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TERROR Working On Eighth Studio Album

Long-running Los Angeles hardcore powerhouse TERROR has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast for Europe and Pure Noise in the rest of the world. The band is currently working on its eighth studio album, tentatively due this summer. Commented TERROR vocalist and mainman Scott Vogel: "We are super excited to start a new chapter of ...

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BUMBLEFOOT Calls SONS OF APOLLO 'An Interesting Coming Together Of Musical Personalities'

Guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-GUNS N'ROSES) was recently interviewed by RadioactiveMike Z. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On recording SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony": Ron: "With technology today, it's so easy to just piece things together, and there's a disconnect. ...

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Vol. 2: Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over - DIMEVISION

"Lately I've been living way too damn fast. This successful life I'm leading is bound to kick my ass." Visionary words from a man who lived those fateful lyrics harder than most. It wasn't this prophetic introspection Dimebag Darrell wrote on a solo song, "Twisted", that spelled his end. Yet for the violent way Dime ...

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Vessel Of Light EP - VESSEL OF LIGHT

It's been a while since we've seen Dan Lorenzo from HADES, NON-FICTION and THE CURSED, and while the metal underground continues to wallow in morbid fascination with anything containing a sludgy, doomy palette to it, he emerges with a timely new project. Bringing guitars, bass and songwriting to the table, Lorenzo is partnered with Nathan ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On 'Prioritizing' SONS OF APOLLO: 'This Isn't Just Some Sort Of Recording Project; This Is A Real Band'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Let's Rock. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Korea Guitar): On why SONS OF APOLLO wasn't formed sooner: Mike: "[Keyboardist] Derek [Sherinian] and myself, along with [bassist] Billy Sheehan and [guitarist] Tony MacAlpine, ...

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Watch RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Perform In Bucharest

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — played its seventh show on December 17 at Arenele Romane in Bucharest, Romania. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", "King Of ...

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W.E.T. Feat. JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'Watch The Fire' Video Released

"Watch The Fire", the new video from the Swedish/American melodic hard rock supergroup W.E.T., which features vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, TALISMAN), guitarist/vocalist Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE, NORDIC UNION, AMMUNITION) and guitarist Robert Säll (WORK OF ART), can be seen below. The song is taken from W.E.T.'s third studio album, "Earthrage", which ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform In Snoqualmie, Washington

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's December 29 performance at Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, Washington can be seen below. KAMELOT's Casey Grillo made his live debut with with QUEENSRŸCHE on April 1 at Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California. He is filling in for regular QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, who is taking time off from the ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On AC/DC's Handling Of BRIAN JOHNSON's Hearing Loss: 'I Wouldn't Have Done It Like That'

DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott says that Axl Rose "did a pretty good job" fronting AC/DC but he believes that the legendary Australian hard rock outfit could have handled Brian Johnson's apparent exit from the group differently. AC/DC postponed the last ten dates of its North American tour last year after doctors told Johnson he faced ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Recalls Breaking Into KIRK HAMMETT's House: 'He Was More Like The Angry-Then-Disappointed Dad'

Sam Roberts and Dan Soder of SiriusXM's "Jim And Sam Show" recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian about his second book, "Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life". You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he documented significant life and career ...

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BIOHAZARD's BILLY GRAZIADEI Explains SCOTT ROBERTS's Exit, Looks Back On Original-Lineup Reunion

Guitarist, vocalist, and producer Billy Graziadei (BIOHAZARD, POWERFLO) was interviewed on a recent episode of Doc Coyle's (GOD FORBID, BAD WOLVES) "The Ex Man" podcast. Graziadei spoke about how forming BIOHAZARD helped him stay out of trouble in the streets, the band's unique sound and genesis of blending hardcore, metal, and hip hop, how fame ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: How Fatherhood Has Changed My Life

On December 13, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian took part in a question-and-answer session at the Strand bookstore in New York City about his second book, "Access All Areas: Stories From A Hard Rock Life". You can now watch the discussion below. Asked how fatherhood has changed his perspective on life and touring, Ian said: "I ...

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DROWNING POOL Is Working On 'Monumental' Seventh Studio Album

Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to their 2016 album "Hellelujah". Guitarist C.J. Pierce told the 97.1 The Eagle radio station in a brand new interview (see video below): "We're working on new songs right now, which is awesome. We're working on tunes for the next record. We ...

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Next ANTHRAX Album Will Be 'F**king Amazing,' Says SCOTT IAN

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that the band's follow-up to "For All Kings" album will be "fucking amazing." Released in February 2016, "For All Kings" was called by some critics ANTHRAX's strongest album to date. Its arrival followed a five-year period during which the band experienced a rebirth of sorts, beginning with ANTHRAX's inclusion on ...

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Watch RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Perform In Tilburg

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — played its ninth show last night (Wednesday, December 20) at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", ...

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