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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I Don't Want To Be Considered A Freak Or An Anomaly'

Mike Seidinger of Austria's Stormbringer.at conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend prior to DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's February 14 gig at Arena in Vienna. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On relinquishing some control on DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's 2016 "Transcendence" album: Devin: "Everything is ...

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Songs of Darkness and Despair - BILL & PHIL

"Dooooooooog will hunt!" One thing about running your own horror festival, the residual effects are seemingly limitless. Phil Anselmo, who's been inadvertently dogging the underground press with his multiple doings, has yet another project to unveil. It's a unique endeavor, and a pretty damned cool one, at that. Picture, if you will, the actor who ...

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Reunited DEMOLITION HAMMER Is 'Talking About' Making New Studio Album

Conny Schiffbauer of Germany's Rock Hard magazine conducted an interview with the reunited cult New York thrash metal act DEMOLITION HAMMER during this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the DEMOLITION HAMMER reunion came about: Derek Sykes (guitar): ...

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OVERKILL Kicks Off North American Tour In Philadelphia (Video)

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL kicked off their North American tour on Tuesday, February 14 at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. OVERKILL is touring in support of its latest album, "The Grinding Wheel", which was released on February 10 via Nuclear Blast. The disc ...

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HATE To Release 'Tremendum' Album In May

Polish extreme black/death metallers HATE will release their new album, "Tremendum", on May 5 via Napalm Records. The cover artwork was created by Daniel Rusilowicz and can be seen below. The title "Tremendum" (eeriness and the fear of the holy) refers to an archaic notion of holiness, which is both good and evil. And you ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Salting Earth' Album In April

Richie Kotzen has never been an artist known for playing by the rules. And for this ever-adventurous triple-threat songwriter/guitarist/vocalist, that meant putting on the brakes after a nonstop flurry of band-related activity in order to refuel the creative process for the ten heartfelt and hard-hitting songs that comprise his new, vibrant 21st solo album, "Salting ...

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Video Premiere: OVERKILL's 'Goddamn Trouble'

"Goddamn Trouble", the new video from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Kevin Custer and edited by Denise Korycki at Wild Wind Productions (CANNIBAL CORPSE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). Commented OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "We hooked up again with Kevin Custer, the director behind the videos 'Armorist', ...

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XANDRIA: 'Call Of Destiny' Video Released

The official video for the song "Call Of Destiny" from German/Dutch symphonic metallers XANDRIA can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Theater Of Dimensions", which will be released on January 27 via Napalm Records. Commented the band: "After the release of 'Sacrificium', we embarked on our longest tour so ...

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Built to Last - HAMMERFALL

Following the band's 2015 "Maximum Metal"award bestowed by Metal Hammer (RIP Team Rock publications, hello again Future Publishing), power metal holdout HAMMERFALL returns with its tenth slab, "Built to Last". If MANOWAR's "The Lord of Steel"was gloriously predictable, so too is this one. Like MANOWAR, HAMMERFALL knows its hordes, and on this release, the group ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Mean, Green, Killing Machine'

The official lyric video for the song "Mean, Green, Killing Machine" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighteenth album, "The Grinding Wheel", which will be released on February 10, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Commented OVERKILL lead vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: "Let's keep this rolling. ...

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The Serpent Only Lies - CROWBAR

CROWBAR fans have been rejoicing with the recent return of original bassist Todd Strange following a 17-year hiatus. During this time, he focused on domestic life. The timing couldn't be more fitting since "The Serpent Only Lies", the band's eleventh full-length, is more than just a little bit reminiscent of its classic early material. The ...

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OVERKILL: Third Trailer For 'The Grinding Wheel' Album

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release their new studio album, titled "The Grinding Wheel", on February 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by OVERKILL and mixed by Andy Sneap (TESTAMENT, EXODUS, ACCEPT). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH). "The Grinding Wheel" track listing: 01. Mean ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE And ANTHRAX To Join Forces For 'The Killthrax Tour'; Special BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Metalcore forefathers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE (pictured) and thrash legends ANTHRAX will hit the road next spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands' itinerary will also include an April 15 appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin, as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double ...

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