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Kataklysm Tour Confirmed

Canadian death metal machine Kataklysm will be blasting their way back to Australia this December with a five date tour. The last time they toured here was in 2008. Metropolis Touring will be bringing the band’s self proclaimed ‘northern hyperblast’ sound to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and touring with them nationally will be […]

Stratovarius Touring October

Finnish power metal gods Stratovarius will be gracing our shores in October for two exclusive shows in Melbourne and Sydney. This will be their first time heading to Australia and will be celebrating the release of their fifteenth studio album, Nemesis. Supporting them in both cities will be two of Australia’s most respected bands of […]

Dave Lombardo To Appear On New Sepultura Album

A stroll along Venice Beach, California with his children and dog led to Dave Lombardo stopping by producer Ross Robinson’s nearby studio and lay down some drum tracks on the currently recording Sepultura album. Just a lazy afternoon when you’re one of metal’s most famous drummers really. Lombardo contacted Robinson who then invited him to […]

Annihilator Set August For Next Release

Canadian thrashers Annihilator will release their fourteenth studio album Feast this August through UDR Records. Formed in 1984, the band currently only consists of two official members, founding guitarist Jeff Waters and vocalist Dave Padden, who joined Waters in 2003. The live line-up consists of bassist Alberto “Al” Campuzano and drummer Mike Harshaw, who have […]

Gojira Albums Get Vinyl Pressing

Prosthetic Records has announced that  From Mars To Sirius and The Way of All Flesh, the two albums that put French tech metallers Gojira on the global metal map, are to be released on limited edition vinyl on August 27 and are taking pre-orders now. Both albums will be on double LP gatefold  with Mars […]

Ziltoid Returns

Baristas better be on full alert as Ziltoid the Omniscient has earmarked a return to planet earth to find that elusive perfect coffee he craves so much. Devin Townsend has announced that he will be releasing a second album based on the adventures of puppet Ziltoid who hails from the planet Ziltoidia 9. Ziltoid landed […]

Metal Blade Records Streaming The Black Dahlia Murder’s Everblack For Free

 The Black Dahlia Murder’s  new album Everblack is currently available via their label Metal Blade Records as a free stream. Their sixth studio album is about to be released on June 11 and the band and their label have decided to let fans have a listen of the entire album before it comes out. Available […]

Kill ‘Em All Played In Its Entirety At Orion Festival

Well isn’t every metal head that ever lived kicking themselves that they weren’t at Belle Isle, Detroit this weekend for the second annual Metallica Orion + More Festival? For this years event, Metallica announced they were only going to close the event on the second night as opposed to last year when they headlined both […]

Behemoth Drummer Undergoes Emergency Surgery

Polish blackened  metallers have had to cancel all their upcoming appearances at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Tour in the U.S. due to drummer Zbigniew ‘Inferno’ Prominski having surgery for appendicitis. With recovery likely to take Inferno a few months, the band have decided that,  rather than have a temporary drummer fill in, they will […]

Randy Blythe Fan Death Ordeal Officially Over

Randy Blythe’s not guilty verdict delivered during his March trial for the manslaughter of fan, Daniel Nosek, has been upheld by the Czech High Court. A three judge panel delivered the verdict at the original trial and the State Attorney then immediately filed an appeal. The High Court’s verdict yesterday is now final and no […]


Sydney tech metal band Ouroboros have released a statement via their Facebook page that guitarist Barry Feeney has decided to move on. Feeney, who joined the band last year and previously also played in Canberra band Aeon of Horus, will return back to his hometown. “It is with sadness that we are announcing the departure […]

Former Killswitch Engage Vocalist’s New Band

Howard Jones’ new project is to be called Devil You Know and the band is currently working on a new album. Made up of All Shall Perish guitarist Francesco Artusato and Australia’s own John Sankey, the two musicians have been working on material since early this year when they approached Jones to join them on […]

Tim Lambesis Posts Bail, GWAR Front Man Not Happy

Just when things in the Tim Lambesis camp went from the bizarre to the ridiculous, GWAR front man Oderus Urungus has gone on an epic Twitter rant to reveal his disgust in the whole murder wife for hire saga that the As I Lay Dying singer is embroiled in. Lambesis  finally posted his $2 million […]

Obituary To Perform Pay Per View Event Of First Three Albums

Missed the recent Obituary tour when the band came to Sydney and Melbourne and played their first three albums live? Or maybe you were there and just want to relive the killer night it was. The Floridian death metallers have announced they will perform Slowly We Rot, Cause of Death and The End Complete in […]

Six Feet Under Replaces Drummer

Floridian death metal masters have parted ways with drummer Kevin Talley. The new drummer will be Marco Pitruzella, who previously played in Brain Drill. Talley, who joind the band in 2011 and had also played with Dying Fetus, Misery Index and Chimaira, was the  reason why the band had to pull out of this year’s […]

Nile and The Faceless Locked In For November Tour

Death metal giants Nile are heading back to Australia in November and they’re bringing The Faceless with them. The tour will showcase their entire 20 year career including tracks from their last release, 2012’s At The Gate Of Sethu. The last time they toured was in 2010 on the back of the Those Who The […]

Psycroptic and King Parrot Double Bill

Two of the biggest names in Australian metal are set to tear audiences apart when they hit the stage together in July and August. Billed as  the Inheriting the Sickness Tour, the shows will see the bands playing both regional and capital cities across the country. The Music Land show in Faulkner and the Toowoomba […]

Nine Inch Nails Album Completed

Trent Reznor has been secretly working on another album with a newly reformed Nine Inch Nails, revealing that the new album is ready and NIN have signed with Columbia Records to release it later this year.

DevilDriver Cover Art Revealed

Details for the sixth studio album from Californian metal group DevilDriver have been released. Titled Winter Kills, the band revealed the cover art and August 27 release date. Working once again with producer Mark Lewis who worked with the band on their 2011 album Beast and their third album  2007’s  The Last Kind Words. Speaking […]

Vista Chino Signs To Label

With all the legal woes behind them, Vista Chino, who have been performing under the moniker Kyuss Lives since legal dramas arose when the original name Kyuss could no longer be used have signed with Napalm Records and can now focus on their upcoming album. Vista Chino comprises of two of the founding members of […]

Metallica Through The Never Official Trailer Released

Fresh from returning from the Cannes Film Festival in France, where drummer Lars Ulrich mingled with Hollywood to get a distribution deal for their upcoming super movie Through The Never, the official trailer and movie poster has finally been revealed. Giving a whole new meaning to a concert film, the story intertwines Metallica live on […]

Jason Newsted Knocked Off Stage

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted suffered whiplash of a different kind over the weekend. During a set performed at the Highline Ballroom in New York City with his new namesake project, Newsted, an over eager fan leapt onto the stage while the band performed the Metallica track Whiplash. The fan then attempted a stage dive […]

Red Fang New Album

Red Fang left a lasting impression on  punters who witnessed their impressive set at this years Soundwave Festival. Now they are set to blow the minds of the rock world once again with their upcoming third album out in the next few months. Posting via their Facebook page, “We have FINISHED our new record!! It […]

Former White Zombie Drummer Found Dead

Phil Buerstatte, who played drums for White Zombie between 1992 to1994, was found dead over the weekend in Wisconsin. No details have yet to be released of how he died. He was 44. Buerstatte was a key member during the bands La Sexorcisto tour but never recorded anything with them. Before his White Zombie tenure, […]

Local Supports Announced For Enslaved Tour

The much anticipated upcoming tour for Norway’s Enslaved looks closer to really happening this time now that the local supports have been released. Originally slotted for June, visa issues delayed the band and were forced to reschedule for late October/November.

The Amenta Announce National Tour

Fresh from destroying crowds and practically stealing the limelight with their recent support on the Cradle of Filth Tour, audiences can prepare for a new aural assault as Sydney metallers The Amenta embark on a national tour this July. Joining them on the four date tour will be Tasmania’s black metal warriors Ruins. Local bands […]

Chester Bennington Joins Stone Temple Pilots

Since firing original lead vocalist Scott Weiland in February  for the second time in their career, San Diego rockers unveiled a new track last night with Linkin Park  frontman Chester Bennington at the 2013 KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, California. The track, titled Out of Time can be heard below and STP have also released […]

The Deep End Live @ The Cherry Bar, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne’s The Deep End returned home to the Cherry Bar last night in a homecoming fit for rock legends. Supported by The Devilrock Four and Culzean who were also launching their debut self titled EP, their blistering set of dirty pub rock had the crowd whipped into a frenzy of high voltage fist pumping which […]

Dissection Catalogue Remastered On Picture Vinyl

The End Records via their The Omega Order are about to re-release the back catalogue for the three studio albums from Swedish black metal masters Dissection. The Somberlain, Storm of the Light’s Bane and Reinkaos are considered classics of the genre and original vinyl pressings sell for a pretty penny on eBay.

Tim Lambesis Bail Lowered

It’s been a busy few weeks at the San Diego North County Superior Courthouse as more shocking revelations have surfaced at the bail rescheduling of As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis. The frontman had his bail reduced to $2 million dollars, down from the original $3 million that was ordered. One of his lawyers, […]

Bastardfest On Hold

Bastards across the country have to wait till 2014 for the annual metal festival Bastardfest, as Soundworks Touring announced yesterday they are putting on the breaks to the event for this year. Soundworks sent out a press release with a sincere apology in true Bastard style.

Bon Scott Statue Campaign

DD8 Music, a non profit music organisation has begun a campaign to have a statue erected in Kirriemuir, Scotland, the birthplace of AC/DC vocalist Bon Scott. Fremantle in Perth has had one since 2008 at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Scott grew up in Fremantle after his family moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1952 and […]

We Raise Our Horns To Dio

Metal heads are united today as we remember the life of legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio. On this day, 3 years ago, the man with the velvet voice, passed away at the age of 67 after a short battle with stomach cancer.

Behemoth Motorcycle

Move over Steppenwolf, there’s a new heavy metal thunder on the streets of Poland. Bringing out your own alcoholic beverage is so two months ago. Polish death metal legends Behemoth have one up on everyone else and are about to have their own customised motorbike.

Carcass Album Closer To Release

British grindgore legends Carcass have signed a deal with an un-disclosed label for their upcoming album Surgical Steel. Produced by Andy Sneap, it will be their first recording since 1996’s Swansong.

Chino Moreno Hints At Releasing Final Recording With Chi Cheng

While on the black carpet at the May 2nd Golden Gods Awards, the bands vocalist, Chino Moreno, discussed if the band will ever release the last recordings the band did right before their bassist Chi Cheng was tragically injured in the November 2008 car crash that he never recovered from and sadly passed away from […]

TOOL Fans Disrupt New Zealand Flight

In a week where heavy metal has been in mainstream news for all the wrong reasons, two heavy metal fans disrupted a Jetstar flight en route from Auckland to Christchurch. The two TOOL fans who were heading back to Christchurch after attending the band’s May 8th Auckland  show, behaved loudly on the flight, threatening other […]

Metallica Movie Release Dates Pushed Back

The scheduled North American August release dates for Metallica’s first feature length film will now be held off till September. The movie was slotted to premier in North America on August 9th and screen in IMAX cinema’s for a week but has now been rescheduled for late September, meaning other IMAX screenings outside the US […]

Tim Lambesis Pleads Not Guilty At Arraignment

More details have been released by prosecutors against As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis at his arraignment today. San Diego prosecutor Claudia Grasso revealed in court that Lambesis had approached numerous people at the gym he attended to put the hit on his wife. Once these details were given to police, a sting was […]

Deftones Swerve City Video Released

Deftones have released the next single from their 7th studio album, Koi No Yokan. The single Swerve City is the second single from the top charting album by the Sacramento metal band after releasing Leathers when the album first came out in November 2012. Deftones will hit Australia next week in support of the album. […]

Metal Church In Studio

Classic 80’s thrash legends Metal Church are currently recording vocals for their upcoming album since announcing their reformation in October last year. Considered one of the major influences for what we now know as thrash metal, the band has suffered from numerous line-up changes since their debut self titled release in 1984.

Former Obituary Guitarist Faces Drug Charges

Allen West, original guitarist for Florida death metal band Obituary has been charged with methamphetamine production and possession. Bizarely it was West himself who called the police to his property after two intruders broke into his home. It was during the search that police noticed an acidic odour coming from one of the bedrooms. Upon […]

Lita Ford’s Sydney Show Will Be Broadcast Live Online

Rock  legend Lita Ford’s Sydney show on 25th May at the Factory Theatre will be available for streaming on stageIt.com. The acoustic set will be an interactive experience  with Ford chatting with her fans and may even take requests. The two exclusive shows Ford will be performing in Melbourne and Sydney coincide with the release […]

As I Lay Dying Singer Arrest Update

The San Diego County Sheriffs Department has released a statement in relation to the arrest today of  As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis. SDCSD spokesperson Jan Caldwell advised media outlet Reuters “The information came to us late last week, we acted quickly on it. I believe that we averted a great tragedy”. The official charge […]

As I Lay Dying Singer Arrested

Tim Lambesis, lead vocalist for Californian metalcore band As I Lay Dying has been taken into custody and is facing accusations of plotting to have his wife murdered. Accoring to news reports, Lambesis apperently sought the assistance of an undercover detective to commit the murder. He was taken into custody on Tuesday in Oceanside, California. […]

Fear Factory To Play Demanufacture In Its Entirety On Next Australian Tour

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares confirmed this week on SkullsNBones.com that they will play their 1995 classic Demanufacture in its entirety on a 5 day Australian/NZ tour next year. Once they finish their current US shows, they will start rehearsing for the tour as this will be the first time they have played the album as […]

Dream Theater’s James LaBrie Next Solo Album Nearly Finished

Looks like the latest solo effort from James LaBrie will be ready by years end. This will be LaBrie’s fifth solo record away from his full time job as vocalist for Dream Theater. He released two albums under the moniker MullMuzller before returning to his own name for the 2005 release Elements of Persuasion. His […]

Peers Remember Jeff Hanneman

Friends and colleagues still reeling from the sudden death of  Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman have spoken of their loss. Hanneman, who passed away yesterday at age 49 from liver failure at a Southern Californian, hospital was much respected in the global metal community. As the principal songwriter for the Californian thrash band he and best […]

Disentomb Sign To New Standard Elite

Californian brutal death label New Standard Elite has signed Brisbane’s Disentomb to their roster. Releasing a statement, “NSE is very excited and humbled that DISENTOMB is now flying the NSE banner”. As we reported last week, the band completed their line-up with the addition of Perth bassist Jim Parker. Regarding their new deal with NSE the […]

Cradle of Filth Opening Band Winners Announced

Over the last month, local bands have been submitting their expressions of interest to win the opening slot for the upcoming Cradle of Filth tour. Tonight four lucky bands were called live on air on andrewhaug.com to be told that they were the band that lead singer Dani Filth personally chose to open the shows […]

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