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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Releases 'Happy New Year' Poem

Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has released a New Year's Day poem called "Happy New Year". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH ...

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: Comeback Single 'The Passage of Time' Now Available

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, will release its third album, "LTE3", on March 26 via InsideOut Music. The effort will arrive 22 ...

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NANCY WILSON-Designed EPIPHONE Guitar Now Available

Epiphone, the leading accessible guitar brand For Every Stage, presents the new Nancy Wilson Fanatic. The Fanatic is created and co-designed by Nancy Wilson of HEART and the luthiers at Epiphone in Nashville, Tennessee, and marks Wilson's first Epiphone signature guitar and her second guitar overall with Gibson Brands. The Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic is ...

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GEMINI SYNDROME Drops Music Video For New Single 'IDK'

Los Angeles alternative metal band GEMINI SYNDROME has released the music video for "IDK". The track will be available to purchase and stream on Friday, January 22 via Another Century. GEMINI SYNDROME vocalist Aaron Nordstrom states: "'IDK' plays with the double entendre, 'I decay' and 'IDK' (I don't know) to illustrate the Voltaire quote, 'The ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says 'Peace Sells' Song Was Written 'Literally Within A Couple Of Hours'

During his latest appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke about the creation of the bass intro to the song "Peace Sells", from the band's 1986 album "Peace Sells… But Who's Buying?" "Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH frontman] wrote the riff," Ellefson said. "I had ...

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THE BLACK CROWES: 'Shake Your Money Maker' 30th-Anniversary Multi-Format Reissue Due In February

"Shake Your Money Maker", the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock 'n' roll band THE BLACK CROWES, is being re-released in multi-formats sets on February 26 through UMe/American Recordings. Band founders brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of the re-release. Most exciting are the 4LP and 3CD Super ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON: How to Prepare Perfect Brussels Sprouts Gratin (Video)

In the four-minute video below, TESTAMENT guitarist Eric Peterson walks us step by step through one of his favorite holiday dishes, brussel sprouts gratin. TESTAMENT's latest album, "Titans Of Creation", came out in April via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Peterson and singer Chuck Billy, while Juan Urteaga of Trident Studios handled co-producing, ...

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GEMINI SYNDROME Releases Music Video For 'Reintegration'

Los Angeles alternative metal band GEMINI SYNDROME has released the music video for its new single "Reintegration" today via Another Century. The clip, directed by Brian Cox (BRING ME THE HORIZON, THE USED, STARSET), can be seen below. The track, which is the first release off the band's forthcoming full-length album, is also available to ...

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Written Destiny - CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY

With most of us hoping to make it through Christmas without contracting the dreaded plague and breathing our last to the strains of MARIAH CAREY, gung-ho partying might be slightly less prominent on our agendas this year. But nobody said it was non-festive to get horrifyingly drunk in isolation and headbang until our brains dribble ...

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GEMINI SYNDROME Releases New Single 'Reintegration'

Los Angeles alternative metal band GEMINI SYNDROME has released a new single, "Reintegration", via Another Century. The band states: "'Reintegration' perfectly encapsulates the theme of the third and final chapter of our trilogy of albums. It's a fearless and transparent introduction to the idea of traversing death and being reborn; ultimately reintegrating with our true ...

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Grand Malevolence - DEPRAVITY

Never mind the traditional spooky intro: "Grand Malevolence" declares clobbering time to be long overdue, as opener "Indulging Psychotic Thoughts" bursts through the speakers and smacks your teeth out through the back of your skull. Death metal diehards will be familiar with DEPRAVITY. One of the most flat-out brutal bands on the planet, they raised ...

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Edder & Bile - CADAVER

When it comes to unsung heroes of the metal underground, Norway's CADAVER have to be near the top of the pile marked "long overdue some goddamn recognition." Admittedly, it hasn't helped that the band's activity has been (to put it mildly) intermittent over the last three decades, but this long-awaited return delivers such a ferocious ...

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KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH's LOVE AND DEATH Project To Release 'Perfectly Preserved' Album; 'Down' Single Available

2021 will see LOVE AND DEATH return with "Perfectly Preserved", a blistering but accessible full-length follow-up, driven by the spiritual resilience inherent in the first record, combined with an even starker depiction of real-life struggle. Anger, broken relationships, lowered self-worth, and the collision of optimistic values with oppressive systems are all on display, from the ...

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Alchemy Of Souls - LORDS OF BLACK

Best known as current frontman with RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW, Ronnie Romero has, to put it mildly, a set of pipes. Away from his higher profile endeavors, the Spaniard has also been putting in the hours with LORDS OF BLACK — an incendiary melodic heavy metal band with occasional toes dipped in symphonic and progressive waters. ...

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SCORPIONS Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Crazy World' With 'Fact Video'

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Crazy World", SCORPIONS have released a one-minute "fact video" for their classic album. Check it out below. Earlier in the year, SCORPIONS members Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs gave extensive and exclusive interviews to Rock Candy magazine for a huge 16-page cover story feature. Together with respected ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Shares Another Anti-DONALD TRUMP Rap Song 'Wear A F**king Mask'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, who has been an outspoken critic of America's 45th president on social media, has released another anti-Donald Trump song called "Wear A Fucking Mask". Skolnick explains: "My recent homespun rap track 'Trump Sucks' got so much attention, from being labelled 'an anthem' and 'brilliant' to 'pathetic' and 'cringeworthy,' that I just ...

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