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Westgate Under Fire

Not content with being a world-class frontman in the greatest festival party band on the planet (that's SKINDRED, fact fans),  Benji Webbe returned to a rejigged DUB WAR in 2015 and "Westgate Under Fire" is the long-awaited result. The Welshman's former band briefly threatened to bother the mai...
August 4, 2022


First emerging at a time when evil thrash metal was in short supply, WITCHERY were always an unforgettable blast of fresh / foul air. 25 years and a handful of great albums later, guitarists Jensen and Rickard Rimfält appear to have lost none of their enthusiasm for digging up the dead. The Swedes'...
July 20, 2022

Pain Is Forever And This Is The End

Two-man bands have become so ubiquitous in heavy music over the last decade that it would be easy to forget how much MANTAR always stood out from the four-legged throng. The German duo's recorded works to date have been typified by an unparalleled, gung-ho approach, with a black metal and rock 'n' r...
July 14, 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

Here Is A July 2022 Video Tour Of Graves Of PANTERA Legends DIMEBAG And VINNIE PAUL

The Geeks, Graves And Good Stuff YouTube channel has uploaded a July 2022 video tour of the graves of legendary PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and his brother, PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, at the Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Texas. Check out the seven-minute...
July 2, 2022

Death Metal Supergroup BLOODBATH Announces New Album 'Survival Of The Sickest'

BLOODBATH, the Swedish/British death metal supergroup which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with ex-OPETH drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot and PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes, will release its sixth full-length album, "Survival Of The Sickest", on September 9...
June 29, 2022


An exponent of a very different kind of frostbitten extremity, SAOR mastermind Andy Marshall has been steadily exploring the uncharted territory between black metal's grim grandeur and the widescreen, emotional potency of atmospheric folk music. In truth, his music has always seemed entirely organic...
June 23, 2022


Fast is fun, but slow is heavier. CONSECRATION are well aware of the potential power of death metal riffs played at snail's pace. Active since 2010, the UK quintet have been resolute in their dedication to puritanical death/doom. Spiritually linked to the pioneering misery of MY DYING BRIDE and MOUR...
June 16, 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

MUNICIPAL WASTE's TONY FORESTA Doesn't Regret Creating Controversial DONALD TRUMP T-Shirt: 'F**k That Guy'

By David E. Gehlke Party crossover thrashers MUNICIPAL WASTE were conspicuously absent during the thick of the pandemic. In what has become an almost unavoidable and recurring refrain, the band had to halt all touring activities and delay work on new material as lockdowns and social distancing took...
May 24, 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


British extreme metal titans CRADLE OF FILTH have signed a worldwide deal with the Austrian rock and metal label Napalm Records. Positioned firmly at the top of the extreme black metal genre, CRADLE OF FILTH — led and revolutionized by iconic frontman Dani Filth — reigns supreme as one of the most r...
May 9, 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


Death metal is often at its most effective when it conveys something more than just naked aggression. Sometimes, brutality and technique are enough, but when a band delivers every riff and growl as if they are directly channeling some dark, otherworldly force, that is when the magic happens. Despite...
April 28, 2022

Here Are Walking Directions To Graves Of PANTERA Legends DIMEBAG And VINNIE PAUL (Video)

YouTube channel Metal Speck has uploaded "walking directions" to the graves of legendary PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and his brother, PANTERA drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, at the Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington, Texas. Check out the three-minute clip below. In a message acc...
April 22, 2022