Opeth Members Say New Album Sounds Like Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’

Metal Injection recently caught up with Opeth guitarist/vocalist Mikael Akerfeldt and guitarist Fredrik Akesson for an update on the band’s forthcoming album. The full video-interview can be viewed below. Akerfeldt said the currently untitled album, which is tentatively set for release in June, isn’t heavy in the traditional sense: “I revalued what I think is … Read more Opeth Members Say New Album Sounds Like Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’

Billy Corgan Reveals Two ‘Epic’ Smashing Pumpkins Album Coming In 2015

The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has revealed that the band will release two new albums in 2015, titled ‘Monuments to an Elegy’ and ‘Day for Night.’   Corgan made the announcement via The Smashing Pumpkins’ new website, ‘The Panopticon.’ He said that both albums will be very guitar driven: “For those interested in sound, … Read more Billy Corgan Reveals Two ‘Epic’ Smashing Pumpkins Album Coming In 2015

Conquering Dystopia: ‘Prelude To Obliteration’

Today’s featured song by this week’s Amped Artist, Conquering Dystopia is ‘Prelude To Obliteration.’ Follow the link below to hear it.   ‘Prelude To Obliteration’ is the opening track to Conquering Dystopia’s brand new self-titled debut album, which was released on March 10 and currently resides at No.21 on the Billboard Heat Seekers chart. The … Read more Conquering Dystopia: ‘Prelude To Obliteration’

First Album Ever Recorded By Malcolm and Angus Young To Be Reissued

A rarely heard album by the Marcus Hook Roll Band, which featured guitarists Malcolm and Angus Young before they formed AC/DC, will be reissued on June 2. The album, titled ‘Tales Of Old Grand-Daddy,’ will be on CD, vinyl and digital download.   The Marcus Hook Roll Band was formed by Malcolm and Angus’ older … Read more First Album Ever Recorded By Malcolm and Angus Young To Be Reissued

Mikael Akerfeldt Says New Opeth Album Is Coming In June

Opeth guitarist/vocalist Mikael Akerfeldt has revealed the band’s eleventh studio album could be released in as early as three months time.   In a new interview with Loudwire, Akerfeldt announced Opeth were aiming to release the currently untitled album in June. He said that the record contains some new elements as well as classic Opeth-style … Read more Mikael Akerfeldt Says New Opeth Album Is Coming In June

5FDP’s Zoltan Bathory: “What’s Happening Is The Changing Of The Guard”

Metal Hammer recently caught up with Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory to talk about the band’s recent tour with Avenged Sevenfold and their forthcoming headlining UK tour. A couple of excerpts from the chat can be read below.   Bathory said the band’s European arena tour with Avenged Sevenfold at the end of … Read more 5FDP’s Zoltan Bathory: “What’s Happening Is The Changing Of The Guard”

Conquering Dystopia: ‘Ashes Of Lesser Men’ Playthrough

Featured below is the guitar playthrough video of the song ‘Ashes Of Lesser Men,’ by this week’s Amped Artist, Conquering Dystopia. ‘Ashes Of Lesser Men’ is featured on Conquering Dystopia’s brand new self-titled debut album, which was released on March 10. The album was mixed at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with Mark Lewis (Arsis, … Read more Conquering Dystopia: ‘Ashes Of Lesser Men’ Playthrough

Previously Unheard Randy Rhoads Tracks Posted Online

To commemorate the 32-year anniversary of the death of legendary Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads, his former bandmate, Bob Daisley has answered a series of fan-submitted questions about working with him on Osbourne’s ‘Blizzard of Ozz’ and ‘Diary of a Madman’ albums and posted some previously unheard material from their recording sessions. … Read more Previously Unheard Randy Rhoads Tracks Posted Online