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  • To Speak Of Wolves drop new song 'Haunt Me'

    To Speak Of Wolves drop new song 'Haunt Me'

    Earlier this year, Christian metalcore band To Speak Of Wolves re-signed with Solid State Records for some new material set to be released this year. After the well received release of the group's 2016 New Bones EP, which is the follow up to their 2012 album Find Your Worth, Come Home, fans welcomed...
  • Marduk announce summer North American tour

    Marduk announce summer North American tour

    When it comes to touring in North America, Marduk haven't had a great 12 months so far. Last fall, the black metal outfit delayed their trek by a few dates only to postpone the entire thing due to visa issues, which left the other touring bands to go on without them. When they finally came back here...
  • Watch a Metallica fan throw age out of the car window while enjoying an afternoon headbang

    Watch a Metallica fan throw age out of the car window while enjoying an afternoon headbang

    Music is limitless. Limitless in the sounds and styles it can reach to help anyone of any age enjoy it, regardless of how heavy the genre may be. That was the case with one passionate metal fan, who enjoyed a nice leisurely head-bang session to go with his drive while listening to some Metallica...
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    Metallica hardwired to show Alamodome why they still rule metal world

    The kings of metal invaded San Antonio on Wednesday night for their first visit in nearly eight years, poised to demonstrate how they've been hardwired to rule the metal landscape for 36 years.   James. Kirk. Lars. Robert.    Very few bands have members known the world over with no last names...
  • Overkill, Crowbar team up for 2017 Metal Alliance Tour

    Overkill, Crowbar team up for 2017 Metal Alliance Tour

    The annual Metal Alliance tour has delivered a ton of amazing performance across the country since 2011, and they're not stopping any time soon with the announcement of 2017's installment today. Headlining the event are Overkill, who are plugging their new studio album The Grinding Wheel. Last month...
  • KISS’ Gene Simmons is attempting to trademark the famous hard rock hand gesture

    KISS’ Gene Simmons is attempting to trademark the famous hard rock hand gesture

    Gene Simmons knows a thing or two about monetizing the rock and roll music he and his KISS bandmates have been pumping out over the last four decades. Now, it looks like he’s going to try and make a buck out of the famous hand gesture that’s displayed at concerts and underground biker bars around...
  • Metallica's Lars Ulrich has been awarded Knighthood in his home country of Denmark. 

    Metallica’s Lars Ulrich receives Knighthood in home country of Denmark

    Most metal fans know that Metallica formed in Los Angeles circa 1981 when guitarist James Hetfield responded to an ad in a local newspaper posted by drummer Lars Ulrich, who was looking for other metal musicians to jam out with. Ulrich is not from Los Angeles, or from the United States for that...
  • Jeremy Saffer

    Interview: Dave Mustaine talks Megadeth's 'Dystopia,' tour with Meshuggah

    Thrash kings Megadeth are enjoying a creative and commercial upswing the likes of which haven’t been seen since the glory days of Rust in Peace (1990) and Countdown to Extinction (1992). That’s because the band’s 15th studio album—last year’s Dystopia—is a hyperkinetic return-to-form that rides high...
  • Unsane announce new album 'Sterilize'

    Unsane announce new album 'Sterilize'

    Since the release of their last studio album Wreck, iconic NYC noise rock group Unsane have been under the radar with the exception of some festival appearances. Their members have been quite busy, though; bassist Dave Curran continued working on his outfit Pigs, and vocalist Chris Spencer teamed up...
  • Lineup announced for 2017 Summer Slaughter Tour

    Lineup announced for 2017 Summer Slaughter Tour

    The dates and venues for this year's Summer Slaughter Tour won't be announced until tomorrow, but this year's lineup was revealed today. Headlining the summer 2017 tour will be none other than the death metal band, The Black Dahlia Murder. The lineup doesn't stop there because eight more bands will...
  • Annie Atlasman

    Photos: Iron Maiden captures energetic souls in New Jersey

    The legendary Iron Maiden is well into their voyage of their The Book of Souls tour, with the latest stop in Newark, New Jersey at the Prudential Center on Wednesday, June 7. Check out photos from the performance above. With over 40 years under their belt, Maiden's remaining original member, bassist...
  • Anthrax's Charlie Benante relaunches coffee line 

    Anthrax's Charlie Benante relaunches coffee line

    Where the roads of metal music and coffee drinking converge - that's where you'll find Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante... A lover of the smell and taste of coffee since his youth, Benante launched his own line, "Benante's Blend," a couple years ago now. But just as he does with his music - ever...
  • Interview: Everybody needs a little Mr. Big - a talk with Billy Sheehan

    Interview: Everybody needs a little Mr. Big - a talk with Billy Sheehan

    What began in the late 80s as probably what was one of the very first "supergroups" in American metal became so much more. Big in sound, big in vibe, and larger-than-life in talent - Mr. Big was made up of crooner Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan on bass guitar, and drummer Pat...
  • Dope & (hed)p.e. announce The Monster High Tour

    Dope & (hed)p.e. announce The Monster High Tour

    Both Dope and (hed)p.e. spent the past few months touring North America, but not with each other. The two bands haven't hit the road together in a few years, which got them talking. Another band that was brought up in the conversation was New Jersey outfit Ill Nino, who recently finishing touring...
  • Orphaned Land and Pain announce North American tour

    Orphaned Land and Pain announce North American tour

    It's been seven years since Israeli metal outfit Orphaned Land toured North America. The outfit have made their way to Florida for the yearly 70000 Tons of Metal cruise on three separate occasions, but those unlucky to grab tickets were stuck watching YouTube clips of their performances. After...
  • The Number Twelve Looks Like You announce additional European shows

    The Number Twelve Looks Like You announce additional European shows

    New Jersey mathcore outfit The Number Twelve Looks Like You already have their summer plan with a trek through Europe supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan and a performance at the ArcTanGent festival. That wasn't enough for the outfit, who reunited last May after a six year hiatus. They wanted to...
  • Kyng

    Interview: Eddie Veliz of Kyng talks album, creative philosophy and more

    Kyng isn’t about pretense or appeasing the masses. The Southern California rock trio is about crafting genuine music that simply kicks ass. Meshing rock and metal, Kyng spins heavy riffs and thunderous rhythms, sans smoke and mirrors. Fueled by frontman and guitarist Eddie Veliz’s fervent vocals, it...
  • Metallica's 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' certified platinum

    Metallica's 'Hardwired...To Self-Destruct' certified platinum

    2017 has been the year of Metallica. Time and time again the metal legends have proved that they are one of the biggest rock bands in the world. In November of 2016 the band released their 10th studio album, Hardwired…To Self Destruct. Hardwired was Metallica’s first album in eight years since 200...
  • Interview with Okilly Dokilly: Singer Head Ned talks about the world's only 'Nedal' band

    Interview with Okilly Dokilly: Singer Head Ned talks about the world's only 'Nedal' band

    It has never hurt for a band to have a gimmick when it comes to the way they look, and from KISS to Gwar to Slipknot to Ghost, the annals of rock music are filled with those who’ve used costuming to good effect. For the five men of the Phoenix-based metal band Okilly Dokilly, a personal look was...
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    Five must-see artists at 2017 River City Rockfest

    In less than 24 hours, San Antonio will be in a hysteria while "rock, rocking till it drops." But while a majority of the expected 25,000-plus fans figure to be well-versed in headliners Def Leppard, there are plenty of other acts at Saturday's fifth annual River City Rockfest that will employ three...
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