METALLICA are announcing the return of their famed snake pit stage setup. In a new update, the band reports:
"As you may have heard, the theme of our summer trek through Europe is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the Black Album by playing it in its entirety at all 16 shows. And what would a tour of the Black Album be without a snake pit?
For those of you who were with us almost 20 years ago for the summer of '92-'93 tours, you might recall that diamond shaped pit extending from the middle of the stage, well it's baccccckkkk for our little summer vacation!
BENEDICTUM has announced their continued collaboration with ex-DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson on the development of their next release for Frontiers Records.
The result will bring back the magic Benedictum and Pilson captured during their earlier releases Seasons Of Tragedy and Uncreation.
ALTER BRIDGE and CREED guitarist MARK TREMONTI will release his debut solo album, All I Was, in July via Fret 12.
Two limited pre-orders are currently available, the All I Was Special Bundle, as well as the All I Was Special Disc Pack .
Thus far, the working song titles for All I Was are as follows:
FIRE & DAMNATION
How can a band that openly acknowledges their influence as Slayer be bad? Obviously, it could be, but it certainly isn't here. Having not released an album since 1987, Exumer storms back onto the scene with a killer collection of Thrash that will have fans of everyone from Slayer to Havok moshing around in ecstasy. FIRE & DAMNATION is a seriously punishing thrash album powered by ripping riffs and chord changes that the mighty Slayer would be proud of had they written them themselves.
According to Globalpost.com, TED NUGENT has given his US Secret Service admirers backstage passes to a show Thursday in Oklahoma, Bloomberg reported today.
The rocker and gun control opponent has to explain why he called President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden “criminals” on the weekend.
German metal legends ACCEPT's Stalingrad has entered the US Billboard Top 200 chart debut at #81 and selling over 5,000 units. Stalingrad is also #13 in the Top Independent Current Albums chart, #76 in the Top Current Albums chart, #7 in the Top Hard Music Albums chart, #7 in the Current Hard Music Albums chart and #29 in the Top Current Rock Albums chart.
The follow-up to Accept's Blood Of The Nations has entered the charts in the following countries:
NEW AUDIO MACHINE
Definitely an interesting release, to say the least. While I consider guitarist Steve Brown a music friend of sorts, I can't say in any way that I was EVER a Trixter fan. Being completely honest, they were kind of like the pilot light of bands that came after all the good ones were out and established in the 80s. After the "name" bands of the 80s - Dokken, Ratt, Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue, etc., you had this wave - Trixter, Kik Tracee, Alias, and to some degree Firehouse. That's not to say that I hated every song that second wave had, but I can pretty honestly say I hated all of their albums.