rush in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says 'You Can Do Whatever You Want' In Progressive Music

Valerio Cesari of Radio Rock 106.6 radio station in Rome, Italy, recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording DREAM THEATER's 1992 breakthrough album "Images And Words": John: "We were very young back ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Partille, Sweden During 'Images, Words & Beyond' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of DREAM THEATER's February 17 performance at Partille Arena in Partille, Sweden can be seen below. DREAM THEATER is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its milestone RIAA-gold-certified album "Images And Words" on a European tour, which kicked off on January 30 in Rome, Italy. Each performance sees the iconic progressive rock band ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist On 'The Stage': 'We Wanted To Really Show Off Our Instrumentation And Time Signatures'

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with AVENGED SEVENFOLD rhythm guitarist Zacky Vengeance. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On parting ways with drummer Arin Ilejay and recruiting former BAD RELIGION drummer Brooks Wackerman: Zacky: "One of things that always set us apart was having a drummer ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Story continues after advertisement

ADRENALINE RUSH's 'Soul Survivor' Album Due In April

Frontiers Music Srl will release ADRENALINE RUSH's second album, "Soul Survivor", on April 21. Following the successful release of the band's 2014 self-titled debut, ADRENALINE RUSH is now ready to unleash its next infectious slice of hard, sleaze, melodic rock on the rock 'n roll masses! This time, Swedish blond bombshell vocalist Tåve Wanning mainly ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video: DREAM THEATER Performs Entire 'Images And Words' Album In Zurich, Switzerland

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their milestone RIAA-gold-certified album "Images And Words" on a European tour, which kicked off on January 30 in Rome, Italy. Each performance sees the iconic progressive rock band delivering an unparalleled live set of "Images And Words" in its entirety along with fan favorites ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DREAM THEATER Launches 'The Astonishing' Mobile Game

Progressive metallers DREAM THEATER have launched a mobile game based on their 2016 double concept album "The Astonishing". "The Astonishing Game" is the definite interactive dramatization of DREAM THEATER's epic rock opera "The Astonishing", and is an artistic collaboration between Turbo Tape Games and DREAM THEATER. The game recites the original story from the album ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JUDAS PRIEST Is In 'No Rush' To Release Follow-Up To 'Redeemer Of Souls' Album

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" album. During an appearance on "Trunk Nation", Eddie Trunk's show on SiriusXM channel Volume (106), PRIEST singer Rob Halford said about the songwriting process for the band's new disc: "Yeah, everything's coming ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OPETH Guitarist: 'We're Still Metalheads'

Metal Wani's Daniel Jaramillo recently conducted an interview with guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if the change in OPETH's musical direction between 2008's "Watershed" and 2011's "Heritage" albums was deliberate or it happened in an organic way, Fredrik said: "I think it was ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DIMMU BORGIR Hires Norwegian Choir For Upcoming Album

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have hired Schola Cantorum, one of the leading chamber choirs in Norway, to lay down some guest vocals on the band's upcoming album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast. In a 2014 interview with Finland's Radio Rock, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) stated about ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: OPETH's 'Era'

"Era", the new video from Swedish progressive metallers OPETH, can be seen below. The beautifully shot, cinematic clip was directed by Markus Hofko and features stunning visuals that perfectly sync with the band's dynamic music. Commented OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt: "I have to say our involvement in the making of the 'Era' video was so ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's Record-Breaking 2016

2016 was another record-breaking year for TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the project founded by producer/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill. Proving that the critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum, progressive rock group is more popular on the road than ever before, TSO's winter tour 2016 sold the most tickets per show in the group's history, with a total in excess of 927,000. The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: BLACK STAR RIDERS' 'Testify Or Say Goodbye'

Nuclear Blast will release BLACK STAR RIDERS' third studio album, "Heavy Fire", on February 3. The official video for the disc's second single, "Testify Or Say Goodbye", can now be seen below. BLACK STAR RIDERS frontman Ricky Warwick comments on the track: "Power, glory, rock n roll with a whole lotta soul. You gotta testify ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STEVE HARRIS Says BRITISH LION Is 'Getting Heavier And Heavier'

Sam Sheppard of Mammoth Metal TV recently conducted an interview with IRON MAIDEN and BRITISH LION bassist Steve Harris. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On if any of the songs from BRITISH LION's 2012 self-titled debut album were written in the early '90s when Harris ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AUSTIN CARLILE Quits OF MICE & MEN

**UPDATE**: Remaining OF MICE & MEN members Aaron Pauley (bass), Phil Manansala (guitar), Alan Ashby (guitar) and Valentino Arteaga (drums) have released the following statement: "Dear OF MICE & MEN fans, "It's with heavy hearts that we announce Austin's departure from the band for reasons pertaining to his health. "As many of you are aware, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LARS ULRICH Worries METALLICA Will Get Too Old To Perform Songs Like 'Battery' And 'Master Of Puppets'

During a brand new interview with CBC Radio One's arts and culture program "Q", METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke about the issue of drummers and health, particularly after RUSH admitted that the Canadian rock trio's retirement from the road has happened, in large part, because of drummer Neil Peart's tendonitis and diminishing physical abilities. "When ...

Read more

Posted in: News