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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We've Still Got The Passion For The Music And The Lifestyle And Our Fans'

JZ of Little Falls, Minnesota radio station FM94's "The Dark" recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson about his ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE side project with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what led to the formation of ALTITUDES & ...

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SORCERER Announces New Bassist JUSTIN BIGGS

Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs this ...

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SPADES AND BLADES: Video For 'My Worst Enemy' Song Feat. BLEEDING THROUGH's BRANDAN SCHIEPPATI

Los Angeles metalcore outfit SPADES AND BLADES has released the official video for the brand new track "My Worst Enemy". The song, which features a guest appearance by BLEEDING THROUGH frontman Brandan Schieppati, was produced by FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and mixed by Chris Collier (PRONG, METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM). SPADES AND BLADES ...

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MEGADETH To Release 'Warheads On Foreheads' Greatest-Hits Album

MEGADETH will release a greatest-hits album, "Warheads On Foreheads", on March 22. The disc will feature 35 remastered tracks hand-selected by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below. MEGADETH recently released a 25-second video teaser for "Warheads On Foreheads" featuring a snippet of the band's classic track "Take ...

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SOILWORK: 'Witan' Video Released

"Witan", the new video from SOILWORK, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 11th studio album, "Verkligheten", which is SOILWORK's first to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016. "Verkligheten" is being released today (Friday, January 11) via Nuclear Blast. The first-edition digipack, as well as the vinyl ...

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OVERKILL Members Discuss Their Early Influences In Second Episode Of 'Welcome To The Garden State' Documentary

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL have released the latest trailer for their upcoming 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will arrive on February 22 via Nuclear Blast. In the second episode of the multi-part documentary series titled "Welcome To The Garden State", the OVERKILL members detail their early influences and how it ...

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OVERKILL Members Discuss Their Beginnings In First Episode Of 'Welcome To The Garden State' Documentary

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL have released the first trailer for their upcoming 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will arrive on February 22 via Nuclear Blast. In the first episode of the multi-part documentary series titled "Welcome To The Garden State", the OVERKILL members detail their beginning and how each musician ...

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SOILWORK Teases 'Witan' Video

A teaser for "Witan", the new video from SOILWORK, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 11th studio album, "Verkligheten", which is SOILWORK's first to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016. "Verkligheten" will be released on January 11 via Nuclear Blast. The first-edition digipack, as well as ...

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SOILWORK Frontman On 'Verkligheten' Album: 'We Always Aim To Surprise Ourselves And Our Fans'

Metal Wani's Jake Patton recently conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK about the band's forthcoming studio album, "Verkligheten". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On still releasing studio albums over two decades since SOILWORK's formation: Björn: "I didn't really predict ...

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SOILWORK Vocalist Says New Drummer BASTIAN THUSGAARD Was 'A Big Part' Of 'Verkligheten' Album

SOILWORK frontman Björn "Speed" Strid recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the three-and-a-half year gap between the group's 2015 release, "The Ride Majestic", and forthcoming album, "Verkligheten": Björn: "I think the main reason was that we did so much ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Last Man Standing'

The official lyric video for the song "Last Man Standing" from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will be released on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Lyrical Inspiration For Next MEGADETH Album: 'I've Toned It Down A Little Bit With The Political Stuff'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has confirmed to Canada's The Metal Voice that he is working on material for the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album, tentatively due next year. Asked about the musical direction of the music he has written so far, he said (hear audio below): "Well, I don't know how to answer that, because ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It's Great That The Young People Are Wearing Our Shirts And Listening To Our Songs'

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "intimacy" of his current "Basstory" tour: David: "That seems to be the comment we get — it's such a different concept, it's such a different thing. In ...

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OVERKILL To Release 'The Wings Of War' Album In February

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will release their 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by bassist D.D. Verni and guitarist Dave Linsk. The album was ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'Mechanix' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "Mechanix", which originally appeared on the band's 1985 album " Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", can be seen below. Last November, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked by the RQP 104.3 FM radio how the band goes about the process of choosing ...

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SOILWORK Explains 'Verkligheten' Album Title In Latest Trailer

The second trailer for SOILWORK's 11th studio album, "Verkligheten", can be seen below. The disc is SOILWORK's first to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016. In the trailer, Thusgaard and singer Björn "Speed" Strid talk about choosing a Swedish album title and the artwork of "Verkligheten". "Verkligheten" will be released on ...

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HYPOCRISY And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE To Join Forces For Early 2019 North American Tour

Legendary Swedish deathsters HYPOCRISY and Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will return to North America for the "Death...Is Just The Beginning" co-headlining tour in March/April 2019. Joining them will be the progressive extreme metal band AENIMUS. Tickets go on-sale everywhere on Friday, November 16. Confirmed tour dates: Mar. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - ...

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LIGHT THE TORCH Vocalist HOWARD JONES Talks Demise Of DEVIL YOU KNOW: 'It Was A Rough Ride'

Prior to LIGHT THE TORCH's October 19 performance in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, vocalist Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the city's 100.5 The KATT radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the delay between the release of the group's debut album, ...

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Video Premiere: SOILWORK's 'Full Moon Shoals'

The official video for the song "Full Moon Shoals" from Swedish metallers SOILWORK, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 11th studio album, "Verkligheten", which is the first to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016. "Verkligheten" will be released on January 11, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Begins Recording New Album

Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE are in the studio recording the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2016 release, "King". Commented drummer Francesco Paoli: "It's official, we're finally back in the studio and it feels absolutely great! "This past year marked a new era for the band, so we felt the need to look back ...

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