1. NASA’s Curiosity Wakes Up to a Dose of Anthrax

    NASA’s Curiosity Wakes Up to a Dose of Anthrax icon Got The Time, from the band’s 1990 Gold-certified Persistence of Time, was one of several songs on NASA’s wake-up playlist for the Mars Rover, Curiosity, that touched down on the Red Planet August 5. “Got The Time” woke Curiosity up on Day Six, along with “Echelon” by 30 Seconds to Mars. Since Curiosity’s Mars landing, the playlist has also included … (read on)

  2. Sólstafir live at Dark Bombastic Evening 4

    Sólstafir playing at Dark Bombastic Evening 4 in Alba Iulia, with Cătălin Motoroga of Negură Bunget on panpipes as a special guest. (read on)

  3. W:O:A 2013 – pre-sale starts

    W:O:A 2013 – pre-sale starts icon The organizers of the world's biggest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, announced the start of the pre-sales of the W:O:A X-Mas Package 2013. The tickets will be available for sale at www.metaltix.com on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 00:01 am. The price for 3-Days-“ALL IN”-Ticket is 120€ (incl. sales tax plus 10,- advance booking fee, W:O:A cult T-shirt and much … (read on)

  4. New bands confirmed for BA 2012

    New York Hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT, Atlanta-based post-hardcore/metal band NORMA JEAN and Swiss elektro/industrial dark metallers SAMAEL have been confirmed as new acts for Brutal Assault Festival 2012. Unfortunately, Canadian band PROTEST THE HERO have been forced to cancel BA Festival due to some term collision with their US tour. (read on)

    1. Update Nov. 25, 2011 21:25: First confirmed bands for Brutal Assault 2012!
    2. Update Dec. 13, 2011 21:26: FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, SHAPE OF DESPAIR and RISE AND FALL c
    3. Update Dec. 16, 2011 21:27: Headliner confirmed: MACHINE HEAD!
    4. Update Dec. 27, 2011 21:28: Moshpit will go non-stop with HATEBREED and SUICIDE SILENCE
    5. Update Jan. 10, 2012 21:29: Further dose of newly confirmed bands headed by IMMOLATION
    6. Update Jan. 20, 2012 21:30: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SÓLSTAFIR and GORGUTS
    7. Update Feb. 17, 2012 21:31: GODFLESH, NILE and KAMPFAR confirmed for Brutal Assault 2012
    8. Update Feb. 24, 2012 21:33: Brutal Assault confirms FINNTROLL, SKARHEAD and ROOT
    9. Update March 15, 2012 21:34: New bands confirmed for BA!
    10. Update April 3, 2012 21:35: Brutal Assault announces NAPALM DEATH, CROWBAR and ALCEST
    11. Update May 1, 2012 17:18: KYLESA, ENGEL a INQUISITION confirmed for BA 2012.
    12. Update May 19, 2012 17:20: SWALLOW THE SUN and UNEARTH confirmed for BA
    13. Update May 22, 2012 17:21: SUICIDE SILENCE moved to PreAssault Show
    14. Update July 17, 2012 14:46: BRUTAL ASSAULT photo contest
    15. Update July 23, 2012 14:41: BA 2012 announces its daily schedule and 4 new bands
  5. Sunset in the 12th House confirmed for DBE 4

    Sunset in the 12th House confirmed for DBE 4 icon Romanian experimental post -rock band Sunset in the 12th House have been confirmed for the 2012 edition of the Dark Bombastic Evening - The 4th Ritual, set to take place on August 17-18, in Alba Iulia Fortress, Romania. Here is the band statement… “_After PG.Lost had to face the unfortunate situation of canceling their participation at DBE4, we were pleasantly … (read on)

  6. ARTmania Festival 2012

    ARTmania Festival’s organizers have announced the tickets for the next Sibiu Festival edition as a premiere in the Romanian entertainment market. For the ARTmania Festival Sibiu 2012, the seventh edition of the Sibiu’s arts festival, tickets are already available. It is for the first time in Romania when a music festival is offering this service with one year in advance. … (read on)

    1. Update Oct. 20, 2011 09:57: Delain and Trail of Tears at ARTmania Festival Sibiu 2012
    2. Update Feb. 9, 2012 10:03: ARTmania Festival announces Die Toten Hosen in August at Sib
    3. Update Feb. 21, 2012 10:18: Epica live in Transylvania at ARTmania Festival 2012
    4. Update May 25, 2012 10:23: Raining stars at the ARTmania Festival 2012
    5. Update June 2, 2012 10:29: Edguy and My Dying Bride are playing at ARTmania Festival
    6. Update July 18, 2012 12:22: Kitsune Art confirmed for Artmania 2012
  7. DOWSPIRIT Reveal New Album Title

    DOWSPIRIT Reveal New Album Title icon DOWNSPIRIT, the heavy rock band formed by ex-SYMPHORCE/ex-FREEDOM CALL guitarist Cedric “Cede” Dupont have revealed the album title Bulletproof as well as unveiled the cover art, tracklisting and confirmed the album's release date. Bulletproof Track List: 1)Greed 2)Life After her 3)Get the F*** Up 4)The Wish 5)Human Gift 6)Are you Proud? 7)Hellyeah 8)Overload 9)Gotta Get Away 10)What a Way to … (read on)

  8. Animals As Leaders robbed while on tour

    Animals As Leaders are reporting that their house in LA was broken into and the band robbed while they were out on the road.An official statement from Animals As Leaders can be found below. “Hey guys. We’ve got some pretty terrible news to report. Upon returning home to our house in LA we discovered that we’d been robbed while were … (read on)

  9. Cavalleria Events launches the first incorporated services

    Cavalleria Events launches the first incorporated services  icon Cavalleria Events launches the first incorporated services packages on the musical market. Configured in two segments, the Cavalleria Events packages offer many benefits for the concerts lovers, but also for the bands that belongs to the company portfolio. Fanzone The products from the Fanzone are for those who love the live music: By buying one of the services package they … (read on)

  10. Epica to release 5th album

    Epica to release 5th album icon The new album, titled Requiem for the Indifferent, will be released on Nuclear Blast Records and will be available on March 9th in Europe (March 13th in the US). The album is going to contain 13 songs, and is produced by Sasha Paeth. He also produced previous albums by Epica, but also albums of bands like Angra, Rhapsody, Kamelot, Edguy … (read on)

  11. Autumn to take the stage

    Autumn to take the stage icon Autumn to take the stage Dutch rock collective Autumn have released their fifth studio album (third on Metal Blade Record) last November, called Cold Comfort. While recording the album, the band tried to use a real vintage sound. Therefore, one of the rooms deep within the 013 venue, where the band will return on February 10th, was filled with all … (read on)

  12. Obscura announce European headlining tour

    Obscura announce European headlining tour icon German progressive metal Obscura have announced a four-week headlining European tour in the spring of 2012 in support of their latest album Omnivium. The tour will kick-off on March 9th in Stuttgart, Germany. Obscura's Steffen Kummerer commented on the upcoming run: “We are stoked to announce our upcoming European headlining tour to support our newest album 'Omnivium'! With our label-mates … (read on)

  13. Freedom Call: new album out in February 2012

    German melodic metal band Freedom Call will release their new studio album “Land Of The Crimson Dawn” on February 24th in Germany, February 27th in Europe and February 28th in the USA/Canada. Singer and Guitarist Chris Bay offers news to the fans: “We started in the beginning of September to record the first tracks for the new album. The band … (read on)

  14. Cynic new EP Streaming in full

    Cynic new EP Streaming in full icon Progressive rock/metal band Cynic will release a new EP, “Carbon-Based Anatomy”, on November 15 in North America via Season Of Mist. The new material can be listen here by courtesy of Pitchfork. “Carbon-Based Anatomy” track listing: Amidst The Coals Carbon-Based Anatomy Bija! Box Up My Bones Elves Beam Out Hieroglyph The artwork was designed by the great Robert Venosa, the … (read on)

  15. Enter Shikari - European tour

    English Post-Hardcore band Enter Shikari is currently on tour supporting their third album, which will be released early 2012. The band will be visiting 13 countries in 3 weeks, playing 18 shows. Studio Rock will be present in Tilburg on October 3rd, where they will play the final gig of the tour. The band started in 2003 when the band … (read on)

  16. White Walls announce their first national and European tour

    White Walls announce their first national and European tour icon The progressive metal band White Walls from ConstanÈ›a, Romania will hold a series of concerts promoting the album “Mad Man Circus” in Romania and 5 other European countries between the 24th of September and the 9th of October 2011. The highlight of the “Mad Man Circus European Tour 2011” is the band's performance at the prestigious festival ProgPower Europe on … (read on)

  17. Carpatica working on their début album

    Carpatica working on their début album icon Bucharest based pagan metal band Carpatica have been in the Negură Music studio working on their début album for more than two weeks already. The record is titled La Capătul Vremii (Romanian for “end of time”), contains 7 songs — about 40 minutes — and will be released later this year. Along with the band members (Matei — voice and … (read on)

  18. Ministry confirmed for W:O:A 2012

    On August 7, 2011, it was announced that Ministry is back together again. The lineup for the reunion has not yet been finalized. They will play their first show on August 4th at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival 2012. Wacken has also announced that U.D.O and Cradle of Filth are scheduled to appear at the festival, which will take place … (read on)

    1. Update Aug. 8, 2011 18:54: Axel Rudi Pell & Forbidden at Wacken 2012
  19. Damian Wilson - ‘Best-Of’ Compilation

    Damian Wilson  - ‘Best-Of’ Compilation icon This retrospective will span two CDs and features remastered tracks from throughout Wilson's solo career, re-recorded versions of important songs and previously unreleased new material. I Thought The World Was Listening. 1997-2011 will be released on CD and as digital download. The album can be pre-ordered from August 2 to October 2. The Pre-Order Package includes: A signed copy of … (read on)

  20. Leprous launch second song off Bilateral

    Leprous launch second song off Bilateral icon The up-and-coming Norwegian progressive avant-garde metal sensation Leprous have scheduled the North American release of their third album Bilateral for August 23rd. This much anticipated release is also their InsideOut Music debut. In cooperation with Metal Sucks, Leprous are now offering a streaming preview of the new song Thorn, which features a guest vocal appearance by Ihsahn (formerly of Emperor). … (read on)