MOONSPELL Guitarist: 'I Don't Know For How Long We're Gonna Keep On Doing This' recently conducted an interview with guitarist Ricardo Amorim of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what the future holds for MOONSPELL, Ricardo responded: “To keep on working, I believe. I don’t know for how long we’re gonna keep on doing this. As long as we feel good, we’ll do this; otherwise, we’ll have to think of some other options, I don’t know. But we’ve been around 25 years, [and] I think it’s time to think about the future, but not something that we’re gonna do right now, like, ‘We have to do this.’ Just … Continue reading

MAX CAVALERA Says New SOULFLY Album Is 'More Political And A Little Bit More Reality-Based' Than 'Archangel'

Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SEPULTURA) was interviewed on a recent edition of “The Classic Metal Show”, which is heard live on Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. EST at You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his musical evolution over the years: Max: “What I think is cool is that throughout the years, I got to really stretch my music quite a lot. So you’ve got stuff like KILLER BE KILLED, which was more melodic, and you’ve got the tribal stuff from the … Continue reading

Here Is COREY TAYLOR Working On Lyrics For Next SLIPKNOT Album

Corey Taylor has posted a photo on Instagram of him apparently writing lyrics for SLIPKNOT‘s next album. The snap, which was captioned “Working… #slipknot,” can be seen below. Although he’s still on the road with STONE SOUR, Taylor recently said that he has already begun putting together lyrical ideas for SLIPKNOT‘s follow-up to 2014’s “.5: The Gray Chapter”, adding that the material will see him at his “most autobiographical” that he has “been in years.” Taylor‘s latest comments come six months after SLIPKNOT percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan revealed that the band had “about 27 pieces of work” written for the … Continue reading


BREAKING BENJAMIN has released a video teaser for a summer 2018 U.S. tour that will also feature FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, NOTHING MORE and BAD WOLVES. The official announcement, including exact cities and dates, is expected later this month. BREAKING BENJAMIN‘s sixth studio album, “Ember”, will be released on April 13 via Hollywood Records. Produced by BREAKING BENJAMIN, “Ember” is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 release “Dark Before Dawn”, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart and spun off three No. 1 rock radio tracks, “Failure” (2015’s most played Active Rock track), “Angels Fall” and “Never Again”. … Continue reading

ANVIL Frontman On America: 'People In That Country, Generally Speaking, Are Lazy, And If They Can Go On Welfare, They Will'

Ivor Whitten of Belfast Metal conducted an interview with Steve “Lips” Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL prior to the band’s February 13 concert at The Limelight 2 in Belfast, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about why ANVIL‘s documentary, “Anvil! The Story Of Anvil”, seemed to be received better in some parts of the world than in others, Lips said: “What’s a really fascinating aspect [is that] in countries where the work ethic is really, really tough, where people really have a good, good, good work ethic, it doesn’t matter … Continue reading

BUTCHER BABIES: 'We Enjoy Turning Our Heavier Songs Into Acoustic Songs'

Belfast Metal conducted an interview with BUTCHER BABIES frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey before the band’s February 25 concert at G2 in Glasgow, Scotland. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked how the idea came about for BUTCHER BABIES to start performing short acoustic sets for VIP ticket holders on the band’s current European tour, Heidi said: “We’ve been acoustic performances since ‘Take It Like A Man’ came out, our second album. We only did a couple of them for that album — just radio stations here and there. And it was fun, … Continue reading

JEFF SCOTT SOTO 'Would Love To' Rekindle His Friendship With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

Jeff Scott Soto says that he would “love” to rekindle his friendship with Yngwie Malmsteen. Soto, who sang on Yngwie‘s first two albums, 1984’s “Rising Force” and 1985’s “Marching Out”, last year engaged in a war of words with the Swedish guitarist over the fact that Malmsteen claimed in an interview that he “always wrote everything,” including the lyrics and melodies, and simply hired various vocalists to sing his material. Speaking to Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan’s WRIF radio station, Soto said about the breakdown of his relationship with Yngwie (hear audio below), “It’s unfortunate. I don’t know where the thing … Continue reading

FROM ASHES TO NEW: 'Crazy' Video Released

FROM ASHES TO NEW has dropped the official music video for “Crazy”, the first single off the band’s upcoming album, “The Future”, out April 20 via Better Noise Records/Eleven Seven Music. “Crazy” is the first look into the Philadelphia-based band’s revamped lineup and sound. Consisting of founding front man/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry, guitarist Lance Dowdle, new vocalist Danny Case and drummer Mat Madiro, the band’s chemistry lies at the core of “The Future”. An album that sees the band expanding their music palette and taking its blend of rock, hip/hop, pop, and metal to new heights. “Anxiety made it difficult to … Continue reading

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Joined By JOHNNY DEPP On Stage At U.S. Tour Kick-Off (Video)

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS were joined by Wayne Kramer (MC5) and actor Johnny Depp on stage last night at the opening show of the band’s U.S. tour at The Canyon in Santa Clarita, California. They performed a cover version of MC5‘s classic song “Kick Out the Jams” followed by the STP‘s “Sex Type Thing”. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Depp is a bandmate of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo in HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, which also features Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo said in a recent interview with The San Diego … Continue reading

SKELETONWITCH Parts Ways With Drummer, Taps JON RICE As Temporary Replacement

Ohio-based blackened metallers SKELETONWITCH have parted ways with drummer Dustin Boltjes and have temporarily replaced him with Jon Rice (ex-JOB FOR A COWBOY, SCORPION CHILD). Rice will join SKELETONWITCH on the band’s upcoming North American trek with OBITUARY, which kicks off May 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. SKELETONWITCH‘s next studio album is due this spring/summer via Prosthetic Records. The disc was recorded with producer Kurt Ballou (CHELSEA WOLFE, HIGH ON FIRE, KVELERTAK) at his GodCity Studio. The effort was mixed by Fredrik Nordström (AT THE GATES, OPETH) in Gothenburg, Sweden. SKELETONWITCH‘s upcoming album was written throughout 2017 between Ohio and New … Continue reading