Super group The Hollywood Vampires played a surprise set on Saturday night (21st January) in Anaheim, California, as part of the annual NAMM Show. The group, which includes Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp, were on hand at the industry get together to honour fellow member Joe Perry.
Vimic, the band led by former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordinson have lined up a trio of UK shows for March. The five-piece will play dates in London, Birmingham, and Manchester as part of their short run.
Progressive metal outfit Opeth have added Belfast and Dublin dates to their 2017 European Tour. The Swedes will play Belfast's Limelight on 17th November, and Dublin's Academy the following day.
Co. Down swamp rockers The Answer have scheduled 17th March - St Patrick's Day - as the release date for new single 'In This Land'. Taken from last year's critically acclaimed 'Solas' release, the track has been described as; "a soaring paean to their Northern Irish culture".
Black Star Riders have released a lyric video for the title track of their forthcoming album 'Heavy Fire'. Due for release on Friday 3rd February, the disc was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who also also set behind the desk on 2015's 'The Killer Instinct'.
Full details of this years' Rewind The 80s Festival events have been revealed, with a host of classic acts set to take to the festivals three events; Rewind Scotland, Rewind North, and Rewind South.
Helloween have added a British date to their 'Pumpkins United' reunion tour. The German metal legends, who have added former members Kai Hansen and Michale Kiske to their current line-up, will play London's Brixton Academy on the 14th November, as part of an extensive European run.
Metal Allegiance paid tribute to a host of 'Fallen Heroes' in Anaheim on Friday night (20th January), with a special show that honoured some of rock and metal's biggest names. As well as featuring appearances by members of Megadeth, Machine Head, Testament and more, the show also featured a special guest in Ray Burton, father of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton.
Anthrax have released a trailer for their forthcoming tour edition of latest album 'For All Kings'. The two disc set, which will be re-released on 17th February, comes as the band prepare to take on their biggest headlining tour of the U.K. in a decade.
Megadeth have been announced as the second headliners for this years' Bloodstock Open Air festival. The Big Four legends will join previousouly announced Friday night headliners Amon Amarth, at the Midlands' metal fest which takes place at Catton Park, Derbyshire from 10 - 13 August.