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NICK HOLMES Talks BLOODBATH's Nostalgic Quest On 'Survival Of The Sickest': 'We Thought We'd Go More Retrospective'

By David E. Gehlke Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH had the whole "retro" thing figured out when they formed in 1998. At the time, death metal was on the outs, deemed un-hip and out of step. The bands that pioneered the style had either broken up, gone through unrecognizable changes in style...
August 31, 2022

LIPS Says He Doesn't Want ANVIL To Be Bigger: 'I'm Very F***ing Happy'

Guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal pioneers ANVIL spoke to Metal Temple about the fact that he and his bandmates failed to break through to the mainstream success enjoyed by many of their peers. "When people go, 'Hey, man, they could have been bigger.' I don't wanna be bigger,"...
August 9, 2022

Remastered ANVIL Documentary 'Anvil! The Story Of Anvil' To Arrive This Fall

According to Deadline, a remastered edition of ANVIL's acclaimed documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", will be released in theaters this fall and on digital later this year via Utopia alongside Portobello Electric. The new version of the film will arrive in time for its 13th anniversary and will...
July 27, 2022

CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces Fall 2022 North American Tour With DARK FUNERAL And IMMOLATION

Death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE will close out 2022 with a North American headlining tour. The month-long journey will commence November 3 in Silver Springs, Maryland and run through December 10 in St. Petersburg, Florida, with support provided by DARK FUNERAL, IMMOLATION and BLACK ANVIL. The t...
July 21, 2022

VENDED Feat. COREY TAYLOR's And SHAWN CRAHAN's Sons: 'Ded To Me' Single Out Now

VENDED, the band fronted by Griffin Taylor, the son of SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor, has released a new single, "Ded To Me", ahead of its first-ever European dates. VENDED states about the track: "This song is unforgiving and uncompromising. We are back and better than ever. This is a...
July 15, 2022

ANVIL's LIPS: 'If You're Gonna Walk Around Unvaccinated, Then Expect There's Gonna Be Doors Slammed In Your Face'

In a new interview with Chris Akin, Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL spoke about how COVID-19 travel requirements have affected his band's ability to tour the U.S. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Normally we have a t-shirt sales person. And what happened was they re...
May 24, 2022

ANVIL's LIPS Says His First Battle With COVID-19 Was 'F***ing Brutal': 'That Was A Nightmare'

In a brand new interview with The Bay Ragni Show, ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow revealed that he "just got over COVID". He explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[It was] my second case, and it was, like, 'That was COVID?' I tested positive, and to me, it was nothing more than two day...
May 5, 2022

ANVIL's LIPS: 'We Got F***ed' By The Music Business

Guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL was asked in a new interview with the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show if he thinks the band would still exist if it hadn't been for the success of their documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil". He responded (as transcribed by BL...
April 25, 2022

ANVIL Releases Lyric Video For New Song 'Take A Lesson'

The official lyric video for the song "Take A Lesson" from Canadian metal legends ANVIL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th album, "Impact Is Imminent", which will be released on May 20 via AFM Records. On "Impact Is Imminent", ANVIL fires off merciless riff attacks, relentles...
April 21, 2022

ANVIL Frontman Doesn't Believe Band's Proposed Follow-Up Documentary Will Ever See Light Of Day

Guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL has once again said that he doesn't expect the proposed follow-up to the band's first documentary, "Anvil! The Story Of Anvil", to ever see the light of day. He tells Friday 13th Metal in a new interview (as transcribed by BLABBE...
April 5, 2022

ANVIL Announces Spring/Summer 2022 U.S. Tour

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will embark on a U.S. tour in June. They will hit the road in support of their new album, "Impact Is Imminent", which will arrive on May 20 via AFM Records. ANVIL guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow stated about returning to the stage: "Hell and high water has come an...
March 25, 2022

WILL HAVEN Premieres 'Foreign Films II' Documentary, Continues Work On New Album

Sacramento, California dark hardcore/metalcore outfit WILL HAVEN has just premiered a new documentary on the current state of the band, now playing on YouTube. The documentary is just the tip of the iceberg for the band in 2022, as they prepare for live dates, and put the final touches on their impe...
March 21, 2022

ANVIL Reveals 'Impact Is Imminent' Album Details, Shares 'Ghost Shadow' Music Video

Canadian metal legends ANVIL will release their 19th album, "Impact Is Imminent", on May 20 via AFM Records. On "Impact Is Imminent", ANVIL fires off merciless riff attacks, relentlessly driving drums and impressive bass grooves, complemented by vocal melodies and lyrics that inevitably drill themse...
March 11, 2022

ANVIL To Release 'Impact Is Imminent' Album In May

Canadian metal legends ANVIL have set "Impact Is Imminent" as the title of their 19th album, tentatively due in May. The cover artwork for the effort, which was recorded at a studio in Germany, can be found below. Earlier in the month, ANVIL guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow told Canada's The M...
February 22, 2022

ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Looks Back On His COVID-19 Battle: 'It Took Me Six Months To Get My Lungs Back'

ANNIHILATOR leader Jeff Waters has once again opened up about his battle with COVID-19, saying that it took him six months to "get [his] lungs back." The 56-year-old guitarist/vocalist, who moved to the United Kingdom from his native Canada back in 2018, discussed his recent health issues in a new i...
February 20, 2022