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AMON AMARTH Announces New Epic Graphic Novel/Board Game 'The Great Heathen Army'

Z2 has announced "Amon Amarth: The Great Heathen Army", a new graphic novel and board game collaboration celebrating the heavy metal quintet's last album of the same name. Channeling the thunderous epic poem winding through these nine tracks, the graphic novel dives into the heart of the Viking Age,...
November 29, 2022


PANTERA, DISTURBED, AMON AMARTH, ARCH ENEMY, ARCHITECTS, BEHEMOTH, KREATOR and MESHUGGAH are among the 103 artists who have been added to the 26th edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Dessel, Belgium. For the 26th time, the Stenehei festival venue in Dessel wil...
November 24, 2022

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Run For Your Life'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Run For Your Life", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "These heavy and doomy riffs are what's closest to my heart and what comes out most natural when I pick up a gu...
November 16, 2022

DOC COYLE Says GOD FORBID's Return To The Stage Was 'Very Challenging' But 'A Lot Of Fun'

New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID performed at this year's Blue Ridge Rock Festival on September 10 at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. The show marked GOD FORBID's first live appearance in over nine years. GOD FORBID's lineup for the concert included Doc Coyl...
November 15, 2022


HAWKWIND's Nik Turner has died at age 82. Turner's passing was confirmed by a post on his Facebook page. The statement reads: "We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Nik Turner - The Might Thunder Rider, who passed away peacefully at home on Thursday evening. He has moved onto the next ph...
November 11, 2022

Watch: AT THE GATES Plays First Concert With Returning Guitarist ANDERS BJÖRLER

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES played their first concert with returning guitarist Anders Björler last night (Saturday, November 5) at the Damnation festival in Manchester, United Kingdom. Fan-filmed video and photos can be found below. AT THE GATES will next embark on a massive t...
November 6, 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

AT THE GATES Announces Return Of Founding Guitarist ANDERS BJÖRLER

While Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to promote their acclaimed latest studio album, "The Nightmare Of Being", they have now checked in after a North American tour as well as an intense run of summer festivals across Europe and in Japan with the news that founding member...
October 5, 2022

MONSTER MAGNET To Release 'Test Patterns: Vol. 1' In November

Born in Red Bank, New Jersey, MONSTER MAGNET was initially a cosmos away from the major-label, alternative rock boom that would suck the band into the shiny MTV world of the early to mid-1990s. Originally formed by Dave Wyndorf, John McBain and Tim Cronin, MONSTER MAGNET came into the world with a l...
October 3, 2022

Watch: MACHINE HEAD Performs In Guitarist VOGG's Polish Hometown During Summer/Fall 2022 European tour

Fan-filmed video of MACHINE HEAD's September 18 performance at the Tauron Arena in Kraków, Poland can be seen below. The concert was part of MACHINE HEAD's "Vikings And Lionhearts" European tour with Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. Kraków is the hometown of MACHINE HEAD's Polish guitarist Wacła...
September 19, 2022

MACHINE HEAD'S ROBB FLYNN Says Touring With SLAYER In 1994 Was 'A Dream Come True'

In a new interview with Jorge Botas of Portugal's Metal Global, MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn was asked what it was like to tour with SLAYER back in 1994 and 1995 when he and his bandmates had just released their debut album, "Burn My Eyes". "It was a dream come true," Robb responded (as transcri...
September 18, 2022

THE HALO EFFECT To Record New EP This Winter

THE HALO EFFECT, the new project featuring five former members of the Swedish metal band IN FLAMES — Jesper Strömblad (guitar),Daniel Svensson (drums),Peter Iwers (bass),Niclas Engelin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (vocals) — is planning to enter the studio before the end of the year to record a new...
September 18, 2022

Watch: Reunited GOD FORBID Plays First Show In More Than Nine Years

New Jersey melodic thrash-metal warriors GOD FORBID performed at this year's Blue Ridge Rock Festival last night (Saturday, September 10) at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. The show marked GOD FORBID's first live appearance in over nine years. GOD FORBID's lineup for the conce...
September 11, 2022

ROBB FLYNN On Keeping MACHINE HEAD Going For Three Decades: 'To Me, It's Always Been About The Music'

In a new interview with Metal Injection, MACHINE HEAD founder Robb Flynn spoke about how he has been able to keep the band going for 30 years, having weathered a number of lineup changes and the fickleness of the music business. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think one of the harde...
September 10, 2022

Watch: GHOST Pays Tribute To DEATH's CHUCK SCHULDINER At Tampa Concert

Swedish occult rockers GHOST paid tribute to late DEATH mastermind Chuck Schuldiner during their concert in Tampa, Florida. Before launching into the song "Cirice" at the Yuengling Center on Tuesday (September 6), one of GHOST's Nameless Ghoul guitarists played the opening riff of the DEATH cla...
September 7, 2022