MEGADETH Pulls Out Of SOUNDWAVE Festival After DAVE MUSTAINE Fails To Get Apology From Promoter

MEGADETH has canceled its previously announced Australian tour dates after the promoter allegedly erroneously blamed the band for removing former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted‘s new project, simply called NEWSTED, off the billing for MEGADETH‘s “off” dates during this year’s Soundwave festival.A number of news outlets reported that NEWSTED had been taken off the billing of … Continue reading MEGADETH Pulls Out Of SOUNDWAVE Festival After DAVE MUSTAINE Fails To Get Apology From Promoter

STONE SOUR Performs Cover Of METALLICA’s ‘Creeping Death’ In Denver

Fan-filmed video footage of STONE SOUR performing a cover version of METALLICA‘s “Creeping Death” on February 3 at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado can be seen below. As previously reported, STONE SOUR guitarist Jim Root has chosen to sit out the band’s current North American tour so that he can concentrate on writing music … Continue reading STONE SOUR Performs Cover Of METALLICA’s ‘Creeping Death’ In Denver

MATT SORUM Talks About His Upcoming Solo Album ‘Stratosphere’

“Stratosphere”, the new solo album from former GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Matt Sorum, will be released in March via Rok Dok Recordings under the MATT SORUM’S FIERCE JOY banner. Speaking to The Street, Sorum stated about his inspiration for the “Stratosphere” CD: “I’m known as a rock guy, but I’ve always loved so many diverse … Continue reading MATT SORUM Talks About His Upcoming Solo Album ‘Stratosphere’

METALLICA Guitarist KIRK HAMMETT’s ‘Fear FestEvil': Video Report From KTVU.com

Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil, a three-day horror convention founded and hosted by METALLICA guitarist and lifelong horror fan Kirk Hammett, took place this past weekend in San Francisco. The event kicked off on Thursday (February 6) and lasted through Saturday (February 8). Kirk told KTVU.com his love for the horror genre came from watching … Continue reading METALLICA Guitarist KIRK HAMMETT’s ‘Fear FestEvil': Video Report From KTVU.com

RISE TO REMAIN: ‘Over And Over’ Single Available For Free Download

RISE TO REMAIN, the London, England metalcore outfit fronted by Austin Dickinson — the son of IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson — is preparing the troops for its highly anticipated return to the live arena with a surprise present — a free download of the band’s brand new single, “Over And Over”. A ferocious, take-no-prisoners … Continue reading RISE TO REMAIN: ‘Over And Over’ Single Available For Free Download

CREMATORY: ‘Kommt Näher’ Video Released

Southern German gothic metallers CREMATORY will release their new album, “Antiserum”, on March 4 in North America and February 24 in Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. The video for the song “Kommt Näher” from the forthcoming CD can be seen below. The clip was directed by Dirk Weiler.  “Our fans can look forward to ‘Antiserum’, on which … Continue reading CREMATORY: ‘Kommt Näher’ Video Released

LAMB OF GOD Frontman Launches Blog For ‘Dark Days’ Book

Da Capo Press will release LAMB OF GOD vocalist Randy Blythe‘s memoir, “Dark Days: My Tribulation And Trials”, later this year. Random House has purchased the foreign rights to the book and will act as publisher in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The memoir, which puts emphasis on the past year of … Continue reading LAMB OF GOD Frontman Launches Blog For ‘Dark Days’ Book

METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT Performs With DEATH ANGEL At ‘Fear FestEviL’ (Video)

Lifelong horror enthusiast and METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett joined DEATH ANGEL on stage last night (Saturday, February 8) at his first annual horror convention, dubbed Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEviL, at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California to perform the BLACK SABBATH classic “Heaven And Hell” and the METALLICA song “Trapped Under Ice”. Video … Continue reading METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT Performs With DEATH ANGEL At ‘Fear FestEviL’ (Video)

DEF LEPPARD, TWISTED SISTER, MINISTRY, THIN LIZZY Members To Appear In ‘The Bridge’ Movie

DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott will appear in the upcoming feature film “The Bridge”. He will act alongside musicians from such other bands as THIN LIZZY (Ricky Warwick), TWISTED SISTER (Eddie Ojeda) and MINISTRY (Sin Quirin). “The Bridge” is a coming-of-age, rock and roll drama that chronicles the unlikely rise of small-town music prodigy Luke … Continue reading DEF LEPPARD, TWISTED SISTER, MINISTRY, THIN LIZZY Members To Appear In ‘The Bridge’ Movie

STEVE VAI’s Inaugural ‘Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp’ Set For June

The inaugural Steve Vai‘s Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp will take place June 23-27 at the pastoral Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, New York. This unique vacation experience will be hosted by multi-platinum three-time Grammy Award-winning guitar legend Steve Vai, who will be joined by various respected guitar and music industry heavies, including Jeff … Continue reading STEVE VAI’s Inaugural ‘Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp’ Set For June

ALESTORM Begins Recording Fourth Album

Scottish folk/power metallers ALESTORM have entered Lasse Lammert‘s LSD Studio in Lübeck, Germany to record their fourth full-length album, “Sunset On The Golden Age”, due in the early summer via Napalm Records.”This is gonna blow all your expectations as to what an ALESTORM album is all about,” comments ALESTORM‘s Christopher Bowes (vocals/keytar). “Over the past … Continue reading ALESTORM Begins Recording Fourth Album

Current And Former Members Of TRAIL OF TEARS, MAYHEM, RAM-ZET, DIMENSION F3H Join Forces In VIPER SOLFA

Ronny Thorsen (TRAIL OF TEARS), Miriam “Sphinx” Renvåg (RAM-ZET, ENDLING), Morfeus (MAYHEM, LIMBONIC ART, DIMENSION F3H), Endre Moe (TRAIL OF TEARS, DIMENSION F3H, CUTTHROAT) and Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow (TRAIL OF TEARS, SPHERE) have joined forces under the banner VIPER SOLFA, bringing their diverse backgrounds together to create a new brand of extreme metal. The band … Continue reading Current And Former Members Of TRAIL OF TEARS, MAYHEM, RAM-ZET, DIMENSION F3H Join Forces In VIPER SOLFA