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KORN Frontman Says BABYMETAL Is 'Entertaining As Hell,' Calls Japanese Band's Critics 'Closed-Minded'

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has defended BABYMETAL against online criticism, saying that the Japanese pop metal act is "entertaining as hell." Established in 2010, BABYMETAL is the offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and heavy metal. BABYMETAL's members — Suzuka Nakamoto (a.k.a. Su-Metal, ...

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JEFF BECERRA Puts An End To Debate Over Who Was The First Death Metal Band: DEATH Or POSSESSED

Antihero Magazine's Matt Mills conducted an interview with frontman Jeff Becerra of legendary extreme metal innovators POSSESSED after the band's performance at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 11-13 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can listen to the full interview below. A few excerpts follow ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO And MIKE PATTON Tease SLAYER Covers With DEAD CROSS (Video)

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California outfit featuring drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS) and singer Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE), played snippets of cover versions of SLAYER classics "South Of Heaven" and "Raining Blood" during its concerts in Las Vegas, Nevaada (August 11) and Houston, Texas (August 15), respectively. Check out video footage below. ...

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DEAD CROSS Members Released From Police Custody

Justin Pearson and Michael Crain of DEAD CROSS were temporarily placed in police custody while in Houston on August 15. The band, who just released their eponymous debut album via Ipecac Recordings and is on tour in support of the disc, had its gear searched and was restrained during the inspection. The musicians have been ...

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10 YEARS To Release '(How To Live) As Ghosts' Album In October

10 YEARS returns with the new studio album "(How To Live) As Ghosts", and welcomes back band members Brian Vodinh (guitar, drums) and Matt Wantland (guitar). The band's eighth studio album was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (ALICE IN CHAINS, FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, KORN, MASTODON) and will be released on October 27 via ...

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