“This is album 22 and it’s called Thunderbolt. It’s a storming, smashing, thundering collection of tracks we’ve been crafting with producer Andy Sneap, and it’s finished ready to be unleashed. Stand clear and fasten your seat belts!” says Biff Byford.
Since the 1970’s Saxon have been pioneers of the British Heavy Metal wave with over 20 electrifying studio albums firmly under their belt. Now they are set to release their latest studio album ‘Thunderbolt’ on February 2nd 2018 via the Militia Guard label (Silver Lining Music), following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015. The new album ‘Thunderbolt’ will feature stunning original artwork by the long time Saxon collaborator Paul Raymond Gregory (well known for producing epic Tolkien-inspired fantasy artworks for the likes of Dio, Molly Hatchet, Motörhead and Blind Guardian) and pre-orders go live on December 1st. To appease fans old and new ‘Thunderbolt’ will be available as a CD Digipack Album, 180 gms coloured vinyl in a Gatefold, Special Edition Boxset, Tape Cassette and Digital Download.
Three weeks after release day, heavy metal titans Saxon has announced that they will embark on the first phase of the ferocious Thunderbolt 2018 European Tour, joined by fellow English rockers Diamond Head. Performing alongside on scheduled UK dates will be metal trio Rock Goddess, with very special guests Magnum performing exclusively on the Hull UK date only! Presale for all shows is on Wednesday, November 8 at 10:00am with general on sale Friday, November 10 at 10:00am. Purchase your tickets here. Continue reading →
THE CONTORTIONIST have announced a new batch of tour dates supporting NOTHING MORE early next year. The trek kicks off in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday, February 3rd at The Metroplex. The tour brings the band from coast to coast before wrapping up in Sacramento, California at the legendary Ace of Spades on Saturday, March 3rd.
Heavy Metal icon OZZY OSBOURNE has announced a farewell tour beginning in May 2018 and running thru 2020. Osbourne‘s farewell tour will kick off with shows in Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Those will be followed by a couple of early June dates in Russia before Ozzy embarks on on a month-long European leg, including appearances at most of the summer festivals. The beloved rock icon will subsequently headline a North American concert tour also starting in 2018.
Black Veil Brides just announced ”The Resurrection Tour” with co-headliner Asking Alexandria and special guest Crown The Empire, they will be hitting many US states as well as the UK, Germany and last but certainly not least Holland!
Spite is a deathcore band from Michigan, United States and has to be one of the most vulgar and brutal bands on Earth. They have been reigning with just their debut and their latest album ‘Nothing Is Beautiful’ that came out earlier this year. If you want to read more about that simply click here, otherwise scroll down for one of the most nasty tours of this decade!
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life is a deathcore band that originated in 2010 and released their first EP the same year called ‘Justice’. It is short but filled with aggression. Just 1 year later they already released their first full album ‘Know Your Exits’. In 2013 the album ‘Invilvo [Exvilvo]’ got out, if you weren’t a fan before this album would turn you into one. ‘Soulles Hymns’ has been released in the year 2015 and has been received greatly by its fans, not only is this album pure anger, passion and emotion it is also the last album where the former vocalist ”Storm” took part of. The full 2016 album ‘The Violent Sound’, released via Siege Music, is the first album to feature the new vocalist John Robert C. The vocals were and still are a huge part of the band and I can only say that Storm is doing an absolute amazing job on it. People were expecting a lot and he surely delivered!
Beloved hardcore band MAJORITY RULE have reunited after being on hiatus for more than a decade and are about to embark on a benefit and charity tour with fellow hardcore act PAGENINETYNINE. The highly regarded punk outfit will be performing at numerous venues across the U.S. and Europe, and the proceeds from the majority of the U.S. shows will be donated to numerous local arts and charity organizations specializing in the human rights of women, immigrants, refugees, and the LGBT community.
If you’re on the east coast or in Europe, consider getting into the humanitarian spirit by attending a riotous MAJORITY RULE show. The US Benefit and European tour dates are listed below.
Northern Californian death metal quartet APOTHESARY are back with another round of tour dates starting this October in support of their recent album ‘Accept Loss Forever‘, released earlier this summer on M-Theory Audio. Joining them on tour will be heavy/thrash group GREENDEATH, from Des Moines, Iowa,who will promote their all new EP ‘Pure Torture‘ – out now on EMP Label Group. The tour is named as ‘Pure Tourture Tour’, can the pun get any better!? Check out the tour dates below and witness the epic ‘tourture’!
Louisville, Kentucky’s nu-metal heroes Flaw have been dominating stages since before the release of their debut ‘Through The Eyes’ in 2001. The band is now revived and better than ever. Their comeback release last year ‘Divided We Fall’ proves the band hasn’t lost their touch. Chris Volz and Jay Daunt are the core of the band and have led the charge of a nu-metal resurgence over the past two years. Flaw have toured relentlessly playing both as a supporting act and as a headliner and even made numerous festival appearances including back to back performances at Louder Than Life in their hometown and also Ink In The Clink. Still on the heels of their full length release the band has now finished up a companion EP to ‘Divided We Fall’ and it’s titled ‘United We Stand’. The 6 track EP includes 4 brand new tracks and two live tracks. Both live songs are from the ‘Through The Eyes’ album and include “Payback” and “Only The Strong”. The EP will be released September 1st via Pavement Entertainment. Continue reading →