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Tales Of Demonic Possession

For a brief moment back there, CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC were musically earthbound. The NYC quartet's last release, "Cloud Covered", was a collection of covers, including a particularly inspired reading of CHICAGO's "If You Leave Me Now". Lockdown fever will do that, even to such dedicated space cadets....
February 2, 2023

The Elektra Albums

Despite being regularly derailed by one of the most fractious relationships in music history, DOKKEN hold a special place in the heart of every '80s-obsessed metalhead. Immortalized via one particularly effusive endorsement during the legendary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" documentary ("Heavy metal def...
January 25, 2023

MIKE PORTNOY Confirms He Is 'Slightly Involved' In DREAM THEATER's Recently Launched 'Lost Not Forgotten Archives'

In a new interview with "The Metal Edge Podcast", former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy spoke about his involvement with "Lost Not Forgotten Archives". The collaboration between the band and record label InsideOut Music has seen the virtuosic quintet's long-standing Ytsejam Records catalog reis...
January 24, 2023

Into Sorrow Evermore

In terms of 21st century black metal, few bands have been so consistently praised as Germany's IMPERIUM DEKADENZ. Justly acclaimed, from their 2006 debut "…und die Welt ward kalt und leer", right through to the big(ger) budget uproar of 2019's "When We Are Forgotten", the duo have secured their own...
January 18, 2023

IRON MAIDEN To Be Honored With Royal Mail Stamps

Britain's Royal Mail is celebrating IRON MAIDEN with a set of postage stamps. Due for release on January 12, the stamps depict the British heavy metal legends over the decades. Eight stamps feature MAIDEN in performance while a separate sheet features four stamps of the band's mascot Eddie. The live...
January 4, 2023

BRIAN JOHNSON Says Meeting PAUL MCCARTNEY For First Time Left Him 'Tongue-Tied'

In a new interview with QFM96's "Torg & Elliott" radio show, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson was asked if he has ever met somebody famous that he was "in awe" of. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yes, that has happened, and it was [THE BEATLES legend] Paul McCartney. I didn't know...
December 12, 2022

THE ROLLING STONES Honored With U.K. Collectible Coin For 60th Anniversary

The Royal Mint, the official maker of U.K. coins, has launched a new collectable coin celebrating the iconic British rock and roll band THE ROLLING STONES. THE ROLLING STONES collectable coin is the fifth in The Royal Mint's "Music Legends" series, which celebrates legendary British artists through...
December 2, 2022

ROB HALFORD On Singing With DOLLY PARTON: 'I Was Just Blessed And Honored And Thrilled'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford joined country legend Dolly Parton on stage on November 5 at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony to perform her classic song "Jolene". Also appearing with them as part of a "super jam" performance were some of the other Rock Hall inductees, including Pat...
November 25, 2022

The Majesty Of Decay

There is nothing quite like some rigorous independent thinking to make narrow-minded folk wet their beds. JUDICATOR have been one of power metal's most potent forces for some time, with a sound that owed plenty to BLIND GUARDIAN without ever borrowing directly from them, and that sounded neither ove...
November 23, 2022

DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN Says PANTERA Reunion Will Be 'Devastating': 'I'm Excited About It'

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has once again weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA bann...
November 19, 2022

DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN 'Can't Wait' To See PANTERA Play Live Again, Says It Will Be A 'Great' Tribute

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has weighed in on the news that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) will unite with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTERA banner. Anselmo...
November 9, 2022

GENE SIMMONS Urges KANYE WEST To Take His Medication And Surround Himself With 'Nicer People'

During a new appearance on "Piers Morgan Uncensored", KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was asked if he thinks Jewish people should accept Kanye West's apology for his string of anti-Semitic comments throughout the past few weeks. The 73-year-old rocker, who is Jewish, responded (as transcribed by...
October 21, 2022

Watch: NITA STRAUSS Rejoins ALICE COOPER On Stage In Colorado

Nita Strauss rejoined Alice Cooper on stage Tuesday night (October 4) during the legendary rocker's concert at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colorado. The 35-year-old musician, who left Alice's touring band earlier this year to join the backing group of pop star Demi Lovato, came up durin...
October 5, 2022


Morbidity will not be stopped. Despite digging deep into death metal's well of odium with VALLENFYRE for three widely acclaimed albums, PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh still wanted to go deeper and darker. As showcased on 2019 debut "Abandon All Faith", STRIGOI take that crestfallen, crusty...
September 28, 2022

Rockers React To Death Of QUEEN ELIZABETH II

Members of BLACK SABBATH, SAXON, DEF LEPPARD, STRYPER and THE OFFSPRING are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history, who died today at 96 years old. "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afte...
September 8, 2022