PANTERA's concert in Austria this spring has been canceled following an outcry over singer Philip Anselmo's previous racist remarks. Réka Lörincz, the spokeswoman for the Greens against racism and right-wing extremism, added that "the former Nazi party premises" were "being deliberately misused for the staging and reproduction of racist and inhuman ideology." "Therefore, a performance was unimaginable for us — especially on the former Nazi party rally grounds." In 2017, Anselmo blasted "false journalism in the metal community" for suggesting he was racist because of his actions at "Dimebash". In the weeks after the "Dimebash" incident, Anselmo's DOWN project canceled a number of shows, including at France's Hellfest, Dutch festival FortaRock and U.K.'s Download.
United Kingdom's Download festival is back to celebrate its epic 20 year legacy with four headline sets for the first time ever. Their mammoth stage show will take Download festival by storm in a career-defining moment. BRING ME THE HORIZON frontman Oli Sykes says: "Download festival was one of the first festivals I ever attended as a punter. SLIPKNOT turntablist Sid Wilson says: "Download festival! Once described as "the last sincere festival experience" by VICE, it continually proves just why people keep coming back for more.2 months ago Blabbermouth
Brian Johnson says that he couldn't bring himself to watch Axl Rose filling in for him at the end of AC/DC's "Rock Or Bust" tour. According to Ultimate Classic Rock, Johnson writes in his autobiography "The Lives Of Brian" that he has never seen any of the widely circulated videos of Rose's performances in the band. "I'm told that he did a great job," Johnson said, "but I just couldn't watch — especially when you've been doing it for 35 years. "He had actually volunteered, because — I'll be honest — at the time, we didn't really know what we would do in that situation. To enable him to perform live with AC/DC again, Johnson worked with audio expert Stephen Ambrose, who said he could help resolve the singer's hearing problems.3 months ago Blabbermouth
On the heels of the recent release of their digital EP "The Mourning" last month, BLACK VEIL BRIDES have released a music video for opener "Devil". The video was filmed during BLACK VEIL BRIDES' performance in Mexico City on October 26, 2022. BLACK VEIL BRIDES frontman Andy Biersack states: "BLACK VEIL BRIDES has always been a band deeply interwoven with our fanbase and our career has been so heavily predicated on the doors that were opened for us by the passion and dedication that the BVB army has always shown for us. BLACK VEIL BRIDES' latest album, "The Phantom Tomorrow", came out in October 2021. The third concept LP from BLACK VEIL BRIDES and the band's most-ambitious release to date is comprised of a dozen tracks, including the band's first-ever U.S. Top 10 Active Rock single "Scarlet Cross".2 months ago Blabbermouth
Drummer Donald Tardy of Florida death metal veterans OBITUARY spoke to Metal Wani about the band's upcoming studio album, "Dying Of Everything", which will arrive on January 13 via Relapse Records. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Somehow magically all the stars lined up for us. In February 2022, Donald told Finland's Chaoszine about the musical direction of the follow-up to OBITUARY's 2017 self-titled effort: "It is fucking awesome. In March 2021, John Tardy told France's United Rock Nations about what fans can expect from OBITUARY's new LP: "I think it's just gonna sound like OBITUARY. Last year, Decibel Books released "Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary", the fully authorized biography of OBITUARY.1 month ago Blabbermouth
PUSCIFER continues its series of album-by-album remix collections with the release of "Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired" on March 31 via Puscifer Entertainment/Alchemy Recordings/BMG. A video for "A Singularity (Re-Imagined By Carina Round)", shot and edited by Maynard James Keenan, was released this morning. PUSCIFER has simultaneously announced its first European tour in seven years, with performances slated for Hellfest, Nos Alive and Mad Cool festivals, as well as a round of headlining performances. "Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired" offers a track-for-track re-imagining of the 12 songs from "Existential Reckoning". "Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired" track listing:01.23 days ago Blabbermouth
Matt Sorum, the Grammy-winning drummer of GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER, spoke to AXS TV about "Judgement Day", the new single and video from his all-star musical collective KINGS OF CHAOS. "It's a rock and roll song that I wrote with some old bandmates of mine," Matt said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). So I picked him up at his apartment and I had the instrumental track and I played it for Lemmy. Originally formed in 2012 as ROCK 'N' ROLL ALL STARS, KINGS OF CHAOS features a core lineup of members as well as a rotating cast of guest musicians. Matt was among the GUNS N' ROSES members who were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April 2012.3 months ago Blabbermouth
PANTERA has just taken the stage at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. PANTERA is playing two shows in Mexico this month — Hell & Heaven Metal Fest and Monterrey Metal Fest — followed by appearances at three Knotfest festivals in South America. Earlier this week, Benante told Metal Edge: "The first show with PANTERA is going to be kinda nerve-wracking. So the way I'm gonna do that is if you close your eyes, it's gonna sound like it's Vinnie, basically. "You approach it the same way as you do when I'm playing with Ozzy," he said.2 months ago Blabbermouth