Mar 012017

W.A.S.P. will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its classic fifth album, “The Crimson Idol”, by releasing a re-recorded version of the LP along with a 50-minute DVD film of the album’s story. In addition, the band will perform “The Crimson Idol” in its entirety — on a tour dubbed “Re-Idolized: The 25th Anniversary Of The Crimson Idol” — along with three missing songs originally intended to be part of the recordings. The show will be done in two parts, with the first being “The Crimson Idol”, and part two being a collection of greatest hits.

Dates and locations are listed below.

Released in 1992, “The Crimson Idol” is a full-length conceptual album that tells the twisted tale of a suicidal rock and roll icon and the perils that come with fame. With guitarist Chris Holmes no longer a member of W.A.S.P., Blackie Lawless recorded “The Crimson Idol” with guitarist Bob Kulick and drummers Stet Howland and Frankie Banali. Voted one of the Top 20 conceptual albums of all-time by Metal Hammer magazine, “The Crimson Idol” is obviously more of a soundtrack than, say, a straight rock ‘n’ roll album. Continue reading »

Oct 072016

Fit_For_a_King_2016_b4bWe have seen it coming and now it is finally here! The Torch The Earth Tour, featuring bands like Emmure, After The Burial, Fit For A King (picture), Oceans Ate Alaska, and the UK-upstarts in Loathe! As you might imagine, this tour is going to groove like hell, so you better train your necks to endure the excessive headbanging to these bands. This tour will be one of the first big tours in 2017 and starts in Karlsruhe, Germany and ends in Leipzig, Germany. There are also several shows in the UK, Spain, France and many other European countries in between, so make sure to get your tickets early and not miss this tour! Dates and locations are listed below.

The new album of Tyler, TX based metalcore act Fit For A King – “Deathgrip” will be released October 7th through Solid State. Produced by Nick Sampson (Miss May I, We Came As Romans, Asking Alexandria), “Deathgrip” promises to be their biggest sounding and most cohesive work to date. Continue reading »

Sep 012016

Sleeping Romance (2015)The symphonic metal band Sleeping Romance will embark on a European tour in September that kicks off at the FemME festival in Eindhoven NL. Check out the list of confirmed shows below.

In august of last year, Sleeping Romance joined forces with legendary metal and hard rock label, Napalm Records and signed a worldwide record deal! 

Sleeping Romance is currently working on their second album which is scheduled to be released in 2017, and will contain an evolution of the band’s sound without moving away from the original concept and vision of Sleeping Romance. “We are really excited about it! There is a lot of work ahead but we are sure it will be a killer album. Il metallo!!” Continue reading »

Aug 262016

yossi_band_1c5Former Orphaned Land co-founder and guitarist Yossi Sassi and his Yossi Sassi Band have announced their “Roots and Roads” European Tour, kicking off on September 30th in Lisbon. The support comes from the Spanish Oriental Metallers Sechem. Check out the tour dates below.

The tour will focus on the latest effort, the band’s 3rd album “Roots and Roads”, released on May 25th. Its genre can be described as Oriental Prog Metal, combining Yossi’s various musical roots – east and west, acoustic and electric, oriental and metal. Continue reading »

Jul 172016

megadeth_dystopia_4bcThis weekend, Megadeth was due to play the Harley Days festival in Slovakia on July 16th and the Masters Of Rock festival in the Czech Republic on July 17th, but due to bassist David Ellefson breaking his foot at the Rockmaraton Festival in Dunaújváros, Hungary on July 15th both shows were cancelled. Frontman Dave Mustaine issued a video message explaining the situation.

Megadeth has announced the addition of Dirk Verbeuren as the band’s new drummer. Verbeuren, formerly of Swedish metal band Soilwork, has been performing with the band for months, his first show was the Rock On The Range festival in May, to a crowd of 40,000 concertgoers.

Most recently, Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler had performed all the drums on the band’s latest album, “Dystopia,” and had toured with Megadeth when not otherwise busy with his band. Continue reading »