1349 Announce 2015 U.S. Tour With Origin, Abysmal Dawn & Wolvhammer

1349 have announced a 2015 U.S. headlining tour. The band will also be joined by supporting acts, Origin, Abysmal Dawn and Wolvhammer.

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Tour Dates:

02/08 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
02/10 Austin, TX – Dirty Dog
02/11 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
02/12 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
02/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Complex
02/15 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
02/16 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
02/18 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
02/19 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
02/20 Joliet, IL – Mojoes
02/21 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
02/22 Trenton, NJ – Championship Bar
02/23 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
02/24 Springfield, VA – Empire
02/25 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero

Scorpions To Release Return To Forever In February

Scorpions have revealed the details for their new album. It will be titled Return To Forever and will be released on February 20.

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Return To Forever Track Listing:

01. “Going Out With A Bang”
02. “We Built This House”
03. “Rock My Car”
04. “House Of Cards”
05. “All For One”
06. “Rock ‘N’ Roll Band”
07. “Catch Your Luck And Play”
08. “Rollin’ Home”
09. “Hard Rockin’ The Place”
10. “Eye Of The Storm”
11. “The Scratch”
12. “Gypsy Life”
13. “The World We Used To Know” (deluxe edition)
14. “Dancing With The Moonlight” (deluxe edition)
15. “When The Truth Is A Lie” (deluxe edition)
16. “Who We Are” (deluxe edition)
17. “Delirious” (iTunes)

Apocalyptica Premiere New Song “Shadowmaker”

Apocalyptica have released a new song titled “Shadowmaker.” This song is the title track of the band’s new album, which is expected to be released in April. Franky Perez (Scars On Broadway) handled the singing duties for this track and all the other vocal tracks on the album.

Check out the lyric video:

Ex-Megadeth Members Recruit Ex-Scar The Martyr Vocalist For New Project

According to Blabbermouth, Henry Derek Bonner (ex-Scar The Martyr) has teamed up with former Megadeth members, Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, for a new, yet to be named, band. This news comes after Broderick mentioned the new project in a recent interview. No other details are available.

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Vassilios Metropoulos Leaves Otherwise

Otherwise bassist, Vassilios Metropoulos, has left the band to pursue “other life interests.” The band is now holding open auditions for anyone interested in becoming their new bassist.

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The band issued the following statement to Loudwire:

“After 3 1/2 years of brotherhood, our bass player Vassilios Metropoulos will be parting ways with OTHERWISE to pursue other life interests. His last show with the band will be this Sunday, December 21, at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI.

Working with Vassilios has been an incredibly unique experience, as he has progressed from crew guy to rhythm guitar player to bass player, while also being a “jack-of-all-trades” in various disciplines behind-the-scenes. We thank him for his many tireless hours of hard work, and wish him nothing but the best as he embarks upon the next journey in his life. #LifeByMusic #Brotherhood #ThePhoenixWillAlwaysRise

Anyone interested in submitting an audition to be our next bass player -> send a bio, picture and links to video clips (if possible) to otherwisebass@gmail.com

- The Wise Guys”