Tour Announcements

DEVILDRIVER SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS

Groove metal veterans DevilDriver and Austrian record label Napalm Records have officially joined forces! The band signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm and has tentative plans to release a 2013 album through the label. Frontman Dez Fafara (formerly of the now-defunct Coal Chamber) had this to say about the new deal: “”I am proud to announce DevilDriver’s new partnership

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KILL DEVIL HILL TO EMBARK ON SUMMER TOUR

Photo credit: Alex Solca Brand-new supergroup Kill Devil Hill have confirmed several upcoming North American tour dates starting in August. The band just released their self-titled debut through Steamhammer/SPV last month and recently released a video for their single “Strange.” Featuring former members of Black Sabbath, Pissing Razors, W.A.S.P., and Pantera, Kill Devil Hill (named for the town of Kill

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ICED EARTH TOUR UPDATE

Iced Earth will be kicking off  their North American tour starting next week with Volbeat, Hellyeah, and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week trek.  Jon Schaffer said of the upcoming tour: “I’m completely stoked, Volbeat is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we

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LAMB OF GOD RELEASE FIRST TRAILER FOR “AS THE PALACES BURN”

Lamb of God have released the first trailer for “As The Palaces Burn,” a feature film about heavy metal music around the world. The film, which examines metal’s impact on people in areas wracked by economic uncertainty and political unrest, will come out sometime in 2013, and filming is still ongoing. So far, filmmaker Don Argott has taken his crew

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ANTHRAX, DEATH ANGEL, AND TESTAMENT TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA YET AGAIN

Fans in Canada and select cities in the northern part of the U.S. will finally have a chance to see what reviewers have called “The Best Metal Tour of the Year,” when co-headliners Anthrax and Testament, joined by Death Angel, kick off an early autumn trek on September 14. Starting in Portland, OR, the bands will work their way north,

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LITA FORD INTERVIEW

Note: The day after I conducted the interview around which this article is written, my three-month old hard drive crashed, vaporizing not only my entire music collection but also the MP3 of my interview with Lita Ford. Each quotation in the article below was remembered verbatim, and frankly, you just don’t forget the subject matter you cover when you talk

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LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA, AND DETHKLOK TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA

Dethklok! You back! We think you leave for good! Much to the delight of Metalocalypse fans everywhere, Brendan Small and his troupe of rock and metal legends (Bryan Beller, Mike Keneally, and Testament’s own Gene Hoglan) will co-headline a North American tour with Lamb Of God this summer with French tech death superstars Gojira as support. The news about the

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3 IINCHES OF BLOOD’S “METAL WOMAN” PREMIERES ON LOUDWIRE.COM

So it’s about us, it’s an ode to us, but is it FOR us? Short answer: kinda. 3 Inches Of Blood have just premiered their video for “Metal Woman” on Loudwire.com, and I must say — I’m kind of charmed! Women in various stages of dress appear in the gritty black-and-white video, and the camera focuses on them as much

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ANTHRAX PLANS SPECIAL SET FOR SUMMER MAYHEM SHOWS

Anthrax, who will be performing at this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival were presented with the option to play either the main stage or the festival’s Jagermeister Stage. The band decided that headlining a special set on the Jagermeister Stage would be the way to go. Charlie Benante said of the upcoming shows:

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DEVILDRIVER SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS

Groove metal veterans DevilDriver and Austrian record label Napalm Records have officially joined forces! The band signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm and has

KILL DEVIL HILL TO EMBARK ON SUMMER TOUR

Photo credit: Alex Solca Brand-new supergroup Kill Devil Hill have confirmed several upcoming North American tour dates starting in August. The band just released their

ICED EARTH TOUR UPDATE

Iced Earth will be kicking off  their North American tour starting next week with Volbeat, Hellyeah, and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week trek.  Jon Schaffer said of

LITA FORD INTERVIEW

Note: The day after I conducted the interview around which this article is written, my three-month old hard drive crashed, vaporizing not only my entire

ANTHRAX PLANS SPECIAL SET FOR SUMMER MAYHEM SHOWS

Anthrax, who will be performing at this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival were presented with the option to play either the main stage or the festival’s Jagermeister Stage. The