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LES CLAYPOOL Says PRIMUS Will Open For SLAYER On Final U.S. Leg Of Farewell Tour

PRIMUS bassist/vocalist Les Claypool says that his band will support SLAYER on the thrash metal veterans "very last" U.S. tour. Claypool broke the news of the PRIMUS-SLAYER pairing during an appearance Thursday (March 21) on "Bill Burr's Thursday Afternoon Monday Morning Podcast". He said (around 50-minute mark in SoundCloud widget below): "There's another thing too ...

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ANVIL's LIPS Is Still Waiting For 'A Real Break'

Guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL says that he believed from the beginning that the band's documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", would have the kind of impact that it ended up having. "I knew immediately, because it wasn't some jackass with a video camera," he told A&P-Reacts in a new interview ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: 'I Don't Keep Track Of SLAYER'

Ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has told Drum! magazine in a new interview that he doesn't pay attention to what his former band is doing. "I don't keep track of SLAYER," he said. "I have too much to deal with over here." The 54-year-old musician, who splits his time between crossover pioneers SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ...

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The Onset Of Eternal Darkness - CLIMATE OF FEAR

Angry times should demand lots of angry music, but it's extraordinary how few young metal bands seem to have anything pertinent to say about the state of the world. As a result, CLIMATE OF FEAR's debut album immediately stands out as a venomous and jolting shot in the arm for the UK's ever-fertile underground and, ...

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VADER Covers JUDAS PRIEST's 'Steeler' For 'Thy Messenger' EP

Polish extreme metal veterans VADER will release a new EP titled "Thy Messenger" on May 31 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will contain four of the five songs that were recorded over a week-long period in January and February at Hertz Studio in Białystok, Poland under the supervision of the Wiesławski Brothers. The cover art ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'I Love Playing Heavy Metal. I'll Do It Any Way I Can'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of veteran New Jersey thrash metallers OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On OVERKILL following its own instincts without outside management: Bobby: "I always know OVERKILL is making our own decisions. We've been ...

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LAMB OF GOD Is In No Rush To Release New Studio Album

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton has confirmed to SiriuxXM's "Trunk Nation" that he and his bandmates have been working on new material for their upcoming studio album. "We're writing," he said. "We've got a bunch of new material coming together. Lots of new song ideas. We've been kind of in and out of studio ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

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ICE-T's BODY COUNT To Record 'Carnivore' Album In April

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, will enter the studio in April to begin recording its new album, "Carnivore". A late 2019 release is expected. Ice-T tweeted about the upcoming disc: "I don't even need to say it's gonna be Brutal... Stay tuned for 'CARNIVORE'" Last June, Ice-T ...

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NAPALM DEATH Frontman Finds DONALD TRUMP's 'Off-The-Cuff Disregard For Other Human Beings F**king Despicable'

In a recent interview with "The Bludgeoning" podcast, vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH was asked if the modern political climate makes it harder or easier for him to write music. "I couldn't tell you it's harder or easier," he responded (hear audio below). "It's the same. I know there's a ...

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Norway's TONS OF ROCK Festival Acquired By LIVE NATION

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Tons Of Rock, Norway's biggest rock and metal festival. Tons Of Rock was founded in 2013 and has grown to be one of the leading festivals in Norway. It has become a national institution that attracts ...

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