Guitar legend JOE SATRIANI (CHICKENFOOT) has become a comic book hero for the February 2012 edition of cult fantasy comic Eternal Descent. Four different covers of the comic will be issued, based on Satriani’s albums Not Of This Earth, The Crystal Planet, The Extremist, Time Machine.
Satriani discusses becoming a comic book hero with Music Radar at this location. Check out a video trailer below:
METAL SHOCK FINLAND and British Radio Station FIREBRAND ROCK RADIO aired earlier this evening (december 16) the new special show entitled “Metalshock World Assault” to keep updated the Metalheads around the world about all the heavy metal news that has been recently published on METAL SHOCK FINLAND.
You can stream the tonight’s transmission, the second episode, HERE. A new program, with the latest news-titles, will be aired every Friday, 7 – 9 pm (GMT).
For more details:
ICED EARTH have uploaded their Dystopia webisode #5 featuring BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch and discussion on the future of DEMONS & WIZARDS. Check it out below:
As previously reported, on December 3rd Iced Earth performed at Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark and were joined on stage by VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen during ‘Watching Over Me’. In Iced Earth’s latest video update from their European tour, guitarist John Schaffer and Poulsen offer up the following message to the fans:
Footage from Poulsen’s guest appearance is available below:
Iced Earth’s new album, Dystopia, debuted at #67 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. This is the highest debut of any Iced Earth album to date. The album features the following tracklisting:
‘Days Of Rage’
‘Anguish Of Youth’
‘End Of Innocence’
‘Tragedy And Triumph’
The Hatefest 2011 tour featuring KATAKLYSM, TRIPTYKON, MARDUK, MILKING THE GOATMACHINE, AZARATH, DAWN OF DISEASE and LOST DREAMS is currently winding it’s way through Europe.
Kataklysm guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais and bassist Stephane Barbe check in from the tour in a video found here.
Upcoming Hatefest 2011 tour dates are as follows:
14 – Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
15 – Berlin, Germany – C-Club
16 – Munich, Germany – Backstage
17 – Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Effenaar (Eindhoven Metal Meeting)
18 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik
A trailer for the tour can be seen below:
HELLFEST announce that BLACK SABBATH, LYNYRD SKYNYRD and MACHINE HEAD will play their gigs at HELLFEST Open Air Festival 2012, to be held in Clisson, France on June 15th – 17th.
The bands have confirmed for the festival:
ACID KING / ALL PIGS MUST DIE / ALPHA TIGER / AMON AMARTH / AUGUST BURNS RED / BETRAYING THE MARTYRS / BLOOD RED THRONE / BRAIN POLICE / BRUJERIA / BRUTAL TRUTH / CANNIBAL CORPSE / CHANNEL ZERO / DARKEST HOUR / DEATH ANGEL / DEVIL DRIVER / DJERV / DOG EAT DOG / DO OR DIE / DYING FETUS / EMMURE / ENDSTILLE / ENSLAVED / L ESPRIT DU CLAN / EXODUS / EXTINCTION OF A MANKIND / GAMABOMB / GIRLSCHOOL / GLORIOR BELLI / H2O / HOODS / INTEGRITY / LIZZY BORDEN / MADBALL / MERRIMACK / MOLLY HATCHET / NASUM / ORIGIN / PENTAGRAM / SACRED REICH / SAINT VITUS / SUICIDAL ANGELS / TAAKE / VOMITORY / WALLS OF JERICHO / WHITECHAPEL / YEAR OF NO LIGHT / YOB