JUNKYARD To Release 'High Water' Album In April

Eleven songs — raucous, blues-based, uncompromising — mark a triumphant return for “Hollywood” rockers JUNKYARD on their first official album in 26 years, due on April 21 via Acetate Records. While odds and sods have been released over the decades, “High Water” is a firm statement of the band’s 2017, and onward, intent. As singer and founding member David Roach explains, in recent years, JUNKYARD had a blast playing “reunion” shows, which quickly turned into mini-tours through Spain and packed gigs across America. New songs began percolating, and JUNKYARD began writing. “I had no grand illusions of a magnum opus, … Continue reading

JASON NEWSTED Says New METALLICA Album Has 'Substance'

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has weighed in on the band’s latest album, saying that it has “substance.” Newsted became METALLICA‘s third bassist in 1986, following Ron McGovney and Cliff Burton. Robert Trujillo took over in 2003 after Newsted‘s exit. During a recent interview with Ultimate-Guitar.com, Newsted shared his thoughts on “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, telling the web site: “[The album] is a bit different than the other efforts that led up to it. Robert’s a great fuckin’ bass player and he’s always been a great bass player. I’ve known him for 25 years at least. He’s always been good and … Continue reading

Sólstafir release new track ‘Bláfjall’ from forthcoming album ‘Berdreyminn’

Sólstafir have released a new track entitled ‘Bláfjall’ taken from the forthcoming album ‘Berdreyminn’ released 26 May on Season of Mist. You can buy a copy of ‘Berdreyminn’ here. Sólstafir frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments in a personal statement: “The meaning of ‘Bláfjall’ is blue – as in a black, black mountain, and it revolves around man’s battle against his own mind and those inner demons that often lead to self-destruction and harming one’s loved ones. I have myself struggled with alcoholism and it remains a never-ending battle and continuously walking further up a mountain in foggy darkness. But this is also … Continue reading

EYEHATEGOD Announces More Shows With MIKE IX WILLIAMS Back At The Mic

EYEHATEGOD frontman Mike IX Williams will make his triumphant return to the stage next month following a successful liver transplant this past December. Williams, who hasn’t performed live in a year, will make his 2017 stage debut on April 14 at this year’s Berserker Fest in Pontiac, Michigan alongside OFF!, NEGATIVE APPROACH, GWAR, WEEDEATER, THE OBSESSED, and so many more. From there, the band will hit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn, New York with future live encounters to be announced in the months to come. Upcoming EYEHATEGOD shows: Apr. 14 – Berserker IV @ The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI Apr. 15 … Continue reading

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest ONE MONTH AWAY!

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest kicks off ONE MONTH from today, so here’s a quick update up of what’s on (cough) tap for the event: “Metal & Beer” tickets (the option that includes samples from all 17 breweries in attendance ad well as entrance to the show) are nearly sold out. Only NINE tickets remain for Saturday, while 24 remain for Sunday. For your last chance at these, click here. Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine and Unibroue Brew Master Jerry Vietz will be on hand on Saturday April 22 to pour their collaboration À Tout Le Monde. A special pre-Fest show on Saturday … Continue reading

ICE-T's BODY COUNT: First 'Bloodlust' Studio Webisode

The first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Bloodlust”, the new album from BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, can be seen below. The disc will be released on March 31 via Century Media Records. “Bloodlust” was recorded with producer Will Putney (MISS MAY I, UPON A BURNING BODY), who also helmed 2014’s “Manslaughter”. The new CD features guest appearances by Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA), MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe. The effort also contains BODY COUNT‘s medley of the SLAYER songs … Continue reading

LACUNA COIL Releases 'Blood, Tears, Dust' Video

After returning from a triumphant tour of South America and right before hitting the road with their Century Media labelmates ARCH ENEMY and THE HAUNTED, Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have released a new video for one of their crowd favorites, “Blood, Tears, Dust”. The clip was directed and edited by Cosimo Alemà and produced by the production company Borotalco. Commented LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia: “Right now I can’t tell you everything about ‘Blood, Tears, Dust’, as this video is part of something bigger… This is the core of who we are as a band: the sweat, the dirt, … Continue reading

OBITUARY Guitarist Reveals Worst Touring Advice

Capital Chaos TV recently conducted an interview with guitarist Trevor Peres of Florida death metal veterans OBITUARY. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Capital Chaos TV: Do you think a band like OBITUARY would be able to “make it” if they were just starting out today? Trevor: “Well, if this music were already going on, it’d be a lot more difficult. Obviously, when we started, there were hardly any extreme bands. The amount of bands compared to today with metal in general was about a hundred, you know? So we were on top of things doing something … Continue reading

ADRENALINE MOB To Release 'We The People' Album In June

ADRENALINE MOB — the band featuring Russell Allen (vocals; also of SYMPHONY X) and Mike Orlando (guitar) — will release its third studio album, “We The People”, on June 2 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2014’s “Men Of Honor” is the first ADRENALINE MOB release to feature the band’s new drummer Jordan Cannata and bassist David Zablidowsky (of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). “We The People” will be available for purchase as a special edition CD digipak, gatefold 2LP+CD, and on all standard digital and streaming music platforms. ADRENALINE MOB will soon announce a world tour which will commence in June, coinciding … Continue reading