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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Has 'Always Been On The Front Edge Of Technology'

"The Rockside Chronicles with Shawn Sixx" conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether caffeine is the new "drug of choice" for veteran rockers: David: "It's been ...

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ANTHRAX Cancels European Tour Plans

According to the Facebook page of the IN FLAMES-curated Borgholm Brinner festival, ANTHRAX has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer "due to scheduling conflicts." The bandmembers "sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon," ANTHRAX says in a statement. ANTHRAX was one of several acts scheduled to ...

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JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM On New AVATAR Album 'Avatar Country': 'It's A Heavy Metal Celebration'

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström of Swedish metallers AVATAR was interviewed on the February 16-18 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lyrical approach of the band's new "Avatar Country" studio album, which is ...

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UNDERØATH To Release 'Erase Me' Album In April

Fearless Records has announced the signing of UNDERØATH. The band's sixth studio album — and its first since 2010 — "Erase Me", will be released on April 6. The confirmation of what is one of rock music's most anticipated and speculated-about reunions arrives with UNDERØATH's first new song in nearly a decade, "On My Teeth". ...

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HELMET: 'Life Or Death' Video Released

Video footage of HELMET performing the "Dead To The World" album track "Life Or Death" on April 28, 2017 at 170 Russell in Melbourne Australia can be seen below. The clip was produced and directed by Richard De Silva. As previously reported, HELMET and PRONG will join forces for a co-headlining U.S. tour in May. ...

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SUPERJOINT Releases New Performance Video For 'F**k Your Enemy'

SUPERJOINT's new video for the song "Fuck Your Enemy" can be seen below. The clip was shot by Mike Holderbeast in New Orleans, Lousiana during the band's 2017 tour. SUPERJOINT's latest album, "Caught Up In The Gears Of Application", was released in November 2017 via singer Philip Anselmo's Housecore record label. The disc was recorded ...

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RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY Preparing To Record Fifth Solo Album

According to a February 14 Facebook post from RATT singer Stephen Pearcy, he is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording his fifth solo album. Stephen's fourth solo album, "Smash", was released in January 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl. Speaking about the songwriting process for his solo material, Pearcy told Music Existence: "RATT's music ...

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HELMET And PRONG Join Forces For U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

HELMET and PRONG will join forces for a co-headlining U.S. tour in May. The trek kicks off May 3 in Atlanta and concludes on May 26 at Baltimore's Maryland Deathfest. PRONG's Tommy Victor said in a statement: "Finally! HELMET and PRONG on tour together at last. The circle is now complete. rom the years of ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Discusses KIRK HAMMETT Collaboration In New 'Resurrection' Trailer

The third trailer for "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, is available below. Due on March 2 via Nuclear Blast, the disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne ...

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METAL CHURCH Drummer STET HOWLAND's Cancer Is In Remission

Former W.A.S.P. and current METAL CHURCH drummer Stet Howland is in remission from Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), an aggressive type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that develops from the B-cells in the lymphatic system. Howland revealed the good news on his Facebook page, saying that results from last Friday's a positron emission tomography (PET) scan showed ...

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OVERKILL Frontman On 'The Grinding Wheel': 'It Still Has The Feeling That It's A Five-Knuckle Punch'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he feels about the band's latest studio album, "The Grinding Wheel", a year after its release: Bobby: "I think after ...

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SIXX:A.M. Members JAMES MICHAEL And DJ ASHBA Launch PYROMANTIC

SIXX:A.M. members James Michael (vocals) and DJ Ashba (guitar) have launched a brand new project called PYROMANTIC. The "American songwriting duo" is putting the finishing touches on an album's worth of music, to be released later in the year. PYROMANTIC will film a video for its debut single "in a couple of weeks" in Las ...

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OVERKILL Is Working On New Music

Veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have returned to the studio to resume work on demos for their upcoming album. According to a post on the band's Facebook page, at least four new songs are in varying stages of completion at this point, with more to come. In a brand new interview with Australia's 3D Radio, ...

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Former ANTHRAX Singer DAN NELSON Launches WOLFPACK BLACK

Former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson has launched a brand-new project called WOLFPACK BLACK. Rounded out by bassist Pat Foote (STEEL REIGN) and drummer Dan Mintzer (PULL, BREAKAGE RISING), the group's sound is described as "metal through and through" with songs that are "both brutal and catchy." For more information, visit the WOLFPACK BLACK

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Listen To Debut Album From LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN Feat. TOOL's DANNY CAREY And MASTODON's BRENT HINDS

LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN's self-titled debut album is available for streaming in its entirety below. The disc will be released this Friday, February 9 via Dine Alone Records. LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN is a genre-destroying supergroup featuring TOOL's Danny Carey on drums, MASTODON's Brent Hinds on guitar, director Jimmy Hayward ("Jonah Hex") on guitar, David ...

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