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U.K. Version of Official PARADISE LOST Biography To Be Released In March

Cult Never Dies and Crypt Publications will release the United Kingdom version of "No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost" this March. Created by American author David E. Gehlke ("Damn The Machine: The Story Of Noise Records", "Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary"),this m...
February 18, 2022

EPICA Launches Online 'Universe'

For their 20th band anniversary in 2022, Dutch symphonic metal titans EPICA have prepared a massive celebration from January to December, with plenty of surprises, new projects and of course some new music too that will all be revealed throughout the year. After announcing plans to re-release their...
January 12, 2022


It always seems a terrible shame that atmospheric / melodic doom metal (and its slower, scarier cousin funeral doom) is fated to be a solely underground concern. As CLOUDS prove yet again on "Despărțire", this is music that conveys universal emotions, with a grandeur and grace that set it apart from...
December 1, 2021

STEVEN WILSON Apologizes To WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Over Comments Regarding EDDIE VAN HALEN's Death

Former PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson has apologized to Wolfgang Van Halen for offending him with his recent comments about Eddie Van Halen. Last month, Wilson was asked in an interview with FaceCulture if the passing of the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist affected him at all. He responded: "Ho...
February 3, 2021

STEVEN WILSON Wasn't Affected By EDDIE VAN HALEN's Death: 'I Was Never A Fan'

Former PORCUPINE TREE frontman Steven Wilson was asked in a new interview with FaceCulture if the recent passing of legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen affected him at all. He responded (see video below): "Honestly, it didn't, because I was never a fan. I know he's an extraordinary musicia...
February 1, 2021

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Announces 'The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest' Solo Album

Anneke Van Giersbergen will release her new solo album, "The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest", on February 26, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Lyrically, and musically, the award-winning Dutch artist lays her soul bare with the most evocative record of her career — captivating song-stories told with acous...
November 16, 2020

The Secret Teachings

They may not ring too many bells for metal fans under the age of 40, but CELESTIAL SEASON were definitely a cool name to drop back in the '90s, when stoner rock and doom became dominant forces in the underground. The Dutch crew began as purveyors of morose, deathly doom, before morphing into bong-to...
October 23, 2020

ANATHEMA To 'Go On An Indefinite Hiatus'

British alternative rock masters ANATHEMA have announced plans to "go on an indefinite hiatus" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The band broke the news of its upcoming inactivity in a social media post on Tuesday (September 22). They wrote: "Dear ANATHEMA family,...
September 23, 2020

PEARL JAM, THE ROLLING STONES, AEROSMITH Members Sign Open Letter Demanding Clearance For Campaign Songs

PEARL JAM, THE ROLLING STONES' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry are among the dozens of high-profile musicians in pop, rock and hip-hop who have partnered with the Artist Rights Alliance in an open letter demanding that politicians get clearance on the music...
July 29, 2020

Age Of Aquarius

You don't have to be a weed-ravaged hippie with a passion for tripping the brain fantastic to enjoy VILLAGERS OF IOANNINA CITY. But it might help. Quite a lot. Originally released in 2019, "Age of Aquarius" is getting a well-deserved reboot from NAPALM RECORDS, and it's not hard to see why the label...
March 31, 2020

SINISTHRA Feat. AMORPHIS Frontman TOMI JOUTSEN: 'The Broad And Beaten Way' Album Due In May

Finland's SINISTHRA has signed with Italian label Rockshots Records for the release of its new album, "The Broad And Beaten Way". Best described as sadness tinged with despair and hope, the new LP encapsulates raw emotion set against heavy and brooding music. "The Broad And Beaten Way" comes 15 year...
March 20, 2020

MOONSPELL Drummer Says His Band Helped Create Goth Metal With 1996's 'Irreligious' Album

Charlene from Austria's Metal Underground conducted an interview with drummer Miguel Gaspar of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL prior to the band's November 21 show at SimmCity in Vienna, Austria. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MOONSPEL...
January 2, 2020


METALLICA has paid tribute to Martin Hooker, the founder of the influential British record label Music For Nations. Launched in 1983, Music For Nations' importance cannot be underestimated. The label signed, exclusively distributed or collaborated with such artists as METALLICA, TOOL, SLAYER, OPETH,...
November 21, 2019

ANATHEMA Announces 'We're Here Because We're Here' 10th-Anniversary Tour

ANATHEMA will celebrate the tenth anniversary of its iconic release "We're Here Because We're Here" by taking the album on the road for a series of exclusive shows throughout Europe in March 2020. Upon its release, it was their first collection of new material in six years and they exploded back int...
October 2, 2019


Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of ANATHEMA. The award-winning alternative rock masters have released 11 studio albums of fearless and uncompromising beauty. Ever since their debut, "Serenades", in 1993, they've refused to be pigeonholed and have continuously evolved; all the way up to...
August 29, 2019