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SACRED REICH Rejoined By Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer DAVE MCCLAIN

Phoenix-based thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have announced the return of drummer Dave McClain. McClain was a member of SACRED REICH from 1991 to 1995. He played on the "A Question" EP (1991) and the "Independent" (1993) and "Heal" (1996) albums before leaving to join MACHINE HEAD. SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind comments: "It is ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Frontman On 'Gravity' Album: 'We Were Just Trying To Challenge Ourselves'

Heavy magazine conducted an interview with BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck and bassist Jamie Mathias at this year's Good Things Festival, which was held Sunday, December 9 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the experimental nature ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Animated Music Video For 'Vultures'

ASKING ALEXANDRIA has released an animated music video for its latest single, "Vultures". The song is taken from ASKING ALEXANDRIA's self-titled fifth studio album, which was released in December 2017 via Sumerian Records. The disc marks the group's first full-length effort with singer Danny Worsnop since he rejoined ASKING ALEXANDRIA in the fall of 2016. ...

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Video Premiere: BREAKING BENJAMIN's 'Tourniquet'

BREAKING BENJAMIN has released an official music video for the song "Tourniquet". The clip completes the visual trilogy of videos released to date from the band's sixth studio album, "Ember". "Ember" debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has spawned off two No. 1 rock radio hits with recent singles "Red Cold ...

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IN FLAMES To Release 'I, The Mask' Album In March; Listen To New Songs '(This Is Our) House' And 'I Am Above'

Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES will release their thirteenth studio album, titled "I, The Mask", on March 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). Pre-orders for the album will begin January 11 offering "I Am Above" and "(This Is Our) House" as instant downloads. The 12-track album ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Is 'Very, Very Concerned With Mental Illness'

Philip Anselmo spoke to Desde El Underground TV about the lyrical themes covered on "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue", the second album from his PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS solo project, which was released in January via Anselmo's Housecore Records in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in other parts of the world. ...

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EVERGREY Frontman: 'On Each And Every Album, We Try To Progress And Do Things Differently'

Metal Wani's Carl O'Rourke recently conducted an interview with frontman Tom S. Englund of acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY about the band's upcoming studio album, "The Atlantic". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether EVERGREY operates without any musical boundaries: Tom: "Yeah, the ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On Why NIGHTWISH Took A Year Off: 'The Passion Just Wasn't There'

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently spoke with Spain's Metal Journal. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On revisiting some of NIGHTWISH's earliest material during the band's ongoing "Decades" tour: Tuomas: "Nostalgia would be the perfect word to describe how we feel. It really is ...

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Video Premiere: CHILDREN OF BODOM's 'Under Grass And Clover'

"Under Grass And Clover", the new music video from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's tenth album, "Hexed", which will be released on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman, guitarist, and mastermind Alexi Laiho comments: "'Under Grass And Clover' is ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Martyrs' Video

"Martyrs", the new video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is taken from SOEN's fourth album, "Lotus", which will be released on February 1, 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Driven by the contrast of different moods, and ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT, Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer: Debut Album Details

VLTIMAS, the three-piece extreme metal formation consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), will release its debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", on March 29, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The first single from the disc, "Praevalidus", can be streamed below. Eriksen comments on the track: ...

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Behind The Scenes: SLIPKNOT's 'All Out Life' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "All Out Life", the new video from SLIPKNOT, can be seen below. The clip, which was directed by the band's own M. Shawn Crahan, amassed 3.4 million views in the first 24 hours after the video was released. Views on the video are currently approaching the 16-million mark. According ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: Music Video For 'Raise Your Banner' Featuring IN FLAMES Vocalist ANDERS FRIDÉN

The official video for the song "Raise Your Banner" from Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION can be seen below. The second single from the band's forthcoming studio album, "Resist", features a guest appearance by IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén. "Resist" will be released on December 14. It is the band's first release through Spinefarm Records, the ...

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Polish Death Metal Band HATE To Record New Album In December

Polish death metallers HATE will enter the studio in December to record the follow-up to 2017's "Tremendum". The new opus, bearing the working title "Salve Ignis", is tentatively slated for summer 2019 and will be the band's debut collaboration with Metal Blade Records. Details are still surfacing, but the band has so far released two ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Recordings For Second Album Begin

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has entered the studio to begin recording its second album. The follow-up to last year's "The Dark Element" will tentatively arrive in the fall of 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Olzon says: "I'm so excited that me ...

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