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METALLICA Pays Tribute To DAVE PICKERELL, Introduces ROB DIETRICH In New Video For 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA recently welcomed Rob Dietrich as the new master distiller of the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. A veteran in the spirits and music industry, Rob will oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of barrels for each batch of Blackened American Whiskey. Dietrich joins the Blackened team following the tragic passing of his ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On Former SKID ROW Drummer ROB AFFUSO Accepting 'Open Invitation': '2 Outta 5 Ain't Bad'

Former SKID ROW drummer Rob Affuso has accepted Sebastian Bach's recently issued "open invitation" to "get onstage and jam" during the vocalist's upcoming tour, in which he will celebrate the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW's self-titled debut by performing the album in its entirety. During a June 6 interview with SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk, Bach ...

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Video: DEVILDRIVER Performs COAL CHAMBER's 'Loco' In San Antonio

Fan-filmed video footage of DEVILDRIVER performing a cover of COAL CHAMBER's "Loco" on June 23 at Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below. Earlier this year, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara said that the band's co-headlining tour with STATIC-X would see his outfit performing material from COAL CHAMBER, the band that put him ...

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Listen To New SPREAD EAGLE Song 'Grand Scam'

SPREAD EAGLE will release its first album in over 26 years, "Subway To The Stars", on August 9 via Frontiers Music Srl. The latest single from the album, "Grand Scam", can be streamed below. Founder and bassist Rob De Luca states about the disc: "Our primary intention was to go back to the egg. Not ...

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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Perform In Kent, Washington

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's June 21 concert at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "The Attitude"). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Necromancer 02. Heading Out To The Highway 03. The Sentinel 04. Spectre 05. (Take These) Chains 06. Judas Rising 07. Out In The ...

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SKID ROW Is 'Just About Done' Recording New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that the band is "just about done" recording the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in early 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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SLIPKNOT's KNOTFEST Joins Forces With FORCEFEST For Two-Day Event In Mexico City

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by SLIPKNOT, has announced the headliner for its first-ever event in Mexico City, taking place at the awesome Parque Deportivo Oceanía venue. This year, Knotfest is joining forces with Forcefest, combining two massive festival brands over one weekend. The Knotfest day will take place on Saturday, November 30, ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Tour Is 'Opposite' Of A Cash Grab: 'It's A Cash Giveaway'

Former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens recently discussed the "Dio Returns" hologram tour with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the preparation that went into ...

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VOLBEAT: Making Of 'Last Day Under The Sun' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Last Day Under The Sun", the new video from the Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jakob Printzlau, who has previously directed VOLBEAT's videos for "The Devil's Bleeding Crown", "Lonesome Rider", "16 Dollars" and "Cape Of Our Hero". VOLBEAT frontman Michael ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On ROB HALFORD's Comment That A Straight Man Can't Front JUDAS PRIEST: 'Maybe I'm Gay And I Didn't Know It'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has dismissed Rob Halford's recent claim that a straight man can't front JUDAS PRIEST as a "fun" comment that didn't mean anything. Earlier this month, Halford told the Edmonton Journal about his position in PRIEST: "A straight man can't do my job. That's the way I view it. Freddie [Mercury] said it ...

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Video Premiere: NONPOINT's 'Fix This'

NONPOINT has released a music video for the song "Fix This", directed by Eric Richter. Check it out below. "There are two sides of everything that's broken," said singer Elias Soriano. "One side lives in the world of destruction and the other in the world of repair. The song 'Fix This' dives into what it ...

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Watch VOLBEAT's Video For New Song 'Last Day Under The Sun'

Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT has released the official music video for its new song "Last Day Under The Sun". The clip was directed by Jakob Printzlau, who has previously directed VOLBEAT's videos for "The Devil's Bleeding Crown", "Lonesome Rider", "16 Dollars" and "Cape Of Our Hero". VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen has revealed that the ...

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TAU CROSS Feat. VOIVOD, AMEBIX Members: 'Messengers Of Deception' Album Due In August

TAU CROSS, the multinational punk/heavy metal collective featuring AMEBIX bassist/frontman Rob "The Baron" Miller, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin, and members of cult crust outfits MISERY and WAR//PLAGUE, will release its third full-length, titled "Messengers Of Deception", on August 9 via Relapse Records. Recorded at Signaturetone Studios and mastered by Adam Tucker (THOU, FALSE), "Messengers ...

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Tropical Sun - FULCI

From Ozzy Osbourne's iconic cry, "Oh no, please god, help me!" onwards, heavy metal has always been primarily concerned with confronting horrors, both real and imagined. The genre's close, almost symbiotic relationship with horror literature and film hardly needs restating here, but there is a world of difference between propagating familiar gore and occult tropes ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL: 'Every Album We've Ever Done, We've Tried To Make It Better Than The One Before'

JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill recently spoke with Crazy Bob from the Waynesboro, Pennsylvania radio station 101.5 Bob Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the keys to the band's longevity: Ian: "Apart from a sense of humor? It's moving forward, really. Every album we've ...

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