Guitar World made history in Milan, Italy, on July 6, 2011, by getting Metallica’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Slayer’s Kerry King and Anthrax’s Scott Ian to pose for group photos — the first photos ever to feature all the guitarists of thrash metal’s momentous Big Four tour.
To get your week started right, we've teamed up with New Jersey's The Ugly Club to offer you a free download of their brand new song, "Loosen Up." Stream and download the track via the SoundCloud player below.
Aside from the battle over the maximized compression on many modern albums, there's a different kind of "loudness war" raging. And New York's A Place To Bury Strangers are winning. On their latest effort, Worship, the band once again launch a full-on assault on your ear drums from the first track, kicking things off "Alone," a track that sounds something like Nine Inch Nails masquerading as a shoegaze band.
It's been roughly six years since Welsh band Lostprophets last set foot on U.S. soil. Now, on the heels of the June 19 release of Weapons (Buy it on iTunes) on Fearless Records, Lostprophets fans are about to get a much-needed dose of the band on the second half of this year’s Warped Tour, which kicks off July 12.
Since their formation in 1983, there can be no doubt that Stryper have become the most celebrated Christian metal band of all time. Comprised of Michael Sweet (guitar/vocals), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums), the band, which has been delivering music to the faithful for nearly three decades, will begin work on an album of all new material early next year.
Kiss's twentieth studio album, Monster, isn't out until October, but why wait til then to get a taste of what the hottest band in the land have in store? Scroll down to watch the new lyric video for "Hell or Hallelujah."