Tag: Los Angeles

DREAM THEATER Announces 'Along For The Ride' Tour

Progressive metallers DREAM THEATER has announced new tour dates for a North American headline trek billed as the “Along For The Ride” tour. The coast-to-coast run will pick up on March 20 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada following the band’s European tour and then continues through the end of April where it will eventually wrap up in Guadalajara, Mexico). Presale …

FLYING COLORS Completes Writing Sophomore Album

FLYING COLORS — the band featuring Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Dave LaRue (bass), Neal Morse (keyboards, vocals), Casey McPherson (vocals, guitars) and Steve Morse (guitar) — has completed writing material for its second album, to be released before the end of 2014. Portnoy describes the process as “another magical musical experience indeed.” Mascot Label Group released FLYING COLORS “Live In Europe” on October 14 via the Music Theories Recordings label on Blu-ray, DVD, 2CD, …

BLACK SABBATH, DREAM THEATER, ANTHRAX, VOLBEAT, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Among GRAMMY AWARDS Nominees

BLACK SABBATH, DREAM THEATER, ANTHRAX, VOLBEAT and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are among the nominees for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 26, 2014 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The nominees in the “Best Metal Performance” category are as follows: ANTHRAX – “T.N.T.” Track from: “Anthems” Label: Megaforce BLACK SABBATH – “God Is Dead?” Track from: “13” Label: Vertigo/Republic DREAM …

MEGADETH'S DAVE MUSTAINE SIGNS WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING AGREEMENT WITH WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 18, 2013 – Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with renowned Megadeth singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Mustaine. Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will administer Mustaine’s songwriting from Megadeth’s recently released album Super Collider, as well as future …

BLACK SABBATH Extend World Tour Into 2014

Following wildly successful shows in North and South America, Australia, Asia and now Europe (which kicks offNovember 20 in Helsinki, Finland), BLACK SABBATH have announced additional shows in North America andEurope in 2014.  The 2014 North American dates launch March 31 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and will hit ten cities in Canada, including stops in Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton, before wrapping April 26at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA.  Tickets for the North American dates go on sale beginning Friday, November 22 at www.livenation.com  Beginning …

ZAKK WYLDE Says New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Studio Album Should Arrive In April

Eric Blair of “The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show” conducted an interview with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) at the Bass Player LIVE! Concert & Awards Show, which was held this past Saturday night (November 9) at the historic Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The concert honored heavy metal legend, BLACK SABBATH‘s Geezer Butler, and featured an all-star band of …

KORN Singer Says He 'Butted Heads' With Guitarist WELCH During Making Of New Album

KORN releases its highly anticipated 11th studio album, “The Paradigm Shift”, on Tuesday (October 8). The disc is the first to feature original guitarist Brian “Head” Welch since 2003’s “Take A Look In The Mirror” and follows up 2011’s dubstep experiment, “The Path Of Totality”. Frontman Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio that Welch‘s return on guitar was a good balance to Davis‘ own continued fascination with …

HERETIC Returns With CD/DVD Box Set

Think “first wave of thrash metal,” and what has been come to be known as the “Big Four” immediately come to mind — METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH. But that’s not to say that there weren’t other bands from the era that lent a hand in the trailblazing of the genre — especially HERETIC. And now, fans can hear what the …

TesseracT – Launch Video For "Nocturne" Continue Heavy Touring

  TesseracT have posted their video for the track “Nocturne”, taken from their critically acclaimed album, “Altered State”. The video, directed by Ben Thornley for Sitcom Soldiers, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/get0cXOsSXg   The band comments on the video: “As we haven’t taken part in our promo videos for a while we felt now was …

MARTY FRIEDMAN Working On His 'Most Intense' And 'Most Heavy' Solo Album To Date

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was interviewed by Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal on the fourth episode of the “Metal Assault” radio show on the Los Angeles-based station Razor KXRZ. On what he is currently doing: Friedman: “I’m actually here in L.A. recording my new album, which is gonna come out around January. I’ll be working on …