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Alchemy - DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY

From the ashes of VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE! Michael "Vampire" Orlando initiated DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY. The latter is a goth-punk-emo-rock act, started with Ronnie Radke of FALLING IN REVERSE. Tyler Smyth and everywhere man producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette were summoned to help arrange and write DEAD GIRLS ACADEMY's debut album, "Alchemy". Following a bus accident on tour ...

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Listen To New NONPOINT Song 'Fix This'

NONPOINT will release its tenth album, "X", on August 24. The follow-up to 2016's "The Poison Red" was produced by Fred Archambault, who has previously worked with ATREYU and AVENGED SEVENFOLD, among others. A track from "X", titled "Fix This", can be streamed below. On "X", the quintet — Elias Soriano (vocals), Robb Rivera (drums), ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Recalls Meeting JAMES HETFIELD For First Time: 'He Was Very Shy And Super Introverted'

The day before METALLICA was honored with the prestigious Polar Music Prize on June 14 in Stockholm, Sweden, the band's drummer, Lars Ulrich, was interviewed by music journalist Jan Gradvall. During the hour-long chat, which can be seen below, Ulrich spoke about METALLICA's beginnings back in the early 1980s, their musical influences and long and ...

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Video Premiere: KORPIKLAANI's 'Harmaja'

The official video for the song "Harmaja" from Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Kulkija" ("Wanderer"), which will be released on September 7 via Nuclear Blast. The "Harmaja" clip was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, who has previously worked with NIGHTWISH, BEAST IN BLACK and ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Cuts Ribbon To Open Solihull Hospital's New Chemotherapy Unit

According to the Solihull Observer, BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi cut the ribbon to the new £2.2 million chemotherapy unit at Solihull Hospital in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom. Joining the guitarist on Tuesday (July 3) at the Haematology and Oncology Day Unit were Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS ...

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MARDUK: 'Viktoria' Video Released

Swedish black metallers MARDUK have released the official music video for the title track of their new album, "Viktoria", which was made available on June 22 via Century Media Records. In a recent interview with the Impact metal channel, MARDUK guitarist Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson stated about "Viktoria": "For me, it's a continuation of the 'Frontschwein' ...

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MEGADETH Dedicates 'My Last Words' To VINNIE PAUL (Video)

MEGADETH dedicated the song "My Last Words" to Vinnie Paul Abbott during the band's June 24 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. Prior to launching into the track, frontman Dave Mustaine told the crowd: "This next song we're gonna do for you, we played it last night for the first time in almost 20 years; ...

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MONSTER MAGNET Announces Fall 2018 North American Tour

March of 2018 saw the release of the latest MONSTER MAGNET masterpiece "Mindfucker" on Napalm Records. Following three exclusive Northeastern U.S. shows, the band headed across the pond for a European headline tour. Now they are ready to return to North America for a full headline tour this fall. The band will hit the road ...

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BEHEMOTH's Upcoming Album Will Feature 'An Even More Organic' Yet 'Still Very Striking And Very Aggressive' Sound

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about the band's long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "The Satanist" album, tentatively due before the end of the year. The new disc was mixed by Matt Hyde, who has previously worked with SLAYER and HATEBREED, among others. Asked what BEHEMOTH's "main focus" ...

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JOE SATRIANI On Touring With JOHN PETRUCCI And PHIL COLLEN: 'We Became Three Of The Best Guitar Buddies Ever'

Guitarist Joe Satriani was recently interviewed by Forrest of the Boise, Idaho radio station 96.9 The Eagle. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On inviting DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to join the "G3" tour: Joe: "I had such a great experience meeting and working with ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist On Being Managed By DAVE MUSTAINE: 'It's Nice To Be Working With Professional People Who Know What They're Doing'

Metal Nexus recently conducted an interview with vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen and guitarist Brian Tatler of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) legends DIAMOND HEAD. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DIAMOND HEAD's older fanbase has welcome Andersen with open arms: ...

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And Justice for None - FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

"Blabbermouth can fucking suck it, 'cause they never fucking knew me..." Never underestimate the power of publicity, positive and negative. Ivan Moody and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH are riding their latest mount of angst rock into the summer as early on concert breadwinners. Yet surrounding Moody is unnecessary hullabaloo as he fights personal demons on ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist DIZZY REED: Singing On First Solo Album 'Gives Me More Appreciation For How Great AXL ROSE Is'

Metal Wani's Carl O'Rouke recently conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed about his debut solo album, "Rock 'N Roll Ain't Easy". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how "Rock 'N Roll Ain't Easy" came together: Dizzy: "There was a period of ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE On Lawsuit: 'It's Always Alarming When You Have People Working Diligently To Destroy Your Life'

GHOST leader and frontman Tobias Forge says that he hasn't "felt very anonymous for many years," this in spite of the great efforts he went through to conceal his true identity through various incarnations of his stage alter-ego Papa Emeritus. Forge has since "retired" Papa Emeritus and now performs as Cardinal Copia. Since GHOST arrived ...

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