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Last updated on February 19, 2019 at 1:16 PM ET

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Visigoth Announces European Tour

2018 was the breakthrough year for American Heavy Metallers Visigoth and 2019 is looking just as bright for the Salt Lake City powerforce!

Last week the band launched the video for "Traitor's Gate" (watch below) and graced the cover of the latest issue of Deaf Forever magazine, now Visigoth is happy to announce a full European run through Europe in May and June! The tour is accompanied by the release of a 7” with two brand new songs. More details on the 7” shortly!

Comments Visigoth: "We are emerging from the abyss with a new two-song 7” that we are looking forward to unleashing onstage across Europe this summer! Of course this is just a foreshadowing of bigger things to come, but we hope that the hordes will be placated - if temporarily - by this humble offering. We’ll leave it up to the listener to explore the unifying theme that ties the lyrics and artwork together, but rest assured that musically not much has changed. Love it or hate it, this is still straightfoward heavy metal done the way we’ve always done it. Without further ado, the road calls once again, and we answer with fervent hunger!" More...

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Ozzy Osbourne Cancels Remaining Tour Dates

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer, songwriter Ozzy Osbourne today announced the cancellation of his Australian, New Zealand and Japanese tour dates next month. This follows the recent postponement of Ozzy’s entire UK and European ‘NO MORE TOURS 2’ tour due to Doctors orders arising from Osbourne’s recent illness.

“Ozzy recently developed pneumonia and has spent some time in hospital. Thankfully he is now through the worst part,” says Sharon Osbourne. “His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for a full six weeks with no travel.”

Live Nation Australasia is sending all our love to Ozzy, Sharon and the wider Osbourne family and crew. We wish Ozzy all the best in his recovery and hope he is back to full health as soon as possible.

Ticket holders for the Christchurch show at Horncastle Arena on Wednesday, March 13 are entitled to a full refund, please see details below.

Judas Priest, joined by special guests (soon to be announced) will STILL perform in Auckland at Spark Arena on Saturday, March 16. The show will now be ticketed as general admission standing and unreserved seating.

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Rob Zombie And Marilyn Manson To Tour Together

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson have announced that they will once again team up for another edition of their "Twins Of Evil" tour, dubbed "Twins Of Evil - Hell Never Dies." The tour will kick off in Baltimore and include appearances at Rock Fest in Cadott, WI and Rock USA in Oshkosh, WI. Tickets go on sale on Friday. A video message from the duo can be seen below.

Both artists have been hard at work on their new albums, while Rob Zombie has also been putting the finishing touches on his new film, "Three From Hell," the sequel to his 2005 film, "The Devil's Rejects," which itself is a sequel to the 2003 movie, "House Of 1000 Corpses."

The two previously toured together in 2012, during which several bitter incidents occurred between the two, beginning with a Tweet from Manson which read: "Sorry to Chicago for not getting to play 'Beautiful People.' You can sing it in between Zombie songs, his band has already played it." Manson also accused Zombie of cutting into his set and claimed he was going to, "Beat his ass twice... Maybe three times." Zombie responded with a series of expletives aimed at Manson onstage, before posting a message on Facebook which read:

"I don't get it. Christ, I've known some of his crew for 20 fucking years and some of his crew used work for me. It's all good. No one would fuck with someone's show. It is ridiculous ... Well, of course, I felt the need to respond to the 'kick my ass remark.' Who wouldn't? Although I wish I had kept it backstage and kept the fans out of it. It is all 4th grade fight after school nonsense of which I have never dealt with on tour before. Co-headlining tours always go smooth because everything is cut 50/50 and I mean everything. No one fucks with anyone's show. It is even fucking Steven. I've done it co-headlining tours many times before and have had no troubles."

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Alice Cooper Announces UK Tour Dates

Shock rock icon Alice Cooper has announced that he will embark on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom this October, where he will be joined by punk/new wave veterans, The Stranglers. The tour, which is being called, "Ol' Black Is Eyes Is Back," will stretch across seven dates and will also include support from MC50, the fiftieth anniversary celebration of the MC5.

Speaking to the NME, Cooper stated: "The great thing about the tour coming to the UK is we’ve done this last show for the last two and a half years so we’re ready to retire this show. The next show, all the elements are out there - it’s going to be a pure Alice Cooper show. It’s going to have all the stuff that everybody wants to see and new stuff and for the songs, we dip into a bunch of albums that people probably are not going to expect us to go to. So it’s going to be a total Alice extravaganza."

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Nine More Bands Added to Brutal Assault

Brutal Assault had this to say about the additions:

Blasting out of Byron Bay, almost as an affront to the serenity of their surrounds, PARKWAY DRIVE quickly established themselves as the most formidable force Australian heavy music had ever seen. A five- piece of astonishing power and understated charisma, PARKWAY DRIVE created unseen hysteria and are coming back to claim their festival-anthem crown.

How do you move from a band as pivotal as The Dillinger Escape Plan? For Liam Wilson, it meant ripping up the rulebook all over again. AZUSA make captivating music with unconventional nerve. Uniting the complementary skills of its members, their sound is a thrash-fusion tour de force. Defying expectations by embracing contradiction, AZUSA finds strength in vulnerability, harmony in dissonance and melody in discord.

The only pure metal attack in this update is a bunch of seasoned veterans with a long list of seminal acts in their CVs, coming to dominate BA with their relentless black metal project NORDJEVEL. Get ready for blast-fire annihilation propelled by one of the most insane drummers in the metal scene.

Norwegian-American electro metal project COMBICHRIST mark the return of ultimate genre merger with their infernal, yet extremely addictive sonic lunacy. Known by many as the Rammstein support that overshadowed Rammstein, COMBICHRIST led by Andy LaPlegua moves huge masses with its strange industrial metal sound that is uniquely even in the ‚aggrotech‘ scene.

Remaining within the ranks of metal-and-techno-fusion bands here comes VIOLENT MAGIC ORCHESTRA, an art project of complete harmony of techno, black metal, industrial, noise and emit light. Imagine black metal meets Kraftwerk.

Resonating with all the senses, CASPIAN are for fifteen years a solid and unshakable name in the post-rock scene and one of the best live acts from the genre. You can look forward for a show, which will bring welcomed relax during restless times on Brutal Assault.

Thunder rolls afar, unremitting rain, awaited gloomy deliverance gets under your skin. Sudden storm of unleashed instruments then quietness, absolute serenity. At the gates of hell or heaven depending on the listener’s philosophy. Cleverly mixing some kind of modern & ambient Black-Metal with Post-Hardcore tones, DÉLUGE does what has to be done whether you want it or not.

Music is mainly about fun and the Nordic mage Leo Moracchiolo is gonna bring fun factor to BA with his studio-project-transformed-into-band known on Youtube as FROG LEAP.

Final band to this update comes from the fertile grounds of Copenhagen’s underground; HEXIS combine black metal with hardcore and post-metal elements for almost ten years now.

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Leather Glove Premiere New Song

Leather Glove premiere a new song entitled "Reflections of Despair", taken from their upcoming debut album "Perpetual Animation", which will be released on March 8 by Sentient Ruin and Dawnbreed Records.

Check out now "Reflections of Despair" below.

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Kill The Lights Premiere New Single

Kill The Lights, the new group featuring ex-Bullet For My Valentine drummer Michael “Moose” Thomas, Throw The Fight singer James Clark, Still Remains guitarist Jordan Whelan, Threat Signal guitarist Travis Montgomery and Glamour Of The Kill bassist Davey Richmond, premiere their second track. That single is entitled “Watch You Fall” and is streaming for you below.

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Death Therapy Premiere New Song “My Defiance”

A first single from Death Therapy‘s upcoming new record has made its way to YouTube. That song is called “My Defiance” - featuring a guest spot from Josh Kincheloe of Glasslands - and is streaming for you below:

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Spiritbox (Iwrestledabearonce) Premiere New Video

Spiritbox premiere a new official music video for their new track “Belcarra“ streaming below.

Vocalist Courtney LaPlante (also Iwrestledabearonce) says of this latest single: More...

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Whitechapel European/UK Summer Tour Announced

Whitechapel will be out touring overseas this summer in support of their latest album, “The Valley“. Dates for that trek can be found below with the records itself scheduled for a March 29th release.

06/15 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
06/16 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/17 Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
06/18 London, UK – Islington Academy
06/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/21 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/24 Geneva, SWI – Usine
06/25 Kiff, SWI – Aarau
06/26 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
06/28 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
06/29 Munster, GER – Vainstream Rockfest
06/30 Ferropolis, GER – With Full Force
07/02 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
07/03 Sofia, BUL – Club Mixtape 5
07/04 Bucharest, ROM – Quantic Club
07/05 Novi Sad, SER – Exit Festival
07/06 Ljubljana, SLO – Gala Hala
07/07 Milan, ITA – Dissonance Festival

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