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THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Talks Classic CELTIC FROST: 'Those Times Were Magical'

By David E. Gehlke The new, meticulously assembled CELTIC FROST "Danse Macabre" box set, spanning the band's classic 1984 to 1987 era, is a triumph (for the lack of a better term). The set includes the studio album trio of "Morbid Tales", "To Mega Therion" and "Into The Pandemonium" on vinyl, along...
December 6, 2022

TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Is 'Happy' With Public Perception Of CELTIC FROST Within Extreme Metal History

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules, former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) was asked if he is content with the public's perception of CELTIC FROST within extreme metal history. He...
November 26, 2022

SODOM's THOMAS 'ANGELRIPPER' SUCH: 'After 40 Years, I Regret Nothing'

By David E. Gehlke Influential German thrashers SODOM are ringing in their 40th anniversary with the aptly named "40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom", a collection of deep cuts from a catalog that has withstood the test of time. SODOM may occasionally get overshadowed by their countrymen i...
November 17, 2022

TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Says Upcoming 'Trilogy' Performances Of HELLHAMMER And CELTIC FROST Music Will Be 'An Artistic Gift'

Next July, former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) will stage "A Tom Gabriel Warrior Trilogy", a three-day series of headline performances which will celebrate his life and work. This trilogy of perfo...
November 8, 2022

TOM GABRIEL FISCHER On PANTERA Comeback: 'As Long As It's Not Billed As A Reunion, I Think It's Perfect'

Former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BL...
November 7, 2022

DIEHUMANE Feat. Former EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT And Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer SAL ABRUSCATO: Debut Album Announced

DIEHUMANE, the new "avant garde alt-metal" band featuring Rick Hunolt (EXODUS) on guitar, Garret West on lead vocals, Sal Abruscato (TYPE O NEGATIVE, LIFE OF AGONY) on drums, Joshua Vargas on rhythm guitar, bass, piano, programming and Greg Hilligiest Jr. on keyboards, samples, additional guitar, wi...
October 31, 2022

Original VENOM Guitarist MANTAS Clarifies Comments About 'Black Metal' 40th-Anniversary Celebration

Former VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has clarified his previous comment that he would like to see the classic VENOM lineup celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's "Black Metal" album. Released in 1982, "Black Metal" is considered a major influence on thrash metal and...
October 5, 2022

JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Says VENOM Was Absolutely The First-Ever 'Black Metal' Band

At this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, former VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn spoke to Bloodstock TV's Oran O'Beirne about the 40th anniversary of VENOM's classic "Black Metal" album. Regarding VENOM's early musical and...
October 3, 2022


Morbidity will not be stopped. Despite digging deep into death metal's well of odium with VALLENFYRE for three widely acclaimed albums, PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh still wanted to go deeper and darker. As showcased on 2019 debut "Abandon All Faith", STRIGOI take that crestfallen, crusty...
September 28, 2022

Morbidity Triumphant

In 1987 drummer and vocalist Chris Reifert, not long after his departure from DEATH, and guitarist Eric Cutler formed AUTOPSY, one of death metal's most revered bands. Their early impact helped define what death metal is; their influence upon key bands and hordes of fans is simply immeasurable, and...
September 26, 2022

VANILLA FUDGE To Release 'Vanilla Zeppelin' Collection Of LED ZEPPELIN Covers

After recently releasing three remastered cover versions of LED ZEPPELIN classics "Rock And Roll", "Immigrant Song" and "Ramble On", VANILLA FUDGE will release the album "Vanilla Zeppelin" digitally on September 30 via Golden Robot Records. This is LED ZEPPELIN done "FUDGE" style and fully remastere...
September 9, 2022

CELTIC FROST: 'Danse Macabre' Box Set Of 1984 -1987 Recordings Due In October

Over the course of little more than three years between 1984 and 1987, CELTIC FROST established themselves as one of the most important bands in extreme and experimental music of that era. Due on October 28 in Europe and November 25 in the U.S., "Danse Macabre" brings together the band's recordings...
September 8, 2022

IAN ASTBURY Reflects On Playing With THE DOORS' ROBBY KRIEGER And RAY MANZAREK: 'It Was An Honor And A Privilege'

After THE CULT recorded 2001's "Beyond Good And Evil" album, the band broke up and singer Ian Astbury performed with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger in THE DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, which was later renamed RIDERS ON THE STORM. Ian reflected on the experience in a recent interview with Jonathan Clark...
August 29, 2022

Watch: ARCH ENEMY, TRIVIUM, DARK TRANQUILLITY Singers Perform At 'Metal: Hellsinger' Concert At GAMESCOM

Metal: Hellsinger, the heavy metal rhythm shooter from publisher Funcom and developer The Outsiders, took to the stage earlier today (Thursday, August 25) at Gamescom, Europe's leading trade fair for digital games culture, in Cologne, Germany in the largest live concert ever seen at the event. Sever...
August 25, 2022

Watch Pro-Shot Video Of VENOM Performing 'Black Metal' At This Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video of VENOM performing its classic song "Black Metal" on August 5 at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. VENOM frontman Conrad "Cronos" Lant recently confirmed that the band is putting the finishing touches on a new studio album. Speaki...
August 11, 2022