American hard rockers Mr. Big recently announced that drummer Pat Torpey has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. The diagnosis has left him unable to perform his normal drumming duties on the band's upcoming world tour. Filling in for him will be Matt Starr, who is the current drummer for Ace Frehley.
Roadburn 2015 continues to shape up nicely. Now it was announced that British gothic rock/metal innovators Fields Of The Nephilim will be gracing the stage twice at the 20th edition of the festival. In addition to serving as the Saturday headliner on April 11th, 2015, the band will perform a different set as special guests at Houses Of The Holistic on Friday, the special Roadburn event curated by Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Wardruna's Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik, which will be held on Friday, April 10th.
Einherjer are finally releasing a new album and they have announced all the album details! The pioneers of viking metal are set to release a new studio record called Av Oss, For Oss. The album is due out on the 27th of October in Norway and Europe, and on the 31st of October in Germany, Switzerland and Austria via Indie Recordings. You can feast your eyes on the cover art below and also see the tracklist.
Crossover thrash metal/hardcore punk group Suicidal Tendencies shared some sad news today about the death of their former bassist Tim Williams. While they didn't say much about how he died, Suicidal Tendencies pays homage to his great qualities as a bass player and as a person.
Industrial metal veterans Prong are gearing up to hit the road this September in North America in support of their latest release, Ruining Lives, which came out earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer. Prong recently filmed a new video for the song "Remove, Separate Self". Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the clip, which you can watch below.
Former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di'Anno has launched a new band called Architects Of Chaoz. Due to a number of health issues, including a knee problem, Di'Anno announced in July 2012 that he would stop touring in 2013. His farewell tour had since been extended to 2014. Now he is in the process of recording an album with his longtime German touring band The Phantomz, the debut of Architects Of Chaoz.
Symphony X's long-time bassist Mike LePond is releasing his first ever solo album! UDR/Warner has set a September 26th release date for the first solo effort called Mike LePond's Silent Assassins. For now, there is still no music to hear but are you curious about this one?
"Nothing Stands In Our Way" is the new video from the Italian group Lacuna Coil and can now be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, Broken Crown Halo, which arrived in stores on April 1st via Century Media. Enjoy! The band will have a busy year in terms of touring. You can catch Lacuna Coil in North America in September and October. They will also do a European tour with Motionless In White and Devilment after that. Plenty of opportunities to catch them live.
Florida death metal legends Obituary make their Relapse debut with Inked In Blood, their 9th full length album. According to the label, almost three decades in, Inked In Blood stands out as one of the finest moments in Obituary's discography. Today you can listen to the first taste of the album in an album teaser video. Samples from three brand new tracks can be heard in the video, which is available for viewing below. What do you think about it?
Norwegian/American hard rock band TNT is finally unleashing 30th Anniversary 1982-2012 Live In Concert, a unique document of their 3 decade career captured on June 2nd, 2012 at the Clarion Hotel in Trondheim, Norway. Backed by Trondheim Symphony Orchestra and with appearance by Hank Von Helvete, Dee Snider, Dag Ingebrigtsen and Tony Mills, this is truly a must-have for fans.
Century Media Records founder, Robert Kampf, has announced the formation of a new record label, Another Century. The label will focus on hard rock and has already signed 3 bands to the roster: Los Angeles rock veterans, Rev Theory, New Zealand's rising stars, Like A Storm, and Chicago based, The Bloodline.
Motörhead's guitarist Phil Campbell and his Phil Campbell's All Starr Band have shared online a cover of Black Sabbath's "Children Of The Grave". If you are curious to hear the result, check out the track below. Phil Campbell's All Starr Band is currently performing Motörhead classic songs and other rock covers of some of Phil's favourite bands but are also looking to record original material.
German heavy metal veterans Accept release their new album Blind Rage today in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has also released a new lyric video for the track "Final Journey" which you can now enjoy here. Furthermore, you can also watch below an official live video clip for their hit "Teutonic Terror," taken from the bonus DVD, which is part of the limited edition of Blind Rage.
Rockers Aerosmith have canceled their Let Rock Rule tour date on August 13th after an unexplained illness of drummer Joey Kramer. They were set to play in Concord, California. More dates can be cancelled even though that is not official yet.