TheJamZone 2017 - Heavy Metal Music News Review
BLAZE OF PERDITION Conscious Darkness (Black Metal, 2017)

BLAZE OF PERDITION Conscious Darkness (Black Metal, 2017)
Review by adg211288 - Here's a story about me, your humble reviewer: black metal is my favourite genre of metal music. That means that more than any other genre I spend a lot of time checking out black metal acts, both old and new, to the point where buying used job lots of black metal albums ... Read more at MetalMusicArchives.com New Reviews

NILE Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka (Brutal Death Metal, 1998)

NILE Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka (Brutal Death Metal, 1998)
Review by siLLy puPPy - It was bound to happen eventually. When Iron Maiden released their landmark album 'Powerslave' in 1984, it not only displayed a classic metal band in full form in the midst of their long creative peak that would span the rest of the decade but it also sowed the ... Read more at MetalMusicArchives.com New Reviews

YouTube Drumming Sensation MEYTAL COHEN Working On Second Studio Album
Los Angeles based heavy-music act MEYTAL, featuring YouTube celebrity drummer Meytal Cohen, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of the band's second studio album, tentatively due next summer. Performing as a five-piece, MEYTAL's debut album, "Alchemy", which ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

2017: The Year in Interviews
It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone.  I feel like it was just last month when I was thinking to myself, "I wonder how 2017 will go as far as interviews.  Well, this year was definitely  more about quality over quantity as I feel like I had some ... Read more at The Great Southern Brainfart

Drummer Sean Reinert Exits Cynic - Settlement Over Use Of Band Name Reached

Drummer Sean Reinert Exits Cynic - Settlement Over Use Of Band Name Reached
Headline News Drummer Sean Reinert Exits Cynic - Settlement Over Use Of Band Name Reached Band Photo: Cynic (?) Cynic haven't been too active since 2015 when a a dispute emerged between frontman/guitarist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert. At the time Reinert parted ways with the band, ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

Asking Alexandria Premiere New Track "Alone In A Room" From Upcoming New Self-Titled Album
Asking Alexandria Premiere New Track "Alone In A Room" From Upcoming New Self-Titled Album Asking Alexandria debut their new song "Alone In A Room" below. The track will find an official release as part of the band's upcoming new self-titled album, which is due out this ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

Archaic Tomb Streaming "Vast Cursed Landscapes" From Upcoming Debut Album "Congregations for Ancient Rituals"
Archaic Tomb Streaming "Vast Cursed Landscapes" From Upcoming Debut Album "Congregations for Ancient Rituals" Portuguese band named Archaic Tomb streaming "Vast Cursed Landscapes", taken from their upcoming debut album "Congregations for Ancient Rituals", ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Frontman Apologizes For 'Unintentionally' Kicking Photographer In The Head
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE frontman Josh Homme has released a statement after he was videotaped kicking a photographer in the head at a show in California over the weekend. Chelsea Lauren, a photographer for Shutterstock, told Variety the incident, which happened during the band's performance on ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

CYNIC To Continue Without Drummer SEAN REINERT
Sean Reinert has officially exited CYNIC after reaching a settlement with Paul Masvidal regarding the rights to the band's name. The drummer's latest move comes more than two years after he announced via Facebook that the progressive rock innovators had "come to an end" due to ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Listen To New ASKING ALEXANDRIA Song 'Alone In A Room'

Listen To New ASKING ALEXANDRIA Song 'Alone In A Room'
"Alone In A Room", a brand new song from the U.K. metalcore band ASKING ALEXANDRIA, was premiered earlier tonight on BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter" and can now be streamed using the widget below. The track is taken from ASKING ALEXANDRIA's new, self-tit ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Asking Alexandria Premiere New Song “Alone In A Room”

Asking Alexandria Premiere New Song "Alone In A Room"
Asking Alexandria have premiered a new song titled 'Alone In A Room,' via BBC Radio 1's Rock Show With Daniel P Carter. The track will appear on the band's new self-titled album, which will be released on December 15. Click the LINK to go to the stream. - Read more at Metal Anarchy

Settlement Reached Over Use Of Cynic Name
Cynic frontman Paul Masvidal and former drummer Sean Reinert have officially reached a settlement, allowing for Masvidal to use the Cynic name. Reinert revealed the news in the below Instagram post, which also officially confirms his departure. [via The PRP] - Read more at Metal Anarchy

Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer In The Face At KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, Exhibits Other Odd Behavior

Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer In The Face At KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, Exhibits Other Odd Behavior
Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme apparently kicked Shutterstock photographer Chelsea Lauren in the face while she was photographing the band at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas yesterday (December 9). In an interview with Variety, she said that the 'incident was unprovoked' ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

SEEN AND HEARD ON A SUNDAY:  NECROPHOBIC, VILKACIS, ARCHAIC TOMB, SCREATURE

SEEN AND HEARD ON A SUNDAY: NECROPHOBIC, VILKACIS, ARCHAIC TOMB, SCREATURE
I didn't expect I would be able to prepare this round-up. I'm still on vacation (through December 15), and have been pretty faithful to the promise I made to She Who Must Be Obeyed that I would not blog (much) during this trip. For example, we had nothing on the site yesterday, ... Read more at NO CLEAN SINGING

Interview: Steve Tucker of MORBID ANGEL
Antihero Magazine journalist James Geiser recently had the opportunity to speak with Steve Tucker, frontman for legendary American death metal band Morbid Angel. Steve talks about the band's mentality returning to the studio to record their newest album, Kingdoms Disdained, his return to the ... Read more at Antihero Magazine

Brave History December 10th, 2017 - QUEEN, ACCEPT, STARZ, DEEP PURPLE, METALLICA, And More!

Brave History December 10th, 2017 - QUEEN, ACCEPT, STARZ, DEEP PURPLE, METALLICA, And More!
Happy 41st Birthday QUEEN's A Day At The Races - December 10th, 1976      Happy 58th Birthday Wolf Hoffman (ACCEPT) - December 10th, 1959Happy 69th Birthday Brendan Harkin (STARZ) - December 10th, 1948Happy 43rd Birthday DEEP PURPLE's Stormbringer - December 10th, 1974  ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Supergroup Legend of the Seagullmen (Tool, Mastodon, etc.) Release New Song "Shipswreck"
Say, Legend of the Seagullmen sure have been in the news a whole lot lately! The supergroup - featuring Tool's Danny Carey on drums, guitarist (and director) Jimmy Hayward, singer David "Dr Dreyer" Dreyer, Brent Hinds (Mastodon), guitarist Tim Dawson, bassist Pete Griffin (G ... Read more at MetalSucks

Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer in the Head at Queens of the Stone Age Show

Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer in the Head at Queens of the Stone Age Show
Ejecting concertgoers from a show for violating an explicit "no photos" policy is one thing, even if controversial. Kicking a credentialed press photographer in the head… there are no words. But that's exactly what Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme did last night (Sat ... Read more at MetalSucks

Concert Photos: CODE ORANGE at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017
CODE ORANGE Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 - San Bernardino, CA - November 4-5, 2017 Photos by Scott Martin IMG_9338 IMG_9358 IMG_9362 IMG_9363 IMG_9366 IMG_9372 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0685 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0694 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0697 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0698 Ozzfest-m ... Read more at Antihero Magazine

Concert Photos: ONI at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017
ONI Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 - San Bernardino, CA - November 4-5, 2017 Photos by Scott Martin IMG_9295 IMG_9297 IMG_9299 IMG_9301 IMG_9306 IMG_9312 IMG_9324 IMG_9326 IMG_9327 IMG_9330 IMG_9332 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0646 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0651 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0652 ... Read more at Antihero Magazine

Concert Photos: WARBRINGER at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017
WARBRINGER Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 - San Bernardino, CA - November 4-5, 2017 Photos by Scott Martin Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0627 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0632 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0633 IMG_9278 IMG_9279 IMG_9286 IMG_9289 IMG_9291 IMG_9292 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0602 Ozzfest-me ... Read more at Antihero Magazine

Concert Photos: STONE SOUR at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017
STONE SOUR Ozzfest Meets Knotfest 2017 - San Bernardino, CA - November 4-5, 2017 Photos by Scott Martin Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_0993 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_1000 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_1015 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_1020 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_1023 Ozzfest-meets-Knotfest-2017_102 ... Read more at Antihero Magazine

Album Review: ASKING ALEXANDRIA – Asking Alexandria

Album Review: ASKING ALEXANDRIA - Asking Alexandria
I seem to have a habit recently of reviewing bands who I know little to nothing about. Asking Alexandria, however, are a bit of an oddity in that respect. I've kind of followed them for a few years, but I've never actually listened to any of their music. So, this was a slightly strange ... Read more at Antihero Magazine

Sean Reinert Quits CYNIC, Hands Band Over To Paul Masvidal
Cynic sort of broke up in 2015, though whether or not the band was over seemed to be disputed. Cynic's Facebook page was run by drummer Sean Reinert, but guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal didn't seem to know anything about the split at the time. Reinert said the split was due to ... Read more at Metal Injection

THE DARKNESS Guitarist Says Recording Cover Songs Is 'A Waste Of Time'

THE DARKNESS Guitarist Says Recording Cover Songs Is 'A Waste Of Time'
Brothers Dan and Justin Hawkins of British rockers THE DARKNESS were interviewed by Rocker.sk prior to the November 12 stop of their "European Tour De Prance". The full chat can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On whether people still "misun ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

MR. BIG Vocalist ERIC MARTIN On Drummer PAT TORPEY: 'If He Bows Out, I'm Going To Bow Out With Him'
MR. BIG vocalist Eric Martin was interviewed by Michelle Livings of Total Rock prior to the group's November 19 performance in London, England. The full chat can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On why the group's new album, "Defying ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

TRIVIUM Guitarist: 'When We Do A Record, We Want It To Feel Important'
Prior to TRIVIUM's November 7 performance at Toronto's Danforth Hall, guitarist Corey Beaulieu was interviewed by Alex Stojanovic of Metal Master Kingdom. The full chat can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On why the band keeps a low public ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

ROB HALFORD, FOREIGNER, NICKELBACK Among Newly Announced Guests On SAMMY HAGAR's 'Rock & Roll Road Trip'

ROB HALFORD, FOREIGNER, NICKELBACK Among Newly Announced Guests On SAMMY HAGAR's 'Rock & Roll Road Trip'
AXS TV, the premier destination for classic rock programming, has announced the premiere date for the return of the network's most popular original series, "Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance". The Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, cruises across the ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

CRADLE OF FILTH - Three Shows Announced For South America

CRADLE OF FILTH - Three Shows Announced For South America
Cradle Of Filth's Cryptoriana World Tour 2018 rolls into South America this coming March. Three shows have been announced, watch for more dates to be confirmed.March20 - Teatro La Cupula - Santiago, Chile22 - Teatro Vorterix - Buenos Aires, Argentina.24 - Carioca Club - Sao Paulo, BrazilCradle ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert Reach Settlement Over Cynic Name
Prog metal pioneers Cynic have been in limbo since a little over two years ago, when guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert publicly feuded over the rights to the band's name. Reinert first alleged that the band had broken up via their Facebook page, a claim which Masvidal ... Read more at MetalSucks
Faal - Share Title And Teaser For New Album
Faal have decided to unveil today the first details of their new album and follow-up to 2012's The Clouds Are Burning. The Dutch funeral doom metallers will unleash the new album, Desolate Grief, in February 2018 on Ván Records. So, start getting ready for new music! The band also ... Read more at Metal Storm News
Blitzkrieg Debut New Music Video For “Reign Of Fire”
Blitzkrieg Debut New Music Video For "Reign Of Fire"
NWOBHM veterans Blitzkrieg debut the official music video for their new track 'Reign Of Fire' streaming below. The song is the title cut of the band's new single, which was released as a 7' vinyl EP on December 8 in a limited edition of five hundred copies embraced by amazing ... Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News
IRON SAVIOR - "Heavy Metal Never Dies" Pro-Shot Footage From Masters Of Rock 2017 DVD Posted
IRON SAVIOR - "Heavy Metal Never Dies" Pro-Shot Footage From Masters Of Rock 2017 DVD Posted
Hamburg based power metal band Iron Savior are featured on the Masters of Rock 2017 DVD. A clip of the band performing "Heavy Metal Never Dies" at the festival can be viewed below.Masters Of Rock 2017 took place from July 13th - 16th in Vizovice, Czech Republic. Other bands on... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News
PAUL GILBERT Talks SPINAL TAP Moment On Tour - "Getting A Makita Drill Caught In My Hair In Front Of 10,000 People..."
PAUL GILBERT Talks SPINAL TAP Moment On Tour - "Getting A Makita Drill Caught In My Hair In Front Of 10,000 People..."
Music Radar caught up with Mr. Big guitarist for a Q&A; session about life on tour. An excerpt is available below.Q: What's the best venue you've played in, and why?Gilbert: 'On the beach in Santos, Brazil. There were 100,000 people and giant video screens so they... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News
SAMMY HAGAR - Season Three Of Rock And Roll Road Trip To Kick Off In April 2018; Schedule Confirmed By AXS TV
SAMMY HAGAR - Season Three Of Rock And Roll Road Trip To Kick Off In April 2018; Schedule Confirmed By AXS TV
According to Vintage Vinyl News, AXS TV has announced the premiere dates for its 2018 mid-season schedule, which includes the return of the network's most popular original series Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar.Hagar cruises across the country for even more candid conversations and ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
Istapp - New Album Coming In 2018
Arctic blizzard beasts are raging on Swedish soil but the Swedish black metal commandos Istapp have decided to record a new album, which will be out next year. Frostbiten released in 2015 was their latest offering. - Read more at Metal Storm News
Kalmah - Pekka Kokko Misses European Tour
As the Death Unleashed European Tour started on December 1st in Belgium (with Nothgard, Heretoir and Last In Grey), Kalmah's singer/guitarist Pekka Kokko faced medical issues and had to stay in Finland. Kalmah were quick to react and found two replacements by the name of Robse from German folk ... Read more at Metal Storm News
Legend Of The Seagullmen - Brent Hinds And Danny Carey's Band To Release Debut Album
You might remember Legend Of The Seagullmen. The band was announced two years ago but it was unclear if it would be a full-on project. The supergroup is comprised of Tool's Danny Carey on drums, Mastodon's Brent Hinds on guitar, director Jimmy Hayward (Jonah Hex) on guitar, David 'The ... Read more at Metal Storm News
Cynic - Sean Reinert Leaves; Band Continues With Masvidal
Further development have been made in regard to Cynic's status. The progressive metal legends have agreed that Cynic will continue its activity without long-time original drummer Sean Reinert, as guitarist and vocalist Paul Masvidal will push on to find new talents to add to the Cynic fame. In ... Read more at Metal Storm News
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