Bay Area metallers Machine Head continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of a 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, which is due out this fall. With a strong and diverse line-up that features support from Finnish powerhouse Children Of Bodom and Dutch symphonic metallers Epica with American melodic death/thrash openers Battlecross, the tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st. Are you planning to check out this tour?
Voyageur Press has set an August 15th release date for The Big Book Of Hair Metal: The Illustrated Oral History Of Heavy Metal's Debauched Decade. The book was written by acclaimed heavy metal journalist Martin Popoff. He has penned more than 40 books on hard rock, heavy metal, and record collecting, including Voyageur Press' Rush: The Illustrated History, Sweating Bullets: The Deth And Rebirth Of Megadeth, and Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History. He has also worked in film and television, his most recent projects being Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage and VH1's Metal Evolution. If you are curious about it, check out the book description below.
This past Sunday, Rob Zombie was forced to cancel their set at RockFest in Cabott, Wisconsin, due to the frontman losing his voice. He stopped singing during their second song of the set and left the stage. Today, Rob Zombie released a statement apologizing to fans for what happened. Rob says this was not something he did lightly and hopes these words may go some way to state why he had to stop the show early.
Entombed A.D. which is a slightly renamed version of Swedish death metallers Entombed (detailed here) have released a new track called "Vulture And The Traitor" from their forthcoming album Back To The Front. One does wonder if the song title has anything to do with the split between the original band into two. Enjoy the new tune right here now!
Viking metal outfit Einherjer will release a brand new 7" single on the 25th of August, and on digital formats on the 4th of August called Nidstong. You can see the single cover below. It will be limited to 500 copies worldwide. The single will be a first taste of their forthcoming album which is set to be released later this autumn through Indie Recordings.
Cult U.S. heavy metal act Titan Force has inked a deal with Skol Records. The band's first release for the label will be Force Of The Titan, a collection of 12 previously unreleased studio tracks recorded in the '80s: the complete demo from 1985 — recorded when the band was using the Titan name, featuring John Flores on vocals — and eight classic tracks from the first two band's albums in alternate and previously unreleased demo versions with Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan's Host, Riot) on vocals.
US power metallers Judicator recently successfully completed their Indiegogo campaign to fund their upcoming release, At The Expense Of Humanity. Included in the campaign was also the intention of using part of the money to pay an artist to replace the previously released album cover, and today the new artwork, realized by Austin Bentley, has been revealed. Do you like the new one better or the previous one?
Novembers Doom's new album Bled White is about to be released. The Americans have already shared a few songs but now you can hear the entire album online ahead of its release. All you have to do is click play on the YouTube clip available below and listen to the entire release. This is the band's first album in three years. Are you pleased with the final result? Let us know.
Pallbearer will be very busy this year promoting their new album Foundations Of Burden. After a European trek announced where they will join Yob on the road, the doom metallers now announce North American dates in October and November. Joining them will be Tombs and Vattnet Viskar. Check out the dates below.
Cadaveria are currently in the studio. The Italian symphonic metallers have also signed a deal with Scarlet Records for the release of their fifth full-length album that follows Horror Metal (2012). The band is completing the recordings of this new album that will see the light of day next fall. More details will be revealed soon.
Slipknot's frontman Corey Taylor has announced that their new album is almost done. Corey Taylor was recently talking to Loudwire's Nights With Full Metal Jackie regarding the completion of their new album, which will be their first studio album since 2008's All Hope Is Gone. You can read his update below.
Wolves In The Throne Room's new album Celestite is upon us. Its official release worldwide will happen on July 8th via newly-founded Artemesia Records. However, the Washington duo has already shared an advance stream of the entire album, currently available right here. Don't waste the opportunity and listen to their new album in full, five songs in total, now.
Good news for Grave fans. Not only is the band touring in Europe and teaming up with Entombed A.D. in the autumn but the Swedish death metallers are also hard at work on their new album. So, new live shows and new music coming as well. Ronnie Bergerståhl has been recording drums on Studio Soulless. Prepare for the successor to Endless Procession Of Souls and check out the new tour dates below.
We know by now that if you are the vocalist of Tesseract, chances are you won't be in that position for very long. That is proven yet again as Ashe O'Hara is now out of the band. However, this time around, Daniel Tompkins rejoins after leaving the band in 2011. Tompkins will pull a double duty as singer for both Tesseract and also Skyharbor.