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GHOST Introduces Its New Leader In Latest Video

GHOST has unveiled the "new" Papa in a three-minute video clip titled "Introducing The Cardinal." In the clip, the band's "new" leader comes face-to-face with an aged Papa Emeritus Zero and Sister Imperator after arriving from behind a door, bathed in red light. The new Papa, who is named Cardinal Copia and apparently isn't a ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And ROBERT TRUJILLO Pay Tribute To MICHAEL SCHENKER In Hamburg (Video)

Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played a cover of MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's "Into The Arena" and UFO's "Rock Bottom" during METALLICA's March 29 concert in Hamburg, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of their performance can be seen below. Hammett is a featured guest on "Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER ...

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THE SWORD: 'Used Future' Video Released

"Used Future", the new video from Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD, can be seen below. The clip was created by videogame makers Rooster Teeth in the spirit of old Nintendo games. "Used Future" is the title track of THE SWORD's sixth studio album, which is being released today (Friday, March 23). The disc was ...

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Amoretum Vol. 1 - BLACK SPACE RIDERS

By now, folks should be able to differentiate between the high-profile THIN LIZZY offshoot BLACK STAR RIDERS and Germany's oft-tagged "riffonauts", BLACK SPACE RIDERS. If celestial sludge is your speed, then the latter is for you. The 2010 self-titled album, along with "D:REI" and "Light is the New Dark" is mandatory listening. Yet following the ...

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DON DOKKEN On Possibility Of More Shows By DOKKEN's Classic Lineup: 'I Don't Have The Desire Right Now'

DOKKEN vocalist Don Dokken recently guested on the "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 15:00 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the 2016 reunion of the group's classic lineup — Dokken, Jeff Pilson, George Lynch and Mick Brown: Don: "It ...

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MARCO MENDOZA: Lyric Video For 'Sweetest Emotions'

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in ...

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Anatomical Venus - BLACK MOTH

Faster than you can groan "Not another metal act leading with 'black' in its moniker," we have the third album from Leeds, UK art-fuzz acolytes, BLACK MOTH. Call the band stoner Brits if you feel like being crude, but this band has its eyes set on taking this subgenre's standards and doing something unique with ...

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Beyond the Rain - WILDESTARR

In case you're unfamiliar with the name, WILDESTARR is a power metal trio, comprised of the husband and wife team Dave Starr (VICIOUS RUMOURS) and London Wilde, along with drummer Josh Foster. Starr and Wilde got together indirectly through Wilde's former boyfriend and have fostered a trilogy of albums which culminates in this third entry. ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Frontman On SLAYER's 'Farewell' Tour: 'I Don't Believe It For An Instant. Maybe It's Another Way For Them To Boost Their Sales'

Sam Sheppard of Mammoth Metal TV conducted an interview with frontman Dani "Filth" Davey of veteran British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH prior to their January 28 concert at Columbia Theater in Berlin, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording process for ...

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DEF LEPPARD Singer: Covering THIN LIZZY During Debut Concert 'Pushed Us Towards More Commercial Direction'

During a recent interview with iHeartRadio, DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott reminisced about the band's first live performances. "I remember it very well," Joe said (see video below). "I mean, I think anybody that ever forgets their first gig, there's something wrong with them. It was June of 1978. We'd only been together... the four ...

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Watch MARCO MENDOZA's Video For 'Viva La Rock' Title Track

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Burn It Down' Album In April

THE DEAD DAISIES will release their new album, "Burn It Down", on Friday, April 6 via Spitfire Music/SPV. "Burn It Down" is a muscular tour-de-force, a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming guitars and in-your-face raw vocals. Evoking the best of '70s rock with moments of Birmingham's finest, blended with the early works of ...

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Former MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist 'FAST' EDDIE CLARKE Dead At 67

Former MOTÖRHEAD and FASTWAY guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke passed away yesterday (January 10) after a battle with pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Clarke was a member of MOTÖRHEAD from 1976 until 1982. He was one-third of the band's classic lineup, which also included drummer Philthy "Animal" Taylor, who died in November 2015 of liver ...

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Legendary Rock Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dead At 61

Legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides passed away early this morning (Sunday, January 7) after reportedly being taken ill at the start of the year. According to his daughter Anastasia Tsangarides, Chris was battling pneumonia and heart failure at the time of his death. He was 61 years old. The British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, ...

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Guitarist On 'No Cross No Crown' Album: 'We Aren't Going To Toss Any Crap Out There'

Dianne Webb of YesterdazeNews recently conducted an interview with CORROSION OF CONFORMITY guitarist Woody Weatherman. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming studio album, "No Cross No Crown", the first to feature frontman Pepper Keenan (also of ...

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MARCO MENDOZA: 'Viva La Rock' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By GUNS N' ROSES, Ex-WHITE LION Members

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2, 2018 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Finds 'Ridiculous, Cliché Comments' On BLABBERMOUTH.NET 'Sad' And 'Pathetic'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet was recently interviewed by "Totally Driven Radio", the weekly radio podcast hosted by Bay Ragni, Nick Wilkinson and Jimmy Jannetty. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked if the drama surrounding bassist Tim Gaines's recent departure from STRYPER affected other aspects of his life outside the band, Sweet said: ...

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