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TESTAMENT Announces Summer 2024 European Tour

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans TESTAMENT will embark on European summer festival tour, "The Legacy & The New World Order". This tour promises to be an explosive celebration of the band's enduring legacy and their influential presence in the thrash metal scene. Kicking off on July 1...
February 8, 2024

POWERWOLF Announces August/September 2024 North American Tour

Following last year's massive sellout debut shows in North America, Germany's currently reigning leaders of heavy metal POWERWOLF are thrilled to announce their highly anticipated return to western shores. The platinum-selling, top-charting band will return in 2024 on their very first full North Ame...
February 6, 2024

Drummer RAY HARTMANN Pulls Out Of ANNIHILATOR's 'Alice In Hell' 35th-Anniversary Concert

Ex-ANNIHILATOR drummer Ray Hartmann will not join his former band for the group's previously announced appearance at the Topfest in Slovakia this coming June. The show will celebrate the 35th anniversary of ANNIHILATOR's classic debut album, "Alice In Hell", with former ICED EARTH frontman Stu Block...
February 4, 2024

ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Has Finished Three Solo Albums: I Wanted To 'Do Something Outside Of The Heavy Metal Thing'

In a new interview with The Metal Voice conducted at last month's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California, ANNIHILATOR leader Jeff Waters was asked if he is working on any new music. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "New music, yes, [but] not with ANNIHILATOR. I've been doing this A...
February 1, 2024

Watch: BAD OMENS And POPPY Perform 'V.A.N' Collaborative Single Live For First Time

Alternative chart-topping and 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards "Best New Artist (Alt & Rock)" nominee BAD OMENS and Grammy-nominated artist and multi-hyphenate Poppy performed their collaborative new single "V.A.N" live for the first time this past Saturday, January 27 at the opening show of their...
January 29, 2024

BAD OMENS And POPPY Join Forces On New Single 'V.A.N'

Alternative chart-topping and 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards "Best New Artist (Alt & Rock)" nominee BAD OMENS and Grammy-nominated artist and multi-hyphenate Poppy have spun a gripping story straight out of your sci-fi horror nightmares on their collaborative new single "V.A.N". Following an excl...
January 24, 2024


After a brief pause for the festive season, death metal has swiftly pulled its shit together for 2024. The third DIPYGUS album is warped and murderous: a drugged-out, cryptid-obsessed onslaught of weirdly evolved, caveman brutality, with songs dedicated to an assortment of mythical mutants, and an o...
January 18, 2024


One of the most prominent Japanese metal bands of the last decade, GYZE looked hell-bent on world domination when they released their fourth album 2019's "Asian Chaos". Obviously, the world subsequently went mad and we all spent a lot of time indoors, but the Hokkaido trio set about reinventing them...
January 9, 2024

ANNIHILATOR To Celebrate 35th Anniversary Of 'Alice In Hell' With Special Concert In June 2024

35 years after releasing the legendary "Alice In Hell" album, ANNIHILATOR will play it all at an exclusive appearance at Topfest 2024 in Slovakia next June. Former ICED EARTH frontman Stu Block will sing the entire "Alice In Hell" record, along with the return of original drummer Ray Hartmann. Ther...
December 22, 2023

THE OBSESSED Shares New Song 'Stoned Back To The Bomb Age' From Upcoming 'Gilded Sorrow' Album

U.S. doom metal giants THE OBSESSED have premiered the second single taken from their long-anticipated fifth album "Gilded Sorrow", to be released on February 16, 2024 through Ripple Music. Stream "Stoned Back To The Bomb Age" below. Fronted by legendary guitarist and vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich,...
December 1, 2023

Obsidian Refractions

CRUCIAMENTUM is one of death metal's most revered, underground, post-2000 bands for "those in the know." Eight years since its proper debut full-length, "Charnel Passages", CRUCIAMENTUM return with what is sure to be one of the year's best death metal albums, its sophomore effort, "Obsidian Refracti...
November 20, 2023

Reptilian Warlords

What an astonishing year this has been for death metal. While mainstream metal media outlets continue to froth over all manner of shiny, new things that have virtually fuck all to do with heavy metal on any meaningful level, the genre kick-started by POSSESSED and DEATH all those decades ago continu...
November 14, 2023

DAVID ELLEFSON On PANTERA's Return: 'It's The One Thing That People Probably Never Thought They'd Ever See Again'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has once again weighed in on the fact that PANTERA's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass) have united with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX) for a world tour under the PANTE...
November 2, 2023

Black Mirror

Italy's MORTUARY DRAPE has been driving its occult-obsessed black metal for almost four decades, and its sole original member, Wildness Perversion, continues to carry the spectral torch. Hot on the heels of its first release with the revered English label Peaceville Records, last year's excellent "W...
October 30, 2023

MACHINE HEAD And FEAR FACTORY Announce 2024 North American Tour

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have announced leg one of their "Slaughter The Martour North America 2024" tour. Forgoing their "An Evening With…" format for the first time in a decade, MACHINE HEAD will have Los Angeles's cyber-metal masters FEAR FACTORY, Sweden's ORBIT CULTURE and Lo...
October 17, 2023