Sunday, February 14, 2016

Interviews

SLAYER Interview: PAUL BOSTAPH  Wants Fun to Define His Playing SLAYER Interview: PAUL BOSTAPH Wants Fun to Define His Playing

2016 Slayer interview with Paul Bostaph This month thrash icons, Slayer, will kick... 


PRODUCT OF HATE interview: ADAM GILLEY talks Korn fed brutality PRODUCT OF HATE interview: ADAM GILLEY talks Korn fed brutality

2016 Product of Hate interview with Adam Gilley Kenosha, Wisconsin is certainly... 


DROWNING POOL interview: CJ PIERCE talks Hellelujah’s aggressive sound DROWNING POOL interview: CJ PIERCE talks Hellelujah’s aggressive sound

2016 Drowning Pool interview with CJ Pierce This year marks the beginning of Drowning... 


TOBIAS SAMMET’S AVANTASIA Interview: ‘Everything I do is based on intuition and instinct’ TOBIAS SAMMET’S AVANTASIA Interview: ‘Everything I do is based on intuition and instinct’

2016 Avantasia interview with Tobias Sammet Fifteen years ago, Edguy frontman, Tobias... 


PRIMAL FEAR Interview: RALF SCHEEPERS talks Rulebreaker, Blackwelder PRIMAL FEAR Interview: RALF SCHEEPERS talks Rulebreaker, Blackwelder

2016 Primal Fear interview with Ralf Scheepers German metal titans, Primal Fear,... 


RONNIE ATKINS Interview: PRETTY MAIDS vocalist talks NORDIC UNION, AVANTASIA RONNIE ATKINS Interview: PRETTY MAIDS vocalist talks NORDIC UNION, AVANTASIA

Ronnie Atkins talks Nordic Union, Avantasia and Pretty Maids Pretty Maids vocalist,... 


JASON ASHCRAFT talks debut HELION PRIME and DIRE PERIL albums JASON ASHCRAFT talks debut HELION PRIME and DIRE PERIL albums

2016 Helion Prime and Dire Peril interview In a galaxy far, far away–okay,... 


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News & Notes

CANNIBAL CORPSE Kicks Off North American Tour with Obituary, Cryptopsy And Abysmal Dawn Today CANNIBAL CORPSE Kicks Off North American Tour with Obituary, Cryptopsy And Abysmal Dawn Today

Cannibal Corpse kicks off tour, releases vinyl classics Starting today in Atlanta,... 


SKELETONWITCH reveal new vocalist Adam Clemans: Tour with ABBATH SKELETONWITCH reveal new vocalist Adam Clemans: Tour with ABBATH

Skeletonwitch reveal new vocalist, announce tour details Today, the Ohio-based blackened... 


GONE IN APRIL reveal ‘Threads of Existence’ album details GONE IN APRIL reveal ‘Threads of Existence’ album details

Gone in April announce new album details The Canadian-American formation Gone in... 


Old school thrashers ANGER AS ART release lyric video for ‘Praise of the Firehead’ Old school thrashers ANGER AS ART release lyric video for ‘Praise of the Firehead’

Anger as Art unveil Praise of the Firehead video Los Angeles thrashers ANGER AS... 


LAMB OF GOD announce North American tour dates with CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY LAMB OF GOD announce North American tour dates with CLUTCH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

Lamb of God announce 2016 tour dates This week, LAMB OF GOD wraps up their winter... 


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Reviews

Concert Review: TRIVIUM decimates Pacific Northwest with Boise, Spokane & Seattle shows Concert Review: TRIVIUM decimates Pacific Northwest with Boise, Spokane & Seattle shows

Trivium, Ripchain and Fault Paradox in Boise 2/4/16 While weeknights are never the... 


CD Review: ENDLESSHADE – Wolf Will Swallow the Sun CD Review: ENDLESSHADE – Wolf Will Swallow the Sun

Endlesshade – Wolf Will Swallow the Sun Label: Rise Without End Records Release... 


CD Review: IMPERIA – Tears Of Silence CD Review: IMPERIA – Tears Of Silence

Imperia – Tears of Silence Label: Massacre Records U.S. Release Date: February... 


CD Review: FOREVER STILL – Tied Down CD Review: FOREVER STILL – Tied Down

Forever Still – Tied Down Label: Independent Release Date: January 15, 2016 After... 


CD Review: MEGADETH – Dystopia CD Review: MEGADETH – Dystopia

Megadeth – Dystopia Label: Universal-Tradecraft Release Date: January 22, 2016 There... 


CD Review: ANTHRAX – For All Kings CD Review: ANTHRAX – For All Kings

Anthrax – For All Kings Label: Nuclear Blast Release Date: February 26, 2016 Coming... 


CD Review: SHEPHERD – Shepherd CD Review: SHEPHERD – Shepherd

Shepherd – Shepherd (demo) Label: Independent Release date: February 1, 2015 Well... 


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Loud & Local

Sacramento’s DIRE PERIL Launch Indiegogo Campaign for Debut Album Sacramento’s DIRE PERIL Launch Indiegogo Campaign for Debut Album

Dire Peril launch Indiegogo campaign Dire Peril is the brainchild of guitarist and... 


Kent’s SPREADING THE DISEASE goes Viral Kent’s SPREADING THE DISEASE goes Viral

Spreading the Disease breaks out with Viral EP Spreading the Disease is a contemporary... 


Phoenix’s VIOLENT REVOLUTION Begin the New Thrash Revolt Phoenix’s VIOLENT REVOLUTION Begin the New Thrash Revolt

Meet Phoenix’s Violent Revolution It has been said that there are only two... 


Folsom’s HEAT OF DAMAGE Influence Fueled on ‘Open Fire’ Folsom’s HEAT OF DAMAGE Influence Fueled on ‘Open Fire’

Folsom’s Heat of Damage release debut record For many hard rock and metal fans... 


Calgary’s EVERY HOUR KILLS Primed to Strike Calgary’s EVERY HOUR KILLS Primed to Strike

Every Hour Kills debut new EP Lately it seems like many of the new bands popping... 


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Features

VOTE: Best Thrash Metal Drummers VOTE: Best Thrash Metal Drummers

Who are the top Thrash Metal drummers? Some of music’s most dynamic and drummers come from the world of heavy rock music. Names like Neil Peart and Mike Portnoy, John Bonham and Bill Ward come quick to mind and lip. However, with the birth of Speed and Thrash metal at the dawn of the 80s, a new era of drummer rose up that pushed the limits and... [Read more of this review]


METALLICA to Webcast The Night Before – LIVE Feb 6 METALLICA to Webcast The Night Before – LIVE Feb 6

Metallica launch free concert webcast Feb 6th On the eve of the nation’s most anticipated sporting event, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band METALLICA will headline CBS Radio‘s “The Night Before”, a one-of-a-kind concert experience the evening prior to Super Bowl 50 at AT&T Park in the... [Read more of this review]


Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2015 Metalholic’s Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2015

Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2015 Every year Metalholic’s most popular article is the one you are reading right now. Hard rock and metal fans have a fascination with the explosion of women joining the ranks of a genre once populated almost entirely by men. Sure some of those men wear more make-up and Aquanet than the ladies listed below,... [Read more of this review]


Mattie Jensen’s Top 5 Power Metal Albums for 2015 Mattie Jensen’s Top 5 Power Metal Albums for 2015

Top Power Metal Albums for 2015 I am sure I can’t be the only one saying this, but 2015 flew by incredibly fast. It was far too full of fantastic releases all around the heavy metal genres to narrow it down to only five, but that of course is my toughest job at the end of every year. I was going to try to publish Geoff Tate’s Queensryche... [Read more of this review]


Metalholic’s 50 Best Hard Rock and Metal Albums of 2015 Metalholic’s 50 Best Hard Rock and Metal Albums of 2015

Best Hard Rock and Metal albums of 2015 Each December as  another year comes to a close it becomes harder and harder to read the various “Best of Metal” lists that pop up across the web. Each year the trendy elitism becomes worse and the band’s being raised on exalted high sound less and less like metal at all. Post-metal ambient... [Read more of this review]


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Metal Stream

Video: STEVEN TYLER Performs At Country Radio Seminar In Nashville Video: STEVEN TYLER Performs At Country Radio Seminar In Nashville

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler was one of the performers who took part in a concert Monday night (February 8) during the 2016 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee. Also appearing at Big Machine Label Group's show were A THOUSAND HORSES, THE CADILLAC THREE and Drake White. Joined by his Nashville-based band LOVING MARY, Tyler sang his recently... [Read more of this review]


IN THIS MOMENT, Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members Join Forces In INVIDIA IN THIS MOMENT, Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members Join Forces In INVIDIA

Former and current members of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IN THIS MOMENT and SKINLAB have joined forces in a new band called INVIDIA. The group is currently putting the finishing touches on its debut album at a studio in Las Vegas with producer Logan Mader, who has previously worked with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, DEVILDRIVER, GOJIRA and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY,... [Read more of this review]


Video: SKID ROW Plays First Show With Ex-DRAGONFORCE Singer ZP THEART Video: SKID ROW Plays First Show With Ex-DRAGONFORCE Singer ZP THEART

SKID ROW played its first concert with South African-born, British-based vocalist ZP Theart (DRAGONFORCE, TANK, I AM I) earlier tonight (Saturday, February 13) as part of a private event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Co-headlining tonight's show was SLAUGHTER. A couple of short video clips of SKID ROW on stage with ZP Theart... [Read more of this review]


Listen To First Sample Of New Music From MÖTLEY CRÜE’s MICK MARS And JOHN CORABI Listen To First Sample Of New Music From MÖTLEY CRÜE’s MICK MARS And JOHN CORABI

MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars has released a 39-second snippet of a new song apparently called "Gimme Blood". The track, which was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, also features former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi, who was featured on the band's 1994 self-titled album. Mars previously posted a couple of photos from Blackbird... [Read more of this review]


Video: Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN’s Mexico City Clinic Video: Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN’s Mexico City Clinic

Fan-filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's February 5 clinic in Mexico City can be seen below. MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said in a recent interview that a planned reunion of the band's "Rust In Peace" lineup — featuring Friedman and drummer Nick Menza — in early 2015 failed to materialize for a number of reasons,... [Read more of this review]


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