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GHOST Cuts HELLFEST Performance Short After TOBIAS FORGE Loses His Voice

GHOST was forced to cut its performance at the French festival Hellfest short last night (Saturday, June 18) due to frontman Tobias Forge losing his voice. After performing the song "Dance Macabre" in Clisson, Forge told the audience: "My voice is completely fucked. I cannot sing one other song for...
June 19, 2022

Three GHOST Singles Certified Gold In U.S.

Three GHOST singles were certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on June 7 for accumulating 500,000 certified units. The songs in question are "Cirice" (from GHOST's third album, 2015's "Meliora"),"Dance Macabre" (from 2018's "Prequelle") and "Square Hammer" (from 201...
June 8, 2022

BASTARDANE Feat. JAMES HETFIELD's Son CASTOR: Video Of Atlanta Concert

Fan-filmed video of BASTARDANE, the new band featuring drummer Castor Hetfield, son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, performing on May 13 at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. The second leg of BASTARDANE's "White Knuckle" U.S. tour will kick off on June 11 in Costa Mesa, C...
May 19, 2022

STORM CORROSION Feat. MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT And STEVEN WILSON: Debut Album To Be Reissued With Bonus Material

The self-titled debut album from STORM CORROSION, the collaboration between OPETH mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt and PORCUPINE TREE's Steven Wilson, will be re-released later this year as a 10th-anniversary edition featuring a Dolby Atmos mix of the LP, a live version of "Drag Ropes" recorded at the Ro...
May 7, 2022

BASTARDANE Feat. JAMES HETFIELD's Son CASTOR: Second Leg Of 'White Knuckle' U.S. Tour Announced

BASTARDANE, the new band featuring drummer Castor Hetfield, son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, has announced the second leg of its "White Knuckle" U.S. tour. The trek will kick off on June 11 in Costa Mesa, California and conclude on July 1 in Jacksonville, Florida. "White Knuckle" tour dates...
May 7, 2022

OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Releases Soundtrack From NETFLIX Series 'Clark'

Milan Records has announced the release of "Clark (Soundtrack From The Netflix Series)" by OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt. "Clark" is a brand-new six-part Netflix series released on May 5 and features a dramatic and mesmeric soundtrack by the acclaimed Swedish musician, leading rock guitarist and so...
May 5, 2022

JAMES HETFIELD's Son CASTOR: 'It Is A Little Annoying When People Try To Compare Us'

BASTARDANE, the new band featuring drummer Castor Hetfield, son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, performed on April 2 at El Rocko Lounge in Savannah, Georgia. The official show highlight reel is available below. BASTARDANE recently released its debut album, "Is This Rage?" In addition to the 21...
April 28, 2022

AT THE GATES Announces 'Slaughter Of The Soul' Summer 2022 North American Tour

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will embark on a special "Slaughter Of The Soul" North American tour this summer. Originally planned for the 25th anniversary of "Slaughter Of The Soul" in 2020, the COVID-19 situation forced the band to postpone the trek until 2022. AT THE GATES wil...
April 27, 2022

Death Metal Supergroup BLOODBATH Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

BLOODBATH, the Swedish/British death metal supergroup which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with ex-OPETH drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot and PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes, has signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. Formed in 1998 to spread the...
April 26, 2022

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Throne Of Steel'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Throne Of Steel", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "This is a real favorite of mine. Pure metal from start to finish. In my book it's our best song since 'We...
April 25, 2022

GHOST Performs 'Spillways' And 'Call Me Little Sunshine' Live For First Time At European Tour Kick-Off (Video)

Swedish occult rockers GHOST performed the songs "Spillways" and "Call Me Little Sunshine" live for the first time during the kick-off concert of their European tour on Saturday, April 9 at the AO Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Fan-filmed video is available below. "Spillways" and "Call Me Litt...
April 11, 2022

D.D. VERNI Says Upcoming OVERKILL Album Will Be 'A Little Bit More Doomy'

OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni spoke to Hardrock Haven about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's 20th studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "All the drums are done. All the guitars are done. I still have to do the bass. Blitz [Bobby Ellsworth, OVERKILL singer] ha...
March 31, 2022

GHOST Is Planning Trilogy Of Music Videos From 'Impera' Album

In a new interview with Viktor Wilt of Idaho's KCVI radio station, GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge was asked if he has already picked out a song from the band's latest album, "Impera", that is going to be marketed as the LP's next single. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Short answe...
March 29, 2022

OPETH Drops Previously Unreleased Song 'Width Of A Circle', Announces 'In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)'

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release "In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)" on May 13 via Atomic Fire Records. This release, available on digipak, contains the English and Swedish versions of OPETH's latest album, "In Cauda Venenum", with new illustrations by internationally renowned Trav...
March 28, 2022

GHOST's 'Impera' Lands At No. 2 On BILLBOARD Album Chart

According to Billboard, GHOST's fifth album, "Impera", sold 70,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in its first week of release to land at position No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. It marks the third top 10 album — and fifth top 40-charting set — for the Swedish occult rock act. The Billboard 20...
March 21, 2022