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DEFTONES And RISE AGAINST Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour

DEFTONES (pictured) will join forces with RISE AGAINST this summer for an extensive co-headline tour. Produced by Live Nation, the North American run will kick off on June 9 in Chicago, Illinois at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. It will include shows at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York (June ...

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GHOST Reaches No. 1 At Active Rock Radio With 'Square Hammer'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST have topped the Active Rock chart with current single "Square Hammer" and are the first Swedish band to have a No. 1 song on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. "Square Hammer" is featured on the band's most recent EP release, "Popestar", which debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE And ANTHRAX To Join Forces For 'The Killthrax Tour'; Special BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Metalcore forefathers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE (pictured) and thrash legends ANTHRAX will hit the road next spring to co-headline a 27-date North American tour, presented by SiriusXM. The bands' itinerary will also include an April 15 appearance at the Texas Independence Festival in Austin, as well as each band headlining two solo shows separate from the double ...

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TESTAMENT To Tour North America With SEPULTURA, PRONG; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT will launch a massive North American tour next April in support of their latest album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake". Support on the trek will come from Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA and genre-defying stalwarts PRONG. "After four successful tours through Europe over the last six months, we are looking forward ...

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NICK OLIVERI To Release 'N.O. Hits At All'

Desert punk icon Nick Oliveri has announced the release of a series of compilations titled "N.O. Hits At All", to be issued next year on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. Oliveri comments: "This record is the Volume One of a series of compilations in which I recorded the vocals. "Bands that I like and bands that ...

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GHOST's 'Meliora' Certified Platinum In Sweden

"Meliora", the latest album from Swedish occult rockers GHOST, has been certified platinum in Sweden for sales in excess of 40,000 copies. (Note: The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry [IFPI] in Sweden has revised the sales requirements for albums to reach platinum status in the country three times in the last 20 years — ...

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GHOST's Nameless Ghoul Has Had 'A Lifelong Fear Of The Dark'

Ned of the Rock 108 radio station conducted an interview with one of the Nameless Ghouls from Swedish occult rockers GHOST on October 5 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the influence of horror movies on GHOST's stage presentation and overall image, the Nameless Ghoul said: "I think ...

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GHOST's Follow-Up To 'Meliora' Will Be A 'Darker' Album

One of the Nameless Ghouls from Swedish occult rockers GHOST was interviewed on the October 31 edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lyrical and musical themes that will be ...

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Authorized Biography Of BAD BRAINS Frontman Due In January

Lesser Gods has announced the release of the first fully authorized biography of Paul "H.R." Hudson, one of rock's most enigmatic, mysterious and troubled lead singers, who founded and fronted the seminal punk/hardcore band and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominees BAD BRAINS. The book, called "Finding Joseph I: An Oral History Of H.R. ...

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MESHUGGAH: 'The Violent Sleep Of Reason' Album Details Revealed

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will release their eighth album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", on October 7 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was inspired by a Goya painting called "The Sleep Of Reason Produces Monsters". "The Violent Sleep Of Reason" was produced by the band and was engineered by Tue Madsen of Puk Studios ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Release 'SAY10' Album Next February

Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson announced that his tenth studio album, cleverly titled "SAY10", will be released on Valentine's Day 2017. Speaking with Alternative Press after receiving the Icon Award at this year's Alternative Press Music Awards, Manson said the follow-up to 2015's "The Pale Emperor" will arrive on February 14, 2017. No further details are currently ...

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DEFTONES Songwriting Process Is An 'Organic Experience'

Rizzuto of the 105.7 The Point radio station conducted an interview with DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno and bassist Sergio Vega at the Pointfest on May 21 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, Missouri. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how the members of DEFTONES get together to write new music now that ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces North American Tour With HIGH ON FIRE

Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH will embark on a North American headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from U.S. metallers HIGH ON FIRE. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale for select dates (denoted by *) will begin on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. and end on Thursday, July 21 at 10:00 p.m. ...

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GHOST: Quality Video Footage Of GRASPOP METAL MEETING Performance

Fan-filmed video footage of GHOST's June 18 performance at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium can be seen below. GHOST recently announced the "Popestar" U.S. headlining tour — a 35-city run that will include two rituals at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this coming October. Tickets purchased for select shows will include a digital ...

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