The Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards took place Saturday night (Nov. 9) in Los Angeles and you'd be hard pressed to find a better honoree than Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler. The bassist, who received a lifetime achievement award from event sponsor Hartke, was also saluted with a 10-song tribute featuring some of metal's top names.
Chicago rock band Soil have had one hell of a ride, with over 15 years of making music and six studio albums to their name, they march on with their latest release, aptly titled ‘Whole.’ The band recently wrapped up their North American tour with Dope, but they have another run of U.S. dates set to kick off in late November, followed by an early 2014 tour of Europe with Skindred. For a full list of forthcoming dates, go here.
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has been busy as of late focusing on his original country music. With his focus away from Staind, another member of the band, guitarist Mike Mushok, joined forces with Jason Newsted's metal outfit earlier this year. Since that announcement, Lewis hasn't said much about Mushok playing with Newsted, until now. In an exclusive chat, Lewis openly shares his feelings about the entire situation, even admitting that he has held Mushok's talents back in Staind.
Al Jourgensen has been working on a multitude of projects since Ministry said goodbye with their latest (and apparently last) album 'From Beer to Eternity.' Al isn't the type of guy just to sit back and let the clouds drift by. Nope! In fact, Jourgensen has become a super hero for his upcoming comic book series, 'Ministry: The Devils' Chord - The Chronicles of Alien F. Jourgensen.'
Finnish metallers Turisas recently released their new album, 'TURISAS2013,' but for those needing a little more info before they pick it up or those who already have the disc and want to dig a little deeper into the effort, frontman Mathias Nygard has recorded an exclusive track-by-track breakdown that we're premiering here at Loudwire (watch above).
Trivium have been making waves with the release of their new album ‘Vengeance Falls.’ The disc marks the band’s first time working with Disturbed / Device frontman Dave Draiman as their producer, and fans have been reacting positively to new songs like ‘Brave This Storm’ and the lead single ‘Strife.’