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ADRIAN VANDENBERG Says He Was Asked By OZZY OSBOURNE To Join His Band 40 Years Ago

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, Dutch guitarist Adrian Vandenberg was asked if was ever approached by Ozzy Osbourne or KISS to join their bands, since Adrian's VANDENBERG had supported both of those legendary rock acts in the 1980s. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET)...
September 12, 2023

ADRIAN VANDENBERG Picks JIMI HENDRIX As His 'Rock God': 'The Guy Had It All'

Former WHITESNAKE and current VANDENBERG guitarist Adrian Vandenberg was the featured guest on BBC's "The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker" during the "Rock God" segment. Adrian picked Jimi Hendrix and stated about his choice (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The guy had it all. He had the vibe an...
August 27, 2023

GEOFF TATE And VANDENBERG Announce Early 2024 U.S. Tour

VANDENBERG has not toured North America for an extensive run of appearances since 1986. For the first time in decades, VANDENBERG leader Adrian Vandenberg along with the new lineup of VANDENBERG, will stage 20 shows in early 2024. All events from February 26 in Clearwater through March 16 in San An...
August 7, 2023


A worldwide contingent of music fans will convene at Houston's White Oak Music Hall on March 21-23, 2004 as Pegstar Concerts presents the Hell's Heroes festival. The three-day music fest will showcase a hand-picked selection of international heavy metal bands that includes both seminal, genre-pionee...
June 27, 2023

VANDENBERG Shares Lyric Video For 'Sin' Title Track

VANDENBERG will release a new studio album, "Sin", on August 25 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. The official lyric video for the LP's second single, the title track, can be seen below. VANDENBERG leader Adrian Vandenberg shares: "Sin. Just a tiny, three-letter word but one with a very compreh...
May 17, 2023

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'United'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "United", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "We wanted to write about the fact that the metal community always stands united no matter what crazy politicians a...
April 5, 2023

JAG PANZER Shares New Song 'Onward We Toil' From Upcoming 'The Hallowed' Album

Veteran U.S. heavy metallers JAG PANZER will release their new album, "The Hallowed", on June 23 via Atomic Fire Records. The LP contains 10 songs, including first single "Onward We Toil", which can be streamed below. According to a press release, "The Hallowed" is "a quite different album compared...
March 24, 2023

VANDENBERG Announces New Album 'Sin', Shares 'House On Fire' Music Video

VANDENBERG and Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group have premiered "House On Fire", the lead video from the band's upcoming studio album titled "Sin". VANDENBERG guitarist and leader Adrian Vandenberg shares: "Like every other band or artist we were forced to 'hold our horses' when we found ourselves p...
February 23, 2023

CANDLEMASS Announces March 2023 U.S. West Coast Tour

Legendary Swedish doom metallers CANDLEMASS have announced their first U.S. dates of 2023. The band will embark on a West Coast run in March in support of its latest album, "Sweet Evil Sun", which came out in November via Napalm Records. The week-long trek will kick off on March 10 in Seattle, Washi...
December 16, 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

CANDLEMASS's 'Sweet Evil Sun' Release Party In Stockholm Attended By Members Of GHOST, WATAIN, TIAMAT (Photos)

Members of GHOST, WATAIN and TIAMAT were among the guests who attended the release party for CANDLEMASS's new studio album, "Sweet Evil Sun", on November 16 at Bio Aspen in Stockholm, Sweden. CANDLEMASS also played a five-song set at the event, including the live debut of the LP's title track. Photo...
November 19, 2022

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Run For Your Life'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Run For Your Life", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "These heavy and doomy riffs are what's closest to my heart and what comes out most natural when I pick up a gu...
November 16, 2022

Sweet Evil Sun

CANDLEMASS has been churning out its magnificent epic doom metal for 40 years, and unlike many old-timers content to milk the festival circuit exclusively based upon classic material, the Swedish act, on a creative level, remains relevant and vital. The unit wasn't overly prolific in the last decade...
November 15, 2022

MATS BJÖRKMAN On 'Sweet Evil Sun': 'If You Don't Like This Album, You Don't Like CANDLEMASS'

By David E. Gehlke A Tony Iommi guest spot does not an album make, but it sure helps when getting some long-overdue recognition from the Recording Academy. Legendary Swedish doom metal pioneers CANDLEMASS earned a Grammy nomination for "Astorolus — The Great Octopus", a cut from their 2019 "The Door...
November 14, 2022

CANDLEMASS's MATS BJÖRKMAN Says 'Door Is Open' For Future Guest Appearances From Ex-Singer MESSIAH MARCOLIN

Former CANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin and longtime CANDLEMASS guitarist Mats "Mappe" Björkman joined Canadian metallers ANVIL on stage on October 27 at the Slaktkyrkan venue in Stockholm, Sweden, to perform the classic ANVIL song "Metal On Metal". Messiah told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "It's the first t...
November 4, 2022