SIN CITY SINNERS To Be Joined On Stage By TRIXTER, Ex-SLAUGHTER Members

SIN CITY SINNERS To Be Joined On Stage By TRIXTER, Ex-SLAUGHTER Members

On Monday, September 26, Las Vegas’ favorite band SIN CITY SINNERS will be joined by special guests Pete Loran (TRIXTER) and Blas Elias (SLAUGHTER), with a special appearance by Eddie Trunk (host of VH1 Classic‘s “That Metal Show”), at The Crown Theater (inside The Rio Hotel) in Las Vegas. For FREE tickets, go to this location. The SIN CITY SINNERS lineup for the September 26 show will feature Brent Muscat (FASTER PUSSSYCAT), Rob Cournoyer (RAGING SLAB), Dr. Michael Ellis, Louie Merlino (BEGGARS THIEVES) and Jimmy…

CAGE To Debut New Material On Upcoming Tour

CAGE To Debut New Material On Upcoming Tour

San Diego metallers CAGE have announced a string of shows in anticipation of their upcoming CD release, “Supremacy Of Steel”, where they will perform five new songs from the disc. One of the dates will be a co-headlining appearance with friends HELSTAR at the Ragnarokk Festival in Chicago, Illinois on October 1. This two-day event will also include OBSESSION, SKULLVIEW and IRON FINGER, among others. Tickets can be obtained at www.ragnarokkmetal.com. Special VIP tickets will include an exclusive listening party where the entire “Supremacy Of…

MASTODON: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of ‘The Hunter’

MASTODON: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of ‘The Hunter’

A short clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “The Hunter”, the new album from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON, can be seen below. See the full version on the deluxe CD/DVD version of the album, available at stores like Best Buyon September 27. Following the band’s in-store appearance at Criminal Records in Atlanta on September 27, the members of MASTODON will head over to El Myr, right across the street, for an after-party where they will play “The Hunter” and celebrate with a special…

MEGADETH: New Song ‘Never Dead’ Available For Streaming

MEGADETH: New Song ‘Never Dead’ Available For Streaming

MEGADETH‘s brand new song “Never Dead” can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.‘s customized soundtrack for the company’s action-adventure franchise NeverDead will appear on MEGADETH‘s 13th album, “TH1RT3EN”, which will be released on November 1 via Roadrunner Records. Video footage of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine talking about “Never Dead” can be seen below. MEGADETH filmed a video on Saturday (September 17) in Santa Clarita, California for the band’s the new single, “Public Enemy No. 1″. The clip was shot on…

HOLYHELL Officially Joined By Drummer JOHN MACALUSO

HOLYHELL Officially Joined By Drummer JOHN MACALUSO

New York-based rock/metal/gothic band HOLYHELL has announced the addition veteran John Macalusoto the group’s ranks. HOLYHELL and Macaluso first played together in March 2011, with performances in sold-out shows in Worcester, Massachusetts and Cleveland, Ohio. “The energy was so amazing, you can hear it effortlessly in the performances,” said HOLYHELL front woman and songwriter Maria Breon. “We want to share this experience with our fans! Join us on Facebook — and on the road!” Macaluso has been the recording and touring drummer for world-renowned acts…

IRON SAVIOR Signs With AFM RECORDS

IRON SAVIOR Signs With AFM RECORDS

German metallers IRON SAVIOR, who feature in their ranks guitarist/vocalist/producer Piet Sielck (URIAH HEEP, BLIND GUARDIAN, SAXON), have inked a deal with AFM Records. The band is putting the finishing touches on its new album, tentatively due in early 2012. IRON SAVIOR‘s latest album, entitled “Megatropolis”, was released in June 2007 via Dockyard 1. The group performed at the ProgPower USA IX festival in September 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.  

SLAUGHTER’s ‘Strappado’ To Be Reissued On Vinyl

SLAUGHTER’s ‘Strappado’ To Be Reissued On Vinyl

The vinyl reissue of “Strappado”, the debut album from Canadian death/thrash metal pioneers SLAUGHTER, will be made available through the Canadian vinyl label War On Music Records. “Strappado” is an essential classic and cult masterpiece of Canadian metal, long out of print. SLAUGHTER famously included Chuck Shuldiner on guitar for a brief moment in the mid-’80s before Shuldiner resumed his frontman duties in DEATH. The War On Music release of “Strappado” will be the first-ever vinyl pressing using the remixed/remastered 1986 Fringe audio, and features…

ARSIS: Touring Musicians Revealed

ARSIS: Touring Musicians Revealed

Guitarist/vocalist Jim Malone of Virginia-based melodic tech death metallers ARSIS will be forced to sit out the band’s “Frets Of Fury” tour with FIREWIND, WHITE WIZARD and NIGHTRAGE in October “due to professional and personal commitments.” Filling in for him during the trek will be Mike Parks on vocals and Brandon Ellis on guitar. Commented the group: “Mike Parks is the obvious choice as he has helped us out in the past when Malone lost his voice, and was actually the singer of the band…

DREAM THEATER: Behind-The-Scens Footage From Making Of ‘A Dramatic Turn Of Events’

DREAM THEATER: Behind-The-Scens Footage From Making Of ‘A Dramatic Turn Of Events’

A short video clip featuring behind-the-scens footage from the writing and recording process for “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, the new studio album from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, can be seen below. “A Dramatic Turn Of Events” sold 36,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 8. The band’s previous CD, 2009′s “Black Clouds Silver Linings”, opened with 40,000 units to land at No. 6. This was roughly in line with…

Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON To Play With AEROSMITH Frontman At iHeartRadio Event

Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON To Play With AEROSMITH Frontman At iHeartRadio Event

Guitarist Damon Johnson will be playing guitar and sharing stage with AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler, Jeff Beck on lead guitar, Randy Jackson on bass, Tal Wilkenfeld on bass and Marti Frederiksen on drums for iHeartRadio in Las Vegas, Saturday, September 24. Tune in to hear a special guest bass player on the first song. iHeartRadio is the biggest live music event in radio history. The artist lineup includes Steven Tyler, Kenny Chesney, Lady GaGa, THE BLACK EYED PEAS, Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars, Rascal Flatts, Usher,…

CHRIS CAFFERY Performs With DIO DISCIPLES In Poughkeepsie (Video)

CHRIS CAFFERY Performs With DIO DISCIPLES In Poughkeepsie (Video)

Guitarist Chris Caffery (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, SAVATAGE) made a guest appearance with DIO DISCIPLESlast night (Thursday, September 22) at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, New York. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. DIO DISCIPLES — which features former DIO members Simon Wright (drums), Craig Goldy (guitar), Scott Warren (keyboards) and Rudy Sarzo alongside singers Tim “Ripper” Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and Toby Jepson (LITTLE ANGELS, GUN) — pays tribute to the legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio…

DIAMOND PLATE: ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ Video Released

“At The Mountains Of Madness”, the new video from Chicago, Illinois-based thrashers DIAMOND PLATE, can be seen below. The clip was filmed with director Dave Vorhes in the band’s hometown. The song comes off DIAMOND PLATE‘s recently-released debut album, “Generation Why?” Commented DIAMOND PLATE lead guitarist Konrad Kupiec: “Shooting the ‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ video was an amazing experience. It was an incredible feeling to see how many of our fans came out to be part of a huge moment in DIAMOND PLATE history.…