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MARUTA Signs With RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of tech-savvy grind specialists MARUTA. Founded in the swamplands of South Florida in 2005, MARUTA has been blurring the lines between grindcore and technical death metal ever since. The band has released two full-lengths through Willowtip Records, 2008's "In Narcosis" and 2011's "Forward Into Regression", to very positive reviews. ...

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DREAM THEATER's PETRUCCI, LABRIE Answer Questions About New Album - Part One

Part one of a new question-and-answer session with guitarist John Petrucci and vocalist James LaBrie of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about their upcoming, self-titled album can be seen below. "Dream Theater" — the band's 12th studio release overall, and fourth with Roadrunner Records — will be released on September 24. Speaking to Ultimate-Guitar.com, Petrucci ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: BLACK SABBATH Without BILL WARD Is 'Not A Reunion'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) was interviewed on the latest edition of former RIP magazine editor and veteran music journalist Lonn Friend's "Energize With Lonn Friend" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Commenting on BLACK SABBATH's decision to record and tour ...

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DOKKEN's 1984 Album 'Tooth And Nail' Remembered In New Ebook

A new two-dollar ebook tells the story of the making of the DOKKEN album "Tooth And Nail". Author Martin Popoff explains: "Fans in the know overwhelmingly pick DOKKEN's second proto-hair cruncher from 1984 as the band's penultimate spread of sugar and spice. For this one, I talked to the entire band — Don Dokken, George ...

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KILL DEVIL HILL Signs With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

KILL DEVIL HILL — the band featuring legendary drummer Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL) alongside Rex Brown (PANTERA, DOWN) on bass, Mark Zavon (RATT, W.A.S.P., 40 CYCLE HUM) on guitar and Jason "Dewey" Bragg (PISSING RAZORS) on vocals — has inked a multi-album North American deal with Century Media Records. The group's ...

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MIKE PORTNOY 'Would Love Nothing More' Than To Be 'One Happy Family' With Former Bandmates In DREAM THEATER

Drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) was interviewed on last night's (Friday, August 23) edition of Eddie Trunk's "Eddie Trunk Rocks" radio show on New York's Q104.3 FM. Asked if he has heard the new, self-titled album from his former bandmates in DREAM THEATER and what he thought of ...

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SOILENT GREEN/CROWBAR Drummer Undergoes Prostatectomy

On August 13, SOILENT GREEN/CROWBAR drummer Tommy Buckley underwent a prostatectomy (an operation to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it) after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. According to a posting on the SOILENT GREEN Facebook page, "The cancer was in a small part in his prostate but doctor suggested the ...

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SABATON At WACKEN OPEN AIR: Second Behind-The-Scenes Clip

The second behind-the-scenes clip from SABATON's August 2 appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. SABATON will release its new DVD and Blu-ray, "Swedish Empire Live", on September 20 via Nuclear Blast. The disc features the band's live performance at the renowned Polish Woodstock Festival in 2012, where ...

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Hand-Farted GOJIRA (Video)

During GOJIRA's signing session at the Tel Aviv Metalshop on August, prior to the band's first-ever performance in Israel, Metalist magazine photographer and GOJIRA fan Guy First performed his famed "hand-fart" variation on the classic GOJIRA track "Flying Wales". The members of GOJIRA stood in awe and filmed the performance, which was greeted with thunderous ...

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SABATON: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of SABATON's August 2 appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. Also included is an interview with SABATON vocalist Joakim Brodén conducted by the German TV channel ZDF Kultur. SABATON will release its new DVD and Blu-ray, "Swedish Empire Live", on September 20 via ...

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DARK FUNERAL Reissues Detailed

After recently signing to Century Media Records for their upcoming studio album, Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL are now ready to present a series of stunning reissues for their previous six albums that offer melodic yet blasting satanic hymns in absolute perfection. Created with the band's close cooperation, the first batch of DARK FUNERAL reissues ...

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SABATON At WACKEN OPEN AIR: First Behind-The-Scenes Clip

The first behind-the-scenes clip from SABATON's August 2 appearance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. SABATON has set "Swedish Empire Live" as the title of its new DVD and Blu-ray, due on September 20 via Nuclear Blast. The disc is expected to include footage of the band's November ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist Talks To Sweden's RSPTV (Video)

RSPTV conducted an interview with bassist Mike D'Antonio of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE on August 9 at the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has tapped McFarland & Pecci, the company co-owned by award-winning directors Ian McFarland and Mike Pecci, to helm the video for its ...

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Former KORN Drummer's INFINIKA: New Music Available For Streaming

Six songs from INFINIKA, the new band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria alongside ANYONE members Riz Story and Miles Martin, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The tracks available for listening are: "Sensitive", "Beautiful World", "Yesterday's Gone", "Crash", "Undone" and "Down". INFINIKA's "Beautiful World" video was directed by Story and was ironically ...

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SKINDRED: 'Ninja' Single Available For Streaming

"Ninja", the brand new single from the Welsh "ragga metal" act SKINDRED, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Kill The Power", which will be available for preorder from August 27. "Kill The Power" was recorded at The Chairworks studio in Leeds, United Kingdom with producer ...

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DREAM THEATER's PETRUCCI, LABRIE Talk To BLOODSTOCK RADIO About New Album (Video)

Michelle Livings of Bloodstock Radio recently conducted an interview with vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can now watch the chat below. DREAM THEATER will release its new, self-titled album — the band's 12th studio release overall, and fourth with Roadrunner Records — on September 24. Speaking ...

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SKINDRED: 'Ninja' Single Teaser

The cover artwork for "Ninja", the brand new single from the Welsh "ragga metal" act SKINDRED, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Kill The Power", which will be available for preorder from August 27. "Kill The Power" was recorded at The Chairworks studio in Leeds, United Kingdom with producer ...

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VINNY APPICE On LAST IN LINE: 'We Wanna Do A Lot More Gigs'

On August 10, GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, DIO) about LAST IN LINE — the band featuring Appice alongside fellow founding DIO members Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain and Claude Schnell, plus singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB. The chat, which took ...

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STRYPER Filming Two New Videos This Weekend

Christian rockers STRYPER are filming two new music videos this weekend off their forthcoming album, "No More Hell To Pay", which will be released on November 5 in North America via Frontiers Records. In an August 17 posting on the band's Facebook page, guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet writes: "Just finished shooting video #1 and now off ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer: New Album 'Is Coming'

German TV channel ZDF Kultur spoke with SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan earlier tonight (Saturday, August 17) prior to the band's performance at the Rock 'N' Heim festival in Hockenheim, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. At the conclusion of SYSTEM OF A DOWN's July 29 concert at the Hollywood Bowl ...

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MASTODON Drummer Interviewed By PopCultureMadness.com (Video)

Kristyn Clarke of PopCultureMadness.com conducted an interview with drummer Brann Dailor of Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON on July 24 at the Bristow, Virginia stop of this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for MASTODON's follow-up to 2011's "The Hunter", guitarist ...

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