TheJamZone 2020 - Heavy Metal Music News Review
HONEYMOON SUITE Guitarist DERRY GREHAN Offering Services For Session Work

HONEYMOON SUITE Guitarist DERRY GREHAN Offering Services For Session Work
Canadian rockers Honeymoon Suite have checked in with the following update:"Would you like to have Derry Grehan play on your track? Great news! Derry has now teamed up with soundbetter.com to offer his musical services to your songs. You can have Derry play guitar on your track, or... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT - Recording Sessions For New Album Complete: "We Might Have Recorded One Cover Song In Our Spare Time..."

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT - Recording Sessions For New Album Complete: "We Might Have Recorded One Cover Song In Our Spare Time..."
Bodom After Midnight - featuring former Children Of Bodom members Alexi Laiho and Daniel Freyberg - have posted a brief update on Instagram and Facebook saying they have completed the recordings for their debut album. The new material is now ready to be mixed.A few days ago the band issued the... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

NSFW: "Tijuana Bibles" - Comic Book Smut from the Dirty Thirties
The mostly American-made "Tijuana Bibles" are widely considered to be the first underground comic books. These small 8-page comics were sold in tobacco shops, barbershops, bars, or other places that were frequented by a largely male clientele in the early to mid-1900s when they were ... Read more at CVLT Nation

AC/DC - Power Up (2020)
How many bands do you know that you can immediately recognize their sound from the first two notes of any song of theirs? And how many bands do you know that have whole albums in their discography that could easily be greatest hits compilations? Not that many, eh? AC/DC are back and they are ... Read more at Metal Storm Reviews

Voivod Premiere New "Overreaction" Live Video From "Lost Machine - Live"
Voivod Premiere New "Overreaction" Live Video From "Lost Machine - Live" Voivod premiere a live video for their classic track "Overreaction". The clip is taken from their live set, "Lost Machine - Live" and was filmed in Montréal (06/30/2019). Comments ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

Gizmachi Premiere New Song "Broken Ends" From Upcoming New Album "Omega Kaleid" - Tap Soilwork Singer Björn “Speed” Strid

Gizmachi Premiere New Song "Broken Ends" From Upcoming New Album "Omega Kaleid" - Tap Soilwork Singer Björn "Speed" Strid
Gizmachi Premiere New Song "Broken Ends" From Upcoming New Album "Omega Kaleid" - Tap Soilwork Singer Björn "Speed" Strid Band Photo: Soilwork (?) Gizmachi premiere a first new single titled "Broken Ends" streaming via YouTube for you below. The track is ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

Hadal Premiere New Song "Without A Word" From Upcoming New Album "December"
Hadal Premiere New Song "Without A Word" From Upcoming New Album "December" Italian doom-metal band Hadal premiere a new song named "Without A Word", taken from their upcoming new album "December", which will be released on December 5th by Planet K Records. ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

DREAM THEATER Records Medley Of Holiday Classics, 'The Holiday Spirit Carries On'

DREAM THEATER Records Medley Of Holiday Classics, 'The Holiday Spirit Carries On'
Progressive metal titans DREAM THEATER have recorded a brand new medley of holiday classics, called "The Holiday Spirit Carries On", available for download starting today at dreamtheaterofficial.bandcamp.com. Says the band: "With touring cancelled around the world, the incredible ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY Stream New Song "Warpainted Nightcreatures"

CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY Stream New Song "Warpainted Nightcreatures"
Wasteland warriors Children Of Technology have premiered their new track "Warpainted Nightcreatures". The song is the second to be revealed from the band's third album, Written Destiny, set for international release on December 18th via Hells Headbangers. It's ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

DEMONSTEALER Unleash "Systemic Failure" Music Video

DEMONSTEALER Unleash "Systemic Failure" Music Video
Sahil Makhija aka Demonstealer has released a brand new song and video, "Systemic Failure", off of his upcoming And This Too Shall Pass EP. And This Too Shall Pass EP is set for a worldwide release on December 11.The 4-song EP is being self-released with the help... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

SLIPKNOT Announce Limited Drop Of Clown's Iowa Shine

SLIPKNOT Announce Limited Drop Of Clown's Iowa Shine
Introducing the Slipknot Whiskey Box Set featuring No. 9 Reserve & Clown's Iowa Shine - a 750 ml, 45% ABV (90 proof) raw bourbon straight from the still, fermented, distilled and aged at Cedar Ridge Winery & DistilleryNo 9. Reserve was awarded Best Celebrity Whiskey by Forbes, and this ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Iron Savior – Skycrest

Iron Savior - Skycrest
Reviewed: December, 2020 Released: December 4, 2020 AFM Records Rating: 4.5/5 Reviewer: The Elitist Metalhead Next year will be a Iron Savior's silver anniversary and in that twenty five years, they have failed to release a bad album. I'd even go as far as to say they have not even ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Horna – Kuoleman kirjo

Horna - Kuoleman kirjo
Reviewed: December, 2020 Released: December 8, 2020 W.T.C. Productions Rating: 4/5 Reviewer: The Elitist Metalhead Finland's Horna are one of the most prolific bands in black metal. Since exploding on the scene in 1994, when founder and main stay Shatraug was only sixteen years old, they have ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Garni, Kelly-Angels With Dirty Faces (Book Review)

Garni, Kelly-Angels With Dirty Faces (Book Review)
Reviewed: December, 2020 Published: 2012, Indie Rating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: JP I have actually had this book for many years but I didn't really know what to do with it.  Mr. Garni very kindly sent me a digital years ago but being a hard copy type of guy, I just didn't have anyway to read ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz On Upcoming Solo Project: It's "Kind Of Just Giving Me An Outlet To Do Basically Any Type Of Vocal Acrobatics That I Wanna Do"
During an appearance on Knotfest.com's 'The Electric Theater With Clown,' Arch Enemy's Alissa White-Gluz talked a bit about her upcoming solo project. The singer says the endeavor will give her 'an outlet to do basically any type of vocal acrobatics' that she wants to ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Cancer Bats To Release New Acoustic EP “You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1”

Cancer Bats To Release New Acoustic EP "You'll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1"
Cancer Bats will be releasing a new acoustic EP titled 'You'll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1' on December 18. The effort can be pre-ordered on Bandcamp and proceeds from it will go towards Water First NGO. 'You'll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1' ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Behemoth, Arch Enemy, Carcass announce tour of Europe
Behemoth, Arch Enemy, Carcass announce tour of Europe [ 85 views ] Behemoth and Arch Enemy will team up for a fall 2021 tour of Europe featuring direct support from Carcass . Dates for the trek are listed below.Behemoth frontman Nergal comments: "After more than a year's break from live ... Read more at Lambgoat

Soulburn – Noa’s D’ark

Soulburn - Noa's D'ark
Reviewed: December 2020
 Released: 2020, Century Media Records Rating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: Kira Levine Dutch metallers Soulburn return this year with album number four, NOA'S D'ARK, following up 2016's Earthless Pagan Spirit. It was released through Century Media ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Quick Jabs for December 2020

Quick Jabs for December 2020
This is a new monthly section where we will post an assortment of shorter reviews for albums that we have checked out or may have missed out on previously.  The reviews are short and to the point, thus the tile "Quick Jabs". Salem's Childe - The Sin That Saves You October 9th, ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozzy Yule Log Now Burning
As the weather gets colder and Christmas approaches, Ozzy Osbourne is here to virtually warm your hearts with the Blizzrad Of Ozzy Yule Log. The 72-minute fireplace video, available below, features the following songs:"Under The Graveyard""All My Life""Dreamer" ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

ANDRY LAGIOU And THE HARPS Featuring Members Of SYMPHONY X, ULI JOHN ROTH Take A Stand Against Sexism With An Empowering Heavy Metal Protest

ANDRY LAGIOU And THE HARPS Featuring Members Of SYMPHONY X, ULI JOHN ROTH Take A Stand Against Sexism With An Empowering Heavy Metal Protest
The Harps vocalist Andry Lagiou has become an ubiquitous presence in her home country of Greece - quickly rising as one of the most promising metal vocalists of her generation. The Harps could best be described as a hard rocking, riff filled exploration of the classic metal tapestry; not content to. ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

CANCER BATS To Release Acoustic EP You’ll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1

CANCER BATS To Release Acoustic EP You'll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1
Multiple Juno-nominated Canadian metal heavyweights, Cancer Bats announce the release of You'll Never Break Us: Separation Sessions Vol. 1; a six-song EP that features acoustic renditions of classic Cancer Bats tracks including a stripped-down version of Hail Destroyer fan favourite 'Death ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

EVERGREY Reveal New Album Title, Cover Art, Tracklisting

EVERGREY Reveal New Album Title, Cover Art, Tracklisting
Evergrey has unveiled the artwork for their 12th studio album, Escape Of The Phoenix, set for release on February 26, 2021 via AFM Records. Pre-orders can be placed now at this location. More shops and worldwide pre-order links to follow soon.Escape Of The Phoenix will be available... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Perduratum – Exile’s Anthology

Perduratum - Exile's Anthology
Perduratum - Exile's Anthology Reviewed: November, 2020 Released: 2020, Eyewitness Records Rating: 4.5 of 5 Reviewer: Cristóbal Torres Perduratum is a progressive band from Querétaro; was born only in 2019, the year in which the group released his amazing single: "A ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

DEATHORCHESTRA Releases Live Video Of DEATH Cover "Pull The Plug"

DEATHORCHESTRA Releases Live Video Of DEATH Cover "Pull The Plug"
DeathOrchestra - a collaboration by Russian death metal band Buicide and the Olympic Symphony Orchestra performing covers of songs by Death - has released a live video for the track "Pull The Plug". The song is taken from forthcoming live album Symphony Of Death.After many long hours and ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

PIGSTY – Pig Blood

PIGSTY - Pig Blood
Reviewed [December 2020] Released [2020 Bizarre Leprous Production] Rating [3/5] Reviewer: Peter Atkinson So last month it was "Swedish Beaver Grind," this month its "Pig Metal" by way of the Czech Republic. And once again, just when you think you've seen or heard it all, ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Incursion – The Hunter

Incursion - The Hunter
Given this is the band's debut release, you would be forgiven for making the assumption Incursion were a newcomer to the American revival of traditional, swords and sorcery themed heavy metal. You would only be half right. Incursion were actually founded in 1982. They had an active period for ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Jaded Star – Realign

Jaded Star - Realign
Reviewed: December 2020 Released: 2020, Noble Demon Rating: 2/5 Reviewer: Demitri Levantis Realign is the second album from Greek melodic metal act Jaded Star. Melody is certainly the way to describe these Greeks as they don't seem to employ anything with a particularly extreme or hefty punch ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Blazon Stone-Return To Port Royal (Definitive Edition)

Blazon Stone-Return To Port Royal (Definitive Edition)
Reviewed: December, 2020 Released: 2020, StormSpell Records Rating: 4/5 Reviewer: JP For the working class Metal artist, content is king.  Only the biggest bands and artists can survive on past glories and take several years between albums.  Cederick Forsberg does not have that luxury. ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Armageddon-Three

Armageddon-Three
Reviewed:  November 2020 Released:  June 2002, Toy's Factory Rating:  4.5/5 Reviewer:  Buddy H No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you.  I did not accidentally transpose the 2's and 0's in the release date. This is not a new release.  Rather, I ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Satan’s Fall – Final Day
Satan's Fall - Final Day
Reviewed: December 2020 Released: 2020, High Roller Records Rating: 4/5 Reviewer: Jack Merry SATAN'S FALL are a Finnish heavy metal band formed on the icy streets of Helsinki that are about to unleash a debut album that will warm the hearts and souls of any metalhead unto the world. ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com
My Dying Bride - Macabre Cabaret
Reviewed: December, 2020 Released:  November, 2020 Nuclear Blast Rating: 4/5 Reviewer: Theron Moore Eight months after dropping the epic and lumbering, 'The Ghost of Orion,' UK doom and gloomers My Dying Bride have returned with new music, a four track EP 'Macabre Cabaret.' ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com
Chris Cornell's Superunknown guitar is up for auction
A guitar played by Chris Cornell on Soundgarden's landmark Superunknown album is up for auction.  The 1966 Candy Apple Red Fender Jazzmaster was used extensively by Cornell during the recording of the album, and was also used on live performances of My Wave and The Day I Tried ... Read more at Metal Hammer Latest Content
Bodom After Midnight (Ex-Children Of Bodom, Etc.) Finish Recording Debut Release
Bodom After Midnight, the band featuring Alexi Laiho (ex-Children Of Bodom), Daniel Freyberg (ex-Children Of Bodom), Waltteri Väyrynen (Paradise Lost) and Mitja Toivonen (ex-Santa Cruz), have finished the recording process for their debut release. The group said the following about that: ' ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
Screaming Butterfly Entertainment Announce New Documentary On Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza
Screaming Butterfly Entertainment Announce New Documentary On Late Megadeth Drummer Nick Menza
Screaming Butterfly Entertainment have announced a new documentary focusing on late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza. The film is titled 'This Was My Life' and more details regarding release plans will be revealed soon. Here's a description of the documentary: ''This Was My Life ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
Gizmachi Recruit Soilwork's Björn "Speed" Strid For New Album "Omega Kaleid"
Gizmachi have officially announced their new album 'Omega Kaleid.' The effort will be released on March 12 and it will feature vocals from Björn 'Speed' Strid. The Soilwork frontman said the following about teaming up with the band: 'Being a part of the new Gizmachi ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan) announces "Fuck Content" streaming event
Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan) announces "Fuck Content" streaming event - Read more at BrooklynVegan
PHANTOM ELITE Release Lyric Video For New Single "The Race"
PHANTOM ELITE Release Lyric Video For New Single "The Race"
Dutch / Brazilian metal act, Phantom Elite, will release their sophomore album, Titanium, on January 22. Watch a lyric video for the single "The Race" below, and pre-order the new album here.Phantom Elite is a relatively new metal band fronted by singer Marina La Torraca (Exit Eden, live ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
AD INFINITUM - The Story Of Chapter I: Revisited; Video
AD INFINITUM - The Story Of Chapter I: Revisited; Video
Symphonic metal alliance, Ad Infinitum, have reimagined their spellbinding debut album, Chapter I: Monarchy, with Chapter I Revisited - a very special acoustic version of their first full-length, to be digitally released December 4 via Napalm Records.In this episode of Backstage Mondays, Ad ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
LACED IN LUST - Australian Sleaze Rockers Release "Hard In This Town" Music Video
LACED IN LUST - Australian Sleaze Rockers Release "Hard In This Town" Music Video
Aussie hard rockers, Laced In Lust, have unveiled their new music video for their next single, "Hard In This Town", off the forthcoming album First Bite, out in February 2021 via Rockshots Records. Watch the clip below, and stream/download the single via Spotify and Apple Music.With a ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
Carach Angren – Franckensteina Strataemontanus (2020)
Carach Angren - Franckensteina Strataemontanus (2020)
Artist: Carach AngrenAlbum: Franckensteina StrataemontanusReleased: 2020Style: Black MetalFormat: MP3 320KbpsSize: 113 Mb Tracklist: 01 - Here in German Woodland 02 - Scourged Ghoul Undead 03 - Franckensteina Strataemontanus 04 - The Necromancer 05 - Sewn for Solitude 06 - Operation Compass 07 - ... Read more at New Album Releases ยป Metal
Interview: ORIANTHI
Platinum-selling recording artist and world-class guitarist, Orianthi has signed an exclusive record deal with the legendary independent rock label, Frontiers Music Srl who will handle the release of her upcoming new album, "O" globally. This will be Orianthi's first new studio album ... Read more at Antihero Magazine
Obscura - Songwriting Finished, To Enter The Studio
German tech death metal titans, Obscura, have finished the writing songs for their upcoming album and are about to enter the studio to record the follow-up to 2018's Diluvium. The sixth album of Obscura is scheduled for a 2021 worldwide release via Nuclear Blast Records. The band tapped famous ... Read more at Metal Storm News
Behemoth - Announce European Co-Headlining Tour With Arch Enemy
Behemoth have announced "The European Siege 2021" Tour that will take place in autumn 2021 in Europe. Arch Enemy will be co-headliners, direct support will come from Carcass, and Unto Others (formerly known as Idle Hands) will be the opening act. - Read more at Metal Storm News
DAVID LEE ROTH's Shares New Artwork Featuring References To SAMMY HAGAR
DAVID LEE ROTH's Shares New Artwork Featuring References To SAMMY HAGAR
David Lee Roth has shared a brand new piece of artwork in which he makes several references to his replacement in VAN HALEN, Sammy Hagar. As he has done before, Roth styled the image in the form of a newspaper called The Daily Catastrophe and he incuded several front-page headlines that mention ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Why AC/DC Waited Two Years To Release 'Power Up'
Why AC/DC Waited Two Years To Release 'Power Up'
In a recent interview with the "My Turning Point" podcast with host Steve Baltin, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young spoke about the band's decision to sit on its new album, "Power Up", for more than two years before announcing its existence to the music world. "Well, we all ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Would Be 'Touring All The Time' If It Wasn't Losing Money On The Road
TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Would Be 'Touring All The Time' If It Wasn't Losing Money On The Road
Tim "Ripper" Owens has once again defended the "Dio Returns" tour, which features a hologram of legendary metal singer Ronnie James Dio performing alongside a living backing group consisting, in large part, of Ronnie's onetime DIO bandmates. The Dio hologram was created by ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
David Lee Roth References Sammy Hagar in New Cartoon
David Lee Roth References Sammy Hagar in New Cartoon - Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock
Staten Island bar refuses to close
Staten Island bar refuses to close - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Rapper Tripple Beanz shot and killed in Newark
Rapper Tripple Beanz shot and killed in Newark - Read more at BrooklynVegan
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