TheJamZone 2020 - Heavy Metal Music News Review

WATCH KEITH ST. JOHN & FRIENDS PERFORM "RONNIE MONTROSE REMEMBERED" LIVE AT "MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE STUDIOS"
On May 28th, a special mini version of the annual Ronnie Montrose Remembered concert normally held during the NAMM convention in Anaheim California performed a full-length set live on the Monsters Of Rock Cruise Facebook page.  The entire show can be streamed at ... Read more at Eddie Trunk

TO THE GRAVE Bassist Josh Booth Dies

TO THE GRAVE Bassist Josh Booth Dies
[ 1,448 views ] Josh Booth , bassist of up-and-coming Australia deathcore outfit To The Grave , has passed away at age 23.Booth died on Thursday, May 28 of undisclosed causes. To The Grave have issued the following statement: "It is with utter devastation and disbelief that we must announce on ... Read more at Lambgoat

THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Responds To MIA WALLACE, Says He Wrote All Of The Lyrics And Co-Wrote All Of The Music For NIRYTH

THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Responds To MIA WALLACE, Says He Wrote All Of The Lyrics And Co-Wrote All Of The Music For NIRYTH
Ex-CELTIC FROST frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) has disputed comments recently made by his former bandmate Mia Wallace over the fate of their NIRYTH project. Several days ago, Fischer gave an interview to Metal Wani in which he revealed that he and drummer Pidi Leuenberger ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

ANTHRAX Members Team Up With SKID ROW Guitarist For Quarantine Cover Of IRON MAIDEN's 'Transylvania' (Video)

ANTHRAX Members Team Up With SKID ROW Guitarist For Quarantine Cover Of IRON MAIDEN's 'Transylvania' (Video)
ANTHRAX members Charlie Benante (drums), Frank Bello (bass) and Jonathan Donais (guitar) have teamed up with SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo to record a "quarantine" cover version of the IRON MAIDEN instrumental classic "Transylvania". Benante uploaded a video of ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

DINO CAZARES Addresses FEAR FACTORY's Status, Sets Record Straight On Rumored 'Soul Of A New Machine' Tour

DINO CAZARES Addresses FEAR FACTORY's Status, Sets Record Straight On Rumored 'Soul Of A New Machine' Tour
FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares discussed the band's current status during a live interview earlier today (Saturday, May 30) on the latest episode of Nuclear Blast's "Saturday Night Lockdown" with host Francesco Paoli of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE. "At the moment, the last ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

THE SYNN REPORT (PART 121):  XIBALBA

THE SYNN REPORT (PART 121): XIBALBA
(In this May 2020 edition of THE SYNN REPORT Andy Synn combines reviews and streams of all the albums (and one EP) released to date by the California band Xibalba, including their latest album released just yesterday by Southern Lord.) Recommended for fans of: Misery Index, Earth Crisis, ... Read more at NO CLEAN SINGING

STEEL PANTHER Praise New Book By Photographer MARK WEISS, The Decade That Rocked - "There Was A Time In The '80s When It Was Cool To Wear Spandex"
On June 2nd, Insight Editions will publish The Decade That Rocked: The Photography Of Mark "Weissguy" Weiss.This 378 page (including three 6-page gatefolds) hardcover book measures 9.2 x 12.8 inches and weighs 5 pounds. Written by Richard Bienstock, The Decade That Rocked ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

MIDNATTSOL Members Launch Doom Metal Project THROWN AWAY TEARS; Audio Teaser Available

MIDNATTSOL Members Launch Doom Metal Project THROWN AWAY TEARS; Audio Teaser Available
Midnattsol members Daniel Fischer (keyboards) and Stephan Adolf (guitars) have launched a new doom metal project dubbed Thrown Away Tears. The first signs of life began in late 2019 and the band has slowly but surely been putting material together for a future release. They posted the following ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Sky Falls Down – A Match To Start The Flame (2020)

Sky Falls Down - A Match To Start The Flame (2020)
Artist: Sky Falls DownAlbum: A Match To Start The FlameReleased: 2020Style: Post-HardcoreFormat: MP3 320KbpsSize: 97 Mb Tracklist: 01 - Prevailing (Intro) 02 - Deceit Repeats 03 - No Safety Nets Here 04 - Left in the Dark 05 - The Fire in Me 06 - You Want Me You Got Me 07 - A Match to Start the ... Read more at New Album Releases ยป Metal

The Funeral Orchestra - Negative Evocation Rites (2020)
There are very few funeral doom bands that are so slow and cold that you can actually feel your blood chilling. One of them was The Funeral Orchestra, who, until now, have only released one full length. We've had a lot of releases from The Funeral Orchestra lately, but this one is it. THIS is ... Read more at Metal Storm Reviews

Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (1988)
Seeing the 80s and the band's golden era out, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is a high note to go out on. The band took a tighter embrace of their progressive tendencies but managed to balance this with their pennant for creating catchy tunes like they had for the decade up until then. Iron ... Read more at Metal Storm Reviews

The John Lennon Song That Healed the Beatles After 'Let It Be'
The John Lennon Song That Healed the Beatles After 'Let It Be' - Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock

Killer Mike gives an emotional speech: "I'm tired of seeing black men die"
Killer Mike gives an emotional speech: "I'm tired of seeing black men die" - Read more at BrooklynVegan

SOILWORK Debut New Song & Video

SOILWORK Debut New Song & Video
Soilwork debut new song and video [ 99 views ] Swedish metal veterans Soilwork have unveiled "Death Diviner," the final installment of their The Feverish Trinity trilogy. A music video for the new track can be found below.The song was written and composed by David Andersson, recorded at ... Read more at Lambgoat

Watch: Rammstein Play Club With No Pyro in First Taped Concert

Watch: Rammstein Play Club With No Pyro in First Taped Concert
Before they were putting on the world's largest live pyrotechnic display in stadiums around the world, German industrial machine Rammstein were another band looking for a record deal while playing clubs. And that meant no fire or other dazzling stunts onstage. The band ... Read more at Loudwire

Watch Dropkick Murphys Play 28-Song Set in Empty Baseball Stadium
"Streaming Outta Fenway," the joint benefit concert that featured Boston's Celtic punk heroes Dropkick Murphys and New Jersey classic rock legend Bruce Springsteen, was held last night (May 29). You can now watch Dropkick's complete 28-song set from the empty Fenway Park ... Read more at Loudwire

Every Iron Maiden Song Ranked From Worst to Best
In the 40-plus years since their 1975 formation, Iron Maiden have served as the embodiment of all that defines heavy metal. In this fan-validated genre, they've done everything on their own terms, even back in their earliest days where they refused to conform to punk standards in order to ... Read more at Loudwire

Watch: SLAY AT HOME Free Virtual Metal & Art Fest Day 2
Slay At Home, a first of its kind virtual metal music and art festival organized by Frank Godla of Metal Injection, is set to air this Friday and Saturday (May 29th & 30th) beginning at 3PM EST. The event will fundraise in support of two great charity organizations; Musicares and  ... Read more at Metal Injection

MD.45's (MEGADETH) Collaborator Lee Ving Still Wants Closure On Removal From The Craving
MD.45 the band featuring Megadeth guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine, Fear guitarist and vocalist (and harmonica player) Lee Ving, Goldfinger bassist Kelly LeMieux, and ex-Megadeth drummer Jimmy DeGrasso. MD.45 released its only album The Craving in 1996, and then released a reworked and ... Read more at Metal Injection

Underground Buzz - Melodic Death Metal - DARK DIVINITY, DEATH SCYTHE, KARMATIK, SAREA And WARBELL
Welcome to another roundup of Underground Buzz, where we spotlight some killer smaller bands. Want to be covered on this section? Reach out with a message on our Facebook page. How do you combine ethereal and brutal? These five bands nailed it! Dark Divinity - Wellington, New Zealand Rising force ... Read more at Metal Injection

THE CONTORTIONIST Vocalist Fronts Heavy New JIA Song "Become"
Subscribe to Metal Injection on Jia, the band consisting of current and former Painted In Exile members bassist Jacob Umansky, guitarist Ivan Chopik, and keyboardist Alan Hankers, is back with a brand new song. The single "Become" features vocalist Michael Lessard (The Contortionist, Last ... Read more at Metal Injection

CLUTCH Considering Small Venues Tour Post-COVID-19
When touring comes back in a post-COVID-19 world, it's going to be a little weirder. Possibilities range from drive-in shows to socially distanced shows, to even wearing a really insane hazmat suit. Another possibility is opening small venues first and then re-assessing the situation. Clutch ... Read more at Metal Injection

MORBID ANGEL's "Rapture" As A Radio Disney Song Is Something Else
Subscribe to Metal Injection on YouTube metal god Andy Rehfeldt sometimes makes songs much heavier than they were originally. Sometimes he does the exact opposite. This time it's the latter. Rehfeldt has reimagined Morbid Angel's 1993 track "Rapture" to be a Radio Disney song, ... Read more at Metal Injection

Watch GUNS N' ROSES Play Live In Japan In 1992

Watch GUNS N' ROSES Play Live In Japan In 1992
Subscribe to Metal Injection on Back before there was the Not in This Lifetime reunion tour, there was just regular Guns N' Roses doing regular Guns N' Roses stuff. Like playing a 2+ hour show in Tokyo, Japan in 1992. 0:00 Nightrain 5:14 Mr. Brownstone 9:47 Live and Let Die 13:49 It's ... Read more at Metal Injection

JOB FOR A COWBOY Teasing A Comeback
Well, it looks like the Job For a Cowboy reunion might actually be happening. Rumors started circulating that Job For a Cowboy might be reuniting back in August 2019 after Ghost Cult Magazine published a short article saying they had "been hearing for a while from sources close to the band ... Read more at Metal Injection

ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Wants To Reunite With Singer COBURN PHARR For 'Never, Neverland' 30th-Anniversary Tour In 2021

ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Wants To Reunite With Singer COBURN PHARR For 'Never, Neverland' 30th-Anniversary Tour In 2021
ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters wants to reunite with the band's former vocalist, Coburn Pharr, for a special tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of ANNIHILATOR's critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release "Never, Neverland". The LP includes such classics as "Ro ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

W.A.S.P. Guitarist DOUGLAS BLAIR Pays Tribute To BOB KULICK: 'I've Played His Leads Thousands Of Times'

W.A.S.P. Guitarist DOUGLAS BLAIR Pays Tribute To BOB KULICK: 'I've Played His Leads Thousands Of Times'
W.A.S.P. guitarist Douglas Blair has paid tribute to legendary guitarist and record producer Bob Kulick, who played on two of the band's albums, "The Crimson Idol" (1992) and "Still Not Black Enough" (1995). Kulick died on Friday (May 29) at the age of 70. His passing was ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

JACKYL To Release Concert DVD

JACKYL To Release Concert DVD
Long-running southern hard rockers JACKYL will release a new concert DVD before the end of the year. The set was recorded during the band's December 21, 2019 performance at The Midland in Kansas City. JACKYL frontman Jesse James Dupree spoke about the DVD during a May 28 Facebook Live chat. He ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

STAYING IN TOUCH (BUT STILL NOT TOUCHING?)

STAYING IN TOUCH (BUT STILL NOT TOUCHING?)
Until this morning I didn't realize that 7 weeks had passed since the last time I invited people to share their thoughts about what was happening to them and their communities during the pandemic. I didn't think that much time had passed. On the other hand, when I think back to ... Read more at NO CLEAN SINGING

Metal Hammer podcast #117: Paul Gray remembered
Metal Hammer podcast #117: Paul Gray remembered
The brand new Metal Hammer podcast has landed! This week: Merl and El talk about the new issue of Metal Hammer which remembers the life and career of Slipknot's Paul Gray. Plus, El talks about her new Crow Friend and we review the new Bleed From Within album. - Read more at Metal Hammer Latest Content
JACKYL - New Live DVD Coming Soon
During a recent Facebook Live Q&A;, Jackyl frontman Jesse James Dupree revealed that his band will be releasing a live DVD in the coming months."Jackyl did record a live DVD," said Dupree. "We recorded it, a live concert, at The Midland Theatre in Kansas City in December (2019... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News
BLACKTOP MOJO - Static EP Contains "Very Personal" Songs
BLACKTOP MOJO - Static EP Contains "Very Personal" Songs
"To say I'm excited would be a gross understatement," begins Blacktop Mojo vocalist Matt James, speaking about his band's brand new four-song EP, Static, which was released yesterday, May 29th."Most of these songs were written before we wrote the songs for the Under The Sun ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
King Buffalo - Dead Star (2020)
Long after Stoned Jesus had declared themselves to be The Mountain, King Buffalo were Longing To Be The Mountain. Dead Star isn't going to elevate King Buffalo to the level of recognition that Stoned Jesus achieved with that song, but it should maintain their upwards momentum within the stoner ... Read more at Metal Storm Reviews
Trapt Frontman Blames George Floyd for His Own Death
Today in completely unsurprising hot takes, Chris Taylor Brown, the Trapt frontman who says white privilege does not exist - among other racist views he expressed over the course of a controversy-filled, month-long Twitter meltdown - says that George Floyd, who was asphyxiated to death by a ... Read more at MetalSucks
Rock and Metal Celebrities React to the Murder of George Floyd and Minneapolis Riots
As riots erupt around the U.S., citizens continue to be outraged by the murder of Minneapolis resident George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, the latest in a never-ending procession of law enforcement's brutal and unjust treatment of black people. A number of notable rock and metal ... Read more at MetalSucks
Watch Bruce Springsteen Play Empty Fenway With Dropkick Murphys
Watch Bruce Springsteen Play Empty Fenway With Dropkick Murphys - Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock
Black Star Riders - Release New Single
Black Star Riders are back with a brand new single, called "Candidate For Heartbreak". The song first appeared as a bonus track on the Digipack CD, included with the box-set and limited to 1,000 copies, of the band's latest record Another State Of Grace. The single is accompanied by ... Read more at Metal Storm News
Heresiarch - To Release Split EP With Antediluvian
Iron Bonehead Productions present Defleshing The Serpent Infinity, a special split mini-album between New Zealand's Heresiarch and Canadians Antediluvian. Due out 31st of July 2020, it will be released on CD and 12" vinyl formats. More details to come. - Read more at Metal Storm News
Iron Angel - 'Sands Of Time' Single Launched
German speed/power metal veterans Iron Angel reveal video clip for the new single, "Sands Of Time". The latter appears on the group's forthcoming studio record Emerald Eyes, due out later this year through Mighty Music. Recorded at DaDaSound Studios near Hamburg, Germany in the last ... Read more at Metal Storm News
PEARL JAM: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of Animated 'Retrograde' Video
PEARL JAM: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of Animated 'Retrograde' Video
PEARL JAM has released behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the band's animated video for the song "Retrograde". The clip, directed by Emmy-winning Australian filmmaker Josh Wakely ("Beat Bugs"), features teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg as a fortune ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
K.K. DOWNING: Paperback Edition Of 'Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest' Due In September
K.K. DOWNING: Paperback Edition Of 'Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest' Due In September
The paperback edition of former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing's autobiography, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", will be made available on September 1 via Hachette Books. You can now pre-order a copy on Amazon. "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest" ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
ACE FREHLEY Pays Tribute To BOB KULICK: 'We Always Treated Each Other With Great Respect'
ACE FREHLEY Pays Tribute To BOB KULICK: 'We Always Treated Each Other With Great Respect'
Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has paid tribute to legendary guitarist and record producer Bob Kulick. Kulick died on Friday (May 29) at the age of 70. His passing was confirmed by his brother, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick. A cause of death has not been revealed. "I was very ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
PRIMAL FEAR Complete Video Shoot For New Single "I Am Alive", Unveil Artwork For New T-Shirt
Germany's Primal Fear have checked in with the following update:"A little preview what will happen on June 19th - the second Primal Fear single and video 'I Am Alive' from our new album, Metal Commando, will be unleashed with cool artwork and T-shirt motive by Stan W Decker! ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
ANNIHILATOR Frontman JEFF WATERS On Plans For Celebrating Never, Neveland's 30th Anniversary In 2021 - "We Would Love To Bring COBURN PHARR Back To Sing The Whole Record Live"
ANNIHILATOR Frontman JEFF WATERS On Plans For Celebrating Never, Neveland's 30th Anniversary In 2021 - "We Would Love To Bring COBURN PHARR Back To Sing The Whole Record Live"
Annihilator frontman / founder Jeff Waters is doubling down on his plans to celebrate the band's Never, Neverland album's 30th Anniversary in 2021 with some special shows. He has issued a new update on what's in store if the plan comes together:"So... I had hinted to all, on our ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
ACE FREHLEY Pays Tribute To BOB KULICK - "We Always Treated Each Other With Respect; He Will Be Greatly Missed"
ACE FREHLEY Pays Tribute To BOB KULICK - "We Always Treated Each Other With Respect; He Will Be Greatly Missed"
Ace Frehley, who beat out Bob Kulick for the original KISS line-up's guitarist slot in 1972, posted the following tribute on May 29th in the wake of Kulick's death."I was very saddened to hear that one of my fellow rock guitarists, Bob Kulick, passed away at age 70... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News
HELIX - Eat Sleep Rock Compilation Release Put On Hold Due To COVID-19 Pandemic; Recording For New Studio Album Underway
HELIX - Eat Sleep Rock Compilation Release Put On Hold Due To COVID-19 Pandemic; Recording For New Studio Album Underway
Helix frontman / founder Brian Vollmer has checked in with the following:"The Live At Maxwell's show was so successful we're already thinking of our next show to launch on the internet. After all, who knows how long it will take to get back to normal? You hear about every other... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News
NOBODY - Details Of Finnish One-Man Acoustic Black Metal Project's Debut Album Revealed
NOBODY - Details Of Finnish One-Man Acoustic Black Metal Project's Debut Album Revealed
Finnish one-man acoustic black metal band Nobody is set to release a debut album, Atmosfear, on June 26th 2020 via Inverse Records. Mastermind Tuomas Kauppinen comments:"Stronger than blood is a musical journey inside the mind of a great manipulator, who can persuade children to turn against ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
The Senton Bombs - Blue Sunset (single)
"Punks not dead" scream out The Senton Bombs with Blue Sunset, their second manic single of 2020. Released on Regolith Records, it will be available on all digital outlets from June 1st. They crank it up by showing off their heavier side as they pummel us for an unrelenting three minutes ... Read more at PlanetMosh
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