Lamb of God guitarist Willie Adler’s heavy metal heart goes out to the guys of Baroness, who were involved in a horrific road accident on Wednesday (Aug. 15) in England. Baroness were heading to Southampton, England, following a gig in Bristol the night before, when the incident took place.
Vancouver, Canada-based hard rock quartet the Veer Union came on the national scene in 2009, when their track ‘Seasons’ shot to the upper echelon of the active rock chart. Now, the lads are wrapping up their latest touring cycle in support of 2012’s ‘Divide the Blackened Sky’ with a gig at Dirt Fest, a music gathering slated for Aug. 11 in Birch Run, Mich., that also features Clutch, In This Moment and more.
Knoxville, Tenn.-based 10 Years are gearing up to release their new musical brew, ‘Minus the Machine,’ on Aug. 7, and the guys have unleashed the music video for the first single, ‘Backlash‘ off the release. Watch the dark and creepy video — perfectly complimenting the track’s thick, shadowy sounds — via Fuse TV below.
Cristina Scabbia rocks out every time she’s onstage with Lacuna Coil, and all that performing requires some proper fuel. We’re talking real food, not processed, mystery ingredients. Speaking with Gilles Lartigot of “Heavy Metal Food” on the Radio Metal website, Scabbia chatted about food, which she calls one of her “biggest passions,” and what kind of grub she and the guys of Lacuna Coil crave on tour.
In This Moment’s fourth studio album, ‘Blood,’ drops on Aug. 14, and the band are opening up about the creative process for the release. Speaking with Bare Bones Music, frontwoman Maria Brink explained that this past year has brought plenty of trials for the band, including a lineup change, but that has only served to make In This Moment stand taller.
Sevendust are back, and they’ve slapped an official date for when they’ll start recording their upcoming new album! The Atlanta-based metallers will hit the studio on Sept. 5 to start work on the new release, which will be the follow-up to the band’s 2010 set, “Cold Day Memory.”
So, what do the guys of Megadeth do before a big show? Apparently, they search desperately for a Starbucks. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson just posted some behind-the-scenes footage from the band’s June 25 concert at Stadium Live in Moscow, Russia, and much of the clip involves Ellefson and Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick searching for a spot to fill their cup of java. Good to know we’re not the only ones with a caffeine addiction! Check out the video below.
Local bands out there dying to get your music heard: Your big shot may be here. The Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival has launched its 2012 Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, powered by Imagen Records.
If you’re bent on checking out this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival but short on cash, the fine folks behind Uproar are making it easy on you. The festival is offering a limited number of $15 “Early Bird” lawn tickets for the third annual tour, which kicks off Aug. 17 in Kansas City, Mo., and runs through Sept. 30 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Five Finger Death Punch are known for their heavy grooves and angst-y vocals, but the gents have also earned a good reputation for performing regularly for the U.S. troops overseas. The guys were recently in Iraq, and drummer Jeremy Spencer says it’s an experience they wouldn’t trade for anything.
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