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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

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

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

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

KING DIAMOND Releases Music Video For 'Masquerade Of Madness'

KING DIAMOND has released a music video for the 2019 single "Masquerade Of Madness". The clip, which was directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest of MyGoodEye Visuals, can be seen below. KING DIAMOND's namesake frontman commented: "'Masquerade Of Madness' was released digitally in 2019 before our...
October 31, 2023

IN FLAMES Frontman Doesn't Understand Why Fans Watch Concerts Through Their Phones

In a new interview with Jaimunji of Australia's Metal Roos, IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén was asked for his opinion on concertgoers using cell phones to take photos and videos of performances and sometimes filming entire shows instead of enjoying the moment. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBE...
October 26, 2023

Watch Pro-Shot Video Of NITA STRAUSS And DOROTHY's Performance At Los Angeles's SoFi Stadium

Los Angeles-born guitar hero Nita Strauss and Hungarian-born vocalist/writer Dorothy Martin performed their single "Victorious" for the first time ever this past Sunday, October 22 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Professionally filmed video of their appearance — shot and edited by Edwin Daboub — can...
October 25, 2023

KING DIAMOND Is 'Checking The Possibilities To Really Come Out With Something Next Year'

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque spoke to "The Metal Podcast" about 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 in 2024 via Metal Blade. It will be made available as a two-L...
October 23, 2023

Watch: NITA STRAUSS And DOROTHY Perform 'Victorious' At Los Angeles's SoFi Stadium

Los Angeles-born guitar hero Nita Strauss and Hungarian-born vocalist/writer Dorothy Martin performed their single "Victorious" for the first time ever this past Sunday, October 22 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Fan-filmed video of their appearance can be seen below. When the performance was first...
October 23, 2023

NITA STRAUSS Wanted To 'Come Back Full Circle' By Recruiting MARTY FRIEDMAN To Guest On 'The Call Of The Void' Album

In a new interview with Spain's Made In Metal, Nita Strauss spoke about her collaboration with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman on the song "Surfacing" from her second solo album, "The Call Of The Void". She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The first heavy metal song that I ever h...
October 20, 2023

DARK TRANQUILLITY Begins Recording New Album

Swedish metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have entered Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden to begin recording their new album. Earlier today (Thursday, October 19),DARK TRANQUILLITY shared a video of drummer Joakim Strandberg Nilsson laying down tracks for the follow-up to 2020's "Moment", and i...
October 19, 2023


In a new interview with the "Everblack" podcast, original SLIPKNOT singer Anders Colsefni, who contributed lead vocals to the band's "Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat." record, weighed in on SLIPKNOT's long-running feud with MUSHROOMHEAD. MUSHROOMHEAD released its first album in spring 1995, more than four...
October 17, 2023

MANOWAR: New Album Due In 2025; 40th-Anniversary Version Of 'Sign Of The Hammer' To Arrive In 2024

MANOWAR has announced "The Blood Of Our Enemies" 2025 tour of Europe. The trek will be the band's first in support of MANOWAR's next studio album, which will arrive in early 2025. Earlier today, MANOWAR released the following statement via social media: "Manowarriors! Let it be known that we will un...
October 15, 2023

Watch: Original SLIPKNOT Singer ANDERS COLSEFNI Performs Entire 'Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.' Album At 2023 Tour Kick-Off

Original SLIPKNOT singer Anders Colsefni kicked off a tour of Australia and New Zealand last night (Wednesday, October 11) at Crowbar in Sydney. Anders delivered SLIPKNOT's entire "Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat." record from start to finish, marking the first time this record has been heard live in 27 ye...
October 12, 2023

SHARON DEN ADEL Explains Why WITHIN TEMPTATION Used AI Technology To Create Recent Music Videos

In a new interview with Wikimetal, vocalist Sharon Den Adel of Dutch metal titans WITHIN TEMPTATION spoke about the band's decision to use artificial intelligence technology to create the videos for their recent singles "Bleed Out" and "Wireless". Asked if she and her bandmates were concerned about...
October 7, 2023