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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Creation Has Spirit' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Creation Has Spirit". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH reunion ...

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THEORY OF A DEADMAN Cancels Shows Due To COVID-19 Concerns

THEORY OF A DEADMAN (a.k.a. THEORY) has canceled all of its September 2021 dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier today, the band issued the following statement: "It is with heavy hearts that we announce we will not be appearing with 3 DOORS DOWN this coming weekend, and that we will be canceling all of ...

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ANTHRAX Announces 'Anthrax XL' 40th-Anniversary Whiskey

ANTHRAX has been celebrating its 40th anniversary since the festivities kicked off in late April. But even with the actual Big 4-0 having taken place on July 18, the band is not quite done saluting that milestone. Today, the band announces the release of its 40th-anniversary high-end spirit, "Anthrax XL" (Roman numerals for 40), a ...

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EXODUS Singer STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA On New Album 'Persona Non Grata': 'The Lyrical Content Is Very Violent, Very Vicious'

During the latest installment of his Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube stream, EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza discussed the band's upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata", which will be released on November 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc's first single, "The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)", was made available earlier in the month. "Lyrically, ['The ...

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ENTOMBED Singer LARS-GÖRAN PETROV's Headstone Unveiled

Lars-Göran "LG" Petrov's former bandmates have unveiled the headstone for his grave, more than five months after the pioneering ENTOMBED and ENTOMBED A.D. singer died after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 49 years old. Earlier this week, the surviving members of FIRESPAWN and Petrov's former bandmate in ENTOMBED, guitarist Ulf "Uffe" Cederlund, ...

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THE CULT Cancels All Shows: 'It Is Apparent That The Optimism We Shared In Performing' Live In 2021 Was 'Premature'

THE CULT has scrapped all of its previously announced 2021 shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The band, which spent most of 2019 touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of its "Sonic Temple" album, announced the cancelation in a social media post on Wednesday (August 25). "THE CULT will regretfully be postponing all upcoming ...

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EVERGREY Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Napalm Records has announced the signing of Swedish progressive metal juggernauts EVERGREY. EVERGREY is Gothenburg's finest exports, having been commanding the scene for over 25 years and have released twelve full-length records to date — starting with their blistering debut "The Dark Discovery" in 1998. Their latest high-quality offering, the critically acclaimed "Escape Of The ...

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Dancing Into Oblivion - WHITE STONES

Full credit to Martin Mendez. Best known as bassist with OPETH since 1997, the Barcelona-based Uruguayan could conceivably have swerved the side-project route altogether and been content with membership in one of the most revered bands on the planet. Instead, he launched WHITE STONES with excellent debut album 2020's "Kuarahy", establishing a crystal-clear blueprint for ...

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CHUCK BILLY: Why TESTAMENT Has Not Toured With METALLICA

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Jasta Show", hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy lamented the fact that his band has yet to do a proper tour with METALLICA even though the two groups have known each other for more than three decades. "Whenever I'm asked, 'What is ...

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Hear DAVE MUSTAINE's Voice On JOHN 5's New Song 'Qué Pasa'

During his current solo tour, former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist is performing a new song called "Qué Pasa". The track, which will be included on John's next studio album, "Sinner", features a guest appearance by MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine. Regarding how Mustaine came to be involved with the record, John 5 told ...

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KK'S PRIEST Releases Music Video For 'Raise Your Fists'

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on October 1 (postponed from the previously announced August 20) via ...

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Power Trio - DANKO JONES

From diehard metalheads to mainstream rock fans, everybody should know DANKO JONES by now. Toronto's finest balls-out (yup) power trio have been a force for rock 'n' roll excellence for 25 years now, and their tenth full-length arrives at a time when Danko himself has never been a more necessary presence in the world of ...

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