Dutch Death Metallers DICTATED Sign With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Dutch death metallers DICTATED. The band’s new album, “The Deceived”, will be released on August 15. Comments DICTATED: “DICTATED is very honored and proud to have signed with the mighty Metal Blade Records! “We have just finished our album, ‘The Deceived’, and we are thrilled to see […]

Guitarist JIM ROOT Fired From STONE SOUR

Guitarist Jim Root has been fired from STONE SOUR, the group fronted by Root‘s SLIPKNOT bandmate Corey Taylor. STONE SOUR has released the following statement regarding the matter: “As some of you might have heard by now, STONE SOUR and Jim Root have indeed parted ways. We were trying to wait until the completion of […]

GUNS N’ ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Says He ‘Loves’ The Unpredictability Of The Band’s Live Performances

GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba tells Las Vegas Review-Journal that one of his favorite things about being in the band is the unpredictability of the group’s live shows — including the time they take the stage and the songs they will perform during each concert. “That’s what I’ve always loved about playing […]

TRIVIUM Parts Ways With Drummer NICK AUGUSTO

Bassist Paolo Gregoletto of Florida metallers TRIVIUM has released the following statement: “To TRIVIUM fans, friends and family: “I had asked everyone to make this statement regarding [drummer] Nick [Augusto], personally and on behalf of the band, because of the history we both have had together as friends and bandmates. “There is no easy way […]