Posts Tagged ‘Volbeat’

Metallica today announced its WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of its new album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct. The WorldWired 2017 tour is produced by Live Nation and kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland, at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning band’s first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See inside for a list of all confirmed dates.

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Anthrax, from left: Charlie Benante, Frank Bello, Scott Ian, Joey Belladonna, Jon Donais

By Greg Maki
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On the business side, it might be harder for a band to exist now than it ever has been. But in the world of hard rock and metal, that hasn’t stopped countless acts from releasing album after album of quality material. Anyone who says there’s no good music today hasn’t looked past the FM dial. The previous year was one of the strongest in recent memory, highlighted by a number of veteran acts releasing albums that stand up to the best of their impressive back catalogues and newer bands still carving out names for themselves. Here are my favorites of 2016. (more…)

Metallica even released an album in 2016!

So the ball may have dropped long ago on 2016, which many deemed a dreadful year for entertainment due to many high-profile celebrity deaths. While our genre has lost some legends in recent years, hard rock and metal continue to thrive. I see bands rising and carrying the torch. We have the “world’s loudest month” in the U.S. for rock festivals. Metal is the most streamed genre on Spotify. Newer bands of all types of rock and metal subgenres continue to open eyes and ears not just here, but as always, worldwide. As usual, my list came down to the albums that not only initially knocked me on my ass, but also had me coming back time and time again. It mostly comprises reliable favorites, but there are a couple new surprise entries, as well.

First, we’ll start with a few honorable mentions: (more…)

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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Airbourne

Airbourne

Few bands today embody the pure rock ‘n’ roll spirit as fully as Airbourne. As drummer Ryan O’Keeffe told us, there was no alternative career path, no plan B. In late September, frontman Joel O’Keeffe injured his ankle in a fall from the stage, but there was no quitting. He finished the song, the show and the tour. Rock ‘n’ roll is in these Australians’ blood, and there’s no turning back for them. The band’s fourth album, Breakin’ Outta Hell, released Sept. 23, is filled with the same kind of loud, brazen, bluesy party anthems found on its first three efforts. Some things are better left unchanged. Airbourne wrapped up its U.S. headlining tour in October in Baltimore, and Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down on the band’s bus with Ryan O’Keeffe to discuss the new record and more. (more…)

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Michael Poulsen of Volbeat

Volbeat has premiered a new Rocky-themed music video for its track “Seal The Deal.” The track comes off the band’s latest record, Seal the Deal and Let’s Boogie, which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Watch it inside now! (more…)

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Band performance times have been announced for the second annual Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA, just outside of Philadelphia.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance will feature a lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, led by rock heavyweights Avenged Sevenfold and Alice In Chains, along withSlayer, The Offspring, Breaking Benjamin, Volbeat and many more. In addition to three stages of top rock bands, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance features a craft beer and Gourmet Man Food experience celebrating what makes Philadelphia cuisine famous, unique and delicious. Look for Jose Mangin from SiriusXM’s “Liquid Metal” and “Ozzy’s Boneyard” meeting fans and hanging out at the festival all weekend long.

Weekend General Admission and VIP tickets—as well as a limited number of single day tickets—for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance are available atwww.RockAllegiance.com. View the performance times inside! (more…)

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Photos by Greg Maki (more…)

Volbeat

Volbeat

Volbeat stormed to the top of multiple charts with its sixth full-length album, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Republic Records), debuting at number two on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. This marks the band’s highest charting album debut and one of the highest Top 200 Album Chart debuts by a Danish artist (previously held by Lukas Graham) in history. In addition, the quartet captured the number one spot on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart and number four on the Top 200 Consumption chart.

Internationally, the album hit number one in seven countries and counting. On day of release, the album soared to number one on iTunes in over 15 countries and the single “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” has remained number one at Active Rock Radio for six straight weeks.

Volbeat recently announced a massive North American tour kicking off at Rise Above Festival in Bangor, Maine, and including appearances with Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold at the first-ever rock show in the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as appearances at Heavy MTL in Montreal, High Elevation Fest in Denver, Colorado, and Rock Allegiance Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (more…)

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Volbeat

Danish hard rock band Volbeat, which released its sixth studio album, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie, on June 3, has announced a North American tour, kicking off Aug. 6 at the Rise Above Festival in Bangor, Maine, and including an appearance with Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold at the first-ever rock show in the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as appearances at Heavy MTL in Montreal, High Elevation Fest in Denver, Colorado, and Rock Allegiance Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (more…)

Anthrax

Weathering multiple lineup changes—including several at the vital position of lead vocalist—and withstanding many seismic shifts in the musical climate, Anthrax has persevered through the decades like few others. In 2011, the band started to reclaim its position at the top of the global metal mountain with the superb Worship Music, its first recording with vocalist Joey Belladonna since 1990. Its 2016 release, the phenomenal For All Kings, has solidified that position, and is a surefire album-of-the-year contender. Anthrax has been on the road supporting it all year, first on a U.S. tour with Lamb of God and, most recently, on a South American run with Iron Maiden. Festivals in the United States and Europe are on the horizon next, with a U.S. headlining tour possible in the fall. Drummer Charlie Benante checked in with Live Metal’s Greg Maki to discuss the new album, his line of coffee (Benante’s Blend) and more. (more…)

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Volbeat

Volbeat has revealed the details of its upcoming sixth full-length album, Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie (Republic Records), which will be released June 3. Fans who pre-order the album here will receive an instant download of the first single, “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown.” Check out the lyric video below. (more…)