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.
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.
Singer James LaBrie of progressive metal giants Dream Theater has recently revealed to Simcoe.com 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?
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.
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.
After recently leavingMegadeth, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.