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HAMMERFALL Guitarist Discusses Band's 'SPINAL TAP-Like' History With Drummers

Italy's Rock Rebel Magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HAMMERFALL's recent drummer changes: Oscar: "Well, that's a little bit of a tricky situation, because, let's see, right when we released '(r)Evolution' [2014] ...

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Watch Front-Row Video Footage Of GUNS N' ROSES' Melbourne Concert

Heavy music magazine has uploaded front-row video footage of GUNS N' ROSES performing the song "Paradise City" on February 14 at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia. Check it out below. As previously reported, GUNS N' ROSES was booed at its concert in Melbourne after the band's announcer mistakenly called out the wrong city at ...

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SLIPKNOT's MICK THOMSON Undergoes Spinal Surgery

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson recently underwent spinal surgery at Beverly Hills Spine Surgery in Los Angeles, California. Overseeing the procedure was Brian Perri, DO, an orthopedic spine surgeon who is an attending surgeon Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Thomson revealed the surgery via a post on his Instagram account. He shared a flexion and ...

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JOEY JORDISON's VIMIC Postpones European Tour

Former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has decided to postpone the previously announced European tour from his new band VIMIC so the latter group can finish work on its debut album, to be released later this year. "The band and I feel horrible but I want to give fans the best experience possible and we felt ...

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Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON: 'I'm Literally Stronger Than I've Ever Been In My Life'

Neomedia Group recently conducted an interview with former SLIPKNOT and current VIMIC and SINSAENUM drummer Joey Jordison. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he recovered from acute transverse myelitis, an inflammation of the spinal cord which damages nerve fibers: Joey: "What happened was toward ...

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Video: JOEY JORDISON's VIMIC Performs In San Antonio, Texas

Fan-filmed video footage of VIMIC's December 30 performance at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, Texas as the support act for HELLYEAH can be seen below. VIMIC is the new band featuring former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison alongside singer Kalen Chase Musmecci, who has toured with KORN as a backing vocalist and percussionist, and Joey's ...

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AUSTIN CARLILE Quits OF MICE & MEN

**UPDATE**: Remaining OF MICE & MEN members Aaron Pauley (bass), Phil Manansala (guitar), Alan Ashby (guitar) and Valentino Arteaga (drums) have released the following statement: "Dear OF MICE & MEN fans, "It's with heavy hearts that we announce Austin's departure from the band for reasons pertaining to his health. "As many of you are aware, ...

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Video: JOEY JORDISON's VIMIC Performs In Janesville, Wisconsin

Fan-filmed video footage of VIMIC's December 27 performance at The Back Bar in Janesville, Wisconsin can be seen below. VIMIC is the new band featuring former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison alongside singer Kalen Chase Musmecci, who has toured with KORN as a backing vocalist and percussionist, and Joey's former SCAR THE MARTYR bandmates Jed Simon ...

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HATRIOT Releases 'Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed' Lyric Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATRIOT have released the lyric video for a new demo song called "Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed". The track, which is one of the band's first to be recorded without EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza, will be re-recorded for the band's upcoming album, tentatively due late next year. Says HATRIOT: "The ...

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Rumor: TRIVIUM Parts Ways With Drummer PAUL WANDTKE, Replaces Him With ALEX BENT

Florida metallers TRIVIUM are rumored to have parted ways with their drummer of the past twelve months, Paul Wandtke. Although there has been no official confirmation on the matter, Wandtke's replacement is believed to be Alex Bent (BATTLECROSS, DECREPIT BIRTH), the California-based musician who has previously played with TESTAMENT as the fill-in for that band's ...

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JOEY JORDISON's VIMIC Announces European Tour

VIMIC, the new band featuring former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, will embark on a European tour in March. The trek will kick off on March 7 in Stockholm, Sweden and end on March 30 in Manchester, U.K. For a full list of dates, check out the poster below. VIMIC consists of Jordison on drums, singer ...

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