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ANVIL Signs New Record Deal, Promises 'Crushing' 2020 Album

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will enter Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn in the northwest of Germany in October to begin recording their new album for a 2020 release. Speaking about the new disc's musical direction, drummer Robb Reiner told The Metal Voice (see video below: "It's just a continuation of what we've been doing for the ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Undergoing Surgery On Both Knees

Corey Taylor is recovering after undergoing surgery on both his knees. Earlier today (Friday, May 10), the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman posted an Instagram photo showing him lying in bed and flashing a smile for the camera while wearing a hospital gown and cap. He included the following caption: "Surgery in both knees today- ...

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ARCH/MATHEOS Feat. JIM MATHEOS And JOHN ARCH: 'Tethered' Music Video

"Tethered", the new video from ARCH/MATHEOS, the project featuring founding FATES WARNING members John Arch (vocals) and Jim Matheos (guitar), can be seen below. The song is taken from ARCH/MATHEOS's second album, "Winter Ethereal", which is being released today (Friday, May 10) via Metal Blade Records. In progressive metal circles, the names of Jim Matheos ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Weighs In On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Backing Tracks During Live Performances

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by the "Talking Metal" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On certain rock and metal bands using backing tracks during their live performances: Bobby: "I understand the presentation of it — that's perfection — but my ...

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BABYMETAL Announces Summer/Fall U.S. Tour With AVATAR

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will embark on a fall 2019 U.S. headlining tour in support of its upcoming album. The band's first-ever full-scale headlining U.S. tour will kick off on September 4 in Orlando, Florida, and run through an October 16 in Seattle, Washington. The trek includes the previously announced October 11 gig at ...

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Listen To New VOLBEAT Song 'Parasite'

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have released the official lyric video for a new song called "Parasite". The 37-second track, which can also be heard in full on Spotify, is taken from the band's upcoming album, which will be released later in the year. VOLBEAT guitarist Rob Caggiano spoke to Consequence Of Sound about the ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Lyric Video For Remastered 'Heaven Denies'

DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, recently released remastered versions of its first two albums on all digital platforms. Remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ICED EARTH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SANCTUARY), "Demons & Wizards" (2000) and "Touched By The Crimson King" (2005) will also be released ...

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Watch Making Of DRAGONFORCE's New Music Video

DRAGONFORCE livestreamed the filming of a brand new music video on Sunday, May 5. The clip for the as-yet-undisclosed first single from the band's upcoming studio album was shot in Belgrade, Serbia. The video is being directed by Ivan Colic and produced by Stanimir Lukic and iCODE Team, who previously worked with DRAGONFORCE on the ...

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Listen To New BABYMETAL Single 'Elevator Girl'

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL has just released a new single, "Elevator Girl". The track, which can be streamed below, will appear on BABYMETAL's next album, due later this year. BABYMETAL's upcoming disc will be the follow-up to 2016's "Metal Resistance". Right after the release of this second disc, they performed at London's prominent venue ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY On His Upcoming Solo Album: It's 'Something That I've Wanted To Do For A Long Time'

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery will enter the studio in June to begin recording his first solo album. Helming the disc will be Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. A late 2019 release via Rise Records is expected. Lowery originally announced his plans to record a solo ...

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VIXEN Is Writing Music For 'Badass' New Album

VIXEN is working on material for a new full-length album, tentatively due next year. The bandmembers spoke about their recording plans last weekend at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland. "We have music in the works," drummer Roxy Petrucci told Max 1On1 - Conversations With Musicians (see video below). "We're all coming up with ...

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TOM MORELLO To Host 'Renegade Radio', New Weekly Show On SiriusXM

Tom Morello, guitarist, musician, songwriter and political activist, starts a new weekly show, "Tom Morello's Renegade Radio", on Monday, May 13 on SiriusXM's Lithium channel. "Tom Morello's Renegade Radio" will feature Morello spinning a selection of songs from the '90s alternative to grunge and other music that ignited a musical revolution. Every week, Morello will ...

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