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Former BADLANDS bassist Greg Chaisson filled in for Ronnie Mancuso at RED DRAGON CARTEL‘s March 4 concert in Tempe, Arizona. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.

Chaisson and RED DRAGON CARTEL leader Jake E. Lee (also formerly of OZZY OSBOURNE) were half of the short-lived BADLANDS, which also featured current KISS drummer Eric Singer and the late singer Ray Gillen (who also had a brief stint in BLACK SABBATH). After the first BADLANDS album, Singer was replaced by Jeff Martin. The group lasted from 1988 to 1993 and released two albums, “Badlands” (1989) and “Voodoo Highway” (1991) before Gillen left and was replaced by John West. Ray‘s death in 1993 effectively ended any hopes of a BADLANDS reunion. The album “Dusk”, consisting of BADLANDS demo recordings from 1992-1993, was released in 1998.

RED DRAGON CARTEL‘s self-titled debut album sold around 5,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 69 on The Billboard 200 chart. Released on January 28 via Frontiers Records, the CD was recorded at Las Vegas’ The Hideout Recording Studio — owned and operated by Kevin Churko (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, IN THIS MOMENT) — and was produced by R. Bernard Mann (a.k.a. Ronnie Mancuso) and Jake E. Lee, and executive-produced, mixed and mastered by Churko.

RED DRAGON CARTEL, which references the axeman’s Japanese roots, also features Darren James “D.J.” Smith of Canadian metallers WARMACHINE, on vocals, Ronnie Mancuso (BEGGARS & THIEVES) on bass and Jonas Fairley (BLACK BETTY) on drums.

JAKE E. LEE’S RED DRAGON CARTEL‘s setlist includes new material like the singles “Feeder” and “Deceived”, as well as major hits from Jake E. Lee‘s glorious past: “Bark At The Moon”, “The Ultimate Sin” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Rebel” (all originally recorded by OZZY OSBOURNE), as well as “Shine On” and “High Wire” (BADLANDS).

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RockNLive.org recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. You can now watch the chat below.

HELLYEAH‘s fourth studio album, “Blood For Blood”, will be released on June 10 via Eleven Seven Music. The CD was helmed by producer Kevin Churko at his The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. Churko is the Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record producer who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and IN THIS MOMENT, among other acts.

Prior to the recording of the new album, HELLYEAH parted ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE) and bassist Bob “Zilla” Kakaha (DAMAGEPLAN). A replacement bassist in the shape of Kyle Sanders (former member of BLOODSIMPLE and the brother of MASTODON‘s Troy Sanders) has been secured.

Still in the lineup are original drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, guitarist Tom Maxwell and singer Chad Gray.

Speaking to RockNLive.org about Sanders‘ addition to HELLYEAH, Vinnie Paul said: “After we realized we were gonna have to part ways with Bob and Greg, we wanted to make sure that we brought somebody in that was a ‘bro,’ somebody that we felt comfortable with. We didn’t wanna go through an audition process and bring a whole bunch of different people in that we had no idea, anything about their character or dynamic or what they were all about. And Kyle had toured with HELLYEAH many times with his band BLOODSIMPLE, who we were all fans of. As a matter of fact, BLOODSIMPLE was on Chad‘s label when he had a label. And he was the first guy that came to our mind. And the first phone call we gave to him, we barely mentioned it and he said, ‘I’m the guy. I wanna do it. I wanna do it.’ And that’s all we needed to hear; that was perfect. So he’s gonna be a perfect addition to the band. We shot the videos together and we hung out, and he’s really into it. So it worked out perfect for us. And to complement Tom on guitar, these songs for this record really have a lot of duelling guitars and a lot of parts, we’re gonna add a touring guitarist. We haven’t announced who that is yet, but I can tell you he’s a hell of a guitar player. So we’ll do that soon. And the band’s gonna be stronger than ever. There’s nothing like having some fresh blood out on the road with you. And these guys are gonna kill, we’re gonna kill, and we’ve got a great new record to tour with.”

A press release describes “Blood For Blood” as a “welcome return to form” for the band, adding that it “sounds like a recharged HELLYEAH, taken up many notches.”

HELLYEAH will hit the road this spring, starting with several festival slots in April and May.

HELLYEAH was formed in 2006 by NOTHINGFACE guitarist Tom Maxwell and bassist Jerry Montano, MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray and guitarist Greg Tribbett, and former PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott.

Montano left a week after the release of the band’s self-titled debut album in 2007 and was replaced by Bob “Zilla” Kakaha, who had played with Abbott in DAMAGEPLAN.

HELLYEAH‘s other albums include 2009’s “Stampede” and 2011’s “Band Of Brothers”.

MUDVAYNE has not released an album since 2009 while Gray and Tribbett have been working with HELLYEAH.

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Reality Check TV conducted an interview with vocalist Brittany Paige and guitarist Jasio Kulakowski of Calgary, Alberta, Canada-based metallers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS on July 30 at the Roxy in West Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below.

The self-titled album from KOBRA AND THE LOTUS was released in the U.S. on April 16 via Simmons Records/T-Boy Records/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).

Formed in 2009 by powerhouse vocalist Brittany “Kobra” Paige, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS has been more than busy touring Canada and Europe extensively with ball-busting hard work and intensity that secured coveted slots at Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Download and Bloodstock in 2012.

The life of Brittany Paige and KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will be chronicled for the show “Rock City”, airing on Spike TV this fall. The eight-episode season will follow the grit, drama, and thrills, both on the road and off, as this emerging metal band takes to the road on its world tour.

For KOBRA AND THE LOTUS‘ self-titled release, producer Kevin Churko (ROB ZOMBIE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, OZZY OSBOURNE) was brought in to assist delivering precise songs heavy with emotion.

The band is co-signed to Gene Simmons‘ label, Simmons’ Records.

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Earlier this year, Jeremy Spencer of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH gave Drum! magazine an up-close-and-personal look at his time in producer Kevin Churko‘s The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada recording the band’s new album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1”. Check out the second and third clips below.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011’s “American Capitalist”, sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.

The group’s 2009 sophomore album, “War Is The Answer”, moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive on Novemeber 19.

After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.

First single “Lift Me Up” features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.




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Metal-Trails.com recently conducted an interview with HELLYEAH guitarist Tom Maxwell. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

As previously reported, HELLYEAH has tapped producer Kevin Churko to helm the band’s fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2014. Churko is the Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record producer who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and IN THIS MOMENT, among other acts.

The recording sessions for the new HELLYEAH CD will take place this fall at Churko‘s The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

HELLYEAH‘s first three albums were laid down in Dallas, Texas at drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio.

Speaking to the 93X radio station at this year’s Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, Vinnie Paul stated about HELLYEAH‘s plans for the next CD: “We’ve done the past three HELLYEAH records [at my home studio in Dallas], but this [next] record, we really wanna go to another level with our music, and we’re working with Kevin Churko, who’s produced Ozzy and FIVE FINGER and IN THIS MOMENT and all that. We’re actually recording that in Vegas right down the street from my house in Vegas, so it’s almost gonna be as convenient as doing the Texas one.”

He added: “We’re already writing [material for the next album]. This tour [Gigantour] goes until August 20 and as soon as we’re done, we go right into the studio with Kevin and we should have a record out probably early next year.”

HELLYEAH took part in this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also appearing on the bill were headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

HELLYEAH‘s third album, “Band Of Brothers”, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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Ondes Chocs conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on August 10 at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. Photos of the concert are available at this location.

As previously reported, HELLYEAH has tapped producer Kevin Churko to helm the band’s fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2014. Churko is the Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record producer who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and IN THIS MOMENT, among other acts.

The recording sessions for the new HELLYEAH CD will take place this fall at Churko‘s The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

HELLYEAH‘s first three albums were laid down in Dallas, Texas at drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio.

Speaking to the 93X radio station at this year’s Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, Vinnie Paul stated about HELLYEAH‘s plans for the next CD: “We’ve done the past three HELLYEAH records [at my home studio in Dallas], but this [next] record, we really wanna go to another level with our music, and we’re working with Kevin Churko, who’s produced Ozzy and FIVE FINGER and IN THIS MOMENT and all that. We’re actually recording that in Vegas right down the street from my house in Vegas, so it’s almost gonna be as convenient as doing the Texas one.”

He added: “We’re already writing [material for the next album]. This tour [Gigantour] goes until August 20 and as soon as we’re done, we go right into the studio with Kevin and we should have a record out probably early next year.”

HELLYEAH took part in this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also appearing on the bill were headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

HELLYEAH‘s third album, “Band Of Brothers”, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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MusikUniverse.net conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on August 10 at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. Photos of the concert are available at this location.

As previously reported, HELLYEAH has tapped producer Kevin Churko to helm the band’s fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2014. Churko is the Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record producer who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and IN THIS MOMENT, among other acts.

The recording sessions for the new HELLYEAH CD will take place this fall at Churko‘s The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

HELLYEAH‘s first three albums were laid down in Dallas, Texas at drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio.

Speaking to the 93X radio station at this year’s Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, Vinnie Paul stated about HELLYEAH‘s plans for the next CD: “We’ve done the past three HELLYEAH records [at my home studio in Dallas], but this [next] record, we really wanna go to another level with our music, and we’re working with Kevin Churko, who’s produced Ozzy and FIVE FINGER and IN THIS MOMENT and all that. We’re actually recording that in Vegas right down the street from my house in Vegas, so it’s almost gonna be as convenient as doing the Texas one.”

He added: “We’re already writing [material for the next album]. This tour [Gigantour] goes until August 20 and as soon as we’re done, we go right into the studio with Kevin and we should have a record out probably early next year.”

HELLYEAH took part in this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also appearing on the bill were headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

HELLYEAH‘s third album, “Band Of Brothers”, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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CFMU-FM, the Canadian radio station broadcasting at 93.3 FM in Hamilton, Ontario, recently conducted an interview with HELLYEAH/MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray. You can now watch the entire 41-minute chat below.

As previously reported, HELLYEAH has tapped producer Kevin Churko to helm the band’s fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2014. Churko is the Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record producer who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and IN THIS MOMENT, among other acts.

The recording sessions for the new HELLYEAH CD will take place this fall at Churko‘s The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

HELLYEAH‘s first three albums were laid down in Dallas, Texas at drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio.

Speaking to the 93X radio station at this year’s Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, Vinnie Paul stated about HELLYEAH‘s plans for the next CD: “We’ve done the past three HELLYEAH records [at my home studio in Dallas], but this [next] record, we really wanna go to another level with our music, and we’re working with Kevin Churko, who’s produced Ozzy and FIVE FINGER and IN THIS MOMENT and all that. We’re actually recording that in Vegas right down the street from my house in Vegas, so it’s almost gonna be as convenient as doing the Texas one.”

He added: “We’re already writing [material for the next album]. This tour [Gigantour] goes until August 20 and as soon as we’re done, we go right into the studio with Kevin and we should have a record out probably early next year.”

HELLYEAH took part in this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also appearing on the bill were headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

HELLYEAH‘s third album, “Band Of Brothers”, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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Earlier this year, Jeremy Spencer of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH gave Drum! magazine an up-close-and-personal look at his time in producer Kevin Churko‘s The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada recording the band’s new album, “The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1”. Check out the footage below.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” sold 112,000 copies in the U.S. to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard album chart on Wednesday (August 7). The record arrived in stores on July 30. The chart and first-week sales numbers are both career highs for the group, whose previous effort, 2011’s “American Capitalist”, sold 91,000 copies in its first seven days to enter the chart at No. 3.

The group’s 2009 sophomore album, “War Is The Answer”, moved 44,000 copies to land at No. 7. All three previous FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH releases have gone gold.

“The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volume 1” is the first half of a two-record set, with the second half due to arrive sometime this fall.

After coming up with 25 songs for the album, the band first envisioned putting them out all together in one double-disc set, before deciding to split the collection into two separate releases.

First single “Lift Me Up” features guest vocals from JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford. Other guests include IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink, SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera, HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta and rapper Tech N9ne.

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will kick off a headlining North American trek on September 15 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California.



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Fan-filmed video footage of HELLYEAH‘s August 8 performance at the Asylum in Portland, Maine as the support act for DEVICE can be seen below.

As previously reported, HELLYEAH has tapped producer Kevin Churko to helm the band’s fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2014. Churko is the Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record producer who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and IN THIS MOMENT, among other acts.

The recording sessions for the new HELLYEAH CD will take place this fall at Churko‘s The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada.

HELLYEAH‘s first three albums were laid down in Dallas, Texas at drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott‘s home studio, VP’s Upstairs Studio.

Speaking to the 93X radio station at this year’s Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin, Vinnie Paul stated about HELLYEAH‘s plans for the next CD: “We’ve done the past three HELLYEAH records [at my home studio in Dallas], but this [next] record, we really wanna go to another level with our music, and we’re working with Kevin Churko, who’s produced Ozzy and FIVE FINGER and IN THIS MOMENT and all that. We’re actually recording that in Vegas right down the street from my house in Vegas, so it’s almost gonna be as convenient as doing the Texas one.”

He added: “We’re already writing [material for the next album]. This tour [Gigantour] goes until August 20 and as soon as we’re done, we go right into the studio with Kevin and we should have a record out probably early next year.”

HELLYEAH took part in this year’s edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also appearing on the bill were headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, NEWSTED and DEATH DIVISION.

HELLYEAH‘s third album, “Band Of Brothers”, sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart.

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