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SABATON Shares More Details About 25th-Anniversary Celebration: 'This Is A Massive Milestone For Us'

Swedish metallers SABATON are gearing up for an epic celebration as they approach their 25-year milestone in the music industry. Founded in Falun, Sweden, in 1999, SABATON's journey has been nothing short of legendary. Their music industry adventures have been fueled by powerful anthems, 10 studio a...
January 2, 2024


METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich is celebrating his 60th birthday on December 26. A decade ago, just as Ulrich was turning 50, he said the milestone was "meaningless" and it made "no real difference" in his life. "I don't look at age," he explained. "I'm quite happy growing older, with the experiences...
December 26, 2023

SABATON: 'We Have A Lot Of Activities Planned For Our 25th-Anniversary Celebration' In 2024

Swedish metallers SABATON will enter the studio in January to begin recording their eleventh album. The follow-up to 2022's "The War To End All Wars" is tentatively due later in 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records. SABATON revealed a rough timeline for the band's next release in a Christmas video message...
December 24, 2023

Israeli Heavy Metal Drummer Accidentally Killed By IDF After Being Mistaken For Hamas Terrorist

Yotam Haim, the drummer for the Israeli heavy metal band PERSEPHORE, was one of three Israeli hostages who were killed after the Israel Defense Forces mistook them for a "threat" during crossfire in Gaza earlier today (Friday, December 15). Haim's death was announced by a spokesman for the IDF, who...
December 15, 2023

KIRK HAMMETT Looks Back On Making Of METALLICA's 'Kill 'Em All' For Album's 40th Anniversary

On the latest episode of the "Metal Mayhem ROC" podcast, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett celebrates the 40th anniversary of the band's debut album, "Kill 'Em All", by going back in time for an in-depth look back at the rehearsals and the recording of the LP that took place in "Metal Mayhem ROC"'s h...
December 1, 2023

RICK ROZZ Says It's Been 'An Honor' To Perform Early DEATH Classics In LEFT TO DIE

Former DEATH and MASSACRE guitarist Frederick "Rick Rozz" DeLillo says it has been an "honor" to perform songs from DEATH's revered first two studio albums, "Scream Bloody Gore" and "Leprosy" as part of LEFT TO DIE, the band featuring fellow DEATH alum and bassist Terry Butler (also formerly of MASS...
November 30, 2023

Watch: Ex-DEATH Drummer CHRIS REIFERT Performs DEATH Classics With LEFT TO DIE In Oakland

Former DEATH drummer Chris Reifert joined LEFT TO DIE on stage last night (Friday, November 24) at Eli's Mile High in Oakland, California to perform the DEATH classics "Infernal Death" and "Evil Dead". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. LEFT TO DIE is the new band featuring classi...
November 25, 2023

Watch: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE Members Brawl Onstage During Concert In Australia

Two members of THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE got into a physical altercation during the band's concert in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday (November 21),bringing an abrupt end to the show and THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE's tour of the country. The fighting began when frontman Anton Newcombe, whose ba...
November 22, 2023

LEFT TO DIE Feat. Ex-DEATH Members: Video Of Entire Santa Ana Concert During Fall 2023 Tour

The MJT LIVE YouTube channel has uploaded video of LEFT TO DIE's entire November 13 concert at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana, California. Check it out below. LEFT TO DIE is the new band featuring classic DEATH members Terry Butler (also formerly of MASSACRE and currently in OBITUARY) and...
November 19, 2023

SABATON To Enter Studio In Early 2024

In a new interview with FaceCulture, SABATON bassist and manager Pär Sundström confirmed that he and his bandmates have been writing material for the follow-up to 2022's "The War To End All Wars" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "SABATON hasn't been so active touring since we end...
November 15, 2023

Reptilian Warlords

What an astonishing year this has been for death metal. While mainstream metal media outlets continue to froth over all manner of shiny, new things that have virtually fuck all to do with heavy metal on any meaningful level, the genre kick-started by POSSESSED and DEATH all those decades ago continu...
November 14, 2023


Dan "Chewy" Mongrain (VOIVOD) and Patrice Hamelin (GORGUTS) resurrected their Canadian cult prog-death band MARTYR for a headlining performance at this year's Trois-Rivières Metalfest. After a 10-year hiatus, MARTYR accepted the invitation to play its second album, 2000's "Warp Zone", in its entiret...
November 11, 2023

THE RODS To Release New Studio Album, 'Rattle The Cage', In January

Veteran metallers THE RODS have signed with Massacre Records. The band's new studio album, titled "Rattle The Cage", will be available as a CD digipak, limited vinyl LP and digital formats on January 12, 2024. THE RODS are a storied heavy metal band that rocked their way through the '80s with a powe...
November 9, 2023

Original VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN On 'Welcome To Hell' Album: 'That Was A Moment Captured In Time'

In an interview with Neuborn Open Air festival in Wörrstadt, Germany, original VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn reflected on the former band's early albums, particularly 1981's "Welcome To Hell", which had a low-budget raw production that many black metal bands took influenc...
October 31, 2023

EXCITER Will 'Eventually' Release New Music

In a new interview with Mark Kadzielawa of 69 Faces Of Rock, drummer/vocalist Dan Beehler of Canadian thrash metal pioneers EXCITER spoke about the 2018 departure of John Ricci. The guitarist has since been replaced by Daniel Dekay, who has previously played with DIEMONDS. Asked how the reunion with...
October 21, 2023