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Former AC/DC Drummer SIMON WRIGHT, DIO DISCIPLES Bassist BJORN ENGLEN Join OF GODS & MONSTERS

OF GODS & MONSTERS has announced its new lineup and upcoming record. Joining founding member and singer Kevin Goocher (OMEN, PHANTOM-X) are drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO, UFO), bassist Bjorn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES, SOUL SIGN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, QUIET RIOT) and guitarist Ira Black (DOKKEN, LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH). Goocher said: "I'm beyond thrilled with the ...

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ARCHITECTS Release Music Video For New Single 'Black Lungs'

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS will release its ninth studio album, "For Those That Wish To Exist", on February 26 via Epitaph. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2018 release "Holy Hell", which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, bandmate, ...

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ARCHITECTS Announce 'For Those That Wish To Exist' Album

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS will release its ninth studio album, "For Those That Wish To Exist", on February 26 via Epitaph. The record arrives as the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2018 release "Holy Hell", which took a look at the pain and despair that lay at the heart of losing a brother, bandmate, ...

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Former AC/DC Bassist PAUL MATTERS Dies

Former AC/DC bassist Paul Matters has died. The news of his passing was revealed by his friend Rod Wescombe as well as AC/DC biographer Jesse Fink, author of the book "Bon: The Last Highway". According to Wikipedia, Matters joined AC/DC in 1975 after the recording of the band's debut album, "High ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Once Again Credits 'Strippers In Florida' With Making 'Hysteria' Album A Massive Success

During a recent interview with "The Mike & Carla Morning Show", DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen once again recounted how the band's three-decade-old, career-defining anthem "Pour Some Sugar On Me" started an explosion of over a million copies of the "Hysteria" album to be shipped in a single day. "Actually, the album came out, 'Hysteria' ...

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Damned In Endless Night - WARCRAB

The metal underground is in such absurdly rude health at the moment that it's often hard to decide which brutal sub-strain to pay closest attention to. 2019 has been an exceptional year for death metal. But digging deeper reveals that there seems to be a significant resurgence in the dark art of slow-motion extremity, and ...

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IMMORTAL GUARDIAN Shoots For The Stars In Epic 'Stardust' Music Video/Short Film

The Texas-based extreme progressive/power metal group IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has been described as "seriously epic" (MetalSucks), so it's only fitting that the group's new music video for the song "Stardust" fits that same description. A riveting, special effects-laden five-minute hybrid of an "Armageddon"-like action movie and a telenovela, the clip can be seen below. Featuring special ...

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Former ARMAGEDDON Members Launch DAUGHTER CHAOS

From the ashes of Swedish melodic death metal band ARMAGEDDON — which featured in its ranks former ARCH ENEMY guitarist Christopher AmottDAUGHTER CHAOS was born. DAUGHTER CHAOS is a five-piece ensemble churning out ripping melodic death metal with a high-energy live show, virtuosic guitar shred, and a heaping dose of raw power. This ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Video Recap Of 'Hysteria & More' Tour

DEF LEPPARD has released a video recap of the 2018 leg of the band's "Hysteria & More" tour of U.K. and Ireland, celebrating 31 years since the release of its seminal "Hysteria" album, which was played in its entirety in track order. The clip, which was created by Lee Ford and Ben McFarlane, can be ...

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VENOM Guitarist Explains Band's Longevity

VENOM guitarist Rage, a.k.a. Stuart Dixon, was recently interviewed by United Rock Nations. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about VENOM's longevity, Dixon said: "I think it's because when VENOM started, metal was quite safe. We had just got rid of the punk era, and metal bands were ...

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Total Retaliation - Terror

California juggernaut TERROR has been one of the leading bands of hardcore punk since the turn of the millennium. The challenge for all aging aggressive bands, perhaps especially for those who have made a significant impact, is remaining both potent and interesting. Unfortunately, the hardcore bruiser succumbed to said challenge in the second decade of ...

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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: 'Saints Don't Die' Video

The official music video for the song "Saints Don't Die" from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — can be seen below. The track is taken from MAYAN's new album, "Dhyana", which is being released today (Friday, September 21) via Nuclear Blast. Jansen states: ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: Front-Row Video Of Jones Beach Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of Ozzy Osbourne's September 8 concert at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York can be seen below. The setlist was as follows: 01. Bark At The Moon 02. Mr. Crowley 03. I Don't Know 04. Fairies Wear Boots (BLACK SABBATH song) 05. Suicide Solution 06. No More Tears ...

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