Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ turned 20 years old today. We paid tribute to this essential, landmark release and then we got some great news! It was revealed that the much-discussed, two-disc, deluxe edition of the album will be released May 15.
Head over to Staind‘s official Facebook page, click the “Like” button if you haven’t already done so, and you can unlock a preview of the band’s video for ‘Eyes Wide Open,’ which is set to premiere soon.
Zakk Wylde can add author to his long list of accomplishments. The guitarist’s heavy metal handbook ‘Bringing Metal to the Children’ will land at book retailers on April 10 via William Morrow, which is a HarperCollins imprint. Wylde penned the book with the help of Eric Hendrikx. Despite the title, it’s not a book four youngins by any means.
James Durbin, the former ‘American Idol’ contestant and resident rocker, has been confirmed as the spokesperson for the be a STAR Alliance, which is an anti-bullying initiative that was founded by the Creative Coalition and the WWE. Over 50 national organizations are a part of the alliance. Stamping out the pervasive bullying epidemic is of particular personal significance to Durbin, who was bullied since he suffered from a combination of Asperger’s Syndrome and Tourette’s syndrome.
Disturbed may be on a self-imposed hiatus for the time being, but that’s not keeping them out of record stores or out of our consciousness. The band will release a killer vinyl box set on April 21, which is Record Store Day.
Metallica announced their own Orion Music + More Festival earlier this month, which offers an incredibly eclectic and not exactly metallic lineup. Drummer Lars Ulrich addressed the diversity of the bill immediately, since the band pretty much knew fans might be scratching their heads about a lineup featuring Metallica thrashing about alongside indie acts like Modest Mouse and Best Coast. Ulrich said, “If you took our four iPods and scanned through them, you’d find the biggest variety and diversity of music. So we’re trying to bring that spirit to the festival.” Festival promoter Charlie Walker of C3 also weighed in about the unexpected acts Metallica chose to feature.
Wisconsin is going to be a mecca of hard rock from July 19 through July 22. The lineup for the 2012 Rock Fest, held near Cadott, Wis. has been announced and it’s heavier than granite. Where else can rock fans enjoy the sounds of Godsmack one night and Iron Maiden the next? Sprinkle in a little Alice Cooper and Five Finger Death Punch and there is something for absolutely everyone.
Fire is set to rain down from the sky on May 8, but there’s no reason to run for cover. Overhead fire is actually a good thing for metalheads as it is the day that Massachusetts metal veterans Shadows Fall will release their Razor & Tie debut, titled ‘Fire From the Sky.’ What a metallic way to welcome in the spring.
Hellyeah, who just announced their third album ‘Band of Brothers’ will drop on June 5, have another big announcement. That’s two in one week. Clearly, the Hellyeah gears are grinding and the band is raring to get back into the swing of things.
Lindsay Lohan does all the things that should make a girl sexy, but we’re just not sure it’s working. She’s posing in front of the camera again -hold the groans- and her attempts at being a sex kitten are just kind of ZZZzzzzz. Again.
The fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards are set to invade Los Angeles on April 11, with Marilyn Manson on deck to perform his first show in almost three years at the event. Other performers include Slash, Evanescence, Sixx: A.M. and Black Veil Brides. Further additions to the line up will be announced in the coming weeks.
Slayer have been a bunch of busy fellows lately. Drummer Dave Lombardo took to Facebook to issue a progress report and update fans on Slayer’s twelfth studio album, which will be their first since 2009′s ‘World Painted Blood.’ Grab a change of drawers, because it’s going to be good.
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