As previously reported here and here, Led Zeppelin have been under fire and were accused of stealing the opening notes of their most famous song, "Stairway To Heaven," from the band Spirit. But now they have won the lawsuit. A Los Angeles jury has decided the band did not steal the opening to its classic anthem "Stairway To Heaven" from the album Led Zeppelin IV.
British heavy metallers Tank just released a new video for the tune ''Make A Little Time''. You can see it below. The video was filmed in Spain. A second video filmed for the title track of the album, "Valley Of Tears", is scheduled for release later this summer.
Blaze Bayley just posted a new video online. The English heavy metal singer has been touring in support of the new album Infinite Entanglement. The video is for one of the new tracks, "Calling You Home", and was filmed by Blaze, band, fans and crew during the 2016 Infinite Entanglement European Tour.
Swedish hard rockers Spiders have shared some bad news about their stolen gear. It appears that there was a break-in in their rehearsal room in Gothenburg and they took two guitars, bass guitars, pedals, among other things.
Myrkur has just announced their new EP Mausoleum, which will feature acoustic reinventions of tracks from M and two new songs recorded live with the Norwegian Girls' Choir and Håvard (ex-Ulver) on guitar in the Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. The EP is due out this August 19th via Relapse Records. Hear the first song now and get full details below.
Dutch metallers Epica announced their new album just recently, and also an upcoming European tour with Powerwolf. The updates continue now about the new album with the tracklist of The Holographic Principle, due out September 30th through Nuclear Blast, which they consider their best album to date. The record will have 12 tracks and the band has also explained the concept.
If you thought the newVader album was coming out this September, think again. Unfortunately, the Polish death metal veteran maniacs have pushed back the release date of their new studio album, The Empire, to November 4th from the previously announced September 23rd via Nuclear Blast. In the meantime, you can check out the artwork for their upcoming EP, Iron Times. It was created by artist Joe Petagno, he also made the artwork of Vader's latest EP, Go To Hell.
Helloween have unfortunately been forced to cancel their Japanese tour due to the sudden illness of drummer Daniel Löble. The German power metallers were set to play five shows in Japan this month but in the morning hours of June 14th, their drummer was hospitalized with an appendix breakthrough. He underwent an emergency surgery and his doctors have strongly advised him to "rest for several weeks." However, they are working on rescheduling the dates.
The ladies in Swedish metal band Crucified Barbara just announced that the band is calling it quits. The band was formed in 1998 and released four albums in their career which now comes to an end. They will continue to rock separately in other endeavors.
American prog rock band Magellan has lost its founding father, vocalist and keyboardist Trent Gardner (his brother, also founder, Joel Wayne Gardner died in 2014). He passed away suddenly and this memorial fund was created by his family. R.I.P.
British hard rockers Deep Purple have canceled the two shows they were scheduled to play in Sweden this week (Tuesday, June 14th at Gröna Lund in Stockholm and Wednesday, June 15th at Liseberg in Gothenburg) after one of the band members became ill. No further details have yet been made available by the group neither did they release any statement about it so far.
Two heavyweights are joining forces. Iconic UK metallers, Paradise Lost, have signed a worldwide deal with German-based metal powerhouse Nuclear Blast! For the last few years, Paradise Lost have been part of the Century Media roster and just last year released the album The Plague Within. We'll see what they do next.
As previously reported, doom metal band Clouds have been looking for new a drummer. For the moment, Funeral's Anders Eek will be their live drummer. Today, however, they have started to reveal more about their new album. Firstly, it will be called Departe and the cover artwork was provided by Arthur Kornovics. Check out the cover.
Swedish multi-instrumentalist Dagny Susanne, mastermind of black metallers Nachtlieder, has recorded drums, guitar and bass for the new Nattsvargr album, Winds Of Transilvania. You can hear the new song ''Pentagram Of Blood'' below to check out her contribution.
Three original Entombed members - Alex Hellid (guitar), Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) - will rejoin forces for an appearance on the Close-Up Båten cruise, which will leave the Stockholm, Sweden port on October 27th for Åbo, Finland, and return the following day. The group will also perform their 1991 second landmark album, Clandestine, with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra in Malmö, Sweden on November 12th.