Fans of Megadeth can look forward to seeing the band this summer on this year’s Gigantour. Support for the thrash metal legends will come from Black Label Society. Also on the tour will be Device, which features Disturbed singer David Draiman, Hellyeah, Newsted, and Death Division. All bands were personally picked by Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine.
“This year’s power-packed lineup is probably the best Gigantour yet, and we’ve had some pretty massive Gigantours over the years. Gigantour 2013 brings four of my favorite bands, each centered around a superstar. With Zakk, David, Vinnie, and Jason there are going to be fans from Ozzy to Disturbed to Pantera to Metallica and everything that’s metal in-between! Don’t miss the metal festival of the summer!”
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Metalcore band All That Remains has announced US tour that will see them co-headline with Hellyeah and In This Moment on alternating dates. Label mates Nonpoint will be the supporting act. ATR is touring in support of their latest album A War You Cannot Win, which was released in November last year (iTunes). The full touring schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
Yesterday night I got the opportunity to sit down with In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin during their current tour alongside UK thrash metal band Sylosis, Hellyeah, and Lamb Of God. We discussed the idea of which region has the best crowds, what the Randy Blythe arrest means for touring bands, his first guitar, his favorite horror movie, and his favorite albums of the year! You can check this exclusive video interview below!
Make sure to check out our review of In Flames’ latest album Sounds Of A Playground Fadinghere. READ MORE
Richmond, VA metal band Lamb Of God will be streaming their Philadelphia concert tonight from the Electric Factory on AXS TV. The show will stream from 10pm EST until 11:15pm EST. Click here for all details. You can watch an interview with members of LoG and AXS TV below.
The band is currently on tour with In Flames, Hatebreed (who will be replaced by Hellyeah soon), and Sylosis. Make sure to check out our review of Resolutionhere. READ MORE
Danish rockers Volbeat have announced a full North American summer tour that will see support coming from Hellyeah as well as Iced Earth. The band is touring in support of their latest album, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven. Meanwhile, Hellyeah will be releasing a new album on July 17th entitled Band Of Brothers. You can see the full touring schedule below.
Ashers, Boston’s thrash punk outfit featuring punk legend Mark Civitarese of The Unseen, has teamed up with AMP Magazine for an exclusive stream of their debut full-length record, Kill Your Master, which hit stores yesterday on Thorp Records. Head HERE to hear the cutting-edge 13-song debut in its entirety.
Rockstar Uproar talks with Chad Gray and Vinnie Paul from Hellyeah about their new album Stampede, in stores now. They also plug some fellow UPROAR bands whose albums you can expect in the coming months. You can watch it HERE. Catch Hellyeah headlining the Jägermeister stage on the entire Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival August 17- October 4. Tickets are on sale now HERE.
Check after the jump for news about the long-awaited Immortal live DVD!
Heavy metal super-group Hellyeah is preparing to release their second album ‘Stampede’ July 13th. The band features Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett, Nothingface guitarist Tom Maxwell, Damageplan bassist Bob Zilla, and former Pantera, Rebel Meets Rebel, and Damageplan drummer Vinnie Paul. If you read on you can listen in on a 30 second sample of each track from the upcoming album, which can be pre-ordered in various bundles here.
Catch Hellyeah on the road this summer as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Tour with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, and more. READ MORE
Korn’s boycott of BP has started a ground swell of like-minded musicians intent on making a statement against the devastation in The Gulf caused by BP’s record setting oil spill. The following top touring artists have joined the cause and have committed to avoid the use of fuel sold by BP or its affiliates on their upcoming tours for 2010: Disturbed, Lady Gaga, Rise Against, Godsmack, Backstreet Boys, Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Slightly Stoopid, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Black Label Society with Zakk Wylde, Anthrax, Creed, Filter, Hellyeah and Flogging Molly.
“This is the worst thing that has ever happened to the environment in U.S. history. From everything we’re hearing about now, it’s become clear that BP cut corners to put profit ahead of safety. The message we are sending should tell all the oil companies to spend the money and take the necessary precautions to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” said Jonathon Davis of Korn. “I’m really proud that this many artists have already come on board, and I hope more will join soon.”
Italy’s greatest musical export, LACUNA COIL, will make their much anticipated return to North America on May 4th as they embark on a slew of major commercial radio sponsored festivals alongside such major acts as Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah and Drowning Pool. They will also be performing at Rocklahoma on May 30th and are also going to fill in the gaps between these fests with some headlining club appearances. This will lead them directly into their first trek to South America. Be sure to visit http://www.myspace.com/lacunacoil to view their complete touring itinerary.
A very special Shallow Life (Deluxe Edition) is also now available. This double disc, specially priced set features the standard CD with an additional disc full of rare and previously unreleased material (acoustic renditions, live tracks and studio outtakes) and an extended, alternative artwork booklet. You can also buy this reissue now for only $15 through CM Distro.