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KING'S X Announces First Studio Album In 14 Years, 'Three Sides Of One', Shares 'Let It Rain' Single

KING'S X, comprised of Doug "Dug" Pinnick, Ty Tabor and Jerry Gaskill, will release its 13th studio album, "Three Sides Of One", on September 2. The LP's heavy first single, "Let It Rain", can be streamed below. Pinnick comments: 'When I think of it, KING'S X feels like a couple of old best friends...
June 24, 2022

IN FLAMES Releases New Single 'State Of Slow Decay', Announces Fall 2002 North American Tour

IN FLAMES has just released a music video for a brand new song, "State Of Slow Decay". The band performed the track — which was produced by Howard Benson, mixed by Joe Rickard and mastered by Ted Jensen — live for the first time during its concert on Friday (June 10) at the Sweden Rock Festival in S...
June 13, 2022

DECAPITATED's VOGG On New Album 'Cancer Culture': 'It Was Time To Return With The Brutality And Aggression'

By David E. Gehlke DECAPITATED guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka speaks glowingly of his band's latest studio album, "Cancer Culture". And he should — the album marks a return of the brutality that immediately put the Polish quartet on the map for their 2000 "Winds Of Creation" debut, an LP recorded...
May 31, 2022

KING'S X's New Album Gets Official Release Date

KING'S X, comprised of Doug "Dug" Pinnick, Ty Tabor and Jerry Gaskill, has signed with InsideOut Music/Sony Music worldwide. They will be the label home for the trio's upcoming 13th studio album and first new music in 14 years, which has just been completed, The long-awaited new record will see the...
May 5, 2022

MESHUGGAH's TOMAS HAAKE: 'It's Hard For Me To Visualize Myself Being 65 Playing 'Bleed''

By David E. Gehlke The demanding, physical style of MESHUGGAH's groundbreaking, oft-copied style of polyrhythmic metal has taken its toll. Lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal sat out most of the tour dates in support of 2016's "The Violent Sleep Of Reason" and only recently returned to the band. Rhyth...
April 18, 2022

MESHUGGAH's TOMAS HAAKE: 'I Definitely Am Not The Drummer I Was When I Was 30'

In a recent interview with Finland's Chaoszine, MESHUGGAH's Tomas Haake was asked if playing the drums in such a physically demanding style becomes more difficult as he gets older. The 50-year-old Swedish musician responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "You definitely feel it; there's no do...
April 16, 2022

MESHUGGAH's MÅRTEN HAGSTRÖM On 'Immutable': 'It's By Far The Most Dynamic We've Been On An Album'

During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström discussed the Swedish band's recently released ninth studio album, "Immutable". Available now via Atomic Fire, the follow-up to 2016's "The Violent Sleep Of Re...
April 10, 2022

TOMAS HAAKE Is Open To Releasing Official MESHUGGAH Book: 'That's A Good Idea'

In a new interview with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast, MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake was asked about the possibility of him and his bandmates writing an official book about their journey so far. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, man. Yeah. That's a good idea, actually...
April 6, 2022


When you consider that they are almost certainly the last metal band to create something genuinely unprecedented and groundbreaking from scratch, MESHUGGAH should really have nothing to prove at this point. Just about everything the Swedes have released since 1995's "Destroy Erase Improve" has been...
March 29, 2022

MESHUGGAH Releases New Single 'I Am That Thirst'

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have released "I Am That Thirst", the second single from their upcoming ninth studio album, "Immutable". Due on April 1 via Atomic Fire, the follow-up to 2016's "The Violent Sleep Of Reason" was recorded at Sweetspot Studios in Halmstad, Sweden; mixed by...
March 24, 2022

MESHUGGAH's TOMAS HAAKE Says It Took Him Two Years To Find 'Right Person' To Help Him With His Skin Condition

MESHUGGAH drummer Tomas Haake has opened up about the skin condition on his hands that caused the postponement of the band's previously announced U.S. tour, originally planned for early 2022. Speaking to Metal Injection, he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I had this problem. It started t...
March 24, 2022

MESHUGGAH's TOMAS HAAKE Always Counts Steps While Walking Up Staircases

In a new interview with Elliott Fullam of Little Punk People, MESHUGGAH's Tomas Haake was asked if he naturally keeps count of everyday tasks since he's a drummer. He responded: "Not really. I do have one weird thing, though. I don't necessarily see the connection with me being a drummer, but maybe...
March 20, 2022

Some Sema

If you have the cojones to name yourselves after a MESHUGGAH song, the least we can do is give you a shot. Fortunately, while exhibiting a clear debt to the aforementioned legends, STENGAH's debut album does much more than simply emulate someone else's formula. This French band have a sound that has...
March 17, 2022

MESHUGGAH's TOMAS HAAKE Opens Up About His Battle With Eczema: 'It's A Bummer'

This past December, MESHUGGAH announced that it was postponing its previously announced U.S. tour, originally planned for early 2022, to September/October 2022. At the time, the Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers said that they needed "to prioritize the physical health of one of the band members wh...
March 15, 2022


When the 2021 edition of Louder Than Life concluded last September, local newspaper LEO Weekly pondered, "How will DWP top this for Louder Than Life 2022? I don't know, but I'm looking forward to seeing you all there again for it." Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents have found a way to do just...
March 9, 2022