Lacuna Coil announces West Coast U.S. tour in spring 2023

Italian metal band Lacuna Coil has announced its return to the United States in 2023 with a West Coast tour featuring The Birthday Massacre, Blind Channel and Edge of Paradise as openers. This trek will follow an East Coast run in fall 2022 with Butcher Babies, Uncured and Lions at the Gate, in support of Lacuna Coil's recent "Comalies XX" release. Vocalist Cristina Scabbia said: "USA... Continue Reading →

Metallica to release new album ’72 Seasons’ on April 14, announces 2023-24 tour dates

Metallica will release "72 Seasons," its 12th studio album on April 14, 2023. The band also has premiered the new single and video "Lux Æterna" and announced a world tour starting in April 2023. Produced by Greg Fidelman, along with guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, "72 Seasons" is available for pre-order now on CD, 2LP 140g black... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: League of Distortion – ‘League of Distortion’

By Greg Maki If you like your metal melodic with a bit of a modern, technological sheen and a whole lot of rebellious swagger, then let me direct you to Germany’s League of Distortion, the brainchild of vocalist Anna Brunner (Exit Eden) and guitarist Jim Müller (Kissin’ Dynamite). On the band’s self-titled debut, you can... Continue Reading →

HeartSupport Fest adds more bands, announces daily lineups

Underoath, Four Year Strong and Currents have been added to the bill of the first-ever HeartSupport Fest, the two-day event created by August Burns Red vocalist Jake Lurs and his nonprofit HeartSupport foundation. The festival, headlined by Rise Against and Parkway Drive, will take place Feb. 18 and 19, 2023, at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, Florida.... Continue Reading →

Meshuggah to release limited anniversary vinyl editions of ‘Nothing’ and ‘Koloss’ albums

Long-running metal band Meshuggah will issue new limited vinyl editions of its "Nothing" and "Koloss" full-lengths this Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, via Atomic Fire. "Nothing," the band’s fourth studio album, was released in 2002 and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Pitchfork lauded, “a viciously crafted effort,” while All Music wrote, “'Nothing' truly gives new meaning to the word... Continue Reading →

Ad Infinitum releases new single/video ‘Somewhere Better’ from upcoming album ‘Chapter III: Downfall’

Symphonic metal band Ad Infinitum has released "Somewhere Better," the second single and video from its upcoming album "Chapter III: Downfall," due March 31, 2023, via Napalm Records. “After playing 'Somewhere Better' on tour and sharing fantastic and emotional moments with thousands of people all around Europe and the U.K., we are thrilled to release this... Continue Reading →

League of Distortion shares fourth single/video ‘I’m a Bitch’

German metal band League of Distortion has released its fourth single and video, "I'm a Bitch." The song is from the group's self-titled debut album, set for release on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, via Napalm Records. “This song is about social prejudice and inequality," the band said. "Women and men are still being treated with... Continue Reading →

Heroes and Monsters share new single ‘Raw Power,’ self-titled debut album due Jan. 20

Heroes and Monsters--the new trio featuring bassist/vocalist Todd Kerns (Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators), guitarist Stef Burns (Y&T, Alice Cooper) and drummer Will Hunt (Evanescence, Black Label Society)--will release their self-titled debut album on Jan. 20, 2023, via Frontiers Music Srl. The band also has released its second single, "Raw Power," Watch the... Continue Reading →

Ice Nine Kills’ Silver Scream Con to return in September 2023

Silver Scream Con, the horror convention curated by horror-themed metal band Ice Nine Kills, will return for its second year on Sept. 8 to 10, 2023, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore in Danvers, Massachusetts. The inaugural Silver Scream Con, held in August 2022, featured the stars of legendary horror franchises for... Continue Reading →

Wage War to release ‘The Stripped Sessions’ on Dec. 2, shares ‘Never Said Goodbye’ video

Florida hard rock quintet Wage War will release "The Stripped Sessions," on Dec. 2, 2022, via Fearless Records. Pre-orders are live here. The band also has shared a video for "Never Said Goodbye," which can be seen below. The 11-song acoustic-based LP reimagines songs from the band's decade-plus career. "'Never Said Goodbye' is a song about losing someone... Continue Reading →

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