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LARS ULRICH DISCUSSES METALLICA’S EARLY INFLUENCES IN NEW CLIP

On Jan. 19, 2018, MetalRock Films will release part one of a new two part Inside Metal documentary DVD series entitled The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal. Directed by Bob Nalbandian with narration by David Ellefson of thrash legends Megadeth, the documentary focuses on the Los Angeles thrash metal uprising of the early/mid ’80s and acts as a follow-up to the first two […]

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RAT PAK RECORDS SET TO RELEASE JOHN CORABI “LIVE ’94” (ONE NIGHT IN NASHVILLE)

Famed vocalist of The Dead Daisies, John Corabi, is set to release his first-ever solo live album Live 94 (One Night In Nashville). Corabi performs the classic self-titled 1994 Mötley Crüe album that he sang on after longtime Crüe vocalist Vince Neil stepped away from the role in 1992. “I love the way this record came out. I wanted something […]

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MINISTRY’S AL JOURGENSEN TALKS ABOUT THE RECENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen talks about the recent sexual harassment claims in the media. Check out the video HERE. Like former U.S. Senator Al Franken, Jourgensen admits he’s done things that he’s not proud of.  “But you grow, you learn, you listen,” he says.  Jourgensen has taken an objective look at some of his actions from the past that he didn’t consider […]

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PADDY AND THE RATS UNVEIL FIRST ALBUM DETAILS

Ireland! Shamrocks, shenanigans, sheep and pubs are some of the many highlights the Emerald Isle has to offer – that’s what Hungarian punk rockers PADDY AND THE RATS rightfully realized and quickly whipped out their fiddles and plugged in their guitars. The Miskolc-based six piece brooded over a couple of cold beers and rum casks, and decided to throw a hefty dose […]

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUT NEW TRACK, “TRAMPLED DOWN BELOW”

Black Label Society (Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass / Dario Lorina – Guitar / Jeff Fabb – Drums) has debuted a brand new track titled “Trampled Down Below” from their brand new LP, Grimmest Hits, due out this month.

The single is the third song the band has made available to the public. Just last month the band released a “Room Of Nightmares” and “All That’s Once Shined” music videos.

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CELEBRATING KITTIE’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A DOCUMENTARY ​(DVD & BLU RAY)/ CD RELEASE

How many people do you know that accomplished something that effectively CHANGED LIVES while they were in HIGH SCHOOL? ​ Our friends Morgan and Mercedes Lander didn’t intend to become Heavy Metal Feminist Icons in their teens, but that is exactly what they have become. They held their own with some of the biggest metal bands in the genre and […]

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CENTURY MEDIA CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY AS ICONIC LABEL

Century Media celebrates its 30th anniversary as a groundbreaking hard rock and metal label with the launch of CenturyMedia.store . The store is complete with reissued vinyl and exclusive metal-related merch, as part of a year-long celebration. The exclusive 30th anniversary vinyl available at launch includes iconic reissues of In This Moment’s Blood,  Lacuna Coil’s Karmacode, Suicide Silence’s The Black Crown, and No Time To Bleed. Check out the […]

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VEXES ANNOUNCE ALBUM DETAILS

From the ashes of renowned Pennsylvania/New Jersey-based rock and metal groups A Life Once Lost, Fury of Five, Vessl and Downstage rises a vital new lifeform – VEXES – the experimental, eclectic, groove-infused new post-rock outfit featuring frontman Charlie Berezansky, guitarist John Klagholz, drummer Justin Graves, and the band’s newest member, bassist Bobby Carpenter.
 

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THE TRUE STORY OF THRASH METAL IS UNLEASHED!

San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early ’80s, but the fact remains – Los Angeles is the rightful birthplace of three of the “Big 4” thrash bands and is the breeding grounds for unconventional thrash/punk-metal bands. From legendary thrash icons Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth, to punk/metal renegades Suicidal Tendencies and combative thrash stalwarts Dark Angel and Hirax, they all generated from this pretentious, megalopolis hellhole we call Los Angeles.

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SONY MUSIC SIGNS DREAM THEATER TO A LONG-TERM DEAL

Dream Theater is pleased to announce that they have signed with Sony Music worldwide, through Sony’s leading progressive music label imprint InsideOutMusic, for the release of the band’s forthcoming 14th studio album. They join an impressive roster of bands, many of which wouldn’t exist without Dream Theater blazing a trail before them, and inspiring young musicians since the early ’90s.

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THE CONTORTIONIST ANNOUNCE THE ‘CLAIRVOYANT’ 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

The Contortionist have added more U.S. tour dates for next year in continued support of their new LP, “Clairvoyant,” this time a long run for the Spring of 2018. Support will come from Silent Planet, Skyharbor, and Strawberry Girls.

The tour kicks off on March 4th at Cornerstone in Berkely, CA and stretches coast to coast before wrapping up at home in Indianapolis at the Deluxe at Old National Centre on April 6th.

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ANTHRAX’S LIVE DVD ‘KINGS AMONG SCOTLAND’ CONFIRMED FOR 2018 RELEASE

Multi-Grammy-nominated thrash icons Anthrax will see ‘Kings Among Scotland,’ the band’s long-awaited live-in-concert DVD, arrive in stores and online on April 27, 2018 (Megaforce).  

Captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show along with interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and other B-roll shot on the band’s tour bus, backstage, in hotels and elsewhere.  The DVD will also include a “gear rundown” from each of the band members.  

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OUR LADY PEACE DEBUTS ‘NICE TO MEET YOU’ MUSIC VIDEO

Canadian rock icons OUR LADY PEACE have debuted the latest installment of their mini-music video series featuring YouTube star Matthew Santoro, with the video clip for the track “Nice to Meet You.” Taken from Volume 1 of their first new album in the past five years –“Somethingness” — the video explores a unique look into personal stories that happen every day, all around us in a new light. 

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INK – ‘LOOM’

INK’s latest offering is “LOOM,” a pretty incredible and wide-ranging effort from this Alexandroupolis, Greece-based band. “LOOM” was originally released in 2016, but it is only recently that the music reached the ears of foreign shores in the United States.