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STEVE VAI's Stolen 'Swiss Cheese' Guitar Found In Attic In Tijuana, Mexico

Steve's Vai has been reunited with his "Swiss cheese" guitar, which was stolen from a California rehearsal space in 1986. The guitar, which was originally used in the video for David Lee Roth's "Yankee Rose", and was due to be taken out on tour that summer, was returned to the guitarist after being...
January 16, 2023

POISON's BRET MICHAELS Opens Up About Challenges Of Touring While Living With Type 1 Diabetes

POISON singer Bret Michaels spoke to 95.9 The River's Nick Jakusz about living with Type 1 diabetes and the ensuing challenges for a rock star on the road. Controlling his blood sugar is his primary concern throughout the day, which he monitors through diet and dedication to exercise. Bret said (as...
December 29, 2022

Gosudar / Malignant Altar Split EP

Metal's underground channels are always awash with split releases and other seemingly peripheral projects, but this four-tracker featuring two of the filthiest and most horrifying death metal bands on the planet is an undeniable doozy. Both GOSUDAR and MALIGNANT ALTAR arrive here after delivering to...
December 18, 2022

GOJIRA 'Wanted To Find The Perfect Moment To Release' 'Our Time Is Now' Song

This past October, French progressive metallers GOJIRA released a new song titled "Our Time Is Now". The track appears on the soundtrack to EA Sports' long-running NHL video game franchise "NHL 23". In a new interview with Australia's "Everblack" podcast, GOJIRA drummer Mario Duplantier stated abou...
December 8, 2022

REX BROWN Calls PANTERA's New Lineup 'A Monster': 'This Is Gonna Be One Hell Of A Ride'

Rex Brown has made his first public comments about PANTERA's return to the live stage. As previously reported, the reformed band — featuring PANTERA's surviving members Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie B...
November 26, 2022

GOJIRA Releases New Song 'Our Time Is Now'

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have released a new song titled "Our Time Is Now". The track appears on the soundtrack to EA Sports' long-running NHL video game franchise "NHL 23", which is being made available today (Friday, October 14). GOJIRA guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier commented: "...
October 14, 2022

The Nine Choirs

This ongoing wave of new and seriously fucking great death metal bands is showing no signs of slowing. In particular, it seems increasingly probable that someone in Texas has a secret factory where bands as self-evidently monstrous as TRIBAL GAZE are being churned out by the score. Already the proud...
September 15, 2022


Fast is fun, but slow is heavier. CONSECRATION are well aware of the potential power of death metal riffs played at snail's pace. Active since 2010, the UK quintet have been resolute in their dedication to puritanical death/doom. Spiritually linked to the pioneering misery of MY DYING BRIDE and MOUR...
June 16, 2022

Servants Of Violence

Death metal means many things to many people at this point, but the essence of the genre remains the same: righteous riffs and maximum brutality. "Servants of Violence" has a bountiful supply of both. Yet another exciting new prospect from the rapidly expanding UK death metal scene, CASKET FEEDER ar...
May 20, 2022

DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Sets The Record Straight: 'Since The Reunion, I've Been The Driving Force Behind The Band'

By David E. Gehlke Apparently, the perception was not the reality with long-running German thrashers DESTRUCTION. The perception was that co-founding guitarist Mike Sifringer served as the band's primary songwriter. The reality was that co-founding bassist/vocalist Schmier was writing the music. Sif...
May 5, 2022

JAKE E. LEE Gets New Signature Guitar From CHARVEL

For the first time, Charvel is now offering a more affordable version of Jake E. Lee's hallowed So-Cal guitar, with the release of his signature Pro-Mod So-Cal. Like his USA So-Cal, this instrument is based on the distinctive white "Charvel-ized" instrument the great guitarist acquired in 1975 by wo...
April 30, 2022

RUSH Guitarist ALEX LIFESON's Iconic Guitars To Be Auctioned

Julien's Auctions, the world-record-breaking auction house to the stars, will honor one of the most influential music icons and guitar heroes of the progressive rock metal genre with "Property From The Archives Of Alex Lifeson", a centerpiece of their premiere music auction event, "Music Icons", tak...
March 15, 2022

Hear Cover Of MOUNTAIN's 'Silver Paper' From 'Tribute To Leslie West' Album

Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group has presented a new lyric video to the classic MOUNTAIN song "Silver Paper" in front of the March 25 release of "Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West". The recording features vocals by Charlie Starr from BLACKBERRY SMOKE. Friends, many of whom were influenced by the...
March 4, 2022

U.K. Version of Official PARADISE LOST Biography To Be Released In March

Cult Never Dies and Crypt Publications will release the United Kingdom version of "No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost" this March. Created by American author David E. Gehlke ("Damn The Machine: The Story Of Noise Records", "Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary"),this m...
February 18, 2022

ROB HALFORD Shares Photo Of His Bullet Containing LEMMY's Ashes

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has shared a photo containing two of his most prized pieces of rock memorabilia: a bullet containing late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister's ashes and Ronnie James Dio's ring he received as a gift from the legendary heavy metal vocalist's widow and manager, We...
January 31, 2022