Mayhem Re-signs to Century Media Records, New Album Due Next Fall


Originators of True Norwegian Black Metal, Mayhem has re-signed with Century Media Records and will release a new album later in 2019. Their debut full-length De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994) turns twenty-five this year is still considered by many to be the most influential Black Metal album of all time. Their sixth album will be released on October 25th. Soon after, they will embark on a European headline tour with special guests Gaahl’s WYRD and Gost. Continue reading

Uli Jon Roth Releasing Scorpions Revisited, Tour Dates Released

uli jon roth scorpions revisited

Uli Jon Roth is releasing his brand new double album of 19 re-invented Scorpions tracks, entitled Scorpions Revisited, on March 10, 2015 via UDR, The Home Of Legends.

Track listing – CD1:
1. The Sails Of Charon
2. Longing For Fire
3. Crying Days
4. Virgin Killer
5. In Trance
6. Sun In My Hand
7. Yellow Raven
8. Polar Nights
9. Dark Lady

Track listing – CD2:
1. Catch Your Train
2. Evening Wind
3. All Night Long
4. We’ll Burn In The Sky
5. Pictured Life
6. Hell Cat
7. Life’s Like A River
8. Drifting Sun
9. Rainbow Dream Prelude
10. Fly To The Rainbow

“The material for this double CD was recorded last year in the same hall in Hanover that we used for the Scorpions rehearsals 1973-1978,” explains Roth. “Together with an amazing bunch of very talented young musicians, I revisited my personal favourites from the early Scorpions period, some of which were written in that same hall. It was an emotional few days and I am very pleased with the results in more ways than one. The idea was to stay truthful to the original spirit of the music, while also putting a new slant on it whenever it felt like the right thing to do. I feel we really succeeded in this and I’m very excited about this project. It was a intense journey into the past and I think we really managed to bring the songs back to life with a vengeance.”

The band which performed with Roth for these historic shows was Nathan James (vocals), Jamie Little (drums), Ule W. Ritgen (bass), Niklas Turmann (guitar, vocals), Corvin Bahn (keyboards, vocals) and David Klosinski (guitar).

2015 ULI JON ROTH US Tour Dates:
Jan 21: Mainstage – Ramona, CA
Jan 22: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Jan 23: House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
Jan 24: Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
Jan 25: Rock Star Bar – San Josè, CA
Jan 26: Tonic – Portland, OR
Jan 27: Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
Jan 29: The Garage – Moorehead, MN
Jan 30: POVS – Spring Lake Park, MN
Jan 31: Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL

Feb 01: Reggie’s (& Sky Academy) – Chicago, IL
Feb 02: Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
Feb 03: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Feb 04: Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Feb 05: Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
Feb 06: Tupelo Music Hall – Londonderry, NH
Feb 07: The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NH
Feb 08: BB King’s – Manhattan, NY
Feb 09: The Empire – Springfield, VA

2015 ULI JON ROTH International Tour Dates:
Feb 19: Bottom Line – Nagoya, Japan
Feb 20: Nakano Sun Plaza Hall – Tokyo, Japan
Feb 22: Quattro – Osaka, Japan

Apr 11: Full Metal Cruise II –
to Mediterranian Sea –
Apr 16: Plama de Mallorca/Barcelona/Ibiza

Apr 24: Keep it True Festival – Lauda-Königshofen, Germany
May 22: Alte Molkerei – Bocholt, Germany
May 23: Alte Molkerei – Bocholt, Germany
May 22: Balver Höhle – Balve, Germany

Aug 27: – Full Metal Cruise III –
to North Sea –
Aug 31: Kiel/Copenhaven/Gothenburg/Hamburg


Fates Warning’s ‘Awaken The Guardian’ Lineup To Headline Keep It True Festival 2016


Fates Warning will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Awaken The Guardian album with an exclusive headlining live appearance at the 2016 edition of the Keep It True Festival, set to take place in April 2016 in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany.

The lineup from that album – John Arch (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitar), Frank Aresti (guitar), Joe DiBiase (bass) and Steve Zimmerman (drums) — will play the complete LP, as well as other songs from the Arch era of FATES WARNING. This will be an exclusive European show and the first time FATES WARNING will perform an old-school set with Arch on vocals.