BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE, the Huntington Beach, California-based alternative hard rock/metal band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, has released a new single called “Twine”. The official visualizer video for the track, which was produced and mixed by Chris Collier at Mint Potion Studios in Santa Clarita, California and CMC21 Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada, can be seen below. The clip was created by Clint Collins of Clintodarko. BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE said in a statement: “We released this strictly for our fans to have something new before the end of the year. This is just a taste of things to come for our new EP. Stay tuned…” Joining David in BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE are bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. “Twine” marks BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE’s first new music since the band’s debut EP, “Acronym”, which came out in January. That EP has since been streamed over 560,000 times on Spotify. “Acronym” included BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE’s cover of FAITH NO MORE’s “Midlife Crisis” and was accompanied by a frame-for-frame recreation of the iconic ’90s classic video. Director Matt Zane replicated the live performance shots using similar color composition and color shift…Continue Reading

JUDAS PRIEST and Rufus Publications have published the first-ever official book documenting the band’s extensive history over the last 50 years. Titled “Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years”, the book has been put together by David Silver, Ross Halfin and Jayne Andrews. This huge, 648-page coffee table book chronicles the history of the world’s foremost heavy metal band using hundreds of previously unseen, unpublished photographs from rock’s greatest photographers including Halfin, Neil Zlozower, Mark Weiss, Fin Costello, Oliver Halfin and many more. With a linking text by renowned journalist Mark Blake, the book explores the bands exciting history on stage and off in a unique photo documentary designed to excite fans and devotees of true heavy metal the world over. Current bandmembers have all contributed to the book, with written pieces detailing their love and passion for the band, making this an extraordinary artefact for their legions of followers. The book features an exclusive cover by Mark Wilkinson, who has worked with the band for many years now. Halfin says: “I’ve photographed JUDAS PRIEST from 1978 until now, and of all the bands I’ve worked with, they are one of the most enjoyable to me. You have to love the…Continue Reading

California rockers PAPA ROACH will release a new single called “Dying To Believe” on Friday, October 29. A preview clip is available below. “Dying To Believe” will arrive weeks after the release of PAPA ROACH’s previous two singles: “Swerve”, which was a collaboration with FEVER 333 frontman Jason Aalon Butler and Los Angeles rapper Sueco; and “Kill The Noise”. All three tracks are expected to appear on PAPA ROACH’s upcoming eleventh studio album, due next year via the band’s own record company, New Noize Records, Inc., under exclusive license to ADA. This past May, PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix spoke to the FM99 WNOR radio station about the band’s decision to release its next LP through its own label. Asked how the move came about, Jacoby said: “Way back in the day when we were with DreamWorks Records — this was right after we released our album ‘Infest’ — we had this pact with this band ALIEN ANT FARM. We were, like, ‘Whoever gets signed first, let’s try to get an imprint, which is a subsidiary of the record company, where we can release music.’ And we had made good on our promise and we had a record company called New…Continue Reading

Welsh metallers BULLET  FOR MY VALENTINE will release their new, self-titled studio album on November 5. The follow-up to 2018’s “Gravity” was previously described by frontman Matt Tuck as “brutal, heavy and technical” as well as “more visceral and passionate than it’s ever been.” Asked by the “Everblack” podcast how the switch to a more aggressive approach came about, Tuck said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “It just was what it was. We just kind of hit upon this sound and this way of writing songs right now in our career which we couldn’t be happier with. I just feel like the last six albums in 15 years plus has just all been channeling to this. That’s how it sounds to me. It’s got everything that you would expect from BULLET but just on a completely different level. The melodies are stronger, the riffs are more intense, the drumming is ferocious, just the feel of the record as a whole is pretty intense. There are moments of calm, like ‘Can’t Escape The Waves’ and ‘Rainbow Veins’ and moments where you get a bit more melody for your buck. We’re just in a good place creatively and musically right now; it just keeps pouring…Continue Reading

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will release their new album titled “4” on February 11, 2022, via Gibson Records in partnership with BMG. “4” is Slash’s fifth solo album and fourth overall with his band featuring Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass, vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar, vocals). Speaking about the decision to call the LP “4”, Slash told Germany’s Rock Antenne (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I just called it ‘4’ because it’s our fourth record which I think is an important milestone. And then also because I didn’t want to give it a nice sort of cool, clever title that relates to something in particular because so much shit happened in 2020 that there’s no one sentence or one word that defines all of it. So rather than even try, I just said, ‘Let’s just call it ‘4’, because it’s more about this record being about something that we’ve accomplished at this point and it’s not really about all of that.'” Last week, SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS released the opening track and first single from “4”, “The River Is Rising”. The accompanying music video was shot on location in downtown Los Angeles…Continue Reading

DRAGONFORCE has launched a new video for “Strangers”, a song from 2019’s “Extreme Power Metal” album. The clip was filmed before the pandemic with a large-scale production with director Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober) in Los Angeles, California. “Strangers” is described as “a tribute to everything ’80s, featuring Steve Vai’s WHITESNAKE/David Lee Roth-era guitars and band delivering the “ultimate glam metal cheese.” Guitarist Herman Li comments: “This video takes place in the same ’80s world as our last video (‘Troopers Of The Stars’), with the same cast and the same director. When Roboshobo pitched the concept, I was immediately into it. “I’m a huge fan of the glam rock-era of music — I love the showmanship, the guitar solos, and the endearing cheesiness. And the players of that time were amazing, like Steve Vai, Warren DeMartini and Reb Beach; I think sometimes the playing gets lost, and people just remember the crazy outfits. So, this video is a loving tribute to that era — while also being authentic… “Roboshobo told us to get some cool-looking guitars to fit the theme of the video, and the night before the shoot, I was panicking because we still hadn’t found any. So, I texted Steve…Continue Reading

THE PRETTY RECKLESS will play a pair of shows at Brooklyn Made in New York at the end of March. The Taylor Momsen-fronted outfit announced the dates in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: “THE BEGINNING! For our first shows in almost FOUR YEARS we are going back to where it all started…NEW YORK!!! We are playing a few intimate warmup shows at the brand new venue Brooklyn Made in March, tickets on sale FRIDAY! #deathbyrockandrolltour2022”. Brooklyn Made is a 500-capacity venue located at 428 Troutman Street in Bushwick, with lighting design by Jeremy Roth (Wilco, Nathaniel Rateliff, Mazzy Star). It was started by two industry insiders: Anthony Makes, the former president of Live Nation’s New York office who also previously worked at Bowery Presents/AEG, and Kelly Winrich, longtime member of the group DELTA SPIRIT. “Myself and my partner Kelly Winrich wanted to create the most amazing club and I know we’ve accomplished this with Brooklyn Made,” Makes said. “The bells and whistles with this place are so far ahead of anything we’ve ever seen and we know. Every single artist and fan that comes here is going to be blown away by the experience.” This past April,…Continue Reading

Progressive metal masters DREAM THEATER have released a music video for the song “Awaken The Master”. The track is taken from the band’s 15th studio album, “A View From The Top Of The World”, which came out on October 22 via InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The artwork was created by longtime cover collaborator Hugh Syme (RUSH, IRON MAIDEN, STONE SOUR). The “Awaken The Master” clip is a frenetic, high-definition CGI marvel from long-time collaborator Wayne Joyner. It also marks the first recorded use of an eight-string guitar by DREAM THEATER’s John Petrucci. The track was the last one recorded for the album and clocks in at an impressive nine minutes and 47 seconds — making it the third longest song on “A View From The Top Of The World”. Petrucci said: “It’s the last song we wrote. It’s also the first time I’ve used my eight-string guitar, which was fun for me. Back in the day when we were writing ‘Awake’, I’d always wanted to play a seven-string. So, I ordered myself one. I wanted to be inspired again by the instrument without any pre-conception. I used it, and I wrote in my style on the eight-string. It was actually a prototype!…Continue Reading

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have confirmed a live performance in Los Angeles ahead of their Knotfest performance. They play Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood on November 3. The show has been teased around L.A. with cryptic posters, including a QR code which can be accessed here. Tickets go on sale today, October 25 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time. For purchase links, more information and updates, go to this location. Last month, BRING ME THE HORIZON launched a new single titled “DiE4u”. Recorded remotely during the pandemic with frontman Oli Sykes stuck in Brazil and keyboardist Jordan Fish in the U.K., “DiE4u” is part of the second phase of the “Post Human” EP campaign. Oli said: “”DiE4u’ is a song about toxic obsessions, vices and things you can’t kick. I think a lot of people went through very similar struggles while in lockdown, coming face to face with yourself and seeing who you really are and what’s important. The song is a triumphant and emotional one for me because it was a time of realization to kick the things that were no good, and to take the choice in bettering myself. It also connects to a deeper theme…Continue Reading

SKID ROW’s most beloved, iconic, and previously hard-to-find releases from the late ’80s and early ’90s are being released in a brand new box set that is an instant “must-own” for both diehard fans and collectors. The box set highlights the band’s global domination and documents the glory days of the hard rock scene. “The Atlantic Years 1989-1996” LP and CD box set arrives on December 3, 2021. Pre-order any of the multiple formats here. SKID ROW was one of the most successful acts of the era. Their self-titled debut, released in 1989, achieved five times platinum certification in the U.S., along with platinum status in Australia, triple platinum status in Canada, and it also went gold in the U.K. The follow-up, 1991’s “Slave To The Grind”, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It went on to achieve a double-platinum certification in the U.S. and went platinum in Canada, while rising to gold status in Australia. Over time, the band enjoyed a string of Top 10 singles, including the power ballads “18 And Life” and “I Remember You” from the self-titled release, while “Monkey Business” and “Wasted Time” from “Slave To The Grind” also achieved radio success. This…Continue Reading