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Four Of Japan's Biggest Rock Stars Launch New Band, THE LAST ROCKSTARS

Yoshiki, Hyde, Sugizo and Miyavi, four major forces from Japan's rock scene, have announced their new star-studded band THE LAST ROCKSTARS. Two song teaser videos have been released, one for "The Last Rockstars" (lyrics by Yoshiki, composed by Yoshiki) and the other for "Psycho Love" (lyrics by Yosh...
November 11, 2022

TED NUGENT Blasts Obsession With British Royal Family: 'I Worship God, Not A King'

During the September 30 edition of "The Nightly Nuge", a news-style clip in which Ted Nugent offers his take on the news of our world every night, co-host Keith Mark asked the legendary rocker why he thinks there is a fixation that exists for the British royal family. "For those that are interested...
October 1, 2022

PATRIK JENSEN And WITCHERY Soldier Through Lineup Changes And Pandemic To Release 'Nightside'

By David E. Gehlke "I'm a bit tired at the moment," laughs veteran Swedish riff lord Patrik Jensen. Jensen just returned from Japan with AT THE GATES, where he was tapped at the last minute to replace Jonas Stålhammar, who recently got the ax from the long-running melodic death metal innovators. Whi...
September 22, 2022

MASTODON's TROY SANDERS: Going Back On Tour After Pandemic-Related Break Was 'Really Fantastic'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Rock & Roll Beer Guy" podcast, MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders spoke about what it was like returning to the road for the first time since being forced to take a pandemic-related break. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It defi...
August 30, 2022

MASTODON Releases 90-Minute Documentary On Making Of 'Hushed And Grim' Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released "The Making of Hushed & Grim", a 90-minute documentary that chronicles the Grammy Award-winning group's critically acclaimed ninth studio album. The film is an intimate look at the bandmembers' creative process, which was largely influenced by...
August 24, 2022

MASTODON Shares Music Video For 'More Than I Could Chew'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a music video for the song "More Than I Could Chew". The clip, which was directed by Zev Deans, who has previously helmed videos for BEHEMOTH, GHOST, GOJIRA and more, nods to classic psychedelic horror with its bright color palette and tense take...
July 12, 2022

The Eternal Fanfare

Anyone nerdy enough to have heard HULDER's early demos (which have since been collated on 2019's "De Oproeping Van Middeleeuwse Duisternis" comp) will have spotted that dark magic was brewing from the get-go. Belgian born but US-based, Marliese Beeuwsaert owes an obvious debt to classic, early '90s...
June 30, 2022

MASTODON Drummer Says Splitting Songwriting Credits Equally 'Really Helps' Keep Band Together

In a new interview with Banger TV's Sam Dunn, MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor spoke about the fact that he and his bandmates have managed to keep the same lineup since the group's inception more than two decades ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "At any time, anybody in MASTODON is fr...
June 1, 2022

GHOST Announces Summer 2022 U.S. Tour With MASTODON; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

GHOST will once again bring the "euphoric spectacle" (Rolling Stone) of its live ritual to North America for the next leg of its globally dominating "Imperatour". The North American "Imperatour" will see the Grammy Award-winning Swedish theatrical rock band headlining 19 arenas across the U.S. and C...
May 17, 2022

While The Gods Are Sleeping

It takes a talent of considerable size to truly harness and express the pure essence of any of heavy metal's many subgenres. Having the ability to conquer more than one of them is, with all due respect, taking the piss. Arguably best known as guitarist and creative mastermind behind melodic death me...
May 4, 2022

TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY To Release 'Ibaraki And Friends', A Young Reader's Guide To Japanese Folklore

This June, TRIVIUM vocalist and guitarist Matt Heafy, Z2 Comics and illustrator Half Sumo will debut "Ibaraki And Friends", a rhyming picture book featuring the myriad Japanese folktales and rich mythologies that inspired Heafy as a child. This vibrant guide, designed by Matt's wife Ashley Heafy, of...
April 19, 2022

TED NUGENT: 'Black-On-Black Crime Is Everywhere You Go, Even At The Oscars'

Ted Nugent has condemned Will Smith for walking onto the stage at the Oscars Sunday evening and slapped Chris Rock during the live broadcast. Smith, 53, interrupted the 57-year-old comedian's introduction of "Best Documentary" with a slap across the face. The altercation came after Rock made a joke...
March 28, 2022


TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matthew Heafy has shared another song from "Rashomon", the long-awaited album from his IBARAKI project. Watch the video for the song "Rōnin", which features MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE singer Gerard Way and EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, below. "'A rōnin is a masterless warrior," stat...
March 25, 2022

EMPEROR's IHSAHN: R&B Superstar THE WEEKND Is 'Darker And More Edgy' Than Most New Extreme Metal Bands

Black metal legend Ihsahn has criticized the current metal scene for its lack of "danger", claiming that R&B superstar The Weeknd is "edgier and more experimental." The EMPEROR frontman, whose real name is Vegard Sverre Tveitan, voiced his opinion on The Weeknd after telling Metal Hammer magazin...
March 24, 2022

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Festival Moves To Resorts World, Announces 2022 Lineup

The sixth installment of the Psycho Las Vegas festival will take place August 19-21 at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Psycho Swim pre-party is set for August 18. Psycho Las Vegas made its debut in 2016 at the Hard Rock Hotel, where it was held its first three years before moving to...
March 17, 2022