Video: METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT Talks To Master Of Film Monster Portrait Art BASIL GOGOS

Video footage of the “Man Behind The Screams” panel at Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil, a three-day horror convention founded and hosted by METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett, which took place February 6-8 in San Francisco, can be seen below (courtesy of Bay Area Backstage). Arguably the most influential artist in horror movie history, Basil Gogos […]

CHILDREN OF BODOM’s JASKA RAATIKAINEN Says He Was Diagnosed With Prolapsed Discs In His Lower Back

Drummer Jaska Raatikainen of Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM has revealed that he was diagnosed with three prolapsed discs in his lower back during the band’s fall 2013 European tour. He writes on his Facebook page: “I was exhausted from all the constant touring that started last summer. It was almost five months in a […]

GUNS N’ ROSES’ DJ ASHBA Confirms Second Las Vegas Residency, Comments On Police Helicopter Ride

GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba has confirmed that the band will return to Las Vegas this spring for its second residency at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino. The news was originally revealed earlier this month via an image posted on the venue’s Facebook page, featuring the band’s logo along with the following […]

ARCH ENEMY’s MICHAEL AMOTT Says New Album Is ‘Very Different’ From ‘Khaos Legions’

Swedish/German/American extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY are recording their as-yet-untitled eighth album for a tentative late spring/early summer release via Century Media. The CD is being laid down at a few different studios in Sweden. “We tracked drums at Fascination Street Studio, and we’ve been recording guitars and bass in another room,” ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael […]