Month: May 2013

Submitted by newseditor on May 31, 2013
In the wake of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s death, the directors of the International Day of Slayer - the Slayer-centric holiday that sprang to life on 6/6/06 - announce a change in the status the celebration of this year’s version of "the world’s first heavy metal holiday".   "With the… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on May 31, 2013
Slayer’s Tom Araya and Kerry King are very pleased to announce that Paul Bostaph has rejoined the band on a full-time basis. Bostaph will be behind the drum kit beginning June 4 when Slayer kicks off the first leg of its 2013 international tour in Warsaw, Poland. Gary Holt will continue to fill… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on May 31, 2013
NILE are back at their best with a new album and a special Australian tour comprising one huge set spanning NILE’s entire career!   Using a symphonic approach to song writing and arrangement, for 20 years now NILE have unleashed an uncompromising attack that fuses technical death metal with… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on May 31, 2013
Jon Dette, who recently played with SLAYER and ANTHRAX (and previously with TESTAMENT), will be playing drums for HEATHEN on the Bay Area Thrash band’s upcoming European tour with GENERATION KILL and DUST BOLT.   The band issued the following statement: “As most of you know already, Darren… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on May 31, 2013
BEHEMOTH, who have been holed up in Hertz Studios working on their tenth full-length album, are pleased to announce the title of their forthcoming full-length album "THE SATANIST". The album will come out in the fall of 2013—stay tuned for more studio updates, music, preorder info and more at… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on May 31, 2013
Independent rock/metal act, Righteous Vendetta, is currently forging the country with Virginia rock quartet, HURT.   Checking in from the band's recent stop in San Antonio, Texas, vocalist Ryan Hayes has issued the following statement to fans: "It has been an honor to share the… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on May 30, 2013
SIX FEET UNDER have parted ways with drummer Kevin Talley. However, the transition for the new drummer will be near-seemless, as he is a former band member of bassist Jeff Hughell. Marco Pitruzzella has officially joined the ranks of SIX FEET UNDER and will make his debut appearance with the band… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on May 30, 2013
Ray Vaughn has written songs and performed in dives and on street corners for a very, very long time. He was a founding member of San Francisco based Punk/Art Rock band Hostages, then Die Bossa Nova, until disappearing in 1992. Ray Vaughn resurfaced in 2010 as a solo acoustic act. After traveling… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on May 30, 2013
Detroit, MI’s Battlecross have unveiled the title, cover art, and first single from their upcoming new album. Battlecross triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, “War of Will”. Co-produced at Audio Hammer Studios with… Read More
Submitted by newseditor on May 29, 2013
The new album, produced by Steve Hillage and Tatsuki Masuko, is entitled “PHOENIX RISING” and will be released on Monday 23 September, followed by two UK concerts in March 2014.     UK dates include Manchester Ritz (Friday 7 March) and London o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (Saturday 8 March).… Read More