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  • METALLICA Co-Manager PETER MENSCH Says There Is A Lack Of Quality New Hard Rock Bands
    Peter Mensch, a co-owner of Q Prime, a talent management company that has handled the careers of such artists as METALLICA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, AC/DC and LED ZEPPELIN's Jimmy Page, spoke about the current state of the music business on the latest edition of BBC Radio 4's "Today" program. You can now listen to the chat at A c […]
  • CHILDREN OF BODOM's JANNE WIRMAN Talks Split With ROOPE LATVALA, Upcoming 'I Worship Chaos' Album (Video)
    Kaaos TV conducted an interview with CHILDREN OF BODOM and WARMEN members Janne Wirman and Antti Wirman at the Tuska open-air festival in Helsinki, Finland on June 28. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when they realized that they needed to part ways with guitarist Roope Latvala: "We real […]
  • FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's CHRIS KAEL Talks Memphis Onstage Meltdown, 'Got Your Six' Album (Video) recently conducted an interview with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's recent onstage "meltdown" in Memphis: "You've got five brothers out on the road, and all five brothers are trying to […]
  • THE WINERY DOGS Putting Finishing Touches On Sophomore Album
    THE WINERY DOGS, the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), is putting the finishing touches on its sophomore album for a fall release in North America on Loud & Proud via RED (a d […]
  • INFERNAL MAJESTY To Release 'No God' Album
    Long-running Canadian metallers INFERNAL MAJESTY have set "No God" as the title of their forthcoming album, tentatively due before the end of the year. INFERNAL MAJESTY vocalist Christopher Bailey recently stated about the band's new CD: "It is our best work since 'None Shall Defy' [1987]. In my opinion, it's a combination […]
  • Video: COREY TAYLOR Rehearses Acoustic Cover Version Of LIVE's 'Lightning Crashes'
    "You're Making Me Hate You: A Cantankerous Look At The Common Misconception That Humans Have Any Common Sense Left", the new book from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, will be released on July 7 via Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Taylor will promote the book with a combination of bookstore events and a solo tou […]
  • AEROSMITH's TOM HAMILTON 'Can't Blame' STEVEN TYLER For Wanting To Make Solo Album
    In a brand new interview with Digital Journal, AEROSMITH bassist Tom Hamilton was asked about the possibility of a follow-up to the band's 2012 album "Music From Another Dimension!" He responded: "It's hard to get [AEROSMITH singer] Steven [Tyler] to think about it right now because he's doing his little thing there [referring t […]
  • JOE SATRIANI To Take Part In 'BackStory Events' Live Interview Series
    BackStory Events, a new series of curated live, feature-length interviews with iconic artists and musicians, announces guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani as an upcoming guest. The event will focus on Satriani's new album, "Shockwave Supernova", and much more, and will take place Friday, July 24 (the album launch date) at the AOL Studios in New York […]
  • New MISFITS Lineup To Release 'Zombie Girl' / 'Vampire Girl' Single
    The MISFITS recently played four shows on the West Coast in preview of a new lineup and the band's fall 2015 tour plans. As some fiends may have heard, guitarist Dez Cadena (formerly of BLACK FLAG), is no longer in the band. Jerry Only's son, Jerry Jr., has stepped into the position on guitar joining his father's side, and Eric "Chupacabr […]
  • Video Premiere: PERZONAL WAR's 'Metalizer'
    "Metalizer", the new live performance video from German thrash metallers PERZONAL WAR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, "The Last Sunset", which came out on June 23 via Metalville Records. As the band triumphantly gravitate towards their 20th year together, the long-awaited follow up to 2012 […]
  • KAMELOT's THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD Talks 'Haven', Vocalist Change, Today's Musical Climate
    Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On flying to Germany to write songs for new album "Haven" with keyboardist Oliver Palotai: "We worked really hard on the core songs. We sent them over to Sweden where our singer Tommy [Karevi […]
  • BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Officially Launches Signature SG Custom Guitar
    Epiphone has announces the all-new Epiphone limited-edition Tony Iommi Signature SG Custom, designed by the "Godfather of Heavy Metal" himself and featuring Gibson USA Tony Iommi Signature Humbuckers, a 24-fret Ebony fingerboard, and a beautiful Ebony gloss color finish. Tony Iommi is every guitar player's hero. He's not just the "le […]
  • DEFTONES Singer CHINO MORENO's TEAM SLEEP: New Version Of 'Ever (Foreign Flag)' Streaming
    TEAM SLEEP, the side project of DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno, has premiered the new version of the "Ever (Foreign Flag)". The track, which can be streamed below, was captured last fall during the band's live/in-studio sessions at the Applehead Recording studio in Woodstock, New York. Due on July 10 via LP/CD, the "Woodstock Sessions […]
  • MICHAEL AMOTT's SPIRITUAL BEGGARS To Record New Album In September
    SPIRITUAL BEGGARS — the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-FIREWIND) — recently wrapped three days of days of rehearsals and writing, which resulted in fifteen new original songs and two covers. Speaking to Kaaos TV, Amott stated about the sessions: "Ye […]
  • SOILWORK: Audio Snippet Of 'The Ride Majestic' Title Track
    A snippet of "The Ride Majestic", the title track of the tenth studio album from Sweden-based melodic death metal experts SOILWORK, is available in the YouTube clip below. The CD will be released worldwide on August 28 via Nuclear Blast. Joining the band on tour in support of the effort will be new bassist Markus Wibom, formerly of Helsingborg hard […]
  • KATAKLYSM: New Song 'The Black Sheep' Available For Streaming
    Montreal-based death metallers KATAKLYSM will release new album, "Of Ghosts And Gods", on July 31 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the follow-up to "Waiting For The End To Come" was created by up-and-coming dark and macabre artist Art By Surtsey and can be seen below. The song "The Black Sheep", which appears on "Of […]
  • KORN's MUNKY Talks History With IBANEZ, Signature Guitars (Video)
    U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine recently met up with KORN's James "Munky" Shaffer to talk about his history with Ibanez and two signature models, the APEX200 and APEX20. Check out the clip below. Shaffer last year spoke to about how reconnecting with guitarist Brian "Head" Welch for "The Paradigm Shift" albu […]
  • Brazilian Female Thrashers NERVOSA: 'Into Mosh Pit' Video Released
    "Into Mosh Pit", the new video from NERVOSA — the all-female thrash metal act from São Paulo, Brazil — can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Victim Of Yourself", which was released in March 2014 in North America via Napalm Records. The production, recording, mixing and mastering were taken care of by Hero […]
  • ARMORED SAINT Announces More U.S. Shows With SAXON
    Los Angeles, California's ARMORED SAINT will join back up with the legendary SAXON for some additional shows in the U.S. this fall to continue touring in support of the band's highly acclaimed seventh studio album, "Win Hands Down". ARMORED SAINT will also perform one very special headlining date in the U.S. this year and it's in Las […]
  • SLASH Reveals How Horror Movies Have Influenced Him (Video)
    According to The Pulse Of Radio, Slash discusses his love of horror movies in a new video posted online by Fandango Movieclips. The latest episode of the ongoing Fandango series "I Love Movies" features the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist describing how films like "The Exorcist" shaped his life as both a musical performer and, more r […]

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