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Machine Head Fire Co-Founder Adam Duce

2/27/2013 6:42pm EST
Machine Head
Rockers Machine Head have fired their co-founder and lead bassist Adam Duce.

The group made the difficult decision earlier this month, with guitarist and fellow co-founder Robb Flynn announcing the news in a post on his official blog.

He writes, "2-11-13. That is the date we fired Adam Duce. That is the day that I had to tell Adam that after 21 years of being in a band together, I just couldn't take it anymore. That is the day I said, 'My hope is that this can be amicable.' The words sounded like someone else had spoken them.

"It was like being outside of my body watching someone else...

Bullet For My Valentine's 'Scream Aim Fire' Debuts at #4

2/10/2008 7:00pm EST
Bullet For My Valentine
Jive/20-20 metal band Bullet For My Valentine's album Scream Aim Fire debuts this week at # 4 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and #2 on the Top Alternative & Hard Music charts.

Their highly anticipated sophomore album was released in the U.S. on January 29th. The 11-track assault was produced by Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Funeral For A Friend) and features the explosive first single with the same name, "Scream Aim Fire" which continues its ascent on the Active and Modern Rock Charts.

Across the globe Scream Aim Fire has debuted within the Top 5 on several album charts,...

Slipknot And Disturbed Top The Bill On The First Annual Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival

2/1/2008 8:00pm EST
In what's sure to be the hottest concert ticket of the summer, multi-platinum rock acts Slipknot and Disturbed will lead the first-ever Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, a riotous road show packed with some of hard music's most influential artists and a plethora of the genre's most exciting young voices. The tour is set to kick off July 9th at the White River Amphitheater in Seattle and will hit 30 cities in the U.S. and Canada between early July and late August (a full itinerary will be announced in the coming weeks).

Joining Slipknot and Disturbed on the main stage will be DragonForce...

Shadows Fall Garners Grammy Nom For 'Best Metal Performance'

12/10/2007 9:00pm EST
Shadows Fall
Atlantic recording artist Shadows Fall has received a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for the song "Redemption" off their critically acclaimed label debut, Threads Of Life.

Clearly a leader in their genre, this marks the band's second Grammy nomination in the category, following their nod at the 2006 awards for "What Drives The Weak" off of their Century Media release, The War Within.

Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair said the following, "We walked off stage in Milan Italy last night after a killer set on the Black Crusade tour and my phone started buzzing. After cr...

Get Your Weekly Metal Dose With 'Rocknation' TV

4/8/2007 11:00am EDT
Judas Priest
Coming soon to a TV near you will be the weekly 30-minute metal program, 'Rocknation.' Put together by the Perris Records label, the program will air weekly Saturday night at midnight, and will feature only the best metal videos - of artists from other labels as well as on Perris. The show will be made available on both Time Warner and Comcast.

Cities confirmed thus far to carry 'Rocknation' include Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Tyler, Oklahoma City, Atlanta, and Omaha, with more to soon follow. The first artist to be featured on 'Rocknation' will be none other than the legendary vo...

Ill Nino Goes "Under Cover" With Limited Edition EP Saluting Top Influential Artists

10/31/2006 4:45pm EST
Ill Nino
World renowned bi-lingual Latino Metal sextet Ill NiÑo is paying homage to some of the most influential bands and artists shaping today's musical landscape with The Under Cover Sessions.

The five-song, limited edition EP, due Nov. 7, is Ill Nino's debut release on Cement Shoes Records (Fontana/Universal) and just a taste of what's to come, as the band's highly anticipated fourth full-length studio album, destined to be the band's most influential release to date, is due for a Spring 2007 delivery. Only 20,000 copies of the EP will be released – half of which already have been pre-sold....

Ill Nino, Ra To Reunite Live On 'Rockline'

10/25/2006 2:00am EDT
Ill Nino
Fresh from sharing stages at a string of sold-out venues on their groundbreaking "Congress of Corruption" fall U.S. tour, Cement Shoes Records label mates Ill Nino and Ra will be back together before a live national listening audience next month on "Rockline."

Ill Nino and Ra will be the featured guests on the venerable nationally syndicated radio show Monday, November 13, beginning at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

Both bands appea...

DevilDriver To Tour With In Flames, Zao & Trivium

1/16/2006 3:28pm EST
DevilDriver returns from a successful European tour with Lamb Of God. Now hits the road in the US with In Flames, Zao and label mates Trivium.

"Being on the road is where we like to be," says lead singer Dez Fafara. "The European tour was killer. Out there, meeting our fans and playing the heaviest music we can is our idea of a good time." DevilDriver is touring in support of their sophomore album, The Fury of Our Maker's Hand (click for review), which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseeker's chart and was called a "mad masterpiece" by Revolver Magazine. The band recently put toget...

Roadrunner Concert Features Impressive List of Metal Legends

12/9/2005 10:37am EST
The lineup for the Roadrunner 25th Anniversary concert at the Nokia Theater in NYC on 12/15/05 is now official. Until now a closely-guarded secret list of metal luminaries, the rumors that have been circulating within the rock community and on many websites are being confirmed as this new information is brought to light...

Boasting one of the most impressive line-ups ever assembled on one stage, the concert will feature over 35 artists who will perform 24 classic Roadrunner songs ranging from the King Diamond era, all the way through the recently released Roadrunner United album.