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DANZIG, MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ATREYU, C.O.C., Others Confirmed For 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

**Note**: An earlier version of this article listed FEAR FACTORY as one of the "Blackest Of The Black" participating bands. They are no longer scheduled to appear at the event. In addition, "Lucha Underground" wrestling stars will not be involved with this year's "Blackest Of The Black". DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform at ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS, SKID ROW, MACHINE HEAD Members Perform At 'Randy Rhoads Remembered' Event In Agoura Hills (Video)

Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD), Scotti Hill (SKID ROW), Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO, QUIET RIOT), Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION), Simon Wright (AC/DC, DIO) and Sin Quirin (MINISTRY) are among the musicians who gathered this past Sunday night (March 19) to honor one of rock's most legendary guitarists at the "Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration ...

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DOPE Covers MINISTRY's 'Thieves' With COMBICHRIST's ANDY LAPLEGUA

DOPE is hinting at its upcoming album, "Blood Money Part 2", by releasing a brand new video for their cover of MINISTRY's industrial metal classic "Thieves" featuring Andy Leplegua of COMBICHRIST. The two bands are currently co-headlining the Black Craft Whisky-sponsored "Blood Lust Death" tour. "To celebrate the release of 'Thieves', we are inviting our ...

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Watch IGOR CAVALERA Perform SEPULTURA Classics In Chicago

Drum-cam footage of former SEPULTURA drummer Igor Cavalera performing the SEPULTURA songs "Breed Apart" and "Straighthate" with his brother Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) on February 23 in Chicago, Illinois can be seen below. Igor and Max's "Return To Roots" tour sees them celebrating the twentieth anniversary of SEPULTURA's "Roots" album by performing the LP in ...

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Black Metal Documentary 'Blackhearts' To Be Released In April

Norwegian black metal documentary "Blackhearts" will be released on DVD, digital and VOD on April 11 via Soundview Media Partners. "Blackhearts" is a documentary that tells the compelling story of three die-hard fans of black metal. The hard rock sub-genre gained worldwide notoriety because of its links to Satanism, church burnings, and murders 25 years ...

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Members Of WHITE ZOMBIE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, PRIMUS Featured In Documentary About '90s Alternative Rock

It was the early '90s — seemingly out of nowhere, a little grunge band called NIRVANA began outselling massive commercial artists like Michael Jackson. This immediately caught the attention of the giant record companies. These small underground bands branded as "alternative" or "post-punk" went from being inconsequential to being potential behemoths in record sales — ...

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MAX And IGOR CAVALERA Announce Second U.S. Leg Of 'Return To Roots' Tour; IMMOLATION, FULL OF HELL To Support

Former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor Cavalera (drums) will embark on another North American tour in February to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the band's classic album "Roots" by performing the LP in its entirety. Several new cities will witness the performance by Max, Igor, Marc Rizzo (guitar; SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ILL ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'We Will NOT Be Breaking Up'

Veteran rockers STRYPER are not planning on breaking up following the completion of the current tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their multi-platinum album "To Hell With The Devil". STRYPER in September announced plans to "take a hiatus" in early 2017. The group explained in a statement: "Our band and ministry is facing a crossroads ...

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Mother Of MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Dies

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's mother died on Friday, July 22 after battling health issues for much of the last decade. The musician wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I inform my dear sweet mother, Frances Marie Ellefson, has gone home to see the Lord. She passed tonight at approximately ...

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MINISTRY Mainman AL JOURGENSEN's SURGICAL METH MACHINE: Lyric Video For 'Rich People Problems' Song

MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, released its self-titled debut album on April 15 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso. The official lyric video for the song "Rich People Problems" can be seen below. Regarding the formation ...

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DOPESICK Feat. Ex-SKINLAB, MINISTRY Members: 'Ride The Night' Video

Oakland, California punk/hard rock outfit DOPESICK is a fresh name for many, but the band's members charge forward with quite the resume behind them. DOPESICK frontman/guitarist Adam Albright originally formed the band nearly two decades ago with the intention of touring while still performing with Bay Area post-thrash band SKINLAB, but this dream was abruptly ...

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Tango Umbrella - AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE

One of the stranger histories in the metal underground, AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE called it a day in 2009, only to reform two years later. Perhaps the death of guitarist Bryan Ottson in 2005 had a latent toll upon Cameron Heacock, who initially pulled the plug on the band. As the band's web site held the ...

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