scott-ian in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Opens Up About His Use Of Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Don't Wanna Bulls**t Anybody'

Acclaimed hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has opened up about his use of using backing tracks for certain songs during his live performances, saying he doesn't "wanna bullshit anybody." In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes ...

Read more

Posted in: News

OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROB 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON Joins RIPPLE MUSIC As Executive VP And A&R Of Special Projects

Ripple Music, one of the world's leading purveyors of doom and stoner rock, has names OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson as its new executive vice president of A&R and special projects. A longtime connoisseur of the psych, stoner, doom, and heavy rock genres championed by the acclaimed Ripple Music roster and catalog, Blasko brings ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PRODUCT OF HATE Releases Epic Cinematic Video For 'Redemption'

PRODUCT OF HATE has unleashed "Redemption", the next single from the band's forthcoming second full-length album, "You Brought This War". A music video for the track was filmed at the historic Kenosha Theatre in Kenosha, Wisconsin just weeks after the civil unrest that rocked the band's hometown last fall. "Making this video was absolutely surreal," ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Retransmission - W.E.T.

The year 2020 won't be remembered fondly for a myriad of reasons, but for fans of melodic hard rock, the year was especially devastating. The reason? It was a 12-month drought that featured no new original music by Erik Martensson, the Swedish singer / guitarist / producer who's arguably the genre's most prolific, and most ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

DEMON HUNTER Drops Reworked Version Of 'I Will Fail You' From New Album 'Songs Of Death And Resurrection'

DEMON HUNTER has released a reworked version of "I Will Fail You" from its forthcoming album, "Songs Of Death And Resurrection", a mostly acoustic and stripped-down effort, due March 5 via Solid State Records. "Songs Of Death And Resurrection" features 11 new "Resurrected" versions of classic DEMON HUNTER songs from across the band's ten studio ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: Fourth Album 'To The End' Due In March

MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Spike T Smith (SACRILEGE, CONFLICT, KILLING JOKE, THE DAMNED) on drums, will release its fourth studio album, "To The End", on March 26 via Reaper Entertainment. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: 'I Most Definitely Did Not And Have Not Quit, Walked Away, Retired Or Abandoned QUEENSRŸCHE'

Scott Rockenfield has shot down suggestions that he quit QUEENSRŸCHE or retired from playing music. The drummer, who hasn't performed with QUEENSRŸCHE in four years, took to his Facebook page earlier today to write: "wanna hear a fun story? goes like this : 'Contrary to any statements or interviews coming from other parties, I most ...

Read more

Posted in: News

WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Releases Music Video For 'Finish Line' From New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), will release his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12. Joined by Russell Allen (vocals), ...

Read more

Posted in: News

SUSPECT208 Parts Ways With Singer NOAH WEILAND

SUSPECT208 has parted ways with its frontman Noah Weiland, the son of late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland. Earlier today, SUSPECT208, which includes drummer London Hudson (18-year-old son of GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash) and 16-year-old bassist Tye Trujillo (son of METALLICA bass player Robert Trujillo), announced that it was looking for a new ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Supergroup Featuring COREY TAYLOR, DAVE NAVARRO And TAYLOR HAWKINS To Perform At 'A Bowie Celebration'

GROUND CONTROL, the supergroup featuring SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR's Corey Taylor, FOO FIGHTERS' Taylor Hawkins, and JANE'S ADDICTION's Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney, will perform at "A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!" live streaming concert this weekend. Produced by David Bowie's longest-standing band member Mike Garson, in partnership with Stacey Sher and Kerry Brown ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Crypt Of Ice - FROZEN SOUL

Don't shoot the messenger, but 2021 will probably suck almost as bad as 2020. If not worse. That's the bad news out of the way. The good news is that FROZEN SOUL are evoking the remorseless grind of time in the best possible way: by producing utterly crushing death metal that owes a sizeable — ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'For A Band Like Us, With Our Catalog, We Don't Have To Make Records Anymore'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian took part in the "Classic Album Clash", where they joined host Chris Jericho and Eddie Trunk to discuss their classic second and third albums, 1985's "Spreading The Disease" and 1987's "Among The Living", respectively. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VIO-LENCE To Begin Recording Comeback EP In January

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will enter Trident Studios in Pacheco, California on January 18 to begin recording their new EP, tentatively due in late summer via Metal Blade Records. Helming the sessions will be producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Singer Sean ...

Read more

Posted in: News

What Is Heavy Metal? JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM's "In The Light", JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked what heavy metal means to him. He responded (see video below): "Oh, it's a lot of things, but I think just to kind of coalesce it and get it down, for me, it's always been about the dynamic expression ...

Read more

Posted in: News