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GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS Featuring Former NEVERMORE, GOD FORBID Members: Debut Album Out Now

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the melodic progressive metal group featuring lead guitarist Matt Wicklund (GOD FORBID, HIMSA, WARREL DANE), drummer Van Williams (NEVERMORE, ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL) and vocalist Adōn Fanion, funded its brand new self-titled debut album through a successful Kickstarter fan campaign launched last year. Now, the group is pleased to announce ...

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WARREL DANE: 'NEVERMORE Is Not Dead'

Iza Rodrigues of Menina Headbanger has produced a documentary about NEVERMORE/SANCTUARY singer Warrel Dane's recent Brazilian tour. The report on the "Dead Heart In A Dead World" 15th-anniversary Brazilian trek was recorded in São Paulo and São José dos Campos and can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ...

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SANCTUARY: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Zagreb Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of SANCTUARY's March 11 performance at Tvornica Kulture in Zagreb, Croatia can be seen below. SANCTUARY's European tour started with a very special headline show in London before they joined the mighty OVERKILL for a run of mainland shows. The trek will end with two headlining gigs in Greece. SANCTUARY recently parted ...

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Former MERCYFUL FATE Members HANK SHERMANN, MICHAEL DENNER Tap SNOWY SHAW For Debut Album

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with such legendary bands as MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, THERION, DIMMU BORGIR, MEMENTO MORI, DREAM EVIL, NOTRE DAME and SABATON, has finished laying down drums on the debut album from DENNER/SHERMANN, the new project featuring MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Michael Denner and Hank Shermann. Regarding how the idea for ...

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SANCTUARY Interviewed On HEAVY METAL TELEVISION (Video)

Jaime' En Fuego of Heavy Metal Television conducted an interview with vocalist Warrel Dane and guitarist Lenny Rutledge of the reunited '80s cult metal outfit SANCTUARY on Novemebr 21, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona. You can now watch the chat below. SANCTUARY's comeback album, "The Year The Sun Died", was released in October 2014 via Century ...

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The Year the Sun Died - SANCTUARY

To everything, turn, turn, turn as THE BYRDS once sang and while that's hardly a metal tune, the sentiment rings the same in light of the reformation of metal legends SANCTUARY. As most know, vocalist Warrel Dane and bassist Jim Sheppard bailed in the midst of a label-proposed stylistic change to grunge, forming power metal ...

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MERCYFUL FATE's HANK SHERMANN And MICHAEL DENNER Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Don't Break The Oath': Part Two

Part two of a new video of MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Hank Shermann and Michael Denner playing the band's classic "Don't Break The Oath" album to celebrate the LP's 30th anniversary can be seen below. Says Shermann: "With the overwhelming feedback from the 'Melissa' 30-year anniversary video [which was released last year], it was obvious that ...

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MERCYFUL FATE's HANK SHERMANN And MICHAEL DENNER Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Don't Break The Oath': Part One

Part one of a new video of MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Hank Shermann and Michael Denner playing the band's classic "Don't Break The Oath" album to celebrate the LP's 30th anniversary can be seen below. Says Shermann: "With the overwhelming feedback from the 'Melissa' 30-year anniversary video [which was released last year], it was obvious that ...

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SANCTUARY: 'Frozen' Video Released

"Frozen", the new video from the reunited '80s cult metal outfit SANCTUARY, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Germany with director Dirk Behlau. Photos from the "Frozen" video shoot can be found on the SANCTUARY Facebook page. "Frozen" is taken from SANCTUARY's comeback album, "The Year The Sun Died", which ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists MICHAEL DENNER And HANK SHERMANN Join Forces In New Project

MERCYFUL FATE guitarists Michael Denner and Hank Shermann have joined forces in a new project called DENNER/SHERMANN. Hank explains in a statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "We recently recorded the video for 'Dont Break The Oath' 30-year anniversary, and got so inspired that we transformed the idea to create DENNER/SHERMANN. "Besides working with our own respective bands, ...

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SANCTUARY Films 'Frozen' Video; Photos Available

Reunited '80s cult metal outfit SANCTUARY recently filmed video for the song "Frozen" with director Dirk Behlau. The track comes off the band's comeback album, "The Year The Sun Died", which will be released on October 14 in North America and October 6 in Europe via Century Media. Recorded in Seattle at Soundhouse Studios with ...

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SANCTUARY: New Song 'Arise And Purify' Available For Streaming

Reunited '80s cult metal outfit SANCTUARY will release its comeback album, "The Year The Sun Died", on October 14 in North America and October 6 in Europe via Century Media. Recorded in Seattle at Soundhouse Studios with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris (SOULFLY, SHADOWS FALL, HATEBREED, MUNICIPAL WASTE), the CD will feature 11 tracks. There will ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist PHIL CAMPBELL's ALL STARR BAND Performs At France's SYLAK OPEN AIR (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell's ALL STARR BAND performing on August 9 at the Sylak Open Air festival at Stade Regis Perrin in Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, France can be seen below. Phil Campbell's ALL STARR BAND kicked off another U.K. tour this past Friday (August 15) in Swansea. The group features Phil alongside his ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist PHIL CAMPBELL's ALL STARR BAND Covers BLACK SABBATH's 'Children Of The Grave' (Audio)

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell's ALL STARR BAND's cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Children Of The Grave" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Phil Campbell's ALL STARR BAND last December completed a short U.K. tour. The setlist was full of classic MOTÖRHEAD songs infused with covers of some of Phil's favorite bands, ...

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CONQUERING DYSTOPIA: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Entire Fort Lauderdale Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of CONQUERING DYSTOPIA, the new project featuring former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis and Portland, Oregon studio musician Keith Merrow, performing on June 7 at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, Florida can be seen below. CONQUERING DYSTOPIA's self-titled debut album was mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with Mark Lewis (ARSIS, THE ...

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