EspyRock Quick News: Metallica, Rob Zombie, Journey, Bad Religion, Annihilator, Big Four and more

EspyRock quire fire 17 news pieces for you to enjoy

  • Rob Zombie announces Ginger Fish (ex-Marylin Manson) as his new drummer as Joey Jordison leaves to prepare for upcoming Slipknot tour.
  • Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho will fill in for Nikki Sixx on Sixx Sense on Wednesday 4th May
  • Bad Religion announce three date UK tour following Sonisphere:
    • July 9th – Sonisphere UK
    • July 10th – London, Forum
    • July 12th – Glasgow, ABC
    • July 13th – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
  • Journey release EPK for new album ‘Eclipse’:

  • Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Antrax) announce a brand new US date for 14th September at Yankee Stadium. Tickets on sale 6th May from Ticketmaster.
  • Incubus release new music video for ‘Adolescents’:

  • 12 Stones announce Brad Reynolds, formally of Cooper, as their new bassist.
  • Abigail Williams announce European tour:
    • May 22 Werkstatt – Cologne, Germany
    • May 23 Magasin 4 – Brussels, Belgium
    • May 24 Barfly, Camden – London, United Kingdom
    • May 25 The Well – Leeds, United Kingdom
    • May 26 Ivory Blacks – Glasgow, United Kingdom
    • May 27 Nottingham Rock City – Nottingham, United Kingdom
    • May 29 Manchester Moho Live – Manchester, United Kingdom
    • May 30 The Fleece – Bristol, United Kingdom
    • May 31 Mezz – Breda, Netherlands
    • Jun 01 Grune Rakete – Trier, Germany
    • Jun 02 Feirwerk Kranehall – Munich, Germany
    • Jun 03 B.lack – Salzburg, Germany
    • Jun 04 Metal Fest Open Air – Budapest, Hungary w/Cradle of Filth, Kataklysm, Krisiun
    • Jun 05 Arena – Vienna, Austria
    • Jun 06 Explosiv – Graz, Austria
    • Jun 07 Channel Zero – Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • Jun 09 PMK – Innsbruck, Austria
    • Jun 10 Alter Stattbahnhof – Schweinfurt, Germany
    • Jun 11 Lovelite – Berlin, Germany
  • 3 Inches Of Blood to release new 7” orange vinyl in the US titled ‘Anthems For The Victorious’ and will feature two songs: ‘Lords Of Change’ and ‘Strength Of The Grave’.
  • Arch Enemy release ‘Khaos Legions’ trailer:

  • Metallica tell Metal Hammer UK that they have “700 riffs” for their brand new album
  • Annihilator mainman Jeff Waters announces guitar clinic in the UK and Europe for this month:
    • 4 – Anderton’s Music – The Electric Theatre – Surrey, England
    • 5 – Digital Village – Romford, Essex, England
    • 6 – Dawsons Music – Reading, England
    • 7 – PMT Music – Birmingham, England
    • 8 – Guitar Guitar Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
    • 9 – Guitar Guitar – Glasgow, Scotland
    • 12 – Tonika Music – Groningen, The Netherlands
    • 13 – Vriese Music Palace – Doetichem, The Netherlands
    • 17 – Music Store Professional – Koln, Germany
    • 18 – PPC Music – Hannover, Germany
    • 19 – Just Guitars – Hamburg, Germany
  • Deftones to start writing in September during a month off period states Chino Moreno during an interview with
  • Thrice have entered the studio and are preparing to record their brand new album
  • Metallica announce their first ever shows in India with this statement:
  • At this stage in the game, there are very few places in the world that we have not dragged our gear and crew to, so that makes this show announcement extra special . . . for the first time ever, we will be visiting India for two shows! It’s about time, wouldn’t you say?!?!

    Up first will be Delhi on October 28, 2011 at F1 Rocks, held in Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurgaon as we help to celebrate the first Grand Prix race ever held in India. Night number two will find us at the Bangalore Palace Ground, Main Palace, Bangalore, on October 30 as part of the Sonisphere Festival.

    All tickets are general admission and will go sale on and on May 4 at a time still to be announced.

    And for those of you who like to travel, you might want to keep watching this site . . .

  • Underoath release video for ‘Paper Lung’:


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