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GLENN HUGHES On ARETHA FRANKLIN: 'She Was The First Woman That Raised The Hair On The Back Of My Neck When She Sang'

Glenn Hughes paid tribute to Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul," who died Thursday after it was reported last week that she was "gravely ill" in Detroit. Her family said that the cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type. During an interview with the "Talking Metal" podcast, the former DEEP PURPLE ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Arise' Performance From DICKY WOODSTOCK POPFESTIVAL

Drum-cam footage of SEPULTURA's Eloy Casagrande performing the song "Arise" live with his bandmates on August 3 at the Dicky Woodstock Popfestival in the Netherlands can be seen below. SEPULTURA played its first show with Casagrande on November 25, 2011 in Lichtenfels, Germany. Casagrande joined SEPULTURA as the replacement for Jean Dolabella, who left the ...

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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: Video For 'Dhyana' Title Track

The official Arno De Haas-directed music video for the title track of "Dhyana", the new album from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — can be seen below. The disc will be released on September 21 via Nuclear Blast. Along guitars by Merel Bechtold ...

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GEOFF TATE Says It's 'Humbling' To Hear What QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Operation: Mindcrime' Means To Fans

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with Max Volume of the Reno, Nevada radio station 105.7 KOZZ. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the sound of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album: Geoff: "It was one of the first five digital albums ever made. When we ...

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MYRKUR On Criticism From Black Metal Scene: 'I Respect Passion, Even If It's Against Me'

Metalshop TV conducted an interview with Danish post-black metal multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Myrkur (real name: Amalie Bruun) at this year's Brutal Assault festival, which was held last weekend in Jaromer, Czech Republic. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what inspires her: Myrkur: "My main ...

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GOATWHORE Frontman: 'If You Shun History And Put It Behind You, It's Inevitable It Will Be Duplicated Again'

Tristan Pratt of The Metal Tris conducted an interview with frontman Ben Falgoust of New Orleans blackened death metallers GOATWHORE. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lyrical themes on their latest studio album, 2017's "Vengeful Ascension": Ben: "It's a mixture. We've always had ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Calls METAL ALLEGIANCE His 'Ultimate Metal Outlet'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the new METAL ALLEGIANCE album, "Volume II – Power Drunk Majesty": Mike: "After we had so much fun making ...

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KORN Singer's Wife, DEVEN DAVIS, Dead At 39

According to TMZ, KORN frontman Jonathan Davis's estranged wife died earlier today. Deven Davis was only 39 years old. A Davis family representative confirmed the report, saying in a statement: "The Davis family is brokenhearted over the devastating loss of Deven Davis. We ask that you respect their privacy — and the privacy ...

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PAPA ROACH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, I PREVAIL, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Set For Next Year's SHIPROCKED

A spectacular music lineup has been announced for ShipRocked 2019, celebrating a decade of rock 'n' roll on the high seas January 26-31, 2019 onboard Carnival Valor for the first time. The greatest vacation ever will feature performances from PAPA ROACH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, I PREVAIL, NOTHING MORE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, SEVENDUST, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, ...

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BLOODBATH To Release 'The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn' Album In October

Like all gore-drenched sequels, demonic death metal supergroup BLOODBATH's fifth slice of morbid savagery comes even darker, nastier and sicker than before. It's been four years since "Grand Morbid Funeral", and Stockholm's shadiest death cult — with members drawn from metal luminaries PARADISE LOST, KATATONIA, OPETH and CRAFT — return with a new slab of ...

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Former JOURNEY Vocalist STEVE PERRY Says Response To His Comeback Has Been 'Overwhelming'

This past Wednesday (August 15), former JOURNEY vocalist Steve Perry was interviewed on "Trunk Nation", the SiriusXM satellite radio program hosted by Eddie Trunk. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the initial response to his comeback: Steve: "It's just overwhelming, to be honest with you. Who knew? I didn't know. I've been ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Mixes Polka And Metal In 'Zombie Dance' Video

The official music video for the song "Zombie Dance" from veteran German metallers GRAVE DIGGER can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "The Living Dead", which will be released on September 14 via Napalm Records. After listening to "Zombie Dance", we know for sure that polka and metal fit ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: 'Take Me To The Church' Video Premiere

"Take Me To The Church", the new video from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, can be seen below. The clip was shot during a recent trip to St. Petersburg, Russia. Schenker comments: "Today we are releasing the new video for 'Take Me To The Church', released from MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's debut ...

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