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Makina Elektrika

Better known in the western world as MEZARKABUL and absolutely not to be confused with the legendary doom metal band of the same name, PENTAGRAM are among Turkey's most heavyweight bands. Formed at the height of the thrash era, they have evolved constantly over the years, from the relative tradition...
September 8, 2022

WACKEN OPEN AIR 2023: 80,000 Tickets Sold In Six Hours; Fastest Sellout In Festival History

The 2022 edition of Wacken Open Air just less than two days ago and the promoters are already able to confirm that next year's installment of the annual metal festival has sold out. Within six hours, 80,000 tickets to the 2023 Wacken Open Air were sold. This marks the fastest sellout in Wacken's his...
August 8, 2022

IRON MAIDEN To Headline 2023 Edition Of WACKEN OPEN AIR

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will headline next year's edition of Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-5, 2023. Wacken Open Air takes place annually in the village of Wacken, which has a population of just about 2,000. Up to 85,000 people attend the event, which is 32 year...
August 6, 2022

Ex-TROUBLE Singer ERIC WAGNER: Lyric Video For Title Track Of Posthumous Solo Album Now Available

The official lyric video for "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning", the title track from former TROUBLE singer Eric Wagner's posthumous solo album, can be seen below. The song features a guest solo from PLACE OF SKULLS/ex-PENTAGRAM guitarist Victor Griffin. "The title track is lyrically foreboding music...
February 7, 2022

MICHAEL SWEET Explains His 'STRYPER Is Not A Christian Band' Comment

Michael Sweet has once again claimed that STRYPER was never a "Christian" band despite the fact that the lyrics in a number of STRYPER songs explicitly point to Christ. During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast hosted by FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris...
January 4, 2022

Ex-TROUBLE Singer ERIC WAGNER: First Single 'Maybe Tomorrow' From Posthumous Solo Album Now Available

Cruz Del Sur Music will release legendary former TROUBLE singer Eric Wagner's posthumous solo album, "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning", on March 22, 2022. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Maybe Tomorrow", is available below. Recorded at Alpha Sound Services and Aardvark Recording...
December 10, 2021

The Dregs Of Hades

LOCK UP is a union of extreme music luminaries who have converged to create a musical beast that's both reflective of the individual members' main bands and meaningful enough to have its own distinct identity. It has been four years since the supergroup's last studio album, "Demonization", and the b...
November 22, 2021

Ex-TROUBLE Singer ERIC WAGNER's Solo Album, 'In The Lonely Light Of Mourning', To Receive Posthumous Release In March

Cruz Del Sur Music will release legendary former TROUBLE singer Eric Wagner's posthumous solo album, "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning", in March 2022. Recorded at Alpha Sound Services and Aardvark Recording, "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning" was completed and delivered to Cruz Del Sur Music a month...
October 15, 2021

CANDLEMASS Pays Tribute To TROUBLE's ERIC WAGNER With Cover Of 'The Tempter' (Audio)

Swedish doom legends CANDLEMASS have paid tribute to late TROUBLE singer Eric Wagner with a newly recorded cover version of the TROUBLE classic "The Tempter". CANDLEMASS shared a link to the YouTube upload of its rendition of "The Tempter" on social media and wrote in an accompanying message: "Here'...
October 2, 2021


Born in the early nineties in Chile, CRIMINAL has marched forward through trends and adversity with the act's sole original member, vocalist and guitarist Anton Reisenegger. The South American metal pioneer had already made his mark as a young teenager in the mid-eighties with legendary Chilean blac...
September 14, 2021

TROUBLE Singer ERIC WAGNER Refused To Take COVID-19 Vaccine Before Contracting Virus: 'He Stood His Ground On The Matter'

Ron Holzner, formerly of doom metal legends TROUBLE and currently in THE SKULL, spoke to the Chicago Reader about the recent passing of his longtime bandmate Eric Wagner. Eric, who was TROUBLE's original singer, died last weekend after a battle with COVID pneumonia. He was 62 years old. According to...
August 27, 2021

Japan's All-Female Metal Band LOVEBITES To Go On Hiatus Following Bassist's Exit

LOVEBITES, the all-female heavy metal band from Tokyo, Japan, has announced that it "will be taking a hiatus from all activities" following the departure of bassist Miho. Miho shared the news of her exit from LOVEBITES in a statement earlier today. She said: "To all my loving and supportive fans, it...
August 17, 2021

A Better Dystopia

If you're vaguely sensible and want a guaranteed good time sound-tracked by ear-smashing rock 'n' roll, rolling waves of HAWKWIND-style sonic debris and lyrics about monsters, sex and sex with monsters, Dave Wyndorf has been your man for three decades. Some may prefer the balls-out, go-for-broke coc...
May 18, 2021


THE LIMIT has released "Kitty Gone", another stone-cold ripper with attitude from its forthcoming album "Caveman Logic", due on April 9 via Svart Records. Sonny Vincent from THE LIMIT says: "Sometimes all you are left with are the wounds and scars from being bitten, mauled and dragged around town by...
February 25, 2021

Watch THE SWORD Perform Quarantine Version Of 'The Warp Riders'

Texan hard rockers THE SWORD have unveiled a live performance of "The Warp Riders" as the newest instalment of their "Conquest Of Quarantine" lockdown sessions which launched last summer to great excitement from their fans. "The Warp Riders" premiered today on the band's YouTube channel and can be v...
January 14, 2021