BLACK VEIL BRIDES’ Self-Titled Fourth Album Cracks U.S. Top 10

The self-titled fourth studio from Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES sold around 30,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones”, opened with around 42,000 units … Continue reading BLACK VEIL BRIDES’ Self-Titled Fourth Album Cracks U.S. Top 10

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Charged With ‘Attempting To Procure A Murder’

According to Stuff.co.nz, AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been charged by New Zealand police with attempting to procure a murder. Rudd also faces charges of possessing the drugs methamphetamine and cannabis, and of threatening to kill. The 60-year-old drummer’s home in New Zealand was raided Thursday morning (November 6) and he entered no plea to … Continue reading AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Charged With ‘Attempting To Procure A Murder’

STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

Singer/guitarist Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) of the industrial metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48. His death was confirmed by Wayne‘s publicists at FiXT Publicity. No further details are currently available, but some of Wayne‘s associates have indicated that his passing may have been the result of a drug … Continue reading STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

DEEP PURPLE’s IAN GILLAN On ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: ‘Who The Hell Wants To Be In An Institution?’

Singer Ian Gillan of legendary British hard rockers DEEP PURPLE — who have been eligible for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame for two decades now — says that he doesn’t care if his band ever gets the nod, explaining that the people who run the Hall Of Fame organization don’t “quite … Continue reading DEEP PURPLE’s IAN GILLAN On ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: ‘Who The Hell Wants To Be In An Institution?’

BACKYARD BABIES, Ex-MUSTASCH, VAINS OF JENNA Members Join Forces In DENIMGOAT

DENIMGOAT is like an old school pickup truck with only one front seat with room for five. Side by side in that seat sits five people, heading straight forward to the chorus. Together, the band members have several thousand miles on the road. Drummer Danne McKenzie has played with bands like MUSTASCH and TRUCKFIGHTERS, Nicke … Continue reading BACKYARD BABIES, Ex-MUSTASCH, VAINS OF JENNA Members Join Forces In DENIMGOAT

GHOST’s ‘Infestissumam’ Certified Gold In Sweden

“Infestissumam”, the sophomore album from Swedish occult rockers GHOST, has been certified gold in the group’s home country for sales in excess of 20,000 copies. Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach gold status in the country twice in the last seven … Continue reading GHOST’s ‘Infestissumam’ Certified Gold In Sweden

BEHEMOTH To Release ‘Xiadz’ Limited-Edition Vinyl EP

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release the limited-edition, hand-numbered 12-inch EP called “Xiadz” in November. The EP will be made avaialble in three vinyl colors. “Xiadz” is strictly limited to 500 vinyl copies worldwide and will not be available on CD. Black vinyl, black-gold splatter, and gold vinyl gatefold, 180-gram editions containing the previously unreleased … Continue reading BEHEMOTH To Release ‘Xiadz’ Limited-Edition Vinyl EP

SLIPKNOT ‘Made’ New Drummer Visit PAUL GRAY’s Grave Before Beginning Work On New Album

SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn Crahan has revealed to Rolling Stone magazine that one of the first things he did with the band’s new drummer — rumored to be Jay Weinberg, the son of Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg — was take him to the Des Moines, Iowa cemetery where late SLIPKNOT bassist Paul Gray‘s body is … Continue reading SLIPKNOT ‘Made’ New Drummer Visit PAUL GRAY’s Grave Before Beginning Work On New Album

AT THE GATES: ‘Death And The Labyrinth’ Video Released

“Death And The Labyrinth”, the new video from seminal Swedish metallers AT THE GATES, can be seen below. The clip was helmed by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB, who has previously worked with HAMMERFALL, DIMMU BORGIR, EUROPE, LACUNA COIL and IN FLAMES, among many others. “Death And The Labyrinth” is … Continue reading AT THE GATES: ‘Death And The Labyrinth’ Video Released

PHILIP ANSELMO’s ‘Drunken Show’ (Video)

A very intoxicated Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO THE ILLEGALS) was interviewed by EMP Rock Invasion on August 14 at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. You can watch the chat below. Anselmo recently toured Europe with his backup band THE ILLEGALS — guitarist Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL), drummer José … Continue reading PHILIP ANSELMO’s ‘Drunken Show’ (Video)

EXODUS Singer Is ‘Extremely Shocked And Saddened’ By Fan’s Death At Buenos Aires Concert

Vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS has expressed his “shock” and “sadness” over the death of a fan at their concert in Argentina and has compared the experience to “losing a family member.” Gustavo Molina, who is believed to be around 25 years old, went into cardiac arrest and later passed … Continue reading EXODUS Singer Is ‘Extremely Shocked And Saddened’ By Fan’s Death At Buenos Aires Concert

NIGHTWISH’s Next Album To Feature Guest Appearance By British Professor RICHARD DAWKINS

Famed evolutionary biologist and atheist writer/leader Richard Dawkins makes a guest appearance on NIGHTWISH‘s eighth studio album, due next year. Dawkins, who recently generated controversy with by claiming that “nice Christians” and “nice Muslims” might actually be making the “world safe for extremists,” joined the Finnish / Dutch / English symphonic metal outfit in an … Continue reading NIGHTWISH’s Next Album To Feature Guest Appearance By British Professor RICHARD DAWKINS