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NAPALM DEATH To Release 'Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs' Rarities Compilation

British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will release a special 2CD, 2LP and digital-download compilation titled "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs" in March 2018 via Century Media Records. This special collection will include a total of 31 songs with a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY 'Wanted To Strangle' ERIC PETERSON During Making Of 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Album

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy said he "wanted to strangle" guitarist and primary songwriter Eric Peterson during the making of the band's 2016 "Brotherhood Of The Snake" album. While the disc is considered a worthy addition to the band's deep and influential catalog, both Billy and Peterson have expressed varying views on the rushed and impromptu ...

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DARK ANGEL Is Still Writing Material For Long-Awaited Comeback Album

Reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL are continuing to work on material for their long-awaited comeback album. The band's first CD since 1991's "Time Does Not Heal" will feature the lineup that has performed sporadic live shows since reuniting in 2013: Gene Hoglan (drums), Eric Meyer (guitar), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and ...

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LITA FORD Says Her New Album Is Turning Out 'Pretty Badass'

Lita Ford says that the songwriting process for new album is "going great." Helming the project once again is guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who previously worked with Lita on 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" disc. Speaking to Noise Blitz, Ford stated that the new songs are turning out "pretty badass. It's just been Gary Hoey and ...

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DIMEBAG's Girlfriend Addresses PHILIP ANSELMO 'White Power' Incident, Says She 'Wouldn't Want To Walk' In ROBB FLYNN's Shoes

"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney says that she "lost some friends" after the incident nearly two years ago when Philip Anselmo gave the right-arm salute and yelled a white-supremacist slogan at a California concert. At a January 2016 "Dimebash" event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of the late PANTERA ...

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Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members of SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, WHITESNAKE, POISON, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STRYPER, KORN, OVERKILL, KREATOR, SEPULTURA and VOLBEAT are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of Malcolm Young. The 64-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC had been suffering ...

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GENE SIMMONS Weighs In On HARVEY WEINSTEIN Scandal: 'Right Now What's Happening Is A Revolution'

Gene Simmons has commended women for finally opening up about their experiences with sexual harassment/assault in the wake of allegations of misconduct by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Since the Weinstein story broke, about one in five Americans said they had seen their friends or family post stories about sexual harassment on social media, according to ...

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GENE SIMMONS Explains Decision To Abandon 'Horns' Hand Gesture Trademark Application: 'I Just Didn't Think It Was Worth It'

Gene Simmons says that he withdrew his application to trademark the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture because he "didn't think it was worth it." The KISS bassist/vocalist expressly abandoned the application in late June — less than two weeks after filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Most music fans slammed Simmons for ...

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KISS Kruise To Rock Again In 2018

KISS has once again partnered up with the industry leaders in music festivals at sea, Sixthman, to announce the upcoming voyage of The KISS Kruise VIII. The cruise is set to sail on Halloween October 31, 2018 on Norwegian Jade leaving out of Miami, Florida. The announcement comes on the heels of the recent return ...

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Video: KISS Plays Acoustic Unmasked Show Aboard 'Kiss Kruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS's November 5 "acoustic unmasked performance aboard this year's Kiss Kruise can be seen below. KISS hasn't released a full-length disc of new music since 2012's "Monster", which sold 56,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 3 on The Billboard 200 ...

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GENE HOGLAN Hopes His Art Collection Will Be Unique

On November 16, drum legend Gene Hoglan will unveil his fine-art debut collection. Completed with art team SceneFour, the release is a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through drum performance. In the clip below, shot during the production of his art collection, Gene discusses his hopes for the artwork he's ...

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New KISS Digital Mobile Game Developed By SPROING

Leading game developer Sproing has announced the release of new mobile game KISS Rock City, available to download for free from the App Store and from Google Play worldwide. The game was developed in close collaboration with KISS, the hottest rock 'n' roll band in the world, and Epic Rights, KISS's exclusive global licensing agent. ...

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GENE SIMMONS On 'Vault' Box Set: 'I Didn't Want This To Come Out After I Was Dead And Gone'

Dave "Higgo" Higgins of Australia's "Distortion" podcast recently interviewed KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about his forthcoming "Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience" box set. The entire chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the inspiration behind the "Vault" release: Gene: "I'm doing this for me. Over the years, being ...

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II: Become the Storm - BRENDON SMALL'S GALAKTIKON

Where did five years go? Brendon Small is back, not that he ever left. "Metalocalypse" may have finally succumbed to a death it cannot revive from, though its co-creator's since found much to do in the way of comedy, animation, podcasting, guest shredding and so-forth. In 2012, Small debuted the first installment of what is ...

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TESTAMENT/DARK ANGEL Drummer GENE HOGLAN To Unveil Art Collection In November; Trailer Available

On November 16, drum legend Gene Hoglan will unveil his fine-art debut collection. Completed with art team SceneFour, the release is a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through drum performance. For more information, visit www.genehoglanart.com. Hoglan has joined an extraordinary group of drummers working with art team SceneFour ...

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