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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bassist On New Singer Rumors: 'All Rubbish'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS went through fifteen thousand submissions before finding the band's new lead singer, nearly two years after the passing of original vocalist Scott Weiland and more than three months following the death of Weiland's replacement, Chester Bennington. STP has been without a vocalist since November 2015, when Bennington — who joined the group ...

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Video: GREAT WHITE Performs In Oslo

Fan-filmed video footage of GREAT WHITE's October 18 performance at Hard Rock Cafe in Oslo, Norway can be seen below. GREAT WHITE is touring in support of its latest album, "Full Circle", which was released on June 2. The effort sees the band re-teaming with its original producer, Michael Wagener. It's an honorable nod to ...

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Former SLAUGHTER Drummer BLAS ELIAS Joins TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

Former SLAUGHTER (and current Blue Man Group) drummer Blas Elias will join the West Coast touring lineup of TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA this winter. He'll perform alongside TSO staples Johnny Lee Middleton (SAVATAGE), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN) and Al Pitrelli (MEGADETH, ALICE COOPER). Elias's first performance with TSO will take place on ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: 'Lost In Oblivion' Video

"Lost In Oblivion", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony", which is being released today (Friday, October 20) via InsideOut Music. The disc was produced by the dynamic production duo of Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, also affectionately ...

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PIG DESTROYER Begins Recording New Album

PIG DESTROYER has entered the studio to begin recording its sixth album for a tentative summer 2018 release via Relapse. The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2012's "Book Burner" is being tracked at the band's own Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, Maryland with guitarist Scott Hull at the production help. In other news, PIG DESTROYER has announced ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman On Black Metal Movement: 'I Just Don't Get It, To Be Honest'

Finland's Metalliluola recently conducted an interview with frontman Dani Filth of U.K. extreme metal veterans CRADLE OF FILTH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the musical influences behind the band's new "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness Of Decay" studio album: Dani: "It's hard to say, really. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO: 'It's The Way It Was In DREAM THEATER Where I'm Calling The Shots And I'm In Control'

OD from Parisian radio station Morow recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy about the former DREAM THEATER drummer's new band, SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO features Portnoy alongside his former DREAM THEATER bandmate, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, ...

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New JUDAS PRIEST Album Is 'Sounding Monumental,' Says ROB HALFORD

Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST's long-awaited new album is "sounding monumental." The British heavy metal legends have spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT) and engineer Mike Exeter (BLACK ...

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Listen To New MORBID ANGEL Song 'Piles Of Little Arms'

"Piles Of Little Arms", a brand new song from death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Kingdoms Disdained", which will be released on December 1 via Silver Lining Music (JVC in Japan). Recorded at Mana Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer — and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Possible Reunion With K.K. DOWNING At ROCK HALL Induction: 'Everything's On The Table'

Rob Halford says that that JUDAS PRIEST is open to reuniting with longtime guitarist K.K. Downing for a one-off performance at a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. PRIEST is among the first-time nominees to the Rock Hall, part of a list of nineteen potential candidates that was unveiled on Wednesday evening (October ...

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MORBID ANGEL To Release 'Kingdoms Disdained' Album In December; Cover Artwork Unveiled

Death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL will release their new album, "Kingdoms Disdained", on December 1 via UDR Music. Recorded at Mana Recording in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer — and former MORBID ANGEL guitarist — Erik Rutan, the LP marks the band's first release with drummer Scott Fuller (ANNIHILATED, ex-ABYSMAL DAWN) who joined MORBID ANGEL ...

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Former EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES Releases Solo EP

Former EXODUS and current GENERATION KILL and FRAGILE MORTALS singer Rob Dukes has released his first solo EP via all digital music retailers. The effort features Scott Reeder (KYUSS, FIREBALL MINISTRY) on bass and special appearances from members of RUN-D.M.C. and SNOT. Track listing: 01. My Whole Life (feat. Mikey Doling) 02. Hate Me (feat. ...

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BROKEN HOPE: 'Blast Frozen' Video Released

"Blast Frozen", the new video from Chicago death metallers BROKEN HOPE, can be seen below. The clip was filmed at the Underworld in London, England. "Blast Frozen" is taken from BROKEN HOPE's seventh studio album, "Mutilated And Assimilated", which was released in June via Century Media Records. The disc was produced by Scott Creekmore and ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Joins YEAR OF THE TYRANT

Former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson has joined YEAR OF THE TYRANT, the new band featuring bassist Jason Viebrooks (GRIP INC., HEATHEN), guitarist Vinnie LaBella (EXHORDER) and drummer Sasha Horn (FORBIDDEN, HEATHEN). YEAR OF THE TYRANT is finishing up the pre-production on its first batch of tunes, to be made available later in the year. Regarding ...

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