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DEAD CROSS Feat. MIKE PATTON, DAVE LOMBARDO: New Self-Titled EP Released Today

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK), Justin Pearson (THE LOCUST, RETOX) and Michael Crain (RETOX, FESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), has released a self-titled, four-track EP via Ipecac Recordings. "I think part of DEAD CROSS's motives are to bridge gaps between useless ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK On SLAYER Staying True To 'Farewell' Tour Plans: 'They Don't Mess Around. I Believe Them.'

Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station recently conducted an interview with lead guitarist Alex Skolnick of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can listen to the chat via the widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On taking part in the North American leg of SLAYER's "farewell" tour: Alex: "It's hard to ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform 'Madhouse' From 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX have just released "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, via Megaforce. Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the ...

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Listen To LAMB OF GOD's Cover Of BIG BLACK's 'Kerosene'

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have released their cover version of the BIG BLACK song "Kerosene". The track is taken from LAMB OF GOD's covers album, "Legion: XX", which will be released under the BURN THE PRIEST banner on May 18 via Nuclear Blast in Europe and Epic Records in the U.S. "BIG BLACK ...

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GENE HOGLAN Discusses His Art Piece 'The Full Rah' (Video)

Last November, drum legend Gene Hoglan unveiled his fine-art debut collection. Completed with art team SceneFour, the release was a pioneering effort in the new medium of crafting visual art through drum performance. In the clip below, shot during the production of his art collection, Gene discusses "The Full Rah", one of his favorite pieces ...

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GHOST Leader Reveals Why He Wrote 'Rats'

GHOST lead singer Tobias Forge, who performs under the names Papa Emeritus and now Cardinal Copia, told The Pulse Of Radio what inspired him to write "Rats", the first single from the Swedish act's upcoming album, "Prequelle". "A few years ago, I decided, like, 'I really want to have a big opening track that just ...

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Watch ANTHRAX Perform 'Indians' From 'Kings Among Scotland' DVD

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons ANTHRAX will see "Kings Among Scotland", the band's long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27 (Megaforce). Captured on February 15, 2017 at the band's sold-out concert at Glasgow's historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour "Kings Among Scotland" incorporates the band's entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage ...

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LIV SIN Covers DANZIG's 'Devil's Plaything' For 'Inverted' EP

LIV SIN, the new band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, has released its cover version of the DANZIG song "Devil's Plaything". The track will appear on LIV SIN's upcoming EP, "Inverted", which will be issued on May 25. The vinyl-only release, which was produced by Martin Sandvik of HARDCORE SUPERSTAR at ...

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GENE HOGLAN Says CHUCK SCHULDINER Was 'Always Uncomfortable' With Being Called 'Godfather Of Death Metal'

Gene Hoglan says that Chuck Schuldiner was always uncomfortable with being referred to as "the Godfather of death metal," preferring instead to give credit to the bands that inspired him during DEATH's formative years. Although DEATH is considered to be one of the most important and influential death metal acts of all time, the Florida-based ...

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GODSMACK's 'When Legends Rise' Album Will Include 'Dream On'/'November Rain'-Style Ballad, Says SULLY ERNA

GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna recently spoke with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3. The complete conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's forthcoming seventh album, "When Legends Rise": Sully: "Dude, it's really strong, man. I think people are going to love ...

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Ex-WHITE ZOMBIE Bassist On ROB ZOMBIE's 'Astro-Creep: 2000 Live' Release: 'I Don't See His Need To Keep Repeating The Past'

Former WHITE ZOMBIE bassist Sean Yseult has criticized Rob Zombie's decision to release a live recording of the group's "Astro-Creep: 2000" album, saying that "it's kind of lame when bandmembers do that." The ex-WHITE ZOMBIE frontman and his solo group played the classic 1995 LP live in its entirety at the 2016 edition of the ...

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GHOST Introduces Its New Leader In Latest Video

GHOST has unveiled the "new" Papa in a three-minute video clip titled "Introducing The Cardinal." In the clip, the band's "new" leader comes face-to-face with an aged Papa Emeritus Zero and Sister Imperator after arriving from behind a door, bathed in red light. The new Papa, who is named Cardinal Copia and apparently isn't a ...

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KATAKLYSM And HYPOCRISY To Join Forces For 'Death… Is Just The Beginning' European Tour

Montreal-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will team up with Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY for a European co-headline tour, dubbed "Death… Is Just The Beginning". The tour's special name traces back to Nuclear Blast's popular sampler series and promises nothing but evenings of moshpits and endless devastation. KATAKLYSM's Maurizio Iacono commented: "It's been in talks ...

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