Is this real? It is indeed! After a long time, prog masters Disillusion have announced a special show in Vienna, Austria. The Germans will perform their entire debut album Back To Times Of Splendor (celebrating its 11th birthday) in what promises to be a very special night.
Tarja has a new release in store for her fans. This time around, it's the live performance Luna Park Ride that will drop on May 29th, 2015 on earMUSIC. The live performance is available for the first time as audio and standalone video - including over 70 minutes of bonus material.
Zatokrev's new album is called Silk Spiders Underwater... With a release set for April 13th, you can see below the front cover of the opus, made by Maks Loriot. Furthermore, there is also new music to be heard at Candlelight Records' Bandcamp page over here. The doom metallers are streaming the new track "Bleeding Island". Enjoy it!
Earlier this month, Slipknot's guitarist Mick Thomson made the news for the worst reasons. He was involved in a knife fight with his brother, which hospitalized both of them. While it could have been much worse, Thomson received a stab wound to the back of the head. According to The Des Moines Register, the consequences of those actions are that both have been charged with disorderly conduct by fighting. The brothers were booked and released on a promise they will appear in court March 30th. Both parties declined to seek charges against each other.
After eight years, Persefone will re-release their first album Truth Inside The Shades in early April. As an addition, they have included "The Haunting Of Human's Denial" bonus track added on the Japanese edition released back in 2004, and also the first song that the singer Marc Martins sang with Persefone. The artwork has been revisited by Alberto Sánchez Ballesteros.
TesseracT are busy working on a new album, but before that the progressive metallers are set to release in May their first live audio/video concert. Titled Odyssey/Scala, the CD/DVD and 2LP/DVD package welcomes back One vocalist, Daniel Tompkins. Odyssey, the audio portion, was recorded live during various stops in the autumn of 2014 throughout Europe and Russia on the Altered State World Tour. Scala, the video portion, was filmed live on November 6th, 2014 at Scala, London, in the UK. You can have the first taste of what you can expect on the trailer available here.
DevilDriver endured a couple of departures over the past year. Original members, drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick, decided to leave but now the American metallers have announced that Neal Tiemann is their new guitarist. Frontman Dez Fafara, now busy with Coal Chamber, revealed via Instagram that the band is also writing new music.
As recently reported, Van Halen will release the live album Tokyo Dome Live In Concert soon. The live rendering of ''Unchained'' is now streaming online and you can enjoy it below. You can get your hands on this first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth on March 31st, 2015.
Currently on the road with their first ever full acoustic tour, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter are pleased to announce that they will be headlining this years edition of the Heidenfest tour in October. Co-headliner on this tour will be Finnish labelmates Korpiklaani, who are currently performing on the Paganfest tour with Wintersun. The line up is completed by the pagan metallers Varg and Skyforger as well as Bavarian power metalheads Winterstorm.
Paradise Lost have revealed the cover artwork that will grace their opus number fourteen The Plague Within, which comes out on June 1st in Europe and June 2nd in North America via Century Media. The cover artwork was created by the Polish artist, illustrator and architect Zbigniew M. Bielak, best known in the musical realm for his record cover illustrations, which among others include meticulously handcrafted artworks of Watain, Ghost or Entombed A.D. albums. Feast your eyes on it below.
Long-time drummer Anthony Jude "A.J." Pero, of legendary heavy metal band Twisted Sister, passed away at the age of 55. Pero was a member of Twisted Sister from 1982 to 1986, from 1997 to 1998, and again from 2003 until his death. Pero performed on Adrenaline Mob's last two albums and recently joined Four By Fate, also featuring former Frehley's Comet members Tod Howarth and John Regan.
The new Fister album IV is about to be released. But you can already stream the entire album of sludge/doom metal feast via SoundCloud and experience it as one continuous unrelenting track right here. If you have 44 minutes to spare, check it out! Then tell us your impressions about this release.
Power metal giants Helloween are preparing the release of a new album, called My God-Given Right and today they reveal a little bit more about it. You can see below My God-Given Right's tracklist. If you are eager to hear new material, on April 17th, Helloween will release the first single, the hymn "Battle's Won". Besides the digital download, there will be a limited edition 2-track vinyl single, also featuring the album track "Lost In America".
At the end of last year, Opeth announced a special 25th anniversary show at the London Palladium on the 18th of October 2015 where they will be playing two sets, including Ghost Reveries in its entirety (which in turn is celebrating its 10th anniversary), plus a second set of classics from their 25-year career. If you were jealous you couldn't attend, the good news is that they have now announced six more shows to celebrate the band's 25th anniversary this coming October. Here is your chance of witnessing Ghost Reveries performed live.