NICKELBACK, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, JUDAS PRIEST, SHINEDOWN To Headline This Year’s ROCK FEST

Rock Fest is back for its 22nd year with a killer lineup including some of the biggest names in rock. NICKELBACK, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, JUDAS PRIEST and SHINEDOWN are slated to headline the event in Cadott, Wisconsin July 16-19. The 50-plus-band bill, over half making their inaugural trip to Rock Fest, also features performances from BREAKING BENJAMIN, BUSH, CHEVELLE, POP EVIL, […]

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IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON Undergoes Cancer Treatment

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have released the following statement: “Just before Christmas, MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson visited his doctor for a routine check-up. This led to tests and biopsies which revealed a small cancerous tumour at the back of his tongue. A seven-week course of chemotherapy and radiology treatment was completed yesterday. As the tumour was caught in […]

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IRON MAIDEN: New Skateboards To Be Made Available In February

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will release a set of three skateboards, each depicting one of their classic album covers: 1980’s “Iron Maiden”, 1981’s “Killers” and 1986’s “Somewhere In Time”.According to Backstreet International Merchandise Limited, “Boards [are] produced with 100% hardrock U.S. Maplewood taken from areas under re-forestation programs. [They are] individually hot pressed to ensure uniformity and perfect […]

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Begins Recording Fifth Album

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have entered the studio with producer Colin Richardson (CARCASS, FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD) and producer/engineer Carl Bown to begin recording their fifth album for a tentative summer release. Says the band: “We’ve been working hard on this record for over a year now, writing and demoing a ton of material in that time. As […]

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ENSIFERUM: ‘One Man Army’ Video Released

Finnish folk metallers ENSIFERUM will release their new album, “One Man Army”, on February 24, 2015 (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded between September and November at Astia Studio in Lappeenranta in Finland with producer Anssi Kippo. “One Man Army” digipack track listing (with 20-page bound digibook): Disc 1 – CD 01. March Of […]

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ARCH ENEMY Parts Ways With NICK CORDLE, Recruits Ex-NEVERMORE Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS

ARCH ENEMY has parted ways with guitarist Nick Cordle and has replaced him with Jeff Loomis (pictured; ex-NEVERMORE). Loomis will make his live debut with ARCH ENEMY on the band’s upcoming European tour, which kicks off November 26. Says Loomis states: “I’m very excited to be playing with ARCH ENEMY. “[ARCH ENEMY guitarist] Michael Amott and I have stayed in […]

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Video Premiere: MACHINE HEAD’s ‘Now We Die’

“Now We Die”, the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on October 3 in Oakland, California with director Mike Sloat, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT and HATRIOT. “Now We Die” is taken from MACHINE HEAD’s new album, “Bloodstone Diamonds”, which was released on November 10 via Nuclear […]

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