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RAVEN to release DVD
Veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN will release "Rock Until You Drop - A Long Days Journey" 2-disc DVD as a digipak via SPV/Steamhammer on the following dates:
Germany: June 21
Europe: June 24
USA/Canada: July 2
The effort contains 4 hours and 30 minutes of concert footage from around the world, in the studio, backstage, interviews with the band, the fans, musicians and producer.
THE QUIREBOYS to release new album
U.K. rockers THE QUIREBOYS will release their seventh studio album, "Beautiful Curse", on June 24 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings. A single, "Too Much Of A Good Thing", will precede the full-length CD on May 15.
MASTER signs with FDA Rekotz
Death metal pioneers MASTER have inked a deal with German extreme music label FDA Rekotz for the band's landmark 12th full-length album, which is scheduled for a late September release.
WATAIN announce first single from new album
The first single from Swedish black metallers WATAIN's new album, "The Wild Hunt", will be a song called "All That May Bleed". Side B will be a track called "Play with the Devil", originally recorded by the black/heavy metal band TAIWAZ in 1988, in WATAIN's hometown Uppsala. Gottfrid Åhman from IN SOLITUDE participates on solo guitar in WATAIN's version.
The single will be out in the following formats: Black 7" vinyl – limited to 2,000 copies worldwide, Red 7" vinyl with sticker (only available from www.wolfwear.net) limited to 500 copies worldwide, 7" Picture disc limited to 500 copies worldwide available from www.cmdistro.com and www.wolfwear.net and Digital Download.
Release dates for the 7" verisons are:
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Finland / Norway and worldwide through www.cmdistro.com and www.wolfwear.net: Friday, June 21, 2013
UK / Benelux / France / Poland: Monday, June 24, 2013
USA / Spain: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sweden: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Release dates fir the digital version are:
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Finland / Norway / Italy / Australia / New Zealand: Friday, June 21, 2013
UK: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Benelux / France / Greece / Denmark / Portugal / rest of Europe: Monday, June 24, 2013
USA / Spain: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Sweden / Hungary: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
SATYRICON To Perform With Norwegian National Opera Chorus
Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will perform with the Norwegian National Opera Chorus on September 8 at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, Norway.
New album with HAVOK
Candlelight Records has set a June 25 North American release date for "Unnatural Selection", the new album from
Denver thrashers HAVOK.
"Give Me Liberty... Or Give Me Death", the first single from "Unnatural Selection", will hit Loud Rock/Metal radio on
Jeff Hanneman's cause of death confirmed
It's now been officially confirmed that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died on May 2 from alcohol related cirrhosis
of the liver. But he wasn't about to undergo a liver transplant when he died, despite rumours to the contrary.
European and North American release date for WHITESNAKE's new live album announced
Frontiers Records will release WHITESNAKE's "Made In Britain/The World Record" in Europe on July 5 and in North America on July 9. The album will be released in Japan on June 19 via Ward Records.
CANDLEMASS mainman got a new project
Leif Edling, founding bassist and main songwriter of Swedish doom metal legends CANDLEMASS, is currently recording a full-length album with his new project AVATARIUM.
Guitars will be played by Marcus Jidell (ROYAL HUNT, EVERGREY), Lasse Sköld (TIAMAT) will handle the drums and singer Jennie-Ann Smith take care of the vocals.
STRYPER announce title of new album
Christian hard rockers STRYPER have set "No More Hell To Pay" as the title of their new studio album, due this fall via Frontiers Records.
KING KOBRA to release new album
Frontiers Records will release melodic hard rockers KING KOBRA's new studio album, "II", on July 5 in Europe and July 9 in North America.
DIO tribute band LAST IN LINE announce first tour dates
Former DIO and current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell revealed in April 2012 that he is planning to join forces with three other original DIO members to play "some gigs" that will see the musicians performing material from the early DIO records that Campbell appeared on. Dubbed LAST IN LINE, Campbell, Vinny Appice (drums), Jimmy Bain (bass) and Claude Schnell (keyboards) will be accompanied by singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB.
The first confirmed LAST IN LINE tour dates are:
August 02 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
August 08 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Limelight
August 09 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cat House
August 10 - Derbyshire, England - Catton Park - Bloodstock Open Air
August 11 - London, England - O2 Academy Islington
ICED EARTH parts ways with drummer
North American heavy metal veterans ICED EARTH have parted ways with drummer Brent Smedley for "personal family reasons." His replacement, Raphael Saini (CHAOSWAVE), will join the group on the road starting this summer.
KROKUS got a new drummer
Flavio Mezzodi has been officially named the new drummer for Swiss hard rock legends KROKUS.
ANTHRAX to film Santiago concert
ANTHRAX's May 10 concert at Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile will be professionally filmed for a live DVD. The show will consist of a special extended set featuring tracks from the band's whole catalog. Also scheduled to appear is TESTAMENT.
Fans are advised to get to the venue early as doors are at 7 p.m., with the concert starting at 8:30 p.m. sharp.
HIRAX reveal title of new album
California thrash metal veterans HIRAX are currently in the studio to record a new album, which has been entitled "Immortal Legacy". SPV/Steamhammer will release the album in Germany on September 20, in the rest of Europe on September 23 and in the U.S./Canada on September 24 as CD, gatefold colored LP and download.
Another live album with WHITESNAKE?
WHITESNAKE's new 2-CD live album, "Made In Britain/The World Record", will be released in Japan on June 19 via Ward Records. Disc 1, "Made In Britain", includes the best takes of the shows in Britain in June 2011 and Disc 2, "The World Record", contains the rare tracks from the shows in Europe and America on the "Forevermore" tour.
NIFELHEIM and VULCANO cancel 2 Swedish shows
The concerts with NIFELHEIM and VULCANO at Kulturbolaget in Malmö, Sweden and at Trädgår'n in Göteborg, Sweden have been cancelled due to lack of intrest.
SONIC SYNDICATE working on new material
Swedish/British modern metallers SONIC SYNDICATE have commenced the songwriting process for the long-awaited follow-up to 2010's "We Rule The Night" for a tentative late 2013/early 2014 release.
HIM cancel North American tour
HIM's North American tour (which was due to kick off in Los Angeles on May 3 at the House Of Blues) has been cancelled due to unforeseen medical circumstances. HIM's lead vocalist Ville Valo has been diagnosed with severe asthma with presumptive pneumonia. Tickets for all dates will be refunded at the point of purchase. HIM will be back later this summer as part of the Rock Allegiance tour.
YOU CAN'T STOP ROCK 'N' ROLL
GHOST at Getaway Rock in Gävle, Sweden on July 7, 2011
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