Watch GEOFF TATE Perform Acoustic Versions Of QUEENSRŸCHE Classics In Nashville

Fan-filmed video footage of former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME frontman Geoff Tate performing on February 13 at the City Winery in Nashville, Tennessee during his “The Whole Story ‘Rÿche’ Acoustic Tour” can be seen below. Tate‘s current acoustic tour sees him performing songs from all 17 albums he has done throughout his illustrious 35-year career. Geoff is backed during the show by a seven-piece acoustic band of musicians from the United States and Ireland and features three guitar players, mandolin, cello, saxophone, violin and multiple percussion instruments to produce high-energy acoustic versions of some of the Tate‘s former band’s … Continue reading

SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR To Release 'America 51' Book In August; Cover Art Unveiled

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor will release his next book called “America 51: A Probe Into The Realities That Are Hiding Inside The Greatest Country In The World”, on August 15 via Da Capo Press. The book, whose title is a play on Area 51, the most famous military institution in the world that doesn’t officially exist, will deal with “just how batshit crazy my country is right now, in good ways and in bad ways,” says Taylor. The cover art for “America 51” can be seen below. Corey told The Guardian that “America 51” is “going to … Continue reading

Reunited DEMOLITION HAMMER Is 'Talking About' Making New Studio Album

Conny Schiffbauer of Germany’s Rock Hard magazine conducted an interview with the reunited cult New York thrash metal act DEMOLITION HAMMER during this year’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the DEMOLITION HAMMER reunion came about: Derek Sykes (guitar): “It’s kind of something that we’ve been watching, or I’ve been watching, for a very long time. Our last show that we played, up until recently, was twenty-five years ago. I’ve kind of maintained web sites and things like that, and I’ve been just kind … Continue reading

KISS Gives Surprise Makeup-Free Performance At 'All-Star Salute To The Oregon Military' (Video)

KISS gave a surprise make-up-free performance Saturday night (February 18) at the the close of a gala fundraiser event in Portland, Oregon. The “All-Star Salute To The Oregon Military” raised $1.4 million toward completing the construction of the $20 million Oregon Military Museum named after KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer‘s father, Brigadier General James B. Thayer. The event also featured music from the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME BAND, which included Alice Cooper, Robby Krieger of THE DOORS, Danny Seraphine from CHICAGO, Will Lee from “The Late Show With David Letterman” and others. PGA legend Peter Jacobsen served as master … Continue reading

EPICA Frontwoman's Stage Make-Up Tutorial (Video)

Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, has uploaded a stage make-up tutorial with Simone Simons of the Dutch symphonic metal band EPICA. The clip, which was recorded on January 28 in Prague during EPICA‘s European tour with POWERWOLF and BEYOND THE BLACK, can be seen below. In between touring and recording with EPICA and spending time with her family, Simone runs a blog called SmoonStyle, where she documents all the neat little things happening in her life, and particularly her love of makeup, fashion, and food. It Asked what it is about makeup and beauty … Continue reading

ANTHRAX Drummer: 'I Find The Lack Of Really Good Records Nowadays Disturbing'

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante was recently interviewed by U.K.’s “Mike James Rock Show”. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the 2010-2011 tour featuring the so-called “Big Four” of 1980s thrash metal: METALLICA, ANTHRAX, SLAYER and MEGADETH: Charlie: “That was awesome. I read something yesterday Kirk Hammett [METALLICA guitarist] said about he sees more ‘Big Four’ shows in the future. So I read it, and I was, like, ‘Oh, that’s pretty cool.’ We had a great time doing that. I think that was really the catalyst to get us back on … Continue reading

Wretch Announce UK Tour With Iron Void

US doom trio Wretch (featuring ex-members of The Gates Of Slumber) have teamed up with the mighty Iron Void for a UK tour this April, and we can’t think of a better pairing, really. Terrorizer’s José Carlos Santos caught up with Wretch’s Karl Simon to find out more… First of all, tell us a little more about the origins of Wretch, and the transition from The Gates Of Slumber to this band. Karl Simon: “I was angry at the beginning of Wretch. I was angry at all the members of The Gates Of Slumber. We’d had a really strong run … Continue reading

Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON Reveals His 'Dream Tour' (Video)

On the latest episode of Digital Tour Bus‘s “Dream Tour”, former SLIPKNOT and current VIMIC drummer Joey Jordison discusses his ultimate tour lineup. The clip, which was filmed on December 28, 2016 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Illinois, can be seen below. Said Jordison: “I’ve been on a bunch, as you all know, and I’ve done many a tour where I got to actually have the privilege to play with so many bands have influenced my career. Still, and all the band would still love, and it’d be a dream, to open for KISS back in ’75 when ‘Alive’ … Continue reading

STREAMING: Venereal Baptism "Death March of Glory"

There have been a handful of occasions when the beast rises out of the Lonestar State. From Absu and Divine Eve to Rigor Mortis and Devastation, the great state of Texas has produced some of the genre’s most intense acts. That tradition carries on with Laredo-based Venereal Baptism. Certainly, with a name like Venereal Baptism, there are only a few paths on which to tread. Brutal death metal, goregrind (sadly, this is still a thing), and black metal. Well, out of Laredo’s diseased womb Venereal Baptism is delivered to the iniquitous world of black metal. Formed in 2014, the quintet … Continue reading

BLAZE BAYLEY Really Wanted To Make Third Album With IRON MAIDEN

British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) was recently interviewed by Malta’s One News. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his disappointment over the way he was fired from IRON MAIDEN in 1999, Blaze said: “I think what I look is that I thought I would get a chance to do a third album [with MAIDEN] with many of the song ideas that I’d written and collaborate with the guys. And what I did was I took those ideas and I made my first album, my solo album, which is [2000’s] ‘Silicon Messiah’. And though … Continue reading