Category: News

Vocal Rest, Covers EP On Agenda For SHINEDOWN

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Loudwire asked SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers what the band has coming up next on its schedule after this summer’s Carnival Of Madness tour. Myers said, “We’re going to go home. Brent [Smith, frontman] has to rest his voice. He’s not allowed to talk during the day right now. He’s …

DOWN Has Already Written One Song For Next EP, Says PHILIP ANSELMO

On September 11, Metal Kaoz conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN singer Philip Anselmo. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A couple of excerpts follow. On the status of his solo band: “We just finished up mixing the new EP from myself and THE ILLEGALS, and …

ROBERT TRUJILLO Admits New METALLICA Album Got 'Sidetracked'

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo admitted in a new interview with Classic Rock that work on the band’s next album — its first official release since 2008’s “Death Magnetic” — has been sidetracked in recent months by touring and by preparing the feature film “Metallica Through The Never” for release. …

SEPULTURA To Tour North America With UNEARTH, KATAKLYSM

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will embark on a North American headlining tour this fall. Joining SEPULTURA on the “Tsunami Of Metal” trek will be Boston’s UNEARTH, Canada’s KATAKLYSM, Joey Jordison’s SCAR THE MARTYR (select dates), British Columbia’s ANCIIENTS (select dates), and openers DARK SERMON from Florida. SEPULTURA will be touring in support of its new album, …

SIXX Says It's 'Absolutely Not True' MÖTLEY CRÜE Wanted BACH To Replace NEIL

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has dismissed as “absolutely not true” Sebastian Bach’s claim that the former SKID ROW singer was once asked to replace Vince Neil in MÖTLEY CRÜE. Neil was fired from MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1992 due to personal differences and was replaced by John Corabi. With Corabi on vocals, MÖTLEY CRÜE released …

BRIAN MAY Hints At New FREDDIE MERCURY And QUEEN Album

According to The Pulse Of Radio, QUEEN guitarist Brian May has revealed that there seems to be enough material for a second posthumous QUEEN/Freddie Mercury collection. In 1995, May, Roger Taylor, and retired bassist John Deacon overdubbed Mercury’s final piano and vocal recordings to create the band’s 15th — and final-four man QUEEN album — …

RHAPSODY OF FIRE To Release 'Dark Wings Of Steel' In November

Italian symphonic metallers RHAPSODY OF FIRE will release their new studio album, “Dark Wings Of Steel”, on November 22 in Europe and December 3 in the USA via AFM Records. The CD was produced by keyboardist Alex Staropoli, with all songs composed by Staropoli and Manuel Staropoli, with assistance from Roby De Micheli. All lyrics …

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Singer Responds To MACHINE HEAD Frontman's 'Covers Album' Critique

AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows claims that he isn’t bothered by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn’s criticism of AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s new album, telling a radio station in Canada that “everyone should be entitled to say whatever they want.” In a lengthy critique of “Hail To The King” at MACHINE HEAD’s Facebook page, Flynn wrote that …

DEVILDRIVER Announces Second Leg of North American Co-Headline Tour With Trivium

The “California Groove Machine” DEVILDRIVER will be hitting the road tomorrow in support of their latest release Winter Kills.  This co-headlining run with Trivium features support from Sylosis and After The Burial and will run through October 17th.  Tickets for these shows are available now.   Today DEVILDRIVER has announced a second leg of the …