Hatesphere Set to Embark on Euro Tour

Danish thrashers Hatesphere are set to head out on their European tour to close out 2012, beginning Oct. 4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Having released The Great Bludgeoning in 2011, Hatesphere will share the bill with Mnemic, Sybreed and Wasteland Skulls. For more information, visit Hatesphere’s official website.

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EVH Q&A with Jeff Waters Of Annihilator

Jeff Waters burst onto the metal scene with his band Annihilator’s hit 1989 album Alice in Hell and the Ottawa, Canada, native has been writing and performing ever since. Waters has largely been touring Europe and Japan after Never, Neverland and Set the World on Fire came out in 1990 and 1993, respectively. Currently working

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EVH 5150 III Named One of Five Essential Heavy Metal Amps by Guitar World Magazine

  Guitar World magazine recently named the EVH 5150 III head one of five essential heavy metal amps. “To be honest, the 5150 III sounds like no other amp and should be applauded for its versatility alone,” said Guitar World. Click here to see what else the magazine said about the 5150 III head.

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Van Halen Rescheduling Japan Tour Dates

Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4-6 months. Van Halen’s scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013. For more

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Evile Performs At Bloodstock Open Air Festival

U.K. thrashers Evile recently tore it up at the Bloodstock Open Air Festival, which was headlined by Machine Head, Alice Cooper and Behemoth. For those that couldn’t make it to Evile’s set, Bloodstock recently posted footage of the band playing two songs live. Watch “Dreams” and “We Who Are About to Die” below, and visit

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Hirax Working On New Album

Hirax is currently in the studio working on new music, and the California thrashers recently posted some behind-the-scenes footage from their sessions. Check out the guys running through their gear in the clip below. For more information, visit Hirax’s official website.

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Guitar Center Workshops With Gary Hoey

Prolific rock musician Gary Hoey will be hosting workshops this week at Guitar Centers in Orange, Conn., Natick, Mass., and Nashua, N.H. Hoey will offer a live performance, meet with fans and demonstrate EVH amps. For more information, visit Hoey’s official website.  

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Darkest Hour Drops Video For ‘Severed Into Separates’

With their music video for “Severed Into Separates,” Darkest Hour teamed up with  Mihanszna Films to produce a visually-arresting clip. The track comes off their latest record, The Human Romance, which was released earlier this year. Watch “Severed Into Separates” below. For more information, visit Darkest Hour’s official website.

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God Forbid Drops New Video For ‘Equilibrium’

With pounding guitars and brutal energy, God Forbid has released the music video for the title track off their latest album, Equilibrium. The New Jersey metallers are currently a part of the Trespass America Festival, along with Killswitch Engage, Trivium and Pop Evil, among others. Watch the clip for “Equilibrium” below. For more information, visit

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Serj Tankian Rocks Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Serj Tankian might front the Grammy-winning band System of a Down, but he’s also had a solid solo career. To further that career, Tankian released his third solo album, Harakiri, this week, commemorating it with an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Watch Tankian – with some help from guitarist Jeff Mallow on an EVH Wolfgang

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