the-hellacopters in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Reveals Plan For Possible New Project Featuring 'A Ton Of Collaboration'

Cameron Buchholtz of Rock 100.5 The KATT conducted an interview with GHOST frontman Tobias Forge at last month's Rocklahoma festival, which was held in Pryor, Oklahoma. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing new songs live before they are officially ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Story continues after advertisement

SUNFLOWER DEAD Joined By Former FEAR FACTORY Bassist CHRISTIAN OLDE WOLBERS

Los Angeles hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD have signed to EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The group's third album, "Coma", will be released on October 19. Produced by Dave Fortman (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE), "Coma" features SUNFLOWER DEAD's current lineup, including founding members, vocalist (and accordion player) Michael Del Pizzo, guitarists Jaboo ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THERAPY? To Release 'Cleave' Album In September

Northern Ireland rockers THERAPY? will release their 15th studio album, "Cleave", on September 21 via Marshall Records. Roughly themed around notions of duality and division, the band's follow-up to 2015's acclaimed "Disquiet" — and their first recording for Marshall — is a sharply focused, fiercely intelligent, impassioned and empowering set of songs from a band ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Releases Music Video For 'Velvet Roses'

KOBRA AND THE LOTUS has released the official music video for the song "Velvet Roses". Check it out below. The track is taken from the second part of the band's opus magnum, which was released one year after the successful arrival of rock juggernaut "Prevail I". Issued on April 27 through Napalm Records, "Prevail II" ...

Read more

Posted in: News

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 - ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Members Discuss Deal With METAL BLADE, JESSE LEACH's Vocal Cord Surgery (Video)

Mulatschag TV conducted an interview with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE members Jesse Leach (vocals) and Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar) at Austria's Nova Rock festival, which was held this past weekend. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's new record deal with Metal Blade Records: Adam: "We got ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CLUTCH Announces North American Tour With SEVENDUST

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have announced U.S./Canada fall dates for their "Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2018". CLUTCH is making the following special offer for this tour: The price of a ticket when purchased in advance online includes a physical CD copy of CLUTCH's new album, "Book Of Bad Decisions". Fans will receive information on how ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE LOCAL BAND Feat. CHILDREN OF BODOM, THE 69 EYES, RECKLESS LOVE Members: Video Of June 2018 Helsinki Concert

THE LOCAL BAND, the Finnish covers act featuring Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Jussi 69 (THE 69 EYES), Olli Herman (RECKLESS LOVE) and Archie Kuosmanen (SANTA CRUZ), performed on June 10 at Kaisaniemi Park in Helsinki, Finland as the support act for the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen ...

Read more

Posted in: News

EXUMER, CHURCH OF MISERY Members Join Forces In SKULL PIT

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of SKULL PIT, a new band featuring the talents of Mem V. Stein (EXUMER) and Tatsu Mikami (CHURCH OF MISERY). SKULL PIT is a tale of two musicians from opposite sides of the heavy metal spectrum and the planet. One hailing from Tokyo, Japan, the other from New ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AMORPHIS And SOILWORK Announce European Co-Headlining Tour

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will join forces with Swedish metallers SOILWORK for a European co-headline tor in early 2019. Support on the trek will come from Ukrainian modern metal outfit JINJER plus German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY. AMORPHIS guitarist Esa Holopainen commented: "We can't wait to hit the European roads and take ...

Read more

Posted in: News

IN THIS MOMENT 'Didn't Have An Identity' Before 'Blood' Album

Martin TheSwedishLad conducted an interview with IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth on June 7 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the evolution of IN THIS MOMENT's sound since the band's 2005 inception, Brink said: "I think we both think ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire Performance At HERRINFESTA ITALIANA

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's May 27 performance at HerrinFesta Italiana, a celebration of all things Italian and Herrin, which was held in Herrin, Illinois, can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Anarchy-X 02. Revolution Calling 03. Damaged 04. Walk In The Shadows 05. The Whisper 06. The Mission 07. Breaking ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Quits PÄNZER: 'It Is Time For Me To Move On'

DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier has exited PÄNZER, the heavy metal "supergroup" featuring Pontus Norgren (HAMMERFALL) and V.O. Pulver (G.U.R.D., POLTERGEIST) on guitar and Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT, ex-RUNNING WILD) on drums. Schmier said in a statement: "I had some great fun with PÄNZER the last years, but now it is time for me to move on! Yes, ...

Read more

Posted in: News