BOBBY DALL Says POISON 'Should' Be Making New Album, But He Doesn't Know If It Will

Bobby Dall says that POISON “should” be making a new studio album but claims that he doesn’t know if it will happen. POISON‘s last album of new material was 2002’s “Hollyweird”. Back in 2007, they released “Poison’d”, an album of covers. Asked in a new interview with All That Shreds if there is any chance that POISON will record a new album, the bassist said: “I’m not going to bullshit you and say there’s any [new music] in the process [of being made]. Would I like there to be? Yes. But, it’s a matter of everyone having the time. Everybody … Continue reading

QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI: JAMES DURBIN 'Has Proved To Be The Best Singer We've Had' Since Band's 2010 Resurrection

Frankie Banali says that James Durbin “has proved to be the best singer” QUIET RIOT has had since the band was resurrected eight years ago. Durbin, who became known as the “metal guy” on 2011’s season of “American Idol” after performing “Living After Midnight” and “Breaking The Law” with JUDAS PRIEST, hooked up with QUIET RIOT after the dismissal of Seann Nicols (a.k.a. Sheldon Tarsha; formerly of ADLER’S APPETITE). Nicols was with QUIET RIOT for just a few months, but long enough to record the vocals for an early version of the band’s latest album, 2017’s “Road Rage”. In a … Continue reading

IN THIS MOMENT 'Didn't Have An Identity' Before 'Blood' Album

Martin TheSwedishLad conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth on June 7 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the evolution of IN THIS MOMENT‘s sound since the band’s 2005 inception, Brink said: “I think we both think up until ‘Blood’ [2012], we were just kind of… we were writing and we were just doing things, just kind of trying to figure it out, but we didn’t have an identity. I think we were doing cute stuff. My lyrics were funny. Some of … Continue reading

RICHIE FAULKNER Says 'We Can All Learn' From JUDAS PRIEST's 'Perseverance, Dedication And Passion'

Mia Klose of TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner on June 9 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if there were times, before he joined JUDAS PRIEST in 2011, when he considered giving up and cutting his hair and getting a regular 9-to-5 job, Faulkner said: “Of course. I think that goes for everyone. There’s always challenges. But that’s the passion, isn’t it? We’ve got the passion, and when we get those obstacles, we get frustrated, but you keep at it. And these [other guys … Continue reading

MICHAEL POULSEN: 'For Some Reason, The Girls Have Always Been There For VOLBEAT Shows'

RockNews Switzerland conducted an interview with VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen at the Greenfield festival on June 9 in Interlaken, Switzerland. You can now watch the chat below. Asked when fans can expect to see VOLBEAT‘s follow-up to 2016’s “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie” album, Poulsen said: “It will be released next year. ‘Cause when we’re done with this summer touring, all the festivals, we will go home to Denmark and finish up the writing, enter the studio late November. Maybe we will enter the studio again very early next year, if we’re not done; it really depends. But there’s … Continue reading

No Corporate Beer: On Fleek

This is No Corporate Beer, Decibel’s semi-new beer-spotting, consumer guide where we drink a beer and then review it.Now that we’ve accomplished the drinking part of the equation, we present the review part below.  Beer: On Fleek Brewery: Stillwater Artisanal / Casita Cerveceria Style: Stout – Imperial/Double 13% ABV / 50 IBU Stout Stout Pour it all out This is a brew you can’t do without This awful opening tangent brought to you by 1980’s sensation Tears for Beers. But for real on the rilly, On Fleek – a magnificent collabo between Bodymore, Murderland’s Stillwater Artisanal Ales and untraditional ale specialists Casita … Continue reading

DENNIS DEYOUNG Says He Was 'Thoroughly And Totally' Shocked By STYX's Decision To Bring Back 'Mr. Roboto'

Former STYX vocalist Dennis DeYoung says that he was “totally shocked” by the band’s decision to perform the song “Mr. Roboto” live in its entirety for the first time in 35 years. “Mr. Roboto” — which originally appeared on STYX‘s 1983 concept album “Kilroy Was Here” — was written by DeYoung, who left the group in 1999. The song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in Canada, but guitarist Tommy Shaw‘s reported dislike of the song and direction of the group’s concert performances — which, in keeping with the album’s concept, featured bandmembers acting … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Goat Explosion – ‘Wandering Spectre’

German heavy metal unit Goat Explosion released their demo in 2016, and now they’re ready to release their debut album, Rumors of Man. Pulling elements of traditional doom and stoner rock as well as heavy metal, Rumors of Man is a riff-filled, enjoyable album that sees Goat Explosion join the booming stoner rock scene. Rumors of Man is out July 16, but Decibel has an exclusive stream of new song “Wandering Spectre” now. Tune in below. Pre-order Rumors of Man from Into Endless Chaos Records. The post Track Premiere: Goat Explosion – ‘Wandering Spectre’ appeared first on Decibel Magazine. Track Premiere: Goat Explosion – ‘Wandering Spectre’ Track Premiere: Goat Explosion – … Continue reading


Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE‘s May 27 performance at HerrinFesta Italiana, a celebration of all things Italian and Herrin, which was held in Herrin, Illinois, can be seen below. The band’s setlist was as follows: 01. Anarchy-X 02. Revolution Calling 03. Damaged 04. Walk In The Shadows 05. The Whisper 06. The Mission 07. Breaking The Silence 08. I Don’t Believe In Love 09. Silent Lucidity 10. Guardian 11. The Lady Wore Black 12. Empire 13. Queen Of The Reich 14. Jet City Woman 15. Take Hold Of The Flame Encore: 16. Best I Can 17. Screaming In Digital 18. … Continue reading

DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Quits PÄNZER: 'It Is Time For Me To Move On'

DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier has exited PÄNZER, the heavy metal “supergroup” featuring Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL) and V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD) on drums. Schmier said in a statement: “I had some great fun with PÄNZER the last years, but now it is time for me to move on! Yes, I need to let go. “I wanna focus a 100% on DESTRUCTION and the upcoming challenges. A new drummer and a new record… “I wanna thank all the PÄNZER boys and hope they will go on without me, I was never a great heavy metal … Continue reading

TOMMY LEE's Son To His Father: 'You're Not Even Around Enough To Know What Kind Of A Person I Am'

Brandon Lee, the son of MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, is continuing to call out his dad for using Father’s Day as an opportunity to say that his two kids “can be assholes.” Brandon addressed Tommy directly via Instagram, writing: “Tommy. If you want to bad mouth me, do it to me face. You post something for the world to see, saying that I’m a bad kid and my mom is a bad mother, what do you expect? Seriously, who’s the fkn adult here? How would you even know if I’m a bad kid, you’re not even around enough to … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Abhorrence ‘Anthem for the Anthropocene’

“Anthem for the Anthropocene” is the first Abhorrence track since 1990. Not that it’s taken the Finnish veterans 28 years to come up with the follow-up to the mighty Abhorrence 7″ (Seraphic Decay). They’ve been busy in bands like Amorphis, Ajattara, Rytmihäiriö, and Paradise Lost over the last three decades. But now Abhorrence, following an ultra-brutal reformation gig at the 2013’s Tuska Festival, have returned. The blood-soaked, pestilential past is alive! Says Tomi Koivusaari to Decibel: “Ever since we played those first reunion shows for the compilation album in 2013, it felt great to play together and we never really … Continue reading

METALLICA Donates POLAR MUSIC PRIZE Money To Three Charities

According to Billboard, METALLICA has donated its monetary award from the Polar Music Prize to three charities. 50 percent of the one-million-Swedish-Kroner prize (just over $130,000) went to the Stockholm City Mission, which supports the homeless; 25 percent to the World Childhood Foundation, founded by Sweden’s Queen Silvia; and 25 percent to the Afghanistan National Institute Of Music, also a recipient of this year’s Polar Music Prize. “Many of the Polar Music Prize laureates over the years have donated their prize money to charity,” Marie Ledin, managing director of the Prize, told Billboard. “It’s not something we ask of them, … Continue reading

GEORGE LYNCH Says There Is 'There Is Talk' Of Classic DOKKEN Lineup Playing 'At Least One Big Show Next Year'

George Lynch has told SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk that he hopes the classic lineup of DOKKEN will regroup for more live shows following the band’s successful 2016 tour of Japan. “I would like to revisit it, but I wouldn’t bet on it happening, although there is talk of at least one big show next year,” he said. “Just a one-off. I don’t know if that’s worth doing, but we’ll see.” Lynch also said that he was hapy with how the new DOKKEN song “It’s Just Another Day” turned out and that he wouldn’t mind recording a new full-length album with … Continue reading

IRON MAIDEN Singer Teams Up With WORLD OF WARPLANES For Video Series About World War II Combat Aircraft

Wargaming — the company behind free-to-play titles World Of Tanks (2010), World Of Warplanes (2013) and World Of Warships (2015) — has announced that IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will host 10 online educational warplanes diaries. Launching today, this free-to-view series is set to be released weekly on the World Of Warplanes official portal and YouTube channel across June, July and August, alongside an exclusive World Of Warplanes video tribute to the classic IRON MAIDEN song “Aces High”. As an avid enthusiast of military aviation, pilot, and supporter of World Of Warplanes‘ dedication to historical accuracy, Bruce has recorded “The … Continue reading

GRAVE Announces New Drummer, TOMAS LAGRÉN

Swedish death metallers GRAVE have announced the addition of drummer Tomas Lagrén to the group’s ranks. The band states: “We have a new drummer. He has been with us for the past year and done a great job behind the drums. A hard-hitting son of a bitch and the brother of Mika.” GRAVE 2018 is: Ola Lindgren – Guitar/Vocals Tobias Cristiansson – Bass Mika Lagrén – Guitar Tomas Lagrén – Drums GRAVE parted ways with drummer Ronnie Bergerstål at the end of 2016. The band’s latest album, “Out Of Respect For The Dead”, was released in October 2015 via Century … Continue reading

MIKE SHINODA On LINKIN PARK's Future: 'You Can't Just Hire Some Schmuck To Get Up There And Sing With Us'

According to The Pulse Of Radio, LINKIN PARK singer Mike Shinoda revealed in a new interview with Rolling Stone that he had late bandmate Chester Bennington‘s voice in his in-ear monitors during some of the songs the surviving members of the group performed at its Bennington tribute concert last October. Shinoda explained: “I’m used to hearing the songs in a certain way, so we’ve started making practice tracks. So if anybody’s missing, we can turn on the album version of their track and practice as if they were there. When you think about some of my parts, we would go … Continue reading

DEVILDRIVER Frontman: 'Right Now, I'm Not Really Scared By That Many Metal Bands In The Scene'

Kyle McGinn of Dead Rhetoric recently conducted an interview with DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara about the band’s forthcoming “Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1” full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. Dead Rhetoric: I know this is something you’ve been working on for a while. What gave you think of the idea of putting outlaw country songs in a heavy metal scope? Dez: “From the inception of me listening to these songs in my childhood, I heard these songs with some additional paint on them. We were out with DEVILDRIVER and we were … Continue reading

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS To Release 'Living The Dream' Album In September; North American Tour Announced

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS will release their third album, “Living The Dream”, on September 21. The band will support the disc by embarking on tour of the U.S. and Canada in early September. The artist pre-sale starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time on each stop. Use the password “SLASH18” to fet your tickets at Tour dates: Sep. 13 – Whisky A Go Go @ Los Angeles, CA Sep. 15 – The Van Buren @ Phoenix, AZ Sep. 16 – Kaaboo Del Mar @ Del Mar, CA Sep. 18 – The Depot @ Salt Lake City, … Continue reading

FOO FIGHTERS Fans Worried About DAVE GROHL's Voice

According to The Pulse Of Radio, a contingent of FOO FIGHTERS fans are growing concerned for Dave Grohl‘s voice, fearing that he may have done permanent damage to his vocal cords. After the band played last Monday night (June 11) in Antwerp, Belgium, one fan wrote at the FOO FIGHTERS‘ Reddit page following the show that he was worried about Grohl‘s voice. The fan wrote: “I was at the Antwerp gig last night, and I thought the state of Dave‘s voice was kind of worrying — towards the final third it began cutting out entirely (noticeably on ‘Breakout’).” He added, … Continue reading

MONSTER MAGNET Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour

March of 2018 saw the release of the latest MONSTER MAGNET masterpiece “Mindfucker” on Napalm Records. Following three exclusive Northeastern U.S. shows, the band headed across the pond for a European headline tour. Now they are ready to return to North America for a full headline tour this fall. The band will hit the road in North America on September 28 in Toronto, Ontario. The tour will run through October 28 in Boston, Massachusetts. Support on the tour will come from ELECTRIC CITIZEN and DARK SKY CHOIR. A complete list of dates can be found below. A message from MONSTER … Continue reading

TOMMY LEE's Son Shares Video Of His Unconscious Father After MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Writes His Kids 'Can Be Assholes'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee engaged in a Father’s Day social media war of words with his son Brandon. The 55-year-old rocker took to Instagram on Sunday to honor his dad, while lamenting what he says were his own failures as a father. “Being a father ain’t easy! I’m so tired of the fake shit I keep seeing all over IG… let’s get real: It’s a rollercoaster ok?” Tommy wrote. “My father taught me to respect everyone and everything and to take care of those that I loved. He taught me to appreciate my possessions, and to be grateful for … Continue reading

CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter Pays Tribute To Her Late Father With 'Nothing Compares 2 U' Duet

Chris Cornell‘s daughter has released a duet she recorded with her late father as a Father’s Day tribute to the late SOUNDGARDEN singer. Toni and Chris Cornell‘s version of Prince‘s “Nothing Compares 2 U” was accompanied by a note in which the 13-year-old thanked her dad for his support. “Daddy, I love you and miss you so much,” she wrote. “You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your … Continue reading

DREAM THEATER Is Working On 'Heavy,' 'Progressive,' 'Melodic,' 'Shredding' And 'Epic' New Album

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci have revealed in a new video message that the band has regrouped at an undisclosed studio to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2016’s “The Astonishing” album. “John and I are here at the studio,” James said in the clip, which can be seen below. “We’ve been here for one week, and it is going sensational. Everybody is in the one room, and we’re all interacting with one another, and I’ve gotta tell you, if the first week is any indication of where this album is going, you’re in … Continue reading

AS I LAY DYING Plays First Concert In Five Years (Video)

The classic lineup of California metallers AS I LAY DYING — Tim Lambesis on lead vocals, Jordan Mancino on drums, Phil Sgrosso on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Nick Hipa on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Josh Gilbert on bass and clean vocals — played its first first comeback show last night (Saturday, June 16) at Soma Sidestage in San Diego, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The $10 tickets to AS I LAY DYING‘s first live appearance since 2013 at the 300-capacity Soma Sidestage reportedly sold out in four minutes. It was said … Continue reading

DEMONAZ Wanted To Make New IMMORTAL Album 'Northern Chaos Gods' As 'Grim, Dark And Cold As Possible'

Metal Wani‘s editor in chief Owais “Vitek” Nabi recently conducted an interview with guitarist, lyricist and vocalist Demonaz (real name: Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL about the band’s forthcoming “Northern Chaos Gods” studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the nine-year break between studio albums for IMMORTAL: Demonaz: “Well, it was a long time. We’ve been busy. After all the complications we had, we could focus on the music around 2015. It’s been a process of writing, making pre-productions, going into the studio, and also, we had … Continue reading

ZAKK WYLDE Isn't Concerned That Rock Music Is Now Less Popular Than Rap And Hip-Hop

Germany’s conducted an interview with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY frontman and OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde prior to BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s March 27 concert at Live Music Hall in Cologne, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difference between live shows with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and OSBOURNE: Zakk: “There is no difference, whether you’re playing with ‘The Boss’ [Osbourne] or we’re playing in a phone booth or we’re playing in front of 500,000 people. Dancing is just as grueling and is exciting, no matter what.” On how the music industry … Continue reading

CANDACE KUCSULAIN On WALLS OF JERICHO's Sound: 'We Just Want Straight Energy And Raw Power'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontwoman Candace Kucsulain and drummer Dustin Schoenhofer of Detroit metallic hardcore veterans WALLS OF JERICHO prior to the band’s June 10 concert at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On their most recent studio album, 2016’s “No One Can Save You From Yourself”: Dustin: “I think that it’s crazy that people still care.” Candace: “Yeah, it’s pretty amazing that people still care, but honestly, we care, so that’s what matters the most. [Laughs] It’s been really … Continue reading

ICE-T Says 'Mutual Respect' Is Why DAVE MUSTAINE Guested On Latest BODY COUNT Album

Metal Wani‘s Adam Hayward conducted an interview with BODY COUNT frontman Ice-T and guitarist Ernie C. at this year’s Download festival, which was held last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On maintaining a strong social message on the band’s recent “Bloodlust” studio album: Ice-T: “I mean, that’s what I’ve always been about. That’s who Ice-T is. He’s going to tell some jokes, he’s going to talk a little bullshit, but bottom-line, he’s a serious cat that talks about serious issues that a lot … Continue reading

NOORA LOUHIMO On Joining BATTLE BEAST: 'I've Felt Since The First Gig That This Is What I Was Born To Do'

MIC Studios conducted an interview with frontwoman Noora Louhimo of Finnish metallers BATTLE BEAST at this year’s Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how she came to join BATTLE BEAST: Noora: “It was 2012. They actually found me through YouTube when I wasn’t in a band. I used to sing more acoustic gigs and [was] performing as a guest star in different kinds of bands in my hometown. They saw this video of me singing Janis Joplin. And Janis Joplin is my biggest female idol … Continue reading