Metallica today announced their WorldWired 2017 North American tour in support of their new album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. The WorldWired 2017 tour is produced by Live Nation and kicks off on May 10th in Baltimore, MD at M&T Bank Stadium. The tour will crisscross its way across North America into the summer, marking the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award winning band's first proper North American tour since 2009. Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will be the main support acts for the tour run. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.
VOLBEAT is one of those bands that has an interesting level of crossover appeal among rock and metal fans. You always run across people you wouldn't expect to dig 'em, yet they're all over 'em. Then again, I've run across several people that I figured would love some VOLBEAT, and they absolutely can't stand 'em. Me? I'm in the middle and find them to be overrated and overplayed around these parts (particularly their latest album), but I really like 2010's BEYOND HELL/ABOVE HEAVEN. If you dig 'em and want to introduce your baby to their music, the folks at Roma Music Group have a new collection out this week to help you do just that. Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star: LULLABY VERSIONS OF VOLBEAT hit iTunes today. Check out "Lola Montez" below, along with the full tracklisting and cover art.
Metal Blade Records hit The Rock Father with some exciting news today for fans of KING DIAMOND and VOLBEAT. Fresh from the new VOLBEAT album OUTLAW GENTLEMEN AND SHADY LADIES (Out April 9 - pre-order on iTunes) comes the track entitled, "Room 24". Featuring a rare guest appearance by KING DIAMOND, the song is being offered as a FREE DOWNLOAD right now. The Jacob Hansen mastered version of the song can be downloaded (as a WAV) from this location.
From the stuff we missed for review department comes BEYOND HELL/ABOVE HEAVEN (out now via Universal/Republic), the latest album from Danish rockers VOLBEAT. The follow-up to their 2008 album GUITAR GANGSTERS & CADILLAC BLOOD, Hell/Heaven picks up where that record left off, presenting a 50-minute set of metal with a distinct flavor.