With great suffering comes great beauty, and the same is true for great music. For Richard Patrick and his band Filter, the journey to its platinum album Title of Record was a soap opera of a dangerous liaison and substance abuse.
Legendary heavy metal act Iron Maiden has returned to the United States for the first time in two years with the Legacy of the Beast tour. Having kicked off July 18 in Sunrise, Fla., the outing covers 27 shows across 26 cities, including two nights at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
Things came together quickly for second Hollywood Vampires album 'Rise' (due June 21 on earMUSIC) when it came to writing. Alice Cooper is 71, Joe Perry is 68 and Johnny Depp is 56, but this isn’t a Viagra-dads garage band from a pharmaceutical commercial. This is a raw, aggressive and beautiful hook-filled riff fest by a bunch of guys who are playing with a level of enthusiasm that smokes bands half their age.
Extreme metal band Abbath is set to release its second album, Outstrider (Season of Mist), on July 5. The follow-up to the group’s 2016 self-titled debut — a punishing collection of heavy riffs and galloping drums — “is about a rebel with total cause, you know?” says its namesake, Abbath Doom Occulta. “Seized out of Heaven and hounded out of Hell!”
To support new album Berserker, Amon Amarth hit the road on May 13 for a shed tour with Slayer, Lamb of God and Cannibal Corpse. AA will then head abroad for a summer European festival tour before returning to the States this fall for its headlining Berserker World Tour, featuring Arch Enemy, At the Gates and Grand Magus.