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A Sound Of Thunder is streaming another new track - "My Disease" - a duet between vocalist Nina Osegueda and Ex-Iron Maiden/Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley. The song appears on the upcoming LP "Time's Arrow," which is scheduled for release on June 4, 2013 via the band's own label Mad Neptune Records.
The track listing for the album is:
1. Power Play
2. Time's Arrow
3. I Will Not Break (see lyric video)
4. Broken Bridge
5. Queen of Hell
6. Let's Start a Fire
7. I'll Walk With You
8. My Disease (featuring Blaze Bayley)
9. End of the Road
11. Reign of the Hawklords
Check out "My Disease" here: More...
Washington, DC-based heavy metallers A Sound of Thunder have begun work on their third full-length album entitled "Time's Arrow." The band has entered Assembly Line Studios with producer Kevin "131" Gutierrez (Shinedown, While Heaven Wept, Raven). With the same band line-up, producer, and studio that created 2012' "Out of the Darkness" (reviewed here), "Time's Arrow "features 11 new songs combining rousing and catchy traditional metal with crushing modern production. "Time's Arrow" will release in early 2013 and is the subject of the band's current Kickstarter campaign.
Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane) makes an appearance on the album, performing a duet with vocalist Nina Osegueda on the track "My Disease." Guitarist Josh Schwartz comments, "Blaze is a legendary figure in the history of metal, but more importantly he brings incredible power, passion and sincerity to his performances, and that's exactly what we needed on this song. Musically it has little in common with Maiden, and sounds more like a cross between Black Sabbath and Blaze's first few solo albums...and of course A Sound of Thunder."
Bayley also commented: "It has been a real pleasure to work on this song. Filled with passion and intensity, it has an edge. I wish A Sound of Thunder the very best of luck with their project, but with a song this good, I don't think they will need luck."
On August 20th, 2012 A Sound of Thunder started a Kickstarter.com fundraiser campaign for the recording of "Time's Arrow." The campaign will run for 30 days and offers fans a chance to pre-order the album, have their name printed in the album booklet, reserve an ultra-limited box set edition of the album, and acquire unique and rare items from the band. Video at the band's Kickstarter page contains the first clips from the new album. More...
Blaze Bayley, the vocalist of Wolfsbane and former singer of Iron Maiden, has announced that he will be parting ways with his namesake band. A message from Bayley reads as follows:
"Due to financial and medical reasons I’ve been forced to part ways with the band. I will give a full statement in the next few days about my future plans.
"I hope that all my fans will keep on supporting me in my further projects. The English dates will be postponed to December but the festivals in Germany, Sweden, Lithuania and the show in Istanbul will definitely proceed!"
Nukeateen's 2nd album, "Reginald's Revenge," will be out for download on 26th July 2010 online and will be available on CD towards the end of August.
The new album was mastered by Kramer (Ween and The Butthole Surfers) and recorded in the UK/Australia. Nukeateen will be playing various live gigs and radio shows with their final performance ending on the 4th September supporting Blaze Bayley (former Iron Maiden singer)
You can get a preview of some of the new tracks from Reginald's Revenge at Amazon.com.
Reunited British heavy metal outfit Wolfsbane, featuring former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley, has posted a new update of sorts regarding their forthcoming new studio album. The message reads as follows:
"From the depths of our souls, from deep within and from plenty of beer and the hottest kebab pizza ever, we are creating!! Creating the music that only we can, creating, forming and nurturing!
"Yes - Summer Solstice sees the conception of the new Wolfsbane album! It just doesnt get any better than this. Until we play it live!"
British heavy metal veterans Wolfsbane, featuring vocalist Blaze Bayley who also sang for Iron Maiden, has announced that they will be releasing a brand new studio album next year. A brief message from the band reads as follows:
"We are starting the process of putting together a new album. 2011 will be a really exciting year - there will be an album and tour and some select festival dates!
"So stay tuned for more info and keep on Howling!!!!"
The organizers of the East Riding Rock 2010 festival, which was scheduled to take place from July 16th - 18th, have issued the following update about canceling the festival:
"It is with great regret that we have to announce that the 2010 East Riding rock festival has been canceled, we were going to put a statement up this weekend once we had ensured all the bands had heard, but as usual someone got wind on Facebook and quite frankly couldn't hold their own piss and blabbed it everywhere. The reasons behind this are spiraling costs and poor pre-festival ticket sales, we can't even cover our pre-festival overheads ( some of which we will still have to pay from our own pockets).
"Anyone who has bought a ticket will receive a full refund! It will take us a few weeks to sort this out so please be patient but rest assured no one will be ripped off. Any band who hasn't had a personal email yet they are on the way this is a hasty blog to stay any rumors that a flying around. there will be a longer full statement in due course. Once again we are sorry that it has come to this but financially the festival was unavailable." More...
The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced some more additions to this years lineup. The biggest news is that British heavy metal staples Saxon will be returning to the event this year and that German power metal veterans Helloween will be joining them. Also added to the bill is New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band Blitzkrieg and Swedish glam metal band Fatal Smile. The event is scheduled to take place in Prestatyn, Wales at the Pontins resort from December 3rd-5th.
The lineup now features the following bands: More...
Former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley has posted a message online, informing fans of the current situations within his solo band, including his new drummer. The message reads as follows:
"As you all probably know, Anna (Di Laurenzio; manager) and Larry (Paterson; drums) have decided to leave the band. This is for reasons we will not go into to respect their privacy. We wish them well in the future.
"First of all our apologies for not coming out with this news first, but we are on road and didn't have the opportunity to do so. This will only be a short statement as we are facing a 12-hour drive today to Moscow.
"We would like to reassure you that this will not change anything for the band. We are going on with finishing the gigs that are booked and new bookings are still coming through. All recording plans for the next album stay on as well as all other plans for the future. More...
Larry Paterson, the drummer for former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley has announced that he has decided to part ways with the rest of the band. A message from Paterson reads as follows:
"It’s been a while since I wrote anything here, sorry about the delay.
"Unfortunately I want to let you all know that I am no longer drumming for Blaze Bayley. Personal and professional reasons – but then, isn’t it always?
"I have met and communicated with so many amazing people during my time in the band. Thanks for all of your messages and all the support that you showed. It’s been great and I hope to see and keep in touch with you with my next project(s)... more on that later when they are more solid. More...
As millions of fans around the world continue to pay their respects to the late, great Ronnie James Dio, who passed away last sunday from stomach cancer, more of his peers and fellow musicians have posted tribute messages online. You can read some more of them below.
Rob Halford (Judas Priest): "Ronnie James Dio’s voice will live forever, and continue to excite and inspire singers around the world. He was a dear friend, and like millions of metalheads I will miss him deeply."
Charlie Benante (Anthrax): "The first time I heard Ronnie James Dio, I thought he was a large person, The voice was so huge. It was Rainbow and he was the singer. I was a fan of his from then on. I followed him with Rainbow, Sabbath, Dio, etc. From 'Man On The Silver Mountain', 'Heaven And Hell', 'Rainbow In The Dark'... the songs are endless. The sound of his voice with those bands was always so perfect. It was his god-given instrument. He was true metal and the creator of the metal hand sign. Thank you for the music. He was divine."
Blaze Bayley (Solo artist, former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane): "Very saddened by the news of the passing of Ronnie James Dio. He was the inspiration for me to start singing and join a metal band after seeing him perform in Birmingham Odeon many many years ago on the Holy Diver tour. My thoughts are with Wendy and the family. On the few occasions I met Ronnie, he was an absolute gentleman, hero and superstar and an example to us all. Thank you, Ronnie, for your wonderful work. Rest in peace."
The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced that this year will feature a special NWOBHM stage which will feature performances from some of the most revered names from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. The bands confirmed for this stage include Jaguar, Tokyo Blade, Pagan Altar, Cloven Hoof, Bitches Sin, Spartan Warrior and Marseille, who will be opening up stage 2 on the saturday, to showcase material from their forthcoming new album, "Unfinished Business."
The festival takes in Prestatyn, Wales from the 3rd-5th of December and is already nearly sold out. Other bands confirmed for the festival include:
Michael Schenker Group
Pretty Boy Floyd
The organisers of Britains Hard Rock Hell IV festival has announced that two more legendary British bands in the form of UFO and Uriah Heep, will be performing at this years event. The festival will take place at Prestatyn in North Wales from December 3rd-5th at the Pontins holiday resort.
The lineup for the festival is now as follows:
Michael Schenker Group
Pretty Boy Floyd
The organisers of the British festival Hard Rock Hell has announced the first batch of bands for this year's version of the event. The festival will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales and will feature performances from former Iron Maiden vocalists Paul Di'anno and Blaze Bayley, as well as New Wave Of British Heavy Metal legends Diamond Head and Tank. Also on the bill will be Pretty Boy Floyd, Skid Row, Michael Schenker Group, L.A. Guns and Enuff Z'nuff.
In a recent update, former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley has revealed that his solo band was recently harassed and attacked after performing a concert in Agrino, Greece. Two men reportedly hit a member of the band's entourage with their scooter before following them back to their van and throwing a brick through their window. An account from Bayley himself reads as follows:
"Agrinio was crazy - a really intimate packed-out gig with plenty of crazy fans and the odd crowd-surfer.
"After the fantastic gig we stopped on the way back to the hotel at a late-night pie shop. I was talking to support act Fury UK's manager when two drugged-up youths on a scooter drove towards him.
"I grabbed him out of the way so he wasn't hurt, just dazed. The scooter boys seemed to think it was our fault - but we'd been standing at the side of the road and they were coming at us at 30 miles an hour.
"It didn't stop there - they followed our van, and at traffic lights the weedy-looking one on the back managed to throw a large brick, shattering the side window and narrowly missing our manager. Lucky for us, no one was seriously hurt. The cowards ran away before we could clobber them. It was a horrible end to a great night.
"Now all the money from the gig goes towards replacing the van window. It hasn't put me off Greece - but I never thought pies would be so dangerous."
Blaze Bayley, the former lead vocalist of Wolfsbane and Iron Maiden, has posted an update regarding his latest solo album, "Promise And Terror." The message reads as follows:
"I’m blogging, yay!
"I’m here with Jase Edwards at his Majestic Splendour studio mixing our new album. Jase is doing almost all the important work, while I mostly interrupt and say things like, ooh that’s heavy, or what does that big button do? Occasionally my experience leads me to say something useful but really most of the work now is down to Jase.
"Jase gave all of us a very rough mix of most of the songs a couple of weeks ago and we all made notes about parts of our performance and what kind of production we had in mind for each song and he is going through the songs incorporating those ideas alongside his own sense of how the album should tell its musical stories. More...
Former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley has announced that he will be releasing his next solo album next year, with a tentative release date of February 1st. The album is to be entitled, "Promise And Terror" and will be available for pre-order from the official Blaze Bayley website from the 1st of December.
Former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley will be hitting the road again next year for a world tour with shows all across Europe and South America included. The only dates he has confirmed so far will kick off in February in the United Kingdom and the Republic Of Ireland.
The confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Former Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley has been confirmed to be a part of the Hellfire Festival which will take place at the Birmingham NEC in England between November 6-8. He is replacing British thrash metal outfit Evile, who have cancelled all their shows following the death of bass player Mike Alexander, who sadly passed away on October 5th. Other bands on the bill include Saxon, Anvil, CKY, My Dying Bride and Electric Eel Shock.
Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:
"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.
"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."
This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.