Download Festival And The Heavy Metal Truants to Launch Epic Charity Auction This June


On June 29th Download Festival and The Heavy Metal Truants will launch the Download 20 Auction to coincide with Download Festival’s 20th anniversary which it celebrates this June. This historic event will see the last 20 years of legendary Download Headliners contributing to a collection of unique and rare memorabilia which will be auctioned off to support four children’s charities. Continue reading

Shadows Fall is Working on New Music, but Has No Immediate Plans for a New Release

In a new interview with Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed’s podcast The Jasta Show, Brian Fair of Shadows Fall shared a lot of past, present, and future details about the band. Shadows Fall is performing this weekend at Jasta’s rejuvenated Milwaukee Metalfest this weekend. Among the many anecdotes and stories shared by Brian, including previous reunion shows at the Worcester Palladium, Blue Ridge Rock Fest and Furnace Fest, he volunteered that the band is working on “the skeletons” of parts for new songs and promised some new “Shadows Fall music down the road.” Additionally, the band is not currently signed to a label, so Fair said the band will listen to all offers, but also doesn’t yet have a timetable currently for a release. The two-hour conversation is one of the most hilarious and informative Jasta episodes of late, so check it out and read Brian’s comments below.

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Tina Turner, “The Queen of Rock and Roll,” Has Died

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Tina Turner, who defined talent, power, grace, elegance, and much more as the first true woman singer of Rock music, has died. She was 83. According to a report from her publicity team, Tina died peacefully at home in Switzerland after a long illness. Originally, the singer of Rock pioneering band Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm, Turner rose to equal billing with Ike as part of the later renamed Ike & Tina Turner Revue. Later, escaping an abusive relationship (the narrative of her memoir and later Award-winning film What’s Love Got To Do With It. She had been in many films, including The Who’s seminal Rock musical album and film Tommy, and a Broadway musical of her life story Tina! Ran in the last few years. Both with Ike Turner, and her huge solo career as one of the dominant women artists of not just the 1980s, but of all time with “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”, “River Deep – Mountain High”, “Proud Mary”, “Nutbush City Limits” “What’s Love Got to Do With It”, “Better Be Good to Me”, “Private Dancer”, “We Don’t Need Another Hero” and more. Covered by artists as wide-ranging as CCR, Halestorm, and Ghost, shows will never be forgotten.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Groundstate Shares Their New Single “Perfect Timing”


Cleveland Alt-Rock band Groundstate has teamed up with Ghost Cult to share their second single in recent times, “Perfect Timing” – which you can listen to at the link below. Following “Floating Away” the new song shares another side to the banc The single, like their upcoming full-length album was helmed by acclaimed producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Fiona Apple). And the great track will find favor from fans of bands such as Chevelle, Trust Company, Taproot, and Smile Empty Soul! Jam out to the new track now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Jaaw – Supercluster


Jaaw is an intriguing collaboration, bringing together a group of musicians that few people may have predicted hitting the studio together. The ‘super-group’ fronted by Therapy?’s veteran singer and guitarist Andy Cairns, joins Wayne Adams (Petbrick/ Big Lad), Jason Stoll (Mugstar / Sex Swing), and Adam Betts (Squarepusher / Goldie) in creating their debut record Supercluster (Svart Records) at Adam’s notorious Bear Bites Horse Studio in London.

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Machine Head Shares a New Music Video for “Arrøws In Wørds Frøm The Sky” – Playing Milwaukee Metal Fest This Weekend


Machine Head has shared a new live performance-themed music video for their song “Arrøws In Wørds Frøm The Sky” from their 2022 album ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN (Nuclear Blast, Imperium Recordings). The clip was filmed during the Vikings & Lionhearts and Electric Happy Hour Live tours directed by Jon Watson and edited by maestro Mike Sloat. The album was the Ghost Cult Magazine Album of the Year for 2022. The band will embark on a run of tour dates and festivals this summer at Milwaukee Metalfest alongside Biohazard, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Dark Angel, Suicidal Tendencies, and more!

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PODCAST: Heavy Business Episode 332- Rich Castillo of The Callous Daoboys on Metal Saxophone

Heavy Business is a metal marketing podcast presented by C Squared Music. You’ve toiled away to make your music great, don’t drop the ball on the promotion! Meet your hosts – seasoned PR professional Curtis Dewar, and metal musician Aliyah Daye. We dig deep with our guests on when to DIY your promotion, and when (and how) to get help. Join the conversation as they chat with musicians, record execs, journalists, and more about how to get more eyes (and ears) on your music! Visit for your PR and Marketing needs. Listen as Aliyah and Curtis interview Rich Castillo of The Callous Daoboys on Metal Saxophone and band management. Continue reading

Ice Nine Kills to Release Their Debut Novel “The Silver Scream” with an Audiobook Narrated by Horror Icon Tony Todd


Horror-obsessed metalcore band Ice Nine Kills will release their debut novel, The Silver Scream, this summer via Rare Bird Books. The novel will have an accompanying audiobook on limited edition vinyl, narrated by horror movies icon Tony Todd (Candyman, The X-Files). Pre-orders are live at the link below.

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