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PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GODSMACK, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Set For This Year's MONTEBELLO ROCKFEST

PROPHETS OF RAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GODSMACK and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS are among the scheduled performers at the 2018 edition of the Montebello Rockfest, set to take place June 14-16 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. Rockfest will celebrate its 13th anniversary with a back-to-roots edition featuring over 70 rock, metal, punk-rock, hardcore, and hip-hop acts. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Kicks Off 'Firepower' World Tour In Wilkes-Barre (Video)

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST kicked off their "Firepower" world tour earlier tonight (Tuesday, March 13) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The concert marked the band's first performance since guitarist Glenn Tipton announced that he was retiring from the road due to his battle with Parkinson's disease. He is being replaced on ...

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SKINLESS To Release 'Savagery' Album In May

U.S. death metal veterans SKINLESS return with their pulverizing sixth studio offering, fittingly titled "Savagery". Recorded by Tom Case at Doomsday Bunker Studio in New York and by Dave Otero (PRIMITIVE MAN, CATTLE DECAPITATION, CEPHALIC CARNAGE) at Flatline Audio in Colorado, "Savagery" embodies ten slabs of rotting, aural remains across 37 minutes of titanic slams, ...

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Video Premiere: JUDAS PRIEST's 'Spectre'

The official video for "Spectre", a brand new song from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Firepower", which is being released today (Friday, March 9) via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the ...

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CARCASS Parts Ways With Guitarist BEN ASH; Replacement Revealed

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have parted was with guitarist Ben Ash and have replaced him with Tom Draper (POUNDER, ex-ANGEL WITCH, PRIMITAI). Draper, who is from the United Kingdom but currently resides in California, made his live debut with CARCASS this past weekend at the Netherlands Deathfest at 013 in Tilburg. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Announces 2018 Edition Of 'Jordan Rudess's Keyfest'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess announced details of his third annual Jordan Rudess's Keyfest, set to take place April 26-28 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Keyfest is a three-day interactive keyboard gathering with Rudess, Tom Brislin (YES, RENAISSANCE), and Bill Laurence (SNARKY PUPPY). During the day, these three renowned keyboardists will lead workshops ...

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Watch EXODUS Perform In San Francisco

Fan-filmed video footage of EXODUS's February 25 performance at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, California can be seen below. EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza recently said that fans will have to wait until at least the end of 2019 before the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. Although it was originally ...

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GHOST Announces 'Rats! On The Road' U.S. Tour

Swedish occult metal band GHOST will embark on the "Rats! On The Road" U.S. tour in May. The trek will kick off on May 5 in Riverside, California and visit U.S. cities throughout the spring. Tickets and VIP packages for the "Rats! On The Road Tour" will go on sale on this Saturday, March 3 ...

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ANTHRAX Cancels European Tour Plans

According to the Facebook page of the IN FLAMES-curated Borgholm Brinner festival, ANTHRAX has canceled its plans to tour Europe this summer "due to scheduling conflicts." The bandmembers "sincerely apologize to all of their fans and hope to see them very soon," ANTHRAX says in a statement. ANTHRAX was one of several acts scheduled to ...

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MAX CAVALERA On Next SOULFLY Record: 'It's A Tribal Thrash Album. It's Never Been Done Quite Like That'

Metal Wani's Chuck Marshall recently conducted an interview with current SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and former SEPULTURA frontman Max Cavalera. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the recent "Max And Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots" tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of SEPULTURA's "Roots" had an impact ...

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Listen To Snippet Of New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'Evil Never Dies'

A short preview of the song "Evil Never Dies" from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST is available below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Doesn't Know Why SLAYER Is Retiring

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that he doesn't know why SLAYER has chosen to embark on its "farewell" tour. Last month, SLAYER, one of metal's most popular and influential bands of the past four decades, announced its "final world tour" via a 30-second video. The group also confirmed that its last-ever North American run of ...

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No New EXODUS Album Until End Of 2019 At The Earliest

EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza says that fans will have to wait until at least the end of 2019 before the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. Although it was originally reported that the veteran San Francisco Bay Area thrashers would go into the studio last October to begin recording the new ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist: 'I Don't Think SLAYER Will Ever Die'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello says that SLAYER will never die, despite the fact that the Tom Araya-fronted outfit is retiring from the road. Last month, SLAYER, one of metal's most popular and influential bands of the past four decades, announced its "final world tour" via a 30-second video. The group also confirmed that its last-ever ...

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Listen To Snippet Of New JUDAS PRIEST Song 'Traitors Gate'

A short preview of the song "Traitors Gate" from British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST is available below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Firepower", which will be released on March 9 via Epic. The follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" was recorded by British producer Andy Sneap, the band's longtime collaborator ...

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