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ORPHANED LAND's KOBI FARHI: 'We Always Blame Religion Or Politicians, But It's The People Who Do Not Change'

Alexiel Divine of The Offering webzine recently conducted an interview with frontman Kobi Farhi of Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the concept behind ORPHANED LAND's forthcoming "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs" studio album: Kobi: "This ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Signs With DAVE MUSTAINE's THRASHVILLE MANAGEMENT

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD have inked a management deal with Thrashville Management. Thrashville was started in 2016 when MEGADETH mainman (and former METALLICA member) Dave Mustaine and his son Justis Mustaine met CTK Management founder Danny Nozell, and they commenced managing VIMIC (featuring former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison) in ...

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Next ANTHRAX Album Will Be 'F**king Amazing,' Says SCOTT IAN

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian says that the band's follow-up to "For All Kings" album will be "fucking amazing." Released in February 2016, "For All Kings" was called by some critics ANTHRAX's strongest album to date. Its arrival followed a five-year period during which the band experienced a rebirth of sorts, beginning with ANTHRAX's inclusion on ...

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Watch RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Perform In Tilburg

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — played its ninth show last night (Wednesday, December 20) at Poppodium 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", ...

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AVATAR Releases Music Video For 'The King Wants You'

"The King Wants You", the new video from Swedish metallers AVATAR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Avatar Country", which will be released on January 12 via Entertainment One in North America and Century Media Records Ltd. in the rest of the world. The disc was produced ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'I Never Rest On My Laurels'

Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was recently interviewed by Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott (former guitarist of GRIM REAPER). The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his musical influences: Yngwie: "I listened to all those blues records. They were great — Clapton, John Mayall. Then eventually I heard GENESIS ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH Featured In 'The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal': Part One Of Doc Series Due In January

Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the fact remains — Los Angeles is the rightful ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Announces North American Tour With EVERY TIME I DIE, CHELSEA GRIN, ICE NINE KILLS; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has announced a second leg of its North American "Graveyard Shift" tour. The headline dates, which will feature support from special guests EVERY TIME I DIE, CHELSEA GRIN and ICE NINE KILLS, are set to get underway February 20 at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California and continue through late March. VIP ...

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BLITZKRIEG Releases Music Video For 'Reign Of Fire'

NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) veterans BLITZKRIEG have released the official music video for their new song "Reign Of Fire". The track is the title cut of the band's new single, which was released as a seven-inch vinyl EP on December 8 in a limited edition of five hundred copies embraced by amazing ...

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MAGNUM: Lyric Video For New Single 'Without Love'

British hard rock band MAGNUM will release its new album, "Lost On The Road To Eternity", on January 19, 2018 via Steamhammer/SPV. It will be the 20th studio recording by the group led by founding members Bob Catley (vocals) and Tony Clarkin (guitar) since its 1978 debut, "Kingdom Of Madness". At the same time, Clarkin, ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram: 'Dio Returns: The World Tour' Kicks Off In Bochum, Germany (Video)

"Dio Returns: The World Tour" — featuring Ronnie James Dio reuniting via hologram with his DIO bandmates — kicked off earlier tonight (Wednesday, December 6) at Matrix in in Bochum, Germany. The Ronnie hologram performed throughout the show, treating fans to an alternating setlist that featured songs such as "Rainbow In The Dark", "We Rock", ...

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, GODSMACK, ALICE IN CHAINS, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Set For Next Year's CAROLINA REBELLION

Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents are bringing a diverse and unprecedented music lineup to the eighth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday, May 4, Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018. The Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion music lineup ...

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