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JASON NEWSTED: I Saved METALLICA Twice

Czech Republic's Muzikus.cz recently conducted an interview with former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted. You can now listen to the chat in three parts below. Speaking about his decision to leave METALLICA in 2001, Jason said: "I don't know if this is selfish, and anybody ...

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KILLING RABIES Featuring LETHAL Members: EP Available For Download

While on a hiatus from the legendary power/progressive metal band LETHAL around 1999, vocalist Tom Mallicoat and guitarist David McElfresh wrote and recorded a batch of tunes under the band name KILLING RABIES; these songs were never released...until now. KILLING RABIES' four-song EP, "Turn Of The Century", featuring "Killing Rabies", "Devil To Pay", "Look At ...

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Former THERION Backing Singer JOHANNA MÅRLÖV Dies At 38

Christofer Johnsson of Swedish progressive/experimental metallers THERION has released the following statement: "Today the sad news reached me that Johanna Mårlöv passed away. Johanna was singing in the live choir for THERION during the 'Lemuria'/'Sirius B' era and travelled with the band and did shows in over 25 countries. She had been struggling bravely with ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Bassist Pays Tribute To SLAYER's JEFF HANNEMAN

Decibel magazine’s July issue (on newsstands in June) features a nine-page tribute to late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman in the form of a moving retrospective obituary, some of Hanneman's most biting quotes, and a litany of heartfelt remembrances from EXODUS, Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA), AT THE GATES, TESTAMENT, CANNIBAL CORPSE and countless other contemporaries, including ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Performs Live For First Time; Video Available

BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals), Damon Johnson (guitar), Scott Gorham (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums, made its live debut this past Thursday, May 30 at The Marshall Theatre in Milton Keynes, ...

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All Hell Breaks Loose - BLACK STAR RIDERS

What a difference a name makes. Had the members of BLACK STAR RIDERS, who essentially comprise the modern touring lineup of THIN LIZZY, actually dared to release this new album of original material - which bears the fittingly sardonic title "All Hell Breaks Loose" - under the latter band's hallowed moniker, it's fair to assume ...

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GARY HOLT: JEFF HANNEMAN Was 'A True Original And One Of The Greats'

Decibel magazine’s July issue (on newsstands in June) features a nine-page tribute to late SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman in the form of a moving retrospective obituary, some of Hanneman's most biting quotes, and a litany of heartfelt remembrances from EXODUS, Philip Anselmo (DOWN, PANTERA), AT THE GATES, TESTAMENT, CANNIBAL CORPSE and countless other contemporaries, including ...

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AC/DC Singer Profiled On British Documentary Special

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson will be profiled on tonight's (Saturday, June 1) episode of the "Rock Icon" series on the British art-oriented channel Sky Arts 1 HD at 8 p.m. U.K. time. A description of the program reads as follows: "Johnson is profiled in this documentary special by former MP and heavy metal rock fan ...

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KIX In Pre-Production For New Album

Maryland rockers KIX are currently in pre-production with producer/songwriter Taylor Rhodes (AEROSMITH) for their new studio album and first since 1995's "$how Bu$ine$$". The new CD will be released later in the year via Frontiers Records. KIX singer Steve Whiteman last year stated about the upcoming CD: "We have been hard at work getting new ...

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KATATONIA Interviewed In Tucson (Video)

On May 23, The Age Of Metal conducted an interview with Swedish dark rockers KATATONIA when the band played at The Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona as the support act for OPETH. You can now watch the chat below. KATATONIA will return with a special triple-LP vinyl release featuring an epic set of classics from ...

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TOOL Drummer's VOLTO! To Release 'Incitare' In July

From the very get-go, VOLTO! was an oddity. Here is a band comprised of some of the most accomplished musicians in Los Angeles (including the drummer of Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling band TOOL) who were down right excited about playing cover tunes in a tiny jazz club in the Valley. This at a time when dyed-in-the-wool ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Interviewed By Italy's LINEAROCK (Video)

Barbara Caserta and Marco Garavelli of Linearock recently conducted an interview with BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals), Damon Johnson (guitar), Scott Gorham (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums. You can ...

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DREAM THEATER's 'Live At Luna Park' Pushed Back To November

"Live At Luna Park", DREAM THEATER's live concert, which was previously scheduled for release in May via Eagle Rock Entertainment, will now drop in North America on November 5 as a Blu-ray, 2DVD, 2DVD + 3CD, Blu-ray + 3CD, deluxe edition with 40-page book, Blu-ray + 2DVD + 3CD, and digital video via iTunes. Comments ...

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FIGHT OR FLIGHT: Trailer For 'First Of The Last' Video

A trailer for "First Of The Last", the first-ever video from FIGHT OR FLIGHT, the new band featuring DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan and drummer Mike Wengren, along with EVANS BLUE singer Dan Chandler, Sean Corcoran of RA on bass and Jeremy Jayson on guitar, can be seen below. The full clip will make its online ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS Films 'Hey Judas' Video

BLACK STAR RIDERS — the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals), Damon Johnson (guitar), Scott Gorham (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums — filmed a video for the song "Hey Judas" on Monday, May 27 with Northern ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Anaheim Concert Footage Available

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's May 9 concert at House Of Blues in Anaheim, California can be seen below. Malmsteen has just released his autobiography entitled "Relentless: The Memoir" via Wiley. How does a kid from Sweden make his way to America at the tender age of eighteen and, within a month, have people ...

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FORBIDDEN's CRAIG LOCICERO Pays Tribute To SLAYER's JEFF HANNEMAN

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area guitarist Craig Locicero (pictured below; FORBIDDEN, MANMADE GOD, SPIRALARMS) has posted the following message on his Facebook page regarding the passing of SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman: "I haven't said very much publicly about the passing of Jeff Hanneman, because I really didn't ever know him very well. The one conversation ...

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CEMETARY Mainman Returns With New Band LORDS OF SATURN

After eight years of being away from the metal scene, CEMETARY mainman Mathias Lodmalm, who now resides in Berlin, Germany, is back with his new band LORDS OF SATURN. The rest of the group's members live in Sweden. LORDS OF SATURN is: Mathias Lodmalm - Vocals, Guitar Jonas Clefström - Drums Teo Dahnberg - Bass ...

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JORN: 'Traveller' Video Released

"Traveller", the new video from Norwegian hard rock singer Jorn Lande, can be seen below. The song is the title track of Lande's new album, which will be released on June 11 in North America and June 14 in Europe via Frontiers Records. Considered one of the greatest legends in rock, and by many as ...

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ALTAIR Announces New Guitarist

Stockholm, Sweden based thrashers ALTAIR have announced the addition of guitarist Michel Isberg to the group's ranks. According to a post on the band's Facebook page, "Michel is best known as frontman, guitarist, singer [and] mastermind in the awesome metal band MACHINERY, who sadly called it quits a while ago. Michel also plays ...

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PICTURE ME BROKEN: 'Torture' Video Released

"Torture", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area poppy metalcorists PICTURE ME BROKEN — who are fronted by Layla "Brooklyn" Allman, the 20-year-old daughter of legendary Southern rocker and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Gregg Allman — can be seen below. The clip was directed by Patrick Fogarty (BLACK VEIL BRIDES, GYPSYHAWK) and ...

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