Daily Rock and Metal News February 11, 2020

Today’s news and reviews for fans of Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, and Hair Bands from PariahRocks.com and the Hard, Heavy & Hair Show.

  • Killswitch Engage Frontman and His Girlfriend Release Electronic Music Track
    Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach and his girlfriend (known only as @porphyraphilia) have collaborated on an electronic music track, “Luminescent Dreams,” with his girlfriend starring in the music video. You can listen to the track and watch the video in the Instagram embed below. Leach offered of the new track: “My first public attempt at […]
  • Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Jason Hook to Sit Out Upcoming Touring, Andy James Filling In
    Five Finger Death Punch fans catching the band on their current European tour with Megadeth will be doing so without guitarist Jason Hook up on stage for the immediate future. Hook, you may recall, was forced to leave the band mid-tour back in December to have emergency gallbladder surgery, and it seems he hasn’t fully […]
  • Boston Bruins Gift Goalie a Replica of Lars Ulrich’s Drum Kit
    The Boston Bruins have given goalie Tuukka Rask a replica of Lars Ulrich from Metallica’s drum kit in honor of his 500th game with the team. You can view photos below. Metallica have multiple festival appearances scheduled for this summer. You can get details and tickets here. [via Metal Injection] The post Boston Bruins Gift Goalie […]
  • Van Halen Star Thrills Fans With New Album Bombshell
    Eddie Van Halen’s son and also the bass player of Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, has posted a new update about his possible upcoming solo album on Twitter. As we all know, Wolf is still working on his solo materials and preparing for a studio album. Van Halen fans are wondering that when will Wolf’s […]
  • Volbeat walk off stage during first song in Belfast
    Danish rockers Volbeat have apologised to their fans after they walked off stage during their opening number at Belfast Ulster Hall last night (3rd October).
  • The Beatles Legend John Lennon’s Secret 27-Years-Old Photo Exposed
    One of the most iconic late stars of all time, The Beatles legend John Lennon‘s official Instagram page, has shared another golden-worth photo of John Lennon. In the recent Instagram post, this photo of John Lennon was taken in 1967 and he was working at the studio to prepare unforgettable The Beatles album called ‘Sgt. […]
  • Shit That Comes Out Today: January 17, 2020
    It’s Friday, which means it’s new metal day! Look forward to my usual idiosyncratic recommendations as well as things people actually want to hear about. Odious MortemSynesthesia (Willowtip) California is known for its tech companies, but what about its tech death? It’s been twelve years since Odious Mortem’s last record, and apparently they’ve spent that […]
  • HATEBREED’s JAMEY JASTA Commends JAMES HETFIELD For Getting Help In Sobriety Battle
    HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta says that James Hetfield was “a real inspiration” for him, explaining that the METALLICA frontman’s sobriety motivated him to change his life and avoid substance use. Jasta made his comments in an interview with Full Metal Jackie’s nationally syndicated radio show, four months after METALLICA’s tour of Australia and New Zealand […]
  • BILLY SHEEHAN Says He Was Never Officially Offered Bassist Position In VAN HALEN
    Billy Sheehan says that he was never officially asked to join VAN HALEN. The bassist, whose early band TALAS opened for VAN HALEN in 1981, made the clarification three days after an interview he gave to The Metal Voice quoted him as saying he was “offered” the position in VAN HALEN on three separate occasions. […]
  • Brian Posehn Roasts Anthrax’s Scott Ian on New Song “Grandpa Metal”
    Props to Scott Ian for having a sense of humor about himself: metal-lovin’ comedian Brian Posehn’s new song, “Grandpa Metal,” is literally just five-and-a-half minutes of giving Ian shit for being old (for the record, Ian is 56, which isn’t really old). In fact, the chop-bustin’ extends not only to Ian’s aging body (“[W]hen he’s […]
  • Sleazy Way Out release new album ‘Here Comes Trouble’ along with acoustic record ‘Stripped’
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  • Former FLYLEAF Singer LACEY STURM Is Recording New Solo Album
    Former FLYLEAF vocalist Lacey Sturm has commenced the recording process for her second solo album. This past Friday, she posted that drum tracks were being laid down for the disc, which is due later this year. Sturm previously revealed that she had collaborated with SKILLET’s Korey Cooper for the project. Lacey’s debut solo album, “Life […]
  • Slipknot’s “Enter Sandman,” Vince Neil’s Fitness Routine, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week
    The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of January 6 – January 10, 2020 Did you miss some of this week’s top stories in the world of metal? Catch up below: If Slipknot had recorded Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” it would probably sound like this.Nikki Sixx addressed Vince Neil’s fitness routine for Mötley Crüe’s summer tour.Watch Devin Townsend […]
  • Danny DeVito Attends Mr. Bungle Reunion Show, Gives Mike Patton Acting Tips
    Actor Danny DeVito attended one of Mr. Bungle’s recent reunion shows in Los Angeles, CA. You can view photos of him hanging out with various members of the band at the bottom of this post. According to Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer) and Scott Ian (Anthrax), who are handling drum and guitar duties, respectively, for these shows, […]
  • HEAVEN SHALL BURN Releases Music Video For ‘My Heart And The Ocean’
    HEAVEN SHALL BURN’s music video for the song “My Heart And The Ocean” can be seen below. The track is taken from the German band’s upcoming album, “Of Truth And Sacrifice”, which will be released on March 20 via Century Media Records. Guitarist Maik Weichert states about the song and video: “The destruction of the […]
  • Michael Jackson’s Daughter Slams The ‘Posers’ In A Harsh Way
    Late pop icon Michael Jackson’s beautiful daughter, Paris Jackson has posted a new photo on her official Instagram, slamming the ‘posers’ in a harsh way by referring a photo of an Instagram phenomenon named ‘Dude With Sign.’ ‘Dude With Sign’ is a man who protests the things that annoy him by holding a banner in […]
  • Sum 41 Cancel Paris Show After Explosive Device Detonated Outside Venue
    Sum 41 have been forced to cancel Saturday night’s sold out show at Le Etoiles Theatre in Paris after an “explosive device” was detonated outside the venue. In a since-deleted tweet, the band reassured fans that despite the incident, “Band, crew, the fans in line are all safe, and there were no injuries.” Still, they […]
  • David Lee Roth’s Ex-Bassist Breaks Silence About A Van Halen Claim: “Never Happened!”
    Billy Sheehan, who had played with David Lee Roth, Steve Vai and more, has shared a post to deny the rumors about himself and Van Halen via his official Facebook page. Two days ago, during the talk with The Metal Voice, Billy stated that he got offered to play in Van Halen at least three […]
  • ICED EARTH’s JON SCHAFFER: ‘The Reason I Do This Is KISS’
    During a recent appearance on the “Come To Where I’m From” podcast, ICED EARTH and DEMONS & WIZARDS guitarist Jon Schaffer spoke about the artists that inspired him to become a musician. He said (see video below): “The reason I do this is KISS. You don’t really hear it in my music, but I’ve been […]
  • The Night Flight Orchestra Unveil “Transmissions” Video, Announce First U.S. Show Ever
    Before we get to The Night Flight Orchestra’s new song, “Transmissions,” a couple of very important notes: The band just announced an appearance at the annual ProgPower USA festival this coming September, their first show ever in the United States! Should I go?? Most of the other bands on the bill aren’t my thing (seeing […]
  • “Woke” Me Up Inside: Evanescence Vocalist Amy Lee Posts Anti-Trump Rant
    Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee is not happy about the bully tactics and blatant cover-up employed by the current U.S. administration in the wake up the Donald Trump impeachment scandal, and she has taken to Twitter to vent her frustrations. At no point in Lee’s lengthy statement, posted on her personal Twitter account, does she mention […]
  • Watch RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Perform Live With JOHN FRUSCIANTE For First Time Since 2007
    RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS performed live with guitarist John Frusciante for the first time in more than 12 years on Saturday (February 8) in Los Angeles at a memorial for Andrew Burkle, an aspiring film producer and son of billionaire Ron Burkle. The event, which was organized by the Tony Hawk Foundation, also included a […]
  • These Metal Albums Turn 10 Years Old in 2020
    The Acacia Strain, Wormwood Agalloch, Marrow of the Spirit Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare Cloudkicker, Beacons  Deftones, Diamond Eyes  The Dillinger Escape Plan, Option Paralysis Dimmu Borgir, Abrahadabra Enslaved, Axioma Ethica Odini Fear Factory, Mechanize Ghost, Opus Eponymous High on Fire, Snakes for the Divine Ihsahn, After Intronaut, Valley of Smoke Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier Kvelertak, Kvelertak Nevermore, The Obsidian […]
  • Possessed Announce North American Tour Dates
    Possessed, the band that literally invented the term “death metal,” have announced a North American headline tour, which will kick off in March. The trek is, of course, in support of last year’s Revelations of Oblivion, the band’s first new full-length studio album in 33 years. That’s as long as Jesus Christ lived, y’all! COINCIDENCE?!?! […]
  • KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer JESSE LEACH Collaborates With Girlfriend On Dubstep/EDM Song
    KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach has collaborated with his girlfriend, Philia Porphyra, on a dubstep/EDM/industrial song called “Luminescent Dreams”. Check it out below. She stated about the track: “[Jesse] and I have been talking about making dubstep/EDM/industrial music since we first met. It feels so good to finally say that we’ve created our first song […]
  • Cliff Burton’s Father Has Died
    Ray Burton, father of late Metallica bassist and all-around legend Cliff Burton, has passed away at the age of 94. Ray’s daughter, Connie, broke the news on social media, revealing that Ray died on Wednesday, January 15. MetalSucks had the honor of interviewing Ray for our podcast back in 2016. You can listen to that […]
  • Metallica’s James Hetfield Announces First Public Appearance Since Entering Rehab
    Metallica’s James Hetfield will make an appearance at the January 30 opening night celebration of Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. This will be Hetfield’s first public appearance since he re-entered rehab this past September. From Petersen’s official site: Join James Hetfield and the Petersen Automotive Museum […]
  • DON DOKKEN Says His Recent Spine Surgery Left Him Unable To Play Guitar
    Don Dokken has spoken out about his recent spine surgery, saying it left him unable to play guitar. The 66-year-old DOKKEN leader discussed his health during a January 11, 2020 interview with “The Classic Metal Show”. He said (hear audio below): “It’s been two and a half months since I had spine surgery, and my […]
  • Video: Bassist Alicia Vigil Makes Her Live Debut with DragonForce
    DragonForce and their oversized arcade games kicked off their latest tour of Europe earlier this week, and with that kickoff came the live debut of new bassist Alicia Vigil (Vigil of War). You can watch fan-filmed video of Vigil’s first performance with the band in Antwerp, Belgium at the bottom of this post. It’s not […]
  • Code Orange Tour Rumored as Video of Future Bassist Rocking out at an Early Show Emerges
    Two fun pieces of Code Orange news for ya this morning. First: Lambgoat reports that, according to “a reliable source,” Code Orange will launch a tour with Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife, and Show Me the Body in April. Which seems perfectly logical, given that the band will drop a new album, Underneath, on […]
  • Ministry Guitarist Sin Quirin Accused of Having Sex With Multiple Underage Girls
    Ministry guitarist Sinhue “Sin” Quirin, who has also been a part of bands such as American Head Charge, Revolting Cocks, Lords of Acid, and Society 1, has been accused of having sex with two women while they were still minors. The first accuser, Kelly Longoria, says she met Quirin in 2002, when he was playing with […]
  • Ex-MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: ‘I Would Argue That JOHNNY CASH Was Death Metal; He Just Didn’t Know It’
    Former MORBID ANGEL and current VLTIMAS vocalist David Vincent recently spoke with Metal Underground. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording the debut VLTIMAS album together as a band: David: “We put a lot of work into that record. We pulled out all the stops, […]
  • Metallica Donated More to Australian Wildfire Relief Than Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
    Look. You don’t become the richest person on the planet being a Good Dude. So what if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is worth $130 billion dollars, which means if he were a country, he’d had the 59th highest GDP in the world? Jeff really, really needs that money. Sure, you could point out all the […]
  • BRKN Love to release self-titled debut full-length album on February 14th
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  • Ex-Tesla guitarist Tommy Skeoch joins forces with ex-Lynch Mob singer Nathan Utz in Resist & Bite
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  • Demons & Wizards Release New Single “Midas Disease”
    On February 21st, 2020, Demons & Wizards will release their highly anticipated new studio album, III, and now present another track from this impressive opus. Hansi Kürsch states:  “Meanwhile, you all should have heard the epic ‘Diabolic’ and as second impression of ‘III’ we offer you the complete opposite now: The four and a half […]
  • Annihilator Debut New Song “Dressed up for Evil”
    Heavy metal/thrash metal legends Annihilator today debut the shredding new lyric video for “Dressed up for Evil.” The latest single comes by way of the band’s seventeenth studio album, Ballistic, Sadistic, set for release January 24th via Silver Lining Music.   Says founding guitarist, vocalist, producer, and principal songwriter Jeff Waters of the track: “Evil in the guise of a man; […]
  • DON DOKKEN Says He Is ‘Doing Much Better,’ Four Weeks After Telling Interviewer His Hands Were ‘Dead’
    Don Dokken says that he is “doing much better” after his recent neck and spine surgery. Earlier today, BLABBERMOUTH.NET published excerpts from an interview the DOKKEN frontman gave to “The Classic Metal Show” a little under a month ago in which he claimed that his hands were “dead” and “completely atrophied” after the operation, which […]
  • SEPULTURA’s DERRICK GREEN: Music Streaming Services Killed Physical Media Sales
    In a new interview with Ladies In Rock, SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green spoke about the changes in the music industry today compared to how it was when the band first started out in the early 1980s. He said (hear audio below): “I think what’s changed a lot is the technology. The fact that everything is […]
  • Mick Jagger’s Daughter Sizzles In A Yellow Bikini On The Waterfall
    The iconic member of The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger’s beautiful daughter, Georgia May Jagger, has shared a new daring photo of herself on her official Instagram page. On Sunday, Georgie May Jagger has gone to the waterfall in Luang Prabang with her boyfriend, Loius Levy, and they have had a great time together. Georgia May Jagger […]
  • Vince Neil’s Girlfriend Sends A Touching Message About Vince
    Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil’s girlfriend, Rain Hannah has shared a new post on her Instagram account and penned a touching message for the 59th birthday of Vince. If you read her message right below, Rain described Vince as her best friend, lover, and partner. She said he is a very special person that inspired […]
  • Video: Devin Townsend Performs Strapping Young Lad Songs for the First Time in Years
    Devin Townsend promised to start playing Strapping Young Lad material for the first time in over a decade during his 2020 tour, and Devin Townsend is a man of his word. Thus, he did, indeed, break out a whole lotta SYL jams during his recent appearances on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. That includes […]
  • Corey Taylor: “If the Democrats Don’t Get on the Same Page, It’s Four More Years of Trump”
    I am of the opinion that Donald Trump isn’t going anywhere. If he legally wins re-election, swell (for him, not the world, obvi). If not, he’ll cry “FAKE NEWS!” and refuse to vacate office. At that point, either someone with authority will have to remove him, or we will officially be living under a dictator. […]
  • LITA FORD Says Her Forthcoming Album Contains ‘A Lot Of Substance’
    Prior to her January 25 performance in Milan, Italy, Lita Ford spoke with Rock Rebel Magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On becoming a professional musician: Lita: “It was just the way my life was going to go. It wasn’t an option. It wasn’t something […]
  • Heaven Shall Burn Release New Song in Support of Sea Shepherd
    That Gojira EP for Sea Shepherd is probably never actually coming out, but maybe you’ll accept this as the next best thing: “My Heart and the Ocean,” a new song from a different European metal band, Heaven Shall Burn. Although it doesn’t sound anything like Gojira. But the video sure does have a lotta whales […]
  • Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Looks More Skinny In A Recent Backstage Video
    The legendary singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, has continued to share bizarre video belong to himself via his official and verified Instagram page. In the recent Instagram post, Steven Tyler was preparing for the Aerosmith’s upcoming Las Vegas concert and showing funny moments he had at the backstage. The video was taken by his social […]
  • Poison’s Bret Michaels Has Skin Cancer
    Poison frontman Bret Michaels has released the following statement via his website: “After a very recent kickoff to the new year, physical & MRI it has been brought to my attention that I have torn my right shoulder rotator cuff which would answer the question why it looks like a lump or bone was sticking […]
  • The Acacia Strain Release Merch Design for Australian Wildfire Relief
    The Acacia Strain have released a special merch design (pictured above) to benefit relief efforts for Australia’s Wildfire Victoria. The design, which is available as both a shirt and a hoodie, will be available at this link through January 26. Says the band: “Australia has always welcomed us with open arms and made us feel […]
  • ALTER BRIDGE’s MARK TREMONTI Picks JAMES HETFIELD As His ‘Rock God’: ‘He Carries Himself The Way That I Like To Carry Myself’
    ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti was the featured guest on BBC’s “The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker” during the “Rock God” segment. Mark picked METALLICA’s James Hetfield and stated about his choice: “I would say my personal biggest rock god, that person I’m always nervous when I’m in the vicinity of that I looked up […]
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