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HYPOCRISY's PETER TÄGTGREN: 'Maybe This Is Our Last American Tour'

By David E. Gehlke There was a stretch from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s when Peter Tägtgren was ubiquitous — and it nearly killed him. The Swedish musician and producer juggled his primary band, HYPOCRISY, while running Abyss Studios, twiddling the knobs for the likes of BORKNAGAR, CHILDREN OF...
May 5, 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


HYPOCRISY has announced the addition of "session" drummer Henrik Axelsson to the group's ranks. Earlier today (Tuesday, April 12),HYPOCRISY released the following statement via social media: "Please welcome Henrik Axelsson! This talented Swedish musician played in IMPLODE and SOILS OF FATE. Since 2...
April 12, 2022


HYPOCRISY has announced the departure of longtime drummer Reidar "Horgh" Horghagen. The Swedish metallers shared the news of the Norwegian musician's exit in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "Hey there! There's a thing you must know. Horgh is no longer part of HYPOCRISY. We hope you re...
April 5, 2022

TED NUGENT: 'Ukraine Is Not An Innocent Player Here'

Ted Nugent has suggested that Russian president Vladimir Putin was forced to act in Ukraine in order to impose neutrality on Russia's neighboring country, in the process preventing it from joining NATO to stop it from posing a threat to Russia's national security. Nugent weighed in on the situation...
March 21, 2022

What Do Americans Think Of The War In Ukraine? TED NUGENT Has His Finger On The Pulse

In a new interview with Eric Bolling, the host of Newsmax's "Eric Bolling The Balance", outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent was asked to weigh in on what Americans think of the war in Ukraine. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, number one, Eric, I'm honored and humbled that yo...
March 18, 2022

DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN To TREVOR NOAH: 'You're A Hypocritical, Self-Righteous, Pathetic Man'

DISTURBED's David Draiman has blasted Trevor Noah as "a hypocritical, self-righteous, pathetic man" after "The Daily Show" host implied podcaster Joe Rogan is guilty of racism. Over the weekend, Rogan apologized after a montage of clips showed him repeatedly using the N-word over the years. Rogan al...
February 9, 2022

KING'S X's Gay Frontman DOUG PINNICK 'Begged God' To Make Him Straight

In a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", KING'S X frontman Doug "Dug" Pinnick talked about his years in the metal Christian closet and the relief he felt after making a clean break with religion. "Being told that if you're gay, it's an abomination, and God hates that more than anything els...
January 23, 2022


Swedish death metal veterans HYPOCRISY will embark on the "Worship" tour this spring. The 28-date trek will kick off at Warsaw in Brooklyn, New York on April 29 and will make stops in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Austin before concluding in Baltimore at the Maryland Deathfest on May 29. Support on the...
January 18, 2022

SKILLET's Jesus-Loving Frontman Blasts 'Hypocrisy In Christianity': 'I Find It Personally Disgusting'

In a new interview with Rock Feed, John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, once again spoke about his intensely strict religious upbringing where all pop music, black clothes and even Christian rock music was banned and how it shaped his view of re...
January 14, 2022

JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Celebrates 36 Years Of Sobriety

JUDAS PRIESTs' Rob Halford is celebrating the 36th anniversary of his getting sober. The 70-year-old singer posted a photo of his AA sobriety medallion, which has the words "to thine own self be true" and "unity, service and recovery" engraved around the roman numeral for 36. He wrote: "'One day at...
January 6, 2022

JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Staying Sober For 36 Years: 'I Live One Day At A Time'

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford, who will celebrate the 36th anniversary of his getting sober this Thursday (January 6),spoke to Spain's Mariskal Rock about how he has managed and avoided the urge to relapse since 1986. "I think about it all the time," he said about drinking alcohol. "It's an add...
January 3, 2022

TED NUGENT On How He Beat COVID-19: 'I Listened To What The Government Told Me To Do And I Did Just The Opposite'

Ted Nugent spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about how he managed to beat COVID-19 eight months ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[The virus] was designed by the communist Chinese and Mr. Fauci [the nation's top infectious diseases expert Anthony...
December 10, 2021

TED NUGENT Says GENE SIMMONS's Anti-Vaxxer Comments Are 'Not Truth, Logic And Common Sense'

Legendary rocker Ted Nugent has once again criticized Gene Simmons for calling unvaccinated people the "enemy," saying the KISS bassist/vocalist's comments are "not truth, logic and common sense." In an appearance on Talkshoplive's Rock 'N' Roll channel two weeks ago, Simmons said that many people w...
November 28, 2021

HYPOCRISY/PAIN Leader PETER TÄGTGREN Won't Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Until It's Time To Go On Tour

Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) has spoken out against vaccine mandates, saying "when they try to force it on you, I become the opposite." The 51-year-old Tägtgren, who lives in a small Swedish village called Pärlby, discussed his views on vaccines in a ne...
November 26, 2021