visions-of-atlantis in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO And KIRK HAMMETT: New 'Doodle' Videos Available

METALLICA has uploaded several videos spotlighting the so-called "doodles" from the band's recent shows in Tartu, Estonia; Copenhagen, Denmark; Hämeenlinna, Finland; Trondheim, Norway; and Moscow, Russia. Check them out below. "Doodle" is the fun and unusual feature METALLICA added to its shows on the band's last few tours: at each stop, guitarist Kirk Hammett and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NIGHT RANGER's JACK BLADES On Touring With SAMMY HAGAR's THE CIRCLE: 'After That, We Had To Practically Go Into Rehab'

NIGHT RANGER bassist/vocalist Jack Blades recently spoke with the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's work ethic: Jack: "Bands like FOREIGNER and us and STYX, all of us, when we get out there, we give 110 percent. None of these ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Politicians Who Blame Music And Video Games For Mass Shootings Are 'Idiots'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has once again pushed back against comments from politicians linking the most recent spate of mass shootings to popular culture. Earlier in the month, President Donald Trump called for curbing "gruesome and grisly video games" that contribute to a "culture of violence" as a response to the horrific shooting sprees in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HIGH ON FIRE's MATT PIKE Gets Married In Las Vegas

HIGH ON FIRE frontman Matt Pike married Alyssa Maucere in an intimate ceremony at the Silver Wedding Chapel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (August 17). The wedding took place one day after HIGH ON FIRE's performance at the Psycho Las Vegas music festival, where Matt and his bandmates filmed an upcoming ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RIVAL SONS Frontman On Opening For BLACK SABBATH: 'They Gave Us The Opportunity To Receive An Education That You Can't Get Any Other Way'

American rockers RIVAL SONS were tapped as the sole opening act for BLACK SABBATH's farewell tour which eventually concluded in February 2017. According to frontman Jay Buchanan, the tour gave RIVAL SONS their proper introduction into big-league arena touring, and gave them the confidence they could handle crowds of a similar size on their own. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says K.K. DOWNING 'Looked And Sounded Great' During First Performance In 10 Years

Richie Faulkner says that K.K. Downing "looked and sounded great" when he returned to the live stage earlier this month as a special guest of ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman. Downing's August 11 appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom marked K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SOILWORK Frontman Thinks 'The Living Infinite' And 'The Ride Majestic' Albums Flew 'Under The Radar'

In an interview with Steve Harrison of "The Unchained Rock Show", frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK shared the positive reaction to their latest studio album, "Verkligheten", and his belief that its predecessors, "The Living Infinite" and "The Ride Majestic", didn't get the acknowledgment they deserved. "What I felt with this album, we ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CLÉMENTINE DELAUNEY Says VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Wants To 'Redefine The Borders' Of Symphonic Metal

Led by NIGHTWISH and with EPICA, DELAIN and WITHIN TEMPTATION also making headway, symphonic metal is often pigeonholed because of the bombastic traits so intrinsic to its sound. The style's formula is often duplicated by bands from all corners of the globe presenting lineups similar in formation, usually with a lone female frontwoman joined by ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NETHERBIRD Feat. Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'Saturnine Ancestry' Single Now Available

"Saturnine Ancestry", the new single from the Swedish melodic black/death metal act NETHERBIRD, which features ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the group's upcoming album, "Into The Vast Uncharted", which will be released on September 27 via Eisenwald. The band's founder and vocalist Nephente states: "'Saturnine Ancestry' ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FOREIGNER Guitarist/Saxophonist THOM GIMBEL: 'I Feel So Fortunate To Have Found A Home In This Band'

FOREIGNER guitarist/saxophonist Thom Gimbel recently spoke with Debra Miller of the Evansville, Indiana radio station WIKY. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On studying music at Boston's Berklee College of Music: Thom: "It was hard. I got there and I thought I was good because I ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: People Who Say Hateful Things About RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Are 'Miserable'; They 'Don't Like Anything'

Tim "Ripper" Owens says that people who say hateful things about the Ronnie James Dio hologram are "miserable" individuals who "don't like anything." Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. The legendary heavy metal frontman's hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAVE GROHL Doesn't Rule Out THEM CROOKED VULTURES Return

Dave Grohl isn't ruling out a return of THEM CROOKED VULTURES. The supergroup he formed more than a decade ago with LED ZEPPELIN's John Paul Jones and Josh Homme (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) released its first and only album to date in 2009 and toured extensively behind the LP, but hasn't performed live since ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALICE COOPER Joined By MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, HALESTORM Members For 'School's Out' Performance In Holmdel (Video)

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's Chris "Motionless" Cerulli and HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined Alice Cooper on stage this past Thursday night (August 15) at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey to perform the Cooper classic "School's Out". Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below. Slotted as the opening act for the ALICE ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NICKELBACK Bassist Says Group Is In 'No Real Hurry' To Record New Album

NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "greatest hits"-style set list they're currently playing in concert: Mike: "It's one of those enviable problems that we ...

Read more

Posted in: News