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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'I Don't Think SONS OF APOLLO And DREAM THEATER Can Coexist At The Same Time'

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was asked if his progressive metal supergroup SONS OF APOLLO, which also features guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),ke...
February 28, 2024
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SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT, PANTERA And JUDAS PRIEST Set For 2024 AFTERSHOCK Festival

Aftershock returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California October 10-13 for its 12th year with its biggest lineup yet. The four-day destination festival will feature the only U.S. festival play for IRON MAIDEN, the exclusive West Coast performance for SLAYER — one of only three shows in nearly...
February 28, 2024
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MIKE PORTNOY Denies His Return To DREAM THEATER Had Anything To Do With SONS OF APOLLO's 'Demise'

Mike Portnoy has shot down the suggestion that his return to DREAM THEATER is the reason for the end of his progressive metal supergroup SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO, which also featured guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),keyboardi...
February 26, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST Releases New Song 'The Serpent And The King' From Upcoming 'Invincible Shield' Album

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have released the official lyric video for "The Serpent And The King", the fourth single from their upcoming studio album, "Invincible Shield". You can check it out below. JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford told Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1 about "The Serpent And...
February 22, 2024
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KORN's RAY LUZIER: 'We're Not Afraid To Experiment And Try New Things'

In a recent interview with Modern Drummer's David Frangioni, KORN drummer Ray Luzier, who got the job in October 2007 and was made an official member in 2009, reflected on some of his favorite memories of playing with the pioneering nu-metal act. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I love...
February 20, 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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BRUCE DICKINSON Announces Two New Guitarists For Solo Band, Southern California Warm-Up Show

Ahead of the March 1 release of his new solo album, "The Mandrake Project", via BMG and the start of a four-month tour, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has revealed the addition of two new guitarists to his touring band. Swedish-born guitarist, songwriter and multi-platinum-credited producer Phil...
February 16, 2024
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MIKE PORTNOY Says Songwriting Sessions For DREAM THEATER's Next Album Are 'Going Splendidly'

Earlier this month, DREAM THEATER officially commenced work on its sixteenth studio album. The upcoming effort will mark the progressive metal legends first LP since the return of co-founding drummer Mike Portnoy last October. Portnoy co-founded DREAM THEATER in 1985 with guitarist John Petrucci and...
February 15, 2024
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DREAM THEATER Officially Begins Work On First Studio Album With MIKE PORTNOY In 15 Years

DREAM THEATER has officially commenced work on its sixteenth studio album. The upcoming effort will mark the progressive metal legends first LP since the return of co-founding drummer Mike Portnoy last October. Portnoy co-founded DREAM THEATER in 1985 with guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John My...
February 9, 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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WHOM GODS DESTROY Feat. BUMBLEFOOT, DEREK SHERINIAN And DINO JELUSICK: 'Over Again' Video Released

WHOM GODS DESTROY, the formidable group formed by keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION),guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES, SONS OF APOLLO) and vocalist Dino Jelusick (WHITESNAKE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA),along with the potent rhythm sect...
February 8, 2024
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ART OF ANARCHY Feat. BUMBLEFOOT And JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'Die Hard' Video Released

ART OF ANARCHY has released the official music video for a new song called "Die Hard". The band's most epic song to date, clocking in at over 7:30 minutes long, it features heavy guitar riffs, slaying double bass and soaring choruses. The clip takes you on a cinematic journey in a futuristic sci-fi...
February 5, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST Releases 'Crown Of Horns' Music Video

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have released the official music video for "Crown Of Horns", the third single from their upcoming studio album, "Invincible Shield". You can check it out below. "Invincible Shield" will arrive on March 8, 2024 via Sony Music. The official music videos for the...
February 2, 2024
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EUROPE's IAN HAUGLAND On Upcoming Album: 'The Chemistry Is Still There'

In a new interview with Stefan Nilsson of Roppongi Rocks, EUROPE drummer Ian Haugland spoke about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2017's "Walk The Earth" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We've got a pretty busy schedule, at least for the first half of this year, doing the...
February 1, 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