Metal

METALLICA Announces 'Orion Music + More Festival' Feat. AVENGED SEVENFOLD & ARCTIC MONKEYS

Metallica, in conjunction with friends C3 Presents, today announced the creation of Orion Music + More, a new annual music, arts, and lifestyle festival founded and headlined by the band, a natural progression for a band that has headlined legendary festivals around the world for years. Orion Music + More will take place June 23-24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

OPETH & MASTODON to Embark on 'Heritage Hunter' Tour

This is one tour that rock fans will be talking about for years to come and if you miss it, you'll be terribly sorry. Opeth and Mastodon will be embarking on a co-headline tour this spring, which kicks off April 4 in Portland, Maine and runs through May 12 in Atlanta, Georgia.

DRAGONFORCE Reveal Details & Release Date of New Album 'The Power Within'

London-based metal superstars DragonForce have revealed details of their forthcoming new album. Entitled The Power Within, this 10-track monster marks the band's fifth studio album and its first with new singer Marc Hudson behind the microphone. It will be released April 17 by Roadrunner Records in the U.S.

IRON MAIDEN to Release 'En Vivo' Blu-ray, DVD & CD March 27th

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) is proud to announce the release of “EN VIVO!,” a new live IRON MAIDEN Blu-ray™, 2-DVDSet and double soundtrack album, on Tuesday, March 27, in the U.S. (available internationally, Monday, March 26). The 2 LP picture disc vinyl comes out on 4/10.

LAMB OF GOD Singer "Stoked" to Have Song Featured in TRUE BLOOD Teaser

The metal band's song 'King Me' from their latest studio album 'Resolution' is featured in HBO's new teaser trailer for the fifth season of True Blood; Check out what singer Randy Blythe had to say about his track being featured in the trailer.

SLIPKNOT & SLAYER to Headline 2012 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival

The fifth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has officially been announced, including the full line-up of bands and dates. Along with headliners Slipknot and Slayer, there is direct support from bands like Anthrax, As I lay Dying and more.

Keven's Music Review: LAMB OF GOD - Resolution

If there were any doubts that Lamb of God was indeed the spiritual successor to Pantera's legacy, look no further than their latest album 'Resolution'. Blistering speed metal, laced with metal's most vicious vocals - Lamb of God get right to the point and despite being a little too formulaic, deliver one hell of a metal record.

MASTODON & OPETH Announce North American Tour

The two established and acclaimed metal acts will be hitting the road together this year with direct support from Ghost in what will no doubt be one of the most sought after tours of 2012.

New METALLICA Record has Shorter Songs & Sounds like a Heavier 'Black Album'

Working on the follow-up to 2008's 'Death Magnetic', drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist Kirk Hammett have confirmed the metal legends are 7-8 songs into the new record and say that the new tracks will be faster and in the vein of a natural progression from their top selling 'Black Album'.

BLACK SABBATH Guitarist's Lymphoma Diagnosis Won't Delay New Album

The 63-year-old heavy metal icon and founding member of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi, has been diagnosed with early stage lymphoma. There are no plans to delay the recently re-united group's upcoming album with producer Rick Rubin despite Iommi's illness.