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DANZIG To Perform Entire Debut Album On 35th-Anniversary U.S. Tour

DANZIG has announced a string of 35th-anniversary tour dates where Glenn Danzig and his bandmates will perform the classic DANZIG debut album in its entirety. Joining DANZIG for these historic shows will be special guests BEHEMOTH, TWIN TEMPLE and MIDNIGHT. These will be the only DANZIG shows for th...
May 25, 2023

KURT COBAIN's 'Nevermind'-Era Smashed Guitar Sells For $595,900

Julien's Auctions, the acclaimed auction house to the stars, held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 the industry's premiere music auction event "Music Icons", featuring a spectacular line-up of over 1,200 pieces of music history from rock royalty owned and used by the likes of Kurt Cobain, NIRV...
May 21, 2023


The full-froth, venomous-to-the-extreme BEHEMOTH was still a few years away come 1996's "Grom". It's apparent mainman Nergal (real name: Adam Darski) was still in the clutches of the Scandinavian black metal movement, with decided nods toward early IMMORTAL, MAYHEM and SATRYICON. BEHEMOTH combined t...
March 27, 2023

BEHEMOTH Announces June/July 2023 European Tour

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH will embark on "The Deathless Svmmer" European tour in June. BEHEMOTH will make appearances at some of the biggest festivals, including Download, Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, Sweden Rock and more, plus play headlining shows with a curated accompaniment, featurin...
March 1, 2023

ARCH ENEMY's MICHAEL AMOTT Says 'Metal Should Be Underground': 'I Don't Want It In The Mainstream'

In a new interview with Australia's Silver Tiger Media, ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott was asked about the different ways in which heavy metal can be inserted more into the popular culture. He responded in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't spend any time at all thinking about t...
February 19, 2023

See ARCH ENEMY's Music Video For 'Poisoned Arrow'

After releasing their latest record, "Deceivers", last year to critical acclaim, extreme metal masters ARCH ENEMY have returned today with a new video for the track "Poisoned Arrow". The clip, which was produced by Mirko Witzki of Witzki Visions, can be seen below. ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott...
February 9, 2023

ARCH ENEMY's MICHAEL AMOTT: 'In Many Ways, I'm Still Living My Teenage Fantasy'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, Swedish guitarist Michael Amott reflected on his three-and-a-half-decade career as a member of some of several acclaimed extreme metal acts, including ARCH ENEMY, CARCASS, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and CARNAGE. He said (as transc...
February 7, 2023

Swedish Pop Star ZARA LARSSON Criticized For Wearing Dress Containing Piece Of BURZUM Artwork

Swedish pop star Zara Larsson has been panned for wearing a dress containing a piece of a t-shirt from the controversial Norwegian black metal band BURZUM. BURZUM was founded by Kristian "Varg" Vikernes (a.k.a. Count Grishnackh),who was convicted in 1994 and sentenced to Norway's longest prison ter...
January 29, 2023

BEHEMOTH's NERGAL: 'Ninety-Nine Percent' Of Metal Records Nowadays 'Sound Robotic'

In a recent interview with Australia's Heavy, Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH spoke about his desire to make the band's 12th studio album, "Opvs Contra Natvram", "sound very organic", especially when compared to its predecessor, 2018's "I Loved You At Your Darkest". He said...
January 1, 2023

NERGAL Doesn't Rule Out New BEHEMOTH EP For 2023: 'I've Got Ideas'

Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH, who released their 12th studio album, "Opvs Contra Natvram", in September, recently spoke to Australia's "Everblack" podcast about the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "['Opvs Contra Natvram'...
December 31, 2022

TONY DOLAN Fires Back At VENOM Purists Who Say Band Can't Exist Without CRONOS

In a recent interview with Australia's Metal Mal, former VENOM and current VENOM INC. frontman Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan was asked about some fans' criticism that VENOM cannot truly be VENOM without the band's singer Conrad "Cronos" Lant. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's qu...
December 28, 2022

MANTAS Fires Back At CRONOS: 'If You Wanna See A Subpar Performance, Watch Videos Of Your Own Band'

Original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has blasted the band's frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant over disparaging comments the bassist/vocalist made in a recent interview. Earlier this month, Lant told Metal Hammer magazine that the chances of a reunion of the band's classic lineup — also featuring...
December 25, 2022

Ex-DEATH Guitarist JAMES MURPHY Hopes To Complete Long-In-The-Works CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Album

In a recent interview with Pod Scum, guitarist James Murphy (ex-DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) spoke about his plans to complete the long-awaited DEATH tribute album, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" which he had started work on nearly two decades ago. He said (as...
December 23, 2022


KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, IRON MAIDEN and SLIPKNOT will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Clisson, France. Also scheduled to appear are DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, PORCUPINE TREE, AMON AMARTH, ALTER BRIDGE and WITHIN TEMPTATION, among many others....
December 15, 2022

CRONOS: Chances Of Classic VENOM Reunion Are 'Less Than Zero'

In a new interview with Metal Hammer magazine, VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant said that the chances of a reunion of the band's classic lineup — also featuring guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn and drummer Anthony "Abaddon" Bray — are "less than zero. I owe them nothing, and they've got nothing I wan...
December 14, 2022