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Wednesday, March 8, the Mockstrosity Tour 2017—starring the kings of fast-food themed Black Sabbath covers Mac Sabbath and Metalachi: The World’s First and Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band—will kick off in Omaha, Nebraska. The tour also will feature, as special guests, the Ned Flanders-themed metal band Okilly Dokilly. No, you’re not dreaming—the heavy-metal-shtick trifecta is upon us and you can witness them all in one night. Tickets are on sale now via individual venues.

In celebration of the tour kickoff, Mac Sabbath finally is releasing recorded music. Its viral hit cover track “Pair-A-Buns” will be available via Flexi Disc during the tour, available only inside the official new coloring activity book, which full of ridiculous images to color, dots to connect, mazes to solve and more. You can get the coloring activity book and Flexi Disc only via the band on tour as of now. Bring out your inner kid and pick them up at the Mac Sabbath merch booth at your local tour stop.

Take a look inside the new book with Ronald Osbourne and brace yourself for a shocking discovery: (more…)

Corey Taylor of Stone Sour

Stone Sour will return to the live stage Thursday, May 18, at the Rock on the Range official festival kickoff party at Express Live in Columbus, Ohio.

An exclusive presale for Rock on the Range ticket purchasers is underway now. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon EST Friday, March 10, at www.RockOnTheRange.com and via Ticketmaster. To celebrate the 11th annual ROTR, tickets will be available for $11 plus service fees.

The exclusive set will mark Stone Sour’s first show in support of Hydrograd, the new album coming this summer. Hydrograd, which the band just completed work on, will be the band’s first studio album since the House of Gold & Bones double album set in 2013.  (more…)

Motionless In White have debuted a new video for the track “LOUD (Fuck It)” from their upcoming album Graveyard Shift. The new album is scheduled for release May 5, 2017 on Roadrunner Records. Check out the video inside and when you’re done pre-order Graveyard Shift on the band’s wbesite HERE. (more…)

Avatar have released a new video for the track “New Land.” The song comes off of the band’s 2016 album, Feathers & Flesh (Live Metal Top 10 of 2016). Avatar will be part of In This Moment’s upcoming headlining “Half God Half Devil Tour,” also featuring Motionless In White. Watch the video inside and check out the fun press release about the video! (more…)

Emmure

Metalcore heavyweights Emmure have unleashed their seventh studio album, Look At Yourself (Sharptone Records). The new record showcases some of the band’s most aggressive and introspective music to date, and now the band has dropped a brand new music video for the track “Smokey”, which can be viewed inside. In addition to the new album, Emmure remain on the road as part of the “Carry The Flame” US Tour with After The Burial. A complete list of the remaining dates can also be found below. (more…)

In Flames

In Flames has released the official lyric video for the song “Here Until Forever,” which can be viewed inside. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, Battles (review), which was released last November via Nuclear Blast in all territories excluding North America and Scandinavia and Eleven Seven Music Group in the U.S. (more…)

Rex Brown

Multi-platinum selling artist Rex Brown has signed a worldwide deal with Entertainment One (eOne) with plans to release a debut solo LP later this year.

“I’ve been working on these songs for a long time,” Brown said.

The yet-to-be-titled full-length album will be the first time in Brown’s career in which he will serve as both lead vocalist and guitarist in a band.

“I am thrilled to have such an influential artist like Rex join the growing Entertainment One rock family,” said Scott Givens, SVP Entertainment One. “He’s influenced not just our other artists, but myself as well. It’s an honor for all of us to work with him.”

Brown wields a six-string guitar as confidently as he wore the bass in Pantera and Down. His voice crackles with easygoing spirit and truth-telling power. It’s a crunchy drawl that’s somewhere between the achingly resonant spiritual shamanism of Tom Waits and the instantly recognizable everyman AM radio vibes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. (more…)

Slayer (photo by Andrew Stuart)

There are many perilous ways one can spend time off—volcano-boarding down Cerro Negro, Nicaragua’s active volcano, or maybe bungee jumping from a helicopter over the bubbling crater of Chile’s Villarrica volcano. How about a visit to Sao Paulo’s Snake Island, home of 4,000 golden lancehead vipers whose venom can melt human flesh? Or shark diving without a cage in South Africa? But nothing is quite as hazardous or risky as a night in the pit at a Slayer concert. Add to that the ferociousness of Lamb of God and Behemoth, and you’ve got a Satan-approved triple bill of Biblical proportions.

The six-week expedition will rage across North America beginning July 12 in Bemidji, Minnesota, winding up in Phoenix, Arizona, on Aug. 20. Slayer and Lamb of Godalso will play Wisconsin’s Rock Fest 2017 (July 13) and Rock USA 2017 (July 15), and then meet up with Behemoth at the Chicago Open Air Festival on July 16. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 3; log on to www.slayer.net/tour for all purchasing details. (more…)

Shaun Morgan of Seether

Seether has revealed details for the Poison the Parish world tour, which includes headline shows and festival appearances throughout the spring and summer. The extensive touring plans come in support of Poison the Parish, its recently announced seventh studio album, set for release via Canine Riot Records on May 12.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday, March 3. Every ticket order will include a physical copy of Poison the Parish. Ticket and VIP package information can be found here.

“Goddamn, it’s good to be back!,” said Seether frontman Shaun Morgan. “We spent the better part of a year writing and recording Poison the Parish, and now it’s time to get out there and play that fucker to the fans. We’ve been working on some upgrades to the production and the live sound, which includes welcoming our brother, Clint Lowery (from fucking Sevendust!) into the fold to help us thicken up that live sound experience. (more…)

The Dead Daisies

“Live & Louder,” The Dead Daisies’ new live outing, is set for release on May 19 on Spitfire Music/SPV.

From the moment The Dead Daisies dropped their first single “Long Way to Go” ahead of their European festival summer in June, the hits just kept on coming. The second single, “Join Together,” ramped up the release of the third studio album, Make Some Noise. The band also toured the United States with KISS, ending the run with a sold-out headline show at Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go-Go.

The next single, “Song and a Prayer,” was released with an accompanying short film and rang in the final touring phase of the year, which saw the band go to Japan for the first time, where it immediately became media and fan darlings, and went down a storm at the world-famous Loud Park festival. A string of dates in Korea for the USO followed and, as the year’s grand finale, a massive U.K. and European co-headline tour that played 30-plus shows to sold-out venues. (more…)

Gojira has debuted the official music video for “The Cell,” which is featured on its critically adored new LP, Magma. The video, directed by Drew Cox, sees Gojira delivering a pummeling, dynamic performance captured by a thermal-imaging camera. The official video for “The Cell” is streaming now on Gojira’s YouTube channel. (more…)

Seether (Photo by Marina Chavez)

Seether, (Shaun Morgan—vocals/guitar; Dale Stewart—bass/vocals; and John Humphrey—drums) will return on May 12 with its seventh full-length studio album, titled Poison the Parish. It will he first release via Morgan’s new label imprint, Canine Riot Records.

The album’s lead single “Let You Down,” premiered yesterday, and its horror-inspired video was unveiled today. (more…)