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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: METALLICA Came Up From Los Angeles To San Francisco To Emulate What EXODUS Was Doing

EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza was interviewed on a recent installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about EXODUS's influence on the early thrash metal scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zetro said: "I started [the pre-TESTAMENT ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'I Would Never Kill Myself'

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach says that he doesn't take his success for granted, unlike some other artists who have also made it big. "I think some people feel like they're owed something out of life, and I never, ever felt like that," he told the "WDHA Morning Jolt" radio show. "I ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Rock Iconz Statue Due In February/March

KnuckleBonz, creator of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, has launched a pre-order for the Rob Zombie Rock Iconz statue. Only 1,965 statues will be available. The Rob Zombie Rock Iconz limited-edition statue is currently in production and slated for a February/March 2018 release. This is a fine-art collectible; the statue is hand-cast in resin ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Singer Discusses 'Have Mercy On Me' Single, Video

Metalforce conducted an interview with vocalist Joakim "Jocke" Berg of Gothenburg, Sweden-based rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR before the band's November 11 concert in Roncade, Italy. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the first single, "Have Mercy On Me", from HARDCORE SUPERSTAR's upcoming album, "You Can't Kill My Rock 'N' Roll", Berg said: "In ...

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BEHEMOTH To Be Rejoined By Former Members In Warsaw

BEHEMOTH leader Adam "Nergal" Darski will be rejoined by his former bandmates Adam "Baal Ravenlock" Muraszko (drums) and Leszek "Les" Dziegielewski (guitar, bass) during the band's December 14 and December 15 "Merry Christless" concerts at Progresja in Warsaw, Poland. BEHEMOTH's current lineup was solidified during the making of 2004's "Demigod" album, featuring Nergal on vocals ...

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TNT Recruits Spanish Singer BAOL BARDOT BULSARA (Video)

Norwegian rockers TNT have recruited Baol Bardot Bulsara as their new singer. The Spanish vocalist made his live debut with TNT on Wednesday, November 22 at the Oslo Spektrum on Oslo, Norway, where the band performed as the support act for the SCORPIONS. TNT said in a statement: "This will be a new chapter for ...

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GLASSJAW To Release 'Material Control' Album In December

New York influential post-hardcore band GLASSJAW will release its long-awaited third album, "Material Control", on December 1. Speculation grew when a mysterious pre-order of the album was briefly visible online and then, suddenly, it disappeared. Word of the pre-order quickly spread across Reddit, Twitter and various music blogs and web sites. Fans began to cautiously ...

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Listen To Title Track Of ATROCITY's 'Masters Of Darkness' EP

Long-running German metallers ATROCITY will release a new EP, "Masters Of Darkness", on December 8 via Massacre Records. The disc is the perfect harbinger of the upcoming album "Okkult II", which will be released in 2018 via Massacre. Fans of harder ATROCITY material like the first "Okkult" album and the death metal classics "Hallucinations", "Todessehnsucht", ...

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LITA FORD Says Her New Album Is Turning Out 'Pretty Badass'

Lita Ford says that the songwriting process for new album is "going great." Helming the project once again is guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who previously worked with Lita on 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" disc. Speaking to Noise Blitz, Ford stated that the new songs are turning out "pretty badass. It's just been Gary Hoey and ...

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DISCHARGE Releases Official Music Video For 'The Broken Law'

U.K. hardcore punk legends DISCHARGE have released the official music video for the song "The Broken Law". The clip was shot in the fall of 2017 in London by Stuart Sterling. "The Broken Law" is taken from DISCHARGE's latest album, "End Of Days", which was released in April 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The band states: ...

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POWERWOLF To Enter Studio In January

German metallers POWERWOLF will enter Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden in January to begin recording their seventh studio album. Due in 2018 on Napalm Records, the follow-up to 2015's "Blessed & Possessed" will be produced by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others. "It feels exciting ...

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SCOTT IAN Says It Was His 'Responsibility' As PHILIP ANSELMO's 'Friend' To Call Him Out Over 'White Power' Incident

Scott Ian has defended his decision to publicly criticize Philip Anselmo in the wake of last year's "Dimebash" incident, saying that friends "have the responsibility to call somebody out" when they "think they're doing something wrong." At a January 2016 event at the Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood in honor of late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On '18 And Life On Skid Row' Autobiography: 'I Just Knew I Wanted It To Be A Fun Book'

Tony Tone of Vintage Sound 93.1 recently conducted an interview with Sebastian Bach about the newly released paperback version of the former SKID ROW frontman's autobiography, "18 And Life On Skid Row". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what readers can expect from the paperback ...

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MR. BIG's BILLY SHEEHAN Says PAT TORPEY Has 'Demonstrated Incredible Courage' During Battle With Parkinson's Disease

Italy's Rock Rebel magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Paul Gilbert and bassist Billy Sheehan of MR. BIG. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difference between touring with MR. BIG versus their solo projects and side bands such as THE WINERY DOGS: Paul: "MR. ...

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GEOFF TATE Says 'A New Reality' Will Be 'The Last Album' For OPERATION: MINDCRIME

JZ from "The Dark" on Minnesota radio station FM94 recently conducted an interview with former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME frontman Geoff Tate. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On making OPERATION: MINDCRIME a reality: Geoff: "First off, it's not an actual band. OPERATION: MINDCRIME is ...

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ORPHANED LAND: Teaser For 'Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs' Album

Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND will release their new studio album, "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs", on January 26, 2018 via Century Media. Jens Bogren once again took over mixing and mastering duties of what turned out to be the band's best and biggest production so far. "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs" features ...

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THE ANSWER Frontman To Release 'White Feather' Solo Album

Cormac Neeson of Irish rockers THE ANSWER will release his first solo album, "White Feather", in 2018. The disc will be recorded in Nashville starting in January with producer Blue Miller, who played in the pop group JULIA and performed and recorded with Bob Seger before recording three solo albums and creating Emmy-winning music for ...

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