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Twenty One Pilots announces run of intimate hometown tour dates

Twenty One Pilots spent the last year touring arenas, but they'll be going back to the venues where they started this summer for a batch of intimate shows in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio. The three-show run, officially dubbed the Tour de Columbus, will kick off June 20 at a venue called The Basement. It continues June 21 at the Newport Music Hall and wraps up June 22 at Express Live. For an opportunity to buy tickets for the Tour de Columbus shows, you'll need to register through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program, which you can access via TwentyOnePilots.com. Registration will…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Royal Blood rocks the studio in album teaser clip

Royal Blood has shared a new clip teasing their forthcoming sophomore album. In the 50-second video, the British duo bring you inside the recording studio as they work on their track "Where Are You Now?", which they released last year for the now-cancelled HBO show, Vinyl. Last December, Royal Blood shared a teaser clip hinting that a new album would arrive in 2017. The band's self-titled debut album, which boasted the singles "Figure It Out," "Little Monster" and "Out of the Black," was released in 2014. Royal Blood will make their live return to the U.S. this summer with festival…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Danzig's Blackest of the Black festival to include "sacrifice altar," "bondage stage" & more

Glenn Danzig has announced the details of his first Blackest of the Black festival, held May 26-27 in Silverado, California. In keeping with Danzig's aesthetic, the festival will feature an attraction called Castle Danzig, which a press release describes as "a fully immersive walkthrough experience of agony, ecstasy and more," all based on the musician's own graphic novels. Inside Castle Danzig you'll find a "sacrifice altar" a "padded cell" and, um, a "bondage stage." As for the music at Blackest of the Black, the band Danzig will perform a headlining set at the festival. Additional performers include Suicidal Tendencies, Ministry…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Apocalyptica plans "Plays Metallica by Four Cellos" tour

Apocalyptica will embark on a North American tour this fall in support of the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. The outing begins September 5 in Atlanta and will conclude October 1 in Las Vegas. Visit Apocalyptica.com for ticket info. Released in 1996, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos introduced Apocalyptica's unique take on metal with a series of cello-based Metallica covers. The Finnish band reissued the album along with several bonus tracks last summer. During the upcoming tour, Apocalyptica will be performing Plays Metallica by Four Cellos in full, plus a few more Metallica…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Rammstein prepping concert film release

Veteran German metal band Rammstein has a new concert film on the way. Due May 19, Rammstein: Paris was shot in March 2012 at the 17,000-seat Palais Omnisports arena during the group’s Made in Germany tour. The film was helmed by Swedish director Jonas Akerlund, known for his groundbreaking videos for Metallica, Prodigy, the Rolling Stones and others. The 22-song concert features Rammstein’s energetic and highly theatrical stage show, including the pyrotechnics the band is famous for. Akerlund adds various visual and sonic flourishes to the project. Rammstein: Paris can be pre-ordered online now. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Mastodon turns their deluxe album package into an adult coloring book

Mastodon has something special in store for fans who order the band's new album, Emperor of Sand: a chance to show off their artistic talents. Fans can pre-order a special deluxe package online. It includes a two-disc, 180-gram vinyl version of the album housed in a gatefold jacket with a bonus Color-In-Your-Own jacket. It even comes with an exclusive box of Mastodon colored pencils. All those who pre-order the album will also get a digital copy of the album upon its release date. Emperor of Sand, the Atlanta-based progressive metal outfit's eighth studio disc, is due March 31. The complex, conceptual…

posted 2017/03/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Papa Roach unveil "Crooked Teeth" track list, offer plenty of goodies with pre-orders

Papa Roach have made it official: their new album, Crooked Teeth, will be out May 19. Crooked Teeth, the band’s ninth studio disc, includes contributions from Cleveland rapper Machine Gun Kelly and singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. Crooked Teeth was produced by Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain.  In a statement, Jacoby Shaddix explains, "The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that [our 2000 album] Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire.” Papa Roach fans can pre-order the album with a dizzying array of…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Korn discusses motivation in new video clip

The two leaders of Korn are offering some insight into the band’s motivations. In a nearly three-minute video posted on the band’s Facebook page, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer share their thoughts on the topic, “What Drives You?” Davis stresses the importance of interaction with band’s incredible loyal fan base, saying he feeds off the energy of the concert crowds for an experience he likens to “a therapy session.” Shaffer mentions the groups that influence Korn, including Faith No More, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sepultura and, especially, Mr. Bungle, the little-known experimental…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Iron Maiden offering vinyl album reissues

Iron Maiden fans can prep for the band’s upcoming tour with a batch of new album reissues. A dozen Maiden albums spanning the years 1990 – 2015 have been cut on 180-gram vinyl from the band’s remastered catalog. They’ll be reissued with the original artwork beginning with the May 19 release of four titles: No Prayer for the Dying, Fear of the Dark, The X Factor and Virtual XI. No Prayer for the Dying and Fear of the Dark will also be available in an exclusive Collector’s Box designed to hold all 12 of the upcoming reissues, plus Iron Maiden’s latest…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Pearl Jam ex-drummer Dave Krusen hints at Rock Hall performance

The Pearl Jam drummer saga has a new twist. Dave Krusen, the man behind the drum kit for Pearl Jam’s legendary debut album, Ten, is hinting via a social media post that he may be performing with his former bandmates at PJ’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, set for an April 7 ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Krusen posted a photo on his Twitter account of his drum kit set up in the corner of a room, just waiting for someone to sit down and start bashing away. The photo has fueled speculation that Krusen…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock

Danzig's new album to be titled "Black Laden Crown"

The new Danzig album has a title. Legendary metal rocker Glenn Danzig has announced his namesake’s band’s upcoming disc will be called Black Laden Crown. The album, due in mid-May, will be the band’s first disc of new material since 2010’s Deth Red Sabaoth.    Danzig will headline the Blackest of the Black festival taking place May26 & 27 in Silverado, California. As previously reported, the band is also planning a handful of summer shows to coincide with the 25th anniversary of their 1992 album, Danzig III: How the Gods Kill. Glenn Danzig reunited with his previous band, horror-punk icons the…

posted 2017/03/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock


Warped Tour announces 2017 lineup and schedule

Get ready to rock: the Vans Warped Tour is back. Details of the 23rd edition of the annual punk/skate spectacle have been unveiled. The 41-date trek begins June 16 in Seattle and ends August 6 in Pomona, California. Featured acts include Sick Of It All, CKY, GWAR, The Adolescents, The Alarm, Strung Out, T.S.O.L, Hatebreed, Emmure, Anti-Flag, The Ataris, Bowling for Soup, Hawthorne Heights and six dozen more, spread across an impressive seven different stages. Included among those stages will be the "Mutant Party Zone," two stages devoted to the heaviest sounds, and the Full Sail Stage, offering the latest up-and-coming acts.…

posted 2017/03/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock