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Former A LIFE ONCE LOST, FURY OF FIVE Members Join Forces In VEXES

From the ashes of renowned Pennsylvania/New Jersey-based rock and metal groups A LIFE ONCE LOST, FURY OF FIVE, VESSL and DOWNSTAGE rises a vital new lifeform, VEXES — the experimental, eclectic, groove-infused new post-rock outfit featuring frontman Charlie Berezansky, guitarist John Klagholz, drummer Justin Graves, and the band's newest member, bassist Bobby Carpenter. VEXES' debut ...

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Video: ROB HALFORD, SLASH, ACE FREHLEY, DAVID ELLEFSON Perform At ALICE COOPER's 'Christmas Pudding'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Ace Frehley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES) and David Ellefson (MEGADETH) are among the musicians who performed at Alice Cooper's 16th annual "Christmas Pudding" show to benefit the legendary rocker's Solid Rock Teen Center. Also appearing at the event, which was held on Saturday (December 9) at the Celebrity Theatre in ...

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Soul Pretender - PRIMITIVE RACE

Originally staked as an industrial supergroup mirroring the essence of REVOLTING COCKS, FRONT 242 and NITZER EBB, the PRIMITIVE RACE cotillion, and sound, has been shaken up—drastically. Founded by LORDS OF ACID/REVOLTING COCKS bassist Chris Kniker, PRIMITIVE RACE was fortified in 2013 by Erie Loch (LUXT, BLOWNLOAD, EXAGEIST), Raymond Watts (KMFDM, PIG), Mark Gemini Thwaite ...

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JEFF WATERS Says He Went Back To The Sound Of ANNIHILATOR's First Eight Years For New Album 'For The Demented'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with mainman Jeff Waters of Canadian thrash veterans ANNIHILATOR. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On getting back to ANNIHILATOR's "roots" with their new studio album, "For The Demented": Jeff: "Just doing this for quite some time, you ...

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THE FELL Feat. BILLY SHEEHAN: 'Footprints' Video Released

Newly formed alternative rock band THE FELL has released the official music video for its debut single, "Footprints". The clip was filmed in a bomb shelter and biological weapons test site on an active military compound in Poland. "Footprints" will be featured on THE FELL's upcoming album, the release date for which has not yet ...

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FILTER: 'Mother E' Video Released

FILTER's music video for the song "Mother E" can be seen below. The track comes off the band's current album, "Crazy Eyes". Frontman/mastermind Richard Patrick commissioned an epic clip for the compelling cut. FILTER has always been about defying expectations and making strong statements. Patrick has sounded off on many timely topics of late, none ...

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Have STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Finally Found Their New Singer?

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have apparently settled on their new singer, according to former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo. The Pulse Of Radio reported that Lenardo watched the band's new lineup perform at rehearsal over the weekend, with Lenardo writing on social media, "Feeling blessed I just got to see my friends from STONE TEMPLE PILOTS play ...

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Suicide Silence - SUICIDE SILENCE

Weeks before the release of SUICIDE SILENCE's self-titled fifth album, the band found itself under scrutiny with its preview track, "Doris". That's the polite way to put it. Vocalist Eddie Hermida and guitarist Mark Helymun took to MetalSucks.net with a video cam and printouts of some of the negative Internet posts cast against the group; ...

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FILTER Leader Working On 'Ambient' New Album

Richard Patrick is working on an "ambient"-based FILTER album that he will make available through all the streaming music services later in the year. The FILTER leader revealed his plans for the disc — tentatively titled "Sounds For Sloan And Other Restless Children" — via a video message posted on the band's Facebook page. He ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'One Of My Main Goals As A Musician Is To Have My Own Sound'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was interviewed on the December 19 edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On preventing his creative enthusiasm from getting overwhelmed by sorting through the sheer volume ...

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Echoes of the Tortured - SINSAENUM

A smorgasbord of musicians from death and black metal bands with power metal and nu metal luminaries coming together in one band doesn't make much sense on paper, but the devil is in the details. It seems that's what SINSAENUM is attempting to summon with their debut, "Echoes of the Tortured", sonically, anyway. Former SLIPKNOT ...

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SLAYER Is Selling Collectible Plaques Commemorating 30th Anniversary Of 'Reign In Blood'

SLAYER is selling 18"x24" collectible plaques commemorating the 30th anniversary of the band's classic 1986 album "Reign In Blood". This will only be made once in a limited edition of 50. The plaques contain a certificate of authenticity plate that is numbered. The setlist reproduction portion is signed by bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry ...

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Victorious - WOLFMOTHER

Andrew Stockdale is, for all intents and purposes these days, WOLFMOTHER. A few years back, he tried, to no avail, to drop the moniker altogether and work under his own name. Contract obligations brought WOLFMOTHER back as a playing entity, and this cycle of confusion resulted in the independently released, production-raw "New Crown" album. Now ...

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Crazy Eyes - FILTER

Richard Patrick has been searching for that next great moment in FILTER, one automatically held accountable to "Short Bus" and "Title of Record". Though it's a curse no artist wishes to be burdened with, Patrick has been answerable for NINE INCH NAILS, from which he and Brian Liesegang founded this band. They hit runaway success, ...

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Unleashed - SKILLET

Since breaking out, Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning Christian rockers SKILLET have been averaging a new album every three years since 2003's "Collide". In the wake of the release of 2013's "Rise", John CooperSKILLET's lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder — reportedly began writing the songs for the band's new album, "Unleashed". After the band's ...

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PAUL STANLEY Talks About Possibility Of Another KISS Studio Album, Future Without Any Original Members

Legendary KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently stopped by David Fishof's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp and participated in a question-and-answer-style interview interview with 16-year-old radio host Miles "The Shoe" Schuman. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KISS's decision, in 1983, during the recording of the band's ...

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PAUL STANLEY Comments On LED ZEPPELIN Lawsuit, War Of Words With NIKKI SIXX And Reunion With ACE FREHLEY

Russ Rollins of the "Monsters" recently conducted an interview with KISS frontman Paul Stanley. You can now listen to the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On LED ZEPPELIN being accused of copying the iconic guitar riff in "Stairway To Heaven" from SPIRIT's 1968 instrumental "Taurus": Stanley: "Well, it's pretty strange that ...

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