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SNOT Recruits VITIATE Frontman CARL BENSLEY For Upcoming Tour

Reunited legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT has tapped Carl Bensley (VITIATE, CONSUME THE FIRE) to sing for the band following the recent departure of Tommy "Vext" Cummings (ex-DIVINE HERESY). SNOT guitarist Mikey Doling says: "[Carl] is an incredible monster vocalist and great dude. [We're] very excited to rock with him." SNOT's U.S. tour, during which the band will perform its classic "Ge ...

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ONSLAUGHT Featuring Ex-ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN: Footage Of Brooklyn Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of British thrashers ONSLAUGHT performing on October 23 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York can be seen below. As previously reported, ONSLAUGHT vocalist Sy Keeler sitting out the band's "Thrash Invasion Tour 2014" of the U.S., Canada and South America due to health issues with his son. He is being replaced for the duration of the trek by former ANTHRAX singer Neil Turbin. Said Kee ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Says 'The Osbournes' TV Show Was 'A Good Idea' That 'Went Wildly Out Of Control'

Ozzy Osbourne says that the MTV reality show "The Osbournes", which followed the lives of the BLACK SABBATH singer and his family, was "a good idea" that "went wildly out of control." The "fly-on-the-wall" TV series, which became the highest rated original program in MTV's history, started in 2002 and ended in 2005. The show chronicled Sharon Osbourne's battle with cancer, as well as younger children Kelly ...

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FATES WARNING Singer Blames Band's 'Lackadaisical' Attitude For Lack Of DREAM THEATER-Level Commercial Success

FATES WARNING singer Ray Alder believes that the group's "lackadaisical" attitude towards recording and touring was was what ultimates cost him and his bandmates the kind of sustained commercial success that is enjoyed by DREAM THEATER, a band that many consider to be the premier progressive metal outfit in the world. Formed in 1982 by vocalist John Arch, guitarists Jim Matheos and Victor Arduini, bassist J ...

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DEATHSTARS Narrowly Avoid Tragedy After Tour Bus Catches Fire

Swedish industrial rock band DEATHSTARS narrowly escaped a tragedy early this morning (Saturday, October 25) when the tour bus they were travelling in caught fire in the middle of the Austrian Alps. The group had just picked up the bus in Graz, Austria, where it was left for repair, and was on its way to a gig in Italy. It was around 8 a.m. when the bus driver became aware that something was not right. "He ...

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DECAPITATED Involved In 'Serious' Van Accident

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED were involved in a serious van accident yesterday afternoon (Friday, October 24) while en route to a show in New Orleans, Luisiana. The band says in a statement: "We are all okay (two persons were hospitalized and released after a few hours) and we will continue our tour with AMERICAN SHARKS and GWAR. This time we were lucky." On October 29, 2007, a tour bus accident claim ...

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SKID ROW To 'Do Some Writing' For Next EP In January

Rock N Reel Reviews conducted an interview with SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo during the band's recently completed UK tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SKID ROW's plans to release another EP to follow up this year's "Rise Of The Damnation Army - United World Rebellion: Chapter Two": Sabo: "This one will be a set of three [EPs], s ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Unveils New Mobile App

Powered by DiscipleMedia, the new, exclusive SUICIDE SILENCE mobile app — compatible with all handheld iOS and Android devices — has been unveiled. Get yours here: * iOS/Apple users * Android/Google users As an added incentive for those who download the app within the first 24 hours, SUICIDE SILENCE and Disciple Media will randomly select three lucky winners who'll receive a special SUICIDE SILENCE merch pa ...

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Legendary CREAM Bassist JACK BRUCE Dies

Legendary CREAM bassist/singer Jack Bruce died today of liver disease. He was 71 years old. His family said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we, Jack's family, announce the passing of our beloved Jack: husband, father, granddad, and all round legend. The world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts." Bruce's death was confirmed by his ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO: How I Helped Recover PASTORIUS' Infamous 'Bass Of Doom'

Jaco Pastorius has long been regarded as one of, if not the, most influential bass guitarist of all time and is METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo personal hero. So upon overhearing a phone conversation that Jaco's legendary "Bass Of Doom" had resurfaced after being missing for over twenty years, but was tied up in an ugly legal battle, Robert instinctively offered to assist the Pastorius family in its recov ...

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