MEGADETH Bassist To Return To Jackson For End-Of-Year Party At New Ellefson Coffee Co.

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will return to his former hometown of Jackson, Minnesota on Saturday, November 18 for a special end-of-the-year/birthday celebration at Kat’s Hog Heaven, the newest Ellefson Coffee Co. retail location. Located at 608 2nd St, Kat’s is the pride of Jackson, serving a full BBQ dining menu, and now serving and selling Ellefson Coffee Co. coffee and merchandise. Additionally, […]


Metalcore masterminds Killswitch Engage and legendary thrash/metal masters Anthrax have announced details of their extensive KillThrax II tour: a twenty-nine-city trek around North America early in 2018 presented by SiriusXM. The two bands already covered much of North American on their much-acclaimed KillThrax tour. Their new co-headlining jaunt kicks off on 25 January 2018 in […]

Watch The Full Three-Hour Memorial Concert For CHESTER BENNINGTON

LINKIN PARK‘s tribute concert to the band’s late frontman Chester Bennington was live streamed for free via YouTube and can now be seen in its entirety below. The performance itself took place Friday night (October 27) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and saw LINKIN PARK return to the stage for the first time since Bennington took his own life this past […]


Veteran rockers STRYPER have recruited FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson. He joins the band as the replacement for STRYPER‘s longtime bassist Tim Gaines, who was fired from the group earlier this year. “The first time I met the guys in STRYPER was in 1985, when my first band, MAXX WARRIOR opened for them in Charlotte, North Carolina,” says Richardson. “From that first meeting, they have always been one […]

CYHRA Feat. Ex-IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: Video Of First-Ever Live Performance

CYHRA, the new band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING), bassist Peter Iwers (ex-IN FLAMES) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI’S RHAPSODY), made its live debut last night (Friday, October 27) at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. CYHRA‘s debut album, “Letters To Myself”, was released on October 20 via Spinefarm […]

EVANESCENCE’s AMY LEE Talks About LINDSEY STIRLING’s Guest Appearance On ‘Synthesis’ (Video)

The fourth in a series of webisodes featuring footage from the making of EVANESCENCE‘s next album, “Synthesis”, can be seen below. In the latest episode of “Inside Synthesis”, we explore the making of “Hi-Lo”, one of the two new tracks on the album, featuring a guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling. “Synthesis” is due on November 10. The effort features […]

ANNIHILATOR Releases Gory, NSFW Video For New Song ‘Pieces Of You’

Canadian metal veterans ANNIHILATOR have released an extra-gory, NSFW (not-safe-for-work) video for the song “Pieces Of You”. The track is taken from the band’s sixteenth studio album, “For The Demented”, which will be released on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The effort will be available in a limited-edition digipack with lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a twelve-inch 180-gram […]

DELAIN And NIGHTWISH’s MARCO HIETALA Kick Off ‘Danse Macabre’ Tour In Paris (Video)

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN have just embarked on a very special run of shows, dubbed the “Danse Macabre” tour. Joining the band for this exclusive set of dates is longtime friend and collaborator, NIGHTWISH lynchpin Marco Hietala. Having contributed to most of DELAIN‘s records with guest appearances and after worldwide requests from fans, DELAIN and Hietala are now storming the stage together on the “Danse Macabre” tour. These shows feature […]

Shopping With COREY TAYLOR At Hollywood’s Amoeba Music (Video)

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor is featured in Amoeba Music‘s “What’s In My Bag?” segment in which he talks about some of the records, books and movies he is into. In the clip below, he can be seen shopping at Amoeba in Hollywood, where he talks about various records from ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, Frank Zappa, THE CLASH and WU-TANG CLAN, among others. Corey is continuing to tour with STONE SOUR in support […]

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bassist: CHESTER BENNINGTON’s Suicide ‘Was A Huge, Huge Surprise

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS bassist Robert DeLeo says that the suicide of the band’s former singer Chester Bennington was “a huge surprise.” The LINKIN PARK frontman ended his time with STP in 2015 in order to concentrate on his main act, as well as spend more time with his family. Chester recorded one EP with the band, “High Rise”, and did a handful of tours during his […]