Faith No More, Slipknot Sign On For Hellfest

Faith No More

Some of the bands booked for next year’s Hellfest have been confirmed. Basically, everyone is playing. But I am most interested in Faith No More’s playing the festival, which goes down in Clisson, France, and will happen between June 19 and June 21. Slipknot and Judas Priest are also playing, as are Lamb of God, […]

Scott Ian Back On “The Walking Dead”

Scott Ian, being transformed

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will be making a cameo in the second half of the current and fifth season of AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama “The Walking Dead.” Ian’s latest transformation into a zombie was documented for the latest episode of Ian’s horror FX show for Nerdist, “Scott Ian’s Bloodworks.” Ian previously appeared in a “Walking […]

Armored Saint Working On New Album

John Bush

The new year will see a new album from Armored Saint. The Veteran Los Angeles metal act has inked a new deal with Metal Blade Records. “We have been with Metal Blade for the last three records now,” Armored Saint singer John Bush said during an appearance on the inaugural episde of the “Inside Metal” […]

Anthrax, Volbeat To Tour


I guess there’s no hard feelings between Anthrax and ex member Rob Caggiano. Anthrax and Volbeat will be touring this spring in the states and Canada. Crobot will also be playing. A pre-sale goes live on October 29 at 10 a.m. local time in all markets, and can be accessed the bands’ websites. On Halloween, […]

Mastodon, Testament Members Sign On For Metal Allegiance


After a critically acclaimed premiere on the inaugural voyage of Motörhead’s Motörboat alongside their recent addition as a co-headliner on Shiprocked 2015, Metal Allegiance will be bringing their musical crusade stateside on January 21, 2015, at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. A collection of heavy music’s finest musicians will be reuniting for an […]

Exodus Frontman Talks About “Big Four”


Should Exodus be in the “Big Four?” That’s a question that likely comes up in every interview any of the band’s members commit to. Argentinian radio station Rock & Pop 95.9 FM recently spoke with Exodus vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza and was asked for his opinion. “Personally, I don’t pay attention to that necessarily,” he […]

Gene The Machine — Greatest Metal Drummer Ever?

Gene Hoglan

Greatest metal drummer of all time is a title that gets thrown around more often than not. Everyone has their own opinion of who could be and is the so-called “best” behind the kit. Many factors play into it; whether it’s about speed, style, substance or history of work. One drummer, in my humble opinion, […]

Ancient VVisdom Return With Sacrificial


Cleveland, Ohio’s occult death rock conjurors Ancient VVisdom will release their third full-length, entitled Sacrificial, later this Fall via Magic Bullet Records. I know this because I received a press release to that effect. So stop doubting and questioning me and my sources, fucker. On Sacrificial, “Ancient VVisdom delivers ten tracks that continue to push […]

Mustaine’s Health Issues Force Megadeth’s Motörboat Cruise Withdrawal

Dave Mustaine

Anyone attending Motörhead’s upcoming Motörboat cruise this month will be missing Megadeth. The band’s backed out for medical reasons. In their place, heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance — boasting Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Chris Broderick — has been added to the September 22 through September 26 boat trip. Metal Alleguance will features Down’s Philip […]

Zombie, Holt, Ian Appearing On “Top Chef Duels”

Scott Ian

On what is being billed as a very metal episode, Rob Zombie, Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer will all appear as guest judges on this week’s episode of “Top Chef Duels” on Bravo. The episode airs tonight (Wednesday, September 10) at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. “Top Chef Duels” features […]