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SCHMIER: Why DESTRUCTION Will Never Slow Down And Change Its Sound

In a recent interview with Felipe Canales of Chile's iRock, DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier was asked if he and his bandmates have ever considered changing their sound in order to reach a wider audience. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In Germany, we say, 'Don't change your winning...
January 8, 2023


SOULFLY has recruited Mike DeLeon as its new guitarist. The Max Cavalera-fronted outfit announced DeLeon's addition to the group in a social media post earlier today (Thursday, January 5). SOULFLY shared a picture of Max and drummer Zyon Cavalera along with Mike, and it included the following captio...
January 5, 2023

RANDY BLYTHE Reveals 'Most Complicated Part' Of Being In A Band Like LAMB OF GOD

As part of Jonathan Montenegro's "My 3 Questions To" series, Randy Blythe was asked what "the most complicated part" has been of being in a band like LAMB OF GOD. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think the most complicated part of it is not really anything within the band. It's...
December 28, 2022

SOULFLY's MAX CAVALERA: What The Word 'Success' Means To Me

In a recent interview with, Australia's first-ever dedicated 24/7 rock and metal online radio station launched by Andrew Haug, the former host of Triple J Australia's "The Racket" radio show, former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera discussed his definition of the wo...
December 23, 2022

KREATOR's MILLE PETROZZA: 'Thrash Metal Is In A Very Healthy State'

In a newly uploaded interview with, recorded this past June, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza was asked if he still listens to new albums from other classic thrash metal bands, such as TESTAMENT. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Absolutely. I think the last TESTAMENT...
December 22, 2022

HERMAN LI: How DRAGONFORCE Developed Its Over-The-Top Style Of Extreme Power Metal

In a new interview with PRS Guitars, DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li reflected on how he and his bandmates developed their sound, which combines the sing-along choruses of classic 1980s rock with triumphant, uplifting melodies and fantasy-themed power-metal-inspired lyrics. He said (as transcribed b...
December 21, 2022


PANTERA, TOOL, SLIPKNOT and AVENGED SEVENFOLD will headline the 2023 edition of the Welcome To Rockville festival, set to take place May 18-21 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Also scheduled to appear are DEFTONES, ROB ZOMBIE, GODSMACK, EVANESCENCE, INCUBUS, QUEENS OF THE...
December 14, 2022

LAMB OF GOD And KREATOR Announce MUNICIPAL WASTE As Support For 2023 European Tour

LAMB OF GOD and KREATOR have announced MUNICIPAL WASTE as support for their "State Of Unrest 2023" European co-headline tour. "State Of Unrest" was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but ended up getting postponed, first to 2021 and then to 2022, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Mos...
December 13, 2022

DRAGONFORCE Completes Writing New Album

In a new interview with MetalSucks, DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li confirmed that the band completed writing a new album during the coronavirus pandemic. He said: "I can't tell you anything just yet. Not until it's done, at least. Because things change all the time, and the pieces are constantly mo...
December 10, 2022

SODOM's THOMAS 'ANGELRIPPER' SUCH: 'We Never Changed Our Music'

In a new interview with "HRH Metal With Dan Chan", bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such of German thrash metal veterans SODOM spoke about how the music industry has changed in the four decades since the band's formation. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's getting harder nowada...
December 2, 2022

Watch Final Show Of MERCYFUL FATE's Fall 2022 North American Tour

Reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE played the final show of their first North American headlining tour in over two decades on November 16 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of the Sonic Perspectives YouTube channel). Featured s...
November 30, 2022

SOULFLY Announces Massive Early 2023 U.S. Tour

SOULFLY will embark on a massive U.S. tour in early 2023. The 57-date trek will run from late January to early April, and will feature support from Florida death metallers BODYBOX, Maryland progressive metallers HALF HEARD VOICES, Los Angeles industrialists DRIFT and Botswana metallers SKINFLINT. Ti...
November 29, 2022

DRAGONFORCE Releases Music Video For 'The Last Dragonborn'

Currently on tour in Europe with POWERWOLF and WARKINGS, DRAGONFORCE has dropped a new video today for fans as a special holiday surprise. Inspired by the Skyrim game, the epic clip for "The Last Dragonborn" can be viewed below. The track is taken from DRAGONFORCE's latest album, "Extreme Power Meta...
November 29, 2022

DESTRUCTION Shares Music Video For 'Tormented Soul'

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have shared the official music video for the song "Tormented Soul". The track is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Diabolical", which came out in April via Napalm Records. DESTRUCTION states about the new video: "The enthusiasm, energy and euphoria...
November 28, 2022

KING DIAMOND Outlines Differences Between Songwriting Styles Of MERCYFUL FATE And His Namesake Band

During a recent appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond spoke about the differences in the songwriting styles between MERCYFUL FATE and his namesake band. He said: "Well, Hank [Shermann, MERCYFUL FATE guitarist] is a differ...
November 26, 2022