Category: News

RIOT To Release New Album In 2014

Long-running U.S. metallers RIOT will release an as-yet-untitled new album in 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer (in North America and Europe) and Avalon/Marquee (Asia). The band will enter the studio in December to begin recording its first studio CD without guitarist and founding member Mark Reale, who died in January 2012 in a San Antonio hospital due to complications of Crohn’s disease — an …

Power Outage Forces Cancelation Of VINCE NEIL, GREAT WHITE, SLAUGHTER Concert

A concert featuring Vince Neil, GREAT WHITE and SLAUGHTER was canceled Saturday night (August 17) after an accident involving a garbage truck on Highway 124 near Brooks Road caused a massive power outage in the area of Ford Park in in Beaumont, Texas. According to a news release issued by the operators of Ford Park, the outage compromised the ability …

GOD FORBID Officially Calls It Quits

New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID have officially called it quits following the departure of guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle. Said guitarist Matt Wicklund in a statement: “As many of you have heard, GOD FORBID has broken up. It is a sad time for us and also a time of new beginnings. “The past four years have been an amazing journey for me and I …

DIMMU BORGIR: New Material Is 'Shaping Up Nicely'

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR are working on material for the follow-up to 2010’s “Abrahadabra” for an early 2014 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Writes the band on its Facebook page: “By the desire to achieve. Stoked about our new material, its shaping up nicely. Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” A few photos from the current writing …

Plane Carrying Members Of RATT, DOKKEN Makes Emergency Landing In Illinois

A private plane carrying members of RATT and DOKKEN was forced to make an emergency landing in Illinois after an apparent fire broke out in the jet’s cockpit. The pilot and flight attendant were able to get the fire under control and landed the plane — which was carrying 13 passengers — in Moline/Quad City. RATT and DOKKEN are in the middle …

SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer: New Album 'Is Coming'

German TV channel ZDF Kultur spoke with SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan earlier tonight (Saturday, August 17) prior to the band’s performance at the Rock ‘N’ Heim festival in Hockenheim, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. At the conclusion of SYSTEM OF A DOWN‘s July 29 concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, Dolmayan announced that the band would release …

ICED EARTH Begins Mixing New Album

North American metallers ICED EARTH have begun mixing their new album, “Plagues Of Babylon”, for a January 2014 via Century Media Records. Says ICED EARTH guitarist/mainman Jon Schaffer: “There’s quite a selection of epic heaviness on your way, for release early next year. “We arrived in Sweden and are heading on to Portugal for a few festivals, and then on Monday, we …

LAMB OF GOD Drummer Promises 'A Little Surprise Before The End Of The Year'

Drummer Chris Adler of Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD has posted the following update on his Facebook page: “Things have been going really well on this [European] trip for us. The band is playing well and much of the hard work we have put in is being rewarded with great slots on the festivals we are doing and huge side …

DOC COYLE Quits GOD FORBID

Guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle of New Brunswick, New Jersey’s melodic, thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID has posted the following message on his official blog: “I am sorry to say that I am indeed leaving GOD FORBID. “I started playing with these guys since I was 16 years old. Now I’m 32. You do the math. “To say this is difficult and a big …

KISS AND THE ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE BRING PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL BACK TO LOS ANGELES WITH EXPANSION TEAM, THE LA KISS

Los Angeles, CA – August 15, 2013 — After a five year hiatus, professional football will be returning to one of the largest and most exciting media markets in the country, Los Angeles. Announced today at ArenaBowl XXVI Media Day, rock legends KISS, Arena Football League (AFL) veteran Brett Bouchy, Doc McGhee (McGhee Entertainment) and AFL Commissioner …