Author Archives: Jeff Owens

New Belphegor Album, North American Tour Dates

Austrian black metal outfit Belphegor has just released new album Blood Magick Necromance. The eight-song disc is the demonically named trio’s first new work since 2009’s Walpurgis Rites: Hexenwahn. The album release was accompanied by the announcement of a slew … Continue reading

Iron Maiden Scores First Grammy

And the Grammy goes to … Iron Maiden. Jackson fans will be delighted to note that Iron Maiden was officially lauded for Best Metal Performance at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 13. It was … Continue reading

Metal Mike Shreds New Halford Video

Halford/Painmuseum guitarist and longtime Jackson friend “Metal” Mike Chlasciak is always so great to keep in touch. In his latest communiqué, the fleet-fingered shredder hips us to the new Halford video for “Like There’s No Tomorrow,” seen here. The song … Continue reading

Jackson Video Interview with Phil Collen on New PC Supreme

Here’s a brand-new Jackson video interview in which good friend and longtime signature artist Phil Collen extols the sonic virtues of his just-introduced Jackson PC Supreme model; going over the guitar’s design, specs and tones. You’ll hear it on the … Continue reading

New album and video from Finland’s Omnium Gatherum

Take a look at this video and shred shot from Scandanavia, where Finland’s Omnium Gatherum is poised to launch new album New World Shadows and tour Europe through spring 2011. The photo shows the melodic death metal quintet’s guitarist, Markus … Continue reading

2011 Mayhem Festival Lineup Revealed

The lineup for the 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival — the heralded hard rock and metal event of the summer — has been revealed. Megadeth, Disturbed, Godsmack will hold down the main stage at the metal juggernaut, and will … Continue reading