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Band performance times for the seventh annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion have been announced, along with week of show ticket prices. The mid-Atlantic’s biggest rock festival—May 5, 6 and 7 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina—features more than 60 bands on four stages, led by Soundgarden, Def Leppard and Avenged Sevenfold.

Band performance times are as follows (subject to change): (more…)

Italian metal icons Lacuna Coil will join Dutch symphonic metal band Epica on the North American leg of the band’s “Ultimate Principal” tour in September.

The monthlong trek will mark Lacuna Coil’s first U.S. tour dates in more than a year, as the band continues to support its latest full-length release, 2016’s Delirium. Insomnium and Elantris will join Lacuna Coil and Epica on the tour. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday, April 28.

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Rex Brown

Multi-platinum selling artist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down, Kill Devil Hill) has debuted a new single titled “Crossing Lines” and will release his debut solo album, Smoke on This … on July 28 via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music).

“My motto these days is ‘Shake some shit up,'” Brown said about the new LP. “I’ve had my ups and downs, like anybody in this business. I wanted to feel like a true artist again, where I can write and record songs without worrying about any of the bullshit.” 

“Crossing Lines” is also available on all streaming platforms and as an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP today will get the track as a download instantly. The artwork and track listing are available below, along with digital and physical preorders options. (more…)

Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath all-star cover band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age, Bl’ast!), will release the limited edition Live in Detroit LP on June 16 via Southern Lord Recordings.

Preorders for Live in Detroit are available now via Southern Lord at this location.

The three tracks comprising Live in Detroit were captured at the band’s performance on Oct. 26, 2016, at tThe Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan. Southern Lord will release Live in Detroit as a one time, vinyl-only pressing in multiple color variants. Additionally, the band will have the Live in Detroit LP available for purchase throughout its upcoming tour (see dates below).

Zakk Sabbath also has released a music video for “War Pigs,” directed by Justin Reich. (more…)

On May 5th, Dutch death metallers God Dethroned will release their new album, The World Ablaze, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! To hear the second single and title track of the record, a new video for “The World Ablaze” can be viewed inside! (more…)

New York death metal pioneers Suffocation will release their new album …Of The Dark Light on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released the first single, “Your Last Breaths”, in the form of a 360º track video.  Check out the video, tracklist and details inside! (more…)

ASK4 Entertainment–the creator and producer of ShipRocked–has announced the firstMetal Maya, a four-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Metal Maya is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos (also known as Day of the Dead and “Hanal Pixán” to the Mayans of Yucatan Peninsula) and will feature performances from a dozen bands in a tropical paradise. The initial music lineup includes Anthrax, Overkill, Superjoint (with Philip Anselmo), heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance,  Death Angel, Otep and Tim “Ripper” Owens, with more to be announced. The Metal Allegiance band will include Phil Demmel (Machine Head), David Ellefson (Megadeth),Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Mark Menghi, Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Ryan Waste (Municipal Waste) and more special guests. Metal Maya will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin. (more…)

The lineup of festival experiences, as well as Eat Local! and national food court offerings have been announced for the 11th annual Rock on tThe Range, America’s premier rock festival, May 19, 20 and 21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

The unprecedented Rock on the Range music lineup includes rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn each headlining one night, along with performances from The Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, Live, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed and Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Of Mice & Men and many more. The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comedians such as Jim Breuer, Nikki Glaser, Tony Hinchcliffe and more, plus Columbus’ top comedy talent. (more…)

The lineup of festival experiences, as well as details for the Pig Out Village, featuring some of the best food the Carolinas have to offer, have been announced for the seventh annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, May 5, 6 and 7, at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.

The festival will feature three days of today’s best rock–along with legendary classic artists–playing on four stages, a world-class BBQ village and topnotch camping facilities. Soundgarden (Friday), Def Leppard (Saturday) and Avenged Sevenfold (Sunday) will headline a bill that also includes A Perfect Circle, Korn, The Offspring, The Cult, Volbeat, Mastodon, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Tesla, Pierce the Veil, The Pretty Reckless, Eagles of Death Metal, Highly Suspect and the recently added Of Mice & Men. (more…)

So Let It Be Written: The Biography of Metallica’s James Hetfield by Mark Eglinton, published by Lesser Gods, is now available for purchase via Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indies.

Last week, Lesser Gods teamed up with Noisey to give fans an exclusive look at Chapter 6 and photos found inside the text. Photos include Hetfield with the Scorpions and Michael Schenker, Hetfield outside the Metallica Mansion on Carlson Boulevard, and Hetfield with some friends at Kirk Hammett’s bachelor party. Check it out HERE.

After months of speculation from fans and critics, preview pages of the introduction and chapter 1 were released earlier in March on CLRVYNT, HERE. (more…)

David Gunn of KING 810

Flint, Michigan’s KING 810 hase announced details of a new series of limited engagement live events for their album, La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God, which will see the band offering a boundary-pushing live experience in intimate settings.  The tour is slated to kick off June 9 at Columbus, Ohiuo’s Park Street and will see KING 810 joined by special guest Gost on select dates.

Fans are in store for a unique performance each night, with KING 810 engaging audiences in its intensely personal and often contentious world.  Each evening, the band will be joined by a special guest performer, with each venue evoking the dark themes of La Petite Mort or a Conversation with GodTickets for all dates will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday, April 14. For more information visit, www.KING810.com. (more…)

The Dead Daisies have announced 12 North American shows in August as part of their Live & Louder World Tour, in support of their upcoming live album, Live and Louder, scheduled for a May 19 release on Spitfire Music/SPV/eOne. Heralded “The Dirty Dozen Tour,” the trek is set to kick off Aug. 10 in Chicago, Illinois, and will wrap Aug. 27 Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The Dirty Dozen Tour” is inspired by the classic 1960s movie of the same name. It will be the band’s first North American headline tour.

“We’re all very excited for our very first North American headline run,” said vocalist John Corabi. “We’re kicking it all off on Aug. 10 in Chicago and ending it in ‘Sin City’ Las Vegas! You guys have been amazing with all of your support and requests for shows here, so we’re giving it to you ‘LIVE AND LOUDER’ and ‘down and dirty’ on ‘The Dirty Dozen Tour 2017!'” See ya on the road kids!” (more…)