ALICE COOPER Launches 'Paranormal' Photo App

A new Alice Cooper “Paranormal” photo app, where you can insert yourself on to the album cover, can be found at this location. “Paranormal” will be released on July 28 via earMUSIC. The disc features two songs written and recorded with the original members of the ALICE COOPER band and also has guest appearances by ZZ TOP guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen and Roger Glover of DEEP PURPLE. There will also be a limited run of blood-red vinyl available at indie retailers across the country. “My definition of paranormal is something that is ‘other than normal’ or ‘alongside … Continue reading

THEORY OF A DEADMAN To Release 'Wake Up Call' Album In October

Atlantic Records/604 Records group THEORY OF A DEADMAN has unveiled details of its new album, “Wake Up Call”. Set for release on October 27, the disc features the lead single “Rx”, which is streaming today accompanied by an official music video. Pre-orders for “Wake Up Call” will be available Friday, July 28 at all DSPs and www.theoryofadeadman.com, with all pre-orders receiving an instant grat download of “Rx”. Recorded with producer Martin Terefe at London’s Kensaltown Studios, “Wake Up Call” finds THEORY — Tyler Connolly (lead vocals, lead guitar), David Brenner (rhythm guitar), Dean Back (bass), and Joey Dandeneau (drums) — … Continue reading

August 2017 Decibel Meter: …Of the Year of Death Metal!

Last April we announced our partnership with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection featured both online and in store to make sure you don’t miss any of those essential headbanging, face-melting titles that make your collection extremely extreme. The issue currently on newsstands, which features Suffocation on the cover, declares 2017 THE YEAR OF DEATH METAL (all caps necessary)–and our Decibel Meter picks showcase why death is alive more now than ever. The most obvious place to begin is with …Of the Dark Light, the eighth full-length from the Long Island purveyors and innovators of brutality. Over 25 … Continue reading

August 2017 Decibel Meter: …Of the Year of Death Metal!

Last April we announced our partnership with f.y.e. for the Decibel Meter, a monthly collection featured both online and in store to make sure you don’t miss any of those essential headbanging, face-melting titles that make your collection extremely extreme. The issue currently on newsstands, which features Suffocation on the cover, declares 2017 THE YEAR OF DEATH METAL (all caps necessary)–and our Decibel Meter picks showcase why death is alive more now than ever.  The most obvious place to begin is with …Of the Dark Light, the eighth full-length from the Long Island purveyors and innovators of brutality. Over 25 years … Continue reading

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Finds YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Comments 'Comical And Sad'

Jeff Scott Soto has fired back at Yngwie Malmsteen, saying that he finds it “comical and sad” that the Swedish guitarist would speak disparagingly about some of the singers that have worked with him in the past. Soto‘s comments came in response to a recent interview Malmsteen gave to Metal Wani in which the iconic axeman said that he had no interest in collaborating with vocalists like Soto, Joe Lynn Turner and Tim “Ripper” Owens ever again. “I’m very comfortable singing myself, first of all,” Yngwie said. Secondly, there’s a certain disconnect when you write the song and you have … Continue reading

BLACK STONE CHERRY Reimagines Blues Classics And Obscurities On 'Black To Blues' EP

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY will release a blues EP, “Black To Blues”, on September 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. “I know it’s crazy for four rock ‘n’ roll dudes to make a blues EP, but it’s us sharing with everyone the music that’s been our DNA from day one,” says BLACK STONE CHERRY vocalist and guitarist Chris Robertson. “Blues is the music we listen to when we sit around on the bus with a bottle of bourbon.” Before releasing five critically acclaimed albums, playing 12,000-capacity arena shows, topping U.K. charts and sharing the stage with bands like DEF … Continue reading

Listen To Early Demo Version Of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' 'Sex Type Thing'

An early demo version of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS‘ song “Sex Type Thing”, taken from the upcoming 25th-anniversary expanded reissue of the band’s debut album, “Core”, can be streamed below. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS roared on to the scene 25 years ago with “Core”. A breakout success, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts, dominated radio waves with hits like “Sex Type Thing” and “Wicked Garden”, and has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA. The band also took home the 1994 Grammy Award for “Best Hard Rock Performance” for their smash single “Plush”. To mark the legendary album’s … Continue reading

CRADLE OF FILTH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Heartbreak And Séance' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the video for the song “Heartbreak And Séance” from U.K.’s legendary extreme metal icons CRADLE OF FILTH can be seen below. The track is the first single off the band’s eagerly awaited twelfth album, “Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness Of Decay”, which will be released on September 22 via Nuclear Blast. Commented CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth: “Working with such an artistic director as Artūrs Bērziņš was indeed an honor, as the video shoot was very extensively planned, involving a myriad of extras and crew, make-up girls and set builders, a crow, some well-behaved … Continue reading

NERGAL Says BEHEMOTH Is Being 'Super Creative' With New Music

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski was interviewed by Rock Hard magazine at this year’s edition of the Rock Hard Festival on June 3 at Amphitheater in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about how he recharges his batteries between tours in order to stay inspired, Nergal said: “I [take] obligatory time off from… from life. It’s a real life, actually, when I kind of connect with myself only. So at least twice a year, I just go for holidays, most cases just on my own, where I turn this [shows his phone] off and there’s no … Continue reading

ANTHRAX Drummer 'Would Love' To Collaborate With JACK WHITE

During a recent interview with Maximum Ink, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante was asked if there was another artist that he would still like to collaborate with at some point in the future. “I would love to do something with Jack White,” Charlie responded. “I think he is someone who is very gifted, and someone who ‘gets it’ in the music world. There was that thing he did with THE WHITE STRIPES, at the time, was just him and a drummer. It was blues and something totally beyond that. It was way ahead of its time. I was listening from afar … Continue reading