Record Store Day has become an audiophile’s Christmas. The now annual event has spread worldwide to become a day where bands and record labels put out special vinyl releases including colored vinyl, exclusives, and picture discs. This year’s Record Store Day will be held on April 20. One notable release is Earache Records’ The World’s [...]
Carmine Appice, drummer for Vanilla Fudge and Cactus, is currently working on the Carmine Appice’s Rockaholics Metal Fan Camp set for August 26-30 at Full Moon Resort in the heart of the “Forever Wild” Catskill Forest Preserve, just one half hour west of Woodstock, New York. Appice will be joined by “camp counselors” including singer-guitarist Eric [...]
Eagle Rock Entertainment will release a new live Dio CD/DVD/Blu-ray, Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986, on May 28. The show on the was recorded at the Spectrum in Philadelphia on June 17, 1986, during the second leg of the Sacred Heart tour, which featured new guitarist Craig Goldy. The show was [...]
Every Tuesday–the day that new music comes out–we will be listing the hard-rock and metal releases that hit stores, and every Wednesday we will be offering you, the fans, the chance to pick the Album of the Week. Below, check out the albums, EPs, singles, and DVDs that came out this week; pick your favorite, [...]
It’s Tuesday–the day that music comes out–and this one sees shit from Between the Buried and Me, Converge, Coheed and Cambria, KISS, and more hitting stores. Check out the list of releases below and let us know which ones you have already or are planning to pick up. The 69 Eyes – X The Acacia [...]
A 15-disc box set containing Ronnie James Dio’s best singles is slated to be released in late August. According to Hennemusic.com, Dio: The Singles Collection includes the band’s classic Vertigo/Universal singles presented as replicas of the original releases, plus a DVD of the corresponding music videos. The 14 CDs include 48 songs from 14 previous [...]
Former Dio guitarist Tracy “G” Grijalva will release a new album featuring songs cowritten with the late Ronnie James Dio. The tracks will feature the vocals of Hydrogyn frontwoman Julie Westlake. As well as the material written for the Dio albums Strange Highways and Angry Machines, the record will also include some of Grijalva’s material [...]
Dimebash 2010, sponsored by Monster Energy, is scheduled for this Friday, October 29 in West Hollywood, CA at the Key Club. The concert will feature a hard-rock and metal all-star jam. The lineup includes guests like Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Kerry King of Slayer, Robb Flynn of Machine Head, and Maria Brink of In This Moment. Hard-rock band Rev Theory will perform as special guest openers, and proceeds will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. You can find tickets here, or click here for show times.
Ever since that creepy witch woman stared out from that field on the cover of Black Sabbath's first record, album cover art has been a vital part of the heavy-music scene—that’s why any diehard fan has at least a few T-shirts or posters emblazoned with their favorite cover images. In Revolver's new "The Art of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal" Special Issue—available on newsstands now—we’ve tracked down and interviewed the artists behind the covers of such landmark records as Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell, Queen’s Queen II, Metallica’s Master of Puppets, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven, Korn’s Korn, Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, Ministry’s Psalm 69, Lamb of God’s Ashes of the Wake, and many, many others. We’ve also unearthed all kinds of rare sketches, photo shoot outtakes, and alternate versions, taking readers through the whole creative process behind these iconic album covers. Get your copy now!!!