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METALLICA Announces Indian Dates

METALLICA's official web site has been updated with the following message: "At this stage in the game, there are very few places in the world that we have not dragged our gear and crew to, so that makes this show announcement extra special. "For the first time ever, we will be visiting India for two ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: New Tour Details Revealed

MÖTLEY CRÜE, one of the world's most iconic rock bands, hosted a special gathering at Bamboozle Sunday night (May 1) revealing details about their summer tour. The unveiling included images and a description of their new set design, the set list decided by fans and a surprise announcement of Tommy Lee's "360" drum rollercoaster. "We're ...

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ORIGIN: New Song Available For Streaming

"Expulsion Of Fury", a brand new song from American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN, can be streamed on the band's Facebook page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Entity", which will be released on June 7 in North America and June 10 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD features ...

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It's Official: MIKE MANGINI Is New DREAM THEATER Drummer

Mike Mangini, the 48-year-old session artist who has played for ANNIHILATOR, EXTREME, JAMES LABRIE and STEVE VAI, has officially joined DREAM THEATER as the replacement for the recently departed Mike Portnoy. Commented Mangini: "The day that I got the phone call to be in DREAM THEATER, it took my brain a minute to assemble what ...

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HOSTILE: 'No Salvation' Video Released

"No Salvation", the new video from British metallers HOSTILE — who feature in their ranks bassist Alex Hill, son of JUDAS PRIEST's Ian Hill — can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Eve Of Destruction", which was produced by former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. Not only did K.K. produce ...

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ANNIHILATOR, Reunited SWORD To Team Up For Quebec City Concert

Canadian metal powerhouse ANNIHILATOR will perform at the 2011 edition of the Festival d'Été de Québec (Quebec City International Summer Festival) on July 10 at the Imperial Theater. This will mark the band's exclusive Canadian appearance this summer, a first for Quebec City and the first show in 18 years that ANNIHILATOR has played in ...

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METALLICA Frontman Talks To ROCK 105.3 Backstage At California's 'Big Four' Festival (Video)

San Diego, California rock station Rock 105.3 conducted an interview with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield backstage at this past Saturday's (April 23) "Big Four" concert at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. You can now watch the chat below. The all-day festival featured the so-called "Big Four" bands of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, ...

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ORIGIN: Third 'Entity' Studio Webisode Available

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Entity", the new album from American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN, can be viewed below. Due on June 7 in North America and June 10 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD features the following track listing: 01. Expulsion Of ...

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PENTAGRAM: New Video Interview Posted Online

Robert Williams of Metal-Rules.com conducted an interview with Bobby Liebling and Victor Griffin of legendary doomsters PENTAGRAM last month in Austin, Texas during the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival. Check out the chat below. PENTAGRAM, the band that has been churning out widely admired hard rock/doom metal for over four ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Announces New Drummer

ROB ZOMBIE has officially recruited former MARILYN MANSON drummer Ginger Fish (real name: Kenneth Robert Wilson) as the replacement for departed sticksman Joey Jordison — who left due to scheduling conflicts with his primary band, SLIPKNOT. Ginger Fish played his first show with ROB ZOMBIE on February 6 at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. ...

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ORIGIN: Second 'Entity' Track-By-Track Commentary

The second installment of a track-by-track commentary on "Entity", the new album from American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN, can be found below. 5. Saligia John Longstreth (drums): "This is one of the two epics of the album if you don't count the first three songs as a single unit (which is fine if you ...

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TESTAMENT To Enter Studio This Summer

British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, EXODUS) has revealed to Radio Metal that he will enter the studio this summer with San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans TESTAMENT to begin work on the follow-up to 2008's "The Formation Of Damnation". A late 2011/early 2012 release is expected. "The new album will ...

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WARRANT: 'Rockaholic' Track Listing, Audio Samples Available

Californian rockers WARRANT will release their new album, "Rockaholic", in North America on May 17 via Frontiers Records. At the helm of the CD is mega-producer Keith Olsen (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS), with the mixing duties having been handled by Pat Regan (KISS, DEEP PURPLE, TED NUGENT). "Rockaholic" track listing: 01. Sex Ain't Love 02. ...

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ORIGIN: Second 'Entity' Studio Webisode Available

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Entity", the new album from American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN, can be viewed below. Due on June 7 in North America and June 10 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records, the CD features the following track listing: 01. Expulsion Of ...

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