Vinnie Paul, who tragically lost his beloved brother Dimebag Darrell to an onstage shooting in December 2004, commented on the Randy Blythe situation.

Blythe is languishing in a Czech Republic prison, facing manslaughter charges after a May 2010 incident where a fan died after an alleged onstage altercation with the Lamb of God singer. Paul knows this scenario all too well, saying, "After seeing what happened first-hand to my brother, none of us thought that there was an evil bone in that guy's skin when he came up onstage. He looked like a security guard or a cop and ten seconds later four people are dead, you know? You don't know if that's going to be a high-five or a loose cannon with a fucking knife."

The HELLYEAH drummer came to Blythe's defense, all the while expressing sympathy for the person who died, saying, "If he did anything to protect himself, he had the right to as far as I'm concerned. He's the fucking nicest guy in the fucking world."

In other Blythe news, he has a hearing tomorrow (July 19) regarding his bail posting. Free Randy Blythe! [Loudwire]

Doom merchants Katatonia dropped a video teaser which features a snippet of the new song 'Lethean' from their ninth album Dead End Kings, due out Aug. 28 via Peaceville. Watch and listen! [Via Press Release]

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Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris will drop his debut solo album British Lion on Sept. 25. Rawr! The album is comprised of 10 songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on for the past few years between Iron Maiden tours and releases. The track listing is below. [Via Press Release]

'This Is My God'

'Lost Worlds'

'Karma Killer'

'Us Against the World'

'The Chosen Ones'

'A World Without Heaven'


'Eyes Of the Young'

'These Are the Hands'

'The Lesson'

Want to check out Midwest hard rock outfit 3 Pill Morning? The band released Black Tie Love Affair and it's streaming in full for you to listen to and enjoy. Why not, right? You might find your new favorite band but you'll never know until you try it. [Revolver]