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OPETH And GOJIRA To Join Forces For Short U.S. Tour In May

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will join forces with France's GOJIRA for a short run of U.S. dates in May. The details are as follows: May 04 - Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium May 05 - Concord, NC - Charlotte Motor Speedway (Carolina Rebellion) May 06 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory May 07 - ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's PHIL CAMPBELL: LEMMY 'Is In My Mind All The Time'

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell and vocalist Neil Starr of PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND) were interviewed by Planet Rock's Paul Anthony at the Planet Rockstock festival on Friday, December 2 at Trecco Bay, South Wales, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE ...

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IRON MAIDEN's STEVE HARRIS Will Have A 'Pretty Busy Year' In 2017

IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris was interviewed by Planet Rock's Paul Anthony when Harris's solo/side project BRITISH LION headlined the Planet Rockstock festival on Saturday, December 3 at Trecco Bay, South Wales, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about BRITISH LION's upcoming live album, Harris said: "It'll be out hopefully… Well, ...

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Watch IRON MAIDEN Bassist's BRITISH LION Perform In Leipzig, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris's solo/side project BRITISH LION performing on November 25 at Hellraiser in Leipzig, Germany can be seen below. BRITISH LION previously debuted two new songs, "Spitfire" and "Bible Black", during its summer 2015 tour. Asked if BRITISH LION has been road-testing new material on its recent tours ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Says Recording Process For 'Brotherhood Of The Snake' Was 'Definitely Not' Relaxed

Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, recently conducted an interview with TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex Skolnick. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording process for TESTAMENT's new album, "Brotherhood Of The Snake": Alex: "This one was done in ...

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Video: Reunited Original Members Of ENTOMBED Perform Entire 'Clandestine' Album In Malmö

The new lineup of Swedish metal veterans ENTOMBED played its groundbreaking 1991 album, "Clandestine", in its entirety at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden on November 12. Sitting in first with conductor Josef Rhedin and the 100-plus member Malmö Symphony Orchestra for Thomas Von Wachenfeldt's arrangement of "Clandestine", the band performed "Clandestine" from front to back ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS: First Trailer For 'Heavy Fire' Album

Nuclear Blast will release BLACK STAR RIDERS' third studio album, "Heavy Fire", in February 2017. The band will support the album with a full U.K. and Ireland tour in March 2017. The first trailer for "Heavy Fire" is available below. BLACK STAR RIDERS' previous album, "The Killer Instinct", was released in 2015 to widespread critical ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT: 'The Essence Of OPETH Is Change'

Guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt and guitarist Fredrik Åkesson of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH recently spoke to Guitar World magazine about the band's twelfth album, "Sorceress", which was released at the end of September. "It's got a little bit of everything," Åkerfeldt said of the album's musical direction. "There are some progressive moments, some jazz ...

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CANDLEMASS Singer MATS LEVÉN Makes His Live Debut With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA In Council Bluffs (Video)

Swedish vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TREAT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) made his live debut with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Thursday night (November 17) at Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Musicians performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA on the tour include Philip Brandon, storyteller; Angus Clark, guitar; Vitalij Kuprij, keyboards; Jane ...

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TWISTED SISTER's MARK MENDOZA Launches 'Radioactive' Podcast

TWISTED SISTER bassist Mark Mendoza, along with Rob Rush from 94.3 The Shark and comedian Billy Mira have launched "Radioactive", a new podcast which features local and national talent on Connoisseur Media. Based in Suffolk County, Long Island, The Shark has filled an empty void for listeners in a market where classic rock and top ...

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DREAM THEATER To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of 'Images And Words' With European Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced details of a monumental European headline tour. The trek, which gets underway January 30 at Rome, Italy's Auditorium Parco Della Musica, will see the pioneering group celebrating the 25th anniversary of their milestone RIAA-gold-certified album "Images And Words". Each performance will see the iconic progressive rock band delivering ...

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Watch IRON MAIDEN Bassist's BRITISH LION Perform In Toulouse, France

Fan-filmed video footage of IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris's solo/side project BRITISH LION performing on November 11 at Le Metronum in Toulouse, France can be seen below. BRITISH LION is recording shows on its current European tour for an upcoming live album, tentatively due next year. The band previously debuted two new songs, "Spitfire" and ...

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DREAM THEATER To Be Joined By HALESTORM's LZZY HALE For 'Our New World' Performance In Anaheim

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will be joined by special guest Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM at their November 16 concert at Anaheim, California's City National Grove Of Anaheim for a one-of-a-kind performance of "Our New World". The song is featured on DREAM THEATER's acclaimed double concept album "The Astonishing", with the recently released version featuring ...

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Video Premiere: TYKETTO's 'Kick Like A Mule'

"Kick Like A Mule", the new video from TYKETTO, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Reach", which was released on October 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. After five years of relentless touring that included playing on some of the most prestigious stages on the planet, TYKETTO took their ...

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