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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces European Dates For His 'Basstory' Tour

Grammy Award-winning MEGADETH bassist, author, entrepreneur and metal icon David Ellefson, in association with Hexagon Booking, has announced a string of European dates to his "Basstory" tour, a series of limited and exclusive "Storytellers" dates, starting September 21 in Portland, Oregon. Dubbed "Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson", the show ...

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CHTHONIC To Release 'Battlefields Of Asura' Album In October

CHTHONIC, the Taiwanese metal band recognized for its unique signature performance, will release its eighth album, "Battlefields Of Asura" — the follow-up to 2013's "Butik" — on October 10. Formed in 1995, CHTHONIC has toured in over 40 countries, played hundreds of concerts and festivals, and become the most visible Taiwanese metal band with international ...

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EXODUS's Next Album Will Be 'Very Violent And Very Heavy'

EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza said during a press conference at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France that the band will wait for guitarist Gary Holt to complete his touring activities with SLAYER before they officially begin work on the follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. "We all know where Gary Holt is ...

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OBITUARY To Embark On East Coast Tour With EXMORTUS

Florida death metal legends OBITUARY will embark on a U.S. tour next month. The headlining East Coast run, with support from EXMORTUS, begins September 1 in Carrboro, North Carolina and ends September 16 in Ocala, Florida. OBITUARY comments: "We are super excited to announce the U.S. 'East Coast RedNeck Run II' and are really looking ...

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THE TREATMENT To Release New Album In Early 2019

THE TREATMENT is putting the finishing touches on its new album for an early 2019 release via Frontiers Music Srl. Fresh with a brand-new singer, Tom Rampton, and a new single, "Let's Get Dirty", the band will embark on co-headline tour this September with AIRRACE. "Let's Get Dirty" is a groove-laden, fist-pumping, unapologetic rock 'n' ...

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DRAGONFORCE's Next Album Could Arrive In September 2019

DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq has confirmed to Metal Wani that the band has commenced working on material for the follow-up to 2017's "Reaching Into Infinity" album. "Sam [Totman, guitar] and I started writing songs a few months ago — maybe two months ago — and I'm supposed to have a look at those songs, actually, ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist ERIC PETERSON Says New DRAGONLORD Album 'Dominion' Is Like A Glorified Solo Project

Alex Haber of Heavy New York recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESTAMENT's current support slot on SLAYER's "farewell" tour: Eric: "It's going great. Well, BEHEMOTH was on the first run ...

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RALF SCHEEPERS Says There's A 'Big Advantage' To Having Five Songwriters In PRIMAL FEAR

"The Rock Writer's Ramble" podcast recently conducted an interview with vocalist Ralf Scheepers of German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR about the band's forthcoming "Apocalypse" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it's becoming more difficult for PRIMAL FEAR to ...

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TESLA Guitarist Says Working With PHIL COLLEN On Upcoming 'Shock' Album Was 'Really Cool And Pretty Organic'

TESLA guitarist Dave Rude recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TESLA's recently completed tour with STYX and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS: Dave: "It was such a great tour. ...

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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Releases 'Brooding' Video

LINKIN PARK vocalist Mike Shinoda has released a music video for the song "Brooding", taken from his solo album "Post Traumatic". The clip, which can be seen below, was produced by Amigo And Company and directed by Rob Daly and Mark Fiore. Shinoda spoke with ET Canada about the songwriting process for "Post Traumatic", which ...

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Video Premiere: BEYOND THE BLACK's 'Million Lightyears'

German symphonic metal/power metal band BEYOND THE BLACK will release its new album, "Heart Of The Hurricane", on August 31 via Napalm Records (GSA via Airforce1). The official music video for the song "Million Lightyears", taken from "Heart Of The Hurricane", can be seen below. BEYOND THE BLACK's debut album, "Songs Of Love And Death" ...

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ABORTED: Lyric Video For 'TerrorVision' Title Track

ABORTED's new album, "TerrorVision", will be released on September 21 via Century Media Records. The artwork was created by Pär Olofsson (EXODUS, IMMOLATION, IMMORTAL). The official lyric video for the "TerrorVision" title track can be seen below. Comments ABORTED frontman Sven De Caluwé: "This song is the title track of the record first off and ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Play Snippet Of PANTERA's 'Cowboys From Hell'

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX performing a snippet of PANTERA's "Cowboys From Hell" during its July 31 concert at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania can be seen below. During an appearance on Eddie Trunk's SiriusXM tribute show to Vinnie Paul Abbott in late June, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante said that he met ...

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VINCE NEIL's Mother Dies After Battle With Cancer

Vince Neil is mourning the death of his mother. The MÖTLEY CRÜE singer wrote on Twitter: "It's with a sad heart that I tell you of the passing of my mom, affectionately known as Grandma Shirley. She loved rock and roll and Facebook. She'll be missed by me and hundreds of others. A true love ...

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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: 'Touch Taste Destroy' Title Track Available

"Touch Taste Destroy", the title track of the new EP from THE WHITE SWAN, the Canadian doom-laden sludge rock trio founded by drummer-turned-vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), can be streamed below. The disc will be released on September 7. Lander commented: "'Touch Taste Destroy' is about experiencing real romantic love for the first time. The kind ...

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WHITESNAKE: 'Unzipped' 5CD/DVD Set Featuring Rare And Previously Unreleased Acoustic Performances Due In October

It was the hard-rocking sound of hits like "Still Of The Night" and "Give Me All Your Love Tonight" that brought WHITESNAKE worldwide, multi-platinum success. Even so, the band's founder and lead singer, David Coverdale, has never been a stranger to the occasional ballad, going back to his early days with DEEP PURPLE on "Soldier ...

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