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CAULDRON Announces New Drummer

Canadian heavy metallers CAULDRON have announced the addition of drummer Myles Deck to the group's ranks. Myles spent much of his life living and playing in bands in Halifax, Nova Scotia, including blackened thrashers HELLACAUST, as well as fronting a Detroit-style punk rock outfit called MYLES DECK AND THE FUZZ. He replaces CAULDRON's former drummer, ...

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Three-And-A-Half-Hour Video Review Of France's HELLFEST

Peek From The Pit has uploaded a three-and-a-half-hour video review of this year's edition of the Hellfest festival, which was held June 15-17 in Clisson, France. You can watch the footage — which includes live clips, interviews and press conferences — below. Featured bands: TREPALIUM CANNIBAL CORPSE OBITUARY LYNYRD SKYNYRD * MEGADETH * STEEL PANTHER ...

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TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY Signs With AGONIA RECORDS

Italy's TOMBSTONE HIGHWAY has inked a deal with Agonia Records. The band's debut album, "Ruralizer", will be released in the fall. Commented the group: "We're very proud of how the album came out and we strongly believe it's the perfect way to begin our legacy. People into heavy, ballsy southern-tinged hard rock should take note!" ...

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EKTOMORF To Release 'Black Flag' In August

Hungarian extreme metallers EKTOMORF will release a new studio album, "Black Flag", on August 31 via AFM Records. The cover was once again created by German illustrator and designer Tim Eckhorst, who previously did illustrations for the Wacken Open Air festival and various other bands. The track listing for the CD is as follows: 01. ...

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Ex-METAL HAMMER Editor KIRK BLOWS To Release 'Hammered' Book

As a heavy-rock journalist and editor of Metal Hammer magazine, Kirk Blows gained a backstage pass into a crazy, chaotic and comedic world in which hedonistic habits, excess-fueled egos and behind-the-scenes bust-ups were as common as skin-tight spandex, gratuitous guitar solos and songs about Satan. Whether being threatened by MOTÖRHEAD, sipping soup with Ozzy Osbourne, ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, JOHN 5 Interviewed By REVOLVER TV (Video)

Revolver TV conducted an interview with Rob Zombie and John 5 at this year's Rock On The Range festival, which was held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the chat below. Bob Marlette has signed on to handle producing duties on the next ROB ZOMBIE studio album. Bob ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Taps Producer BOB MARLETTE For New Album

Bob Marlette has signed on to handle producing duties on the next ROB ZOMBIE studio album. Bob has worked with everyone from BLACK SABBATH and ALICE COOPER to WILSON PHILLIPS and LYNYRD SKYNYRD. Rob and his band of maniacs — John 5, Piggy D and Ginger Fish — entered the studio earlier this month to ...

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION: 'Turn It Up' Video Released

"Turn It Up", the new video from red-dirt metal rockers TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's long-awaited new album, "Peacemaker", which will be released on August 14 via Carved Records. This is the third studio CD for TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, which features the recording lineup of Big Dad ...

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More Special Guests Announced For New BRET MICHAELS Solo Album

LYNYRD SKYNYRD's Rickey Medlocke and Peter Keys and .38 SPECIAL's Bobby Capps have been added to the list of musicians who have recorded guest appearances on the forthcoming solo album from POISON singer Bret Michaels, "Bret Michaels And Friends: Get Your Rock On". Also scheduled to appear on the CD are Ace Frehley (KISS) and ...

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION To Unleash 'Peacemaker' This Summer

Red-dirt metal rockers TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION will release their long-awaited new album, "Peacemaker", this summer via Carved Records. This is the third studio CD for TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION, which features the recording lineup of Big Dad Ritch (vocals), Randy Cooper (guitar), John Exall (bass), Wes Wallace (guitar) and Timmy Braun (drums). Recorded in Los Angeles, ...

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EKTOMORF Performs Acoustically On Hungarian National Radio (Video)

Hungarian extreme metallers EKTOMORF recently played an acoustic set at the studio of Hungary's national radio MR2 Petöfi Ràdio. The performance was attended by 35 fans who won tickets to the event in an online competition. Video footage of the band's appearance can be seen below. EKTOMORF's very special "acoustic" album, "The Acoustic", was released ...

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Former MONTROSE Singer Pays Tribute To RONNIE MONTROSE

Vocalist Robert "Bob" James, who replaced Sammy Hagar in MONTROSE and sang on the band's albums "Warner Bros. Presents" (1975) and "Jump On It" (1976), has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the passing of his former bandmate Ronnie Montrose (MONTROSE, GAMMA): "I am sorry to hear of Ronnie's passing at a time that ...

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JOHN 5: 'God Told Me To' Due In May

ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 will release his new full-length solo CD/DVD, "God Told Me To", on May 8 via Rocket Science Ventures. "God Told Me To" was recorded and produced by John 5, Chris Baseford (ROB ZOMBIE, TOMMY LEE) and Bob Marlette (SEBASTIAN BACH, BLACK SABBATH) in 2011. The cover art for the ...

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EKTOMORF: 'To Smoulder' Video Released

"To Smoulder", the new video from Hungarian extreme metallers EKTOMORF, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's very special "acoustic" album, "The Acoustic", which will be released on February 17 via AFM Records. "The Acoustic" contains cover versions (LYNYRD SKYNYRD's "Simple Man" and "Folsom Prison Blues" by JOHNNY CASH), re-recorded EKTOMORF classics ...

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SLAYER Autographed Motorcycle Helmets Now Available

SLAYER, the Grammy-winning, undisputed kings of thrash/punk/metal, in 2008 joined forces with O'Neal USA, one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycle and BMX accessories, to produce a limited edition of SLAYER helmets that feature the band's distinguished and celebrated artwork. The helmets launched under the name of RockHard, and were sold at all Cycle Gear ...

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ROB HALFORD, GLENN DANZIG, JERRY CANTRELL Perform With METALLICA At Third 30th-Anniversary Show

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Glenn Danzig (DANZIG, MISFITS, SAMHAIN), Jerry Cantrell (ALICE IN CHAINS), Pepper Keenan (DOWN, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY), Gary Rossington (LYNYRD SKYNYRD), Nick "Animal" Culmer (ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE) and former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted joined METALLICA on stage last night (Friday, December 9) for the third of four intimate shows at the Fillmore in ...

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