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DAVID LEE ROTH Shares 'La Covida' Artwork

Since April 2020, VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth has spent much of his time creating COVID-themed drawings — he calls them comics — and then sharing the finished works on his social media channels. His latest three pieces of artwork, including two that he calls "Dixie" and "La Covida", can be found below. According ...

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RUNNING WILD Releases New Single 'Diamonds & Pearls'

Veteran German metallers RUNNING WILD will release their new album, "Blood On Blood", on October 29 via Steamhammer/SPV. The official lyric video for the LP's first single, "Diamonds & Pearls", can be seen below and will be followed by the second single, "The Shellback", on September 24. RUNNING WILD leader Rolf "Rock N' Rolf" Kasparek ...

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RUNNING WILD To Release 'Blood On Blood' Album In October

Veteran German metallers RUNNING WILD will release their new album, "Blood On Blood", on October 29 via Steamhammer/SPV. The LP's first single, "Diamonds & Pearls", will arrive on August 13, followed by the second single, "The Shellback", on September 24. RUNNING WILD leader Rolf "Rock N' Rolf" Kasparek states about "Blood On Blood": "We all ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Partners With GIBSON

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has announced an official brand partnership with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. The new partnership will span across Gibson Brands, including Gibson and Epiphone guitars. "It's a really great and exciting time for me to be joining forces with Gibson," says Hammett. "I look forward to achieving great things together ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Releases Ferocious New Song 'Parasite'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released "Parasite", the second single from their upcoming seventh, self-titled studio album. "'Parasite' is an absolute rager from start to finish," the band said. "Easily one of the gnarliest tracks we've ever written. We couldn't be more stoked to finally get it out there." "Bullet For My Valentine" ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Releases New Song 'Revolution In Limbo'

Grammy Award-nominated progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME have have dropped new track, "Revolution In Limbo", the second song taken from their highly anticipated new album, "Colors II", which will be released on Friday, August 20 via Sumerian Records. "Revolution In Limbo" follows the release of first single "Fix The Error" which spawned a ...

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VOLBEAT Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Headlining Tour

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have announced their first headlining shows in nearly two years. Punctuated by festival appearances at Rebel Rock (Orlando, Florida: September 23, 2021) and Aftershock festival (Sacramento, California: October 8, 2021), the eight-date headline run will see the band coming to cities including Atlanta, San Diego, and Los Angeles (full dates ...

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MICHAEL POULSEN: VOLBEAT's Upcoming LP Is 'Definitely The Most Heavy Album That We've Ever Done'

VOLBEAT guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen spoke to the 94.9 The Rock Toronto radio station about the band's recently released songs "Wait A Minute My Girl" and "Dagen Før". The two tracks, VOLBEAT's first new music since 2019's album "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", were recorded while the world was in lockdown during the pandemic. Poulsen, Jon Larsen (drums) ...

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OVERKILL Bassist To Release Debut Album From D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND

D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND has released "Cadillac Man", the first single and video from their debut album, "Let's Rattle", out September 17 (via MVD). Expect high-energy original swingin' and rockin' big-band music from D.D. Verni, the songwriter/founding member/bassist for heavy metal pioneers OVERKILL who've sold millions of records worldwide and have released 19 ...

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'Black Metal Rainbows': A Book Like No Other

"Black Metal Rainbows" is a 400-page, full-color anthology of radical, queer, and leftist writings and artworks that uncover black metal as a genre of openness and inclusivity. Black metal is a paradox. A noisy underground metal genre brimming with violence and virulence, it has captured the world's imagination for its harsh yet flamboyant style and ...

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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Announces 'Colors II' Album

Grammy Award-nominated progressive metallers BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME will release a new album, "Colors II", on August 20 via Sumerian Records. To celebrate the announcement, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME has dropped the first single, "Fix The Error". The track premiered on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal and features drum solos from an ironclad trifecta of ...

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COREY TAYLOR Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has announced new "CMFTour" summer 2021 tour dates. The new headline run will kick off on August 6 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature special guests CHERRY BOMBS, led by Taylor's wife Alicia Taylor, on all dates. Pre-sale tickets are available starting ...

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RICK ALLEN Remembers Watching VAN HALEN Open For BLACK SABBATH In 1978: 'They Should Have Been The Headliner'

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, spoke to Pat's Soundbytes Unplugged about his "Legends" series, which consists of lifelike-yet-impressionistic portraits of musicians who have influenced him, from Jimi Hendrix to Freddie Mercury to John Lennon. On the topic of how he ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Charvel Art Series Guitars Sell For $210,000 At Auction

A collection of five Charvel Art Series guitars that had been stage-played and signed by the late guitar icon Eddie Van Halen sold for $210,225 at an auction held this past weekend by Julien's Auctions. Two black-and-yellow Bumblebee-inspired models sold for $38,400 and $41,600, a red-and white-Frankenstein Mark II-styled six-string sold for $40,625, a reverse-colorway ...

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