TheJamZone 2021 - Heavy Metal Music News Review

Orden Ogan - Final Days (2021)
Just as with the postponement of Accept's Too Mean To Die, I find an amusing pinprick of irony in Orden Ogan's Final Days being delayed for eight months because the days were getting a little too "final." Thus the gap between Gunmen and Final Days is twice as long as the usual ... Read more at Metal Storm Reviews

Tom Morello Details Unlikely Friendship with Ted Nugent
Tom Morello Details Unlikely Friendship with Ted Nugent - Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock

AUTARKH – “Alignment” Single Streaming

AUTARKH - "Alignment" Single Streaming
Dutch extreme metal outfit Autarkh have issued new song and video for 'Alignment'.Founder Michel Nienhuis comments: "A place of uncertainty can be a fertile ground if you are open to any way a situation might unfold. All might as well occur in your favor and it could feel like... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

MANTICORA Announce European Headline Tour

MANTICORA Announce European Headline Tour
The Danish metal-pioneers, Manticora, are headed out on what could likely be the first heavy metal-related European tour in 2021, after the lock-down.Covid-19 has robbed the world of way too many shows, but with the vaccine programmes being rolled out and the warmer temperatures coming... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Japan’s MORTIFY Sign To Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement EP Out In April

Japan's MORTIFY Sign To Horror Pain Gore Death Productions; Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement EP Out In April
Horror Pain Gore Death Productions have signed Japanese HM-2 grinding supergroup Mortify. The new EP Grotesque Buzzsaw Defilement is up now for preorder and will be released April 2 on CD and Digital formats. Preorders available on Bandcamp.Mortify are a grinding supergroup featuring Koreeda (ex-Cof ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Guitarist SEAN KELLY - "In The Midst Of Writing My Second Book"

Guitarist SEAN KELLY - "In The Midst Of Writing My Second Book"
Guitarist Sean Kelly (Lee Aaron, Helix, Honeymoon Suite, Gilby Clarke, Crash Kelly) published his first book, Metal On Ice, in 2013 via Dundurn Press. Subtitled, Tales From Canada's Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Heroes, it offered a new perspective on the dreams of musicians shooting for an ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

JOE BONAMASSA ANNOUNCES APRIL 1ST FAN-CURATED LIVESTREAM EVENT AT AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE

JOE BONAMASSA ANNOUNCES APRIL 1ST FAN-CURATED LIVESTREAM EVENT AT AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE
Joe Bonamassa is known for 'always being on the road.' This time he's bringing the concert into the homes of fans around the world in an epic pay-per-view performance from the live music capital of the world - Austin, Texas. On April 1st at 9 p.m. ET, he'll perform a ... Read more at Eddie Trunk

SINGER/GUITARIST RICHIE KOZTEN DISCUSSES RECORDING WITH IRON MAIDEN GUITARIST ADRIAN SMITH, HOW HE FIRST DISCOVERED EDDIE VAN HALEN AND OPENING FOR THE ROLLING STONES…YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT…OPENING FOR THE STONES

SINGER/GUITARIST RICHIE KOZTEN DISCUSSES RECORDING WITH IRON MAIDEN GUITARIST ADRIAN SMITH, HOW HE FIRST DISCOVERED EDDIE VAN HALEN AND OPENING FOR THE ROLLING STONES…YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT…OPENING FOR THE STONES
Niclas Müller-Hansen Sweden's Rock Sverige of spoke with singer/guitarist/songwriter, [Dana's note: and all around badass] Richie Kozten. Highlights from the interview appear below. Q: When was the first time you guys [Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and Richie Kozten] met? A: ... Read more at Eddie Trunk

METAL INJECTION LIVECAST #609 – Weird Pube

METAL INJECTION LIVECAST #609 - Weird Pube
We kicked things off by discussing the coronavirus vaccine. We discuss the breaking news about Texas re-opening up and how it will affect shows. We talk about Lacuna Coil's recent protest. Rob discusses a poor choice of words while writing a story earlier this week. We talk about a new MTA ... Read more at Metal Injection

QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Blasts 'Scumbag' Texas Governor For Lifting Coronavirus Restrictions

QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Blasts 'Scumbag' Texas Governor For Lifting Coronavirus Restrictions
QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre has criticized Gov. Greg Abbott over his decision to lift indoor capacity restrictions for Texas restaurants, bars, and businesses, and statewide mask mandates next week, saying his actions are the reason the concert industry "will be the last to open. ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Embraces His Danish Roots

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Embraces His Danish Roots
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was a guest on the latest episode of the "Tanya's Table" podcast hosted by Oakland, California-based celebrity chef, entrepreneur and cookbook author Tanya Holland. The one-hour discussion about music, food and where the two intersect can now be heard ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Dave Lombardo Says His Classic Slayer Drum Kits Were Stolen
During a recent interview with 'Hangin' & Bangin'', former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo revealed that a lot of his classic drum kits have been stolen over the years. He said the following about that when asked how many drums he has collected during his career: 'Unfortuna ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Soften The Glare (Mudvayne) Finish Tracking New EP
Soften The Glare, the band featuring Mudvayne bassist Ryan Martinie, have finished the recording process for their new EP. The group worked on the effort at Big Rude Studio in Castle Hayne, NC. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Big Rude Studio (@bigrudestudio) View this post on Instagram ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Date And Venue Announced For 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Date And Venue Announced For 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
It has been confirmed that the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH on October 30. As previously reported, this year's nominees include: Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, The New York Dolls, Mary J. ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Watch Footage Of Deftones Performing Five Songs On "Sacto Active Rock" In 1992
Footage of Deftones taking part in an interview and performance on the community cable show 'Sacto Active Rock' in 1992 has surfaced online. The clip finds the band playing five tracks including: 'Like Linus,' 'Hogburg Hop,' 'Plastic,' 'Slinky,' and ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Nergal Says Behemoth Will Be Celebrating Their 30th Anniversary "With Some Awesome Stuff"
Behemoth previously confirmed that they were working on a new album and now it looks like the band are planning something for their 30th anniversary as well. Frontman Adam 'Nergal' Darski said the following about the group's current plans during an interview with Summa Inferno: ' ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

West Cliffs (Arsonists Get All The Girls) Premiere "Phantasma II" Video
West Cliffs, the band featuring Sean Richmond (Arsonists Get All The Girls), Garin Rosen (ex-Arsonists Get All The Girls), and Brit Leigh, have premiered a new video for their new song 'Phantasma II.' This track is from the group's upcoming album 'Allusion.' - Read more at Metal Anarchy

Gears Premiere New Song "So What?"
Gears have premiered a new song titled 'So What?.' Vocalist Trip Six commented: 'When we wrote 'So What?' two years ago, it was coming from my personal view on how religion has in many ways become its own sort of animal; overriding the concept of love, compassion, family. ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

The L.A. Maybe Premiere "Sucker Punch" Video
The L.A. Maybe, the band featuring Alvi Robinson, the man who famously lost his job to audition for AC/DC in 2016, have premiered a new video for their new song 'Sucker Punch.' This track is from the group's new album 'Dirty Damn Tricks,' which will be released on March 26. ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Smashing Pumpkins Begin Tracking 33-Song "Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness"/"Machina" Sequel
Smashing Pumpkins have officially started the recording process for their conceptual follow-up to 'Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness' and 'Machina/The Machines Of God.' As Billy Corgan previously said, the effort will be a 33-track rock opera. The group commented: 'Start ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Chelsea Grin, Crystal Lake, & Alpha Wolf Members To Guest On New Left To Suffer EP "On Death"
Left To Suffer have announced that their new EP 'On Death' will be released on April 23. The effort was produced and mixed by Joshua Travis (Emmure) and it will feature the following tracks: 01. 'Event' 02. 'Denial' (feat. Crystal Lake's Ryo Kinoshita) 03. 'An ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Soundcloud launches “fan-powered royalties” system (Portishead approve)

Soundcloud launches "fan-powered royalties" system (Portishead approve)
Soundcloud launches "fan-powered royalties" system (Portishead approve) - Read more at BrooklynVegan

KISS – “Shout It Loud” Anniversary Collection Launched

KISS - "Shout It Loud" Anniversary Collection Launched
KISS is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the release of the single of one of their most iconic songs, 'Shout It Out Loud', with a new collection. With new t-shirts, a ball cap, and a coffee mug; the most enticing item is a reissue of the single on a... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

KING OF ASGARD - "Frôðr" Lyric Video Released

KING OF ASGARD - "Frôðr" Lyric Video Released
"Frôðr" is the opening song of King Of Asgard's fourth full length album Svartrviðr, which will be released as double LP, Digipak CD and download version on May 28, 2021. It is the first of no less than eight epic tracks which honour the first wave(s) of grim and... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

3/2: TAYLOR MOMSEN, JAY BUCHANAN OF RIVAL SONS, SABBATH/DIO WEEK!
This week on TrunkNation tomorrow is Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons, Thrs will be Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless (great new album!). Next week is Sabbath/Dio week! A different Sabbath/Dio era guest each day. Monday Geezer, Tues Wendy Dio, Wed Vinnie Appice Thrs Tony Iommi! All live 2-4P ET on ... Read more at Eddie Trunk

Texas and Mississippi Set to Allow Concerts at Full Capacity and Without Masks

Texas and Mississippi Set to Allow Concerts at Full Capacity and Without Masks
[ 1,029 views ] The relaxed restrictions will take effect on March 10 in Texas and on March 3 (tomorrow) in Mississippi.Announcements from the states' respective governors can be read below. NEW: Issuing an executive order to lift the mask mandate and open Texas to 100 percent. pic.twitter.com/ ... Read more at Lambgoat

Here's a First Look at the New 'Holy Diver' Dio Graphic Novel
Thanks to Z2 Comics, there's been a plethora of graphic novels based on the works of rock and metal artists. The upcoming story inspired by Dio's debut album Holy Diver was actually a collaboration between the company and the Dio Estate, and we have an exclusive first look at ... Read more at Loudwire

Texas Will Allow Full Capacity Concerts, Lifts Mask Mandate
How soon before we see full capacity maskless concerts? Texas governor Greg Abbott just issued an executive order starting next Wednesday (March 10) that could allow for full capacity and maskless concerts to return. However, he has left it in the hands of businesses to determine safety measures ... Read more at Loudwire

Tonight, The LIVECAST Will Not Stream In Silence
We're back with a new stream tonight, and unlike Lacuna Coil, we will not be silent the whole time. If anything, we're likely to talk over each other so much so that we might blow out the stream, ironically ending up in silence. Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. So tune in, ... Read more at Metal Injection

Texas And Mississippi To Allow Concert Venues To Reopen At Full Capacity; Masks No Longer Required

Texas And Mississippi To Allow Concert Venues To Reopen At Full Capacity; Masks No Longer Required
Texas and Mississippi are both lifting their mask mandates and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the states to 100%. This means that social gatherings, including at sports stadiums, concert halls and other large venues, will be allowed in Texas and Mississippi without any ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN Is 'Incredibly Grateful' For 'Death By Rock And Roll''s Chart Success
THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN Is 'Incredibly Grateful' For 'Death By Rock And Roll''s Chart Success
Last month, THE PRETTY RECKLESS's latest album, "Death By Rock And Roll", debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart. It marked the third top 10 and first No. 1 for the Taylor Momsen-fronted act on the chart. The album opened with 16,000 copies sold in the U.S. in the ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
TOM MORELLO Explains His Unlikely Friendship With TED NUGENT
TOM MORELLO Explains His Unlikely Friendship With TED NUGENT
Despite having vastly different political views from Ted Nugent, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello says that they are good friends. Morello, who is a member one of the most militant left-wing rap/rock/metal bands of all time, discussed his relationship with Nugent during a recent ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Golgotha - Remembering The Past Writing The Future (2021)
Artist: GolgothaAlbum: Remembering The Past Writing The FutureReleased: 2021Style: Death MetalFormat: MP3 320KbpsSize: 76 Mb Tracklist: 01 - Don't Waste Your Life 02 - Helpless 03 - I Am Lost 04 - Elemental Changes 05 - LonelyDOWNLOAD LINKS: RAPIDGATOR: DOWNLOAD TURBOBIT: DOWNLOAD - Read more at New Album Releases ยป Metal
HELLYEAH’s Self-Titled Album Goes Gold In The U.S.
HELLYEAH's Self-Titled Album Goes Gold In The U.S.
HELLYEAH's Self-Titled Album Goes Gold In The U.S. - Read more at Metal Anarchy
Helloween Tease "Skyfall" Video
Helloween's 'Pumpkins United' lineup, Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen, Andi Deris, Michael Weikath, Sascha Gerstner, Markus Grosskopf, and Daniel Löble, have shared a teaser for their new song/video 'Skyfall.' The full clip will be released on April 2. The band previously ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
Terror Stream “Trapped In A World” In Full
Terror Stream "Trapped In A World" In Full
Terror are streaming their new album 'Trapped In A World' in full via Decibel. You can check that out HERE. As previously reported, the effort, which will officially be released on March 5, was tracked live in the studio with ex-guitarist Todd Jones (Nails) and it features re-recorded ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
GYPSY PISTOLEROS - Special Editon 7" Red & Gold Vinyl
GYPSY PISTOLEROS Special limited signed Edition 7″ Red & Gold Splatter vinyl edition - 500 - Lost in a Town called Nowhere!' GYPSY PISTOLEROS have released a brand new single and anthem for the underdog 'Lost in a Town called Nowhere!', it is the first track ... Read more at PlanetMosh
BLOODY HELL Unleash Single “Burn Witch Burn”
BLOODY HELL Unleash Single "Burn Witch Burn"
Bloody Hell releases their new record "The Bloodening" due out via Rockshots Records on April 30th, 2021 and features 12 fist-pumping songs to kick the band's newfound momentum into overdrive.  To get the headbanging party started, the Bloody Hell is sharing ... Read more at PlanetMosh
METALITE release new album ‘A Virtual World’
METALITE release new album 'A Virtual World'
METALITE release new album 'A Virtual World' on 26th March, out via AFM Records. The update for modern Power and Melodic Metal will be coming sooner as expected - with a new album called 'A Virtual World', the Swedish Power Metal quintet METALITE returns to the ... Read more at PlanetMosh
MetalSucks' Least-Sucky Songs of the Week
We've been indoors for a year. Fuuuuuuuuu- Liquid Tension Experiment, "Beating the Odds" This song belongs in a '80s movie training montage. We mean that as high praise. Smith/Kotzen, "Scars" Fun fact: this generated more traffic for MetalSucks than any other new song ... Read more at MetalSucks
The Armed Release New Song + Video “Average Death”
The Armed Release New Song + Video "Average Death"
Official press release: The Armed have released a new song and video, "Average Death," from their forthcoming album Ultrapop. You can watch the video below. Featuring Clark Huge, flame throwers and a colorful cast of characters in incredible wardrobe and makeup-it's a ... Read more at MetalSucks
Rob Zombie: Meeting Ozzy Osbourne Was 'Awesome' + 'Uncomfortable'
Rob Zombie: Meeting Ozzy Osbourne Was 'Awesome' + 'Uncomfortable' - Read more at Noisecreep
Listen to The Wedding Present's acoustic album 'Locked Down & Stripped Back'
Listen to The Wedding Present's acoustic album 'Locked Down & Stripped Back' - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Arlo Parks reschedules US shows & adds dates
Arlo Parks reschedules US shows & adds dates - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Maple Glider signs to Partisan Records, shares "Good Thing"
Maple Glider signs to Partisan Records, shares "Good Thing" - Read more at BrooklynVegan
NANOWAR OF STEEL Release Heartfelt Italian Ballad "Biancodolce"; Music Video
NANOWAR OF STEEL Release Heartfelt Italian Ballad "Biancodolce"; Music Video
Nanowar Of Steel, who recently retired from their brand of parody heavy metal but have been lauded with viral songs such as 'Valhallelujah' and 'Uranus', reveal their next emotional single.On "Biancodolce", Nanowar Of Steel pursue their newly found path of Italian pop ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET Fears The Holy Bible Will Be "Cancelled" - "It's Just A Matter Of Time"
STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET Fears The Holy Bible Will Be "Cancelled" - "It's Just A Matter Of Time"
Frontman Michael Sweet of Christian rockers, Styper, took to social media to express his concern that The Holy Bible is on the verge of being cancelled.Says Sweet: "We've been handing out bibles for almost 40 years. For the first time in my life I'm asking myself this question - I... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News
GRETA VAN FLEET Debut "Heat Above" Live Video
GRETA VAN FLEET Debut "Heat Above" Live Video
Greta Van Fleet have unveiled a live video for 'Heat Above' the latest track from their sophomore LP, The Battle At Garden's Gate, due April 16 via Lava/Republic.''Heat Above' is theatrical, eloquent, and exaggerated,' explains the group. 'This is a dream in ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
HELLYEAH - Self-Titled Debut Album Certified Gold In US
Hellyeah's self-titled debut album received Gold certification by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) on February 25, having sold in excess of 500,000 copies. The album was released in 2007.Hellyeah's lineup on the debut included Chad Gray - vocals, Greg Tribbett - lead ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Set For October 30 In Cleveland
36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Set For October 30 In Cleveland
The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame has announced that the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony returns to Cleveland, Ohio on October 30, 2021, and for the first time, will be held at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.The recently transformed FieldHouse provides a new and truly world-cl ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
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