On March 12th, a select group of special fans known as The Circle, who represent MANOWAR's worldwide fan base, were invited to a private pre-listening session of the forthcoming new Manowar album, as well as a tour of Wisseloord Studios, Netherlands where the album will be mixed and mastered.
A second preview of the new album has surfaced from the session. A sample of the track 'Expendable' can be heard below:
According to BraveWords.com sources, original RATT bassist Juan Croucier will be rejoining the Californian hard rockers for their upcoming show at the M3 Rock Festival, which will take place on May 11th and 12th at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.
Dave Castagno from Radio Screamer spoke with Ratt drummer Bobby Blotzer at the 2012 NAMM show which was held in Anaheim, California earlier this year.
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: