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New FORBIDDEN Lineup Shares Pro-Shot Video Of ALCATRAZ Festival Performance

Resurrected San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans FORBIDDEN have shared professionally filmed video of their first European show, which took place on August 11 at the Alcatraz festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. The new FORBIDDEN lineup — consisting of Craig Locicero (guitar),Matt Camacho (bass)...
September 19, 2023

DAVE MUSTAINE: 'I Don't Really Talk About My Time With METALLICA'

In an interview with Rock Antenne conducted at last month's Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany, MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine was asked if he ever gets sick of constantly having to answer questions about his former bandmates in METALLICA. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NE...
September 5, 2023

JEFF BECERRA: 'POSSESSED Was The Very First Death Metal Band'

In a new interview with Jerry Kurunen of Finland's Rauta, POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra was asked if his band is rightfully credited with initially creating the term "death metal" in 1983. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "One hundred percent. I had the copyright in 1983. POSSESSED wa...
September 3, 2023

SADUS Announces First Album In 16 Years, 'The Shadow Inside'

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends SADUS will make their long-awaited return this fall with the release of their first album in 16 years, "The Shadow Inside", on November 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. Reunited in 2017, the band spent the last several years writing the record at their own pa...
September 1, 2023

EXODUS's GARY HOLT Explains Record-Label Switch From NUCLEAR BLAST To NAPALM

During a question-and-answer session on July 27 at Diablo Guitars in Renton, Washington, where he was holding a guitar clinic, EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt was asked about the band's recent switch from Nuclear Blast Records to Napalm Records. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's ju...
August 30, 2023

MIKE PORTNOY Says PANTERA Reunion Is 'Phenomenal': 'All The Naysayers Are Eating Their Words'

Former DREAM THEATER and current THE WINERY DOGS drummer Mike Portnoy has weighed in on the fact that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) have united with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world...
August 23, 2023

Watch: New FORBIDDEN Lineup Performs At Belgium's ALCATRAZ Festival

Resurrected San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans FORBIDDEN played their first European show last night (Friday, August 11) at the Alcatraz festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. Video and photos of the band's performance can be found below. The new FORBIDDEN lineup — consisting of Craig Locicero (gu...
August 12, 2023

METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Looks Back On 'Kill 'Em All' And 'Ride The Lightning': 'When They Came Out, There Was Nothing Like It'

In a brand new interview with Sara of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was asked about his "relationship" to the songs on the band's first two albums, "Kill 'Em All" and "Ride The Lightning", which are celebrating their fortieth anniversaries in 2023 and 202...
August 7, 2023


Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has joined forced with ex-ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando, ARMORED SAINT/ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush, OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner and EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson in an as-yet-unnamed new project which is currently w...
August 6, 2023

NERVOSA Announces New Album 'Jailbreak'

Thrash metallers NERVOSA will release their fifth full-length album, "Jailbreak", on September 29 via Napalm Records. This will be the first NERVOSA LP with guitarist and founding member Prika Amaral on vocal duties, and it will showcase the band's new lineup completed by Michaela Naydenova on drums...
August 2, 2023

ESP Guitars Expands Into New U.S. Headquarters

ESP Guitars, the respected global manufacturer of guitar and bass instruments and U.S. distributor for acclaimed brands that include Takamine Guitars and ENGL Amplification, has moved into their new U.S. headquarters. ESP's new U.S. offices, showroom, service, distribution, and warehouse space is lo...
August 1, 2023

DEATH ANGEL Is 'Slowly' Working On New Album: The Songs Are 'All In The Infancy Stages'

In a new interview with Vikram Chandrasekar of Tales From The Road, DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's next studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[We're] slowly working on it. I'll, I'll say we have some [song]...
July 30, 2023

SINÉAD O'CONNOR Dead: Rockers Pay Tribute To 'A Great Person And An Amazing Artist'

Members of SMASHING PUMPKINS, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, L.A. GUNS, SHINEDOWN and QUEENSRŸCHE are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Sinéad O'Connor. The Irish singer, who infamously became a polarizing figure when she tore up a photo of Pope John Paul II during a 1992 appear...
July 26, 2023

RICHIE FAULKNER's ELEGANT WEAPONS: 'About The Band' Official Interview Available

An "official" interview with the four members of ELEGANT WEAPONS can be found below. ELEGANT WEAPONS features Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) on guitar and Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) on vocals, alongside Dave Rimmer (URIAH HEEP) on bass and Christopher Williams (ACCEPT) on drums. ELEGANT WEAPONS' d...
July 26, 2023

DAVE MUSTAINE Says His Relationship With JAMES HETFIELD And LARS ULRICH Is 'Better' Now Than It Has Been 'For A Long Time'

In a new interview with Greg Prato of Consequence, Dave Mustaine spoke about his current relationship with his former bandmates in METALLICA. He said: "It took a while for James [Hetfield, METALLICA frontman] and Lars [Ulrich, METALLICA drummer] and I to kind of come around and become friends again....
July 26, 2023