Norwegian black metal band 1349 have unleashed their brand new video for the track "Slaves". The band is about to release their newest creation, Massive Cauldron Of Chaos, via Indie Recordings on September 29th worldwide, except for North America where Season Of Mist releases it on September 30th. The band descended into the mines of Kongsberg in Norway to record the video for the track "Slaves". You can watch the clip here now.
Canadian progressive rock legends Rush will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut album with the massive R40 live boxset. The 10-DVD or six-Blu-ray set is coming this November 11th. The set features live footage spanning all four decades of the band's career, including over two hours of unreleased material, a rare performance of entire seven-part version of 2112, three unreleased tracks from the 1974 vault plus Rush's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction.
Allen/Lande have released an official lyric video for the song "Lady Of Winter". The song is taken from Jørn Lande (Jorn, Masterplan, Yngwie Malmsteen) and Russell Allen's (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) fourth collaborative album, The Great Divide. This new album will be released on October 17th in Europe and October 21st in North America via Frontiers Records. Enjoy the new song!
Hailing from Stockholm, gloomy doom metal outfit Avatarium has a new EP ready to be released. Following the success of their eponymous debut album, out in November 2013 and the first ever single Moonhorse, the band just announced the release of their new EP called All I Want. The vinyl/digital only EP will be out on November 14th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.
It's been a while since we heard from Swedish death/thrash metallers The Crown. But good things come to those who wait, they say. While last year they announced they were recording their new album, now they have revealed all about it. Century Media will release of The Crown's eighth studio album Death Is Not Dead on January 12th, 2015. As for sad news, drummer Janne Saarenpää decided to focus on other things and left the group.
Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has announced the touring lineup for the first leg of his first U.S. shows in four years which will be announced next week. The 2014 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee has tapped Richie Scarlet, who performed rhythm guitar and vocal duties on his Trouble Walkin' album in 1989. Richie toured with Ace in 1984 and 1985 and periodically from 1989 through 1995 and was also known for touring with Sebastian Bach.
With a new single out as previously reported here, called "Drop Dead Cynical", the Swedish metallers Amaranthe now give us a video for the track. The video is described as "over the top in all the right ways. There's more than a dozen MMA fighters, cheerleaders and lots and lots of pyro." Watch it here now and tell us if you like the final product.
Swedish melodic death metallers The Duskfall shared today an update about their upcoming comeback album. Seven years after they released their last album The Dying Wonders Of The World, the group is set to unleash Where The Tree Stands Dead. The waiting is soon to be over since The Duskfall just put the finishing touches on their new album.
Swedish heavy metallers Sister Sin will release their fifth studio album, Black Lotus, on October 27th via Victory Records. You can now have a taste of their new output by watching the lyric video for the single "Chaos Royale" right here. If you enjoy this, pre-order the album over here.
Legendary guitarist Slash is currently streaming his entire new solo album World On Fire online, which is also his third. If you still haven't, you can now listen to the whole thing here. Alternatively, stream the full album World On Fire on the Soundcloud player below. How would you rate this new album?
Devil's Highway is a new supergroup featuring vocalist Kyle Thomas (Trouble, Exhorder), guitarist Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Obituary, Death), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Testament, Sadus), guitarist Matt Brunson (Crowbar, Kingdom Of Sorrow), and drummer Tony Laureano (Dimmu Borgir, Nile). The band has begun recording its debut album at Vulture Lounge in Tampa, Florida and DDT Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana. Santolla is handling production duties and their debut album is expected to be completed in December for an early 2015 release.
British heavy metal legends Saxon have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2013's Sacrifice album. In a recent interview, frontman Biff Byford confirmed that the band has been working on their next album and he is also working on a solo album himself. He expects the new Saxon album and his solo output to be released in 2015.
King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill has suffered a heart attack. The band explains that he will undergo double bypass surgery but is stable. This means, of course, that the progressive group has to cancel all upcoming shows. This is his second heart attack. The first one happened back in February 2012. Best of luck to Jerry Gaskill. Hopefully, he can recover from this.
UPDATE: After revealing Doro Pesch as a guest vocalist on her new solo album, Liv Kristine has now unveiled the tracklist and audio previews of Vervain. You can check out the album tracklist below and hear snippets of her fifth solo album.
Led Zeppelin has hired Helene Freeman, an entertainment lawyer who litigated a series of victories for Justin Timberlake's former boy band 'N Sync, to defend Led Zeppelin against a copyright infringement claim by a lawyer for the defunct 1960s group Spirit. The trust of the late Spirit guitarist Randy California filed a complaint on May 31st in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania arguing that the opening notes of Led Zeppelin iconic song "Stairway To Heaven" sound a lot like "Taurus", an instrumental piece by the late Spirit guitarist Randy California, released on his band's debut album in 1968. Lawyers for Led Zeppelin and the band's record company, Warner Music, have until September 22nd to respond to the suit.