Author: Brett Bittke

Positive Grid Launches BIAS Amplifier Modeler and Designer App for iPad

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Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com), the creator of JamUp Pro XT for iOS, proudly announces the launch of BIAS, the world’s most complete, accurate and versatile guitar amplifier modeler and designer. Equipped with 36 stunning replications of rock ‘n’ roll history’s most sought-after vintage and modern amps, Positive Grid’s new iPad app lets musicians dive deep into… Read more »


ReVamp Announce 2014 Maiden North American Tour

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Led by the inimitable & multi-talented front woman Floor Jansen, Dutch heavy metallers REVAMP are proud to announce their maiden tour through the U.S. and Canada this upcoming April & May, 2014.  The band will open for headlining American metallers ICED EARTH on their “Worldwide Plagues” tour and SABATON from Sweden, who will be direct… Read more »


Blacklist Royals Release “Righteous Child” Single

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Nashville’s Blacklist Royals have released their new single “Righteous Child” on a 2 song EP available at digital retailers and on limited edition pink vinyl 11.12.13.  In support of the release, the band is embarking on a regional tour with punk veterans Swingin’ Utters (see dates below). Blacklist Royals have released “Righteous Child” with a… Read more »


ICED EARTH announce ‘Plagues Of Babylon’ album release and North American tour

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Metal titans ICED EARTH make their triumphant return with the January 21, 2014 release of new studio album ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ on Century Media Records. The band will bring the new album to their North America homeland when their headlining WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR hits our shores April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and… Read more »


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Exclusively Stream New Album ‘Volume 2’ On iTunes Radio “First Play”

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH continue the countdown to the release of the second installment of their masterwork titled THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL – VOLUME 2 out November 19 via Prospect Park in North America and Eleven Seven in all other territories. Beginning today (11/12) iTunes Radio users in the United States… Read more »


Black Star Riders Debuts “Kingdom Of The Lost” Video

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Opening with a quote from American author & poet Maya Angelou and closing with a quote from THIN LIZZY frontman & bassist Phil Lynott, the new BLACK STAR RIDERS video for “Kingdom Of The Lost” has debuted on the Classic Rock Magazine. Described as “one of the most personal songs for me on the record”… Read more »


Manraze Release New EP – I Surrender

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MANRAZE, the London-based rock band formed by iconic Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen, along with punk rock forerunner Paul Cook (Sex Pistols) on drums and Simon Laffy, rockin’ bass player of Collen’s former glam-band, Girl, release their new EP, I Surrender available on iTunes today – November 12th.  On November 18th MANRAZE will be… Read more »


GWYDION Streaming Entire New Album

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The Epic/Folk Metallers from GWYDION will celebrate the release of their new album with a full streaming on Facebook ! This Online Release party for “VETERAN” has been scheduled for Friday Nov 22, 2013 from 10:00am CET till 23:00pm CET through www.facebook.com/GwydionPT Being around in the music-scene as a band since 1995, GWYDION is ready… Read more »


DEVOUR THE DAY album/tour news

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Wanted to share this news about DEVOUR THE DAY, as detailed in the attached letter (OK to post online) from bassist/songwriter Joey “ Chicago ” Walser. Further news about the 2014 re-release of the band’s critically acclaimed debut album, TIME & PRESSURE (Fat Lady Music/Caroline Distribution) is forthcoming.  Remixing and remastering the album is legendary… Read more »


DARK FUNERAL announces release date for ‘Diabolis Interium’, ‘Attera Totus Sanctus’, and ‘Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus’ re-issues

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After releasing re-issues for The Secrets of the Black Arts, Vobiscum Satanas, and In the Sign… yesterday in North America, Swedish black metal masters DARK FUNERAL have now announced the street date for their second batch of re-issues: Diabolis Interium, Attera Totus Sanctus, Angelus Exuro Pro Eternus. Due out November 25th in Europe and North… Read more »


IN THIS MOMENT announce second leg of HELLPOP dates

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IN THIS MOMENT are kicking off 2014 with more than a bang – they’re ushering in the new year with THE HELLPOP TOUR II. Set to launch January 2 in Portland, OR, the 16-city tour wraps January 5 in South Florida, where the band will then embark on the SHIPROCKED cruise. Joining IN THIS MOMENT… Read more »


British Proggers Threshold Return To The Studio

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British progressive metal sextet THRESHOLD are back in the studio working on their tenth studio album. “It’s good to be working on a new album and cut the time between releases,” shares THRESHOLD guitarist Karl Groom. “Our touring for the March Of Progress album inspired Rich [West, keyboard player] and I to get writing not… Read more »


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