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Mourn The Southern Skies - EXHORDER

The next time somebody moans to you about long it takes GUNS 'N' ROSES, METALLICA or TOOL to make a record these days, feel free to remind them that EXHORDER are about to release their first album of new material in 27 years. Admittedly, Vinnie LaBella and Kyle Thomas's seminal crew didn't exist in any ...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP Walks Out To METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman" At MARIANO RIVERA's 'Medal Of Freedom' Ceremony

METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" blared over the White House speakers on Monday (September 16) as Mariano Rivera entered the ceremony where President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. METALLICA's smash hit song — which the longtime Yankees closer used as his walk-on music when he came on to ...

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Extreme Power Metal - DRAGONFORCE

It had to happen eventually. Tucked away at the end of "Extreme Power Metal", not so much as an afterthought as a mischievous sting in the tail, is an absolutely hysterical and very, very DRAGONFORCE version of Celine Dion's immortal "My Heart Will Go On". Played at the band's trademark top speed, it's over and ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Says His 'One Alone' Solo Album Is 'An Emotional And A Musical Cleansing By Fire'

ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist William DuVall spoke to Antihero magazine about his upcoming debut solo album, "One Alone". Due on October 4 via DVL Recordings, the disc was described in a press release as "a smoldering, all-acoustic affair — part late-night confessional, part living room concert." Asked if he still has ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Bassist Says He Doesn't Expect 'Drastic Departures' On Group's Next Album

Prior to CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's performance at the recent Psycho Vegas festival in Las Vegas, bassist Mike Dean spoke with Shawn SixX of the Boston radio station WAAF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's "surprised" at C.O.C.'s longevity: Mike: "Kind of. Yes and ...

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Video Premiere: AMARANTHE's 'Helix'

"Helix", the new video from Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES and KAMELOT, among others. "Helix" is the title track of AMARANTHE's fifth album, which was released last October ...

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STATUS QUO Frontman: 'There Are Some Fans Who Don't Like The Idea That We Still Exist'

Jörg Reiche of Germany's Rock Bottom recently conducted an interview with STATUS QUO frontman Francis Rossi and guitarist Richie Malone. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reactions to their current lineup: Francis: "With respect, we cannot be saying they're 'shit reactions.' We're bound to say ...

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SABATON's PÄR SUNDSTRÖM: 'I Like The Bands That Have Stayed True To Their Original Sound'

EMP Spain conducted an interview with guitarist Tommy Johansson and bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON prior to their June 28 appearance at Download Spain in Madrid. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the significance of SABATON releasing its new studio album, "The Great War", ...

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LZZY HALE Says HALESTORM Will Work On New 'Project' Before Band's Fall Tour With GODSMACK

HALESTORM vocalist Lzzy Hale recently spoke with Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recent 22nd anniversary of the band's formation: Lzzy: "It's crazy. My little bro [Arejay, HALESTORM's drummer] and I, we've literally ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Believes DREAM THEATER's Focus On 'Instrumentation' Helps Band Connect With Young Audiences

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Hakos Pervanidis of Metal Hammer Greece's "TV War". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that DREAM THEATER's latest album, "Distance Over Time", is its shortest since the 1989 debut, "When Dream And Day Unite": John: ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Politicians Who Blame Music And Video Games For Mass Shootings Are 'Idiots'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has once again pushed back against comments from politicians linking the most recent spate of mass shootings to popular culture. Earlier in the month, President Donald Trump called for curbing "gruesome and grisly video games" that contribute to a "culture of violence" as a response to the horrific shooting sprees in ...

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BRYAN BELLER Releases Video For New Single 'Volunteer State', Featuring JOE SATRIANI

Bryan Beller, bassist for THE ARISTOCRATS, Joe Satriani and DETHKLOK, has released a new single "Volunteer State", taken from his upcoming solo work, "Scenes From The Flood". "Volunteer State" features world-renowned virtuoso Satriani on guitar and Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, Joe Satriani, DURAN DURAN) on drums. The hugely ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept ...

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