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GARY HOLT Is 'Ready' To Write Music For SLAYER

Gary Holt says that he is ready to contribute to the songwriting on SLAYER's next album. Holt, who is still a member of San Francisco Bay Area thrash icons EXODUS, has been the touring guitarist for SLAYER since January 2011 when the band's co-founding guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, contracted necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease, ...

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EXODUS Singer Compares Songwriting Process To Building Legos

EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza was interviewed by TheMetalTris at at this past weekend's Download festival in the U.K. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album, Zetro said: "Gary's [Holt, EXODUS guitarist] been home from SLAYER ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform At France's DOWNLOAD Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's June 10 performance at the French edition of the Download festival in Paris can be seen below. Kerry King recently once again said that he was "definitely open" to having fellow SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt contribute to the songwriting on the band's next album. Holt, who is still a member ...

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Heartless - PALLBEARER

It's a bit of a mystery that PALLBEARER has captured the adoration of a significant amount of people outside of the scope of metal, especially because the group doesn't seem to delve into currently accessible pockets. Classic doom rides in the driver's seat, and prog, in various form, sits comfortably as passenger. It's perhaps a ...

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Watch SLASH And JACK BLACK Perform GUNS N' ROSES' 'Welcome To The Jungle' At This Year's 'Beastly Ball'

Slash appeared at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) annual Beastly Ball on Saturday, May 20 at the L.A. Zoo. This year's signature fundraiser celebrated the L.A. Zoo's 50th anniversary and featured a performance with the GUNS N' ROSES guitarist and noted wildlife advocate in an exclusive live concert backed by Jimmy Vivino and ...

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STERN PINBALL Encores AC/DC Pinball Machine For Limited Time

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, has announced it was bringing back the popular AC/DC Pro and Premium pinball machines. Originally debuting in 2012, the AC/DC pinball machine honors one of the most legendary rock and roll bands the world has ever known. The game features twelve classic ...

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Former NOTHINGFACE Singer MATT HOLT Dies

Matt Holt, former singer of NOTHINGFACE, passed away at home in Maryland on April 15. He had been battling a degenerative illness for several years. He is survived by his parents and his younger brother. While he had not been active musically in recent years, Holt, who toured the world several times over with his ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA And KERRY KING Are Still Working Out 'The Business Aspects Of Things' Following JEFF HANNEMAN's Death

Tom Araya says that SLAYER is still working out "the business aspects of things" in the aftermath of the passing of the band's co-founding guitarist Jeff Hannemann. Hanneman died in May 2013 from alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver. He is credited for writing many of SLAYER's classic songs, including "Angel Of Death" and "South Of ...

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SNAKECHARMER Feat. Ex-WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH Members: 'Punching Above My Weight' Song Available

Frontiers Music Srl will release SNAKECHARMER's sophomore album, "Second Skin", on May 12. The song "Punching Above My Weight", taken from "Second Skin", can be streamed below. The British hard rock supergroup SNAKECHARMER was originally founded in 2011 by former WHITESNAKE members Micky Moody and Neil Murray along with the perfect mix of high-caliber musicians, ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA: America Has Become 'A Nation Of Crybabies'

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya says that the United States Of America has become "a nation of crybabies" following the election of Donald Trump as president, with many of its citizens unable to "even laugh at themselves" because they are "mad" that "they didn't get their way." Araya drew criticism from some SLAYER fans in January ...

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ANTHRAX Guitarist: 'Saying That TRUMP Is Gonna Be The End Of The World Was Giving That Guy Way Too Much Credit'

Bonfire conducted an interview with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante prior to the band's April 5 concert at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. You can now watch the chat below. Asked how he feels about the deeply entrenched political divisions in America following the 2016 presidential race, Scott said: "Honestly, I ...

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LITA FORD Says American Media Likes To Pick On Her

HRH TV conducted an interview with '80s hard rock queen Lita Ford at this year's HRH AOR festival, which was held last month in North Wales. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about all the "crap" the media has given her over the course of her four-decade career, Lita said: "I think the ...

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ANTHRAX, OVERKILL, SUPERJOINT, METAL ALLEGIANCE, DEATH ANGEL Set For METAL MAYA Heavy Metal Dest-Fest

ASK4 Entertainment — the creator and producer of ShipRocked — has announced the first annual Metal Maya, a four-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from October 29 to November 2 at the luxurious Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Metal Maya is ...

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