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KING DIAMOND Says 'There Are Reasons' MICHAEL DENNER Isn't Involved In MERCYFUL FATE Comeback

King Diamond has commented on guitarist Michael Denner's exclusion from MERCYFUL FATE's current "reunion." When it was announced in 2019 that the influential Danish heavy metal act would reunite for an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer of 2020, it was revealed that M...
August 5, 2022
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Did Grunge Kill 1980s Heavy Metal? PEARL JAM's STONE GOSSARD Weighs In

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of VWMusic, PEARL JAM guitarist Stone Gossard was asked for his take on the long-running narrative that grunge killed the career of many hard rock and heavy metal musicians. He replied: "I think there's always renewal in the world, and with that renewal, comes new...
July 29, 2022
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DOPE Announces Seventh Studio Album 'Blood Money Part Zer0'

Industrial metal pioneers DOPE will release their seventh studio album, "Blood Money Part Zer0", on February 24, 2023. In a move to demonstrate the band's sincere appreciation to their loyal fanbase for more than two decades, they are giving away the album for free digitally. Longtime fans, curious...
July 19, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Shares Music Video For 'The Great Heathen Army' Title Track

Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH will release their twelfth studio album, "The Great Heathen Army", on August 5 via Metal Blade. The official music video for the LP's title track, directed by Pavel Trebukhin and shot in Riga, Latvia, can be seen below. AMON AMARTH comments: "The armada of...
July 7, 2022
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Watch MERCYFUL FATE Perform At BARCELONA ROCK FEST

Video of MERCYFUL FATE's July 1 performance at the Barcelona Rock Fest at the Parc de Can Zam in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, just twenty minutes from the center of Barcelona, Spain, can be seen below. The influential Danish metallers' 11-song set included a brand new track, "The Jackl Of Salzburg", wh...
July 6, 2022
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Watch MERCYFUL FATE Perform New Song 'The Jackl Of Salzburg' At COPENHELL

Fan-filmed video of MERCYFUL FATE's June 18 concert at the Copenhell festival at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. The influential Danish metallers' 11-song set included a brand new track, "The Jackl Of Salzburg", which is expected to appear on MERCYFUL FATE's upcoming studio alb...
June 19, 2022
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JOHN CORABI Urges Gun Control Reform: 'Stop With The Thoughts And Prayers And F***ing Do Something'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi has blasted the U.S. Congress for being unwilling or unable to pass substantial federal legislation to curb gun violence in America. Speaking to Australia's Silver Tiger Media, the 63-year-old singer, who lives in Nashville, said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUT...
June 7, 2022
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Watch MERCYFUL FATE Perform At Poland's MYSTIC FESTIVAL

Influential Danish metallers MERCYFUL FATE played their second concert in 23 years Saturday night (June 4) at the Mystic Festival in Gdańsk, Poland. The band's 11-song set included a brand new track, "The Jackl Of Salzburg", which is expected to appear on MERCYFUL FATE's upcoming studio album, tenta...
June 5, 2022
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Watch MERCYFUL FATE Play New Song 'The Jackal Of Salzburg' Live For The First Time

Influential Danish metallers MERCYFUL FATE played their first concert in 23 years Thursday night (June 2) at the Expo Plaza in Hannover, Germany as the support act for VOLBEAT. The band's seven-song set included a brand new track, "The Jackl Of Salzburg", which is expected to appear on MERCYFUL FATE...
June 3, 2022
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MERCYFUL FATE Debuts Brand New Song At First Concert In 23 Years

Influential Danish metallers MERCYFUL FATE played their first concert in 23 years earlier tonight (Thursday, June 2) at the Expo Plaza in Hannover, Germany as the support act for VOLBEAT. The band's seven-song set included a brand new track, "The Jackal Of Salzburg", which is expected to appear on M...
June 2, 2022
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Acclaimed Hard Rock Drummer HEMPO HILDÉN Dead At 69

Acclaimed Finnish-Swedish rock drummer Henrik "Hempo" Hildén has died at the age of 69. Born in Tampere, Finland, Hildén, who has played with John Norum, Don Dokken and Glenn Hughes, among others, moved to the Swedish town Karlskrona in the 1990s, where he remained until his death. He was considered...
May 30, 2022
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KING DIAMOND Says MERCYFUL FATE Will Play New Nine-Minute Song On Upcoming Tour: 'It's Quite A Monster'

Influential Danish metallers MERCYFUL FATE will embark on a European tour this spring and summer. The trek will kick off on June 2 in Hannover, Germany and will include shows in Poland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, France, Spain, Finland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovenia, Norway, Cz...
May 29, 2022
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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Releases Visualizer Video For 'Stitches' From Deluxe Edition Of Self-Titled Album

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release a deluxe version of their current, self-titled album on July 8, 2022 via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy. This extended release features four brand new tracks, plus "Stitches", a song previously only available as a Japanese exclusive. Following the...
May 27, 2022
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WITCHERY Announces New Studio Album 'Nightside'

Swedish blackened thrash metal pioneers WITCHERY will release their eighth studio album, "Nightside", on July 22 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2017's "I Am Legion" was recorded with the WITCHERY lineup consisting of Patrik Jensen (guitar, THE HAUNTED / ex-SEANCE),Rickard Rimfält (guit...
May 21, 2022
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'ShipRocked' 2023 Cruise Led By FALLING IN REVERSE, NOTHING MORE, SKILLET, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE

After making its triumphant return to the seas in 2022, ShipRocked — the ultimate rock music cruise vacation — expands to six days for its 13th sailing from January 22-28, 2023. FALLING IN REVERSE tops the bill for ShipRocked 2023 — joined by a co-headliner to be announced in early June — plus NOTHI...
May 18, 2022