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GENTLEMANS PISTOLS Feat. CARCASS's BILL STEER: Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST Announced

Leeds, U.K.-based rockers GENTLEMANS PISTOLS, who feature in their ranks CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer, have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The band's third album, "Hustler's Row", will be released later in the year. Says the group: "The album was recorded by singer/guitarist James Atkinson at Mutiny Studios in Bradford and reflects nearly five years of experience for the band: good times, bad times, bored ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Singer Talks Next Studio Album, Surviving The Music Business For 30 Years (Video)

From Hero To Zero recently conducted an interview with vocalist Eric "A.K." Knutson of Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the music business has changed since the 1980s when FLOTSAM AND JETSAM released its debut album: "Not only is the business itself different than it was back then, but my view on the ...

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IRON MAIDEN: Seymour Duncan Dave Murray Loaded Pickguard For Stratocaster Available

IRON MAIDEN legend Dave Murray demands plenty of versatility from his Fender Stratocaster guitars. He is called on to play everything from clear clean sections to powerful riffs and screaming solos during the course of an IRON MAIDEN set. For years, Murrary has turned to the Hot Rails and JB Jr. to achieve these tones in a classic single coil-sized Stratocaster configuration. Now you can instantly transform ...

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CLUTCH: 'X-Ray Visions' Video To Debut Tomorrow

"X-Ray Visions", the new video from Maryland rockers CLUTCH, will make its online debut on Wednesday, July 29 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The clip was shot by renowned photographer Dan Winters, who also designed the cover for the band's eleventh studio album, "Psychic Warfare". Sirius XM's Liquid Metal (Sirius XM channel 40) will premiere the audio track of "X-Ray Visions" throughout its programming from July 29 to J ...

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DISTURBED Singer DAVID DRAIMAN Says He's Written '95 Percent' Of Songs While High

According to The Pulse Of Radio, DISTURBED frontman David Draiman says that as much as 95 percent of the music he's written for the band has been created while he was high. Speaking with Revolver, Draiman revealed that the new song "Fire It Up", which opens with the sound of a bong hit, was inspired by the singer's routine. He explained: "There was a big fat bowl before that one. 95 percent of the songs I'v ...

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MISFITS Mainman JERRY ONLY's Book To Include Chapter About Having Dinner With SID VICIOUS The Night He Died

MISFITS mainman Jerry Only has revealed to Metal Hammer magazine that he is writing a book about his life. He said: "The book is basically about growing up when I grew up, in the '70s, and being able to get involved in the music scene that was taking off. [It will include] a lot of the tragedies — I'm actually writing a chapter about Sid Vicious [SEX PISTOLS] right now. I was there when he died." He continu ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH recently finished recording its fifteenth album in a Nashville studio for a tentative late 2015 or early 2016 release. The production duties on the follow-up to 2013's "Super Collider" were handled by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN). The CD is currently being mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, ALL THAT REMAINS and GOJIRA. In a Ju ...

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MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Talks The Business Side Of OPETH (Audio)

Rodney Holder of Australia's Music Business Facts recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers OPETH. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the importance of having the business side in order when running a band like OPETH: Mikael: "Yeah. I mean, obviously, music co ...

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GREAT WHITE Drummer AUDIE DESBROW To Marry Longtime Girlfriend Tomorrow

GREAT WHITE drummer Audie Desbrow will marry Dr. Darlene Conforti in a private ceremony on Tuesday, July 28. The longtime couple will continue to call Los Angeles home. "We wanted to share our wonderful news with the fans," Desbrow said. "It's been an amazing summer touring and this is just the pinnacle. The fans have already embraced Darlene and it will be amazing to have her at shows officially as my wife ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Frontman To Guest On New EKTOMORF Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE's George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher has laid down guest vocals on the song "Evil By Nature" from Hungarian extreme metallers EKTOMORF, to be included on the latter band's forthcoming album, due later in the year via AFM Records. The CD was once again produced by Tue Madsen at Denmark's Antfarm Studio (DARK TRANQUILLITY, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, SICK OF IT ALL). Commented EKTOMORF guitarist/vocalist Zo ...

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