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ALEX SKOLNICK On Next TESTAMENT Album: 'It Should Be Wrapped Up By The Fall Or At The End Of The Year'

During an appearance on the Nothing Shocking podcast, TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2020's "Titans Of Creation" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The process has started. It actually started last y...
July 20, 2024
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CHUCK BILLY Reveals New TESTAMENT Songtitles, Says Upcoming Album Is 'One Step Up As Far As Aggression'

In a new interview with Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2020's "Titans Of Creation" album. Chuck said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've be...
July 2, 2024
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TESTAMENT Hopes To Be Done Recording New Album Within Three Weeks

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2020's "Titans Of Creation" album. Chuck said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The drums are finished and half the vocals are done and m...
June 24, 2024
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Watch: TESTAMENT's CHRIS DOVAS Offers Rundown Of MEINL Cymbals Setup, Plays Through 'Native Blood'

In the video below, new TESTAMENT drummer Chris Dovas offers a breakdown of all the cymbals in his all-Byzance Meinl setup. He also runs through a performance of the TESTAMENT song "Native Blood". Last August, Dovas was asked by Pod Scum if it was "unnerving" to step into a group whose list of previ...
June 23, 2024
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Watch: Former FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Plays First-Ever Solo Concert

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell played the first concert with his solo band last night (Thursday, June 13) at 1720 in Los Angeles, California. Backing Bell at the 1720 gig were guitarist Henrik Linde (THE VITALS, DREN),drummer Ryan Junior Kittlitz (ALL HAIL THE YETI, THE ACID HELPS),ba...
June 14, 2024
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CHUCK BILLY: 'Most Of The Drums' Are Recorded For Next TESTAMENT Album

In a recent interview with Rockin' Metal Revival, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke about the progress of the writing and recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2020's "Titans Of Creation" album. Asked if there is already an album title or a release date for the effort, Chuck said (as trans...
June 12, 2024
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Says He Has Had To Deal With Some 'Delusional Cases' Of 'Fanaticism'

In a new interview with Charlotte Ryan of Radio New Zealand, SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, who is promoting his memoir "Down With The System", was asked if he is aware of his security, especially since he is known as one of the most outspoken activists in the music community. He responded...
May 20, 2024
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Is 'Okay' With Losing Some Fans Over His Activism

In a new interview with NPR, SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, whose 2021 documentary "Truth To Power" charted the impact of his political activity and growth as a musician, both with and without SYSTEM OF A DOWN, was asked how he feels about possibly losing some of his fans over his activism....
May 16, 2024
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Former FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Announces First-Ever Solo Concert

Former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell will play the first concert with his solo band on June 13 at 1720 in Los Angeles, California. Support at the gig will come from SPIRIT IN THE ROOM and SORDES DOMINUM. Backing Bell at the 1720 show will be guitarist Henrik Linde (THE VITALS, DREN),drummer...
May 10, 2024
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TESTAMENT Is Recording New Album: 'It's Happening'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has confirmed that he and his bandmates have entered the studio to begin recording their long-awaited new album. On April 28, TESTAMENT drummer Chris Dovas posted a photo of his drum kit in the recording studio and he captioned it, "It's happening". A day later, Billy...
May 1, 2024
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ULI JON ROTH 'Can't Stand The Lyrics' In SCORPIONS' 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' But Praises The Song's 'Great Classic Rock Riff'

In a new interview with "The Card King Sports Variety Show", legendary German guitarist Uli Jon Roth, who left SCORPIONS four and a half decades ago after making five albums with the group, was asked if it ever bothered him that he wasn't involved in the writing and recording of what is considered S...
March 18, 2024
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BURTON C. BELL Says His Upcoming Live Show Will Include 'Deep Cuts' From FEAR FACTORY, Songs From Other Projects

During an appearance on Knotfest's "Nu Pod" podcast, former FEAR FACTORY frontman Burton C. Bell, who recently released his debut solo single, "Anti-Droid", was asked if he has an entire album's worth of material ready to come out. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No. I'm workin...
March 15, 2024
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Watch: TESTAMENT Plays Special 'The Legacy' + 'The New Order' Set In Connecticut

TESTAMENT played a special set focusing on the band's first two albums, 1987's "The Legacy" and 1988's "The New Order", on February 18 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. According to Setlist.fm, TESTAMENT's setlist was as follow...
February 19, 2024
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TESTAMENT Announces Summer 2024 European Tour

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT will embark on European summer festival tour, "The Legacy & The New World Order". This tour promises to be an explosive celebration of the band's enduring legacy and their influential presence in the thrash metal scene. Kicking off on July 1...
February 8, 2024
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CHUCK BILLY On Next TESTAMENT Album: 'We Have To Get It Done And Record It Before July'

In a new interview with Michael Spedden of the 97 Underground radio station, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke about the band's recording and touring plans for the coming months, including a visit to the European continent in the summer. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's the nor...
January 30, 2024