Turisas announces Latin American Tour 2015

Battle Metal masters Turisas have just announced heavy touring in the winter. Before heading out on an extensive tour with their labelmates in Barren Earth throughout their native Finland in November and December the Warlords will soak up some sun during their tour in Latin America in October.

It will be their triumphant return after a highly successful Latin American tour in 2013.

Latin American Tour 2015:
02.10. (BR) Curitiba - Espaco Cult
03.10. (BR) Sao Paulo - Carioca Club
04.10. (BR) Rio de Janeiro - Teatro Odisséia
06.10. (AR) Buenos Aires - Asbury Music Club
07.10. (CL) Santiago - Kmasu Club

Kreator announces huge 2014 European Tour

Following the release of last year’s highly acclaimed and critically hailed live DVD/Blu-ray "Dying Alive", German thrash metal giants Kreator now announce a tour for November/December 2014, leading the true "hordes of chaos" throughout Europe as headliners, and with them a real high class selection of bands.
Joining Kreator for the upcoming live shenanigans are Polish label mates Vader, Swedish death metal masters Arch Enemy and German thrash veterans Sodom.

Vreid, Windir & Ulcus - Sognametal 20 Years - Live shows

2014 is the Year of Celebration... 11 albums & more than 400 shows in 22 countries on 3 continent’s calls for celebration.
In 2014 it is 20 years since the bands Windir and Ulcus were established in “Fjøsen”/“The barn” in Sogndal, and its also marks the 10 years anniversary for Vreid. Hváll, Steingrim, Sture & Strom whom are Vreid today, have all played and been composers in all 3 bands. 

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited live at Hammersmith on October 21st 2013

It takes a legend to bring a myth back to life. A unique treat for music fans worldwide, Steve Hackett’s critically acclaimed live production "Genesis Revisited" has so far triumphed in Europe, Japan and North America alike and is still going strong; on May 10th it celebrated its success at a sold out London’s Hammersmith Apollo with an ecstatic audience. "Genesis Revisited – Live at Hammersmith" - a unique performance with guests including Nik Kershaw, John Wetton, Jakko Jakszyk and Steve Rothery - will be released on October 21st. The 3CD+2DVD (with 5.1) box set, coincides with the return of Hackett’s Genesis Revisited Tour to the UK & Europe for a second round due to popular demand.

Grifter - Live dates & new album details

UK-based dirty rock n' roll trio GRIFTER have announced a string of live dates leading up to their appearance at this year's Bloodstock Metal Festival. 
The Ripple Music recording artists will be performing on Sunday, August 11th, the same day as Slayer, Anthrax, Gamma Bomb, Exodus, Devil Driver and Amorphis.  Specifically, the boys will be taking the stage to support legendary metallers Wolfsbane, as well as Breed 77 and Gormathon!

Praying Mantis unveils new vocalist & drummer + Live shows

NWOBHM legends PRAYING MANTIS announce that they have joined forces with Dutch duo, Vocalist John “Jaycee” Cuijpers (Ayreon, Cooper Inc., C.T.P.) and drummer Hans in ‘t Zandt (Vengeance, Bangalore Choir, Mad Max, Chinawhite). These new members will be featuring on the forthcoming live shows.
John and Hans are seasoned professional musicians with a vast experience of playing alongside bands such as Toto, Vengeance, Jan Akkerman, and Steve Lukather and will bring a extra dimension to the Mantis sound.

Laid 8 - Live in London on July 19th 2013

Hailing originally from Israel, Laid8 had struck an emotional nerve in the hearts of rock and metal lovers wherever they played. Combing the land to seek out new ears, the band delivers an uncompromising alternative to female-fronted metal, where singing is melodic and dramatic, aggressive and emotional, music is grooving and clever; and when played on-stage it's just plain awesome!