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SODOM's THOMAS 'ANGELRIPPER' SUCH: 'After 40 Years, I Regret Nothing'

By David E. Gehlke Influential German thrashers SODOM are ringing in their 40th anniversary with the aptly named "40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom", a collection of deep cuts from a catalog that has withstood the test of time. SODOM may occasionally get overshadowed by their countrymen i...
November 17, 2022

Other Worlds

THE PRETTY RECKLESS formed in 2008, and "Other Worlds", their first proper set of acoustic recordings, brings together acoustic versions of previously released songs as well as covers and other reimaginings. The 11-track release is partially a response to fans' love for the band's acoustic performan...
November 1, 2022

AVATAR Announces 'Dance Devil Dance' Album, Shares Title Track

Swedish metallers AVATAR will release their ninth album, "Dance Devil Dance", on February 17 via Thirty Tigers. The NSFW and sanguine video for the LP's title track can be seen below. The clip was directed by AVATAR's longtime director Johan Carlèn. "I woke up to the truth one day," says vocalist Jo...
October 28, 2022


BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach joined Dave Grohl and some of his FOO FIGHTERS bandmates on stage at last night's (Tuesday, September 27) Taylor Hawkins tribute concert at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, California to perfo...
September 28, 2022

AVATAR Shares Lyric Video For New Song 'Valley Of Disease'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have released a new song, "Valley Of Disease". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album which was recently recorded and mixed for an early 2023 release. AVATAR vocalist Johannes Eckerström comments on "Valley Of Disease": "There is a sickness, a stranger, and a harm...
September 23, 2022

THE PRETTY RECKLESS Shares Acoustic Version Of 'Harley Darling' From 'Other Worlds' Collection

THE PRETTY RECKLESS will release a new collection of music, "Other Worlds", on November 4 via Fearless Records. The effort sees the group delivering its first proper acoustic recordings, unexpected covers and other reimaginings. Today, the band has shared the visualizer for the acoustic version of...
September 23, 2022

Watch: FOO FIGHTERS Welcome Special Guests At TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concert In London

On Saturday (September 3),the surviving members of the FOO FIGHTERS, along with a huge number of special guests, are celebrating Taylor Hawkins's memory and music at a special gig at Wembley Stadium. An additional Taylor Hawkins tribute concert will take place on September 27 at Los Angeles's Kia F...
September 3, 2022

THE PRETTY RECKLESS To Release 'Other Worlds' Collection Of Acoustic Recordings, Covers And Other Reimaginings

THE PRETTY RECKLESS will release a new collection of music, "Other Worlds", on November 4 via Fearless Records. The effort sees the group delivering its first proper acoustic recordings, unexpected covers and other reimaginings. "For a long time, we've been trying to figure out an alternative way o...
August 26, 2022

AVATAR Wants To 'Save Heavy Metal' With Upcoming Album

Vocalist Johannes Eckerström of Swedish metallers AVATAR has confirmed to TotalRock that the band's next album has already been recorded and mixed for an early 2023 release. Regarding what fans can expect to hear on the LP, he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The short version is we will...
August 21, 2022

NIRVANA, LED ZEPPELIN Members And Others Added To TAYLOR HAWKINS Tribute Concerts

NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, LED ZEPPELIN bassist John Paul Jones, pop superstar Pink, HEART guitarist Nancy Wilson, CHIC's Nile Rodgers, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE collaborator Alain Johannes and more have been added to the bill for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts, set to take place in Septemb...
June 17, 2022

Rockers React To Death Of FOO FIGHTERS Drummer TAYLOR HAWKINS

Paul Stanley (KISS),Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Morello and Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins. Hawkins died on Friday (March 25) at the age of 50. The band confirmed his passing in a statement. "The FO...
March 26, 2022

AVATAR Releases New Song 'Cruel And Unusual'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have shared another new song, "Cruel And Unusual". Check it out below. "It feels self-evident," the band states about the track. "Violent thoughts channeled through violent riffs, demented thoughts driven by a sick groove. It's simply a very sexy song." Earlier this fall, AV...
December 31, 2021

AVATAR Shares Another New Song, 'Construction Of Souls'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have shared another new track, "Construction Of Souls". It is described in a press release as "AVATAR's version of a holiday song." "This song will be to Christmas songs what 'Die Hard' is to Christmas movies," the band says. "It wasn't intended to be that, but ultimately, i...
November 26, 2021

AVATAR Shares New Song 'So Sang The Hollow'

Swedish heavy metal 'n' roll dark madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR — vocalist Johannes Eckerström, guitarists Jonas Jarlsby and Tim Öhrström, bassist Henrik Sandelin and drummer John Alfredsson — are ambitious rock sorcerers of the highest order. They are known to smash the boundaries...
October 29, 2021

AVATAR Postpones Shows After Singer JOHANNES ECKERSTRÖM Tests Positive For COVID-19

Swedish metallers AVATAR have postponed the last five shows on their "Going Hunting" U.S. tour after the band's lead singer Johannes Eckerström tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. AVATAR broke the news of the postponement in a social media post on Tuesday (Octo...
October 13, 2021