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ABBATH To Begin Recording Second Album Next Month

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will enter Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway on December 3 to begin recording its second album. Helming the effort will be producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among others. ABBATH's sophomore ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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BLOOD FEAST To Release 'Chopped, Sliced And Diced' EP In December

Hells Headbangers has set a December 21 release date for a special mini-album from cult American thrashers BLOOD FEAST, fittingly titled "Chopped, Sliced And Diced". The mini-album will be available on four formats: regular 12-inch vinyl, shaped picture disc, shaped CD with bonus tracks, and cassette tape with the same bonus tracks. Beloved cult favorites ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: Why I Love Touring With SLAYER

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has told BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter" that he initially connected with the members of SLAYER nearly three and a half decades ago at a concert on the East Coast. "The first time we met, we were all hanging out at a MERCYFUL FATE show at L'Amour ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist TOM HAMILTON Partners With PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Primary Wave Music Publishing continues to dramatically expand, announcing today a new acquisition. The firm, which is considered one of the leading U.S. independent publishing companies, announces their partnership with Tom Hamilton, the songwriter and bassist in the Grammy Award-winning and legendary rock band AEROSMITH. The agreement includes some of Hamilton's biggest hits for AEROSMITH, ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI: 'Distance Over Time' Is 'The Best-Sounding DREAM THEATER Record We've Ever Made'

Progressive metal titans DREAM THEATER will release their 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", on February 22, 2019. "Distance Over Time" showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band's new label InsideOut Music. The ...

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SODOM Releases 'One Step Over The Line' Live Video

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have released a new single and video, "One Step Over The Line". This is a live recording from the Rock Hard Festival and the song is the bonus track of the digital version of the new EP "Partisan", which will be released on November 23. "Partisan" will be made available ...

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TOM G. WARRIOR Returns To ROADBURN To Perform CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON 'Requiem' In Full

TRIPTYKON will return to Roadburn festival in Tilburg, The Netherlands in 2019 to perform the full CELTIC FROST/TRIPTYKON three-part "Requiem", complete with orchestral accompaniment. Having previously performed at the festival in 2010 and 2014 with TRIPTYKON, and taken on curatorship duties for the former (selecting bands such as SARKE and THORR'S HAMMER to perform), Tom ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Says Band's Satanic Image Felt 'Completely Natural' To Him

GHOST leader Tobias Forge was recently interviewed by 97.1 The Eagle's Cindy Scull. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Asked if GHOST's anonymity and costumed, pseudo-Satanic theatrics, especially during the band's earlier years, made it harder or easier for him to achieve commercial success, Tobias said: "There's obviously several ...

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ARCHITECTS Release 'Modern Misery' Video

"Modern Misery", the new video from U.K. metallers ARCHITECTS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "Holy Hell", which will be released on November 9 via Epitaph Records. "Holy Hell" marks the band's first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, ARCHITECTS' founding guitarist, principal songwriter and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Says ANDY SNEAP Was 'Logical Choice' To Fill In For GLENN TIPTON On 'Firepower' Tour

Scott Travis says JUDAS PRIEST got to know producer Andy Sneap well enough during the "Firepower" recording sessions that they felt comfortable asking him to fill in for guitarist Glenn Tipton, who had to retire from full-time touring activities due to his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease. While there were plenty of talented prospects available, the ...

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STEVEN TYLER And NUNO BETTENCOURT's Cover Of THE ROLLING STONES' 'Brown Sugar': Behind-The-Scenes Look

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's cover version of THE ROLLING STONES' 1971 hit "Brown Sugar" is featured on "Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound", a compilation album in tribute to Alabama's Muscle Shoals sound, which was released September 28 on BMG. EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt also played on the track, which was recorded at FAME Studios. ...

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SODOM: Trailer For 'Partisan' EP, Upcoming Tour

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new single and video, "One Step Over The Line", on November 2. This is a live recording from the Rock Hard Festival and the song is the bonus track of the digital version of the new EP "Partisan", which will be released on November 23. A trailer ...

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TOM MORELLO Joins MasterClass To Teach Guitar

MasterClass, the online education company that enables anyone to learn from the best in the world, announced today that Grammy Award-winning musician and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE co-founder Tom Morello will offer his first online class on electric guitar exclusively through its platform. In his MasterClass, Morello will teach students a wide range of guitar ...

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OPETH Announces 'Garden Of The Titans' Screening In Los Angeles

On November 2, Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release their new live album, "Garden Of The Titans: Live At Red Rocks Amphitheatre", via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Captured for DVD, Blu-ray and vinyl formats during the band's May 11, 2017 performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado, this concert showcases ...

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Watch SODOM's Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of German thrash metal veterans SODOM performing on October 13 at Red in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. As previously reported, SODOM will release a new EP, "Partisan", on November 23 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be made available as a CD digipak, 10-inch clear vinyl, download and stream. "Partisan" will ...

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TOM MORELLO Says DONALD TRUMP 'Is An Abomination'

American musician, singer and songwriter Tom Morello, who has been very vocal for or against various causes since his first onstage protest in 1993, says that the best way to fight Donald Trump is mass resistance to counter politicians who will stop at nothing to control the majority of Americans. Asked by NME in a ...

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