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GOJIRA Launches 'Amazonia' Fundraising Initiative

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have shared "Amazonia", a brand-new single featured on their widely anticipated new album, "Fortitude", which will be released April 30 via Roadrunner Records. "Amazonia" is available today on all streaming platforms and is accompanied by a Charles De Meyer-directed official music video shot in France as well as various locations in ...

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PESTILENCE To Release 'Exitivm' Album In June

Dutch death metal veterans PESTILENCE will release their ninth album titled "Exitivm" on June 25 via Agonia Records. Back in 1986, in the small town of Enschede in the Netherlands, near the German border, a true metal phenomenon was born. More than three decades later, not only is PESTILENCE alive and well, but about to ...

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GWAR To Release Acoustic EP 'The Disc With No Name'

We are just a mere three months into the year, but 2021 truly is shaping up to be the year of the Bohab! Following the announcement of GWAR's "Ragnarok" Rye and their brand new CBD line "Bud Of Gods," your Lords and Masters have yet another surprise up their sleeve. May 28 will see the ...

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MONUMENTS Releases New Single 'Deadnest'

Transatlantic progressive metal outfit MONUMENTS has used the break from touring to work on new material and has released a new song called "Deadnest". Guitarist Olly Steele states about the song: "Our last release 'Animus' focused on pop/melody so I wanted to contrast this with darker, lower, aggressive and abrasive moments for 'Deadnest'. Maintaining energy ...

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Watch GOJIRA's Music Video For New Song 'Amazonia'

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have released the official Charles De Meyer-directed music video for their song "Amazonia". The track is taken from the band's new album, "Fortitude", which is due on April 30 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Magma" was recorded and produced by GOJIRA guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier at Silver Cord Studio — ...

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TESLA's BRIAN WHEAT: Why I Dislike Term 'Hair Metal'

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat has taken issue with the label "hair metal," saying that the pejorative term was coined as a way to disparage acts thought to have been all flash and no substance. Speaking to "The Cassius Morris Show", Wheat said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I find [the term 'hair metal'] condescending. What does ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO Recalls Scary Road Accident From SLAYER's Early Touring Days: 'I Was Shaking' And 'I Was Rattled'

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Jasta Show" video podcast hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo recalled a particularly crazy incident from the group's earliest touring days that almost resulted in him and his bandmates being seriously injured. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There was a ...

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PETER FRAMPTON Is 'Realistic' About His Chances Of Performing Again While Battling Rare Muscular Disease

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton spoke to Grammy.com about living with the autoimmune disease inclusion body myositis (IBM). IBM is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation, weakness, and atrophy. Asked if he hopes to resume his farewell tour once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided, Peter said: "This is where I ...

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YES: 'A Visual Biography' Due In July

Wymer Publishing has set a July 9 publication date for "Yes: A Visual Biography". "Yes: A Visual Biography" documents the progressive rock pioneers' first 12 years, from the release of their eponymous debut album through to 1980's "Drama". "Drama" is a suitable name for a band whose career has been full of drama as documented ...

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Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA: Cover Artwork For Official Documentary 'This Was My Life' Revealed

Screaming Butterfly Entertainment has revealed the cover artwork for "This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza". The uncensored documentary film that will focus on former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza's life and musical career. The cover photo for the film was shot by Los Angeles music photographer Alex Solca and designed by Brazilian artwork ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION: 'Replay 2020' Now Streaming Exclusively On 'The Coda Collection'

Legendary Los Angeles rock band JANE'S ADDICTION is back with "Replay 2020" — a new documentary and concert film featuring interviews with the group's Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins and Chris Chaney paired with a seven-song performance from the band's Virtual Lollapalooza performance captured in the summer of 2020 (their first performance in three ...

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SHINEDOWN Is Still Writing Material For New Album: 'We Never Rush The Creative Process'

SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith has revealed that he and his bandmates are currently in Malibu, California working with Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum songwriter and record producer Dave Bassett on material for their upcoming album. The follow-up to 2018's "Attention Attention" is being recorded in part at bassist and producer Eric Bass's new studio in Charleston, South ...

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