Bay Area mega-metal-machine, Machine Head recently simultaneously delighted and disappointed UK fans with a series of intimate gigs. Delighting those that could grab tickets, disappointing those that couldn't!
Metal legends Machine Head have announced their new bass player as Jared MacEachern.
For those of you who missed the news and who are not currently partying with three days of quality extreme, black, death, thrash and every other kind of metal music one can think of, the nice people at Bloodstock Festival are streaming all the action from Catton Hall live on the Internet.
At the Scribes castle we thought we would wait to get a few of the facts before commenting on one of the huge stories that broke yesterday, but needless to say, there have some been some pieces of bad (and sad) news for rock & metal in 2012 and this is possibly the worst one yet.
One of Europe's festivals that has grown rapidly in popularity over the last few years is the Metalcamp Festival that takes place in Slovenia in early August.