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Since frontman Brian Johnson could no longer perform with AC/DCdue to hearing loss, and the band announced that Axl Rose will be their new live vocalist for the upcoming tours, many fans aren't happy with the choice. In fact, 7,000 Belgian fans want their money back for the tickets they bought. Fans have been offered similar refunds for the 12 other dates on the European tour, which kicks off in Lisbon, Portugal on May 7th and runs until June 12th.
When bands sign deals with new labels, it usually means new releases are coming. That is also the case for The Agonist as they are preparing a new album to follow Eye Of Providence. However, it will be released worldwide under Napalm Records, their new label. They are currently in the studio recording the new album with producer Mike Plotnikoff (Otep, Like A Storm, Escape The Fate, Halestorm, Drowning Pool, Fear Factory, Flyleaf, and more).
Katla, the new project of ex-Sólstafir drummer, Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, has a surprise in store for you, considering it's his bandmate's birthday (Einar Eldur Thorberg Guðmundsson). If you've already gotten tired of spinning Katla's first song over and over again, you're in for a treat, as a new song, called "Dómadalur", is streaming right here or in the YouTube player below.
After Sabine Scherer, frontwoman of Deadlock since 2005, took a break during her maternity leave, she has now decided to leave the band completely to have more time for her family and her two children. Following the news that Margie Gerlitz has been confirmed as the new permanent female singer in the band, Deadlock has announced the first details of their brand new studio album including the title, cover artwork, tracklist and release date!
With their new album Self Inflicted set for release this July 1st, Chelsea Grin have given us more material to devour. "Clickbait" is the actual name of the song you can hear right now below. It's the deathcore band's newest single for the follow-up to Ashes To Ashes. Enjoy the track!
Canadian technical death/avant-garde metallers Gorguts are currently streaming their upcoming one-track 33 minutes long EP, Pleiades' Dust. The EP will be out on May 13th via Season Of Mist but you can already listen to the whole thing right now at this location or below. So, how do you like this new tune?
Lemmy Kilmister may have died but Motörhead's music lives on. In fact, UDR Music will release Clean Your Clock, a live CD/DVD/Blu-ray on June 10th. Now you can watch footage of the iconic metal group performing "Bomber" live at the Zenith in Munich - their last recorded gig.
Legendary German thrashers Destruction, whose upcoming new studio album Under Attack will be released on May 13th, have just presented the official video clip for the title track. The partly animated clip was produced by Buntmetall (Motörhead, Saxon, Annihilator, Panzer, Cripper and many more) in April 2016. Check out their brand new thrash attack right here.
Heavy Metal Artwork launches world's first and only metal art magazine! Heavy Metal Artwork will celebrate the importance of the artwork, focusing on the creative disciplines, music, art, design, illustration, photography and video making. And they will showcase the most talented and renowned artists and musicians. Each issue will have a different theme, starting with Dark Nouveau, Folklore, Ink Art and so on.
The first single off of Wolverine's new album has arrived. After a small teaser, fans of the progressive metallers can finally hear the full new song "Machina" with a lyric video to go with it. Wolverine's first title for the Laser's Edge metal division, Sensory Records, Machina Viva will see a worldwide release on July 8th.
After three years, Imperium Dekadenz are now revealing that their forthcoming album has been given the title Dis Manibvs, which means translated from Latin "To The Spirits Of The Dead" - basically meaning "In Remembrance" and originally found on antique Roman grave markers. The German black metallers will release their fifth full-length on August 26th via Season Of Mist.
Symphonic metallers Kamelot just returned from some European sold out shows and they are now ready to unleash their brand new music video for the track "My Therapy" which you might recognize from their latest record, Haven. According to the band, this video is intended to shine a spotlight on social anxiety that affects up to 20% of adults worldwide. See how the video turned out below.
It looks like that new Seventh Wonder album is finally being released. Two years ago, the progressive metallers released a new video and song but their new album hasn't seen the light of day yet. However, the Swedes just signed a multi album deal with Frontiers Music Srl. The Great Escape was their latest album before the band went on hiatus following singer Tommy Karevik being chosen to take Roy Kahn's place in Kamelot. Seventh Wonder is now ready to start again and has plans to return with a live recording and a brand new album next year.
Gojira has announced the first North American tour in support of their awaited new album, Magma. With shows booked for the U.S. and Canada in September and October, TesseracT will be providing direct support for Gojira on this trek.
Remember Converge's 2004 album You Fail Me? A remixed, remastered, and repackaged version of the album will be available this June 17th, titled You Fail Me Redux. To get an idea of what to expect, listen to "You Fail Me" from this release here. Never quite content with the original mix, You Fail Me Redux was remixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou at his God City studios. The release was also remastered by Alan Douches (Motörhead, Mastodon), and repackaged by vocalist/artist Jacob Bannon.