MICHAEL MONROE To Record New Solo Album In March

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe was interviewed by Planet Rock following his December 3 performance at the Planet Rockstock festival in Trecco Bay, South Wales. The full chat can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he prepares for his high-energy live performances: Michael: "I'm way too impatient ...

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Video Premiere: MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis'

"Catharsis", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's ninth full-length album, which will be released on January 26, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Bloodstone & Diamonds" was produced by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Bassist On IVAN MOODY's Personal Issues: 'The Last Three Years Were A Little Tumultuous'

Metalshop TV conducted an interview with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael prior to the band's November 26 concert at Forum Karlín in Prague, Czech Republic. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the direction of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's as-yet-titled new studio album: Chris: "You ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist On Leaving NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS: 'We Felt They Took Us A Little Bit For Granted'

Spain's TNT Radio Rock conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL at this year's edition of the Leyendas Del Rock festival, which was held August 9-12 at Polideportivo Municipal de Villena in Villena, Spain. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ...

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Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist Says THE DARK ELEMENT Project Gives Him Chance To Explore His Pop Side

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen about THE DARK ELEMENT, his new project featuring ex-NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how THE DARK ELEMENT came together: Jani: "It was actually ...

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