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SACROSANCT Feat. Former PESTILENCE Guitarist RANDY MEINHARD: New Music On The Way

SACROSANCT, the German-Dutch progressive thrash metal outfit founded by former PESTILENCE guitarist Randy Meinhard, has signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. SACROSANCT returns reformed to the scene after a 25-year hiatus. Kees Harrison (formerly of Dutch prog-metal act SPHERE OF SOULS) recently joined SACROSANCT on bass: "Having been a fan of ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR), with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (SWANS), Tara Vanflower (LYCIA), Neal Tiemann ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI To Take Part In 'A Life In Music' Events In Paisley And Edinburgh

Legendary BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi will give a fascinating insight into his life and career at two very special events announced for October 2018. Billed as "Tony Iommi With Phil Alexander: A Life In Music", fans will witness Tony in conversation with respected journalist and broadcaster Phil Alexander at dates in Paisley and Edinburgh. ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Drummer Says Group Hopes To Release New Album Next Spring

MUSHROOMHEAD drummer Steve "Skinny" Felton was recently interviewed by Ned of the Waterloo, Iowa radio station Rock 108. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recently released, "Evil Dead"-inspired music video for the song "We Are The Truth": Skinny: "I can't take single-handed credit ...

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STRATOVARIUS: Lyric Video For Orchestral Version Of 'Unbreakable'

Finnish metallers STRATOVARIUS are back with a new album — with some fresh and some very rare material. Due on September 28 via earMUSIC, "Enigma: Intermission 2" features three brand new songs as well as, for the first time in the band's history, four beautifully arranged orchestral versions of popular STRATOVARIUS songs. The album is ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: Lyric Video For New Single 'The Reckoning' Featuring PAPA ROACH's JACOBY SHADDIX

Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official lyric video for "The Reckoning", the first single from their forthcoming studio album, "Resist". The track features a guest appearance by PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix. "He's so much fun!" WITHIN TEMPTATION vocalist Sharon Den Adel told Metal Hammer about Shaddix. "He's just fun to be around. ...

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Listen To New UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS Song 'Stranger Tonight'

"Stranger Tonight", a brand new song from UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Wasteland", which is due to be released on October 12 via Rise Above Records. The brainchild of mercurial Cambridgeshire mystic Kevin Starrs, UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS have been making ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, ARCH ENEMY, OVERKILL, ACCEPT Members At New York City Concert (Video)

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — played a record-release show for its sophomore album, "Volume 2 – Power Drunk Majesty", this past Thursday (September 6) at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City. Special guests at ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Front-Row Video Of Jones Beach Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of Ozzy Osbourne's September 8 concert at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York can be seen below. The setlist was as follows: 01. Bark At The Moon 02. Mr. Crowley 03. I Don't Know 04. Fairies Wear Boots (BLACK SABBATH song) 05. Suicide Solution 06. No More Tears ...

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THE HEARD Feat. Ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA, DEATHSTARS Members: 'Tower Of Silence' Single Available; 'The Island' Album Due In November

THE HEARD, the new Swedish rock band featuring former CRUCIFIED BARBARA guitarist Klara "Force" Rönnqvist Fors, bassist Ida "Evileye" Stenbacka and drummer Nikki Wicked (a.k.a. Jannicke Lindström) alongside DEATHSTARS bassist Jonas "Skinny Disco" Kangur (on lead guitar) and burlesque performer, model and singer Pepper Potemkin, has released a new single, "Tower Of Silence". The song ...

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AMARANTHE's OLOF MÖRCK: 'The Metal Genre Has Gotten A Little More Conservative Than It Used To Be'

Chris Peters of Australia's Heavy magazine conducted an interview with guitarist Olof Mörck of Swedish melodic metallers AMARANTHE about their forthcoming "Helix" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what to expect from "Helix": Olof: "From my perspective, it's sort of like a resume ...

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Listen To New HATE ETERNAL Song 'Nothingness Of Being'

"Nothingness Of Being", a new song from Florida-based death metal extremists HATE ETERNAL, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Upon Desolate Sands", which will be released on October 26 via Season Of Mist. The spectacular artwork for the disc was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, ...

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Lucifer II - LUCIFER

One of the great losses of future potential in the metal world occurred when German/Swedish occult-doomsters THE OATH broke up in 2014. The group's self-titled debut that year showcased the melodic vocal croons of Johanna Sadonis, who showed promise as a rising metal vocalist to keep an eye on. After of THE OATH's breakup, Sadonis ...

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