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Clone Of The Universe - FU MANCHU

FU MANCHU is synonymous with stoner rock. The group is rightfully revered as one of the genre's most significant bands. Following its inception as a hardcore punk act, the band slid into a groove, literally and figuratively, and has continued onward with energetic hard rock that's as potent as the residue at the bottom of ...

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SHINEDOWN To Release 'Attention Attention' Album In May; 'Devil' Video Available

SHINEDOWN will release its sixth studio album, "Attention Attention", on May 4 via Atlantic Records. Lead single "Devil" is out now along with the accompanying video. Directed by Bill Yukich (Beyonce, Marilyn Manson, Wiz Khalifa), the visual for "Devil" is a dramatic and visceral introduction to "Attention Attention". "Attention Attention" is available for pre-order now ...

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SCOTT HILL On Getting RUSH's ALEX LIFESON To Guest On New FU MANCHU Album: 'We Couldn't Believe It'

PureGrainAudio recently conducted an interview with frontman Scott Hill of Southern California rockers FU MANCHU. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for FU MANCHU: Scott: "Everything starts with a riff. We go to practice, 'Hey, check ...

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EARTHLESS: Listen To 'Black Heaven' Title Track

San Diego-based trio EARTHLESS will release its new full-length album, "Black Heaven", on March 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California with Dave Catching (EAGLES OF DEATH METAL) handling production. The album's title track can now be streamed below. "A whirlwind ride through dark clouds ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA And TAKING BACK SUNDAY Announce U.S. Summer Co-Headline Tour

American rock bands COHEED AND CAMBRIA and TAKING BACK SUNDAY today announced their upcoming summer co-headlining amphitheater tour. The 28-city U.S. outing, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, July 6 in Miami, Florida and make stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, and more. The summer journey ...

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Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON On Overcoming Recent Health Issues: 'There's No Way I'm Not Going Back Out On Tour'

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, conducted an interview with former SLIPKNOT and current VIMIC/SINSAENUM and drummer Joey Jordison. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he loves most about drumming: Joey: "The simplest beats, on what rock music ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN: 'It's Insane To Be Having This Level Of Success This Deep Into Our Career'

Rob Rush of Long Island's 94.3 The Shark radio station recently conducted an interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the climate around MACHINE HEAD's 1994 "Burn My Eyes" debut, which was released on Roadrunner ...

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JOACIM CANS Says HAMMERFALL Will Focus More On 'Legacy Of Kings' Album On Upcoming North American Tour

Diane Webb of YesterdazeNews conducted an interview with frontman Joacim Cans of veteran Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL during January's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether HAMMERFALL has started working on the follow-up to 2016's ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON On Metal's Decline In Popularity During The '90s: 'It Was Awesome. It Kind Of Weeded Out The Weak'

Sebastiano Mereu of From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area thrash veterans TESTAMENT. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences of being a musician today versus when TESTAMENT got their start over 30 ...

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HALESTORM Into '11th Hour' Of Recording New Album

HALESTORM is getting into the homestretch with the recording of its new album, and singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that the band is looking to add the final touches to the record. "We have about two or three weeks left recording just to put like the cherries on top and see what ...

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Listen To FU MANCHU's 'Il Mostro Atomico' Feat. Guest Appearance By RUSH's ALEX LIFESON

The song "Il Mostro Atomico" from Southern Californian hard rockers FU MANCHU can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is an 18-minute-8-second side-long epic featuring a special guest performance by Alex Lifeson, guitarist and songwriter of the legendary band RUSH. Heavier than anything FU MANCHU has ever done and broken into four ...

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Watch HALESTORM Debut New Song 'Black Vultures'

HALESTORM debuted a new song called "Black Vultures" at the opening show of its Canadian co-headlining tour with STONE SOUR on January 27 at Abbotsford Entertainment And Sports Center in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance (as well as the "Black Vultures" airing on January 29 in Dawson Creek, British Columbia) can ...

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HALESTORM Is 'Almost Done' Recording Fourth Album

HALESTORM is putting the finishing touches on its fourth album for a tentative mid-2018 release. The disc is being laid down at Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville with Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers ...

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LZZY HALE Talks #MeToo Movement, Next HALESTORM Album (Video)

Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" conducted an interview with HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale at the Hall Of Heavy Metal History event, which was held on Wednesday, January 24 at the Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked for her opinion of ...

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AMORPHIS Working On New Album

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS have entered the studio to begin recording their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. According to a press release, "the pre-production process is already done and most of the recordings have been finished. But this time, the band didn't rush at all and took their time ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Says 'It's Sad To See' RUSH Come To An End

Mike Portnoy says that it's "sad to see" RUSH come to an end but he believes that the legendary Canadian rock band deserves respect for "going out on top." RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson recently said that his band has no plans to tour or record again in the future. His comments came two years after ...

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