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Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival Halts Admissions After Heavy Rain Turns Site To Mud

The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have stopped admissions to the event after heavy rain turned the grounds to mud. Although a sellout crowd of 85,000 was originally expected at festival, which is scheduled to start today (Wednesday, August 2),only an estimated 50,000 people made...
August 2, 2023

SALIVA's BOBBY AMARU Says He 'Challenged' WAYNE SWINNY 'A Lot' On Upcoming 'Revelation' Album

SALIVA will release a new album, "Revelation", on September 8. It will mark the band's first release since the passing of SALIVA's founding guitarist Wayne Swinny, who died four months ago while on tour with the group. Asked in a new interview with Real Music With Gary Stuckey what it has been like...
July 23, 2023

MAYHEM To Release New Live Album, 'Daemonic Rites', In September

Norwegian black metal pioneers MAYHEM will release a live album, "Daemonic Rites", on September 15 via Century Media Records. The record is a comprehensive look at the legendary band's chaotic and intense performances from various cities around the world over the last two years. The album promises t...
July 21, 2023

MARK TREMONTI Contributes Over Dozen Tracks To Gameplay Of STERN's Line of VENOM Pinball Games

Grammy Award-winning musician Mark Tremonti (CREED, ALTER BRIDGE, TREMONTI) has contributed over a dozen music tracks to the gameplay of Stern's all-new line of pinball games featuring one of Marvel's most enigmatic, complex, and iconic characters, Venom. Venom pinball games are available in Pro, Pr...
July 20, 2023

SALIVA To Honor WAYNE SWINNY With 'Revelation' Album: His 'Influence Is All Over These Songs'

SALIVA will release a new album, "Revelation", on September 8. It will mark the band's first release since the passing of SALIVA's founding guitarist Wayne Swinny, who died four months ago while on tour with the group. On March 22, SALIVA shared a statement on Facebook in which the band said that S...
July 14, 2023

IRON ALLIES Feat. Former ACCEPT Members HERMAN FRANK And DAVID REECE: 'Fear No Evil' Music Video

IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, has released the official music video for the song "Fear No Evil". The track is taken from IRON ALLIES' debut album, "Blood In Blood Out", which arrived last October via AFM Records. Frank commented: "This record...
July 13, 2023

Morbid Visions

The Cavalera brothers, Max and Igor a.k.a. Iggor, are among the most recognizable and renowned figures in heavy metal history. SEPULTURA, the enduring band they co-founded but parted ways with years ago, is clearly the most globally known South American metal export. Max has of course remained in th...
July 10, 2023

WARFARE's PAUL 'EVO' EVANS Talks Working With LEMMY And Recalls A METALLICA Parking Lot Riot

By David E. Gehlke Legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister was not one for producing other bands, but he made an exception for drummer/vocalist Paul "Evo" Evans of WARFARE. Evans rose through the punk and metal ranks throughout the late '70s and early '80s as a member of ANGELIC UPSTARTS and TH...
July 2, 2023

SALIVA And DROWNING POOL Announce September/October 2023 U.S. Tour

SALIVA and DROWNING POOL will join forces for a U.S. tour in late summer and early fall. The "SNAFU Le Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on September 10 in Norfolk, Virginia and conclude on October 22 in Jefferson, Louisiana, will feature support from ADELITAS WAY and ANY GIVEN SIN. Tour dates:...
June 28, 2023

Sons Of METALLICA Members Announce BASTARDANE And OTTTO Summer/Fall 2023 Tour

BASTARDANE, the band featuring drummer Castor Hetfield, the son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, will team up with OTTTO, the three-piece band featuring Tye Trujillo, the son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, for a North American summer tour that sees the bands trekking across the continent...
June 26, 2023

Watch SALIVA Perform At Ontario's SOUND OF MUSIC Festival

Fan-filmed video of SALIVA's June 16 performance at the Sound Of Music festival at Spencer Smith Park in Burlington, Ontario, Canada can be seen below. SALIVA's founding guitarist Wayne Swinny died three months ago while on tour with the group. On March 22, SALIVA shared a statement on Facebook in...
June 22, 2023

CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces 'Chaos Horrific' Album, Shares 'Blood Blind' Single

Death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE will unleash their sixteenth studio album, "Chaos Horrific", on September 22 via Metal Blade Records. Since 1988, CANNIBAL CORPSE have been at the forefront of death metal, shaping and defining the genre. In 2021, they raised the stakes again with "Violence Unima...
June 22, 2023

CARMINE APPICE Rails Against Being Called 'Washed Up': 'I Don't Look Like I'm Dead, Unlike A Lot Of Guys My Age'

By David E. Gehlke Legendary drummer Carmine Appice says he only spoke the truth when he spilled the dirt on guitarist Mick Mars's departure from MÖTLEY CRÜE. In doing so, he generated some nice free press ahead of his new instrumental rock album with Cuban guitarist Fernando Perdomo, "Running Up Th...
June 19, 2023

Original SLIPKNOT Singer ANDERS COLSEFNI Dedicates His Upcoming Performances To PAUL GRAY And JOEY JORDISON

Original SLIPKNOT vocalist Anders Colsefni says that his performances on his upcoming tour will be dedicated to his late bandmates Paul Gray and Joey Jordison. Earlier in the month, it was announced that Colsefni will perform SLIPKNOT's independently released debut effort "Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat."...
June 18, 2023

BOBBY GUSTAFSON Says Increased Touring Costs Are To Blame For His Exit From VIO-LENCE

In a new interview with Into The Pit, guitarist Bobby Gustafson once again opened up about his fall 2022 exit from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans VIO-LENCE. The 57-year-old musician, who is based in Florida, said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[The split happened] for the same...
June 16, 2023