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MIKE PORTNOY On His Exit From AVENGED SEVENFOLD: 'They Just Weren't Ready To Commit Yet'

Mike Portnoy says that drummer Brooks Wackerman is "the perfect fit" for AVENGED SEVENFOLD. In 2015, Wackerman officially replaced Arin Ilejay, who was AVENGED SEVENFOLD's first full-time drummer after the passing of founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009. Following Sullivan's death, AVENGED SEVENFOLD recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record the drum tracks ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR: Entire 'Red' EP Available For Streaming

The "Red" EP from SCOUR — the extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER — can be streamed in its entirety using the widget below. The effort was released earlier today (Friday, November 3). The "Red" EP was recorded at Anselmo's Nodferatu's Lair with Steve ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: If You're Relying On Backing Tracks, You're Doing Something Wrong

TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy and bassist Paolo Gregoletto were recently interviewed by Germany's Pitcam.tv. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On including more screaming vocals on the group's new album, "The Sin And The Sentence": Matt: "[2015's] 'Silence [In The Snow]' didn't have it because we ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On 'Firepower' Album: 'This Is Some Of Our Best Work, Without A Doubt'

Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST's upcoming album, "Firepower", contains some of the band's strongest material to date. The British heavy metal legends have spent the last few months in the studio recording the follow-up to 2014's "Redeemer Of Souls" with the band's longtime collaborator Tom Allom, acclaimed British knob-twiddler Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, TESTAMENT, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR: New Song 'Piles' Available For Streaming

"Piles", a brand new song from SCOUR — the extreme metal "supergroup" featuring Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, SUPERJOINT) alongside members of CATTLE DECAPITATION and PIG DESTROYER — can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from SCOUR's new EP, "Red", which will be released on November 3. The "Red" EP was ...

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