There's no denying the power of Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna's voice, but how would he handle the American standard, 'The National Anthem?' Audiences found out Friday night (April 5) as Belladonna walked out to center court at the Chicago Bulls-Orlando Magic game at Chicago's United Center to open the night's pre-game festivities.
It's never too early to start planning ahead and the organizers for the annual 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise are whetting fans appetites by unveiling the first eight performers for the early 2014 voyage. They include Fear Factory, Symphony X, Overkill, Death Angel, Soilwork, Septicflesh, Finntroll and Dark Tranquillity.
In the world of rock, the date April 5 is a solemn one, as it marks the anniversary of the death of both Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley. Now, 19 years after Cobain's death, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer online newspaper has unveiled a number of never-before-published photos of Cobain's death scene have been revealed, some of which show Cobain being carried out of his home by medical workers.
Polish death metal act Hate are in mourning after the death of their bassist Slawek 'Mortifer' Archangielskij. The musician passed away near the German town of Munchberg on the night of April 5 while the band was en route to their next gig on their European tour.
Pop Evil fans are just getting used to the band's rocking new single 'Trenches,' and there's more where that came from. The group's new album, 'Onyx,' arrives May 8 and the band just unveiled the full track listing and the disc's cover art.
A huge lineup has just been announced for the 2013 All Stars Tour. Coming from many different 'core' backgrounds, the package tour will feature Every Time I Die as headliners, along with Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror + many more.
Black Sabbath's '13' album has primarily been something for metalheads to converse about over the last few months, but now we're getting our first glimpses of the band's highly anticipated release, as the group has just revealed the album artwork and offered up a song snippet, as well.
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