Ozzy Osbourne Announces Initial “Farewell” Tour Dates

Following the announcement yesterday that British heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will embark on a final world tour, dubbed his “Farewell” tour, the singer has announced the first batch of dates for the trek, which will see him perform in a variety of countries from Mexico to Russia. Although several venues and in some cases cities has yet to be confirmed, Ozzy will kick off the tour, which is expected to last into 2020 with the following shows:

May 5 – Mexico – TBA
May 8 – Santiago, Chile – TBA
May 11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – TBA
May 13 – São Paulo, Brazil – TBA
May 16 – Curitiba, Brazil – TBA
May 18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – TBA
May 20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – TBA
June 1 – Moscow, Russia – Olympiisky
June 3 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
June 6 – Finland – TBA
June 8 – Solvesborg, Sweden – Sweden Rock Festival
June 10 – Donington, UK – Download Festival
June 13 – Prague, Czech Republic – Airport Letnany
June 15 – Paris, France – Download Festival
June 17 – Italy – TBA
June 20 – Halden, Norway – Tons of Rock Festival
June 22 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell Festival
June 24 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
June 26 – Krakow, Poland – Impact Festival
June 28 – Oberhausen, Germany – König-Pilsnet Arena
June 30 – Madrid, Spain – Download Festival
July 2 – Lisbon, Portugal – Meo Arena

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Cyhra (Ex-In Flames/Amaranthe, Etc.) Premieres New Track “Letter To Myself”

Cyhra – the new band featuring former Amaranthe singer Jake E., ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad and Luca Turilli’s Rhapsody drummer Alex Landenburg – just released its second single, “Letter To Myself“. The song comes off the band’s debut album “Letters To Myself“, out October 20th via Spinefarm.

States vocalist Jake E.:

“It feels amazing to have ‘Letter To Myself‘ as a single as this was the first song me and Jesper wrote together. I am very proud of how this song ended up and the lyrics are so straight forward that I bet that most people can relate to those. Most of us has been through problems of getting out of a bad relationship or battling with ones like gambling or addiction. I can’t wait to have the whole album to be released and see people’s reactions.”

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Singer Tommaso Riccardi Quits Band – New Line-Up Revealed

Fleshgod Apocalypse announces the departure of vocalist/guitarist Tommaso Riccardi from its ranks. The group issues the below statement on the matter:

“Hello friends,

there’s no easy way to say this, so we’ll go straight to the point:

about a couple of months ago, our singer Tommaso left the band for personal reasons. Our separation wasn’t painless, but everybody thought this was the best solution.

Therefore we sat down and tried to figure out all possible scenarios for a band that suddenly loses its frontman. The will to go on and continue this journey was stronger than everything else.

Since the message of Fleshgod Apocalypse goes beyond music itself, we couldn’t let someone who wasn’t there since the beginning be its spokesman.

So the only way to go on was to take a look back at our roots: we decided that Francesco Paoli, our drummer, songwriter, founder and first frontman of the band, was the natural choice for this delicate and also challenging position.

Our mastermind has finally taken back his originary role as lead vocalist and guitarist.

From now on, besides our precious soprano singer Veronica Bordacchini, we’ll have the honour to share the stage with the Italian metal legend David Folchitto (Stormlord, Prophilax) on drums together with the phenomenal Fabio Bartoletti (Deceptionist) on lead guitar. Fleshgod Apocalypse are more focused and determined than ever.

Expect new epic live experiences and, most likely, the darkest and heaviest Fleshgod Apocalypse album that we’ve ever written. We can’t wait to start this new, exciting chapter of our career.

Our friends in South America will be the first ones to witness the new course of the band, with Francesco as our frontman. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Fleshgod Apocalypse“

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Singer Tommaso Riccardi Quits Band – New Line-Up Revealed

Fleshgod Apocalypse announces the departure of vocalist/guitarist Tommaso Riccardi from its ranks. The group issues the below statement on the matter:

“Hello friends,

there’s no easy way to say this, so we’ll go straight to the point:

about a couple of months ago, our singer Tommaso left the band for personal reasons. Our separation wasn’t painless, but everybody thought this was the best solution.

Therefore we sat down and tried to figure out all possible scenarios for a band that suddenly loses its frontman. The will to go on and continue this journey was stronger than everything else.

Since the message of Fleshgod Apocalypse goes beyond music itself, we couldn’t let someone who wasn’t there since the beginning be its spokesman.

So the only way to go on was to take a look back at our roots: we decided that Francesco Paoli, our drummer, songwriter, founder and first frontman of the band, was the natural choice for this delicate and also challenging position.

Our mastermind has finally taken back his originary role as lead vocalist and guitarist.

From now on, besides our precious soprano singer Veronica Bordacchini, we’ll have the honour to share the stage with the Italian metal legend David Folchitto (Stormlord, Prophilax) on drums together with the phenomenal Fabio Bartoletti (Deceptionist) on lead guitar. Fleshgod Apocalypse are more focused and determined than ever.

Expect new epic live experiences and, most likely, the darkest and heaviest Fleshgod Apocalypse album that we’ve ever written. We can’t wait to start this new, exciting chapter of our career.

Our friends in South America will be the first ones to witness the new course of the band, with Francesco as our frontman. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

Fleshgod Apocalypse“

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Zornheym Premieres New Song “Whom the Night Brings” From Upcoming New Album “Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns”

Swedish symphonic black metal outfit Zornheym – founded by multi-instrumentalist Zorn (ex-Dark Funeral, ex-Devian) – premieres a new song entitled “Whom the Night Brings”, taken from the upcoming new album “Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns”, which will be released September 15 under the auspice of Non Serviam Records.

Check out now “Whom the Night Brings” below.

States Zorn:

“I think this song is the easiest to understand the heart of this album. I remember demoing this track to our singer, Bendler, in the studio and he was so excited to dig his teeth into this one. Any old Devian fans out there? The solo section was originally written for Devian’s third album, which was never released. I have always loved that part and to expand upon it with our string and choir section just added so much more depth to it!”

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Zornheym Premieres New Song “Whom the Night Brings” From Upcoming New Album “Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns”

Swedish symphonic black metal outfit Zornheym – founded by multi-instrumentalist Zorn (ex-Dark Funeral, ex-Devian) – premieres a new song entitled “Whom the Night Brings”, taken from the upcoming new album “Where Hatred Dwells and Darkness Reigns”, which will be released September 15 under the auspice of Non Serviam Records.

Check out now “Whom the Night Brings” below.

States Zorn:

“I think this song is the easiest to understand the heart of this album. I remember demoing this track to our singer, Bendler, in the studio and he was so excited to dig his teeth into this one. Any old Devian fans out there? The solo section was originally written for Devian’s third album, which was never released. I have always loved that part and to expand upon it with our string and choir section just added so much more depth to it!”

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ONE-EYED DOLL’s KIMBERLY FREEMAN Debuts Artistic Music Video for New Song, “Amnesia” New Album, Secret Lullaby, Out Now

ONE-EYED DOLL?s KIMBERLY FREEMAN Debuts Artistic Music Video for New Song, “Amnesia”New Album, Secret Lullaby, Out Now Singer and songwriter Kimberly Freeman— perhaps best known as the guitar slinging front woman of rock band One-Eyed Doll— has teamed up with The Young Folks to debut a brand new music video for her song “Amnesia.” The artistic music […]

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ONE-EYED DOLL’s KIMBERLY FREEMAN Debuts Artistic Music Video for New Song, “Amnesia” New Album, Secret Lullaby, Out Now

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Xentrix Unveils New Band Lineup

Xentrix just checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a new vocalist and gearing up for live activity once again:

“It’s been a while since we posted any Xentrix news, and to be totally honest, this has been down to the fact that we weren’t sure if there would be anymore news or even anymore Xentrix.

“At the end of 2015 Chris Astley, our singer/guitarist had decided he didn’t want to be a part of Xentrix or any other band for that matter, and so once again he was out of the line up. This left us (the remaining three members) with the option to call it a day or try and find a replacement.

“We knew full well that the vocals are always the most difficult thing for any band to replace, but we wanted to carry on doing shows and making new metal music, so we set out on the arduous task of finding a new vocalist for the band. For the past 18 months we’ve been trying to find that right person and it has been incredibly frustrating how many times we thought we had found the new addition to our line up only to discover, for one reason or another, it wasn’t to be. We’d like to thank everyone that auditioned and demoed for us, we experienced some great voices and really cool people.

“But after a chance meeting at last year’s Bloodstock Festival we found the right man for the job and so Xentrix would like to welcome Mr. Jay Walsh (Bull Riff Stampede) as our new singer / guitarist. We’re super excited to have Jay on board and have already started writing and demoing new material. Most importantly, we can’t wait to get back to doing what we love the most, playing live!”

Xentrix 2017 consists of:

Kristian Havard – Guitar
Chris Shires – Bass
Jay Walsh – Vocals/Guitar
Dennis Gasser – Drums

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Xentrix Unveils New Band Lineup

Xentrix just checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a new vocalist and gearing up for live activity once again:

“It’s been a while since we posted any Xentrix news, and to be totally honest, this has been down to the fact that we weren’t sure if there would be anymore news or even anymore Xentrix.

“At the end of 2015 Chris Astley, our singer/guitarist had decided he didn’t want to be a part of Xentrix or any other band for that matter, and so once again he was out of the line up. This left us (the remaining three members) with the option to call it a day or try and find a replacement.

“We knew full well that the vocals are always the most difficult thing for any band to replace, but we wanted to carry on doing shows and making new metal music, so we set out on the arduous task of finding a new vocalist for the band. For the past 18 months we’ve been trying to find that right person and it has been incredibly frustrating how many times we thought we had found the new addition to our line up only to discover, for one reason or another, it wasn’t to be. We’d like to thank everyone that auditioned and demoed for us, we experienced some great voices and really cool people.

“But after a chance meeting at last year’s Bloodstock Festival we found the right man for the job and so Xentrix would like to welcome Mr. Jay Walsh (Bull Riff Stampede) as our new singer / guitarist. We’re super excited to have Jay on board and have already started writing and demoing new material. Most importantly, we can’t wait to get back to doing what we love the most, playing live!”

Xentrix 2017 consists of:

Kristian Havard – Guitar
Chris Shires – Bass
Jay Walsh – Vocals/Guitar
Dennis Gasser – Drums

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New Vocalist Tiziano “Titian” Spigno Joins Extrema

Italian thrash-metal legends Extrema has announced that the band’s new vocalist will be Tiziano “Titian” Spigno and revealed first official photo of new line-up (shown below).

The band commented: “We’re extremely pleased and excited to announce our new singer Tiziano Spigno! His Live debut with us will be on July 7th at B.Est Fest. Please don’t expect a Clone of our old Singer GL. We have a great and deep gratitude for our former singer work and his long-time contribution in the band. We chose Tiziano for his own style and personality. We’re sure you all will be positively surprised! So Please give a warm welcome to Tiziano. A new chapter has begun!”

Extrema’s upcoming festival appearances include:

July 07 – Berbenno di Valtellina (Italy) – B.EST Rock Festival 2017
July 08 – Gaggiano (Milan, Italy)– GRAVE PARTY 2017
September 16 – Parc De Villeroy (Mennecy, France) – Mennecy Metal Fest
November 25 – Espace René Fallet 91560 (Crosne, France) – MusikÖ_Eye FEST

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