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DEVILDRIVER Shares Another New Song 'This Relationship, Broken' From 'Dealing With Demons Vol. II' Album

California groove metallers DEVILDRIVER will release part two of their "Dealing With Demons" saga, their tenth full-length, "Dealing With Demons Vol. II", on May 12 via Napalm Records. Once again produced and engineered by Steve Evetts with additional engineering from guitarist Mike Spreitzer, 'Deal...
May 10, 2023

MAMMOTH WVH Shares 'Like A Pastime' Single From Upcoming 'Mammoth II' Album

MAMMOTH WVH, the project led by Wolfgang Van Halen, the ex-bassist of the band VAN HALEN and son of the late guitarist Eddie Van Halen, will release its sophomore album, "Mammoth II", on August 4 via BMG. The 10-track record was recorded at the legendary 5150 studio and was produced by Wolfgang's fr...
May 8, 2023

ACE FREHLEY Welcomes Back Drummer SCOT COOGAN For First Time In Five Years

Scot Coogan, a veteran session drummer who has played with Ace Frehley, LYNCH MOB, Lita Ford, Stephen Pearcy and L.A. GUNS, rejoined the original KISS guitarist on stage for the first time in five years on April 29 at Reg Lenna Center For The Arts in Jamestown, New York. Fan-filmed video of the enti...
May 7, 2023

How DEZ FAFARA's Near-Death Experience With COVID-19 Resurrected COAL CHAMBER And Re-Energized DEVILDRIVER

By David E. Gehlke Covid nearly took DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara out in 2021. Fafara has since been very vocal about his brush with death and Covid's after-effects, which were recently brought into view when DEVILDRIVER canceled their appearance for this summer's Bloodstock Open Air in the U.K....
May 1, 2023


In a new interview with USA Today, Sammy Hagar reflected on being estranged from Eddie Van Halen for all those years after he was dismissed from VAN HALEN. Sammy said: "I cherish [Eddie] more than ever. What happened with us at the end was such a shame. It's what happens when alcohol and drugs are i...
April 29, 2023

Watch: MAMMOTH WVH Plays First Concert As Opening Act For METALLICA

MAMMOTH WVH played its first concert as the opening act for METALLICA last night (Thursday, April 27) at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Fan-filmed video of the show can be seen below. In a recent interview with the Rock 100.5 The KATT radio station, MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang...
April 28, 2023

KAMELOT Announces August/September 2023 North American Tour With BATTLE BEAST And XANDRIA

Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT have announced the 2023 "Awaken The World" North American headline tour, featuring special guests BATTLE BEAST and additional support from XANDRIA. The tour kicks off in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 17, visiting several major cities in the U.S. and C...
April 25, 2023

LARS ULRICH Wants BOB DYLAN To 'Come Backstage And Say Hello' Next Time He Attends A METALLICA Concert

In a new interview with NME, Lars Ulrich discussed Bob Dylan's recent revelation that he has "seen METALLICA twice." The American singer-songwriting legend brought up the fact that he attended a couple of METALLICA concerts while talking to The Wall Street Journal about how he discovers new music th...
April 23, 2023

ALEX LIFESON's ENVY OF NONE Project To Release New EP 'That Was Then, This Is Now' In June

ENVY OF NONE, the new band from Alex Lifeson (RUSH),Andy Curran (CONEY HATCH),Alfio Annibalini and singer Maiah Wynne, will release a new EP, "That Was Then, This Is Now", on June 9 via Kscope. The all-star lineup continues its exponential growth of its trippy, edgy atmospheric sound that took th...
April 20, 2023

What Makes A Good Bandmember? MAMMOTH WVH's WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Weighs In

In a new interview with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio, MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was asked what, in his opinion, makes a good bandmember. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think why things are working so well for us in MAMMOTH is that it's a family first. You have t...
April 18, 2023


KEMIKALFIRE, the side project of HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale and LIT drummer Taylor Carroll, has released its debut single, "Dead And Gone". The official music video for the track, which was shot by Alex Bemis of Bemis Creative at KEMIKALFIRE's first-ever live performance, which took place on Janu...
April 14, 2023

THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: 'Prelude To Blasphemy' Due In May

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, will release "Prelude To Blasphemy" on May 12. Upon completing three years of existence last March, THE TROOPS OF DOOM had the idea of recording two new songs to celebrate this important milestone in...
April 13, 2023

TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says 'It Was Great' Playing With DAVE LOMBARDO Again Last Year

In a new interview with Chile's iRock.CL, TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy was asked what it was like to play with Dave Lombardo again after the drummer rejoined the San Francisco thrash metal outfit early last year. An original member of thrash metal legends SLAYER, Lombardo was the guest drummer on...
April 12, 2023

OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH Explains How He Stays In Such Great Physical Shape At 63

In a new interview with Alex Stojanovic of Metal Master Kingdom, OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was asked if he has a workout routine and a meal plan that he adheres to in order to stay in such great physical shape. The singer, who turned 63 last month, said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUT...
April 11, 2023

DEVILDRIVER Shares New Single 'If Blood Is Life'

California groove metallers DEVILDRIVER will release part two of their "Dealing With Demons" saga, their tenth full-length, "Dealing With Demons Vol. II", on May 12 via Napalm Records. Once again produced and engineered by Steve Evetts with additional engineering from guitarist Mike Spreitzer, 'Deal...
April 11, 2023