tom-maxwell in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

CARCASS To Release New Album In August

CARCASS will release its new album on August 7. The British extreme metal pioneers revealed the projected arrival date for the follow-up to 2013's "Surgical Steel" in a Facebook post earlier today. The group wrote: "New album? August 7th." No further details about the LP have yet been made available. Last December, CARCASS released a ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RATT Performs As Four-Piece In Oklahoma Following Departure Of Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS: Video, Photos

RATT played as a four-piece in Oklahoma following the departure of guitarist Chris Sanders. Singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) took the stage last night (Saturday, February 22) at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton without a replacement for Sanders, who confirmed ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OZZY OSBOURNE Unveils 'Ordinary Man' Golden Ticket Sweepstakes

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne has released his first new solo album in ten years, the highly anticipated "Ordinary Man" (Epic Records). To celebrate the record's arrival, Ozzy made history by launching the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event ever across 50 cities worldwide ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RATT To Be Featured In New GEICO Commercial

According to Metal Sludge, RATT will be featured in a brand new TV commercial for the Geico insurance company. Geico has been running a number of hilarious commercials lately, and the RATT spot sounds like it will be another winner. The upcoming commercial will reportedly feature a woman calling an exterminator ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: JOE SATRIANI's 'Nineteen Eighty'

Joe Satriani's new video for "Nineteen Eighty", the first single from his forthcoming studio album, "Shapeshifting", can be seen below. The clip was shot and directed by Satriani's son, ZZ Satriani, who also filmed, edited, directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary film "Beyond The Supernova" in addition to work with Sammy Hagar. Set in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS Confirms Exit From RATT

Guitarist Chris Sanders has confirmed his exit from RATT. Sanders joined RATT in 2018 after the departure of original axeman Warren DeMartini. He spent most of the last two years playing sporadic shows with the band's most recent lineup, which also featured singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP For Opening DAYTONA 500: 'This Is America'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has praised President Donald Trump for becoming only the second president ever to attend NASCAR's Daytona 500. Earlier today (Sunday, February 16), Trump led drivers around the 2.5-mile tri-oval in his "Beast," the presidential limo, and gave a short, non-political speech. Kottak, who frequently tweets in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Listen To SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN And SERJ TANKIAN Cover DAVID BOWIE's 'Starman'

John Dolmayan, the drummer of Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum Los Angeles quartet SYSTEM OF A DOWN, has released "Starman", a high-voltage rendition of David Bowie's 1972 hit. The song, which features SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian, marks the second single from Dolmayan's "These Grey Men" album. The eight-track LP, due on Friday, February 28, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's TOM MORELLO: 'The Most Expensive Ticket For Any Headline Show' On Reunion Tour is $125

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello says that the most expensive ticket for any show on the band's upcoming reunion tour is $125. Morello addressed the pricing issue for the trek while responding to fan complaints about "resale" tickets on Ticketmaster and other sites going for anywhere from $400 to more than $1,000. Some ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOEY KRAMER Rejoins AEROSMITH On Stage In Las Vegas (Video)

Joey Kramer rejoined his AEROSMITH bandmates on stage last night (Monday, February 10) during the group's residency in Las Vegas. The drummer played drums with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford at the Park Theater in Vegas, which is where their residency shows are currently being held. After a short film summing ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Announces 40-Date World Tour

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has announced a 40-date world tour. The seven-month run, which kicks off on March 26 in El Paso, Texas and goes through Saturday, September 12 in Vienna, Austria, marks the first time the reunited quartet — Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commferford — has toured together ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CHESTER BENNINGTON's Pre-LINKIN PARK Band GREY DAZE To Release 'Amends' Album In April

GREY DAZE, Chester Bennington's pre-LINKIN PARK band, will release "Amends", featuring newly recorded music with remastered vocals from the group's long out-of-print and largely undiscovered catalog, on April 10 via Loma Vista Recordings. Accompanying the album announcement, GREY DAZE has simultaneously released a second single from the 11-song collection, "Sickness". A video for the track ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OZZY OSBOURNE: Tattoo Event And 'Ordinary Man' Album Listening Party To Take Place In More Than 50 Cities Around The World

On the eve of the release of Ozzy Osbourne's new album, "Ordinary Man" (Epic Records), more than 50 cities around the world will host celebrations for the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event in history. Fans attending the February 20 events — to be held simultaneously at tattoo shops in 50 cities around ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Shapeshifting' Album In April; 'Nineteen Eighty' Single Now Available

Joe Satriani's new studio album, "Shapeshifting", is set for release on April 10 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The first single, "Nineteen Eighty", is available today on all streaming platforms and at rock radio stations nationwide. Pre-order packages are also available beginning today. In addition to the CD and standard black vinyl, the D2C store will ...

Read more

Posted in: News

HELLHAMMER's 'Apocalyptic Raids' To Be Reissued In March

Noise Records/BMG will reissue "Apocalyptic Raids" by extreme metal forefathers HELLHAMMER on deluxe, gatefold LP and mediabook CD on March 27. With concept and art direction by founding member Tom Gabriel Warrior, this 2020 version has been remastered by V.Santura of TRIPTYKON and features an expanded booklet, rare photos and new liner notes. Warrior comments: ...

Read more

Posted in: News

GLENN TIPTON, ROB HALFORD And RICHIE FAULKNER Are Working On Music For Next JUDAS PRIEST Album

JUDAS PRIEST members Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner have commenced the official songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature the 40-year-old Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist K.K. Downing following his exit in 2011. ...

Read more

Posted in: News