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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO On 'Lulu': 'Love It Or Hate It, It Was Definitely Something That We Enjoyed'

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative disc with Lou Reed, calling it "something that we enjoyed and that we embraced." "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort featured the late THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman's spoken-word ...

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VENOM INC.: Listen To New Song 'Avé Satanas'

"Avé Satanas", a brand new song from VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, can be streamed below. The track is taken from VENOM INC.'s debut album, "Avé", which will be released on August 11 via Nuclear Blast. ...

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MATT TUCK Says BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Has Written Music For Six New Songs, Discusses Status Of Drummer MICHAEL 'MOOSE' THOMAS

Alex Stojanovic of Metal Master Kingdom conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE on June 22 at The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. When asked about the status of the songwriting sessions for BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's ...

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Watch VENOM Perform At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of VENOM's June 10 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. VENOM is not to be confused with VENOM INC., the new band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan. Without directly mentioning ...

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VENOM INC. To Release 'Avé' Album In August

VENOM INC., the new band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will release its debut album, titled "Avé", on August 11 via Nuclear Blast. The official video for the disc's first single, "Dein Fleisch", can be seen below. VENOM INC. was ...

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VENOM INC. Announces North American Tour With GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST

VENOM INC., the new band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, has announced the "Blood Stained Earth Tour", featuring support from GOATWHORE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and THE CONVALESCENCE. The trek will kick off in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 1 and visit several ...

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GOATWHORE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Chaos Arcane'

The official lyric video for the song "Chaos Arcane" from GOATWHORE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Vengeful Ascension", which will be released on June 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's seventh full-length was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett ...

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Blackhearts - Blackhearts (Movie)

"It was about coldness, sorrow, mountains, darkness, forests…" Black metal. One of this genre's touchiest subjects. You either know it, or you think you know it and, really, you're clueless. Most people fall into the second category. You either laughed at VENOM's snarky tirades in the name of Satan, or you raised your child from ...

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GOATWHORE To Release 'Vengeful Ascension' Album In June

GOATWHORE will release its new album, "Vengeful Ascension", on June 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's seventh full-length was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, GRUESOME), breaking a four-album tradition of working with Erik Rutan. "Working with Rutan was awesome," says GOATWHORE frontman Ben Falgoust. ...

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Former VENOM Manager ERIC COOK Dies

Former VENOM manager Eric Cook has died. He was overseeing the band's affairs in the beginning and helped them get established in the '80s. Former VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas' Dunn commented on Cook's passing. He wrote: "Today sees the end of an era. My good friend Eric Cook lost his battle ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Begins Work On Sixth Album

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have commenced work on material for their sixth album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The disc will be released through the band's new label home, Search And Destroy, the imprint launched in 2014 by Spinefarm and international artist management company Raw Power Management. BULLET FOR MY ...

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DANZIG, MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ATREYU, C.O.C., Others Confirmed For 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

**Note**: An earlier version of this article listed FEAR FACTORY as one of the "Blackest Of The Black" participating bands. They are no longer scheduled to appear at the event. In addition, "Lucha Underground" wrestling stars will not be involved with this year's "Blackest Of The Black". DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform at ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Frontman: 'The Creative Juices Never Stop'

On November 25, Morgan Richards Interviews conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck of Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE at the first show of the band's recent U.K. headlining tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's latest song, "Don't Need ...

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STEVEN TYLER's Super Car Raises $800K For Charity

A rare sports car from the personal collection of Steven Tyler has been auctioned, raising $800,000 for his Janie's Fund, a philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages. Tyler and his "car for a cause" were one of the biggest draws at the auction by Barrett-Jackson, "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auction," at Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona. ...

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VENOM INC. Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

VENOM INC., the new band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's debut album is tentatively due later in the year. VENOM INC. is not to be confused with the Conrad "Cronos" Lant-fronted ...

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JAY WEINBERG: SLIPKNOT's Early Music 'Was The Soundtrack To My Life'

During last week's appearance on "Trunk Nation", Eddie Trunk's show on SiriusXM channel Volume (106), SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg spoke about his audition for the band and the process of making the group's latest album, ".5: The Gray Chapter". Weinberg, 26, discovered SLIPKNOT when he was a pre-teen, through his father Max, of Bruce Springsteen's ...

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SAMAEL Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Swiss extreme metallers SAMAEL have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The band is working on a new album, to be released later in 2017. Founded in 1987 as an old-school black metal act that was influenced by the likes of BATHORY, fellow countrymen CELTIC FROST and VENOM, SAMAEL — led by brothers Vorph ...

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VENOM Frontman On METALLICA: 'They Put In The Hard Work, And They Eventually Developed Their Own Style'

EMP Live TV recently conducted an interview with British black metal pioneers VENOM. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On bands like METALLICA, SLAYER and EXODUS being influenced by VENOM in the early days: Conrad "Cronos" Lant (bass, vocals): "They put in the hard work, and ...

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