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Seven Pathways to Annihilation - HOWLING SYCAMORE

It was always going to be epic. Take one of the most inventive and quite possibly unhinged songwriters in extreme music history, Davide Tiso (EPHEL DUATH), and pair him with one of the greatest metal voices of all time, Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER), and then, why the fuck not, get Hannes Grossmann (HATE ETERNAL, BLOTTED SCIENCE, ...

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Help Us Stranger - THE RACONTEURS

THE RACONTEURS burst on to the hard rock scene with 2006's "Broken Boy Soldiers", a pivotal moment for co-founder Jack White. Just one year later, the final WHITE STRIPES album was released. While this turning point for White is obvious viewing things in the rearview mirror, THE RACONTEURS initially came across as a side project ...

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High Fantasy - GYGAX

If you've never had the pleasure of listening to GYGAX, go back and give "Dice Throwers and Rock 'n' Rollers", the opening track from last year's "2nd Edition", and blast at high volume. Therein lies everything you need about this band, from their unwavering devotion to the twin-lead evangelism of THIN LIZZY to their mastery ...

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Crimson Riders - BOKASSA

There are few things more likely to enhance your profile than a celebrity endorsement. He may still have an uncanny ability to generate controversy, but when Lars Ulrich declared that BOKASSA were his favorite new band, he almost certainly enabled the Norse "stoner-punks" to skip a couple of years and make a far bigger splash ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Singer Says SULLY ERNA Has Been Incredibly Supportive: He 'Likes To Help The Little Guys'

STITCHED UP HEART singer Alecia "Mixi" Demner spoke to "BODS Mayhem Hour" about her band's collaboration with GODSMACK's Sully Erna on "Lost", the first single from STITCHED UP HEART's upcoming album, "Darkness". Mixi said: "Man, he's just been incredible. We became friends a couple of years ago. We collaborated on a couple of songs. And ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Release Surprise Live EP, '00950025'

FOO FIGHTERS have released a surprise live EP. Titled "00950025", the three-song effort features "elusive live tracks," namely performances of "For All the Cows" and "Wattershed" from the band's headline set at 1995's Reading festival, as well as a live recording of "Next Year" from a 2000 concert in Melbourne, Australia. Earlier today, FOO FIGHTERS ...

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New Song Premiere: ZINNGESCHREI's 'Amok'

Metal Assault Records has unveiled the final band lineup and track listing for "Metal Assault Mixtape - Vol. 1", the label's very own and very first summer compilation release, featuring nine of the finest purveyors of underground heavy music. Nine bands, nine brand new, previously unreleased tunes. One of the artists included on this mixtape ...

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EMPEROR: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire HELLFEST Set

ARTE Concert has uploaded professionally filmed video footage of EMPEROR's June 23 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France. Check it out below. EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn (real name: Vegard Sverre Tveitan) recently once again dismissed the idea of the band writing and recording a comeback album. The group's last studio LP, "Prometheus - The Discipline Of ...

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TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY: 'Zero Gravity' Music Video

TURILLI/LIONE RHAPSODY — featuring original RHAPSODY members Luca Turilli and Fabio Lione, alongside former RHAPSODY members Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth — released its debut album, "Zero Gravity (Rebirth And Evolution)", on June 28 through Nuclear Blast (King Records in Japan and rest of Asia). Comprised of 10 tracks, the record was produced ...

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CARNIFEX Releases Video For 'World War X' Title Track

San Diego, California-based metal outfit CARNIFEX will release its seventh studio album, "World War X", on August 2 via Nuclear Blast. The official music video for the disc's second single, the album's title track, can be seen below. "World War X" was produced by CARNIFEX and Jason Suecof (DEATH ANGEL, CHELSEA GRIN, JOB FOR A ...

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ECLIPSE's New Single, 'United', Named Official Theme Song Of 'Dreamhack Showdown'

"United", the new single from the Swedish rock band ECLIPSE, has been named the official theme song for DreamHack Showdown: a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament. To coincide with the kickoff of the tournament today, the single is available on all streaming/download platforms. Dreamhack, the world's largest video game festival organizer chose "United" after ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises TRUMP, Says Anyone Against America Is 'A Socialist Communist Asshole'

James Kottak says that "anyone against America is a socialist communist asshole." The unusual Independence Day greetings came after the former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer wished his 18 thousand followers a happy holiday on Twitter. "Happy Fourth.... Trump rules!" the 56-year-old musician wrote, adding in a separate tweet: "Any one against America is ...

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CLUTCH To Release Cover Of ZZ TOP's 'Precious And Grace' Next Week

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will release a cover version of ZZ TOP's "Precious And Grace" on July 9. The track, along with CLUTCH's previously issued rendition of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS), will be included on a collection of newly recorded songs, "Weathermaker Vault Series", to be made available this summer. ...

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RANDY BLYTHE: 'If You're Sitting Behind A Computer Screen And Judging People, That Goes Against Everything This Music Stands For'

Randy Blythe says that the culture of outrage has become so pervasive in today's world that people are quick to condemn others in self-righteous indignation even before they have the facts. Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, the LAMB OF GOD frontman bemoaned today's call-out culture and how it is negatively impacting artistry. "In today's ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Huntington, New York

Scarygroove TV has uploaded video footage of Ace Frehley's July 2 concert at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Check out the clips below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan ...

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