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NEUROSIS Members Blast Former Bandmate SCOTT KELLY: 'There Is Nothing Brave About Systematically Abusing Your Wife And Children'

NEUROSIS has released a statement in response to a social media post by the band's longtime co-frontman Scott Kelly in which he admitted to engaging in "the emotional, financial, verbal and physical abuse of my wife and younger children" and revealed that he is "100% permanently retired from being a...
August 29, 2022

NEUROSIS's SCOTT KELLY Admits To Abusing Wife And Children, Announces Retirement From Music

NEUROSIS's founding guitarist/vocalist Scott Kelly has publicly admitted to engaging in "the emotional, financial, verbal and physical abuse" of his wife and children. The 55-year-old has also announced that he is "100% permanently retired from being a professional musician," adding that "my sole fo...
August 28, 2022

GHOST Performs 'Watcher In The Sky' Live For First Time At North American Tour Kick-Off

GHOST played the song "Watcher In The Sky" live for the first time last night (Friday, August 26) at the opening concert of the band's summer/fall 2022 North American tour with MASTODON at Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. "Watcher In The Sky" is taken from GHOST's fifth album, "Impera", whic...
August 27, 2022

TOBIAS FORGE Says Next GHOST Album Will Be 'Different' From 'Impera'

GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge has confirmed to Consequence that he has already mapped out much of the follow-up to this year's "Impera" LP. "I have an album in my head right now that I think is going to be different from the one I just made," he said. "Both [2018's] 'Prequelle' and 'Impera' were ide...
August 24, 2022

MASTODON Releases 90-Minute Documentary On Making Of 'Hushed And Grim' Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released "The Making of Hushed & Grim", a 90-minute documentary that chronicles the Grammy Award-winning group's critically acclaimed ninth studio album. The film is an intimate look at the bandmembers' creative process, which was largely influenced by...
August 24, 2022

Watch: HALESTORM Puts A Metal Spin On ADELE's 'Hello'

HALESTORM has shared its cover of Adele's "Hello". Check it out below. The band uploaded its rendition of the track in response to a fan request for the Lzzy Hale-fronted outfit to "put a metal spin" on the song which was originally released in 2015 as the lead single from the English singer-songwri...
August 19, 2022

SLIPKNOT's Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA: 'The End, So Far' Album Is 'A Journey' That 'Takes You Places'

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella spoke to Sophie K of Knotfest about the band's upcoming album, "The End, So Far". Due on September 30 via Roadrunner, the LP was produced by SLIPKNOT and Joe Barresi and includes the band's 2021 surprise single "The Chapeltown Rag" as well as the recentl...
August 12, 2022

HALESTORM Drummer: A Lot Of Us Didn't Realize How Important Live Shows Were For Our Collective Mental Health

HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale spoke to Rock 100.5 The KATT's Cameron Buchholtz about what it has been like touring during the coronavirus pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Touring is different now. We're all trying to be very, very safe and just make sure that we don't have to...
August 9, 2022

GHOST Shares Majestic Music Video For 'Spillways'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST have released a phantasmagorical music video for "Spillways", rendering the irresistible earworm of the band's latest single in majestic visual form courtesy of director Amir Chamdin. GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge told Metal Hammer magazine about "Spillways": "This is an...
July 27, 2022

HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Recalls 'Surprising' And 'Funny' Encounters With Her Musical Heroes

In a new interview with the FM99 WNOR radio station, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale recounted some of her experiences meeting her musical heroes. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've never had a really bad experience meeting any of my heroes. Sometimes it was a little surprising. Non...
July 23, 2022

NORMA JEAN Shares Music Video For New Single 'Sleep Explosion'

NORMA JEAN will release a new album, "Deathrattle Sing For Me", on August 12 via Solid State Records. The official music video for the second single, "Sleep Explosion", can be seen below. "Destruction is a variant of completion," says vocalist Cory Brandan. "We were nearing the end of a tour in Janu...
July 22, 2022

HALESTORM Rocks Up DOLLY PARTON Classic 'Jolene' (Video)

HALESTORM has shared its cover of "Jolene". Check it out in two parts below. The band uploaded its rendition of the track in response to a fan request for the Lzzy Hale-fronted outfit to "rock up" the Dolly Parton classic, which has been covered by everyone from pop stars Olivia Newton-John, Miley C...
July 21, 2022

HALESTORM Releases Music Video For 'Wicked Ways'

HALESTORM has released the official music video for "Wicked Ways", the latest single from the band's fifth studio album, "Back From The Dead". HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale stated about the song and the video: "In this eerie confessional…. I'm confronting the darkness inside of me, but this isn't my first t...
July 20, 2022

MASTODON Shares Music Video For 'More Than I Could Chew'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a music video for the song "More Than I Could Chew". The clip, which was directed by Zev Deans, who has previously helmed videos for BEHEMOTH, GHOST, GOJIRA and more, nods to classic psychedelic horror with its bright color palette and tense take...
July 12, 2022

HALESTORM's LZZY HALE On Being Open With Her Fans: 'I've Never Really Wanted To Hide Behind Some Veil'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale joined Matt Pinfield for this week's episode of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" show. Lzzy discussed the process of creating HALESTORM's recently released fifth album, "Back From The Dead", during the lockdown, including its difficulties. She told Matt how she wrote...
July 7, 2022