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EVANESCENCE, BEHEMOTH, CARCASS, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ACCEPT, SAXON To Play KNOTFEST MEETS FORCEFEST

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by SLIPKNOT, has announced lineup for its first-ever event in Mexico City, taking place at the awesome Parque Deportivo Oceanía venue. This year, Knotfest is joining forces with Forcefest, combining two massive festival brands over one weekend. The Knotfest day will take place on Saturday, November 30, headlined ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Talks 'Social Media Wars'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet recently spoke to "The Herman Show" about the lyrical inspiration for "One Sided War", the title track of his 2016 solo album. He said (hear audio below): "I've been writing songs lately based on the social media wars and words that are exchanged and how people are on social media. Everybody's ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Keyboardist/Vocalist LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT To Release 'Martyr' Solo Album In October

CRADLE OF FILTH keyboardist and vocalist Lindsay Schoolcraft, an accomplished singer, songwriter, harpist, and pianist in her own right, will release her debut solo album on October 7. "Martyr", co-written by former EVANESCENCE drummer Rocky Gray, offers eleven tracks of entrancing gothic rock, influenced by Schoolcraft's background in classical music. Fans of EVANESCENCE, NIGHTWISH, and ...

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FIREWIND To Enter Studio This Summer

Greek melodic power metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar wizard and former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmember Gus G., have signed a worldwide deal with the German metal label AFM Records. The collaboration between FIREWIND and AFM already started with the band's last album, "Immortals", which AFM released in the North American territory. Subsequently, Gus ...

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AMY LEE Says EVANESCENCE Is Ready To Start Writing New Album

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee says that the band is about to begin working on its long-awaited follow-up to 2011's self-titled effort. EVANESCENCE spent much of the last two years recording and touring in support of 2017's "Synthesis", which contained some of the band's best-loved songs — as well as a couple of new ones — ...

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AMY LEE: EVANESCENCE Will 'Hopefully' Release New Album In 2020

Amy Lee says that EVANESCENCE will spend much of 2019 working on material for the follow-up to 2011's self-titled effort. Speaking to SiriusXM's Grant Random at this weekend's Epicenter festival in Rockingham, North Carolina, the singer said (see video below): "This is sort of a creation year for us. We're playing a few festivals and ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET To Release 'Ten' Solo Album In September

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet will release his new solo album, "Ten", in September via Rat Pak Records. Guest musicians who appear on the disc include singer Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), drummer Will Hunt (EVANESCENCE), bassist John O'Boyle, and guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi Montazeri (EXHORDER, PHILIP H. ANSELMO ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Is 'Excited' About Upcoming Performance With DOKKEN At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, THE END MACHINE, KXM) recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 5:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released self-titled debut album ...

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JEFF PILSON: 'There's A Part Of Me That Would Like To Make One Last Great DOKKEN Record'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" recently conducted an interview with bassist and producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) about the just released self-titled album from THE END MACHINE, his new band with his classic-DOKKEN bandmates Mick Brown (drums) and George Lynch (guitar). (WARRANT and occasional LYNCH MOB vocalist Robert Mason completes the group's lineup.) You ...

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Veteran Tour Manager ROBERT 'BOB' DALLAS Dies

Longtime tour manager Robert "Bob" Dallas, who has worked with GODSMACK, LINKIN PARK, EVANESCENCE, SLAYER, SCORPIONS, MASTODON and EXTREME, among others, passed away on Monday, February 4. The news of Dallas's death was confirmed by his son, Robert, who wrote on Facebook: "I am saddened to say that my Father, Bob Dallas, passed away early ...

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GUS G.: Short Documentary On Guitar Art Release

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, is gearing up to unveil a career first, a series of art pieces he has crafted from guitar performance. A new medium in art that utilizes time, space, ...

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GUS G. Releases Music Video For 'Don't Tread On Me'

"Don't Tread On Me", the new video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The song is taken from Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", which was released in April 2018 ...

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STRYPER Frontman Reveals Guest Musicians For New Solo Album

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has commenced recording his next solo album. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided War" will arrive this summer via Rat Pak Records. Among the guest musicians who will appear on Sweet's new disc are QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre, guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi ...

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