Our Blog

SDMETAL

VIVIAN CAMPBELL: Why I Prefer VAN HALEN With DAVID LEE ROTH

In a recent interview with "Zach Martin's Big Fat American Rock Show!", DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell was asked which version of VAN HALEN he prefers — the classic VAN HALEN with David Lee Roth on vocals, or the "Van Hagar" era with Sammy...

read more

AXL ROSE Did A 'Great' Job Singing For AC/DC, Says DUFF MCKAGAN

Duff McKagan says that Axl Rose did a "great" job performing with AC/DC. AC/DC postponed the last 10 dates of its spring 2016 North American trek after singer Brian Johnson was advised to stop playing live or "risk total hearing loss." The band went on to complete the...

read more

CHRIS JERICHO: No New FOZZY Album Before 2020

FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — will enter the studio later this year to begin recording its new album for a tentative early 2020 release. Jericho told Loudwire in a new interview: "Rich Ward...

read more

Legendary SLAYER Cover Artist LARRY CARROLL Dead At 65

Lawrence "Larry" Carroll, the Australian-born, American-raised painter who was responsible for creating the cover artwork for SLAYER's "Reign In Blood", "South Of Heaven", "Seasons In The Abyss" and "Christ Illusion" albums, has died at the age of 65. His death on...

read more

NITA STRAUSS Is 'Very, Very Proud' Of Her Debut Solo Album

In a recent interview with Meltdown of the Detroit's WRIF radio station, Nita Strauss was asked if her debut solo album, last year's "Controlled Chaos", turned out to be exactly the kind of record she wanted to make. "It really is," she said (hear audio below). "I'm...

read more

Winter Ethereal – ARCH/MATHEOS

Some voices are simply undeniable. You may need to be a prog metal aficionado to truly appreciate the significance of this ongoing collaboration between two founding members of FATES WARNING, but regardless of historical context, "Winter Ethereal" provides a timely...

read more

Wolf God – GRAND MAGUS

Sweden is a hotbed of all things metal—from djent progenitors MESHUGGAH and prog inclined wizards OPETH, all the way over to the nation's signature death, black and melodeath scenes. In recent years, the likes of GHOST, SABATON and AMARANTHE have churned out catchy,...

read more

Saint Vitus – SAINT VITUS

Given the dogmatic way of things, this review should probably be full of dramatic statements about Scott Reagers being the original and therefore the ultimate frontman for SAINT VITUS, undisputed lords of American doom. But let's face it, arguing about whether Reagers...

read more

Video Premiere: DIAMOND HEAD's 'The Coffin Train'

"The Coffin Train", the new video from NWOBHM pioneers DIAMOND HEAD, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's upcoming album, which will be released on May 24 via Silver Lining Music. "The Coffin Train" clip was produced and animated at All4Band...

read more

BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH: Why God Has Called Me Back To KORN

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, who left the band in 2005 after becoming a Christian and returned eight years later, was asked in a new interview with Matt's Movie Reviews if he has seen a growing Christian community on the heavy metal touring circuit. "Definitely...

read more