SAXON Announce Confirmed Dates For Warriors Of The Road US Tour!

54F7767B-saxon-announce-confirmed-dates-for-warriors-of-the-road-us-tour-with-armored-saint-select-dates-with-judas-priest-imageSaxon kicked off 2015 with the re-release of two classic collections, each covering significant career highlights as well as offering something new in their 2015 versions.

Now, Saxon is making another big announcement for this spring – the British heavy metal legends will embark on a nine-date US tour, dubbed the Warriors Of The Road tour, beginning in May.

The run includes support from Armored Saint on most dates, and also includes select one-off dates with Judas Priest.

The tour kicks off in New York City at BB Kings on May 12th and features a stop at Rock On The Range. The tour closes in Los Angeles, CA at the House of Blues on May 30th.

“We’re looking forward to the US tour in May,” states vocalist Biff Byford...

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GAMMA RAY – European Festival Dates Announced!

Gamma Ray Photoshoot for "Empire Of The Undead"German power metal legends Gamma Ray, led by Helloween co-founder/former guitarist Kai Hansen, have announced four European festival shows for summer 2015. Their schedule is as follows:

July
12 – Masters Of Rock – Vizovice, Czech Republic
17 – Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany

August
6 – Leyendas del Rock – Villena, Spain
8 – Rock Pod Kamenom – Snina, Slovakia

Led by Kai Hansen, one of the most loved metal icons of the last 30 years, Gamma Ray has influenced and shaped the genre for 25 years – one of the most solid flagships in classic and power metal and still are its undisputed kings.

Now, after eleven studio albums and the release of their recent studio album, Empire Of The Undead, almost one year ago – the most successful record in the band’s history yet, Gamma Ray is ready to...

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on New Album: “It’s Pretty Close”!

2014Metallica_EM_Pyramid_015280614Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich has revealed that the band’s new album is “pretty close” to being written and said that they’re aiming to play new tracks at their upcoming summer shows. 

Lars Ulrich emphatically tells Rolling Stone “We are effing in it. We’ve got lots of songs, and we’re honing them and tweaking them.”

Ultimately, Ulrich’s message to fans is to be patient. “The creative elements are getting close to being done,” the drummer says. “Just remember, this is still ‘Metallica time.’ When I say we’re close to being done, it means the next month or so. There’s a lot of stuff going on as life continues with family and personal events…. But we are certainly down there [writing] pretty much every day.”

Metallica released their latest single ‘Lords Of Summer’ Last year...

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More Bands Announced For SOS Festival 2015!

FuryonSos-640x360SOS Festival announces more bands, including Triaxis and Furyon who headline the Friday and Sunday respectively.

They’re joined by the following bands on the Dean Hocking Stage, Tysondog, Collibus, Obzidian, Secret Rule, Amethyst, Captain Horizon, Nick Hellfort, Vice, Sister Rose and Kill Or Cure.

Meanwhile, on the Metal Nation Radio Acoustic Stage there are 2 additions – Absolva frontman Chris Appleton brings his acoustic show (Sunday), complete with guests Luke Appleton  and Wizz from Belgian band Wizz Wizzard.

Captain Horizon will also play the acoustic stage, following their performance on main stage earlier that same day (Saturday).

All the above bands will join the headliner already announced for the Saturday – former-Iron Maiden and Wolfsbane frontman Blaze Bayley who will play a...

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Helloween Announce New Album For May 2015!

640x640Helloween have announced that they are to release their 15th studio album ’My God-Given Right’ on May 29th.

The follow-up to 2013’s Straight Out Of Hell carries 3D lenticular artwork by Martin Hausler, who took inspiration from Hollywood blockbuster Day After Tomorrow.

Frontman Andi Deris says: “I never know how, but somehow we did it once again. The album really rocks and kicks some major asses. We had the best folks with us to make this possible – producer Charlie Bauerfeind, and Martin Hausler, who made a massive artwork without stressing the whole colour range.”

Guitarist Michael Weikath adds: “This proves what a bit of snow not only is able to do, but really causes. I personally hate snow and the cover shows that too much of everything is never good...

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