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MAX And IGOR CAVALERA Re-Record SEPULTURA's 'Schizophrenia' Album

CAVALERA, the band featuring former SEPULTURA members Max and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera, has become synonymous with extreme metal music, a name that to this day still holds the highest regard, a family legacy built upon decades of musical aggression. In 2023, Max and Igor achieved what some would say wa...
April 30, 2024

DEICIDE Frontman Laments State Of Metal Scene: 'All We Have Is A Bunch Of Wannabe-WEEZER-Looking Dudes Trying To Play Metal'

In a new interview with Francisco Zamudio of KNAC.COM, DEICIDE frontman Glen Benton spoke about some of his earliest musical influences that got him on the path of playing extreme metal. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Ever since I was a little kid, man, I remember, I even have it in...
April 29, 2024


During an appearance on the "The Rich Roll Podcast", Tanya O'Callaghan, who is currently playing bass in Bruce Dickinson's solo band, spoke about what it has been like to share the stage with the IRON MAIDEN singer. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Bruce is fascinating. He's a total p...
April 27, 2024

'Summer Slaughter' 2024 Lineup, Tour Dates Announced

After a four-year hiatus, the most extreme tour of the year, "Summer Slaughter" is back with a vengeance. The mammoth, 21-date run this year will be co-headlined by VEIL OF MAYA and BRAND OF SACRIFICE, who will be performing their first-ever full headline sets. Joining them will be GIDEON, LEFT TO S...
April 24, 2024

EMPIRE STATE BASTARD Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: 'The Silver Cord Sessions' EP Out Now

EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),has shared "The Silver Cord Sessions" EP. Available today on all streaming platforms, the live EP emerges as EMPIRE STATE BASTARD has just be...
April 24, 2024

VOLBEAT Frontman MICHAEL POULSEN's Death Metal Project ASINHELL Releases Music Video For 'Pyromantic Scryer'

ASINHELL, the new death metal band featuring VOLBEAT's Michael Poulsen, Marc Grewe (INSIDIOUS DISEASE, ex-MORGOTH) and Morten Toft Hansen (RAUNCHY),has released the official music video for the song "Pyromantic Scryer". The track is taken from ASINHELL's debut album, "Impii Hora", which arrived las...
April 23, 2024

KK'S PRIEST Announces First European Headline Tour And Festival Appearances

KK'S PRIEST, which features former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals),alongside guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE),bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE),will launch its very first European headline tour next month. Joining th...
April 22, 2024


Norway's propensity for progressive metal rarely gets the recognition it deserves. IN VAIN have been scraping away at the exploratory coalface since the mid-2000s, peddling a strain of downbeat but elegantly complex heaviness that only uses death metal as a launchpad from which to reach more interes...
April 19, 2024

SUM 41's DERYCK WHIBLEY On Putting The Band To Rest: 'It Was A Tough Decision'

In a new interview with Brazil's A RĂ¡dio Rock, SUM 41 vocalist Deryck Whibley spoke about the band's decision to call it quits after the completion of the tour in support of SUM 41's latest album, "Heaven :x: Hell". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It was a tough decision because I lov...
April 18, 2024

EXTREME Announces September 2024 North American Tour With LIVING COLOUR; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

With a busy year of touring already in the works, multi-platinum hard rock group EXTREME has announced the addition of 15 new dates for a month-long September run of their global "Thicker Than Blood" tour. After wrapping several highly anticipated, sold-out shows for their spring 2024 dates, the ban...
April 16, 2024

TONY DOLAN Explains VENOM INC.'s Split With ABADDON, Says 'You Can Only Do So Much For Someone'

Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan says that VENOM INC.'s split with Antony "Abaddon" Bray happened because the drummer "never came back" to the band after taking a leave of absence. In early 2018, VENOM INC. revealed that it was recruiting Jeramie Kling of the Tampa-based melodic death metal group THE ABS...
April 14, 2024

RUDOLF SCHENKER On His Brother MICHAEL: 'He's A Very Extreme Person' Who 'Can't Be In A Band'

SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker has once again responded to criticism from his brother Michael after the former UFO axeman accused him of being a "dangerous bully" who "takes advantage" his younger sibling. Michael Schenker gave a number of interviews in recent years in which he questioned his b...
April 14, 2024

THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO GUEDZ: 'Chapels Of The Unholy' Music Video

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, will release its sophomore album, "A Mass To The Grotesque", as a limited LP vinyl edition and CD digipack on May 31 via Alma Mater Records, the Portuguese label run by MOONSPELL singer Fernando Ribe...
April 12, 2024

DARKTHRONE Releases New Song 'Black Dawn Affiliation' From Upcoming 'It Beckons Us All' Album

Norwegian black metal veterans DARKTHRONE have released an animated video (created by Matthew Vickerstaff) for their new song "Black Dawn Affiliation". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "It Beckons Us All", which will arrive on April 26 via Peaceville Records. DARKTHRONE's Fenriz co...
April 11, 2024

Offers For TWISTED SISTER Reunion Are 'Getting Close' To Being Impossible To Refuse, Says DEE SNIDER

Nearly a year and a half after TWISTED SISTER's one-off onstage reunion at the Metal Hall Of Fame in Agoura Hills, California, Dee Snider was asked by "The Hook Rocks!" podcast if he and the rest of the band would consider coming back together for special performances. The singer said (as transcribe...
April 8, 2024