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NEWSTED Says 'There Is A Chance' He And MUSTAINE Will Perform METALLICA Song On GIGANTOUR

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted has revealed that he and MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine may perform a classic METALLICA song on the upcoming Gigantour. Newsted, who quit METALLICA in February 2001, is the frontman of a new band, simply called NEWSTED, which was recently this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER: Another New Song Available For Streaming

"Goat Of Departure", a brand new song from Michigan's unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track comes off the band's sixth full-length album, "Everblack", which will be released on June 11 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Audiohammer ...

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New MELIAH RAGE Singer Talks About Forthcoming Album 'Warrior'

Boston power/thrash veterans MELIAH RAGE recently announced the addition of singer Marc Lopes to the group's ranks. The band is currently working on a new album, "Warrior", to be released this summer via Metal On Metal Records. Commented Lopes: "Joining the band kind of came out of nowhere for me, actually. [MELIAH RAGE founder] Tony ...

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DEATH ANGEL Completes Recording Lead Vocals For New Album

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have completed recording the lead vocals for the follow-up to 2010's "Relentless Retribution" for an October release via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's seventh CD is being tracked at AudioHammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, AUGUST BURNS RED, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, ALL THAT REMAINS, ...

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Video: GEOFF TATE's QUEENSRŸCHE Performs In Saint Charles

Fan-filmed video footage of the current touring lineup of Geoff Tate's QUEENSRŸCHE — which includes bassist John Moyer (DISTURBED, ADRENALINE MOB) and backing singer Sass Jordan (who sings the duet with Tate in "Suite Sister Mary") — performing on May 17 at Arcada Theatre in Saint Charles, Illinois can be seen below. "Frequency Unknown", the ...

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BUTCHER BABIES To Release 'Goliath' In July

BUTCHER BABIES will release their debut album, "Goliath", on July 9 via Century Media Records. The Los Angeles-based band — frontwomen Carla Harvey and Heidi Shephard, guitarist Henry Flury, bassist Jason Klein and drummer Chris Warner — wrapped its tour with MARILYN MANSON in late February and went straight into the studio with producer Josh ...

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SAMMY HAGAR's 'New And Improved' HSAS: Photos From The Studio

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith and former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony are in the studio with ex-VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar, where the Red Rocker is working on a new album. The three musicians, of course, comprise three-fourths of the lineup of CHICKENFOOT, although they are apparently not making a new CHICKENFOOT ...

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CYNIC Mixing New Album

Progressive rock/metal band CYNIC has begun mixing its new album for a fall release via Season Of Mist. The group's drummer, Sean Reinert, writes in an online posting: "Some people are gonna be pissed and others are gonna say 'thank you!!!' I'm with the latter!" CYNIC's new CD was recorded at Perfect Sound studios in ...

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NEWSTED Interviewed By MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON (Video)

David Ellefson (MEGADETH) conducted an interview with NEWSTED members Jason Newsted (also formerly of METALLICA, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and VOIVOD) and Mike Mushok (also of STAIND) backstage at the fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods awards on May 2 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles, California. You can now watch the chat below. NEWSTED has ...

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Ugly Noise - FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM explored the still relatively novel approach of "fan funding" to finance their eleventh studio album, "Ugly Noise" - an album that would coincidentally see the veteran Arizona thrash institution welcoming back founding guitarist Michael Gilbert and drummer Kelly David Smith (both absent since 1997's "High"), and, to boot, coauthoring a few tunes ...

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JASON BECKER Interviewed On CBC's 'As It Happens' (Audio)

"As It Happens", the long-running interview show on CBC Radio One in Canada, recently spoke to Jason Becker, a onetime guitar prodigy first known as part of the metal duo CACOPHONY, and Philadelphian filmmaker Jesse Vile, who directed the documentary film "Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet". You can listen to the segment using the audio ...

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