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JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM On New AVATAR Album 'Avatar Country': 'It's A Heavy Metal Celebration'

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström of Swedish metallers AVATAR was interviewed on the February 16-18 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lyrical approach of the band's new "Avatar Country" studio album, which is ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist On Being Asked About SEBASTIAN BACH Reunion: 'It's Like Talking About An Ex-Girlfriend That You Dated 20 Years Ago'

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has told Ireland's Overdrive that the band is continuing to work on material for the final installment of its "United World Rebellion" trilogy of EPs. The follow-up to 2014's "Rise Of The Damnation Army - United World Rebellion: Chapter Two" and 2013's "United World Rebellion: Chapter One" ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Resume U.S. Tour Tomorrow

Following a severe lung infection that shut frontman Robb Flynn's throat down mid-show in Pittsburgh and resulted in the next two sold-out concerts in Cleveland and Detroit being canceled, MACHINE HEAD will resume its U.S. tour tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 20) in Des Moines, Iowa. The day after Pittsburgh, Robb visited a clinic in Cleveland ...

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DERRICK GREEN Says SEPULTURA 'Started To Develop A Little Bit More Of Their Own Personality' On 'Arise'

Daniel Dekay of Banger TV conducted an interview with SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green aboard this year's installment of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which was held February 1-5. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his musical beginnings in Cleveland, Ohio: Derrick: "For me, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist DIZZY REED On Playing Stadiums: 'You've Got To Kick Ass, Or It's Going To Be Embarrassing As Hell'

Longtime GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed was recently interviewed by Australia's Wall Of Sound. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether it's difficult to go from playing stadiums with GN'R to club shows as a solo artist: Dizzy: "I think it's just ...

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Croatia's ANIMAL DRIVE Releases 'Had Enough' Video

The official video for the song "Had Enough" from Croatia's ANIMAL DRIVE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Bite!", which will be released on February 23 via Frontiers Music Srl. ANIMAL DRIVE is a young and driven hard rock act founded in Zagreb, Croatia in 2012 by singer ...

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GODSMACK Teases New Music

GODSMACK has released a short video teaser for its upcoming album, tentatively due out this spring. The band's follow-up to 2014's "1000hp" will arrive to coincide with the 20th anniversary of GODSMACK's debut LP. The group's seventh studio disc was produced by Erik Ron, who has previously worked with PANIC! AT THE DISCO and SAOSIN. ...

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JOHN 5 To Be Joined By ACE FREHLEY At Whisky A Go Go Concert

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will be joined by Ace Frehley (KISS) during his April 6 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. As previously reported, also scheduled to appear at the show are Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) and Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), ...

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GODSMACK Gets Help From SEBASTIAN BACH, BILLY RAY CYRUS For New Video

GODSMACK filmed a video for the band's new single on Thursday, February 7 at a Los Angeles-area studio. The clip, which is being directed by the band's longtime visual collaborator Troy Smith, features television host and personality Chris Jacobs ("Overhaulin'") playing a fireman and cameo appearances by former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach and country ...

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SKID ROW Hopes To Enter Studio Soon To Complete Final Installment Of 'United World Rebellion' Trilogy Of EPs

SKID ROW plans to return to the studio soon to resume recording the final installment of its "United World Rebellion" trilogy of EPs. The follow-up to 2014's "Rise Of The Damnation Army - United World Rebellion: Chapter Two" and 2013's "United World Rebellion: Chapter One" will mark the band's first release with the South African-born, ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'DONALD TRUMP And AXL ROSE Have Shown To The World That Internet Just Isn't That Fun Anymore'

Sebastian Bach has lamented the fact that social media platforms are being used as tools by unscrupulous individuals to spread hate, abuse and extremism. The former SKID ROW singer, who has been extremely vocal in his distaste for the current U.S. president, tweeted on Thursday (February 1): "Donald Trump and [GUNS N' ROSES singer] Axl ...

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DISTURBED, INCUBUS, GODSMACK To Headline Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

DISTURBED, INCUBUS and GODSMACK will headline the 25th annual Rock Fest, set to take place July 12-15 in Cadott, Wisconsin. More than 65 bands bands will pack non-stop performances throughout the three-day event. Partial list of Rock Fest 2018 performers: DISTURBED INCUBUS GODSMACK RISE AGAINST HALESTORM SEETHER BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BUSH UNDEROATH GWAR BEARTOOTH SKID ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist: 'We Pride Ourselves In Being A Little Different From All The Other Thrash Bands'

Darko Rajić of Metal Jacket Magazine conducted an interview with DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar prior to the band's November 26 concert in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia alongside TESTAMENT and ANNIHILATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the variety found on DEATH ANGEL's most ...

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Croatia's ANIMAL DRIVE Releases 'Time Machine' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Time Machine" from Croatia's ANIMAL DRIVE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Bite!", which will be released on February 23 via Frontiers Music Srl. ANIMAL DRIVE is a young and driven hard rock act founded in Zagreb, Croatia in 2012 by ...

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HALESTORM, AEROSMITH, SKID ROW, KIX Members Perform At 'Chemokaze VI' Nashville Charity Event (Video)

HALESTORM members Lzzy Hale, Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith, along with Brad Whitford (AEROSMITH), Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) and Jimmy Chalfant (KIX) are among the musicians who joined THE EAST SIDE GAMBLERS on stage this past Saturday night (January 6) at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee at the Chemokaze VI charity event. Fan-filmed video ...

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DRAGONFORCE Bassist: How 'Reaching Into Infinity' Ended Up Being Band's Most 'Diverse' Album To Date

Jonny Goldsmith conducted an interview with DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq before the band's October 5 concert at Riverside in Newcastle, England. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about what makes DRAGONFORCE's latest album, 2017's "Reaching Into Infinity", the band's most diverse effort to date, Leclercq said: "I ended ...

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