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Slipknot To Headline Download

17th November 2014

Slipknot are to headline Download Festival 2015.The 'Wait and Bleed' hitmakers are thrilled to be returning to Donnington Park for the third time on the opening night of the rock festival, which runs between June...

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Avenged Sevenfold Release Mobile Game App

19th October 2014

Heavy metal rockers Avenged Sevenfold have created a cell phone gaming app.The band has pioneered a role-playing game called Hail To The King: Deathbat, which is inspired by their last album Hail To The King...

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Our 10 Favourite Download Festival 2014 Moments

By Lauren James | 17th June 2014

Download Festival 2014 has come and gone in a dizzying blast of metal riffage, moshpits frenzies and surprisingly kind weather. The weekend was packed with memorable moments and stand-out performances but we decided to pick...

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Iron Maiden Among Winners Of Metal Hammer Awards

17th June 2014

Iron Maiden and Steel Panther were among the winners at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods last night (16.06.14). The ceremony, in association with World of Tanks, was held at London's IndigO2 and Of Mice and...

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Iron Maiden Lead Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards In London

17th June 2014

Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage and Avenged Sevenfold were among the big winners at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London on Monday night (16Jun14).Singer Bruce DICkinson's group was named Best U.K. Band, while Avenged...

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Rock Band 'Avenged Sevenfold' Blamed For Teen's Suicide. Not This Again!

By Sophie Miskiw | 3rd May 2014

So, people have begun blaming music for suicide again. 16 year old Oliver King tragically took his life in February of last year, after allegedly struggling to cope with schoolwork, being teased at school and...

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Avenged Sevenfold Are Triple Winners At Revolver Golden Gods Awards

24th April 2014

Heavy rockers Avenged Sevenfold were triple winners at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards on Wednesday night (23Apr14).The band's stars Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance were jointly awarded the Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist prize, while Arin...

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Aerosmith To Close Download

6th November 2013

Aerosmith will close Download Festival 2014.The 'Crazy' rockers have been announced as the final headliners for next year's event - which takes place in Donnington Park, Leicestershire, East Midlands on 13-15 June - in what...

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Download 2014 Lineup Taking Shape: Linkin Park To Headline, 'Hybrid Theory' Played In Full

By Jack de Aguilar | 6th November 2013

It won’t kick off until June 13th next year, but metal rock fans heading to 2014’s Download already have an idea how their weekend will sound: Linkin Park will be headlining, and will play their...

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Avenged Sevenfold Top Billboard 200 Chart, But How Much Are They Worth?

By Michael West | 5th September 2013

The American heavy metal rockers Avenged Sevenfold topped the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, fending off strong competition in the form of Big Sean and Juicy J.The band's sixth studio album Hail to the...

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Avenged Sevenfold Take U.k. Albums Chart Crown

1st September 2013

Heavy rockers Avenged Sevenfold have scored their first U.K. number one album after stealing the chart crown with their new release Hail To The King.The band's achievement ends the four-week reign by British Tv talent...

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Fascinating Fact: 3836494

26th August 2013

Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, and Alice In Chains are among the big-name acts signed up for next year's (14) Soundwave Festival in Australia. Other acts on the bill include Megadeth, Rob Zombie, Placebo, and Stone...

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Avenged Sevenfold Cancel Gig Over Mystery Production Issues

15th July 2013

Rockers Avenged Sevenfold have scrapped an upcoming gig in Wisconsin due to production issues.The group was set to play for fans in La Crosse on Tuesday (16Jul13), but the bandmates have axed the performance after...

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Mike Portnoy Quits Adrenaline Mob

5th June 2013

Former Dream Theater and Avenged Sevenfold star Mike Portnoy has quit as the drummer of Adrenaline Mob.The rocker will depart the band, which also features Disturbed bassist John Moyer, following four upcoming Latin America shows...

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Lady Gaga Wants A Live Cockroach Hat

12th June 2012

Lady Gaga wants a hat made out of live cockroaches.The 'Marry The Night' singer - whose real name is Stefani Germanotta - is famed for her outrageous costumes, including a dress made out of meat...

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Arctic Monkeys Are 'Heavy Metal In Disguise'

6th June 2012

Metallica think Arctic Monkeys are a ''heavy metal band disguised as an indie band.''The 'Enter Sandman' group have signed the British rockers to appear at their Orion festival in the US, and while some think...

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Metallica Want To Headline Glastonbury

23rd April 2012

Metallica want to headline Glastonbury. The 'Enter Sandman' heavy metal group would love to headline the British festival - one of the biggest in Europe - but have never been invited by organisers Michael and...

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Matt Shadows Remembers Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan

28th December 2011

Avenged Sevenfold frontman Matt Shadows has paid tribute to his late bandmate Jimmy Sullivan on the second anniversary of his death.The drummer, nicknamed The Reverend, died on 28 December, 2009 after suffering an accidental overdose...

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Shadows Has Knee Surgery

21st December 2011

Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows has undergone surgery to his knee so he can continue rocking out onstage.The vocalist was frequently forced to wear knee braces and hobble around during concerts because a joint problem...

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Avenged Sevenfold Donating Cash To Mark 9/11

6th September 2011

Rockers Avenged Sevenfold are showing off their caring side by donating money to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America.Sunday (11Sep11) will mark 10 years since 3,000 people died after New...

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Linkin Park Close Download 2011

13th June 2011

Linkin Park closed the UK's Download rock festival last night (12.06.11).The 'Crawling' rockers ended the three day event which also saw performances from metal heavyweights including Rob Zombie, System of a Down, Alice Cooper, The...

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Avenged Sevenfold Remember Late Drummer At Download Festival

12th June 2011

Rockers Avenged Sevenfold paid tribute to their late drummer Jimmy Sullivan during their set at Britain's Download Festival on Saturday (11Jun11), dedicating the show to "our brother upstairs".Sullivan died from an accidental overdose of prescription...

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Avenged Sevenfold Cancel Gig Over Illness

20th May 2011

Heavy metal stars Avenged Sevenfold have been forced to cancel a concert in Texas after one of the band members fell ill.The group was due to perform at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Dallas...

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My Chemical Romance Lead Kerrang! Award Nominations

4th May 2011

My Chemical Romance has received five nominations for the 2011 Kerrang! Awards fuelled by Relentless Energy Drink.The 'Bulletproof Heart' hitmakers lead the way for this year's honours, finding themselves in the running for Best Album...

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Avenged Sevenfold Dominate Golden Gods Awards

21st April 2011

Heavy metal stars Avenged Sevenfold were crowned the most talented musicians in rock on Wednesday (20Apr11) after sweeping the board with four prizes at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Awards.Frontman M. Shadows beat Ozzy Osbourne...

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Iron Maiden Nominated For Golden God Award

9th March 2011

Iron Maiden and Bullet For My Valentine will go head-to-head in the Best UK Band category at this year's Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. The bands face competition from Skindred, Architects and Bring Me The...

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Avenged Sevenfold Hire New Drummer After Cutting Portnoy Ties

21st January 2011

Rockers AVENGED SEVENFOLD have hired former CONFIDE star ARIN ILEJAY as their new drummer, after parting ways with MIKE PORTNOY.Portnoy was drafted in to replace tragic Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan, who died from a drug...

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Portnoy Forms New Supergroup

4th January 2011

Former DREAM THEATER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD drummer MIKE PORTNOY has formed a new supergroup with members of DEEP PURPLE and ENDOCHINE.The unnamed outfit, announced via Portnoy's account, will feature guitarist Steve Morse, Neal Morse...

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Avenged Sevenfold Top Heavy Rock Album Poll

31st December 2010

AVENGED SEVENFOLD's NIGHTMARE has been named the best heavy rock album of 2010 in music magazine Revolver's end-of-year round-up.The group, who lost drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan at the end of last year (09), beat...

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