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MERCYFUL FATE Releases Remastered Version Of 'Melissa' Digitally In Honor Of Album's 40th Anniversary

Metal Blade Records has announced that it is releasing MERCYFUL FATE's classic "Melissa" digitally on October 30 in celebration of the album's 40th anniversary. What makes this release special is that it's a version of "Melissa" that was remastered in 2005 by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound in New York...
October 30, 2023

EXCITER Will 'Eventually' Release New Music

In a new interview with Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces Of Rock, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke about the 2018 departure of John Ricci. The guitarist has since been replaced by Daniel Dekay, who has previously played with DIEMONDS. Asked how the reunion with...
October 21, 2023

Electric Sounds

DANKO JONES have been serving up hard rock since the mid-'90s, and it's fantastic to see them still forging ahead. The band got their start in the Canadian hard rock scene and released their debut album, "My Love is Bold", in 1999, followed by 2002's "Born a Lion". From there, DANKO JONES really cau...
September 11, 2023

KING DIAMOND Says Title And Cover Artwork Of Next MERCYFUL FATE Album Are Both Ready

Danish heavy metal legend King Diamond was a guest on a recent episode of "The Electric Theater With Clown" Internet show hosted by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan. You can now listen to the entire chat below. Speaking about new music that he is working on, King said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOU...
July 19, 2023

DANKO JONES Announces 'Electric Sounds' Album, Shares 'Guess Who's Back' Single

Canadian rockers DANKO JONES will release their eleventh studio album, "Electric Sounds", on September 15 via AFM Records. The three-man squad, dedicated to the noble art of riffs, melodies and life-affirming rock anthems, returns to provide maximum satisfaction and to serve up all the "Electric Sou...
April 17, 2023

EXCITER To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of 'Heavy Metal Maniac' On May/June 2023 European Tour

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their classic debut album, "Heavy Metal Maniac", by embarking on a European tour in May. Says EXCITER: "We can't wait to be returning to Europe in May/June to rage with you! We kick things off on May 19th at Up the Ham...
March 15, 2023

MERCYFUL FATE Has 'Three Songs Worked Out' For Next Studio Album

MERCYFUL FATE members King Diamond (vocals),Hank Shermann (guitar) and Mike Wead (guitar) spoke to Guitar World magazine about the band's upcoming studio album, which could arrive before the end of the year. Regarding the new MERCYFUL FATE song "The Jackal Of Salzburg", which the group performed li...
February 21, 2023

VICIOUS RUMORS To Perform ATLANTIC RECORDS-Era Material On March/April 2023 U.S. Tour

U.S. metal veterans VICIOUS RUMORS will embark on a U.S. tour in March. The trek, which will kick off on March 8 in Reno, Nevada and conclude on April 1 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will mark the band's first live shows with vocalist Ronny Munroe, who joined VICIOUS RUMORS last July. The "Over The Atlantic"...
January 5, 2023

Watch Final Show Of MERCYFUL FATE's Fall 2022 North American Tour

Reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE played the final show of their first North American headlining tour in over two decades on November 16 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of the Sonic Perspectives YouTube channel). Featured s...
November 30, 2022

MERCYFUL FATE To Release Two New Songs Ahead Of Full-Length Album

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, Brian Slagel, the founder and CEO of Metal Blade Records, was asked about MERCYFUL FATE's plans for releasing new music. He responded: "So here are the plans. So there's two [new] songs, one of which you know they're playing a new song in the set ['T...
November 15, 2022

Watch MERCYFUL FATE's Entire Los Angeles Concert From Fall 2022 North American Tour

Reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE played the third show of their first North American headlining tour in over two decades this past Saturday night (October 29) at YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California. Fan-filmed video of the entire concert can be seen below (courtesy of the Live Rock M...
October 31, 2022

Watch: MERCYFUL FATE Plays First Show With Stand-In Bassist BECKY BALDWIN

Reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE kicked off their first North American headlining tour in over two decades last night (Tuesday, October 25) at The Factory in Dallas, Texas. Stepping in on bass for MERCYFUL FATE at these shows is Becky Baldwin, a British musician who has previously played...
October 26, 2022

JOEY VERA To Miss MERCYFUL FATE U.S. Tour; Replacement Announced

Bassist Joey Vera will sit out the upcoming U.S. tour from reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE due to a scheduling conflict with his longtime band ARMORED SAINT. In 2019, it was announced Vera would be replacing original MERCYFUL FATE bassist Timi Hansen for the band's summer 2020 European f...
September 27, 2022

Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MERCYFUL FATE's Performance At 2022 WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video of MERCYFUL FATE's August 4 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 Evil 05:46 Come To The Sabbath 12:03 Satan's Fall Earlier this month, MERCYFUL FATE announced its first North American headlining tour in ov...
September 16, 2022

EXCITER Announces Fall 2022 U.S. Tour Dates

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER have announced a limited run of U.S. tour dates that includes stops the band hasn't played since as early as 1984. The tour begins with a trio of Midwest shows, then heads out to Salt Lake City for a special Halloween night appearance, before joining up with Ho...
September 14, 2022