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Trial Date Set For Lawsuit Between Founding QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer And Fellow Original Members

A jury trial date has been set in the lawsuit between QUEENSRŸCHE's estranged drummer Scott Rockenfield and the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass). The trial is set for 9 a.m. on January 16, 2024 in Snohomish County Superior Court in the state of Washingt...
May 26, 2023

KAMELOT Shares Music Video For 'New Babylon'

Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT recently released their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date — their first full-length in five years, "The Awakening". The LP, which debuted at No. 2 on the U.S. Current Hard Music Albums chart and No. 27 on the Current Album Sales chart,...
May 23, 2023

KAMELOT Announces August/September 2023 North American Tour With BATTLE BEAST And XANDRIA

Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT have announced the 2023 "Awaken The World" North American headline tour, featuring special guests BATTLE BEAST and additional support from XANDRIA. The tour kicks off in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 17, visiting several major cities in the U.S. and C...
April 25, 2023

70000 TONS OF METAL's ANDY PILLER Takes On Cruise Criticism: 'The Line Ends With Me'

By David E. Gehlke After a two-year pandemic-related break, the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise returned to action in January. The brainchild of Swiss promoter Andy Piller, the cruise has its selling points as a five-day jaunt in warm, beautiful weather, surrounded by fellow music fans, 60 bands and coun...
March 24, 2023

MICHAEL WILTON Shoots Down GEOFF TATE's Claim That Original QUEENSRŸCHE Lineup Was Offered 'Obscene' Money To Reunite

During an appearance on this past Tuesday's (March 14) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton was asked about ex-QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate's claim that the original lineup of the group was offered an "obscene" amount of money for one reunion t...
March 17, 2023

Live At ProgPower XXI

One of countless bands whose plans were brutally scuppered when the global plague took hold three years ago, SEVEN SPIRES are still the most exciting thing happening in power and symphonic metal today. And now that the world is back to some kind of (intermittently horrifying) normality, this band's...
March 15, 2023

KAMELOT Shares 'Eventide' Single From 'The Awakening' Album

Modern symphonic metal icons KAMELOT have released "Eventide", the third single from their first full-length album in five years, "The Awakening", which will arrive on March 17 via Napalm Records. The track is a modernized banger of epic proportions, featuring the band’s lauded trademark soundscapes...
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

KAMELOT's THOMAS YOUNGBLOOD: 'I've Never Allowed Someone Else To Dictate My Path'

By David E. Gehlke When KAMELOT was shopping for a record deal in the desolate, unforgiving mid-1990s, founding member and guitarist Thomas Youngblood was thinking long term. Rather than signing with a stateside label that may not understand KAMELOT's brand of melodic metal, Youngblood and company h...
March 7, 2023

KAMELOT Unveils Cinematic New Single 'Opus Of The Night (Ghost Requiem)'

Modern symphonic metal icons KAMELOT have released "Opus Of The Night (Ghost Requiem)", the second single from their first full-length album in five years, "The Awakening", which will arrive on March 17 via Napalm Records. The track, which features a guest appearance by the Grammy-nominated, soundtr...
February 14, 2023

Ex-KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN Says His Solo Release Is 'Starting To Shape Up'

In a new interview with Czech Republic's Backstage TV, former KAMELOT and current CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan spoke about his plans to eventually release a solo LP. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm still not entirely sure what it's gonna be. But it's starting to shape up. And I will...
February 13, 2023

Watch: KAMELOT Performs New Single 'One More Flag In The Ground' Live For First Time Aboard 70000 TONS OF METAL Cruise

Modern symphonic metal icons KAMELOT performed their new single, "One More Flag In The Ground", live for the first time during their February 2 set aboard this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. Round 11 of 70000 Tons Of Metal sailed from Miami,...
February 5, 2023

KAMELOT Announces First Album In Five Years, 'The Awakening'

Modern symphonic metal icons KAMELOT will release their first full-length in five years, "The Awakening", on March 17 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the LP's first single, "One More Flag In The Ground", can be seen below. Having reigned supreme with the release of internationally t...
January 12, 2023

KAMELOT Shares Teaser For Upcoming Studio Album

KAMELOT has shared a teaser video for its long-awaited new studio album. The one-and-a-half-minute clip, which can be seen below, includes snippets of some of the music from the upcoming effort. Among the working songtitles set to appear on the LP are "Bloodmoon", "Eventide", "Awakening", "Midsummer...
January 6, 2023


During a recent appearance on the "In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie" podcast, ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz spoke about the challenges of maintaining a strong relationship with her longtime boyfriend, MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, when both of them spend so much time on the...
January 1, 2023