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New MERCYFUL FATE Music Is 'On The Way', Says Bassist BECKY BALDWIN

In a new interview with the That Metal Interview podcast, new MERCYFUL FATE bassist Becky Baldwin spoke about her recent addition to the band as a permanent member. The Birmingham, England-based musician previously toured with MERCYFUL FATE in the fall of 2022 as the temporary replacement for Joey V...
February 12, 2024
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New MERCYFUL FATE Bassist BECKY BALDWIN On Her Addition As Permanent Member: 'It Was A Natural Progression'

At this past Wednesday night's (January 24) Metal Hall Of Fame gala at the Delta Marriott Garden Grove in Garden Grove, California, new MERCYFUL FATE bassist Becky Baldwin spoke to The Metal Voice about her recent addition to the band as a permanent member. The Birmingham, England-based musician pre...
January 27, 2024
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MERCYFUL FATE Announces New Bass Player BECKY BALDWIN

MERCYFUL FATE has recruited Becky Baldwin as its new bass player. The Birmingham, England-based musician previously toured with MERCYFUL FATE in the fall of 2022 as the temporary replacement for Joey Vera who was unable to make the dates due to a scheduled conflict with his longtime group ARMORED SA...
January 19, 2024
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MERCYFUL FATE Parts Ways With Bassist JOEY VERA

Reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE and their American bassist Joey Vera have "mutually" decided to part ways. MERCYFUL FATE frontman King Diamond said in a statement: "Our friendship and respect for each other will always remain the same, and we all sincerely wish each other the absolute be...
January 16, 2024
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'How Women Are Conquering Metal': New Documentary Features DORO PESCH, BURNING WITCHES And NERVOSA, Among Others

German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) has shared a 26-minute documentary exploring "the history of women in the metal scene". In a description accompanying the YouTube release of the documentary, titled "How Women Are Conquering Metal", Deutsche Welle writes: "Metal bands are tough, hairy, lo...
December 24, 2023
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GIRLSCHOOL To Embark On 'Final Full Tour' Of U.S. In March 2024

The longest-tenured all-female rock band and NWOBHM legends GIRLSCHOOL will embark on their final North American tour next year. The first leg of the trek will see support from LILLIAN AXE and ALCATRAZZ and will kick off on March 21 at Hell's Heroes festival in Houston, Texas and will run through Ap...
November 29, 2023
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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
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GIRLSCHOOL Shares New Single 'Cold Dark Heart' From 'WTFortyfive?' Album

Forty-five years young, British hard rock royalty GIRLSCHOOL unveils their hair-raising new single "Cold Dark Heart", taken from their fourteenth studio album "WTFortyfive?", set for release on July 28 via Silver Lining Music. Musically, "Cold Dark Heart" unveils a more somber and dark side to GIRLS...
July 26, 2023
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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
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SODOM, QUEENSRŸCHE, CANDLEMASS, FORBIDDEN And WATCHTOWER Among Confirmed Bands For 2024 HELL'S HEROES Festival

A worldwide contingent of music fans will convene at Houston's White Oak Music Hall on March 21-23, 2004 as Pegstar Concerts presents the Hell's Heroes festival. The three-day music fest will showcase a hand-picked selection of international heavy metal bands that includes both seminal, genre-pionee...
June 27, 2023
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GIRLSCHOOL Shares New Single 'It Is What It Is' From 'WTFortyfive?' Album

Forty-five years young, British hard rock royalty GIRLSCHOOL unveils their stomping new single "It Is What It Is", taken from their fourteenth studio album "WTFortyfive?", set for release on July 28 via Silver Lining Music. "It Is What It Is" is classic GIRLSCHOOL — fun, real, uncompromising, with a...
June 13, 2023
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GIRLSCHOOL Announces New Album, 'WTFortyfive?'

Forty-five years young, British hard rock royalty GIRLSCHOOL comes out swinging with its fourteenth studio album, "WTFortyfive?", a deliciously dirty declaration that age is a number that shows how much real raw attitude you have when it really counts. Kim McAuliffe (guitar/vocals),Denise Dufort (d...
April 25, 2023
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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
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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
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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