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  • Top 13 best metal drummers

    Top 13 best metal drummers

    Any epic metal band arguably needs a wicked drummer to bang out the beat with a masterful mix of sensational speed, meticulous precision, and thunderous power. In fact, many head-banging fans will likely attest that the best metal tracks wouldn’t be the same without the boundary-pushing thrashing of...
  • Judas Priest announces 2020 dates for 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour

    Judas Priest announces 2020 dates for 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour

    It was only a few months ago that Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford surprised fans by releasing a holiday-themed album, Celestial. Now, Judas Priest fans are over the moon once again as the band has announced dates for their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour 2020. Sabaton will have the honor of opening for...
  • Parkway Drive announces Viva The Underdogs North American Revolution 2020

    Parkway Drive announces Viva The Underdogs North American Revolution 2020

    Fans of Parkway Drive can gear up to see the Aussie native heavy metal masters perform live at venues across North America this summer. The band is touring to support their upcoming documentary soundtrack, Viva The Underdogs. The massive North American tour is the group’s largest-ever headlining...
  • Megadeth and Lamb of God announce 2020 North American Tour with special guests

    Megadeth and Lamb of God announce 2020 North American Tour with special guests

    A metal tour of epic proportions has been announced as Megadeth and Lamb of God team up for a North American run this year. To add fuel to the firepower, Trivium and In Flames are also on the bill. The co-headlining tour – comprised of two legs – kicks off in June, and includes stops in Kansas City...
  • Rage Against the Machine announces 2020 Public Service Announcement Tour

    Rage Against the Machine announces 2020 Public Service Announcement Tour

    Rage Against the Machine excited fans everywhere last November when they announced their reunion after a nine-year hiatus. Now, the L.A. native metal masters are hitting the road and they will be supported by Run The Jewels at venues across the globe. The 2020 Public Service Announcement Tour kicks...
  • Psycho Las Vegas

    Psycho Las Vegas 2020 full lineup announced

    Psycho Las Vegas returns in 2020 to bring its unparalleled, destination festival experience to Sin City, Aug. 14-16 (Tickets). After the tremendous success of its first year at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casio, the event returns in 2020 for a resort-wide, casino takeover that will utilize four stages...
  • Rammstein announces 2020 North America Stadium Tour

    Rammstein announces 2020 North America Stadium Tour

    Get ready to rage – Rammstein is returning to North America. What’s more, the German metal gods are making their first-ever U.S. stadium run. The 2020 tour launches in August in Montreal, with stops at popular U.S. stadiums including Chicago’s Soldier Field (Tickets), Gillette Stadium – home of the...
  • Dance With the Dead & Magic Sword announce 2020 Bring Out The Dead Tour

    Dance With the Dead & Magic Sword announce 2020 Bring Out The Dead Tour

    Dance With the Dead and Magic Sword will hit the road together on a co-headlining tour this spring. The edgy EDM/synthwave masters will be joined by special guest Das Mortal on their North American Bring Out The Dead tour. The list of 2020 tour dates kicks off on March 29 in Phoenix, Arizona. The...
  • Killswitch Engage performs at Epicenter Festival 2019, at Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina. Photo: Sherri Crawford

    Killswitch Engage expand Atonement Tour into 2020 alongside August Burns Red

    Killswitch Engage announced they’ll be back on the road with a North American tour this spring and feature support from August Burns Red. The extended tour will kick off in early March, with a number of stops across the country and a few in Canada. The Atonement Tour will include stops in Cleveland...
  • Poppy announces 2020 dates for I Disagree US tour

    Poppy announces 2020 dates for I Disagree US tour

    The 24-year-old YouTuber, singer/songwriter, and model, Poppy will be taking her talents on the road to perform her upcoming album, I Disagree, with the album set to release on Jan. 10, 2020. Poppy's I Disagree North American tour will begin in San Francisco, CA on Jan. 22 (Tickets) and continue on...
  • 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...
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