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CLUTCH, GWAR Mourn Death Of Longtime Manager JACK FLANAGAN

CLUTCH and GWAR are mourning the loss of their longtime friend and manager, Jack Flanagan. CLUTCH announced Flanagan's passing in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "We lost a hero today. Jack Flanagan was super human in every way. For 25 years, Jack guided the band through every conceivable situation with a ...

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GWAR Announces 'Use Your Collusion' Holiday Tour Dates

GWAR is set to bring its very special brand of holiday cheer this winter. Starting December 27 in Washington, D.C. and running through New Year's Eve in Cincinnati, Ohio, the band will return to the road on the "Use Your Collusion" holiday tour. Support on these dates will come from UNEARTH and SAVAGE MASTER. Lead ...

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MINISTRY Announces Limited-Run Visual History Book, 'Prescripture'

A new fully authorized visual history book, "Ministry: Prescripture", by author Aaron Tanner has been announced today. Published by Melodic Virtue, the book is in a limited-edition run of 2,000 copies and contains over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera that spans MINISTRY's entire career. Melodic Virtue raided Uncle Al's ...

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GWAR Announces European Tour With VOIVOD

GWAR will make its triumphant return to Europe late this November into December on as part of the "Use Your Collusion" 2019 tour. The trek, which features main support VOIVOD, begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22 and ends on December 14 in Zurich, Switzerland. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set ...

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TOXIC HOLOCAUST To Release 'Primal Future: 2019' Album In October

Crossover thrash unit TOXIC HOLOCAUST will release its long-awaited new album, "Primal Future: 2019", on October 4 via new Entertainment One (eOne). The band Terrorizer called "a whirlwind of booze, denim jackets and riffs" began kicking out the corrosive jams in basements and bedrooms some 20 years ago, building a punishing legacy of mutant thrash ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitarist On Group's Forthcoming Album: 'This Is The Most Happy I've Ever Been With Any Record'

Prior to DEVILDRIVER's July 19 performance in Sioux City, Iowa, guitarist Mike Spreitzer spoke with Jeremy Lafrentz of Backstage Entertainment. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when the group's forthcoming record will be released: Mike: "Don't ask me when that is. I'm not ...

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ANACRUSIS To Reunite For Special Hometown Show In December

St. Louis, Missouri-based progressive/melodic thrash metallers ANACRUSIS will once again take the stage for a special hometown show to celebrate the reissue of their entire catalog on Metal Blade Records later this year. The December 7 concert at Delmar Hall will be a three-part performance featuring all original members from the band's 1986-1993 run. Come ...

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GWAR To Unveil Memorial Marker For DAVE BROCKIE

GWAR will unveil a monument to the band's co-founder and longtime leader Dave Brockie on Friday, August 30 at 2:00 p.m. in Richmond, Virginia's famed Hollywood Cemetery (412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA). All are invited to the unveiling, and to a free party the next day, August 31, at the GWARbar (217 W Clay ...

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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Says It Was 'A Huge Honor' To Pay Tribute To VINNIE PAUL At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick says that it was "a huge honor" to take part in a special tribute to late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Joining Broderick for a cover of the PANTERA classic "A New ...

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Watch KORN, GODSMACK, DEFTONES Members Pay Tribute To VINNIE PAUL At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Members of KORN, GODSMACK, HELLYEAH, DEFTONES, SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST are among the musicians who took part in a special tribute to late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on Saturday, October 13 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Featured musicians (among others): * ...

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GWAR: 'Viking Death Machine' Video

"Viking Death Machine", the new video from GWAR, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "The Blood of Gods", which was released in October 2017 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris "Lord God" Murphy and was made available in standard CD, ...

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CLUTCH's NEIL FALLON: 'I Think Flaws Are What Make Things Beautiful'

Prior to CLUTCH's September 18 performance in Maplewood, Minnesota, vocalist Neil Fallon spoke with the "Midwest Beatdown" radio program, which airs on KMSU 89.7 FM in Mankato, Minnesota and on KMSK 91.3 FM in Austin, Minnesota. The complete three-part conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the lead-up ...

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THE MENTORS: 'Kings Of Sleaze Rockumentary' Available On DVD

After a world premiere debut at Night Visions Film Festival in Helsinki, Finland, Dream Evil Pictures has announced the DVD release of "The Mentors: Kings Of Sleaze Rockumentary". This feature-length documentary explores the intrigue of THE MENTORS, one of the most controversial rock bands to emerge from the 1970s. Most known for their shock rock ...

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Pretend We're Dead - L7

In-between Wendy O. Williams and PUSSY RIOT there was L7. Frequently hailed as a foundation block to the Riot Grrrl movement, L7 was more like the audile representation of Tank Girl and her smarmy squadron of nut-busting, nuke-fried punks. It's not just because the group's song "Shove" made it into the Lori Petty-portrayed film adaptation. ...

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DIRGE WITHIN Calls It Quits Once Again

Chicago metallers DIRGE WITHIN have once again called it quits — five months after playing their comeback concert. DIRGE WITHIN guitarist Shaun Glass said in a statement: "As many of you have rightly suspected, DIRGE WITHIN has sadly come to an end. Being the creator and sole founding member of the band, I tried to ...

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DISTURBED, INCUBUS, GODSMACK To Headline Wisconsin's ROCK FEST

DISTURBED, INCUBUS and GODSMACK will headline the 25th annual Rock Fest, set to take place July 12-15 in Cadott, Wisconsin. More than 65 bands bands will pack non-stop performances throughout the three-day event. Partial list of Rock Fest 2018 performers: DISTURBED INCUBUS GODSMACK RISE AGAINST HALESTORM SEETHER BLACK LABEL SOCIETY BUSH UNDEROATH GWAR BEARTOOTH SKID ...

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Make Them Bleed - TERROR UNIVERSAL

Easy one to kick off the new year, what do all these acts have in common: GWAR, LORDI, SLIPKNOT, MUSHROOMHEAD, MOTOGRATER, GHOST, UNDERLINED, ASESINO, BERZERKER and Buckethead? The same thing as TERROR UNIVERSAL, a supergroup of masked marauders. Here the band is made up of alumni from ILL NINO and UPON A BURNING BED. What ...

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Watch GWAR's Entire Peoria Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of GWAR's entire December 9 concert at Limelight Eventplex in Peoria, Illinois can be seen below. GWAR is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "The Blood Of Gods", which was released on October 20 via Metal Blade. The disc was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ronan Chris "Lord ...

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The Blood of Gods - GWAR

Lemme drop a quick story for yinz. In 2010, I had the wildest, most outrageous interview in my career with the late Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR. It was the Sounds of the Underground Tour, and I hopped onto GWAR's steel wheels. Tossing a quick howdy to Beefcake the Mighty, who was entertaining ...

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