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SPADES AND BLADES: 'Beat The Odds' Video Released

Los Angeles metalcore outfit SPADES AND BLADES has released the official video for the brand new track "Beat The Odds". The song was produced by Dino Cazares of FEAR FACTORY fame and was engineered by Damien Rainaud (ONCE HUMAN, DRAGONFORCE). The video was produced by Tommy Jones of Videohammer (KATAKLYSM, TESTAMENT, DIMMU BORGIR, SLAYER). This ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'WARREN DEMARTINI Was Not Fired' From RATT

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy says that Warren DeMartini "didn't wanna go out there" and play shows with the band, leading to the guitarist's departure from the group. Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which made its live debut Saturday night (July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Joining ...

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STEEL PANTHER's SATCHEL And TC ELECTRONIC Face Backlash Over 'Offensive' And 'Sexist' Guitar Pedal Effect

TC Electronic has stopped advertising a preset guitar pedal effect called the "Pussy Melter" — which it designed in conjunction with STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel (real name: Russ Parrish) — after a number of musicians criticized the Danish audio company for using sexist language to title the TonePrint. TC initially unveiled the "Pussy Melter" on ...

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MELIAH RAGE Releases 'Idol Hands' Music Video

Massachusetts-based power metallers MELIAH RAGE have released the official music video for "Idol Hands", the title track of their ninth studio album. Check it out below. Released in April via Metal On Metal Records, "Idol Hands" features some of the most inspired songwriting in MELIAH RAGE's history. It also marks the return of Paul Souza, ...

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ROCK GODDESS Parts Ways With Bassist TRACEY LAMB

ROCK GODDESS — the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) — has parted ways with bassist Tracey Lamb. The band announced her departure after saying that she would be "unable to perform" with the group at Denmark's Metal Magic festival this weekend due to "unforeseen personal circumstances." ...

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THRICE: 'The Grey' Video Released; 'Palms' Album Due In September

THRICE has announced a September 14 release date for its new album, "Palms". The disc is the first Epitaph release for THRICE, which is widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of its generation. Co-produced by THRICE and Eric Palmquist and mixed by John Congleton, "Palms" encompasses everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's DRAGONLORD: Making Of 'Dominion' Album Part One (Video)

The first in a three-part series of videos featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Dominion", the upcoming third album from DRAGONLORD, the California-based black metal band led by TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson, can be seen below. The disc, which is due on September 21 via Spinefarm Records, will feature eight tracks of devastatingly unrelenting ...

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STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT To Join Forces For Second North American 'Generation Axe' Tour

The term "supergroup" gets thrown around on a regular basis these days. However, "Generation Axe" undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abisi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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VOIVOD: 'The Wake' Album Details Revealed

Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, "The Wake", on September 21 for via Century Media Records. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2013's "Target Earth" album as well as the 2016 mini-album "Post Society" was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording ...

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Watch DEEP PURPLE Perform In Verona, Italy

Fan-filmed video footage of DEEP PURPLE's July 9 concert at Arena Di Verona in Verona, Italy can be seen below. DEEP PURPLE and JUDAS PRIEST will embark on a co-headlining North American tour this summer. Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio and visit 25 cities across the ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Discusses 'De Havilland Mosquito' British Fighter-Bomber Plane (Video)

Wargaming — the company behind free-to-play titles World Of Tanks (2010), World Of Warplanes (2013) and World Of Warships (2015) — recently announced that IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson is hosting 10 online educational warplanes diaries. This free-to-view series is being released weekly on the World Of Warplanes official portal and YouTube channel across June, ...

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Tattoo Artist Creates Portrait Of SLAYER's KERRY KING

Chris Saint Clark is a name spread across many industries, mainly for his fantastic artwork and being an industry renowned tattoo artist specializing in black-and-gray realism and owner of notable Nashville-based tattoo studio Kustom Thrills. He is also a musician, an actor (2015's "The Devil Walks Among Us" and 2014's "Race With The Devil") and ...

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DEVOUR THE DAY Announces One-Of-A-Kind Tour To Honor Fans

Blake Allison and Joey Walser of DEVOUR THE DAY are launching a movement they hope will revolutionize the way musicians engage with their fans. Tired of the same old "rock-star", bandcentric marketing ploys, they've decided to flip the narrative and hit the road this summer to make their community of fans the true stars of ...

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