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MEGADETH Announces 'They Only Come Out At Night' Global Livestream From Budokan In Tokyo

Metal icons MEGADETH will perform an exclusive, one-off global livestream, "They Only Come Out At Night", from the legendary Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. "They Only Come Out At Night" will be streamed worldwide and fully live on Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m. Tokyo time (JST). Before the livestream comme...
February 6, 2023

AXL ROSE 'Crushed It' Singing With AC/DC, Says ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN: 'It Was Fantastic'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has once again said that the Axl Rose-fronted AC/DC concert he caught in New York City was one of the best rock shows he has ever seen. AC/DC postponed the last ten dates of its North American tour seven years ago after doctors told singer Brian Johnson he faced a total l...
January 28, 2023

UNEARTH Shares New Single 'The Wretched; The Ruinous'

UNEARTH has released a new single called "The Wretched; The Ruinous". The track, which premiered worldwide on Sirius XM Liquid Metal on January 23, was recorded, once again, with renowned producer/engineer Will Putney. UNEARTH vocalist Trevor Phipps explains: "'The Wretched; The Ruinous' is a summat...
January 25, 2023

Will MARTY FRIEDMAN Play With MEGADETH At Tokyo Concert Next Month?

According to the MEGADETH fan page Megadeth Of Destruction, former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has strongly insinuated that he will join the band on stage during the Dave Mustaine-fronted outfit's concert at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan on February 27. While appearing on the Japanese radio p...
January 21, 2023


Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler and his solo band performed this past Wednesday, January 18 at the RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of concertsrock YouTube channel). Joining Adler to bring songs like "Paradise City", "Wel...
January 19, 2023

DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Blasts Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Concerts: 'Play Live Or Go Home'

DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier has once again blasted bands who rely heavily on backing tracks during their concerts, saying "many rock acts betray their fans with pre-recorded tracks to have a flawless live performance." In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre...
January 17, 2023

DIEHUMANE Feat. Former EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT And Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer SAL ABRUSCATO: 'Oblivion' Single Released

DIEHUMANE, the new "avant garde alt-metal" band featuring Rick Hunolt (EXODUS) on guitar, Garret West on lead vocals, Sal Abruscato (TYPE O NEGATIVE, LIFE OF AGONY) on drums, Joshua Vargas on rhythm guitar, bass, piano, programming and Greg Hilligiest Jr. on keyboards, samples, additional guitar, wi...
January 13, 2023

JOE LYNN TURNER: 'There's A Lot Wrong, In My Opinion, That's Going On In The United States Right Now'

In a new interview with Metal Godz Radio, former RAINBOW and DEEP PURPLE frontman Joe Lynn Turner confirmed that his latest solo album, "Belly Of The Beast", is "a lot darker" than his previous efforts. He explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "You know, art is a reflection of life. It's a...
January 12, 2023

SCHMIER: Why DESTRUCTION Will Never Slow Down And Change Its Sound

In a recent interview with Felipe Canales of Chile's iRock, DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier was asked if he and his bandmates have ever considered changing their sound in order to reach a wider audience. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In Germany, we say, 'Don't change your winning...
January 8, 2023

JIMMY BOWER Dismisses PANTERA/EXHORDER Comparisons: Those Two Bands Were Like 'Night And Day'

In a recent interview with the Pod Scum podcast, Jimmy Bower, who has played with PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo in both DOWN and SUPERJOINT (formerly SUPERJOINT RITUAL),was asked about New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power m...
January 7, 2023

Watch: DAVID ELLEFSON Performs With MEGADETH Tribute Band RUST IN PEACE In San Antonio

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson teamed up with HELSTAR singer James Rivera's METAL ASYLUM for a night of jamming at a New Year's Eve party this past Saturday, December 31 at Fitzgeralds Bar & Live Music Venue in San Antonio, Texas. Ellefson also played a set of MEGADETH classics with the...
January 3, 2023

GOJIRA's MARIO DUPLANTIER: 'Our Only Goal Is To Bring Something Positive' For Humanity

In a new interview with Australia's, drummer Mario Duplantier of GOJIRA spoke about his band's environmentalist outcries and reputation as metal's next sociopolitical visionaries. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We grew up exactly in the same place in France, in the sou...
December 25, 2022

KREATOR's MILLE PETROZZA: 'Thrash Metal Is In A Very Healthy State'

In a newly uploaded interview with, recorded this past June, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza was asked if he still listens to new albums from other classic thrash metal bands, such as TESTAMENT. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Absolutely. I think the last TESTAMENT...
December 22, 2022

Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist JASON HOOK Shares Another Taste Of New Project

Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook has offered another taste of the music from his new project HOOK. Earlier today (Monday, December 19),Jason took to his Instagram to share a couple of videos from the recording studio where he has been working on his new material, and he included...
December 19, 2022

JAG PANZER To Release New Album 'The Hallowed' In The Spring

Veteran U.S. heavy metallers JAG PANZER have signed with Atomic Fire Records for the release of their 12th full-length album, "The Hallowed", which is due out next spring. JAG PANZER guitar player/founding member Mark Briody states: "JAG PANZER are proud to announce that we have signed to Atomic Fir...
December 8, 2022