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BABYMETAL To Release 'Distortion' 12-Inch Vinyl

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release a 12-inch vinyl single, "Distortion", on November 23, including a special version as part of Record Store Day Black Friday in the U.S. and Canada. BABYMETAL's song "Distortion" was released with sudden surprise in this May. In showing its new "Dark Side" on stage during the band's world ...

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Listen To New UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS Song 'Shockwave City'

"Shockwave City", a brand new song from UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wasteland", which is due to be released on October 12 via Rise Above Records. The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making ...

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Listen To New COHEED AND CAMBRIA Song 'Old Flames'

Roadrunner Records group COHEED AND CAMBRIA has unveiled a fourth new track from its highly anticipated new LP, "The Unheavenly Creatures". "Old Flames" can be streamed below. "The Unheavenly Creatures" is a sprawling 15-track, 78-minute epic which finds COHEED AND CAMBRIA returning to the conceptual narrative of "The Amory Wars". Set for release on October ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: Making Of Music Video For 'The Reckoning'

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Reckoning", the new music video from Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION, can be seen below. The first single from the band's forthcoming studio album, "Resist", features a guest appearance by PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix. "He's so much fun!" WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel told Metal Hammer about ...

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MADDER MORTEM: 'Liberator' Video Released

Norwegian alternative metallers MADDER MORTEM have released a music video for the song "Liberator". The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Marrow", which came out on September 21 via Dark Essence Records. The clip was created by the noted Romanian artist Costin Choireanu. According to MADDER MORTEM, "Liberator" "is the declaration of ...

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Inside Metal: The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal 2 - Various

Bob Nalbandian is a walking compendium of American metal, particularly conversant of the scene cultivated within his California habitat in the 1980s. His "Inside Metal" documentary series has become a go-to source on the subject of West Coast-birthed heavy metal. His recent work focuses upon the dawn of thrash from the Los Angeles and Bay ...

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Ocean Machine – Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv - THE DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

For those that have followed DEVIN TOWNSEND's career since his humbler mid-'90s beginnings with the harsher industrial-metal insanity of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD — and before that, as vocalist for Steve Vai's 1993 rocker "Sex & Religion" — it has to be incredibly satisfying to see the eclectic Canadian musician proudly making music on his own ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Release Live-Action, Animated Video For 'Driving Rain'

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS have released the new video for "Driving Rain", featuring hilarious live-action, animated adventure with ragdoll puppets. The song is the first single from SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS' new album, "Living The Dream", which was released on September 21 via Slash's own label Snakepit Records, in ...

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The Passage of Existence - Monstrosity

While MONSTROSITY hasn't attained the status and commercial success of some of its Florida death metal brethren, a case can be made that they deserve it. For many, the band's name comes up anecdotally as the band formerly fronted by CANNIBAL CORPSE's Corpsegrinder. His previous involvement can't be overstated. He was a founding member, and ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Releases Music Video For 'The Reckoning' Feat. PAPA ROACH's JACOBY SHADDIX

Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official video for "The Reckoning", the first single from their forthcoming studio album, "Resist". The track features a guest appearance by PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix. "He's so much fun!" WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel told Metal Hammer about Shaddix. "He's just fun to be around. After ...

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SHINEDOWN Guitarist Recalls Group's 'Some Kind Of Monster' Moment

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers recently spoke with Two Doods Reviews. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new single, "Get Up", the lyrics for which were inspired by bassist Eric Bass's battles with depression: Zach: "We started writing the same way that we always ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD: 'Mad Hatter' Video Released

The official video for the new AVENGED SEVENFOLD song "Mad Hatter" can be seen below. The track was recorded for the "Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4" video game and the clip uses game footage to present the song. "Mad Hatter" will be included on AVENGED SEVENFOLD's upcoming EP, "Black Reign", which will be made ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE On 'State Of Euphoria' Album: 'All Of Us In The Band Felt That It Was Not Finished'

On October 5, Island Records/Ume/Universal Music will release the 30th-anniversary, 2CD deluxe edition of ANTHRAX's fourth studio album, "State Of Euphoria". The package will consist of two discs: Disc One is the fully remastered album, all of the B-sides originally released in conjunction with the album, and "Antisocial" recorded live in London at the Hammersmith ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: Heavy Metal Is 'Alive And Well'

In a brand new interview with the "DOMKcast", TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy was asked to weigh in on the current state of the heavy metal scene. He responded: "Metal is alive and well. There's too many records to even list of how many incredible bands there are. There is no shortage of incredible bands making ...

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Loved - KEN MODE

Canada's KEN MODE has been doling out its unique blend of sonically and emotionally heavy music since the turn of the millennium. The band's sound includes elements of metallic hardcore and sludge wrestling atop a solid bedrock of noise rock. Sometimes dark and brooding, always ferocious, the group continues to shock and awe with a ...

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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: New Music On The Way

SACROSANCT, the German-Dutch progressive thrash metal outfit founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, has signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. SACROSANCT returns reformed to the scene after a 25-year hiatus. Kees Harrison (formerly of Dutch prog-metal act SPHERE OF SOULS) recently joined SACROSANCT on bass: "Having been a fan of ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR), with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (SWANS), Tara Vanflower (LYCIA), Neal Tiemann ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI To Take Part In 'A Life In Music' Events In Paisley And Edinburgh

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi will give a fascinating insight into his life and career at two very special events announced for October 2018. Billed as "Tony Iommi With Phil Alexander: A Life In Music", fans will witness Tony in conversation with respected journalist and broadcaster Phil Alexander at dates in Paisley and Edinburgh. ...

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