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THE WILDHEARTS To Release 'Diagnosis' Mini-Album

THE WILDHEARTS will release the "Diagnosis" mini-album on October 4 through Graphite Records. This six-track effort features five brand new songs and is released as a limited-edition special white vinyl with pale blue powder splatter 10-inch (to look like a pill) and as a regular black vinyl 10-inch and CD. All three physical formats will ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'Pop! Rocks' Figure From FUNKO Coming Soon

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has joined forces with Rob Zombie. The rocker-turned-filmmaker announced his Funko collaboration in an Instagram post earlier today. He wrote: "Guess who is now a @originalfunko POP! Yep this guy. Coming soon! #robzombie #funkopop" Other artists who have gotten the ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Explains SAINT ASONIA Collaboration

SAINT ASONIA, the act led by ex-THREE DAYS GRACE frontman Adam Gontier and STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok, recently released a new single called "The Hunted". The song, which is accompanied by a lyric video, features a guest appearance by GODSMACK singer Sully Erna. Speaking to iHeartRadio about how he became involved with the track, Erna ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Defends '...And Justice For All' Production: 'We Wanted The Best-Sounding Record We Could Make'

James Hetfield has defended the sound of METALLICA's "...And Justice For All" album, saying that he and his bandmates simply "wanted the best-sounding record" they could make. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 for the lack of ...

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SEPULTURA Begins Recording New Album; Early 2020 Release Expected

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" is once again being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR ...

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THE 69 EYES Release Music Video For New Single, 'Black Orchid'

"Black Orchid", 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 ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Sleeping With The Light On'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project will release its second studio album, "Revelation", on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss and was recorded and mixed by Voss at Kidpool Studio Greven & Kidwood Studio in Münstertal, Germany between December 2018 and March 2019. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist PHIL CAMPBELL Releases Music Video For 'These Old Boots' Feat. DEE SNIDER, MICK MARS, CHRIS FEHN

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will release his debut solo album, "Old Lions Still Roar", on October 25 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which has been in the works for more than five years, will include guest appearances by Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Alice Cooper, among others. Other guest musicians that ...

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BABYMETAL: 'Metal Galaxy' Album Details Revealed

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release its third album, "Metal Galaxy", on October 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance" is based on the concept of "The Odyssey Of Metal Galaxy". "Metal Galaxy" contains 14 songs, including include the four singles that have been released over the course of the last few ...

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THUNDER To Release 'The Greatest Hits' Album In September

Celebrating thirty years of music, British rockers THUNDER will release a 28-track album titled simply "The Greatest Hits" on September 27 through BMG. Featuring tracks from each of the band's 12 studio albums, it is the first-ever collection to actually be sanctioned by the group, but also compiled by the members of THUNDER themselves. The ...

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STYX Is Working On Follow-Up To 'The Mission' Album

STYX bassist Ricky Phillips has confirmed that the band is far along in the songwriting process for the follow-up to "The Mission". Released in June 2017, that disc marked STYX's first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-produced and co-written with Will Evankovich, a longtime collaborator of Tommy ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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Actor DANNY TREJO Surprises ROB ZOMBIE Fans In Auburn

To celebrate his Trejo's Tacos partnership with Live Nation venues, actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo surprised fans at Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson's "Twins Of Evil" tour stop at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, Washington on Saturday (August 3). Trejo handed out tacos and took selfies with fans at his signature Trejo's Tacos truck before ...

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HALESTORM To 'Focus' On Next Studio Album In The Spring

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has told the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT that the band is planning to enter the studio in early 2020 to begin work on the follow-up to last year's "Vicious" album. She said (see video below): "We pretty much decided that in late spring, I think, we're ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO On How Legendary Manager DOC MCGHEE Came To Represent SKID ROW

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's musical development: Snake: "With that first record, there's so many ...

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PIERCE THE VEIL's VIC FUENTES Appointed CEO And Co-Chairman Of LIVING THE DREAM FOUNDATION

PIERCE THE VEIL singer Vic Fuentes has been appointed CEO and co-chairman of the Living the Dream Foundation. Since 2016, the gold-certified chart-topping artist has championed the non-profit, which helps children and young adults afflicted by life-threatening illnesses stay positive, maintain hope, and appreciate each and every day in the face of their afflictions. For ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Flies In Lancaster Bomber (Video)

Before IRON MAIDEN's July 2017 concert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, singer and licensed commercial pilot Bruce Dickinson flew over Hamilton in the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's prized Lancaster Bomber. The museum invited Dickinson to its facility next to the Hamilton airport knowing that he is a massive aviation and history buff. Ahead of MAIDEN's Toronto ...

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