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Cooked up during long, locked down months and polished to what sounds like close to perfection, "Prey" is a debut album that oozes class. We are firmly in symphonic extreme metal territory here, with echoes of all the usual post-DIMMU subjects, but HALIPHRON rarely sound entirely in thrall to other...
March 31, 2023

The Burden Ov Faith

Much to the surprise (or disingenuous delight) of many metal media folk who roundly dismissed the genre 20 years ago, deathcore is firmly in the heavy spotlight right now. Perhaps even more pervasive is the dark, gothic allure of symphonic deathcore, wherein the beatdowns and blastbeats from that or...
March 21, 2023

Fascination Street Sessions

Vegard Sverre Tveitan, better known to most metalheads by his pseudonym IHSAHN, needs little introduction for those well-versed in extreme metal. The 47-year-old musician is of course the frontman and primary composer for the legendary Norwegian black metal band EMPEROR, whose albums helped define t...
March 21, 2023

Dislike To False Metal

Heavy metal has always had a sense of humor, despite much evidence to the contrary. From BAD NEWS and SPINAL TAP to STEEL PANTHER and the UK's excellent EVIL SCARECROW, metalheads are generally happy to embrace some full-on piss-taking, and so the rise of NANOWAR OF STEEL has a certain inevitability...
March 10, 2023


Like a lot of bands, VISCERA had their plans roundly screwed when the pandemic took hold. The UK crew's debut album "Obsidian" was a thrilling bolt from the tech-deathcore blue and deserved to propel them to the forefront of an increasingly potent scene. The unwanted lull that ensued for the next tw...
February 28, 2023

DÅÅTH Releases First New Song In 12 Years, 'No Rest No End'

Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Atlanta, Georgia's experimental, progressive death metal band DÅÅTH. DÅÅTH's new single, "No Rest No End", can be streamed below. The track features guest solos by Rafael Trujillo (OBSIDIOUS, ex-OBSCURA) and Spiro Dussias and was mixed by Jens Bogren...
February 22, 2023

IHSAHN Announces 'Fascination Street Sessions' EP

Norwegian progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn (EMPEROR) will release a new EP, "Fascination Street Sessions", on March 24 via Candlelight Records. The first single from the effort, "Contorted Monuments", can be streamed below. Known as a constantly evolving artist who loves to transcend boundaries, Ihs...
January 20, 2023

CHRIS ADLER Explains Why He Didn't Attend GRAMMY AWARDS Ceremony With MEGADETH In 2017

As part of Jonathan Montenegro's "My 3 Questions To" series, former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, who played on MEGADETH's "Dystopia" album, was asked if he received a Grammy statuette for his work on the LP. MEGADETH was honored with a Grammy for the "Dystopia" title track in the "Best Metal Per...
December 21, 2022

BAM MARGERA Spotted Sidestage At AMON AMARTH Concert In San Diego (Video)

Brandon "Bam" Margera was spotted sidestage at AMON AMARTH's concert last night (Friday, December 16) at SOMA in San Diego, California. A short video of the "Jackass" reality TV and film star enjoying the show can be found below. The sighting comes a week after it was reported that Bam had been hosp...
December 17, 2022


Fan-filmed video of DIMMU BORGIR's August 13 performance at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom can be seen below. Two years ago, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) spoke to the "Vox&Hops" podcast about how his band has...
August 15, 2022


FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited ONCE HUMAN's Lauren Hart as the new singer of his DIVINE HERESY project. Cazares announced Hart's addition to DIVINE HERESY late Monday night (August 1) on the band's official Facebook page. He wrote: "I'm almost ready to write some new material w/ s...
August 2, 2022

Pop Star DEMI LOVATO Wears VOIVOD Shirt While Signing Copies Of Her New Album (Video)

Pop singer Demi Lovato has posted a video of her signing copies of her upcoming album, "Holy Fvck", while wearing a VOIVOD t-shirt. VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin shared Demi's video and he wrote in an accompanying message: "Demi Lovato with her VOÏVOD shirt!" Last week, during an appearance...
July 22, 2022

DEMI LOVATO Says She Had 'A Great Time' Crowd-Surfing At DIMMU BORGIR Concert In 2007

During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" this past Thursday (July 14),pop singer Demi Lovato spoke about her experience going to see Norwegian symphonic black metal band DIMMU BORGIR a decade and a half ago. "There was this band called DIMMU BORGIR," she said. "And I went to their show [in 2007...
July 16, 2022

Watch: POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Joins MAX And IGOR CAVALERA On Stage To Perform 'Death Metal'

POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra, who was shot in a robbery in 1989, leaving him partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound, joined Max and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera on stage last night (Friday, June 17) at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California to perform the POSSESSED classic "Death M...
June 18, 2022

Acclaimed Hard Rock Drummer HEMPO HILDÉN Dead At 69

Acclaimed Finnish-Swedish rock drummer Henrik "Hempo" Hildén has died at the age of 69. Born in Tampere, Finland, Hildén, who has played with John Norum, Don Dokken and Glenn Hughes, among others, moved to the Swedish town Karlskrona in the 1990s, where he remained until his death. He was considered...
May 30, 2022