Slash’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival Tour Kicks Off

Slash has kicked off his first-ever nationwide S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival blues tour, featuring Warren Haynes Band, Keb’ ‘Mo, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Robert Randolph, Samantha Fish, Eric Gales, ZZ Ward, Jackie Venson, and Larkin Poe. Slash and his Blues Ball Band also perform on all S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival dates, among other special guest vocalists. Find more details in the article below.
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Exhorder Book US Tour with Eyehategod

NOLA thrash legends, Exhorder, have announced a US Summer tour with fellow Crescent City natives and sludgelords Eyehategod. The live run kicks off on August 13th in Memphis, TN, running to September 1st in Chicago, IL. It comes in support of their 4th album, Defectum Omnium, which was released in March via Nuclear Blast Records. Keep reading below for tour dates and more.
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ALBUM REVIEW: Orange Goblin – Science, Not Fiction

Following the path blazed by bands like Kyuss and Monster Magnet who emerged from the Grunge scene, Orange Goblin was one of the main bands who kept the bong songs in rotation to help cement the sound we think of today as Stoner Metal.Continue reading

Mother’s Cake Share Their Single and Video “One Of These Days” – New Album Coming Soon

Mother’s Cake have just announced the release of their brand new album, Ultrabliss, due out on 18th October 2024, via the Embassy Of Music record label. They have also shared “One Of These Days,” the first single taken from the album, along with its own music video. Catch it below and find out more.
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Shiner to Re-issue Their Early Albums Through Spartan Records

Spartan Records has announced that they will re-issue Shiner’s first four albums on vinyl. These records, (Splay, Lula Divinia, Starless, and The Egg ) have been out-of-print for years, but are now available again, on exclusive limited edition vinyl, or as part of a bundle with a brand new Shiner t-shirt. Orders are shipping in mid-August. Find more details in the article below.
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Brujeria Book US Tour Including Dates with GWAR

Mexican death grind band, Brujeria, have announced their Mexorcita Tour 2024 in the US this Fall. The 25-date trek will kick off on August 29th in Long Beach, CA – with special guests Tribal Gaze (9/5-9/10) and Cancer Christ (9/21-9/27), plus some dates with GWAR and  concludes in Los Angeles on September 27th. The tour follows their latest album, Esto Es Brujeria, released September 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records. Keep reading for the live listings.
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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases for 7-19-24

What new Rock and Metal albums are you picking up this week?

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Candlebox Drop Their New Deluxe Digital Album “A Little Longer Goodbye (Tour Edition)” – On Tour in North America Soon

Seattle rockers, Candlebox have unveiled A Little Longer Goodbye (Tour Edition), the digital deluxe version of their album The Long Goodbye. It has been released across all DSPs, via Round Hill Records, and features the 12 original album tracks, plus two bonus live songs, “Elegante” and “Cellphone Jesus” (recorded at Club Amanda, Santiago, Chile, October 27, 2023), and the single “Washed Up.” The band are also on tour in North America with Bush and Jerry Cantrell from July 26th. Head into the article below to find out more.
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Iron Maiden Lead Singers Paul Di’Anno and Bruce Dickinson Meet for the First Time

Stjepan Juras, Paul Di’Anno’s manager, just reported on a significant event in Iron Maiden and heavy metal history as Paul and his replacement in Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson met in person for the first time in Zagreb, Croatia. Bruce is on tour for his new solo album and Paul was doing a record signing for his new album Paul Di’Anno’s Warhorse recently announced that their self-titled debut album will be released worldwide on July 19th via BraveWords Records.Continue reading