Metallica Shares Interview with Jose Mangin of SiriusXM

Metallica shared a new interview with SiriusXM host and “metal ambassador” Jose Mangin, where they all joined via a Zoom call. The band discussed their new album S&M2 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, their livestream, drive-in concert (before it was aired live at drive-ins, how they created their new version of ‘Blackened”, and much more. Their new album S&M2 live album and concert movie is out now via Blackened Recordings. You can still order your exclusive bundles and limited edition merch with all the typical stuff, as well as special things, such as S&M2 performance-used music. S&M2 were two performances held in San Francisco in September of 2019. Continue reading

Megadeth Will Record 18 Songs for Their New Album

Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine has revealed that the band is in the studio and recording up to 18 songs for their highly-anticipated new album, As part of their “The Metal Tour Of The Year” streaming event hosted by SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin, Dave spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band’s follow-up to 2016’s “Dystopia” album. He said (see video below, transcribed by Blabbermouth.net): “Dirk [Verbeuren, drums] and David Ellefson [bass] both just finished their parts. And this was probably one of the strongest records we’ve ever had as far as duration. The other records we’ve done have all done been different lengths, and our [record] contract that we have [to deliver] for one company, it’s eight songs, for another company, it’s 11 songs, so, realistically, all we need to do is do an 11-song album and we’re done, right? That’s not the way old Uncle Dave is, though.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Crobot, ÆGES, and Like Machines at the Viper Room

On a relatively chilly Friday night at the Viper Room, one of the most iconic hole-in-the-wall night clubs on the Sunset strip, Los Angeles hosted a stop on Crobot’s US tour, featuring ÆGES and Like Machines, along with local openers The Jab and Tijuana Bullfight. Continue reading

Killswitch Engage’s “Unleashed” Hits Satellite Radio, Due on DSPs Tomorrow

As we get hype for new Killswitch Engage music, their new single ‘Unleashed’ hit satellite radio on Saturday, June 22nd, two days before it is available to purchase and stream. We heard the track on Sirius XM/Octane, hosted by Jose Mangin, and the track did not disappoint whatsoever! Our hot take is that this track is extremely brutal, with the great choruses you come to expect from the band. We’ll do a full review after the track drops tomorrow, which we will also share. The track will be the first new music for the band from their as yet untitled album for their new label, Metal Blade Records. You can catch the band on tour this summer with Clutch and Cro-Mags JM. Continue reading

New Years Day Shares New Video for “Shut Up”

New Years Day just released their new album Unbreakable via Sony RED Records. Now watch their new American Psycho-inspired new music video for ‘Shut Up’. The clip, directed by Galileo Mondol (Raging Nation Films), and starring Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin and the original ax from American Psycho is online now. Continue reading

Burton C. Bell Announces New Fear Factory Album – “Monolith”

 

The new Fear Factory album is due later in 2019 and is called Monolith via Nuclear Blast. In a new interview between frontman Burton C. Bell and SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin just posted from this past November’s inaugural Headbangers Con in Portland, Oregon. Bell said “Fear Factory, we have a new record. It’s done. It’s delivered to the label. And we’ve got some technical difficulties, and once that’s finished, the record’s gonna come out. It’s gonna be called ‘Monolith’. It’s a great record.” The new Fear Factory album will be their first since 2015’s Genexus. We’ll have more details as they are announced. Continue reading

Megacruise Tickets Onsale To The Public Now, More Details Announced

Megadeth’s Megacruise plans to be the ultimate heavy metal music experience at sea! The public on sale is live right now, with tickets now available at the links below. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set sail October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of call (Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego, California) and host two heavy metal-filled days of music and events. The cruise will also feature an optional pre-cruise party in Los Angeles (details to be announced). Cabins start at $1,349 per person (double occupancy). Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age. Continue reading

Surviving Original Static-X Members Reunite For Project Regeneration Album and Tour

Static-X was one of the brightest bands in metal at the turn of the century. Now to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album Wisconsin Death Trip and pay tribute to late frontman Wayne Static, the original members have come together release Project Regeneration. Along with the help of long-time producer Ulrich Wild, the band is in the process of completing their seventh studio album, which will feature between 12 and 15 brand new Static-X tracks. Bassist Tony Campos, guitarist Koichi Fukuda and drummer Ken Jay have joined forces and will tour to support the album, with other musicians TBA. Headline dates will serve as memorial events to honor late frontman Wayne Static, who passed away on November 1, 2014. The guest vocalist curation process is being led by none other than SiriusXM programming pioneer Jose Mangin, who is working alongside the band as one of the executive producers for Project Regeneration. More information on the world tour and other dates will be coming soon. Watch a teaser for the album below. Continue reading