california-breed in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

AMON AMARTH Teases New Song

An audio sample of a new AMON AMARTH song, apparently titled "Raven's Flight", is available below. The track, which is expected to make its online debut this Wednesday (March 20), is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is due this spring via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LARS ULRICH Looks Back On METALLICA's First-Ever Concert

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich celebrated the 37th anniversary of the band's first-ever concert by sharing the only photo he could find of the drum kit he used at the show, plus the setlist and his diary entry from that day. The concert took place on March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California — ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MÖTLEY CRÜE Regroups For NASCAR Cup Race: Photos, Video

All four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE attended yesterday's (Sunday, March 17) NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Named grand marshals of the race, they gave the famous command "Drivers, Start Your Engines" prior to the start of the Auto Club 400. Joining the band were actors Douglas Booth (who plays bassist Nikki ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Warpaint - BUCKCHERRY

The "anti rock star" ethos of grunge was a reaction to the excess and debauchery so prevalent and definitive of late-eighties glam. Even though grunge's popularity was declining in its overt form by the end of the nineties, it planted the rhetorical seeds from which both nü-metal and pop punk would subsequently flourish. Ironically enough, ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

THE OFFSPRING Hoping To Release New Album By The Fall

California rockers THE OFFSPRING are "98 percent finished" with their long-awaited tenth album, singer Dexter Holland has revealed. He told U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine about the long-awaited follow-up to 2012's "Days Go By": "It sounds like our old shit. That's what I'm supposed to say, right? I don't really know how to describe it. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SEBASTIAN BACH Unearths Rare KISS Promotional Item He Previously Thought Was Lost In Hurricane Irene

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has unearthed a rare KISS promotional item that he previously thought was destroyed in Hurricane Irene. The KISS mirror, which was apparently released to promote the bandmembers 1978 solo albums, was locked away in storage after Bach's Lincroft, New Jersey home was severely damaged in massive flooding from the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GEEZER BUTLER Says DEADLAND RITUAL Will Perform BLACK SABBATH, VELVET REVOLVER And BILLY IDOL Songs

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), will perform several songs from BLACK SABBATH, VELVET REVOLVER and Billy Idol on its upcoming tour. Asked by Billboard in a new ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: TESLA's 'Shock'

The official music video for "Shock", the title track of the new album from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be seen below. Released on March 8 via UMe, the follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" was produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited-edition translucent blue ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NEBULA To Release New Album In June

Desert rock titans NEBULA have extended their record deal with cult and fuzz rock label Heavy Psych Sounds. The band is currently working in the studio with producer Matt Lynch on its first new album in 13 years for a June release. Formed in 1997 by guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano upon leaving ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BLACK VEIL BRIDES Singer Releases Video For Title Track Of Second Solo Album, 'The Ghost Of Ohio'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) is giving fans another sneak preview of his much-anticipated sophomore solo album, "The Ghost Of Ohio" (Lava/Republic), with today's release of the title track. An accompanying music video, which was directed by Patrick Fogarty, can be seen below. "The Ghost Of Ohio" follows the recent release ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BARONESS Teases New Song; Frontman Says Fans Will Hear Full Track Performed Live On Tour

BARONESS guitarist/vocalist John Baizley recently spoke with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's current co-headlining tour with DEAFHEAVEN: John: "It came together the way most tours do. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TOOL's New Album Is Being Mastered By BOB LUDWIG

TOOL appears to be finalizing the mastering of its long-awaited new album. Earlier today (Thursday, March 7), the band shared a photo of guitarist Adam Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey alongside the album's producer/engineer Joe Barresi and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig, who previously mastered TOOL's most recent disc, 2006's "10,000 Days". Although ...

Read more

Posted in: News