animals-as-leaders in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

PAPA ROACH To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of 'Infest' Album In 2020

Jacoby Shaddix has confirmed that PAPA ROACH will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album, "Infest", next year. The band's second full-length record and first major label release, "Infest" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR On His New Mask: 'I Wanted It To Feel Like It Was Something That Was Created In Someone's Basement'

Corey Taylor spoke to Kerrang! magazine about SLIPKNOT's new costumes, which were unveiled on last week to coincide with the release of the band's sixth studio album, "We Are Not Your Kind", due on August 9 via Roadrunner. Corey worked on his new mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RICHIE FAULKNER On K.K. DOWNING's Negative Comments About JUDAS PRIEST: 'It's A Disappointment More Than Anything'

Richie Faulkner says that "it's a disappointment more than anything" to see Kenneth "K.K." Downing making derogatory comments about JUDAS PRIEST in the press. Ever since the release of his autobiography last summer, Downing has been taking jabs at his former bandmates, saying that he left the group in 2011 over band conflict, shoddy management ...

Read more

Posted in: News

I, The Devil - DEIPHAGO

The belligerent blackened death metal lunatics who are collectively known as DEIPHAGO have been kicking out the evil jams for three decades now, including the directly connected precursor bands SATANAS and BAALZEBUL, as well as the one year they marched under the similarly spelled moniker DEIFAGO. Originally based in Manila, the Filipino band has since ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

Kingdom of Lies - OSIAH

It's the slow bits that get you. Grinding, somnambulant beatdowns, agonizing and willfully lobotomized, full of menace and spite: not a new phenomenon in deathcore, by any means, but a facet of the genre that OSIAH appear to have mastered and refined on their second full-length record. In truth, these widely respected brutes from England's ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

JERRY DIXON: 'When You Have The Original Musicians With ROBERT MASON, It's WARRANT On Steroids'

WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon has praised vocalist Robert Mason, who replaced Jani Lane in 2008. The former LYNCH MOB singer has performed on 2011's "Rockaholic" and 2017's "Louder Harder Faster", and has brought a degree of stability to the band after Lane's unceremonious departure and subsequent 2011 death. WARRANT continues to tour regularly in support ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HOWLING SYCAMORE's 'Seven Pathways To Annihilation' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MARTY FRIEDMAN

HOWLING SYCAMORE, the extreme progressive ensemble featuring Davide Tiso, Jason McMaster and Hannes Grossmann, has returned with its sophomore album, "Seven Pathways To Annihilation". Due on June 21, the disc features over 50 minutes of music and will be available on gatefold 2LP, compact disc and on all digital outlets. The album's first single, "Initiation", ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GHOST Adds Dates To Fall 2019 North American Tour

Seven new dates for the "Ultimate Tour Named Death", GHOST's six-week North American headline arena tour are announced, adding shows in Edmonton, Toledo, Moline, Youngstown, Huntington, Hamilton, and Ottawa. A series of ticket pre-sales begins today at 12 noon local, and the public on-sale starts at 10 a.m. local this Friday, May 24. Log on ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ZZ TOP: 'Sharp Dressed Man' Rock Musical Coming To Las Vegas

Caesars Entertainment's team led by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth along with lead producers Carl Stubner and Prem Akkaraju are developing "Sharp Dressed Man", a rock musical featuring ZZ TOP hits. The show is expected to open in 2020 in Las Vegas and will include ZZ TOP members, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says Producer 'MUTT' LANGE 'Deserves All The Credit' For 'Hysteria'

Guitar Interactive magazine's Jonathan Graham conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen during the band's 2018 "Hysteria" anniversary tour. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the political themes DEF LEPPARD explored on "Hysteria" are still relevant today: Phil: "Nothing changed 2,000 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

First Look At VINNIE PAUL's Grave Marker

A couple of photos of Vinnie Paul Abbott's soon-to-be-installed grave marker can be found below. The PANTERA Facebook page released a full picture of the marker after a couple of "unauthorized" photos were posted online without the permission of Vinnie Paul's estate. "There is a lot of bad info floating around about Vinnie Paul's grave ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEMON HUNTER: 'More Than Bones' Video Released

"More Than Bones", the new Andy Maier-directed video from the Christian metal band DEMON HUNTER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album "Peace", which was made available alongside a companion LP, "War", on March 1. Frontman Ryan Clark told Kerrang! about "More Than Bones": " I was ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CANNIBAL CORPSE Unveils Brutal New 'Red Before Black' Video

"Red Before Black", the new video from Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's latest album, which was released in November 2017 via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2014's "A Skeletal Domain" was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in Saint Petersburg, Florida ...

Read more

Posted in: News