Category: News

Making Movie Has Inspired METALLICA To Record New Album

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich explained in a question-and-answer session that followed a recent screening of METALLICA’s upcoming movie, “Metallica Through The Never”, that the film has actually inspired the metal legends to get moving on new music. Ulrich said, “Getting a chance to do all these challenges and adventures …

GWAR IS RECORDING A COVER ALBUM FOR THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY!

Great news GWAR fans! The legends just unleashed their latest album, “Battle Maximus,” this week, but are already looking toward the future! In a recent interview with Loudwire, Oderus Urungus said this on 2014, “We are going to do a new record. We’ve been talking about a follow-up to ‘Battle Maximus.’ It’ll be coming out …

Gene Simmons Calls Ace Frehley, Peter Criss 'Drunks,' 'Losers'

Gene Simmons is not one to bite his tongue and that was apparent during a recent interview with Rolling Stone. During the interview Simmons called original KISS members Peter Criss and Ace Frehley “drunks” and “losers.” Simmons was promoting his new book, “Nothin’ to Lose: The Making of KISS” when he tore into Criss and Frehley. …

METAL CHURCH: 'Generation Nothing' Cover Artwork, Release Date Revealed

The reunited METAL CHURCH — Ronny Munroe on vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof and Rick Van Zandt on guitars, Steve Unger on bass, and Jeff Plate on drums — will release tenth studio album, “Generation Nothing”, on October 22 via Kurdt’s label Body Of Work Recordings in conjunction with Rat Pak Records. “Generation Nothing” track listing: 01. …

ANTHRAX Begins Writing New Album

ANTHRAX has officially commenced the songwriting process for the band’s next studio album, tentatively due in 2014. Guitarist Scott Ian tweeted this past Saturday: “Today [drummer Charlie Benante] and [bassist Frank Bello] are coming over to start writing for the next record. The few skeletons that are rattling around sound vicious!” Benante recently spent time …

MARTY FRIEDMAN Working On His 'Most Intense' And 'Most Heavy' Solo Album To Date

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was interviewed by Aniruddh “Andrew” Bansal on the fourth episode of the “Metal Assault” radio show on the Los Angeles-based station Razor KXRZ. On what he is currently doing: Friedman: “I’m actually here in L.A. recording my new album, which is gonna come out around January. I’ll be working on …

JOEY JORDISON On Next SLIPKNOT Album: 'We've All Got A S**tload Of Riffs'

ARTISTdirect.com editor-in-chief Rick Florino recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT and SCAR THE MARTYR drummer Joey Jordison. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. ARTISTdirect.com: The album becomes an epic journey from start to finish. You’ve got to listen to it from beginning to end because there’s so much going on, and it’s …

SEBASTIAN BACH Says 'A Special Bass Player' Will Make An Appearance On His New Solo Album

Acclaimed drummer Bobby Jarzombek (HALFORD, RIOT, SEBASTIAN BACH, FATES WARNING) has finished laying down drum tracks for 12 songs on the new solo album from former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach. The CD is being recorded at a Los Angeles studio with producer Bob Marlette (BLACK SABBATH, ALICE COOPER), who helmed Bach’s last solo CD, …

CLUTCH SINGER NEIL FALLON DIAGNOSED WITH CERVICAL SPINAL STENOSIS, BAND POSTPONES U.S. TOUR DATES

Maryland rockers Clutch have unfortunately been forced to postpone their September ‘Earth Rocker’ North American tour dates. The postponements, along with one show canceled entirely, are due to health issues concerning singer Neil Fallon. Clutch’s 10th studio album, ‘Earth Rocker,’ was praised by both fans and critics when it was released in March of this year. Clutch …