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DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA Says New Drummer AUSTIN D'AMOND Is 'More Than Capable' Of Replacing JOHN BOECKLIN

DEVILDRIVER — the California-based band fronted by COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara — will enter the studio later this year to record its new album for a 2016 release. The CD will mark DEVILDRIVER's first studio effort since the departures of drummer John Boecklin and guitarist Jeff Kendrick and addition of former CHIMAIRA drummer Austin ...

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Former CHIMAIRA Drummer AUSTIN D'AMOND Joins DEVILDRIVER

Former CHIMAIRA drummer Austin D'Amond (pictured) has joined DEVILDRIVER — the California-based band fronted by COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara — as the replacement for the recently departed John Boecklin. Said Austin: "Thanks, everyone, for all the support through my career. Without you all, I would've never made it this far. I promise to give ...

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COREY TAYLOR On SLIPKNOT's New Stage Show: 'There's So Much Stuff Going On, It's Insane'

Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor before the band's December 7 concert at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. You can now watch the chat below. Asked whether SLIPKNOT's current stage show is the band's biggest production to date, Taylor said: "It's definitely one ...

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SLIPKNOT: Video Wrap-Up Of This Year's KNOTFEST

A three-minute video wrap-up of this year's edition of SLIPKNOT's Knotfest festival, which was held on October 25-26 in Devore, California, can be seen below. The Vixlet-sponsored GTV Knotfest simulcast included SLIPKNOT's two full performances, as well as select songs from most of the bands performing at the festival. Saturday and Sunday were each highlighted ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Are Working On 'Honest' And 'Raw' Sophomore Album

Revolver magazine conducted an interview with BUTCHER BABIES frontwomen Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey at last month's Knotfest in Devore, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the progress of the recording sessions for the follow-up to BUTCHER BABIES' debut album, last year's "Goliath", Carla said: "This time we're taking a different ...

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SLIPKNOT's '.5: The Gray Chapter' Tops U.S. Chart

SLIPKNOT's long-awaited fifth studio album, ".5: The Gray Chapter", sold around 132,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on October 21 via Roadrunner. This is the second No. 1 album for SLIPKNOT, whose fourth ...

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VOLBEAT To Tour North America With ANTHRAX

Danish/American metal rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have announced a spring 2015 tour with special guests ANTHRAX and openers CROBOT. A pre-sale goes live on October 29 at 10 a.m. local time in all markets, and can be accessed by all Rebels’n’Angels members. On Halloween, general on-sale begins at 10 a.m. in all markets excluding Grand ...

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SLIPKNOT: Pro-Shot Footage Of Second KNOTFEST Show

SLIPKNOT's new lineup played its second showe ever last night (Sunday, October 26) as part of the band's Knotfest in Devore, California. The group's setlist was as follows: 01. XIX 0:00 02. Sarcastrophe 3:53 (Live premiere) 03. The Heretic Anthem 8:23 04. My Plague 12:21 (played for first time since August 29, 2002) 05. The ...

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Video: AMEN Performs New Song At KNOTFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of AMEN, the band led by frontman Casey Chaos, performing a brand new song on October 25 at Knotfest in Devore, California can be seen below. Sitting in on drums at the show was former SOULFLY and current STONE SOUR sticksman Roy Mayorga. AMEN recently recorded a new album with producer Ross ...

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ANTHRAX Debuts Snippet Of New Song At KNOTFEST; Video Available

ANTHRAX played a snippet of a brand new song during their appearance last night (Saturday, October 25) at Knotfest in Devore, California. Check out fan-filmed video footage below. ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante told the "Do You Know Jack?" radio show on CKLB FM last month about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's ...

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OF MICE & MEN: 'Feels Like Forever' Video Released

"Feels Like Forever", the new video from the Orange County, California-based rock band OF MICE & MEN, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Nathan William and filmed in Los Angeles. "In the studio, 'Feels Like Forever' was the FIRST song we demoed, and ended up being the LAST song we finished recording," ...

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