Rock And Metal News 1/3/2014

Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison, the recently fired drummer of Slipknot has decided to speak out to let fans know what he thinks over the decision, but he doesn’t offer much. Here is what Joey wrote on his Facebook account, “To my fans, friends, and associates… I would like to start the New Year by addressing the recent rumors and speculation regarding my departure from Slipknot. I want to make it very clear that I DID NOT QUIT SLIPKNOT. This band has been my life for the last 18 years, and I would never abandon it, or my fans. This news has shocked and blindsided me as much as it has all of you. While there is much I would like to say, I must remain silent to further details at this time. I would like to thank you all for your unwavering love and support, and wish everyone a very happy and healthy New Year. -Joey”

Dario Lorina

Facebook: Dario Lorina

I didn’t know that Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society lost rhythm guitarist Nick Catanese from their line-up. He seemed to be one of the longest running members of the band since the band has been a revolving door for talent. So, the group answered the adversity by hiring Lizzy Borden guitarist Dario Lorina as his replacement. BLS took to Facebook on New Years day to announce their acquisition, “BERZERKERS! Happy New Year! Please welcome Dario Lorina as the new rhythm guitar player for BLS! Thanks to all of you that submitted videos and demos. There are some really great guitar players out there!” Lizzy Borden frontman and namesake also commented on the whole thing by saying, “It’s been an amazing ride performing all around the world with Dario. He is a true professional and an incredible blues-driven artistic guitarist, adding so much to the Borden sound. Personally, it was a privilege for me to have him on my left side for the last four years and I know Zakk, his band and their fans are going to love Dario, as we all do. Dario will be missed in the Borden camp but he will always be one of us and we wish him all the luck in the world.” Dario also commented on the news by stating, “I’m excited to officially announce that I’ve joined Zakk Wylde in Black Label Society. I’d like to extend a sincere and heartfelt gratitude to everyone for your continued support and warm welcome, It truly means the world.”

So back in September of 2012, we found out that Tommy Lee of Motley Crue was being sued by Howard Scott King who claimed that it was himself that came up with the idea of a rollercoaster drum solo that he said Tommy Lee Stole. Well, according to TMZ a judge has dismissed the case clearing Tommy Lee. The judge basically rejected the lawsuit stating that Tommy had come up with his own version of the roller coaster.

Venom is one of those legendary bands in the metal scene for the fact that their 1982 album Black Metal helped spawn a genre that took the albums name as their brand. Things weren’t always cool for Venom though who received an awesomely rude rejection from EMI when they tried to shop their first album Welcome To Hell. I have to say that when I first glanced at the letter, I laughed my F***** a** off. The letter is legendary and awesome. Check it out below!!!

















Some big Judas Priest news for this weekend!!! The band is making there appearnece on The Simpsons on Fox on Sunday January 5TH at 8PM Eastern time. Here is an synopsis courtesy of, “In this episode, Homer teaches Bart the ways of illegally downloading movies. The family screens the movies in their back yard for people to watch as Homer once again displays his naivety. Of course, illegally downloading movies is against the law, which is where Judas Priest come into play. Halford leads the band in a rendition of ‘Breaking the Law’ as the FBI goes after Homer.” We have the first images from the show for all of you which includes the picture directly to the left. Check out the other picture below and don’t forget to tune in this Sunday.








The Devil Wears Prada has announced that they have joined the Warped Tour for the upcoming 2014 summer tour. The band is going to playing every tour date this summer as this marks the fourth time the band has played the Vans Warped Tour (previous appearances 2008, 2009, 2011). A boatload of bands are yet to be announced for the tour, but these bands will be there as well as Attila, A Skylit Drive, the Color Morale, For Today, Saves the Day and the Ghost Inside get ready for it. For all of the tour dates that have been confirmed visit the shows page here

The hilarious parody cooking show by Joey Siler which is called Cooking Hostile is back with the second episode and much like the first this one features special guests. Tom Araya and Kirk Windstein are the special guests on this episode which also includes a parody of Raining Blood. Check it out below:

Social Media has allowed instant gratification to take place for fans as they can get instant updates on all forms of Social Media instantaneously. Well Devin Townsend revealed on Twitter that he is working on the sequel to Ziltoid the Omniscient. Here is what Devin had to say, “I began writing for ‘Z2′ about 6 months ago. Between all the ideas, there’s close to 70 songs. Some are really good, but none are ‘it’. How do you not repeat yourself? How do you avoid being a caricature? How do I incorporate Ziltoid with what we’ve done and not just be silly.” This should be interesting!!!

Cavalera Conspiracy have announced that they found a new bassist to take the place of former bassist Johny Chow. The band announced that Converge bassist Nate Newton is taking over and the band announced that they had inked a new deal with Napalm Records. Here is what Max cavalera had to say, “This is gonna be our third album and it’s going to be a brutal grind core style. I am already working on the riffs, and it is going to come out next year. Get ready to be brutalized by Cavalera Conspiracy and Napalm Records!”

I also have an announcement to make and that it is that I may be bringing back The Monster Hour which was a music video show that I did for my local access channel. If you are apart of a rock or metal record company and you want your bands played on the show, go to the contact page to get ahold of me. We can definitelty set something up because we need to make 2014 a true metal year!!!!

Apparently former Decapitated drummer Kerim ‘Krimh’ Lechner has unleashed some audition videos for the Slipknot gig. here is what he says in the about section:

This is an audition video!
There is no official audition going on but I want to give it a shot just in case the band is searching for a new drummer. I have always liked this band and their music.
They influenced me quite a lot in my early years of drumming.
We used no triggering or drum replacements on this recording. All natural sound! Drums were recorded in Vienna AUSTRIA by my friend Norbert Leitner.
I have to say it wasn’t as easy as i thought. This album was recorded without a click track which means you have to really feel this song to play through.
I hope you like it!


here is the video, it’s pretty badass:


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