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Rise to Remain Split with Bassist and Drummer, Cancel U.S. Tour, Postpone U.S. Album Release

Rise to Remain Split with Bassist and Drummer, Cancel U.S. Tour, Postpone U.S. Album Release

Rise to Remain—featuring vocalist Austin Dickinson, son of Iron Maiden frontman Bruce—have announced that they have parted ways with their bassist, Joe Copcutt, and drummer Pat Lundy. As a result of the lineup changes, the band has cancelled their planned upcoming dates in the U.S. supporting Machine Head. The band has also postponed the U.S. […]

Dark New Day Premiere New Song, “New Tradition”

Dark New Day Premiere New Song, “New Tradition”

Hard rock supergroup Dark New Day are premiering the title track from the band’s sophomore album, New Tradition. The record will be released on February 28. Dark New Day features Clint Lowery (guitarist from Sevendust), Will Hunt (drummer from Evanescence), Troy McLawhorn (guitarist from Evanescence), Brett Hestla (lead singer/guitarist from Virgos Merlot), and Corey Lowery […]

Van Halen Announce 2012 North American Tour and New Album, ‘A Different Kind of Truth’

Van Halen Announce 2012 North American Tour and New Album, ‘A Different Kind of Truth’

Van Halen have revealed details of their 2012 North American tour, as well as confirming that their new album, A Different Kind of Truth, will be released on February 7. The announcement was made during the band’s intimate performance at New York City’s Cafe Wha? last night. You can view pictures from the show here. […]

Ratt Members Working with Dave Grohl

Ratt Members Working with Dave Grohl

Ratt vocalist Stephen Pearcy has revealed that he and bandmate Warren DeMartini have been collaborating with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. A series of tweets by Pearcy intimated that he and guitarist DeMartini were contributing a song to an upcoming, as yet unknown, project, by the former Nirvana skinsman. “We’ll let [futureusgalleryDave] tell you about […]

A Pale Horse Named Death Replace Guitarist; Hometown Show to Stream Live Tomorrow

A Pale Horse Named Death Replace Guitarist; Hometown Show to Stream Live Tomorrow

Brooklyn metallers A Pale Horse Named Death have announced that guitarist Bobby Hambel has been replaced by Eddie Heedles. Frontman Sal Abruscato, who has drummed for Type O Negative and Life of Agony, commented on the lineup change: “Due to conflicting schedules with Biohazard, Bobby Hambel is unable to tour any further with A Pale […]

New Music Education Service–Featuring Leading Hard Rock/Metal Musicians–Launches on January 9

New Music Education Service–Featuring Leading Hard Rock/Metal Musicians–Launches on January 9

BandHappy, a new live online and in-person music education service, featuring a host of hard-rock and metal musicians, will launch on January 9. Founded by Periphery drummer Matt Halpern, the service offers access to one-on-one lessons–in person or online–with the teacher of your choice. Some of the teachers already signed up include Lamb of God’s Chris […]

Demon Hunter Unveil New Guitarist and New Album

Demon Hunter Unveil New Guitarist and New Album

Demon Hunter have revealed that they have enlisted Jeremiah Scott (the Showdown) as their new rhythm guitarist and that the now five-piece has finished tracking their new album. The record is tentatively scheduled for an April release. “This record is without a doubt our most aggressive,” said vocalist and band co-founder Ryan Clark. “Every Demon […]

Biohazard Premiere “Reborn” Lyric Video

Biohazard Premiere “Reborn” Lyric Video

Biohazard have released a lyric video for their new track, “Reborn.” The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album. Reborn in Defiance. The record, which will be released on January 20, marks the return of the band’s original lineup as well as the last recording with bassist-vocalist Evan Seinfeld. Let us know what you […]

Metallica’s “Black Album” Remains Top Selling Record of Past 20 Years

Metallica’s “Black Album” Remains Top Selling Record of Past 20 Years

Metallica’s self-titled record, commonly known as the “Black Album,” remains the top selling album of the past 20 years, according to the annual Nielsen SoundScan list of the top selling albums in the SoundScan era—i.e., since 1991. Released the same year as the records began, Metallica’s eponymous fifth album has sold 15,375,000 copies since its […]

Metallica’s ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP to Get CD Release

Metallica’s ‘Beyond Magnetic’ EP to Get CD Release

Metallica’s Beyond Magnetic EP, released digitally last month, is being made available on CD on January 31. The four-track EP features tracks recorded during the sessions for the band’s last full-length release, Death Magnetic, that did not make the cut onto the record. “During the Death Magnetic album sessions in 2007 and 2008, we originally […]