Iron Maiden Forced to Cancel Their Japanese “Legacy of the Beast” Tour

Iron Maiden has been forced to cancel its previously announced Japanese tour due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The heavy metal legends announced the cancelation in a Facebook post earlier today. Maiden has already canceled their tour of Australia and New Zealand as the pandemic sweeps the globe and has turned the touring industry for bands to a standstill. The band is said to have completed a new album for release either in late 2020 or early 2021. Continue reading

Mastodon, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, Alter Bridge, The Darkness, Sepultura and More Added to Download UK

A bunch of new bands have already been added to the bill on this year’s Download UK Festival. The new acts include Alter Bridge, Bowling For Soup, The Darkness, The Distillers, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Mastodon, Funeral For A Friend, The Menzingers, Employed To Serve, 3 Doors Down, Milk Teeth, Motionless In White, Holding Absence, Lacuna Coil, Loathe, Sepultura, Amaranthe, Cemetery Sun, Fire From The Gods, Gender Roles, Haken, Hatari, Heavy Lungs, Higher Power, JJ Wilde, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Northlane, Press Club, Polyphia| The Raven Age, Renounced, Shvpes, Sleep Token, SULLII, The Glorious Sons, The Hara, The Skints, Tempt, Twin Temple, Thy Art Is Murder, Wage War, and Will Haven! Also announced are the Day And Stage Splits, WWE NXT UK returns, and Kerrang! Radio Hosts the Finding Fresh Blood contest for a chance to perform on The Avalanche Stage. 2020 Download headliners Iron Maiden (Legacy Of The Beast Tour), Kiss and System Of A Down this summer and takes place on 12 – 14 June 2020 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Continue reading

Iron Maiden May Have a New Album Out in 2020, Tour to Follow

We are heading down the homestretch in 2019 looking closely at some rumors that may prove true. Iron Maiden may have indeed completed their new album, expected initially to be released in 2020. In a Christmas eve eve recap from Maiden producer Kevin Shirley, Shirley offered a recap of 2019 on social media and alluded to a new album with the band. Shirley remarked that he spent three months in Paris earlier this year “working very hard on an unnamed but not-very-secret project.” He added: “I finished with a loud ringing in my ears.” Back in May, Italian web site Maiden Concerts first speculated that the band was busy putting the finishing touches on a new album. The site concluded that the LP was nearing completion after gathering social media evidence that all six members of the band, their wives and Shirley were in Paris at the same time. The producer even posted new pictures of Guillaume Tell Studios, where they recorded Brave New World (2000) and The Book Of Souls, saying he was finalizing a major project. On the bands’ Legacy of the Beast World tour in 2019, Bruce Dickinson, now a resident of Paris frequently opening shows saying that the next time the band would tour the world, they would have a new album to promote. Also in the rumor mill is a floated concept of a tour from Maiden and their former Heavy Metal rivals Judas Priest, with potential opening support to come from Testament. Members of both Maiden and Priest have publicly commented about possibly touring together. We’ll keep following these stories and see if they hold weight in time. Continue reading

Bruce Dickinson To Appear At Prestigious Book Festival This Weekend

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, fresh off of his Legacy of The Beast Tour, will appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this coming weekend in Scotland. The event for Bruce is already sold out, although they is a chance people will cancel or miss the event. Bruce is still making appearances to support his 2017 autobiography What Does This Button Do? (Harper Collins). Continue reading