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KISS's GENE SIMMONS Talks About Possibility Of Reuniting With Former Members On Upcoming Tour

Marko Syrjala of Finland's Imperiumi recently conducted an interview with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons in Stockholm, Sweden. A few excerpts from the chat follow below (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether there were any negative experiences when he reconnected with various former KISS members — including Vinnie Vincent, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley — ...

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KREATOR's MILLE PETROZZA: Why I Support PETA

In a recent interview with Czech Republic's Spark TV, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza was asked if he supports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the international organization that protects the rights of animals from people. "I have a friend that works for PETA2 [the youth division of PETA], and I work ...

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Video Premiere: VAN CANTO's 'Melody'

The official video for "Melody", the new single from the German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's seventh studio album, "Trust In Rust", which will be released on August 10 via Napalm Records. VAN CANTO comments: "'Melody' wraps up what VAN CANTO means to ...

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TOM PETTY: Posthumous Box Set 'An American Treasure' Due In September

On September 28, Reprise Records will release "An American Treasure" — a career-spanning Tom Petty box set. The 60-track set unveils dozens of previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom's remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and ...

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REDEMPTION: 'Someone Else's Problem' Video Released

The official music video for the song "Someone Else's Problem" from REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band led by guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Long Night's Journey Into Day", which will be released on July 27 via Metal Blade. The disc was ...

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Listen To New ENUFF Z'NUFF Song 'Where Did You Go'

"Where Did You Go", a brand new song from ENUFF Z'NUFF, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Diamond Boy", which will be released on August 10. ENUFF Z'NUFF is the living, breathing example of what a rock 'n' roll group should be. Now centered around bass player and ...

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Listen To New CROSSFAITH Song 'Catastrophe'

"Catastrophe", a brand new song from Japanese metal juggernauts CROSSFAITH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Ex_Machina", which was released on August 3. The disc features lead single "The Perfect Nightmare" as well as cameos from ENTER SHIKARI frontman Rou Reynolds and industrial hip hoppers Ho99o9. On "Ex_Machina", ...

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PALLBEARER Releases Music Video For 'Thorns'

Ascending Arkansas progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER will head to European shores next week for a run of shows and festival appearances and has announced a fall 2018 North American tour with Sweden's TRIBULATION. In anticipation of the forthcoming tour dates, PALLBEARER has unleashed a live music video for the track "Thorns", taken from the band's ...

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SPADES AND BLADES: 'Beat The Odds' Video Released

Los Angeles metalcore outfit SPADES AND BLADES has released the official video for the brand new track "Beat The Odds". The song was produced by Dino Cazares of FEAR FACTORY fame and was engineered by Damien Rainaud (ONCE HUMAN, DRAGONFORCE). The video was produced by Tommy Jones of Videohammer (KATAKLYSM, TESTAMENT, DIMMU BORGIR, SLAYER). This ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'WARREN DEMARTINI Was Not Fired' From RATT

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy says that Warren DeMartini "didn't wanna go out there" and play shows with the band, leading to the guitarist's departure from the group. Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which made its live debut Saturday night (July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Joining ...

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STEEL PANTHER's SATCHEL And TC ELECTRONIC Face Backlash Over 'Offensive' And 'Sexist' Guitar Pedal Effect

TC Electronic has stopped advertising a preset guitar pedal effect called the "Pussy Melter" — which it designed in conjunction with STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel (real name: Russ Parrish) — after a number of musicians criticized the Danish audio company for using sexist language to title the TonePrint. TC initially unveiled the "Pussy Melter" on ...

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MELIAH RAGE Releases 'Idol Hands' Music Video

Massachusetts-based power metallers MELIAH RAGE have released the official music video for "Idol Hands", the title track of their ninth studio album. Check it out below. Released in April via Metal On Metal Records, "Idol Hands" features some of the most inspired songwriting in MELIAH RAGE's history. It also marks the return of Paul Souza, ...

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ROCK GODDESS Parts Ways With Bassist TRACEY LAMB

ROCK GODDESS — the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) — has parted ways with bassist Tracey Lamb. The band announced her departure after saying that she would be "unable to perform" with the group at Denmark's Metal Magic festival this weekend due to "unforeseen personal circumstances." ...

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