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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI Performs World's First Snorkeling Underwater Guitar Solo On FULL METAL CRUISE VII (Video)

Herman Li of DRAGONFORCE performed the world's first snorkeling underwater guitar solo on the Full Metal Cruise VII on September 6. The cruise ship, which set sail on September 2 from Bremerhaven, Germany to Invergordon, Scotland, had to change path and go back around to avoid the storm, just so DRAGONFORCE could perform on the ...

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Ex-U.D.O. Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN Fires Back At UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: His Comments Are 'Bitter' And 'Unprofessional'

Former U.D.O. guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen has fired back at Udo Dirkschneider, calling the singer's recent comments about him "really sad, unnecessary and unprofessional." The legendary ex-ACCEPT frontman recently gave an interview to Metal Forces in which he blamed Heikkinen's and fellow guitarist Bill Hudson's departures from U.D.O. on the fact that "they were ...

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MATTHIAS JABS Says SCORPIONS 'Couldn't Continue' With Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'We Gave Him All The Chances, And 10 More'

Matthias Jabs says that SCORPIONS "had to make" the decision to fire James Kottak, explaining that he and his bandmates gave the drummer "all the chances" to get better. In September 2016, Kottak was dismissed from the legendary German hard rock band during his well-publicized battle with alcoholism and was replaced by former MOTÖRHEAD drummer ...

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THE UNITY Feat. GAMMA RAY Members: 'The Storm' Video

The official video for the song "The Storm" from the German-Italian melodic metal act THE UNITY can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "Rise", which will be released on September 14 via SPV/Steamhammer. The recording features 13 brand-new songs and was cut by drummer Michael Ehré (GAMMA RAY) at ...

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AUDIOTOPSY Feat. MUDVAYNE Members: Listen To 'What Am I?' Song

"What Am I?", a new song from AUDIOTOPSY, the American heavy rock quartet featuring the deft musical talents of guitarist Greg Tribbett and drummer Matt McDonough — both of Grammy-nominated metal band MUDVAYNE — as well as SKRAPE vocalist Billy Keeton and bassist Perry Stern, can be streamed below. The track is taken from AUDIOTOPSY's ...

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Video Premiere: URIAH HEEP's 'Take Away My Soul'

The official music video for the song "Take Away My Soul" from British classic rock icons URIAH HEEP can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 25th studio album, "Living The Dream", which will be released on September 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. In conjunction with this release through Frontiers Music Srl, ...

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ARSIS To Release 'Visitant' Album In November

Melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS will release "Visitant" on November 2 via Nuclear Blast (North, Central, South America) and Agonia (rest of world). The video for the first single from the upcoming horror movie-inspired opus, "Tricking The Gods", was directed by Rob Neilson and can be seen below. Guitarist and vocalist James Malone states: "I think ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Releases 'Beer Visualizer' Video For 'The Accuser'

METAL ALLEGIANCE has released the official "beer visualizer" video for "The Accuser", featuring THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER's Trevor Strnad. The song is taken from METAL ALLEGIANCE's sophomore album, "Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty", out now via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Strnad comments: "I am super honored to have been asked to join METAL ALLEGIANCE as ...

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P.O.D. To Release 'Circles' Album In November; Listen To New Single 'Rockin' With The Best'

San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) will release their 10th studio album, "Circles", on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. The disc features the previously released single "Soundboy Killa" as well as "Rockin' With The Best", which can be heard below. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist's ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO: 'Culture Shock' Video

"Culture Shock", the new video from ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO, the jazz ensemble led by TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, can be seen below. The song is taken from ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO's latest album, "Conundrum", which was released on September 7 via Palmetto/MRI. If you've attempted to keep up with the news cycle in recent years, then ...

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ROCK ON THE RANGE Ends After 12-Year Run; To Be Replaced By SONIC TEMPLE ART + MUSIC FESTIVAL

Premier independent U.S. music festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents have announced the new Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. The three-day event will debut at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019 and will feature a premium food and beverage selection, art installations, plus expanded ...

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Former MUSHROOMHEAD Members JEFFREY NOTHING And THOMAS CHURCH Rejoin Forces In NOTHING

Jeffrey Nothing, also known as Jeff Hatrix (born Jeffrey Lewis Hetrick), formerly the haunting voice and co-founder behind Cleveland's pioneering alterna-metal and industrial collective MUSHROOMHEAD, has resurfaced with his solo project JEFFREY NOTHING (also known as NOTHING). Released today is a brand new single, "Fragile Mind". The track is available now for download and across ...

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GAMA BOMB: 'Bring Out The Monster' Video

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB have released a music video for new single "Bring Out The Monster". The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Speed Between The Lines", due out October 12 via AFM Records. "Speed Between The Lines" was produced by longtime GAMA BOMB collaborator Scott Atkins (CRADLE OF FILTH, SYLOSIS). The album's ...

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OPETH: 'Demon Of The Fall' Performance Clip From 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre'

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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JOAN JETT Catalog Part Of SONY MUSIC/LEGACY's New Agreement with BLACKHEART RECORDS

Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings, a division of SME, have entered into an historic new agreement with Blackheart Records, the groundbreaking American music label founded in 1980 by rock icon Joan Jett, legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Laguna and Meryl Laguna. The new SME/Legacy/Blackheart pact covers the worldwide rights to Joan Jett's recorded music catalog, including ...

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