Two People Killed and Many Injured as Car Plows Into Crowd at South by Southwest Festival

Screen Capture / thestatesman.com Horrific news to report out of the popular South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, when a driver attempting to avoid a drunk driving stop smashed through a barricade and plowed into a crowd waiting to get into one of the many venues taking parking in the festival. More than … Continue reading Two People Killed and Many Injured as Car Plows Into Crowd at South by Southwest Festival

DUST BOLT: ‘Awake The Riot’ Album Details Revealed

German thrashers DUST BOLT will release their sophomore album, “Awake The Riot”, on June 10 in North America; May 30 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Benelux; June 4 in Spain, Sweden and Norway; and June 2 in the rest of Europe via Napalm Records. Andrei Bouzikov, who is responsible for album covers from such … Continue reading DUST BOLT: ‘Awake The Riot’ Album Details Revealed

AMBERIAN DAWN Signs With NAPALM RECORDS; ‘Magic Forest’ Album Due In June

Finnish female-fronted symphonic metal band AMBERIAN DAWN has signed with Napalm Records. The band will release its new album, “Magic Forest”, in June. Says AMBERIAN DAWN songwriter Tuomas Seppälä: “I’m very glad about this new deal with Napalm Records. I’m sure that our cooperation will be successful and enjoyable. This label showed interest in us … Continue reading AMBERIAN DAWN Signs With NAPALM RECORDS; ‘Magic Forest’ Album Due In June

DECAPITATED Announces New Drummer, Begins Recording Next Album

On March 10, Polish tech death masters DECAPITATED entered Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland to begin recording their sixth album. The as-yet-untitled CD is set for a release in September via Nuclear Blast. DECAPITATED‘s forthcoming effort will mark the recording debut of the band’s new drummer, Michal Lysejko, who joined the group in time for … Continue reading DECAPITATED Announces New Drummer, Begins Recording Next Album

MARK TORNILLO Says Next ACCEPT Album Will Have ‘Even More Of A Classic Feel’ Than Last Two Did

On March 10, journalist Mitch Lafon conducted an interview with ACCEPT and TT QUICK singer Mark Tornillo. You can now watch the chat below. On the progress of the recording sessions for the new ACCEPT album: “I literally finished singing the vocal tracks a week ago Sunday.” On whether fans of the first two ACCEPT … Continue reading MARK TORNILLO Says Next ACCEPT Album Will Have ‘Even More Of A Classic Feel’ Than Last Two Did

GOATWHORE Completes Work On New Album

New Orleans, Louisiana’s sons of American no-frills-black-metal-meets-death-‘n’-roll GOATWHORE have completed work on their sixth full-length album, due later in the year via Metal Blade Records. The CD was once again recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer with Erik Rutan (HATE ETERNAL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MORBID ANGEL) and was mastered by Alan … Continue reading GOATWHORE Completes Work On New Album

SKID ROW To Perform At ‘500 Songs For Kids’

SKID ROW will play a song on opening night of 500 Songs For Kids on April 10 at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, Georgia. All proceeds will go to the Songs For Kids Foundation, which brings musicians year round to children’s hospitals across the United States. Songs For Kids Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that … Continue reading SKID ROW To Perform At ‘500 Songs For Kids’

MICK MARS: New MÖTLEY CRÜE Single Release To Coincide With Launch Of ‘The Final Tour’

MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference on January 28 at Hotel Roosevelt in Los Angeles where they announced that the band will launch its “Final Tour” later this year, with the group planning to play 72 shows in North America in 2014 and more overseas in 2015. Making it official, the four members of the … Continue reading MICK MARS: New MÖTLEY CRÜE Single Release To Coincide With Launch Of ‘The Final Tour’

LZZY HALE, LITA FORD, DORO PESCH, MARIA BRINK Featured In ‘Not Just Tits In A Corset’ Book

Music journalist and band manager Jill Hughes Kirtland has published a book entitled “Not Just Tits In A Corset: Celebrating Women In Metal” featuring a foreword by German metal queen Doro Pesch. Told in their own voices — through a series of intimate interviews and photographs of prominent and influential women in the metal industry … Continue reading LZZY HALE, LITA FORD, DORO PESCH, MARIA BRINK Featured In ‘Not Just Tits In A Corset’ Book

SLASH Announces Judges For First-Ever ‘Slashathon’

As the music world prepares to descend upon music week in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2014, the Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame artist Slash has announced the Slashathon. Powered by Geeklist, Slashathon is the first-ever artist-focused hackathon whereby developers create applications and technology within a 12-hour period. The music-oriented Slashathon … Continue reading SLASH Announces Judges For First-Ever ‘Slashathon’

AMON AMARTH’s JOHAN HEGG: ‘It’s Always Been A Team Effort For Our Band’

Anthony Toto of Pop-Break.com recently conducted an interview with vocalist Johan Hegg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Pop-Break.com: On “Deceiver Of The Gods”, the sound is heavily focused on melody with guitar leads and musical passages reminiscent of bands like IRON MAIDEN. You guys weren’t … Continue reading AMON AMARTH’s JOHAN HEGG: ‘It’s Always Been A Team Effort For Our Band’

GEOFF TATE Is ‘Sorry’ QUEENSRŸCHE Fans Were Subjected To ‘Totally Distasteful’ War Of Words Via Court Documents

Singer Geoff Tate — who was fired from the Seattle progressive rock band QUEENSRŸCHE in 2012 after fronting it for three decades — has apologized to the group’s fans for the “totally distasteful” war of words that played out in the press and court documents following the split, saying that there will be a “bright … Continue reading GEOFF TATE Is ‘Sorry’ QUEENSRŸCHE Fans Were Subjected To ‘Totally Distasteful’ War Of Words Via Court Documents