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- Saliva will release its eighth studio album this summer, titled In It To Win It, with the title track and first single now available at iTunes. The disc will feature the recording debut of new singer Bobby Amaru, who replaced Josey Scott in 2011. Bassist Dave Novotny said, "With this record, we kind of wanted to go back to heavier stuff cause that's what we all loved in the first place and what got us in this." Saliva will hit the road this spring and summer in support of the new CD, which follows up 2011's Under Your Skin. (Loudwire) Read more at Blabbermouth
- Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is reportedly planning to buy a tiger. The singer was spotted hanging out with actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Jonah Hill at a club in New York, with a source telling the New York Post, "They were seated at a VIP table surrounded by tons of security. They looked like a modern-day Rat Pack. (Axl was with) a harem of ladies and was telling the group about his plans to buy a tiger." (NME) Read more at Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock
- Remember Beck? The singer/songwriter has been keeping a low profile in recent years but will head out on the road this summer for a few shows that will apparently feature some new music. The songs are set to appear on an upcoming acoustic record and some of the gigs will be in the same format, while later gigs in August will feature Beck playing with his full electric band. The new Beck dates are (subject to change):
- May 19 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater
May 20 - San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall
July 2 - Paris, France - Days Off Festival at Cite de la Musique
July 27 - Wantagh, NY - Americanarama at Jones Beach Theater
July 28 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
August 2 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
August 4 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park (Antiquiet) Read more at Rolling Stone and NME
- Bob Weir and Phil Lesh's side band, Furthur, has canceled the band's headlining set on May 9th at the BottleRock Napa Valley Festival in Napa, California. The announcement comes on the heels of Weir collapsing during the band's Port Chester, New York gig on April 25th -- and despite the fact that Weir performed a vigorous set two nights later (April 27th) at the band's show in Atlantic City.
- Weir's TRI Studios Facebook page posted an statement saying, "Grateful Dead & Furthur co-founder Bob Weir is unable to perform in any capacity for the next several weeks." Weir's next scheduled gig, a solo acoustic performance on June 26th at West Palm Beach's Cruzan Amphitheatre, is still on schedule. (Ultimate Classic Rock) Read more at Rolling Stone and Billboard
- Lou Gramm says that he and long estranged Foreigner co-founder Mick Jones are in talks for a reunion tour. The pair is slated to team-up when they're inducted together into the Songwriters Hall Of fame on June 13th in Manhattan. The appearance will mark the first time the pair has performed together in a decade. Classic Rock Revisitedreported that Gramm revealed that, "(Jones') management and my management are tossing around the idea of a farewell tour. I would really like to do that. It would be really great to do that instead of leaving it with such a bitter and unfinished ending."
- The current touring version of Foreigner has dates on the books through October. The week Gramm published his autobiography, Juke Box Hero: My Five Decades In Rock N' Roll. (AntiMusic.com) Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock, Classic Rock and Billboard
- The Rascals' critically acclaimed reunion show retrospective, Once Upon A Dream, will close its Broadway run on May 5th and soon after head out on an 11-city tour. As it stands now, the band will kick off the tour with on May 24th with a four-night residency at Hollywood, Florida's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and finish off on July 6th in Holmdel, New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center. Multi-night stands are also set for Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Boston. (Vintage Vinyl News)
- JUST ANNOUNCED: The Rascals tour dates (subject to change):
May 24, 25, 26, 27 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
May 30 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
May 31 - Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
June 5, 6, 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music
June 12 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 14 - Cary, NC - Koka Booth Amphitheatre
June 15 - North Charleston, NC - North Charleston Performing Arts Center
June 17 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium
June 19, 20, 21, 22 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Center
June 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 - Boston, MA - Boston Opera House
July 5 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
July 6 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
- In celebration of Willie Nelson's 80th birthday on April 29th, U2 posted a previously unseen video of their 2003 track with Nelson, called, "Slow Dancing," which appeared on The Essential Willie Nelson. On their official YouTube page, U2 posted a message to Nelson saying: "Happy Birthday, Willie! 80 and still a pilgrim. All the best... Bono, The Edge, Adam & Larry." Read more at Rolling Stone Rolling Stone posts video of Willie Nelson's "Smokin'" audition for "The Hobbit"
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- Blabbermouth reports Guitar Center, the world's largest retailer of musical instruments and equipment, and DirecTV, one of the world's leading providers of digital television entertainment services, will spotlight SMASHING PUMPKINS in the first episode of the new season of the award-winning music series Guitar Center Sessions on Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. ET/10 PT on DirecTV's Audience Network (Channel 239). Guitar Center Sessions features exclusive performances and intimate, enlightening conversations conducted by revered musical tastemaker Nic Harcourt. A preview clip of SMASHING PUMPKINS performing the song "The Celestials", captured live in a rooftop concert at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas, can be seen below. "Today, more than ever before, any artist, established or up and coming, is working within a new convoluted paradigm full of challenges," Harcourt said in a statement. "The new episodes of Guitar Center Sessions feature a truly diverse group of artists, all sharing the ups and downs of their careers in the interviews and delivering blistering performances on stage."
- Blabbermouth reports on May 1, Steve Baltin of RollingStone.com conducted an interview with former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted. An excerpt from the chat follows below.
RollingStone.com: Do you appreciate [performing on stage again] more after the hiatus? Newsted: I think the deeper the challenge — I had a bunch of shoulder surgeries to get myself together — whatever that level of thing, you come back with that same level of matching appreciation. It's new eyes, new mind, new world to recognize and appreciate, there's no question about that. It did happen so fast. We wrote the songs in fall of last year, recorded 16 or 20 songs since that time, put the EP out in January. I've got an LP done already, a world tour at our feet in six months' time, so that's pretty quick for all that to be coming around and for me to fathom it. In a big band like METALLICA, in METALLICA in particular, it is such a machine, and especially when I was in, the same people working together for 25 years for us, same band, same crew guys working for us — it was such a fine-tuned thing, that's what I got conditioned to. And so many of the detail things were kept from me because they're not gonna bother you with all the bullshit. So I skipped over this part that I'm doing right now in the first 30 years of my career. October of 1986 on Halloween I played the last show with FLOTSAM AND JETSAM — 10 days later onstage in Japan, sold out Budokan with METALLICA. I didn't ever do the van around the countryside, slugging it out place to place, come to the Roxy to play or anything like that. I skipped over it. Now I'm doing it, and appreciate it. RollingStone.com: Now you're doing it, though, with a different wisdom. Newsted: That's the thing. That was Lars [Ulrich] in METALLICA — I never recognized it. I used to give him grief because, "Dude, how come you're not practicing more? How come you're not on time?" And he's like, "If you only knew what I had to do." I didn't realize, but he was so on top of that kind of stuff, and geographically aware and all these things. "We gotta go here, they're letting Western music in here, now we're going here," that kind of thing. He was so on top of it, but I didn't realize it until now. I've gained so much respect for all those guys in the camp, but especially him in particular. RollingStone.com: Have you told him that? Newsted: No, but I will tomorrow (at the Revolver Golden Gods in L.A.). We're seeing each other for the first time since the reunion. We've seen each other two times since the Hall Of Fame. They're busy, I'm busy. April of 2009 was the Hall Of Fame for us and December of 2011 was the reunion. We've become so much closer as far as that goes, with respecting each other. He came to my first gallery shows of my paintings, and he's the one who actually turned me on to Basquiat. For him to come and do that, we get that special bond we didn't have before. There's some cool shit going on. We're life partners in business. We are forever. I'm always a part of METALLICA, and we're always gonna be sharing decisions about different kinds of crazy stuff. RollingStone.com: Would you see yourself playing with them again? Newsted: I'll always jam with them, but I'll pretty much jam with everybody. I'll always jam with them if they ask me. Read the entire interview from RollingStone.com. Read more at Rolling Stone
- Blabbermouth reports singer James LaBrie of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER is putting the finishing touches on his new solo album for a late 2013 release. The follow-up to 2010's "Static Impulse" will feature songwriting contributions from former SOILWORK guitarist Peter Wichers as well as appearances by LaBrie's longtime songwriting partner and keyboardist Matt Guillory, Peter Wildoer from Swedish thrashers DARKANE on drums and screaming vocals; Marco Sfogli on guitar; and Ray Riendeau (HALFORD) on bass. Says Wildoer: "Just heard the first track that Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios mixed for the new James LaBrie album. "This album will be great! "Matt Guillory, Marco Sfogli, Ray Riendeau and James LaBrie all set the bar really high this time and their musicianship is stunning. Matt's and Peter Wichers songwriting are also equally mindblowing. "I had such a great time recording this album and it was a pleasure to track it with one of the best engineers around, Johan Örnborg. "[I am] honored to be part of this band and I can't wait to hear all you guys reactions to this album!"
"Static Impulse" sold around 1,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 14 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. "Static Impulse" was released on September 28, 2010 (one day earlier internationally) via InsideOut Music. The CD was LaBrie's first solo effort in over five years.
- Blabbermouth reports San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD recently began the process of searching for a temporary bassist for this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in the U.S. Commented the band's guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn: "[We've] got eight guys lined up so far — some 'known' guys, some dudes who are under the radar, [and] all have touring / stage experience. It's exciting in some ways, and weird in others. I never thought I'd be going through this process again, and it fucks with my head from time to time. It's just a fill-in slot for Mayhem, but these guys have to deliver on several levels. They got a bit of big shoe to fill; the dude who used to be onstage left was a presence, so we're going to test these guys out musically, performance-wise, creatively, and see if there's any kind of chemistry there." MACHINE HEAD in February parted ways with bassist Adam Duce. Flynn explained in an online posting: "We may have fired Adam on [February 11], but Adam quit MACHINE HEAD well over a decade ago. He just never bothered to tell anyone… but we all knew it." He added: "Adam hasn't been happy in this band for a long time. But how do you leave? To a guy like Adam, everything is either winning or losing. A stunning victory or the ultimate failure. There was no in between … No matter how unhappy or fed up he got, quitting the band would be seen as 'losing' or a 'failure.' Truth be told, he was sick of it. Sick of touring, sick of recording, sick of practicing, sick of looking at album artwork, sick of being on a team but never getting the ball, sick of yearning for the honeymoon to resume when 20 years deep it never does. Sick of never quite hitting the big time, sick of carving the niche... sick of caring." "Machine Fucking Head Live", the new live album from MACHINE HEAD, sold 3,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. It's the band's second live effort; "Hellalive" came out in 2003. MACHINE HEAD's most recent studio album, "Unto The Locust", sold more than 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart — putting MACHINE HEAD in the Top 25 for the first time in the band's 17-year history. "Machine Fucking Head Live" was recorded at various tour stops across the globe last year. It features songs from throughout the band's expansive catalog, including crowd favorites like "Imperium", "Aesthetics of Hate", "Locust", "Ten Ton Hammer", "This is the End" and "Halo". "Machine Fucking Head Live" was mixed and mastered at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California by Juan Urteaga and Robb Flynn. MACHINE HEAD is currently seeking a new label home following the expiration of the band's contract with longtime record company Roadrunner Records.
- Blabbermouth reports drummer Eloy Casagrande of Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA was injured yesterday (Wednesday, May 1) while he was performing with the band in Bourg-en-Bresse, France and will be forced to sit out SEPULTURA's next four shows in order to recover from his injury. His roadie Dedé will sit behind the drum kit for SEPULTURA during this period. Casagrande is expected to rejoin SEPULTURA on stage on May 7 in Poitiers, France. SEPULTURA played its first show with Casagrande on November 25, 2011 in Lichtenfels, Germany. Casagrande joined SEPULTURA as the replacement for Jean Dolabella, who left the band because he could no longer handle being away from home for long periods of time. Eloy is a 22-year-old drum prodigy from São Paulo, Brazil who won the Modern Drummer "Undiscovered Drummer" contest as a teenager in 2006. Asked what Casagrande has added to the band, SEPULTURA singer Derrick Green told Metal Hammer, "Definitely the fact that he's young and that energy helps a lot. He's a very disciplined drummer — he's been playing since he was seven. And he's been doing a lot of things by himself and playing with different people, and that's really, really impressive. He had a lot of things put together before we even met him; he's already done so much. And I think with us, a combination us together, it's a great learning process for him to grow and at the same time, we're learning a lot from him, so we can do this together. And this is something extremely important when you're doing a band that's been together for so long, to have this connection. And we felt this connection with him immediately. And we could tell that he was very focused and very committed to doing extremely good music." Dolabella left SEPULTURA after a five-year run of relentless touring and two studio albums. He joined SEPULTURA in 2006 following the departure of the band's original drummer, Igor Cavalera. SEPULTURA has spent most of the past two years on tour in support of its 12th studio album, and Nuclear Blast Records debut, "Kairos", which hit stores in July 2011.
- Blabbermouth reports guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER has signed a deal to make a record early next year with legendary guitarist George Lynch (T&N, DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and Brian Tichy (S.U.N., WHITESNAKE). He writes on STRYPER's Facebook page: "I'm excited! And you?" Sweet in December confirmed that he will hit the road later this year with T&N (formerly TOOTH AND NAIL), the new project featuring current and former members of DOKKEN (George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown), in support of that band's recently released debut album, "Slave To The Empire", and upcoming follow-up effort. He wrote in an online posting: "It should be a blast and a lot of fun singing those classic DOKKEN tunes." He added: "And to ease your mind, I WILL NOT be leaving STRYPER, just having some side fun with George, Jeff and Mick when this actually takes place."
- Blabbermouth reports Greek melodic metallers FIREWIND, who feature in their ranks current OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., will celebrate their 10th anniversary by releasing a live album on June 24 via Century Media Records in Europe. Entitled "Apotheosis - Live 2012", the CD will contain 17 songs recorded at special anniversary shows in Greece as well as all over Europe during the band's "Few Against Many" tour in 2012. With a playing time of 69 minutes, the effort is a great overview of the band's career so far, which consists of seven studio albums. It also marks FIREWIND's final release with singer Apollo Papathanasio, who decided to leave the group at the end of last year. He has since been replaced by Kelly Sundown Carpenter (ADAGIO, BEYOND TWILIGHT) as session frontman for all 2013 live activities. The cover artwork for "Apotheosis - Live 2012", which will be released as a digipak in its first limited-edition pressing, was designed by FIREWIND's longtime partner in all design matters, Gustavo Sazes (ARCH ENEMY, ANGRA, DREAM EVIL) based on live photography by Hans-W. Rock.
"Apotheosis - Live 2012" track listing:
01. Head Up High
02. Wall Of Sound
04. Few Against Many
05. The Departure
06. Heading For The Dawn
07. Losing My Mind
08. World On Fire
09. Guitar Solo 2012
11. Between Heaven And Hell
12. Piano Solo
13. Edge Of A Dream
14. Mercenary Man
17. Falling To Pieces
Stated Gus G.: "Apotheosis = the glorification of a subject to a divine level. That is the word that came to my mind while thinking of how I could best describe the feeling and the vibe of those four anniversary shows we played in our homeland Greece and our last European headline tour in 2012! So that had to be our live album's title. You can feel the energy on these recordings, you can hear the screams of the most hardcore fans and the FIREWIND chants... it's all there. No doubt about it, it's the sheer love from our fans and supporters that has kept us alive and strong for 10 years and we wanted to celebrate all that with this album. We recorded all those shows, chose the best performances and now we can't wait to release this one!" In a recent interview with Metal Assault, Gus G. stated about Apollo's departure: "People following the band for the past few years would know that we've had different session guys at the live shows even when Apollo was in the band because he just had to skip a few tours during the year. So whenever the schedule was getting too heavy for him and he would have to take care of stuff back home, we had to get other guys. So this time, he had to skip again and he was like, 'You know, instead of holding you guys back, I might as well just quit.' I think he did the right thing for him, for us as well, because we can only do that [getting session vocalists] so many times and we're better off trying to find a new permanent guy instead of getting replacements for a tour. So at least now we know that we have to find somebody new, and in a sense it's a bit sad, but at the same time it's some sort of relief." Asked if Carpenter is going to be the permanent replacement for Papathanasio, Gus said: "We don't know yet. We're not going to rush that decision. We're really happy with what he's doing on stage; he's doing a really good job. But we have this tour and then we have a few festivals back home and then FIREWIND might be on hiatus for a while, so we're going to see what we're going to do." FIREWIND's latest album, "Few Against Many", entered the official chart in Greece at No. 42 and in Germany at No. 90. Released in Europe on May 21, 2012 via Century Media Records and in North America on May 22 through DisManic, Inc. via eOne Distribution, the CD was mixed by Jason Suecof and Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios (TRIVIUM, ALL THAT REMAINS, DEATH ANGEL) in Sanford, Florida.
- Blabbermouth reports Southern California heavy music act THROWDOWN will enter the studio next week to begin recording its new full-length album. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2009's "Deathless" will be mixed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris for a late 2013 release via eOne Music. Commented THROWDOWN vocalist Dave Peters: "It's really exciting, if not a little nerve-wracking, to be recording again. "It has been almost four years since 'Deathless' came out, which is about twice as long as the time between albums before it. While that has probably been annoying for fans that have been waiting and expecting a new record, it has also been the best thing for the writing process for the new album. "I'm really meticulous when writing and arranging even the simplest riffs and songs, so I like to take my time. It has been strange and nice having the freedom to come back to a song or part several weeks later with a different perspective after hitting a wall with it. "We're taking a very minimalist approach with these songs, more like 'Vendetta' and (the first half of) 'Haymaker'. I avoid putting the cart before the horse, but I see the songs on the record coming out stripped down and yet still refined. A two-minute song can arrive at the same place as one that fucks around for six, and while it's more challenging to get there in less time, it is a lot cooler when you do. I've been going back to that when I find myself maybe adding parts or lines that are at risk of being superfluous. "I'm very proud of 'Deathless' and all the work that went into it, but it wasn't a record that THROWDOWN fans expected. It was really polarizing on account of that. I'm simply not looking to continue down that stylistic road with these songs. This is going to be a hard record. I look forward to making it as much for myself as for longtime fans of the band."
- Blabbermouth reports reformed Chicago death metallers BROKEN HOPE will release their sixth album, "Omen Of Disease", in late summer via Century Media Records. The drums for the CD were laid down at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin with engineer Chris Wisco (LAZARUS A.D., JUNGLE ROT, ORIGIN, GORGASM), while the remaining instruments were tracked at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, Illinois with engineer Scott Creekmore (DIRGE WITHIN, PUTRID PILE, LIVIDITY). "Omen Of Disease" will feature a special guest appearance by Trevor Strnad of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER on the new BROKEN HOPE track "Rendered Into Lard". Comments Strnad: "I am beyond excited to be involved in the rebirth of this legendary death metal monster. BROKEN HOPE has been one of my favorite bands since I was a young metalhead, and it's an absolute honor and pleasure to be a small piece of the action! The best part is that my contribution allowed me to hear a new song before everyone else, and I can proudly say this: They're baaaacccckkk!!!!" BROKEN HOPE has also tapped James Murphy (DEATH, OBITUARY, TESTAMENT) to mix and master "Omen Of Disease" at Murphy's studio, Safehouse Production. BROKEN HOPE's Shaun Glass comments: "We're pretty pumped to have longtime friend and shred lord James Murphy on board for his über-sick mixing skills to complete the 'Omen Of Disease' sessions. He has been part of BROKEN HOPE history as he first appeared on our 'Repulsive Conception' album with a crushing guest solo...and now years later, Murphy will be on board to taking our finest works yet to a new level." "Omen Of Disease" — a title conceived by chief lyricist and guitarist Jeremy Wagner — is also a song on the new album, marking the first BROKEN HOPE "title track" since their 1991 debut LP, "Swamped In Gore". Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "The Flesh Mechanic" and "Give Me The Bottom Half". Comments Wagner: "Some time ago, a festering death metal prophecy indicated something sick and brutal was coming back from the dead. The malignant signs became evident when BROKEN HOPE first resurrected from the grave and then went on tour. A more sinister foreboding followed when BROKEN HOPE wrote a new death metal album for the world to hear. Today, I'm a harbinger, here to alert everyone of a 'death metal omen' that is upon us...I speak of the new BROKEN HOPE album, 'Omen Of Disease'. The album title itself reeks of a musical offering that is nothing short of gruesome. 'Omen Of Disease' will be released to infect everyone worldwide this summer. I promise: this death metal album is a most savage, feral, pestilential, and lethal creation. You've been warned..." BROKEN HOPE was formed in 1988 by Wagner, while he was in high school. Shortly after formation, they recorded two demo tapes and signed with indie label, Grind-Core Records. Then in 1991, they released their debut album, "Swamped In Gore", launching the band out of the underground and into the mainstream. From there, the band signed to Metal Blade Records and released three more albums, all stellar examples of BROKEN HOPE's fury, which etched their place in death-metal history. After BROKEN HOPE's last album (1999's "Grotesque Blessings") and world tours, Wagner cleaned house and put BROKEN HOPE into "metal hibernation" in 2000. On January 20, 2010, original BROKEN HOPE vocalist Joe Ptacek tragically committed suicide. He was only 37 years old. Before his death, Ptacek met with Wagner and Glass and discussed the resurrection of BROKEN HOPE. With Ptacek's death, Wagner and Glass took time off to reconsider their next moves. In 2012, BROKEN HOPE signed with Hard Impact Management and vowed to make BROKEN HOPE a full-time monster. Wagner and Glass recruited longtime friend and GORGASM vocalist Damian Leski as their new frontman and shortly after marked their return on the highly successful Carnival Of Death tour. BROKEN HOPE's high-intensity concerts received top praise, and confirmed the band was back and more rabid than ever.
BROKEN HOPE 2013 is:
Damian Leski - Vocals
Jeremy Wagner - Guitars
Shaun Glass - Bass
Chuck Wepfer - Lead Guitars
Mike Miczek - Drums
- Blabbermouth reports Multinational metallers POWERWOLF have completed work on their fifth album, "Preachers Of
- The Night", for a a summer release via Napalm Records. According to the band, "There [is] fast stuff, heavy stuff and epic stuff as well as some unholy little surprises — and all of that in the most typical, powerwolfish way you can imagine." The cover artwork for the CD can be seen here.
"Preachers Of The Night" track listing:
01. Amen & Attack
02. Secrets Of The Sacristy
03. Coleus Sanctus
04. Sacred & Wild
06. Cardinal Sin
07. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
08. Nochnoi Dozor
09. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead
POWERWOLF's first live album, "Alive In The Night", was recorded exclusively for Metal Hammer, Germany's leading metal magazine. The CD was only available with the April 2012 issue of Metal Hammer. POWERWOLF's fourth album, "Blood Of The Saints", was released in August 2011 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was made available as a regular CD, a limited-edition digibook 2-CD and on vinyl. The cover art was created by POWERWOLF guitarist Matthew Greywolf.
- Loudwire reports Slash discusses admiration for YouTube kid, upcoming tour dates and "Nothing Left to Fear" film
- Loudwire reports All Shall Perish, Oceano, Within the Ruins and more team up for Heavy MTL South of the Boarder Tour
- Loudwire posts the video premiere of the "Conquistador" lyric video from Thirty Seconds to Mars
- Loudwire posts favorite Tool "10,000 Days" song – Readers Poll
- Loudwire reports Todd La Torre-led Queensryche showcase new and classic songs in Los Angeles
- Ultimate Classic Rock reports Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers release "You’re Gonna Get It!" album 35 years ago
- Diffuser reports The Smiths may never reunite, but Johnny Marr provided the next best thing by performing "How Soon Is Now" on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Read more at Rolling Stone
- Diffuser reports Neil Young has been called the “Godfather of Grunge.” Check out Diffuser.fm’s list of 10 Acts That Owe Neil Young a Round thanks to his influence
- Classic Rock posts the video premiere of "If Looks Could Kill" by What Now
- Classic Rock reports Trent Reznor director told him: "You’ll never win Oscar"
- Rolling Stone reports unreleased Bob Dylan lyrics to be auctioned by Christie's
- Rolling Stone posts a flashback: Deep Purple parts with Ritchie Blackmore after meltdown
- Rolling Stone reports Paramore have been "Grinding Our Teeth," says Hayley Wiliams
- Rolling Stone reports George Jones honored with star-studded Grand Ole Opry funeral service
- Billboard reports deadheads oppose renaming Jerry Garcia venue
- NME reports Franz Ferdinand are "fixated" with making new album
- NME posts a stream of the "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack featuring Jack White and Jay-Z
- NME reports Liam Gallagher suggests he may quit music if new Beady Eye album flops
- NME reports despite Mars Volta split, At The Drive-In may have a future, says Omar
- Blabbermouth posts video of Guns N' Roses guitarist Bumblefoot jams with Bronx student
- Blabbermouth posts photos from photos of Limp Bizkit's Huntington Concert
- Blabbermouth posts video of Geoff Tate's Queensryche video footage of Sacramento in-store
- Blabbermouth posts the first studio video update from The Devil Wears Prada
- Blabbermouth posts new music videos for Mean Streak - "Shine On" (Lyric Video) and Masterplan - "The Game" (Lyric Video)
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