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MARTY FRIEDMAN's Mexico City Concert To Be Recorded For Live Album

Marty Friedman's April 14 "Guitarfest 2018" concert at Centro Cultural Roberto Cantoral in Mexico City will be professionally recorded for a live album. Friedman is continuing to tour in support of his latest solo LP, "Wall Of Sound", which was released last August via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces October 2018 U.S. Tour Dates

Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album, "Paranormal", last July via earMUSIC, has extended his previously-announced North American tour, announcing additional 2018 shows throughout October. The trek picks up again this summer, starting on August 3 in Wisconsin and now running through the end of October, including a lengthy section in Canada, from Briitish Columbia ...

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OVERKILL Bassist Signs Deal With MIGHTY MUSIC; Solo Album Due In October

OVERKILL songwriter and bassist D.D. Verni will release his debut solo album in October through Mighty Music. The effort features guest appearances by a number of guitarists, including Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY), Angus Clark (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR), Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE), Mike Romeo (SYMPHONY X), Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB), Steve Leonard (ALMOST QUEEN) and ...

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KORN Frontman Kicks Off Solo Tour In Portland (Video)

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis began his solo tour in support of his forthcoming album, "Black Labyrinth", on Friday (April 6) in Portland, Oregon. Davis's set was weighed heavily in favor of the new LP, along with songs he wrote for the soundtrack of the 2002 movie "Queen Of The Damned" and a cover of Neil ...

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D.O.A.: A Right of Passage - Various

Once upon a time, punk happened. Not at your local Hot Topic. Not in the pages of a "Rolling Stone" 100 Best list; they could've hardly cared when punk actually started. It happened in a splintered and angry United Kingdom, then it came rudely sauntering in like an unwanted party crasher to the United States. ...

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Earthrage - W.E.T.

Although his impressive resume boasts stints with JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE and Roger Taylor's QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA, to say nothing of a discography that numbers into three digits, it wasn't until recent years that the profile of Jeff Scott Soto has grown to match his considerable vocal talents. Perhaps that's because, with the possible exception ...

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Conqueror's Oath - VISIGOTH

Someone apparently needs to claim MANOWAR's torch following that band's "Final Battle" farewell pillage. IRON FIRE is one contender, PRIMAL FEAR and ANGEL DUST are others. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD had its chance. HAMMERFALL is the most logical successor to the leftover vacancy in sword and sorcery-themed power metal, but don't tell VISIGOTH that. History ...

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GHOST Introduces Its New Leader In Latest Video

GHOST has unveiled the "new" Papa in a three-minute video clip titled "Introducing The Cardinal." In the clip, the band's "new" leader comes face-to-face with an aged Papa Emeritus Zero and Sister Imperator after arriving from behind a door, bathed in red light. The new Papa, who is named Cardinal Copia and apparently isn't a ...

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AMORPHIS: First Trailer For 'Queen Of Time' Album

The first trailer for "Queen Of Time", the upcoming studio album from Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS, can be seen below. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Signs To ROADRUNNER RECORDS

COHEED AND CAMBRIA has signed a deal with Roadrunner Records. The band's brand new studio album is due later this year. The progressive unit comprised of Claudio Sanchez (vocals, guitar), Travis Stever (guitar), Josh Eppard (drums) and Zach Cooper (bass) made the announcement in a shadowy video clip shared today on Roadrunner's official YouTube channel. ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER On Joining JUDAS PRIEST In 2011: 'I Didn't Have To Change Who I Was As A Guitar Player'

Brian Orlando of Long Island radio station 94.3 The Shark recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the band's new studio album, "Firepower", will affect their stage show and setlist: Richie: ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Releases Music Video For 'Everyone' Song From 'Black Labyrinth' Solo Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has released the official music video for his song "Everyone". The clip was directed and edited by Stephen Steelman and was produced by Brigantine Films / Renaissance Man Productions. "Everyone" is taken from Davis's highly anticipated debut solo album, "Black Labyrinth", which will be released on May 25 via Sumerian Records. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announces First Of Four Planned Career-Spanning Box Sets

On June 1, Bludgeon Riffola/Mercury/UMe fires the first salvo in DEF LEPPARD's projected four-volume career-spanning box set series, when the appropriately dubbed "Volume One" appears in multidisc LP and CD collections. The collection arrives in time for this summer's highly anticipated DEF LEPPARD co-headline tour with JOURNEY. This first volume of the band's complete recorded ...

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Listen To New AMORPHIS Song 'The Bee' From 'Queen Of Time' Album

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their new studio album, "Queen Of Time", on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "Under The Red Cloud" will include the use of real strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs. In addition, this will be the first time that people will be able to ...

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KORN Frontman JONATHAN DAVIS Reveals Details Of 'Black Labyrinth' Solo Album

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis will release his highly anticipated debut solo album, "Black Labyrinth", on May 25 via Sumerian Records. Diverse and progressive, "Black Labyrinth" represents a natural evolution for Jonathan, whose previous musical contributions have yielded two Grammy Award wins, eight Grammy Award nominations, worldwide sales of more than 40 million, and countless sold-out ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announces Second Leg Of North American Tour With CORROSION OF CONFORMITY; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY will embark on the second leg of its North American tour with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY and EYEHATEGOD this summer. Set to commence July 14 in Cadott, Wisconsin, the trek will make its way through nearly two dozen cities, coming to a close on August 11 in Sayreville, New Jersey. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces Summer 2018 North American Tour

Rock icon Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album, "Paranormal", last July via earMUSIC, has announced his summer 2018 tour plans. Following on his current "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper" March run, the tireless legend will embark on another North American trek. The summer tour kicks off on August 3 at the Wisconsin State ...

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