wednesday-13 in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Adds Shows To Reunion Tour

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has added several more dates to its previously announced reunion tour. The trek, which will feature incendiary rap duo RUN THE JEWELS (Killer Mike and El-P) in the opening slot, will now include five shows at the Madison Square Garden in New York City: on August 10, 11 13, 14 and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TOOL Announces Spring 2020 North American Tour

TOOL has added an extensive spring tour for North America. The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold-out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back performances at Auckland's Spark Arena, happening later this week. The Sydney Morning Herald described the live offering as "an immersive art-rock ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JUDAS PRIEST Announces '50 Heavy Metal Years Tour' 2020

One of heavy metal's all-time greats, JUDAS PRIEST will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year with a world tour coming to the U.S. in the fall. The "50 Heavy Metal Years Tour" will also feature SABATON as openers and is being fueled by the highest-charting album of PRIEST's career, "Firepower", which peaked at No. 5 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GOTTHARD: 'Bad News' Lyric Video

Swiss rockers GOTTHARD will release their 13th studio album, "#13", on March 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official lyric video for the disc's second single, "Bad News", can be seen below. "Bad News" is not only the opening track of the new album, it's also exactly what fans and critics alike have grown to ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Endorses ELIZABETH WARREN For President

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president, four days after the Massachusetts senator gave a fiery debate performance in Las Vegas. Earlier today, Skolnick took to his Twitter to declare: "I'm voting for #ElizabethWarren in the New York primary." This past Tuesday (February 18), Alex tweeted out a photo of him with ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RATT Performs As Four-Piece In Oklahoma Following Departure Of Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS: Video, Photos

RATT played as a four-piece in Oklahoma following the departure of guitarist Chris Sanders. Singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) took the stage last night (Saturday, February 22) at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton without a replacement for Sanders, who confirmed ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCORPIONS And WHITESNAKE Cancel Brisbane Concert Following KLAUS MEINE's Emergency Surgery

SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE have announced the cancelation of their February 24 concert at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The show was called off just hours after SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine revealed that he had undergone surgery to remove kidney stones. Here is the full statement from the venue announcing the Brisbane concert cancelation: ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METAL CHURCH To Release 'From The Vault' In April

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release "From The Vault" on April 10 via Rat Pak Records. This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 14 previously unreleased songs from the Mike Howe era, including four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band's fan favorite classic "Conductor", The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NILE Announces 'Vile Nilotic Rites Part II' North American Tour

Technical death metal Egyptologists NILE have announced the "Vile Nilotic Rites Part II" fall 2020 tour. The 43-date trek will kick off on September 26 in Durham, North Carolina and will make stops in Toronto, Denver and Atlanta before concluding in Monterey on November 14 at Explanda De Los Sultanes. Karl Sanders comments: "The members ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: JOE SATRIANI's 'Nineteen Eighty'

Joe Satriani's new video for "Nineteen Eighty", the first single from his forthcoming studio album, "Shapeshifting", can be seen below. The clip was shot and directed by Satriani's son, ZZ Satriani, who also filmed, edited, directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary film "Beyond The Supernova" in addition to work with Sammy Hagar. Set in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'The Wicked' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "The Wicked". The original track appeared as a bonus cut on the digipack version of the band's self-titled debut album, which came out in 2002. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "The Wicked" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "'The Wicked' ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS Confirms Exit From RATT

Guitarist Chris Sanders has confirmed his exit from RATT. Sanders joined RATT in 2018 after the departure of original axeman Warren DeMartini. He spent most of the last two years playing sporadic shows with the band's most recent lineup, which also featured singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FLAT EARTH Feat. Former HIM And AMORPHIS Members: New Single 'Draining By Your Flame' Due In March

FLAT EARTH, the new band featuring former HIM members Mikko "Linde" Lindström (guitar) and Mika "Gas Lipstick" Karppinen (drums) alongside ex-AMORPHIS bassist Niclas Etelävuori and POLANSKI singer Anttoni "Anthony" Pikkarainen, will release a new single, "Draining By Your Flame", on March 23. The song is taken from FLAT EARTH's upcoming second album, due in the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FU MANCHU Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Massive Global Tour

Three decades ago, heavy-rock stoner legends FU MANCHU formed in San Clemente, California and solidified their legend in the high plains of Palm Desert, where the foursome would perform shows for those in the know, powered only by a generator. Those "generator parties" sparked an underground music scene that would define and shape the sound ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HEART's ANN WILSON Announces Spring 2020 Solo Tour

HEART's Ann Wilson will embark on a solo tour this spring. The trek will mark Ann's first solo run of shows since HEART completed the "Love Alive" tour last year following the band's longest break in decades. Ann will perform songs from her expansive catalog, commemorating HEART-era classics along with the work of her solo ...

Read more

Posted in: News