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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

BRANN DAILOR Says 'A Lot' Of People Who Bought Tickets To MASTODON's Fall 2021 Tour With OPETH 'Didn't Come' To The Shows

In a new interview with Metal Mayhem ROC, MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor reflected on his band's recently completed U.S. tour with OPETH. The trek kicked off on November 16 in Asheville, North Carolina and concluded on December 5 in Denver, Colorado. Brann said: "We dipped our toes in touring. I thin...
March 6, 2022

Hear BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Guest On Song From TRIVIUM Frontman's IBARAKI Project

TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matthew Heafy has shared more details about his long-awaited and much-anticipated IBARAKI project. The project's debut album, "Rashomon", will be released on May 6 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has shared the video for "Akumu", featuring a guest appearance by BEHEMO...
February 18, 2022

MASTODON And OPETH Announce Second Leg Of North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Grammy Award winners MASTODON will return to the road for the second leg of their acclaimed co-headline tour with OPETH this spring. The North American jaunt resumes on April 21 at Place Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, stops in major markets coast-to-coast, and comes to a close on May 11 at Munici...
February 7, 2022

TED NUGENT Rails Against Big Tech Censorship: 'I Can't Believe They Haven't Kicked Me Off Yet'

Ted Nugent has railed against large social-media companies that block users from their platforms. The outspoken conservative rocker is an ardent supporter of former U.S. president Donald Trump who was famously suspended from his social accounts in January 2021 over public safety concerns in the wake...
January 22, 2022

MASTODON's BRANN DAILOR Tested Positive For COVID-19 Right After U.S. Tour With OPETH: 'I Got Pretty Sick'

MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor has revealed that he contracted COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, immediately after the band's recently completed U.S. tour with OPETH. "Right when I got home from tour, I had COVID — like the day I got home," he told Art Of Rock in a new inter...
January 22, 2022

TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Releases First Single From IBARAKI Project Feat. EMPEROR's IHSAHN

TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matt Heafy has released the first single from his long-awaited IBARAKI project (formerly MRITYU). The official music video for "Tamashii No Houkai", featuring special guest Ihsahn of EMPEROR fame, can be seen below. "'Tamashii No Houkai' means 'the breaking of the soul'...
January 21, 2022

Decapitate The Aging World

As any dedicated observer of the underground will tell you, there is never a shortage of new black and death metal music being made. If it's quantity you want, the underground will provide, and often with some quality thrown in too. But it remains a daunting challenge to sift the very finest, black-...
January 13, 2022

MASTODON's BRANN DAILOR Weighs In On ASTROWORLD Festival Disaster: 'It's A Horrible, Horrible Tragedy'

MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor has described the recent Astroworld concert tragedy as "a horrible situation." Ten people, including a 9-year-old and two teenagers, died while many more were injured after a crowd surge during Travis Scott's performance at the Houston music festival. The rapper has sin...
December 24, 2021

BILL KELLIHER: Why MASTODON Splits Songwriting Credits Equally

MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher spoke to the FM99 WNOR radio station about the fact that he and his bandmates decided from the beginning to split their songwriting credits equally between the four members of the group. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In our band, when we first starte...
December 16, 2021


MASTODON's Bill Kelliher was the featured guest on BBC's "The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker" during the "Rock God" segment. Bill picked RAMONES guitarist Johnny Ramone and stated about his choice (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When I was a young kid, all my friends and I used to listen to lo...
December 13, 2021

MASTODON's TROY SANDERS Reveals Two Things Which Have Kept His Band Together For More Than 20 Years

In a new interview with Metal Wani, MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders was asked to what he attributes the band's longevity. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I attribute the longevity to two main things, I believe. Number one is that we have, thankfully, over time continued to g...
December 12, 2021