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- Today In Metal History 🤘 August 15th, 2022🤘TOMMY ALDRIDGE, AC/DC, LED ZEPPELIN, SCORPIONS
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair kicked off 52 years ago today (August 15th–18th, 1969), on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York. 400,000 people showed up to watch 32 bands perform including JIMI HENDRIX, THE WHO, CROSBY STILLS NASH …
- RIPPED TO SHREDS Announce October Release For New Album; “Reek Of Burning Freedom” Music Video Posted
West Coast death metal trailblazers, Ripped To Shreds, have announced their Relapse debut full-length 劇變 (Jubian), out October 14. The band’s new video for “Reek Of Burning Freedom”, directed by Kevin Burleigh, can be viewed below.
Physical pre-orders …
- SCORPIONS Release Official “Rock Believer” Fan Video
Scorpions have released the official fan video for “Rock Believer, the title track of the band’s latest album. Says the band: “Thank you for sharing your videos with us, seeing you all rocking out to our tracks means the world to us.”
- GENE SIMMONS – “When It’s The Last Show, It’ll Be The Last Show; KISS Will Continue In Other Ways”
KISS icon Gene Simmons is the featured guest on Episode 660 of Dean Delray’s Let There Be Talk podcast, which can be heard below. During the interview, Simmons discusses the band’s ongoing End Of The Road farewell tour, as well as the possibility of KI…
- ACT OF DENIAL Featuring SOILWORK, TESTAMENT, SEPTICFLESH Members Working On Sophomore Album For Early-2023 Release
International all-star melodic death metal project Act Of Denial – founded by lead guitarist and songwriter Voi Cox (Koziak, Victim) and guitarist Luger (Koziak, Benighted-Cro) – has entered the studio and started working on a new album that will be re…
- BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Founding Member ALBERT BOUCHARD Premiers “Shadow Of California” Music Video
Albert Bouchard has released a music video for the song, “Shadow Of California”, featured on his album, Imaginos II – Bombs Over Germany (minus zero and counting). Watch below:
Albert Bouchard is best known as a founding member of Blue Öyster Cult, al…
- HEIR CORPSE ONE Streams “Blood In The Shade” From New Album, Caribbean Frights, Due In September
Aero-Zombie Death Metal! Swedish death metal with that classic “Sunlight Studio” production. The new EP, following the debut album Fly The Fiendish Skies, featuring Rogga Johansson and the death metal elite.
The story of the airborne zombies from Fly T…
- SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL Drop Video For Brand New Track “1984”
Russian Deathcore demolishers, Slaughter To Prevail, have dropped their new track “1984”. It’s the first new music from the band since their 2021 release, Kostolom. The new song is accompanied by an official music video which can be viewed below. Find …
- MOONSPELL’s North American Tour Cancelled
Portuguese dark metal masters, Moonspell, have announced the cancellation of their planned North American tour.
Says Moonspell: “We have no other option than to cancel our American Fullmoon tour with Swallow The Sun and Witherfall that would start Augu…
- Cover for new Stryper album ‘The Final Battle’ apparently leaked
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- ARCH ENEMY – Pro-Shot Video Of Entire Alcatraz Metal Festival 2022 Show Streaming
Arch Enemy performed at the Alcatraz Metal Festival 2022 in Kortrijk, Belgium on August 14th. Pro-shot video of their full show can be viewed below.
The setlist was as follows:
“The World Is Yours”
- The New Roses drop video for new single “The Usual Suspects” from upcoming album ‘Sweet Poison’
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- Megadeth unleash visualizer video for new single “Soldier On!”
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- Tracii Guns explains why the music for L.A. Guns’ single “Let You Down” is so “depressing”
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- HELL FIRE – Reckoning
Been delayed a couple of times, but good things come to those who wait… the fourth album by Oakland’s best new hope, Hell Fire. While the hyperbolic press release throws around a lot of (dangerous) comparisons to the greatest names in metal over the …
- The Midnight Devils drop video for cover of Loverboy’s hit single “Working For The Weekend”
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- Petition Launched To Have The Queen Honour BLACK SABBATH For Services To Music And Birmingham; Video
Politicians from across Birmingham have used the ‘heavy metal’ bench on Westside to launch a campaign for a royal honour to be given to rock legends, Black Sabbath. The new demands follow the band’s “barnstorming” surprise performance at the Commonweal…
- Exclusive: HOLY GRAIL Singer Debuts New, Vintage Sounding Trio INTRANCED; US Dates Confirmed In September
by Mark Gromen
Calling themselves LatiNWOBHM (Latino Wave of British Heavy Metal), a trio of LA scene veterans are set to launch an eponymous six-track debut. On the mic, the considerable talents of James-Paul Luna (Holy Grail, White Wizzard). Man can …
- GENE SIMMONS: ‘KISS Will Continue In Ways That Even I Haven’t Thought Of’
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has once again said that he doesn’t know exactly when and where the final concert of the band’s “End Of The Road” tour will take place.
KISS launched its farewell trek in January 2019 but was forced to put it on hold …
- Europe guitarist John Norum to release new solo album ‘Gone To Stay’ on October 28th
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- BELTFED WEAPON Release “Head First Into Hell” Single Feat. JEFF LOOMIS, TIM AYMAR; Lyric Video Streaming
Speed thrash death metalers Beltfed Weapon, featuring Frank Hetzel and his revolving band of legends, have released the new single and lyric video, “Head First Into Hell”, from their upcoming Darkened Demise EP.
Frank Hetzel explains, “‘Head First Int…
- Dio’s 2010 album ‘At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987’ to be re-released as two separate records
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- NO RETURN – New Album, Requiem, Due In October
A quick search online about the word “age” will show you a variety of expressions commonly used. The first and probably the most used one is “coming of age,” which refers to reaching adulthood or a certain level of maturity. On their 33rd year as a ban…
- Lillian Axe guitarist Steve Blaze recalls Robbin Crosby “always felt a little unsure of himself”
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- AQUILLA – Mankind’s Odyssey
Debut from heretofore unknown Polish sci-fi obsessed, power metallers, punctuated by the falsetto vocals of the pseudonym happy Blash Raven (better than his given name: Bartosz Bereszczyński). A narrative voiceover sets the table for opening “The Arriv…
- STATIC ABYSS – Labyrinth Of Veins
Grimy, doomy, guttural death metal is the name of the game on Static Abyss’ debut full-length from Autopsy’s Chris Reifert and Greg Wilkinson.
Reifert has quite the imagination with descriptive, chilling, horrific lyrics – just look at the song titles …
- ALTER BRIDGE Release New Behind The Track Video: “Silver Tongue”
Alter Bridge recently released the debut single from their upcoming seventh studio album, Pawns & Kings, the metal-leaning track “Silver Tongue”.
Known for the signature dual-guitar attack that is backed by a driving rhythm section, “Silver Tongue” is …
- JEFF BECK Announces New US Tour Dates
Guitar legend, Jeff Beck, has announced a new string of US tour dates in September/October. Pre-sale for the shows start Wednesday, August 18 at 10 AM. Visit jeffbeck.com to get yours.
Jeff Beck found a kindred spirit in Johnny Depp when the two met…
- Chris Holmes to do promotional tour in Canada this September that includes ‘Mean Man’ screening
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- TRAUMA Debut Music Video For New Single “Death Of The Angel”
Bay Area thrash metal band, Trauma, have released “Death Of The Angel”, the second single from their upcoming album, Awakening. The song is accompanied by an official video, which can be viewed below. Stream the single here.
Says the band: “This song i…
- Scorpions unveil lyric video for new single “Hammersmith”
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- METALLICA – Pittsburgh Poster Available Now
Metallica have released a new Fifth Member Exclusive, a Pittsburgh screen printed concert poster, available here.
Says the band: “Get your hands on the official poster, designed by Brian Allen, from yesterday’s show in Pittsburgh, PA now! Limited quant…
- THEM Release “The Making Of Fear City” Chapter I – Dawn Of A New Era; Video
By way of explanation: New York City was often referred to as ‘Fear City’ in the early 1980s. At that time, illegal prostitution, protection rackets and drug trafficking thrived in the city which was notorious for its high crime and violence rates. For…
- MASSIVE WAGONS Launch New Single “Generation Prime” Feat. SKINDRED’s BENJI WEBBE; Triggered! Album Due In October
British rockers Massive Wagons have teamed up with metal legend Benji Webbe (Skindred, Dub War) for their new single, “Generation Prime” (listen below), taken from their upcoming album Triggered!, out October 28 via Earache Records.
A sugar-buzz punk r…
- DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI Releases 10 Pieces Of His Artwork Made From Rhythm
Legendary Dream Theater drummer, Mike Mangini, has created a groundbreaking collection of artwork made from rhythm. The medium, which SceneFour call “Rhythmic Expressionism”, is an extraordinary effort from start to finish, the work is intended to unfo…
- STRYPER Unveil Cover Artwork And Title For New Album; Release Date Confirmed
Christian rockers Stryper have unveiled the cover artwork for their new album, The Final Battle. Check it out below.
Meanwhile, the band’s label, Frontiers Music, has issued the following update:
“Well, since in the internet age there is always someone…
- TWISTED SISTER Legend DEE SNIDER Names His Five Favourite Albums Of All Time; Video
Watch the video below from AXS TV, as Twisted Sister frontman, Dee Snider, reveals which albums he’d take with him to a desert island.
On July 12, Dee Snider “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at Times Square in New York Cityas part of a campaign by T-Mobile d…
- RIVERS OF NIHIL Announce First Ever Mexico Headlining Dates With Special Guests IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT
Rivers Of Nihil have announced a trio of headlining performances in Mexico this coming February with special guests, Imperial Triumphant. The journey marks the band’s first time ever performing in Mexico. Fans can expect to hear their favorite songs fr…
- STREETLIGHT CIRCUS To Release Super Fine Sugar Album In September; “Dirty Earth” Feat. TONY HARNELL Streaming
New York’s Streetlight Circus has inked a deal with UK-based label Escape Music and is set to release its third full-length album, Super Fine Sugar, on September 23.
The album features 12 songs written by singer/bassist David Shaw and arranged by Shaw,…
- Wildness to release new album ‘Resurrection’ on October 14th
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- WITHERFALL Comment On MOONSPELL’s Cancellation Of 2022 North American Tour – “The Reality Of The Math Is We Will Eat The Upfront Costs Of Over $12,000”
Earlier today, August 15th, Portuguese dark metal masters, Moonspell, announced the cancellation of their planned North American tour.
Says Moonspell: “We have no other option than to cancel our American Fullmoon tour with Swallow The Sun and Witherfal…
- TZOMPANTLI – Yaohuehuetl
Love the concept here, California’s Tzompantli mainly the work of Xibalba’s Huey Itztekwanotl o))), although here he’s joined by others to create a massive death/doom sound mixed with Indigenous music and culture. This sort of thing often sounds forced…
- RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS And How One Of The Most Anticipated Albums Of Its Day Become A Lost Chapter In The Band’s History; PROFESSOR OF ROCK Investigates (Video)
Professor Of Rock has released the new video below, along with the following message:
“It has been called a flop, a letdown, and a failed album… Pretty much erased from the pages of music history, Red Hot Chili Pepper’s 6th studio album, the 90s clas…
- POSH POP THREE Feat. ROBERT FRIPP & TOYAH Cover GRACE JONES Classic “Slave To The Rhythm”; Music Video
King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his singer wife, Toyah Willcox, are back with another episode in their “Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch” series, this time performing a cover of Grace Jones’ “Slave To The Rhythm”.
A message reads: “Welcome to a Sund…
- Today In Metal History 🤘 August 16th, 2022🤘MAYHEM, ELVIS PRESLEY, PANTERA, SAVATAGE, STRYPER
Talent We Lost
R.I.P. ROBERT Leroy JOHNSON (May 8th, 1911 – August 16th, 1938)
R.I.P. ELVIS Aaron PRESLEY (January 8th, 1935 – August 16th, 1977)
R.I.P. Scott Randolph Asheton (STOOGES) August 16th, 1949 – March 15th, 2014
- R.I.P. Grim Reaper lead vocalist Steve Grimmett (1959-2022)
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- KILLER KINGS To Release Debut Album In October; Music Video Streaming For “I Will Be Stronger” Feat. JOEL HOEKSTRA
Frontiers Music Srl has announced the upcoming release of Killer Kings’ debut album, Burn For Love on October 14. Pre-order/save the album here.
Killer Kings is a musical alliance between Gregory Lynn Hall (ex-101 South) and Tristan Avakian (ex-Red Daw…
- DAN REED NETWORK – Let’s Hear It For The King
After returning as a unit some years ago (when I attended their reunion at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Portland), and a couple of releases, Dan Reed Network return in the post pandemic with possibly their most well-crafted work to date. Let’s Hear I…
- Streetlight Circus to release new album ‘Super Fine Sugar’ on September 23rd
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