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Former QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Performs With AVANTASIA In Switzerland (Video)

Former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME singer Geoff Tate just played two shows as one of the guest vocalists in EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project. Fan-filmed video footage of AVANTASIA's June 28 concert at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be seen below. Tate was one of the featured singers on AVANTASIA's seventh album, "Ghostlights", ...

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KAMELOT Taps Drummer ALEX LANDENBURG For San Bernardino Concert

KAMELOT has tapped drummer Alex Landenburg (RHAPSODY, CYHRA) to sit behind the kit for the band's July 1 performance at Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California as the support act for IRON MAIDEN. He will be filling in for KAMELOT's regular drummer, Casey Grillo, who is currently on the road with QUEENSRŸCHE. Grillo made ...

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Watch QUEENSRŸCHE Perform In Munich, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's June 27 performance at Backstage in Munich, Germany can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE is tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in September to begin work on the follow-up to 2015's "Condition Hüman" album, to be released in early 2018 via Century Media. Helming the record once again will be Chris ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'I Won't Be Working With GEOFF TATE Again'

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that he won't work with Geoff Tate again, a little over six months after he collaborated with the former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman and ex-IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley on the "Trinity" tour. The trek, which consisted of a handful of U.S. dates in November, saw the three powerhouse vocalists perform music from ...

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METAL CHURCH: 'Reset' Video Premiere

METAL CHURCH's video for the song "Reset" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "XI", which debuted at No. 57 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31, 2016. "XI" was released on March 25, 2016 via Rat Pak Records. Produced ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Pays Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL With 'Say Hello 2 Heaven' Performance In Biloxi

Seattle-based progressive metallers QUEENSRŸCHE paid tribute to Chris Cornell by performing the TEMPLE OF THE DOG song "Say Hello 2 Heaven" in the SOUNDGARDEN frontman's honor during QUEENSRŸCHE's May 20 concert at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Prior to launching into the track, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre addressed Cornell's passing, ...

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SANCTUARY Recruits NEVERMORE Guitarist ATTILA VÖRÖS

U.S. metallers SANCTUARY have recruited Attila Vörös (NEVERMORE) as their new second guitar player. Vörös will join the band on the 2017 European summer tour. Says SANCTUARY in a statement: "We are all very stoked to share the stage with such a great musician. Attila has always been at the top of our guitar player ...

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RUDY SARZO Joins New 'Thrash' Band Featuring Ex-ANTHRAX Guitarist DAN SPITZ, Former JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO

Legendary bass player Rudy Sarzo has joined the new thrash band launched by former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz and ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo. Since the early 1980s, Sarzo has played with some of the biggest bands and artists in hard rock and heavy metal, including OZZY OSBOURNE (alongside renowned guitarist Randy Rhoads), QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Is 'Not Really Motivated' To Work Out Differences With His Former Bandmates

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate doesn't believe that he will reunite with his former bandmates anytime soon, explaining that he is "not really motivated" to work out differences with his onetime collaborators. Asked in a brand new interview with Metal Wani about the supposed fan "backlash" that his replacement in QUEENSRŸCHE, Todd La Torre, has faced ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Hopes To Begin Recording New Album In September; TODD LA TORRE's Solo Debut To Arrive Next Year

Seattle-based progressive metallers QUEENSRŸCHE are hoping to entering the studio in September to record their new album for an early 2018 release via Century Media. The band's third full-length effort with Todd La Torre on lead vocals will once again be produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED, SOULFLY ...

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METAL CHURCH Recruits Former W.A.S.P. Drummer STET HOWLAND

METAL CHURCH has recruited Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P.) to play drums for the band on all its summer shows. He joins the group as the replacement for Jeff Plate, who announced his departure from METAL CHURCH last month. Howland commented: "I was contacted by my good friend METAL CHURCH bass player Steve Unger recently after their ...

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET On Classic HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'The Whole Thing Was Overdue'

AVANTASIA and EDGUY mastermind Tobias Sammet says that the reunion of HELLOWEEN's classic lineup is "the best thing that could have happened to all of" the players involved. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", HELLOWEEN's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and ...

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More Video Footage Of CASEY GRILLO's First Show With QUEENSRŸCHE

KAMELOT's Casey Grillo made his live debut with with QUEENSRŸCHE this past Saturday night (April 1) at Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California. He is filling in for regular QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, who is taking time off from the band's touring activities to spend time with his newborn son, appropriately named Rockson. Fan-filmed video ...

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