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NUCLEAR BLAST Partners With ADA

The world's biggest independent heavy metal label, Nuclear Blast Records, and top independent distributor, ADA (owned by Warner Music Group), have announced a global partnership. ADA will provide worldwide physical and digital distribution, excluding certain territories in Central Europe, as well as offer additional services to support Nuclear Blast's incredible roster of iconic bands and ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: The Beauty Of Where MEGADETH Is At These Days

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was interviewed for a recent episode of the "Musicfrenzy Radio Network" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. Speaking about MEGADETH's recent U.S. tours with MESHUGGAH and SCORPIONS and how much input he and his bandmates have in deciding which groups to tour with, Ellefson ...

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ROAD TO JERUSALEM Feat. Ex-THE HAUNTED, HYPOCRISY, KONKHRA Members: Debut LP To Be Released Through VICISOLUM PRODUCTIONS

ROAD TO JERUSALEM, the international project featuring Per Møller Jensen (drums; THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR, KONKHRA), Andreas Holma (bass; HYPOCRISY, SCAR SYMMETRY, SOILWORK), Michael Skovbakke (guitar; KONKHRA) and Josh Tyree (vocals), has signed a deal with the Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. The band's debut album is tentatively due in early 2018. Commented ROAD TO JERUSALEM on ...

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BODY COUNT To Perform During GRAMMY AWARDS Pre-Telecast Ceremony

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, will perform during the pre-telecast ceremony at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. BODY COUNT's song "Black Hoodie" was nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category ...

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METALLICA, MASTODON, MESHUGGAH, BODY COUNT, AUGUST BURNS RED, CODE ORANGE, NOTHING MORE Among GRAMMY AWARDS Nominees

MASTODON, MESHUGGAH, AUGUST BURNS RED, BODY COUNT and CODE ORANGE are among the "Best Metal Performance" nominees at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and broadcast on CBS at 7:30 p.m. ET. METALLICA's " Atlas, Rise!", AVENGED SEVENFOLD's "The ...

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MOONSPELL Celebrates '1755' Release With Hometown Concert

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL celebrated the release of their new album, "1755", with a double-date hometown show in Lisbon where fans could enjoy the band's annual Halloween party as well as watch the performance. Fan-filmed video footage of the October 31 concert at Lisboa Ao Vivo in Lisbon can be seen below. "1755" was released on ...

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WITCHERY: Lyric Video For New Song 'Welcome, Night'

Swedish blackened thrash metallers WITCHERY have released a lyric video for their new single "Welcome, Night". The clip was produced by Cloud Music Typography. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "I Am Legion", which will be released on November 10 via Century Media Records. WITCHERY guitarist Patrik Jensen stated about "Welcome, Night": ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Doesn't Plan On 'Revisiting' DREAM THEATER Material Once SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour Ends

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Chile's Video Volante. The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his recent detours away from progressive metal: Mike: "Even though I made my name in progressive music with DREAM THEATER for twenty-five years, I could ...

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MOONSPELL: Entire '1755' Album Available For Streaming

"1755", the upcoming album from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, can be streamed in its entirety below. Due on November 3 via Napalm Records, the Portuguese-language disc was written about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the ...

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VOIVOD Drummer Says Next Studio Album Will Be 'Intricate' With 'Lots Of Psychedelia'

Impact metal channel conducted an interview with drummer Michel "Away" Langevin of legendary Canadian sci-fi progressive metallers VOIVOD prior to the band's October 4 show at Room 041 in Dürer Kert, Budapest, Hungary. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether VOIVOD would ever play classic albums ...

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MOONSPELL Releases 'Evento' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Evento", a new song from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "1755", which will be released on November 3 via Napalm Records. The Portuguese-language disc was written about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which ...

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GOJIRA Frontman On 'Sea Shepherd' EP: 'We're Trying To Make This Happen Finally'

Chris Annunziata of the 90.3 WMSC-FM radio station recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked if there are still plans for GOJIRA to release the long-in-the-works "Sea Shepherd" EP, Joseph said: "The goal of that whole ...

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WITCHERY Releases Video For 'Of Blackened Wing'

Swedish blackened thrash metallers WITCHERY have released the official music video for the song "Of Blackened Wing", off their upcoming album, "I Am Legion", to be released on November 10 via Century Media Records. The clip, which was created by Martin Hultgren of Gryt Film, can be seen below. WITCHERY guitarist Patrik Jensen stated about ...

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MOONSPELL Releases 'Todos Os Santos' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Todos Os Santos", a new song from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "1755", which will be released on November 3 via Napalm Records. The Portuguese-language disc was written about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon ...

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MOONSPELL Teases 'Todos Os Santos' Video

A teaser for "Todos Os Santos", the new video from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, is available below. The full clip will make its online debut on Thursday, September 14. "Todos Os Santos" is taken from MOONSPELL's new album, "1755", which will be released on November 3 via Napalm Records. The Portuguese-language disc was written about the ...

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WITCHERY To Release 'I Am Legion' Album In November

Following up last year's acclaimed "In His Infernal Majesty's Service" album, Swedish blackened thrash metallers WITCHERY have announced the release of their new album, "I Am Legion", for November 10 via Century Media Records. As with the previous album, "I Am Legion" was created in the WITCHERY lineup consisting of Angus Norder (vocals), Patrik Jensen ...

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MEGADETH Made Its Best Records Under Pressure

Tristan Pratt conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Kiko Loureiro at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can watch the chat below. Asked about the overwhelmingly positive response to MEGADETH's latest album, 2016's "Dystopia", Ellefson ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: Current MEGADETH Lineup 'Feels Like A New Band'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has confirmed that the band is contemplating returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The Dave Mustaine-fronted band recently toured North America with MESHUGGAH and will play arenas this fall as the support act for German hard rock ...

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Wall Of Sound - MARTY FRIEDMAN

I live about 45 minutes from Laurel, Maryland, and frequently end up in the District of Columbia. You pass through, or by, Laurel to get to D.C., and though I almost never speak of it to anyone riding with me—unless, as rock fans, they can grasp the significance of it—I always think the same thing: ...

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Watch MEGADETH Perform In Tilburg, Netherlands

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's August 15 performance at 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below. MEGADETH recently completed a North American tour with MESHUGGAH and will play arenas later in the year as the support act for German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS. MEGADETH is planning on returning to the studio at the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Charlottesville Violence: 'Some People Have Devolved Back Into Animals'

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine has commented on last Saturday's events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one woman was killed, two Virginia state troopers died, and nineteen others were injured during a white nationalists' rally and a gathering of counter protesters. President Donald Trump placed blame for the violence on "both sides," the white supremacists and the ...

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MOONSPELL: '1755' Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

MOONSPELL will release "1755" on November 3 via Napalm Records. The disc is a Portuguese-language album about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal. In combination with subsequent fires and a tsunami, the earthquake almost totally destroyed Lisbon and adjoining areas. "1755" was produced ...

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CLAWFINGER Is Back With New Single And Video: 'Save Our Souls'

Four years after announcing it was calling it quits, long-running Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER is back with a new single, "Save Our Souls". The official video for the song, which was also released digitally, can be seen below. CLAWFINGER states about the track: "The song is about how Trumpism turnst he world into a cesspool ...

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