michael-schenker-group in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

DESTRUCTION Performs Without Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER At Austrian Festival; Frontman SCHMIER Explains

German thrashers DESTRUCTION performed without founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer on July 16 at the Area 53 Festival in Leoben, Austria. Earlier today (Friday, July 30), DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier took to his Facebook page to address questions about Mike's absence, writing: "I have received several messages, why we have played with a different guitarist in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SLIPKNOT Issues Statement On JOEY JORDISON's Death: 'Without Him, There Would Be No Us'

SLIPKNOT has issued a statement regarding the passing of its former drummer Joey Jordison. The founding SLIPKNOT member's family confirmed that Jordinson passed away "peacefully in his sleep" on Monday (July 26) of an unspecified cause. He was 46 years old. Earlier today, SLIPKNOT released an eight-and-a-half-minute video tribute to Jordison featuring behind-the-scenes footage and ...

Read more

Posted in: News

CRADLE OF FILTH Announces 'Existence Is Futile' Album Details, Releases Music Video For 'Crawling King Chaos'

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH will release their 13th studio album, "Existence Is Futile", on October 22. Pieced together in isolation, at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk with studio guru Scott Atkins (DEVILMENT, BENEDICTION, VADER), the band's latest chef-d'oeuvre is a pitch-black, perverse and at times absurdly brutal and extreme masterpiece following a truly nihilistic ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METAL CHURCH Singer MIKE HOWE's Death Ruled Suicide

According to TMZ, METAL CHURCH singer Mike Howe's official cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging. A spokesperson for the Humboldt County Sheriff's Dept. told the site authorities are calling it a suicide. Cops got a call Monday morning (July 26) just after 10 a.m. in Eureka, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

RUNNING WILD To Release 'Blood On Blood' Album In October

Veteran German metallers RUNNING WILD will release their new album, "Blood On Blood", on October 29 via Steamhammer/SPV. The LP's first single, "Diamonds & Pearls", will arrive on August 13, followed by the second single, "The Shellback", on September 24. RUNNING WILD leader Rolf "Rock N' Rolf" Kasparek states about "Blood On Blood": "We all ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Hear METALLICA's New Version Of 'Nothing Else Matters' From DISNEY's 'Jungle Cruise' Movie

A never-heard-before, totally new and different version of METALLICA's classic song "Nothing Else Matters" can be heard below. The track appears twice in Disney's new movie "Jungle Cruise", which is being released today (Friday, July 30) will in U.S. theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. METALLICA stated about the track's inclusion in the film: ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOURNEY Rejoined By Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO

Drummer Deen Castronovo has rejoined legendary rockers JOURNEY. According to JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon, Castronovo will share the drum duties in the band with Narada Michael Walden, who joined the group in 2020. Schon first hinted at Castronovo's return on Monday (July 26) when he tweeted a photo from the rehearsal sessions for JOURNEY's upcoming ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL To Release 'Brighten' Solo Album In October; First Single 'Atone' Now Available

According to Rolling Stone, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell will release his new solo album, "Brighten", on October 29. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Atone", can be streamed below. Cantrell co-directed the black-and-white clip with photographer musician Jim Louvau, singer/guitarist Greg Puciato, visual artist ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA: Never-Before-Heard Version Of 'Nothing Else Matters' Featured In DISNEY's Jungle Cruise' Movie, Out Tomorrow

A never-heard-before, totally new and different version of METALLICA's classic song "Nothing Else Matters" appears twice in Disney's new movie "Jungle Cruise". METALLICA stated about the track's inclusion in the film: "It was an honor to work with renowned, legendary composer James Newton Howard as we reimagined the song by performing his arrangement and creating ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MR. BIG Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of 'Lean Into It' With Remastered Expanded Edition + Limited Vinyl Single Box Set

MR. BIG is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its chart-topping album "Lean Into It" with a remastered and expanded anniversary-edition reissue, available digitally, on CD and as a highly collectible limited-edition box set made up of five individual colored seven-inch singles via evoXS. Physical editions of "Lean Into It" reissue will be available this Friday, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ALICE COOPER: Officially Endorsed Coloring Book Now Available

The latest addition to the ever-expanding range from U.K. independent publisher Rock N' Roll Colouring has been announced — a brand new official coloring book from Alice Cooper, shock rock's most enduring and beloved icon. Featuring iconic artwork and instantly recognizable images all printed on high-quality paper in a square format fully endorsed and officially ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NIGHTWISH Plays 'Secret' Show In Finland (Video)

NIGHTWISH played a special "secret" concert earlier tonight (Wednesday, July 28) in Oulu, Finland. The Finnish/British/Dutch symphonic metallers performed at Club Teatria disguised as a NIGHTWISH cover band called NEVSKI & THE PROSPECTS, although speculation about the group's actual identity was strong enough to cause the event to sell out. NIGHTWISH played the Oulu show ...

Read more

Posted in: News