TheJamZone 2020 - Heavy Metal Music News Review

Today's livestreams (Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Patterson Hood, Amanda Shires, more)
Today's livestreams (Kurt Vile, Waxahatchee, Patterson Hood, Amanda Shires, more) - Read more at BrooklynVegan

DEVIN TOWNSEND Reveals Details Of Forthcoming Album: "It's Strange, Abstract, Meandering, And Weird"

DEVIN TOWNSEND Reveals Details Of Forthcoming Album: "It's Strange, Abstract, Meandering, And Weird"
In a series of Twitter updates, found here, Devin Townsend has revealed some details of the new album he has been working on since May:"I think I'm writing an album, unexpectedly...called Lightwork that is abstract and stream of conscious. Still significantly far away from anything, but ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Guns N’ Roses Announce Rescheduled European/UK Dates

Guns N' Roses Announce Rescheduled European/UK Dates
Guns N' Roses have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. The trek is now scheduled to take place in June 2021. Tour Dates: 06/02 Lisbon, POR - Passeio Maritimo de Agles 06/05 Seville, SPA - Estadio Benito Villamarin 06/12 Solvesborg, SWE - Sweden Rock Festival 06/18 ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Horse Drawn Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP "Amongst Ghosts"

Horse Drawn Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP "Amongst Ghosts"
Horse Drawn Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New EP "Amongst Ghosts" Ohio-based black metal duo Horse Drawn premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new EP "Amongst Ghosts", which was released August 4, 2020 via Bandcamp. Check out now "Amongst Ghosts" ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

Chrome Waves Premiere New Song "On the Precipice" From Upcoming New Album "Where We Live"
Chrome Waves Premiere New Song "On the Precipice" From Upcoming New Album "Where We Live" Midwest post-black metal outfit Chrome Waves premiere a new song entitled "On the Precipice", taken from their upcoming new album "Where We Live", which will be out in ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

Fawn Limbs Premiere New Song "The Vermin Massif" From Upcoming New Album "Sleeper Vessels"
Fawn Limbs Premiere New Song "The Vermin Massif" From Upcoming New Album "Sleeper Vessels" Fawn Limbs premiere a new song titled "The Vermin Massif", taken from their upcoming new album "Sleeper Vessels". The record will be out in stores September 18 on vinyl ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

My Death Belongs To You Premiere New Song "Your dark embrace" From Upcoming New Album "The world seems to be fading"
My Death Belongs To You Premiere New Song "Your dark embrace" From Upcoming New Album "The world seems to be fading" Swiss funeral doom / death metal unit My Death Belongs To You premiere a new song entitled "Your dark embrace". The song is off of the one-man band' ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

'Colbert' music booker fired following sexual misconduct accusations by Tashaki Miyaki singer
'Colbert' music booker fired following sexual misconduct accusations by Tashaki Miyaki singer - Read more at BrooklynVegan

GHOSTS OF SUNSET To Release New Single “Miles In Between” Feat. Former ENUFF Z’NUFF Guitarist JOHNNY MONACO

GHOSTS OF SUNSET To Release New Single "Miles In Between" Feat. Former ENUFF Z'NUFF Guitarist JOHNNY MONACO
Ghosts Of Sunset features rock veterans John Merchant and Todd Long who have made music for 30+ years for 615 Records Nashville, IDOL/RCA records, and independently.Their first single 'Miles In Between', to be released on August 17 via Golden Robot Records, is a hark back to the glory... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, Krallice, Etc. Members Share Cover Of Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf"
Black Sabbath Cover Band Rehearsals (BSCBR), the Black Sabbath tribute group featuring Brad Truax (Interpol), Mick Barr (Krallice, etc.), Greg Fox (Liturgy), Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and Angel Deradoorian (ex-Dirty Projectors, etc.), have released a cover of Black Sabbath's 'Sweet ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Watch Blind Guardian Perform New Song "Violent Shadows"
Watch Blind Guardian Perform New Song "Violent Shadows" - Read more at Metal Anarchy

Moonspell’s Fernando Ribeiro: “The New Album Will Be About Solitude”

Moonspell's Fernando Ribeiro: "The New Album Will Be About Solitude"
During a recent interview with A&P Reacts, Moonspell's Fernando Ribeiro discussed the band's upcoming album. According to him, the effort 'will be about solitude.' Ribeiro said the following: 'When we could get together again in our studio [during the coronavirus ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Former Machine Head/Crowbar Drummer Tony Costanza Passes Away

Former Machine Head/Crowbar Drummer Tony Costanza Passes Away
Headline News Former Machine Head/Crowbar Drummer Tony Costanza Passes Away Band Photo: Machine Head (?) Tony Costanza, the drummer known for his time with Machine Head, Crowbar and Crisis, has sadly passed away at the age of fifty two. The news was broken by his former Crisis and Debris Inc. ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

Cult Of Lilith Posts New Music Video "Purple Tide" Online
Cult Of Lilith Posts New Music Video "Purple Tide" Online On September 4, Iceland's Cult Of Lilith will release their debut full-length, "Mara," via Metal Blade Records. A frantic collision of death metal, prog, complex classical structures and more, Mara is a restless, ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

Primitive Man Releases New Music Video "Entity"
Primitive Man Releases New Music Video "Entity" Primitive Man return after three years with the extreme, terrifying, and confrontational new album, "Immersion," set for release on August 14 via Relapse Records. A music video for the song "Entity", directed by Neil C. ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

GUITARIST GEORGE LYNCH SAYS HE WILL BE RETIRING THE LYNCH MOB NAME, SAYS “[IT] HAS ALWAYS BEEN PROBLEMATIC, AND NOW IT’S INEXCUSABLE…WE’LL JUST CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE”

GUITARIST GEORGE LYNCH SAYS HE WILL BE RETIRING THE LYNCH MOB NAME, SAYS "[IT] HAS ALWAYS BEEN PROBLEMATIC, AND NOW IT'S INEXCUSABLE…WE'LL JUST CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE"
Guitarist George Lynch recently spoke with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio and stated that he will no longer be creating music under the moniker of Lynch. When asked if he will be making new music with the band, following on the heels of their 30th anniversary re-imagined version of ... Read more at Eddie Trunk

Primitive Man unveil new video

Primitive Man unveil new video
Primitive Man unveil new video Tuesday, August 4, 2020 7:42 PM PT Primitive Man have unleashed a video for "Entity," a track from their upcoming album, Immersion (due out August 14). The track's Neil C. Barrett -directed video can be viewed below.Primitive Man frontman Ethan McCarthy ... Read more at Lambgoat

Why Ozzy Osbourne's Daughter Found His Reality Show 'Appalling'
Why Ozzy Osbourne's Daughter Found His Reality Show 'Appalling' - Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock

DECAPITATED Begins Recording New Album

DECAPITATED Begins Recording New Album
In an update on their social media pages, Polish death metallers Decapitated have begun recording their eighth album, due for release through Nuclear Blast Records. A picture from the studio reads '#itshappening #nuclearblastrecords". The new album will follow 2017's Anticult.Lucy ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Vancouver's Hyperspace Metal Festival Postponed To 2021
It comes with saddening news today, the 2020 edition of Vancouver's Hyperspace Metal Festival, organized by Journeyman Productions will be postponed to 2021. Slated to be held on the rescheduled dates of September 4th to 6th from its original date on April 17th to 19th, the premier Canadian ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Hellfest Streaming Full Performances From CORONER, OBITUARY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

Hellfest Streaming Full Performances From CORONER, OBITUARY, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
The French heavy metal festival Hellfest has uploaded full performances from several acts from various years throughout the festival's history. First up is the hour performance from legendary Swiss thrashers Coroner in 2017:Second up is the hour show from Florida death metal squadron ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Immortal’s Demonaz & Horgh Fighting Over Rights To The Band’s Name

Immortal's Demonaz & Horgh Fighting Over Rights To The Band's Name
Back in 2015, Immortal's Harald 'Demonaz' Nævdal and Reidar 'Horgh' Horghagen ended up winning a legal dispute against Olve 'Abbath' Eikemo over the rights to the band's name. However, it appears the duo are now fighting each other over the trademark. ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Tramston Valley

Metal Anarchy's New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Tramston Valley
Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy's 'new music showcase,' the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Tramston Valley. METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band: TRAMSTON VALLEY: ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

SharpTone Records Confirm That We Came As Romans, Miss May I, & Don Broco Are In The Studio
SharpTone Records have confirmed that We Came As Romans, Miss May I, and Don Broco are in the studio working on new music. The label tweeted the following: WCAR, MMI & Broco we can confirm are in the studio . - SharpTone Records (@sharptonerecs) August 4, 2020 - Read more at Metal Anarchy

Sammy Hagar & The Circle To Play Pandemic-Era Concert In September
According to Rolling Stone, Sammy Hagar & The Circle will be performing amid the coronavirus pandemic as part of Rockin' Fore The Kids. That event will take place at Cleveland's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on September 18 and it will also feature Ohio Weather Band, Brother Trouble, and ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

European Metal Festival Alliance 2020 To Take Place This Weekend

European Metal Festival Alliance 2020 To Take Place This Weekend
European Metal Festival Alliance 2020 To Take Place This Weekend Band Photo: Rotting Christ (?) Summer 2020 is a very different landscape from the usual metal festival-packed few months in Europe. To maintain a sense of community, 13 of the best independent metal festivals in Europe have joined ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com

Original MACHINE HEAD and ex-CROWBAR Drummer Tony Costanza Dies

Original MACHINE HEAD and ex-CROWBAR Drummer Tony Costanza Dies
[ 603 views ] Tony Costanza , original drummer of Machine Head , has passed away at age 52.The news comes via former Crisis bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who had the following to say: "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band ... Read more at Lambgoat

Original Machine Head drummer Tony Costanza has died

Original Machine Head drummer Tony Costanza has died
  Original Machine Head drummer Tony Costanza has died at the age of 52. His death was confirmed by his former Crisis bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who issued the following statement on Facebook:  "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone ... Read more at Metal Insider

Tonight, The LIVECAST Talks Chili Cheese Dog Hardcore Shows
The Livecast is on momentarily and we're talking COVID shows, Dave Mustaine vlogs and general tomfoolery. Tune in and have fun with us. So tune in, tonight starting at 6:30pm Eastern (3:30PM Pacific Time, 11:30pm in London, 8:30am Wed in Sydney) and going until 8PM eastern time for an all new ... Read more at Metal Injection

DEE SNIDER On AC/DC's New Album Featuring MALCOLM YOUNG's Guitar Tracks: 'It's Insane Just To Think About It'

DEE SNIDER On AC/DC's New Album Featuring MALCOLM YOUNG's Guitar Tracks: 'It's Insane Just To Think About It'
Dee Snider says that "it's insane just to think about" the fact that AC/DC's much-anticipated new album will utilize previously unreleased guitar tracks from late guitarist Malcolm Young. Last December, Snider confirmed that he had dinner with Brian Johnson and that the AC/DC ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

GEORGE LYNCH Says It's Time To Pull The Plug On LYNCH MOB: 'I'm Not Gonna Tour Anymore Or Put Out Records With That Name'
GEORGE LYNCH Says It's Time To Pull The Plug On LYNCH MOB: 'I'm Not Gonna Tour Anymore Or Put Out Records With That Name'
George Lynch says that he will no longer make new music or tour under the LYNCH MOB name. The former DOKKEN guitarist broke the news of LYNCH MOB's end during a brand new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio. Asked if there are plans for LYNCH MOB to record a new LP following the ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Joe Walsh's Former Studio City Hangout on Sale for $4.8 Million
Joe Walsh's Former Studio City Hangout on Sale for $4.8 Million - Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock
Tony Costanza (Machine Head, Crowbar), RIP
Tony Costanza (Machine Head, Crowbar), RIP - Read more at BrooklynVegan
REM's Mike Mills to Spotify CEO: "Go fuck yourself" ++ more artist reactions
REM's Mike Mills to Spotify CEO: "Go fuck yourself" ++ more artist reactions - Read more at BrooklynVegan
NIGHTWISH Crew Interprets Band's Songs For CREWISH - Unemployed Blacksmiths Album; Teaser Video Streaming
NIGHTWISH Crew Interprets Band's Songs For CREWISH - Unemployed Blacksmiths Album; Teaser Video Streaming
Nightwish's Tuomas Holopainen has checked in with the following news:"Peculiar times spawn peculiar ideas, and that's exactly what our beloved Crew has been up to lately!"Crewish - Unemployed Blacksmiths features their interpretations of five Nightwish songs, everything played, ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
NATIVE SONS Prepping Upcoming Debut Album, The Natives Are Restless
Native Sons, the band featuring Ashton Blake (vocals), Kevin "7" Amici (bass), Adam Amici (drums), and Diego Grimaldo (guitar) is prepping the upcoming debut, The Natives Are Restless.The album was originally recorded two years ago under another band name and with different members but ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
Brave History August 4th, 2020 - RAINBOW, ACCEPT, SOULFLY, RATT, TESTAMENT, DORO, DIMMU BORGIR, KAMELOT, SLAYER, ENTOMBED, And SKID ROW!
Brave History August 4th, 2020 - RAINBOW, ACCEPT, SOULFLY, RATT, TESTAMENT, DORO, DIMMU BORGIR, KAMELOT, SLAYER, ENTOMBED, And SKID ROW!
Happy 45th Birthday RAINBOW's Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow - August 4th, 1975Happy 62nd Birthday Stefan Kaufmann (U.D.O., ACCEPT) - August 4th, 1958Happy 51st Birthday Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, SEPULTURA, KILLER BE KILLED) - August 4th, 1969R.I.P. Robbinson Lantz "Robbin" Crosby (RAT ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
Y&T Offering 2020 Tour Shirts As Coronavirus “Collector’s Item”
Y&T Offering 2020 Tour Shirts As Coronavirus "Collector's Item"
Hard rockers Y&T; continue to cancel or reschedule shows due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with many U.S. tour dates gone, Y&T;'s 2020 U.S. tour shirt is now completely unique and as the band states, 'a coronavirus collector's item.'The U.S. Tour Shirt... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News
MOLLY HATCHET – Founding Guitarist STEVE HOLLAND Dead At 66
MOLLY HATCHET - Founding Guitarist STEVE HOLLAND Dead At 66
Founding Molly Hatchet guitarist Steve Holland has died at the age of 66 and was the last living member of the band's original lineup.Holland's current band, Gator Country, revealed the news and said in a statement:"It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of the original. ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
Lamb Of God Team Up With Nightflyer Roastworks For “Memento Mori” Coffee
Lamb Of God Team Up With Nightflyer Roastworks For "Memento Mori" Coffee
Lamb Of God have teamed up with Nightflyer Roastworks to create their own coffee. The beverage, which is called 'Memento Mori,' is a small batch single origin coffee that was grown in El Salvador and roasted in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can get some for yourself HERE. The following ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
Original Machine Head Drummer Tony Costanza Passes Away
Original Machine Head Drummer Tony Costanza Passes Away
Tony Costanza (ex-Machine Head, ex-Crowbar, etc.) has sadly passed away. The drummer was 52 years old. Costanza's former Crisis bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen confirmed the news with the following statement: 'It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
That Time Daron Malakian Pretended to Be a Random Fan and Told a Magazine How Great System of Down Are
The Instagram account @moshermags, which is devoted to sharing noteworthy excerpts from vintage metal magazines, has uncovered quite a doozy: a 1999 issue of Kerrang! in which System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian, then 23-years-old, passed himself off as a random fan so as to sing the praises ... Read more at MetalSucks
Members of Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band, Hatebreed, the Dillinger Escape Plan, and My Chemical Romance Cover the Misfits
Somehow, the musicians Two Minutes to Late Night host Gwarsenio Hall (né Jordan Olds) assembles for his "Bedroom Covers" series just keep getting more and more impressive. For the latest addition to the series - a take on the Misfits' "Earth A.D." - he managed to ... Read more at MetalSucks
Artists take issue with Spotify CEO’s payment comments
Artists take issue with Spotify CEO's payment comments
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek recently had some comments for artists who complain that they are not making enough money through streaming. Now, those comments have drawn some criticism in the music community with a number of artists, including Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, ex-Skid Row frontman ... Read more at Metal Insider
Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine: Today Is The Day's Steve Austin - "Catch up on your personal life"
Metal Inside(r) Home Quarantine is Metal Insider's new column during this time of isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We asked artists five questions on what's been keeping them busy ranging from their favorite movies, food they've been eating, music they've been ... Read more at Metal Insider
Lamb of God Team With BTBAM Guitarist's Coffee Co. for New Roast
In celebration of their recently-released self-titled new album, Lamb of God have partnered with Nightflyer Roastworks, the coffee company run by Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner, to release the Memento Mori roast, named after the record's opening track. The small batch, ... Read more at Loudwire
Former Machine Head / Crowbar Drummer Tony Costanza Dead
Tony Costanza, former drummer for Machine Head and Crowbar, has died at age 52. The news was broken by his ex-Crisis bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen. Costanza began his career with the band Papsmear, providing vocals for two demos in the 1980s. In 1991, he joined Machine Head as the original drummer, ... Read more at Loudwire
Jamey Jasta Lobbying For METALLICA To Release Instrumental Lulu So He, Sebastian Bach, Dee Snider & Others Can Record Their Own Vocals
Jamey Jasta wants to record his own vocals over the instrumentals to the Metallica and Lou Reed collaboration album, Lulu, and he's backing it up with a potential $50,000 donation. Jasta tweeted publicly an idea that he had. He would donate $50,0000 to Metallica's "All Within My ... Read more at Metal Injection
IMMORTAL Members Are Now Fighting Over Band Name Rights
IMMORTAL Members Are Now Fighting Over Band Name Rights
In very black metal news,  Immortal members Harald "Demonaz" Nævdal and Reidar "Horgh" Horghagen are currently fighting a battle in court over who owns the naming rights to the band's legacy. You might recall, the duo got in a very public battle with former ... Read more at Metal Injection
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