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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE IN CHAINS, SLAYER, VOLBEAT Among Confirmed Acts For ROCK ALLEGIANCE Festival

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance returns to Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) in Chester, Pennsylvania, just outside Philadelphia, on September 17 and September 18, 2016 with a lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, led by AVENGED SEVENFOLD and ALICE IN CHAINS, along with SLAYER, THE OFFSPRING, BREAKING BENJAMIN, VOLBEAT and more. Monster Energy ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Featured On WHYY's 'On Tour' Show; Preview Clips Available

Seattle-based progressive metallers QUEENSRŸCHE are featured on the latest edition of WHYY's "On Tour" music and interview program. The show, which contains performance footage and an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, will premiere this Thursday, May 5 at 10 p.m., and will air again Sunday, May 8 at noon. Several preview clips are available ...

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Video: AVANTASIA Performs In New York City

Fan-filmed video footage of EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project performing on April 15 at Playstation Theater in New York City can be seen below. The AVANTASIA lineup for the show consisted of the following musicians: * Tobias Sammet - Vocals * Michael Kiske - Vocals * Eric Martin - Vocals * Ronnie Atkins - ...

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FATES WARNING To Release 'Theories Of Flight' Album In July

Progressive metallers FATES WARNING will release their twelfth studio album, "Theories Of Flight", on July 1 via InsideOut Music. The effort will be made available in the standard version and a two-disc mediabook edition, which will include a trio of unreleased originals, as well as three additional never-before-heard cover tunes. A double-LP version will also ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Responds To 'GEOFF TATE Copycat' Accusations

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre was interviewed on a recent installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about the comparisons to QUEENSRŸCHE's original frontman Geoff Tate, Todd said: "I'm a pretty good chameleon. I mean, I'm really good ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Performs In Sellersville, Pennsylvania

Video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on February 28 at Sellersville Theater in Sellersville, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Joining Tate in OPERATION: MINDCRIME's current touring lineup are guitarists Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE) and Scott Moughton, drummer Scott Mercado (CANDLEBOX), bassist Tim Fernley (THE VOODOOS) and ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE: 'You Definitely Don't Wanna End Your Days As A Bitter Person'

Metal Wani recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recent deaths of Lemmy and David Bowie, among others: Geoff: "Yeah, it's quite a shock, really. You know, it's another example ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE To Tour Europe This Summer

Seattle-based progressive metallers QUEENSRŸCHE will return to Europe this summer to promote their latest effort, "Condition Hüman", which was released last October via Century Media. Comments QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd LaTorre: "We are very much looking forward to returning back to Europe! The European rock and metal fans are perhaps some of the most passionate music ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Rules Out Doing Another DEVICE Album

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has ruled out doing any more albums with his industrial-flavored side project DEVICE, which released one CD in 2013 while DISTURBED was on hiatus. Asked by Cindy Scull of the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas radio station 97.1 The Eagle Rocks if DEVICE was over, Draiman said (hear audio below): "Yeah, that's something ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Video Footage Of Pompano Beach Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's February 27 performance at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Pompano Beach, Florida can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE hired Todd La Torre to replace Geoff Tate in 2012 and has released two albums with the ex-CRIMSON GLORY frontman: 2013's "Queensrÿche" and 2015's "Condition Hüman". QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton recently told The ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE's OPERATION: MINDCRIME Performs In Nashville

Video footage of OPERATION: MINDCRIME, the new band led by former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate, performing on February 23 at 12th & Porter in Nashville, Tennessee can be seen below. Joining Tate in OPERATION: MINDCRIME's current touring lineup are guitarists Kelly Gray (QUEENSRŸCHE) and Scott Moughton, drummer Scott Mercado (CANDLEBOX), bassist Tim Fernley (THE VOODOOS) ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Shares 'Crazy Tour Story' (Video)

Each episode of Digital Tour Bus's "Crazy Tour Stories" features a touring act giving you all the details about one or more wild things that have taken place while on tour. In this episode, which was filmed on September 26, 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois, QUEENSRŸCHE shares on crazy thing that happened while the group was ...

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GEOFF TATE Recalls Meeting DAVID BOWIE

In a brand new interview with Oregon Music News, former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate was asked for his thoughts on the passing of British art-rock icon David Bowie. He responded: "David Bowie was very inspirational to me growing up. 'Space Oddity' was the only track that I had heard ...

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AVANTASIA's 'Ghostlights' Enters German Chart At No. 2

"Ghostlights", the seventh studio album from EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project, has entered the German chart at position No. 2. Released on January 29 via Nuclear Blast, the twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Discusses 'Ghostlights' Concept (Video)

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project released its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. A new four-and-a-half-minute video clip in which Sammet discusses ...

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AVANTASIA: Entire 'Ghostlights' Album Available For Streaming; 'Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose' Video Released

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its seventh studio album, "Ghostlights", on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The twelve-song CD was produced by Tobias and Sascha Paeth at Gatestudio in Wolfsburg, Germany. Paeth engineered and mixed "Ghostlights", while the mastering was done by Michael Rodenberg. The entire "Ghostlights" album can now be streamed ...

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