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Former TESTAMENT Bassist GREG CHRISTIAN Joins TRAUMA

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has joined TRAUMA, best known as the band that Cliff Burton played with prior to hooking up with METALLICA. "TRAUMA is thrilled to welcome Greg Christian to our band," says the band in a statement. "His creative bass guitar work completes our music." "Having grown up in the Bay Area ...

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MARCUS SIEPEN Says Fans 'Burst Into Tears' When BLIND GUARDIAN Plays 'Lord Of The Rings'

Sticks For Stones conducted an interview with guitarist Marcus Siepen of German progressive power metal pioneers BLIND GUARDIAN. You can listen to the full interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BLIND GUARDIAN's new "Live Beyond The Spheres" DVD/live album: Marcus: "Obviously, we tried to capture what was happening on ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Battery' Performance From Chicago

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Battery" on June 18 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois can be seen below. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band is touring in support of its tenth studio album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which came out last November, eight years after "Death Magnetic". METALLICA is ...

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