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SLASH To Be Honored With Les Paul Award At 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards

Iconic guitarist Slash will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday, January 24, 2015 in Anaheim, California. Comedian Sinbad will provide the laughs as the evening's host. The NAMM TEC Awards honors individuals and companies across 30 categories, for outstanding achievement in ...

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THE CROWN: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Video footage of reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN rehearsing on November 15 at N3 in Trollhättan, Sweden can be seen below. THE CROWN's new studio album, "Death Is Not Dead", will be released on January 12, 2015. The CD's cover artwork was created by Björn Gosses of Killustrations and can be seen below. Says ...

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TESLA's FRANK HANNON To Release 'World Peace' Solo Album

In a burst of creative energy, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon started writing his own batch of songs shortly after TESLA released its latest album, "Simplicity", in June. While on the road touring during the summer or 2014, Frank spent all the lonely hours in his hotel rooms recording musical ideas on a little Boss hard ...

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BLOODBATH: 'Church Of Vastitas' Video Released

Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, as well as OPETH's Martin Axenrot, has recruited PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes as its new lead singer. Holmes will make his BLOODBATH debut on the band's new album, "Grand Morbid Funeral", which will be released on November 17 via ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION: 'Covered By Roses' Performance Clip From 'Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert'

Dutch symphonic rock band WITHIN TEMPTATION will release a new live DVD/Blu-ray/2CD, "Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert", on November 14. The set features two of WITHIN TEMPTATION's most-talked-about arena shows ever. The two dates are 2012's resplendent 15th birthday "Elements" concert and the final night of the "Hydra" European arena ...

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UNLEASHED Begins Recording New Album

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have entered the studio to record their 12th full-length album for a spring 2015 release. UNLEASHED's last CD, "Odalheim", was released in April 2012 via Nuclear Blast Records. The effort was produced by Fredrik Folkare and recorded in at Chrome Studios in Sweden. With "Odalheim", UNLEASHED not only presented the follow-up ...

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THE CROWN: 'Headhunter' Video Released

"Headhunter", the new video from reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new studio album, "Death Is Not Dead", which will be released on January 12, 2015. The CD's cover artwork was created by Björn Gosses of Killustrations and can be seen below. Says the ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION To Release 'Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert' DVD, Blu-Ray, 2CD

Dutch symphonic rock band WITHIN TEMPTATION will release a new live DVD/Blu-ray/2CD, "Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert", on November 14. The set features two of WITHIN TEMPTATION's most-talked-about arena shows ever. The two dates are 2012's resplendent 15th birthday "Elements" concert and the final night of the "Hydra" European arena ...

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SEPULTURA Plays NYC's Times Square With LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX: Rehearsal, Performance Footage Available

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA performed with the French industrial percussion group LES TAMBOURS DU BRONX in Times Square in New York City last night (Friday, September 26) to to celebrate Rock In Rio festival's 30th anniversary and the announcement of Rock In Rio's first U.S. edition, to be held in May 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...

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THE CROWN To Release 'Death Is Not Dead' Album In January

Reactivated Swedish death/thrash metallers THE CROWN will celebrate their 25th anniversary with the release of a new studio album, "Death Is Not Dead". The CD's cover artwork was created by Björn Gosses of Killustrations and can be seen below. Says the band: "So, what's new in THE CROWN camp? Well, in just a few months ...

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PRONG's TOMMY VICTOR Talks To IMPACT Metal Channel (Video)

Impact metal channel conducted an interview with PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor before the band's August 7 concert in Dublin, Ireland. You can now watch the chat below. PRONG is touring North America in support of its latest release, "Ruining Lives", which came out earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer. The tour kicked off on ...

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BLOODBATH Recruits PARADISE LOST's NICK HOLMES As Its New Singer

Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH, which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, as well as OPETH's Martin Axenrot, has recruited PARADISE LOST's Nick Holmes as its new lead singer. Holmes will make his BLOODBATH debut on the band's new album, "Grand Morbid Funeral", which will be released on November 17 via ...

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FIREBORN Featuring ENTOMBED, UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC Members: Drummer Announced

FIREBORN, the new Swedish death metal project featuring Lars Göran Petrov (vocals; ENTOMBED) and Victor Brandt (guitar; ENTOMBED) have joined forces with Alex Friberg (bass; NECROPHOBIC) and Fredrik Folkare (guitar; UNLEASHED, NECROPHOBIC), has announced the addition of drummer Matte Modin (DARK FUNERAL, DEFLESHED) to the group's ranks. "This is a new band that will not ...

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DOPE Signs European Deal With STEAMHAMMER/SPV

Chicago industrial metal outfit DOPE has inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV for the European territory. The band's new album, "Blood Money", will be released in the spring of 2015. Comments Steamhammer A&R representative Georg Schröder: "We are proud to release the upcoming DOPE album within Europe. "Since their album 'Group Therapy', which was released in ...

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Video Premiere: SKELETONWITCH's 'Unending, Everliving'

"Unending, Everliving", the gruesome new music video by SKELETONWITCH, can be seen below. The track — taken from the band's acclaimed 2013 release, "Serpents Unleashed" — was put to film by Cleveland, Ohio's Turnstyle Films, with whom the band also collaborated on the promo clips for "I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)" and "Serpents ...

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PRONG: 'Remove, Separate Self' Video Released

Fresh off their European summer festival appearances, metal veterans PRONG are gearing up to hit the road this September in North America in support of their latest release, "Ruining Lives", which came out earlier this year via SPV/Steamhammer. The tour begins September 10 in Los Angeles, California and runs through October 14 in San Francisco, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Interviewed By WAAF's MIKE HSU (Audio)

Mike Hsu of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Richie Faulkner (guitar). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. JUDAS PRIEST's 17th studio album, "Redeemer Of Souls", sold around 32,000 copies in the United States ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Interviewed On Utica, New York's 96.9 WOUR (Audio)

Scoop of the 96.9 WOUR radio station in Utica, New York recently conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (guitar) and Richie Faulkner (guitar). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. JUDAS PRIEST's 17th studio album, "Redeemer Of Souls", sold around 32,000 copies in the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Interviewed On 'Noize In The Attic' (Audio)

"Noize In The Attic" has unleashed a two-hour celebration of the new JUDAS PRIEST album, "Redeemer Of Souls", with special guests Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner and featuring in-depth interviews, classic cuts, deep tracks and loads of rarities. You can listen to the show using the PodOmatic widget below. JUDAS PRIEST's 17th studio ...

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