While Motörhead should be celebrating the release of their new album, Bad Magic, things aren't going well for Lemmy of late and in the last few years. After the band was forced to cut short a show in Salt Lake City earlier in the week after the 69 year-old frontman had some breathing problems, they ended up canceling their performance at the Riot Fest for the same reasons. Motörhead played just 4 songs in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Recently, Huntress' singer Jill Janus revealed that she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and was recovering from a successful surgery at home. Unfortunately, the band will also have to step down from the tour with Avatar, Gemini Syndrome and First Decree. The heavy metallers will not be touring in September due to Jill Janus' healing from uterine cancer surgery. She is now cancer-free but the doctors have ordered one more month to properly heal. However, Huntress will join Motörhead's MotörBoat Cruise.
After touring the world for many years and making acclaimed albums, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley has started to create his new album. For the first time, he wants to offer his fans an insight into the creative part of this process. Writing this project started in March 2015. It is an album based on a science fiction story that Blaze is writing. He is still in the early stages of putting together the huge concept set 100 years into the future for this studio effort, so he felt it would be a right time to give his fans the opportunity to get involved. Find out all about the pre-order packages below.
Veterans Savage recently announced the release date for a double album package including a brand new 12-track studio album along with a 13-track live album. 7 will feature all new tracks including the band's first live album - Live 'N' Lethal featuring the whole of their debut album Loose 'N' Lethal along with tracks from previous albums Sons Of Malice, Xtreme Machine and Hyperactive.
American one man black metal act Utstøtt has recently posted online their Taake cover of the song "Doedsjarl". According to Navnløs, the band is a big influence to him in terms of writing. Utstøtt released their debut album this year titled Hjørungavågr. Check it out on Bandcamp if you like atmospheric black metal.
King Diamond official 2015 video for the "Them" song "Welcome Home", featuring footage shot at this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, can be seen below. The footage was compiled by Strati Hovartos and Garrett Riker and taken from their various performances. Check out the band's performance below.
German hard rock veterans Scorpions have partnered up with Yahoo! for their first global live stream performance on Saturday, September 12th from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Fans can tune in at 9:10 p.m. ET to witness the Scorpions Brooklyn debut and enjoy a career-spanning setlist of the band's hits, anthems, and vintage classics.
Death Dealer will drop their second full-length album, Hallowed Ground, on October 2nd, via Sweden Music Group (SMG), and they are debuting their hard-hitting new video for "Break The Silence" which can be watched below. The band features members who have previously played with the likes of Manowar, the Dictators, Halford, Lizzy Borden and Cage.
Jaguar are proud to announce the addition of Swedish vocalist L-G Persson (Steel Attack, The Storyteller) to their line-up. In September 2014, Jaguar parted company with their previous vocalist Jamie Manton following their appearance at Sweden Rock Festival in June the same year. Since then the band has been searching for the perfect vocalist both in the UK and Scandinavia, latterly though in Sweden as the band founder Garry Pepperd planned to move to Sweden to settle down with his Swedish born fiancée.
Orlando-based Trivium have already shared a few songs from their upcoming new full-length album, Silence In The Snow. The album is set to be released on October 2nd, 2015 via Roadrunner Records, and today we get to listen to another new song. Watch the brand new Trivium video for the mellower "Until The World Goes Cold" below. Guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy continues to focus on his clean vocals on this one.
Casket Dream Veneration has been announced as the new Onirik full-length which is set to be released through Iron Bonehead Productions/ Altare Productions. The CD version will be out on the 23rd of October and the LP before the end of the year. The Portuguese black metallers first recordings in six years, Casket Dream Veneration represents a rebirth for mainman Gonius Rex. You can discover the new song "Reverent To The Flames" below. Was it enjoyable?
Guitar player Joel Hoekstra has previously announced the release of his new melodic hard rock studio album Dying To Live from his new side project, Joel Hoekstra's 13. Hoekstra is best known as the current guitarist for Whitesnake/David Coverdale and this solo album features an all-star cast of rockers. You can hear samples of these songs online down below on YouTube player.
Motörhead cover version of The Rolling Stones classic "Sympathy For The Devil" has premiered online and can be streamed at this location. The song is taken from band's much-anticipated 22nd studio album, Bad Magic, which will be released later this week on August 28th. At the same location, you can listen to three other new songs from the record that include "Victory Or Die," "Evil Eye" and "Shoot Out All Your Lights".
Century Media, one of the best-known independent heavy metal labels in the world, will be acquired for $17 million by Sony Music Entertainment, according to Music Business Worldwide. The company is apparently valued somewhere between $15 million and $20 million, and has more than 50 staff across the U.S. and Europe.