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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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Video Premiere: BEYOND THE BLACK's 'Breeze'

The official music video for the song "Breeze" from the German symphonic metal/power metal band BEYOND THE BLACK can be seen below. The track is taken from the group's latest album, "Heart Of The Hurricane", which was released on August 31 via Napalm Records (GSA via Airforce1). BEYOND THE BLACK singer Jennifer Haben told Distorted ...

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HOUR OF PENANCE Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Italy's HOUR OF PENANCE has signed with Agonia Records. The technical, brutal death metal band entered into an agreement with the Polish-based label in November of 2018, after parting ways with Prosthetic Records, via whom the band released three of their last albums, including 2017's "Cast The First Stone". HOUR OF PENANCE is putting the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It's Great That The Young People Are Wearing Our Shirts And Listening To Our Songs'

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "intimacy" of his current "Basstory" tour: David: "That seems to be the comment we get — it's such a different concept, it's such a different thing. In ...

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METAL CHURCH: Making Of 'Damned If You Do' Album (Video)

A five-minute Sebastien Paquet-produced documentary on the making of "Damned If You Do", the upcoming 12th full-length studio album from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. Due on December 7 via Rat Pak Records, the effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast and Japan via King Records. The ...

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DON DOKKEN Says DOKKEN Will Record 'Straight-Up, Straight-Ahead' And 'Classic-Sounding' New Album in February

During a recent appearance on "The Classic Metal Show" podcast, DOKKEN vocalist Don Dokken said that the band plans to finish recording their new album — the group's first since 2012's "Broken Bones" — in February, and that it won't be released through recent label partner Frontiers Music Srl. "The whole month of February, I ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Sing DEEP PURPLE's 'Burn' At Bethlehem Stop Of 'Generation Axe' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi performing the DEEP PURPLE classic "Burn" on November 27 at the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania stop of the "Generation Axe" tour can be seen below. Vai recently told the Wichita, Kansas radio station 89.1 KMUW that the inaugural "Generation Axe" tours in ...

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AREJAY HALE Says 'Vicious' Is 'One Of The Most Genuine And Vulnerable Albums' HALESTORM Has Released

Kat Mykals of Evansville, Indiana radio station 103GBF recently conducted an interview with HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the best part of touring: Arejay: "There's so much positive things about being able to travel, being able to say that you're ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON: Why I Voted For Brexit

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has defended his decision to vote for Brexit, saying that the United Kingdom's plan to leave the European Union (EU) will enable the country "to be more flexible." A public vote — called a referendum — was held in June 2016 when voters were asked just one question: whether the ...

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STEVE VAI Says 'Generation Axe' Tour 'Turned Out So Much Better Than We Could Have Ever Expected'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Jedd Beaudoin of the Wichita, Kansas radio station 89.1 KMUW. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and KMUW). On the inaugural "Generation Axe" tours — which also feature Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin ...

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BEHEMOTH Frontman NERGAL: 'We Want To Disturb People'

BEHEMOTH front man Adam "Nergal" Darski recently spoke with Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 20:06 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On initially feeling that 2014's "The Satanist" might be the final BEHEMOTH album: Nergal: "At that time, I ...

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RIVAL SONS Vocalist Says Band's Writing Process Is 'Just Like Farming': 'You Need To Shift And Constantly Find New Soil'

RIVAL SONS vocalist Jay Buchanan and guitarist Scott Holiday recently spoke with Terrie Carr, host of "Box Of Rock" on the New Jersey radio station WDHA-FM. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming major label debut, "Feral Roots": Jay: "We took our time. ...

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METAL CHURCH Guitarist: 'I Really Like The New Music Business'

METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof has told Canada's The Metal Voice in a new interview that he has grown to appreciate the dramatic changes in the music business in the last couple of decades, with the massive expansion of the Internet, the collapse of physical sales and the emergence of on-demand streaming services. "I really ...

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JUNGLE ROT Releases 'A Burning Cinder' Video

Midwest death metal titans JUNGLE ROT have released the official music video for the song "A Burning Cinder". The track is taken from the band's self-titled album, which was released in July via Victory Records. JUNGLE ROT vocalist/guitarist Dave Matrise states: "I call this a 'Frankenstein' creation; it has all the elements needed for a ...

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ROTTING CHRIST To Release 'The Heretics' Album In February

Greek extreme metal veterans ROTTING CHRIST will release their new album, "The Heretics", on February 15, 2019 via Season Of Mist. The artwork for the disc created by Greek artist Maximos Manolis and can be seen below. "The Heretics" track listing: 01. In The Name of God (04:14) 02. Vetry Zlye (03:13) 03. Heaven And ...

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Video Premiere: METAL CHURCH's 'By The Numbers'

"By The Numbers", the new video from West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 12th full-length studio album, "Damned If You Do", which will be released on December 7 via Rat Pak Records. The effort will also be available in Europe via Nuclear Blast ...

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