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GOJIRA Frontman Expresses Frustration At Lack Of Action On Climate Change: 'It Feels Like We're In The Middle Of A Nightmare'

In a new interview with MoreCore.TV conducted at this past weekend's Rock Am Ring festival in Nürburgring, Germany, Joseph Duplantier of French metallers GOJIRA spoke about his frustration with the pace of collective efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat the effects of global climate...
June 5, 2023

APOCALYPTICA's New Concept Album To Arrive In Late 2024

In a new interview with Czech Republic's Backstage TV, Eicca Toppinen of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA was asked if fans can expect to hear new music from him and his bandmates in the near future. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There's always new music. Years ago, when we p...
May 29, 2023

DAVE LOMBARDO Says Double-Bass Break In SLAYER's 'Angel Of Death' Was Originally Part Of A Drum Solo

In a recent interview with Stereogum, Dave Lombardo was asked if he was trying to push the limits of speed and technique to new places during SLAYER's early years. The drummer responded: "I think I was at the time. I was pushing the limits. I remember saying to [late SLAYER guitarist Jeff] Hanneman,...
May 25, 2023


The genre-defying, musically adventurous sensibilities that are inherent to the immensely talented YAKUZA have been both a blessing and a curse. They've been overwhelming and impressive when measured artistically. But while they've shared stages with the likes of MASTODON, LACUNA COIL, THE DILLINGER...
May 16, 2023

Watch: LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Joins GOJIRA On Stage In Richmond

LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe joined French progressive metallers GOJIRA on stage last night (Tuesday, May 9) at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Virginia to perform the song "Backbone". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Blythe had performed with GOJIRA several times before. Ba...
May 10, 2023

EICCA TOPPINEN: APOCALYPTICA Will Begin Recording New 'Concept Album' In May

In a new interview with El Cuartel Del Metal, Eicca Toppinen of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA was asked if he and his bandmates have any other collaborations planned after recently releasing a number of singles, including "Rise Again", which came out last December. He responded (as transcribed...
April 19, 2023

EICCA TOPPINEN: Next APOCALYPTICA Album Will Be 'Something Totally Different'

In a new interview with Matías Arteaga of Chile's Rock Legacy webzine, Eicca Toppinen of Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA was asked if the band's recently released singles, including "Rise Again", which came out last December, will be part of the band's next studio album. He responded (as transcri...
April 12, 2023

JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On Next GOJIRA Album: 'We're Just Sending A Few Ideas To Each Other Here And There'

In a new interview with Ireland's Overdrive, GOJIRA guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier was asked if he and his bandmates have commenced work on the follow-up to 2021's "Fortitude" album. He responded: "Actually, Mario [Duplantier, GOJIRA drummer and Joseph's brother] was very busy recording drum p...
April 10, 2023


Greg Puciato, former vocalist of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and man of multiple bands (KILLER BE KILLED, JERRY CANTRELL, THE BLACK QUEEN),ventures out on his first solo tour this spring, with dates stretching across North America. "Gonna take a big ol' North American road trip with some friends, boo...
March 21, 2023

WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says Next MAMMOTH WVH Album Will Include 'Some MESHUGGAH-Inspired Songs'

In an interview with TellUs Rock, conducted in November 2022 but just now uploaded to YouTube, former VAN HALEN bassist and current MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was asked what kind of music he listens to when he is not writing, recording and performing. He responded (as transcribed by BLA...
March 19, 2023

MASTODON Hopes To Release New Song Before Or During Tour With GOJIRA This Spring/Summer

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher was asked if he and his bandmates have commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2021's "Hushed And Grim" album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There's no shut-off valve for writing a...
February 17, 2023

Dance Devil Dance

AVATAR say they're on a mission to save heavy metal, and that's apparent on the band's ninth studio effort, "Dance Devil Dance". The Swedish metal outfit have come a long way from their early days, when vocalist Johannes Eckerström and drummer John Alfredsson started the band as teenagers, and "Danc...
February 13, 2023

KEVIN SHARP On VENOMOUS CONCEPT's New Punk-Oriented Sound: 'It's Grindcore's Hungover Uncle'

By David E. Gehlke The friendly cackle on the other end of the line is none other than former BRUTAL TRUTH throat, Kevin Sharp. The vocalist has stayed active since BRUTAL TRUTH's 2014 disbandment, currently volleying between the extremity of LOCK UP and now the anthem-laden punk sounds of VENOMOUS...
February 8, 2023

NORMA JEAN Shares '1994' Music Video

NORMA JEAN has released the official music video for the song "1994". It's comprised of footage spanning the entirety of the band's career. "1994" is taken from NORMA JEAN's ninth album, "Deathrattle Sing For Me", which came out last August via Solid State Records. "If you film your band for 20+ yea...
January 30, 2023

MASTODON And GOJIRA Announce 'The Mega-Monsters Tour' With LORNA SHORE; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Teaming up for what promises to be an unforgettable jaunt of epic proportions, iconic Grammy Award-winning heavy rock band MASTODON will join forces with Grammy Award-nominated French heavy metal luminaries GOJIRA for "The Mega-Monsters Tour", a massive co-headline tour across North America in 2023...
January 17, 2023