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House Of Blues Defends Decision To Book AS I LAY DYING

House Of Blues has defended its decision to allow AS I LAY DYING to perform on its properties — despite the fact that the band's lead singer spent two years behind bars for his role in a murder-for-hire plot against his estranged wife. The nationwide House Of Blues chain, which is owned by Live Nation, ...

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SKINLAB: Making Of New Album 'Venomous' Part One (Video)

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have uploaded the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their new album, "Venomous". The disc is being produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild and will be released this fall via Art Is War Records. "Venomous" will mark SKINLAB's recording debut with ...

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MARCOS CURIEL Says A Lot Of People Are Still 'Very Hesitant' To Embrace P.O.D.'s Blend Of Rap And Heavy Music

San Diego's P.O.D. was one of the biggest benefactors of the late-'90s "nu metal" trend. Part of the wave of bands who successfully crossed into the mainstream with their blend of hip-hop, heavy guitars and accessible songwriting, P.O.D. was originally formed from the ashes of ESCHATOS, a thrash band who played METALLICA and SLAYER covers. ...

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RUSH Jigsaw Puzzles Due In September

U.K.'s Zee Productions will release four classic RUSH album covers as 500-piece jigsaws later this summer. "Fly By Night", "A Farewell To Kings", "Permanent Waves" and "Moving Pictures" will be made available on September 20. The iconic art of some of rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in puzzle form for the ...

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Former MARILYN MANSON Multi-Instrumentalist TIM SKÖLD Releases Music Video For SKOLD's 'Small World'

"Small World", the new video from Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist Tim Sköld, the creative force behind his namesake industrial metal project, can be seen below. The song is taken from his latest studio album, "Never Is Now", which came out in April via Cleopatra Reords. With its pulsating rhythm and massive guitar sound, "Small World" on its ...

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KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Perform Classic Covers At Special Ontario Concert (Video)

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed last night (Friday, July 26) at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, ...

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SLIPKNOT Plays First Full U.S. Show In Three Years (Video)

SLIPKNOT kicked off its "Knotfest Roadshow" tour last night (Friday, July 26) at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. The performance marked SLIPKNOT's first full-length U.S. concert since the band played at the Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky on October 2, 2016. SLIPKNOT's set included two new songs: "Unsainted", which will appear on ...

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HAMMERFALL Frontman: 'We Write The Music That We Would Buy Ourselves If Someone Else Wrote The Songs'

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with frontman Joacim Cans of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HAMMERFALL being the "AC/DC of power metal": Joacim: "You should never actually change the content of anything. Imagine you go ...

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JORDAN RUDESS Says DREAM THEATER Was 'In The Mood' To Write Shorter Songs On 'Distance Over Time'

In a recent interview with Romania's ARTMania Festival, keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER spoke about the lack of ten-minute-plus "epics" on their new "Distance Over Time" studio album. The follow-up to 2016's much-debated "The Astonishing" double concept album, "Distance Over Time" finds DREAM THEATER going back to its early, ...

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HINDER Releases Cover Of EAGLES' 'Life In The Fast Lane'

Oklahoma City rockers HINDER have released a new single, a cover of the EAGLES classic rock radio staple "Life In The Fast Lane". The track is available today via all digital platforms. The band has also just started the second leg of its "Lucky 7 Tour", a three-month North American run. ROYAL BLISS opens the ...

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BLINK-182: Lyric Video For New Song 'Darkside'

The official lyric video for "Darkside", a new song from the Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Nine", which will be released on September 20 via Columbia Records. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive instant downloads of "Darkside" and previously ...

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Video Premiere: THE 69 EYES' 'Cheyenna'

"Cheyenna", the new video from veteran Finnish rockers THE 69 EYES, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "West End", which will be released on September 13 via Nuclear Blast. The band's 12th full-length record, featuring guest vocalists such as CRADLE OF FILTH's Dani Filth, Wednesday 13 and BEASTÖ ...

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ENTOMBED A.D.: 'Elimination' Music Video

The official music video for "Elimination", a brand new song from Swedish metallers ENTOMBED A.D., can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Bowels Of Earth", which will be released on August 30 via Century Media. Comments singer Lars-Göran Petrov: "Chainsaw guitars, feral vocals bark and raw blasting drums. Please ...

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Listen To New VOLBEAT Song 'Pelvis On Fire'

"Pelvis On Fire", a new song from the Danish/American hard rock group VOLBEAT, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming seventh album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", which will be released on August 2 via Republic Records. "It's a pure rock 'n' roller," frontman Michael Poulsen stated about the song. "When you ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Composes Second Classical Piece

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has just finished composing his second classical music piece in conjunction with his wife Lani. Hammett revealed the news at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum on Tuesday (July 24), as part of an event launching "It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk ...

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Video Premiere: THE AGONIST's 'Burn it All Down'

"Burn it All Down", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada's extreme metal juggernaut THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Orphans", which will be released on September 20 via Rodeostar Records. Says Chris Kells, THE AGONIST bassist and video director: "When the band had first decided ...

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