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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JAKE PITTS: 'We Should Not Judge Each Other By Race, Color Of Our Skin, Religious Preference, Sexuality Or Gender'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES guitarist Jake Pitts has spoken out on George Floyd's death and nationwide "Black Lives Matter" protests, saying "we should not judge each other by race" or "color of our skin." A week after Floyd's death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, cities across the U.S. are bracing for more violence-marred ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ZOLTAN BATHORY Calls For Unity, Denounces Violent Protests, Looting

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory has condemned the destruction and violence that has broken out across the country in response to the death of George Floyd. Although protests were largely peaceful as demonstrators marched in the streets from Los Angeles to New York, there were widespread reports of looting and confrontations with the ...

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GARY HOLT Is Writing 'Crushing' Riffs For EXODUS's Next Album

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has been writing "crushing" new riffs for the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. On Friday (May 29), Holt took to his Instagram to share a photo of a couple of his guitars, and he included the following caption: "New @exodusbandofficial riffs are flying out today, and ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD And POISON: Official Announcement Regarding 'The Stadium Tour' Expected On Monday

MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS are expected to issue an official statement regarding the status of their previously announced "The Stadium Tour" on Monday, June 1. Most concerts and festivals have been canceled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Almost no shows happened ...

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KORN Reschedules European Tour For Spring 2021

KORN's previously announced European summer 2020 tour dates have been rescheduled to maintain the safety of the band's fans, crew, and venue staff. All existing tickets will be honored for the rescheduled shows in May/June 2021. KORN says: "We look forward to returning next summer." 2021 tour dates: May 28 - Prague, Czech Republic @ ...

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Sets Release Date For New Single

Singer Oli Sykes has confirmed that BRING ME THE HORIZON's new single will be released on June 10. The British rockers have already posted snippets of the song, called "Parasite Eve", with Sykes sporting a sweater with the title on his Instagram post. The "Parasite Eve" title appears to be taken from the 1998 PlayStation ...

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Former CELTIC FROST Frontman THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Launches 'Dark,' 'Groovy' And 'Psychedelic' New Project

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior; CELTIC FROST, TRIPTYKON, HELLHAMMER) has announced the formation of a new "dark music" project. The new band, whose name has not yet been revealed, is tentatively planning to release its debut album later this year. Speaking to Metal Wani, Fischer stated about how the new group came together: ...

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Listen To New MUSHROOMHEAD Song 'The Heresy'

"The Heresy", a new song from Cleveland masked metallers MUSHROOMHEAD, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Wonderful Life", which will be released on June 19 via Napalm Records. For the better part of the past five years, top-charting masked metal machine MUSHROOMHEAD have been crafting the epic ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL And Original VENOM Guitarist MANTAS Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of 'Satanachist'

Founding VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn recently teamed up with BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski to perform a quarantine version of the VENOM classic "Satanachist". Check out the clip below. Nergal shared the video on his Instagram page, writing in an accompanying message: "That came out spontaneous...just to have some fun and kill the time ...

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JOURNEY Announces New Bassist And Drummer

JOURNEY has announced the addition of bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Narada Michael Walden to the group's ranks. "Ok Friends word is out! @randyjackson RJ the Big Dawg is our new Bass player again," JOURNEY's founding member and guitarist Neal Schon wrote on social media, adding that Walden has also joined the band. "JOURNEY is ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: Why You Should Make Exercise Part Of Your Daily Quarantine Routine

LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia has stressed the importance of exercise during the coronavirus pandemic, not only to maintain one's physical health but also to help break up the long days in quarantine. Earlier today (Saturday, May 23), Scabbia took to her Instagram to share a post-workout photo of herself, and she included the following ...

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LARS ULRICH Looks Ahead To METALLICA's 40th Anniversary: 'Hopefully We're Just Getting Started'

In a recent video chat with Rob Dietrich, the new master distiller of METALLICA's Blackened American Whiskey, drummer Lars Ulrich reflected on the band's nearly four-decade existence ahead of METALLICA's 40th anniversary. "It always feels like we're just getting started," Lars said (see video below). "Forty fucking years! Yeah, it's crazy. We're in 2020 here, ...

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