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DENNER/SHERMANN Feat. MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists: 'Masters Of Evil' Album Due In June

MERCYFUL FATE guitar lengends Michael Denner and Hank Shermann have completed the mixing and mastering of their new DENNER / SHERMANN full-length album, "Masters Of Evil", for a June 24 release via Metal Blade Records. The album cover was painted by Swedish artist Thomas Holm, who also created the "Satan's Tomb" artwork, and who is very well known amongst fans for his standout pieces over the past three dec ...

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JAMES LABRIE Calls DREAM THEATER's 'The Astonishing' Show 'An Elaborate Theatrical Rock Opera Kind Of Experience'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie was interviewed on the April 15-17 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A few excerpts follow. Full Metal Jackie: You're going to be on the road for, like, a couple of months now, with the double concept album "The Astonishing". DREAM THEATER albums are often thematic, if not outright ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO Join Ocean Beach Cleanup

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo, who are both avid surfers, took part in a cleanup earlier today at San Francisco's popular Ocean Beach as part of a photo op sponsored by the San Francisco Giants. Asked during an appearance at 2014's Surf Summit what the surf industry can learn from the music industry, Hammett and Trujillo both pointed to adapting quickly to change. One of the d ...

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WHITE ZOMBIE: 'It Came From N.Y.C.' Unboxing Video

This week marks just one month left until the highly anticipated release of Numero Group's "It Came From N.Y.C." — the quintessential resurrection of WHITE ZOMBIE's eternally out-of-print early EPs and LPs. This set is the most exhaustive attempt so far to document the band's wondrously ugly birth. Get reintroduced to WHITE ZOMBIE as New York noise-rock, a grotesque creation that clawed and threatened its w ...

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TREMONTI: 'Dust' Audio Track-By-Track Commentary

"Dust", the third album from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, was released on April 29 via Fret 12. Mark's audio track-by-track commentary detailing the songs that comprise "Dust" is available below. "Dust", which was recorded during same sessions as "Cauterize", features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on guitars, Wolfgang Van Halen on bass and Garret ...

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SLAYER/EXODUS Guitarist GARY HOLT Calls TRUMP A 'Serial Liar', Says He Would Vote For SANDERS

SLAYER and EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has weighed in on the 2016 presidential election, saying that controversial Republican candidate Donald Trump is a "serial liar" who refused to disavow former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke. Speaking to Artisan News, Holt said (see video below): "I think it's kind of scary… frightening. Donald Trump's the likely Republican nominee. You can't believe anything he sa ...

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AXL ROSE Says He Approached AC/DC About Stepping In For BRIAN JOHNSON

GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose says was his idea to approach AC/DC about helping them complete the last twelve dates of their world tour after Brian Johnson was advised to stop playing live or "risk total hearing loss". "I called the day I read about it in the news, that there was a situation going on with Brian's hearing," Axl told BBC News. "I called a guy who's their production manager right now... becaus ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER's SUNSTORM: New Song 'Don't Walk Away From A Goodbye' Available For Streaming

"Don't Walk Away From A Goodbye", a brand new song from legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner's (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) SUNSTORM project can be streamed below. The track is taken from SUNSTORM's fourth album, which will be released on May 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. SUNSTORM is Joe Lynn Turner's successful AOR/melodic rock project, something that came about for the first time in 2006 ...

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GRAVE DIGGER To Enter Studio In June

Long-running German metallers GRAVE DIGGER will enter the studio in June to begin recording their new album for an early 2017 release. The band will support fellow Germans BLIND GUARDIAN on a North American tour this fall. GRAVE DIGGER's last CD was "Exhumation - The Early Years", a 35th-anniversary album containing re-recorded versions of the band's "absolute classics with a dynamic and powerful sound of 2 ...

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ELUVEITIE Parts Ways With Drummer, Female Vocalist And Guitarist

Swiss folk metallers ELUVEITIE announced the departure of drummer Merlin Sutter, vocalist Anna Murphy and guitarist Ivo Henzi. The band explains in a statement: "We all developed a lot over the last ten years — not only as a band, but also as individuals. And we partly developed in different directions; different goals, wishes and ideas emerged. Over the last years, we all had to deal with interpersonal cha ...

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