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PARADISE LOST To Embark On 'Embers Of Europe' Fall 2023 Tour With MY DYING BRIDE

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their fourth album, "Icon", by embarking on the "Embers Of Europe" tour in the fall. Support on the trek will come from MY DYING BRIDE. So far the following shows have been announced: Dec. 01 - Shepherds Bush Empire –...
May 31, 2023

PARADISE LOST To Re-Record 'Icon' Album For 30th Anniversary

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their fourth album, "Icon", British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST are re-recording the LP for a special new release. There will also be "an extra special vinyl" version of the album. Earlier today, PARADISE LOST wrote on social media: "'Icon', our fourth al...
May 22, 2023

VOIVOD Shares 'Nuage Fractal (2023 Version)' From Upcoming 'Morgöth Tales' Album

Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will celebrate 40 eventful years of existence in 2023 with a special anniversary studio album titled "Morgöth Tales", to be released on July 21 via Century Media Records. The LP's first single and video is "Nuage Fractal (2023 Version)", accompanied by a lyric...
May 19, 2023


The genre-defying, musically adventurous sensibilities that are inherent to the immensely talented YAKUZA have been both a blessing and a curse. They've been overwhelming and impressive when measured artistically. But while they've shared stages with the likes of MASTODON, LACUNA COIL, THE DILLINGER...
May 16, 2023

Air Not Meant For Us

With loss, grief and sorrow being on everybody's minds to some degree over the last few years, there has never been a better time for someone to make an album as eloquently crestfallen and beautifully dark as "Air Not Meant For Us". FIRES IN THE DISTANCE emerged as a class act. Their 2020 debut "Ech...
April 28, 2023

VOIVOD Celebrates 40 Years With Anniversary Album 'Morgöth Tales'; Details Revealed

Canadian sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will celebrate 40 eventful years of existence in 2023 with a special anniversary studio album titled "Morgöth Tales", to be released on July 21 via Century Media Records. Once more recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio, mastered by Maor Appel...
April 13, 2023

LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'United'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "United", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "We wanted to write about the fact that the metal community always stands united no matter what crazy politicians a...
April 5, 2023

Of Golden Verse

They came, they saw, they released one excellent album, and then they vanished without a trace, very much the immaculate enigma. SERMON made an indelible impression on the hazy world of modern progressive metal back in 2019, despite only performing live on one occasion, divesting no information at a...
April 3, 2023

How ROB ZOMBIE 'Accidentally' Ripped Off THE SWORD's 'Freya' For 'Virgin Witch' Song

Guitarist/vocalist John D. Cronise of Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD says that he was "shocked" when he found out that ROB ZOMBIE "ripped off" his band's song more than a decade ago. Earlier today (Tuesday, March 28),Cronise tweeted out a link to Revolver's list of "20 Greatest Rob Zombie...
March 28, 2023

JAG PANZER Shares New Song 'Onward We Toil' From Upcoming 'The Hallowed' Album

Veteran U.S. heavy metallers JAG PANZER will release their new album, "The Hallowed", on June 23 via Atomic Fire Records. The LP contains 10 songs, including first single "Onward We Toil", which can be streamed below. According to a press release, "The Hallowed" is "a quite different album compared...
March 24, 2023


British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have welcomed Guido Zima Montanarini as their official new drummer — completing the band's lineup again. PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh comments: "We welcome Guido as PARADISE LOST's new drummer. He cut his teeth with us on our European tour at th...
March 24, 2023

Fascination Street Sessions

Vegard Sverre Tveitan, better known to most metalheads by his pseudonym IHSAHN, needs little introduction for those well-versed in extreme metal. The 47-year-old musician is of course the frontman and primary composer for the legendary Norwegian black metal band EMPEROR, whose albums helped define t...
March 21, 2023

BJÖRN GELOTTE: How IN FLAMES Recaptured 'Death Metal Feel' On 'Foregone'

By David E. Gehlke Far and away the most scrutinized of the core Gothenburg, Sweden, melodic death metal bands from the 1990s, IN FLAMES has spent the better part of 20 years making music removed from their foundational, classic period. Anything post-"Clayman" (2000) has been ripe for debate and has...
February 23, 2023

OVERKILL Announces Complete 'Scorched' Album Details, Shares 'The Surgeon' Visualizer

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will release their twentieth studio album, "Scorched", on April 14 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official the visualizer for the LP's first single, "The Surgeon", can be seen below. OVERKILL singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth comments, "Man, it seems like for F...
January 27, 2023

OVERKILL Shares New Single 'The Surgeon', Announces April 2023 European Tour

Veteran thrashers OVERKILL have released a new single, "The Surgeon". The track will appear on OVERKILL's 20th studio album, "Scorched", tentatively due this spring. In other news, OVERKILL will embark on a European tour in April. Support on the "Scorching The Earth" trek will come from EXHORDER and...
January 27, 2023