cliff-williams in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

HE IS LEGEND To Release 'White Bat' Album In June

North Carolina's HE IS LEGEND will release its new album, "White Bat", on June 28 via Spinefarm Records. The new single from the disc, "Boogiewoman", can be streamed below. "'White Bat' is the purest, most passionate, and the most united HE IS LEGEND has been since we wrote 'It Hates You'. I think this album ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS Announces Fourth Annual 'Keyfest'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has announced details for the fourth annual Jordan Rudess Keyfest, which will be held May 30, May 31 and June 1 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. KeyFest is a three-day interactive keyboard gathering with Rudess and guest artists David Rosenthal and Otmaro Ruiz. During the day, these three ...

Read more

Posted in: News

311 To Release 'Voyager' Album In June; First Two Songs, 'Good Feeling' And 'Don't You Worry', Now Available

311 has released the first two tracks — "Good Feeling" and "Don't You Worry" — from its upcoming album, "Voyager" (BMG). Both "Good Feeling" and "Don't You Worry" are available as instant downloads when you pre-order "Voyager" ahead of its June 28 release. In addition, everyone who pre-orders the album is automatically eligible to win ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former TNT Singer TONY MILLS Diagnosed With Cancer, Says His Latest Album Will Be His 'Last Written Work As An Artist'

Former TNT vocalist Tony Mills has been diagnosed with cancer. The British-born singer appeared on three studio albums from TNT — 2007's "The New Territory", 2008's "Atlantis" and 2010's "A Farewell To Arms" — before exiting and being replaced by a returning Tony Harnell. Mills, who suffered a heart attack more than eight years ago, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Spirits Will Collide'

The official music video for "Spirits Will Collide", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest album, "Empath", which is being released today (Friday, March 29) via InsideOut Music. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly ...

Read more

Posted in: News

KILL DEVIL HILL Is Working On New Music

KILL DEVIL HILL is working on material for the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "Revolution Rise" album. "Dewey [Bragg, vocals] and I have been writing a bunch of stuff," guitarist Mark Zavon told Damnation Vault in a new interview. "We're going to try and put something out, maybe this year, maybe early next ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CULT OF LUNA Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of CULT OF LUNA to a worldwide deal. For almost 20 years, CULT OF LUNA has imposed itself as one of the world's leading post-metal lights. Constantly evolving, the band pushes the genre's boundaries from album to album so as to explore the darkest and mistiest, as well ...

Read more

Posted in: News

LARS ULRICH Looks Back On METALLICA's First-Ever Concert

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich celebrated the 37th anniversary of the band's first-ever concert by sharing the only photo he could find of the drum kit he used at the show, plus the setlist and his diary entry from that day. The concert took place on March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California — ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Evermore' Video Released

The official music video for "Evermore", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Empath", which will be released on March 29 via InsideOut Music. Devin explains in a letter direct to his fans: "So with the release of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Death Metal Fans Are 'Nice People'

According to BBC News, the song "Eaten" from the death metal supergroup BLOODBATH was used in a psychological test by Macquarie University's music lab. The university concluded that neither the cannibalism-themed track — nor the gruesome lyrics of others of the genre — inspire violence. Thirty-two self-declared fans of death metal or heavy ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVIN TOWNSEND Says CHAD KROEGER's Contribution To 'Empath' Album 'Can't Be Understated'

Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend found an unlikely supporter in oft-reviled NICKELBACK frontman Chad Kroeger, who offered Townsend some key bits advice before Devin embarked on the songwriting process for his new "Empath" studio album. Opposites in many respects, Townsend originally connected with Kroeger after tweeting his fondness for NICKELBACK's recent "Feed The Machine" album, drawing ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: ONSLAUGHT's 'A Perfect Day To Die'

"A Perfect Day To Die", the new video from British thrashers ONSLAUGHT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, due later in the year via AFM Records. Guitarist Nige Rockett comments: "We are super stoked to finally get some new material out to the fans. "'A Perfect Day To ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVIN TOWNSEND On New Album 'Empath': It's 'A Crossroads For Me – Not Only Creatively, But Life In General'

Former DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD and VAI front man Devin Townsend recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new solo album, "Empath". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Empath": Devin: "If I had any business sense whatsoever, and if I had any ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'I'm Just A Perpetually Confused And Terrified Person That Is Trying To Be Less So All The Time'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician/producer Devin Townsend about his forthcoming new "Empath" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether "Empath" is an album that will take a while for listeners to "get": Devin: "I ...

Read more

Posted in: News