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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Talks About Performing In China, Paying Tribute To Victims Of Paris Terror Attacks

Paul Anthony of Planet Rock conducted an interview with Bruce Dickinson ahead of IRON MAIDEN's headlining appearance at last weekend's Download festival in the U.K. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing in China for the first time on "The Book ...

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HIDEOUS Feat. OBITUARY, Ex-MASSACRE, SIX FEET UNDER Members: First-Ever Shows Announced

HIDEOUS, the new band featuring bassist Terry Butler (OBITUARY, DEATH, MASSACRE) and vocalist Ed Webb (MASSACRE, GENERICHRIST) have joined forces with drummer Greg Gall (SIX FEET UNDER, BLOOD DIVISIONS) and guitarist Matt Bishop (LIVIDITY, HORRIFIC DEMISE), will support GRUESOME for two shows in August: Aug. 04 - The New World Brewery - Tampa, Florida Aug. ...

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DESPISED ICON Releases 'The Aftermath' Video

"The Aftermath", the new Matt Charland-directed video from the Montreal-based deathcore act DESPISED ICON, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Beast", which will be released on July 22. The CD was produced and engineered by former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (BENEATH THE MASSACRE, NEURAXIS) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap ...

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DESPISED ICON: First Trailer For 'Beast' Album

The first in a series of trailers for "Beast", the new album from the Montreal-based deathcore act DESPISED ICON, is available below. "Beast" will be released on July 22. The album was produced and engineered by former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (BENEATH THE MASSACRE, NEURAXIS) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE). Artwork was created ...

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DESPISED ICON: 'Beast' Video Released

The video for "Beast", the title track of the new album from the Montreal-based deathcore act DESPISED ICON, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jessy Fuchs of Slam Disques. "The time has come," comments the band. "Here it is, our first single in seven years. "We're overwhelmed by the amount of support ...

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Indonesian Store Owners Arrested Over KREATOR T-Shirt Featuring 'Communism' Symbol

Owners and employees of a store in Jakarta, Indonesia have been arrested for selling a KREATOR t-shirt featuring the hammer-and-sickle symbol adopted by the long-prohibited Indonesian Communist Party (PKI). Around 50 or 60 jerseys featuring the hammer-and-sickle motif were sold through the More Shop in Blok M, a business and shopping quarter located in Kebayoran ...

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THE END Feat. Former DEATH/MASSACRE Guitarist RICK ROZZ: Deal With FDA REKOTZ Announced

THE END, the new old-school Florida death metal trio featuring ex-DEATH/MASSACRE guitarist Rick Rozz, ex-MASSACRE drummer Mike Mazzonetto and vocalist/bassist Michael Grim, has inked a deal with FDA Rekotz. The band's debut EP, "Age Of Apocalypse", will be released in late summer and will be followed by a full-length album. Stated Rick about the signing: ...

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DESPISED ICON: 'Beast' Album Details Revealed

Montreal-based deathcore act DESPISED ICON will release its Nuclear Blast debut, "Beast", on July 22. The album was produced and engineered by former guitarist Yannick St-Amand (BENEATH THE MASSACRE, NEURAXIS) and mixed/mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE). Artwork was created by Alexandre Goulet. Check out the teaser for "Beast" below. "It's been seven years ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Joined By Ex-LIZZY BORDEN Guitarist IRA BLACK

WESTFIELD MASSACRE, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DIVINE HERESY and SNOT singer Tommy Vext, has announced the addition of guitarist Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN, HEATHEN) to the group's ranks. WESTFIELD MASSACRE's self-titled debut album is due on April 29 via Urban Yeti Records. The CD was recorded at Echelon Studios with producer ...

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Video: BUTCHER BABIES, Ex-DIVINE HERESY, HELLYEAH Members Perform PANTERA, METALLICA Covers At 'Ultimate Jam Night'

The "Ultimate Jam Night" debuted its residency at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on Tuesday, March 29. Among the participating musicians were Tommy Vext (WESTFIELD MASSACRE, DIVINE HERESY), Ira Black (WESTFIELD MASSACRE, LIZZY BORDEN), Monte Pittman (Madonna), Jerry Montano (DEATH DIVISION, HELLYEAH, DANZIG) and Dio Britto (WESTFIELD MASSACRE) who performed ...

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GRUESOME To Release 'Dimensions Of Horror' EP

After exploding on to the death metal scene in 2015 with their "Leprosy"-inspired full-length debut "Savage Land", death metal wrecking crew GRUESOME — featuring current and former members of EXHUMED, POSSESSED, MALEVOLENT CREATION and DERKETA — returns in 2016 with a new EP titled "Dimensions Of Horror". Produced by the band and co-produced and recorded ...

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Video: Reunited Original Lineup Of EXCITER Performs In Montreal

Video footage of the reunited original lineup of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER — guitarist John Ricci, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler and bassist Allan Johnson — performing on March 18 at Foufounes Électriques in Montreal, Quebec, Canada can be seen below. Speaking to the "Talking Metal" podcast in 2014, Ricci stated about how he mended fences ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Feat. Ex-SNOT/DIVINE HERESY Singer TOMMY VEXT: 'Build Your Thrones' Video Released

"Build Your Thrones", the new video from WESTFIELD MASSACRE, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former DIVINE HERESY and SNOT singer Tommy Vext, can be seen below. The clip was directed by the Stephen Steelman of Brigantine Films and perfectly captures the band's live performance ferocity mixed with an eye-popping storyline that will quickly suck you ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY: 'The Crucifix' Video Released

German metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY have just released their ninth studio album, "War Brigade", via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at the Prophecy & Music Factory Studios with singer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis once again sitting in the producer's chair. Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY) was responsible for the mix at the Studio Fredman ...

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WICKED MARAYA's 'Lifetime In Hell' To See Light Of Day In May

After an 18-year break, WICKED MARAYA is back with two new songs, a new video, and a new/old album: "Lifetime In Hell", their 1991 unreleased first recording with legendary producer Jim Morris, will finally see light of day on May 6 via Massacre. Three years before the release of their critically acclaimed debut CD "Cycles", ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY: 'Metal Brigade' Video Released

German metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY will release their ninth studio album, "War Brigade", on March 18 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at the Prophecy & Music Factory Studios with singer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis once again sitting in the producer's chair. Fredrik Nordström (HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY) was responsible for the mix at the ...

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WESTFIELD MASSACRE Feat. Ex-SNOT/DIVINE HERESY Singer TOMMY VEXT: Debut Album Due In The Spring

WESTFIELD MASSACRE, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring former DIVINE HERESY and SNOT singer Tommy Vext, has signed with independent label Urban Yeti Records. The group's debut album, which is being recorded at Echelon Studios with producer Joseph McQueen, will be released in late spring. Says Vext: "We aspired to make this [WESTFIELD MASSACRE] something ...

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ZAKK WYLDE On Paris Concert Massacre: 'It's Ridiculous, Man'

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY mainman Zakk Wylde has commented on the events of November 13 in Paris, France, when more than 129 people were killed in seven coordinated terrorist attacks. The greatest number of deaths took place at the Bataclan, a French music venue where EAGLES OF DEATH METAL were performing when terrorists began a siege ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Pays Tribute To LEMMY: 'We Lost A True Friend'

Veteran all-girl British hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have released the following statement regarding the passing of MOTÖRHEAD vocalist/bassist Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister: "Today it is a very sad day in rock, we lost a true friend, someone who since 1979 was part of our lives and our history as band. "We played together, recorded and toured together, ...

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