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FATES WARNING To Record New Album In December

U.S. progressive metal pioneers FATES WARNING have started work on their upcoming, twelfth studio album, to be released next year via InsideOut Music. FATES WARNING guitarist and main composer Jim Matheos comments: "I'm happy to announce that all the music for FW12 is now written. Still some work to do on lyrics and final arrangements, ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of the GRAHAM BONNET BAND for the release of a brand new studio album of original songs, tentatively due in early 2016. Currently making preparations for a February tour in the U.K., the GRAHAM BONNET BAND is a four-piece hard rock outfit led by Graham Bonnet, the former ...

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MOTOR SISTER Feat. ANTHRAX, FATES WARNING, Ex-WHITE ZOMBIE Members: 'This Song Reminds Me Of You' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "This Song Reminds Me Of You" from MOTOR SISTER, the band featuring guitarist Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), his wife Pearl Aday (daughter of actor/musician Meat Loaf), drummer John Tempesta (formerly of EXODUS, TESTAMENT, WHITE ZOMBIE, HELMET and other bands) and bassist Joey Vera (current ARMORED SAINT and FATES WARNING member, who ...

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CYNIC Taps Drummer MATT LYNCH For EUROBLAST Appearance

The remaining members of legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC will headline this year's edition of the Euroblast festival on October 3 in Cologne, Germany. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal and bassist Sean Malone will be joined by drummer Matt Lynch, best known for his work in the jazz-fusion project TRIOSCAPES with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME bassist ...

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FATES WARNING's 'Awaken The Guardian' Lineup To Perform At Next Year's PROGPOWER USA Festival

American progressive power metal legends FATES WARNING will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their "Awaken The Guardian" album with an exclusive U.S. headlining appearance at the 2016 edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place September 9-10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. Tickets on sale October 3, 2015 via all Ticketmaster outlets. FATES WARNING ...

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DESTRUCTOR Signs With PURE STEEL RECORDS

Pure Steel Records has announced the signing of Euclid, Ohio's speed/thrash veterans DESTRUCTOR to a three-album deal. Pure Steel will release the "Back In Bondage" material for the first time and in remastered style and then a formal announcement of a new album will come. Says Andreas Lorenz of Pure Steel: "'Maximum Destruction' was one ...

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CYNIC 'Will Continue One Way Or Another,' Says PAUL MASVIDAL

Paul Masvidal of legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC says that the band will continue despite drummer Sean Reinert's announcement that CYNIC was breaking up. Reinert released a statement earlier today claiming that CYNIC was disbanding "due to artistic and personal differences." He added that his "longstanding creative partnership" with Paul "has simply endured so much ...

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CYNIC Calls It Quits… Again

Legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC — consisting of guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone — have once again called it quits. Reinert has posted the following message on the band's official Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I post today's CYNIC news. "CYNIC is no longer an active ...

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Video Premiere: QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Guardian'

The official video for QUEENSRŸCHE's new song "Guardian" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Condition Hüman", which will be released on October 2 via Century Media. The CD was recorded in part at at Uberbeatz Studio in Washington with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with ...

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Former TESTAMENT/NEVERMORE Guitarist STEVE SMYTH's ONE MACHINE: 'Forewarning' Song Streaming

ONE MACHINE, the brainchild of acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Steve Smyth (TESTAMENT, NEVERMORE, FORBIDDEN, DRAGONLORD, VICIOUS RUMORS), will release its second album, "The Final Cull", on September 18 via Scarlet Records. The CD was tracked at Death Island Studios, with Marco Angioni and Tue Madsen at the helm. Recording lasted for nine days solid, as the band ...

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SEVEN WITCHES To Release 'The Way Of The Wicked' Album In September

Led by guitarist Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, BELLADONNA, THE BRONX CASKET CO., METALIUM, SPEEED), SEVEN WITCHES has been one of America's best classic '80s-inspired metal bands — specializing in American traditional power metal, reminiscent of bands such as HELSTAR, MANOWAR and METAL CHURCH. And on September 18, the group will issue its latest album, "The Way ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON On TODD LA TORRE: It's Just A Real Pleasure To Have Him In The Band

Italy's "Heavy Demons" radio show recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On QUEENSRŸCHE's forthcoming album, "Condition Hüman": "It's finished. We've leaked one song ['Arrow Of Time'] on SoundCloud, and it's gotten really great reviews and people are ...

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Video: QUEENSRŸCHE Performs At Sweden's SKOGSRÖJET Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's August 1 performance at the Skogsröjet festival in Rejmyre, Sweden can be seen below. QUEENSRŸCHE will release its new album, "Condition Hüman", on October 2 via Century Media. The CD was recorded in part at at Uberbeatz Studio in Washington with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with ...

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New Song Premiere: MASTERS OF METAL's 'Evolution Of Being'

MASTERS OF METAL, the Los Angeles-based thrash metal outfit launched by seasoned veterans and members of AGENT STEELJuan Garcia (guitars), Bernie Versailles (guitars, vocals), Robert Cardenas (bass, backing vocals) and Rigo Amezcua (drums) — will release its full-length debut, "From Worlds Beyond", in North America on September 18 via Metalville Records. The eleven-song ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Pro-Shot Footage Of WACKEN OPEN AIR Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of QUEENSRŸCHE's July 31 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Anarchy-X 02. Nightrider 03. Breaking The Silence 04. The Whisper 05. En Force 06. The Warning 07. The Needle Lies 08. NM 156 09. Arrow Of ...

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VAN HALEN: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of Bangor Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of VAN HALEN's July 30 performance in Bangor, Maine can be seen below. VAN HALEN is performing a set featuring a number of rarities from the band's catalog that have not been heard live in decades. The Bangor show opened with "Light Up The Sky" from 1979's "Van Halen II" and also ...

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My God-Given Right - HELLOWEEN

HELLOWEEN are unstoppable. Now through 31 years and fifteen albums, the German power metal legends show no sign of quit and plenty of signs they'll do whatever they damned well want on their latest offering, "My God-Given Right". The way this band can play to the fast and melodic level of the inspired (if sarcastic) ...

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REDEMPTION Feat. FATES WARNING Singer RAY ALDER: New Album Completed, Deal With METAL BLADE Announced

REDEMPTION, the U.S. progressive metal band featuring in its ranks guitarist/songwriter Nick Van Dyk and legendary FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder, has completed recording a new album, due laer in the year via Metal Blade Records. The band's current lineup is rounded out by bassist Sean Andrews, drummer Chris Quirarte and guitarist Bernie Versailles, who ...

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MASTERS OF METAL Feat. AGENT STEEL Members: 'From Worlds Beyond' Album Due In September

MASTERS OF METAL, the Los Angeles-based thrash metal outfit launched by seasoned veterans and members of AGENT STEELJuan Garcia (guitars), Bernie Versailles (guitars, vocals), Robert Cardenas (bass, backing vocals) and Rigo Amezcua (drums) — will release its full-length debut, "From Worlds Beyond", in North America on September 18 via Metalville Records. The eleven-song ...

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