five-finger-death-punch in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

JAMES LABRIE Says DREAM THEATER Wanted To Get Back To Writing A 'Classic' And 'Heavy' Album With 'Distance Over Time'

James LaBrie says DREAM THEATER wanted to "get back to writing a classic heavy album" with its upcoming 14th full-length effort, "Distance Over Time". The move was apparently influenced by the 25th-anniversary tour in support of the band's seminal "Images And Words" LP and the lukewarm reaction to its light and ponderous 2016 double-disc concept ...

Read more

Posted in: News

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT To Perform At 91st ACADEMY AWARDS

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT will perform during at the 91st Academy Awards, the Academy announced on Monday. The QUEEN biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" is up for five Oscars, including "Best Picture". Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury, in the film is considered a front-runner for the Best Actor trophy for his portrayal of the late singer. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AMON AMARTH To Film New Music Video Next Weekend

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will film a new music video on February 23 and February 24 in the Los Angeles area. A casting call notice shows the band is seeking 10 fans with "normal heavy metal concert attire" for the Saturday shoot and 50 fans with the same wardrobe for the next day's filming. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VENOM INC. Announces Spring 2019 North American Tour

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, will embark on a North American tour in April. In addition to performing tracks from VENOM INC.'s debut album, "Avé", the band will also perform several VENOM classics. "It is with great pleasure that the triumvirate ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SWORN ENEMY: 'Prepare For Payback' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Prepare For Payback" from the the Queens, New York-based band SWORN ENEMY can be seen below. Says vocalist Sal Lococo: "'Prepare For Payback' just had that old SWORN ENEMY feel to it. It was very angry and hard as fuck, and definitely could've been the opening track on ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HELLYEAH Bassist On VINNIE PAUL's Death: 'It Was Awful'

HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders says that "everything was put on hold" with the band following the death of Vinnie Paul Abbott. Last June, the drummer died from cardiomyopathy, or an enlarged heart, with coronary artery disease being identified as a significant condition in his death. Sanders, who launched Let There Be Rock Schools in Gainesville, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WITHIN TEMPTATION Singer Looks Back On 'Intense' Period Prior To Her Father's Death

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metallers WITHIN TEMPTATION about the band's new "Resist" studio album. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what year was the most important during the four-year break between studio albums for WITHIN ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ROB HALFORD Comments On OZZY OSBOURNE's Latest Health Scare

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has commented on Ozzy Osbourne's latest hospitalization. The legendary British heavy metal band was scheduled to tour Europe with the BLACK SABBATH frontman before Ozzy canceled the trek when he was admitted to the hospital due to complications from the flu. Asked by Australia's Heavy if Ozzy's latest health scare ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KATAKLYSM Frontman On Bands Who Drastically Change Their Sound: 'It's Not Cool For The Fans Who Have Been Following You All These Years'

Alex Haber of Heavy New York conducted an interview with frontman Maurizio Iacono of Montreal, Quebec, Canada melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM prior to their January 11 concert at Gramercy Theater in New York City. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the touring cycle for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Defends Being Involved In Several Projects: 'I'm A Singer. It's What I Do For A Living'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens recently spoke with "The Classic Metal Show" podcast about his three current projects — THE THREE TREMORS, SPIRITS OF FIRE and A NEW REVENGE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current busy workload: Ripper: ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESLA Guitarist Praises Producer PHIL COLLEN's 'Positive Energy' And 'Attention To Detail'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon recently appeared on the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF's "Talkin' Rock With Meltdown" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's decision to hire DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to produce its new album, "Shock": Frank: "We've known Phil for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Shoots For The Stars In Epic 'Stardust' Music Video/Short Film

The Texas-based extreme progressive/power metal group IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has been described as "seriously epic" (MetalSucks), so it's only fitting that the group's new music video for the song "Stardust" fits that same description. A riveting, special effects-laden five-minute hybrid of an "Armageddon"-like action movie and a telenovela, the clip can be seen below. Featuring special ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GLENN TIPTON's Daughter To Raise Money For JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist's Foundation At Barcelona Marathon

Karina Greenin, the daughter of JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton, will take part in Barcelona, Spain's annual marathon next month to raise funds for the Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation. JUDAS PRIEST launched Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation last June in honor of the musician, who is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder. Earlier this week, Karina ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SPIRITS OF FIRE Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, CHRIS CAFFERY, STEVE DIGIORGIO And MARK ZONDER: 'It's Everywhere' Video

"It's Everywhere", the new video from SPIRITS OF FIRE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. Frontiers Music Srl is known for building new bands/projects featuring musicians of outstanding quality and who come from unique backgrounds. After ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SUZI QUATRO Releases 'No Soul/No Control' Video

American rock queen Suzi Quatro has released the official music video for the song "No Soul/No Control". The track is taken from her forthcoming studio album, "No Control". The clip was filmed at the Peppermint Pavillion and the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and was directed by Frank Suffert. Suzi says about the new ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: Third Album Due This Summer

MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, has entered Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K. to begin recording its third album with renowned producer Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

I AM MORBID To Team Up With ATROCITY, VITAL REMAINS, SADIST For 'Morbidfest' European Tour

I AM MORBID — the band featuring former MORBID ANGEL members David Vincent (vocals, bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) alongside guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN) — will team up with ATROCITY, VITAL REMAINS and SADIST for the "Morbidfest 2019" European tour in April. All four ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch PAPA ROACH Perform 'Elevate' At The Roxy

Last month, PAPA ROACH played a special run of five shows in its home state of California to celebrate the release of the band's 10th studio album, "Who Do You Trust?" The group closed out the run with three very special shows at the landmark West Hollywood venue The Roxy, presented by SiriusXM. Professionally ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: BEAST IN BLACK's 'From Hell With Love'

The official music video for "From Hell With Love", the title track of the sophomore album from BEAST IN BLACK, can be seen below. The disc was released on February 8 via Nuclear Blast. BEAST IN BLACK is the Helsinki, Finland-based metal group led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist and main songwriter Anton Kabanen. The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WHITESNAKE: Complete 'Flesh & Blood' Album Details Revealed; 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' Video Released

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends WHITESNAKE return with their latest studio album, "Flesh & Blood". This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKE mastermind's David Coverdale's time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on "Flesh ...

Read more

Posted in: News