“Seizure And Desist”, the new video from DEAD CROSS, the Southern California outfit featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and singer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE), can be seen below. The song is taken from DEAD CROSS‘s self-titled debut album, which will be released on August 4 via Ipecac Recordings. The effort was helmed by producer Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with KORN, DEFTONES, SEPULTURA and LIMP BIZKIT, among others, and was mastered at Golden Mastering in Ventura, California. DEAD CROSS, which is rounded out by Justin Pearson (THE LOCUST, RETOX, HEAD WOUND CITY) and Michael Crain … Continue reading

A PERFECT CIRCLE Announces Fall 2017 U.S. Tour

A PERFECT CIRCLE, which recently wrapped up a sold-out U.S. tour, will return to the road this fall, kicking off a North American trek at the Aftershock festival on October 21. Tickets for all non-festival shows are on-sale this Friday, June 23 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages will be available simultaneously. Tour dates: Oct. 21 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival Oct. 23 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena Oct. 25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum Oct. 26 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center Oct. 30 – Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena Nov. … Continue reading

HALESTORM Announces 'Halestorm's Halloween Scream' Tour With STARSET And NEW YEARS DAY

Grammy Award-winning hard rock band HALESTORM has announced details of a major North American headline tour. “Halestorm’s Halloween Scream” begins September 22 at Denver, Colorado’s High Elevation Rock festival and then travels through late October (see itinerary). Support throughout the trek comes from special guests STARSET and NEW YEARS DAY. The tour will include stops at a number of upcoming festivals and state fairs, including Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder Than Life (September 30), Madison, Wisconsin’s JJO Sonic Boom (October 1), Camden, New Jersey’s Rock Allegiance (October 7), Houston, Texas’s Houston Open Air (October 14), and Sacramento, California’s Aftershock (October 22). “We … Continue reading


Fan-filmed video footage of RAINBOW‘s June 17 performance at the Stone Free Festival at The O2 Arena in London, England can be seen below. The band’s setlist was as follows: 01. Spotlight Kid 02. I Surrender (Russ Ballard cover) 03. Mistreated (DEEP PURPLE) 04. Since You Been Gone (Russ Ballard Cover) (with Russ Ballard) 05. Man On The Silver Mountain (incl. “Woman From Tokyo” snippet) 06. Soldier Of Fortune (DEEP PURPLE) 07. All Night Long 08. Difficult To Cure 09. Child In Time (DEEP PURPLE) 10. Stargazer 11. Still I’m Sad (THE YARDBIRDS cover) / Drum Solo 12. Long Live … Continue reading

ASKING ALEXANDRIA Singer On Upcoming Album: 'This Is Something Totally New And Unique'

U.K. metalcore band ASKING ALEXANDRIA is putting the finishing touches on its new album, to be released later in the year via Sumerian Records. In a June 17 post on his Facebook page, ASKING ALEXANDRIA singer Danny Worsnop revealed that he was “making notes for [Sunday’s] pickup session wrapping this album.” He added: “I have had so much fun writing an album I never thought I’d make with people I never thought I’d make on with again. It’s out of the box, out of my comfort zone, out of the ordinary, and out of this world! This is something totally … Continue reading

MOONSPELL To Release '1755' Album In November

MOONSPELL will release “1755” on November 3 via Napalm Records. The disc is a Portuguese-language album about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. The Portuguese metallers have described the effort as “a poetic, musical and philosophical reflection of the band about the tragic event that took place on the 1st of November of 1755 in Lisbon, decimating the entire city. “It’s mostly a metal record, with vibrant riffs, epic orchestration and … Continue reading


Chad Kroeger has slammed STONE SOUR as “NICKELBACK Lite” and has challenged Corey Taylor to “write a hit song.” The NICKELBACK frontman made his comments while being interviewed by Sweden’s Metal Covenant on May 27 in Stockholm. As he was discussing NICKELBACK‘s musical versatility, Kroeger told the site (see video below): “I can’t think of another band that’s as diverse as we are. I can’t. And I don’t think that’s me talking from pride or ego. I mean, you’re sitting across the table. You know what you’re talking about.” He then asked the journalist to name another band that covers … Continue reading

GOJIRA Frontman Hopes METALLICA Fans 'Will Take Away Something Cool And Original And Refreshing' From Seeing His Band

Guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA was interviewed on the June 9-11 edition of Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A couple of excerpts follow. Full Metal Jackie: You built Silver Cord studio [in Brooklyn, New York] and recorded [the new GOJIRA album] “Magma” there. And now it’s available for other bands to use, yes? Joseph: “That’s correct, yes. It’s a great place. It’s a place that we built around that album, the ‘Magma’ album. We knew the kind of vibe we wanted, the kind … Continue reading


EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee joined UGLY KID JOE on stage earlier today (Sunday, June 18) at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium to perform a cover version of Harry Chapin‘s 1974 folk rock song “Cat’s In the Cradle”. Professionally filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. EVANESCENCE is working on an album called “Synthesis”, which will reimagine some of the band’s past catalog with full orchestration and electronic backing. In support of “Synthesis”, EVANESCENCE will embark on a special tour this fall which will see the band performing with a “full orchestra.” EVANESCENCE debuted a previously … Continue reading

OF MICE & MEN Drummer: 'We Have Over An Album's Worth Of Material Written'

OF MICE & MEN drummer Valentino Arteaga was interviewed by Kerrang! Radio‘s Johnny Doom backstage at this year’s Download festival in the U.K. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the departure of longtime OF MICE & MEN vocalist Austin Carlile due to his ongoing battle with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that afflicts the connective tissue holding the body’s cells, organs and tissue together, Arteaga said: “He had to leave the band because of the strain that it was putting on his body. What it comes down to is this is like an entertainment. And it’s … Continue reading