Queensryche’s TODD LA TORRE Saves Elderly Dog

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“So shines a good deed in a weary world…” – Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice Powerhouse vocal maven and humanitarian, TODD LA TORRE, while taking some time in Greece with family, sensed a non-human in need of help along his route. La Torre posted on his official Facebook page, “Didn’t know if it had a broken leg, back, hip, or just very …

Guitar Legend, JASON BECKER, Puts a Metal Face on the ACA

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Today, in the Bay Area’s Mercury News, 80’s guitar virtuoso, JASON BECKER, made stand…from his wheelchair. Becker was an 80’s up-and-coming guitar hero who wowed with the likes of Beck, Van Halen, and Malmsteen, until he started to feel a chronic pain in his leg. He was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) over 25 years ago. The condition has left …

PARADISE LOST – New Album Art “Medusa” Revealed, Tour Dates Announced

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From Nuclear Blast: PARADISE LOST‘s studio album Medusa will be released on September 1st via Nuclear Blast. With this 15th full-length release, the legends are returning to their early beginnings, delivering their heaviest record of the past 15 years, melding crushing doom metal with Nick Holmes’ harsh death growls and raw organic sounds, heralding a new era of pure Northern misery. The …

GHOST’s NAMELESS GHOUL: “It’s Never Really Been a Band…”

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According to Tobias Forge a/k/a Papa Emeritus as a NAMELESS GHOUL in a recent interview with local CBS in Philadelphia, GHOST has “never really been a band in a classic sense.” In speaking about the recent lawsuits against PAPA EMERITUS from other GHOULS regarding lost earnings, he gave his identity away when he stated, “I have been in the band since I …

New TONY IOMMI Scholarship

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BIMM, Brighton Institute of Modern Music – Birmingham gets huge plug from riff-master, father of Heavy Metal, TONY IOMMI. From the site, BIMM Birmingham’s Executive Principal, Dara Kilkenny, said the legend “has agreed to put his name to a scholarship which will be worth £20,250 for one of the applicants, and it could be one of you in this room.” …

BLIND GUARDIAN: ‘Mirror Mirror’ Video from New Live Record

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Power Metal elites, BLIND GUARDIAN, has announced the release of their first live record in 14 years. Guitarist André Olbrich explains the three major reasons why they feel the time is right for a new live record: “We’ve had a new rhythm section in the band – Frederik (Ehmke) and Barend (Corbois) – for a couple of years now. Our interaction improved a lot by …

GOATWHORE: New Lyric Video from ‘Vengeful Ascension’

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Louisiana Death dealers, GOATWHORE, release their first official video clip from their upcoming full-length project, Vengeful Ascension. From Metal Blade, “Chaos Arcane” is “based on H.P. Lovecraft’s character who attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil.” While hardly a concept record in the traditional sense, Vengeful Ascension loosely revolves itself around Luciferian notions in …