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HALESTORM Stays Away From Politics And Religion On Its Albums

In a brand new interview with Scotty Mars of the Live 105 radio station in Halifax, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was asked if it was hard to avoid writing about politics on the band's latest album, "Vicious", in light of the current political and social climates in the U.S. "Absolutely," she responded (hear audio below). ...

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EPICA To Enter Studio At The End Of 2019

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA recently announced that they are working on their first-ever book, "The Essence Of Epica". This unique book will tell the story of the remarkable musical journey of EPICA in the bandmembers' own words, and is illustrated throughout with rare, candid and classic photographs. Speaking to Metal Wani, EPICA guitarist Mark Jansen ...

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OPETH: First Trailer For 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre'

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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OPETH: 'Demon Of The Fall' Performance Clip From 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre'

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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FIFTH ANGEL: Lyric Video For 'Can You Hear Me'

The official lyric video for the song "Can You Hear Me" from FIFTH ANGEL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's first new album in almost 30 years, "The Third Secret", which will be released on October 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The Third Secret" features the incredible talents of guitarist ...

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RACHEL BOLAN Believes SKID ROW's Upcoming Album Will Be 'Pivotal'

Prior to SKID ROW's headlining performance at the Stonedeaf festival in Newark, United Kingdom on August 25, bassist Rachel Bolan spoke with Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On current SKID ROW vocalist ZP Theart: Rachel: "We became friends a few years before ...

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FIFTH ANGEL Rejoined By Guitarist ED ARCHER

FIFTH ANGEL recently put the finishing touches on its first new album in almost 30 years, "The Third Secret", which will be released on October 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. But before their fans can put their hands on the new record, there's more news to announce from the FIFTH ANGEL camp. Guitarist Ed Archer, ...

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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: 'Inamorato' Song

"Inamorato", a new song from THE WHITE SWAN, the Canadian doom-laden sludge rock trio founded by drummer-turned-vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new EP, "Touch Taste Destroy", which will be released on September 7. Following up from THE WHITE SWAN's previous EPs, 2017's "The White" and ...

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MOONSPELL To Record New Studio Album In 2019

Anthony Morgan of Metal Forces recently conducted an interview with MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On new MOONSPELL DVD "Lisboa Under The Spell": "It's a big project, and it seems like people are really getting into it. To be honest, DVDs and live recordings are ...

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FIFTH ANGEL: 'The Third Secret' Album Details Revealed

FIFTH ANGEL's first new album in almost 30 years, "The Third Secret", will be released on October 26 via Nuclear Blast. The album features the incredible talents of guitarist and lead vocalist Kendall Bechtel, bassist John Macko and drummer and backing vocalist Ken Mary. Macko says: "When we began this process, we always were mindful ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN To Release 'One Bad M.F. Live!!' In October

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release a new live album, "One Bad M.F. Live!!", on October 19 via via Prosthetic Records. A track from the disc, "Whiteworm", can be streamed below. "One Bad M.F. Live!!" was recorded at the final concert of Friedman's most recent tour, on April 14 at "Guitarfest 2018", which was ...

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RUSH Bass Legend GEDDY LEE Backs ROTOSOUND Swing Bass 66 Strings

Rotosound has received a ringing endorsement from Geddy Lee, iconic bass player with Canadian rocksmiths RUSH, who has made a special video extolling the virtues of the manufacturer's Swing Bass strings. Lee has always used Rotosound strings and proclaimed: "I've never found another string to replace them." The Swing Bass strings he uses were developed ...

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OPETH To Release 'Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre' In November

Swedish progressive metal veterans OPETH will release "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre" on November 2 via Moderbolaget Records/Nuclear Blast Entertainment. This historic event was captured for the DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado. Both the DVD and ...

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WARRANT Guitarist Says Group Will Continue To Record And Release Albums: 'It Feels Good To Create New Music'

WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner recently appeared on the Wyoming radio station KUGR program "Let's Talk". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On WARRANT's m.o.: Erik: "We're all about having a good time. There's other bands that do politics and talk about religion and stuff like that, ...

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Listen To New DEICIDE Song 'Seal The Tomb Below'

"Seal The Tomb Below", a brand new song from Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE, has been released via Spotify and can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", which will be released on September 14 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2013's "In The Minds Of ...

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THE WHITE SWAN Feat. KITTIE's MERCEDES LANDER: 'Touch Taste Destroy' Title Track Available

"Touch Taste Destroy", the title track of the new EP from THE WHITE SWAN, the Canadian doom-laden sludge rock trio founded by drummer-turned-vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (KITTIE), can be streamed below. The disc will be released on September 7. Lander commented: "'Touch Taste Destroy' is about experiencing real romantic love for the first time. The kind ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE 'Empowers People,' Says JOE HOTTINGER

HALESTORM guitarist Joe Hottinger says that lead singer Lzzy Hale has a knack for making the band's fans feel empowered. "She does that; she empowers people," he told the Wichita, Kansas radio stations KICT and KFXJ (hear audio below). "She gets on social media — on Twitter and stuff — and she's just, like, 'Ask ...

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