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GEOFF TATE To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Operation: Mindcrime' On European Tour

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate will embark on a world tour starting in December 2017 for the thirtieth anniversary of his former band's "Operation: Mindcrime" album. "Operation: Mindcrime" is the third studio album of eleven that Geoff recorded with the progressive heavy metal band QUEENSRŸCHE. The concept album and rock opera is a story following Nikki, ...

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ANNIHILATOR Releases Gory, NSFW Video For New Song 'Pieces Of You'

Canadian metal veterans ANNIHILATOR have released an extra-gory, NSFW (not-safe-for-work) video for the song "Pieces Of You". The track is taken from the band's sixteenth studio album, "For The Demented", which will be released on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The effort will be available in a limited-edition digipack with lenticular cover, a ...

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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer JOE ELLIOTT's DOWN 'N' OUTZ: 'Overnight Angels' Video From 'The Further Live Adventures Of ...'

DOWN 'N' OUTZ will release a brand new live album, "The Further Live Adventures Of ...", on December 1 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, will be available 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital. In addition, on the same day, the band will reissue its previous records "My Re-Generation" ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Doesn't Plan On 'Revisiting' DREAM THEATER Material Once SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour Ends

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Chile's Video Volante. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent detours away from progressive metal: Mike: "Even though I made my name in progressive music with DREAM THEATER for twenty-five years, I could ...

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ANNIHILATOR: Lyric Video For New Song 'One To Kill'

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR will release their sixteenth studio album, "For The Demented", on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" will be available in a limited-edition digipack with lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a twelve-inch, 180-gram colored vinyl in gatefold and digital download. The official lyric video for the ...

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AUTOPSY To Release 'Puncturing The Grotesque' Mini-LP; Listen To Title Track

Marking thirty years of depravity, highly influential U.S. death metal pioneers AUTOPSY return with the "Puncturing The Grotesque" mini-LP, containing seven tracks of blistering sickness, and their first new material since the pulverizing "Skull Grinder", on December 15. The release will be available exclusively through the Peaceville store on CD, LP and digitally (with all ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer JOE ELLIOTT's DOWN 'N' OUTZ To Release 'The Further Live Adventures Of ...' In December

DOWN 'N' OUTZ will release a brand new live album, "The Further Live Adventures Of ...", on December 1 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc, recorded in Sheffield Corporation in December 2014, will be available 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and digital. In addition, on the same day, the band will reissue its previous records "My Re-Generation" ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO: 'It's The Way It Was In DREAM THEATER Where I'm Calling The Shots And I'm In Control'

OD from Parisian radio station Morow recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy about the former DREAM THEATER drummer's new band, SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO features Portnoy alongside his former DREAM THEATER bandmate, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, ...

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SINSAENUM Feat. Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer, DRAGONFORCE Bassist: Music Video For 'Ashes' Title Track

"Ashes", the new video from SINSAENUM, the extreme death metal project featuring DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq and former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison, can be seen below. The song is the title track of SINSAENUM's upcoming EP, which will be released on November 10 via earMUSIC. The effort contains over thirty minutes of mind-blowing music, featuring ...

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Watch Video For New ELECTRIC WIZARD Song 'See You In Hell'

U.K. cult legends ELECTRIC WIZARD will release their new album, "Wizard Bloody Wizard", on November 10 via Spinefarm. The LP is described in a press release as "forty-three minutes of cranium-crushing bludgeon rock, a relentless aural brain rape and, like the band's beloved vintage horror/exploitation movies, definitely not for those of a nervous disposition." The ...

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HALESTORM: Second Video From The Studio

HALESTORM recently entered the Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville to begin recording its fourth album for an early 2018 release. Helming the sessions is Nick Raskulinecz, an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having produced HALESTORM's third covers EP, "ReAniMate 3.0: The ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'For The Demented' Album Trailer

Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR will release their sixteenth studio album, "For The Demented", on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" will be available in a limited-edition digipack with lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a twelve-inch, 180-gram colored vinyl in gatefold and digital download. Pre-orders are now live at

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Under Cöver - MOTÖRHEAD

Cover albums dropped during a career are often dubious contract fillers, though the exceptions can be downright glorious. THE RAMONES's "Acid Eaters" being one case, SLAYER's "Undisputed Attitude", SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES's "Through the Looking Glass" and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME's "The Anatomy Of" being others. What those ageless wonders the THE ROLLING STONES's ...

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Video: DEE SNIDER Performs In Ridgefield, Connecticut

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's September 22 performance at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut can be seen below. During an August 17 appearance on the "Trunk Nation" show on SiriusXM channel Volume (106), Snider spoke about TWISTED SISTER's decision to call it quits last year after completing a farewell fortieth-anniversary tour. "Basically, the ...

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