Black Veil Brides frontman and Asking Alexandria guitarist to appear in forthcoming film

Andy Biersack and Ben Bruce have starring roles in an upcoming movie, American Satan.


The film focuses on a young rock band who quit college and relocate to the bright lights of the Sunset Strip to follow their dreams.

The film synospis explains: “Caught in the middle of a Faustian deal, their music and controversial altercations end up influencing society beyond anything this century has seen, but can they take back control of their destiny before it’s too late?”

American Satan is written by Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen along with producer Matty Beckerman, and is currently in pre-production. More details will be released in due course.

Black Veil Brides are in the studio recording the follow-up to their 2014 self-titled fourth album. Biersack is also working on his debut Andy Black solo album.

Asking Alexandria will release The Black next month. They’re currently on tour in the US with Bullet For My Valentine.


Mar 11: Odessa Club Patron, TX
Apr 03: Bangkok Hollywood Awards, Thailand
Apr 05: Auckland Powerstation, New Zealand
Apr 07: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Apr 08: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Apr 09: Fortitude Valley QLD Met, Australia
Apr 10: Adelaide HQ Nightclub, Australia
Apr 13: Mt Lawley WA Astor Theatre Perth, Australia
Apr 15: University of New SOuth Wales Roundhouse, Australia
Apr 20: Zhongzheng District Legacy Taipei, Taiwan
Apr 30: Jacksonville Metropolitan Park, FL
May 01: Fort Myers JetBlue Park, FL
May 08: Concord Carolina Rebellion, NC
May 14: Somerset Amphitheater, WI
May 20: Columbus MAPFRE Stadium, OH
Jul 14: Ohskosh Rock USA, WI
Jul 17: Bridgeview Toyota Park, IL

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View short promo showcasing Japanese outfit’s upcoming album

Babymetal have released a short promo showcasing their upcoming album Metal Resistance.

The follow-up to their self-titled debut is due on April 1 via earMUSIC – a day the group have branded ‘Fox Day.’

Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal will start a world tour at London’s Wembley Arena on April 2, and end the run at the Tokyo Dome on a date still to be announced to support the album. They’ve also announced a handful of shows in the US following their UK appearance.

The band’s manager KobaMetal says: “I believe that the songs of Babymetal continue to push them forward to discover new possibilities. All I can say right now is for all of you to wait patiently for the coming of the Fox Day.”

Metal Resistance will be released on CD, 2LP and limited-edition box set which includes a Babymetal t-shirt. The trio are the 3D cover stars of issue 281 of Metal Hammer.


  1. Road Of Resistance
  2. Karate
  3. Awadama Fever
  4. Yava!
  5. Amore
  6. Meta Taro
  7. From Dusk Till Dawn
  8. GJ!
  9. Sis. Anger
  10. No Rain, No Rainbow
  11. Tales Of The Destinies
  12. The One (English version)


Apr 02: London Wembley Arena, UK
May 04: New York PlayStation Theater, NY
May 07: Philadelphia Electric Factory, PA
May 10: Silver Spring The Fillmore, MD
May 11: Detroit The Fillmore, IL
May 13: Chicago House Of Blues, IL

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Doom supergroup to play two UK dates and string of festivals on the continent

With The Dead have revealed they’ll play a string of shows in mainland Europe and the UK this year.

The doom metal band, which includes former members from Cathedral and Electric Wizard, will perform at Manchester Deaf Institute on April 10 and Birmingham’s O2 Institute 3 on April 11. They’ll be supported by stoner metal outfit Beastmaker on the UK dates.

With The Dead will also perform at three festivals – Roadburn in the Netherlands on April 15, Hellfest in France on June 18 and Revenance in Portugal on the weekend of September 18-20.

With The Dead released the video for Crown Of Burning Stars in October. The song is taken from the group’s self-titled debut album.


Apr 10:  Manchester Deaf Institute, UK
Apr 11: Birmingham Temple, UK
Apr 15: Roadburn Festival, Netherlands
Jun 18: Clisson Hellfest, France
Sep 18-20:  Reverence Valada, Portugal

With The Dead UK shows

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Hear bonus track from deluxe digital edition of latest album Rock N Roll

Buckcherry have made their track Cannonball available to stream.

It’s taken from the digital deluxe edition of latest album Rock N Roll. The album was released last year, with the digital deluxe version available now via F-Bomb/Caroline.

The digital version includes three new tracks. As well as Cannonball, it comes withGettin’ Started and a fresh version of The Feeling Never Dies, featuring guest vocals from Grammy-winning country artist Gretchen Wilson.

Ahead of Rock N Roll‘s release last year, the band said: “We wanted to call the new album Rock N Roll because this is what we’ve been doing our whole lives. We focused on making a record that encompasses all of what we are. You get every flavour of Buckcherry.”

Buckcherry head out on a North American tour this month, ahead of dates in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

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