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IRON MAIDEN Bassist's BRITISH LION Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Steve Harris, bassist and co-founder of metal icons IRON MAIDEN, will bring his side project BRITISH LION to Canada for the first time. Dates begin in Toronto on November 1, stopping in Kitchener, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Harris formed BRITISH LION in 2012 and released a debut album with touring concentrated mainly in Europe. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Records Two-Song Session For SPOTIFY

DEF LEPPARD has recorded a session at the Spotify studios in New York. The two-song session was taped on May 16 and will be aired at a later date as part of the streaming service's "Spotify Singles" series. "Spotify Singles" was launched in 2016 and features artists recording at least two live songs — an ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Pro-Shot Footage Of HAMMERFEST Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley's (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) performance at this year's Hammerfest, which was held in March at the Hafan y Mor Holiday Park at Pwllheli, Gwynedd, in North Wales, can be seen below. As previously reported, two concerts by Blaze in Nancy, France will be professionally filmed ...

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MADBALL: Third Trailer For 'For The Cause' Album

The third trailer for "For The Cause", the upcoming album from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. Due on June 15 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also featured on one song on the album. It was mixed and mastered by ...

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JOE SATRIANI On RITCHIE BLACKMORE: 'It's Unfortunate When Somebody You Look Up To Has Something Negative To Say About You'

Joe Satriani says that "it's unfortunate" that Ritchie Blackmore would say anything negative about his guitar playing. The CHICKENFOOT guitarist, who played with DEEP PURPLE after Blackmore decided to leave the band for good in 1993, made the remark in response to an apparently two-decade-old interview with Ritchie which was posted earlier this ...

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JOURNEY's JONATHAN CAIN Says Feud With NEAL SCHON Has Ended: 'We've Completely Reset With Each Other'

JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain recently spoke with Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On summer tourmates DEF LEPPARD: Jonathan: "They're on their A-game right now. I saw a few shows from recent YouTube postings, and they sound ...

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CARL PALMER's 'ELP Legacy Live' To Be Released In June

A new, two-disc digipack release from Carl Palmer, perhaps one of the most highly rated drummers in the world alive today and sole surviving member of prog rock giants EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, will be released by BMG on June 29. "Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Live" encompasses two outstanding CARL PALMER'S ELP LEGACY shows captured ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Don't Pay Attention To Negative Comments: 'It Really Doesn't Matter'

BUTCHER BABIES were interviewed by Fuel The Scene magazine at this past weekend's Carolina Rebellion festival at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. You can watch the chat below. Asked how they deal with the constant barrage of online criticism, BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Carla Harvey said: "Literally every band, especially ...

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FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST ENTERTAINMENT

New Jersey metal titans FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band is working on material for its fifth full-length album, to be released sometime in early 2019. Comments the group: "We're incredibly excited to announce that FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY has signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear ...

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MORBID ANGEL: 'Garden Of Disdain' Video Released

Legendary death metal unit MORBID ANGEL has unveiled the unsettling new video for "Garden Of Disdain" from the band's recently issued "Kingdoms Disdained" full-length. Produced by Nadar Sadek, "Garden Of Disdain" is a tale of allegory and Sumerian-fueled vision. Bristling with gore and metaphor, the clip is a disturbing piece that depicts the darkest, most ...

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Video: SEBASTIAN BACH Performs At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of Sebastian Bach's May 5 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below (clips uploaded by YouTube user Jennifer Harrell). Bach recently began "cutting demos" for one of the tunes for his next studio album. According to the former SKID ROW singer, ...

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ANVIL Frontman Says JAY JAY FRENCH Is 'A Very Foolish Man Who's Looking For Attention' With His Retirement Comments

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when ANVIL would possibly retire: Lips: "When they take me away on a gurney. You don't retire. You don't retire from this business. ...

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