as-i-lay-dying in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

ALICE IN CHAINS Hasn't Commenced Work On Follow-Up To 'Rainier Fog': 'We Planned On Taking A Year Off'

During an appearance earlier today (Tuesday, December 1) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney were asked about a possible follow-up to their "Rainier Fog" album, which came out in August 2018. Jerry said: "We actually planned on taking a year off. This thing that ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TAYLOR HAWKINS Hopes GEDDY LEE And ALEX LIFESON Can Find Drummer To Play With In Hypothetical Post-RUSH Project

In a new interview with Toronto's 94.9 The Rock radio station, FOO FIGHTERS' Taylor Hawkins praised late RUSH drummer Neil Peart while also speculating about a possible new collaboration between RUSH's surviving members, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson. "Nobody can do it like Neil, man," Taylor said (hear audio below). "There can never be another ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ARMORED SAINT Releases Music Video For 'Never You Fret'

ARMORED SAINT has released a "home" music video for the song "Never You Fret". The track is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "Punching The Sky", which was released in October via Metal Blade Records. Leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 1980s, ARMORED SAINT's "Punching The Sky" sees ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Explains His Trademark Cap

In a recent interview with the U.K. digital rock Planet Rock, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson was asked when he was last seen or photographed without a hat on. He responded (hear audio below): "Oh, well, I wear them for things like this," referring to the press junket for the band's latest album, "Power Up". "When ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NEAL SCHON's 'Universe' Album To Include THE BEATLES, JIMI HENDRIX, STEVIE WONDER And PRINCE Covers

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has revealed the track listing for his upcoming solo album, "Universe". The LP, which is due later this month, features a number of covers, incuding THE BEATLES' "Hey Jude", Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" and Stevie Wonder's "I Believe", as well as Schon's previously released rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain". In addition ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Detestation (reissue) - G.I.S.M.

The collective has been known as a variety of names including GOD IN THE SCHIZOID MIND, GUERRILLA INCENDIARY SABOTAGE MUTINEER, GENERAL IMPERIALISM SOCIAL MURDER, GNOSTIC IDIOSYNCRASY SONIC MILITANT, GAI INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL MEAN and GENOCIDE INFANTICIDE SUICIDE MENTICIDE. But the name by which the entity has been etched eternally in the annals of extreme music history ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

BRANN DAILOR Says Everything MASTODON Does From Now On Will, In Some Way, Be Dedicated To Late Manager

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have entered the studio to begin recording their next album. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's syndicated radio ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Would Be 'Touring All The Time' If It Wasn't Losing Money On The Road

Tim "Ripper" Owens has once again defended the "Dio Returns" tour, which features a hologram of legendary metal singer Ronnie James Dio performing alongside a living backing group consisting, in large part, of Ronnie's onetime DIO bandmates. The Dio hologram was created by a company called Eyellusion and made its debut at the Wacken Open ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Why AC/DC Waited Two Years To Release 'Power Up'

In a recent interview with the "My Turning Point" podcast with host Steve Baltin, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young spoke about the band's decision to sit on its new album, "Power Up", for more than two years before announcing its existence to the music world. "Well, we all agreed to be hush," Angus said (hear audio ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ On Her Upcoming Solo Album: 'It's A Way For Me To Get My Musical Rocks Off In Any Way That I Want'

Alissa White-Gluz says that she is "looking forward to finishing" up her long-awaited solo album. It was announced in September 2016 that the ARCH ENEMY frontwoman had signed a deal with Napalm Records for the release of her first solo disc, which will feature contributions and collaborations with past and present members of ARCH ENEMY ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Completes Recording First Music

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, has completed recording its first new music. The sessions took place at Finnvox studios in Helsinki, Finland. Earlier today, BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT posted a short video from the studio and included the following caption: "Recordings finished now and the files are ready ...

Read more

Posted in: News