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  • ATREYU and BLEEDING THROUGH men join forces in I AM WAR

    Alex Varkatzas of Atryeu and Brandan Schieppati of Bleeding Through have joined forces in I AM WAR.   The side project will release a track from its forthcoming album on June 26th, via Razor & Tie.   'Bat Out Of Hell' will be available as a 7" s...
  • KOBRA AND THE LOTUS to support BLACK LABEL SOCIETY in Germany

      Currently on a festival tour through the UK and Europe, Canadian bashers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS have announced two shows supporting BLACK LABEL SOCIETY in Germany. They will take place in Leipzig and Osnabrück on June 7th and 8th respectively.   Ca...
  • TOM PETTY deluxe box set and DVD/Blu-Ray due next month

    As Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers prepare for their live shows at the Royal Albert Hall on June 18th and 20th, Universal Music marks the occasion with the first UK DVD and Blu-ray release of the classic 'Live in Concert' show.   Recorded for a two-p...
  • New festival named in JOHN PEEL's honour set for October debut

    A new festival has been named in honour of the late DJ and new music champion, John Peel.   The first John Peel Festival of New Music will take place from October 11th-13th in Norwich.  Hosted by the Norwich Sound and Vision convention, the three day ...
  • MERTHYR ROCK announces first bands for 2012 festival

      Kids In Glass Houses, Razorlight, Deaf Havana, Saves The Day, Yashin and Arcane Roots are the first bands to be confirmed for this year's Merthyr Rock festival.   The event takes place from August 31st to September 2nd 2012 and tickets are on sal...
  • Former Vixen members change bandname from VXN to JANETSHAREROXYGINA

    VXN, the band featuring three members of the original line-up of all-female outfit Vixen, have changed their name to the snappily-monikered JANETSHAREROXYGINA, aka JSRG.   This move is said to have taken place to avoid any confusion between them and th...
  • New EP from ZZ TOP to stream for one day only prior to release

    'Texicali', the new four track EP from ZZ Top, will stream for one day only - Monday, June 4th - at Rollingstone.com prior to its release the following day.   The four songs - 'I Gotsta Get Paid', 'Chartreuse', 'Over You' and 'Consumption' - are taken ...
  • Former RHCP guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTE to return with new EP and album

    Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has announced details of both an EP and full length album set for release this year.   The EP, 'Letur-Lefr', will be available on July 17th in North America (July 4th in Japan), while the album, 'P...
  • REEL BIG FISH name new album set for summer release

    Reel Big Fish have confirmed that their new album, set for release this summer, will be called 'Candy Coated Fury'.   The band will team up with Goldfinger for the 'Summer Of Ska' North American tour, which begins on June 17th. Big D And The Kids Table...
  • HAWK EYES among 30 bands added to Beacons Festival line-up

    Beacons Festival are pleased to announce the final 30 artists joining this year's event in the stunning Yorkshire dales, including:   Admiral Fallow / B>E>A>K> / Disclosure / Double Muscle / Filthy Dukes - Djs / Fun Adults / Goodnight Lenin...
  • ASSAULTER to embark on first ever European tour

    ASSAULTER will embark on a European tour in July of 2012 including shows in Dublin and London.   Comments vocalist/bassist S. Berserker:   "We will be conquering the ancient continent on our 'European Proselytism Tour' in July/August 2012 in support...
  • KATATONIA return with new album, 'Dead End Kings', in August

    Katatonia, the Swedish purveyors of dark rock/metal, have announced that their ninth studio album, due August 27th (August 28th North America) on Peaceville Records, will be entitled 'Dead End Kings'.   A continuation of 2009's inspired & acclaimed...
  • SAVAGE MESSIAH and FLAYED DISCIPLE confirmed for BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

    BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR has announced two more acts for this summer's event.   British thrashers SAVAGE MESSIAH bring a deadly dose of modern metal to the SOPHIE stage on the Friday night. For a taste of what to expect, download latest album 'Plague Of Con...
  • RIVAL SONS guitarist talks about recording the band's new album

    RIVAL SONS recently finished recording their highly-anticipated new album, which is due to be released on Earache Records in late August.   The band recorded the as-yet untitled follow-up to their 2011 breakthrough album, PRESSURE & TIME, with Gram...
  • New album from NAER MATARON - most Satanic band in the world - set for July release

    NAER MATARON - THE MOST DANGEROUS SATANIC BAND IN THE WORLD RETURNS !!!   After 4 years of waiting, on the 6th of July the new album from Greek black metal act NAER MATARON will be released!   'LONG LIVE DEATH' brings chaos, destruction and sonic fe...
  • AGAINST ME! singer Tommy Gabel makes live debut as Laura Jane Grace

    Against Me! started their support slot on the month long US tour from The Cult in San Diego on Friday, the show marking the live debut of Laura Jane Grace, the name adopted by the band's singer Tommy Gabel since coming out as transgender earlier this mont...
  • DROWNING POOL set to name Americal Idol finalist as new singer

    Drowning Pool guitarist C.J. Pierce would only, in an interview at last weekend's Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, confirm that the band's new singer's first name had the letter "J" in it.   Several online ticket vendors are now selling ti...
  • Twilight tween icon set to star in THE BAND biopic

    Tween sensation Robert Pattinson, star of the Twilight saga so beloved of girls and fools, has revealed that he is set to star in a biopic based on acclaimed Canadian outfit The Band.   Speaking at Cannes where he is promoting the David Cronenberg movi...
  • Drummer MARK BAM BAM McCONNELL and guitarist STEEVE HURDLE pass away

    The rock world has sadly lost two more musicians this past week.   Mark Bam Bam McConnell, who was a member of Sebastian Bach's band for eight years and also in Blackfoot for a year, has died after suffering kidney and liver failure.   Reports brok...
  • Toxic thrashers DUST BOLT to release 'Violent Demolition' in July

    Following their recent streak of success - "Demo of the Month" in Metal Hammer GER and winner of the Wacken Metal Battle 2011 ­ the Thrash combo DUST BOLT finally unleashes their highly anticipated debut album! 'Violent Demolition' will be released at th...