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Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Golden Gods Show

Orange County, California based hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold have been confirmed as the headliners for this year's edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which will take place on April 20th at the Nokia Centre in Los Angeles, California and will be televised by VH1 on May 28th.

Also performing at the show will be the original lineup of the Alice Cooper band, as well as Duff McKagen's Loaded, Devildriver, Asking Alexandria, Volbeat and Fozzy, who's lead singer Chris Jericho will also be hosting the event. Alice Cooper is also set to receive the eponymous Golden God award, while Motley Crue will be picking up the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. The list of other nominees for the awards are as follows: More...

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Iron Maiden Wearing Icarus Witch T-Shirts

Jason Myers, bassist and keyboardist for Pittsburgh-based trad-metal outfit Icarus Witch, recently posted a fun story about how Nicko McBrain had been spotted wearing Icarus Witch shirts in Iron Maiden photos. The first bits of the post are blockquoted here - for the full story, pictures of Iron Maiden in Icarus Witch T-Shirts and all things Icarus Witch, head on over to Icarus Witch's Facebook page.

In 2008, a friend of mine emailed me and said "Dude, how'd you get Nicko McBrain to where an Icarus Witch shirt?" I laughed. Honestly, have no idea how he got his shirt. But it appeared first in a spread in Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles magazine.

Shortly after, I was browsing the magazine section and noticed the June 2008 issue of Metal Edge magazine had Maiden on the cover. Nicko, once again sporting his Witch "True Pittsburgh Metal" T.

Unfortunately, he has his arms crossed in both pics, leading me to assume that either: A) Maiden also has a "No other band T-Shirts in our promo photos" rule and Steve reamed him out. or B) It was really cold in the photo studio that day. Haha. Either way, I've since noticed lots of photos of Nicko and this is a common pose for him in pix, so I'll assume the best.

The story continues at Icarus Witch's Facebook page....

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Police Issue Warning About Soundwave Festival

Police.nsw.gov.au has issued a statement warning music fans attending the upcoming Soundwave festival that police will be actively searching for drug users and dealers. The press release can be read below.

Police will run a high-visibility operation at this weekend’s Soundwave Music Festival, targeting illegal and anti-social behaviour.

Operation Koolah will run at the festival, to be held at Olympic Park from 10am to 6pm on Sunday (27 February 2011). Police from the Drug Detection Dogs Unit, Mounted Police and the Licensing Unit will make up a large component of the police presence that will be targeting anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related offences.

The NSW Police event commander, Detective Superintendent Greg Rolph, said that the majority of party-goers have enjoyed themselves within the law in recent years. Despite this we still see a small number of revellers who insist on participating in illegal and anti-social behaviour.

“There will be drug detection dogs as well as a large number of overt and covert police resources aimed at catching those taking or dealing illegal drugs.

“Recreational drugs can be incredibly dangerous and anyone bringing them to the event can expect to be caught.nn“We have worked together with event organisers and other interest groups to ensure the best possible plans are in place to make the event as safe as possible – it is now up to the patrons to do their part,” Detective Superintendent Rolph said.

Bands scheduled to appear at the festival include Iron Maiden, Rob Zombie, Dimmu Borgir, All That Remains, and many more. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.

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Bruce Dickinson Gives Tour Of Ed Force One

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has provided the following video tours of his "Ed Force One" Boeing 757 Aircraft, which he pilots and uses to fly the band to all of its international tour destinations. You can view the three clips below:





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OpEd

Broken Hearts: An Ode To Anti-Love Metal

February 14th is a date that means different things to different people. For some, Valentine’s Day is that special occasion to show someone how much you care, while for others it’s an unfortunate reminder of just how long that unused condom has been stashed in your wallet. For every lucky gentleman who has found the lady he can sexually accost without fear of court mandated harassment classes, there’s that lonely soul who will spend Valentine’s Day with nothing but music out the speakers and a bottle of Jack.

No matter which side you fall on, heavy metal has got a song to match your mood and help you head bang through the gooiest of all the holidays.

Whether any given track is purposefully over the top and funny, depressing enough to make you pull out the eyeliner and candles, or just plain outright disturbing, metal is no stranger to the anti-love song. So for those of you will be spending Valentine’s Day alone, or just simply think the holiday is nothing more than a marketing ploy to sell chocolates and greeting cards, here’s a series of anti-love anthems to get you through the day.

For those who still have a heart and haven't devolved into extreme cynicism, you can also check out our companion listing of pro-love heavy metal music at this location.

Humorous

Metalunderground.com is no stranger to aberrant sexual behavior, as we have the honor of being home the infamous “I’d put my tongue in her butt” forum thread. The following, um, “tongue-in-cheek” songs are all dedicated to everyone who has ever contributed a post to that thread.

Whether 80’s glam rock parody/tribute act Steel Panther is singing love songs or anti-love songs is a matter of some debate. What could be more loving than each band member’s willingness to sleep with anything that moves, regardless of VD status? Take the particularly touching song “Turn Out The Lights,” in which we are informed that front man Michael Starr is in desperate need of some physical attention, even though his partner actively disgusts him. What’s a horny rock star to do? Look no further than the title for the answer:

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Iron Maiden Wins Grammy Award

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have picked up the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance this year with their song, "El Dorado," which comes from their latest studio album, "The Final Frontier." The band won the award despite competition from Slayer, Korn, Megadeth and Lamb Of God. Also bringing home an award was supergroup Them Crooked Vultures, who won the prize for Best Hard Rock Performance with their song, "New Fang," Canadian rock legend Neil Young won claimed the Best Rock Song title with, "Angry World" and Jeff Beck, who won the award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance with "Hammerhead."

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Black Tide To Support Iron Maiden

Black Tide has been added as support for two announced U.S. dates of Iron Maiden’s "Final Frontier" world tour. Black Tide will take the stage in the band's home state of Florida for two nights – April 16th and 17th. The details are as follows:

April 16th at Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida
April 17th at St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's interview with Black Tide's Gabriel Garcia here.

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Exodus To Perform With Iron Maiden

Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has posted the following update online, on which he comments on the band's forthcoming slot opening for Iron Maiden in Chile.

"There's no one bigger than Iron Maiden in South America. I've seen the DVD footage of their shows down in that part of the world, and to actually get to open for them ANYWHERE is amazing! But down there? Absolutely spectacular!

"We'll be playing Santiago with my heroes — a band whose songs we were covering at backyard parties — in front of 65,000 people! Suddenly we all got a big second wind! Stoked beyond belief is an understatement!"

Exodus will open for Iron Maiden on April 10, 2011 at Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile.

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Slipknot To Support Iron Maiden

It has been confirmed that American metal act Slipknot will play direct support to British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden at the forthcoming Swiss edition of the Sonisphere festival. The Swiss edition of the Sonisphere festival is set to take place on June 24, 2011 in Basel, St. Jakob. Hard rock legend Alice Cooper is also set to perform.

The confirmed line-up now includes:
IRON MAIDEN
SLIPKNOT
ALICE COOPER
BRING ME THE HORIZON
IN FLAMES
ARCHITECTS
HATEBREED

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Kamelot To Support Iron Maiden

American/Norwegian symphonic metallers Kamelot have been announced as the support act for Iron Maiden's April 8, 2011 performance at Estadio Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It was recently announced that Iron Maiden will be the featured headline act at the 2011 Sonisphere festival in Warsaw, Poland. The event, which played home to the "big four" last year, will be taking place on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Bemowo Airfield in Warsaw, Poland.

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Iron Maiden To Headline Polish Sonisphere

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have been announced as the featured headline act for the 2011 edition of the Sonisphere festival in Poland. The event, which played home to the "big four" last year, will be taking place on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Bemowo Airfield in Warsaw, Poland.

Other European dates for the band include:
May 28 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
May 29 - Oberhausen, Germany - Kopi Arena
May 31 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
Jun. 02 - Hamburg, Germany - O2 World
Jun. 03 - Berlin, Germany - O2 World
Jun. 07 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle
Jun. 08 - Arnhem, The Netherlands - Gerledome
Jun. 27 - Paris, France - Bercy

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Headline News

Slayer, Maiden, Ozzy Get 2011 Grammy Nominations

Nominees for Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance in the 53rd annual Grammy awards have been announced.

Best Hard Rock Performance
Alice in Chains: "A Looking In View"
Ozzy Osbourne: "Let Me Hear You Scream"
Soundgarden: "Black Rain"
Stone Temple Pilots: "Between the Lines"
Them Crooked Vultures: "New Fang"

Best Metal Performance
Iron Maiden: "El Dorado"
Korn: "Let the Guilt Go"
Lamb of God: "In Your Words"
Megadeth: "Sudden Death"
Slayer: "World Painted Blood"

It’s the second nomination in a row for Alice in Chains, Lamb of God, Megadeth and Slayer. Maiden has been nominated twice before but never won. Ozzy has won Best Metal performance twice. Soundgarden won both awards in 1995. Slayer and Korn have two awards each and Stone Temple Pilots have one.

The award ceremony takes place on February 13 in Los Angeles, with the rock and metal awards traditionally held in a lower-key venue than the main televised event.

Last year’s Best Hard Rock Grammy went to AC/DC for "War Machine," which won over Alice in Chains’ "Check My Brain," Linkin Park’s "What I’ve Done," Metallica’s "Unforgiven III" and Nickelback’s "Burn it to the Ground." The Best Metal Performance was won by Judas Priest for "Dissident Aggressor," which was up against Lamb of God’s "Set to Fail," Megadeth’s "Headcrusher," Ministry’s "Senor Peligro" and Slayer’s "Hate Worldwide."

Read the full article at RockAAA.com.

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Gus G To Host Headbangers Ball

Firewind / Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G is set to take a break from touring to host the new edition of Headbangers Ball tonight (Tuesday morning) at 3AM Eastern on MTV2. Tune in to hear the story of how Gus G got his start in metal all the way to playing arenas alongside Ozzy Osbourne. You'll also see videos from Firewind as well as Gus G's biggest influences such as Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Ozzy and more.

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Iron Maiden Announces Final Concert For World Tour

LiveNation and Iron Maiden has announced that due to the overwhelming demand of their fans for tickets which went on sale today for its August 5, 2011 conert, British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have already added a second show at the London O2 Arena. The additional show is now on sale and will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2011 , marking the end of "The Final Frontier World Tour".

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Iron Maiden Announces More Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has announced additional dates for its forthcoming European/World tour.These shows are seperate from Iron Maiden's "Around The World In 66 Days - Tour." The new dates can be found below:

May 28 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
May 29 - Oberhausen, Germany - Kopi Arena
May 31 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
Jun. 02 - Hamburg, Germany - O2 World
Jun. 03 - Berlin, Germany - O2 World
Jun. 07 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle
Jun. 08 - Arnhem, The Netherlands - Gerledome
Jun. 27 - Paris, France - Bercy

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Iron Maiden Announces U.K. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom next summer. This will be the final leg of the band's "Final Frontier" world tour.

Speaking on the tour, bassist and founder Steve Harris commented: "Everything in the Maiden camp has been so full on these last five years or so that we haven't travelled around the UK to play for our home fans for almost that long. These fans supported us by coming to Twickenham Stadium, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Download and more recently Sonisphere so we thought we should get off our backsides and do the travelling this time and get round the country to see them all. We very much look forward to playing all four home countries and a couple of places we haven’t been for a very long time, Aberdeen and Belfast! And playing the O2 gets us as close to the East End of London where Maiden started off than we have been for many a year, probably since the Ruskin Arms! All in all l think this is going to be a very special series of shows and a wonderful way to end this whole world tour. We intend to take the full stadium show into the UK arenas and fit everything we possibly can into each venue. The set list will be different to this year’s tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we intend to include a healthy dose of older fan favourites too for those who haven’t seen us before, plus a spectacular light show and stage set, not forgetting, of course, …Eddie!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Iron Maiden Announces Unique World Tour

Legendary British heavy metal act Iron Maiden has revealed the dates for its forthcoming "Round The World Trip" as part of the "The Final Frontier World Tour." The new dates will see Iron Maiden play 29 shows and visiting 26 cities in thirteen countries, across five continents. The band's entire journey will be piloted by Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson in Ed Force One and will traverse over 50,000 miles. You can view the tour dates below:

Feb. 11 - Moscow, Russia - Olympiski
Feb. 15 - Singapore - Singapore Indoor Stadium
Feb. 17 - Jakarta, Indonesia - Stadium Utama Gelaro Bung Karno Senayan
Feb. 20 - Bali, Indonesia - Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Feb. 23 - Melbourne, Australia - Hisense Arena
Feb. 24 - Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Feb. 26 - Brisbane, Australia - Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
Feb. 27 - Sydney, Australia - Eastern Creek Raceway (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 04 - Melbourne, Australia - Showgrounds (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 05 - Adelaide, Australia - Bonython Park (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 07 - Perth, Australia - Steel Blue Oval (Soundwave Festival)
Mar. 10 - Seoul, Korea - Chamsil Gymnasium
Mar. 12 - Tokyo, Japan - Super Arena
Mar. 13 - Tokyo, Japan - Super Arena
Mar. 17 - Monterrey, Mexico - Banamex Theatre
Mar. 18 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro Sol
Mar. 20 - Bogota, Columbia - CC Sapo
Mar. 23 - Lima, Peru - Estadio San Marcos
Mar. 26 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Morumbi Stadium
Mar. 27 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - HSBC Arena
Mar. 30 - Brasilia, Brazil - Nilson Nelson Parking Lot
Apr. 01 - Belem, Brazil - Parque De Exposicoes
Apr. 03 - Recife, Brazil - Parque De Exposicoes
Apr. 05 - Curitiba, Brazil - Expotrade
Apr. 08 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Velez Sarsfield
Apr. 10 - Santiago, Chile - Estadio Nacional
Apr. 14 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Coliseo De Puerto Rico
Apr. 16 - Sunrise, Florida - Bank Atlantic Center
Apr. 17 - Tampa, Florida - St Pete Times Forum
Jun. 30 - July 3 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
Jul. 01 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium
Jul. 06 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor
Jul. 08 - Helsinki, Finland - Olympic Stadium
Jul. 10 - St Petersburg, Russia - SKK Peterburgskiy

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Top Ten Halloween Metal Songs

Its no secret that heavy metal and Halloween go together like a hockey mask and a machete. While there are numerous songs you can list under the hallowed category, here are ten terrifying tracks to bleed your ears dry.

10. Moonspell - "I'll See You In My Dreams"

Who knew such a soft jazz song from 1924 could be recreated over 80 years later as a wickedly heavy and haunting track from Portugal's biggest metal export. It was recorded for a film of the same title, and the video features clips from the movie along with an amazing array of starving Zombies who seem to have a craving for Portuguese flesh.

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Sabbath/Deep Purple/Maiden Supergroup To Record

Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan will be recording together again along with Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain and Deep Purple's Jon Lord to benefit an Armenian music school. Recording under the moniker WHOCARES, the first charity single will be titled "Out of my Mind."

In 1989 Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan were involved in the recording of the Deep Purple track "Smoke on The Water." This song was re-recorded to raise money for those affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988.

In October of last year both Tony and Ian travelled to Armenia to see how the funds raised had helped the local community. On their trip they visited a music school only to find it being run out of temporary accommodation, it was only location not to have been rebuilt 20 years after the earthquake had struck.

Tony and Ian will be heading back into the studio, joined by Jon Lord (ex Deep Purple / Whitesnake) and Nicko McBrain (drummer of Iron Maiden) to record a new track to raise money to rebuild the Armenian music school.

More recently bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica, Flotsam & Jetsam, Voivod, etc.) and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström (H.I.M.), have added their parts to the track "Out Of My Mind" from the all-star charity project.

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Iron Maiden Singer Flies Liverpool F.C. To Naples

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who is also a commercial pilot for Astraeus Airlines, will be flying English football team Liverpool F.C. to their match in Naples against Napoli, according to BBC News. The struggling English side will kick off against Napoli at 1800 BST on Thursday as part of the Europa League.

Although Dickinson said he does not follow any football team specifically, he is wishing the Reds luck and stated: "I was originally supposed to be going to Iceland and flying down to Las Palmas and Tenerife, but this looked a lot more interesting so I'm flying the team down to Naples."

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