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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Announces Third Solo Album 'Rapture'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, is back with her third solo album, "Rapture". The first single and accompanying music video, "Heed The Call", from "Rapture" i...
February 22, 2024
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ANDERS FRIDÉN Praises IN FLAMES' Current Lineup: 'We Never Sounded Better'

In a new interview with Rolling Stone India, Anders Fridén, frontman of Swedish melodic metallers IN FLAMES, spoke about the band's latest three additions: Tanner Wayne on drums, Chris Broderick on guitar and Liam Wilson on bass. Asked what it is like bringing different people into the band, even if...
February 19, 2024
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SLIPKNOT's SHAWN 'CLOWN' CRAHAN Opens Up About Personal 'Sacrifice' His Family Made During Band's Formative Years

In a new appearance on The Break Down With Nath & Johnny podcast, SLIPKNOT co-founder and percussionist M. Shawn Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) spoke about the personal sacrifices he and his family had to make during the band's formative years. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's...
February 12, 2024
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See First Photo Of KERRY KING's New Band

Former SLAYER guitar tech Warren Lee has shared the first photo of Kerry King's new solo band. King's debut solo album, "From Hell I Rise", will be released on May 17. All material for the LP was written by the guitarist, who was accompanied during the recording sessions by drummer Paul Bostaph (SLA...
February 5, 2024
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DARK TRANQUILLITY Completes Recording New Album: 'This Feels So Fantastic'

Swedish metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have completed recording their new album. Earlier today (Friday, January 26),DARK TRANQUILLITY frontman Mikael Stanne shared a photo of him laying down vocals at Rogue Music, the studio owned and operated by DARK TRANQUILLITY keyboardist Martin Brändström in the...
January 26, 2024
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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
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IN FLAMES Announces May 2024 U.S. Tour With GATECREEPER And CREEPING DEATH

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES are set to infiltrate the U.S. for a spring headlining tour with special guests GATECREEPER and CREEPING DEATH. The skull-crushing lineup will kick off the excursion on May 1 in Portland, Maine and will wrap it up on May 26 in Dallas, Texas. Commenting on the tour, IN FLA...
January 22, 2024
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IN FLAMES' ANDERS FRIDÉN Doesn't Want To Follow Any 'Rules' When It Comes To Songwriting

In a new interview with Jai That Aussie Metal Guy, IN FLAMES singer Anders Fridén spoke about the evolution of the band's sound. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I am aware that not all people follow us from album to album, even though there's a majority that do. And some people don't...
January 16, 2024
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ANDY LA ROCQUE On New KING DIAMOND Music: 'As Soon As We're Done With A Couple Of Songs, We'll Probably Release Those'

In a new interview with Friday 13th Metal, KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque offered an update on the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. Titled "The Institute", KING DIAMOND's first studio LP in 17 years is tentatively due before the end of the year via M...
January 13, 2024
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MANOWAR's First U.S. Concert In A Decade Is Officially Sold Out

MANOWAR's exclusive U.S. concert, which will take place on November 30, 2024 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, is officially sold out. It will mark the band's first live appearance in MANOWAR's home country in a decade. Earlier today (Friday, December 29),MANOWAR shared the following message...
December 29, 2023
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JOEY DEMAIO Says MANOWAR's 'Recording And Touring Schedule Won't Allow For More' Than One U.S. Concert

MANOWAR has announced an exclusive U.S. concert for November 30, 2024 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. It will mark the band's first live appearance in MANOWAR's home country in a decade. Earlier today (Monday, December 18),MANOWAR shared a video message from bassist/leader Joey DeMaio in wh...
December 18, 2023
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MANOWAR Announces First U.S. Concert In A Decade

MANOWAR has announced an exclusive U.S. concert for November 30, 2024 at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. It will mark the band's first live appearance in MANOWAR's home country in a decade. Earlier today (Saturday, December 16),MANOWAR shared a video message from bassist/leader Joey DeMaio in...
December 16, 2023
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GENE SIMMONS Isn't A Fan Of Cellphones: 'If I Had My Druthers, I'd Take Them All Away'

In a new interview with USA Today, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was asked how he feels about looking into a sea of phones during the band's concerts. He responded: "I'm not a fan of cellphones. If I had my druthers, I'd take them all away. "I risk my life every time I get on that stage," he co...
November 22, 2023
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IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY And SOILWORK Announce 'Rising From The North' 2024 European Tour

Three of Sweden's most iconic metal bands, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY and SOILWORK are teaming up for a European tour titled "Rising From The North". The lineup promises an unforgettable night of Swedish metal mayhem. Anders Fridén from IN FLAMES stated: "Couldn't be more excited to announce this tour. I...
November 20, 2023
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Watch: ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ Performs 'The Wolf You Feed' With NITA STRAUSS Live For First Time

ARCH ENEMY's Alissa White-Gluz joined Nita Strauss on stage last night (Tuesday, November 14) at Théâtre Beanfield in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to perform the song "The Wolf You Feed" live for the first time. Video of her appearance can be seen below. Nita wrote on social media: "The Queen Beast hers...
November 15, 2023