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EXCITER To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of 'Heavy Metal Maniac' On May/June 2023 European Tour

Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of their classic debut album, "Heavy Metal Maniac", by embarking on a European tour in May. Says EXCITER: "We can't wait to be returning to Europe in May/June to rage with you! We kick things off on May 19th at Up the Ham...
March 15, 2023

ICED EARTH To Release 'Hellrider' And 'I Walk Among You' EPs In April

American metal act ICED EARTH will release two new EPs on April 28 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Titled "Hellrider" and "I Walk Among You", these releases will include rare recordings from the transition phase between singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and predecessor/successor Matt Barlow in 2007 and 20...
March 14, 2023

Watch: Former DEATH Members RICK ROZZ And TERRY BUTLER Kick Off LEFT TO DIE 2023 European Tour In London

LEFT TO DIE, the new band featuring classic DEATH members Terry Butler (also formerly of MASSACRE and currently in OBITUARY) and Rick Rozz (ex-MASSACRE) paired with GRUESOME founders Matt Harvey (EXHUMED) and Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION),kicked off its European tour last night (Friday, March 3...
March 4, 2023

METAL BLADE RECORDS Announces 'Swing Of The Blade' Book From Founder BRIAN SLAGEL

Metal Blade Records has announced a new book from founder Brian Slagel, "Swing Of The Blade: More Stories From Metal Blade Records", due out May 9, 2023. "Swing Of The Blade: More Stories From Metal Blade Records" follows Slagel's critically acclaimed 2017 book "For The Sake Of Heaviness", which del...
March 3, 2023

VOIVOD To Release Album Of Re-Recorded Versions Of Early Songs To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Vocalist Denis "Snake" Bélanger of Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD has revealed to Agoraphobic News that he and his bandmates are working on a 40th-anniversary album, apparently titled "Morgöth Tales", featuring re-recorded versions of songs from their first few albums. He said (...
February 21, 2023

TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Talks His Vocal Performance: 'I Don't Think I Sound Like Anybody' Else

In a new interview with Heavy New York, former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens reflected on his vocal performance on the debut album from WINTERS BANE, "Heart Of A Killer", which was released in 1993, three years before he joined PRIEST as the replacement for Rob Halford. He sa...
January 3, 2023

Ex-DEATH Guitarist JAMES MURPHY Hopes To Complete Long-In-The-Works CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Album

In a recent interview with Pod Scum, guitarist James Murphy (ex-DEATH, TESTAMENT, OBITUARY) spoke about his plans to complete the long-awaited DEATH tribute album, "Within The Mind - In Homage To The Musical Legacy Of Chuck Schuldiner" which he had started work on nearly two decades ago. He said (as...
December 23, 2022

Former DEATH Members RICK ROZZ And TERRY BUTLER Announce LEFT TO DIE 'Reborn Dead' 2023 European Tour

LEFT TO DIE, the new band featuring classic DEATH members Terry Butler (also formerly of MASSACRE and currently in OBITUARY) and Rick Rozz (ex-MASSACRE) paired with GRUESOME founders Matt Harvey (EXHUMED) and Gus Rios (ex-MALEVOLENT CREATION),will embark on a European tour in March 2023. LEFT TO DI...
December 12, 2022

GORGUTS Announce First Performance In Nearly Six Years

Canadian death metal veterans GORGUTS will perform for the first time in nearly six years at Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 14, 2023 at the Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To celebrate the end of this extended break, the band will play a special set exclusively of ma...
December 8, 2022

LARS ULRICH On His METALLICA Bandmates: 'They Are The Brothers I Never Had'

During an appearance this past Monday (November 28) on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show", METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich discussed his Danish upbringing and how his relationship with his parents has shaped who he is. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My dad was a professional tennis pla...
November 30, 2022

LACUNA COIL Announces May 2023 West Coast U.S. Tour

Italian metal veterans LACUNA COIL have announced their return to the U.S. next year with a special West Coast tour — featuring THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, BLIND CHANNEL and EDGE OF PARADISE as openers. This trek follows the successful East Coast run in fall 2022 with BUTCHER BABIES, UNCURED and LIONS AT...
November 28, 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


SYSTEM OF A DOWN, INCUBUS, KORN, EVANESCENCE and DEFTONES will headline Sick New World, a new music festival featuring some of the biggest names in nu-metal. Also scheduled to appear are the newly reactivated FLYLEAF, featuring the band's original lead singer Lacey Sturm, and the reunited COAL CHAMB...
November 7, 2022

Watch: METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Talks About His Love Of Horror In New Episode Of 'Metal And Monsters'

Gibson TV, the iconic, American guitar maker's award-winning, worldwide online network, has released the second episode of "Metal And Monsters", the network's first show dedicated to the worlds of heavy metal and monster culture. In the first-ever "Metal And Monsters" Halloween special, host Count D...
October 27, 2022

TED NUGENT: 'I Was Born With The God-Given Right To Keep And Bear Arms 24-7'

Ted Nugent has once again defended his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, arguing that he got it from "God." The musician discussed his natural-born rights as an American while talking to John McLaughlin of the Iowa Firearms Coalition. The 73-year-old conservative rocker, who recently re...
October 22, 2022