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METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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NAPALM DEATH's MARK 'BARNEY' GREENWAY: 'Contradiction Is A Very Necessary Part Of Life'

Tristan Pratt conducted an interview with NAPALM DEATH singer Mark "Barney" Greenway at this year's Download festival, which was held earlier in the month at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On NAPALM DEATH's upcoming follow-up to 2015's "Apex Predator - ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Guitarist: 'We Leave It All On The Stage'

AVENGED SEVENFOLD guitarist Zacky Vengeance spoke with Sophie K of Kerrang! Radio prior to the band's performance at this year's Download festival, which took place last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On co-headlining the Download festival: Zacky: "That's ...

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BEHEMOTH's Upcoming Album Will Feature 'An Even More Organic' Yet 'Still Very Striking And Very Aggressive' Sound

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "The Satanist" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The new disc was mixed by Matt Hyde, who has previously worked with SLAYER and HATEBREED, among others. Asked what BEHEMOTH's "main focus" ...

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Pro-Shot Footage Of SLAYER And EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT's In-Store Appearance At Rock City Music Company

SLAYER and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt took part in an meet-and-greet and in-store performance on May 26 at Rock City Music Company in Livonia, Michigan. Check out professionally filmed video footage below (shot by Chris Honoway and Adam White). In a June 2012 interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, SLAYER's Kerry King ...

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CHARLIE BENANTE Says Hardcore Metal Fans Turned Their Backs On ANTHRAX For Collaborating With PUBLIC ENEMY

The "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast recently conducted an interview with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the impact of SLAYER calling it quits after completing a "farewell tour," which features ANTHRAX in one of the support slots: Charlie: "I ...

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SAXON: 'The Secret Of Flight' Video Released

British heavy metal legends SAXON have released the official music video for the song "The Secret Of Flight". According to Classic Rock magazine, the track, which appears on the band's latest album, "Thunderbolt", retells the story of flight via the medium of heavy metal thunder, taking in all points from Icarus's disastrous approach ...

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PRONG Announces Summer 2018 European Dates With DEW-SCENTED

American power trio PRONG has announced a short 2018 European "Zero Days" summer tour, featuring a return to Reload Festival as well as a run of headline shows. DEW-SCENTED has been confirmed as special guest on most of the shows. PRONG founder Tommy Victor says: "PRONG and Europe is always something special. What would a ...

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Messe Noire - BEHEMOTH

Few would have blamed Polish musical extremists BEHEMOTH for calling it a day and hanging up their armor and corpse paint in 2010 when mainman Adam "Nergal" Darski was diagnosed with a severe case of leukemia. Nergal conquered the life-threatening illness with a treatment plan that involved a bone marrow transplant procedure. These well-publicized details ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sings National Anthem Before Chicago Cubs Vs. San Francisco Giants Game At Wrigley Field (Video)

On May 25, ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna sang the U.S. national anthem before Chicago Cubs' victory over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. Video footage of his rendition can be seen below. Belladonna, who has sung the U.S. national anthem at a number of ...

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