PAPA ROACH Pays Tribute To CHESTER BENNINGTON With 'In The End' Cover (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of PAPA ROACH paying tribute to Chester Bennington by performing a partial cover of the LINKIN PARK classic “In The End” on September 20 at Gasometer in Vienna, Austria can be seen below. PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix admitted in several interviews that he came close to taking his own life in 2012 as he struggled with both marital problems and falling off the wagon druing the making of the band’s “The Connection” album. “There was a moment in the record where I was suicidal,” Shaddix told the Associated Press at the time. “I was done. I’m … Continue reading

Video: CHESTER BENNINGTON's Former DEAD BY SUNRISE Bandmate, Ex-KORN Touring Guitarist Perform 'One More Light'

Chester Bennington‘s longtime friend Ryan Shuck, who played guitar in Bennington‘s side project DEAD BY SUNRISE, teamed up with KORN‘s onetime touring guitarist Wes Geer to perform an acoustic version of the LINKIN PARK song “One More Light” as a tribute to the late LP singer at Rock To Recovery‘s second annual awareness event and benefit on September 16 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California. Video footage of their performance can be seen below. Geer founded Rock To Recovery on December 12, 2012, in an effort to give non-musicians access to the magic, healing powers of playing music, and … Continue reading


Canal Metal has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of DEATH ANGEL‘s performance at the at the tenth edition of the Alcatraz Hard Rock & Metal Festival, which was held August 11-13 in Kortrijk, Belgium. Check it out below. DEATH ANGEL‘s latest album, “The Evil Divide”, entered The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 98 with first-week sales of just over 6,000 units — nearly all from pure album sales. The set followed the No. 72-peaking “The Dream Calls For Blood”, which opened with around 5,400 copies back in 2013. “The Evil Divide” was released in May 2016 via Nuclear Blast. … Continue reading

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: 'Psychosis' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, the band led by brothers and founding SEPULTURA members Max (also of SOULFLY) and Igor Cavalera, will release its fourth album, “Psychosis”, on November 17 via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, was recorded primarily at a studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The cover artwork for “Psychosis” can be seen below. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. Insane 02. Terror Tactics 03. Impalement Execution 04. Spectral War 05. Crom 06. Hellfire 07. Judas Pariah 08. Psychosis 09. Excruciating Speaking to Metal Wani‘s Jake Patton, Max stated about the follow-up … Continue reading

ROY MAYORGA On COREY TAYLOR's Influence On STONE SOUR: 'It's A Gang. It's Not Just One Person'

Riccardo Ball of New Zealand’s Wrecking Ball Media recently conducted an interview with STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he sees himself still playing in STONE SOUR in the next five or ten years: Roy: “Absolutely. I mean, the day I joined the band, I felt I was definitely going to be in here for a while. Here we are eleven years later, four or five albums later, too. Do I foresee that? Absolutely. For however long we can go. I definitely won’t be … Continue reading

SATYRICON Frontman Questions Whether AC/DC Is Still 'Relevant'

Vocalist Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON was interviewed on the latest installment of “The MetalSucks Podcast”. You can now listen to the chat below (starting at the 21:38 mark). A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his relationship with drummer Frost (real name: Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad), who has been the only other permanent member of SATYRICON since 1993: Satyr: “I think the mutual respect would be the most obvious thing that comes to my mind. And I think the fact there’s an incredibly strong friendship, but it’s not a friendship based on seeing each other on a … Continue reading

SACRED REICH Frontman: DONALD TRUMP Is 'An Embarrassment To Our Country'

Frontman Phil Rind of veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH has compared President Donald Trump to an “Oompa-Loompa,” the pint-sized, orange characters depicted in the 1971 film “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory”, which was adapted from author Roald Dahl‘s 1964 “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory” children’s novel. Speaking with Todd Owens of prior to the band’s September 16 show at Slim’s in San Francisco, California, where SACRED REICH was celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of its debut album, “Ignorance”, Rind was asked about his thoughts on the current political situation in the United States. “I think everybody, it’s pretty obvious … Continue reading

MOONSPELL Frontman On Why New '1755' Record Is Sung In Portuguese: 'I Don't Think The Album Could Be Otherwise'

Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, recently conducted an interview with frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metal veterans MOONSPELL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MOONSPELL‘s forthcoming Portuguese-sung “1755” full-length, which was originally intended as an EP: Fernando: “When we first talked with you, we were entertaining the idea of making this into an EP. We recorded, just recently, a DVD in a venue in Lisbon, our hometown and capital, that is going to be released next year. We got gripped by the music and by … Continue reading

Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER Says Making New ACT OF DEFIANCE Album Was 'Seamless'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE drummer Shawn Drover. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting process for ACT OF DEFIANCE‘s forthcoming sophomore album, “Old Scars, New Wounds”: Shawn: “The main difference in songwriting is with [2015’s] ‘Birth And The Burial’, when that record was written, it was just myself and Chris [Broderick, guitar; also ex-MEGADETH]. There was no band at the time. We were juggling so many hats at that time. It was ‘Okay, let’s write a record. … Continue reading

Listen To BLACK STONE CHERRY's Cover Version Of ALBERT KING's 'Born Under A Bad Sign'

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have released another track from their upcoming blues covers EP, “Black To Blues”, due out on September 29 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Their version of Albert King‘s “Born Under A Bad Sign” is available to stream using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about why the band decided to pick this track for the EP, BLACK STONE CHERRY bassist Jon Lawhon said: “We wanted to do that song because CREAM did that song, but we were looking for songs that were ‘obscure,’ but not so obscure that people hadn’t maybe heard them before and have … Continue reading