the-cult in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

TOM KEIFER On His Years With CINDERELLA: 'I Don't Have Any Regrets'

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer recently spoke with Jesse Bruce of 93.1 WMPA's "In The Basement With Jesse Bruce". The five-part conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new album, "Rise": Tom: "Stylistically, it's hard rock — blues-inspired hard rock like I've always written, kind of a straight-ahead, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch KIRK HAMMETT, STEVEN TYLER, BILLY GIBBONS Perform At PETER GREEN Tribute Concert

On February 25, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett performed at an all-star tribute concert to FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Peter Green at the London Palladium. The event, which was curated by Green's fellow FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Mick Fleetwood, featured additional appearances by Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Christine McVie, Zak Starkey, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

F8 - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Nothing engenders vitriol and scorn quite like success. By this point, everybody has pretty much decided whether they like FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH or not. One of the virtues of having such a recognizable sound is that there isn't much scope for sitting on the fence here: whether you regard the Las Vegas arena regulars ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

No Good To Anyone - TODAY IS THE DAY

TODAY IS THE DAY is simply one of a kind. The band's charming, maniacal, visionary frontman, Steve Austin, has been the constant figure who has remained steadfast for three decades as he has explored everything from noise rock to experimental metal. He has overcome everything from lineup instability and the coldness of the music business ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

Verotika - Glenn Danzig

Glenn Danzig's long-awaited directorial film debut, "Verotika", is finally being unleashed via Video On Demand and an upcoming three-disc set consisting of the film on both Blu-ray and DVD, and the movie's soundtrack on CD. The horror anthology is a collection of three stories adapted from his self-published comic book series of the same title, ...

Read more

Posted in: DVD Reviews

Fearmonger - BENEATH THE MASSACRE

Assuming that you enjoy listening to music that sounds like an army of heavily armed robots bursting into your living room and bludgeoning you to death, BENEATH THE MASSACRE more than warrant their status as figureheads for extreme metal’s boundary-pushing wing. In particular, many fans of all-out brutality will have fond memories of hearing 2007's ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

Monarchy Of Shadows - TOMBS

TOMBS is a unique musical beast that forges black metal, sludge and post metal. The New Yorkers, led by ringleader Mike Hill, are a force to be reckoned with due to their songs' melodious and atmospheric passages, memorably delivered with sheer, brute force. A lot has changed within TOMBS' ranks since the band's 2017's full-length ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

DIMEBAG 'Wanted To Go Back' To PANTERA In Weeks Leading Up To His Death

Daryl "Bobby Tongs" Arnberger, who was one of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's closest friends and an official videographer for PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, recently gave a two-hour interview to the "Landry.audio" podcast in which he went into detail about PANTERA's early glam days, the arrival of singer Philip Anselmo, the changing of the band's sound, Anselmo's drug ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Mordrake - XENOBIOTIC

Someone at UNIQUE LEADER deserves a medal for the insane number of killer bands that the label has been pushing over the last few years. The current rude health of the death metal scene can definitely be attributed, in part, to the advancement of bands like XENOBIOTIC: obvious students of the post-millennial deathcore and tech-death ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

TOM KEIFER Wasn't Really Surprised To See MÖTLEY CRÜE Reneging On 'Cessation Of Touring' Agreement

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer says that he wasn't particularly surprised to see MÖTLEY CRÜE reneging on its infamous "cessation of touring" contract. After vowing in 2015 never to play together again, CRÜE announced last December that they will be touring in 2020 with fellow hard rock veterans DEF LEPPARD and POISON. "That's very common," Tom ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DIRKSCHNEIDER To Support HELLOWEEN On Fall 2020 European Tour

DIRKSCHNEIDER, the German band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will support HELLOWEEN on the European leg of the "United Alive World Tour Part II" 2020 tour in the fall. The DIRKSCHNEIDER portion of the trek will kick off on September 26 in Zvolen, Slovakia and conclude on October 31 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Tour ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MEGADETH, ANTHRAX And VENOM ReAction Figures Coming From Super7

Super7 showed off prototypes and production samples for upcoming heavy metal ReAction figures for the first time at this year's Toy Fair in New York. The prototypes include MEGADETH's mascot Vic Rattlehead, the demon from the cover of VENOM's "Black Metal" album the person who is featured on the cover of ANTHRAX's "Among The Living". ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MIKE PORTNOY Praises OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Surprisingly Great' New Album 'Ordinary Man'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy has praised Ozzy Osbourne's new album, "Ordinary Man", calling it a "surprisingly great" effort with "some seriously poignant introspective life reflections." Earlier today, Portnoy took to his Instagram to share the "Ordinary Man" album cover and he included the following message: "In all honesty, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-ABBATH Bassist MIA WALLACE: 'The Last Three Months Have Been The Darkest And Most Painful Period Of My Life'

Mia Wallace, bassist for TRIUMPH OF DEATH and NIRYTH, says that the last three months "have been the darkest and most painful period" of her life. The Italian-born musician, who announced her departure from ABBATH in January, opened up about her struggles in a Facebook post, saying that recent events have left her physically and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TRIVIUM To Release New Single, 'Catastrophist', On Thursday

Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM will release a new single called "Catastrophist" on Thursday, February 27. A teaser for the track can be found below. "Catastrophist" is the first single from TRIVIUM's next studio album, due later in the year via Roadrunner Records. The LP will be the follow-up to "The Sin And The Sentence", which came ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PAUL DI'ANNO Doesn't Blame IRON MAIDEN For Firing Him

Former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno says that he doesn't blame the band for firing him. Di'Anno recorded two classic albums with IRON MAIDEN before being dismissed over his party-heavy lifestyle and replaced by Bruce Dickinson. He went on to front a number of other bands, including KILLERS and BATTLEZONE, and released several solo records. ...

Read more

Posted in: News