BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD: Trailer For Limited-Edition Book/Vinyl Set Of Artwork

A trailer for “The Absence Of Corners” book and vinyl set from original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward is available below. “The Absence Of Corners” art collection was a career first for Bill. Ward was one of the pioneers in bringing the new medium of rhythm-on-canvas to the world. Now, for the first time, he is offering a comprehensive look at the collection and expanding on each of the pieces with poetry, both in writing and spoken word. “The Absence Of Corners” book and vinyl set is a moving experience for both the eyes and the ears. Following the creation, … Continue reading

SamadhiSitaram launched new single “BEAUTY”

Victims of deceitful trends streak in friends’ news feed Making a splash is better than cash; joy is a need.. Again: Jack and Coke; crap, guap, knickknack go cold, Speed-n-coke, you need Gucchi; little mouth has been sold.. Who’s the next today-guy? Answer me, you slattern! Who’s on top and who will make morning semen pattern? Rapper, blogger, macho – who’ll bang you today – ah? Who’ll be bumping uglies, who will wine and dine ya? Beauty bitches blow fucking-glamour-flummox, Their skins are swilling silicone and botox. Make a brand-new kisser and new boobs of D-size Anyway your pooper has … Continue reading

XAON Head Out To Asia For First Japanese Dates

After spending a month ravaging cities on their extensive US tour, Swiss Dark Metal monsters Xaon are ready to set sail to the East and hit Japanese shores for the very first time supporting German giants Obscura, Canadian heavy hitters Archspire and French blasters Exocrine. Since the release of their acclaimed debut album The Drift via Sliptrick Records, the Swiss based group have been creating tidal waves of approval on every stage they play and promise to be a future force in the all encompassing metal world. Upcoming Japanese Dates: Apr 12 | Cyclone | Tokyo, Japan Apr 13 | Cyclone | Tokyo, Japan … Continue reading

AEROSMITH, METALLICA, FOO FIGHTERS, JANE'S ADDICTION, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'Beyond The Beats' Book

A new book hitting shelves and kindles in April features exclusive interviews with the superstar drummers from the biggest bands in rock and metal, including Lars Ulrich of METALLICA, Joey Kramer of AEROSMITH, Tommy Lee of MÖTLEY CRÜE, Taylor Hawkins of the FOO FIGHTERS, Chad Smith of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Doug “Cosmo” Clifford of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, Tico Torres of BON JOVI, Matt Sorum of GUNS N’ ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER, Jimmy Chamberlin of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, Kenny Aronoff of John Mellencamp and John Fogerty, Stephen Perkins of JANE’S ADDICTION and Steve Smith of JOURNEY telling their stories … Continue reading

JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'The Timing Of K.K. DOWNING's Statement Was A Little Bit Suspect'

Rob Halford has dismissed as “unfortunate” K.K. Downing‘s statement in which the former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist insinuated that producer Andy Sneap was covering Glenn Tipton‘s parts on the band’s new album. Two weeks after Tipton announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson’s disease, Downing released a statement in which he said that he was “shocked and stunned” that he wasn’t approached to rejoin the band and suggested that Sneap‘s “contribution to the new JUDAS PRIEST album was much more than just as a producer.” His comments appeared to get a rise out of … Continue reading

BONFIRE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Crazy Over You'

A lyric video for the song “Crazy Over You” from German hard rockers BONFIRE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s new album, “Temple Of Lies”, which will be released on April 13 via AFM Records. Few German rock acts can look back at as long and successful a career as BONFIRE. Counting the predecessor — a group called CACUMEN, which was also founded by Hans Ziller and featured more or less the same lineup — the band has been around since 1972, has operated under its current moniker since 1986 and released more than two … Continue reading

NAPALM DEATH: Listen To 'Call That An Option?' From 'Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs' Compilation

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release a special 2CD, 2LP and digital-download compilation titled “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” on March 30 via Century Media Records. This special collection will include a total of 31 songs with a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH. The release’s cover artwork, created by longtime visual partner Frode Sylthe, can be seen below. The new single from the disc, “Call That An Option?”, can be streamed below. NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury stated: “We … Continue reading

New STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Singer Discusses Friendship With CHESTER BENNINGTON

In an interview with Yahoo!, new STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Jeff Gutt discussed his friendship with the band’s previous singer, the late Chester Bennington, saying: “I knew Chester. I’ve known Chester since 2001. I was in a band called DRY CELL, and we were signed by the same guy that signed LINKIN PARK, so that’s how I knew him. He would come to some of our writing sessions and rehearsals; I’d see him in the studios that we were at. When we were recording, they’d be recording there. We just had a good friendship.” Gutt also revealed that Bennington attended … Continue reading

LORDS OF BLACK Feat. RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO: 'Icons Of The New Days' Album Due In May

Spanish melodic progressive metal masters LORDS OF BLACK — who feature in their ranks new RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero — will release their third album, “Icons Of The New Days”, on May 11 via Frontiers Music Srl. After two critically acclaimed albums, the self-titled debut and sophomore effort “II”, it was time for LORDS OF BLACK to craft its all-important third disc. With the anticipation created by the album’s predecessors and Romero‘s selection as the singer for Ritchie Blackmore‘s RAINBOW reunion, expectations are high and the pressure is on for the band to deliver. Have they? “Icons Of The New … Continue reading