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NEW FOUND GLORY's CHAD GILBERT: 'I Am Officially Cancer Free'

Guitarist Chad Gilbert of the long-running pop-punk band NEW FOUND GLORY says that he is "cancer free", less than two months after he was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma, a rare type of tumor that develops in the adrenal glands, small glands on the top of the kidneys. A week after his diagnosis, the 40-year-old musician underwent ...

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AMORPHIS Drops Music Video For New Single 'On The Dark Waters'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their fourteenth studio album, "Halo", on February 11, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "On The Dark Waters", directed by Pekka Hara, can be seen below. Lyricist Pekka Kainulainen comments: "I got the idea to reverse the direction of the ...

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HALESTORM Cancels European 'Evening With' Tour

HALESTORM's previously announced European "An Evening With Halestorm" European tour has been canceled. The trek was scheduled to kick off on February 1 in Frankfurt, Germany and run through March 13 in London, United Kingdom. Earlier today, HALESTORM released the following statement: "We've got good news and we've got bad news. Due to the different ...

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METALLICA Releases MetOnTour Video Edit Of 'Trapped Under Ice' Performance From First 40th-Anniversary Concert

A MetOnTour video edit of METALLICA performing the song "Trapped Under Ice" on December 17, 2021 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California can be seen below. The show was the first of METALLICA's two 40th-anniversary concerts which featured different setlists. They were part of METALLICA's "San Francisco Takeover", a four-day citywide celebration of the ...

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Ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE Singer CHRIS BARNES Became 'Physically Ill' After Watching 'Death Metal Round Table' Featuring CORPSEGRINDER

Former CANNIBAL CORPSE singer Chris Barnes says that watching a recent video discussion about the state of death metal featuring some of the genre's top vocalists, including his CC replacement, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, made him "physically ill." On January 19, Knotfest livestreamed "A Death Metal Round Table" hosted by Staypuft Mallow and featuring appearances by ...

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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Roseville, California

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the fourth show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Wednesday, January 26) at Goldfield Trading Post in Roseville, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock ...

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SHINEDOWN, DISTURBED And EVANESCENCE To Headline 2022 ROCK FEST

The largest three-day rock music and camping event in the U.S. has announced next summer's lineup. Rock Fest 2022 will feature headliners SHINEDOWN, DISTURBED and EVANESCENCE and will take place on July 14, July 15 and July 16 in Cadott, Wisconsin. MUDVAYNE, HALESTORM and LAMB OF GOD will also perform alongside more than 70 bands ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Admits He Gets Nervous Before IRON MAIDEN Concerts: 'I Keep A Copy Of The Lyric Sheet Backstage'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, hosted by FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson admitted that he still suffers performance anxiety, or "stage fright" as it is more commonly known. "I get nervous right before I go on stage with IRON MAIDEN, ...

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ALDO NOVA To Release 'The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage' EP And 'Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded' Three-Disc Set

Multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Aldo Nova has set April 1 as the release date for the first chapter of his larger-than-life rock opera, a 10-song EP titled "The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage". The iconic Montreal maverick will subsequently release the triple disc "Aldo Nova 2.0 Reloaded" on April ...

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JON SCHAFFER Releases New ICED EARTH Album 'A Narrative Soundscape'

ICED EARTH founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer has released "A Narrative Soundscape", an audio CD of 15 tracks that was originally made available with the purchase of the deluxe edition of his first-ever book "Wicked Words And Epic Tales". These recordings are a completely re-imagined delivery of the lyrics of ICED EARTH songs ...

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MUDVAYNE's CHAD GRAY Says He Had COVID-19 During Band's First Reunion Show: 'I Didn't Know I Had It' At The Time

MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray has revealed that he had COVID-19 on stage while performing with his bandmates at their first show in 12 years, which took place last September at the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival in Mansfield, Ohio. Speaking to Danny Wimmer Presents at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, Florida this ...

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Inviolate - STEVE VAI

Fans of virtuoso shred will check out the new STEVE VAI album regardless of anything written in a review. Taking into consideration his extraordinary resume and fine catalogue of studio albums, that is just as it should be. Vai is a master beyond dispute, and while there is always the risk that a new record ...

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FAILURE Announces Spring/Summer 2022 North American Tour

FAILURE has announced a North American tour in support of its recently released sixth album, "Wild Type Droid". Ken Andrews said of the live outings: "I have not been this excited to bring new material to the stage since 'Fantastic Planet'. Prepare yourself for an out-of-body experience." The dates, which kick off on June 2 ...

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WARRANT And SHEPTONE Launch 'Cherry Pie' 30th-Anniversary Limited-Edition Guitar Strings

Sheptone celebrates a milestone for one of rock 'n' roll's most recognized anthems and albums with the release of WARRANT "Cherry Pie" 30th-anniversary limited-edition regular nickel-plated electric guitar strings. Handwound at tensions and speeds designated for optimal performance, these strings sound "so good they make a grown man cry." In light of Sheptone's history with ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Says 'Rock And Roll Does Not Belong To The Devil': 'Music Belongs To God'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock group SKILLET, recently spoke to blogger and podcaster Alisa Childers about the criticism he and his bandmates have faced for at times sharing the stage with "horrifically un-Christian" artists at various rock festival around the country. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There are ...

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Former DEATH Members RICK ROZZ And TERRY BUTLER To Perform Entire 'Leprosy' Album On Summer 2022 U.S. Tour

LEFT TO DIE is a new band featuring classic DEATH members Terry Butler (also formerly of MASSACRE and currently in OBITUARY) and Rick Rozz (ex-MASSACRE) paired with GRUESOME founders Matt Harvey (EXHUMED) and Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION). The Florida-based band is writing an EP and planning a summer U.S. tour, performing DEATH's classic "Leprosy" album ...

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