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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AC/DC Classics Get 'Hillbillified' On STEVE'N'SEAGULLS' 'Farm Machine'

What became a genuine international viral phenomenon actually started out on a farm in central Finland; in a barn, to be precise... There, a bunch of like-minded countrymen — with the emphasis on "country" — played a customized version of AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" using homespun instrumentation, everything from banjo picking to anvil bangin' to achieve their ...

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TAU CROSS Featuring VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: Trailer For Debut Album

Comprised of a AMEBIX vocalist/bassist Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, MISERY guitarist Jon Misery and WAR//PLAGUE guitarist Andy Lefton, TAU CROSS formed in 2013 and recorded its debut album over several months in 2014 throughout three different countries. The record is slated for a May 19 release via Relapse. A trailer ...

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VOLBEAT Signs North American Management Deal With Q PRIME

Q Prime, the New York-based music management firm founded and run by Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch, today announced the North American management signing of the Grammy-nominated Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT. "Anytime you see a band (in Lubbock, Texas no less) who can play Johnny Cash's 'Ring Of Fire' and their own 'Hangman's Body ...

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SOIL Frontman RYAN MCCOMBS Recovering From Stroke

SOIL/ex-DROWNING POOL frontman Ryan McCombs is recovering in a hospital after suffering a stroke this past weekend. McCombs wrote on his Facebook page: "I have been hospitalized after having a stroke in my sleep Sunday night. "Thanks to Izzi [Ryan's girlfriend] making me go to the hospital Monday morning we caught it before my stupid ...

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STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

Singer/guitarist Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) of the industrial metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48. His death was confirmed by Wayne's publicists at FiXT Publicity. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of death, but some of Static's music industry colleagues suggested in their reactions that drugs ...

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ARCH ENEMY And KREATOR Announce Split 7" For North American Tour

This October/November, Swedish / American / Canadian metal icons ARCH ENEMY will return to North American soil to tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album, "War Eternal". To celebrate this momentous headlining trek, the band will release a split seven-inch single with German thrash metal veterans KREATOR, who will provide direct support on ...

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Evolution - MONGREL

East coast represent. Boston-bred punk-metallers MONGREL are back with a new EP, "Evolution", and followers of the group since their more raucous "Fear, Lies & Propaganda" album will be likely smiling how far this group has come since. MONGREL lured some high-caliber production personnel to "Evolution" including Jim Foster (P.O.D. , NULLSET), who recorded the ...

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ARCH ENEMY To Tour North America With KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL

Swedish / American / Canadian metallers ARCH ENEMY will make their much-anticipated return to North American soil this October/November. Support on the tour will come from KREATOR, HUNTRESS and STARKILL. ARCH ENEMY's headlining trek will be the band's first tour in the U.S. since 2011, and the first American run to feature new members Alissa ...

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On The Tour Bus With SOIL

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest "Bus Invaders" episode, focusing on Chicago rockers SOIL. The five-minute clip, which was filmed on May 1 in Arlington Heights, Ilinois, can be seen below. SOIL's sixth studio album, "Whole", was released ...

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REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS List Of Winners

The Revolver Golden Gods awards show took place on Wednesday night (April 23) at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, where various rock and metal acts were honored for their talents and achievements and both Axl Rose and Joan Jett were given lifetime contribution awards. According to The Pulse Of Radio, the show opened with a ...

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POP EVIL Films 'Torn To Pieces' Video

Grand Rapids, Michigan hard rockers POP EVIL have filmed a music video for their current single, "Torn To Pieces". Helmed by veteran Swedish director Johan Carlén, this will be the band's fourth video installment from their highly successful "Onyx" LP. Says POP EVIL frontman Leigh Kakaty: "There's nothing more haunting and torturous to the human ...

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SOIL Interviewed By EYES FROM THE MOSHPIT (Video)

Eyes From The Moshpit conducted an interview with Chicago heavy rockers SOIL on February 2 in Manchester during the band's U.K. tour with SKINDRED. You can now watch the chat below. SOIL's sixth studio album, "Whole", was released on August 20, 2013 via Pavement Entertainment. "Whole" is the first SOIL album with original frontman Ryan ...

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