red-dragon-cartel in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

Former L.A. GUNS Guitarist To Release Debut MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS Album, 'Always The Villain'

Frontiers Music Srl will release "Always The Villain", the debut album from MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS, on July 10. MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS play a diverse and exciting brand of hard rock music incorporating elements from alternative rock and metal, while exploring different textures, genres, and influences. Band mastermind Michael Grant (who plays ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Leaves Of Yesteryear - GREEN CARNATION

A whopping 14 years have passed since GREEN CARNATION's last release. A lot has changed since then, including a lengthy, six-year period during which time they were broken up following 2006's entirely acoustic affair "Acoustic Verses". They are virtually unrecognizable from their initial death metal format, having drifted through periods that touched upon styles as ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Releases 'Atonement II B-Sides For Charity'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has just released "Atonement II B-Sides For Charity". 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the COVID-19 Relief Fund for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. "Atonement II B-Sides For Charity" includes six songs from the recording sessions for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 2019-released and Grammy-nominated album "Atonement", out now via Metal Blade Records. It ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALAIN JOHANNES To Release 'Hum' Solo Album In July

Alain Johannes, co-creator of the highly influential '90s alternative rock band ELEVEN as well as a key contributor on releases from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THEM CROOKED VULTURES and Chris Cornell, will release "Hum", his third solo album, on July 31 via Ipecac Recordings. "It's more about me than probably any album I've ever ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Listen To New DEEP PURPLE Song 'Man Alive'

"Man Alive", a new song from legendary hard rockers DEEP PURPLE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming DEEP PURPLE album, "Whoosh!", which will be released on August 7 via earMUSIC. "It's an abstract concept," frontman and lyricist Ian Gillan told Billboard about the song. "There ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EDDIE VEDDER Offers PEARL JAM Birthday Package For COVID-19 Relief

PEARL JAM frontman Eddie Vedder has accepted the "All In Challenge" to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts, offering a special concert "birthday package" that includes opportunity to join the band on stage. No matter when your birthday actually falls, you can join Vedder for a concert experience you'll never forget. You'll start the day ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PRIMAL FEAR To Release 'Along Came The Devil' Single In May

"Along Came The Devil", the new single from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, will be released on May 15. The song, which is described as "a hard-hitting PRIMAL FEAR bomb," is taken from the band's upcoming 13th studio album, "Metal Commando", due on July 17 via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, the title ...

Read more

Posted in: News

X JAPAN's YOSHIKI Donates 10 Million Yen To Japan's National Center For Global Health And Medicine

X JAPAN's Yoshiki has donated 10 million yen (approximately $100,000) to the National Center for Global Health and Medicine through his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Yoshiki Foundation America. The National Center for Global Health and Medicine researches infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases, including the coronavirus. The organization's Center Hospital is the National Center's only general hospital, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch APOCALYPTICA Play Set From Rehearsal Space

On Saturday, April 25, Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA livestreamed a performance from their rehearsal room, featuring some of the material from their recently released studio album, "Cell-0". The entire hour-long session can now be seen below. Addressing the online viewers, APOCALYPTICA's Eicca Toppinen said: "If there is somebody watching this and doesn't know that we ...

Read more

Posted in: News

This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival Is Officially Canceled

This year's Louder Than Life festival, which was scheduled to take place in September in Louisville, Kentucky, has been officially canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Even though the festivals are not until September, the advanced planning realities of producing three back-to-back-to-back events have necessitated that a decision be made sooner than later. Our decision ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RUSH's GEDDY LEE To Take Part In Historic Canadian COVID-19 Broadcast

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is among more than four dozen big-name Canadians who have signed on for the historic broadcast "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble". Airing commercial-free Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. across all markets/7 p.m. NT and now on hundreds of platforms, Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes will share their stories of hope ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Playthrough Video For New Solo Single, 'Simple Truth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a playthrough video for "Simple Truth", the new single from his solo band ELLEFSON. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to the 2019 release "Sleeping Giants", a compilation featuring ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KORN's Entire 'The Nothing' Record-Release Performance To Be Aired During 'PlayOn Fest' Virtual Music Festival

KORN's entire groundbreaking performance filmed inside of a living art installation celebrating the release of the band's 2019 album "The Nothing" will be aired during Warner Music Group's first-of-its-kind virtual music festival, PlayOn Fest, supporting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), powered by the UN Foundation. As part of a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SIX FEET UNDER: New Album Title Revealed

Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER have set "Nightmares Of The Decomposed" as the title of their new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Torment" is due later this year via Metal Blade Records. SIX FEET UNDER's upcoming disc will be the band's first with former CANNIBAL CORPSE and DEICIDE guitarist Jack Owen, who joined the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch SLASH And DUFF MCKAGAN In The Studio With CHERIE CURRIE: 'Blvds Of Splendor' Behind-The-Scenes Video Part 3

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Blvds Of Splendor", the latest solo project from 1970s icon and ex-THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie, can be seen below. Due on April 28 as a digital release via Blackheart Records, the LP features guest collaborations with Billy Corgan of SMASHING ...

Read more

Posted in: News