Category Archives: Metal News

Testament Releasing New Album in October

Testament - Dark Roots of Earth

Thrash metal legends Testament have announced that their upcoming album, The Brotherhood of the Snake, will be release October 28, 2016. The album will be mixed by Andy Sneap and will be the band’s first with ex-Death bassist Steve DiGiorgio since 1999’s The Gathering. It will be the band’s follow-up to 2012’s Dark Roots of

Hatriot Release Demo Version Of New Song Carnival of Execution

Hatriot - Carnival of Execution

Thrash band Hatriot has released the demo version of a new song called “Carnival of Execution,” which is the band’s first track to be recorded without former singer Steve “Zetro” Souza from Exodus and the first new track to feature Zetro’s son Cody Souza as main vocalist. He has some grit and sounds like his

Opeth Announces New Album and Signs to Nuclear Blast Records

Opeth

Progressive metal juggernauts Opeth have announced that they have signed with Nuclear Blast Records and that their 12th studio album, Sorceress, will be released later this year. Sorceress will be the band’s follow-up to 2014’s Pale Communion. Vocalist/guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt states, “We’re happy to confirm that we have indeed signed a deal with Nuclear Blast

Machine Head Shares World Premiere of New Single Is There Anybody Out There?

Machine Head

The mighty Machine Head have recorded a new track for an upcoming single titled “Is There Anybody Out There?“. The song is currently available for streaming and is being released digitally this Friday, June 3, 2016. Robb Flyn has the following to say about the song: “The song is about love, loneliness, racism, and not

R.I.P. Former Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza

Nick Menza

Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza has died at the age of 51 after suffering heart failure onstage Saturday night while performing with his band OHM at Los Angeles club The Baked Potato. The venue itself has confirmed it and Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine tweeted about it. Dave Mustaine said via Twitter: “Tell me this isn’t

Agalloch Has Called It a Day

Agalloch

The mighty Agalloch has officially called it quits. The group posted this message online via Facebook: “Following 20 years, 5 full length albums, many tours around the world, and numerous other recordings, John Haughm and the rest of the band (Don Anderson, Jason Walton and Aesop Dekker) have parted ways. “What the future holds for

Axl Rose Confirmed as Vocalist For AC/DC

Axl Rose - ACDC

Rumors ran rampant for a while with all of the speculation that Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose would be taking over vocal duties for AC/DC from Brian Johnson. Word finally has come out from the band with the official statement. The official press release states: AC/DC band members would like to thank Brian Johnson

Death Angel Debut First Single From New Album

Death Angel - The Evil Divide

Bay Area thrash metal veterans Death Angel have debuted the first single from their upcoming album, The Evil Divide. The track is titled “The Moth” and kicks ass. The Evil Divide will be released worldwide on May 27, 2016 through Nuclear Blast Records. Death Angel – “THE MOTH” (From The New Album – The Evil

Axl Rose Rumored to be AC/DC Singer

Axl Rose - ACDC

The rumor that began innocently enough keeps getting fuel added to the fire. It appears as if Guns N’ Roses vocalist Axl Rose will fill in as the new AC/DC vocalist. TMZ recently published photos of Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose and the AC/DC band members leaving the same Atlanta rehearsal studio. AC/DC have still

Rotting Christ Releases Lyric Video For For a Voice Like Thunder

Rotting Christ - Rituals

Greek metal horde Rotting Christ have released a lyric video for “For a Voice Like Thunder” taken from their latest album Rituals (read the Rituals review). The animation was created by Manster Design and the video also features a special guest recitation by Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost). The song lyrics are based in English poet