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EXHORDER Begins Recording First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have entered OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux to begin recording their first album in nearly three decades. The as-yet-untitled disc will be released later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Interviews ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL For 'It's Electric!' Radio Show (Video)

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell recently joined Lars Ulrich for a special edition of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. The two longtime friends discuss Jerry's journey from the early days of the Seattle sound to the writing of ALICE's Grammy-nominated new album, "Rainier Fog". Listen to ...

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STRYPER Frontman Reveals Guest Musicians For New Solo Album

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has commenced recording his next solo album. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided War" will arrive this summer via Rat Pak Records. Among the guest musicians who will appear on Sweet's new disc are QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre, guitarists Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE, NIGHT RANGER), Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE), Marzi ...

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WARBEAST And RIGOR MORTIS Singer BRUCE CORBITT Dead At 56

RIGOR MORTIS and WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt died earlier today (Friday, January 25) after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 56 years old. Corbitt began his fight against esophageal cancer in May 2017. He went through extreme radiation and chemotherapy treatment before they could attempt surgery. Just when everyone thought Bruce would surely be ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Am F**king Clean As A Whistle'

Philip Anselmo says that he feels better than he did two decades ago after undergoing back surgery in January 2018 — the latest in a line of corrective procedures designed to helped him deal with the damage to his back, neck, and knees sustained over nearly 30 years of touring. During an interview with the ...

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PHIL LYNOTT: 'Songs For While I'm Away' Documentary To Include Interviews With THIN LIZZY, U2, METALLICA Members

According to ScreenDaily.com, a documentary on the life and career of Phil Lynott is now in the works from award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds. "Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away" will include interviews with THIN LIZZY's Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2's Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis and METALLICA's James ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former CATTLE DECAPITATION Bassist DEREK ENGEMANN

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, has announced the addition of former CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist/current SCOUR guitarist Derek Engemann to the group's ranks. Engemann — who takes the place of bass comrade Walter Howard (GRIEVED, OPPRESSIVE FORCE, VAGINAL BEAR TRAP) — will make his ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Says PHILIP ANSELMO's Drug Addiction 'Ruined' EIBON Project

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven says that his EIBON project ultimately disintegrated as a result of Philip Anselmo's severe drug addiction. The short-lived black metal supergroup, which featured Satyr alongside the PANTERA singer, DARKTHRONE's Fenriz and NECROPHAGIA's Kiljoy, contributed one song to Moonfog Records' (Satyr's label) "A Different Perspective" sampler nearly two decades ago and ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Will 'Probably' Decide On Permanent Replacement For OLI HERBERT Next Year

Philip Labonte says that ALL THAT REMAINS has not yet decided on a permanent replacement for guitarist Oli Herbert. After Herbert died two months ago, the surviving ALL THAT REMAINS members recruited guitar virtuoso and YouTube personality Jason Richardson (ALL SHALL PERISH, CHELSEA GRIN, BORN OF OSIRIS) to join them on their just-completed European tour. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Is 'Very, Very Concerned With Mental Illness'

Philip Anselmo spoke to Desde El Underground TV about the lyrical themes covered on "Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue", the second album from his PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS solo project, which was released in January via Anselmo's Housecore Records in the U.S. and Season Of Mist in other parts of the world. ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'The Ignorant Point' Performance From New Orleans

Professionally filmed video footage of PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS performing the song "The Ignorant Point" live on September 6 at Santos in New Orleans, Louisiana can be seen below (courtesy of Mike Holderbeast). The audio was recorded and mastered by Steven W. Richardson. PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' sophomore album, "Choosing Mental ...

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EXHORDER Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have signed to Nuclear Blast Records. EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with Jason Viebrooks (HEATHEN) on bass, Marzi Montazeri (ex-SUPERJOINT RITUAL, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS) on guitar and Sasha Horn (FORBIDDEN) on drums. Comments Thomas: "The excitement level of ...

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