BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO's 1996 - 2004 studio albums: Angry Machines (1996), Magica (2000), Killing The Dragon (2002), and Master Of The Moon (2004). These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks.
Guitar wizard Joe Satriani has announced a string of May 2020 UK tour dates to support the release of his 17th solo album. Travelling under the moniker of “The Shapeshifting Tour”. The six-date UK run will start at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, finishing up at Birmingham Symphony Hall.
Canadian luminary Tim Baker, lead singer of Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta! has released a new solo single and EP ‘The Eighteenth Hole Variations’ via AWAL. The track is taken from his debut critically acclaimed solo album ‘Forever Overhead’, which was released earlier this year.
K.K Downing returned to the stage on Sunday night (3rd November 2019) for a blistering performance that marked his first full live show in almost a decade. Backed by a stellar band that included fellow former Judas Priest members Les Binks and Tim 'Ripper' Owens, the one-off event took place at K.K's venue, the Steel Mill, in Wolverhampton.
A-ha have kicked off their ‘Hunting High and Low Live’ World tour with a brace of Irish dates, performing to around 20,000 fans in Dublin and Belfast. Taking to the stage at Belfast’s SSE Arena on Wednesday night (20th October 2019) for the 2nd show of the short stop, the Norwegians wowed the crowd, playing their iconic debut in full, as well as some of their biggest hits from across their catalogue.
Papa Roach, on the back of their largest headlining tour to date in USA and massive arena tours with Shinedown, have announced a run of 2020 European dates. Joining the nu metal linchpins for the trek will be Hollywood Undead.
Following on from 2019's Glenn Hughes headed event, the re-branded Stonedead Festival has announced Black Star Riders, Tyketto, Blaze Bayley and more, for the 2020 happening. Billed as a one day, one stage, monster of a festival, the event will once again take place at Newark Showgrounds, on Sat 29th August, 2020.
Saxon's Biff Byford has set 21st February 2020 as the release date for his first ever solo album. Titled 'School of Hard Knocks', the set has been proceeded by the track 'Welcome to the Show', the video for which can be viewed below.
Don Dokken, Joe Satriani, and Geoff Tate will be inducted into the 2020 Metal Hall Fame, at it's Annual non-profit charity Gala, The Hall of Heavy Metal History. The Gala will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. The event comes during the annual NAMM Show week which sees the music industry gather in the Los Angeles area for the largest expo if its' kind in the world.
Following on from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful fifth year in 2019, Ramblin’ Man Fair returns in 2020! This year the festival will take place on the 17th, 18th and 19th July, with Hawkwind set to headline the Grooverider Stage, and a host of other acts announced today.