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Bloodlust - BODY COUNT

It's no secret, the nation's been divided and as ICE-T yelps, you know the reason why. A conservative cotillion resumes command of the White House following a controversial election still under investigation. In response, the streets are raging and BODY COUNT has something to say, of course. Guitarist Ernie C, especially, views this presidential turmoil ...

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Video: STEVEN TYLER Performs In Osaka, Japan

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler performed with his Nashville-based band LOVING MARY on April 8 at Zepp Osaka Bayside in Osaka, Japan. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Tyler's debut solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere", last July entered Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 1 with first-week sales of ...

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ANTHRAX: Quality Fan-Filmed Footage Of Philadelphia Concert

Quality fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX's April 5 performance at Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen in the YouTube playlist below. ANTHRAX and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE kicked off "The Killthrax Tour" on March 29 at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. With ANTHRAX and KILLSWITCH ENGAGE rotating the closing slot over the course ...

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No, METALLICA Did Not Steal Riffs From '80s Metal Band INCUBUS

'80s death metal band INCUBUS (not to be confused with popular California rock band of the same name) has denied sending a cease-and-desist letter to METALLICA's legal team alleging that the heavy metal giants copied riffs from INCUBUS's songs. BLABBERMOUTH.NET was one of the media outlets which were sent a copy of the supposed cease-and-desist ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Holds Grand Opening Of ELLEFSON COFFEE CO. In Jackson (Video)

Ellefson Coffee Co., the boutique coffee brand of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, is holding the grand opening of its brick-and-mortar store this weekend (April 7-9) in David's former hometown of Jackson, Minnesota (population: 3,299). In addition to Ellefson himself, today's festivities featured a special uest appearance by comedian and "That Metal Show" co-host Don Jamieson. ...

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BIFF BYFORD Says SAXON's Motto Is 'Never Surrender'

The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series conducted an interview with SAXON frontman Biff Byford prior to the band's March 16 show at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, California where they were the support act for UFO. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SAXON's longevity: Biff: ...

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Halfway Human - WITHIN THE RUINS

What hell FEAR FACTORY, MESHUGGAH and even BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS hath wrought! Technical extreme metal being less of a fashionable offshoot and more of a challenge that's been met to death already, WITHIN THE RUINS is one of the few bands of its kind that still seek to impress. Even if that means roughing up ...

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WICK - ROYAL THUNDER

Georgia is one of contemporary American metal's saving graces. Thusly it shouldn't be a surprise that the state’s ROYAL THUNDER now claims bragging rights, alongside the esteemed company of MASTODON, BARONESS and KYLESA, as sludge-prog cream of the crop. Though ROYAL THUNDER has taken a slower course to recognition, thirteen years to be precise, its ...

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Ready To Strike - KING KOBRA

KING KOBRA had the world to gain and had it, almost. The band had drumming veteran Carmine Appice for a leader. It had an arsenal buffered by fleeting future stars: guitarist Mick Sweda in BULLETBOYS, bassist Johnny Rod in W.A.S.P. and guitarist David Michael-Phillips (aka David Henzerling) who later found himself running a full ...

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STEVEN TYLER Collaborates with SOUNDWAVES Artist TIM WAKEFIELD

AEROSMITH singer Steven Tyler is bringing the re-recording of "Janie's Got A Gun" to life to support his philanthropic initiative Janie's Fund. The project with Soundwaves artist Tim Wakefield has produced unique and distinctive digital artworks on canvas to be sold through the Soundwaves Art Foundation to support the fund. Through "Janie's Got a Gun", ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Watch 'Mutter' Performance Clip From 'Paris' DVD

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will release a new concert DVD and Blu-ray, "Paris", on May 19. The set was recorded in March 2012 at the then-named Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris (now AccorHotels Arena) during RAMMSTEIN's "Made In Germany" tour, and was helmed by the band's longtime collaborator, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund. A performance ...

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Video Premiere: THE OBSESSED's 'Sacred'

"Sacred", the new video from Maryland doom legends THE OBSESSED, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's first studio album in over twenty years, which is being released today (Friday, April 7) via Relapse Records. "Sacred" is being made available on CD, LP, deluxe double LP, and digital formats. ...

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THE CHARM THE FURY Releases 'Blood And Salt' Video

The official video for the song "Blood And Salt" from the Amsterdam-based metal band THE CHARM THE FURY can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's sophomore album, "The Sick, Dumb & Happy", which was released on March 17 via Nuclear Blast / Arising Empire. The disc was recorded at Wisseloord, ICP ...

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VINTERSORG To Release 'Till Fjälls Del II' In June

It was a tricky question... How would Swedish duo VINTERSORG continue after 2014's intriguing album "Naturbål"? Shunning repetition, vocalist and mastermind Andreas "Vintersorg" Hedlund did the unthinkable and composed a sequel to his groundbreaking 1998 album "Till Fjälls", which is considered to be one of the most important albums in the genre of black/folk metal! ...

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SLAUGHTER Frontman MARK SLAUGHTER: New Solo Song 'Hey You' Available For Streaming

SLAUGHTER vocalist Mark Slaughter will release his sophomore solo album, "Halfway There", in May worldwide via EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The follow-up to 2015's independently released "Reflections In A Rear View Mirror" is a stunning return to form for Slaughter, channeling the familiar hard rock sensibility of classic-era ...

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Nocturnes And Requiems - WITHERFALL

Sometimes a band finds itself in a devastating position even when they have much to look forward to. WITHERFALL will be profiled all over the metal press this year for a remarkable debut album undermined by tragedy. Drummer Adam Sagan (also from CIRCLE II CIRCLE and INTO ETERNITY) passed away unexpectedly last December right as ...

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