Music Industry Legend Michael Alago’s Memoir Due Out Next Spring

Michael Anthony Alago, legendary music industry A & R executive who signed Metallica To Elektra and worked with the likes of everyone from White Zombie, Flotsam And Jetsam, Metal Church, and all the way to Hall of Famers like Nina Simone, will finally release his autobiography I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death in March of 2020 via Backbeat Books. Co-written with Laura Davis-Chanin. Alago was the subject of the documentary by Drew Stone, “Who the F*ck is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago” in 2017, which is now on Netflix. Alago’s book promised to be a no holds barred look into his life growing up in Brooklyn, his groundbreaking work in the music business surviving the Aids crisis, overcoming addiction, to his life in the present as a published and celebrated photographer and personality. You can pre-order the book from Amazon. For more about Michael, revisit our interview with him a few years back. Continue reading

Michael Schenker Fest, Sortilège, Soen, Trollfest, Grave Digger, and More Booked for 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise

The tenth annual 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise has been dropping some incredible bookings for the 2020 cruise this January. Recently added bands are Michael Schenker Fest, Sortilège, Soen, Trollfest, Grave Digger, and more have been added to the cruise lineup! Schenker’s appearance makes the Official 50th Recording Anniversary for him as an artist. For the cruise he will be joined by a very special compliment of musicians: Continue reading

OverKill – Wings Of War

There aren’t many bands who can lay claim to sounding better now, with nineteen albums under their belts, than they did at their perceived peak. At least not many who can say it while keeping a straight face anyway. But then again, not every band is OverKill. Continue reading

Flotsam And Jetsam Shares New Video For “Demolition Man”

Legendary Thrash Metal band Flotsam And Jetsam have shared a new video for their new single ‘Demolition Man’! Straight out of the 1980s, the track is chock full of riffs, furious beats, and great heavy melodic vocals, the track is pure Flotz Til Death action! Their new album The End Of Chaos drops on January 18th, 2019 via their label AFM Records. Continue reading

Amplified Festival Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now, Lawnmower Deth Contest Underway

Amplified Festival 2019 made a major announcement this past Friday with Jinjer, Conan, Flotsam And Jetsam, Memoriam, joining Mushroomhead and many others booked for the fest. You can get your Early Bird tickets at the link below. Legendary band Lawnmower Deth guitarist and former member of Amplified alumni Acid Reign, Kevin “KEV” Papworth as donated a guitar to a member of our team and in support of the Mental Health Foundation. The Festival is hosting a giveaway*, with the announcement of his stage played guitar after the Sunday night headliner finishes. You can enter the contest by buying an early bird ticket before 31st October 2018! Continue reading

Flotsam And Jetsam Books Spring 2019 Headline Tour

Thrash metal legends Flotsam And Jetsam have announced a 2019 headline tour of the USA. Having just supported Hammerfall on a recent tour, and now they are heading back out to support their forthcoming new album, The End of Chaos, due out in November from AFM Records. The band welcomed Ken Mary (Alice Cooper, Accept) as their permanent drummer, since the departure of Jason Bittner to Overkill. Continue reading