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JANE'S ADDICTION Frontman PERRY FARRELL Signs With BMG For New Solo Album, 'Kind Heaven'

Visionary singer-songwriter and musician Perry Farrell has signed an exclusive worldwide record deal with BMG to release his new solo album, "Kind Heaven", a musical scene-setter for his immersive entertainment destination "Kind Heaven" set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year. Slated for release in 2019, "Kind Heaven" marks the first ...

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New SLIPKNOT Album To Arrive In The Summer, Says COREY TAYLOR

Corey Taylor has told Spain's Resurrection Fest TV that SLIPKNOT's follow-up to 2014's ".5: The Gray Chapter" album will likely arrive next summer. Saying that 2019 will be "a big year for SLIPKNOT," Taylor added that the band's plans for the coming months include the launch of "a big world tour." But, he cautioned, "it ...

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RAVEN Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour

In between recording a scorching new studio album and a European tour opening for SAXON, veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN has announced a 27-date North American tour with EXTINCTION A.D. and MOBILE DEATHCAMP. The trek begins on November 1 in Houston, Texas and runs through December 1st in Jonesboro, Georgia. "We are firing on ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist On New Frontman ZP THEART: 'He Can Sing Anything'

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo and singer ZP Theart spoke to "In the Vault with Shanda Golden" about the band's upcoming final installment of its "United World Rebellion" trilogy. Tentatively due next year, the effort will feature collaborations with several outside songwriters, including Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) and HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale and Joe ...

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RAVEN: New Studio Album 'In The Can', Live Album On The Way

Veteran British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN is putting the finishing touches on its new album for a tentative early 2019 release. The follow-up to 2015's "ExtermiNation" will mark the band's first effort with new drummer Mike Heller (FEAR FACTORY), who replaced Joe Hasselvander last year. Speaking to Mark Taylor of Record Collector magazine before RAVEN's ...

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COREY TAYLOR On America: 'The Great Myth Is That It's The Freest Country In The World, And That's Just Not True'

In a recent interview with Australia's Music Feeds, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor spoke about what he called "a very crazy time" in America in the wake of sportswear firm Nike's recent decision to build a global advertising campaign around Colin Kaepernick, the outcast American football player and civil rights activist. ...

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Video Premiere: TRIVIUM's 'The Wretchedness Inside'

"The Wretchedness Inside", the new video from Florida metallers TRIVIUM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "The Sin And The Sentence", which was released in October 2017 via Roadrunner. The disc was recorded with producer Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA) at Santa Ana, California's Hybrid Studios. The ...

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SLIPKNOT Puts Out Mystery Music Video Casting Call

SLIPKNOT has put out a casting call for a new music video, inviting fans to a shoot in Los Angeles on Friday, October 5. The message was captioned "Slipknot 20th Anniversary," presumably referring to the 20th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album, which arrived in 1999. Fans wanting to participate in ...

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TOURNIQUET: Lyric Video For 'Sinister Scherzo' Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, CHRIS POLAND

U.S. thrash/heavy metal veterans TOURNIQUET have released a lyric video for the single "Sinister Scherzo". The track, which features guest appearances by former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and ex-MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Gazing At Medusa", which is due mid-October via TOURNIQUET's own label, ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: I'm Very Grateful And Respectful To My Bandmates'

Corey Gorechrist of the "Fantasm" podcast recently conducted an interview with former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his difficult childhood upbringing: K.K.: "I think one of the main reasons I wanted to do the book [Downing's just-released autobiography, 'Heavy ...

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SKID ROW Bassist On New Singer ZP THEART: 'He Brought This Excitement To The Band That We Haven't Had For Quite Some Time'

Rachel Bolan says that ZP Theart has brought an "excitement" to SKID ROW that the band hadn't had "for quite some time." The South African-born, British-based Theart was in DRAGONFORCE, TANK and I AM I before playing his first gig as SKID ROW's vocalist more than two years ago. Speaking to U.K.'s TotalRock Radio, Bolan ...

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SOILWORK: Second Studio Webisode For New Album

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have completed work on their 11th studio album for an early 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "The Ride Majestic" was recorded at Nordic Sound Lab studios in Skara, Sweden with producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson. "The Ride Majestic" was SOILWORK's last album to feature longtime drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who ...

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COREY TAYLOR Mourns Loss Of Grandmother Who Raised Him

Corey Taylor has paid tribute to his grandmother who has just passed away. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman shared a couple of photos of Thelma Taylor on Instagram and included the following message: "She was my hero. My rock. My everything. She raised me. Taught me to be kind but tough. Work and encourage ...

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SOILWORK Completes Work On New Album; First Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have completed work on their 11th studio album for an early 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "The Ride Majestic" was recorded at Nordic Sound Lab studios in Skara, Sweden with producer Thomas "Plec" Johansson. "The Ride Majestic" was SOILWORK's last album to feature longtime drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who ...

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QUEEN To Release 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Original Film Soundtrack In October

For the first time ever, audio tracks from QUEEN's legendary performance at Live Aid are being released as part of the soundtrack album to "Bohemian Rhapsody", 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises' forthcoming feature film celebrating the band, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Recorded at the historic Wembley concert in July ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Cyanide' Performance From Madison

METALLICA kicked off the 2018/2019 U.S. leg of the "WorldWired" arena tour this past Sunday night (September 2) at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin. It marked the band's first visit to Madison since 2004 and first-ever appearance in the Kohl Center. Professionally filmed video footage of the "Cyanide" performance from the Madison concert can ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Music Video For Acoustic Version Of 'Mercy'

STONE SOUR's music video for an acoustic version of the song "Mercy" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's acclaimed 2017 LP, "Hydrograd", which was released as a deluxe edition on August 31. The two-disc set, "Hydrograd Deluxe Edition", collects unreleased covers, b-sides, live recordings and alternate versions of songs from ...

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