Black Label Society are back with new music as 'Catacombs of the Black Vatican' just arrived in early April. Not only do the band want to make sure you have a copy of the disc, they've teamed with Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock to provide an autographed copy and a pretty awesome set of Black Label Society merchandise to go along with it.
After a week of rumors, AC/DC confirmed that there were key elements of truth in some of the gossip that had been swirling around. In a statement, they confirmed that guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young (seen at right above with brother Angus) was taking a break from the band due to ill health. However, the talk that this would lead to the band retiring was premature, as they also confirmed they would continue making music.
Foo Fighters fans will be happy to know there's a new progress report on the band's next album. The group has been trying (though not entirely successful) to keep their recording details under wraps, but producer Butch Vig says in a new Kerrang! interview (excerpted by NME) that the band is halfway through recording sessions for the disc.
What's the chugging noise coming from the South? It's gotta be Mastodon! Having just revealed that their next album will be titled 'Once More Around the Sun,' the band is now serving up their first music from the disc -- a single called 'High Road,' which can be heard in full in the player below.
If you've caught Rob Zombie in concert over the years, you know that his live shows are something special. So it is with great anticipation that fans are looking forward to Zombie's first ever concert DVD release, 'The Zombie Horror Picture Show.' Luckily for you, Loudwire has teamed up with the legendary musician to provide you with the opportunity to win an autographed copy of the DVD along with a copy of the companion 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' book.
The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 16, 2014:
Let's face it. When it comes to hard rock and metal, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has dragged their feet over the years with inducting some of the big names of the genre, so with that in mind, Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul says he's not confident that the groundbreaking metal band will have their named called.
The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for April 15, 2014: