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SKID ROW Bassist On New Singer ZP THEART: 'He Brought This Excitement To The Band That We Haven't Had For Quite Some Time'

Rachel Bolan says that ZP Theart has brought an "excitement" to SKID ROW that the band hadn't had "for quite some time." The South African-born, British-based Theart was in DRAGONFORCE, TANK and I AM I before playing his first gig as SKID ROW's vocalist more than two years ago. Speaking to U.K.'s TotalRock Radio, Bolan ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: Heavy Metal Is 'Alive And Well'

In a brand new interview with the "DOMKcast", TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy was asked to weigh in on the current state of the heavy metal scene. He responded: "Metal is alive and well. There's too many records to even list of how many incredible bands there are. There is no shortage of incredible bands making ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE/Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer HENRY DEREK ELIS To Release 'The Devil Is My Friend' Solo Album

Tragic themes and a folk-tinged southern gothic Americana sound form the basis of "The Devil Is My Friend", the haunting full-length solo debut by Henry Derek Elis (a.k.a. Henry Derek Bonner; ACT OF DEFIANCE, SCAR THE MARTYR), with contributions from Aubrey Richmond and John Schreffler Jr. (Shooter Jennings), Jarboe (SWANS), Tara Vanflower (LYCIA), Neal Tiemann ...

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SLIPKNOT Wants To 'Bring Surrealism' To Halloween Experience With Iowa Haunted House Partnership

SLIPKNOT percussionist and co-founder Shawn "Clown" Crahan spoke to Andy Hall of the Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about the band's partnership with the Des Moines haunted attraction Slaughterhouse. The 10,000 square-foot haunt will feature memorabilia from the group, meet-and-greet events, around 40 to 50 actors who will bring the band's "iconology, lore and culture" ...

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METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, SHINEDOWN Featured On 'WWE 2K19' Soundtrack

METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, SHINEDOWN and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are among the featured artists on the soundtrack to WWE's upcoming video game "WWE 2K19". Interestingly, the songs were chosen by a host of WWE superstars themselves, bringing a variety to the selections that's as varied as the WWE roster. Various wrestlers, including AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan ...

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SLIPKNOT-Themed Haunted House To Open In Des Moines Next Month

SLIPKNOT has announced a partnership with the Des Moines, Iowa haunted attraction Slaughterhouse. The 10,000 square-foot haunt will feature memorabilia from the group, meet-and-greet events, about 40-50 actors who will bring the band's "iconology, lore and culture" to life, and even an opportunity to go through the Slaughterhouse with a SLIPKNOT bandmember. Percussionist and co-founder ...

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CROSSFAITH Releases 'Make A Move' Video

Japanese metal juggernauts CROSSFAITH have released their brand new video, "Make A Move". The track comes from the band's latest album, "Ex_Machina", out now via UNFD and streaming on Spotify and Apple Music. A fast-paced and blistering adventure that transports listeners to a dystopian future, "Ex_Machina" features cameos from ENTER SHIKARI frontman Rou Reynolds and ...

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COREY TAYLOR Mourns Loss Of Grandmother Who Raised Him

Corey Taylor has paid tribute to his grandmother who has just passed away. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman shared a couple of photos of Thelma Taylor on Instagram and included the following message: "She was my hero. My rock. My everything. She raised me. Taught me to be kind but tough. Work and encourage ...

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AUDIOTOPSY Feat. MUDVAYNE Members: Listen To 'What Am I?' Song

"What Am I?", a new song from AUDIOTOPSY, the American heavy rock quartet featuring the deft musical talents of guitarist Greg Tribbett and drummer Matt McDonough — both of Grammy-nominated metal band MUDVAYNE — as well as SKRAPE vocalist Billy Keeton and bassist Perry Stern, can be streamed below. The track is taken from AUDIOTOPSY's ...

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Listen To New ATREYU Song 'The Time Is Now'

California metalcore band ATREYU will release its seventh full-length album, "In Our Wake", on October 12 through Spinefarm. The latest single from the effort, "The Time Is Now", can be streamed below. Following a hiatus post-"Congregation Of The Damned" in 2009, Alex Varkatzas (vocals), Brandon Saller (drums, vocals), "Big" Dan Jacobs (guitar), Travis Miguel (guitar) ...

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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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ATREYU To Release 'In Our Wake' Album In October

California metalcore band ATREYU will release its seventh full-length album, "In Our Wake", on October 12 through Spinefarm. Everyone leaves a legacy behind. No matter how big or small, our words and actions echo forever and make a lasting imprint. Two decades since their 1999 formation in Southern California, that truth weighed heavy on the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, HELLOWEEN, KREATOR, ARCH ENEMY Set For First-Ever KNOTFEST COLOMBIA

JUDAS PRIEST will headline the first-ever Colombian edition of Knotfest, the music festival launched by the American metal band SLIPKNOT, on October 26 at Hipódromo de los Andes in Bogotá. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: JUDAS PRIEST HELLOWEEN KREATOR ARCH ENEMY MASSACRE KILKROPS UNDERTHREAT IRON REAGAN GOATWHORE REVOCATION PITBULL For more information, ...

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Former SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON: 'I'm Completely, One Hundred Percent Back, Stronger Than I've Ever Been'

Former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison says that he is back "stronger than ever" several years after he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis, an inflammatory disorder that temporarily robbed him of the ability to play drums. Jordison, SLIPKNOT's drummer from 1995 to 2013, revealed his fight with the seldom-seen neuro-immune disorder two years ago while appearing ...

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DRAGONFORCE's Next Album Could Arrive In September 2019

DRAGONFORCE bassist Frédéric Leclercq has confirmed to Metal Wani that the band has commenced working on material for the follow-up to 2017's "Reaching Into Infinity" album. "Sam [Totman, guitar] and I started writing songs a few months ago — maybe two months ago — and I'm supposed to have a look at those songs, actually, ...

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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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