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PANTERA, DISTURBED, AMON AMARTH And ARCH ENEMY Among More Than 100 Artists Added To Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING

PANTERA, DISTURBED, AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, ARCHITECTS, BEHEMOTH, KREATOR and MESHUGGAH are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. For the 26th time, the Stenehei festival venue in Dessel wil...
November 24, 2022
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Watch Avatars Of OZZY OSBOURNE And LEMMY 'Perform' At Virtual OZZFEST 2022

Solo avatars of Ozzy Osbourne and MOTÖRHEAD's Lemmy were among the "headlining" acts at the 2023 edition of the iconic global touring metal festival Ozzfest. The event, which launched the careers of countless bands, including SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, INCUBUS, LAMB OF GOD and many other...
November 14, 2022
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PANTERA Confirmed For Norway's TONS OF ROCK Festival

PANTERA has been confirmed for the 2023 edition of Norway's Tons Of Rock festival, set to take place June 22-24 in Oslo. Joining them on the bill will be GHOST, GOJIRA, BEHEMOTH, CLUTCH, TNT, POWERWOLF, MAYHEM, STAGE DOLLS, HONNINGBARNA, THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE ZUGLY, AVATAR, SPIRITBOX, VOIVOD and...
November 8, 2022
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FIREWIND To Release New Studio Album In 2023

FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. has released a new video message in which he offered an update on the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "FIREWIND is returning next year, and we are working on music. We're working on new songs. There will be a new album in 20...
November 7, 2022
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Virtual OZZFEST 2022 To Include Performances by OZZY OSBOURNE, MOTÖRHEAD, MEGADETH, SKID ROW And Others

The lineup has been announced for the 2023 edition of the iconic global touring metal festival Ozzfest. The event, which launched the careers of countless bands, including SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, INCUBUS, LAMB OF GOD and many others, is coming to Decentraland with a confirmed virtual...
November 7, 2022
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IRON MAIDEN Thanks Fans For Buying More Than Three Million Tickets During 'Legacy Of The Beast' Tour (Video)

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have shared a video message thanking their fans for coming out to see them on the band's just-completed "Legacy Of The Beast" tour. The fall 2022 North American leg of "Legacy Of The Beast" ended last Thursday night (October 27) at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, F...
October 31, 2022
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IRON MAIDEN's 'The Future Past Tour' To Continue Into 2024

The fall 2022 North American leg of IRON MAIDEN's "Legacy Of The Beast" tour ended last night (Thursday, October 27) at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida with yet another sold-out U.S. show in front of over 12,000 fans. MAIDEN manager Rod Smallwood of Phantom Music Management says: "On behalf of th...
October 28, 2022
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AVATAR Announces 'Dance Devil Dance' Album, Shares Title Track

Swedish metallers AVATAR will release their ninth album, "Dance Devil Dance", on February 17 via Thirty Tigers. The NSFW and sanguine video for the LP's title track can be seen below. The clip was directed by AVATAR's longtime director Johan Carlèn. "I woke up to the truth one day," says vocalist Jo...
October 28, 2022
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OZZY OSBOURNE To Perform 'Virtually' At METAVERSE MUSIC FESTIVAL's Edition Of OZZFEST

The iconic global touring metal festival Ozzfest, which launched the careers of countless bands, including SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, SYSTEM OF A DOWN, INCUBUS, LAMB OF GOD and many others, is coming to Decentraland with a confirmed virtual performance from Ozzy Osbourne himself and exciting acts that are...
October 25, 2022
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AVATAR Shares Lyric Video For New Song 'Valley Of Disease'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have released a new song, "Valley Of Disease". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album which was recently recorded and mixed for an early 2023 release. AVATAR vocalist Johannes Eckerström comments on "Valley Of Disease": "There is a sickness, a stranger, and a harm...
September 23, 2022
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AVATAR Wants To 'Save Heavy Metal' With Upcoming Album

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström of Swedish metallers AVATAR has confirmed to TotalRock that the band's next album has already been recorded and mixed for an early 2023 release. Regarding what fans can expect to hear on the LP, he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The short version is we will...
August 21, 2022
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SLASH Enters Metaverse Via Soundscape VR For Virtual Reality Concert

Groove Science Studios, creator of the longest-running virtual reality music platform Soundscape VR (SVR),has announced the addition of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS "Live At Studios 60" to its Magic Mirror Musical Metaverse. Starting today, music fans can experience the debu...
June 28, 2022
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LED ZEPPELIN Was Asked To Do ABBA-Style Avatar Show, Says JIMMY PAGE

The surviving members of LED ZEPPELIN were approached with the idea of staging an ABBA-style digital avatar show, guitarist Jimmy Page has revealed. At the annual Welsh literature event the Hay Festival on Thursday (June 2), Page said that he and his bandmates were asked to do "that sort of thi...
June 3, 2022
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'ShipRocked' 2023 Cruise Led By FALLING IN REVERSE, NOTHING MORE, SKILLET, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE

After making its triumphant return to the seas in 2022, ShipRocked — the ultimate rock music cruise vacation — expands to six days for its 13th sailing from January 22-28, 2023. FALLING IN REVERSE tops the bill for ShipRocked 2023 — joined by a co-headliner to be announced in early June — plus NOTHI...
May 18, 2022
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AVATAR Announces Summer 2022 North American Tour With LIGHT THE TORCH And OTEP

Swedish metallers AVATAR will return to North America this summer for a headline tour. The trek kicks off on July 6 in Toronto and runs through July 31 in Tucson. Support on the trek will come from LIGHT THE TORCH and OTEP. Pre-sale tickets are available today, Tuesday, April 26, at 12 p.m. ET. The...
April 26, 2022