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Metal And Rock Musicians React To Death Of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's TREVOR STRNAD

Members of TESTAMENT, SUICIDE SILENCE, EXODUS, HATEBREED, AMON AMARTH and QUEENSRŸCHE are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of Trevor Strnad, vocalist of the Michigan death metal band THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER. Strnad's death was announced by his bandmates on social...
May 11, 2022

HOWIE PYRO, D GENERATION Co-Founder And Former DANZIG Bassist, Dead At 61

Howie Pyro died peacefully on May 4 from complications due to COVID-19-related pneumonia, following a liver transplant and long battle with liver disease. The beloved and influential bassist, DJ scene-maker and troublemaker, devoted his life to everything weird, wonderful and wild in music. He wa...
May 5, 2022

SATAN's STEVE RAMSEY: 'We're Lucky To Be Able To Come Back And Fulfill All The Dreams We Had As Kids'

By David E. Gehlke The most formidable New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Band not named IRON MAIDEN or SAXON, Newcastle, England's SATAN, has made up for lost time since their 2011 reformation. Their 1983 "Court In The Act" debut was an instant classic, but the band split for a variety of reasons — ma...
April 19, 2022

LIFE OF AGONY Documentary 'The Sound Of Scars' Now Available On Digital And Cable Platforms

Raven Banner Entertainment and Cinedigm have just released "The Sound Of Scars", Leigh Brooks's deeply personal documentary which chronicles Brooklyn alternative metal band LIFE OF AGONY's rise, fall and rebirth while confronting domestic violence, substance abuse, addiction, depression and lead sin...
March 23, 2022

DEF LEPPARD To Release 'Diamond Star Halos' Album; New Single To Arrive On Thursday

DEF LEPPARD's new single will reportedly receive its world premiere this coming Thursday, March 17 on BBC Radio 2's "Zoe Ball Breakfast Show". The track is expected to appear on the band's next studio album, which is titled "Diamond Star Halos", according to a tweet from the DEF LEPPARD fan forum De...
March 15, 2022

BUSH's GAVIN ROSSDALE: 'Nobody Wants The Singer In A Rock Band To Do A Solo Record'

In a new interview with Australia's Spotlight Report, BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale, who released a solo album and created the side-project INSTITUTE during his time away from the band, was asked if his "comfort zone" is being part of a group or working as a solo artist. He responded (as transcribed...
March 13, 2022

PANTERA And Z2 COMICS Celebrate 30 Years Of 'Vulgar Display Of Power With' Official Graphic Novel

Z2 Comics reaches "a new level" in 2022 with the release of an ambitious graphic anthology paying tribute to one of the biggest bands in the history of heavy metal, whose innovative fusion of groove and hardcore served as one of the defining sounds of the 1990s: PANTERA. "We're really happy and exci...
February 24, 2022


PROCOL HARUM frontman Gary Brooker has died at the age of 76. He passed away at his home on Saturday, February 19 after a battle with cancer. PROCOL HARUM announced Brooker's death in a group statement, writing: "From his earliest onstage duets with his musician father, through his youthful recordin...
February 22, 2022

RICHIE FAULKNER Says Some Material JUDAS PRIEST Is Working On For Next Album Is 'A Bit More Progressive' Than 'Firepower'

In a new interview with Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon of Canada's The Metal Voice, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Since the 'Firepower' tour, w...
February 16, 2022

JUDAS PRIEST Didn't Expect 'That Much' Pushback From Fans Over Announcement It Would Tour As Four-Piece

In a brand new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner once again spoke about the band's recent announcement that it would embark on the next leg of its 50th-anniversary tour as a quartet. Addressing the fan backlash which led the band to reverse its decision...
February 15, 2022

YES Frontman JON ANDERSON Announces Spring 2022 Tour Dates With PAUL GREEN ROCK ACADEMY

Legendary YES vocalist/songwriter Jon Anderson will once again tour with the Paul Green Rock Academy starting in April The "Jon Anderson With The Paul Green Rock Academy" tour is a resumption of the tradition started in 2005 when Jon toured with the original School Of Rock all-stars. These shows, ov...
February 10, 2022

YES Releases Music Video For 'A Living Island'

Legendary progressive rockers YES — consisting of Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood — have released a video for the song "A Living Island". The clip was created by Wayne Joyner, who has made all of the promotional videos for YES's latest album, "The Quest". Geoff D...
February 10, 2022

KROKUS Singer MARC STORACE Shares Audio Samples Of First-Ever Solo Album 'Live And Let Live'

KROKUS frontman Marc Storace has shared audio samples of the songs that appear on his first-ever solo album, "Live And Let Live". The effort was made available in Switzerland in December and was released in North America earlier this month. "Live And Let Live" track listing: 01. Live And Let Live (3...
February 9, 2022

LIFE OF AGONY Documentary 'The Sound Of Scars' Lands At CINEDIGM For North America

According to Deadline, Cinedigm has picked up North American rights on "The Sound Of Scars". The film is described as a deeply personal documentary which chronicles Brooklyn alt/metal band LIFE OF AGONY's rise, fall and rebirth while confronting domestic violence, substance abuse and addiction, depr...
January 25, 2022

GHOST Announces 'Impera' Album, Shares Music Video For New Single 'Call Me Little Sunshine'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST will release their fifth album, "Impera", on March 11 via Loma Vista/Concord. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "Call Me Little Sunshine", lensed by iconic director Matt Mahurin and starring Ruby Modine, can be seen below. According to a press release,...
January 20, 2022