Axewound Unveil ‘Vultures’ Track Listing, Secure U.S. Release
Are you ready for Axewound? After working out their scheduling issues, it looks as though the metal supergroup will finally get to release their debut album. ‘Vultures’ currently carries on Oct. 1 release in the U.K., with the disc dropping a day later in the U.S.
Seether Honored for Decade of Success
In the ever-changing world of the music industry, it’s a rarity for bands to reach a decade with the same representation, but Seether are still going strong with Wind-Up Records after hitting the 10-year mark. To help celebrate the occasion, Seether were surprised backstage by President/CEO Ed Vetri and their manager Jack Rovner with plaques that marked the accomplishments the band have reached ov
Vance Bockis, Member of The Obsessed, Pentagram + The Factory, Dead at 50
Noted Washington, D.C.-area punk and metal bassist Vance Bockis has died at the age of 50. The musician, who played in such bands as the Obsessed, 9353 and Pentagram, in addition to fronting the Factory, passed away at his home in Fairfax County, Va., on Saturday (Sept. 1) from complications following shoulder surgery.
I See Stars Land in Jail for Alleged Possession of Hallucinogenic Drugs
Usually the end of a tour is a joyous occasion for a band, but the guys in I See Stars had an experience to conclude the “All-Stars” tour that they’d rather forget. The band spent time in jail on Aug. 30 in Saline County, Kan., after allegedly being caught with hallucinogenic drugs.
A Day to Remember Reveal New Album Title
A Day to Remember are still hard at work on a new album, but guitarist Kevin Skaff was kind enough to impart the album title for their upcoming disc via a Tweet.
Falling in Reverse Announce ‘The Thug in Me Is You’ Fall 2012 Trek
Falling in Reverse are ready to pack away the lawn chairs and trade them in for some tour bus seats this fall. The band just revealed that they will be heading out in October for a month-and-a-half long trek they’ve dubbed “The Thug in Me Is You” tour.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Lands Radio Hosting Gig
AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson has been heard all over radio for years now, but perhaps not in the way that he’s about to. The singer has just inked a deal to host a six-week radio series for the U.K.’s BBC Radio 2.
Lethal Guitarist Eric Cook Loses Cancer Battle
There’s sad news to report, as Eric Cook, guitarist for power/prog metal outfit Lethal, has lost his battle with cancer.
Coheed and Cambria Unveil Full Release Details for New ‘The Afterman: Ascension’ Album
Coheed and Cambria are keeping up their description as one of the most detail-oriented bands in rock. The group’s latest winding tale is titled ‘The Afterman: Ascension,’ and now carries an Oct. 9 release date.
Longreef Discuss U.S. Invasion, ‘Dirty Motel’ EP + Upcoming Tour
Australian rockers Longreef followed the path of many before them, forming their band and building a buzz at home, but then realizing their dreams by relocating to America. After two years in the U.S., the group has delivered their debut EP, ‘Dirty Motel,’ and also put together a DVD titled ‘Live at the BLVD.’
Slash Backs Wildlife Warrior Bob Irwin’s Wildlife Conservation Foundation
Slash‘s love of animals has given the guitar great a new mission. While on a trip to Australia, he took wildlife warrior Bob Irwin up on an invite, but left the meeting by signing on to aid Irwin’s new conservation initiative.
Nickelback Frontman Chad Kroeger Engaged to Avril Lavigne
Canada’s got a new power couple! People reports that Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger is now engaged to pop star Avril Lavigne. The couple have been dating around six months, having first gotten together when Kroeger was called in to co-write a song for Lavigne’s next record.