With all the attention that has built up around Killswitch Engage in the last five days, fans are foaming at the mouth to learn who may become the next vocalist for the metalcore band. Turns out one of those very fans could become the next KsE frontman, as the band is now accepting audition tapes.
The worldwide metal community has mourned the tragic death of the iconic vocalist Ronnie James Dio ever since he succumbed to stomach cancer at the age of 67. A year-and-a-half after Dio’s passing, some of rock and metal’s biggest names such as Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister and Dave Grohl have begun recording a tribute album in honor of the late singer.
Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death have just released the next in their long line of landmark tracks. ‘Leper Colony’ is the first track to be released from the grind band’s upcoming 14th full-length album, ‘Utilitarian.’
Thrash legends Metallica have revealed on their official website that the band is indeed planning to release a 3D film. Although details on the movie are scarce, the band is planning to secure a 2013 release date for the upcoming feature.
British metalcore act Rise to Remain have been forced to cancel their stint on Machine Head‘s upcoming tour due to the departure of bassist Joe Copcutt and drummer Pat Lundy. The band gained international recognition in 2011 by opening for Iron Maiden during a handful of European dates.
Two days ago (Jan, 4), Killswitch Engage announced that they had parted ways with vocalist Howard Jones. The announcement came as a shock to many due to the spotlight Jones’ voice was able to put on the band, but now Jones has released the reasoning for the departure via the official Killswitch Engage website.
Singer Nicole Bogner, 27, who fronted the Austrian symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis from 2000 to 2005 has passed away after a battle with a “severe disease over a long period of time.” She handled vocal duties on the band’s first two albums, ‘Eternal Endless Infinity’ and ‘Cast Away.’
Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan have just released a list of the top-selling albums of the SoundScan era (1991-2011). Coming in at No. 1 with more than 15 million units sold to date is Metallica‘s self-titled 1991 disc, aka The Black Album.
You may have been introduced to the sweet sounds of Meshuggah during a 2002 episode of the classic reality show ‘The Osbournes,’ when Jack Osbourne blasted the Swedish extreme metal band at full volume to annoy his neighbors. Now, 10 years later, Meshuggah have announced a March 27 release date for their new album.
Killswitch Engage, the Grammy-nominated metalcore force of the 2000s has just announced the departure of vocalist Howard Jones. The powerful voice behind songs such as ‘Rose of Sharyn’ and ‘The End of Heartache’ will be off to pursue different goals outside of the band.
Corey Taylor had one hell of a year in 2011. Slipknot returned to the stage after the tragic death of bassist Paul Gray and Taylor went on a spoken word/acoustic solo tour and even released the New York Times bestselling book, ‘Seven Deadly Sins.’ In that vein, Taylor has wasted no time in 2012, hyping up the upcoming album from his other band, Stone Sour.
Legendary heavy metal/sludge act Corrosion of Conformity have just announced official dates for a U.S. headlining tour. The North Carolina metal stalwarts will hit the road in March taking Torche, Valient Thorr and A Storm of Light along to open for the band.
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