Avenged Sevenfold | Talks About New Drummer

On January 22, Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF conducted an interview with bassist Johnny Christ of Orange County, California's Avenged Sevenfold when the band played at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts during the "Nightmare After Christmas" tour with Stone Sour and Hollywood Undead.

Avenged Sevenfold kicked off the "Nightmare After Christmas" tour on Thursday (January 20) in Reading, Pennsylvania. The show marked Avenged's live debut with Arin Ilejay, formerly the drummer for Los Angeles-based Christian rock group Confide, who is sitting behind the kit for Avenged Sevenfold's upcoming tour dates.

Power Quest | New song streaming

"Survive", a brand new song from U.K-based metallers Power Quest, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Blood Alliance", which will be released via Napalm Records on the following dates:

The Big 4 Festival | April 23rd, 2011 Indio, California Trailer

Four of the heaviest bands of all time,
share one stage for the one and only U.S. appearance, 
Saturday April 23rd 2011 - Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA

Killerfix | on the internet

Their official website is still under construction but you can already follow their latest news and check out all the other links below...

High Voltage 2011 | Line Up Announcement

Following the exciting announcement that heavy metal legends Judas Priest will play their farewell festival performance as High Voltage headliners and metal heroes Dream Theater will be closing the weekend with their only 2011 UK festival performance, we are delighted to announced that joining them on the main stage is none other than heavy rock supergroup

Metal Hammer | Win Hammerfest Tickets!

They are giving 20 groups of four the chance to win day passes for Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Hammerfest 3.

The competition is only open to those 16 and over and all you have to do is answer one simple question!

Helloween | First Latin-American tourdates


Within Temptation | New single 'Faster' now online & tourdates

Within Temptation's first official single 'faster' of the album 'The Unforgiving' is online!
The new album 'The Unforgiving' will be released in the end of March 2011.
Movie & Video out on January 31st.

Avenged Sevenfold Taps Former CONFIDE Drummer

AVENGED SEVENFOLD has tapped Arin Ilejay, former drummer for Los Angeles-based Christian rock group Confide, to sit behind the kit for Avenged Sevenfold 's upcoming tour dates in support of the "Nightmare" album.


Jonne - Vocals, guitar
Cane - Guitar
Jarkko - Bass
Juho - Accordion
Hittavainen - Traditional instruments
Matson - Drums

Korpiklaani is a folk metal band from Lahti, Finland formed in 2003. Korpiklaani is the new name of the band previously calledShaman, that was formed by Jonne Järvelä who still remains the mastermind of Korpiklaani. Whilst Shaman recorded songs in the original Saami language, Korpiklaani recorded most songs in English at first, and mostly Finnish lyrics on their most recent albums.

Mayan | Recording debut album

MAYAN, the new band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-After Forever) and Frank Schiphorst, will release its debut album, Quarterpast, on May 20 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD is being recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth.

Amon Amarth | Album artwork & tracklisting

Swedish viking metal outfit Amon Amarth has revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming new studio album, "Surtur Rising." The album will be released on March 29th in North America through Metal Blade Records. The band has also revealed the tracklisting for the album, which is as follows:


Matjaž (Matt) Goričan - vocals, guitar
Vasja (Van) Bajde - guitar
Denis Jančič - drums
Martin Počkar - bass guitar

These four guys have thrown away the rule books for Rock, Metal and Pop, simply blurred the lines between the genres, named it Drop Rock and formed the band Dweal.

Hammerfall | Live chat

Vocalist Joacim Cans and guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers Hammerfall will take part in a live, in-studio chat with their fans on Saturday, January 22 beginning at 9 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. (noon) EST / 6 p.m CET.

Helloween | 7 sinners worldtour Japan & Corea

7 sinners tour




Symphonic Metal

Lunatica is a symphonic female fronted metal band that was formed in Suhr, Switzerland in November 1998.

The foundations were placed by Alex Seiberl and Sandro D’Incau but couldn’t find a lead singer for the band. After a long search for a lead singer, the band found Andrea in 2001. She became the lead vocalist and their debut album, “Atlantis”, was released later in the same year.

Avenged Sevenfold | The nightmare after christmas tour



Stratovarius | Elysium released

The new Album "Elysium", the thirteenth full-length studio album, is released. Take a look at the e-card on Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The single - Darkest hours

Top 10 Power metal albums 2010

Infernal Masquerade Webzine THINKS that the following albums are the top 10 power metal albums of 2010

Silent Fall – Otherwise

Winters Verge – Tales Of Tragedy

Triosphere – The Road Less Traveled


Dream Theater | Not Marco Minnemann

Okay, let's set this straight: Marco Minnemann is NOT the new drummer for Dream theater. they still have to announce the new member.

Yngwie Malmsteen | Interview WSCA

WSCA 106.1 FM's metal program "Black Night Meditations" has posted an audio interview with legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. 

"Black Night Meditations" is a four-hour metal show focusing on black, death, thrash, folk, shred, prog and power metal. The program is broadcast every Tuesday night at 10 p.m. EST on WSCA 106.1 FM in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Stratovarius | good and bad news

Keyboardplayer Jens Johansson has posted the following update on their website:

"the good news is that we're back on the road with Helloween. And Jörg Michael is back in his drum chair after his brush with death. The bad news is that Timo Kotipelto caught some sort of bacterial infection. We suspect it was something from the backstage food in December, but we don't know. Two of the other people on the tour had the same thing: a very bad dysentery-like stomach infection with vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration, also eventually had to go to hospital, etc.

Amon Amarth | European headline tour

  • 13.05.2011 (N) OSLO / Betong
  • 14.05.2011 (S) STOCKHOLM / Tyrol
  • 15.05.2011 (S) GOTHENBURG / Trädgarn *
  • 17.05.2011 (DK) COPENHAGEN / Vega
  • 18.05.2011 (D) HAMBURG / Grosse Freiheit 36 (Tickets)
  • 19.05.2011 (B) ANTWERP / Hof Ter Lo
  • 20.05.2011 (NL) AMSTERDAM / Melkweg
  • 21.05.2011 (D) COLOGNE / E-Werk (Tickets)
  • 22.05.2011 (F) PARIS / Elysee Montmartre
  • 24.05.2011 (D) MUNICH / Tonhalle (Tickets)
  • 25.05.2011 (I) MILAN / Limelight
  • 27.05.2011 (D) DESSAU / Metalfest Germany
  • 28.05.2011 (A) MINING / Metalfest Austria
  • 29.05.2011 (CH) PRATTELN / Metalfest Switzerland
*without Black Dahlia Murder

Manowar | Netherlands & Greece 2011

The demands from the Dutch fans have been answered and MANOWAR will be heading to Kerkrade to bring TRUE metal to The Netherlands on April 8, 2011 at the Rodahal!

Avenged Sevenfold | Biography

Avenged Sevenfold is an American rock/hard rock/metal band from Huntington Beach, California,formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California with original members M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, The Rev and Matt Wendt. M. Shadows came up with the name as a reference to the story of Cain and Abel from The Bible, which can be found in Genesis 4:24, although they are not a religious band. Upon its formation, each member of the band also took on a pseudonym which were already nicknames of theirs from high school. Before release their debut album, the band recorded two demos in 1999 and 2000.

Stratovarius | New Album Elysium

Within a couple of days the new album of Stratovarius will be released.
On January 12th 2011 in Asia and worldwide on January 14th 2011.

There is already an EP available with a demo track and two unreleased live tracks recorded on their Polaris world tour.

Rock The Nation | Power of metal

Under the promising banner "POWER OF METAL", Rock The Nation presents a double-headliner tour, which keeps the hearts of all metal-lovers pounding higher. Friends of pure, melodic, progressive and even traditional as well as modern metal-sounds can raise their fists up for triumph, finally they get their well-deserved load of metallic virtuosity. A view on the line-up breaks the camels back: Power of metal brings you an exclusive package of the metal high-class-league. Following artists will show their musical power:

Symfonia | recording update

Guitarist of Symfonia Timo Tolkki has posted the following update:

"Me and André Matos, have been here in the middle of a Swedish forest for a week recording vocals.
We rented a cabin which is at a top of a hill with an amazing view.

Axenstar | New video & album

Aftermath, the new video from the Swedish power metal band Axenstar, is online. The song comes off the group's fifth studio album,

Dragonland | first album available on MySpace

Written on their myspace blog:
"10 years have passed since we completed our debut album back in January 2001, and to properly commemorate this you can now find the whole album online on our MySpace!

Nightwish studio update

Nightwish bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala has posted the following update on their website:

"At the moment I have most of the bass tracks for the new album recorded. I started already a few weeks back, but I've been taking my time with the recordings. It's the luxury of having your own equipment and a former job as studio engineer. For now I've been taking it pretty easy for the last two weeks. The holiday season and all that goes with it, you know...

Manowar To Play Entire "Battle Hymns" Album In Cleveland

Heavy metal legends Manowar have announced that it will be performing its now classic debut album, 1982's "Battle Hymns", in its entirety during the band's headlining performance on March 12, 2011 at the Agora in Cleveland, Ohio. The performance is being billed as the band's one and only scheduled appearance in North America. Tickets go on sale January 7, 2011 with support on the bill coming from Holyhell.

Dream Theater in studio

DREAM THEATER have officially entered the studio to begin work on their first album without drummer and founding member Mike Portnoy. The band's guitarist, John Petrucci, writes on his Twitter profile, "First day in studio [and] the dawn of a new era for Dream Theater. Can't wait to get the music flowing."