Black Sabbath have officially announced The End.
The band posted two images on their Facebook page – one with an image reading “Black Sabbath 1968-2017” and another showing Geezer Butler, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi on stage early in their career. Continue reading Black Sabbath post images on social media officially bringing the curtain down on their 49-year career.
Wintersun have smashed the first part of their crowdfunding target in support of their new album The Forest Seasons.
They were looking to raise €150,000 over the course of this month in pre-orders for the record – the first step of a planned three-tiered project, which would ultimately see Wintersun reach a grand total of €750,000 which would in turn lead to the construction of their own professional studio. Continue reading Wintersun raise more than €200,000 for first part of crowdfundng campaign after just 2 days in support of new album The Forest Seasons.
Finnish outfit HIM have confirmed they are to split up at the end of 2017.
The news was announced on the band’s Facebook page, where frontman Ville Valo said it was time to close the chapter on their 26-year career. Continue reading HIM frontman Ville Valo says that after 26 years, band has “run its unnatural course” – and announces farewell tour dates.
On April 7th, Australian thrashers Harlott will release their new album, Extinction, worldwide via Metal Blade Records! Harlott returns with a harrowing offering of thrash metal, and a bleak interpretation of mankind’s future. Continue reading Harlott reveals details for new album, ‘Extinction’
Solstafir have made their new track Ísafold available to stream exclusively with Prog.
The song features on the band’s upcoming album Berdreyminn, which will launch on May 26 via Season Of Mist.
The band tell Prog: “Our first premiere song Ísafold came very spontaneously to light. It felt like the spirit of Thin Lizzy paid us a visit that day. Adding a classic Phil Rudd beat to that seemed the only right thing to do. Continue reading Exclusive: Solstafir release stream of new track Ísafold – taken from upcoming album Berdreyminn.
Slayer, Lamb Of God and Behemoth have announced a joint North American tour for this summer.
The dates will get underway on July 7 in Minnesota and wrap up at Phoenix’s Comercia Theatre on August 20. Continue reading Slayer, Lamb Of God and Behemoth will play shows across North America this summer.
Full Of Hell have announced that their new album will be released later this year.
Recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou, Trumpeting Ecstasy will launch on May 5 via Profound Lore. Continue reading Full Of Hell announce that their new album Trumpeting Ecstasy will be released in May.
Skyharbor have announced that their new album will be titled Sunshine Dust.
While the band have yet to reveal an exact release date, the follow-up to 2014’s Guiding Lights will arrive sometime in spring. Continue reading Skyharbor say they’ll release their new album entitled Sunshine Dust in spring – will tour Europe with Deftones
Massachusetts-based rock/metal outfit Gozu has announced a short run of tour dates next week, which will see the band perform in Philadelphia (PA), Brooklyn (NY), Dover (NH), and Portland (ME). Following this northeast trek, Gozu will appear on the west coast in April alongside Ape Machine. See below for all dates! Continue reading Gozu announces northeast and west coast USA tour dates
Swedish black metal pioneer Tony ‘IT’ Sarkka has died at the age of 45.
The news was confirmed by his sister and manager Desire on the multi-instrumentalist’s Facebook page.
She says: “It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the sad news that my dear brother and soulmate, to you known as IT, left his long journey on Mother Earth. Continue reading Swedish black metal multi-instrumentalist Tony ‘IT’ Sarkka, known for his work with Abruptum, Vondur and more, dies at the age of 45