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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Demons & Wizards announce touring lineup for upcoming summer shows

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Back in April, Demons & Wizards, the side project of Iced Earth frontman Jon Schaffer and Blind Guardian singer Hansi Kürsch, announced their 2019 Summer North American tour and now they’ve revealed their touring lineup, which consists of many well known musicians. * Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) – Lead Vocals * Jon Schaffer (ICED EARTH) – Guitar […]

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Slash confirms new Guns N’ Roses music

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Slash and other members of Guns N’ Roses have been coy about whether or not the band has been working on new material but now the guitarist has confirmed that they will be working on new music in the fall. During his chat with Meltdown of 101 WRIF, he explains how he wanted to take […]

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Krzysztof Drabikowski’s Batushka Drops New Album Панихида

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Batushka have had an interesting year, as the band went through a breakup causing a split in the band. One group features multi-instrumentalist Krzysztof Drabikowski and the another features vocalist Bartłomiej Krysiuk accompanied by a backing band. However, Drabikowski’s Batushka has now released a new album called Панихида which was composed, produced, recorded and mastered by himself at […]

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Album Premiere: Concrete Funeral – ‘Ultimum Judicium’

Posted by on May 29, 2019

For those who enjoy Lamb of God, Carcass, Exodus, and Death, Concrete Funeral is for you. These death/thrashers have spent the last four years being part of their local scene in Calgary, Alberta as they’ve shared the stage with bands Archspire, Battlecross, Kataklysm, and Toxic Holocaust, to name a few. While the group has a […]

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Corey Taylor explains reason for omitting “All Out Life” from new Slipknot record

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Last Halloween, Slipknot released a new single entitled “All Out Life.” However, when the band announced that they would be releasing a new album in the coming year, the song was not to be found on its official track list. Now, frontman Corey Taylor has explained that decision, as well as gone into more detail […]

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Anthrax’s Scott Ian reviews Motörhead albums

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Last week, Anthrax guitarist and life-long Motörhead fan Scott Ian joined the Motörhead YouTube channel to discuss some of the band’s iconic albums. The video features Ian opening five of the recently released BMG vinyl reissues of Motörhead’s 1990s and 2000s albums, including copies of 1996’s Overnight Sensation, 1998’s Snake Bite Love, 2000’s We Are […]

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A conversation with Felix Griffin (D.R.I, Bat) on joining M.O.D Classics (Ken Ballone & Tim McMurtrie

Posted by on May 29, 2019

Over the years, as bands fracture and reform, it’s not uncommon for musicians to squabble over who gets to keep the band’s original name. Most recently, we’ve seen Cro-Mags settle their lawsuit over the band’s name. We’ve also seen groups splitting into two including Entombed/Entombed A.D, Venom/Venom Inc., and so forth. Just two years ago […]

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Jinjer are currently in the studio

Posted by on May 28, 2019

Jinjer have just revealed that they are working in the studio for their upcoming third album. Through social media, the band announced that they are working with producer Max Morton and will be tracking at Kaska Studio in Kiev, Ukraine. “No rest for the wicked! Together with our long time friend and producer Max Morton, […]

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Destrage drop new video for “Hey, Stranger!”

Posted by on May 28, 2019

Italian metalcore act, Destrage have dropped a new video for their single “Hey, Stranger!” which was written and directed by guitarist Matteo Di Gioia. The song is featured off their recently released album The Chosen One via Metal Blade Records. The band commented on the synopsis of the video: “2019. Superstition tends to take over science, conspiracy over facts, ignorance […]

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Norma Jean part ways with guitarist Jeff Hickey

Posted by on May 28, 2019

Norma Jean has announced that they have parted ways with longtime guitarist Jeff Hickey. Hickey joined the band back in 2011 and was first featured on Wrongdoers. In the band’s statement, it is mentioned that Hickey is battling alcohol addiction and that is the reason for his departure. Anyone who has followed Norma Jean over the years […]

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