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BABYMETAL Lands Second U.K. Top 20 Album With 'Metal Galaxy'

Dance-metal sensation BABYMETAL has achieved another first, becoming the only Japanese band to ever land two Top 20 albums in the official U.K. chart. The band's third album, "Metal Galaxy", was the No. 1 album in both the U.K. official rock albums chart and the U.K. official independent albums chart. The album finished at No. ...

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EX-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'The Metal Scene Is Really Far Behind On Social Issues'

Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with drummer Martin Lopez (ex-OPETH, AMON AMARTH) of progressive heavy rock group SOEN. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SOEN's latest studio album, "Lotus": Martin: "I think that while recording, it was pretty much as we ...

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ROB HALFORD Releases 'Morning Star' Lyric Video From 'Celestial' Christmas Album

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has released the official lyric video for his song called "Morning Star". The track appears on his all-new Christmas album, titled "Celestial", which arrives today (Friday, October 18) via Legacy Recordings. Without question, Halford is one of heavy metal's all-time great vocalists — as heard through his highly influential and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

JUDAS PRIEST, MC5, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN, T.REX and THIN LIZZY are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2020. Also nominated are Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, DEPECHE MODE, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, KRAFTWERK, RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN and Todd Rundgren. The top vote-getters ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Marries CHERRY BOMBS' ALICIA DOVE

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor and his girlfriend of the past two years, Alicia Dove, tied the knot over the weekend in their hometown of Las Vegas. The news of the marriage was confirmed by HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders, who shared a photo of him with the happy couple, along with the following ...

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DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL Undergoes Back Surgery

Vivian Campbell says that he is recovering from a recent back surgery. The DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist, who was diagnosed with with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2013, was asked about his health during an October 9 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". Campbell said: "My back is the issue at the moment. I did ...

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ATREYU's BRANDON SALLER To Release Debut AMERICAN GENTLEMEN EP

AMERICAN GENTLEMEN, the project of ATREYU drummer, vocalist and songwriter Brandon Saller and platinum-selling producer Christopher "C4" Umana, will release an EP, titled "Ghosts", on October 18. The five-song effort will be available on Spotify and Apple Music. AMERICAN GENTLEMEN is not the type of music most would expect from either member of this Los ...

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CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Releases New EP, 'Hand To Mouth' Video

MASVIDAL, the solo project of songwriter and guitarist Paul Masvidal (CYNIC, DEATH, AEON SPOKE), has returned with "Human", the second EP installment of his "Mythical Human Vessel" acoustic trilogy on AWAL. Paul has also made available a video for the track "Hand To Mouth" created by New York City experimental artists Greymar. After an acclaimed ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Announces 'Guitar Universe 3.0' Camp

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has announced the details of the third edition of his "Guitar Universe" camp. Scheduled to take place August 1-5, 2020 at Hotel Irvine in in Irvine, California, next year's edition of the camp will feature Petrucci alongside Jason Richardson, Plini, Stig Mathison, Stephanie Bradley, Andy Wood and others. "'Guitar Universe' ...

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NOTHING MORE Will Be '100 Percent Focused On The Next Record' In 2020

Travis of North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF recently conducted an interview with NOTHING MORE guitarist Mark Vollelunga and bassist Daniel Oliver. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the oftentimes "intense" nature of NOTHING MORE's live shows: Mark: "We put a ...

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JASON NEWSTED Takes Credit For 'The Stabilization' Of METALLICA

Jason Newsted says that he "would like to take some credit" for the "stabilization" of METALLICA after the passing of Cliff Burton. Burton played on METALLICA's first three studio albums — "Kill 'Em All", "Ride The Lightning" and "Master Of Puppets" — and co-wrote classic songs like "Ride The Lightning", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", ...

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PRONG: 'Age Of Defiance' EP Details Revealed

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", will ...

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