2014

August 2014

ProngIndustrial-Thrash titans Prong are coming to our shores for the first time ever! The guys that delivered tracks like ‘Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck’, ‘Broken Peace’ and ‘Rude Awakening’ will be at the Powerstation Sunday November 23, tickets are available now through Ticketmaster and Event ticketing.

Indonesia is run by a Metal head – it’s official! The country’s new President is Joko Widodo, he won the latest election by more than 6 per cent of the vote. The 53 year old has publicly proclaimed his love of metal citing his favourite bands as Lamb Of God, Napalm Death and Metallica.

Ozzy Memoirs

Ozzy Osbourne will release Memoirs of a Madman on October 7 in the U.S. It’ll feature CD and DVD revisiting both Ozzy’s audio and video history. The CD will contain 17 of Osbourne’s greatest hit singles and it will be released in single-CD, two-LP and two-LP picture disc formats. Whilst the DVD is two-discs of music videos, unreleased and out-of-print live performances and interviews from his solo career.

 

Meanwhile Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford has said that it’s unlikely he or other members of Judas Priest will release “tell all” autobiography’s. “It’s Rob Halfordbasically trust and respect for each [other]. I would never say anything about Glenn [Tipton], even about the music to a certain respect. But as far as the dirty laundry that some bands are very, very open about displaying, the most important thing for Priest is the music. We really treasure it.”

July 2014

Bruce DickinsonIron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will lead a World War I dogfight re-enactment above the Sonisphere festival, just hours before he takes the stage. He’s part of the Great War Display Team, a group of pilots who fly replica warplanes to commemorate the actions of those who fought and died in the 1914-18 conflict.

Dickinson will be flying his very own Fokker DR1 triplane –the same model used by infamous German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron.

Randy Blythe, frontman for Virginia’s finest Lamb Of God, posted on his Instagram page recently that he’d had an accident that involved a steaming hot cup of coffee, driving a car and his reproductive organs … we’ll leave the rest to your imagination.

Judas Priest’s new album Redeemer of Souls is out July 8. On their promotional tour around the UK Rob Halford addressed his trademark of the “Metal God” Judas Priest artworkmoniker.

Asked about filing for a trademark of the name he replied, “I would never put myself on that pedestal. That’s the title the fans started to give me after the famous British Steel album. It’s something I really cherish, I don’t want anybody else to be the metal god but me.”

 

avenged-sevenfold-650-430Avenged Sevenfold are still putting the final touches on their new ‘Hail to the King: Deathbat’ mobile video game. It’s been revealed that the band’s late drummer, Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan, will be included. Once you unlock his character, you can use him as your comrade to help you through the levels.”