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SANCTUARY To Release 'Refuge Denied' Prequel 'Inception' In February

Century Media Records has set February 24, 2017 as the release date of "Inception", the official prequel to 1988's classic debut "Refuge Denied" from the legendary U.S. metal act SANCTUARY. "Inception" contains presumed lost 1986 studio recordings, which guitarist Lenny Rutledge discovered recently and which were magically restored, remixed and remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris ...

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GRAVE DIGGER: Lyric Video For New Song 'Call For War'

The official lyric video for the song "Call For War" from German power metallers GRAVE DIGGER can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Healed By Metal", which will be released on January 13, 2017 via Napalm Records. Asked if GRAVE DIGGER has ever been "healed by metal," vocalist Chris ...

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Video: BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Amarillo, Texas

Fan-filmed video footage of Bobby Blotzer's RATT performing on December 9 at Azteca Music Hall in Amarillo, Texas can be seen below. Blotzer earlier in the month refuted Warren DeMartini's claim that the drummer has been expelled from the RATT partnership and therefore no longer has an interest in the band's name. At the end ...

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KORN's MUNKY: 'I Think It's Difficult To Put Us In A Category'

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer was interviewed on the November 28 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 KORN not getting the recognition it deserves for its musicality: Munky: "I think ...

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Former BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION Singer LONDON LEGRAND Launches BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION GÖTEBORG

Former BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION singer London LeGrand has launched a revamped version of the band, now renamed BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION GÖTEBORG, in which he is joined by guitarist John "JB" Bergqvist (DISREGARD), drummer Peter "Pan" Ottosson and bassist Rodolfo "Rude" Montenegro. Based in Gotheburg, Sweden, BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION GÖTEBORG has been writing new music and ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER's RATT Performs In Spokane (Video)

Drummer Bobby Blotzer's version of RATT performed last night (Saturday, December 3) at the Star Theatre at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington as the support act for POISON singer Bret Michaels. The concert marked Blotzer's first appearance with his version of RATT since he was expelled from the partnership which owns the RATT name and ...

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OVERKILL, ONSLAUGHT, UGLY KID JOE, MONSTER MAGNET Featured On 'Snaggletooth: A Tribute To Lemmy'

Metalville Records has released a Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD) tribute album called "Snaggletooth: A Tribute To Lemmy". This is not just a classic tribute record — bands like OVERKILL, DESTRUCTION, MONSTER MAGNET, UGLY KID JOE, MONSTER MAGNET and ONSLAUGHT are playing their favorite songs. The master himself, Lemmy, is on this record with three tracks — ...

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ACE FREHLEY On Rumored KISS Return: 'It's A Possibility'

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley hasn't ruled out a reunion with his former band, saying that "if it was handled correctly, it could be great." Rumors about Frehley's return to KISS gained strength earlier this year after he teamed up with KISS lead singer Paul Stanley on a cover of FREE's "Fire And Water", marking ...

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XANDRIA: Listen To 'Theater Of Dimensions' Audio Samples

German/Dutch symphonic metallers XANDRIA will release their new album, "Theater Of Dimensions", on January 27, 2017 via Napalm Records. Audio samples of the songs "Where The Heart Is Home", "When The Walls Came Down (Heartache Was Born)", "Ceilí" and "Song For Sorrow And Woe" can be streamed below. Commented the band: "After the release of ...

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