KITTIE Drummer On Silliness Of 'Female-Fronted' Description: 'You Don't Talk About DARK FUNERAL's Wieners'

KITTIE drummer Mercedes Lander was interviewed by Diane Webb of YesterdazeNews during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "Origins/Evolutions", the forthcoming documentary about the band: Mercedes: "We kind of decided that, for the twentieth anniversary, we wanted ...

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RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY Preparing To Record Fifth Solo Album

According to a February 14 Facebook post from RATT singer Stephen Pearcy, he is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording his fifth solo album. Stephen's fourth solo album, "Smash", was released in January 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl. Speaking about the songwriting process for his solo material, Pearcy told Music Existence: "RATT's music ...

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IRON ANGEL: 'Ministry Of Metal' Video

"Ministry Of Metal", the new video from IRON ANGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Hellbound", which will be released on May 4 through Scandinavia's premiere metal-rock label Mighty Music. IRON ANGEL is one of the true cult legends of the German speed metal genre. Formed in the ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform On 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise'

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE performing the song "Queen Of The Reich" on February 12 during this year's Monsters Of Rock Cruise can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE is expected to enter the studio soon to begin recording its new album for a tentative mid-2018 release via Century Media. Helming the disc once again will be ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: 'Metal Is Bigger And Better Than Ever'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO and METAL ALLEGIANCE drummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed by Anne Erickson. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked for his opinion on the state of the current heavy metal scene, Portnoy said: "I think metal is bigger and better than ever. It went through ...

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