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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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STRYPER Frontman: OZ FOX Is 'Family And A Brother To Me'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that the band got guitarist Oz Fox's blessing to go ahead with its Australian tour later this month. Fox suffered a seizure while performing with SIN CITY SINNERS Saturday night (August 11) at Harrah's in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be unable to join his bandmates on the trek. In ...

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Listen To New BLACK TUSK Song 'Closed Eye'

Savannah, Georgia sludge metallers BLACK TUSK have released "Closed Eye", a track from their forthcoming studio album, "T.C.B.T.". The LP is due August 17 via Season Of Mist. BLACK TUSK come storming back with their earth-shaking new album, "T.C.B.T.". This is the band's most articulate sonic vision yet and delivers signature levels of BLACK TUSK ...

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MAYHEM: 'Cursed In Eternity' DEAD-Era Box Set Due In November

On November 16, Peaceville will release a comprehensive limited-edition deluxe set covering the influential Dead era of Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM. The package will contain six picture disc LPs, a seven-inch single, 92-page book, posters, and DVD featuring the never-before-seen Jessheim and Sarpsborg live shows plus Henhouse rehearsals. "We are glad to be able ...

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Listen To New MONUMENTS Song 'A.W.O.L.'

"A.W.O.L.", a new song from the British progressive metal band MONUMENTS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the group's long-awaited third album, "Phronesis", which will be released on October 5 via Century Media Records. "The word 'Phronesis' was a big part of society and philosophy in ancient Greece", explains MONUMENTS. "Phronesis is ...

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Portraits Of COREY TAYLOR, JONATHAN DAVIS, RANDY BLYTHE Included In Gallery Show 'Why Is Music Important?'

It's estimated that nearly twenty million people are affected by depression in the United States. Left untreated, depression can lead to feelings of hopelessness, decreased neurological function, interpersonal isolation, and loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed. Depression remains the largest perpetuator of suicide, which is the third leading cause of death amongst adolescents ages ...

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MONUMENTS To Release 'Phronesis' Album In October

British progressive metal band MONUMENTS will release its long-awaited third album, "Phronesis", on October 5 via Century Media Records. "The word 'Phronesis' was a big part of society and philosophy in ancient Greece", explains MONUMENTS. "Phronesis is wisdom, but a really specific type of wisdom to do with oneself. Wisdom on your practical actions, good ...

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Listen To New BLACK TUSK Song 'Scalped'

BLACK TUSK has released the third track from its new album, "TCBT", which is due on August 17 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at The Garage Savannah and mixed by engineer and longtime collaborator Chris "Scary" Adams. The song "Scalped" can be streamed below. "TCBT" track listing: 01. A Perfect View ...

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Listen To New BLACK TUSK Song 'Burn The Stars'

BLACK TUSK has released the second track from its new album, "TCBT", which is due on August 17 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at The Garage Savannah and mixed by engineer and longtime collaborator Chris "Scary" Adams. The track "Burn The Stars" can be streamed below. "TCBT" track listing: 01. A ...

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MADBALL Frontman On Departure Of BRIAN 'MITTS' DANIELS: 'We Just Came To A Point Where Something Had To Change'

Germany's Metal-heads.de conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore veterans MADBALL prior to the band's June 19 concert at Stone im Ratinger Hof in Düsseldorf, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what motivates him to keep releasing new music: ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Launches GLENN TIPTON PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have launched the Glenn Tipton Parkinson's Foundation in honor of their guitarist who is suffering from the degenerative neurological disorder. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease four years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but only recently announced he was ...

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Hadeon - PESTILENCE

Members of PESTILENCE have come and gone. There has been one constant figure throughout, Patrick Mameli. The man is the heart and driving force of the legendary Netherlands death metal band. The ensemble has undergone periods of inactivity, and nonexistence, including a span that lasted 14 years following the promotional cycle of the group's groundbreaking ...

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YUIMETAL 'Remains A Member Of BABYMETAL'

A spokesperson for BABYMETAL's American management company has confirmed Yui Mizuno (a.k.a. Yuimetal) remains a member of the Japanese pop/metal group. After Yuimetal was a no-show at the first two concerts of BABYMETAL's current U.S. tour, fans took to social media to question her absence. The rumor mill went into overdrive after Suzuka Nakamoto (a.k.a. ...

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Erase Me - UNDEROATH

Sometimes a Christian band finds itself lost, or in the case of UNDEROATH 2018, it just lost Christ. If you're old enough, remember when STRYPER ditched the yellow and black spandex and strapped full-on leather and chin gristle for 1990's ill-fated album "Against the Law"? Some figured it a gambit, others a momentary pact with ...

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SHARON DEN ADEL Says Lack Of Inspiration For WITHIN TEMPTATION Led To Creation Of MY INDIGO Solo Project

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with WITHIN TEMPTATION frontwoman Sharon Den Adel about her new solo project, MY INDIGO. You can listen to the entire interview via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of MY INDIGO: Sharon: "I've been touring with WITHIN ...

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