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SEPULTURA, EMPEROR, CANDLEMASS And FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Among Confirmed Bands For 2025 '70000 Tons Of Metal' Cruise

The wait is over. The organizers of the 70000 Tons Of Metal festival have announced the public-sales date for the original, the world's biggest heavy metal cruise. Don't miss out on this epic journey from Miami, Florida to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and back, taking place from January 30, 2025 to February 3...
July 8, 2024

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video, 'We Will Rock'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "We Will Rock", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "Get ready to ignite your summer soundtrack with a turbocharged anthem that demands to be cranked up! Whether...
May 14, 2024

JASON MCMASTER Explains How WATCHTOWER's Latest Reunion Came About

In a new interview with Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces Of Rock, WATCHTOWER singer Jason McMaster spoke about how the reunion of the legendary Texas progressive metal band came about. McMaster is joined in WATCHTOWER's current lineup by bassist Doug Keyser, guitarist Ron Jarzombek and drummer Ric Colalu...
April 1, 2024

Watch: CYNIC's PAUL MASVIDAL Joins PERSEFONE On Stage In Eindhoven

CYNIC frontman Paul Masvidal joined the Andorran extreme progressive metal unit PERSEFONE on stage this past Sunday (March 10) at Dynamo in Eindhoven, The Netherlands to perform the song "Living Waves". Fan-filmed video of Paul's appearance can be seen below. Masvidal was the featured guest on the s...
March 12, 2024

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Live Forever'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Live Forever", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "This song is truly about how you can stand up for yourself while still being someone who cares for others. I...
February 18, 2024


Overlooking the ancient lands of sensational heavy metal, Norway's COFFIN STORM is the new band consisting of a trio of Kolbotn veterans, with the lineup of Apollyon (AURA NOIR, LAMENTED SOULS) and Bestial Tormentor (INFERNÖ, LAMENTED SOULS) completed by DARKTHRONE's Fenriz on vocal duties. Fenriz e...
February 9, 2024

VANDENBERG Releases Music Video For 'Hit The Ground Running'

VANDENBERG has released the official music video for the song "Hit The Ground Running". The track is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Sin", which came out last August via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. Every album paints a picture. Instead of utilizing a brush and canvas, VANDENBERG p...
January 25, 2024

Leviathan III

THERION founder and creative mastermind Christofer Johnsson has been hacking away at the creative coalface for a remarkable 35 years now. Having long established his band's reputation as symphonic metal's esoteric awkward squad, his decision to spawn a trilogy of related records has a certain concil...
December 14, 2023

CHRISTOFER JOHNSSON Talks About THERION 'Giving The Fans What They Wanted' With 'Leviathan' Albums

By David E. Gehlke THERION founder, mastermind, songwriter and guitarist Christofer Johnsson has never been one to skirt philosophical topics when chatting about his band. Johnsson certainly has the perspective, having conceptualized and codified symphonic metal in the mid-1990s, well before it beca...
November 21, 2023

LION'S SHARE Releases Cover Of DAVID BOWIE's 'Life On Mars?'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has released a cover version of David Bowie's "Life On Mars?", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE has meticulously crafted a rendition of "Life On Mars?" that pays homage to Bowie's genius while infusing it with the raw e...
November 12, 2023

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