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

SAINT ASONIA Is 'Taking A Step Forward' With Sophomore Album, Says ADAM GONTIER

SAINT ASONIA, the act featuring ex-THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, is continuing work on its sophomore album, tentatively due before the end of the year. “I would say we’re about halfway done, meaning the writing process is pretty much done,” Gontier told Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan’s WRIF 101.1 FM radio station (hear audio below). “Right now, we’re just in the stages of demoing what we, as a band, believe are four or five of the best tracks that will be on the record, that we feel are the best tracks, that we are most … Continue reading

Video: PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Performs PANTERA's 'Strength Beyond Strength' At Live Debut

SCOUR, the new extreme metal “supergroup” featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER, made its live debut last night (Sunday, February 19) at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fan-filmed video footage of SCOUR performing the PANTERA classic “Strength Beyond Strength” at yesterday’s concert can be seen below. The self-titled debut EP from SCOUR was released last July via Anselmo‘s Housecore label. The six-track effort was mixed by Dave Otero (CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CATTLE DECAPITATION, COBALT, KHEMMIS) and was made available on CD and vinyl formats. Anselmo previously stated about his involvement with … Continue reading

METALLICA: Official Video Recap Of Beijing Concert Feat. Chinese Concert Pianist LANG LANG

An official video recap of METALLICA‘s January 18 concert at LeSports Center in Beijing, China can be seen below. Also available is footage of the band performing the song “Creeping Death” at the same show. As previously reported, METALLICA was joined by Lang Lang during Beijing gig. As expected, the Chinese concert pianist played METALLICA‘s classic song “One” from the “…And Justice For All” album. METALLICA previously performed the track with Lang Lang in January 2014 at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. In announcing its collaboration with Lang Lang at the Beijing concert, METALLICA called their joint appearance at the … Continue reading