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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH Explains Why TIMES OF GRACE Decided Against Signing With Record Company For Second Album

Last month, TIMES OF GRACE, featuring Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, released its long-awaited second album, "Songs Of Loss And Separation", via the band's own imprint label, Wicked Good Records, distributed by ADA Worldwide. Asked in a new interview with Australia's Maniacs what led to the decision to ...

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AUTOPSY Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist JOE TREVISANO

AUTOPSY has announced the departure of longtime bassist Joe Trevisano. The highly influential U.S. death metal pioneers made his exit official in a social media post on Saturday (July 17). The band wrote: "Surreal as it is, our long time bass player and friend Joe Trevisano has left the band. "Joe has been making records ...

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JESSE LEACH Wants To 'Break The Mold' With Next KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album: 'It Gets Fatiguing To Do The Same Thing Over And Over Again'

During a recent appearance on "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ, KILLWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach spoke about his plans for the band's next studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My hope with KILLSWITCH, and I've really pushed hard to add more diversity, to add ...

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Songs Of Loss And Separation - TIMES OF GRACE

A decade has passed since the release of the first TIMES OF GRACE album, but chief protagonists ADAM D and JESSE LEACH have the unassailable excuse of having been otherwise occupied with a resurgent KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during that period. In truth, this was always a low-key project, at least in the sense that it seeks ...

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OVERKILL Bassist To Release Debut Album From D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND

D.D. VERNI & THE CADILLAC BAND has released "Cadillac Man", the first single and video from their debut album, "Let's Rattle", out September 17 (via MVD). Expect high-energy original swingin' and rockin' big-band music from D.D. Verni, the songwriter/founding member/bassist for heavy metal pioneers OVERKILL who've sold millions of records worldwide and have released 19 ...

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QUEEN Teams Up With AMAZON For 'Queen Trivia Challenge'

Legendary rock band QUEEN has teamed up with Amazon for the newest Alexa interactive skill experience. With over 400 questions, the Queen Trivia Challenge takes fans on an immersive trip through QUEEN's music and history, revealing some surprising facts and insights into one of the most iconic bands in the world. Queen Trivia Challenge skill ...

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LEPROUS Drops Music Video For New Single 'Running Low'

Creative Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS will release a new studio album, "Aphelion", on August 27 via InsideOut Music. The follow-up to 2019's "Pitfalls" was recorded throughout the last year at three different studios: Ghost Ward Studios in Sweden, Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway and Cederberg Studios in Norway. The LP was once again mixed by ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY To Reissue Debut Solo Album

"Anybody fancy a season of BM re-releases with lots of juicy extras?" asked Brian May through his Instagram feed in 2020. "We're working on a plan!!!" The first stage of that plan comes to fruition now, with the long-awaited reissue of the legendary QUEEN guitarist's superlative debut solo album. Almost 30 years on from its ...

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LEPROUS Announces New Studio Album 'Aphelion'

Creative Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS will release a new studio album, "Aphelion", on August 27 via InsideOut Music. The follow-up to 2019's "Pitfalls" was recorded throughout the last year at three different studios: Ghost Ward Studios in Sweden, Ocean Sound Recordings in Norway and Cederberg Studios in Norway. The LP was once again mixed by ...

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ARCHITECTS Announce Fall 2021 North American Tour

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS has just announced a 2021 North America headline tour. The trek is set to kick off in Los Angeles on November 2 and will include an appearance at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Florida. General on-sale for the headlining run begins Friday, June 11 at 10 a.m local time. ...

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QUEEN's 'Greatest Hits' To Be Re-Released In New Formats

Already wearing the crown as the U.K.'s biggest-selling album of all time and achieving the third-longest chart run on the U.K. official chart, QUEEN's 1981 "Greatest Hits" collection is getting a limited-edition makeover to mark not only the band's historic 50th landmark but also the album's 40th anniversary. First released in 1981, "Greatest Hits" stands ...

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