the-skull in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

SUNN O))) To Release 'Pyroclasts' Album In October

SUNN O))) will release "Pyroclasts" on October 25 via Southern Lord Recordings. "Pyroclasts" is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two-week "Life Metal" sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BEHEMOTH To Release 'O Pentagram Ignis' EP

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will release a limited-edition four-song EP. Titled "O Pentagram Ignis", it will be available for purchase at venues on the band's "Ecclesia Diabolica Baltica" tour. The 10-inch vinyl will be made available on clear and white vinyl, with each pressing limited to just 333 copies and each copy signed by the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CATTLE DECAPITATION Announces North American Tour With ATHEIST, FULL OF HELL, PRIMITIVE MAN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, VITRIOL

This November/December, CATTLE DECAPITATION will headline the North American "Geocidal Tendencies" tour featuring support from ATHEIST, FULL OF HELL, PRIMITIVE MAN, AUTHOR & PUNISHER and VITRIOL. The extensive trek will kick off just before the release of CATTLE DECAPITATION's long-awaited ninth studio album, "Death Atlas", due out November 29 via Metal Blade Records. Additionally, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MAGNUM Completes Recording New Album

British rock icons MAGNUM have been hard at work in the studio all year creating their 21st studio album, due for release early 2020. Almost all the recording has now been completed and mixing will be starting very soon. The album will be the first to feature the thunderous rhythms of new bassist Dennis Ward, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: BUCKCHERRY's 'Radio Song'

BUCKCHERRY's official music video for "Radio Song" can be seen below. The clip was filmed at the band's August 17 concert in Las Vegas at the Fremont Street Experience. Additional filming was done at Jamies Pix. The video was directed by Kurtis "KasterTroy" Imel. BUCKCHERRY recently announced the final 16 shows of the North American ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BON JOVI: New Album Title Revealed

According to Variety, BON JOVI's next studio album will be titled "Bon Jovi: 2020". Jon Bon Jovi revealed the title of the follow-up to 2016's "This House Is Not For Sale" Tuesday night on board the "Runaway To Paradise" cruise. "It's an election year, so why not?" Jon said. "I couldn't do any ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Perform 'Unleashed' In Las Vegas

Professionally filmed video footage of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE performing the song "Unleashed" on August 13 at the Space in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below. "Unleashed" is taken from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's latest album, "Atonement", which was released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GEOFF TATE Is 'Looking Forward To' Performing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Empire' In Its Entirety

After performing at the recent Stonedeaf festival in Coddington, United Kingdom, former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME vocalist Geoff Tate spoke with Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difficulty of choosing a setlist: Geoff: "It's a difficult process. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist On The Group's Early Years: 'We Kept Writing, And We Got Good At' It

Following DIAMOND HEAD's performance at the recent Stonedeaf festival in Coddington, United Kingdom, guitarist Brian Tatler spoke with Tony Heare of Midlands Metalheads Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's early years: Brian: "We were all at school, and my older brother played ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SACRED REICH's PHIL RIND: 'We're Not Going To Stop Saying What We Believe In Because We're Afraid Of Losing Some Sales'

SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind recently spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Awakening": Phil: "It was really special. It took a long time to get to that point — getting ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Pro-Shot Video Of 'The Gunslinger' Performance From WACKEN OPEN AIR

Professionally filmed video footage of DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, performing the song "The Gunslinger" earlier this month at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. "What an insane roller-coaster ride. This clip is a great legacy ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GIBSON Announces Release Of CHRIS CORNELL ES-335 Tribute Guitar

Gibson — the all American-made instrument brand — announced today the worldwide launch of the new, limited-edition Chris Cornell ES-335 Tribute guitar. The Chris Cornell ES 335 Tribute honors the rock legend who has left a modern legacy and contribution to music history that transcends genres. A pre-sale will officially begin on August 27; on ...

Read more

Posted in: News

STEVE VAI: 'Stillness In Motion' Blu-Ray Due In September

Steve Vai will release "Stillness In Motion" on September 13 via his personal record label Light Without Heat, distributed by The Orchard. Originally, a DVD capturing Vai's performance at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on October 12, 2012 was issued by Sony but it was not available on the Blu-ray format. This deluxe package will ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Signs To DAVID ELLEFSON's COMBAT RECORDS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland has signed to David Ellefson's relaunched Combat Records label. Combat will release a deluxe reissue of Chris's 1990 solo debut, "Return To Metalopolis", in November. Originally released on Enigma Records in 1990, "Metalopolis" was Poland's return to the stage after his 1987 departure from MEGADETH. Regarded by many as an ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LEPROUS To Release 'Pitfalls' Album In October

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS will release its sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. "Pitfalls" was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA). The disc was mixed by Adam Noble (PLACEBO, BIFFY CLYRO, NOTHING BUT THIEVES, DEAF HAVANA). The cover artwork is a painting ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Eagle Spirit' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Eagle Spirit" from British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) can be seen below. The track is taken from the third album in his"Infinite Entanglement" trilogy, which was released in March 2018. "The Redempton Of William Black" was third part of the trilogy, bringing the sci-fi ...

Read more

Posted in: News