Word on the Street

  • Chris Adler & Megadeth

    Dave Mustaine, the creative driving force behind original American metal and hard rock crossover giants MEGADETH, and Chris Adler, drummer for the leaders of modern American heavy metal LAMB OF GOD, will join bassist David Ellefson in the creation of MEGADETH’s anticipated forthcoming album. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing his thundering, hard-hitting, and technically precise style and skill, adding new blood and drive into the mix while staying true to MEGADETH’s roots.


  • RAVEN to Release ExterminNation April 28th in North America on SPV/Steamhammer 

    Raven - ExtermiNationRAVEN are that rare thing in music, true originals - cut these guys with a razor and they will bleed true heavy metal - a more intense live band does not exist on this planet!
    Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England back in 1974 (yes - 41 years ago!) the brothers Gallagher cut their teeth playing the pubs & clubs until solidifying their line up in 1980 with drummer Rob Hunter.  The trio went on to release three of the most influential metal albums of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) on the Neat records label which in turn inspired every band of that era and beyond.  Basically, without Raven you just would not have thrash/speed metal.... after all, the band did give Metallica & Anthrax their first tours! Following a tumultuous move to the USA, deals with Atlantic Records, indentured servitude and commercialism, Rob left the band in 1987 to be replaced by drummer extraordinaire Joe Hasselvander, who had made his name in cult doom band Pentagram, Savoy Brown and his own solo projects, adding a new dimension to the band. Rebuilding from the Atlantic experiences, the band capitalized on their fierce live performances steadily releasing albums and touring the world.Read more...
  • MoonspellNew Album Extinct Out March 17thin North America on Napalm Records

    Portuguese Gothic Metal pioneers MOONSPELL first brought the darkflames to their native country - and then set the rest of the world aflame with milestone albums including Irreligious and Night Eternal. Now with their eleventh studio album Extinct, the bandhas erected yet another monument inthe realm of gothic music.

    Extinct will be released March 17thin North America and is available for pre-order from the Napalm Records Webstore. In support ofthe album, MOONSPELL will be returning to North America at the end ofApril.  The band is teaming up for a North American tour alongsideSepticflesh and Deathstars. The tour starts April 24thin Mexico City,Mexico and runs through May 19thin Atlanta, GA. A complete list of datescan be found below.

  • Dark Roots of ThrashAmerican Metal Giants TESTAMENT Add More Dates to “Dark Roots of Thrash II” Tour Routing

    TESTAMENT to Perform an Exclusive New Set List, Including The Legacy and The New Order in Their Entirety + Select Practice What You Preach Album Cuts

    Bay Area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT recently announced what will surely be the greatest heavy metal tour of 2015, the Dark Roots of Thrash II tour! The Dark Roots of Thrash II tour will include support from fellow Bay Area-thrashers EXODUS and Texas melodic metal assailants SHATTERED SUN. As of today, several new dates have been added to the run, including dates in Philadelphia, PA, Cincinnati, OH and more. See below for all new dates, listed in red.
    All tickets go on sale on Friday, February 27th – visit venue web locations for more ticketing information.

  • North American dates for AC/DC’s Rock or Bust World Tour were announced today. The North American dates kick off on August 22nd in Foxborough, MA at Gillette Stadium and run through September 28th in Los Angeles, CA at Dodger Stadium (see below for full list of dates and on-sale information). Tickets available via Ticketmaster. Previously announced European dates on the Rock or Bust World Tour begin May 5th in Holland and run through late July.
    The North American Tour date announcement comes days after AC/DC delivered an explosive performance of their current single “Rock or Bust” and their classic “Highway To Hell” which kicked off the 57th annual Grammy Awards. This marked the Grammy winning band’s first time performing on U.S. television in over 14 years. AC/DC are also confirmed to headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 10thand 17th. Chris Slade will be on drums for the upcoming Rock or Bust World Tour.
    AC/DC’s latest album ‘Rock or Bust’ was released on December 2nd and immediately topped sales charts around the globe.  The album’s first 2 singles “Play Ball” and “Rock or Bust” were added to rock radio and featured in ad campaigns for major brands like Major League Baseball and Beats headphones. 
    AC/DC last toured the world from 2008-2010 with the Black Ice World Tour, which had the band playing to over 5 million fans in 108 cities in over 28 countries. The Black Ice World Tour earned AC/DC a Pollstar Award for Major Tour of the Year in 2010.


Scrap Metal March 29 2015

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This week in Scrap Metal compiled by our local "Rivet Head" Gail Flug: Twister Sister To Make Major Announcement Next Week, the Megadeth rumour mill get more fire, More changes for Jake E. Lee, Rob Halford signs a solo deal and more