Century Media celebrates its 30th anniversary as a groundbreaking hard rock and metal label with the launch of CenturyMedia.store . The store is complete with reissued vinyl and exclusive metal-related merch, as part of a year-long celebration. The exclusive 30th anniversary vinyl available at launch includes iconic reissues of In This Moment’s Blood, Lacuna Coil’s Karmacode, Suicide Silence’s The Black Crown, and No Time To Bleed. Check out the […]
From the ashes of renowned Pennsylvania/New Jersey-based rock and metal groups A Life Once Lost, Fury of Five, Vessl and Downstage rises a vital new lifeform – VEXES – the experimental, eclectic, groove-infused new post-rock outfit featuring frontman Charlie Berezansky, guitarist John Klagholz, drummer Justin Graves, and the band’s newest member, bassist Bobby Carpenter.
San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early ’80s, but the fact remains – Los Angeles is the rightful birthplace of three of the “Big 4” thrash bands and is the breeding grounds for unconventional thrash/punk-metal bands. From legendary thrash icons Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth, to punk/metal renegades Suicidal Tendencies and combative thrash stalwarts Dark Angel and Hirax, they all generated from this pretentious, megalopolis hellhole we call Los Angeles.
Dream Theater is pleased to announce that they have signed with Sony Music worldwide, through Sony’s leading progressive music label imprint InsideOutMusic, for the release of the band’s forthcoming 14th studio album. They join an impressive roster of bands, many of which wouldn’t exist without Dream Theater blazing a trail before them, and inspiring young musicians since the early ’90s.
The Contortionist have added more U.S. tour dates for next year in continued support of their new LP, “Clairvoyant,” this time a long run for the Spring of 2018. Support will come from Silent Planet, Skyharbor, and Strawberry Girls.
The tour kicks off on March 4th at Cornerstone in Berkely, CA and stretches coast to coast before wrapping up at home in Indianapolis at the Deluxe at Old National Centre on April 6th.
Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons Anthrax will see ‘Kings Among Scotland,’ the band’s long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27, 2018 (Megaforce).
Captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members.
Renowned as “one of the UK’s most incendiary live bands” (Kerrang!) and much-lauded for their ferocious yet melodic sound, FEED THE RHINO will present “The Silence” live on a UK headline run kicking off on Feb. 20th.
Canadian rock icons OUR LADY PEACE have debuted the latest installment of their mini-music video series featuring YouTube star Matthew Santoro, with the video clip for the track “Nice to Meet You.” Taken from Volume 1 of their first new album in the past five years –“Somethingness” — the video explores a unique look into personal stories that happen every day, all around us in a new light.
Beasto Blanco, the band fronted by long time Alice Cooper bassist Chuck Garric, will release “Live From Berlin” on Jan. 19, 2018 via Rat Pak Records. “Live From Berlin” was recorded at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany during the 2016 sold-out Böhse Onkelz tour.
LIKE A STORM, who recently launched “LIKE A STORM TV,” will offer a free show featuring acoustic performances and a Q&A featuring band members Chris and Matt Brooks on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The show will replay for 24-hours.
King’s X guitarist Ty Tabor will release his all new solo effort “Alien Beans” January 12, 2018 via Rat Pak Records. “Alien Beans” is a double disc album that features 10 all new studio tracks and a “best of” compilation disc featuring 11 newly re-mixed and re-mastered tracks from Ty’s previous releases.
“If Gomez and Morticia Addams melted together with Ike and Tina Turner and encourage all the ghouls in the audience to dance and shake their tail feathers, horns, and claws in the aisles. It’s a fancy party rock song. It has rock ‘n roll elements but it wants you to start moving and dancing. If you want to smile and feel good, this is your jam.”
Pixies and Weezer have announced a massive, co-headline seven-week North American tour for Summer 2018. Presented by Live Nation, the tour has dates starting June 23 in Tampa, Florida and will wrap in Phoenix, Arizona on August 12. The Wombats will support as first of three from June 23 – July 15, with support for the tour’s second half to be announced shortly.
INK’s latest offering is “LOOM,” a pretty incredible and wide-ranging effort from this Alexandroupolis, Greece-based band. “LOOM” was originally released in 2016, but it is only recently that the music reached the ears of foreign shores in the United States.
Grammy nominated recording artist and iconic guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN reveals a brand new music video featuring his touring bandmates for the aggressively melodic single, “Self Pollution”, taken from his groundbreaking new album, “Wall of Sound”, via PROSTHETIC RECORDS.
“I have had to draft a disconcerting number of obituaries in recent years, mourning the loss of individuals who were either very close to me or of distinct importance to my life. But this obituary is by far the most difficult one to write.
Because Martin Eric Ain was unique beyond any description.”