TheJamZone 2022 - Heavy Metal Music News Review
IMONOLITH Issue Statement Regarding Departure Of Guitarist BRIAN WADDELL And Bassist SCOTT WHALEN; Officially Introduce New Band Members

IMONOLITH Issue Statement Regarding Departure Of Guitarist BRIAN WADDELL And Bassist SCOTT WHALEN; Officially Introduce New Band Members
On December 30th, 2021 Canada's Imonolith parted ways with guitarist Brian 'Beav' Waddell and bassist Scott Whalen. Their official statment is available below. "We would like to introduce you all to two new members joining Imonolith:Oswin Wong (Threat Signal, Plaguebringer) ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

The story behind Meat Loaf's I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

The story behind Meat Loaf's I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)
There's a special circle of hell reserved for people who ask the question: "What is it that Meat Loaf wouldn't do for love?" The man himself spent the last 30 years politely and impolitely dealing with the query every time some smirking journalist threw it his way in an ... Read more at Metal Hammer Latest Content

Watch Lamb Of God Perform With Ex-Machine Head Guitarist Phil Demmel In Place Of Willie Adler
Lamb Of God guitarist Willie Adler was unable to join his bandmates on the ShipRocked cruise, so the group decided to recruit Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) as a fill-in. You can see some fan-filmed footage of the band performing with Demmel below. It is unclear why Adler didn't make ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

GWAR Announce New Album “The New Dark Ages” & Companion Graphic Novel

GWAR Announce New Album "The New Dark Ages" & Companion Graphic Novel
GWAR have announced a new album called 'The New Dark Ages.' The effort will be available on CD and digitally on June 3 and on vinyl and cassette on September 16. Notably, the record will be released alongside a companion graphic novel titled 'GWAR In The Duoverse Of Absurdity.' ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Nita Strauss Announces More "Winter Wasteland" Dates
Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.) has added another leg to her 'Winter Wasteland' tour. Here's the new dates: 02/22 Jacksonville, FL - Underbelly 02/23 Tampa, FL -The Brass Mug 02/24 West Palm, FL - Respectable Street 03/01 Atlantic City - Anchor Rock Club 03/02 Annapolis, MD - Rams ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Opeth Guitarist Fredrik Åkesson Played On Ghost's New Album "Impera"
During a recent interview with Loudwire, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge revealed that Opeth's Fredrik Åkesson contributed guitars to the band's new album 'Impera.' As previously reported, that effort will be released on March 11. Forge said the following: '…I' ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Sevendust Writing New Album
Sevendust have officially started the writing process for their next album. Guitarist Clint Lowery and frontman Lajon Witherspoon confirmed the news on Instagram. Lowery said the following: 'The first of what I hope to be many sessions with @ljspoon at his 'Farmhouse studios'. Had a ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

YOB's Mike Scheidt Recruited To Perform New 58-Minute Composition "The Complexity Of Distance"
Composer James Romig recently recruited YOB's Mike Scheidt to play guitar on his new 58-minute composition 'The Complexity Of Distance.' You can find a preview of that track below: Scheidt commented: 'In 2018 I was lucky enough to meet a composer by the name of James Romig @james ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Circa Survive To Release New EP “A Dream About Death” In February, Premiere “Electric Moose” Music Video

Circa Survive To Release New EP "A Dream About Death" In February, Premiere "Electric Moose" Music Video
Circa Survive will be releasing a new EP, titled 'A Dream About Death,' on February 4. You can find the cover art and track listing for that effort below: 'A Dream About Death' Track Listing: 01. 'Electric Moose' 02. 'Curitiba' 03. 'Late Nap' 04. ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Geoff Tate On The Possibility Of A Classic Queensrÿche Reunion: “I’m Honestly Not Really Expecting That To Happen”

Geoff Tate On The Possibility Of A Classic Queensrÿche Reunion: "I'm Honestly Not Really Expecting That To Happen"
During an appearance on SiriusXM's 'Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,' Geoff Tate was asked about the possibility of a classic Queensrÿche reunion. The singer responded by saying that he is 'not really expecting that to happen.' Tate said the following: 'I'm ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Cinedigm Gain North American Rights To Life Of Agony's "The Sound Of Scars" Documentary
According to Deadline, Cinedigm have gained the North American rights to Life Of Agony's 'The Sound Of Scars' documentary. The deal was 'negotiated by Brandon Hill on behalf of Cinedigm and Michael Paszt on behalf of Raven Banner Entertainment.' Deadline shared a ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Watch Anthrax's Joey Belladonna Cover Dio's "Holy Diver" With Members Of Drowning Pool
During the ongoing ShipRocked cruise, Anthrax's Joey Belladonna joined members of Drowning Pool onstage for a cover of Dio's 'Holy Diver.' You can see footage of that below: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ronnie James Dio (@_ronniejamesdio) - Read more at Metal Anarchy

NITA STRAUSS Adds More Dates To Winter Wasteland Tour

NITA STRAUSS Adds More Dates To Winter Wasteland Tour
Guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) is once again extending her Winter Wasteland tour. An official statement reads:"I'd say we heard you missed us, but... We didn't even give you guys time to miss us! The rumors are true: the band is coming back for one final round of Winter... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News

VOLTAGEHAWK Release Full-Length Debut Electric Thunder

VOLTAGEHAWK Release Full-Length Debut Electric Thunder
Voltagehawk has released their debut full length album Electric Thunder w/ TLG Entertainment/ INgrooves. Electric Thunder takes you on a cosmic journey through Voltagehawk's rock and roll planet. The band blends unique guitar tones and hard-hitting drum beats with a mix of lively yet ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

THE FLOWER KINGS – “The Great Pretender” Drum Playthrough Video Streaming

THE FLOWER KINGS - "The Great Pretender" Drum Playthrough Video Streaming
In the video below, The Flower Kings drummer Mirkko DeMaio plays "The Great Pretender" from the album By Royal Decree out on March 4, 2022.Video and audio recorded at Mirko's Drum Hell drum studios. Mirkko thanks Tama drums, Istanbul Agop cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks. ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

MEGADETH – DAVE MUSTAINE Demonstrates “Symphony Of Destruction” At Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp; Video

MEGADETH - DAVE MUSTAINE Demonstrates "Symphony Of Destruction" At Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp; Video
Due to increasing Covid concerns, and out of an abundance of caution for their counsellors, campers, staff & crew, the Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camps previously announced Florida sessions scheduled for November and December 2021 were rescheduled to early 2022. The first camp took ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

TRISKELYON Feat. HYPERIA, ARTACH Members Release Debut EP

TRISKELYON Feat. HYPERIA, ARTACH Members Release Debut EP
Triskelyon is a Canadian melodic thrash metal project created by Geoff Waye, guitarist for Artach and Category VI. Conceived in late 2021 as a studio-only project, the first self-titled EP releases on January 25, 2022.Triskelyon features the contributions of vocalists Pete Healey and Marlee Ryley (H ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

SECRET SOCIETY Streaming “Devil’s Call” Single; Mixed / Co-Produced By ANDY LAROCQUE

SECRET SOCIETY Streaming "Devil's Call" Single; Mixed / Co-Produced By ANDY LAROCQUE
Swedish metal band, Secret Society, recently announced that guitarist/engineer/producer Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) is mixing and co-producing the band's new single, "Devil's Call", at Sweden's Sonic Train Studios.The "Devil's Call" single will be released ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

Mortuous, ex-Exhumed guitarist Mike Beams set to undergo heart surgery

Mortuous, ex-Exhumed guitarist Mike Beams set to undergo heart surgery
Tue, January 25, 2022 4:30 PM PT 238 views Guitarist Mike Beams, currently of Mortuous and formerly of Exhumed, is currently hospitalized and scheduled to undergo heart surgery tomorrow, January 26. Exhumed had the following to say: "Our old friend and guitarist / vocalist Mike Beams (now in ... Read more at Lambgoat

Vio-lence, Coroner mini-tour

Vio-lence, Coroner mini-tour
Tue, January 25, 2022 4:45 PM PT 164 views This spring Vio-lence and Coroner will team up for a few shows directly prior to Maryland Deathfest. Dates are as follows: 5/21 Chicago, IL @ Reggies5/24 Boston, MA @ The Middle East5/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts5/26 New York, NY @ Le Poisson ... Read more at Lambgoat

TRANSATLANTIC SMPTe (Metal Related, 2000)

TRANSATLANTIC SMPTe (Metal Related, 2000)
Review by Warthur - Are Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy the two closest BFFs in modern prog rock? It seems likely; after all, when Morse shocked the prog world by leaving Spock's Beard after Snow, it would be Portnoy who'd become one of most his most regular collaborators, appearing on a slew ... Read more at MetalMusicArchives.com New Reviews

Ex-ICED EARTH Singer MATT BARLOW Says He Has Spoken To JON SCHAFFER: 'He's Okay'

Ex-ICED EARTH Singer MATT BARLOW Says He Has Spoken To JON SCHAFFER: 'He's Okay'
Former ICED EARTH frontman Matt Barlow says that Jon Schaffer is doing "okay," more than one year after he was arrested for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot. The 50-year-old singer, who is married to Schaffer's sister, touched upon his current relationship with ICED EARTH's ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Inviolate - STEVE VAI
Fans of virtuoso shred will check out the new STEVE VAI album regardless of anything written in a review. Taking into consideration his extraordinary resume and fine catalogue of studio albums, that is just as it should be. Vai is a master beyond dispute, and while there is always the risk that a ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

MUDVAYNE's CHAD GRAY Says He Had COVID-19 During Band's First Reunion Show: 'I Didn't Know I Had It' At The Time

MUDVAYNE's CHAD GRAY Says He Had COVID-19 During Band's First Reunion Show: 'I Didn't Know I Had It' At The Time
MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray has revealed that he had COVID-19 on stage while performing with his bandmates at their first show in 12 years, which took place last September at the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival in Mansfield, Ohio. Speaking to Danny Wimmer Presents at the Welcome To ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Sinister Ghost - The Dark Abyss Of Omerty (2022)
Artist: Sinister Ghost Album: The Dark Abyss Of Omerty Released: 2022 Style: Black Metal Format: MP3 320Kbps Size: 81 Mb Tracklist: 01 - Draculea 02 - Ares 03 - Jukai 04 - Self Power 05 - As if the sea was a Mirror 06 - The Dark Abyss of Omerty 07 - Candid and Pure 08 - End… 09 - The Evil ... Read more at New Album Releases ยป Metal

Uffie announces first album in 12 years, shares "dominoes"
Uffie announces first album in 12 years, shares "dominoes" - Read more at BrooklynVegan

Wilco's Sky Blue Sky 2022 in pics (Stephen Malkmus, Kurt Vile, Spoon, Thundercat, more)
Wilco's Sky Blue Sky 2022 in pics (Stephen Malkmus, Kurt Vile, Spoon, Thundercat, more) - Read more at BrooklynVegan

Tour news: Queers / Dwarves, The Go-Go's, The Zombies, Murphy's Law, more
Tour news: Queers / Dwarves, The Go-Go's, The Zombies, Murphy's Law, more - Read more at BrooklynVegan

BOMBER Release Nocturnal Creatures Track-By-Track Video: "Zarathustra"

BOMBER Release Nocturnal Creatures Track-By-Track Video: "Zarathustra"
Don your bandanas, leather jackets and distressed jeans, because heavy metal is about to shine brighter than ever as Swedish newcomers Bomber bring back the hottest era in hard rock history. Asserting their own trademark blend of 70s and 80s inspired classic and hard rock with catchy hooks, top-notc ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News

CEREBRAL ROT And GRAVESEND Announce March Northeast US Mini-Tour
CEREBRAL ROT And GRAVESEND Announce March Northeast US Mini-Tour
Seattle death metal outfit, Cerebral Rot (pictured above), and New York City blackened death/grind trio, Gravesend (pictured below, have announced a crushing mini-tour in late March, supporting their latest LPs, both of which were released under the 20 Buck Spin banner in 2021.Cerebral Rot and ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
STRANGER VISION Enter Studio To Record New Album
STRANGER VISION Enter Studio To Record New Album
Italian melodic metal masters Stranger Vision have recently joined Eagles Nest Production management and have entered the studio to record their sophomore album.The follow-up to the debut Poetica, released in March 2021 via the German label Pride & Joy Music, is being recorded at the renowned ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
SKULL FIST: Toronto Heavy Metal Trio Signs With Atomic Fire Records
Spread the metal: Toronto heavy metal unit SKULL FIST has more guts and balls than the police allow. Since their leg-busting beginnings in 2006, dungeon keeper Zach Schottler and his shredding gang of reckless accomplices have released three archetypal heavy metal almanacs, eaten more dust than is ... Read more at Metal-Rules.com
Monuments detail new album 'In Statis'
Monuments detail new album 'In Statis'
Tue, January 25, 2022 2:43 PM PT 192 views Monuments have announced plans to release their fourth album this spring. The new outing has been titled In Statis and is slated for an April 15 release through Century Media Records. The band comments: "We approached this album without the intention ... Read more at Lambgoat
When We Were Young Festival announces third day October 29th
A third date has now been announced for this year's When We Were Young festival. October 29th has been added to the already stacked event taking place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The third date will occur a week after the first two shows which are scheduled ... Read more at Metal Insider
Deathcult (SUI) - New Tunes Available For Listening
This Friday, death metal machinery Deathcult (SUI) will unleash their second full length offering Of Soil Unearthed. Give a listen to two streaming preview tunes, ''Doxology And Putrescence'' and ''Swine Of Oblivion'', via Bandcamp player. - Read more at Metal Storm News
Confidential - Debut Album Arrives In March
Norwegian symphonic metal purveyors Confidential are all set to release their debut record, Devil Inside, on March 25th 2022 via Massacre Records. Alongside unveiled details you can also check out two singles/videos that have debuted recently. The song "Black Angel" features special guest ... Read more at Metal Storm News
Millennium - Introduce New Line Up
British heavy metal act Millennium announced that guitarists Kenny Nicholson and Will Philpot as well as drummer Nigel Waterfall Brown have parted ways with the band recently. Guitarist Liam Mulpetre and drummer Chance Mead will be replacing them. The band also revealed that they are getting close ... Read more at Metal Storm News
Rotting Christ - Sakis Tolis Launches Solo Project, Reveals New Song
Rotting Christ's mainman Sakis Tolis has announced the release of his first ever solo album, entitled Among The Fires Of Hell. A date for release has not been revealed yet but it will come out independently through the artist's own label and will be shared free of charge via all music ... Read more at Metal Storm News
Marilyn Manson Denies He Raped Evan Rachel Wood on Video Set
Through his legal team, rock singer Marilyn Manson has denied the accusation made by his ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood that she was "essentially raped" by the musician on a music video set. Wood makes the claim in a new documentary based on her life and activism, P ... Read more at Loudwire
Meat Loaf Songs + Album Streams Surging After Musician's Death
There's has been renewed interest in Meat Loaf's music catalog, with streaming numbers surging in the aftermath of the singer's death. According to Billboard, streams of the musician's catalog have jumped 2,583 percent since his passing on Jan. 20. There's also been ... Read more at Loudwire
Tech-Death Tuesday: GODLESS TRUTH Cuts A Schizophrenic Path Through Old And New With "Scissors"
Hey there, tech fiends. It's that time of the week again. Before we dive into today's focus, here's the usual weekly reminder that if you're looking for even more sick bands to hear, all prior editions of this series can be perused here.I've got a really cool premiere for ... Read more at Metal Injection
SEVENDUST: Writing Sessions For Next Album 'Have Begun'
SEVENDUST: Writing Sessions For Next Album 'Have Begun'
SEVENDUST has commenced work on material for the follow-up to 2020's "Blood & Stone" album. Earlier today, the official SEVENDUST social media was updated with a couple of photos from the Instagram accounts of guitarist Clint Lowery and singer Lajon Witherspoon, and it was ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
LIFE OF AGONY Documentary 'The Sound Of Scars' Lands At CINEDIGM For North America
LIFE OF AGONY Documentary 'The Sound Of Scars' Lands At CINEDIGM For North America
According to Deadline, Cinedigm has picked up North American rights on "The Sound Of Scars". The film is described as a deeply personal documentary which chronicles Brooklyn alt/metal band LIFE OF AGONY's rise, fall and rebirth while confronting domestic violence, substance abuse and ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Here Is New Video Of DAVE MUSTAINE Teaching You How To Play MEGADETH's 'Symphony Of Destruction'
Here Is New Video Of DAVE MUSTAINE Teaching You How To Play MEGADETH's 'Symphony Of Destruction'
Video footage of MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine teaching you how to play the band's classic song "Symphony Of Destruction" can be seen below. The clip was filmed at this month's Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET
Thornhill Premiere "Arkangel" Music Video
Thornhill have premiered a new video for their new song 'Arkangel.' You can check that out below: Guitarist Ethan McCann commented: 'I started writing 'Arkangel' after surrounding myself with media from the late '90s and early '00s. I found the hit of nostalgia to ... Read more at Metal Anarchy
Joe Satriani announces new album “The Elephants of Mars” & single
Joe Satriani announces new album "The Elephants of Mars" & single
JOE SATRIANI is kicking off the new year with a brand-new album. Set for release on April 8, 2022, "The Elephants of Mars" marks the legendary guitarist's 19th studio album in his 35+ year career in music.This album also marks the debut of his new label ... Read more at PlanetMosh
Elles Bailey's new single 'The Game'
Elles Bailey Premieres Video to 'The Game' Multi-award winning, smoky-voiced, genre-crossing Elles Bailey shares the new video to recent single  'The Game', out now. It's the fourth single from her keenly awaited album 'Shining in the Half Light', due for ... Read more at PlanetMosh
Edgar Winter announces tribute album Brother Johnny & Johnny B. Goode
Edgar Winter announces tribute album Brother Johnny & Johnny B. Goode
The guitar-driven album celebrates the expansive styles Johnny was known for - the 17 tracks were carefully curated by Edgar and producer Ross Hogarth to represent Johnny's evolution as an artist, honouring his great legacy while also incorporating a personal tribute from brother to brother, ... Read more at PlanetMosh
Endseeker Shares New Music Video "Merciless Tide"
Endseeker Shares New Music Video "Merciless Tide" German death metal outfit Endseeker has posted a new music video online for the song "Merciless Tide." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's latest album, "Mount Carcass," which was released ... Read more at MetalUnderground.com
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