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ROB CAGGIANO: 'VOLBEAT Was Never Really A Metal Band'

Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock recently conducted an interview with guitarist Rob Caggiano of Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether VOLBEAT wanted to tinker with their "formula" on their new album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound": Rob: "I'll ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN Announces In-Store Signing Of 'Ministry: Prescripture' Alongside Author AARON TANNER

To celebrate the release of the new fully authorized visual history book "Ministry: Prescripture" on December 6, band leader and mastermind Al Jourgensen will make an appearance for one exclusive book signing alongside author and designer Aaron Tanner on Friday, December 13. The event is open to the public and will be held at Asrai ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI On His Cancer Diagnosis: 'I Have No Intentions Of Giving Up The Fight'

Earlier this year, QUIET RIOT played several shows this year without drummer Frankie Banali, marking the first time ever that the band performed without any of the members from its classic lineup: Banali, singer Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Rudy Sarzo. Frankie returned to the stage with QUIET RIOT this past Saturday night ...

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SLIPKNOT Begins Filming 'Nero Forte' Music Video

SLIPKNOT has begun work on the official music video for the song "Nero Forte". Percussionist M. Shawn Crahan, better known as Clown, who is also the art director for SLIPKNOT and directed the band's DVDs, took to the band's Twitter earlier tonight to share a short video from the location of the shoot. Clown says: ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK Explains Tour Postponement: 'It's A Snafu'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick spoke to Rock 100.5 The KATT's Allison Chainz about his recent decision to postpone the band's previously announced tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of its platinum-selling, sophomore album "Title Of Record". The trek was scheduled to kick off on October 19 and run through November 27. He said (see video below): ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says GLENN HUGHES's Addition To THE DEAD DAISIES Is 'Radical Enough To Where It Could Actually Work'

Doug Aldrich says that the addition of legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes to THE DEAD DAISIES is an "exciting change" that is "radical enough to where it could actually work." This past August, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy announced that the former DEEP PURPLE member had joined THE DEAD ...

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METALLICA: 360-Degree Video Of 'Moth Into Flame' Performance From Copenhagen

A 360-degree video of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" on July 11 at Telia Parken in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's latest studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which was released in November 2016 via Blackened Recordings. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Guitar World magazine about ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Announces 'Aurora' Album

BREAKING BENJAMIN will release a new album, "Aurora", on January 24, 2020. The disc features reimagined versions of the band's biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), Scooter Ward (COLD) and Spencer Chamberlain (UNDEROATH), to name a few. Speaking about "Aurora", BREAKING BENJAMIN's founder/frontman Ben Burnley said: "This album is ...

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KORN And BREAKING BENJAMIN Announce 2020 North American Tour

Grammy Award-winning heavyweights KORN and multi-platinum hard rockers BREAKING BENJAMIN today announced their epic tour set for 2020. Fans will have the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night across North America in the new year. Special guests BONES UK will also join the tour ...

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HAMMERFALL Announces Fall 2020 North American Tour With BEAST IN BLACK

Swedish metal masters HAMMERFALL are currently traversing North America along with SABATON on their massive sold-out tour, touring in support of their globally dominating latest album, "Dominion". Now, HAMMERFALL is pleased to announce a 2020 North American Headline tour, also in support of "Dominion". The tour starts September 14, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida ...

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Pitfalls - LEPROUS

You may already have read a few critics expressing surprise or dismay at the fact that LEPROUS seem to have completely abandoned any pretense toward being a metal band at this stage in their flourishing career. Just as it was with OPETH and their not-remotely-unexpected evolution away from death metal, you have to wonder what ...

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War Music - REFUSED

A couple of decades have passed since REFUSED unleashed its third album, which is the band's magnum opus: "The Shape of Punk to Come". The title was surely tongue-in-cheek, but the game-changing hardcore punk and post-hardcore album did, in fact, profoundly affect the direction of such underground music that followed with its memorable melding of ...

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DANKO JONES Announces U.S. West Coast Tour Dates

Having just completed the first leg of an extensive European arena tour with VOLBEAT, DANKO JONES has announced several shows in California that will take place in February — the acclaimed Canadian trio's first American concerts since the release of its latest album, "A Rock Supreme". Support at each of the performances will be provided ...

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