
Sep 13 @ Meadowbrook - Gilford, NH
Sep 14 @ State Theatre - Portland, ME*
Sep 16 @ Moncton Coliseum - Moncton, Canada
Sep 17 @ Imperial Theatre - Quebec, Canada*
Sep 18 @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, Canada
Sep 19 @ Bell Centre - Montreal, Canada
Sep 22 @ LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH
Sep 23 @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica - Cleveland, OH
Sep 24 @ The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN*
Sep 25 @ Caesar’s Windsor - Windsor, Canada
Sep 26 @ Allstate Arena  - Chicago, IL
Sep 29 @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre - Denver, CO
Oct 01 @ SAP Center - San Jose, CA
Oct 02 @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe - Stateline, NV*
Oct 03 @ The Forum - Los Angeles, CA
Oct 04 @ House of Blues - San Diego, CA*
Oct 06 @ Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 07 @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Oct 09 @ ShoWare Center - Seattle, WA

* QUEENSRYCHE Headlining Off-Date
JULY 25th 2015
DISTURBED UNVEIL NEW SONG "IMMORTALIZED"
Disturbed have released title track "Immortalized" and the accompanying lyric video, available everywhere digitally today and as an immediate download when you pre-order their upcoming sixth studio album Immortalized, out August 21 via Reprise Records. The band's "The Vengeful One" CD single is also available now at Best Buy, FYE and many local record stores. Fans will receive both the title track and lead single, along with previously unreleased instrumentals for each and a $2 coupon toward the full-length album.
 
Watch/share the lyric video for new track "Immortalized":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Auuqlcom6tM
 
The Grammy Award-nominated foursome returned from its four year hiatus last month with the release of single "The Vengeful One," currently at Top 3 at Active Rock Radio. Early praise comes from Artist Direct, who dubs the single "easily the biggest and best metal anthem this year... it kicks off the next chapter of Disturbed with an apropos bang. Vengeance is theirs," and Loudwire, who proclaims: "Expect 'The Vengeful One' to take its place alongside the band's biggest hits." In conjunction with the release of Immortalized, Disturbed will play their first show in four years at the House of Blues in their hometown of Chicago on August 21. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Watch/share the official video for "The Vengeful One":
http://smarturl.it/thevengefulone
 
In January 2014, David Draiman, Dan Donegan, and Mike Wengren met for a dinner in their hometown of Chicago. Shortly thereafter, without notifying friends, families, or their label, the three began to fly back and forth to each other's respective home studios for writing sessions, marking the beginnings of Immortalizedand the first time they collectively wrote together since 2001.
 
"For this album, everything was written in the same room," Draiman remarks. "It was wonderful experiencing how it used to be back in the day for us. That became apparent in the material, whether it was the passion of the performance, the power being harnessed, or the feelings evoked. We could feel the difference."
 
To push themselves further, the group headed to Las Vegas' Hideout Recordings to work alongside producer Kevin Churko [Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch]. It marked their first collaboration together, and Churko pushed the musicians to expand their signature style.
 
"I think the fans will feel like it was worth the wait," concludes Donegan. "To be away from it for almost 5 years, get back in a room, write together, and tap into that fire is awesome. Part of me didn't want to leave the studio! We still have a lot more to say. We still have a lot more to do. We're returning stronger than ever. I think Immortalized shows that."
 
Formed in Chicago in 1996, multi-platinum hard rock titans Disturbed - David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] - have sold 12 million albums globally, scored nine No. 1 singles at Active Rock Radio, and had four consecutive albums debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, a feat shared only with Metallica and Dave Matthews Band. Their quadruple-platinum 2000 debut The Sickness formally announced their arrival as hard rock leaders, with that status solidified by their subsequent Grammy Award nomination as well as gold-, platinum- and double platinum-certified records.
 
Pre-order the album, including deluxe limited edition bundles:
http://smarturl.it/DSTImmortalized
 
Immortalized Track Listing:
1.       The Eye Of The Storm
2.       Immortalized
3.       The Vengeful One
4.       Open Your Eyes
5.       The Light
6.       What Are You Waiting For
7.       You're Mine
8.       Who
9.       Save Our Last Goodbye
10.   Fire It Up
11.   The Sound of Silence
12.   Never Wrong
13.   Who Taught You How To Hate
14.   Tyrant*
15.   Legion of Monsters*
16.   The Brave And The Bold*
* Deluxe Only
JULY 17th 2015
RANDY BLYTHE RELEASES HIS MEMOIR, "DARK DAYS"
On June 27, 2012, the long-running, hard-touring, and world-renowned metal band lamb of god landed in Prague for their first concert there in two years. Vocalist D. Randall "Randy" Blythe was looking forward to a few hours off—a rare break from the touring grind—in which to explore the elegant, old city. However, a surreal scenario worthy of Kafka began to play out at the airport as Blythe was detained, arrested for manslaughter, and taken to Pankrác Prison—a notorious 123-year-old institution where the Nazis' torture units had set up camp during the German occupation of then-Czechoslovakia, and where today hundreds of prisoners are housed, awaiting trial and serving sentences in claustrophobic, sweltering, nightmare-inducing conditions.

Two years prior, a 19-year-old fan died of injuries suffered at a lamb of god show in Prague, allegedly after being pushed off stage by Blythe, who had no vivid recollection of the incident. Stage-crashing and -diving being not uncommon occurrences, as any veteran of hard rock, metal, and punk shows knows, the concert that could have left him imprisoned for years was but a vague blur in Blythe's memory, just one of the hundreds of shows his band had performed over their decades-long career.

At the time of his arrest Blythe had been sober for nearly two years, having finally gained the upper hand over the alcoholism that nearly killed him. But here he faced a new kind of challenge: jailed in a foreign land and facing a prison sentence of up to ten years. Worst of all, a young man was dead, and Blythe was devastated for him and his family, even as the reality of his own situation began to close in behind Pankrác Prison's glowering walls of crumbling concrete and razor wire.

What transpired during Blythe's incarceration, trial, and eventual acquittal is a rock 'n' roll road story unlike any other, one that runs the gamut from tragedy to despair to hope and finally to redemption. While never losing sight of the sad gravity of his situation, Blythe relates the tale of his ordeal with one eye fixed firmly on the absurd (and at times bizarrely hilarious) circumstances he encountered along the way. Blythe is a natural storyteller and his voice drips with cutting humor, endearing empathy, and soulful insight. Much more than a tour diary or a prison memoir, Dark Days is D. Randall Blythe's own story about what went down—before, during, and after—told only as he can.

If you are interested in purchasing the new memoir of Mr. Randy Blythe, please visit the link below:
JULY 10th 2015
ANTHRAX TO PLAY FINAL HOB SUNSET STRIP SHOW
ANTHRAX, six-time Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling thrash masters, and a lifetime member of The Big Four, will provide a head banging send-off for the iconic Sunset Strip House of Blues on Wednesday, July 29.  The band will headline what will be the last metal show ever to play the HOB before it shuts down on August 7 to make way for a new hotel/housing/retail complex.  Tickets go on sale today at 12NOON PT through Ticketmaster, the Live Nation app, and at the HOB Box Office.  Log on to http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004EE9D546EA1E for more details.

"Every show we've done at the Sunset House of Blues has been a party," said Anthrax's Frank Bello.  "Everyone who we're friends with who's not on tour shows up, either to jam or drink or just hang out.  And I'll really miss that.  Sunset Boulevard has lost its last great place to play."

Charlie Benante added, "The memories that have been created will always live on for anyone who went to the HOB.  I feel honored and privileged to have this last chance to blow the roof off of the HOB.  The Strip will soon end up looking like a corporate strip mall, no memories there."

While the band is still putting together ideas for the show, there will likely be some cool surprises.  "You never know what we'll come up with," laughed Bello.

Anthrax - Joey Belladonna, Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, and Jon Donais - is currently in the final stages of recording a new album that is expected out in early 2016. The band will play a series of major U.S. festivals this summer and is confirmed to join Motorhead for several dates on Lemmy and the boys' 40th anniversary tour, including Motorhead's Motorboat 2015.  In the fall, Anthrax will then play Loud Park 15 in Japan, and join Slayer for a six-week European tour.

JULY 7th 2015
DELLACOMA ANNOUNCE U.S. TOUR
DELLACOMA, the Melbourne, AUS rock band, has recently announced they are hitting the road once again in the US. Recently releasing their debut album in Australia and New Zealand in April, 2015, it has been all the rage, and I suggest, if these heavy hitters are performing in your town, check out the link below for ticket details and upcoming tour dates.


JUNE 29th 2015

70000 TONS 2016 ANNOUNCE BANDS, DESTINATION, AND ONSALE DATES
After five consecutive sellouts, 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, is gearing up for Round 6 of The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

There are many Oceans and many ships, but 70000TONS OF METAL always was and is the leading light of a new trend: They are truly The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise. It's not enough that 70000TONS OF METAL 2016 will sail on one of the biggest cruise liners on the planet, the 154,000ton “Independence Of The Seas”: On 70000TONS OF METAL you get unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board, not just one show per band with assigned seating based on which cabin category you booked. On The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise you can come and go to any and all events as you please. With 60 Bands on board you get access to 120 shows, 70000TONS OF KARAOKE until sunrise, as well as Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians on board. Next year for the first time ever they are introducing #SuperMetalSunday: The last day of the cruise will coincide with the 2016 SuperBowl which will be screened live on board but it will also include JAMMING IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS the 70000TONS All Star Jam that makes Metal history year after year, their infamous Belly Flop Contest and the last night of 70000TONS OF KARAOKE in a very special, yet to be revealed location! Did we mention they have bars on board that never close? Yes, you heard right: They have bars on board that never close!

Two full days at Sea and the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with your favorite artists on a floating luxury resort in the middle of the Caribbean. This event truly has no comparison and since there are no VIP areas it's like everyone has a backstage pass!

Back To Jamaica On A New Ship!

Moving The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise to Royal Caribbean's “Independence Of The Seas” exemplifies 70000TONS OF METAL's continued dedication to constant improvement and on board innovation. This cruise liner, the younger sister ship of the “Liberty Of The Seas” offers everything you could dream of having on your floating Heavy Metal Paradise including 4 Stages: The ALHAMBRA THEATER is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed PYRAMID lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in STUDIO B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The POOL DECK stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the POOL DECK stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

This year's sailors liked going to Jamaica so much that the organizers decided to go back. However, it wouldn't be 70000TONS OF METAL if they were simply sailing to the same destination. Next year's port of call will be Falmouth, Jamaica which offers a wider range of shore excursions than ever before.

60 Bands Representing Every Genre Of Metal!

70000TONS OF METAL has already announced the first 10 of 60 bands for their 2016 edition: AT THE GATES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, DELAIN, DRAGONFORCE, FIREWIND, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, ICED EARTH, LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL and TURISAS and promised the next 10 bands to be released next week!

Public Onsales Dates

70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, will sail Thursday, February 4, 2016 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Independence Of The Seas” from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale near Miami, FL and will not return to the real world until Monday, February 8, 2016.

Ticket prices start at USD 666 plus USD 348 Taxes and Fees per person and include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service!

Public Sales begin on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 3PM PDT (8PM EDT).

Check out 70000tons.com for more information.

JUNE 28th 2015
YES BASSIST CHRIS SQUIRE PASSES AWAY

Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist, vocalist, and founding member of YES, Chris Squire, has died after a battle with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He was 67 years old. Chris had been receiving treatment in his hometown of Phoenix since he was diagnosed with the disease in May.

Squire's YES bandmate Geoff Downes wrote on Twitter: "Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad news of the passing of my dear friend, bandmate and inspiration Chris Squire." YES has also released a statement on Squire's passing. It reads: "It's with the heaviest of hearts and unbearable sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and YES co-founder, Chris Squire. Chris peacefully passed away last night in Phoenix Arizona, in the arms of his loving wife Scotty.
"For the entirety of YES' existence, Chris was the band's linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today's well-known artists. Chris was also a fantastic songwriter, having written and co-written much of YES' most endearing music, as well as his solo album, 'Fish Out Of Water'. Outside of YES, Chris was a loving husband to Scotty and father to Carmen, Chandrika, Camille, Cameron, and Xilan.

"With his gentle, easy-going nature, Chris was a great friend of many … including each of us. But he wasn't merely our friend: he was also part of our family and we shall forever love and miss him."

Squire formed YES in 1968 with singer Jon Anderson and has been the band's sole remaining co-founder, having played on all of the group's albums, including 1971's "Fragile", 1972's "Close To The Edge", 1977's "Going For The One" and 1983's "90125", which featured the No. 1 hit single "Owner Of A Lonely Heart".
Squire was recently replaced in YES's touring lineup by Billy Sherwood, who played guitar and keyboards as a touring member of YES in 1994 and as a full member from 1997 to 2000.

JUNE 20th 2015
DAVID VINCENT ENCOURAGES FANS TO STAY MORBID
Many of you know, a lot in the past few days has been happening with Morbid Angel, including the departure of drummer Tim Yeung and guitarist, Destructhor . Below is the following statement released from David Vincent about what has been happening in the past few days:

"I had good communication with Trey yesterday and we agree that there are incompatibilities with regards to us working together.
Trey and I have accomplished amazing things together over the past 30 years and I wish him the best with his future projects.  Out of respect for the legacy of these accomplishments, I encourage Morbid Angel fans to not take sides because, I am not.

I look forward to sharing my new endeavors with all of you in the near future. Until then, stay Morbid!  ~David Vincent"



JUNE 5th 2015

WARBRINGER ANNOUNCE 2016 TOUR
Southern California thrash-metal five piece, WARBRINGER have built a reputation for themselves over the past five years having recorded four albums and touring the planet with relentless drive and passion.  Now after a year long hiatus, a tour of Asia, a small run of California shows and a few line up changes, they are writing this summer and plan to record in the fall.  They have also just announced a full North American tour in early 2016 with Enforcer and a South American Tour in July.
 
Warbringer Frontman John Kevill had this to say about the North American tour, "We are excited to announce the return of Warbringer to the road across North America. It looks to be a completely excellent lineup, with heavy metal warriors Enforcer and Cauldron, and longtime friends/total shredders Exmortus. Looking forward to firing up the engines again and getting back out there on the warpath, hell, it's about time!"
 
WARBRINGER 2016:
1/5/16 - Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
1/6/16 - Championship - Trenton, NJ
1/7/16 - Trickshots - Clifton Park, NY
1/8/16 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
1/9/16 - Palladium - Worcester, MA
1/10/16 - Foufounes - Montreal, QU
1/11/16 - Salle Multi - Quebec City, QU
1/12/16 - Ritual - Ottawa, ON
1/13/16 - Hard Luck - Toronto, ON
1/14/16 - The Apk - London, ON
1/15/16 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
1/16/16 - Agora - Cleveland, OH
1/17/16 - Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
1/18/16 - Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH
1/20/16 - Token Lounge - Westland, MI
1/21/16 - Fubar - St. Louis, MO
1/22/16 - Mojoes - Joliet, IL
1/23/16 - The Metal Grill - Cudahy, WI
1/24/16 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
1/25/16 - Zoo Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB
1/27/16 - Nite Owl - Calgary, AL
1/28/16 - Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AL
1/30/16 - Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
1/31/16 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA 
2/1/16 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
2/2/16 - Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
2/3/16 - Whisky - W. Hollywood, CA
2/4/16 - Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
2/5/16 - Club Red - Tempe, AZ
2/6/16 - LVCS - Las Vegas, NV
2/8/16 - In the Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
2/9/16 - Bluebird Theatre - Denver, CO
2/10/16 - Aftershock - Merrriam, KS
2/11/16 - Red 7 - Austin, TX
2/12/16 - 210 Kapones - San Antonio, TX
2/13/16 - Scout Bar - Houston, TX
2/14/16 - Trees - Dallas, TX
2/15/16 - Siberia - New Orleans, LA
2/16/16 - Orpheum - Tampa, FL
2/17/16 - Haven - Orlando, FL
2/18/16 - Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
2/19/16 - Expo Five - Louisville, KY
2/20/16 - Canal Club - Richmond, VA

JUNE 4th 2015
EPICA AND ELUVEITIE ANNOUNCE CO-HEADLINING NORTH AMERICA TOUR
This fall, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA and Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE will join forces to co-headline across North America. This trek, sponsored by Revolver Magazine, also has Canada’s THE AGONIST supporting on all dates. Please see below for all tourdates and VIP ticketing information.
 
EPICA front-woman Simone Simons says the following about the upcoming tour: “We are ecstatic to finally return to North America. It is time to nurture our long-distance relationship with our fans over in North America. We'll have a wonderful time together and will perform songs spanning our entire discography. You guys better be ready for us.”
 
This will mark EPICA’s long-awaited return to North America after the band’s tour with Machine Head late 2013 got cancelled. It will also be the group’s first North American run in support of their highly acclaimed latest album, The Quantum Enigma, which hit the charts all over Europe and beyond.
 
ELUVEITIE’s lead vocalist Chrigel Glanzmann further states: ”We're 8 months into the ‘Origins’ World Tour now and far from getting tired! We can't wait to finally return to the USA and Canada; especially because we'll return alongside the mighty Epica! By Toutatis, this is gonna be fucking awesome!"
 
This tour also marks ELUVEITIE’s second tour in support of their chart-topping album, Origins.
 
Revolver Magazine is the No. 1 hard-rock and heavy-metal destination in the world. In print for 10 years, the magazine takes readers into the studio, onto the stage, and behind the scenes, providing in-depth information, mind-blowing original photography, and hilarious insights they can’t find anywhere else. The home of The Hottest Chicks in Metal, Revolver also covers horror movies, mixed martial arts, tattoos, action sports, and more. In 2009 Revolver threw the first-ever U.S. hard-rock and metal awards show, the Revolver Golden Gods, which was broadcasted on MTV2 and featured appearances by Ozzy Osbourne, Maynard Keenan, Lemmy Kilmister, Megadeth, Kat Von D, Slipknot, Suicide Silence, the UFC’s BJ Penn, and many others. Revolver sponsors over 20 hard-rock tours each year, including the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. Its website (www.revolvermag.com) features exclusive interviews, music and video, photo shoot outtakes, and contests.
 
VIP tickets will go on sale: Wednesday, May 27th at 10AM local time
General tickets will go on sale: Friday, May 29th at 10AM local time
 
EPICA and ELUVEITIE will both be offering VIP ticketing including meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, a Revolver Magazine subscription and the EPICA VIP bundle also includes a live 7-inch. VIP Tickets will be available through Soundrink.
 
Ticketing and VIP links: www.epica.nl and www.eluveitie.ch


JUNE 4th 2015

LAMB OF GOD SET TO RELEASE "VII: STURM UND DRANG" JULY 2015
Grammy-nominated, chart-topping Richmond, VA based heavy rock band LAMB OF GOD will release their highly-anticipated seventh full-length album, VII: Sturm Und Drang, worldwide this July via Epic Records. Today, after weeks of hinting at fans about the imminent release, the band is unleashing a brand new track, “Still Echoes”, via www.lamb-of-god.com.


LAMB OF GOD’s last album, the 2012 Grammy-nominated Resolution, debuted at #3 on the US Billboard Top 200, #1 on the US Top Hard Rock and Rock Album charts, #2 on the Canadian albums chart, and #3 on the Australian albums chart.
 
“Still Echoes” will be available via all digital retailers and streaming services beginning Monday, May 18th.
 
LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe states, “The time has come to give the fans their first taste of the new LAMB OF GOD album. This is a very, very dark, yet sonically highly varied, record. As it's always good to come out of the gate hard with a fast and aggressive one, we chose this track "Still Echoes" to kick it off. Enjoy/destroy.”
 
Several exclusive VII: Sturm Und Drang pre-order bundles are available now via http://smarturl.it/vii-preorder. Make sure to stay tuned for more VII: Sturm Und Drang clips, tracks, and videos… coming soon.
 
VII: Sturm Und Drang is once again produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur with engineering by Wilbur, Nick Rowe, and Kyle McAulay, and was recorded at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, CA and Suburban Soul Studios in Torrance, CA.
 
Catch LAMB OF GOD on tour this summer with Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White:
 
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
LAMB OF GOD W/ Slipknot, Bullet For My Valentine & Motionless In White
7/24 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/25 - Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/26 - Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/28 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy MusicTheatre
7/29 - Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/31 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/1 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/2 - Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
8/4 - Boston, MA @ XFINITY Center
8/5 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/6 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
8/8 - Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/9 - Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean-Drapeau - Heavy Montreal
8/11 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/12 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/14 - Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/15 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/16 - St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/19 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
8/23 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater
8/24 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
8/26 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
8/28 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Resort Festival Grounds
8/29 - Phoenix, AZ @ AK-Chin Pavilion
8/30 - Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/2 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
9/4 - Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
9/5 - Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion


JUNE 4th 2015

GHOST B.C. PREMIERE NEW TRACK "CIRICE"
"Cirice", the new single from Swedish occult rockers GHOST. The song is taken from the band's third album, "Meliora", which will be released on August 21 via Loma Vista Recordings. The follow-up to 2013's "Infestissumam" was helmed by Klas Åhlund, a prolific songwriter, producer and guitarist who is also a member of the Swedish rock band TEDDYBEARS, and was mixed by Andy Wallace (SLAYER, NIRVANA, SEPULTURA, LINKIN PARK, GUNS N' ROSES).

"Meliora" track listing:
 
01. Spirit
02. From The Pinnacle To The Pit
03. Cirice
04. Spöksonat
05. He Is
06. Mummy Dust
07. Majesty
08. Devil Church
09. Absolution
10. Deus In Absentia

MAY 28th 2015
LINDEMANN UNVEIL GRUESOME "PRAISE ABORT" VIDEO
Lindemann, the new project from Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann alongside Pain and Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren, have today released the first video from their eagerly awaited debut album Skills In Pills, out June 23 (Warner Bros. Records). The video for lead single “Praise Abort” is the creation of director (and longtime Rammstein collaborator) Zoran Bihac, and showcases the song’s dark, gruesome lyrics with a little help from some swine friends. It’s a disgusting, gory, NSFW, and a perfect introduction into the Lindemann world.

LINDEMANN - Praise Abort (Official Video) from LINDEMANN on Vimeo.

MAY 25th 2015
LINDEMANN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM
Lindemann, the new project of Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann alongside Peter Tägtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy), will have its long-awaited debut album Skills In Pills released on June 23, 2015 via Warner Bros. Records in the U.S. (following the global release on June 19). Lead single "Praise Abort" will be released 3 weeks ahead of the album on May 29.
 
Pre-order Skills In Pills via iTunes:
http://smarturl.it/skillsinpills.itunes
 
Pre-order Skills In Pills via the Warner Music store:
http://smarturl.it/LindemannWMS
 


Based in Germany, Rammstein is known as one of the most successful and well-respected rock bands of our time, having sold an incredible 17 million records around the globe to date. Peter Tägtgren, the mastermind of both Hypocrisy and Pain, is also a well-respected and highly-acclaimed Metal producer, and has worked with the likes of Amon Amarth, Dimmu Borgir, Sabaton, Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, and more.
 
Lindemann combines the Rammstein singer's often hilarious, sometimes utterly filthy lyrics with Tägtgren's super-modern studio skills and instrumentation, resulting in the twisted product of two uniquely creative minds, Skills In Pills.
 
Stay tuned for more information to come on Lindemann!
 
Skills In Pills will be available in the following versions:

Standard (Digipack)
Special Edition (Blu-Ray-packaging, high-quality booklet, bonus track)
12" Vinyl (gatefold cover, 28-page booklet, bonus track, album-download-code)
Digital
Super Deluxe (Coffee-table-style book with 80 pages, high-quality package, CD with bonus track)

The track listing for Skills In Pills is:
1.       Skills In Pills
2.       Ladyboy
3.       Fat
4.       Fish On
5.       Children Of The Sun
6.       Home Sweet Home
7.       Cowboy
8.       Golden Shower
9.       Yukon
10.     Praise Abort
11.     That's My Heart*
*Bonus Track