Heavy Metal Headlines
Here are your Heavy Metal Headlines for February 27th, 2011. News about The Haunted, Marilyn Manson, Black Label Society, and the nominees for the 2011 Revolver Golden God Awards.
The Haunted will drop their new record, “Unseen” on March 22nd. They are currently streaming the title track on their Facebook page. Check out the video of the new song “No Ghost” below.
Video provided by The Gauntlet
Marilyn Manson drummer, Ginger Fish has apparently quit the band, issuing this statement:
After much deliberation and constant reflection of where my life has been and where it could or should be heading, I am regretful to inform the general population, and the fans, that I have decided to step down as a member of MARILYN MANSON and see where my life, and the knowledge of my availability cares to take me. I can't stand by to watch opportunities pass me by simply because the knowledge of my availability wasn't clearly expressed by me. I wish my brothers , and I expect nothing but great things from them. Any inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
In other news, Black Label Society, the band led by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, has announced that Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly has joined the band for the remainder of their European tour.
Black Label Society will tour Europe through March 22nd then kick off their Northern Latin Tour on August 7th.
The 2011 Revolver Golden Gods will take place on Wednesday, April 20 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. The Golden God Award will be given to legendary rocker Alice Cooper, while the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Motley Crue. Fozzy frontman and WWE wrestling champion Chris Jericho will return this year to host the show, the highlights and performances from which will air at a later date on VH1 Classic. In addition to receiving the Golden God Award, Alice Cooper will play with the original Alice Cooper band at the ceremony. Also slated to perform are Duff Mckagan’s Loaded, Devildriver, Volbeat and Fozzy. Check out the nominees.
2011 Revolver Golden Gods nominees:
Epiphone Best Guitarist(s)
* John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE)
* Dan Donegan (DISTURBED)
* Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND)
* Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
* Janick Gers, Dave Murray, and Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN)
* Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM)
Drum Workshop Best Drummer
* Tommy Clufetos (OZZY OSBOURNE)
* Abe Cunningham (DEFTONES)
* Joey Jordison (ROB ZOMBIE)
* Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR)
* Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN)
* Mike Portnoy (Ex-DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
* Glenn Danzig (DANZIG)
* Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN)
* Chino Moreno (DEFTONES)
* Ozzy Osbourne (OZZY OSBOURNE)
* M. Shadows (AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
* Corey Taylor (STONE SOUR)
Affliction Album of the Year
* AVENGED SEVENFOLD, "Nightmare"
* BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, "Order of the Black"
* DEFTONES, "Diamond Eyes"
* OZZY OSBOURNE, "Scream"
* STONE SOUR, "Audio Secrecy"
* VOLBEAT, "Beyond Hell/Above Heaven"
Samson Zoom Best Live Band
* AVENGED SEVENFOLD
* IRON MAIDEN
Most Metal Athlete
* Chris Cole (pro skateboarding)
* Dan Hardy (MMA fighting)
* Toni Lydman (NHL)
* The Miz (WWE wrestling)
* Jeremy Shockey (NFL football)
* Mike Vallely (pro skateboarding)
Best New Band
* ASKING ALEXANDRIA
* BLACK VEIL BRIDES
* THE DAMNED THINGS
* THE PRETTY RECKLESS
* TIMES OF GRACE
* WE ARE THE FALLEN
Eagle Rock Comeback of the Year
* FAITH NO MORE
* A PERFECT CIRCLE
* SYSTEM OF A DOWN