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It's Alive! - JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES

JOHN 5 isn't a household name, but the guitar wizard has worked with a vast array of artists who are exactly that. Whether it's performing in arenas with ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON or lending his talents as a session musician for the likes of ROD STEWART, PAUL STANLEY or LYNYRD SKYNYRD, the six-stringer has ...

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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH Featured In 'The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal': Part One Of Doc Series Due In January

Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the fact remains — Los Angeles is the rightful ...

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Extreme Aggression - KREATOR

Everyone following KREATOR over the band's 35-year course has their favorite album, and it's not necessarily a unified choice. Poll 10 fans at once, you'll probably hit upon most of the group's 14 LPs to-date, minus the troubled experimental albums spanning from 1992's "Renewal" through 1999's "Endorama". Then again, there are defensive fans of those, ...

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MALICE Guitarist MICK ZANE Dies After Battle With Cancer

Michael Landauer (a.k.a. Mick Zane), one of the founding members of '80s metal masters MALICE, died earlier today. He was battling what he was told was an inoperable brain tumor and was said to be receiving the same new miracle drug that recently helped former president Jimmy Carter cure his brain cancer. HELSTAR singer James ...

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DENNER/SHERMANN Feat. MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists To Perform At HIGH VOLTAGE ROCK AWARDS

DENNER/SHERMANN, the project featuring Michael Denner and Hank Shermann, the original Danish guitar players of MERCYFUL FATE's legendary "Melissa" and "Don't Break the Oath" albums, will perform at the newly launched High Voltage Rock Awards, set to take place April 16 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are GRUSOM, I'LL BE DAMNED, RED WARZSAWA ...

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ALL SHALL PERISH Rejoined By Singer HERNAN 'EDDIE' HERMIDA

ALL SHALL PERISH co-founders Matt Kuykendall (drums), Ben Orum (guitar), and Caysen Russo (guitar) have rejoined forces with vocalist Hernan "Eddie" Hermida and guitarist Chris Storey in the revamped version of the band, which is currently working on new music. Hermida fronted ALL SHALL PERISH on the group's last three albums — "The Price Of ...

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Legendary MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists MICHAEL DENNER And HANK SHERMANN: 'Satan's Tomb' Title Track Streaming

Michael Denner and Hank Shermann, the original Danish guitar players of MERCYFUL FATE's legendary "Melissa" and "Don't Break the Oath" albums, have created a new classic in the forthcoming EP "Satan's Tomb", coming on October 2 via Metal Blade Records. These songs were crafted with the MERCYFUL FATE worldwide legion of fans at the forefront ...

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NWOBHM Cult Act SAVAGE To Return With New Double Album

NWOBHM cult act SAVAGE will release its brand new studio album "7", on October 9 via Minus 2 Zebra Records (distributed by Plastic Head). The double-disc release will include a complete live album titled "Live 'N Lethal" on second disc. Even though SAVAGE has often been linked to the NWOBHM movement, their roots are more ...

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Legendary MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists MICHAEL DENNER And HANK SHERMANN: 'Satan's Tomb' EP Artwork, Trailer

Michael Denner and Hank Shermann, the original Danish guitar players of MERCYFUL FATE's legendary "Melissa" and "Don't Break the Oath" albums, have created a new classic in the forthcoming EP "Satan's Tomb", coming on October 2 via Metal Blade Records. These songs were crafted with the MERCYFUL FATE worldwide legion of fans at the forefront ...

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ExtermiNation - RAVEN

41 years, sheesh, it's hard to believe where the time goes. RAVEN often gets left off the radar, especially when discussing both the NWOBHM and thrash, but here's a trio equally deserving of the celebratory comeuppance ANVIL enjoyed a few years ago following their film documentary. While RAVEN's "Rock Until You Drop" DVD from a ...

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RAVEN: New Song 'Fight' Available For Streaming

British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN will release its new album, "ExtermiNation", in Scandinavia on April 22, in Germany on April 24, in the rest of Europe on April 27 and in North America on April 28 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be made available as a digipak version (including one bonus track), 2LP gatefold green ...

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Enter & The Dance - WITHIN TEMPTATION

Goth metal favorites WITHIN TEMPTATION are riding high from their well-received though somewhat controversial "Hydra" album released earlier this year. Robert Westerholt has laid behind the scenes for the past couple albums as a studio musician in order to focus on his children shared with primary vocalist Sharon den Adel. Accordingly, Nuclear Blast is offering ...

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