Tag: Personal

Former Anthrax Guitarist States “Anthrax was never a creative outlet for me”

Kelleigh Welch of Pro Sound News recently conducted an interview with former Anthrax guitarist Rob Caggiano. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Pro Sound News: The big question: Why did you decide to leave Anthrax? Caggiano: That was a very tough decision to make and it’s also a tough question to answer. There are a number of reasons …

How ROBB FLYNN Prepares for a Show: Vodka and Coke with a Splash of Ready to Pummel

Robb Flynn was interviewed by NME TV for a short video backstage at the Download Festival in the UK.  In the clip below, he talks about his personal pre-show rituals—what he drinks, and how he prepares himself mentally and physically to perform with Machine Head. Machine Head’s latest album, Unto the Locust, is available everywhere now; grab one …

SLAYER Working on New Album

Dave Lombardo has revealed that Slayer has started working on new material for their 12th studio album. Over the weekend, the drummer posted the following on his personal Facebook page: “Slayer is writing a new record. Jeff is still recovering and doing better.” As previously reported, Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman was bitten by a spider …

DRAGONFORCE To Play at the Troubadour in LA on Oct. 18th

A special ‘Up Close and Personal’ show at the Troubadour, Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, Tuesday October 18th 2011. DragonForce will return to the US after a two year absence to perform a special one-off intimate show. This will be a unique opportunity for fans and media to preview their new singer Marc Hudson (check …

MetalSucks.net Teams Up with SignMeTo

Roadrunner Records – Our online demo submission and music discovery portal SignMeTo, a daily stop for our A&R folks, has just teamed up with my personal favourite metal web site, MetalSucks.net. The site that makes you say “oy vey” every time you read it will be picking one band a month to feature at their …

OCEANO: 6 Minute Trailer for Bonus “Creating the Contagion” DVD

Chicago deathcore heavyweights, OCEANO have released a 6+ minute trailer for a bonus DVD that fans can find exclusively at all Transworld stores (which include FYE, Coconuts, Saturday Matinee, Spin Street and more) bundled with new copies of Contagion on November 9. Entitled Creating the Contagion, this exclusive DVD captures everything that fans would want …

Augury Drummer Quits the Band

Montreal’s juggernauts AUGURY sadly report the departure of their drummer Antoine Baril. Aussie skinsman ‘Frog’ of THE AMENTA will be filling in on the upcoming tour with VADER: “I’m very sad to have to announce my departure from AUGURY.  Some personal and professional reasons have made multiple tours impossible for me at the moment. I …

Drummer Kevin Talley Launches Official Website

Renowned drummer, Kevin Talley (DAATH, ex-CHIMAIRA, ex-DYING FETUS, et al) has launched his official website at www.drummerkevintalley.com. In addition to offering several services, Kevin is holding a contest where guitar players can compete to win Kevin’s personal Jackson guitar autographed by James Murphy by recording themselves playing DYING FETUS’ “Praise The Lord” over the top …

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