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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!  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News, Tours Comments Off on Armored Saint & Queensrÿche Hit The Road…

Iconic heavy metallers ARMORED SAINT, who’ve been hard at work demoing tracks for their upcoming new full-length, will return to the stage later this month as direct support to Queensrÿche! The trek, which commences on March 27th in Anaheim, California, includes twelve ARMORED SAINT headlining shows scattered throughout.  

The Big Kahuna Hard Music, News, Tours Comments Off on LOUD AS HELL Announces 2024 Lineup…

One of Canada’s most beloved decibel-breaking extreme music events, LOUD AS HELL OPEN AIR FESTIVAL announces its most ferocious lineups to date for its 2024 edition with headliners BEYOND CREATION, MALIGNANCY, VITRIOL, GREEN JELLY, STRIKER, RIPCORDZ, THE CONVALESCENCE and many more!  

The Big Kahuna Comic Book News, Hard Music, News Comments Off on Z2 Celebrate Motörhead’s 50th Anniversary

In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the legendary Motörhead, Z2 has gathered a staggering line-up of icons to narrate their personal encounters with the man that came to define the sex, drugs, and Rock & Roll lifestyle, Lemmy Kilmister. NO REMORSE: THE ILLUSTRATED TRUE STORIES OF LEMMY KILMISTER AND MOTÖRHEAD kicks off this 176-page tribute with a deeply personal foreword by his dear friend Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) and a truly touching afterword by his longtime friend and collaborator Ozzy Osbourne.  

The Big Kahuna Comic Book News, News Comments Off on Gwen Stacy appears in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4

Since launching in January, Jonathan Hickman and Marco Checchetto’s ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN has become the ULTIMATE hit! Each issue has demanded multiple printings as daring storytelling shifts to the Spider-Man mythos hook longtime comic readers and new fans alike! The series has introduced devoted family man Peter Parker, his wife Mary Jane Watson-Parker, their two precocious kids, and Peter’s beloved Uncle Ben. On sale in April, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4 will debut another member of the iconic Spidey family—GWEN STACY!  

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