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Baptized in the Rio Grande - SONS OF TEXAS

In less than two years since forming, SONS OF TEXAS are steadily working their way through the mainstream rock sector. Their debut album "Baptized in the Rio Grande" has all the staples of a successful contemporary hard rock album, which is good for making a quick strike impression upon their AOR-targeted audience. That being said, ...

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DROWNING POOL: Sock Puppet Parody Of 'Bodies'

Sock Puppet Parody, which pays tribute to iconic bands and glorifies their undergarments, has posted a video for the sock-puppet act DROWNY POOL's song "Laundry" which hilariously parodies DROWNING POOL's "Bodies". Check it out below. Sock Puppet Parody previously released videos for "Master Of Sock Puppets" which was based on METALLICA's classic 1986 track "Master ...

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Top 25 Metal Sub-Genres On SPOTIFY Revealed

In April, Spotify revealed that metal fans are the most loyal music fans, leading the Spotify Insights team to raise the follow-up question: which metal sub-genre is the most popular? Spotify analyzed their music library and determined that out of 91 different metal genres, Alternative Metal reigns supreme, followed closely by Nu Metal, Hard Rock, ...

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DROWNING POOL Signs With eOne Music, Begins Recording New Album

Texas heavy rockers DROWNING POOL have inked a worldwide deal with eOne Music. The band is currently in the studio with renowned producer Jason Suecof (AUGUST BURNS RED, DEICIDE, DEATH ANGEL) working on its as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2013's "Resilience" for an early 2016 release. "We are truly honored to be part of the eOne family," ...

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SLAYER's KERRY KING: MAYHEM FESTIVAL Co-Founder 'Committed Business Suicide' With 'Gray, Bald And Fat' Comment

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says that he didn't take it personally when Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival co-founder Kevin Lyman criticized the metal scene for the lower-than-usual attendance at this year's edition of the travelling event. The tour is smaller this year, with fewer bands overall and fewer "headline-worthy" acts at the top. "The bands ...

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Video Premiere: CLUTCH's 'X-Ray Visions'

"X-Ray Visions", the new video from Maryland rockers CLUTCH, can be seen below. The clip was shot by renowned photographer Dan Winters, who also designed the cover for the band's eleventh studio album, "Psychic Warfare". Sirius XM's Liquid Metal (Sirius XM channel 40) will premiere the audio track of "X-Ray Visions" throughout its programming from ...

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CLUTCH: 'X-Ray Visions' Video To Debut Tomorrow

"X-Ray Visions", the new video from Maryland rockers CLUTCH, will make its online debut on Wednesday, July 29 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The clip was shot by renowned photographer Dan Winters, who also designed the cover for the band's eleventh studio album, "Psychic Warfare". Sirius XM's Liquid Metal (Sirius XM channel 40) will premiere the ...

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Director PENELOPE SPHEERIS Says Making 'The Decline Of Western Civilization' Films Was 'Life-Changing' Experience

The highly celebrated and long-awaited trilogy known as "The Decline Of Western Civilization" will receive a deluxe box set release on June 30 from Shout! Factory. The four-disc set will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats, and will contain Penelope Spheeris's "The Decline Of Western Civilization" (1980), "The Decline Of Western Civilization Part ...

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TOM KEIFER, KIP WINGER, ERIC MARTIN, RICHIE KOTZEN, LAST IN LINE Added To DEF LEPPARD's 'Hysteria On The High Seas'

DEF LEPPARD's inaugural "Hysteria On The High Seas" will sail January 21-25, 2016. In addition to DEF LEPPARD, the cruise will feature performances by LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell's LAST IN LINE, CiNDERELLA's Tom Keifer, WINGER's Kip Winger, MR. BIG's Eric Martin and THE WINERY DOGS' Richie Kotzen. A new promotional video can be seen below. ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's GLENN TIPTON Loves To Fish

On May 14, Missouri's KSHE 95 Real Rock Radio conducted an interview with JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Glenn Tipton. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. Asked what hobbies he likes to partake in when he is on the road, Tipton said: "I play a bit of golf. Not too much ...

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PAUL BOSTAPH On New SLAYER Album: 'It's Got A Little Bit Of Everything Everybody Likes'

Kristyn Clark of Pop Culture Madness conducted an interview with SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph at the fifth annual Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, which took place May 2-3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway just outside Charlotte, North Carolina. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MICHAEL SCHENKER, ALEX SKOLNICK And More Set For 'Axes & Anchors' Cruise

In an age where heavy metal music cruises with high-profile lineups are becoming a dime a dozen, it's about time that true guitar pros, gearheads, theorists and hobbyists have a voyage of their own. Imagine a cruise exclusively planned for guitarists and instrumentalists, featuring performances and personal lessons from some of the greatest guitar gods ...

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SOIL's Tour Bus Involved In Road Accident

SOIL's tour bus was involved in a road accident last night following the band's concert in Des Moines, Iowa. SOIL singer Ryan McCombs writes on Instagram: "At 4:33 a.m., the last thing you want to hear in your bunk is a combination of the driver yelling, 'HOLD ON!!', the sound of the bus flying off ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announces 'Hysteria On The High Seas' Cruise

DEF LEPPARD has announced the inaugural "Hysteria On The High Seas" sailing January 21-25, 2016. You and DEF LEPPARD will set sail from beautiful Miami, Florida, sailing four nights on the elegant MSC Divina. Your days and nights will be filled with music, theme nights, and special events. During your Caribbean adventure, the ship will ...

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