There was some cool musical news today and perhaps the coolest of items comes care of the news that the Heavy Metal supergroup Demons & Wizards will be heading to the USA for a full-scale tour. For those of you who might be unaware of the group, this is a super-powered pairing of Metal Ideas that come care of Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian’s Hansi Kursch. Check out the full press release down below.
The Press Release:
Legendary metal band Demons & Wizards have just announced their A Magical Encounter With Demons & Wizards North American headline tour today. The band will hit the road starting August 17th in Los Angeles and will be wrapping with their sold out show on September 7th in Atlanta. The band will be joined by special guests Lizzy Borden and Tyr and will be playing major markets like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and more. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.
“Demons & Wizards touring North America? That is going to be pure magic, guaranteed,” states Hansi Kürsch about the tour announcement. “You better not miss it, cause you never know when the Demon and the Wizard will join forces again. I am really thrilled about these first shows for Demons & Wizards in North America and we are going to make every single night a legendary night to remember. Join us on this path of glory.” Continue reading Demons & Wizards Announce North American Tour→
Progressive Metal fans the world over are going to be stoked for the latest news from the legendary Dream Theater who have just announced their upcoming album and subsequent tour. Let’s take a look at the press release below. I’ll be back at the close for sure with some additional editorial.
The Press Release:
Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater announce the forthcoming worldwide release of their 14th studio album, Distance Over Time on February 22, 2019. Distance Over Time showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker.
“When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song. As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we’ve ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way,” explains John Petrucci. Continue reading Dream Theater Announce New Album & “The Distance Over Time” Tour For 2019→
The latest smoldering slab of Metal from the legendary Judas Priest is called “Firepower” and its being released today by the folks at Sony Music. An order link on Amazon.com has been placed below for your convenience.
Artist: Various Artists Title: “Transformers: Roll Out” Label: Sony Music Release Date: 4/29/2016 Genre: Alternative Rating: 2.5/5
Now this might be interesting for all of you Rock loving fans of the “robots in disguise” the one and only Transformers who now have an album of all original tunes done by what I am reading are some up and coming names in the Alternative Rock scene. There’s even a tune by Alt-Rock superpowers Bush thrown in for good measure but I had to admit that they were the only band that I recognized across the whole release. While I like the idea of these kinds of releases, I often find myself on the fence about whether or not to purchase it based on there being too many “new” bands on the album versus a healthy amount of things that I am aware of. Sure bands like Mount Holly, Mew and Ella Rae did some fine stuff here but with the prices of everything rising these days, unless you are already a fan of these musicians you might take a pass on the overall album which is kind of unfair since there is some good stuff here. Continue reading “Transformers: Roll Out” by Various Artists→
You know the Metal weekend is off to a great start when you learn that the legendary Judas Priest will be embarking on a new tour to promote their latest album and it was only a few hours ago that the official press copy hit my mailbox and I could not wait to share some of this with you fine readers of the PiercingMetal.com site. Check it out:
Press Release: “Ever since it was announced that metal icons Judas Priest would be unleashing their 17th studio album overall, ‘Redeemer of Souls’ (on July 8, 2014), their legion of fans have been wondering if the band would be launching a supporting tour. And the answer is a resounding YES – Priest will be touring the US in the fall, with dates running throughout October and for most of November. Steel Panther will be “special guests” for all the dates.” Continue reading Judas Priest Confirm “Redeemer Of Souls” Tour Dates 2014→