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Ayreon - New Album Title And Cover Revealed

Huge news just in for Ayreon fans! The prog group has been working on a new album to finally follow The Theory Of Everything from 2013. They are also doing three special best of shows this year. About the new album, it will be called The Source and Arjen Anthony Lucassen just revealed its cover. Feast your eyes on it below.


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Posted: 19.01.2017 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (21)

Tony Iommi - Discovered Lump In His Throat Wasn't Cancerous

Back in December, legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi broke the news that doctors discovered new activity in his throat and they were unsure whether the lump was cancerous until he went under the knife. Fortunately, he has now revealed the operation he had to remove a lump from his throat was a success and it isn't cancerous. Iommi's cancer was declared in remission in mid 2016.


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Posted: 07.01.2017 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (0)

Tool - In The Studio

Tool guitarist Adam Jones has recently shared a video filmed by Motörhead's drummer Mikkey Dee. It appears that the two bands are working on new releases in the same recording facility in Los Angeles. Tool have confirmed that they are working on new material before but fans are still waiting for the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days.


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Posted: 16.02.2015 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (19)

Yngwie Malmsteen - Back In The Studio

Guitar shredder Yngwie Malmsteen is back in the studio recording a new album. This means that the follow-up to 2012's Spellbound album is finally in the works. No further details about the new record have been revealed so far. Next year, Yngwie Malmsteen already has a few performances planned like the Monsters Of Rock Festival in Brazil on April 26th, 2015 and an exclusive show in Tokyo, Japan on February 2nd, 2015.


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Posted: 13.01.2015 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (6)

System Of A Down - Considering Making A New Album

System Of A Down recently announced their Wake Up The Souls Tour starting on April 10th to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in which Ottoman Turks began arresting and executing some 1.5 million Armenians. Now frontman Serj Tankian says the band will consider making their first album in 10 years after the tour ends in April. Serj Tankian says System Of A Down have discussed recording a new album.


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Posted: 10.01.2015 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (8)

Dream Theater - To Enter Studio In February

Singer James LaBrie of progressive metal giants Dream Theater has recently revealed to that the band will enter the studio in February to create the follow-up to 2013's Dream Theater album which he said he expects to be released next fall. So, the proggers will soon begin work on their next album which will be their 13th already. Are you excited to see what the band comes up with next?


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Posted: 09.01.2015 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (21)

Disturbed - David Draiman Says The Band Will Return

Back in 2011, Davin Draiman, the singer of alternative metal band Disturbed, announced through his Twitter account that the band was going on indefinite hiatus. Again via Twitter, the frontman now says that the hiatus will end - although he doesn't know when. So, that's helpful! Maybe the new year can bring more activity in the Disturbed camp.


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Posted: 02.01.2015 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (24)

Deicide - To Start Working On New Album

Florida death metal veterans Deicide released their last album In The Minds Of Evil in 2013. However, they have already confirmed plans for album number 12 and they expect to spend much of the next year focusing on writing new material, according to their drummer and founding member Steve Asheim.


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Posted: 28.12.2014 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (4)

Megadeth - Broderick And Drover Form New Band

After recently leaving Megadeth, guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover are now joining forces in a new band. Reportedly, they have also recruited ex-Scar The Martyr singer Henry Derek Bonner for this group. However, that information is yet to be confirmed by the band. But Shawn Drover promises that they will reveal more info very soon.


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Posted: 23.12.2014 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (7)

HIM - To Begin Working On New Album In 2015

The Finns HIM released their last album Tears On Tape back in 2013. Now the band's singer Ville Valo has confirmed that the band plans to work on new music in 2015. Currently touring in the U.S., they will conclude their 2014 schedule with a hometown show on New Year's Eve and take a little break before working on the next release.


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Posted: 16.12.2014 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (2)

Korn - Jonathan Davis Pens Track For Diabetes Charity

Korn frontman Jonathan Davis has penned the new song "So Unfair" about his son's struggle with Type 1 diabetes. All proceeds will go to the non-profit organization JDRF, a leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research. Every dollar donated is an entry to win a trip to Bakersfield, California to create and record a song with Jonathan Davis at his private recording studio.


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Posted: 12.12.2014 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (3)

Sepultura - Max Cavalera Dismisses Reunion

Original Sepultura drummer Igor Cavalera, now in Cavalera Conspiracy with his brother Max Cavalera, recently opened the door to a reunion of the classic Sepultura line-up. The topic never really goes away and Igor said in an interview that he hoped that the reunion would happen someday. Now former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera has responded and tells that a classic lineup reunion won't take place and he's happy to leave it in the past.


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Posted: 10.12.2014 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (5)

Slipknot - Former Drum Tech Reveals New Drummer And Bassist

In typical cat-out-of-bag fashion, recently a former drum tech for Slipknot has posted a photo online, now deleted, of his personal itinerary which lists all the current members of the band, including their new drummer and bassist, whose identities Slipknot has not officially revealed. The band's drummer is Jay Weinberg and their bassist is Allessandro "Vman" Venturella (Krokodil). There were rumors about them before but the band said that maybe they would never confirm it.


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Posted: 09.12.2014 by Mehdi Taba | Comments (1)

Machine Head - To Release Special Edition Of Latest Album

Machine Head are proud to announce the release of the special edition version of "The Blackening", their Grammy-nominated masterwork. Hailed unanimously as the best metal album of 2007 by journalists, metal radio stations and fans alike, it earned a Grammy nomination for the fan-favorite track, "Aesthetics of Hate" and all the while Machine Head continue to earn "the hardest working band" title with over 19 months on the road in support of "The Blackening" (with 5 U.S. tours alone) and no signs of stopping soon.

"The Blackening" Special Edition is two disc CD/DVD set that will feature an assortment of extras, including rare bonus tracks such as covers of Iron Maiden's "Hallowed Be Thy Name", over an hour of live performance footage from With Full Force, Download and Rock in Rio festivals, three uncensored music videos for "Aesthetics of Hate," "Now I Lay Thee Down" and "Halo," a "making of" featurette on each video, "The Making of The Blackening" and expanded artwork. Plus, what many hardcore fans have been rabidly waiting for, 4 never-before-seen performances of Machine Head celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album, "Burn My Eyes", captured in Philadelphia in 2004. This special edition is a must have for any fan of this Bay Area band that is steadily carving out "legendary status" for itself within the metal scene.

Machine Head spent the summer headlining the second stage of the first annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and the band will cap off two extremely successful years as direct support on Metallica's U.S. headline tour in December and January 2009. Metallica frontman James Hetfield was quoted as telling Revolver, "The Blackening", unbelievable. Unbelievable sound and power. It sounds like a band on fire. They have really turned it on again for me."

"The Blackening" Special Edition is due in stores October 28, 2008.

Disc 1: CD

01. Clenching The Fists of Dissent
02. Beautiful Mourning
03. Aesthetics of Hate
04. Now I Lay Thee Down
05. Slanderous
06. Halo
07. Wolves
08. A Farewell To Arms
09. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Bonus Track)
10. Battery (Bonus Track)

Disc 2: DVD


01. Clenching The Fists Of Dissent (With Full Force 2008)
02. Now I Lay Thee Down (With Full Force 2008)
03. Halo (With Full Force 2008)
04. Aesthetics Of Hate (Rock In Rio 2008)
05. Davidian (Rock In Rio 2008)


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Posted: 17.09.2008 by Dark Irilijes | Comments (9)

Soulfly - New Video Clip Available

Roadrunner Records have made the video for Soulfly's new song "Unleash" available at this location. The clip was directed by Robert Sexton, who has previously worked with Mondo Generator, Amen and Iced Earth, among many others.

You can also listen to "Unleash", the first track off soulfly's new album "Conquer", which is due on July 29. The track features guest vocalist, Dave Peters of Throwdown. Click here to listen.


Band profile: Soulfly
Posted: 30.06.2008 by Dark.Irilijes | Comments (7)