TheJamZone 2017 - Heavy Metal Music News Review
MELVINS A Walk With Love & Death (Stoner Metal, 2017)

MELVINS A Walk With Love & Death (Stoner Metal, 2017)
Review by Vim Fuego - Metal Music Archives Reviewers' Challenge December 2017There are two things you can be certain of when it comes to a Melvins album. The first is that there will be big, fat, warm, fuzzy grooves within. The second is, it's gonna be a bit fuckin' weird too. 'A ... Read more at MetalMusicArchives.com New Reviews

GENE SIMMONS Denies Sexual Battery Allegations, Says Evidence Will Prove His Innocence
Gene Simmons has denied groping and making "unwanted, unwarranted sexual advances" toward a radio and television broadcaster during a November 1 interview. The woman, identified as "Jane Doe," filed a lawsuit against Simmons in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday (December 15), ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix On Chester Bennington (Linkin Park): I've Struggled With A Lot Of The Same Demons He's Struggled With, And I Understand The Darkness"
Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix was recently interviewed by Meltdown on Detroit's WRIF radio station, and he talked a bit about the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park). You can read what he had to say below. Shaddix [transcribed by Blabbermouth]: 'I knew him quite well. I went out to ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

The True Story of Thrash Metal is Unleashed!
Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the ... Read more at The Gauntlet Heavy Metal News

CAPTION CONTEST: Enter Your Funniest Caption & You Could Win A Free CD From Our Giveaway Pile

CAPTION CONTEST: Enter Your Funniest Caption & You Could Win A Free CD From Our Giveaway Pile
First thing's first: Last week's winner! Congratulations to Jason Biancaniello "New Album dropping from A Flock of Seagals" Now for this week's fun photo to caption… take a look at the photo up top and leave a comment with your funniest caption idea. We'll pick ... Read more at Metal Injection

Towards Atlantis Lights Premiere New Song "The Bunker of Life" From Upcoming New Album "Dust of Aeons"
Doom metal quartet Towards Atlantis Lights premiere a new song entitled "The Bunker of Life", taken from their upcoming new album "Dust of Aeons", which will be out in stores March 5 through Transcending Obscurity Records. Check out now "The Bunker of Life" below. - Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News

Mike Fuentes To "Take A Break And Step Away" From Pierce The Veil Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Mike Fuentes has decided to 'take a break and step away' from Pierce The Veil. This news comes after sexual misconduct allegations were made against the drummer The following statement was issued: 'From the day we started this band, the four of us agreed that we not only wanted to ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Avenged Sevenfold Share Footage Of Them Playing A Live Acoustic Cover Of The Rolling Stones' "As Tears Go By"
Avenged Sevenfold have posted a new video for their live acoustic cover of The Rolling Stones' 'As Tears Go By.' The audio from this performance comes with the band's acoustic live album 'Live At The GRAMMY Museum,' which is now available in digital outlets. That ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

We Sell The Dead (In Flames, Ex-HIM, Etc.) Discuss Their Formation & Debut Album In Part One Of New Video Series
We Sell The Dead, the group featuring Niclas Engelin (In Flames, Engel), Jonas Slättung (Drömriket), Gas Lipstick (ex-HIM), and Apollo Papathanasio (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Firewind), have posted the first part in a new video series, which focuses on the band's formation and their ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Watch Footage Of The Late Warrel Dane (Nevermore, Sanctuary) Performing On Brazilian TV Two Weeks Before His Death
Footage of the late Warrel Dane (Nevermore, Sanctuary) performing on Brazilian TV with guitarists Johnny Moraes and Thiago Oliveira two weeks before his tragic death has been shared and can be seen below. The performance was done for the show 'Sonoridades,' which airs on Brazil's ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Trivium's Matt Heafy Posts Acoustic Cover Of Joni Mitchell's "River"
Trivium's Matt Heafy Posts Acoustic Cover Of Joni Mitchell's "River" - Read more at Metal Anarchy

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) Is Already Working On A Follow-Up To "Ogilala", Says It May Be A Double Album
It looks like Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) is already working on a follow-up to his latest solo album 'Ogilala.' According to him, it may even be a double album with at least 16 tracks. He posted the following: - Read more at Metal Anarchy

Spectral Voice - Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing (2017)
Death/doom is a genre that mixes the two genres of death and doom to create a very dark genre in metal. Paradise Lost, Winter, and Disembowelment come to mind. But over time the death metal started to drift off and away, and us poor fans were left with loads of doom with growled vocals. But a ... Read more at Metal Storm Reviews

BRUCE DICKINSON: 'Nazi Salutes Have No Place Whatsoever' In Heavy Metal Community
IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson has blasted a heavy metal fan for giving the right-arm salute at a show in Canada last weekend. The man, whose identity has not been revealed, was kicked out of a DEATH PREACHER concert in downtown Vancouver on December 8 after making the Nazi gesture. "It ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Galactic Empire Premiere New Video “Duel Of The Fates”

Galactic Empire Premiere New Video "Duel Of The Fates"
'Star Wars' worshipping metal band Galactic Empire debut a video for their metalized take on John Williams' "Duel Of The Fates". The band also recently just announced this U.S. Tour with Mac Sabbath. - Read more at Daily Heavy Metal News

Concert Review and Photos: EVANESCENCE – Synthesis Live at the Kansas City Music Hall

Concert Review and Photos: EVANESCENCE - Synthesis Live at the Kansas City Music Hall
Evanescence - Synthesis Live Kansas City Music Hall - Kansas City, MO - 11 December 2017 Evanescence has returned with their fourth studio album, Synthesis, which includes reworked versions of the band's previous material with an orchestral arrangement and electronica music elements, in ... Read more at Antihero Magazine

VoidCeremony announce Feb 16th release of 'Foul Origins of Humanity'

VoidCeremony announce Feb 16th release of 'Foul Origins of Humanity'
On the back of two hotly received demos - 2014's Dystheism, which BLOOD HARVEST later released on 7" vinyl, and 2015's Cyclical Descent of Causality - California's VOIDCEREMONY have been patiently perfecting their craft. Although both demos were suitably rough in production, the ... Read more at The Gauntlet Heavy Metal News

TERROR UNIVERSAL Reveals Guitar Playthrough Video for "Welcome To Hell"
While online, check out TERROR UNIVERSAL's slasher flick-inspired music video for the nightmarish earworm, "Dig You A Hole", a Film/Facer production directed by Wacy Jahn, which has amassed over 30,000 views in under two weeks after being originally premiered via Billboard You can ... Read more at The Gauntlet Heavy Metal News

Sold Out ShipRocked 2018 - Adds More Artists To Stellar Lineup
The band lineup for ShipRocked 2018 - "A ShipRocked Odyssey," set for January 21-25, 2018 onboard Carnival Liberty, is led by Stone Sour, Seether, In This Moment, and Black Label Society. In all, over two dozen bands are slated to play the ninth edition of the annual vacation experience ... Read more at The Gauntlet Heavy Metal News

VVON DOGMA I 9 String Bass Frankenstein Playthrough For "The Mask"
"Most music featuring extended range instruments is all about technique. I wanted to bring the 9 string bass forward, but focus on songwriting more than fretboard theatrics." says Frederick Filiatrault aka ChaotH. Watch this epic video for yourself at the following link: Inspired by ... Read more at The Gauntlet Heavy Metal News

AGNOSTIC FRONT's ROGER MIRET: 'We're The Band That Everybody Wants To Destroy'
The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series conducted an interview with frontman Roger Miret of New York hardcore veterans AGNOSTIC FRONT prior to the band's December 9 concert at Characters Sports Bar in Pomona, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER: 'There's A Lot Of Bands Who Would Give Their Left Nut To Be Able To Do What We've Done'
ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer was interviewed on a recent installment of Eddie Trunk's SiriusXM show "Trunk Nation". A few excerpts from the chat follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the goal of maintaining more control over the band while increasing profits: Jon: "That ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

STEVE TUCKER Says MORBID ANGEL Doesn't Discuss 'Illud Divinum Insanus': 'It's Like Sitting And Talking With Your Girlfriend About Her Ex-Boyfriend'
James Geiser of AntiHero Magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve Tucker of veteran Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MORBID ANGEL's mentality during the making of ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

OF MICE & MEN's AARON PAULEY Says Ex-Frontman AUSTIN CARLILE 'Is Irreplaceable'
Metal Wani's Jake Patton recently conducted an interview with OF MICE & MEN frontman Aaron Pauley. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming new album, "Defy": Aaron: "I'm so excited. ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

WATAIN's ERIK DANIELSSON Says 'Trident Wolf Eclipse' Album Is About 'Predatory Instinct'
Loud TV recently conducted an interview with frontman Erik Danielsson of Swedish black metallers WATAIN. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On WATAIN celebrating 20 years as a band: Erik: "It feels quite fantastic to finally, after ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

SLAYER's KERRY KING Doesn't Believe There Will Be More 'Big Four' Shows In The Future

SLAYER's KERRY KING Doesn't Believe There Will Be More 'Big Four' Shows In The Future
SLAYER guitarist Kerry King says that he doesn't think there will be more shows featuring the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal - METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX. The four influential acts played together for the first time in history on June 16, 2010 in front of 81,0 ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

BravePicks 2017 - CANNIBAL CORPSE's Red Before Black #16

BravePicks 2017 - CANNIBAL CORPSE's Red Before Black #16
Another gruelling year of heavy metal mastery is almost over! And all the votes are in and the compiling is complete! It's time to celebrate the winners and call out the not-so winners! So who will be our #1? You'll find out as we count down the BravePick Of... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY EXPRESS FULL SUPPORT FOR JUDAS PRIEST AFTER AWARD REJECTION

HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY EXPRESS FULL SUPPORT FOR JUDAS PRIEST AFTER AWARD REJECTION
HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY EXPRESS FULL SUPPORT FOR JUDAS PRIEST AFTER AWARD REJECTION 16th December 2017 The Hall Of Heavy Metal History today announced their support for legendary Metal band Judas Priest, in regard to the band's recent awards controversy. Rob Halford shared the ... Read more at Metal Talk

MetalTalk STATEMENT ON MIDDLESBROUGH VENUE 'NO FEMALES' POLICY
MetalTalk STATEMENT ON MIDDLESBROUGH VENUE 'NO FEMALES' POLICY 16th December 2017 Due to MetalTalk's big connection to Middlesbrough, we feel it necessary to comment on the new policy of one the town's top music venues, Doctor Browns, of no longer booking female fronted ... Read more at Metal Talk

Louder Than Life 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway

Louder Than Life 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway
Louder Than Life 2018 Early Bird Ticket Sale Underway Limited Number Of General Admission Weekend Tickets Available For $94.50  An Early Bird ticket sale is now underway for the 5th annual Louder Than Life, to be held Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Champions Park ... Read more at Antihero Magazine

Billy Corgan Eyeing 2018 With Potential Double Album
As we near the beginning of 2018, all eyes will be on Billy Corgan . Rumors have intensified regarding a Smashing Pumpkins original lineup reunion and while the alt rock icon is playing his cards close to the vest on that front, we at least know we'll get new music from him in some ... Read more at Loudwire
TRASH TALK live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 6th, 2017 (FULL SET)
TRASH TALK live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 6th, 2017 (FULL SET)
TRASH TALK live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 6th, 2017 (FULL SET) - Read more at Metal Injection
PYROLATROUS live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 4th, 2017
PYROLATROUS live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 4th, 2017 - Read more at Metal Injection
DARK CASTLE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 4th, 2017 (FULL SET)
DARK CASTLE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 4th, 2017 (FULL SET)
DARK CASTLE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 4th, 2017 (FULL SET) - Read more at Metal Injection
PUTIRD PILE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 8th, 2017 (FULL SET)
PUTIRD PILE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 8th, 2017 (FULL SET)
PUTIRD PILE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 8th, 2017 (FULL SET) - Read more at Metal Injection
NIGHT RITE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 8th, 2017
NIGHT RITE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 8th, 2017
NIGHT RITE live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 8th, 2017 - Read more at Metal Injection
INQUISITION live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 8th, 2017 (FULL SET)
INQUISITION live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 8th, 2017 (FULL SET)
INQUISITION live at Saint Vitus Bar, Dec. 8th, 2017 (FULL SET) - Read more at Metal Injection
TURNSTILE Unleashed Old-School Punk With "Generator," New Album In February
TURNSTILE Unleashed Old-School Punk With "Generator," New Album In February
Turnstile will release its new album Time & Space on February 23 and its new song "Generator" is pretty solid! My only real complaint about the track is the exact same thing that MetalSucks brought up, and it's that there's no real payoff throughout its runtime. Sure, the ... Read more at Metal Injection
Freeze With NECROSEXUAL's Classic Thrash Track "Black Metal White Winter"
The Necrosexual has been providing the metal world with comedy since time immemorial, or at least the creation and popularization of metal-based comedy on the Internet. Aside from being funny, The Necrosexual has also rolled out some new music! Namely a song called "Black Metal White Winter, ... Read more at Metal Injection
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