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SLAYER's KERRY KING: The Day JEFF HANNEMAN Died

SLAYER guitarist Kerry King was recently interviewed on "Spotify Metal Talks", a podcast-style show showcasing metal/heavy/hard rock's most important artists. You can now listen to the chat at this location. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the death of co-founding SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman in May 2013: "The day Jeff ...

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Heavy Metal Horror Film 'Deathgasm' Coming To U.S. Theaters

"Deathgasm", the New Zealand horror comedy film written and directed by Jason Lei Howden, will hit U.S. cinemas on October 2 from Dark Sky Films. Howden's hilarious, action-filled, bloodsoaked ode to heavy metal horror has struck an epic chord around the world, playing to sold-out film festival audiences and taking home numerous awards for its ...

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ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist MIKE ORLANDO Launches A BEAUTIFUL DISASTER

A BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, the brand new band featuring renowned guitarist Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB), drummer Chris Bones (THE DRAMA CLUB), bassist Mike Morgan (THE DRAMA CLUB) and vocalist Nick Coyle (LIFER, THE DRAMA CLUB), will enter Orlando's Sonic Stomp Studios to begin recording its debut album, to be engineered, mixed and mastered by Orlando. A ...

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ARCH ENEMY Launches 'Burning Angel' Hot Sauce

Swedish / Canadian / American metallers ARCH ENEMY have launched their own brand of hot sauce dubbed "Burning Angel". Says ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott: "As an avid hot sauce enthusiast, I'm very excited to be able to bring out the ARCH ENEMY 'Burning Angel' habanero hot sauce! We will start with selling it exclusively ...

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TIGERTAILZ Announces New Singer ROB WYLDE

U.K. glam metal veterans TIGERTAILZ have tapped their bassist, Rob Wylde, to sing for the group following the recent departure of Jules Millis. Wylde was previously the frontman in TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY and the U.K. POISON tribute act POIZON. TIGERTAILZ guitarist Jay Pepper had this to say about the band's latest addition: "Rob was the ...

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'Mayhem' Festival Producer Says He Has Approached Surviving PANTERA Members About Reunion

John Reese, the producer behind the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, says that he has approached the three surviving members of PANTERA about resurrecting the band for an appearance at the event, explaining that "it would be badass to see PANTERA out there." Late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney in ...

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GILBY CLARKE, TONY MACALPINE Added To 'Axes & Anchors' Cruise

The upcoming five-day/four-night 2016 Axes & Anchors cruise — setting sail from Miami, Florida on February 20 aboard the Carnival Victory, stopping in Key West, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas, and docking back in Miami on February 24 — has announced two new artists to the cruise lineup. Gilby Clarke, best known for his time as ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Be Featured On Public Television's 'Front And Center'

Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) is among the multiple Grammy and Country Music Association award winners and platinum-selling, arena headline touring artists who are set to debut the new season of "Front And Center", public television's critically acclaimed one-hour show filmed before intimate audiences of only a few hundred. The season, featuring Wylde, ...

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ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MICHAEL SCHENKER, ALEX SKOLNICK And More Set For 'Axes & Anchors' Cruise

In an age where heavy metal music cruises with high-profile lineups are becoming a dime a dozen, it's about time that true guitar pros, gearheads, theorists and hobbyists have a voyage of their own. Imagine a cruise exclusively planned for guitarists and instrumentalists, featuring performances and personal lessons from some of the greatest guitar gods ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE To Undergo Surgery In May; OZZFIESTA Event Canceled

Ozzy Osbourne's Ozzfiesta event, which was scheduled to take place from May 27 to May 31 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, has been canceled. Organizers Cool Breeze Concerts have released the following statement regarding the cancelation: "Like you, we were very excited about the event. However, Ozzy is having surgery, scheduled ...

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MACHINE HEAD, ADRENALINE MOB, Ex-L.A. GUNS Members To Pay Tribute To RANDY RHOADS On 'Rhoads Across America'

Brian Tichy, creator of the "Randy Rhoads Remembered" celebration events and producer of the "Randy Rhoads Remembered Vol. I" CD (currently receiving stellar reviews), and his partner Joe Sutton are proud to announce the first string of "Randy Rhoads Remembered: Rhoads Across America" 2015 tour dates. Many more are coming, but since word got out ...

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SLAYER, ANTHRAX, BLACK VEIL BRIDES, SOULFLY, QUIET RIOT, Ex-KISS Members To Guest On 'That Metal Show'

With the recent announcement of Geddy Lee (RUSH) and John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) on the season premiere of VH1 Classic's centerpiece in original programming "That Metal Show", more guests have been confirmed for what promises to be the most diverse season in the show's history. Recently confirmed guests for this season are Frank Bello, Charlie ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY To Embark On 'Unblackened' Tour In April

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, fronted by guitar icon Zakk Wylde, will embark on the "Unblackened" tour in April. Originally performed as a one-night-only concert at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for a live CD/DVD release two years ago, the show will now make its way across the U.S. The performance will feature intimate versions of some ...

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