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HALESTORM Announces 'Halloween Scream' Tour With STARSET And NEW YEARS DAY; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Grammy Award-winning hard rock band HALESTORM has announced details of a major North American headline tour. "Halestorm's Halloween Scream" begins September 22 at Denver, Colorado's High Elevation Rock festival and then travels through late October (see itinerary). Support throughout the trek comes from special guests STARSET and NEW YEARS DAY. The tour will include stops ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Announces 'Wall Of Sound' U.S. Tour With SCALE THE SUMMIT And THE FINE CONSTANT

Following last week's album announcement, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has now unveiled his headlining tour in support of his latest scorcher, "Wall Of Sound". The 22-show trek will feature support from Houston's top progressive outfit SCALE THE SUMMIT along with Madison, Wisconsin-based technical progressive three-piece THE FINE CONSTANT. The tour kicks off in Philadelphia ...

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Watch CARCASS Perform At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of CARCASS's June 10 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer told Dead Rhetoric last year that the band's next studio album should arrive by the end of 2017. But, he added, "we can't really rush this. We don't want to waste ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says His Proposed Project With DEVIN TOWNSEND Will Focus On Lead Vocals

Vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH was interviewed by Rock Hard publisher Holger Stratmann at this year's Rock Hard Festival, which was held June 2-4 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. You can now watch the chat in four parts below. When asked about his proposed project with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend, Mikael said: "Well, actually, ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Performs Surprise Rendition Of 'I Will Always Love You' At 'HerrinFesta Italiana' (Video)

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale performed a surprise solo rendition of "I Will Always Love You", the love ballad made famous by Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton, during the band's May 28 concert at HerrinFesta Italiana in Herrin, Illinois. Fan-filmed video footage of Lzzy's version can be seen below. HALESTORM is collaborating with Nick Raskulinecz on ...

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HALESTORM Is Working With Producer NICK RASKULINECZ On Fourth Album

HALESTORM is collaborating with Nick Raskulinecz on material for the band's fourth album. At least some of the sessions are taking place at the Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville. Raskulinecz is an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having helmed HALESTORM's third ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Is 'Just About Done' Recording New Album

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST are "just about done" recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" album. Helming the sessions for the new disc are the band's longtime producer Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). In a new Instagram post, Sneap ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN To Release 'Wall Of Sound' Solo Album In August

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release his new solo album, "Wall Of Sound", on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, SEPULTURA), the disc "expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music," according to a press ...

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BAD WOLVES Feat. Former DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID, DIVINE HERESY Members: 'Learn To Live' Video Released

"Learn To Live", the first video from BAD WOLVES, can be seen below. When art can't be pigeonholed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. BAD WOLVES thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking technically-charged heavy metal. Think a cross between the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Is Putting Finishing Touches On New Album, Says ROB HALFORD

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST are putting the finishing touches on their long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" album, singer Rob Halford has confirmed. Helming the sessions for the new disc are the band's longtime producer Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK SABBATH). ...

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Former DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID, DIVINE HERESY Members Join Forces In BAD WOLVES

A teaser for "Learn To Live", the first single and video from BAD WOLVES, is available below. When art can't be pigeonholed or pinned down, it elevates the very medium itself. BAD WOLVES thrives on that sort of unpredictability, standing confidently at a crossroads between anthemic hard rock infectiousness and thought-provoking technically-charged heavy metal. Think ...

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ALEX LIFESON Says 'It's Unlikely' RUSH Will Ever Tour Again

Alex Lifeson says that "it's unlikely" that RUSH will ever tour again, but inists that he will "probably" collaborate with Geddy Lee in the future. RUSH's chronic tendinitis-suffering drummer Neil Peart hinted during a 2015 interview with Drumhead magazine that he would no longer tour with the band, revealing his daughter had already started referring ...

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ADRENALINE RUSH: Listen To New Song 'Breaking The Chains'

"Breaking The Chains", a new song from Swedish female-fronted rockers ADRENALINE RUSH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's second album, "Soul Survivor", which will be released on April 21 via Frontiers Music Srl. Following the successful release of the band's 2014 self-titled debut, ADRENALINE RUSH is now ready to unleash ...

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DAVE GROHL Pens Foreword To His Mother's New Book On Rock Moms

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl has written in the foreword to his mother's new book that she "understands there are some kids who work outside of conventional systems." The book, titled "From Cradle To Stage: Stories From The Mothers Who Rocked And Raised Rock Stars", features interviews that Virginia ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Release 'Dancing With The Wrong Girl' Video

The official video for the song "Dancing With The Wrong Girl" from BLACK STAR RIDERS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's third studio album, "Heavy Fire", which was released on February 3 via Nuclear Blast. BLACK STAR RIDERS' previous album, "The Killer Instinct", was released in 2015 to widespread critical ...

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RUSH To Release Limited-Edition Single For 'Cygnus X-1' As 'Record Store Day' Exclusive

This year marks the 40th anniversary of RUSH's sixth studio album, "A Farewell To Kings". To kick-start the celebration, on April 22, UMe/Anthem/ole will release a limited-edition, 12-inch single for "Cygnus X-1" as an exclusive for Record Store Day, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Featuring "Book I: The Voyage" and "Book II: Hemispheres", ...

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