Legendary American metal act Manowar have just revealed a new string of tour dates. Well known as one of the planet's loudest bands, Manowar will shake the Earth on U.S. soil once again as they hit the road in February 2014.
Metallica will head to Europe next summer for a string of concerts, and ticket holders will have the opportunity to vote for songs that the band will play during each show. Metallica will let fans pick 17 of the 18 songs they play. The 18th will be a brand new track, as the band declares they are "ready to make another album."
As the year ends and touring starts to wind down, there's a lot of hope for 2014 thanks to a number of festivals beginning to reveal their participants. The Maryland Deathfest is looking very promising for 2014 as a bunch of new bands have been added to the bill.
Earlier this year, metalcore band For Today released the EP 'Prevailer.' Now the band has announced that their next studio album, 'Fight the Silence,' is set to be issued on Feb. 4. Pre-orders of the album and various merch bundles are available here, and you can listen to the album's title track and first single above.
A massive tribute for late guitar icon Randy Rhoads has been organized for the 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) weekend. Featuring musicians who had played alongside the shredder and members of the Rhoads family, 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' is set to invade Santa Ana, Calif. on Jan. 25.
Bleeding Through recently embarked on the first leg of their U.S. farewell tour. As an extension to the original list of dates, the band added one last date in Albuquerque, N.M., but Bleeding Through nearly didn't make it to the show. On their way to the gig, Bleeding Through's van drove off the road, totaling the act's trailer.
The East Coast celebrated the life and legacy of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham earlier this year in New Jersey with Bonzo Bash, and now the West Coast will have their own party to commemorate the legendary drummer at the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014 event on Jan. 23 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif.
2014’s concert schedule is starting to take shape with the dates for many of the biggest and most anticipated U.S. rock festivals being revealed. From April 26 through May 31, six rock festivals will invade the U.S., resulting in what could only be called the World’s Loudest Month.
Experimental metalers Periphery kicked off 2013 by opening up for Deftones and then went on to be a massive part of this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. They rounded out this year as headliners of their 'This Is Personal' tour and ended the trek at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Stellar support included Born of Osiris, Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja.