Armageddon Tap Nightrage Vocalist

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Armageddon, the band formed by former Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott, has a new singer. Vocalist Antony Hämäläinen will take over behind the microphone for Armageddon’s upcoming shows in the U.S. 
That tour commences in early February. Singer Matt Hallquist left the band last month due to “personal reasons.” Here’s when and where you can […]

Armageddon Parts With Singer

Armageddon

Believe it, humanoids. That band Armageddon, which features onetime Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott, is now singer free. According to the band, Matt Hallquist has taken leave of Armageddon. Why? Unspecified “personal reasons,” the band states. “We thank Matt for his time and commitment to the band. This means we are once again searching for […]

Annihilator Playing Shows With Former Vocalist

Reunited and it feels so good

Jeff Waters has enlisted former vocalist Coburn Pharr to join Annihilator when it performs as part of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. The boat takes off for Jamaica in January 2015. Pharr was lead vocalist for Annihilator’s critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release Never, Neverland, which includes classics such as “Road To Ruin,” “I […]

Ex-Arch Enemy Guitarist Working On New Music

Nick Cordle

Yesterday, we learned that guitarist Nick Cordle had left the band Arch Enemy. We didn’t know the exact reasons why, of course. I didn’t care much, after learning onetime Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis would be taking his place. But Cordle has explained himself. He left because he’s working on other making a different kind of […]

Faith No More, Slipknot Sign On For Hellfest

Faith No More

Some of the bands booked for next year’s Hellfest have been confirmed. Basically, everyone is playing. But I am most interested in Faith No More’s playing the festival, which goes down in Clisson, France, and will happen between June 19 and June 21. Slipknot and Judas Priest are also playing, as are Lamb of God, […]

Jeff Loomis Joins Arch Enemy

Jeff Loomis

Wait, what? That’s right, kids. Jeff Loomis, who was once in Nevermore, is now in Arch Enemy. Jeff replaces guitarist Nick Cordle. Loomis will make his live debut with Arch Enemy on the band’s upcoming European tour, which kicks off November 26. This addition to the band could end up being really, really interesting. We […]

Arch Enemy Streaming Judas Priest Cover

The new Arch Enemy

I wish it were a cover of “Hell Bent For Leather,” but alas, it’s for “Breaking The Law” — the one Judas Priest song most bands massacre. Arch Enemy’s version of “Breaking the Law” follows. The song appears on the group’s tour-only split with Kreator, which is limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide. You can […]

Arch Enemy, Kreator Team For Split

The new Arch Enemy

This October and November, metal icons Arch Enemy will be returning to North American soil to tour in support of their new, critically acclaimed album, War Eternal. To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will be releasing a split 7-inch with Kreator, who serve as direct support on the run. Available starting at the […]

Armageddon Sign With Listenable

Armageddon

Armageddon, the band founded by former Arch Enemy axeman Christopher Amott, has inked a deal. Listenable Records will release the band’s new disc, which is titled Captivity & Devourment. The disc will be released January 26, 2015. The CD was mixed by Fredrik Larnemo at Studio Recordia and mastered at Stockholm Mastering. Chris offers: “Me […]

God Dethroned Reuniting For Metal Cruise

God Dethroned

It’s been two years since they played their farewell performance on board 70000 Tons of Metal cruise. Now, the band’s announced its return at the 2015 installment of the metal cruise. Says frontman Henri Sattler: “In early 2011, I was facing two options: one was to announce a break, and the other option was to […]