REVIEW: Megadeth - 'Dystopia'
Jeffrey Maki 2 weeks ago

by Jeff Maki —— There's been a huge buildup to Dystopia, the 15th album from the legendary Megadeth. Another Megadeth album means another round of mainman Dave Mustaine in the press, and while I qui… Read More

LIVE RECAP: Lamb of God & Anthrax - 01/17/16 - The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, Maryland
Greg Maki 3 weeks ago

Review by Greg Maki The hottest ticket in metal this winter undoubtedly is Lamb of God’s first U.S. headlining tour in support of its latest album, VII: Sturm und Drang, released last summer. T… Read More

Jeff's Top 10 Albums of 2015: The Countdown to Extinction
Jeffrey Maki 4 weeks ago

While it's impossible to listen to every release in a given year, the albums below provided my personal soundtrack for 2015. And with the exception of a couple bands, all the others in my top 10 are n… Read More

We have Ghost, we have everything: Greg's Top 10 of 2015
Greg Maki 1 month ago

By Greg Maki Another year has come and gone, and in my opinion, 2015 was one of the strongest in recent memory in terms of quality hard rock and metal releases. My top 10 list includes bands on… Read More

RIP Scott Weiland (1967-2015)
Greg Maki 2 months ago

Like everyone else in the music world, Live Metal is deeply saddened by the passing of Scott Weiland. The former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman was found dead on his bus last nig… Read More


Seether has announced the fourth annual Rise Above Fest will take place Saturday, Aug. 6, at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. The lineup features Disturbed, Volbeat, Seether, Alter Bridge, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Memphis May Fire, We Came as Romans, Beartooth, I Prevail and more to be announced.

Proceeds from the festival will go to SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). The goal of the festival is to bring awareness to this global epidemic and reduce the stigma surrounding depression and mental illness. Read the rest of this entry »

DisturbedDisturbed and Breaking Benjamin today announced a co-headlining summer amphitheater tour. Produced by Live Nation, the two rock bands, along with Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia, will hit the road starting in July and will stop in more than 20 cities throughout North America, including Boston, Toronto, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Detroit. More information on the tour, including dates and venues, will be announced over the coming weeks.

A Facebook post by Disturbed listed the following the cities for the tour: Read the rest of this entry »

Lamb of God

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, which this week is wrapping up its winter tour with special guests Anthrax, will launch its next U.S. headlining tour in the spring, with support from Clutch and Corrosion of Conformity. The tour will kick off April 30, and throughout the run, Lamb of God will perform at several festivals, including Bonnaroo, Rock on the Range and Carolina Rebellion.

The pre-sale for tickets will start at 2 p.m. local time Tuesday, Feb. 9. The public on-sale will open at 10 a.m. local time Friday, Feb. 12. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates, and visit for tickets and more information. Read the rest of this entry »

Rock on the Range has announced to the 10th anniversary festival experience May 20 to 22 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

Deftones, The Shrine and Adam Watt have joined the music lineup, which will feature three days of music on three stages, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Shinedown and Five Finger Death Punch. Visit for the full lineup. Daily lineups and the schedule will be announced closer to the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Bullet for My Valentine

Bullet for My Valentine

U.K. metal band Bullet for My Valentine has kicked off “The British Invasion Tour” in support of its recently released album, Venom, and has premiered a new video for its latest single, “Worthless.” Watch the video below.

The video was directed by Stuart Birchall, who also recently helmed the videos for “Venom” and “You Want a Battle? (Here’s a War),” produced by Jamie Whymark for Kode Media and filmed at Elstree Studios in London. Read the rest of this entry »

John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry

John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry has released the video for “In Our Dreams,” the first single from its upcoming fifth studio album, Kentuckywhich is set for release on April 1 via the Mascot Label Group.

The video is set in a post-apocalyptic underwater world, “Hydros,” ruled by a nefarious leader. While the band plays, the tale unfolds of two sisters separated in this society by a class structure. They eventually are reunited when a revolt topples the system and they escape to a new life above water. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch will team up with Shinedown for a series of co-headlining shows this May, in conjunction with allperformances at the biggest U.S. festivals of the year..

Local pre-sales will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb..  The national public on-sale for the dates with will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. For more information and VIP offerings, go to Read the rest of this entry »



Finland-based symphonic metal storytellers Nightwish are kicking off their highly anticipated  26-date headlining tour of North America at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey on February 19th! The trek hits six Canadian cities plus Pittsburgh, Anaheim, and New Orleans, then closing out in Tampa, Florida on March 23rd. Direct support is Finnish melodic metal heroes and label mates Sonata Arctica. Opening the momentous night will be Dutch symphonic metallers Delain! View tour dates inside. Read the rest of this entry »


Paradise Lost

Just before heading out to sea as part of the 2016 installment of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, British goth-metal pioneers Paradise Lost have premiered a brand new video for the track “Terminal”, which is taken from their latest Century Media release, (and Jeff’s #4 metal album of the year) The Plague Within (review).

Watch the video inside!
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On the eve of the nation’s most anticipated sporting event, Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy® Award-winning rock band Metallica will headline CBS Radio’s The Night Before, a one-of-a-kind concert experience the evening prior to Super Bowl 50 at AT&T Park in the band’s hometown of San Francisco, CA. The concert marks the band’s first performance of 2016.

Metallica fans around the world will be able to tune in to a live webstream direct from the historic show. The webcast will be a free 1080p FullHD stream live from AT&T Park, available on mobile and desktop devices at, delivered by Metallica will take the stage at approximately 8:30p PST. Fans can watch the show live for free and pre­order professionally mixed audio recordings of the show as downloads and collectible CDs.

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Sevendust has announced its first U.S. headline tour in support of its latest album, Kill the Flaw. The tour will kick off April 26 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and wrap up May 28 at the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. The headline dates will feature special guests Trivium and Like a Storm as show openers. The tour will include stops in Atlanta, Georgia; New York City; Baltimore, Maryland; and Reading, Pennsylvania. Sevendust also will make stops at several festivals, including Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range and Rock Derby.

Tickets for all headline shows go on sale Friday, Jan. 29; go to for more information and to buy tickets. Read the rest of this entry »

Richard Patrick of Filter

Richard Patrick of Filter

Filter has announced the dates of its “Make America Hate Again” U.S. tour. The trek will kick off April 13 and run through May 21, with stops at festivals Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida, and Carolina Rebellion in Concord, North Carolina, included. Support on most dates will come from Orgy, Vampires Everywhere and Death Valley High.

The tour is in support of Filter’s upcoming album, Crazy Eyes, set for release April 8 via Wind-up Records. The album’s first single, “Take Me to Heaven,” is streaming online now. Read the rest of this entry »