ENTOMBED A.D.: First Taste Of Music For Third Album

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. recently entered the studio to begin recording their third album for a tentative late 2018 release. A short clip from the studio can be seen below. ENTOMBED A.D.‘s second album, “Dead Dawn”, was released in February 2016 via Century Media. Last fall, vocalist Lars-Göran “LG” Petrov spoke to Finland’s Rauta about ENTOMBED‘s decision to release change its name to ENTOMBED A.D. in order to avoid a legal battle with ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid who didn’t want his former bandmates to use the ENTOMBED moniker. “[ENTOMBED and ENTOMBED A.D. are] the same thing — just some minor … Continue reading

Watch New Teaser For PANTERA's Long-Awaited Fourth Home Video

PANTERA has released a new teaser for the band’s long-awaited fourth home video as “a special ‘4’ 20 surprise” on Friday, April 20. Check it out below. PANTERA‘s last home video, titled “3: Watch It Go”, was released in 1997 on VHS format through Elektra Records. The set featured over two hours of music videos, concert footage and various backstage clips. “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott‘s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney told the “Talk Toomey” podcast in a 2017 interview that the release of PANTERA‘s fourth home video will depend on the success of the “Dimevision Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get … Continue reading

SOILWORK: First Video From The Studio

Swedish metallers SOILWORK recently entered Nordic Sound Lab studios in Skara, Sweden with producer Thomas “Plec” Johansson to begin recording their eleventh album. The follow-up to 2015’s “The Ride Majestic” is tentatively due in the fall via Nuclear Blast Records. “The Ride Majestic” was SOILWORK‘s last album to feature longtime drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who left the band in July 2016 to join MEGADETH. He was replaced in SOILWORK by Bastian Thusgaard of THE ARCANE ORDER. A short video of Thusgaard laying down tracks for the new SOILWORK album can be seen below. Thusgaard comments: “I’m so proud of my achievements … Continue reading

GLENN TIPTON Rejoins JUDAS PRIEST On Stage In San Francisco (Video)

Guitarist Glenn Tipton rejoined his JUDAS PRIEST bandmates on stage Thursday night (April 19) at The Warfield in San Francisco, California to perform the concert’s three-song encore: “Metal Gods”, “Breaking The Law” and “Living After Midnight”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Tipton — who revealed in February that he has Parkinson’s disease — previously played the same three songs with JUDAS PRIEST on March 20 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey; on March 22 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut; on March 23 at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts; on April 15 … Continue reading

TONY IOMMI: 'It's Highly Unlikely' BLACK SABBATH Will Play Again

On Friday, April 20, legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi hosted a charity lunch to raise funds for the cancer unit where the band’s late keyboardist Geoff Nicholls was treated. Tony was on hand at Birmingham, England’s Opus Restaurant to entertain guests with stories from his life and career with BLACK SABBATH, touring the world with one of the biggest bands of all time. Asked if BLACK SABBATH will ever play again after completing its “The End” tour last year, Iommi said (see video below): “It’s highly unlikely, but we may. You can never say never, because we’ve done it… … Continue reading

CLUTCH To Release 'Book Of Bad Decisions' Album In September

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have set “Book Of Bad Decisions” as the title of their new album, tentatively due in September. The disc was recently completed at Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and engineer Vance Powell (THE WHITE STRIPES, RED FANG). Speaking to Brittney Patton of 103.7 The Eagle Rocks! at this weekend’s Las Rageous festival in Las Vegas, CLUTCH frontman Neil Fallon stated about the lyrical themes covered on “Book Of Bad Decisions” (see video below): “This record has a lot of… maybe not a lot, but instances where I looked back into events of my own … Continue reading

Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS Questions Use Of Live Backing Tracks: 'We Don't Even Have An Intro Tape'

Marc Debus of Promo-Portal Germany conducted an interview with former MANOWAR guitarist Ross “The Boss” Friedman prior to his solo band’s April 18 show at Mannheim Connexion in Mannheim, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, “By Blood Sworn”: Ross: “We worked really hard on it. I mean, everyone works hard on their records, but I think this was a special recording. I didn’t want to do a regular typical ‘thing,’ I wanted it to be old school, yet new school as well. I wanted it to … Continue reading

BEN WELLS On New BLACK STONE CHERRY Album 'Family Tree': 'We've Finally Embraced That We're A Southern Blues Rock And Roll Band'

Tristan Pratt of The Metal Tris recently conducted an interview with guitarist Ben Wells of Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the “unique aspects” of BLACK STONE CHERRY‘s sound: Ben: “I don’t know… that’s a unique question in itself. I think we’re just genuine in our music. We don’t ever try to be or copy or emulate any sound or artist that we might be inspired by. Nobody wants a copycat. We may be heavily influenced by [LED] ZEPPELIN, AEROSMITH and ZZ TOP and THE ALLMAN … Continue reading

ZAKK WYLDE Says It Took 20 Days To Write New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Album: 'We Don't Do Pre-Production Or Anything Crazy Like That'

La Grosse Télé conducted an interview with guitarist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) prior to BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s March 8 concert at The Bataclan in Paris, France. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLACK LABEL SOCIETY‘s new “Grimmest Hits” studio album: Zakk: “We recorded it at the Black Vatican, my home studio. I was on the road doing ZAKK SABBATH and then we were getting ready to go do the new album. I said, ‘How much time do I have to write when I get home?’ They said, ‘You … Continue reading

TOMI KOIVUSAARI On AMORPHIS's Busy Schedule: 'We Are Not Rich That We Can Have Two Years Off In The Bahamas'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with guitarist Tomi Koivusaari of Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS about their forthcoming album, “Queen Of Time”. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for “Queen Of Time”, which found AMORPHIS working on the album right after completing the touring cycle for 2015’s “Under The Red Cloud”: Tomi: “To us, we still want to top everything we’ve done. Sometimes, maybe we can, or sometimes not. That’s what we’re trying to do, doo our best album of all-time, every … Continue reading