SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS), guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (JOURNEY, TALISMAN, W.E.T.) — has released the official music video for the song “Signs
Cameron Buchholtz of Rock 100.5 The KATT conducted an interview with GHOST frontman Tobias Forge at last month’s Rocklahoma festival, which was held in Pryor, Oklahoma. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On performing new songs live before they are officially
Original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate was recently interviewed by Rock Titan. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what advice he would give to his younger self if he could travel back in time, Geoff said: “I would have gotten some sort of business education. I’ve really been… Hmmm, how do I put it?
The newly formed metal band KHÔRADA, featuring former members of AGALLOCH and GIANT SQUID, will release its debut album, “Salt”, on July 20 via Prophecy Productions. Today, the band has premiered a new song called “Glacial Gold”, which can be streamed now below and will be available for purchase and on streaming services starting June
Portuguese black metal group Gaerea have made on of the year’s best black metal albums with debut full-length Unsettling Whispers. The follow up to 2016’s self-titled EP, Unsettling Whispers is haunting, generally mid-tempo black metal that separates itself from the pack thanks to hearty doses of dark melody, top notch production and skilled songwriting. The hooded, anonymous group spoke to Decibel about Unsettling Whispers,
Los Angeles hard rockers SUNFLOWER DEAD have signed to EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The group’s third album, “Coma”, will be released on October 19. Produced by Dave Fortman (SLIPKNOT, EVANESCENCE), “Coma” features SUNFLOWER DEAD‘s current lineup, including founding members, vocalist (and accordion player) Michael Del Pizzo, guitarists Jaboo
Shed the Skin broods in the shadows of its members’ other bands. Drummer Kyle Severn is, indeed, that Kyle Severn (Incantation, ex-Acheron). Ed Stephens of Ringworm plays bass. Ringworm’s guitarist, Matt Sorg, plays guitar alongside FaithXtractor’s Ash Thomas, who also breathes hellfire in Shed the Skin. But when they come together for Shed the Skin,
This year’s edition of the Sweden Rock Festival was the scene of a very special meeting between Ozzy Osbourne and the man he credits as saving his career, guitarist Bernie Tormé. Tormé is known for stepping in and saving the day for Ozzy when Randy Rhoads tragically died. Ozzy and Bernie hadn’t seen each other
Northern Ireland rockers THERAPY? will release their 15th studio album, “Cleave”, on September 21 via Marshall Records. Roughly themed around notions of duality and division, the band’s follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed “Disquiet” — and their first recording for Marshall — is a sharply focused, fiercely intelligent, impassioned and empowering set of songs from a band
The second in a series of clip featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of KORN frontman Jonathan Davis‘s solo album, “Black Labyrinth”, can be seen below. Davis told Express & Star that he worked on “Black Labyrinth” for a long time before it finally saw the light of day. “I’ve been waiting 11 years for
Nasum’s landmark Relapse debut, Inhale/Exhale, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The highly influential album began the band’s trajectory as one of the cornerstones of the international grindcore scene in the early years of the 21st century. We sat down with drummer Anders Jakobson to discuss the album’s legacy and impact. It’s honestly hard
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS has released the official music video for the song “Velvet Roses”. Check it out below. The track is taken from the second part of the band’s opus magnum, which was released one year after the successful arrival of rock juggernaut “Prevail I”. Issued on April 27 through Napalm Records, “Prevail II”
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, has released a “making-of” video for the new line of “Legacy of the Beast” pinball machines that honor the classic and iconic rock band IRON MAIDEN. Check it out below. Formed in 1975, IRON MAIDEN led the wave of British heavy metal
The second annual Fear The Riff expo will come to Brooklyn, New York on August 11. Gearheads, effects aficionados and fans who want to meet their heroes alike will enjoy the event, happening at the Brooklyn Expo Center from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. The guitar industry is in the midst of a true renaissance.
Tristan Pratt conducted an interview with NAPALM DEATH singer Mark “Barney” Greenway at this year’s Download festival, which was held earlier in the month at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On NAPALM DEATH‘s upcoming follow-up to 2015’s “Apex Predator –