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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

DEATHWHITE Completes Recording Second Album, 'Grave Image'

Enigmatic dark metal outfit DEATHWHITE has completed the recording process for its forthcoming second full-length album, "Grave Image". The LP was tracked in April and May at Cerebral Audio Productions under the watchful eye of Shane Mayer, with vocal tracking taking place at Mana Recording with eng...
July 18, 2019

THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT Feat. Former Members Of KATATONIA: 'Final Light' Video

"Final Light", the new video from melancholic Swedish outfit THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT, formed by current and former members of KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE and LETTERS FROM THE COLONY, can be seen below. The song is taken from THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT's second album, "Pale Season", which will be released on June 2...
May 28, 2019

ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN To Receive 'Buma ROCKS! Export Award 2019'

After 25 years on the international stages, Anneke Van Giersbergen is more active than she has ever been. That's why her efforts have been recognized with the Buma ROCKS! Export Award, which she will receive on June 1 during metal festival FortaRock in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Buma Cultuur support...
May 6, 2019

Birth of the Marvellous

The internet age has pretty much annihilated the notion of mystery in rock 'n' roll, but it's always pleasing to note that a handful of fearless folk are still prepared to take the enigmatic plunge. SERMON arrive with little fanfare and virtually no information, beyond the fact that current VADER an...
April 7, 2019

THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT Feat. Former Members Of KATATONIA: 'Pale Season' Album Due In June

Swedish collective THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT — founded by current and former members of KATATONIA, OCTOBER TIDE and LETTERS FROM THE COLONY — has announced the details of its impending second LP, "Pale Season", now confirmed for release on June 28 through Debemur Morti Productions. THENIGHTTIMEPROJECT is...
March 28, 2019