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MIKE PORTNOY On METALLICA: Never Has Such A Huge Band Also Had So Many 'Incredible Misses'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about METALLICA's inconsistent catalogue of music, which has ...

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EXODUS Teams Up With PUCK HCKY For PAUL BALOFF Tribute Jersey

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS have joined forces with PUCK HCKY — the custom hockey apparel brand dominating music merchandise — to present the "Bonded Forever" hockey jersey in tribute to the band's late frontman Paul Baloff, who passed away on February 2, 2002. Says EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt: "EXODUS are proud ...

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DIO DISCIPLES To Release Debut Album Via BMG

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager Wendy, is about to sign a deal with BMG for the release of the band's debut album. DIO DISCIPLES is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of vocalists, including ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim ...

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THE DARKNESS To Release 'Live At Hammersmith' Album In June

British rockers THE DARKNESS will release a live album, "Live At Hammersmith", on June 15 through Cooking Vinyl. The album captures the bandin sterling form at its London "Tour De Prance" show at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on December 10, 2017. The U.S. leg of "Tour De Prance" runs through May 2 in Dallas, Texas, ...

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STEVEN ADLER To Be Joined By Ex-DOKKEN, BANG TANGO Members On Australian ADLER'S APPETITE Tour

Following the announcement last month of his Australian tour, ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has unveiled the members of the the newly formed ADLER'S APPETITE FEATURING CONSTANTINE MAROULIS band that will be playing alongside him to celebrate the 30th anniversary of GNR's classic debut album by performing "Appetite For Destruction" in its entirety. They ...

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LIGHT THIS CITY Releases 'Terminal Bloom' Title Track

Reactivated Bay Area melodic death metal outfit LIGHT THIS CITY has released the title track to the band's upcoming fifth LP, and first in a decade, "Terminal Bloom". The group has also announced a run of West Coast tour dates supporting the LP's release. LIGHT THIS CITY returns with ten blazing tracks that capture the ...

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SINBREED Signs With MASSACRE RECORDS

SINBREED, the German power metal band featuring BLIND GUARDIAN drummer Frederik Ehmke and ex-VICIOUS RUMORS singer Nick Holleman, has inked a deal with Massacre Records. The group is currently working on a new album that is set to be released later this year. SINBREED recently parted ways with singer Herbie Langhans and has replaced him ...

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Watch Y&T Perform In Agoura Hills, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Y&T's April 22 performance at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California can be seen below. Y&T is still working on its long-awaited documentary, "On With The Show", to be released before the end of the year. "It's been taking an extremely long time to get that thing sorted out," frontman Dave ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Frontman To Host 2nd 'Small Bites Of Hope' Fundraiser For Mental Health Education + Suicide Prevention

Chef Brian Tsao, known for his appearances on Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay" and "Chopped" shows, as well as his high-energy, heavy metal chef persona on Metal Injection's "Taste Of Metal" web series, has announced "Small Bites Of Hope", a fundraiser event on May 9 at Vandal, the restaurant from executive chef and Food Network ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Launches LES BINKS' PRIESTHOOD

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks has launched a new band called LES BINKS' PRIESTHOOD. The group, which was put together specifically to play the material from Les's era with JUDAS PRIEST, also features guitarists Simon J. Pinto and Gus Mark, bassist Paul Smith and vocalist Adam Shepherd. Binks played drums on PRIEST's "Stained Class", ...

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Watch TOM KEIFER Perform In Houston

Fan-filmed video footage of Tom Keifer's April 22 performance at Proof Rooftop Lounge in Houston, Texas can be seen below. The CINDERELLA frontman, who recently released an expanded compilation of his critically acclaimed solo debut album, "The Way Life Goes", told Detroit's WRIF radio station about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up ...

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Video Premiere: PARKWAY DRIVE's 'Prey'

"Prey", the new Neal Walters-directed video from the Australian metal band PARKWAY DRIVE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming studio album, "Reverence", which will be released on May 4 via Epitaph Records. Frontman Winston McCall stated about the follow-up to 2015's "Ire": "'Reverence' represents the most honest and personal ...

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Video Premiere: BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's 'Over It'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have released the official music video for their new single, "Over It". The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Gravity", which will be made available on June 29. The "Over It" clip was directed by Stuart T. Birchall of Numinous Pictures. "Gravity" will be issued through ...

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W.E.T. Feat. JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'Kings On Thunder Road' Video

The official video for the song "Kings On Thunder Road" from the Swedish/American melodic hard rock supergroup W.E.T., which features vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, TALISMAN), guitarist/vocalist Erik Martensson (ECLIPSE, NORDIC UNION, AMMUNITION) and guitarist Robert Säll (WORK OF ART), can be seen below. The track is taken from W.E.T.'s third ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Is 'Cutting Demos' For Next Studio Album

Sebastian Bach has begun "cutting demos" for one of the tunes for his next studio album. According to the former SKID ROW singer, the song was written by former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, "and it rips." A video update from Bach can be seen below. Sebastian previously stated that "the ...

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