Stephen Pearcy Goes For a “Smash” Hit

Amidst legal battles galore and what seems like never-ending debates over the “real” band lineup, Ratt has been making headlines left and right lately. But this hasn’t stopped original Ratt frontman and founding member Stephen Pearcy from going full-force Frontiers to release his own solo album on the well-known rock label. This is the fourth solo album from Stephen Pearcy, but the first one that he’s made with Frontiers Music Srl. Smash is the title of the release, and the record was mixed and mastered by the bassist in Pearcy’s solo lineup, Matt Thorne as well as Pearcy himself. One […]

“KillThrax” Openers Announced

The highly-anticipated “KillThrax” tour approaches, and now the bands who will join two heavy co-headliners have been announced. KillThrax is a North American tour that was announced last month which pairs together Big Four Thrashers Anthrax with the band known as forefathers of Metalcore, Killswitch Engage. The Devil Wears Prada will be the main support for all dates on the tour, while Code Orange takes on a slot along the way – but not before Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta goes solo to open the first 10 dates. The tour is presented by SiriusXM and spans the spring, starting on March […]

Sworn To Oath Debuts Sophomore Single “Loyalty”

Stoke three-piece Sworn To Oath is making an appearance for the first time in a while through their brand-new single, entitled “Loyalty”. Released through Transcend Music, the track gives a look into a new sound from the band, leading up to their second album which has a projected debut of Spring 2017. Further details on the album have yet to be revealed, but the new single is being released today.  Frontman Tom Shaw says of the new track, “Loyalty is full of heavy riffs, fast energy and has a great big chorus. It’s been one of our favourites to play […]

KXM Brings King’s X, Lynch Mob, and KoRn Members Together for a Second Album

Super group KXM has a second album set for release – consisting of drummer Ray Luzier of KoRn, guitarist George Lynch of Lynch Mob and vocalist dUg Pinnick of King’s X, the band has come together once again, this time to record Scatterbrain. KXM’s 2014 self-titled debut was a successful release that made it onto the Billboard Top 200 charts at #31, and the musically diverse Scatterbrain is the follow-up to that record. With 13 brand-new tracks and the return of engineer Chris “The Wizard” Collier (Flotsam & Jetsam, Prong, Last In Line), the sophomore record of KXM has a release […]

Disturbed is “Immortalized” For the New Year

Disturbed has a new video, and it features live footage from their 2016 time on the road. “Immortalized” is the track that made it from record to screen, off their album of the same name from almost two years ago. This song originally had a lyric video when it was first released, but not a video that included footage of the band. Now, venues in North America, Australia, and New Zealand provided the setting for the filming of this live clip during several tour dates in 2016. This is not the first that the band has released live footage of […]

David Ellefson To Open Brick and Mortar Store for Ellefson Coffee Co.

For nearly a year, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has been blending brews in the name of his boutique coffee brand, Ellefson Coffee Company. The coffee comes in several different blends featuring tasteful thrashy titles that also give a nod to Megadeth songs, including “Roast In Peace”, “Kenya Thrash”, and “She-Wolf”. Now, the business that has so far been online only has found a home, which just happens to be in David Ellefson’s own hometown – Jackson, Minnesota. Ellefson Coffee Co. will open its doors in the form of a brick and mortar shop that not only serves the bassist’s blends, […]

Anthrax’s Official UK/Europe Tour Announcement Video with Bassist Frank Bello

Anthrax has released a video today via Nuclear Blast Records featuring bassist Frank Bello giving an announcement of the band’s upcoming tour of the UK and Europe. The snippet is accompanied by the Anthrax track “Monster at the End”, off the successful chart-impacting 2016 album For All Kings, and shows a brief message from Bello before listing all the tour dates.  This tour announcement comes right on the heels of the recently announced “Killthrax”, which pairs Killswitch Engage and Anthrax to co-headline a slew of US tour dates in the spring. The UK/Europe tour will be known as Among The […]