phil-varone in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

PHIL DEMMEL Says VIO-LENCE Is Taking 'Delicate' Approach To Reunion: 'We're Still Kind Of Feeling Each Other Out'

VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel (formerly of MACHINE HEAD) recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about the group's upcoming tour of the continent. The full conversation an be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the resurrection of VIO-LENCE and upcoming Australian tour: Phil: "This whole thing kind of started slow, right ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PHIL DEMMEL Says 'Only ROBB FLYNN' Wanted To Include 'Bastards' Song On MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis' Album

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that "Bastards", the folk-driven, political song which appears on the band's latest album "Catharsis", would have been better suited for a Robb Flynn solo project. Originally released as an acoustic version on YouTube, "Bastards" is based on a conversation about white supremacy Robb had with his sons around ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Render - VALIS ABLAZE

At this stage in the progressive metal game, virtually no one would willingly saddle themselves with the "djent" tag. This is the way of subgenres, and particularly those that dare to forge a genuinely new path. Arguably the last truly unprecedented development in mainstream metal (and no, none of it would exist without MESHUGGAH), the ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

MOTÖRHEAD Announces Deluxe Reissue Campaign With 'Overkill' And 'Bomber'

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG have announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Reveals What SKID ROW Learned From DEF LEPPARD

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the making of the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why "Skid Row" was recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Snake: "The ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PHILIP ANSELMO Joined By MAX CAVALERA For 'Walk' Performance At DYNAMO METALFEST (Video)

Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) joined Philip Anselmo on stage yesterday (Saturday, July 20) at the Dynamo Metalfest in Eindhoven, Netherlands to perform the PANTERA classic "Walk". Video footage of Max's appearance can be seen below. Last month, Anselmo spoke to Graspop Metal Meeting about his decision to play a number of PANTERA songs ...

Read more

Posted in: News

PHILIP ANSELMO Joined By SATYRICON Frontman For 'I'm Broken' Performance At GEFLE METAL FESTIVAL (Video)

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven joined Philip Anselmo on stage earlier today (Friday, July 19) at the Gefle Metal Festival in Gävle, Sweden to perform the PANTERA classic "I'm Broken". Video footage of Satyr's appearance can be seen below. Last year, Satyr said that his EIBON project ultimately disintegrated as a result of Anselmo's severe ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Manifest Reality'

"Manifest Reality", the new video from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Awakening", which will be released on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Will AC/DC Announce 2019/2020 Tour Dates Next Week?

According to Topeka, Kansas rock radio station V100, AC/DC will announce the details of its 2019-2020 world tour on Wednesday, July 17. So far, there has been no corroboration from an official source about the timeline of a possible tour announcement, with the station adding on its web site: "Obviously, we're talking about ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises TRUMP, Says Anyone Against America Is 'A Socialist Communist Asshole'

James Kottak says that "anyone against America is a socialist communist asshole." The unusual Independence Day greetings came after the former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer wished his 18 thousand followers a happy holiday on Twitter. "Happy Fourth.... Trump rules!" the 56-year-old musician wrote, adding in a separate tweet: "Any one against America is ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch PHILIP ANSELMO Perform PANTERA Classics In London

Fan-filmed video footage of PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, performing on June 29 at the Underworld in London, England can be seen below. Last month, Anselmo spoke to Graspop Metal Meeting about his decision to play a number of PANTERA songs during the ...

Read more

Posted in: News