Zakk Wylde confirms release date for ‘Book Of Shadows II’

Zakk Wylde - Books of Shadows II promo - 2016

Zakk Wylde has confirmed the release date of his new solo album.

Book Of Shadows II is scheduled to drop on the 8th of April via Spinefarm and will be the guitar legend and Black Label Society mainman’s first solo LP for 20 years.

Wylde has been working on the new material since wrapping up his “Unblackened” spring tour with Black Label Society, recording and producing all tracks at his home studio, The Black Vatican. The new album will be followed by a wave of supporting tour dates to be announced soon.

Wylde is no stranger to showing the lighter, introspective side of his music, having previously released two Black Label Society albums of stripped down material. The Song Remains Not the Same was released in 2011 and included acoustic versions of songs originally released on Order of the Black, and 2013’s Unblackened featured live acoustic tracks recorded at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

The new album is the follow up to Wylde’s 1996 highly regarded solo LP, Book Of Shadows.

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Foo Fighters new LP “Sonic Highways” out in Nov! Tracklist revealed!

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Foo Fighters have today revealed that their new album will be titled Sonic Highways.

The LP is slated for released on the 10th of November, with the 180-gram vinyl edition featuring nine covers, including one for each of the eight cities the band recorded in for the record.

Frontman Dave Grohl has revealed that the album will feature guest appearances by a number of notable musicians, including Chuck D, Carrie Underwood, Gary Clark, Jr., Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Butthole Surfers’ Gibby Haynes and Joe Walsh. He has also revealed that the album will be the Foos’ longest. “When you get Joe Walsh with you out in the desert, it’s not going to be a three-minute pop single.”

The complete tracklist for Sonic Highways is as follows:

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways1. “Something From Nothing”
2. “The Feast and the Famine”
3. “Congregation”
4. “What Did I Do?/God as My Witness”
5. “Outside”
6. “In the Clear”
7. “Subterranean”
8. “I Am a River”


Grohl has said in conversation with Rolling Stone that the album had originally been planned to be even bigger, taking in recording locations the world over. However, as soon as it became apparent that the plan would not be financially viable, the band instead decided to focus on their homeland: “We’re an American band,” he said. “We wouldn’t be the band we are if it wasn’t for the cities here and their music.”

Check out a new video clip, featuring some of the music from the album, below!

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Sanctorum reveal new album, “Old Ghosts / New Wars”

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UK metal band Sanctorum have revealed details of their new album, Old Ghosts / New Wars.

Writing on their Facebook page the band revealed that the LP will be released on the 1st September.

“Our new album OLD GHOSTS / NEW WARS will be released digitally and via our merch store on September 1st! If you wish to buy it before then, we will have advance copies with us on The Sacred Mood Tour this August, so come pick up a copy at one of the shows!”

The album cover, which you can see below, was designed by Sanctorum’s new bassist and professional photographer, Matt Adamson.

“We wanted to do something a bit different to typical Metal album covers,” said the band. “There’s a lot in there for you to find (booklet included), but you have to look for it!”

A full tracklisting for Old Ghosts / New Wars is below.

Sanctorum Old Ghosts New Wars CoverOld Ghosts / New Wars
1. Before We Let Go
2. Price to Pay
3. False Idols
4. Cold New Light
5. City of Ghosts & Born of Scars
6. The Tide
7. The Dead Know Better
8. When All’s Said and Done

Meanwhile, Sanctorum will embark upon a UK tour this coming August, supporting renowned LA metal band My Ruin on The Sacred Mood Tour. Live dates are as follows:

Friday 15th Aug: Alt-Fest, Kettering
Saturday 16th Aug: Underworld, Camden
Sunday 17th Aug: The Haunt, Brighton
Tuesday 19th Aug: Sound Control, Manchester
Wednesday 20th Aug: O2 Academy, Birmingham
Thursday 21st Aug: The Fleece, Bristol
Friday 22nd Aug: The Duchess, York
Saturday 23rd Aug: The Waterfront, Norwich

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Tom Petty announces album release and US tour dates

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have confirmed the release date for their new album, Hypnotic Eye.

The album will be the band’s first in four years and is scheduled for release on the 29th of July. A North American tour supporting the release will begin on the 3rd of August.

In a statement, Petty has also announced that every ticket purchased for the upcoming tour will include a copy of Hypnotic Eye.

The announcement reveals that the album will be available on high-resolution Blu-ray audio and vinyl formats: a single LP or a double-album containing a track unavailable elsewhere.

Fan club members will also release a digital album, Live 2013, when they purchase Hypnotic Eye.

You can watch a promo clip for the album below:

Confirmed North American tour dates are as follows:

August 3: San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
August 5: Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
August 7: Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Center
August 9: San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
August 12: Portland, OR – Moda Center
August 14: Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
August 15: George, WA – The Gorge
August 17: Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
August 19: Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
August 21: Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
August 23: Chicago, IL – United Center
August 26: Toronto, ONT – Air Canada Centre
August 28: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
August 30: Boston, MA – Fenway Park
September 6: Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Festival
September 7: Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
September 10: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
September 13: Hartford, CT – XL Center
September 15: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Arena
September 18: Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
September 20: West Palm Beach, FL- Cruzan Amphitheater
September 21: Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum
September 23: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
September 25: Houston, TX – Toyota Center
September 26: Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
September 28: Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
September 30: Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
October 1: Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
October 7: Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
October 10: Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

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Judas Priest stream new track, Redeemer Of Souls

Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls

Judas Priest have confirmed the title of their new album and are streaming its title track online.

Redeemer Of Souls is due for release on the 14th of July via Columbia records in the UK, and on the 15th of July via Epic records in the US. Guitarist Glen Tipton says fans of the band’s classic sound will be delighted with the music.

“Sometimes in the past we may have come under fire for being too adventurous musically – so we have listened,” he says. “From start to finish, Redeemer Of Souls is 18 songs of pure classic Priest metal.”

Frontman Rob Halford said of the album last month: ““Whenever we make an album you put your heart and soul into it. It’s not an easy thing to do 40 years later.

“But Priest has always been up for the challenge of that. It’s one of the things we love to do more than anything else. This is a great time – 40th anniversary, a brand new record. Life couldn’t be better.”

Judas Priest started work on the follow-up to 2008’s Nostradamus after the departure of guiatrist KK Downing in 2011. Former Lauren Harris axeman Richie Faulkner replaced him.

It is not thought that the band will undertake any large scale tour following the release, as the band said that the Epitaph Trek, an extensive tour that finished in 2012, would be the last of its kind.

You can listen to the title track of the album, “Redeemer Of Souls”, below:

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