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NEW YEARS DAY Vocalist Says Upcoming Album Will Be 'Totally Different' From 'Malevolence'

Prior to NEW YEARS DAY's performance at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on November 24, vocalist Ash Costello spoke with Heavy New York. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what to expect from the group's in-progress follow-up to 2015's "Malevolence": Ash: "It's totally different. 'Malevolence' ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist On His 'Very Personal' Side Project EMIGRATE: 'I'm Trying To Be As Open As Possible'

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about "A Million Degrees", the new album by his side project EMIGRATE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "A Million Degrees": Richard: "One of the things that people tell me all the time when they ...

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KORPIKLAANI Violinist On Being An 'Ambassador' For Finland: 'Many People Have Learned Finnish Because Of Us'

Prior to KORPIKLAANI's November 18 performance in Los Angeles, violinist Tuomas Rounakari spoke with Music Interview Corner. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's just-completed North American tour with ARKONA: Tuomas: "It's been a good tour. We are doing kind of a challenging thing ...

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Behind The Scenes: SLIPKNOT's 'All Out Life' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "All Out Life", the new video from SLIPKNOT, can be seen below. The clip, which was directed by the band's own M. Shawn Crahan, amassed 3.4 million views in the first 24 hours after the video was released. Views on the video are currently approaching the 16-million mark. According ...

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STEEL PANTHER Bassist Enters 'Sex Rehab,' Sits Out U.S. Tour

California rock and party legends STEEL PANTHER have survived a career of living a decadent lifestyle surrounded by loud music, fast cars and beautiful women. That lifestyle of debauchery and proclivity towards random sexual encounters has finally caught up with the band's bassist. Lexxi Foxx has voluntarily checked himself in to an undisclosed "sex rehab." ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: Music 'Saved My Life'

Prior to METALLICA's November 28 concert at Boise, Idaho's Taco Bell Arena, the four members of the band sat down for an interview with radio personality Big J of Boise station 100.3 FM The X. This past May, the musicians promised to grant Big J an in-person interview if he lost at least 100 pounds ...

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BORKNAGAR Begins Recording New Album

Norwegian epic black metal pioneers BORKNAGAR have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The disc, which is tentatively due in early 2019, will be the band's first since the departure of BORKNAGAR's guitarist of 20 years, Jens F. Ryland, this past January. BORKNAGAR's latest album, "Winter Thrice", was released in January 2016 ...

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APOCALYPTICA: 'Enter Sandman' Video From 'Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos - A Live Performance'

A performance video of "Enter Sandman", taken from APOCALYPTICA's upcoming live set, "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos - A Live Performance", can be seen below. Two decades ago, APOCALYPTICA's first and most important album, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos", was released, selling over 1.5 million copies to date and leading to a carefully remastered, ...

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AVANTASIA Announces May 2019 North American Tour

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will head to the U.S. and Canada for select dates in May 2019 to promote the band's upcoming album, "Moonglow". The details are as follows: May 17 - City National Civic Of San Jose - San Jose, CA May 19 - City National Grove - Anaheim, CA May 21 ...

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METAL CHURCH: Making Of 'Damned If You Do' Album (Video)

A five-minute Sebastien Paquet-produced documentary on the making of "Damned If You Do", the upcoming 12th full-length studio album from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. Due on December 7 via Rat Pak Records, the effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast and Japan via King Records. The ...

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METALLICA, DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY, FOO FIGHTERS And GRETA VAN FLEET Among POLLSTAR AWARDS Nominees

METALLICA, DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY, FOO FIGHTERS and GRETA VAN FLEET are among the nominees at the 30th annual Pollstar Awards honoring the top achievers in the live entertainment industry. The ceremony will conclude the 30th annual Pollstar Live! Conference, which runs February 11-13, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards, presented by ...

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JINJER: Lyric Video For New Song 'Dreadful Moments'

The official lyric video for the song "Dreadful Moments" from the Ukrainian metal act JINJER can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming five-song EP, "Micro", which will be released on January 11, 2019 via Napalm Records. The band states: "This is the darkest song we have ever made both musically ...

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THUNDER To Release 'Please Remain Seated' In January

In celebration of their 30th anniversary, British rockers THUNDER revisit and reinterpret their finest songs in a way you've not heard before. Released in North America on Friday, January 18 via BMG, "Please Remain Seated" is the sound of a band taking a strange journey into their own music, but also distilling thirty years of ...

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