MEGADETH Fans Want To Hear 'Mindblowing, Complex Riffs,' Says DAVID ELLEFSON

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was interviewed on the on “SixX Strings” radio show. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On METALLICA‘s “Master Of Puppets” being played by the Grammy Awards house band as MEGADETH walked to the stage to accept its first-ever Grammy: Ellefson: “We were sitting there earlier, and they give this award to David Bowie, and they start playing a WHO song. And you’re going, ‘All right. So…’ And it’s funny, ’cause I actually recently ironically got asked by a friend of mine at a big megachurch in … Continue reading

Full Of Hell Announce New Album ‘Trumpeting Ecstasy’

Experimental noise-grind quartet Full Of Hell have just announced that they’ve been recording a new full-length entitled ‘Trumpeting Ecstasy’ at Kurt Ballou’s God City Studios, which is due out this May via Profound Lore. ‘Trumpeting Ecstasy’ will be the band’s fifth full-length outing to date, and the first to be released entirely under their own name since 2013’s game-changing ‘Rudiments Of Mutilation’, following recent collaborative opuses with Merzbow in 2014 and last year’s hallucinatory ‘One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache’ with The Body. In addition to being recorded by the able hand of Kurt Ballou, the album also … Continue reading

Stagehand Dies After AVENGED SEVENFOLD Concert In Stuttgart, Germany

A roadie working at AVENGED SEVENFOLD‘s concert in Stuttgart, Germany Monday night (February 20) was killed when a colleague fell on him as they were dismantling the stage. While the 26-year-old survived the 2:00 a.m. incident with serious injuries, the 19-year-old from Esslingen — identified by the German media only as Marvin P. — died at the scene. Jörg Klopfer, a spokesperson for the Schleyer-Halle venue where the concert was held, told Bild: “We have never had a fatal accident since the opening of the Schleyer-Halle in 1983. It is a terrible tragic event. We mourn with the family and … Continue reading

Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’

Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’ taken from the band’s eponymous new album out 12 May on Season of Mist. You can buy ‘Fall to Depravity’ here. The post Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’ appeared first on Terrorizer. Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’ Listen to new track from Ulsect ‘Fall to Depravity’ Terrorizer Continue reading

Nergal From Behemoth Talks About the Decibel Magazine Tour 2012

As some of the scene gurus in Justin Norton’s 150th issue piece have already mentioned, Decibel Magazine’s aesthetic is both particular and inclusive.  Mainstream, money-grabbing cock rockers (be they male or female) can go suck a fart while we make space for doom/death trailblazers and cassette-only atmospheric black metal releases; at the same time, we will excitedly cover any downcast folk, neoclassical, post-rock, hardcore, dub or progressive blend that tickles our antiestablishment funny boners.  Our admiration for legacy acts falls well short of reverence, preferring human engagement to monolithic legend; our piqued interest in new bands is always meant as … Continue reading

BLACK SABBATH, DISTURBED, MEGADETH, OPETH Featured In OZZFEST 2016 Recap Video

A video recap of the first day of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, which was held on September 24-25, 2016 at San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore, California, can be seen below. About 37,000 people attended the first day of the event, with 3,400 campers on the festival grounds. The Ozzfest lineup was headlined by BLACK SABBATH, while SLIPKNOT closed out the Knotfest bill. Prior to the concert, SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler were asked what they thought such a massive show said about the state of rock music. “I don’t know about the state of rock music, but I’m … Continue reading

STEVE STEVENS Talks About Writing Music For OZZY OSBOURNE's Next Solo Album

Guitarist Steve Stevens has spoken about his collaboration with Ozzy Osbourne on material for the BLACK SABBATH singer’s upcoming solo album. As previously reported, Osbourne and Stevens connected through their mutual friend Billy Morrison, who plays alongside Stevens in Billy Idol‘s band. Ozzy told SiriusXM last fall that they had made a “bluesy” song with the working title “Crack Cocaine”, which will appear on the forthcoming release. Ozzy, who played his final show with BLACK SABBATH earlier this month, said: “I’m not retiring, I’m gonna carry on. I’ve been writing with Billy Morrison and Steve Stevens. Steve is not gonna … Continue reading

ARMORED SAINT: Official 'Last Train Home' Performance Video From WACKEN OPEN AIR

ARMORED SAINT will release a new live album, “Carpe Noctum”, on February 24 via Metal Blade. Having toured with METALLICA, WHITESNAKE, ALICE COOPER, SCORPIONS and many other artists since their inception in the early ’80s, ARMORED SAINT has always been a highly regarded live act — not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989’s live album “Saints Will Conquer” — until now. After reforming with their original lineup in 1999 (John Bush – vocals, Joey Vera – bass, Phil Sandoval – guitar, Jeff Duncan – … Continue reading

ALTER BRIDGE Announces Spring U.S. Headline Dates With IN FLAMES And METAL CHURCH

Hot on the heels of its most successful headline tour of North America, ALTER BRIDGE has announced the next leg of “The Last Hero” tour in the United States hitting the road this spring. The headline dates will be scattered among the numerous festival dates that ALTER BRIDGE is already confirmed for, including WJRR Earth Day Birthday, Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock On The Range. The headline tour will kick off in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and make stops in Sayreville, New Jersey; Providence, Rhode island; Baltimore, Maryland; Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan; and … Continue reading

Making Of MASTODON's 'Emperor Of Sand': Third Studio Webisode

The third in a series of video clips featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Emperor Of Sand”, the eighth studio album from Atlanta heavy rock icons MASTODON, can be seen below. Due on March 31 via Reprise Records, the follow-up to 2014’s “Once More ‘Round The Sun” is available for pre-order at www.mastodonrocks.com. The deluxe pre-order package will contain the album on double 180-gram vinyl housed in a gatefold jacket along with a bonus Color-In-Your-Own vinyl jacket, plus an exclusive box of MASTODON colored pencils. In addition, fans will receive a digital copy of the entire album on March … Continue reading