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15 years into their careers, Denmark's VANIR are still evolving. "Epitome" is the band's seventh album, and one that purposefully endeavors to cement their reputation as purveyors of epic melodic death metal with a throbbing Viking heart. Their earlier albums showcased a very different kind of moder...
February 16, 2024

COREY TAYLOR To Release 'CMF2B… Or Not 2B' In April

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will release a new solo album of covers and live recordings, titled "CMF2B… Or Not 2B", on April 20 via BMG as part of this year's Record Store Day. According to, the track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. HSOAT 02. Life Sex &...
February 15, 2024

Watch: MACHINE HEAD Joined By AMON AMARTH's JOHAN SÖDERBERG For 'Davidian' Performance In Maryland

AMON AMARTH guitarist Johan Söderberg joined MACHINE HEAD on stage this past Monday, February 12 at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland to perform the MACHINE HEAD classic "Davidian". Video of his appearance can be found below. Shortly after the concert, Johan shared a clip of the...
February 14, 2024

COREY TAYLOR Says He Had 'A Complete And Utter Breakdown': 'I'm Getting The Help I Need'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has shared a new video message addressing fans' concerns over his well-being after he canceled a tour. Earlier this month, Taylor announced that he was scrapping his solo dates in North America to take a break and focus on his mental and physical health and spend time...
January 25, 2024

AT THE GATES Cancels All Spring/Summer 2024 Shows

Swedish metallers AT THE GATES have scrapped their previously announced shows for the next few months. Earlier today (Tuesday, January 23),the band released the following statement via social media: "We regret to inform you that AT THE GATES has been forced to cancel all upcoming shows in the sprin...
January 23, 2024

SAXON's BIFF BYFORD: 'There's Been A Massive Resurgence In Metal'

In a new interview with Metal Pilgrim, SAXON frontman Biff Byford spoke about the renewed popularity of the heavy metal genre in the past couple of decades. He said: "Yeah, I think there's been a massive resurgence in metal, and especially that New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, the British metal thin...
January 12, 2024

CANNIBAL CORPSE's ROB BARRETT: Why I Stopped Headbanging During Live Shows

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Riffhard" podcast, CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Rob Barrett spoke about the evolution of his live performance as he approaches his 55th birthday. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "You have to be aware of your abilities. It's the same as an a...
January 5, 2024

COREY TAYLOR Cancels North American Tour: 'I Reached A Place That Was Unhealthy For My Family And I'

SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor has canceled his previously announced North American solo tour. The trek, which was scheduled to feature support from DES ROCS and JIGSAW YOUTH, was due to launch on February 3 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and conclude on March 3 in Omaha, Nebraska. Earlier today (Friday,...
January 5, 2024

JOHN TARDY: There Are 'More Young Kids' And 'More Girls' Than Ever Coming To OBITUARY Shows

In a new interview with Australia's "Everblack" podcast, OBITUARY frontman John Tardy spoke about how he and his bandmates have managed to expand their fanbase in recent years. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Dude, there has been more young kids and more girls than I can ever...
December 25, 2023

The Orcish Eclipse

If any further proof were needed that the world has gone mad, "The Orcish Eclipse" may be it. This, in case you have better things to do than spend all day on the internet, is the first AI-generated heavy metal album. Created by a German company called Musical Bits, FROSTBITE ORCKINGS are not a real...
December 19, 2023

JAMEY JASTA Previews 2024 MILWAUKEE METALFEST And Touts Current Metal Scene: 'I See The Future Is Bright'

By David E. Gehlke HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta had his work cut out for him when he took over the long-shelved but highly important Milwaukee Metalfest in 2022. While the festival's reputation was occasionally dotted by founder and promoter Jack Koshick's shaky relationships with its bands (word...
December 19, 2023

BORKNAGAR Announces New Album 'Fall'

Norway's pioneers of avantgarde/progressive black metal BORKNAGAR have will release their 12th studio album, "Fall", on February 23, 2024 via longtime record label partners Century Media Records. "Fall" includes eight majestic tracks across 54 epic minutes of playing time, once again brilliantly mix...
December 15, 2023

AMON AMARTH Shares Music Video For 'Saxons And Vikings' Feat. SAXON's BIFF BYFORD

Fans can now watch the brand new music video for the song "Saxons And Vikings" off AMON AMARTH's current album "The Great Heathen Army". The clip features SAXON's Biff Byford, who provides vocals for the song, along with his bandmates Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt, facing off against AMON AMARTH's ve...
December 13, 2023

COREY TAYLOR Announces February/March 2024 North American Tour

SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor has announced an early 2024 North American leg of his "CMF2" solo tour. Support on the trek will come from DES ROCS and JIGSAW YOUTH. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 15 at 10 a.m. local time. Tour dates: Feb. 03 - Toronto, Ontario @ History Feb. 04 - Montreal, Que...
December 8, 2023

AMON AMARTH Announces Spring 2024 North American Tour With CANNIBAL CORPSE, OBITUARY And FROZEN SOUL

Following their summer run crisscrossing the continent with their metal comrades in GHOST, Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will return to U.S. and Canadian stages this spring on the "Metal Crushes All Tour 2024" produced by Live Nation; the band's biggest North American tour to date! Set to co...
December 5, 2023