TheJamZone 2018 - Heavy Metal Music News Review

A Year In Metal - 2017: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors
Here we are once more on the cusp of the 2017 Metal Storm Awards; we're all in a rush here, pencil-pushing and nose-grinding in order to prepare, but it's not time for those particular festivities just yet. Mid-January is, for us in Metal Storm Towers, the time to reflect on the past year ... Read more at Metal Storm Articles

VINNIE VINCENT Joined By Ex-VINNIE VINCENT INVASION Singer For 'Back On The Streets' Performance At KISS EXPO (Video)
Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent was joined by his ex-VINNIE VINCENT INVASION bandmate Robert Fleischman earlier today (Saturday, January 20) at the Atlanta KISS Expo 2018 to perform an acoustic version of the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION song "Back On The Streets". Video footage of the ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Contest: Win a pair of tickets to see MESHUGGAH at The Wiltern on Monday, January 29
Win a pair of tickets to see Meshuggah on Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA. The winner will be chosen on Friday, January 26. *The winner will claim tickets at The Wiltern box office on the day of the show. Winners will be on the Live Nation promo ... Read more at Antihero Magazine

TOOL's Adam Jones Confirms New Album Is Done, Lyrics Are Coming In

TOOL's Adam Jones Confirms New Album Is Done, Lyrics Are Coming In
Rumors of the new Tool album are really heating up big time in 2018, huh? Drummer Danny Carey recently said the band would be hitting the studio very soon to wrap things up, and while he knows it's wishful think, he'd like for the album to be out in May. Carey also said the album would ... Read more at Metal Injection

MICHAEL SCHENKER Calls Brother RUDOLF 'A Desperate Wannabe', Says KLAUS MEINE Is 'The Only Artist' In SCORPIONS

MICHAEL SCHENKER Calls Brother RUDOLF 'A Desperate Wannabe', Says KLAUS MEINE Is 'The Only Artist' In SCORPIONS
Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker (SCORPIONS, UFO) has once again slammed his brother Rudolf, saying that the SCORPIONS axeman is "a desperate wannabe" who "cheated and bullied" his younger sibling. Michael Schenker gave a number of interviews in the last couple of ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Brave History January 20th, 2018 - KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, MSG, L.A. GUNS, SEPULTURA, HAMMERFALL, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CRADLE OF FILTH, JOURNEY, DEF LEPPARD, MOONSPELL, EDGUY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ROYAL HUNT, BIOHAZARD, PRIMAL FEAR, THE HAUNTED, And More!

Brave History January 20th, 2018 - KISS, JUDAS PRIEST, MSG, L.A. GUNS, SEPULTURA, HAMMERFALL, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, CRADLE OF FILTH, JOURNEY, DEF LEPPARD, MOONSPELL, EDGUY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, ROYAL HUNT, BIOHAZARD, PRIMAL FEAR, THE HAUNTED, And More!
Happy 66th Birthday Paul Stanley (KISS) − January 20th, 1952Happy 67th Birthday Ian Hill (JUDAS PRIEST) − January 20th, 1951Happy 65th Birthday Robin McAuley (MSG) − January 20th, 1953Happy 52nd Birthday Tracii Guns (L. A. GUNS) −  January 20th, 1966Happy 47th Birthday ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

ERYN NON DAE Embrace MESHUGGAH, TOOL, GODFLESH On New Album

ERYN NON DAE Embrace MESHUGGAH, TOOL, GODFLESH On New Album
French extremists Eryn Non Dae have revealed the artwork and full tracklisting of their upcoming fourth opus, Abandon Of The Self, due out March 9th via Debemur Morti Productions on Gatefold CD, Gatefold 2x12" LP and Digital.According to a band update, 'this hybrid creature born from a ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

PHILIP ANSELMO On Possibility Of Performing With DIMEBAG Hologram: 'It Would Have To Be Perfect'
Metal Wani's Jessie David recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN and SUPERJOINT frontman Philip Anselmo. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the possibility of a ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Will DAVE MUSTAINE Produce The Next MEGADETH Album? DAVID ELLEFSON Weighs In
MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was interviewed for a recent episode of the "Thunder Underground" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing with various great drummers during his ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Imperial Age Posts Video Online Discussing the Ideas Behind "The Legacy Of Atlantis."
Russian symphonic metal band Imperial Age has posted a video online in which vocalists/keyboardists AOR and Jane Odintsova discuss the ideas and themes behind their new album, "The Legacy Of Atlantis." You can check it out below. The album is set to be released later this year via ... Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News

Watch BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Perform In London

Watch BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Perform In London
Black Country Communion live from the Eventim Apollo in London's Hammersmith on January 4th, 2018. The ultimate classic rock supergroup featuring vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Bigfoot Release New Video Freak Show’

Bigfoot Release New Video Freak Show'
BIGFOOT 'Freak Show' new video for song from acclaimed self-titled debut album available now on Frontiers Wigan based hard rock band Bigfoot have issued a new video for a song from their self-titled debut album, which was released via Frontiers Music srl in October.  ... Read more at PlanetMosh

Cranberries' Singer Dolores O'Riordan Likely Died of an Intentional Drug Overdose
Only yesterday we learned that Tom Petty's death has been ruled an accidental overdose after a coroner's report found several drugs in his system, and now a new account states that Cranberries' vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, who was found dead in a London hotel room last week, ... Read more at MetalSucks

Choke Pear: Drugs in the Spaghetti Sauce
MetalSucks readers: meet our newest video contributor, Choke Pear. She has a very funny story to share with you all about the time her mom accidentally got the entire family stoned by putting weed in the spaghetti sauce. Because that kind of thing is totally normal and just happens to everyone, ... Read more at MetalSucks

Adam Jones on New Tool Album: “Music is Done. Lyrics Coming in Hard.”

Adam Jones on New Tool Album: "Music is Done. Lyrics Coming in Hard."
Here's the latest in the never-ending string of non-news updates regarding new Tool music: guitarist Adam Jones says "music is done" and that "lyrics are coming in hard." Wahoooooo! The revelation came in a live video Jones streamed from his Instagram account on Thursday ... Read more at MetalSucks

Baby Dolls And Razor Blades - Greber - "Cemetery Preston" - " "Backhanded Interest" is fast and ferocious"
Baby Dolls And Razor Blades - Greber - "Cemetery Preston" - " "Backhanded Interest" is fast and ferocious" - Read more at Asher Media Relations

Baby Dolls and Razor Blades - Sonic Prophecy - Savage Gods "The album is full of heavy and melodic rock that pays homage to the classics of the eighties and very much keep it alive.  This is a purely fantastic album that is very mystical at times. Sonic Prophecy are a breathe of fresh air in an otherwise suffocating world."
https://babydollsandrazorblades.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/sonic-prophecy-savage-gods/ The album is full of heavy and melodic rock that pays homage to the classics of the eighties and very much keep it alive.  This is a purely fantastic album that is very mystical at times. Sonic Prophecy are a ... Read more at Asher Media Relations

Apologue Podcast - #167 Kurtis Clifford of Vantablack Warship
Apologue Podcast - #167 Kurtis Clifford of Vantablack Warship - Read more at Asher Media Relations

Mind Noise Network - Album Review: Sonic Prophecy - Savage Gods - "Savage Gods is an extraordinary display of musicianship and the rock genre. It brings rock back to it's authentic roots and tells a story with each different song."
Savage Gods is an extraordinary display of musicianship and the rock genre. It brings rock back to it's authentic roots and tells a story with each different song. https://mindnoisenetwork.com/2018/01/19/album-review-sonic-prophecy-savage-gods/ - Read more at Asher Media Relations

Rozsdagyár Online Rockmagazin - VANTABLACK WARSHIP - Abrasive Pulmonic Speak (2018)
Rozsdagyár Online Rockmagazin - VANTABLACK WARSHIP - Abrasive Pulmonic Speak (2018) - Read more at Asher Media Relations

All Around Metal - I Sonic Prophecy non strappano la sufficienza
All Around Metal - I Sonic Prophecy non strappano la sufficienza - Read more at Asher Media Relations

NECROPHOBIC's New Song "Mark Of The Necrogram" Will Blacken Your Whole Day
Necrophobic will release its first new album in five years, titled Mark of the Necrogram, on February 23 and you can check out the title track now. It shouldn't be a big shock that Necrophobic still brings that polished blackened death metal sound extremely well nearly 30 years into their ... Read more at Metal Injection

EXTINCTION A.D.'s New Song Brings Forth The Thrashy "Age Of Revenge"
Extinction A.D. will release Decimation Treaty on February 16, which is a great name for an album. Much like the name, the music is also pretty great, as you'll find out from the band's crushing new tune "Age Of Revenge." Vocalist and guitarist Rick Jimenez tells MetalSucks ... Read more at Metal Injection

THE ABSENCE Returns After Seven Years With "A Gift For The Obsessed," New Album In March

THE ABSENCE Returns After Seven Years With "A Gift For The Obsessed," New Album In March
Subscribe to Metal Injection on The Absence wasn't entirely absent since its 2010 album Enemy Unbound. The Absence was briefly joined by Scar Symmetry guitarist Per Nilsson in 2013 for the song "Oceans," and then released another track called "Septic Testament" in 2016. Now ... Read more at Metal Injection

Slow The Hell Down With PRIMORDIAL's New Song "Stolen Years"

Slow The Hell Down With PRIMORDIAL's New Song "Stolen Years"
The wait of four years for a new Primordial album is over! Primordial will release its new eight-track album Exile Amongst The Ruins on March 30, and have premiered the Costin Chioreanu-made music video for the debut single "Stolen Years" above. Vocalist A.A. Nemtheanga ... Read more at Metal Injection

10 Questions With ROBB FLYNN of MACHINE HEAD
Subscribe to Metal Injection on We ask Robb Flynn Of Machine Head 10 quick questions concerning personal collections, the track that gave him the most trouble, show rituals, the worst job he's ever had, proudest moments, and much more! Pre-order the new Machine Head album, Catharsis, available ... Read more at Metal Injection

BIFF BYFORD Thinks SAXON's New Album, 'Thunderbolt', 'Sounds Pretty Cool To The Modern Ear'
SAXON vocalist Biff Byford was recently interviewed by Diane Webb of Yesterdaze News. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's new album, "Thunderbolt": Biff: "We try to keep the same sort of guitar ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

CARMINE APPICE On Scrapped BLUE MURDER Reunion Plans: 'We Still Can't Get JOHN SYKES Out Of The House'

CARMINE APPICE On Scrapped BLUE MURDER Reunion Plans: 'We Still Can't Get JOHN SYKES Out Of The House'
Legendary drummer Carmine Appice (BLUE MURDER, VANILLA FUDGE, KING KOBRA) was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "Monsters And Heroes", a ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

DEF LEPPARD Drummer On Working With 'Wounded Warrior Project': 'They Speak The Same Language As Me'
Jim Kerr of the New York City classic rock radio station Q104.3 recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On working with the non-profit Wounded Warrior Project, which ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
THE ABSENCE Unveils Music Video For 'A Gift For The Obsessed' Title Track
Tampa-based melodic death metal band THE ABSENCE will release "A Gift For The Obsessed", its first album in eight years, on March 23 via M-Theory Audio. A music video for the album's blistering title track can be viewed below. The song is also available for streaming and purchase on ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
ALL HAIL THE YETI Releases Video For New Song 'Slow Season'
Los Angeles metal band ALL HAIL THE YETI will release its as-yet-untitled third full-length album later this year. The follow-up to 2016's "Screams From A Black Wilderness" was produced by Warren Riker, who is best known for his work with DOWN, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SUBLIME and ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
WLM Reviews: Bleeding Gods – Dodekathlon
WLM Reviews: Bleeding Gods - Dodekathlon
Bleeding Gods is a relatively new band, having been around for a few years, now releasing album number 2 titled Dodekathlon on Nuclear Blast. I figured the album was going to deliver straight up Death Metal, but was pleasantly surprised as the relative complexity and infusion of a lot of melody, ... Read more at We Love Metal
Rage And Firewind Set Murcia, Spain Ablaze
Rage And Firewind Set Murcia, Spain Ablaze
Report Rage And Firewind Set Murcia, Spain Ablaze Band Photo: Firewind (?) Having visited the Garaje Beat Club twice before to see Napalm Death and Ratos de Porao, it's safe to assume that this is one of the best small venues in the South East of Spain, if not Spain itself. It's compact ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com
Imperial Age Posts Video Online Discussing the Ideas Behind "The Legacy Of Atlantis."
Imperial Age Posts Video Online Discussing the Ideas Behind "The Legacy Of Atlantis." Russian symphonic metal band Imperial Age has posted a video online in which vocalists/keyboardists AOR and Jane Odintsova discuss the ideas and themes behind their new album, "The Legacy Of ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com
SEEN AND HEARD BY DGR (PART 1):  DAGON, DYSCARNATE, ULCERATE, ALTERBEAST, FEATHER AND BONE
SEEN AND HEARD BY DGR (PART 1): DAGON, DYSCARNATE, ULCERATE, ALTERBEAST, FEATHER AND BONE
Dagon (photo credit: Chuck Marshall)   (DGR has stepped into the round-up void left by our editor this past week and has produced a three-part collection of recent songs and videos. Parts 2 and 3 will be presented on Sunday and Monday.) The first couple weeks of the new year often feel like a ... Read more at NO CLEAN SINGING
N*SYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” Gets Dark Electronic Upgrade from Aesthetic Perfection
N*SYNC's "Bye Bye Bye" Gets Dark Electronic Upgrade from Aesthetic Perfection
Aesthetic Perfection's unique brand of Industrial Pop has been wooing fans for years, then the newest release, a brooding electronic cover of mega-boy band N*SYNC's 'Bye Bye Bye,' is a straight up seduction. A minimal electronic track layered with front-man Da ... Read more at Antihero Magazine
Album Review: MACHINE HEAD – Catharsis
Album Review: MACHINE HEAD - Catharsis
Staying relevant in the music industry is quite a bit more difficult in today's overflow of artists and bands trying to make a name. Machine Head is just as much an impact today as they were when their debut album, Burn My Eyes, was released in 1994. Catharsis does an amazing job of capturing ... Read more at Antihero Magazine
Tom Petty's Cause of Death Revealed to Be Accidental Pain Medication Overdose
The rock community suffered a devastating loss in October with the passing of Tom Petty . Prior to his death, it had been reported that the musician was put on life support after being found unresponsive and in full cardiac arrest. Now, the Petty family has released a lengthy statement concerning ... Read more at Loudwire
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