exas-based hard rockers the Sword will be hitting the studio later this month to start work on their fourth studio album, which has been dubbed Apocryphon. The recording process will kick off after the band's appearance at Metallica's Orion Music + More festival on June 23.
A distinctly American album get a distinctly American tour. Neil Young & Crazy Horse have officially announced dates for a fall tour of the U.S., which includes a couple of warm-up dates it August at Colorado's Red Rocks. You can view the complete tour itinerary below.
Here's the exclusive premiere of "Space Mosquito," a new track by Los Straitjackets, aka "America's instrumentalists." "Space Mosquito" is from the band's new guitar-driven album, Jet Set, which will be released August 7 via Yep Roc Records.
French metal icons Gojira are now offering a free download of a new track from their upcoming album, L'Enfent Sauvage. You can download "Liquid Fire" from the band's Facebook page by clicking the "like" button.
It seems a planned 3D film isn't enough for the incredibly busy members of Metallica. Bassist Robert Trujillo recently told USA Today that he's funding a biopic about the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius.
Slipknot have officially announced the first installment of their very own music festival, Knotfest. The festival will take place over two days, the first being August 17 in Iowa and the second being August 18 in Somerset, on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin.