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Watch: CAVALERA Joined By DISCHARGE And NAPALM DEATH Members For 'Protest And Survive' Cover In Manchester

DISCHARGE vocalist Jeff "JJ" Janiak and NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury joined CAVALERA, the project featuring SEPULTURA's founding members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera (drums),on stage last night (Friday, November 10) at the Academy in Manchester, United Kingdom to per...
November 11, 2023

Resurrection Of The Flesh

When HELLHAMMER first emerged and terrified the metal establishment, they were routinely mocked as an unlistenable abomination. What critics and cynics failed to understand then — as indeed many continue to fail to understand today — is that an unlistenable abomination was exactly what heavy music n...
November 7, 2023

TOM GABRIEL WARRIOR's TRIUMPH OF DEATH Announces Live Album 'Resurrection Of The Flesh'

The impact of Swiss extreme metal forefathers HELLHAMMER is one that still resonates around the global metal scene today, such was their influence on the early extreme, death, and black metal genres. In the 40 years that have passed since their humble beginnings in Nurensdorf, Switzerland, in May 19...
September 20, 2023

HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST's TOM GABRIEL FISCHER: 'Tape Trading Was One Of The Main Reasons That I'm Even Here Today'

In a new interview with Bloodstock TV's Oran O'Beirne, former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) was asked if he feels the mystery and romanticism associated with discovering new music and especially un...
August 16, 2023

'Big Four' Of German Thrash Metal, KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION And TANKARD, Announce 2024 Festival

Heavy metal titans KREATOR have announced the "Klash Of The Ruhrpott" festival, set to take place July 20, 2024 at Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The concert will feature the long-awaited union of Germany's legendary "Teutonic Big Four", completed by SODOM, DESTRUCTION and TAN...
July 31, 2023

MAYHEM To Release New Live Album, 'Daemonic Rites', In September

Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM will release a live album, "Daemonic Rites", on September 15 via Century Media Records. The record is a comprehensive look at the legendary band's chaotic and intense performances from various cities around the world over the last two years. The album promises t...
July 21, 2023

DAVID REECE On His Time With ACCEPT: 'That Was An Opportunity Of A Lifetime'

American singer David Reece, who fronted ACCEPT in the late '80s, says that he "did the best" he could as the replacement for Udo Dirkschneider. The current IRON ALLIES vocalist, who is based in Italy, was recruited for ACCEPT's "Eat The Heat" LP in 1989. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was in sharp...
December 27, 2022

DARKTHRONE's NOCTURNO CULTO Talks Staying Behind The Times: 'We Think Everything Is Kind Of Stupid'

By David E. Gehlke Norwegian black metal pioneers DARKTHRONE have balked at the idea of progression since the late 1990s. Whereas their (un)holy triumvirate of "A Blaze In The Northern Sky", "Under A Funeral Moon" and "Transilvanian Hunger" became foundational black metal albums upon their release e...
December 19, 2022

ANTHRAX Cancels BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Appearance Due To 'Logistical Issues'

ANTHRAX has canceled its appearance at next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival due to "logistical issues beyond [the band's] control". The thrash metal veterans were scheduled to perform on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on August 12, 2023. ANTHRAX has been replaced on the Bloodstock Open Air bill...
December 8, 2022

THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Talks Classic CELTIC FROST: 'Those Times Were Magical'

By David E. Gehlke The new, meticulously assembled CELTIC FROST "Danse Macabre" box set, spanning the band's classic 1984 to 1987 era, is a triumph (for the lack of a better term). The set includes the studio album trio of "Morbid Tales", "To Mega Therion" and "Into The Pandemonium" on vinyl, along...
December 6, 2022

TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Is 'Happy' With Public Perception Of CELTIC FROST Within Extreme Metal History

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Metal Rules, former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) was asked if he is content with the public's perception of CELTIC FROST within extreme metal history. He...
November 26, 2022

SODOM's THOMAS 'ANGELRIPPER' SUCH: 'After 40 Years, I Regret Nothing'

By David E. Gehlke Influential German thrashers SODOM are ringing in their 40th anniversary with the aptly named "40 Years At War – The Greatest Hell Of Sodom", a collection of deep cuts from a catalog that has withstood the test of time. SODOM may occasionally get overshadowed by their countrymen i...
November 17, 2022

TOM GABRIEL FISCHER Says Upcoming 'Trilogy' Performances Of HELLHAMMER And CELTIC FROST Music Will Be 'An Artistic Gift'

Next July, former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) will stage "A Tom Gabriel Warrior Trilogy", a three-day series of headline performances which will celebrate his life and work. This trilogy of perfo...
November 8, 2022

TOM GABRIEL FISCHER On PANTERA Comeback: 'As Long As It's Not Billed As A Reunion, I Think It's Perfect'

Former HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST and current TRIPTYKON singer, guitarist and main songwriter Tom Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom Gabriel Warrior) has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BL...
November 7, 2022

CELTIC FROST: 'Danse Macabre' Box Set Of 1984 -1987 Recordings Due In October

Over the course of little more than three years between 1984 and 1987, CELTIC FROST established themselves as one of the most important bands in extreme and experimental music of that era. Due on October 28 in Europe and November 25 in the U.S., "Danse Macabre" brings together the band's recordings...
September 8, 2022