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Steel Panther Banging Out New Album

Universal Heavy metal’s living (as of this post) legends Steel Panther have been making progress on their upcoming third full-length album. Since the release of ‘Balls Out’ in October 2011, Steel Panther presumably have been celebrating the album’s success with mountains of cocaine covered in groupies, but after finally coming down from the binge, the Los Angeles quartet are back in the studio. Steel Panther have been on a roll since their debut release, ‘Feel the Steel,’ in 2009. They’ve captured the hearts and naughty parts of fans worldwide, even gaining enough votes in our 2012 Loudwire Music Awards to be declared Live Act of the Year , beating out legends such as Metallica , Tool and Iron Maiden . The heavy metal re-innovators teased that they’ve started recording a new ralbum on Feb. 12, posting an in-studio picture of a soundboard along with the message, “So it begins…” Steel Panther drummer Stix Zadinia has completed tracking his drums for the yet-untitled record, and according to a series of tweets from Zadinia, rhythm guitars are also done, with bassist Lexxi Foxxx next in line to lay down his parts. NEWSFLASH: Rhythm guitars are DONE for new record. Bass begging tomorrow! This shit is gettin handled!!!!! — Stix Zadinia (@Stixzadinia) February 22, 2013 ? I’m goin to the studio today, just to listen to how fucking heavy Satchel’s axe tracks sound! Also, cuz that’s where I’m meeting my dealer. — Stix Zadinia (@Stixzadinia) February 22, 2013 ? Stay tuned for further news on Steel Panther’s third studio album, and remember … Death to All But Metal! [button href=”” title=”Steel Panther Expose ‘Fat Girl’ Live From ‘British Invasion’ DVD” align=”center”]

Within Temptation Announce 2013 Album Plans

Facebook: Within Temptation Great news for fans of Dutch symphonic rockers Within Temptation . The band has just announced that in addition to signing with a new label partner, BMG Rights, they are aiming to put out a new album in the fall. Having formed in 1996, Within Temptation have been treating fans to their signature brand of symphonic goth rock for over 15 years, with five full-length albums released within that time period. Fans of the band have shown a stunning devotion to their Scandinavian heroes, with the outfit taking home 2011 Loudwire Music Awards for Artist of the Year, Rock Album of the Year (‘The Unforgiving’) and Rock Goddess of the Year for vocalist Sharon den Adel . Within Temptation broke the good news to their fans via the band’s official website: Hi everyone, We have been, and we are still hiding in our studios since winter started. With every writing session new things are happening. We are experimenting a lot and are trying to hold on to this magical feeling. We are looking forward to the moment that we can share with you where this journey has taken us. We are excited to have found a new enthusiastic label partner, BMG Rights, with whom are aiming for a release in autumn, which perfectly fits the mood of the album. As soon as we can, we will share more information about the new album. In the mean time we will see you on the road this summer! Sharon, Ruud, Stefan, Martijn, Jeroen, Mike and Robert So far, Within Temptation have signed on to perform at three European summer festivals, but stay tuned for more dates to be announced. [button href=”” title=”Within Temptation Cover Songs by Bruno Mars, Gnarls Barkley, Gotye + More” align=”center”]

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx to Unveil Custom ‘Schecter Sixx’ Bass

Schecter Guitar Research Schecter guitars and Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx have teamed up to create a new model of bass. The guitar company is planning to reveal the ‘Schecter Sixx’ signature series bass at the winter NAMM conference in Anaheim, Calif. on Jan. 26. Rock guitarists and bassists with a little extra cash in their pockets have been flocking to Schecter Guitar Research for decades to harness the company’s signature sound. Schecter has created guitars for Avenged Sevenfold ‘s Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance , Disturbed ‘s Dan Donegan and many more. The company is planning to release many new signature models in the near future, but the first of 2013 will be the Nikki Sixx ‘Schecter Sixx.’ “It was an exciting and creative process to work with Schecter on the new Schecter Sixx Signature Series Bass,” says Sixx. “It was important to all of us to design a bass that would feel right as well as sound amazing in the hands of all players, not just me. Every detail about the new Schecter Sixx comes from all of our collective experiences – whether it’s my 30 years of playing live and recording orSchecter’s unprecedented standards for making quality instruments for players of all genres. Simply said, this bass rocks!” Schecter’s Executive Vice President, Marc LaCorte adds, “I really felt as if we instantly gelled and were looking to accomplish the same goal with this project.  Above all, it was so refreshing to see an artist of Nikki’s stature be so involved and genuinely concerned about every detail in the creation of this instrument.” Check out all the details and specs on the ‘Schecter Sixx’ bass here . Nikki Sixx is currently working with Motley Crue to create the band’s 10th full-length album, which Sixx is already calling “the best Crue album yet.” He’s also announced plans to work on a new disc from his other band Sixx: A.M. [button href=”” title=”Nikki Sixx Wins Bassist of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards” align=”center”]

X Japan Win Most Devoted Fans in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Herfitz PR The Most Devoted Fans category took in hundreds of thousands of votes in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards, making it one of the most categories. With 10 bands famous for their rabid fans in the competition, worldwide voting pointed to one dominant act during the entire voting process, and that band was X Japan . Placed against monster acts such as Avenged Sevenfold and Metallica, X Japan drummer and fearless leader Yoshiki rallied the band’s unparalleled fans to claim a massive win. In the end, X Japan claimed over 43 percent of the total votes; more than Metallica, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, Black Veil Brides, Suicide Silence, Falling in Reverse, Tool and Avenged Sevenfold combined . Congratulations to X Japan and their legions of followers for earning the title of Most Devoted Fans. See the full voting results below and click on the red button for the next winner: [button href=”” title=”Next Winner: Rock Song of the Year” align=”center”] Voting Results: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.

Deuce Wins New Artist of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire It proved to be a two-man race for Best New Artist at the Loudwire Music Awards and former Hollywood Undead member Deuce emerged as the victor. The rap-rock artist enjoyed a breakout year with his first solo set, ‘Nine Lives,’ which spawned the hit single ‘America’ and such fan favorites as ‘I Came to Party’ and ‘Nobody Likes Me.’ Deuce received just over 38 percent of the vote, besting another musician stepping out on his own from familiar territory. Mark Tremonti’s finished second with just over 31 percent of the final tally, proving that the Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist could make good on his own. After Deuce and Tremonti, the next closest competitor was Falling in Reverse, who earned eight percent of the vote. Congrats to the rap-rocking Deuce on the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards Best New Artist victory and all of his solo success. Stay tuned to see what he’s got in store for 2013. See the full voting results below and click the red button for the next winner: [button href=”” title=”Next Winner: Live Act of the Year” align=”center”] Voting Results: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.

Vinnie Paul Wins Drummer of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Donald Bowers, Getty Images Vinnie Paul of Pantera and Hellyeah has captured the Drummer of the Year award in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. In what has been a storied career, 2012 proved to be one of Vinnie Paul’s landmark years for various reasons. The legendary stickman’s drumming appears on the Pantera track ‘Piss,’ which was released as a never-before-heard track on the 20th anniversary edition of ‘Vulgar Display of Power.’ The long lost tune won Metal Song of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. But it doesn’t stop there: Vinnie Paul delivered some crushing beats on ‘Band of Brothers,’ the latest album from his band Hellyeah. In the end, he dominated the competition with 37 percent of the vote for 2012 Drummer of the Year. Raise your shots of jack and get ‘Drink Drank Drunk’ in honor of Vinnie Paul. Congrats Vinnie! Keep the good stuff comin’. See the full voting results below and click the red button to see the next winner: [button href=”” title=”Next Winner: New Artist of the Year” align=”center”] Voting Results: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.

Lamb of God Win Metal Album of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards

Epic In a category filled with incredibly strong and progressive competition, Lamb of God ran away with the votes for Metal Album of the Year in the 2012 Loudwire Music Awards. The band’s 2012 full-length, ‘Resolution,’ earned the victory, beating out Gojira’s ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ and Down’s ‘Purple EP’ by a healthy margin. Released on Jan. 24, 2012, ‘Resolution’ gave fans the entire year to absorb standout tracks such as ‘Desolation,’ ‘Ghost Walking’ and ‘The Number Six.’ Lamb of God brought massive strength with their brand of pure American metal, leading them to successfully snag a win for 2012 Metal Album of the Year. Congrats to the band for both the success of ‘Resolution’ and their ability to connect so deeply with metalheads worldwide. See the full results below and click the red button for the next winner: [button href=”” title=”Next Winner: Rock Band of the Year” align=”center”] Voting Results: Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.