Today’s From The Vault marks the anniversary of Ronald James Padavona better known as Ronnie James Dio’s death. Ronnie who passed away three years ago at the age of 67 from stomach cancer left the music world a legacy that will be remembered forever.
Folk/Viking metal band Týr are in the studio again, following drummer Kári Streymoy’s exit, and they’ve recruited George Kollias to record with them. Kollias, best known for his work with Nile, has also drummed with Nightfall, Cerebrum, and Sickening Horror. Týr have been in the studio for the past two weeks recording an [...]
Earlier today, folk metal band Týr announced that they and drummer Kári Streymoy have split. Streymoy had been in the band for 15 years, but experienced back problems that sidelined him for much of 2008 and ultimately led to his departure from the band. Týr’s official statement reads as follows:
Lita Ford has just released a new video for the song, Mother, that is dedicated to her two sons James and Rocco with former husband, Jim Gillette of the 80′s hairband, Nitro. Lita, who filed for divorce from Gillette has not seen her sons since the breakup.
Last week the metal world was shocked and saddened upon hearing about the sudden death of Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman at the age of 49. While Jeff had been dealing with some on-going health issues for the past few years, it was announced today that Jeff died from alcohol related cirrhosis.
Just two weeks after Heidevolk’s first North American tour, Joris den Boghtdrincker has announced his departure from the band. He made an official statement earlier today, which can also be found on Heidevolk’s official website:
After ten great years with Heidevolk, new horizons are beckoning me and I feel it is [...]
To cap off their highly successful Metal Alliance tour with Anthrax, Exodus, High On Fire, and Municipal Waste, Los Angeles area thrashers Holy Grail have released their new video for “Ride The Void.” “Ride The Void” is the title track from their sophomore album, which came out earlier this year. Allow yourself the [...]
On January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America, Canadian progressive metal pioneers Voivod will release their 13th studio album, Target Earth! BrooklynVegan.com is hosting the exclusive stream of “Kluskap O’Kom,” as well as a few other goodies from the upcoming album.
The official track [...]
After almost a month of tireless work in the studio and a few technical hiccups, folk metal legends Finntroll have finally completed work on their newest (and still untitled) album. Their newest Facebook status update reflects their collective relief:
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Finntroll [...]