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Tag Archives: Chuck Billy

Metal Allegiance finally have a song out

Posted by on July 13, 2015

There are almost too many musicians on the forthcoming Metal Allegiance album. That’s why listening to it in song-sized chunks might make the most sense. Today, we get our first chance to do that, with “Can’t Kill the Devil.” Given that Chuck Billy and Alex Skolnick anchor the song, it sounds not unlike a Testament […]

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Metal Allegiance song lineup, release date announced

Posted by on June 16, 2015

We knew last month that the all-star Metal Allegiance was expanding from a one-off jam on a boat or on land to a full-fledged album. Today, the album release date and track lineup has been released and wow, it’s a doozy. Dropping September 18 on Nuclear Blast, the scope of artists involved and the collaborations […]

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Chuck Billy got trolled on Reddit yesterday

Posted by on April 28, 2015

Yesterday, Testament vocalist Chuck Billy did a Reddit AMA. And while by the very definition of an AMA, participants were told to ask Billy anything, he tried to keep the focus not on his band, but on The Chief, his custom vaporizer from Lord Vaper. As a result, there were a few takeaways about Testament, […]

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Interview: Shattered Sun vocalist Marcus Leal talks debut album, working with Chuck Billy

Posted by on April 13, 2015

Shattered Sun is Victory Records’ latest metal acquisition. The young sextet, from a small town just outside Corpus Christi, TX, has recently been thrust into high notoriety in anticipation of their upcoming full-length debut, Hope Within Hatred. The band caught the attention of Testament vocalist Chuck Billy, and his promotion company Breaking Bands, which we […]

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Win a Chuck Billy The Chief herbal vaporizer!

Posted by on March 25, 2015

There are plenty of herbal vaporizers out there, but only one endorsed by Testament vocalist Chuck Billy. “The Chief,” a pen from Lord Vaper Pens, is the first vaporizer designed by and endorsed by a metalhead. “The Chief” is ready to use in 60 seconds and features three temperature settings (to produce bigger clouds when firing them […]

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Interview: Chuck Billy talks Dark Roots of Thrash tour, next Testament album

Posted by on March 18, 2015

 On April 1, Testament and Exodus will tour together for the first time on the “Dark Roots of Thrash 2” tour. It’s a dream come true for longtime fans of the bands, both of which began in the ’80s. The bands will also be playing the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on April 18. We […]

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Testament singer Chuck Billy is down with vaping

Posted by on March 13, 2015

While Testament appear to be doing pretty well for themselves (unless you’re a former bassist), that doesn’t mean that they’re  not looking for additional sources of income beyond touring, merch  and album sales. Last year, they began offering stock in their songs, which didn’t get you any actual financial stock, but was still sort of a […]

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New & Noteworthy, March 3rd – You Can’t Kill Rock and Roll

Posted by on March 3, 2015

Although this year has started off on a fairly slow note, time and experience have proven that the release calendar is hardly a measure of the spirit of metal fans. 2015 is going to be a big year for heavy music, make no mistake. In the meantime, don’t skip out on what this week has […]

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Randy Rhoads tribute album is streaming now

Posted by on March 2, 2015

We’ve known for a while now about a tribute album for former Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads was in the works. With the album, Immortal Randy Rhoads, The Ultimate Tribute, being released tomorrow via UDR, it’s streaming now.  As the guitarist for Ozzy’s first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, […]

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Testament, Exodus to tour

Posted by on February 17, 2015

There’s a pretty short list of ’80s thrash bands that have not only stood the test of time, but are still putting out relevant music that stands alongside their earliest work. Testament and Exodus are two of those bands and they’ve just announced that they’ll be touring together. The Dark Roots of Thrash II tour […]

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