Sabaton To Headline Bloodstock Open Air 2019

The organisers of Britain’s Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed the first headliner for next year’s edition of the event. Swedish power metal outfit Sabaton will cap off the main stage on Friday and have posted a video online promising a full headline show in what will be their only performance in the United Kingdom in 2019. You can check out the video below.

The festival will take place from August 8th – 11th in Catton Park, Derbyshire. You can read full reports of this year’s festival by clicking the links below.

Bloodstock Day One

Bloodstock Day Two

Bloodstock Day Three

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Ross The Boss Announces UK Tour Dates With Uproar

Former Manowar guitarist Ross The Boss and his eponymous band will be heading to the United Kingdom this October for a string of headlining shows in support of their latest album, “By The Blood Sworn,” which was released this year through AFM Records. They will be joined on the trek by Scottish metal band, Uproar.

The tour dates are as follows:

October 5 – Bannermans -Edinburgh, Scotland
October 6 – Cathouse – Glasgow, Scotland
October 7 – Trillians -Newcastle, England
October 8 – The Underworld Camden -London, England
October 9 – The Corporation -Sheffield, England
October 10 – The Iron Road -Evesham, England
October 11 – Eleven – Stoke-on-Trent, England

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Bullet For My Valentine Announces American Tour Dates

Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United States this Fall in support of their forthcoming new studio album, “Gravity.” The album is set to be released on June 29th through Search And Destroy/Spinefarm Records, their first release with the companies, as well as their first with drummer Jason Bowld.

September 13 – Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s
September 15 – St. Paul, MN – The Myth
September 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Paegant
September 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
September 21 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
September 22 – Austin, TX – Emo’s
September 24 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
September 25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
September 27 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
September 30 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
October 2 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
October 3 – Syracuse, NY – SI Hall
October 4 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
October 7 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Detroit
October 9 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom
October 10 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
October 12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
October 14 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival*
October 16 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
* Festival

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Pánico Al Miedo Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Formador”

Spanish death metal / thrash metal outfit Pánico Al Miedo premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Formador”, which will be out in stores April 27 through Cimmerian Shade, Symbol of Domination and United by Chaos.. The effort features guest solos from James Murphy (Death, Obituary) and Bobby Koelble (Death) and art by Ed Repka.

Check out now “Formador” in its entirety below.

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Pánico Al Miedo Premiere Pre-Release Full-Album Stream Of Upcoming New Album “Formador”

Spanish death metal / thrash metal outfit Pánico Al Miedo premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band’s upcoming new album “Formador”, which will be out in stores April 27 through Cimmerian Shade, Symbol of Domination and United by Chaos.. The effort features guest solos from James Murphy (Death, Obituary) and Bobby Koelble (Death) and art by Ed Repka.

Check out now “Formador” in its entirety below.

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KISS Bassist Gene Simmons Announces Presidential Candidacy

Gene Simmons, the iconic bassist and vocalist of American rock legends KISS, has announced his intention to run for President of the United States Of America in 2020. Running as an independent candidate under the slogan, “I was made for running you,” the sixty eight year old musician is pledging greater focus on trade, the arts and a “unique” fiscal system, known as “Rockanomics.”

“America is at a crucial point in history,” Simmons stated at a press conference in Detroit, “I still believe it’s fine not to have a career politician in charge, they don’t know jack about the common man, however the image of America needs improving significantly. We need to show the world what kind of fun loving people we are, as well as proving our intelligence and business sense to the rest of the world. I believe I’m the man to do that, having demonstrated my business acumen, literary prowess and rock and roll attitude since the seventies… America, I was made for running you!”

Not much else is known about his policies right now but one issue already being discussed is whether or not Simmons will be eligible to run, as he was born in Israel. This is something also often brought up during the political career of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who served to terms as governor of California. Under the proposed, “Demolition Man” legislature though, foreign born American citizens of great upstanding would be able to be elected President of the United States.

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Inquisition Dropped By Record Label, Season Of Mist

Black metal duo Inquisition has been dropped by French record company Season Of Mist, it was announced earlier today. No explanation has been given and the message on the Season Of Mist page simply read:

“Season of Mist are no longer working with Inquisition. There will be no further statement.”

Naturally, rumours are circulating as to why the company has dropped the band, originally from Colombia but now based in the United States of America, though Inquisition are no strangers to controversy, having had several concerts cancelled recently over allegations of Nazism, among other serious accusations. More information will be brought to you as soon as it becomes available.

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Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce Still “Incredibly Proud” Of Latest Album – Despite Considerable Sales Decline

The release of Asking Alexandria‘s new self-titled album this past December saw the band move around 22,000 sold units in the United States during its first week. Those sales were down considerably from that of the band’s previous album, “The Black“, which sold 30,000 units during its first week of availability. The band saw their commercial peak during the cycles of Reckless & Relentless and From Death To Destiny. The former moved 31,000 first-week units and debuted at No. 9, and the latter jumped to 41,000 units first-week and saw a No. 5 debut.

A report by Rockfeed.net predicting “… for Asking Alexandria, this may be the beginning of their downslope” caught the eye of the band’s guitarist Ben Bruce, who responded publicly with the following tweets:

So @BrianStormMusic used the term “disappointing first week sales” in regards to our new album, which I find laughable! When compared to bands on our “level” we actually outsold most! We sold thousands more than expected in a rapidly diminishing musical format!

— Ben Bruce (@benjaminbruce) January 2, 2018

We are beyond proud of our first weeks sales and our streams (how most people listen to music now) are stronger than ever before! We knew we would chart lower on billboard charts than if we waited to release in January due to Christmas sales being dominated by pop/rap

— Ben Bruce (@benjaminbruce) January 2, 2018

We wanted to release our album at the end of the year and end 2017 on a high! So reporting that we are disappointed is a gross inaccuracy! We are beyond excited, beyond proud and ready for the most incredible year of our career so far ????

— Ben Bruce (@benjaminbruce) January 2, 2018

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Ex-Black Sabbath Bill Ward Hospitalized For Heart Problem – All Day Of Errors Tour Dates Cancelled

Ex-Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was recently hospitalized with a heart issue which has forced him to cancel his planned December run of West Coast shows as part of Day Of Errors in the United States. He issued the below statement on the matter:

“Hi Everyone,

It’s with great, great sadness that I must tell you I have to cancel the Day Of Errors tour dates scheduled in December. I wound up in hospital this past weekend with heart problems. I am OK and in good recovery at this time. However, I’ve never experienced this particular type of heart problem before, and due to its nature, I had to make the decision to cancel the dates.

I want to send my sincere apologies to everyone who was planning to come out to the shows. I’m so sorry we won’t be making it – I was looking forward to seeing you all and sharing this music with you. I’ll be in touch soon.

All my love,
Bill”

All Bill Ward/Day of Errors tour dates have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased through an online ticketing agency will be automatically refunded. Please allow 7-10 days for refunds to appear.

Thursday, December 7 – Eugene, OR – WOW Hall
Friday, December 8 – Seattle, WA – High Dive
Saturday, December 9 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
Tuesday, December 12 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Wednesday, December 13 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
Thursday, December 14 – Ventura, CA – The Garage
Friday, December 15 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah”
Ward‘s health has been the subject of much controversy in recent years.

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Lyric Video For New Single “Redemptionem Per Cruciatu” Posted By Pile Of Priests

Currently working on completing the new EP entitled “Tenebrous Labyrinth” to follow the 2015 debut album “Void To Enlightenment,” Denver, CO progressive death metal trio Pile Of Priests have a new lyric video for the stand alone single entitled “Redemptionem Per Cruciatu” which premiered exclusively on NoCleanSinging.com at this location, or just down in the player below.

Translated from Latin, “Redemptionem Per Cruciatu” means “Redemption Through Torture” as the band explains: “The song is about the centuries of child molestation within the Catholic Church, and in particular one Wisconsin priest who sexually molested over 200 deaf children between 1950 and 1974. He was never punished by the Vatican hierarchy or by the criminal justice system of the United States. The song musically starts out with an eerie bass intro to portray the sadness and trauma of all the affected victims. It then progresses into a fast-paced melodic ride of pure anger that is sure to rile up the listener.”

Following the release of this new single, the band’s forthcoming EP “Tenebrous Labyrinth” will consist of three original songs and three covers.

Drummer Evan Knight adds: “We are very proud of our new single ‘Redemption Per Cruciatu’ and upcoming EP that we plan to follow. Our sound has evolved on every release and we have agreed that this EP to come is the pinnacle of our sound thus far. It’s fast, evil, melodic and incorporates other styles of metal besides death metal.”

Check out the clip here:

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