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KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Perform Classic Covers At Special Ontario Concert (Video)

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed last night (Friday, July 26) at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, ...

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HAMMERFALL Frontman: 'We Write The Music That We Would Buy Ourselves If Someone Else Wrote The Songs'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with frontman Joacim Cans of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HAMMERFALL being the "AC/DC of power metal": Joacim: "You should never actually change the content of anything. Imagine you go ...

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BLINK-182: Lyric Video For New Song 'Darkside'

The official lyric video for "Darkside", a new song from the Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Nine", which will be released on September 20 via Columbia Records. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive instant downloads of "Darkside" and previously ...

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Video Premiere: THE 69 EYES' 'Cheyenna'

"Cheyenna", the new video from veteran Finnish rockers THE 69 EYES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "West End", which will be released on September 13 via Nuclear Blast. The band's 12th full-length record, featuring guest vocalists such as CRADLE OF FILTH's Dani Filth, Wednesday 13 and BEASTÖ ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Composes Second Classical Piece

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has just finished composing his second classical music piece in conjunction with his wife Lani. Hammett revealed the news at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum on Tuesday (July 24), as part of an event launching "It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk ...

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Video Premiere: LACUNA COIL's 'Layers Of Time'

"Layers Of Time", the new video from Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Black Anima", which will be released on October 11 through Century Media Records. Once more, LACUNA COIL teamed up with director Roberto Cinardi (a.k.a. SaKu) to shoot the video for ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Making Of 'Rock Steady' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for "Rock Steady", the latest single from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, can be seen below. The song is taken from MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's second studio album, "Revelation", which will be released on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker ...

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BLINK-182 To Release 'Nine' Album In September

Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 will release their new studio album, "Nine", on September 20 via Columbia Records. The disc will be available for pre-order digitally beginning at 12 a.m. ET tonight, with special versions including limited colored vinyl, cassette and CD to follow. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive instant downloads of ...

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RAMMSTEIN Drummer CHRISTOPH SCHNEIDER Uses DW Jazz Series On Tour

Christoph Schneider's DW Jazz Series kit is the centerpiece of RAMMSTEIN's towering, multi-level, industrial stage for the band's sold-out 2019 European stadium tour. He heralds the start of the show with a resounding drum strike sparking a massive blast that releases smoke across the stage. Schneider received his DW Jazz Series back in 2018 in ...

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The Decaying Light - DISENTOMB

With some bands, you can just feel it. With DISENTOMB, it's the difference between voyeuristically watching a massacre and knowingly being complicit in the bloodshed: this is death metal, of course, but "The Decaying Light" cuts much deeper than that. These songs will drag you to the heart of the hellish vortex and make you ...

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Outstrider - ABBATH

It was inevitable that the true nature of the men involved in the notorious Norwegian black metal scene would eventually come to light. Whether it was pissing contest-like posturing or outright insanity, and sometimes it was a bit of both, the illegal activity of some of the musicians was so outlandish it almost seemed as ...

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Video Premiere: DEMON HUNTER's 'The Negative'

DEMON HUNTER has released the official music video for the song "The Negative". The track is taken from the band's new album "War", which was made available alongside a companion LP, "Peace", on March 1. "The video for 'The Negative' was directed and edited by Oleg Masnyy," explains singer Ryan Clark. "Oleg and I shot ...

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Video Premiere: BEHEMOTH's 'Sabbath Mater'

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have released the official music video for the song "Sabbath Mater" from their latest album, "I Loved You At Your Darkest". "We bring you the new video for 'Sabbath Mater'," the band said. "The energy and vibe was made for performance and that's exactly what we accomplished in the video. Oh, ...

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STATIC-X And DEVILDRIVER Announce Fall 2019 Leg Of Co-Headline North American 'Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary' Tour

STATIC-X and DEVILDRIVER are continuing their onslaught of North America this fall with a second leg of the massively successful "Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary" tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to the group's late frontman Wayne Static. With several sold-out shows from the first ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Announces Deluxe Reissue Campaign With 'Overkill' And 'Bomber'

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG have announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Announces Spring 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

Two-time Grammy-nominated blues-rock sensation Joe Bonamassa has announced U.S. tour dates for spring 2020, as he gears up for his summer tour embarking on major venues across the East Coast and Midwest in North America. For the newly announced dates next year, Bonamassa leaves no fans behind, making stops through the South and Midwest with ...

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SORCERER Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. This will be the band's third LP for Metal Blade and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Crowning Of The Fireking", which came out in 2017. A spring 2020 release is expected. Drums were recorded last week at SolnaSound Recording, ...

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SANCTUARY's JOSEPH MICHAEL: 'I'm In No Way A Replica' Of WARREL DANE

SANCTUARY vocalist Joseph Michael has confirmed that the band is continuing work on material for a new full-length album, "Transmutation", tentatively due in 2020. On December 13, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album "Shadow Work". At that time, SANCTUARY had already ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Vocalist/Guitarist WILLIAM DUVALL To Release 'One Alone' Solo Album In October

ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist William DuVall will release his debut solo album, "One Alone", on October 4 via DVL Recordings. The disc is a smoldering, all-acoustic affair. In contrast to the multi-layered sonic assault comprising most of his discography, "One Alone" is as sparse and intimate as it gets — part late-night confessional, part living ...

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