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  • CARCASS To Release New Album In August February 23, 2020
    CARCASS will release its new album on August 7. The British extreme metal pioneers revealed the projected arrival date for the follow-up to 2013's "Surgical Steel" in a Facebook post earlier today. The group wrote: "New album? August 7th." No further details about the LP have yet been made available. Last December, CARCASS released a […]
  • TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Endorses ELIZABETH WARREN For President February 23, 2020
    TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president, four days after the Massachusetts senator gave a fiery debate performance in Las Vegas. Earlier today, Skolnick took to his Twitter to declare: "I'm voting for #ElizabethWarren in the New York primary." This past Tuesday (February 18), Alex tweeted out a photo of him with […]
  • RATT Performs As Four-Piece In Oklahoma Following Departure Of Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS: Video, Photos February 23, 2020
    RATT played as a four-piece in Oklahoma following the departure of guitarist Chris Sanders. Singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) took the stage last night (Saturday, February 22) at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton without a replacement for Sanders, who confirmed […]
  • JOHN 5 Says New ROB ZOMBIE Album Is 'Really Heavy' With 'Tons Of Hooks' February 23, 2020
    John 5 spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about Rob Zombie's long-awaited new studio album. The disc will tentatively be issued later this year via the iconic rocker's new record label, Nuclear Blast Records. "It's been done for a little bit, and [Rob] just wants to put it out at the right time," […]
  • PÄR SUNDSTRÖM Says It Would Be 'Difficult' For SABATON To Write About Topics Other Than History February 23, 2020
    Iain Purdie of The Moshville Times conducted an interview with bassist Pär Sundström of Swedish metallers SABATON prior to the band's February 8 concert at Wembley Arena in London, England, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of SABATON: Pär: "We started like […]
  • ANDREAS KISSER On Joining SEPULTURA In 1987: 'The Chemistry Was Instant' February 23, 2020
    In a recent interview with the "Metal Magdalene With Jet" show on Metal Messiah Radio, guitarist Andreas Kisser explained how he came to join SEPULTURA in 1987 as the replacement for Jairo Guedz. Kisser's first studio outing with SEPULTURA was the same year's "Schizophrenia", an album that demonstrated a marked improvement from the band's 1986 […]
  • TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says 'Everyone Got Involved' In The Songwriting For 'Titans Of Creation' February 23, 2020
    In a recent interview with Australia's The Underground, frontman Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT discussed the songwriting process for the band's forthcoming "Titans Of Creation" studio album. The LP — the band's 12th overall — marks the second consecutive TESTAMENT studio effort to feature the same lineup of Billy, Eric Peterson […]
  • Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Continues To Be A Climate-Change Skeptic February 23, 2020
    Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has once again expressed doubt about climate change. This past Wednesday (February 19), Kottak took to his Twitter to write: "For those of us who are knowledgeable, we were in an ice age in 1978..all the scientists said to embrace for an ice age...Hm? what happened […]
  • NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY: 'Politics Doesn't Mean Anything If It Doesn't Help People' February 23, 2020
    J. Vuorela Interviews spoke with frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway of U.K. grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH prior to the band's February 14 concert at Kulturhaus Astra in Berlin, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On NAPALM DEATH's longevity in spite of the fact grindcore is often considered […]
  • DIMEBAG's Longtime Girlfriend RITA HANEY Reveals Ovarian Cancer Battle February 23, 2020
    Rita Haney has spoken publicly for the first time about her battle with ovarian cancer. The longtime girlfriend of late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott discussed her health scare in an interview with "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" on the red carpet of the Ronnie James Dio 10th Memorial Awards Gala this past […]