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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL On Why K.K. DOWNING Wasn't Asked To Return: 'KEN Playing GLENN's Parts Wouldn't Have Sounded Right'

Backstage Axxess recently conducted an interview with bassist Ian Hill of British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording their new album "Firepower" live in the studio: Ian: "We had two producers in Tom Allom and Andy Sneap. ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I'm Singing Better Than Ever'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne kicked off the North American leg of his "No More Tours 2", a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek, last night (August 30) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. These shows with his longtime collaborators Zakk Wylde (guitar), Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (bass), ...

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Listen To New SATAN Song 'Death Knell For A King'

On September 7, Metal Blade Records will release "Cruel Magic", the new album by NWOBHM legends SATAN. The cover artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, HATEBREED, SOULFLY and KATAKLYSM, among many others. For another preview of "Cruel Magic", listen to the third single, "Death ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Announces CONVERSE Footwear And Apparel Collaboration

Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have revealed details about their upcoming Converse collaboration. The new Converse x Suicidal Tendencies collection will be available the same date as the band's new album, "STill Cyco Punk After All These Years" — September 7 — via Converse.com and select retailers. To celebrate, in Converse's hometown ...

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UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS To Release 'Wasteland' Album In October

The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making extraordinary music since 2009. Now they return with their fifth full-length album. 47 minutes of vital, audacious and frequently bewildering heavy psychedelia, it bears the title "Wasteland" and is instantly recognizable as Starrs's most immersive and evocative body of ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part Three (Video)

The third in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE To Release 'Salvation' Album In October

WESTFIELD MASSACRE will release the song "Love To Hate" on September 7. This will be the second official single from the band's forthcoming album, "Salvation", which will arrive on October 26 via Nerve Strike Records. "Salvation" was mixed and mastered at The Mouse House Studio in Altadena, California by veteran producer/engineer Rich Mouser, known for ...

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METALLICA Teams With NIXON For Watch Collaboration

Nixon has announced a collaboration with one of the original sideways thinkers: iconic rock band METALLICA. The hardcore collection, which includes eight watches plus one limited edition, was born of long-shared mutual respect for upstarts who buck the system and wind up changing it for good. Nixon x Metallica will be available as of November ...

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SCORPIONS' KLAUS MEINE Is Open To Making Another Studio Album

SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine says that the band is not opposed to making another studio album. The legendary German hard rockers' latest release, 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", was an anthology of the band's new and classic material. SCORPIONS' last full-length collection of new recordings was 2015's "Return To ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist: 'We're Gonna Continue Creating Music As Long As There's An Audience To Listen To It'

During a recent interview with Metal Wani, TESTAMENT and METAL ALLEGIANCE guitarist Alex Skolnick was asked if he was "confident or concerned" about the future of music when it comes to the artists' ability to survive. He responded (hear audio below): "It's very unpredictable. The whole industry was built… first it was built on records ...

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Video Premiere: STONE SOUR's 'Knievel Has Landed'

"Knievel Has Landed", the new video from STONE SOUR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's acclaimed 2017 LP, "Hydrograd", which will be released as a deluxe edition on August 31. The two-disc set, "Hydrograd Deluxe Edition", collects unreleased covers, b-sides, live recordings and alternate versions of songs from "Hydrograd". Available ...

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ATREYU To Release 'In Our Wake' Album In October

California metalcore band ATREYU will release its seventh full-length album, "In Our Wake", on October 12 through Spinefarm. Everyone leaves a legacy behind. No matter how big or small, our words and actions echo forever and make a lasting imprint. Two decades since their 1999 formation in Southern California, that truth weighed heavy on the ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Statue Unveiling Pushed Back To Early October

On Sunday, October 7, Vicky Cornell and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) will celebrate Seattle's son, music icon and late Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Chris Cornell, with the public unveiling of a commemorative statue. Following the unveiling, footage of SOUNDGARDEN's performance at The Wiltern, captured by the Artist Den, will be screened inside MoPOP's Sky ...

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