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IHSAHN Announces 'Fascination Street Sessions' EP

Norwegian progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn (EMPEROR) will release a new EP, "Fascination Street Sessions", on March 24 via Candlelight Records. The first single from the effort, "Contorted Monuments", can be streamed below. Known as a constantly evolving artist who loves to transcend boundaries, Ihs...
January 20, 2023

TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY To Release 'Ibaraki And Friends', A Young Reader's Guide To Japanese Folklore

This June, TRIVIUM vocalist and guitarist Matt Heafy, Z2 Comics and illustrator Half Sumo will debut "Ibaraki And Friends", a rhyming picture book featuring the myriad Japanese folktales and rich mythologies that inspired Heafy as a child. This vibrant guide, designed by Matt's wife Ashley Heafy, of...
April 19, 2022


TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matthew Heafy has shared another song from "Rashomon", the long-awaited album from his IBARAKI project. Watch the video for the song "Rōnin", which features MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE singer Gerard Way and EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn, below. "'A rōnin is a masterless warrior," stat...
March 25, 2022

EMPEROR's IHSAHN: R&B Superstar THE WEEKND Is 'Darker And More Edgy' Than Most New Extreme Metal Bands

Black metal legend Ihsahn has criticized the current metal scene for its lack of "danger", claiming that R&B superstar The Weeknd is "edgier and more experimental." The EMPEROR frontman, whose real name is Vegard Sverre Tveitan, voiced his opinion on The Weeknd after telling Metal Hammer magazin...
March 24, 2022

Hear BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Guest On Song From TRIVIUM Frontman's IBARAKI Project

TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matthew Heafy has shared more details about his long-awaited and much-anticipated IBARAKI project. The project's debut album, "Rashomon", will be released on May 6 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has shared the video for "Akumu", featuring a guest appearance by BEHEMO...
February 18, 2022

TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Releases First Single From IBARAKI Project Feat. EMPEROR's IHSAHN

TRIVIUM singer and guitarist Matt Heafy has released the first single from his long-awaited IBARAKI project (formerly MRITYU). The official music video for "Tamashii No Houkai", featuring special guest Ihsahn of EMPEROR fame, can be seen below. "'Tamashii No Houkai' means 'the breaking of the soul'...
January 21, 2022

TRIVIUM Guitarist: Tour With MEGADETH And LAMB OF GOD Showed That 'It's Not All Doomsday Out There For Touring Acts'

TRIVIUM guitarist Corey Beaulieu spoke to Finland's Chaoszine about the band's recently completed U.S. tour with MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED. The trek marked the four groups' first run of shows since the start of the pandemic. "Before the tour, all the bands and management and stuff were… Wi...
October 10, 2021

TRIVIUM Shares 'The Phalanx' Video

Orlando, Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM have shared the music video for their new single "The Phalanx". Check it out below. "'The Phalanx' was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine," says bassist Paolo Gregoletto about the song's unique evolution and origin story. "It was a...
October 1, 2021

TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: SLIPKNOT's First Album 'Changed My Life'

In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, TRIVIUM frontman Matt Heafy was asked which musician deaths in the past year he's been most affected by. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's been so many. There's three I wanna go over. Joey Jordison, obviously. S...
August 21, 2021

TRIVIUM Announces New Album 'In The Court Of The Dragon', Shares 'Feast Of Fire' Music Video

Grammy-nominated band TRIVIUM will release its tenth album, titled "In The Court Of The Dragon", on October 8 via longtime label Roadrunner Records. The record was produced and mixed by Josh Wilbur and recorded in the fall of 2020 at Full Sail University in Orlando. The band has also shared the new...
August 12, 2021

TRIVIUM Releases New Song 'In The Court Of The Dragon'

Florida-based Grammy-nominated band TRIVIUM has released a new single "In The Court Of The Dragon". The song is available at all DSPs and is accompanied by an official short film music video directed by Ryan Mackfall. Watch it below. "In The Court Of The Dragon" represents everything fans have come...
July 9, 2021

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with...
June 17, 2021

EMPEROR To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With 'A Night Of Emperial Wrath 2021' Livestream Event

Veteran Norwegian black metallers EMPEROR have announced a livestream event, "A Night Of Emperial Wrath 2021", to be held on May 23. The band states: "2021 marks 30 years since the formation of EMPEROR. With the current state of the world, it’s been impossible to go ahead with scheduled plans. We no...
April 12, 2021

ROB HALFORD Says His Collaboration With NERGAL Will 'Definitely' Happen

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that a collaboration between him and BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski is "definitely gonna happen." Halford has long spoken about wanting to work on a black metal album, with initial discussions between him and EMPEROR's Ihsahn taking place back in 2006. Mo...
October 28, 2020

IHSAHN Covers A-HA's 'Manhattan Skyline' With Help From LEPROUS's EINAR SOLBERG

Shapeshifting progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn has once again pushed the boundaries of unconstrained creation — this time with the release of his striking single/video tribute to Norwegian pop pioneers A-HA. He has shared the video for his cover of the band's "Manhattan Skyline", which appears on hi...
August 28, 2020