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ANTHRAX Guitarist SCOTT IAN Gets Action-Figure Treatment

An eight-inch action figure of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian is coming this fall from NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association). Said Scott: "Scott Ian 8" action figure with three heads! Created by toy masters #necatoys. Pre-order now and receive my signature on the box! Includes my infamous 'Walking Dead' appearance Walker head! Paying close attention to ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. Begins Recording Third Album

Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D. have entered the studio to begin recording their third album for a tentative late 2018 release. ENTOMBED A.D.'s second album, "Dead Dawn", was released in February 2016 via Century Media. Last fall, vocalist Lars-Göran "LG" Petrov spoke to Finland's Rauta about ENTOMBED's decision to release change its name to ENTOMBED A.D. ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Reunites With Singer HOWARD JONES For New Song

Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have reunited with former singer Howard Jones for a new song. The collaboration was revealed by current KILLSWITCH frontman Jesse Leach, who posted a photo of Instagram of him, Jones and guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz in the studio, along with the caption: "This dude was in the neighborhood, so I figured hey ...

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TARJA TURUNEN And STRATOVARIUS To Join Forces For 'A Nordic Symphony '18' European Tour

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen will join forces with STRATOVARIUS for the "A Nordic Symphony '18" European tour in October. Soprano, composer and songwriter Tarja reached international fame co-founding and being for nine years the voice and image of the Finnish symphonic metal band NIGHTWISH, collecting with them gold and platinum record awards in several ...

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SEPULTURA Guitarist Says Group's Current Lineup Is Its 'Strongest'

SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser was recently interviewed by the Luton, England radio station Radio Lab 97.1. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's latest album, "Machine Messiah": Andreas: "Usually, the latest album, it's always the favorite, because we put a lot of input and ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Pays Musical Tribute To PAUL GRAY

Corey Taylor paid musical tribute to Paul Gray on what would have been the late SLIPKNOT bassist's 46th birthday by posting a video of the singer playing a short piece on his home piano. "Happy Birthday. #2," the SLIPKNOT frontman wrote in an accompanying caption on Sunday (April 8), referring to Gray by by the ...

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MINISTRY Releases Trippy 'Victims Of A Clown' Video

Like a mid-20th century funhouse gone mad, MINISTRY's just-released video for the track "Victims Of A Clown" is a relentless hallucinogenic ride through images of creepy clowns roaming circuses where there are no exits, men parading in ghoulish gas masks, psychological messaging, physical reality bending, and nightmarish suburbia. And then there's DJ Swamp's couture. You ...

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SOILWORK Begins Recording New Album

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have entered Nordic Sound Lab studios in Skara, Sweden to begin recording their eleventh album. The follow-up to 2015's "The Ride Majestic" is tentatively due later this year via Nuclear Blast Records. "The Ride Majestic" was SOILWORK's last album to feature longtime drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who left the band in July 2016 ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR Releases 'Electric Rider' Video

Gothenburg, Sweden-based rockers HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have released a music video for their latest single, "Electric Rider". The clip, which contains footage of the band's March 24 concert at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, was filmed and edited by Max Ljungberg. "Electric Rider" is taken from HARDCORE SUPERSTAR's forthcoming 11th studio album, "You Can't Kill My Rock 'N' ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends Picture With Israeli Flag

Alex Skolnick has defended a photo of TESTAMENT holding the Israeli flag, saying that "a flag can be both a symbol of a nation's government and a symbol of that nation's people." The veteran San Francisco Bay Area act played in Tel Aviv for the first time on March 27 as part of its ongoing ...

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HELLYEAH Teases New Song

HELLYEAH has apparently resumed recording the follow-up to 2016's "Unden!able" album. Earlier today, drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott posted a short video on Instagram of Tom Maxwell laying down a guitar track on one of the band's new songs. Like the last two records, "Unden!able" and 2014's "Blood For Blood", the new disc is being recorded ...

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ANDREAS KISSER Says SEPULTURA Went Through 'A Chaotic, Hellish Time' Before Splitting With MAX CAVALERA

Andreas Kisser says that SEPULTURA went through "a chaotic, hellish time" before splitting with frontman Max Cavalera more than two decades ago. SEPULTURA's most commercially successful period ended in 1996 with the exit of Max after the rest of the band fired his wife Gloria as their manager. His brother, drummer Igor Cavalera, stuck around ...

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SEPULTURA's Official Documentary, 'Sepultura Endurance', To Receive DVD, Blu-Ray Release In The Fall

SEPULTURA's official documentary, "Sepultura Endurance", will tentatively be released on DVD and Blu-ray this fall. The film, which received its world premiere in May 2017 at the Regent theater in Los Angeles, shows the journey from SEPULTURA's humble rural beginnings to decades spent on the international stage, giving an in-depth look into how the band ...

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