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  • Cult of Luna announces 2020 North America dates with Emma Ruth Rundle

    Cult of Luna announces 2020 North America dates with Emma Ruth Rundle

    Cult of Luna, one of the pioneering bands of the post-metal genre, is headed stateside to perform their recently released LP, A Dawn To Fear (2019) for their North American supporters. During their tour, they'll be accompanied by the likes of singer/songwriter, Emma Ruth Rundle of the Red Sparowes...
  • TOOL announces 2019 tour dates in support of latest album, 'Fear Inoculum'

    TOOL announces 2019 tour dates in support of latest album, 'Fear Inoculum'

    TOOL roared back to life in 2019 with their brand new studio album, Fear Inoculum, which dropped Aug. 31 via RCA/Tool Dissectional.  The three-time Grammy winners will support the release with a 2019 North America fall tour with special guests Killing Joke, which will keep the Los Angeles prog...
  • The complete evolution of Iron Maiden's Eddie

    The complete evolution of Iron Maiden's Eddie

    Iron Maiden's mascot Eddie is almost as well known as the British metal giants themselves. The villainous creature began life as a simple stage prop in the formative years of the band's career and evolved through various incarnations to become an integral part of every aspect of the multi-platinum...
  • Psycho Las Vegas 2019 daily lineup announced

    Psycho Las Vegas 2019 daily lineup announced

    The very first edition of the Psycho Festival was originally introduced as 'Psycho de Mayo' in 2013 and took place at four different venues in Santa Ana, California. What originally was a one-day event to celebrate current and past heavy metal acts eventually blossomed into a three-day festival in...
  • Babymetal release new single 'Elevator Girl,' announce 2019 US tour

    Babymetal release new single 'Elevator Girl,' announce 2019 US tour

    Babymetal fans rejoice! The Japanese pop-metal band has unleashed a new single "Elevator Girl" along with unveiling plans for a 20-city U.S. tour. The tour runs from early September through mid-October with special guests Avatar. The wildly popular trio dropped the big news on May 10 via Facebook...
  • Sabaton announces The Great Tour 2019

    Sabaton announces The Great Tour 2019

    On July 19, Swedish power metal band Sabaton will unveil The Great War, which is a concept album based on World War I stories. With some new material in hand, the band will make their return to North America this fall. Announced today, their tour will feature performances in San Francisco's Regency...
  • Amon Amarth announces 'Berserker' World Tour 2019

    Amon Amarth announces 'Berserker' World Tour 2019

    North America, you have been warned! The berserkers are coming, and they’re bringing metallic thunder like has never been heard before. The meek may cower but the metal-loving masses are looking forward to the arrival of Swedish metal overlords Amon Amarth who have announced the dates for their...
  • Watch: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine run through classic Jimi Hendrix hits

    Watch: Megadeth's Dave Mustaine run through classic Jimi Hendrix hits

    Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine is currently crisscrossing the country with Billy Cox and the Experience Hendrix Tour. As Loudwire reported, a couple of videos have surfaced of the shredder channeling the guitar god on a pair of Jimi Hendrix classics. At a show in Milwaukee, Mustaine--with a floral...
  • Lars Ulrich reflects on first ever Metallica show and shares setlist

    Lars Ulrich reflects on first ever Metallica show and shares setlist

    Metallica is one of the most iconic speed metal bands of all-time. Along with Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer, Metallica is considered the Big 4 speed metal bands and the grandfathers of the genre. In a recent post on Instagram, drummer Lars Ulrich reminisced about the band's very first concert...
  • Listen: Black Label Society releases piano version of 'A Spoke in the Wheel'

    Listen: Black Label Society releases piano version of 'A Spoke in the Wheel'

    Black Label Society is back with a new recording and guitarist Zakk Wylde released the very surprising new video of their song "A Spoke in the Wheel."  The song is called "unplugged" and features Wylde sitting behind a piano and singing the song while his band plays an acoustic version of the song...
  • 2019 KBPI Birthday Bash at Red Rocks to feature I Prevail, Animals as Leaders & more

    2019 KBPI Birthday Bash at Red Rocks to feature I Prevail, Animals as Leaders & more

    Colorado rock radio station 107.9 KBPI will hold their annual Birthday Bash 2019 featuring Michigan metalcore band I Prevail at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday, May 13. The birthday bash will also see performances from instrumental progressive metal band Animals As Leaders, Atlanta rockers Issues...
  • Listen: Deafheaven shares new song 'Black Brick'

    Listen: Deafheaven shares new song 'Black Brick'

    Post-metal band Deafheaven have shared a new song, a non-album B-side from their 2018 record Ordinary Corrupt Human Love, called “Black Brick.” As Stereogum pointed out, the Bay Area band explored a number of subgenres like shoegaze and post-rock on Ordinary Corrupt Human Love but return to their...
  • The Ghost Inside announce first live show since 2015 bus crash

    The Ghost Inside announce first live show since 2015 bus crash

    In November 2015, metal band The Ghost Inside suffered a fatal crash in Texas when the tour bus collided with a tractor-trailer. The crash killed both drivers and left drummer Andrew Tkaczyk in a coma for 10 days sustaining multiple injuries including losing a leg. The tour dates were canceled and...
  • Top 13 best metal guitarists

    Top 13 best metal guitarists

    Few genres of music are as inextricably linked with the guitar as hard rock and heavy metal. Be it the atmospheric drone of doom metal, the hyper-kinetic speed of thrash, the hook-driven licks of hair metal, or the technical wizardry of progressive, the sound in large part determines the sub-genre...
  • Listen: Myles Kennedy featured on new single from Lamb of God's Mark Morton solo project

    Listen: Myles Kennedy featured on new single from Lamb of God's Mark Morton solo project

    Mark Morton has shared another single from his solo debut, Anesthetic, and while the Lamb of God guitarist has called on a number of hard rock heavy hitters for his previous singles, this one is a veritable supergroup. “Save Defiance” features Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy, Alice in Chains...
  • Slash reveals Guns N' Roses are working on a new record

    Slash reveals Guns N' Roses are working on a new record

    File this news under 'Hot Damn!' In an announcement 25+ years in the making, Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash confirmed in a recent interview that he, Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and guitarist Richard Fortus are working on a new Gn'R record.  Speaking to TVK's Rock City, Slash discussed the possibility of a...
  • Hatebreed adds additional dates to 2019 anniversary tour

    Hatebreed adds additional dates to 2019 anniversary tour

    Back in November, metalcore band, Hatebreed unveiled the East Coast dates of their 25th-anniversary tour. Fortunately, the West Coast don't have to wait longer for dates in their neck of the woods. Revealed yesterday, the West Coast portion of the tour kicks off on May 7, and it will include stops...
  • Andy Black announces 2019 The Ghost of Ohio North American tour

    Andy Black announces 2019 The Ghost of Ohio North American tour

    At last year's New York Comic Con, Andy Black unveiled details on his forthcoming album/comic book titled The Ghost of Ohio. While no release date has been set, the artist has been sharing various teasers on social media. This spring, fans will be able to catch Black perform some new music from the...
  • We Came As Romans announces co-headlining spring 2019 tour with Crown the Empire

    We Came As Romans announces co-headlining spring 2019 tour with Crown the Empire

    We Came as Romans came into the music scene with a force of a category five hurricane. The metalcore outfit, consisting of Joshua Moore, Dave Stephens, Lou Cotten, Andy Glass, and David Puckett, have been part of the movement to keep metalcore as part of the viable music landscape, and they’ve done...
  • La Dispute announces spring 2019 tour

    La Dispute announces spring 2019 tour

    For those who may have believed that post-hardcore was dead, may have not been paying attention to a band out of Grand Rapids, Michigan who goes by the name of La Dispute. This band, consisting of Jordan Dreyer, Brad Vander Lugt, Chad Morgan-Sternberg, Adam Vass, and Corey Stroffolino, has been on...
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