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FIRE FOR EFFECT Feat. Former MALEVOLENT CREATION Members: Deal With AGONIA RECORDS Announced

FIRE FOR EFFECT, the new death metal band featuring guitarist Gio Geraca (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION), vocalist Bret Hoffmann (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION) and drummer Derek Roddy (ex-HATE ETERNAL, NILE), has signed a deal with Agonia Records. Despite being formed merely two years ago, FIRE FOR EFFECT is not short on experience or talent. With its members drawing from ...

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Listen To New OBSCURA Song 'Emergent Evolution'

"Emergent Evolution", a brand new song from Germany's progressive death metal masters OBSCURA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Diluvium", which is due out July 13 on CD, LP and digital via Relapse Records. OBSCURA completes its long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of "Diluvium" (defined as ...

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BLEEDING THROUGH Frontman On 2014 Split: 'We Felt That To The People That Were Working For Us, We Were A Cash Cow'

Frontman Brandan Schieppati of recently reactivated California metallers BLEEDING THROUGH says he felt like his band was treated like a "cash cow" by its record company, booking agent and management, ultimately leading to their split in 2014. Schieppati also cited the rigorous demands of the album-tour cycle that was starting to cause friction in the ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER Receives Honorary Doctorate From Oregon's Pacific University: Photos

Oregon's Pacific University awarded an honorary doctorate to longtime university Trustee Tommy Thayer, the lead guitarist for legendary rock band KISS, at the university's spring undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19 at Hanson Stadium on the Forest Grove Campus. Thayer, who grew up in Beaverton and graduated from Sunset High School in 1978, has ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And COREY GLOVER Team Up In ULTRAPHONIX: 'Original Human Music' Album Due In August

earMUSIC has announced the worldwide release of the debut album by ULTRAPHONIX, the new creation of Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR) and George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), alongside the great rhythm section formed by drummer Chris Moore and Pancho Tomaselli on bass. "Original Human Music" was co-produced by Bob Daspit (SAMMY HAGAR) and it displays the ...

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DISTURBED Completes Recording New Album

According to DISTURBED bassist John Moyer, the band has finished recording its new album The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko. Moyer broke the news by posting an Instagram photo of him, Churko, drummer Mike Wengren and guitarist Dan Donegan at a restaurant, along with the caption: "Celebratory dinner! New ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Releases 'Basic Needs' Song From 'Black Labyrinth' Solo Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has released the song "Basic Needs" from his upcoming debut solo album, "Black Labyrinth". The disc will be released on May 25 via Sumerian Records. Diverse and progressive, "Black Labyrinth" represents a natural evolution for Jonathan, whose previous musical contributions have yielded two Grammy Award wins, eight Grammy Award nominations, worldwide ...

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SHARON DEN ADEL Says Lack Of Inspiration For WITHIN TEMPTATION Led To Creation Of MY INDIGO Solo Project

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with WITHIN TEMPTATION frontwoman Sharon Den Adel about her new solo project, MY INDIGO. You can listen to the entire interview via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of MY INDIGO: Sharon: "I've been touring with WITHIN ...

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KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Oregon's Pacific University

Oregon's Pacific University will award an honorary doctorate to longtime university Trustee Tommy Thayer, the lead guitarist for legendary rock band KISS, at the university's spring undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19 at Hanson Stadium on the Forest Grove Campus. Thayer, who grew up in Beaverton and graduated from Sunset High School in 1978, ...

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JOE ELLIOTT's Previously Unreleased Cover Of 'This Is For You' To Appear On 'Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack'

UMe has announced the release of "Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story, The Soundtrack" on June 8. The album comes on the heels of the film's streaming debuts on Hulu and Amazon Prime following last year's successful theatrical run and the DVD/Blu-ray releases. The soundtrack is the first official career retrospective compilation for the guitar ...

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Video Premiere: MASTODON's 'Clandestiny'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a music video for their song "Clandestiny". The animated clip was directed by Brazilian-born motion designer Ariel Costa of BlinkMyBrain. "Clandestiny" is taken from MASTODON's latest album, "Emperor Of Sand", which came out in March 2017. The follow-up to 2014's "Once More 'Round The Sun" was recorded at The ...

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ANDREW W.K. Releases 'Music Is Worth Living For' Video

Andrew W.K. recently released "You're Not Alone", his first new album in more than a decade. The record has received passionate responses from fans and rave reviews from critics, and today, Andrew unleashes a new video for the album's anthemic statement of purpose, "Music Is Worth Living For". Directed and edited by Tim Dennesen, the ...

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MORBID ANGEL Frontman: 'Extreme Music Seems To Grow In Popularity And Intrigue When The World Is In Chaos'

The Conductor of WSOU 89.5 FM recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve Tucker of Floridian death metal veterans MORBID ANGEL. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reaction to the band's new "Kingdoms Disdained" studio album: Steve: "Man, honestly, I ...

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KAMELOT's THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD: 'When It Comes To Our Mobile Phones, So Many Of Us Are Prisoners Of These Screens'

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood. You can now listen to the chat via the Soundcloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's nervous or afraid of AI (Artificial Intelligence) having a stronger influence in society, which is one of the ...

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KORN Frontman Kicks Off Solo Tour In Portland (Video)

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis began his solo tour in support of his forthcoming album, "Black Labyrinth", on Friday (April 6) in Portland, Oregon. Davis's set was weighed heavily in favor of the new LP, along with songs he wrote for the soundtrack of the 2002 movie "Queen Of The Damned" and a cover of Neil ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Releases Music Video For 'Everyone' Song From 'Black Labyrinth' Solo Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has released the official music video for his song "Everyone". The clip was directed and edited by Stephen Steelman and was produced by Brigantine Films / Renaissance Man Productions. "Everyone" is taken from Davis's highly anticipated debut solo album, "Black Labyrinth", which will be released on May 25 via Sumerian Records. ...

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