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No 'Mom Jeans' For MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine introducing the song "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due" during the band's April 19 concert in Tucson, Arizona can be seen below. Said Mustaine: "If I was your president…. [Chuckles] Oh, boy… I'll tell you what… There would be no fucking 'mom jeans' on this guy. [Editors' note: Mustaine was referring to an old joke about how President Obama wears mom j ...

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JEFF LOOMIS Talks To METAL NATION RADIO About CONQUERING DYSTOPIA (Audio)

On Monday, April 14, former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis and Cynfully Luscious (Cynthia Paulson) of Metal Nation Radio sat down to talk about Jeff's new project called CONQUERING DYSTOPIA, also featuring Portland, Oregon studio musician Keith Merrow. You can now listen to the chat using the PodOmatic widget below. The self-titled debut album from CONQUERING DYSTOPIA was mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sa ...

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DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA: 'I'm Just A Bricklayer That Got Lucky'

MetalMouth.net recently conducted an interview with vocalist Dez Fafara of California metallers DEVILDRIVER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. MetalMouth.net: DEVILDRIVER is a touring machine; you are literally always on the road. Is this still as important to you as your early days with COAL CHAMBER? Is it still as important to see the fans go crazy for your music? Dez: Yeah! And these shows ...

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REVAMP: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Philadelphia Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of REVAMP — the Dutch band led by former AFTER FOREVER frontwoman and current NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen — performing on April 17 at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. REVAMP is currently touring North America as the support act for ICED EARTH and SABATON. REVAMP's second album, "Wild Card", was released in Europe on August 23, 2013 via Nuclear Blast R ...

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GODSMACK Completes Recording New Album

GODSMACK has completed tracking its sixth album for a late 2014 release. The band's frontman, Sully Erna, took to his personal Facebook page earlier today (Sunday, April 20) to say: "We are officially DONE recording! And this record is BADASS! Haven't been this excited in awhile! Hope you all love it! First single out soon!" Last week, Erna revealed that the band had laid down 15 songs and was in the proces ...

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Four People Stabbed, 20 People Arrested Outside FIREFEST In Lakeland, Ohio

According to 19 Action News, four people were stabbed and 20 people were arrested in connection with a fight that took place Saturday evening outside The Foundry concert hall in Lakewood, Ohio where Firefest 2014 was being held. Saturday marked the second night of Firefest 2014. 13 hardcore and metal bands — including RINGWORM and DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR — were set to play at The Foundry. Police responded to ...

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MACHINE HEAD: New Song 'Killers & Kings' Available For Streaming

As part of this year's Record Store Day on April 19, San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD released a 10-inch vinyl single, with the A-side containing the "demo" version of a new song, "Killers & Kings". The B-side is a cover version of the track "Our Darkest Days" from one of MACHINE HEAD's favorite bands, IGNITE. Says MACHINE HEAD guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn: "I remember growing up in the th ...

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NILE's KARL SANDERS: 'The Internet Has Changed The Entire Music Business'

David Garlow of Syracuse Music Examiner recently conducted an interview with Karl Sanders of South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Syracuse Music Examiner: I checked out an interview you did with Metalship webzine a year ago and you had some very insightful thoughts and opinions about the Internet and how it has affected bands, fans, an ...

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AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE Taps Producer DAVE FORTMAN For New Album

Following their U.K. tour in support of the "Shoot" EP, Minneapolis industrial metallers AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE have announced their long-awaited fourth full-length studio album, set for release in 2014. In connection with the new record, the band has announced an Indiegogo campaign to give fans the chance to contribute to the first AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE studio album in nine years, and the group is offering so ...

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DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI Answers Fan-Submitted Questions

Drummer Mike Mangini of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER recently answered a number of questions for the visitors of the Music Radar web site. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Music Radar: What was the last breakthrough you had with your playing? Mangini: It was adjusting my velocities and realizing that I don't have to smash everything, with the perception that hitting harder gets you ...

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