Tag: Soundwave Festival

Interview with Corey Taylor at the Soundwave Festival in Brisbane

Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was interviewed backstage at the Soundwave Festival in Brisbane, Australia. Corey talks about how the band’s new two-part album, House of Gold & Bones, differs from their previous work; picking a set list; what he learned about songwriting from Slipknot’s late bassist, Paul Gray; and more. Stone Sour’s House of Gold & Bones Part 2 will be available …

ANTHRAX’s Scott Ian Doesn’t Give a Shit About the Music Industry

Brendan Crabb of Australia’s Loud magazine recently conducted an interview with Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Loud: On the topic of Worship Music, the new cover songs are being released soon, but have you started writing for another full-length record yet? Scott: Not like, not really started writing, but there certainly are ideas. There’s …

EXODUS Opening for JUDAS PRIEST

EXODUS is pleased to announce their confirmation to perform at Ieperfest in Belgium and Rock im Betonwerk in Germany. For their August 10th performance at the Metal Hammer Festival in Katowice, Poland, EXODUS will be opening for British metal legends Judas Priest. Guitarist Gary Holt has the following to say about the upcoming opportunity: “I …

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE To Once Again Work With Producer DON GILMORE

Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE during this year’s edition of Australia’s Soundwave festival. You can now watch the chat below. When asked if the band has begun writing material for a new album yet, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck replied, …

Gary Holt Performs with SLAYER; Tom Araya Checks Into Hospital

Ok, that headline may be slightly misleading. It’s not as if Gary Holt’s first performance with Slayer, stepping in for the infected Jeff Hanneman, was what led to Tom Araya’s hospitalization. No, in fact, Holt’s debut performance with the band went off mostly without a hitch (did I hear a fuckup in the intro to …

EXODUS: Gary Holt Comments on Guest Slot w/Slayer

As announced by SLAYER yesterday, Gary Holt of EXODUS will be temporarily filling in for guitarist Jeff Hanneman during SLAYER’s upcoming tour dates. He will immediately join Slayer members Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo on their five-date Australian Soundwave Festival that begins February 26. Gary Holt offers the following comments about his upcoming …

Slayer Names Exodus Member Gary Holt Fill In for Jeff Hanneman

On Feb. 12, it was announced that Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman would be taking a break from the band while he recovers from an emergency surgery that he underwent for a serious infection in his right arm. At the time of the press release, no replacement guitarist was named. But the band’s publicist just announced …

Slayer Guitarist Hospitalized

From Guitar World: We just got word that Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman was hospitalized late last month where he underwent emergency surgery on his right arm after contracting a serious infection, according to his bandmates Kerry King, Tom Araya and Dave Lombardo. While Hanneman’s doctors were not able to definitively identify the …

Primus Drummer Jay Lane Endorses Hammerax Cymbals

Hammerax has entered into an agreement with drummer Jay Lane to endorse Hammerax cymbals and percussion. “We’re really excited to have Jay on board,” says Hammerax president John Stannard. “His extraordinary style and technique will make a great addition to our team.” Primus embarked on an extensive tour beginning in 2010. They are currently in …

Avenged Sevenfold Makes Metalheads Everywhere Do A Literal Facepalm

Avenged Sevenfold was in the news not once but twice today for more of their makeup and black nail polished brand of stupid.  First they let go of former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy presumably because he was too talented for their ranks and made the rest of them look like a high school talent …

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