Full Album Stream: Midnight “Sweet Death and Ecstasy”

If there are two things consistent in the Midnight (aka Jamie Walters) camp it’s these two things: heavy fucking metal and chicks on album covers. For the first aspect, Midnight’s heavy metal isn’t the Helloween kind or the King Diamond kind. Rather, the Cleveland native espouses a Black Sabbath-meets-Motörhead-meets-Venom brew that rocks as hard as it evinces evil, the fuzzy late ’70/early ’80s kind of evil. On new album, Sweet Death and Ecstasy, Midnight’s third for Hells Headbangers, tracks like “Crushed By Demons,” “Penetratal Ecstasy,” and “Bitch Mongrel” feel like they were cast out of Hell and onto a blacklight … Continue reading

SACRED REICH: Pro-Shot Footage Of Entire WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of SACRED REICH‘s entire August 4 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 Ignorance 04:26 Administrative 08:52 One Nation 11:35 Violent 16:42 Crimes Against Humanity 22:19 Who’s To Blame 25:53 Independent 30:53 Death Squad 35:37 American Way 39:31 Surf Nicaragua For the first time ever with the original artwork, SACRED REICH‘s classic “Ignorance” album was made available in September as a special 30th-anniversary LP and digipak CD reissue via Metal Blade Records. The digipak CD features bonus tracks; the vinyl has received the “MB Originals” treatment, … Continue reading

RIOT V: Video Report From Athens Listening Party For New Album

Rockpages TV has uploaded a video report on the recent listening party for the new RIOT V album, which was held in Athens, Greece. Check it out below. RIOT V is the band featuring members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT. The group’s follow-up to 2014’s “Unleash The Fire” album is scheduled for a spring 2018 release via Nuclear Blast. Production duties were handled by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, SLIPKNOT, KORN). The new songs promise to please fans of the “Thundersteel” era of RIOT, as longtime Mark Reale music collaborator Don Van Stavern undertook a lot … Continue reading

TOMMY LEE Calls DONALD TRUMP 'A F**king Idiot', Says President's Supporters Are 'D**kheads'

Tommy Lee is no fan of President Donald Trump. The MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer, who is believed to be working on a new solo project, took to his Twitter account earlier today (Monday, December 11) to write: “Our president is a fucking idiot and fuck all you dickheads who voted for him!” Lee admitted in a 2008 interview with CNN that he was not a political junkie and he rarely watched television or listened to news reports. “Man, tell you the truth, I only listen to music,” he said. In 2015, MÖTLEY CRÜE completed “The Final Tour”, closing the book on … Continue reading

SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR To Release 'Live In London' Solo Performance

On May 8, 2016, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor performed a sold-out solo acoustic set at Koko in London, England. The full performance will be released for the first time to the public on December 18, 2017 at thecoreytaylor.com. A teaser for “Live In London” is available below. During his solo performances, Taylor plays a bunch of songs from his catalog, as well as a number of surprising covers, including THE CURE‘s “Lovesong”. The setlist for the Koko concert was as follows: 01. I’ll Be Your Lover, Too (VAN MORRISON cover) 02. Bother (STONE SOUR song) 03. Friend … Continue reading

SLAUGHTER's MARK SLAUGHTER Releases Music Video For 'Halfway There' Title Track

SLAUGHTER vocalist Mark Slaughter has released the official music video for the title track of his sophomore solo album, “Halfway There”. Issued in May worldwide via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, the follow-up to 2015’s independently released “Reflections In A Rear View Mirror” is a stunning return to form for Slaughter, channeling the familiar hard rock sensibility of classic-era SLAUGHTER releases like “Stick It To Ya” and “The Wild Life” on “Hey You” and emotionally charged title track, “Halfway There”, with a mature, progressive, metal bent, evidenced on cuts like “Devoted”, “Conspiracy” and “Reckless”. … Continue reading

ANTHRAX To Release 'Kings Among Scotland' Concert DVD In April

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see “Kings Among Scotland”, the band’s long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27, 2018 (Megaforce). Captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere. The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members. “Kings Among Scotland” can be pre-ordered starting today; log on to www.anthrax.com for all purchasing information. “Playing … Continue reading

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Announces North American Tour With EVERY TIME I DIE, CHELSEA GRIN, ICE NINE KILLS; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has announced a second leg of its North American “Graveyard Shift” tour. The headline dates, which will feature support from special guests EVERY TIME I DIE, CHELSEA GRIN and ICE NINE KILLS, are set to get underway February 20 at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California and continue through late March. VIP pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available, Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, December 14 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prompted, type … Continue reading

ALICE IN CHAINS Announces Spring 2018 North American Tour

ALICE IN CHAINS has announced a North American headline tour that kicks off April 28, 2018 at the House of Blues in Boston. Confirmed shows: Apr. 28 – Boston, MA – House of Blues Apr. 30 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre May 01 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall May 03 – Washington DC – Anthem May 04 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion May 07 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom May 10 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy May 13 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion May 15 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre May 16 … Continue reading