Rush to Issue 40th Anniversary ‘Farewell to Kings’ Edition, Plus News on Anti-Flag, Eddie Van Halen + More

In addition to the big stories we covered today, Wire-to-Wire provides you with some of the other key rock and metal news items from Oct. 19, 2017:

– Time flies, but great music endures. That said, Rush and the UMe / Anthem / ole label group are set to deliver an expanded 40th Anniversary edition of the band’s classic favorite, A Farewell to Kings. You can purchase it in Super Deluxe, 3-CD Deluxe Edition, 4-LP Deluxe Edition or Deluxe Digital Edition formats. Look for it arriving on Dec. 1.

Anti-Flag have announced their first new dates of the upcoming year. The band will co-headline the “Silence = Violence” tour with Stray From the Path, with dates beginning Jan. 16 in Detroit and running through Feb. 11 in New York City. Head here for their dates and look for the American Fall album coming Nov. 3.

Eddie Van Halen fans, the guitar great has launched a brand new online store. Check out all of the new clothing, merchandise and for the first time, Eddie Van Halen guitar accessories, via the store he’s launched through Killer Merch. The site also has officially licensed items and will add art, apparel and more accessories in time. Take a look here.

Satyricon are digging deeper into Deep Calleth Upon Deep. The band allow the viewer to paint their own picture with an emotional journey into the darkened woods on a somber day in their clip for “To Your Brethren in the Dark.” Watch it here.

Whitesnake revisited David Coverdale’s Deep Purple past on The Purple Album two years ago. Now here’s your chance to pick up a new concert collection from support of that disc, titled, Whitesnake: The Purple Tour (Live). The collection will be available in multiple formats. Plus, there’s an official limited edition photographic book from the trek as well. Circle Nov. 24 on your calendar for Whitesnake: The Purple Tour (Live).

Morbid Angel have revealed that the band will not be able to honor their November and December dates in Europe. A statement on their social media explains that continued issues with the U.S. State Department and passport issues have caused the cancellation, but they hope to return in 2018.

– Upstart Idaho rockers Silent Theory emerge from the smoke and embers with their rocking new video for “Watch Me Burn.” The radio-ready rocker balances between tender piano moments and more aggressive jutting rock guitars. Take a look at the clip here and if you like what you hear, their Delusions album is available via iTunes. Stay up to date with the band here.

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