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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ANDY JAMES Unveils Signature Guitar In Collaboration With B.C. RICH

B.C. Rich has just released a signature guitar from FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's Andy James. The guitar is based on the highly successful B.C. Rich Assassin model but features a Pitchfork headstock, a low-profile C-shaped satin neck optimized for speed, and heel-less neck-through construction. It is av...
September 29, 2023

DREAM THEATER's MIKE MANGINI To Release 'Freak Of Nature' Solo Single Next Week

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini will release a new solo single, "Freak Of Nature", on October 6. The track will appear on Mangini's upcoming debut solo album which is set to arrive in late 2023 or early 2024. In a newly released video message, Mangini spoke about the "source of the music" fo...
September 28, 2023

TANK Announces New Lineup, First U.S. Appearance In Nearly 40 Years

After a long break from touring and recording, veteran British metallers TANK will now be advancing forward with a formidable new lineup and a return to the U.S. for the first time since 1985 with an appearance at the 2024 Hell's Heroes VI Festival in Houston, Texas on March 21-23. Joining TANK guit...
September 12, 2023

RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Explains Why Now Is Right Time For Him To 'Move On' With His Own Material

In a new interview with Lana Teramae of Metal Express Radio, Chilean-born singer Ronnie Romero, who forged a formidable reputation over past few years with his work with Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW and Michael Schenker, among other projects, spoke about his desire to focus more on his solo career an...
September 6, 2023

GUS G.: ZAKK WYLDE 'Was The Right Choice And The Only Choice' To Step In For DIMEBAG In PANTERA

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, 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 O...
August 22, 2023

See Pro-Shot Video Of PAUL DI'ANNO Performing Set Of IRON MAIDEN Classics In Cuiabá, Brazil

Former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno performed a set of MAIDEN classics at Cavernas Bar in Cuiabá, Brazil on February 18, 2023 during his "The Beast Resurrection" tour. HELLCITY TV has now uploaded professionally filmed video of the entire concert. Check it out below. According to, Paul...
August 20, 2023

New FIREWIND Album Is 'Finished'; Early 2024 Release Expected

In a new interview with Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic, FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's upcoming tenth studio LP. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The new album is finished, actually. We've mixed it, mastered it, we deli...
August 19, 2023


In a new interview with "The Rock Is George Podcast", former MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover was asked about the current status of ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band he launched in 2015 with fellow former MEGADETH member Chris Broderick (guitar),alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and SHADO...
July 29, 2023

Why Does DAVE MUSTAINE Get Such A Bad Rap? Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER Weighs In

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, former MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover addressed Dave Mustaine's reputation as one of the most divisive personalities in metal. Asked why he thinks the MEGADETH leader is so frequently portrayed in such a negative light, Shawn said (as transcribed by B...
July 18, 2023

GLEN DROVER Looks Back On His Time With MEGADETH: 'We Had A Lot Of Fun'

In a new interview with "The Signals Of Intuition", Canadian guitarist Glen Drover, who joined MEGADETH in 2004 with his drummer brother Shawn, spoke about how he ended up hooking up with the Dave Mustaine-fronted outfit nearly two decades ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I was re...
July 15, 2023

Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER On Relying On Social Media To Promote His Bands' Music: 'It's A Necessary Evil'

Former MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover, who is currently promoting the debut album from his WITHERING SCORN project, was asked in a new interview with the "Trendcrusher" podcast if he enjoys having to rely on social media so much to promote his music and grow his bands' audiences. He responded (as tra...
July 14, 2023

Watch: PAUL DI'ANNO Performs IRON MAIDEN Classics At First U.K. Concert In A Decade

Former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno performed a set of MAIDEN classics last night (July 6) at KK's Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The concert, which marked Di'Anno's first live appearance in the U.K. since 2013, saw Paul supporting former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's new ba...
July 7, 2023

RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Announces First Solo Album Of All-New Original Material, 'Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters'

Ronnie Romero will release his third solo album, "Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters", on September 15 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single from the album, "Castaway On The Moon", is out today with an accompanying music video. Written by Romero with drummer Andy C. and guitarist Jose Rubio, "Too M...
July 5, 2023

Prophets Of Demise

Their name clearly implies a degree of aggression and plenty of darkness, but WITHERING SCORN are a much more melodic and traditional beast than that. Brothers Shawn and Glenn Drover, arguably best known for particularly fruitful stints as members of MEGADETH, join forces here with bassist Joe DiBia...
July 4, 2023

FIREWIND To Release 'Still Raging' Blu-Ray + 2CD

FIREWIND will release a concert album/Blu-ray, "Still Raging", on September 1 via AFM Records. FIREWIND guitarist Gus G. comments: "It's hard to believe that a band like FIREWIND has been around for two decades. In 2022 we had only planned a reissue of our debut album, but with the pandemic slowly w...
June 30, 2023