TheJamZone 2019 - Heavy Metal Music News Review

tours announced: Peter Bjorn & John, Matt Vasquez, Thom Yorke, Cryptopsy, more
tours announced: Peter Bjorn & John, Matt Vasquez, Thom Yorke, Cryptopsy, more - Read more at BrooklynVegan

Morrissey is being made into a Funko Pop
Morrissey is being made into a Funko Pop - Read more at BrooklynVegan

Ossuarium – Living Tomb

Ossuarium - Living Tomb
Death metal, perhaps more than any other genre, builds monuments to its past often, and it builds them tall. And can anyone really find fault in that? With stylistic confines so severe, and such a wealth of talent and personality from day one, it's not hard to see why every step forward seems ... Read more at Heavy Blog Is Heavy

Are you getting Ravenous?  Well you should!

Are you getting Ravenous? Well you should!
Are you getting Ravenous this year?? Well….you should!   Calgary, Alberta Heroic Speed Metal band, Ravenous (E.H.)  has been busy as of late, with the recording of a new full-length studio album, launching the first video/single and starting their pre-order (NOT crowd funding!) ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com

Rex Brown Exits Kill Devil Hill, Working On New Solo Album
During a recent interview with Loudwire, Rex Brown (Pantera, etc.) confirmed that he is no longer a member of Kill Devil Hill. With this news, he also revealed that he has a 'darker' new solo album in the works. Brown said the following about his split with Kill Devil Hill: 'About ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Ingested Announce UK/Ireland Tour
Ingested have announced a UK/Ireland tour. You can find the dates for that run below. In other news, the band are also working on a new EP. Tour Dates: 03/27 Glasgow, UK - Audio 03/28 Dundee, UK - Beat Generator 03/30 Stoke-On-Trent, UK - Underground 03/31 Leicester, UK - Soundhouse 04/01 York, UK - ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

MAGNUM PROVIDE UPDATE ON NEXT STUDIO ALBUM

MAGNUM PROVIDE UPDATE ON NEXT STUDIO ALBUM
MAGNUM PROVIDE UPDATE ON NEXT STUDIO ALBUM - Read more at Metal Talk

ABORTED Announce North American Tour with CRYPTOPSY, BENIGHTED, HIDEOUS DIVINITY

ABORTED Announce North American Tour with CRYPTOPSY, BENIGHTED, HIDEOUS DIVINITY
Things are about to get really heavy as Aborted have announced they will headline "Hell Over North American Blastbeat Party," this spring. Joining them for the month-long trek are Cryptopsy, Benighted and Hideous Divinity. Quite a bill. The first round of dates have been announced, with ... Read more at Metal Injection

ENTHEOS Part Ways with Bassist Evan Brewer

ENTHEOS Part Ways with Bassist Evan Brewer
Entheos have announced that co-founder Evan Brewer is leaving the group. The band offered this statement: "As many of you know, Evan has been missing from touring recently. Unfortunately, his time in Entheos has officially come to an end. We wish him all the best with his family and future ... Read more at Metal Injection

REX BROWN Recalls Finding Out About VINNIE PAUL's Death: 'Never In A Million Years Would I Have Thought It Would Be' Him

REX BROWN Recalls Finding Out About VINNIE PAUL's Death: 'Never In A Million Years Would I Have Thought It Would Be' Him
In a new interview with Loudwire, Rex Brown recalled how he found out about the passing of his onetime PANTERA bandmate Vinnie Paul Abbott last June. "It was just another phone call of, 'Are you sitting down?'" he said. "And I'm, like, 'Oh my god. Who is it now? ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Watch SLIPKNOT's SID WILSON In Horror Comedy Series 'The Midnight Snack'
SLIPKNOT's Sid Wilson, a.k.a. DJ Starscream, plays the lead role of John in Deathaus Films' new offbeat horror/comedy project "The Midnight Snack". For his character transformation, Sid's numerous tattoos, including his trademark gas mask face tat, neck ink, and ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Talks About New EMG 'TA' Signature Bass Pickup Set

SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Talks About New EMG 'TA' Signature Bass Pickup Set
In the video below, EMG artist Tom Araya of SLAYER talks about his new EMG "TA" signature bass pickup set, which will be made available later this month. Hear why Tom relies on EMG for all of his live and studio needs. According to Sweetwater, the EMG "TA" signature set gives ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

NIGHTWISH's TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN: 'I Couldn't Take Another Member Leaving The Band Anymore'
Rock Hard Slovakia conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen prior to the band's November 13 concert at Incheba Expo Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing older, lesser-kn ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

PHIL LYNOTT: 'Songs For While I'm Away' Documentary To Include Interviews With THIN LIZZY, U2, METALLICA Members
According to ScreenDaily.com, a documentary on the life and career of Phil Lynott is now in the works from award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds. "Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away" will include interviews with THIN LIZZY's Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2 ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

IRON MAIDEN: Legacy Of The Beast - STEVE HARRIS Meets "Bass Eddie"; Video

IRON MAIDEN: Legacy Of The Beast - STEVE HARRIS Meets "Bass Eddie"; Video
The new character "Bass Eddie" recently arrived for the Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Best game. In the new video below, Steve Harris is introduced to the new character.Visit the Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Best game website, here.Iron Maiden will bring the Legacy Of The Beast Tour... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

SLAYER Frontman TOM ARAYA Discusses New EMG Signature Bass Pickup Set; Video

SLAYER Frontman TOM ARAYA Discusses New EMG Signature Bass Pickup Set; Video
In the clip below, EMG artist Tom Araya of Slayer talks about his new EMG "TA" signature bass pickup set, shipping January 31st. Hear why Tom relies on EMG for all of his live and studio needs. Buy EMG pickups here.It was recently announced that Slayer's final performance in... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

INGESTED Announce Extensive UK / Ireland Tour; Band Begins Recording New EP

INGESTED Announce Extensive UK / Ireland Tour; Band Begins Recording New EP
Ingested have announced an extensive round of dates in March and April. The Kings, Gods, Deities tour, which will see the Manchester-based band playing a number of headlining shows as well as supporting The Black Dahlia Murder, runs from March 27th to April 14th and will cover a massive... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

A NOVELIST Streaming New Song “His Kingdom Is Vast”

A NOVELIST Streaming New Song "His Kingdom Is Vast"
Louisiana-based progressive death metal project, A Novelist, are streaming the new song 'His Kingdom Is Vast', featured on the band's sophomore full-length, Folie, out on February 8th. Listen below. A Novelist is the creative partnership of drummer Alex Babineaux and vocalist, ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

AGENT STEEL - Reformed Metallers Featuring Original Singer JOHN CYRIIS Announce Metalheadz Open Air Festival Appearance; New Album Due This Year

AGENT STEEL - Reformed Metallers Featuring Original Singer JOHN CYRIIS Announce Metalheadz Open Air Festival Appearance; New Album Due This Year
Legendary metal band Agent Steel's new lineup, featuring original frontman John Cyriis, have announced their June 1st appearance at Metalheadz Open Air 2019, in Oberndorf am Lech, Germany.According to a message posted at the band's Facebook page, John Cyriis, along with the new Agent ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

BLACKGUARD To Release Storm Album This Year; Band Announces First Live Performance In Over Four Years

BLACKGUARD To Release Storm Album This Year; Band Announces First Live Performance In Over Four Years
Seminal Canadian melodic death/folk metal band, Blackguard, announces their first show in over four years as well as their plans to independently release their long-awaited fourth studio album, Storm, in 2019 to follow their 2011 full length Firefight on Victory Records and 2009's Profugus ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

PHIL LYNOTT - Irish Filmmaker EMER REYNOLDS To Direct Feature Documentary On Late THIN LIZZY Singer

PHIL LYNOTT - Irish Filmmaker EMER REYNOLDS To Direct Feature Documentary On Late THIN LIZZY Singer
The life and music of rock icon Phil Lynott is to be documented in Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away, to be directed by the award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds, reports Screen International.The documentary will trace how a young black boy from working class 1950's Dublin ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

ABORTED, CRYPTOPSY & BENIGHTED Announce Dates for 'Hell Over North America' Tour
[ 724 views ] Dates have now been revealed for the "Hell Over North America" tour, featuring Aborted along with Cryptopsy , Benighted (on selected dates), and Hideous Divinity . The schedule for the spring trek is as follows:dates w/ Benighted3/21 Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary3/22 Chicago, ... Read more at Lambgoat

Ozzy Osbourne celebrates bat incident; gifts former drummer Platinum records
It looks like Ozzy Osbourne had a busy weekend. Just yesterday (20th), marked the 37th anniversary of Osbourne's infamous bat incident, where he bit the head off a live bat during a show in Des Moines, Iowa. To commemorate the occasion, the prince of darkness has decided to release a limited-ed ... Read more at Metal Insider

TERRORIZER World Downfall (Deathgrind, 1989)

TERRORIZER World Downfall (Deathgrind, 1989)
Review by siLLy puPPy - Emerging from the cesspools of 80s extreme metal, the Los Angeles based TERRORIZER were one of those bands that took the logical next step by incorporating the grindcore fusion of heavy metal and hardcore punk and added even more extreme death metal elements to the mix. The ... Read more at MetalMusicArchives.com New Reviews

BLACKGUARD Announce New Album "STORM" Coming In 2019 + First Show In Four Years In Toronto March 22nd
(contact info below) NEWS RELEASE Montreal, QC - January 21, 2019 BLACKGUARD Announce New Album 'STORM' Coming In 2019 + First Show In Four Years In Toronto March 22  - Coalition  - Toronto, ON w/ Crimson Shadows Seminal Canadian melodic death/folk metal band BLACK ... Read more at Asher Media Relations

you can now mute artists on Spotify
you can now mute artists on Spotify - Read more at BrooklynVegan

Foals share "Exits" from new LP, announce North American tour
Foals share "Exits" from new LP, announce North American tour - Read more at BrooklynVegan

OUR LIST OF 2018’S MOST INFECTIOUS EXTREME METAL SONGS (PART 10):  IMMORTAL, UADA, SKELETONWITCH

OUR LIST OF 2018'S MOST INFECTIOUS EXTREME METAL SONGS (PART 10): IMMORTAL, UADA, SKELETONWITCH
After a weekend break, I'm resuming the rollout of this series, which will continue every day this week (and beyond). Today I decided to group together tracks from some of the bigger names in the corpse-strewn battlefields of our beloved ear-gouging genres. There are some other well-know ... Read more at NO CLEAN SINGING

Evan Brewer Exits Entheos

Evan Brewer Exits Entheos
Evan Brewer has officially announced his departure from Entheos. Tim Walker (Agamemnon) was previously filling in for the bassist, but it is unknown if he will become a permanent member. Entheos commented: 'As many of you know, Evan has been missing from touring recently. Unfortunately, his ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Watch Metallica Cover Judas Priest With Lars Ulrich On Vocals
Some footage of Metallica covering Judas Priest's 'Delivering The Goods' with Lars Ulrich on vocals has surfaced online. The clip was filmed while the band were rehearsing in their tuning room before a show at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA back in October 2018. You can see ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
Aborted Announce Dates For North American Tour With Cryptopsy, Benighted, & Hideous Divinity
Aborted have officially announced the dates for their North American headlining tour. As previously reported, Cryptopsy, Benighted, and Hideous Divinity will open. Tour Dates: 03/21 Detroit, MI - The Sanctuary 03/22 Chicago, IL - Reggie's 03/23 Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room 03/24 Denver, CO - ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
MetalTalk GIG OF THE WEEK: THE THIRD ANNUAL HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY INDUCTIONS
MetalTalk GIG OF THE WEEK: THE THIRD ANNUAL HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY INDUCTIONS
MetalTalk GIG OF THE WEEK : THE THIRD ANNUAL HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY INDUCTIONS  21st January 2019 Another glittery Californian night beckons as the stars gather for the third annual Hall Of Heavy Metal inductions which take place at Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim. â ... Read more at Metal Talk
Bassist Evan Brewer Has Left Entheos
Super-bassist Evan Brewer, who has spent time with The Faceless and Animosity and has released music through his own solo project, can now add Entheos to his list of former bands: Brewer announced over the weekend that he has left the groovy, tech-y death metal outfit. Brewer's absence was ... Read more at MetalSucks
Watch: Creed's "Higher" Played with Blast Beats
Some things are too sacred to desecrate. Creed songs do not fall into that category. So while I can't say what sequence of events led to sometimes-Decrepit Birth drummer / always-YouTube-funnyman Samus Paulicelli jamming along to Creed's "Higher" during a Twitch stream this ... Read more at MetalSucks
Swallow the Sun Debut Funeral Doom-Inspired New Track "Firelights"
Swallow the Sun are never short on words - musically speaking - so at a paltry six minutes in length, the band's new song "Firelights" feels like it flies by compared to "Lumina Aurea," which the band released as a stand-alone single in December. Not that length is a factor ... Read more at MetalSucks
WSOU Presents: This Week in Metal History, January 21st, 2019
Seton Hall University's WSOU radio is the only all-metal, all-the-time station currently broadcasting in the U.S., and has been a force in metal for DECADES. It's also streamable online from anywhere in the world! Welcome back to This Week in Metal History! ... Read more at MetalSucks
Aborted Announce North American Tour with Cryptopsy, Benighted and Hideous Divinity
Aborted Announce North American Tour with Cryptopsy, Benighted and Hideous Divinity
Aborted have announced a North American tour set to take place this spring. Dubbed the "Hell Over North American Blastbeat Party," Aborted certainly get points in the creative tour name department in an era when seemingly ever other available tour name has already been taken. Cryptops ... Read more at MetalSucks
Mick Thomson Reveals the Slipknot Album for Which He'd like to Be Remembered, Says He Isn't a Fan of Metallica's Black Album
Metal Hammer recently asked Slipknot guitarist Mick Thomson to discuss some of his favorite and least-favorite albums, and his answers range from unexpected (Guarantee you can't guess which album he wants played at his funeral) to bizarre (He calls the uninventive cover of Kiss' Alive ... Read more at MetalSucks
Matt Pike (High on Fire, Sleep) on The MetalSucks Podcast #272
Matt Pike (High on Fire, Sleep) on The MetalSucks Podcast #272
Matt Pike of High on Fire and Sleep is our guest this week. We discuss his recent diagnosis as a diabetic, his recently amputated toe, the tour cancelations it caused and having to change his diet to manage the disease. Matt also tells us about the decision to surprise-release Sleep's The ... Read more at MetalSucks
METALLICA Cover JUDAS PRIEST with Lars Singing "Delivering The Goods"
METALLICA Cover JUDAS PRIEST with Lars Singing "Delivering The Goods"
Before every show, Metallica like to set up a jam room and riff it out and get warmed up for their two-hour plus shows that they do. New footage has surfaced of their jam backstage at PG Paints Arena show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 18th, 2018 and it features a bit where the band jam on ... Read more at Metal Injection
Photo: SLIPKNOT Recording Sessions Get Bloody
Corey Taylor has called the next Slipknot album "one of the darkest chapters in Slipknot's history - it's that good." And, while we know the band is in the recording studio right now, maybe we didn't realize just how intense these sessions would get? Drummer Jay Weinberg ... Read more at Metal Injection
INSTORM Create Melodic Death Aggression in "Lethal Winter" Video
INSTORM Create Melodic Death Aggression in "Lethal Winter" Video
Subscribe to Metal Injection on Get lost in the riffs from melodic death metal unit Instorm, who just released their sophomore album, Taming the Chaos, last month via Metal Carnival Records. The Russian-based renaissants play an aggressive blend of power metal and melo-death with stark neoclassical ... Read more at Metal Injection
TENGGER CAVALRY Release New Song "Forging" Ahead of Upcoming Album
While we thought we might had seen the last of Mongolian folk metal masters Tengger Cavalry, the group - led by leader and multi-instrumentalist Nature Ganganbaigal - has no plans of slowing down as they've just released their third single, "Forging," since briefly calling it ... Read more at Metal Injection
SADISME's Violent, Raw Black Metal is Festering In Telepathic Communion
California black metal solo act Sadisme (French for 'sadism') has released its debut demo, Festering In Telepathic Communion, and I must say it is one of the most abrasive rides to Hell that I've heard in quite a while. The liner notes state that "the anguished melodicism of ... Read more at Metal Injection
Album Review: INCITE Built to Destroy
Album Review: INCITE Built to Destroy
I've been a relatively passive follower of Incite for the last few years. They always struck me as an act with potential, but had yet to strike gold. Furthermore, I think there's some impossibly high expectations inherently created when you're the son of such a proficient figure in ... Read more at Metal Injection
Third Time (Is Still) The Charm: An Interview With Joseph Schafer of NORTHWEST TERROR FEST
Northwest Terror Fest is back and it's bigger than ever this year. The Seattle-based festival is approaching its third iteration and the team behind the event is looking to make it their best year yet. There are a large number of festivals popping up around the United States recently. It's ... Read more at Metal Injection
Transcending Obscurity Offers 50 Free Songs From MASTER, PAGANIZER, DØDSFERD & More
Do you not know who the hell bands like Master, Paganizer, Eternal Storm, Colosso, Eremit and Ribspreader are? What about Henry Kane? Maybe Dråp? Well you're in luck, because record label Transcending Obscurity has 'em all signed and is offering a 50 song sampler for the low price ... Read more at Metal Injection
25 Metal Albums Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary in 2019
25 Metal Albums Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary in 2019
Moreso than looking back at albums that came out 10 years ago, compiling this retrospective really made me feel old. A lot of these albums are what got me started on discovering more and more metal and it's crazy to think they are celebrating their twentieth anniversary. So let's take a ... Read more at Metal Injection
Blast Beats Make CREED's "Higher" Slightly More Tolerable
When I was a teen, Creed were the antithesis of everything I enjoyed in music. And, they were the biggest rock band in the world at the time - so it made it really hard to avoid them. No song was more inescapable than "Higher." Anywhere I went - the supermarket, the pharmacy, rock radio - ... Read more at Metal Injection
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