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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Austrian Nova Rock festival, an annual event that saw some of the greatest names of the scene performing on its previous nine iterations.
For the jubilee tenth edition organizers are preparing a special event, with headliners Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, and The Prodigy.
The event takes place in the Nickeldorf’s Pannonia Fields II from June 13th to June 15th. The line-up for the upcoming edition is not final, as organizers say that there will be more acts added with the event getting closer. See the currently announced lineup in the poster below. More...
Update: Megadeth's management has now denied the band had anything to do with the cancellation. Read the statement at this location.
The Soundwave Festival has checked in with the following statement about Newsted (featuring former Metallica member Jason Newsted) being removed from two shows at the insistence of Megadeth:
"At the request of Megadeth, Newsted will not be playing the below sidewaves and instead will be replaced by Whitechapel.
"Megadeth + Whitechapel + Volbeat, tickets on sale now!"
TUE 25 FEBRUARY - SYDNEY, ROUNDHOUSE – Lic A/A
THU 27 FEBRUARY - MELBOURNE, THE FORUM – 18+ More...
Back in December the Grammy nominees for "best metal performance" were announced, and if you've forgotten the lineup was as follows:
"T.N.T." - Anthrax
"God Is Dead?" - Black Sabbath
"The Enemy Inside" - Dream Theater
"In Due Time" - Killswitch Engage
"Room 24" - Volbeat Featuring King Diamond
While many put their money down on Volbeat, it turns out Black Sabbath actually took home the win for "God Is Dead?"
The track was also nominated for "best rock song" and the new album "13" (reviewed here) was up for "best rock album," although Sabbath didn't actually snag a win in either of those categories. Here were the nominations for best rock song and best rock album: More...
Roadrunner Records group Trivium has announced that the band will be joining Volbeat as special guests on the Danish quintet’s upcoming North American tour.
The nationwide trek kicks off April 3rd at The Fillmore in Denver, CO and will eventually wrap up on May 9th at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH. Also supporting on the run is Digital Summer.
Furthermore, Trivium will be performing at several of America’s premiere rock festivals including Columbus, OH’s Rock On The Range (5/16 – 5/18), Jacksonville, FL’s Welcome To Rockville (4/27) and Ft. Meyers, FL’s Fort Rock (4/26).
To celebrate the colossal tour, Trivium and Volbeat have also launched a contest for fans to design an official limited edition tour poster. Special screen printed versions of the winning design will be given away at each date of the tour. For more details and information on how to enter visit this location. More...
Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville triumphantly returns to Jacksonville, Florida's scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River April 26th and 27th.
Full details can be found at the festival's website, and the initial daily band lineup for Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville is as follows (with more to be announced):
Saturday, April 26
Memphis May Fire
We Came As Romans
Middle Class Rut
Devour The Day
We As Human
Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner More...
There‘s only one Wacken Open Air, and nothing heats up the summer quite like the world-renowned festival in the north of Germany.
2012’s edition saw heavy hitters like Volbeat, Edguy, and Testament tearing up the stages, with 75,000 moshing metalheads in attendance. The atmosphere was unique as always, the party legendary - and now you can be there, too! Relive the planet‘s biggest heavy metal festival in all its glory on DVD and CD, hitting stores on February 18th, 2014 in the US and Canada.
The CD version can now be pre-ordered at this location, and the festival featured appearances by Volbeat, Edguy, Suffocated, Decapitated, Leaves‘ Eyes, Schandmaul, Circle II Circle, Red Fang, Nasum, Unearth, Graveyard, Moonspell, Djerv, Riotgod, Warrior Soul, Cradle of Filth, and Hammercult.
The 3-DVD-set features 60 tracks from 25 bands as well as a 20 page booklet for a total of four and a half hours of music. The double-CD gives you 32 songs by 13 groups. More...
The 2013 Grammy nominees in the "Best Metal Performance" category have now been revealed, and are as follows:
"T.N.T." - Anthrax
"God Is Dead?" - Black Sabbath
"The Enemy Inside" - Dream Theater
"In Due Time" - Killswitch Engage
"Room 24" - Volbeat Featuring King Diamond
As usual, there's nothing on the extreme side to be found, but at least actual metal bands have made the list. Anyone want to bet which performance wins?
Keep in mind, last year Halestorm somehow won best metal performance in a lineup that featured Lamb of God, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden, so it seems likely voting for the most rock-focused and least metallic band may be the way to go.
And when you're done with that, let us know what the REAL best metal performance of 2013 should have been - Grammy's be damned!
95 WIIL ROCK of Kenosha, WI is pleased to announce the upcoming WIIL Rock Fest 2013, taking place at Shadow Hill Ranch in Twin Lakes, WI (2305 Lance Dr.) on August 24th.
The festival features Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains,, and Airbourne, as well as Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace), Nonpoint, Hurt, Smile Empy Soul, Trapt, Red Line Chemistry, Soil, Art of Dying, Wayland, Brand New Machine, Psychostick, and Edisun.
The fest is an all ages show, with GA Lawn tickets starting at $42. Gold Circle tickets start at $52, and platinum tickets are $99. Buy your tickets at Ticketmaster or get more info at the event's Facebook profile.
There will also be a WIIL ROCK Pre-Party Show (21+ only), taking place on Friday, August 23rd at The Brat Stop, located at 12304 75th St., (Hwy 50 & I-94) in Kenosha, WI. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show. Doors open at 7:00PM and the show kicks off at 8:00PM. More...
The first annual Ernie Ball Aftershock Battle Of The Bands will be held from August 12th -September 6th, 2013. Bands can enter the competition--and fans can vote for their favorite band--at this location.
The grand prize winner of this unsigned band competition will have the opportunity to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage on Sunday, September 15th at Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival held September 14th and 15th at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA.
The top 100 “Buzz Rated” bands that sign up for the Ernie Ball Aftershock Battle Of The Bands will be eligible to win. A panel of judges will choose the winner of this global search for the best undiscovered rock band. The winning band will be announced on Monday, September 9th, 2013.
Ernie Ball will provide the winning band with an all-expense paid trip to the festival in Sacramento, CA and an Ernie Ball Music Man endorsement.
To enter the Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands, bands must complete a short informational profile and upload at least one MP3 to the Battle Of The Bands website. Entrants should use the Band Promotional Toolkit provided in their profile after logging in to promote their entry on the web and drive fans to vote.
"Buzz Rating" is a proprietary system developed by Ernie Ball that gives a real time snap shot of each band's overall exposure level. The system takes into account both viral reach and real world factors that produce a 1-100 rating system giving a reading on each band's relevance within the industry. “Buzz Rating” also calculates fan votes as an overall percentage of each band’s rating. In order to boost “Buzz Rating,” bands should be sure their profile is complete with a valid link to their public Facebook profile.
The daily band performance lineup for Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival is as follows: More...
The second annual Monster Energy Aftershock Festival has expanded to a full weekend in 2013. The fest will take place September 14th and 15th at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento, CA.
The Aftershock Festival will feature two main stages, with headlining appearances from Avenged Sevenfold and Korn, as well as a special additional headliner to be announced on July 1st.
The lineup also includes Shinedown, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Volbeat, A Day To Remember, HIM, Skillet, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, In This Moment, All That Remains, Falling In Reverse, Device, Steel Panther, P.O.D., Pop Evil, Otherwise, Airbourne, SOiL, Heaven's Basement, Nothing More, and many others.
Volbeat's latest album, "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies," features a guest appearance from the legendary King Diamond.
Today, King Diamond and Volbeat are pleased to release the Jacob Hansen mastered version of this track, titled "Room 24", as a FREE download gift to the fans. Get the song at this location.
The track "Room 24" features a massive coup for Volbeat with the guest appearance from King Diamond, the legendary front man of Danish metal pioneers Mercyful Fate, and one of Poulsen's musical idols. Volbeat reveals, "I'm a huge fan of Mercyful Fate and King Diamond. Having King on the record is a huge privilege. Normally, it's not something he does. He wrote his own lines, and it is half my lyrics and half his. It's a weird, scary story, and he's the perfect person for it." More...
American rock festival Rock On The Range - which has expanded to three days this year - will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. Pre-sale tickets are available at this location.
The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven's Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.
“We're really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.” More...
Danish metal band Volbeat has revealed the band is in the studio recording a new album for release in Spring, 2013. Titled Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, the sessions are being produced by Rob Caggiano, alongside Jacob Hansen, who has a long history with Volbeat having produced and mixed the band's prior four releases. Caggiano's producer credits include The Damned Things, Bleeding Through and Anthrax amongst others. "Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies" will be released this spring on Vertigo / Republic Records.
Front man Michael Poulsen reveals; “We’re back in the studio, this time breaking some of our old habits and this sometimes means leaving our comfort zone. We are recording in a new environment, producing with a new set up breaking new sonic ground and it’s exciting! Together with our long time collaborator Jacob Hansen we also have the honor of having producer Rob Caggiano on board in the producer’s seat. Expect lots of surprises and some of our most rocking heavy songs to date. We feel more than ever that we are taking the Volbeat sound to another level without changing what we’re all about. Can’t wait for it to get out there!”
The band returns to North America in March, with the following dates confirmed. Danko Jones will serve as main support through 4/11/13. More...
Danish metal band Volbeat has announced a Spring, 2013 tour of North America. Following two #1 hits on Active Rock radio with "A Warrior's Call" and "Still Counting" from the band's fourth studio album "Beyond Hell / Above Heaven," their return in the New Year is one of the most anticipated in rock. Details on the band's fifth studio album will be shared in the coming weeks.
On March 6, Volbeat's North American run will begin in Dallas, TX with direct support on all dates from Danko Jones. The current itinerary includes appearances in:
3/06 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
3/07 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
3/09 San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
3/10 El Paso, TX @ Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
3/11 Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Pavilion
3/12 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
3/14 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues at Mandalay Bay
3/15 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/16 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/17 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
3/19 Boise, ID @ Revolution Center
3/20 Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater
3/22 Seattle, WA @ Showbox At The Market
3/23 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/24 Calgary, AB @ MacEwen Hall
3/25 Prince George, BC @ CN Centre
3/27 Dawson Creek, BC @ EnCana Events Centre
3/28 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
3/30 Regina, SA @ Brandt Centre
4/01 Saskatoon, SA @ Credit Union Center
4/02 Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
4/06 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere's
4/09 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
4/10 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head
4/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Iced Earth has launched a second video webisode online chronicling the band's time on tour with Volbeat and Hellyeah, which can be viewed below. For even more Iced Earth, you can also watch a recently posted video interview with Jon Schaffer over at this location.
Heavy metal legends Iced Earth will be touring North America starting next week, hitting the road with Volbeat, Hellyeah and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week trek. The group will be touring in support of their 10th studio album "Dystopia."
In regards to this upcoming tour, Jon Schaffer (rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars/backing vocals) comments: "I'm completely stoked, Volbeat is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we are in for a hell of a good time! This will be a package that won't soon be forgotten, I'm sure of that." More...
Volbeat has issued the following post-Gigantour recap:
"We are now back home from the GIGANTOUR for a short break. We had such a good good run, and we’d like to thank all the fans and people who supported us on the tour.
"Your dedication and support is amazing, we had such a good time. It was cool to hang out with the fans at the meet & greets and in the streets.
"Your support means everything, and we can’t wait to get back. Thanks to all the Danish and European fans who travelled the long way to support us - you guys rock!
"We’re looking forward to getting back to you very soon (don’t forget WACKEN!). Again, thanks to the listeners/fans and radio stations for all the kind words on our #1 song 'A WARRIOR’S CALL' on the Billboard Active Radio Charts. That was Crazy!!!
"We’d also like to thank King Diamond for hanging out and supporting us in Dallas, Texas. You truly are the kding of Heavy Metal, and we can’t wait for you to get back on stage. Thanks to MEGADETH, MOTORHEAD, LACUNA COIL and their crews for a great tour, see you all soon out there..."
The full lineup has now been announced for Rocklahoma, which takes place May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries. More...
It’s hardly necessary to point out why Gigantour, the recurring metal mini-festival on wheels led by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, is such an – ahem – gigantic draw. My last time seeing the band perform was for the tour’s third incarnation in April 2008, with support from In Flames, Children Of Bodom, Job For A Cowboy, and High On Fire. Round four boasts a package at once further streamlined and brawnier in industry clout, making this show a no-brainer for any heavy music fan within reasonable driving distance. With this firmly in mind, my photographer Tanya J. Kawecki and I set out for Lowell, Massachusetts on Sunday, January 29th. Our destination: UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Center, named – in the words of my colorful colleague Matt Dasher – “for the guy who famously didn’t become President in 1992.” More...
Danish band Volbeat announced that Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Shermann will stand in for recently departed guitarist Thomas Bredahl for the upcoming Gigantour with Megadeth in the U.S. commencing in January 2012.
Frontman Michael Poulsen had the following comments on recruiting Hank Shermann: "It’s a true honor getting to work with Hank, whose guitar work has inspired all three band members long before Volbeat was formed. I’m very thankful that Hank has the time to join us on Gigantour in his busy schedule."
The Gigantour tour with Megadeth, Motörhead, VolBeat and Lacuna Coil is confirmed for the following dates: More...