TheJamZone 2022 - Heavy Metal Music News Review
Megadeth prepare for sixteenth album with new track 'Soldier On!'

Megadeth prepare for sixteenth album with new track 'Soldier On!'
Legends of thrash Megadeth have been busy prepping their upcoming sixteenth studio album, titled "The Sick, The Dying... And The Dead!" coming on September 9. In anticipation the band has shared a new single and visualizer, watch below. advertisement - Read more at Lambgoat

Interview: Wake’s Ryan Kennedy on new album ‘Thought Form Descent’

Interview: Wake's Ryan Kennedy on new album 'Thought Form Descent'
Canada's blackened/death metal outfit Wake have released their overall sixth full-length album, Thought Form Descent, on July 22nd via Metal Blade Records. We caught up with bassist Ryan Kennedy to discuss their latest offering.    What was the process like recording Thought ... Read more at Metal Insider

Paws, Pets & Metal - The Occult's Eric Savanis reveals his cat enjoys Cattle Decapitation
  Paws, Pets & Metal is Metal Insider's newest column on bands with pets, who watches them on the road, and more. Get to know more about these metal furbabies. We caught up with The Occult's Eric Savanis as he talks about his cat named Buddy who enjoys listening to Cattle ... Read more at Metal Insider

OCEANS OF SLUMBER Starlight and Ash (Progressive Metal, 2022)

OCEANS OF SLUMBER Starlight and Ash (Progressive Metal, 2022)
Review by lukretion - I'll start this review with a confession: this is the album that I always hoped Oceans of Slumber would make. Don't get me wrong: I did enjoy the Texan band's take on the progressive death/doom genre that they have been perfecting over their previous albums. But ... Read more at MetalMusicArchives.com New Reviews

Bam Margera - Following Ville Valo's Lead Led to My Alcoholism
Bam Margera just gave his first interview since completing a year-long treatment program for substance abuse. On a new episode of Steve-O's Wild Ride, Margera spoke about his past few years and opened up about how his infatuation with HIM's Ville Valo which led to him becoming an ... Read more at Loudwire

Branch Arrested for Alleged Assault Over Carney Cheating Claim
UPDATE: According to TMZ, Michelle Branch was arrested earlier this week after police were called to the home she shares with husband Patrick Carney. According to documents obtained by TMZ, police arrived around 2AM investigating a possible domestic disturbance. Branch admitted she had slapped ... Read more at Loudwire

Why The Mars Volta Take Yacht Rock Diss as a Compliment
The Mars Volta is not offended by people calling their new music 'yacht rock' and instead takes it as a compliment. In an interview with The Guardian, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez says that he's "not bound by genre. The only thing that matters is if music makes you feel something. ... Read more at Loudwire

Lars Ulrich Reportedly Snuck Into a Turnstile Show in an Odd Way
Metallica's Lars Ulrich reportedly snuck into a Turnstile show incognito last month (July 31) at the Chicago venue Subterranean. The gig was a Lollapalooza 2022 aftershow following the distinctive punk band's festival performance the day before. And the heavy ... Read more at Loudwire

Paul Booth Opens Up on Neck Surgery, Losing His Studio to COVID
Tattooing legend Paul Booth sat down with us after filming his recent sessions with AEW wrestlers Malakai Black and Brody King. During our chat, Booth opened up about his recent neck surgery, losing his New York City studio at the beginning of the COVID pandemic and more. Admirers of Booth's ... Read more at Loudwire

Someone Made Slipknot's Mick Thomson Fight MGK in a Video Game
It's no secret that Machine Gun Kelly has had some beef with Slipknot in the past, particularly with frontman Corey Taylor. MGK is a playable character in this year's installment of the WWE video game WWE 2k22, and someone created a Mick Thomson character and recorded the two ... Read more at Loudwire

Tesla Bassist Once Got His Privates Stuck in Zipper While Playing
Most musicians have endured a painful moment onstage, but Tesla bassist Brian Wheat has one that will elicit a collective groan from most of the male population reading this story. While appearing along with guitarist Frank Hannon on SiriusXM's Hair Nation with host Tommy London, Wheat shared ... Read more at Loudwire

Alice in Chains Announce Huge 'Dirt' Box Set for 30th Anniversary
The moment Alice in Chains superfans have been waiting all of 2022 for has arrived - the rockers have announced a massive Dirt box set to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the legendary album, which came out Sept. 29, 1992. The box includes a variety of vinyl and collectibles, including ... Read more at Loudwire

SUMERLANDS (ETERNAL CHAMPION) Stays Heavy Metal With "Edge Of The Knife"
Believe it or not, Sumerlands wasn't formed in the '80s. Though you wouldn't believe it given the boombox heavy metal nature of their new single "Edge Of The Knife." So go and turn this one all the way up, roll the windows down, and don't forget to rewind the tape when ... Read more at Metal Injection

10 WTF Black Metal Cover Art Moments: …And Some History
In black metal, "We don't make mistakes; We just have happy accidents." The joy of corpsepainting is that the messier your makeup is, the more deranged and therefore brutal you will look. Too poor to afford cosmetics?! No problem. Black metal is a poor man's art for those who ... Read more at Metal Injection

SODOM Drops New Single "1982" From Upcoming Box Set
Sodom is now streaming their new single "1982" from their upcoming box set 40 Years At War - The Greatest Hell Of Sodom. Bassist and vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such said the single is a look back at the band's history and about the surprise he personally feels still ... Read more at Metal Injection

THE MARS VOLTA Says Real Fans Don't Try To Control How A Band Sounds
The Mars Volta broke up in January 2013 when Cedric Bixler-Zavala, one half of the band's leading duo alongside Omar Rodríguez-López, revealed he had quit the band. The Mars Volta then reunited this year complete with a brand new album due out this September and a reunion tour ... Read more at Metal Injection

BLACK SABBATH: British Politicians Call On Queen To Honor Band

BLACK SABBATH: British Politicians Call On Queen To Honor Band
A group of British politicians are calling for the members of BLACK SABBATH to be honored for their services to music. A cross-bench selection of MPs (members of Parliament) have joined forces with the leader of Birmingham City Council, Ian Ward, and the deputy leader, Councillor Brigid Jones and ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

WENDY DIO Is In Talks With Producers To Remix DIO's 'The Last In Line'

WENDY DIO Is In Talks With Producers To Remix DIO's 'The Last In Line'
DIO's classic debut album, 1983's "Holy Diver", was reissued last month as "Holy Diver: Super Deluxe Edition" via Rhino. The four-CD boxed set comes with two versions of "Holy Diver". The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

DOUG PINNICK: How KING'S X Influenced SOUNDGARDEN, PEARL JAM And ALICE IN CHAINS

DOUG PINNICK: How KING'S X Influenced SOUNDGARDEN, PEARL JAM And ALICE IN CHAINS
In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, KING'S X frontman Doug "Dug" Pinnick spoke about the influence his band had on the grunge scene in the early 1990s. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There was thing called drop-D tuning we did ... Read more at BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Thessa - Losing Sleep (2022)
Artist: Thessa Album: Losing Sleep Released: 2022 Style: Progressive Metal Format: MP3 320Kbps Size: 167 Mb Tracklist: 01 - The Devil's Lair 02 - Free Fall (feat. Kizan) 03 - Kya 04 - Oz (feat. Men In The Box) (Instrumental) 05 - Darkbloom 06 - D‚bris (feat. Uza) (Instrumental) 07 - ... Read more at New Album Releases ยป Metal

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

Scorpions Premiere "Hammersmith" Lyric Video
Scorpions have premiered a lyric video for their new single 'Hammersmith.' That song originally appeared as a bonus track on the UK edition of the band's latest album 'Rock Believer.' Klaus Meine commented: 'The song takes us back to a time when we played in the ... Read more at Metal Anarchy

Holding Absence & Alpha Wolf – The Lost & The Longing

Holding Absence & Alpha Wolf - The Lost & The Longing
This is a new one for me reviewing a split release. Holding Absence & Alpha Wolf team up for this four-track split EP, 'The Lost & The Longing '. (Now that I've got my head around this there are two collaboration tracks and a new track from each band). First up is '60mc ... Read more at PlanetMosh

Megadeth Tell the World to "Soldier On!" with New Song and Video
Earlier this morning, Megadeth released a visualizer for the new track "Soldier On!" off of their forthcoming album, The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead! Full of rah-rah military themes and damn groovy riffage throughout, the song's pretty much what you've come to expect ... Read more at MetalSucks

Vended Speak on Slipknot Connection: "They've Helped Us, but They Have Never, Ever, Ever Written Our Music"
It can be hard to live up to the expectations the world places on you because of who your parents are, even if your parents aren't in Slipknot. If your parents do happen to be in Slipknot, it can be even harder, something that Vended are learning. The Des Moines band includes singer Griffin ... Read more at MetalSucks

THE ALGORITHM:  “DATA RENAISSANCE”

THE ALGORITHM: "DATA RENAISSANCE"
(We've reached the end of a week-long series of reviews by DGR (a few more are still coming next week), and in this one he takes us off our usual beaten paths, even if not so unusual for him.) Sound the air raid siren, it's the 'not heavy metal' alert time. Though there's ... Read more at NO CLEAN SINGING

AN NCS SPLIT PREMIERE (AND A REVIEW):  CROWN OF ASTERIA / PETRICHOR — “IN TENEBRIS SOLIS OCCASUM”

AN NCS SPLIT PREMIERE (AND A REVIEW): CROWN OF ASTERIA / PETRICHOR - "IN TENEBRIS SOLIS OCCASUM"
What we have for you here is the complete streaming premiere of a most unusual split release named In Tenebris Solis Occasum, which is being released by the New York label Fiadh Productions. It includes three tracks each from two solo projects, Michigan's Crown of Asteria and the Chilean ... Read more at NO CLEAN SINGING

Remember when Tommy Lee teamed with Fred Durst and Lil Kim for the most obscene nu metal song ever?
If you thought Tommy Lee posting a photo of his junk on social media was a shockingly out of character action, you probably haven't paid much attention to the career of Tommy Lee. The fact is, the Mötley Crüe drummer has rarely been shy in, um, expressing himself, and rarely more so ... Read more at Metal Hammer Latest Content

Tommy Lee has put his todger away long enough to appear in new movie The Retaliators
Mötley Crüe have teamed up with members Asking Alexandria, Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes To New for new track The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets). The song appears in The Retaliators, an upcoming horror/thriller movie from the producers of Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt. The ... Read more at Metal Hammer Latest Content

Elvis Costello Plans to Play 200 Songs Over 10 Nights
Elvis Costello Plans to Play 200 Songs Over 10 Nights - Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock

The Communal Message Behind Roger Waters' New Song 'The Bar'
The Communal Message Behind Roger Waters' New Song 'The Bar' - Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock
Notable Releases of the Week (8/12)
Notable Releases of the Week (8/12) - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Indie Basement (8/12): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more
Indie Basement (8/12): the week in classic indie, college rock, and more - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Ari Lennox announces new album 'age/sex/location,' shares "Hoodie"
Ari Lennox announces new album 'age/sex/location,' shares "Hoodie" - Read more at BrooklynVegan
New exclusive vinyl: Exodus' 'Bonded by Blood' on clear with blood red swirl
New exclusive vinyl: Exodus' 'Bonded by Blood' on clear with blood red swirl - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Mike Park & Catbite announce split 12″ (exclusive blue vinyl & new song streams)
Mike Park & Catbite announce split 12″ (exclusive blue vinyl & new song streams) - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Stream Morgan Wade's gorgeous new acoustic EP
Stream Morgan Wade's gorgeous new acoustic EP - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Dinosaur Jr and Circuit des Yeux share covers of Zombies and Bauhaus mixed in THX Spatial Audio
Dinosaur Jr and Circuit des Yeux share covers of Zombies and Bauhaus mixed in THX Spatial Audio - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Listen to HR of Bad Brains' new reggae song, "Easy"
Listen to HR of Bad Brains' new reggae song, "Easy" - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Roc Marciano & The Alchemist announce collab LP, share "Deja Vu"
Roc Marciano & The Alchemist announce collab LP, share "Deja Vu" - Read more at BrooklynVegan
Locrian's Dark Soundscapes Creep Toward a "New Catastrophism" (Review)
After seven years, the heavy, experimental project returns with a journey through a challenging soundscape uncomfortably anchored in reality's bleakness. Read our full review. Continue reading… - Read more at Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog
Today In Metal History 🤘 August 12th, 2022🤘 METALLICA, MARK KNOPFLER, QUEENSRŸCHE, VADER
Today In Metal History 🤘 August 12th, 2022🤘 METALLICA, MARK KNOPFLER, QUEENSRŸCHE, VADER
HEAVY BIRTHDAYSHappy 73rdMark Knopfler (DIRE STRAITS) - August 12th, 1949Happy 66thJorge Iacobellis (HIRAX) - August 12th, 1956Happy 65thTommy Keiser (KROKUS) - August 12th, 1957Happy 62ndMorten "Morty Black" Skaget (TNT, JORN) - August 12th, 1960Happy 57thPeter Espinoza (MAJESTIC) - ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
SCORPIONS Release New Single "Hammersmith"; Lyric Video Streaming
SCORPIONS Release New Single "Hammersmith"; Lyric Video Streaming
Scorpions have released a lyric video for their new single, "Hammersmith", a bonus track on the UK edition of the band's Rock Believer album. Stream the single here, and watch the clip below.The new single is not just an anthem to an iconic music venue, it is also a... - Read more at Bravewords.com - News
Birmingham MPs Ask Queen Elizabeth II To Honour BLACK SABBATH After Surprise Commonwealth Games Performance
Birmingham MPs Ask Queen Elizabeth II To Honour BLACK SABBATH After Surprise Commonwealth Games Performance
On Monday, August 8, Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi held a partial Black Sabbath reunion at the closing ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in their hometown of Birmingham, England. Osbourne and Iommi, along with drummer Tommy Clufetos and bassist Adam Wakeman, performed their classic ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
SUNSTORM Feat. RONNIE ROMERO Debut "Hold The Night" Lyric Video
SUNSTORM Feat. RONNIE ROMERO Debut "Hold The Night" Lyric Video
Sunstorm have released a lyric video for "Hold The Night", featured on the new album, Brothers In Arms, the second to feature lead vocalist Ronnie Romero (Michael Schenker, Lords Of Black). Watch the clip below.Romero's debut album with Sunstorm, Afterlife, was released in early 2021 ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
TED NUGENT - "When EDDIE VAN HALEN Became Clean And Sober, Guess Who His First Phone Call Was?"
TED NUGENT - "When EDDIE VAN HALEN Became Clean And Sober, Guess Who His First Phone Call Was?"
Van Halen News Desk is reporting that Ted Nugent reflected on his friendship with Eddie Van Halen during an appearance on SiriusXM's Trunk Nation on Thursday (August 11)."What a great man he was," Nugent told host Eddie Trunk. "What a force to reckon with, how he enriched our ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
ROLLING STONES, KISS, U2 Approached For Rock 'N' Roller Coaster Before Disney Landed On AEROSMITH
ROLLING STONES, KISS, U2 Approached For Rock 'N' Roller Coaster Before Disney Landed On AEROSMITH
A recent report from Weird Disney claims that The Rolling Stones were Disney's first choice for the Rock 'N' Roller Coaster, until they asked for $10M.According to the report, for those who have experienced it, it is hard to imagine the Rock 'N' Roller Coaster at Disney ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
DAVE MUSTAINE On New MEGADETH Single "Soldier On!" - "Coming To The Realization That You Need To Walk Away From A Relationship That’s Very Toxic, And How Hard It Can Be To Start Down That Road"
DAVE MUSTAINE On New MEGADETH Single "Soldier On!" - "Coming To The Realization That You Need To Walk Away From A Relationship That's Very Toxic, And How Hard It Can Be To Start Down That Road"
Today, Megadeth unleashed their single, "Soldier On!", from their new studio album, The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!, set for release on September 2 via UMC.An instant classic, "Soldier On!" is an example - among many - of the band's ability to blend stylistic ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
DEF LEPPARD - "Per Capita, Canada Is Our Biggest Market In The World"; Behind The Stadium Tour, Episode 9 Streaming (Video)
This summer, Def Leppard are co-headlining the massive 36-city The Stadium Tour with Mötley Crüe, joined by special guests Poison and Joan Jett.Def Leppard have released the video below, Behind The Stadium Tour, Episode 9, stating: "We're BACK and kicking off the second leg of ... Read more at Bravewords.com - News
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