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DESPISED ICON Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Nuclear Blast has announced the signing of Montreal-based deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON. For many extreme music fans, it may be hard to remember a time before DESPISED ICON, given the massive influence they've subsequently had on the genre. But when the group formed back in 2002 and released "Consumed By Your Poison" the same year, ...

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STONE SOUR Is Back In The Studio

STONE SOUR has returned to Room 237, the Burbank, California recording studio owned and operated by the band's drummer, Roy Mayorga, to work on material for the follow-up to its last collection of original music, "House Of Gold And Bones", a double concept album which was released in two parts in 2012 and 2013. Several ...

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DISCHARGE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Hatebomb'

U.K.-based crust legends DISCHARGE announced their signing to Nuclear Blast late last year. After the release of their "New World Order" EP, the time has come to unleash their new studio album (their Nuclear Blast debut) on an unsuspecting world. It is titled "End Of Days" and will be made available on April 29. The ...

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THE LAST VEGAS: 'Bloodthirsty' Video Released

"Bloodthirsty", the new video from THE LAST VEGAS, can be seen below. THE LAST VEGAS guitarist Adam Arling says about the clip: "'Bloodthirsty' is a paranoid romp through Los Angeles's Valley and back-alleys. Shooting the video, Whitewall Jones (director) and the band sought out the darker side of L.A.; Hollywood Boulevard's side streets; and the ...

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DISCHARGE To Release 'End Of Days' Album In April

U.K.-based crust legends DISCHARGE announced their signing to Nuclear Blast late last year. After the release of their "New World Order" EP, the time has come to unleash their new studio album (their Nuclear Blast debut) on an unsuspecting world. It is titled "End Of Days" and will be made available on April 29. DISCHARGE ...

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ANGRA Feat. MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From PROGPOWER USA Festival

A 38-minute documentary on ANGRA's September 12 performance at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. ANGRA's latest album, "Secret Garden", was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD, which was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ...

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DISCHARGE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of British legends DISCHARGE. Formed in 1977 by Terry "Tezz" Roberts, his twin brother Tony "Bones" Roberts and Royston "Rainy" Wainwright, DISCHARGE is cited as a key influence by renowned artists such as METALLICA and ANTHRAX. The band states: "DISCHARGE are very happy to say we've signed to ...

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It Wouldn’t Be GLENN DANZIG Without ELVIS PRESLEY And BLACK SABBATH In His Life

Glenn Danzig will release his long-awaited covers record, "Skeletons", on November 27 via Evilive Music/AFM. The CD, which was recorded with PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor and former TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly, will include the former MISFITS frontman's take on songs by BLACK SABBATH ("N.I.B."), ZZ TOP ("Rough Boy"), THE TROGGS ("A Girl Like ...

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Video: ANGRA Performs At PROGPOWER USA Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of ANGRA's September 12 performance at the ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. ANGRA's latest album, "Secret Garden", was released on January 16 via earMUSIC. The CD, which was pre-produced by Roy Z (JUDAS PRIEST, BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD) and recorded and produced in Sweden by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, ...

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The Essential Rob Halford - ROB HALFORD

For JUDAS PRIEST fans, it's referred to (and in some cases, mocked) as "the Ripper years." However, it was more than just that seven year stretch from 1996 to 2003 when Tim "Ripper" Owens realized the dream a lifetime (and its correlating nightmares) by stepping into the boots of heavy metal royalty. It began in ...

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STONE SOUR Begins Mixing 'Straight Outta Burbank' Covers EP

STONE SOUR's next covers EP, "Straight Outta Burbank", is currently being mixed for a tentative late summer release. The effort will include cover versions of songs by BAD BRAINS, THE ROLLING STONES, SLAYER, MÖTLEY CRÜE and IRON MAIDEN. Making a guest appearance on STONE SOUR's rendition of THE ROLLING STONES classic "Gimme Shelter" will be ...

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