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SCORPIONS Recruit MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE For U.S. Tour

Iconic rockers SCORPIONS will hit the road in May for twelve North American headlining dates with Mikkey Dee, formerly of MOTÖRHEAD, sitting in on drums. Dee will be filling in for James Kottak, who is currently on break while he seeks medical attention. Swedish-born Mikkey Dee joined MOTÖRHEAD in 1992 and is well-respected among the ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS: Animated Video For 'Dark Light Child' Song

"Dark Light Child", the new video from SPIRITUAL BEGGARS — the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-FIREWIND) — can be seen below. The animated clip was created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media (AT THE GATES, GRAVE, ARCTURUS), who was also responsible for the ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist, EUROPE Bassist, CANDLEMASS Singer Join Forces In ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK

The new Swedish/Greek supergroup ALLEGIANCE OF ROCK is a collaboration between guitarist Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), bassist John Levén (EUROPE), drummer Anders Johansson (HAMMERFALL, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and vocalist Mats Levén (CANDLEMASS, TREAT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN). This all-star alliance will be united for the very first time at the Stockholm Rocks festival on May 7 at ...

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DORO PESCH Goes One-On-One With NECROSEXUAL (Video)

Necrosexual, the most electrifying man in corpse entertainment, went one-on-one with German metal queen Doro Pesch at the Philadelphia stop of her 30th-anniversary tour. The interview, which was filmed by Liam McGlynn for Scrapple TV, can be seen below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to her 2012 album "Raise ...

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Video: LACUNA COIL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ICED EARTH, Ex-SLAYER Members Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal All-Star Jam'

Members of LACUNA COIL, CHILDREN OF BODOM, HAMMERFALL, DELAIN, TURISAS, FIREWIND, GAMMA RAY, MOONSPELL, JAG PANZER, KRISIUN, VADER, RAVEN, DRAGONFORCE, VADER and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS took part in the "70000 Tons Of Metal All-Star Jam" aboard the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which set sail from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on February 4 and ...

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS To Release 'Sunrise To Sundown' Album In March

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS — the Swedish band featuring ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott and bassist Sharlee D'Angelo, along with vocalist Apollo Papathanasio (ex-FIREWIND) — will release its ninth studio album, titled "Sunrise To Sundown", on March 18 in Europe and March 25 in North America via InsideOut Music. Just like on their previous two album releases, ...

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MOB RULES To Release New Album 'Tales From Beyond' In March

German metallers MOB RULES will release their eighth album, "Tales From Beyond", on March 18 via Steamhammer/SPV as a digipak (including one bonus track and poster), double colored vinyl LP and as a digital download. In addition, there will be an iTunes version including an additional exclusive bonus track called "Ghost Town". According to a ...

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TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, NIGHTWISH Members Perform At Israel's TITANS OF METAL Despite BDS Boycott

More than 20 international metal and hard rock artists performed at Israel's first-ever edition of Titans Of Metal festival, which took place on December 17 at Tel Aviv's Theatron Club. The show was held despite the activities of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, spearheaded by ex-PINK FLOYD member Roger Waters, which calls ...

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GUS G.'s FIREWIND Announces New Singer HENNING BASSE

FIREWIND, the band led by Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, has announced the addition of singer Henning Basse (METALIUM, SONS OF SEASONS) to the group's ranks. Basse previously toured with FIREWIND on various continents in 2007 and was most recently the ...

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CHASTAIN: Lyric Video For New Song 'All Hail The King'

The new CHASTAIN album "We Bleed Metal" will be released worldwide on November 6. It is the follow-up to the band's 2013 reunion CD "Surrender To No One". That release marked the return of original vocalist Leather Leone. She has long been considered one of the originators of the female power metal vocal style. Leather ...

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