Epica's new album The Holographic Principle is really shaping up to be something special. To me, power metal generally amounts to nothing more than a catchy chorus and an eventual annoyance within a week or so, but man… Epica's new track "Edge Of The Blade" is awesome. It's a faster song that winds through a lot of really interesting sections pretty quickly, though none of them are forgettable in the least.
British metal icons Iron Maiden completed a 36-country tour in support of 2015’s The Book of Souls earlier this year and with a few months to rest, they’ll be hitting the road for another round of dates in the spring of 2017!
The trek will launch from Antwerp, Belgium on April 22, marking the band’s first appearance in the city since they last stopped over in 1981 while on the Killers tour back when Paul Di’Anno was still the lead singer. The 16-date run will take them to arenas in Germany, the U.K., Ireland and Scotland, finishing up in London on May 27 with hard rock vets Shinedown serving as support each night. See a full list of dates below (the poster at the top only lists the U.K. dates).
“As it’s been so long since our last full U.K. arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible,” began bassist and founder Steve Harris. “We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds where we haven’t played since 2005 and Liverpool where we haven’t played since 1990. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas. The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do.”
What's black-and-white and red all over? The new video for The Pretty Reckless' "Take Me Down."
The visual drains all color from the Taylor Momsen-fronted band except for streaks of blood red painting the background. "Take Me Down" is the lead single from the rockers' Who You Selling For album, due Oct. 21 through Razor & Tie.
"Take Me Down" follows three consecutive No. 1 hits for the band on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart, where the single has so far peaked at No. 2 and is still gaining at radio.
Fans have been eating up the video and the song's '90s throwback vibe, making it a Facebook and Twitter trending topic after its release on Thursday (Sept. 29). The excitement around the video helped drive the track to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 for the first time.
OK, regardless of what Todd or Mark might say, we’re telling you to go to STRYPER’s 30th Anniversary Tour for To Hell With The Devil, the album that really put the yellow-and-black-clad Christian hair metal band phenomenon on the national metal map. Are they cool? No way, not even sort of ironically.
But they’ll still be delivering a twin lead attack that melts melts your face with renewed vigor, along with Michael Sweet’s screams (we hear he still goes for them).
And you’re going to want to see that up close at the Cabooze. 7:30 PM. $35.
MEGADETH's official video for the instrumental song "Conquer Or Die!" can be seen below. The track, which is taken from the band's latest album, "Dystopia", showcases the classical-style acoustic guitar playing of the band's Brazilian lead guitarist Kiko Loureiro.
"He plays so many different instruments, too!" MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine told Revolver magazine. "I walked into Kiko's hotel room in Japan, and there's a silver flute on his bed. And [David] Ellefson [MEGADETH bassist] goes, 'That was him? I thought I heard some dude shredding on the flute last night!'"