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TESTAMENT Taps Drummer JOHN TEMPESTA For ANTHRAX Tour

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT have tapped their former drummer John Tempesta (EXODUS, WHITE ZOMBIE, ROB ZOMBIE, HELMET, THE CULT) to sit behind the kit for the band's upcoming U.S. tour with ANTHRAX and DEATH ANGEL. The trek is scheduled to kick off on October 14 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Due to a "serious ...

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STEVEN TYLER Talks 'American Idol' At BOSTON COMMON Party (Video)

AEROSMITH frontman and "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler attended Boston Common magazine's summer bash this past Wednesday at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. The rocker wore a Boston police motorcycle helmet and wailed, "I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaack," on the red carpet. He even took time to serenade TV reporter Sara Underwood's baby bump with "I ...

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In Tides And Drifts - GOES CUBE

I first came across the Brooklyn-based trio GOES CUBE a couple of years ago while the band was on tour in support of their last album, "Another Day Has Passed". The band immediately grabbed me with their organic and incredibly thunderous live sound. I walked away from that show praising the band for their ability ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED To Present Silent Auction In Seattle

On April 23, DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED — the band led by VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan — will rock out at Neumos in Seattle to celebrate the release of their new CD, "The Taking" (release date April 19 via Armoury Records) and host a silent auction benefiting the VA Puget Sound Health Care ...

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SAINT VITUS: Quality Denver Footage Available

"Superskum" (web site) has uploaded quality video footage of doom metal legends SAINT VITUS performing a brand new song, "Blessed Night" (which the band has been playing for the past few months) on March 29, 2011 in Denver, Colorado during the 2011 Metalliance Tour with HELMET, CROWBAR, RED FANG, KYLESA, THE ATLAS MOTH ...

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HELMET: Quality Denver Footage Available

Quality fan-filmed video footage of HELMET's March 29, 2011 performance at the Summit Music Hall in Denver, Colorado during the Metalliance Tour with ST VITUS, CROWBAR, KYLESA, RED FANG, HOWL and ATLAS MOTH can be viewed below. HELMET released a new full-length album, "Seeing Eye Dog", on September 7. The band's first LP since 2006's ...

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P.O.D. Files Lawsuit Against Record Label

Billboard.com reports that Christian rockers P.O.D. are suing their record label, Tennessee-based INO Records, claiming that the company breached its contract by refusing to pay the band a $400,000 advance for its next album. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Nashville, the group informed the label in November that it was ...

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HELMET: Montreal Footage Available

HardTimes.ca has uploaded video footage of HELMET's October 19, 2010 performance at Studio Juste Pour Rire in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch it below. HELMET released a new full-length album, "Seeing Eye Dog", on September 7. The band's first LP since 2006's critically acclaimed "Monochrome" and its seventh album overall was ...

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RED FANG: New Song Available For Streaming

"Dirt Wizard", a brand new song from Portland, Oregon's RED FANG, is available for streaming using the audio player below (courtesy of AltPress.com). The track comes off the band's new album, "Murder The Mountains" will be released in North America on April 12 (April 18 internationally) on CD, 12-inch vinyl, and deluxe digital ...

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HELMET Mainman Interviewed In Montreal (Video)

HardTimes.ca conducted an interview with HELMET mainman Page Hamilton when the band played at Studio Juste Pour Rire in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on October 19, 2010. You can now watch the chat below. HELMET released a new full-length album, "Seeing Eye Dog", on September 7. The band's first LP since 2006's critically acclaimed ...

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RED FANG To Film 'Wires' Video Today

Portland, Oregon's RED FANG will team up with director Whitey McConnaughy (THE GOSSIP, MUDHONEY, FLOGGING MOLLY) in the band's hometown today to begin work on the first video from the group's Relapse debut, "Murder The Mountain". The clip, for the song "Wires", will feature a special guest cameo from heavy metal comedian Brian Posehn. RED ...

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NAILS Working On New Material

Reigning as one of the harshest, heaviest bands bearing placement in the realms of hardcore, California trio NAILS has worked its way through the ranks quickly in the past year. From a brand new name a year ago to one of the scene's most-talked-about acts and one of the most unhinged, crushing acts to ever ...

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THE BURNING Parts Ways With Bassist, Seeks Replacement

Hard-hitting Danish groove metal outfit THE BURNING has parted ways with bassist Thue Møller and is seeking a replacement. The band explains, "Thue has been struggling with tinnitus for a while, and, unfortunately, it has only been getting worse, and his doctor now advises him to quit music altogether. We are very sad to see ...

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KYLESA, RED FANG, HOWL, ATLAS MOTH Added To 'Metalliance Tour'

KYLESA, RED FANG, HOWL and ATLAS MOTH have been confirmed as the support acts for the inaugural Metalliance Tour — featuring HELMET, SAINT VITUS and CROWBAR. The trek will cover the U.S. from March 17 through April 5. Legendary alternative metal band HELMET will perform their 1992 platinum-selling release of "Meantime" in its entirety. The ...

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HELMET, SAINT VITUS, CROWBAR: 'Metalliance Tour' Dates Announced

The inaugural Metalliance Tour — featuring HELMET, SAINT VITUS and CROWBAR — will run through the U.S. from March 17 through April 5. Legendary alternative metal band HELMET will perform their 1992 platinum-selling release of "Meantime" in its entirety. The Interscope Records release gave the band mainstream attention with songs like "Unsung" and "In The ...

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