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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.
The music world was rocked last night when news hit of Lemmy's death a the age of 70.
Since then, there has been an outpouring of support for his band members and family, as well as many bands and fans sharing their favorite memories of the rock 'n roll icon. Below you can find a sampling of such stories shared by bands across the metal spectrum.
Saxon's Biff Byford: "I knew Lemmy for 36 years - if you were his friend you were his friend for life. He has dealt his last card; he was a defiant rebel to the end who loved his music and never compromised. My heart goes out to his family and friends. The Motörhead organisation are in mourning for their friend and mentor to the management and their fantastic crew. Let's remember Lemmy as he wanted to be: as an iconic song writer and lyricists and R&R rebel. I'm sure Phil and Micky are in shock this was their greatest tour, and I watched them play every night & they sounded great sad sad day. Wherever you are mate give em hell." More...
While we’re all still reeling from the news of Lemmy's death, the metal world is paying tribute to the legendary Motörhead bassist/singer.
Dozens of metal celebrities have been posting a few words and personal memories in his honor.
A few highlights from the flood of posts can be found below:
Lost one of my best friends, Lemmy, today. He will be sadly missed. He was a warrior and a legend. I will see you on the other side.— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) December 29, 2015
Lemmy, you are one of the primary reasons this band exists. We're forever grateful for all of your inspiration. RIP pic.twitter.com/WC1csn5F5x— Metallica (@Metallica) December 29, 2015
Acclaimed Baltimore death metal outfit Misery Index just released a cover of the Sepultura classic "Primitive Future" as the latest installment of Decibel Magazine's Flexi series. Check out Misery Index's version below.
Misery Index is also currently touring North America as part of the "Infernus Tour 2015" with Hate Eternal and Beyond Creation. The tour stops in Portland, OR tonight, and runs through November 25, 2015.
Nov. 12 Portland, OR @ Dante's
Nov. 13 Petaluma, CA @ The Phoenix Theater
Nov. 14 Glendale, CA @ Complex
Nov. 15 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red Theaters
Nov. 16 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
Nov. 18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Nov. 19 Lubbock,TX @ Depot Obar Live
Nov. 20 Ft Worth, TX @ Tomcats West 5
Nov. 21 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
Nov. 22 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
*Nov. 24 St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre Saint
*Nov. 25 Sanford, FL @ West End Trading Co.
* Hate Eternal only More...
Metal Allegiance premieres another new music video for the band's cover of Dio's “We Rock“, taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which is out now in stores via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The supergroup's core musicians include Megadeth‘s David Ellefson, Testament‘s Alex Skolnick and Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs/ex-Dream Theater.
Joining them on "We Rock" are Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Tim "Ripper" Owens (ex-Judas Priest), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Chuck Billy (Testament), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Phil Demmel (Machine Head) and Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus) with additional lead guitars.
Check it out now below.
Sepultura is streaming pro-shot drum-cam footage showcasing drummer Eloy Casagrande performing the song "Propaganda" with the band at Fabryka club in Krakow, Poland on August 3rd, 2015 (courtesy of "Drummers From Hell").
Check out now the clip below.
Each episode of Bus Invaders takes you inside the touring vehicle of one of today's top touring acts. In this episode, the Brazilian heavy metal band, Sepultura, takes you inside the group's bus during recent 30th anniversary North American tour dates with Destruction, Arsis, Boris The Blade, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Starkill and Micawber.
Sepultura is celebrating the band's 30th anniversary this year with an extensive European tour in July, August, and November 2015.
On this tour, the group will perform a special set list featuring songs normally not played live. More dates have now been added to the 30th anniversary tour.
Catch the band live:
2015-07-15 Balingen (Bang Your Head Festival) DE
2015-07-16 Luzern (Schüür) CH
2015-07-17 Bruneck (UFO) IT
2015-07-18 Wiesen (Two Days A Week) AT
2015-07-19 Kosice (Collosseum) SK
2015-07-21 Budapest (Barba Negra Track) HU
2015-07-22 Tolmin (Metal Days Festival) SI
2015-07-23 München (Free & Easy) DE
2015-07-24 Bertingen (Rock Unter Den Eichen) DE
2015-07-25 Lörrach (Baden In Blut) DE
2015-07-26 Cascina (The Jungle) IT
2015-07-27 Milano (Cirlolo Magnolia) IT
2015-07-29 Lindau (Club Vaudeville) DE
2015-07-30 Saarbrücken (Garage) DE
2015-07-31 Wacken (Wacken Open Air) DE More...
Just a few weeks ago I watched Cavalera Conspiracy perform Sepultura songs at the Texas Independence Festival on the very same stage at Empire Control Room & Garage. At that show I heard the former voice (Max) and beat maker (Igor) of Sepultura. With the band bearing the namesake Sepultura, I witnessed original bassist Paulo Jr. and longtime guitarist Andreas Kisser. Most of all I would be comparing vocalists. I saw Max Cavalera front the band during their vaunted “Chaos A.D.” album twenty-one years ago, so I was curious to hear Derrick Green’s fill in this position. More...
Sepultura is streaming the new track "Under My Skin." The song appears on the band's new EP "Sepultura Under My Skin," which marks the celebration of the band's 30th Anniversary. The EP is available now through Nuclear Blast Records.
Sepultura is wrapping up its North American tour with Destruction, Arsis and Starkill this month. Remaining dates are:
06/10/15 Empire Garage – Austin, TX
06/11/15 Cine El Rey – McAllen, TX
06/12/15 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
06/13/15 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
06/14/15 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO
Check out "Under My Skin" here: More...
Sepultura is celebrating the band's 30th anniversary by releasing a special tribute to the fans: "Sepultura Under My Skin."
The artwork of this historical release is created through the tattoos of Sepultura fans all over the world. You can pick up the vinyl EP release at this location.
Sepultura is also lining up a European 30th anniversary tour, with Derrick Green commenting: “We will be playing songs that we normally don't perform, so all you hardcore fans will not want to miss the surprises. Come join us and be a part of this special moment in our career. We look forward to seeing you all there!” More...
The Brazilian thrash veterans from Sepultura premiered a new track titled "DarkSide." Another new 30th anniversary song to look forward to, titled "Under My Skin," will be released on June 5th, 2015.
Check out "DarkSide" below now.
The Sun is shining and Bloodstock is excited to announce seven more of metal’s finest for the UK’s heaviest weekender, including a clutch of bands from the farthest flung corners of the globe.
Friday’s line up will now include extreme prog metal Aussies, Ne Obliviscaris. The band proclaims, “UK, here we come! 2015 is the year we are finally going to reach your shores and we couldn’t be more excited to announce that it will be as part of the enormous Bloodstodck festival. We’re looking forward to playing alongside many of the best and biggest heavy acts from across the world!”
Saturday’s bill sees two bands who’ve jetted in from Indonesia, a hotbed of metal and one of the planet’s most burgeoning heavy music scenes. Burgerkill and Jasad are two of the country’s biggest metal acts, even counting the country’s metal-loving prime minister, Joko Widodo among their fans.
Sunday’s line-up sees a very special solo set from ex-Evile shredsman, Ol Drake to accompany his upcoming solo album, "Old Rake" which is out in June via Earache. Ol comments "I'm very excited to be returning to Bloodstock in a musical capacity. The weekend is fully booked off work (I was going anyway) and we're rehearsing right now. It’ll be a very special show, so don’t miss it. I’ll no doubt be having my fair share of drinks and Jagermeister afterwards and no doubt be returning to work feeling buzzed yet terrible. This is probably the only show I'll be doing to promote the album. Hope to see you there!" More...
The Brazilian metal icons from Sepultura are celebrating their 30th anniversary by releasing a special tribute to the fans.
The band has asked fans to contribute to the artwork for a new track. Sepultura comments:
“We wrote a new song that expresses the respect and love we have for you all, and the support we received during the last 30 years was overwhelming. No band has better fans like we have.
"We are still here doing what we do because of you! Lovers and haters alike, we are all one big family and we thank you! So, we will need your help once again! If you have a Sepultura tattoo on your skin, that tattoo can be on the artwork of our new release.
"It is going to be a historical release and you can be a part of this! Show our artwork on your skin and the passion you have for Sepultura.”
Starting today, March 9th, 2015, you can send your tattoo photo to ink[AT]sepultura30years[DOT]com. Contest submission closes on March 17th, 2015 so be sure to submit your tattoos ASAP.
Do legacies ever fade? Not when Brazilian blood is involved.
Celebrating its 30th year of existence, Brazil’s Sepultura (which was just looked at for Thrashback Thursday last week) will be headlining a tour that includes German thrashers Destruction as direct support and American melodic tech-deathsters Arsis as openers.
“It’s going to be an amazing experience to celebrate a 30-year career with the strongest album we’ve ever made in our history,” states Sepultura guitarist & songwriter Andreas Kisser about the upcoming 33-show trek and latest album, "The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart."
He goes on to say, “We are coming back to America and Canada with full force and with a hunger to destroy everything! Can't wait to perform the songs from the new album on stage! See you all on the road!”
The mayhem begins in Phoenix, Arizona on May 10th and ends on June 14th in Grand Junction, Colorado. Sepultura will be performing one solo show on May 9th. Dates are as follows: More...
Growing up listening to the "big 4" of thrash, Sepultura was another step toward the extreme for me.
"Beneath The Remains" had an early death metal feel, while "Arise" was thrashy and full of speed, but did not necessarily have all the qualities of what one would call thrash.
Having passed over "Schizophrenia" (1987) for decades due to its poor production, I finally picked up a remaster of the album and was amazed at the gems found on it. Many of the songs are flat out thrashy ("To The Wall," "Rest In Pain"), but "Escape To The Void" sticks to the old school thrash formula the best.
If you're a thrash fan, but a bit picky about production quality, and passed over "Schizophrenia" like I had, it's time to remedy that. At least give this song a listen:
The organizers of the Bloodstock Festival are excited to announce their third headliner for the Sophie Lancaster Stage, and a slew of other Sophie stage bands for the August 2015 event.
Industrial outfit Godflesh is to headline Sunday night on the Sophie Lancaster stage. Frontman Justin Broadrick comments: “Godflesh is thrilled to be playing a very metal UK festival! We don’t get asked to play many, as we’re often viewed as not ‘real’ metal enough, or we’re generally seen as outsiders, which we are, thank you. That doesn’t mean we don’t like to be invited to be a real metal band once in a while and especially in the Derbyshire countryside! Thank you Bloodstock!“
British thrash stalwarts Onslaught also join the Sophie stage line-up on Sunday. The band is celebrating the 30th anniversary in 2015 of debut album, "Power From Hell," with a special EP on the cards for release and special anniversary merch available.
Self-appointed "caveman battle doom" 3-piece, Conan will crash Friday’s Sophie bill. Having recently returned from a string of shows in Australia and mainland Europe, Conan is prepping for a slot on the Maryland DeathFest this summer, before bringing an unholy wall of sound to Catton Park in August.
Greek southern-tinged heavy rockers Planet Of Zeus step up for a Sophie stage slot on Saturday, while London’s blackened doomsters Bast also join the Friday bill. The currently announced lineup for the 2015 edition is as follows: More...
Feeling the winter chill creeping in? Bloodstock to the rescue then, with three more bands announced to get you hot under the collar.
Norwegian extremists Enslaved are added to Bloodstock’s Main Stage next summer. With a new album due in March 2015 via Nuclear Blast, expect to bang your head to some brand new tunes. Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson states:
“We’ve been to Bloodstock once before in 2009, and not only did we understand then why it has become the most important UK Metal festival – but it has grown to mammoth-proportions since. In sum; what an absolute pleasure and honour to be invited back. We like to think that we too have developed somewhat; having a few new, pretty awesome albums and world tours under our (over-stretched) belts. We can’t wait to come and show the Bloodstock crowd what we’ve been up to. To quote one of our spiritual beacons; General Melchett: 'If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.'"
Hailing from the frozen wilds of Finland, folk metal six-piece Korpiklaani is set to join the fray in a UK exclusive appearance. Guitarist Country Cane tells us; "After having great fun and sold out shows ?with our good friends in Sabaton and TÝR, we are excited to be back in the UK to play Bloodstock in 2015. We plan to return and get the crowds singing and dancing Korpiklaani style on our next rock n roll adventure.” More...
The heavy hitting Florida metal heads from Trivium are revealed as the Bloodstock Friday main stage headliners in a U.K. exclusive for 2015.
Frontman Matt Heafy raves: “The UK is where the world first took notice of Trivium, and to pay true homage to that, Trivium will be playing the most Metal festival that exists in the UK: Bloodstock! We are thrilled beyond words to celebrate our first time at Bloodstock with the the UK’s Metal elite.”
Other new confirmations include Sabaton and Agalloch. The currently announced festival lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Trivium, Within Temptation, Opeth, Sabaton, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Ihsahn, Orange Goblin, Death DTA, Nuclear Assault, 1349, Dark Angel, Armored Saint, Belphegor, Overkill, Ensiferum, Agalloch
A short report on Sepultura's 30th-anniversary celebrations from "Bom Dia São Paulo" can be seen below.
The English-language edition of "Relentless: Thirty Years Of Sepultura", the first complete biography of Sepultura's epic career by Sao Paulo, Brazil-based U.S. author Jason Korolenko, was made available on December 4 via Rocket 88, a UK-based publisher dedicated to exploring new worlds of music and popular culture.
The foreword, preface and first chapter of "Relentless: Thirty Years Of Sepultura" can be found on the Rocket 88 web site.
While everyone’s talking about Christmas approaching, the Bloodstock festival organizer's sights are firmly fixed on next August. What better way to roll into the festive season than to announce three more crackin’ bands for 2015’s premier heavy metal event?
First up is thrash outfit Overkill. Front man Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth says: “We are loading the BIG guns and setting sail for the UK this summer! Be warned! The island is in danger, it's a White Devil Army....Lets make Bloodstock 2015 a bloodbath!”
Folk metal Finns Ensiferum are also joining the party, having recently wrapped recording on brand new album, "One Man Army," set for release on February 23rd.
Austrian blackened death metal overlords Belphegor will also make a return to Catton Park in 2015. Frontman/guitarist and founder Helmuth Lehner comments: “Belphegor returns to the ingenious Bloodstock Open Air! We will play at the main stage and promote our latest offering ‘Conjuring The Dead.’ Belphegor will bring you the most intense ritual possible. Join the pit and prepare for Diabolical Death Metal chaos.” More...