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IRON MAIDEN: Track-By-Track Preview Of 'Dance Of Death'

IRON MAIDEN have posted the following "objective" and completely "unbiased" track-by-track "preview" of their upcoming album, "Dance Of Death", on their official web site: 01. "Wildest Dreams" Previewed on the recent "Give Me Ed... Til I'm Dead" tour, this is a dynamic rocker which kicks off the album with a bang. Judging from the number ...

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HAMMERFALL: The Spanish Inquisition

HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak has posted the following message to the band's official web site: "We've just returned from one of Europe's (most likely the world's) better metal festivals, namely Metal Mania in Spain. Headlined by SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN and STRATOVARIUS, and with a supporting cast of bands like BLIND GUARDIAN, MOTÖRHEAD, MASTERPLAN, PRIMAL FEAR, ...

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'Wacken Metal Overdrive' To Be Released On DVD

On July 28, SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a special DVD, entitled "Wacken Metal Overdrive", featuring interviews and live footage of various artists performing at the annual Wacken Open Air Festival, widely considered to be the biggest and best "pure metal" festival in the world. The complete track listing for "Wacken Metal Overdrive" (view cover

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SYSTEMATIC: 'Breakable' Video Posted Online

SYSTEMATIC's video for the track "Breakable" has been posted online at this location (26.3 MB). "Breakable" comes off the band's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn", which was released in April through Elektra Records. The album — the group's first effort to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM PENALTY bassist John ...

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IRON MAIDEN To Tour Europe In The Fall

IRON MAIDEN will kick off a headlining tour of Europe in October to promote their upcoming "Dance Of Death" CD. So far, only one date has been leaked: November 7 at the 9,000-capacity Spodek in Katowice, Poland. Tickets for the show are scheduled to go on sale in late July/early August. "Dance Of Death", due ...

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ANTHRAX: Opening Bands Confirmed

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed via the group's official web site that LAMB OF GOD and E-TOWN CONCRETE will be the opening bands for the first leg of ANTHRAX's upcoming U.S. headlining tour, which is scheduled to run between July 29 and August 30. Italy's LACUNA COIL will replace LAMB OF GOD on the ...

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HELLOWEEN Announce World Tour!

Veteran German power metallers HELLOWEEN have announced the dates for their forthcoming world tour in support of their recently released "Rabbit Don't Come Easy" album. The trek will be the group's first with new members Sascha Gerstner (guitar) and Stefan Schwarzmann (drums). Upcoming HELLOWEEN tour dates: South America Sep. 11 - Bar Opiniao - Porto ...

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PROBOT: A Tribute To Underground Metal

Former NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl has confirmed to MTV.com that his much-anticipated metal side project PROBOT will finally surface in early fall on Southern Lord Recordings. "It's not unlike [SANTANA's 'Supernatural'] record in that it really kick ass, but it's not the kind of thing that you'd expect," Grohl said of the album. "There's a ...

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SKEW SISKIN Announce New Drummer

Germany's SKEW SISKIN have acquired a new drummer by the name of Damien. "He's a real crazy bird and we feel that we made an excellent choice," the band said in an official statement. "His drum skills match what SKEW SISKIN's rhythms are about: Keith Moon meets Phil Rudd! A steady 4/4 rhythm with a ...

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DIO Confirms GOLDY On Board For The Long Term

This week on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline", Ronnie James Dio confirmed that Craig Goldy will in fact replace Doug Aldrich as the current guitarist for touring, writing and recording for "Magica" Parts II and III, according to Electric Basement. Dio also suggested that he has a huge archive of clips from his career ...

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IRON MAIDEN: New Song Available For Download!

An excellent-quality live version of the new IRON MAIDEN track "Wildest Dreams", recorded during the band's appearance at this year's Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany on Friday (June 6), has been posted online at this location. A studio version of "Wildest Dreams" will appear on the band's new album, "Dance Of ...

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RIKI RACHTMAN To Return To 'Headbanger's Ball'

Former MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" VJ Riki Rachtman will be co-hosting the June 14 edition of the resurrected show with HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta. "This is my first time hosting the show since its demise in 1995," Rachtman told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "I never taped a final show so I'm looking at this one as my final show. ...

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SYSTEMATIC Film Video For 'Breakable'

SYSTEMATIC have recently finished filming a video for the track "Breakable" from the band's sophomore CD, "Pleasure To Burn". "Breakable" will likely be the second single from the album, which was released in April through Elektra Records. "Pleasure To Burn" — the group's first effort to feature ex-SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph and former ECHO 3/MAXIMUM ...

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HYPOCRISY Added To Italy's GODS OF METAL Festival

Sweden's HYPOCRISY, the band led by acclaimed metal producer and PAIN frontman Peter Tägtgren, are the last-minute addition to this year's installment of Gods Of Metal festival, set to take place June 7-8 at the Mazda Palace in Milan, Italy. MARILYN MANSON will headline the festivities on Saturday, June 7 (under the banner "A Day ...

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PROBOT Debut To Be Released Through SOUTHERN LORD RECORDS

PROBOT, the much-anticipated metal side project of former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, will issue their long-awaited debut album in late summer/early fall through Southern Lord Records. The CD, which has been in the works for much of the past three years, will include a dozen-or-so tracks featuring some of metal's ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist Checks In From The Road

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following update to the band's official web site, www.anthrax.com: "I'm dizzy with bus-legs after 20 hours from McAllen to Tucson. We watched 'The 25th Hour' (the feel good movie of the year!), 'Millers Crossing' (Coen Bros. classic finally on DVD), and 'Amelie' (really the feel good ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Rejoins DIO!

Guitarist Craig Goldy will rejoin DIO for the group's summer European festival shows and the six-week North American tour with IRON MAIDEN and MOTÖRHEAD. RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini, who was previously announced to have joined DIO as the band's new touring guitarist, is said to have pulled out of the gig for "personal" reasons. Goldy, ...

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HELLOWEEN To Tour North America In October

German metallers HELLOWEEN will be embarking on a short North American headlining tour in early October to support their recently issued album, "Rabbit Don't Come Easy". The trek, which will kick off in Southern California and conclude in New York City, will tentatively cover the following markets: Los Angeles Orange County Phoenix Denver Chicago Detroit ...

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P.O.D. Name New Album

P.O.D. have reportedly set "Payable On Death" as the title for their forthcoming CD, due on Nov. 4 through Atlantic Records. The upcoming album will be the group's first since the departure of guitarist Marcos Curiel, who has been replaced with former LIVING SACRIFICE axeman Jason Truby. Producer Howard Benson (MOTÖRHEAD, COLD, REVEILLE, SEPULTURA) told ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

SLAYER are the latest act confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. Other bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL REBELLION Saturday, July 12 ...

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VOIVOD, SEPULTURA Jam At Connecticut Tour Closer

VOIVOD bassist Jason Newsted joined headliners SEPULTURA on stage for renditions of "Refuse/Resist" and "Territory" at the two groups' tour-closing show in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday (May 18). Afterwards, all members of VOIVOD joined SEPULTURA for a cover of MOTÖRHEAD's "We Are The Road Crew". Click here to see pictures. (Thanks:

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DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL Confirmed For Spain's METAL MANIA FESTIVAL

DIO, KREATOR, HAMMERFALL, and STRATOVARIUS are the latest acts confirmed to perform at Metal Mania Festival, a three-day event set to take place July 11-13 at Auditorio Municipal de Villarobledo in Albacete, Spain. The acts currently scheduled to appear at the festival are as follows: Friday, July 11 BLIND GUARDIAN NIGHTWISH SEPULTURA KREATOR APOCALYPTICA OVERKILL ...

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