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TANK Announces New Lineup, First U.S. Appearance In Nearly 40 Years

After a long break from touring and recording, veteran British metallers TANK will now be advancing forward with a formidable new lineup and a return to the U.S. for the first time since 1985 with an appearance at the 2024 Hell's Heroes VI Festival in Houston, Texas on March 21-23. Joining TANK guit...
September 12, 2023

RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Explains Why Now Is Right Time For Him To 'Move On' With His Own Material

In a new interview with Lana Teramae of Metal Express Radio, Chilean-born singer Ronnie Romero, who forged a formidable reputation over past few years with his work with Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW and Michael Schenker, among other projects, spoke about his desire to focus more on his solo career an...
September 6, 2023

GRIM REAPER Founder NICK BOWCOTT Collaborates With TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS On New Version Of 'See You In Hell'

One of the finest-ever British metal vocalists, GRIM REAPER frontman Steve Grimmett, tragically passed away on August 15, 2022. He was 62 years young. To celebrate Steve's life, a group of his friends got together and recorded a new version of "See You In Hell". The players are renowned YouTuber Ste...
August 15, 2023

HELLOWEEN's MICHAEL KISKE Is Suffering From 'Acute Laryngitis'; Festival Appearances Canceled

German power metallers HELLOWEEN have canceled their appearances this weekend at the Hellsinki Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland and the Bloodstock Open Air festival in Derbyshire, United Kingdom due to "an acute laryngitis" suffered by the band's singer Michael Kiske. Replacing HELLOWEEN at Hells...
August 9, 2023

RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Announces First Solo Album Of All-New Original Material, 'Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters'

Ronnie Romero will release his third solo album, "Too Many Lies, Too Many Masters", on September 15 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single from the album, "Castaway On The Moon", is out today with an accompanying music video. Written by Romero with drummer Andy C. and guitarist Jose Rubio, "Too M...
July 5, 2023

HAMMERFALL To Begin Recording New Album At The End Of The Year

In a new interview with Shawn Ratches of Laughingmonkeymusic, HAMMERFALL guitarist Oscar Dronjak spoke about the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The summer festivals, that's what we're doing. This weekend is off. We've been home for a week now. It's...
June 19, 2023

Watch: CHRIS JERICHO Joins HELLOWEEN On Stage In Los Angeles To Sing 'Best Time'

FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho joined HELLOWEEN onstage during the German metallers' concert last night (Friday, June 2) at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, California to perform the HELLOWEEN song "Best Time". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. Earlier to...
June 3, 2023


German power metal band HELLOWEEN was inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame by founder Pat Gesualdo and special guest Alissa White-Gluz from ARCH ENEMY. The induction took place on May 20 in front of thousands of fans at Terminal 5 in New York City. "HELLOWEEN have helped establish the origins of the...
May 22, 2023

Watch: HELLOWEEN Kicks Off Spring 2023 North American Tour In Dallas

German power metallers HELLOWEEN kicked off their "United Forces" tour of North America this past Saturday (May 13) at The Factory in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas. Support on the 13-date trek is coming from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. Fan-filmed video of HELLOWEEN's performance can be seen below. HEL...
May 15, 2023

Watch HELLOWEEN Perform In Hamburg During Spring 2023 Tour

Fan-filmed video of HELLOWEEN's May 6 concert at Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of Bernd J. Schuster's YouTube channel). HELLOWEEN will return to the U.S. and Canada this spring as part of the "United Forces" world tour alongside supporting special guests HAMMERFALL. The tr...
May 9, 2023

Would Ex-ANTHRAX Singer NEIL TURBIN Still Be Open To Reunion With Band For Special Concert? He Responds

Former ANTHRAX frontman Neil Turbin says that he is "not even considering" the idea of taking part in a special concert featuring most of the singers that have fronted the band over the course of its nearly four-decade existence. ANTHRAX has had a number of vocalists — including Turbin, Joey Bellado...
April 24, 2023

MICHAEL KISKE On His Personal Relationships With Other HELLOWEEN Members: 'It's So Great Now'

In a new interview with Belgian Jasper, Michael Kiske spoke about his personal chemistry with the other members of HELLOWEEN before and after the initial "Pumpkins United" tour, which saw the band reunite with Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "At first I...
April 21, 2023

HELLOWEEN Is Working On Material For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske was asked if he and his bandmates have commenced work on material for the follow-up to their self-titled effort, which came out in 2021. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Actually, 10 days ago, or maybe a w...
March 20, 2023

FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO Gets Street He Grew Up On Renamed After Him

FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho was honored by Scott Gillingham, mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with a street named after him. He was also presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal by Manitoba premier Heather Stefanson. On Wednesday morning (March 15),se...
March 15, 2023

The Awakening

The role of vocals in KAMELOT — whether handled by Roy Khan and now Tommy Karevik — hasn't required the heavy lifting associated with melodic metal bands of a similar thread, i.e., early HELLOWEEN, RHAPSODY OF FIRE and STRATOVARIUS. The heavily orchestrated quality of KAMELOT's music meant Khan and...
March 13, 2023