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DIAMOND HEAD To Release New, Self-Titled Album In March

Influential and iconic heavy metal band DIAMOND HEAD will release its first album of new material in eight years on March 11. Titled "Diamond Head", the disc features an exciting new talent in singer Rasmus Bom Andersen. In 2014, DIAMOND HEAD invited London-based, Danish-born Ras to join the band. Together they completed a European tour, ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Doesn't Hold A Grudge Against GEOFF TATE

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) was interviewed on a recent edition of "The Shoe With Miles Schuman", the Internet radio show hosted by 15-year-old Miles "The Shoe" Schuman. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Speaking about his current relationship with former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff ...

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FATES WARNING: 'A Pleasant Shade Of Gray' Guitar Transcription Now Available

Progressive metal legends FATES WARNING recently released a 3-CD+DVD expanded edition of their critically acclaimed 1997 classic, "A Pleasant Shade Of Gray", via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band is offering fans a guitar transcription of the album, in conjunction with Sheet Happens Publishing. To purchase the digital guitar book, visit SheetHappensPublishing.com. "A ...

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Former FATES WARNING Guitarist Joins Forces With Ex-PENANCE Singer

Victor Arduini, a founding member/guitarist of FATES WARNING, has joined forces with Brian Balich, the almighty voice of ARGUS as well as the former singer of PENANCE, in a new project called ARDUINI/BALICH. Victor began writing new music after FREEDOMS REIGN ended its 2013 promotional tour. "I wanted to really challenge myself again with the ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Concert Among ISIS's Next Targets, Claims Hacktivist Group ANONYMOUS

According to International Business Times, the hacktivist group Anonymous claims to have uncovered plots by Islamic State (ISIS) for several terrorist attacks to occur on Sunday, November 22, including one at a FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH concert in Milan, Italy. A subgroup of Anonymous called OpParisIntel published a statement claiming that they had ...

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GEOFF TATE Says Record Company 'Didn't Stand By' Him For QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Frequency Unknown'

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate spoke to Oregon Music News about the controversy surrounding "Frequency Unknown", the sole album he released under the QUEENSRŸCHE banner during a period while he was battling his former bandmates over the rights to the group's name. Regarding the "Frequency Unknown" artwork, which features a fist brandishing three rings ...

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FATES WARNING: Multi-Camera Footage Of Cleveland Concert

Multi-camrea fan-filmed video footage of U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING performing on October 18 at Agora in Cleveland, Ohio can be seen below. FATES WARNING has started work on its twelfth studio album, to be released next year via InsideOut Music. FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos comments: "I'm happy to announce ...

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Video: FATES WARNING Performs In Brooklyn

Fan-filmed video footage of U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING performing on October 13 at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, New York can be seen below. FATES WARNING has started work on its twelfth studio album, to be released next year via InsideOut Music. FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos comments: "I'm happy to ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER Sends Legal Threat To DONALD TRUMP Over Use Of 'Dream On' Song

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler does not want Donald Trump to use the band's music in the billionaire developer's presidential campaign. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tyler's representatives sent Donald Trump For President Inc. a cease-and-desist order to stop using the AEROSMITH classic "Dream On" at campaign events. This is the second time Trump ...

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FATES WARNING To Record New Album In December

U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING have started work on their upcoming, twelfth studio album, to be released next year via InsideOut Music. FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos comments: "I'm happy to announce that all the music for FW12 is now written. Still some work to do on lyrics and final arrangements, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of the GRAHAM BONNET BAND for the release of a brand new studio album of original songs, tentatively due in early 2016. Currently making preparations for a February tour in the U.K., the GRAHAM BONNET BAND is a four-piece hard rock outfit led by Graham Bonnet, the former ...

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MOTOR SISTER Feat. ANTHRAX, FATES WARNING, Ex-WHITE ZOMBIE Members: 'This Song Reminds Me Of You' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "This Song Reminds Me Of You" from MOTOR SISTER, the band featuring guitarist Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), his wife Pearl Aday (daughter of actor/musician Meat Loaf), drummer John Tempesta (formerly of EXODUS, TESTAMENT, WHITE ZOMBIE, HELMET and other bands) and bassist Joey Vera (current ARMORED SAINT and FATES WARNING member, who ...

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CYNIC Taps Drummer MATT LYNCH For EUROBLAST Appearance

The remaining members of legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC will headline this year's edition of the Euroblast festival on October 3 in Cologne, Germany. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal and bassist Sean Malone will be joined by drummer Matt Lynch, best known for his work in the jazz-fusion project TRIOSCAPES with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME bassist ...

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FATES WARNING's 'Awaken The Guardian' Lineup To Perform At Next Year's PROGPOWER USA Festival

American progressive power metal legends FATES WARNING will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their "Awaken The Guardian" album with an exclusive U.S. headlining appearance at the 2016 edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place September 9-10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets on sale October 3, 2015 via all Ticketmaster outlets. FATES WARNING ...

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DESTRUCTOR Signs With PURE STEEL RECORDS

Pure Steel Records has announced the signing of Euclid, Ohio's speed/thrash veterans DESTRUCTOR to a three-album deal. Pure Steel will release the "Back In Bondage" material for the first time and in remastered style and then a formal announcement of a new album will come. Says Andreas Lorenz of Pure Steel: "'Maximum Destruction' was one ...

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CYNIC 'Will Continue One Way Or Another,' Says PAUL MASVIDAL

Paul Masvidal of legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC says that the band will continue despite drummer Sean Reinert's announcement that CYNIC was breaking up. Reinert released a statement earlier today claiming that CYNIC was disbanding "due to artistic and personal differences." He added that his "longstanding creative partnership" with Paul "has simply endured so much ...

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CYNIC Calls It Quits… Again

Legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC — consisting of guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone — have once again called it quits. Reinert has posted the following message on the band's official Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I post today's CYNIC news. "CYNIC is no longer an active ...

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Video Premiere: QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Guardian'

The official video for QUEENSRŸCHE's new song "Guardian" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Condition Hüman", which will be released on October 2 via Century Media. The CD was recorded in part at at Uberbeatz Studio in Washington with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with ...

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