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JOE SATRIANI To Be Joined By NEAL SCHON, RICK NIELSEN, BUMBLEFOOT At' G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert'

Joe Satriani has announced the details of "Joe Satriani's G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert", set for January 3-7, 2019 at Hotel Zosa in beautiful Palm Springs, California. The legendary guitarist's fifth annual event will boast the most illustrious and diverse roster of special guests instructors in G4 history, including Rock And Roll Hall Of ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Announces New Singer, NICK COURTNEY

San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have announced the addition of vocalist Nick Courtney to the group's ranks. Courtney joins the veteran band for the upcoming 46-date "Digital Dictator 30th-Anniversary Tour" of North America and Canada, which will take place from August 31 to October 20. Due to the massive size of the U.S. ...

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MORBID ANGEL's STEVE TUCKER On SLAYER's 'Farewell' Tour: 'I Don't Know What I Think Of It, To Be Honest'

Mark Thompson from HardRockCore conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker of veteran Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL prior to the band's May 8 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how MORBID ANGEL fares in smaller markets: ...

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RATT's New Lineup Performs Live For First Time: Video, Photos

RATT's new lineup made its live debut last night (Saturday, July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Fan-filmed video footage and photos of the concert can be found below. Singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which also includes drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN ...

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ASESINO To Celebrate DINO CAZARES's 52nd Birthday At Los Angeles Concert; Mexican Festival Appearance Announced

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and FEAR FACTORY/ex-STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), will play at The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, September 1. The event, which will also serve as Dino's 52nd birthday party, will feature support from THANATOLOGY, LEPRA (first show in 20 years), ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES To Play Two Intimate Los Angeles Shows

BLACK VEIL BRIDES will play two special, intimate concerts in Los Angeles this fall. The two shows will take place October 19 and October 20 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. BLACK VEIL BRIDES are continuing to tour in support of their fifth album, "Vale", which came out on January 12 via Lava/Universal ...

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RATT's Rumored New Lineup Revealed

According to Metal Sludge, singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier have recruited drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER), lead guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) and rhythm guitarist Chris Sanders (BRITNY FOX, KNIGHT FURY) to play in the new lineup of RATT. Pearcy and Croucier are the sole remaining original members ...

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DANZIG To Announce Halloween U.S. Dates On Monday

To celebrate DANZIG's 30th anniversary, special live dates for Halloween week 2018 will be announced this Monday. The short tour will end in Southern California with a big Halloween bash. These will be the last DANZIG live dates for awhile as Glenn Danzig will be concentrating on other projects which will be announced at a ...

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Drummer JIMMY DEGRASSO Is No Longer Involved With RATT

Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso has confirmed to SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk that he is no longer part of RATT. Singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which will make its live debut in Mulvane, Kansas on July 7. When RATT announced its 2018 relaunch, Pearcy said ...

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Listen To New BRANT BJORK Song 'Chocolatize'

"Chocolatize", a brand new song from KYUSS and FU MANCHU legend Brant Bjork, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his thirteenth solo album, titled "Mankind Woman", which is due on September 14 via Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Although this is indeed a Brant Bjork record, it is the first record Brant so ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Recruits THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's BEN WEINMAN For Upcoming Shows

Venice, California crossover thrash/hardcore punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have recruited THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's Ben Weinman to play guitar for them on their North American run of shows in July. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES announced Weinman's addition to the band's touring lineup via the band's social-media channels. "SxTx is getting ready to take off for the July ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Releases Video For 'No Friends'

The official video for the song "No Friends" from reunited California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH can be seen below. The clip was filmed at the band's sold-out comeback show on June 8 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California. "No Friends" is taken from BLEEDING THROUGH's new album, "Love Will Kill All", which was released on ...

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OBITUARY Guitarist On Upcoming Tour With SLAYER: 'It's A Bucket-List Type Of Thing That Took 30 Years'

Hellbound's Gene A. Gaona conducted an interview with guitarist Trevor Peres of Floridian death metal legends OBITUARY prior to their May 25 concert at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "hitting their groove" with OBITUARY's 2017 self-titled studio ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Still Considers GHOST To Be A 'Metal Band'

GHOST's Tobias Forge was interviewed backstage at this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held earlier this month in Dessel, Belgium. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what inspired him to form GHOST: Tobias: "It's a myriad of different things, but over ...

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ONESIDEZERO Reforms, Announces Comeback Show

Los Angeles-based hard rock band ONESIDEZERO has reformed and will return to the stage on August 18 at The Viper Room in Hollywood, California. This will mark the group's first live appearance with its new lineup, featuring founding members Jasan Radford (vocals, guitar) and Levon Sultanian (guitar), along with new drummer Michael Tarabotto and bassist ...

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CONVERGE Releases 'Beautiful Ruin' EP

Boston-based heavy music pioneers CONVERGE have released a new four-song EP titled "Beautiful Ruin". Recorded during "The Dusk In Us" sessions, this EP completes the release of all their recorded material from that time period. Each song on "Beautiful Ruin" is a staccato burst of emotion from CONVERGE at their most raw; viciously precise yet ...

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IMPENDING DOOM: 'Paved With Bones' Video Released

California metallers IMPENDING DOOM have released the official music video for the song called "Paved With Bones". The video was directed by J.D. Butler and shot at the band's recent sold-out album release show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California. The band comments: "We wanted to have an event in our hometown where fans could ...

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