Motörhead's South American tour dates didn't begin on a high note, quite the contrary. The legendary band was forced to pull out of the Monsters Of Rock Festival in Brazil over the weekend. Bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister came down ill just hours before and the band cancelled their performance, sadly for Brazilian fans. However, guitarist Phil Campbell and drummer Mikkey Dee did have a jam session with Sepultura members. The good news is that Lemmy is doing better now and the band will continue the South America dates.
Original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward announced he has been working on two solo albums Accountable Beasts and Beyond Aston. In fact, the new album Accountable Beasts has now arrived onto ITunes and is available for digital download here. This is Ward's first solo album in 18 years.
Britny Fox has returned from a long hiatus fully charged and ready for more. The band plans to book and perform select dates only at this time and they are currently in the studio writing and recording a new album.
Paradise Lost have announced a special show. The gothic group will be performing their new opus The Plague Within in its entirety for the very first time at Bielefeld, Forum on the 17th of August in Germany! Don't miss out on this opportunity if you are near. The album will be released in June and the band has already shared the song "No Hope In Sight" so far.
Belgium's death/doom metal band My Lament have parted ways with vocalist Bert De Visscher back in 2014, and he was replaced by Xavier "Void" De Schuyter (also in Akem Manah). Now the band has given new updates. To celebrate the recording of their 2015 EP Sorrow and the start of a new era of live performances, their latest endeavor is temporarily available for free streaming at this location on their website. Enjoy it while you can!
Hard rockers Autograph have recently made the new song "I Lost My Mind In America" available for streaming online. You can hear it now here through the YouTube player below. The single will be available for download next week via iTunes and Amazon.com. The veteran group is also doing some shows and released their first new song in many years, "You Are Us, We Are You", on January 15th via iTunes and Amazon.
Portuguese metallers Moonspell have released an official lyric video for the song "Medusalem". You might be familiar with the track since it is taken from the band's new album, Extinct, which was released in March via Napalm Records. The band has been promoting the record and toured recently in Europe. Next up, they will head to North America with Septicflesh and Deathstars. Don't miss the tour if you want to hear the new songs live.
Iced Earth is set to begin the writing process of their 12th studio album in the spring 2015. After a short hiatus, (due to founder, chief songwriter, and guitarist Jon Schaffer's second cervical fusion surgery), the heavy metallers are planning their schedule for the remainder of the year. Iced Earth fans can expect the next album, tentatively entitled The Judas Goat, and the subsequent touring cycle to begin in early 2016, according to their latest update. Long time drummer Brent Smedley will be returning to the band for the recording and touring of the next album cycle.
Thorbjörn "Thobbe" Englund, lead guitarist of Sweden's Sabaton, will release his second solo album filled with intense, high-quality guitar playing. Due out on May 22nd via Lion Music, From The Wilderness was composed and recorded while Englund was touring the world with Sabaton.
The heavy metal trio Raven have tons of stuff to share today and that includes a new song, a new video and a new tour. Why not? You can now hear two new songs from their new album ExtermiNation. The first one is "Fight" which is streaming over here. And if that wasn't enough, the band also shared a new video for the tune "Battle March/Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)", now available for your listening pleasure below alongside the dates for their upcoming European tour.
You might know Jonne Järvelä as the guitarist/vocalist of Korpiklaani. Massacre Records have just announced the signing of Jonne, which was formed by Jonne Järvelä as a solo project which soon morphed and developed into a full band. From starting out as a solo idea, it fast grew into a real band, accompanied by 9 other musicians from the Finnish folk and metal music scene, featuring members of Amorphis, Shape Of Despair, Wabanag and Oceanwake. Jonne's self-titled album is set to be released on July 24th, 2015 via Massacre Records.
Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on Gods And Generals, the second studio album from Civil War, have been revealed which means you can stream the new sounds in the YouTube clip below. After the band shared the first new track "Bay Of Pigs" before, here is your chance to listen to more. Don't miss it!
The final tour from iconic rock band Mötley Crüe will feature some more dates. In fact, the group has announced 21 more North American shows due to "overwhelming fan demand". The new shows will take place in October and December as part of the band's two-year "The Final Tour" cycle. Mötley Crüe's touring career will conclude on New Year's Eve, December 31st at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band began 34 years ago.
In just two weeks, the death metallers Six Feet Under will unleash the bestial wares of their Crypt Of The Devil full-length via Metal Blade Records. Now you get to hear another new song called "Gruesome", the album opener right here. It's already the third new tune made public by the band so far.