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QUIET RIOT Drummer Says Veteran Acts Who Don't Continue Releasing New Music 'Become A Caricature'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently spoke with Sydney Taylor of MA Entertainment Global. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's chemistry with current vocalist James Durbin: Frankie: "It's been really great. Chuck Wright, our bassist, and I have been working together on and ...

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Guitarist JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Looking For Inspiration'

Guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) recently spoke with WSOU 89.5 FM — the South Orange, New Jersey-based college radio station of Seton Hall University — about "Invasion", the forthcoming new album by his solo band JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed ...

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DAMON JOHNSON Discusses Leaving BLACK STAR RIDERS To Pursue Solo Career: 'I'm Really Inspired Right Now'

Singer/guitarist Damon Johnson (BROTHER CANE, ALICE COOPER, BLACK STAR RIDERS) recently appeared on "The Classic Metal Show" to discuss his forthcoming solo album, "Memoirs Of An Uprising". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his career path to date, and choosing to go solo: Damon: "I ...

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC Sues Australian Politician Accused Of Using Rewritten Version Of TWISTED SISTER Classic

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Universal has filed a lawsuit against the Australian politician accused of rewriting a TWISTED SISTER song without permission. Clive Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of TWISTED SISTER's hit single "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The advertisements feature ...

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NEW YEARS DAY Reveals First 'Unbreakable' Album Details

NEW YEARS DAY has set "Unbreakable" as the title of its new album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 2015's "Malevolence" will include the song "Skeletons", which was released in November as a standalone single, as well as "Done With You", "Misunderstood", "Come For You" and the title track. Frontwoman Ash Costello spoke ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist Says 'Certain People' Close To CHESTER BENNINGTON 'Needed To Be Okay' With Him Releasing 'Cross Off' Song

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton said in an interview with Lazer 103.3 this week that late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington was "excited" about singing on something heavy again when the two teamed up for a track on Morton's new solo LP. Bennington appears on the song "Cross Off" from Morton's upcoming solo album, ...

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Former SICK PUPPIES Singer SHIMON MOORE Releases 'Crucified' Video

"Crucified", the new video from former SICK PUPPIES singer Shimon "Shim" Moore, can be seen below. The song is taken from his latest solo album, "Shim", which was released last September via BFD, distributed worldwide by The Orchard. Moore said: "The video portrays the dilemma that when faced with a life-changing decision, it won't just ...

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TRIBULATION Wins Swedish GRAMMIS Award For 'Down Below'

TRIBULATION was honored in the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category at the Swedish Grammis awards (Swedish Grammy equivalent), which was held Thursday night (February 7) at Annexet in Stockholm. The bands were nominated for their most recent releases, all of which came out during 2018. "Best Hard Rock/Metal" nominees were as follows: * AT THE GATES ...

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GRAND MAGUS To Release 'Wolf God' Album In April

Swedish metallers GRAND MAGUS will release their new album, "Wolf God", on April 19 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "Sword Songs" was recorded at Sweetspot Studio in Sweden with producer Staffan Karlsson (ARCH ENEMY, FIREWIND, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS). According to a press release, "Wolf God" "rises over the heavy metal scene majestically and lets ...

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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Teams Up With MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN In TRONOS

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS will release its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", on April 12 via Century Media Records. TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and producer Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The project sees them teaming up with drummer ...

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EXHORDER Begins Recording First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have entered OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux to begin recording their first album in nearly three decades. The as-yet-untitled disc will be released later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. EXHORDER now features founding members Vinnie LaBella (guitar) and Kyle Thomas (vocals) along with ...

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A NEW REVENGE Feat. Former JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE Members: Debut Album Due In March

A NEW REVENGE (formerly PROJECT ROCK and ROCKSTAR) — the band featuring former members of JUDAS PRIEST, ALICE COOPER, OZZY OSBOURNE and SCORPIONS — will release its debut album, "Enemies & Lovers", on March 29 via Australia's independent record label Golden Robot Records. A NEW REVENGE features one of the finest voices in metal of ...

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Video Premiere: DREAM THEATER's 'Paralyzed'

The official music video for the song "Paralyzed" from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER can be seen below. The track is quintessential DREAM THEATER, showcasing the band's unique ability to write memorable melodies backed with unique song structures and maestro-level musicianship. Wayne Joyner, who also imagined the clip for "Fall Into The Light", created the ...

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