Protest The Hero's Indiegogo campaign to fund their new album was a huge success but the Canadian quintet has been silent for the past couple of months. The recording process is almost done and the album should be out sometime in the fall. However, the progressive metal band was quietly dealing with its first ever line-up change. Moe Carlson, their longtime drummer, had decided to leave to pursue school and some of his other passions. Lamb Of God's drummer Chris Adler was then recruited as a session player and has already recorded his drum tracks.
Black Sabbath will be hitting the road in support of 13 and after announcing European dates last week, the group now confirmed four North American tour dates. The tickets for the shows go on sale on April 20th. It isn't clear whether the band will announce more dates or not, but you can check out below the dates announced so far.
American death metallers Fallujah have released a new EP, entitled Nomadic yesterday. It is available on iTunes for download as of now. Additionally, guitarist Rob Maramonte has left the band, but will continue to contribute guitars in All Shall Perish.
Mötley Crüe were forced to cut short their concert in Sydney, Australia, on Sunday night when singer Vince Neil had to be hospitalized for a kidney stone attack. Since then, the singer had to undergo surgery to remove kidney stones last night.
American metallers Fallujah have released a new song from their upcoming EP, Nomadic. The EP was recorded in February of 2013 at Castle Ultimate Studios, engineered, mixed and mastered by Zack Ohren and it is set to be released for Bandcamp and iTunes downloads on April 2nd. The new song, entitled "The Dead Sea", can be enjoyed below.
Norwegian black metallers Vreid have released a new music video for the song "The Reap", which was produced by Einar Loftesnes and animated by Kim Holm. "The Reap" comes off the band's forthcoming album Welcome Farewell, which is set to be released on February 22nd in Austria, Germany, Norway and Sweden, on February 26th for the rest of the world and on March 3rd in North America.
Norwegian black metallers Vreid have revealed the release dates, tracklist and album art for their new album, which will be entitled Welcome Farewell. The album is set to be released on February 26th in Europe, February 22nd in Germany/Austria/Sweden/Norway and March 5th in North America under Indie Recordings.
Shining frontman Niklas Kvarforth recently announced that he is releasing a book titled When Prozac No Longer Helps, which contains every lyric ever written by him in both its original language (Swedish) and in English in a hardcover format, individually numbered in Kvarforth's own blood. The first pressing will be limited to 500 copies.
It seems that apparently not only is Slash not welcome at any Guns N' Roses shows, but neither are Slash T-shirts.
According to British music magazine NME, a fan at GNR's May 31 concert at London's O2 Arena, who showed up a wearing a Slash T-shirt, was forced by security to remove his shirt at the door. The concertgoer, 18-year-old James Revell, grudgingly abided and entered the venue bare-chested.
Guns N' Roses' Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony takes place this Saturday in Cleveland, but Axl Rose won't be attending it. In an open letter posted on GN'R's Facebook page, Axl Rose said that not only will he not attend the ceremony, but he turned down his induction altogether.
Taiwanese melodic black metallers Chthonic will release a live DVD entitled Final Battle At Sing Ling Temple on February 15th in Taiwan and Japan. It will also be available at the band's webstore for Europe and North America at the end of February. The DVD trailer can be viewed below.
As you probably heard, Norwegian black metal act Tsjuder recently reunited after a five-year hiatus. The infernal trio's forthcoming album is entitled Legion Helvete and has been scheduled for an October 14th release in Europe and October 18th in the US.
In the meantime, you can catch the band live this weekend at France's Hellfest Open Air, as well as at Brutal Assault in Czech Republic on August 11th.