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

Metallica Drops Hints at Howard Stern – SiriusXM Show Appearance

After sharing a video of the band reuniting in-person to rehearse their classic song “Creeping Death” a few days ago, Metallica dropped hints they will appear soon on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show. Stern has been a long-time fan and supporter of Metallica, going back to the early 1990s when they first came on his radio show at WXRK/K-Rock Radio during his heyday. Metallica recently had a month long-exclusive channel play non-stop content from the band. 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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Slipknot Postpones All of Their Tour Dates Until 2021

In a new interview with Eddie Trunk on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation’, Corey Taylor of Slipknot has revealed that the band has moved all of their 2020 tour dates to 2021, due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. As transcribed by Blabbermouth.net “This whole year was booked, and some stuff that hadn’t necessarily been announced…,” he said during an appearance on yesterday’s (Wednesday, June 3) episode of “We had two shed tours [booked] — we hadn’t even announced the second leg of it, which was gonna be later in the fall. So right now, we’ve basically moved everything until next year. Everything is just basically being picked up and moved — same time next year. Because to us, we’re not canceling — we’re just postponing. Once everything settles down and everybody is able to catch their breath and everything, and everybody feels good, and hopefully, there’s been some progress made as far as a vaccine or whatnot, once the tentative fear goes away, everyone’s gonna be barking to go to shows. And that’s when we’re gonna be ready to go again. So, yeah, we just basically moved everything to next year.” Last month, Slipknot canceled all of its previously announced summer 2020 tour dates, including the Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest UK and Knotfest At Sea, due to the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading

Godsmack Has Canceled All 2020 Touring Plans Due to The Coronavirus

In a new interview with Eddie Trunk, Sully Erna says that Godsmack has decided against scheduling any tour dates this year while the world is trying to fight and emerge victorious against the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As previously reported, Erna will launch a new twice-weekly Internet show, called “Hometown Sessions”, on Tuesday (April 14) at 6:00 p.m. via his YouTube channel. The band also just released a great music video for the song  ‘Unforgettable, featuring young musicians.  Over the weekend, Dr. Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, special adviser to the director-general of the World Health Organization, told The New York Times that he doesn’t anticipate it to be safe to return to concerts, sporting events and other mass public gatherings for another 18 months. Continue reading

REVIEW: The MegaCruise 2019

Like most metalheads, I’ve been to a lot of metal shows over the years. Over the hundreds of metal shows I’ve attended, never once did I think to myself “You know what would make this even better? Being trapped on a boat in the middle of the fucking ocean.” And yet, having taken some time to reflect on my experiences aboard the inaugural MegaCruise by Megadeth, I revel in the memories of experiencing choppy water while thrashing through the Pacific, convinced I’m going to die on a boat watching Dragonforce and being oddly ok with it. Continue reading

PREVIEW: MegaCruise Makes Its Debut at Sea Today!

Following the pre-cruise party last night with UFO, Raven, and Armored Saint, the Megacruise tales off today from Los Angeles for its maiden voyage! The cruise features members of Megadeth, and performances from Lamb of God, Anthrax, Testament, Dragonforce, Overkill, Corrosion Of Conformity,  Queensryche, Suicidal Tendencies, Death Angel, Sacred Reich, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beastö Blancö, Metalachi, and Toothgrinder. Megadeth tribute band Mechanix will also take part in the cruise, hand-selected by Dave Mustaine himself. In addition, Official Cruise Hosts Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM, Axs), Luc Carl (SiriusXM) and Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) will be moderating Q&As and events. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will set sail toniht, 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), Megadeth wine and beer tastings and a ton of metal fan frivolity! Stay tuned for our review coming in a few weeks!

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Megacruise Adds Raven, Ben Woods and Hollywood Pre-Party

Rooms are selling out fast for Megadeth’s inaugural Megacruise, setting sail next from Los Angeles, California on Sunday, October 13, 2019, for five days. The cruise has added metal legends Raven, as well as Ben Woods and booked a Hollywood pre-cruise party at Avalon featuring UFO, Armored Saint, and Raven as well. joining Anthrax, Testament, Dragonforce, Overkill, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devildriver, Queensryche, Suicidal Tendencies, Death Angel, Sacred Reich, Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beastö Blancö, Metalachi, and Toothgrinder. Megadeth tribute band Mechanix will also take part in the cruise, hand selected by Dave Mustaine himself. In addition, Official Cruise Hosts Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM, Axs), Luc Carl (SiriusXM) and Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) will be moderating Q&As and events. 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

Bush To Release New Album “The Mind Plays Tricks On You” Later in 2019

Bush has set The Mind Plays Tricks On You as the title of their new album, due for release next fall, with the date yet to be announced. The disc was recorded at a Los Angeles studio with film composer Tyler Bates, who has previously worked with Marilyn Manson. The new album will feature a song called ‘Bullet Holes’, which will also be featured in the upcoming film John Wick 3. Check out Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale and his interview with SiriusXM’s Larry Flick below: Continue reading