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Archive - February 2018

Stryper Debuts “Take It To The Cross” Lyric Video

Stryper - God Damn Evil

Stryper has released a brand new lyric video for the track “Take It To The Cross” from their forthcoming album, “God Damn Evil”.

You have to give it to the fellas in yellow and black, they are always open to trying new angles with their music, and this is probably one of their heaviest songs to date. The track comes complete with death vocals courtesy of Matt Blanchard of Act Of Defiance and Shadows Fall – never saw that coming!

The album will be released on April 20, 2018 via Frontiers Music SRL.

Video by: Wayne Joyner

Ozzy’s “No More Tours 2” Announced

Ozzy - No More Tours 2

Ozzy Osbourne will hit the road starting this August with the “No More Tours 2” tour, which includes Stone Sour as openers. This tour will celebrate 5 decades of Ozzy’s music career.

Ozzy’s band for this tour include:

Zakk Wylde (guitar)
Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (bass)
Tommy Clufetos (drums)
Adam Wakeman (keyboards)

Ozzy - No More Tours 2

Ozzy’s North American tour dates:

Apr. 27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome to Rockville
Apr. 29 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Fort Rock

Aug. 30 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
Sep. 01 – Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheater
Sep. 04 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Sep. 06 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Sep. 08 – Wantagh, NY @ Jones Beach Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sep. 12 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Sep. 14 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 16 – Cuyahoga Falls OH @ Blossom Music Center
Sep. 19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Center
Sep. 21 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 23 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Sep. 26 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
Sep. 28 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
Oct. 02 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Oct. 04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Oct. 06 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 09 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Oct. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Oct. 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

Ozzy’s overseas tour dates:

May 05 – Mexico @ Heaven & Hell Festival
May 08 – Santiago, Chile @ Pista Atletica
May 11 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Geba
May 13 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
May 16 – Curitiba, Brazil @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski
May 18 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Esplanada Do Mineirao
May 20 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Apoteose
Jun. 01 – Moscow, Russia @ Olympiisky
Jun. 03 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Ice Palace (Ledovi Dvorets)
Jun. 06 – Finland @ Rockfest
Jun. 08 – Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 10 – Donington, UK @ Download
Jun. 13 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Prague Rocks Festival, Airport Letnany
Jun. 15 – Paris, France @ Download Festival
Jun. 17 – Italy @ Firenze Rocks
Jun. 20 – Halden, Norway @ Tons of Rock Festival
Jun. 22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell Festival
Jun. 24 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 26 – Krakow, Poland @ Impact
Jun. 28 – Oberhausen, Germany @ König-Pilsner Arena
Jun. 30 – Madrid, Spain @ Download
Jul. 02 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena
Jul. 05 – Barcelona, Spain @ Rock Fest
Jul. 08 – Tel Aviv, Israel @ Live Park

Royal Hunt Returns With New Lyric Video

Royal Hunt - Cast In Stone

Royal Hunt will release their 14th studio album on February 21, 2018 (February 7, 2018 for Japan). You can get a taste of the new music with the release of the first lyric video for the song, “A Million Ways To Die”, posted below.

The band posted the following message on their website:

We’re excited to present you “A Million Ways to Die” from our new album “Cast in Stone”! Enjoy the lyric video by Bernard Kellerer from rocktopia.co.uk and don’t forget to download the song for FREE at this location: https://show.co/dASMGTp
P.S. We would like to thank all those in the west who support this release by ordering a deluxe edition and all those in the east for buying the whole stock of amazon japan OUT ALREADY!!! Hope they’ll refill soon 🙂

Pat Torpey (Mr. Big) Has Passed Away

Pat Torpey - Mr. Big

Sad news for the music community. Mr. Big‘s drummer Pat Torpey has passed away due to complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 64.

The message on Mr. Big’s official website reads:

With breaking hearts we tell you that our brother, friend, drummer and founding member, Pat, passed away Wednesday, February 7 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Family, band and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending.

Mr. Big released their 9th studio album titled, “Defying Gravity”, in July 2017.

Rest in Peace, Pat Torpey. \m/

Pat Torpey - Mr. Big

Hellfest 2018

Hellfest Poster

With a record of 113,000 people attending the festival in 2012, Hellfest has become the 2nd biggest festival in France. The originality of the festival’s artistic project has allowed it to reach an international recognition. Born through the passion of its young founders, it’s by maintaining its distinctiveness and independence that Hellfest has become the finest French event dedicated to extreme musics.

In 2018, Hellfest will take place in Clisson the 22/23/24 June. Be ready for a new blast!