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Watch: Japanese Supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS Plays First Concert

Japanese supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS played its first concert Wednesday night (January 26) at Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. The Tokyo show took place a month after THE LAST ROCKSTARS released its debut single, "The Last Rockstars (Paris Mix)"....
January 26, 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

Japanese Supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS Shares Debut Single 'The Last Rockstars (Paris Mix)'

Japanese supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS has released its debut single, "The Last Rockstars (Paris Mix)". The track was made available via the quartet's global distribution deal with Ingrooves, which is part of Universal Music Group's Virgin Music Group. THE LAST ROCKSTARS — which consists of Yoshiki,...
December 23, 2022

Japanese Supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS To Release Debut Single This Friday

According to Billboard, Japanese supergroup THE LAST ROCKSTARS has signed a global distribution deal with Ingrooves, which is part of Universal Music Group's Virgin Music Group. The quartet's debut single, "The Last Rockstars (Paris Mix)", will be released on Melodee Music/InGrooves on Friday, Decem...
December 20, 2022

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