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

The first installment of a track-by-track commentary on "Entity", the new album from American technical death metal innovators ORIGIN, can be found below. 1. Expulsion of Fury Paul Ryan (guitar, vocals): "Well, I don't how to put it other than we're back! It's just a taste of what's to come. Out of the gate at ...

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WARRANT To Film 'Life's A Song' Video

Californian rockers WARRANT will film a video for their new single, "Life's A Song", on Tuesday, April 19. The song comes off the band's new album, "Rockaholic", which will be released on May 17 via Frontiers Records. The CD was produced by Keith Olsen, who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE and SCORPIONS, among ...

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ORIGIN: First 'Entity' Studio Webisode Available

The first 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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PREY To Release 'Heal Me' Digital Single

Swedish metallers PREY will release a new digital single, "Heal Me", on April 20 via GMR Music. The track will be premiered on the PREY Facebook and MySpace pages and various radio stations on Monday, April 18. The "Heal Me" artwork was created by acclaimed cover artist Monowasp, who has previously worked with TNT, HOUSE ...

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