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DAVID ELLEFSON And ADAM DUCE Jam Rock/Metal Classics With THE MERKINS At Northern California Bar: Photos, Video

David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Adam Duce (MACHINE HEAD), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, MACHINE HEAD), Marta Demmel (BLEEDING THROUGH) and Wayne Lozinak (HATEBREED) are among the musicians who took part in a jam by the hard rock/heavy metal covers band THE MERKINS this past Sunday, July 3 at Dem...
July 5, 2022

KORN Bassist FIELDY 'Wasn't Quite Ready' To Go Back On Tour, Says MUNKY

During a June 19 press conference at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France, KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer was asked about the current status of the band's bassist, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu. Fieldy announced in June 2021 that he would sit out KORN's ongoing tour in order to "heal" after "fal...
June 26, 2022

TALAS To Release '1985' Album In September; 'Crystal Clear' Single Available

TALAS will release a new album, "1985", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The LP's latest single, "Crystal Clear", can be streamed below. Formed in the early 1970s and dissolved in 1985, TALAS may have never reached arena-headlining status but they were an integral part of the early 1980s har...
June 22, 2022

IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Has No Ambition To Go Into Politics: 'Absolutely Not'

The first episode of the second season of "Psycho Schizo Espresso", a video podcast from IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson and Oxford University psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Dutton, officially launched on June 8 and can be seen below. During the 45-minute discussion, Dickinson and Dutt...
June 21, 2022

Seventh Rum Of A Seventh Rum

Remorselessly silly as they are, ALESTORM have been one of the biggest draws in European metal for the majority of their 18-year existence. Singing exclusively about the drunken, violent world of pirates has turned out to be the crowd-pleasing gift that keeps on giving, with the Scottish band's dogg...
June 21, 2022

KORN Will 'Get Together' With FIELDY To See 'How He's Doing' And 'Where His Head Is At'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch spoke to Kerrang! Radio about the current status of the band's bassist, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu. Fieldy announced in June 2021 that he would sit out KORN's ongoing tour in order to "heal" after "falling back" on some of his "bad habits." Welch said about Fieldy (as...
June 20, 2022

KORN's RAY LUZIER: 'We Definitely Miss' FIELDY, But ROBERTO 'RA' DÍAZ Is 'Doing A Hell Of A Job' Filling In

KORN drummer Ray Luzier spoke to Germany's MoreCore about the current status of the band's bassist, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu. Fieldy announced in June 2021 that he would sit out KORN's ongoing tour in order to "heal" after "falling back" on some of his "bad habits." Ray said about Fieldy (as transcr...
June 18, 2022

JOHAN LÄNGQUIST Talks Next CANDLEMASS Studio Album: 'There Are A Lot Of Great Songs Here'

By David E. Gehlke Johan Längquist's 2018 proper enlistment with legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS closed the loop on a circuitous journey for both parties. Längquist performed session vocals on CANDLEMASS's landmark 1986 "Epicus Doomicus Metallicus" debut but immediately pursued other car...
May 31, 2022

PAUL STANLEY's SOUL STATION R&B Project Performs At Wedding Of Celebrity Chef CHRIS SANTOS: Video, Photos

KISS frontman Paul Stanley's R&B side project SOUL STATION performed at the wedding of celebrity chef and "Chopped" judge Chris Santos and actress Natalie Makenna on Sunday (May 22) at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California. Santos is a lifelong music fan who operates the record label Blacklight...
May 23, 2022

While The Gods Are Sleeping

It takes a talent of considerable size to truly harness and express the pure essence of any of heavy metal's many subgenres. Having the ability to conquer more than one of them is, with all due respect, taking the piss. Arguably best known as guitarist and creative mastermind behind melodic death me...
May 4, 2022

FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL Considered Breaking Up After The Departure Of Drummer MIGUEL 'MIKE' GASPAR

By David E. Gehlke MOONSPELL's situation is hardly unique at the moment: The veteran Portuguese metallers have a new album to promote in "Hermitage", but are unsure how they can tour behind it amidst Europe's lockdown protocols. It has almost resigned the band to having a shortened album cycle that...
April 18, 2022

THE BLACK CROWES Sued By Former Drummer STEVE GORMAN Over Unpaid Royalties

According to TMZ, former THE BLACK CROWES drummer Steve Gorman has filed a lawsuit against the band over unpaid royalties. In his complaint, filed on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court against singer Chris Robinson and guitarist Rich Robinson and The Black Crowes Partnership, Gorman claims faul...
March 31, 2022

We Are The Apocalypse

Black metal has undergone so many transformations and mutations over the last few decades that it is sometimes easy to overlook the simple thrill of bands like DARK FUNERAL. Always popular but never quite as critically lauded as some of their less direct contemporaries, the Swedes deal in big, brash...
March 12, 2022

TERROR Announces New Album 'Pain Into Power'

Hardcore legends TERROR will release their eighth full-length album, "Pain Into Power", on May 6 via Pure Noise Records. The LP finds the band reuniting with founding guitarist and current NAILS mastermind Todd Jones who produced the explosive new record. The resulting album is TERROR boiled down to...
March 8, 2022

DESTRUCTION Releases Music Video For New Single 'No Faith In Humanity'

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will celebrate their 40th anniversary by releasing a new studio album, "Diabolical", on April 8 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "No Faith In Humanity", can be seen below. DESTRUCTION singer/bassist Schmier states about...
February 24, 2022