Listen To New HALESTORM Single 'Black Vultures'

HALESTORM will release its fourth album, “Vicious”, on July 27 via Atlantic. The second single from the disc, “Black Vultures”, can be streamed below. Recorded last year at Nashville, Tennesse’s Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz, “Vicious” is available for pre-order at all DSPs and streaming services. Deluxe album packages are available for pre-order exclusively at the band’s official webstore, including the new album on standard vinyl, plus a limited-edition opaque purple colored double vinyl with enhanced cover art and bonus tracks, limited to 1500 units worldwide. Also exclusively available at the webstore are a limited edition t-shirt, … Continue reading

METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself. The band will release its sophomore album, “Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty”, on September 7 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The thrash-worshiping disc merges old-school legends with the modern metallers of the scene to … Continue reading

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT: 'Regulator' Performance Video From 'Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv'

On September 22, 2017, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT played a special show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Devin‘s landmark “Ocean Machine” album in full, as well as a set of fan-requested tracks alongside the Orchestra of Plovdiv State Opera. This concert was filmed, and on July 6, 2018, it will see the light of day as “Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv”. The second video to be taken from the live release, a performance of the track “Regulator”, can be seen below. Devin comments: “Plovdiv and this live package … Continue reading

THE DEAD DAISIES Release 'Dead And Gone' Video

THE DEAD DAISIES have released a new single and music video for “Dead And Gone”, one of the crowd favourites off their latest album, “Burn It Down”. The clip combines classic performance elements intertwined with appearances from the Undead, which were created, filmed and edited by legendary horror visionary Tony Valenzuela. During the last run of shows in Europe and when in Berlin, the band filmed the performance sequences at Black Box Music (RAMMSTEIN, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, LINKIN PARK, MARILYN MANSON) with the zombie footage being shot, so to speak, in Los Angeles at the mythical Daisyland studios. This … Continue reading

BACKYARD BABIES Release 'Shovin' Rocks' Single; 'Silver And Gold' Album Due In Early 2019

Veteran Swedish rockers BACKYARD BABIES have released a new single, “Shovin’ Rocks”. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, “Silver And Gold”, which is scheduled for an early 2019 release via Century Media. The band comments: “We will soon enough celebrate 30 years as BACKYARD BABIES, with the original lineup intact, and ‘Shovin’ Rocks’ is in full covering that fact. This is our first single in a major since ‘Look At You’, our breakthrough single from 1998. If you don’t love this, then you don’t love rock ‘n’ roll.” The video for “Shovin’ Rocks”, which directed by BACKYARD … Continue reading

STONE SOUR To Release 'Hydrograd Deluxe Edition' In August

STONE SOUR has unveiled details of a deluxe release for its acclaimed 2017 LP, “Hydrograd”. The two-disc set, “Hydrograd Deluxe Edition”, collects unreleased covers, b-sides, live recordings and alternate versions of songs from “Hydrograd”. Available for pre-order today along with a new exclusive t-shirt at StoneSour.com, the deluxe edition is highlighted by “Burn One Turn One”, a previously unreleased b-side from “Hydrograd”, which is streaming now accompanied by an official visual. “Burn One Turn One” is also available as an instant grat download with all pre-orders and available today at all digital service providers. Fans can also pre-order signed physical … Continue reading

GLENN DANZIG Featured In SHUDDER Series 'The Core'

Shudder, the premium streaming service for thriller, suspense, and horror, has released a surprise never-before-seen episode of Shudder original series “The Core” featuring an interview with Glenn Danzig. Glenn is a singer, songwriter and musician most famous for founding the bands the MISFITS and DANZIG. In the newly released episode, Danzig discusses his creative process, career in music and film, favorite horror movie scenes and his wildly popular erotic comic book series, Verotika. In “The Core”, host Mickey Keating (“Psychopaths”, “Carnage Park”) and his guests examine the onscreen techniques and real-life psychologies that strike fear into our very core, from … Continue reading

METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Ponders Future Of The Electric Guitar: 'Like All Instruments, There's A Time When It Goes Out Of Fashion'

In a recent interview with U.K.’s Metal Hammer magazine, METALLICA‘s Kirk Hammett pondered the future of the guitar in light of the troubles facing iconic brand Gibson, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year. As more popular music has been made with computers, international guitar sales began to decline, creating a challenge for larger manufacturers and retailers like Gibson. According to The Washington Post, the other of the two biggest companies, Fender, is also in debt, and a third, PRS Guitars, had to cut staff and expand production of cheaper guitars. Hammett said: “I don’t know what … Continue reading

Listen To New CLUTCH Song 'How To Shake Hands'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released “How To Shake Hands”, the second single from their upcoming album, “Book Of Bad Decisions”, as an instant-gratification track at iTunes and Amazon. In addition, a very limited seven-inch picture disc in a transparent PVC pocket has been made available. “How To Shake Hands” is on the blue side and “Gimme The Keys” on the reverse, green side. “How To Shake Hands” traces its lineage back to Ry Cooder and John Lee Hooker via the song “John Lee Hooker For President”. In that song, Ry Cooder impersonates JLH giving a stump speech on what will … Continue reading

LUCIFER Feat. ENTOMBED, Ex-THE OATH Members: 'Dreamer' Video

“Dreamer”, the new video from heavy rockers LUCIFER, can be seen below. The song is taken from LUCIFER‘s second studio album, “Lucifer II”, which will be released on July 6 via Century Media Records. Apart from a new label home, the follow-up to 2015’s “Lucifer I” also marks the first studio release of the new LUCIFER incarnation now consisting of vocalist Johanna Sadonis, guitarist Robin Tidebrink, and multi-instrumentalist Nicke Andersson, who plays drums and also took over bass and guitar when recording “Lucifer II”. The band’s live lineup also features Martin Nordin (DEAD LORD) on guitar and bass player Alexander … Continue reading