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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with...
June 17, 2021

ABBATH Enters Studio to Record Third Album

Norwegian black metal titans ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo),have entered the studio to begin the recording of their third full-length album. The recording sessions are taking place at the Dub Studio in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kir...
February 18, 2021

Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH),Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD),Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT),Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE),Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY),Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS),Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to t...
January 4, 2021

IMMORTAL's DEMONAZ And HORGH Are Fighting Over Rights To Band's Name

IMMORTAL members Harald "Demonaz" Nævdal and Reidar "Horgh" Horghagen are involved in a legal dispute over the rights to the band's name. One of Norway's first and most successful black metal acts, IMMORTAL was formed by Demonaz and Olve "Abbath" Eikemo in 1990. Horgh joined the group in 1996. Six y...
August 4, 2020

ABBATH Is 'Convinced' He Can Stay Sober: 'It's Time For Me To Get My S**t Together'

Former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath, who currently leads his own namesake band, has opened up about the circumstances that led to the cancelation of several shows on ABBATH's South American fall 2019 trek. In late November, Abbath — whose real name is Olve Eikemo — issued a statement saying that he had...
June 8, 2020

ABBATH Says He Is 'Open' To IMMORTAL Reunion

Ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve "Abbath" Eikemo says he is "open" to a reunion with his former bandmates. Abbath and his childhood friend Harald "Demonaz" Nævdal started IMMORTAL in 1990. Six years ago, Abbath and the rest of the group went through a bitter breakup. "The other guys in the band said I had...
June 6, 2020

THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Responds To MIA WALLACE, Says He Wrote All Of The Lyrics And Co-Wrote All Of The Music For NIRYTH

Ex-CELTIC FROST frontman Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) has disputed comments recently made by his former bandmate Mia Wallace over the fate of their NIRYTH project. Several days ago, Fischer gave an interview to Metal Wani in which he revealed that he and drummer Pidi Leuenberger le...
May 30, 2020

MIA WALLACE Fires Back At THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Over 'Disrespectful' Comments Regarding NIRYTH Project

Mia Wallace has responded to a recent interview with Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior) in which the former CELTIC FROST frontman discussed the fate of their NIRYTH project. Earlier in the week, Fischer gave an interview to Metal Wani in which he revealed that he and drummer Pidi Leuenbe...
May 29, 2020


Former NERVOSA bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto have teamed up with BURNING WITCHES guitarist Sonia "Anubis" Nusselder and ex-HAGBARD guitarist Tainá Bergamaschi in a new "old-school death metal" band called CRYPTA. The quartet, which was founded in June 2019, is currently wo...
May 20, 2020

NERVOSA Announces New Lineup

Brazilian thrash metallers NERVOSA have announced their new lineup. After a long and rigorous audition process, Prika Amaral — NERVOSA's creator, founding member and guitarist — has been joined by vocalist Diva Satanica (BLOODHUNTER),bassist Mia Wallace (ABBATH, TRIUMPH OF DEATH),and drummer Eleni...
May 6, 2020

MAYHEM And ABBATH: 'Decibel Magazine Tour' Canceled

Due to bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in numerous states and cities, the "Decibel Magazine Tour" has been canceled. This year's edition of the "Decibel Magazine Tour" — featuring MAYHEM, ABBATH, GATECREEPER and IDLE HANDS — was scheduled to launch on March 13 in Denver, Colorado and conc...
March 12, 2020

MAYHEM And ABBATH: Seattle And San Francisco Shows On 'Decibel Magazine Tour' Canceled Due To Bans On Large Gatherings

Due to city-wide bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in Seattle and 1000 people in San Francisco, the "Decibel Magazine Tour" dates in those cities have been canceled. The Washington state and San Francisco are banning large gatherings to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, accor...
March 11, 2020

MAYHEM Drummer HELLHAMMER TO Sit Out 'The Decibel Magazine Tour'

Due to a severe shoulder infection caused by osteoarthritis that has plagued Hellhammer for quite some time now, the MAYHEM drummer will, unfortunately, not be able to perform with his bandmates on "The Decibel Magazine Tour". According to MAYHEM, Hellhammer "has been working with a physiotherapist...
March 10, 2020

Ex-ABBATH Bassist MIA WALLACE: 'The Last Three Months Have Been The Darkest And Most Painful Period Of My Life'

Mia Wallace, bassist for TRIUMPH OF DEATH and NIRYTH, says that the last three months "have been the darkest and most painful period" of her life. The Italian-born musician, who announced her departure from ABBATH in January, opened up about her struggles in a Facebook post, saying that recent event...
February 25, 2020

GREEN CARNATION To Release First New Album In 14 Years, 'Leaves Of Yesteryear', In May

Norwegian progressive metal act GREEN CARNATION will release "Leaves Of Yesteryear", its first collection of new music in 14 years, on May 8 via Season Of Mist. The cover artwork was created by Niklas Sundin and can be found below. "The cover contains elements from the lyrics on the album, affected...
February 15, 2020