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CONCEPTION Feat. Former KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN: 'Re:Conception' Single Out Now; 'My Dark Symphony' EP Due This Month

Reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, have released their first new music in two decades, a three-song single called "Re:Conception". A new CONCEPTION EP, "My Dark Symphony", will be made available on November 23. The EP will feature six tracks, including two from the single. "Re:Conception" ...

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RAMMSTEIN Announces Summer 2019 European Tour

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have announced a batch of summer 2019 European tour dates. The run of stadium and arena shows will kick off on May 27 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany and end of August 22 in Vienna, Austria. Tickets will go on sale on November 8. Tour dates: May 27 - Gelsenkirchen, Veltins-Arena May 28 ...

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Former EUROPE Guitarist Doesn't Like Band's Post-Reunion Albums: 'I Don't Hear Any Melodies Anymore'

Former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello says that he doesn't care for any of the band's post-reunion albums, insisting that the songs don't have "any melodies anymore." Marcello was EUROPE's lead guitarist during the Swedish band's most successful period after replacing founding member John Norum in 1986. He remained with the group until they broke up ...

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SLASH On Current GUNS N' ROSES Lineup: 'It's This Really, Really Well-Oiled Machine That's Super Functional'

Slash says that the current lineup of GUNS N' ROSES is a "really well-oiled machine that's super functional." Only rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler are missing from the classic GN'R lineup that recorded 1987's classic debut, "Appetite For Destruction". Slash, singer Axl Rose and bassist Duff McKagan are on board, fortified with ...

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NERGAL Says Side Project ME AND THAT MAN Made BEHEMOTH's New Album 'More Dynamic': 'It Opened Me Up'

BEHEMOTH vocalist/guitarist Adam "Nergal" Darski recently spoke with Christina Rowatt of Australia's "The Void With Christina" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his personal philosophy: Nergal: "I just try to keep my eyes open and process the world, because at every corner, you can ...

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SAXON Announces February 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends SAXON have announced a string of U.S. tour dates, following the incredibly successful tour with JUDAS PRIEST earlier this year and prior to their appearance on the 2019 Monsters Of Rock cruise out of Florida. SAXON frontman Biff Byford said in a statement: "We're bringing the 'Thunderbolt' tour back to the ...

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MEGADETH To Launch KEGADETH Metal Music And Craft Beer Festival

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was interviewed on the October 5-7 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A couple of excerpts follow. On what MEGADETH has to take into consideration when planning its own festival event to coincide with the release ...

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PEARL JAM Unveils New Campaign Against Homelessness

According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM held a press conference on Thursday (September 27) to announce a statewide effort to end youth homelessness. A statement from the band read in part: "Every year, more than 13,000 unaccompanied young people under the age of 25 experience homelessness in the state of Washington — 1,500 ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Signs With SOLID STATE RECORDS

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA has signed a deal with Solid State Records for its next album. Details about the band's label debut will be announced soon. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA has also announced the second leg of its very special anniversary tour this fall. The band is extending its trek celebrating the upcoming tenth anniversary ...

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Video Premiere: STEVE PERRY's 'We're Still Here'

Former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry has released the official music video for his latest solo single, "We're Still Here". The song, which celebrates the continuity of life and a sense of camaraderie with a new generation, is taken from "Traces", his first solo album in more than two decades, due on October 5 via Fantasy ...

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Bassist FITTY WIENHOLD Exits U.D.O. After 22 Years

Bassist Fitty Wienhold has announced his departure from U.D.O., the German heavy metal band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider. Fitty, who joined U.D.O. in 1996, broke the news of his exit in a four-minute video message which was posted to his YouTube channel. He said: "After 22 years being with Udo as a ...

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EXCITER Parts Ways With Guitarist JOHN RICCI Once Again

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have once again parted ways with guitarist John Ricci. The news of Ricci's exit was broken by bassist Allan Johnson, who wrote on his Facebook page: "Some rather heavy news in the EXCITER camp. Due to certain professional and personal differences, John Ricci has decided to leave the band. I ...

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