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New Podcast Explores History Of Metal Feat. Rare Interviews With BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, PANTERA, JUDAS PRIEST And More

Diversion Podcasts, a division of Diversion Media, has announced the launch of "Backstaged: The Devil In Metal". Hosted by bestselling author and music journalist, Jon Wiederhorn, this 12-episode podcast offers a one-of-a-kind journey through the history and culture of heavy metal. The podcast explores elements of darkness and extremism in the music and, examines how ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Collaborates With THE PICTUREBOOKS On 'Rebel' Single: Music Video Available

THE PICTUREBOOKS, the German biker-blues duo consisting of Fynn Grabke and Philipp Mirtschink, has released its new single and music video, "Rebel", featuring the outstanding Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM. The clip was filmed in Nashville and Berlin (Sony "Circle" Studios) by Lzzy Hale and THE PICTUREBOOKS. The single is also available to ...

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W.A.S.P. Guitarist DOUGLAS BLAIR Releases New SIGNAL2NOISE Single 'Generica'

In the spirit of legendary power trios such as RUSH, KING'S X, NIRVANA and PRIMUS emerges an unprecedented power duo — featuring a familiar character. Guitarist/vocalist Douglas Blair, known for his searing and emotional lead work with W.A.S.P., introduces his well-kept secret to the world — the innovative SIGNAL2NOISE. Blair's self-invented eight-string GuitarCross creates a ...

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HELLOWEEN's KAI HANSEN Discusses 'Skyfall' Songwriting Process (Video)

Last month, the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN released a new single, "Skyfall". The track is taken from the band's much-anticipated new, self-titled album, which is due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. A five-minute video in which guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen discusses the songwriting process for "Skyfall" can be seen ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER To Release New PSYCHOSEXUAL Album 'Unholy Hymns For The Children' In July

PSYCHOSEXUAL, featuring former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer on vocals as the Devil Daddy character, will release its second album, "Unholy Hymns For The Children", on July 2. "'Unholy Hymns For The Children' is just as unholy for everyone else, but we wanted to piss off Walmart, so we named it that," Spencer ...

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JOURNEY's ARNEL PINEDA Collaborates With BILLY SHEEHAN And JOEL HOEKSTRA On Cover Of STEVE MILLER BAND's 'Abracadabra'

JOURNEY vocalist Arnel Pineda has collaborated with guitarist Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE) and bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG) on a quarantine cover version of STEVE MILLER BAND's "Abracadabra", taken from the 1982 album of the same name. Arnel said: "Big thanks to my good friends for this awesome collaboration." Recording lineip: Arnel Pineda - Vocals Joel ...

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MAYHEM Announces 'Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando' EP

Norwegian black metallers MAYHEM return this year with an EP called "Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando" with additional material from the "Daemon" session, including a homage to bands that laid the foundation for what was to come. The EP will be released on July 9. The lords of darkness have dug deep and reflected their ...

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Watch THE DEAD DAISIES' Animated Music Video For 'Like No Other'

THE DEAD DAISIES have released a music video for their latest single, "Like No Other". The animated clip was created by Creative Works London using Epic Games' Unreal Engine, the software that provides tools for game developers "Like No Other" features a ground-breaking multi-platform interconnecting narrative based around a gunslinging heroine named Daisy, who who ...

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Hear New NONPOINT Song 'Ruthless'

NONPOINT has released the title track, "Ruthless", off its upcoming EP. The single was made available through the band's own label 361 Degrees Records LLC and was this year's featured track on AEW's "Blood And Guts" on TNT. Commented NONPOINT singer Elias Soriano: "'Ruthless' is more than just a song. It's a story with attitude ...

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KELLY OSBOURNE Says Her Relapse Was 'A Quick Bender': 'Everything Just Got Too Much, And I Crumbled'

Less than two weeks after admitting that she recently experienced a setback in her sobriety, Kelly Osbourne discussed the relapse during an appearance on the "Knockin' Doorz Down" podcast. The 36-year-old daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne said that the year since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges for her and ...

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SALIVA Unveils Documentary Detailing Quarter-Century Career

In conjunction with the release of "Every Twenty Years", a EP celebrating the 20th anniversary of SALIVA's major label debut, "Every Six Seconds", the group has released a short documentary detailing its 25-year journey. "We felt like it would be cool to give the fans a little peek behind the curtain of the history of ...

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TALAS Singer PHIL NARO Dies After Battle With Cancer

TALAS singer Phil Naro has passed away after a battle with tongue cancer. He was 63 years old. The news of Naro's death was broken by his family earlier today. They said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of our son, father, friend and musician Phillip Sampognaro, ...

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Watch All Eight Episodes Of BANGER FILMS' New Original Comedy Series 'Heavy Metal Hitchhiker'

Banger Films has released all eight episodes from "Heavy Metal Hitchhiker", the original comedy web series produced by its digital division BangerTV. You can now watch them below. The series is directed and co-written by Marc Ricciardelli ("Shredders Of Metal", "Protest The Hero: Of Our Own Volition") and stars comedian Garrett Jamieson and is soundtracked ...

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