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After a busy period of numerous shows in South America, promoting "Antichrist Reborn" (2022),THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, took a break for a great reason: the preparation for the highly anticipated second full-length album of t...
November 22, 2023

MOONSPELL Announces First-Ever Arena Headline Show In Lisbon

Portuguese goth overlords MOONSPELL will team up with the prestigious orchestra Sinfonietta De Lisboa for their first-ever symphonic show headlining the biggest live arena in Portugal, the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal's capital city. MOONSPELL vocalist Fernando Ribeiro comments: "We had to wait...
November 9, 2023

In Teufels Namen

Everybody knows that Germany loves heavy metal. Less widely known but equally true is that Germany also loves industrial metal and has effectively kept the genre alive over the last few decades. For most of the world, RAMMSTEIN remain the benchmark, but MEGAHERZ are also a pretty big deal in their n...
August 9, 2023

MOONSPELL Frontman Undergoing Tests At Lisbon Hospital After Playing 'Hardest Gig' Of His 30-Plus-Year Career

Vocalist Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL is undergoing tests at a Lisbon hospital after playing what he says was "the hardest gig" of his life at a Polish festival. On Friday (June 9),Fernando took to social media to write: "I want both to say thanks and to apologize to the amazi...
June 10, 2023

How LIV KRISTINE Came Back To Music Through Teaching

Former LEAVES' EYES and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY singer Liv Kristine recently went on "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman"to talk about how she came back to being creative with music by going into teaching. Her sixth and latest solo album is called "River Of Diamonds" and features guest appearances from MOONSPE...
June 6, 2023

THERION Signs Worldwide Deal With NAPALM RECORDS; New Album Due This Year

Napalm Records has announced the signing of Swedish symphonic metal pioneers THERION. Following the release of limited vinyl reissues of the band's critically acclaimed classic albums "Secrets Of The Runes", "Lemuria", "Sirius B" and "Gothic Kabbalah" in autumn 2022, THERION is now joining forces wi...
April 27, 2023

MOONSPELL Announces 'American Full Moon' Spring 2023 North American Tour

Portuguese dark metallers MOONSPELL will at long last make their return to North America. Originally planned for last year, the "American Full Moon" 30th-anniversary trek will celebrate three decades of MOONSPELL's evocative and mesmerizing artistry. Direct support on the tour comes from ELEINE, wit...
February 21, 2023

Word Of Sin

Operating under the somewhat questionable banner of 'progressive doom metal', THE ABBEY are vastly more intriguing than that description would suggest. The shadowy Finnish crew, led by frontman / guitarist Jesse Heikkinen, are also going to be compared to GHOST a lot. These two things may be related...
February 14, 2023

MOONSPELL Cancels U.K./Ireland Tour Due To Europe's 'Financial Crisis'

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have canceled their previously announced tour of United Kingdom and Ireland due to "the huge financial crisis UK and Europe are living through that affects entertainment sales." The trek was scheduled to kick off on November 30 in Colchester and conclude on December 11...
November 16, 2022

FERNANDO RIBEIRO: How MOONSPELL Has Managed To Avoid Dangers Of Drugs And Alcohol On The Road

In a new interview with Markus Morrison of Germany's "What's Metal" radio show, vocalist Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL spoke about how he and his bandmates have managed to avoid falling into the trappings of alcohol and drugs in the three decades since the group's inception. He...
November 13, 2022

MOONSPELL Cancels Summer 2022 North American Tour

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL have canceled their previously announced summer 2022 North American tour. The trek, which was scheduled to kick off on August 25 in New York City and conclude on September 18 in Boston, has been called off due to "unsolvable logistic and transportation problems". Earli...
August 15, 2022


After nearly 30 years of loyal service with MOONSPELL, Mike Gaspar can be forgiven for setting his sights on new creative goals. SEVENTH STORM represents a new vehicle and a new sound for the legendary drummer, and while much of "Maledictus" exists in territory that fans of his former band will reco...
August 11, 2022

MOONSPELL Frontman FERNANDO RIBEIRO: 'I Never Regret Anything'

At this past June's Hellfest in Clisson, France, vocalist Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL was asked if he had any regrets or things about his career that he wishes he could go back and change. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I would never have formed the band....
August 9, 2022

Three-Quarters Of SEPULTURA's 'Morbid Visions' Lineup Reunites To Perform 'Troops Of Doom' In Curitiba And Rio De Janeiro

Former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo Guedz joined Max and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera on stage on August 4 in Curitiba, Brazil and on August 5 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to perform the early SEPULTURA classic "Troops Of Doom", a song that Jairo co-wrote. Fan-filmed video is available below. Jairo's new band TH...
August 7, 2022


FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has recruited ONCE HUMAN's Lauren Hart as the new singer of his DIVINE HERESY project. Cazares announced Hart's addition to DIVINE HERESY late Monday night (August 1) on the band's official Facebook page. He wrote: "I'm almost ready to write some new material w/ s...
August 2, 2022