Amaranthe

Amaranthe

Swedish band Amaranthe has announced a U.S. headlining tour for early 2017, with support from Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16 and Smash into Pieces. The tour is the band’s first in support of its latest release, Maximalism, which came out in October via Spinefarm Records and featured the single “That Song.” Listen to it below.

“It is with great excitement that we can now confirm the next leg of our Maximalism world tour: North America!” said guitarist Olof Mörck. “A year has passed since our last visit, and we have been looking forward greatly to return!

“Joining us on this trek will be very special guests Failure Anthem, along with special guests Citizen Zero, Cypher 16 and Smash into Pieces, for a full evening’s worth of cutting edge metal from both sides of the Atlantic! Prepare yourself as the juggernaut known as the Maximalism world tour prepares to lay siege to your city in early 2017. All shall march to the sound of Maximalism!”

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Jason Charles Miller

Jason Charles Miller

Multi-faceted musician/performer Jason Charles Miller has signed with Century Media Records. A veteran artist with more than two decades of work to his credit, Miller is best known in the music world as the frontman and founding member of the industrial rock outfit Godhead but has established himself in recent years as a solo artist and sought-after songwriter and producer.

“I couldn’t be happier to have a home at the Century Family,” Miller said. “Participating as a songwriter with several acts on the label for the past few years has given me a unique look into the company and how they do business. The staff at Century dedicates themselves to their acts with passion, conviction, devotion and sweat. I can’t wait to work with everyone there and get some great things done.”

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Gojira

Gojira has garnered its first-ever Grammy nominations, earning nods for Best Metal Performance for its song “Silvera” and Best Rock Album for its new LP Magma at the 59th annual Grammy Awards.

We are honored and excited to receive our first Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance and Best Rock Album of 2016,” the band said in a statement. “We want to thank the Gojira fans around the world who have continued to help us achieve many firsts with Magma. We couldn’t be more proud and grateful.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Simone Simons of Epica

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Epica’s North American Principle Tour made one of its last stops of its month-long trek at Baltimore Soundstage, and judging by the energy of the band and its fans, this show should go down as one of the strongest of the tour. According to Epica’s official Instagram, Soundstage won the “award for most crowdsurfers” of the tour, as hundreds of fans camee to see the Dutch goddess Simone Simons lead the symphonic metal masters ,who are supporting their new album, The Holographic Principle. The tour was an international affair, with Epica from the Netherlands, Italian symphonic death metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse, the Russian pagan tribe Arkona and The Agonist, which hails from Montreal, Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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Following last week’s release of the 2017 Rock on the Range lineup, the lineups for three more festivals in next spring’s World’s Loudest Month festival series–Carolina Rebellion, Welcome to Rockville and Fort Rock–have been announced. Headliners include Soundgarden, Def Leppard and Avenged Sevenfold. Full lineups and details are below.

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Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Lzzy Hale of Halestorm

Halestorm has unveiled details of its third EP of cover songs. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Korn),  ReAniMate 3: The CoVeRs eP will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, Jan. 6.

ReAniMate 3 is available for pre-order now at https://atlanti.cr/reanimate3. All pre-orders will receive an instant grat of the first track release, a reworking of Whitesnake’s hard rock classic “Still of the Night,” which can be heard below. Read the rest of this entry »

Rock on the Range has been promising its “biggest lineup ever,” and this morning’s announcement seems to live up to that.

Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn each will headline one night of the three-day festival, which is set for May 19, 20 and 21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Overall, Rock on the Range will feature more than 50 bands on three stages, plus comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, the Music Experience, art installations and other activities.

Presale and layaway tickets, as well as limited numbers of new Weekend Field VIP tickets and Premier (hotel and camping) Packages, are on sale now at www.RockOnTheRange.com.

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Anders Fridén of In Flames

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Only a weekend had passed since In Flames released its 12th studio album, Battles, and despite my less-than-enthusiastic review (read here), I was still ecstatic to be seeing the Swedish metal pioneers kick off their U.S. co-headlining tour with Hellyeah at the Fillmore Silver Spring. Since I discovered the band in 2004, its albums have been my go-tos time after time, even as the years have gone by. Read the rest of this entry »