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McFarlane Toys, a leader in the collectibles category, proudly announces the signing of a new licensing agreement with VIZ Media, a leading producer of manga and anime. This collaboration marks an exciting new chapter as McFarlane Toys expands their anime collectibles with the iconic BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War series.  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News Comments Off on Org Music reissues Bad Brains’ album “I Against”

I Against I is the third studio album from Bad Brains, originally released in 1986 on SST Records, showcasing the band’s unique fusion of punk rock, hardcore punk, reggae, and heavy metal influences.The full-length remains influential to this day, inspiring countless bands with its innovative sound and uncompromising attitude.  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News, Tours Comments Off on 1349 Release New Single Ahead of North American Tour

In the grand tradition of black metal supremacy, 1349 returns with a searing standalone single, “Ash of Ages”, paving the desolate path to their much-anticipated North American tour later this May. Echoing the grim roots of black metal’s full-throated cry, “Ash of Ages” ascends from the band’s profound depths to scorch the earth with its presence.  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News, Tours Comments Off on SLIPKNOT Announce ‘Here Comes The Pain’ Summer Tour

Heavy titans and cultural phenomenon SLIPKNOT are pleased to announce the North American portion of their Here Comes The Pain Tour. This year the nine are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their seminal debut album, Slipknot, which catapulted the band back in 1999.  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News, Tours Comments Off on CNTS Announce Thoughts & Prayers Tour

CNTS, the Los Angeles-band featuring members of Dead Cross, Retox and Qui, have announced the Thoughts & Prayers tour, a seven-week U.S. outing that begins on May 9 in Chico, Calif. “Brace yourself, America! CNTS is hitting the road, playing coast to coast,” guitar player Michael Crain shares. “We’re looking forward to seeing all of you and getting a chance to play songs from the new album.”  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News, Tours Comments Off on DREAM THEATER Announce 40TH Anniversary Tour

A tour announcement that has been fourteen years in the making, GRAMMY®-winning, progressive music titans Dream Theater are announcing their 40th Anniversary Tour 2024 – 2025. The tour – presented as An Evening With Dream Theater – is the first outing since drummer Mike Portnoy’s return to the lineup joining vocalist James LaBrie, bassist John Myung, guitarist John Petrucci, and keyboardist Jordan Rudess. The European leg consists of stops in 23 cities and kicks off on October 20th and runs through November 24th. Dream Theater will be performing classics and fan favorites from their catalog in what promises to be an unforgettable evening of music. More information on all tickets and VIP packages can... 

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News, Tours Comments Off on Dan Lilker Returns to Anthrax…Joins U.S. Tour

Today, Anthrax announces that, due to personal reasons, bassist Frank Bello will not be able to accompany the band on its upcoming South American tour, set to kick off April 13 at MXMF the Metal Fest. Filling in on those dates, as well as two U.S. festival shows in May, will be Anthrax founding member and original bassist Dan Lilker, marking his first appearance with the band in 40 years. Lilker, who co-wrote and played on Anthrax’s debut album Fistful of Metal, was also a member of Stormtroopers of Death with Charlie Benante and Scott Ian.  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News Comments Off on ROTTING CHRIST Release Proudly Pagan New Single

In celebration of their 35th year as a band, this May, Rotting Christ are releasing their 14th album. ΠΡΟ ΧΡΙΣΤΟU (Pro Xristou) is bound to hold a revered place in the Greeks’ heretical history. Always true to their name, Sakis Tolis and his brother Temis pay tribute to the last of the Pagan kings. Today, they’re releasing the album’s rising and resolute new single, “Saoirse”.  

The Big Kahuna News Comments Off on Kerry King Debut Solo Album

Kerry King and his new band – Kyle Sanders/bass, Mark Osegueda/vocals, Phil Demmel/guitar, Paul Bostaph/drums – will hit the road this summer as Special Guest on the Ashes of Leviathan Tour, co-headlining Lamb of God and Mastodon. King and his band will also be making appearances at a couple of music festivals. All North American dates are below.  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News, Tours Comments Off on Gatecreeper Announce Tour – Undeath, Final Gasp & More

Arizona’s death-metal forerunners Gatecreeper have announced West Coast / Southwest dates including Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Denver and more. Undeath, Jarhead Fertilizer and Final Gasp will support each night. The run follows their extensive North American support tour with In Flames this Spring.  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, Music Video, News Comments Off on Creed’s “Greatest Hits” Released on Vinyl

As CREED readies to embark on their first headlining shows in over a decade, Craft Recordings celebrates the recently reunited band and their enduring catalog of music with the first wide vinyl release of their multiplatinum-selling Greatest Hits collection.  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News, Tours Comments Off on GIRLSCHOOL Kicks Off First Leg of Final North American Tour

The longest tenured all-female rock band and NWOBHM legends GIRLSCHOOL will be embarking on their final North American starting today, March 21, at Hell’s Heroes Festival in Houston, TX! The trek will see support from LILLIAN AXE and ALCATRAZZ and will run through April 6. The itinerary can be found below while tickets will go on sale this Friday, December 1 @ 10:00 A.M. EST, which can be found HERE. There will be no further East Coast dates announced – so don’t sleep on this!  

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