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Former FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Releases Debut Solo Single 'Anti-Droid'

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell has released his debut solo single, "Anti-Droid". Like his previous work, which continually explored themes of dystopian angst, identity, technology gone wrong, and resilience, the new track arrives with a potent message. "I severed the machine that no lo...
March 8, 2024


CROWNSHIFT, the new band featuring members of NIGHTWISH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, WINTERSUN and FINNTROLL, will release its self-titled debut album on May 10 via Nuclear Blast Records. Earlier this year CROWNSHIFT released its first single and music video, "If You Dare", which was received with great accl...
March 7, 2024


Joe Satriani was joined by Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS) for an incendiary jam on the Freddie King/Jeff Beck classic "Going Down" (originally written by Don Nix) during his performance aboard this year's Monsters Of Rock cruise. Video of their appearance can be seen...
March 6, 2024

EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Sells Los Angeles Home For $3.75 Million

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has sold his California home for $3.75 million. The 57-year-old musician purchased the property atop the Beachwood Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles for $2.1 million back in April 2013. He originally put it on the market for $3.95 million last October but ended up...
March 5, 2024

NILE Completes Mixing Tenth Studio LP: 'This Album Sounds Killer'

South Carolina's Egyptian-themed death metal titans NILE have completed mixing their new album at a Nashville studio with producer Mark Lewis, who has previously worked with MEGADETH, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER and BAD WOLVES, among many others. Earlier today, NILE shared a short video of founder Karl...
March 4, 2024

SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Celebrates Four Years Of Sobriety

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser is celebrating four years of sobriety. Earlier today (Friday, March 1),the 55-year-old Brazilian-born musician took to his account on Instagram to write that quitting drinking in 2020 was "the best decision I made" and one "which opened a new and healthier world f...
March 1, 2024

MIKE PORTNOY Says It Would Be 'Nice' If DREAM THEATER Could Bring Back 'Crazy' Setlist Ideas For Upcoming Shows

In a January 29, 2024 interview with the "Pure Saturation" radio show, drummer Mike Portnoy was asked if he will go back to preparing a different setlists for every DREAM THEATER concert now that he is once again playing with the band or if he will "kind of have to just see how it is for a little bi...
February 28, 2024

OZZY OSBOURNE Explains Why He Turned Down KANYE WEST's Sample Request

Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the decision to refuse permission to Kanye West to sample an Ozzy song at a listening event for the rapper's new album in Chicago. West, who is now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign hosted the listening party at the United Center earlier in the m...
February 27, 2024

KNOCKED LOOSE Announces New Album 'You Won't Go Before You're Supposed To'

Louisville, Kentucky's KNOCKED LOOSE, which plays a blend of hardcore and metalcore music, will release a new album, "You Won't Go Before You're Supposed To", on May 10 via Pure Noise Records. On "You Won't Go Before You're Supposed To", KNOCKED LOOSE have honed in on a diverse, cohesive and savagel...
February 27, 2024

KYLE THOMAS Talks The Boost PAT O'BRIEN Has Given To EXHORDER: 'He's The RANDY RHOADS Of Extreme Music'

By David E. Gehlke Cult New Orleans thrashers EXHORDER formally welcomed former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O'Brien into the fold when 2024 got underway. O'Brien had spent the previous two years playing live gigs with the band and lent his lead skills to their new "Defective Omnium" full-length, b...
February 26, 2024

PESTILENCE Re-Records Classic Songs For 'Levels Of Perception' Best-Of Album

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE have re-recorded twelve emblematic anthems from across their 38-year career for a new album called "Levels Of Perception". Due on April 26 via Agonia Records, the effort will be preceded by a three-week long headlining tour of Europe, which kicks off on April 3....
February 22, 2024

NECROPHAGIA's 'Moribundis Grim' Album To Include KILLJOY's Final Recordings

After many years of silence, pioneering death metal act NECROPHAGIA has reawakened. The band's revamped lineup has signed to Time To Kill Records for the release of its final album, "Moribundis Grim". In the years of 2016-2018, NECROPHAGIA's last lineup — Killjoy, Serge Streltsov, Shawn Slusarek and...
February 22, 2024

EXHORDER's KYLE THOMAS: 'I Think It's A Good Thing PANTERA Is Back In Business'

In a new interview with the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER once again spoke about his band's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. Asked if he still gets ques...
February 21, 2024

VOLBEAT Frontman MICHAEL POULSEN's Death Metal Project ASINHELL Announces Spring/Summer 2024 European Tour

Following the release of their acclaimed debut album "Impii Hora" (Latin for "Ungodly Hour"),ASINHELL, the new death metal band featuring VOLBEAT's Michael Poulsen, Marc Grewe (INSIDIOUS DISEASE, ex-MORGOTH) and Morten Toft Hansen (RAUNCHY),has announced a European tour that includes festivals as...
February 20, 2024

Watch: KREATOR's JÜRGEN 'VENTOR' REIL Performs 'Become Immortal' For TAMA Drums Germany

TAMA Drums Germany has uploaded video of drummer Jürgen "Ventor" Reil of German extreme metal titans KREATOR performing "Become Immortal", the fourth single from the band's fifteenth studio album, "Hate Über Alles", which was released in June 2022. Check it out below. Last December, KREATOR frontman...
February 19, 2024