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Former LAMB OF GOD And MEGADETH Members Record Thrashy Cover Of JOURNEY's 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)'

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, has released its thrashy cover version of the JOURNEY classic "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)". FIRSTBORNE features Girish Pradhan on vocals and guitar, Myrone on guitar, LoMenzo on bass, and Adler on drums. Adler stated about FIRSTBORNE's decision to cover ...

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SAXON To Release Covers Album Called 'Inspirations'

British heavy metal legends SAXON are putting the finishing touches on a cover album titled "Inspirations". Singer Biff Byford broke the news of the project's completion in a video message on Tuesday (November 17). He said (see video below): "I wanna tell you about a project we're getting really excited about. We're just finishing it; ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON's Son AUSTIN Blasts TRUMP As 'Bloated, Feculent Cheeto' For Refusing To Concede

Austin Dickinson, the son of IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson, has blasted Donald Trump as a "bloated, feculent cheeto" after America's 45th president refused to concede the election and instead pressed unsubstantiated allegations of fraud. Early this morning (Sunday, November 15), Trump for the first time acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden's victory while continuing to falsely ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Death Of A Dream' Music Video

"Death Of A Dream", the new video from GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, can be seen below. The song is taken from GONE IS GONE's upcoming album, "If Everything Happens For A Reason…Then Nothing ...

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GAVIN ROSSDALE Is 'Eternally Grateful' For BUSH's Early Success

In a new interview with the FM99 WNOR radio station, BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale was asked what it was like for a U.K.-based band to have its debut album, 1994 "Sixteen Stone", help define radio-friendly alternative rock in America in the immediate post-grunge period. He responded (see video below): "It was just a mind-messup, because ...

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JINJER Releases 'Retrospection' Live Video

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER are back with their brand new single "Retrospection (Live)", taken from their upcoming live album "Alive In Melbourne", which will be released on November 20 via Napalm Records. The live album and the accompanying videos were filmed on March 5 this year during JINJER's debut Australian tour, with the pandemic ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'If Everything Happens For A Reason' Album Announced

GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, will release its new album, "If Everything Happens For A Reason…Then Nothing Really Matters At All", on December 4 via Clouds Hill. The LP was produced by Hajjar and ...

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REX BROWN's Co-Writer Once Again Disputes Ex-PANTERA's Bassist's Claim About 'Official Truth, 101 Proof' Book

The co-writer of Rex Brown's memoir has once again disputed the former PANTERA bassist's claim that the book contains passages that were published without Rex's consent. Four years after "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" was released in 2013, Brown was publicly critical of the way his autobiography turned out, saying in ...

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ALDO NOVA Releases New Single 'Hey Ladi Dadi'

Canadian guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer Aldo Nova has released a new single, "Hey Ladi Dadi", on all the digital outlets. He describes the song as "almost heavy metal, but with a hook that'll have you shaking your head and stomping your feet at the same time." "Hey Ladi Dadi" is taken from Aldo's ...

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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Cut The Strings' Now Available

The official lyric video for "Cut The Strings", the new single from FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, can be seen below. The track is the follow-up to FIRSTBORNE's self-titled debut EP, which came out earlier this year and marked the acclaimed drummer's first dedicated band ...

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Enlightened in Eternity - SPIRIT ADRIFT

Since starting SPIRIT ADRIFT as a solo project in 2015, after a stint with Phoenix goth-metallers TAKE OVER AND DESTROY, vocalist/guitarist/bassist Nate Garrett has gradually evolved the project from an exercise in melodic doom-metal to a well-oiled heavy metal powerhouse, all while maintaining the sense of beautiful melancholy that drove his initial works. The latest ...

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AMON AMARTH Drops Music Video For 'Fafner's Gold'

AMON AMARTH's 10th studio album, 2016's "Jomsviking", has just been certified gold in Germany. The band comments: "Berserkers! Behold, this is our week of gold! First, we are very proud to say that our 'Jomsviking' album has been officially certified gold in Germany. A mighty special thanks from us to our dedicated German fans for ...

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May You Be Held - SUMAC

The gradual progression of Boston post-metal giants ISIS from competent NEUROSIS clones with potential to an ambitiously heady prog-metal machine was one of the more enthralling musical developments of the new millennium's first decade. Band members have continued to pursue musical endeavors since that band's 2010 dissolution, with the most satisfying of the splinter projects ...

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Nemesis - SKELETOON

If you want gritty realism, heavy metal can provide. But if you want escapism of a distinctly ludicrous hue, heavy metal can provide that too, albeit with the necessary caveat that this stuff will really rot your teeth. SKELETOON are unapologetic in their fantasy fervor and melodic cheeriness. They reportedly began life as a HELLOWEEN ...

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Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic - THE OCEAN

The doomy prog metal generated by THE OCEAN has always been wrapped in an apocalyptic aura. But when the German collective began their two-album "Phanerozoic" suite in 2018, there was no way they could have known that the lyrical themes would be hitting incredibly close to home by its completion in 2020. "Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Says Some Songs On 'The Blackening' Would Not Have Happened Without His Contributions

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that he is proud of his contributions to the band's "The Blackening" album. Released in 2007, the Grammy-nominated LP was recognized three years later by the U.K.'s Metal Hammer as the "Album Of The Decade". The magazine said at the time that "The Blackening" "not only re-established MACHINE ...

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Where Death Lies - CARNATION

There are insufficient hours in the day to immerse oneself in all of the fantastic death metal being released this year, but CARNATION's second album immediately stands out as a superior creation. 2018's "Chapel Of Abhorrence" was a solid introduction to the Belgians' rampant mix of old-school hooks and infernal churn, but this outstrips it ...

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DANKO JONES, EXCITER And DEATH ANGEL Members Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of SLAYER's 'Mandatory Suicide' (Video)

Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) has teamed up with Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) and Ted Aguilar (DEATH ANGEL) to record a quarantine cover version of the SLAYER classic "Mandatory Suicide". Check out the video below. Credits: Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) - Vocals Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) - Lead Guitar Ted Aguilar (DEATH ANGEL) - Rhythm Guitar Cory Holfing ...

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JINJER To Release 'Alive In Melbourne' In November

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER will release the audio recordings from one of the last metal shows played on the planet before the global COVID-19 lockdown: their ferocious sold-out Melbourne, Australia performance on March 5, 2020. The live album "Alive In Melbourne" features stunning artwork by gifted JINJER fan Gabriel Nicoletti, includes 17 tracks in ...

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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Five Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her getting sober. The 33-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band credited her longtime boyfriend and manager Josh Villalta with helping her live her life without alcohol. Earlier today (Saturday, September 5), Strauss took to her Instagram to write: "If you would have asked anyone who ...

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