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ATREYU Officially Parts Ways With Singer ALEX VARKATZAS

California metallers ATREYU have announced the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas. The group's remaining members broke the news of Alex's official exit in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "We have been a band for over 20 years now. Lived our dreams together as friends and as brothers. We traveled the world doing ...

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NONPOINT's ELIAS SORIANO: 'I've Had People Call Me The N-Word More Times Than I Can Count On Both Hands'

NONPOINT frontman Elias Soriano recently spoke to the "Aftershocks" podcast about the importance of the "Black Lives Matter" movement, which recently gained momentum in the wake of protests over the heinous killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other unarmed black people. He said (see video below): "Anybody that knows us knows our message. I ...

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NONPOINT Releases 'Remember Me (A Frontlines Tribute)' Video In Support Of Essential Workers

NONPOINT has released an impassioned music video for the new version of its song "Frontlines", re-titled "Remember Me (A Frontlines Tribute)". The band stated about the track: "This frontlines tribute aptly named 'Remember Me', edited by artist and creator Francesca Ludikar, is 233 essential workers made up of nurses, doctors, EMTs, first responders, local and ...

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NONPOINT To Perform Entire 'To The Pain' Album In 'Select Cities'

NONPOINT's fourth album, "To The Pain", will be re-released on all streaming services tonight (December 24) at the stroke of midnight. The LP, which originally came out 15 years ago, will feature a new cover designed and photographed by Francesca Ludikar. According to NONPOINT drummer Robb Rivera, the "To The Pain" reissue will be followed ...

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NONPOINT Recruits Guitarist JASON ZEILSTRA

NONPOINT has announced the addition of guitarist Jason Zeilstra to the group's ranks. The band said in a statement: "[We are] proud to announce that this Chicago resident and his talents, work ethic (and coincidentally his hair) are NONPOINT battle tested and ready to go." NONPOINT will be on tour with HELLYEAH between November 15 ...

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ATREYU's BRANDON SALLER To Release Debut AMERICAN GENTLEMEN EP

AMERICAN GENTLEMEN, the project of ATREYU drummer, vocalist and songwriter Brandon Saller and platinum-selling producer Christopher "C4" Umana, will release an EP, titled "Ghosts", on October 18. The five-song effort will be available on Spotify and Apple Music. AMERICAN GENTLEMEN is not the type of music most would expect from either member of this Los ...

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Video Premiere: ATREYU's 'Generation'

"Generation", the new music video from ATREYU, can be seen below. The song is taken from the deluxe edition of the band's latest album, "In Our Wake", which was released on August 16 via Spinefarm Records. The new version features the original "In Our Wake" album, along with seven additional tracks. The bonus material includes ...

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SANTA CRUZ Unveils Lyric Video For 'Into The War'

Finnish hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ will release its fourth album, "Katharsis", via M-Theory Audio on October 18, two days before the group hits the road with ATREYU on a month-long North American tour. Today, the group — which has recently shared European stages with the likes of BON JOVI, STEEL PANTHER and WHITESNAKE, and ...

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ATREYU Announces Deluxe Edition Of 'In Our Wake'

ATREYU will release a deluxe edition of its latest album, "In Our Wake", on August 16 via Spinefarm Records. The new version will feature the original "In Our Wake" album, along with seven additional tracks. The bonus material includes B-sides from the sessions for both "In Our Wake" and 2015's "Long Live", along with alternate ...

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KORN Frontman Explains 'The Nothing' Album Title

KORN frontman Jonathan Davis has explained the title of the band's upcoming 13th studio album, "The Nothing". Due on September 13, the follow-up to 2016's "The Serenity Of Suffering" is a sonic reaction to the darkness in the singer's life over the past year. "I was struggling with the thing that's chasing me — that's ...

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Video Premiere: MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's 'Brand New Numb'

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has shared the Max Moore-directed music video for "Brand New Numb", which is featured on the band's new album, "Disguise". "Disguise" was released on June 7 via Roadrunner Records. Recorded with producer Drew Fulk (a.k.a. WZRD BLD) in Los Angeles, California, the LP follows MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's chart-topping Roadrunner debut, "Graveyard Shift". ...

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Video Premiere: ATREYU's 'House Of Gold'

ATREYU's music video for the song "House Of Gold" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "In Our Wake", which was released last October via Spinefarm. Says ATREYU: "'House Of Gold' is a really important song on the album. This song is about finding pure love. For us, that ...

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Video Premiere: NONPOINT's 'Fix This'

NONPOINT has released a music video for the song "Fix This", directed by Eric Richter. Check it out below. "There are two sides of everything that's broken," said singer Elias Soriano. "One side lives in the world of destruction and the other in the world of repair. The song 'Fix This' dives into what it ...

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ATREYU To Begin Work On New Music In 2020

ATREYU guitarist Travis Miguel spoke to the "Mike James Rock Show" at last month's Slam Dunk festival about the band's plans to begin work on the follow-up to 2018's "In Our Wake" album. "As of right now, we're concentrating mostly on touring as much as we can," he said (see video below). "We have this ...

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ATREYU Singer ALEX VARKATZAS To Miss European Tour

ATREYU singer Alex Varkatzas will miss the band's upcoming European tour, which set to kick off this weekend at the Slam Dunk festival in the United Kingdom. The vocalist explained in a statement that he "aggravated a damaged disc" in his back prior to the band's "Spring Invasion" tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and said ...

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