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PAIN Releases New Song 'Revolution'

PAIN, the long-running Swedish electronic/industrial rock/metal band founded in 1996 by Peter Tägtgren, has released a new song, "Revolution". Peter comments: "We wrote this song together, me and my son Sebastian. He wrote all the music and I did the lyrics. And it turned out great. We are very prou...
September 16, 2023

IRON MAIDEN Closes Out World Of Tanks Modern Armor's 'Metal Fest'

Metal Mania continues to grip the Wargaming world, as World Of Tanks Modern Armor (WOTMA) welcomes the legendary band IRON MAIDEN as the final act of Metal Fest. First the might SABATON began Metal Fest, then mosh monsters MEGADETH brought the thunder to the show. Now IRON MAIDEN storms the Metal F...
September 12, 2023

UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Says Younger Metal Bands Need A 'Concept' In Order To Stand Out

In a new interview with Let's Talk Music, former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider spoke about his recent switch from longtime record label AFM to Atomic Fire. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I was together with AFM for 14, 15 years. So then there came up a French i...
August 30, 2023

SABATON Is 'Gearing Up' To Write New Music

In a recent interview with Czech Republic's Backstage TV, SABATON vocalist Joakim Brodén was asked about his band's plans for the coming months. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm looking forward to have a little bit of a slower summer. We have some shows, but we don't do very m...
August 21, 2023

NIGHTWISH Begins Recording Tenth Studio Album

NIGHTWISH has commenced recording its tenth studio album for a 2024 release. On Sunday (August 6),the NIGHTWISH social media was updated with a photo of Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) and Kai Hahto (drums) in the studio, along with the following message: "Recording album 10 is underway!" Last Decemb...
August 7, 2023

NIGHTWISH Completes Work On Demos For Tenth Studio Album: 'Recording Is Next'

NIGHTWISH has completed recording demos for its tenth studio album. The band will enter the studio soon to begin properly tracking the effort for a 2024 release. Earlier today, the NIGHTWISH social media was updated with a photo of Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards),Emppu Vuorinen (guitar),Kai Hahto (d...
July 29, 2023

NIGHTWISH Singer FLOOR JANSEN Cancels Solo Concerts: 'My Health Is Not Good Enough To Responsibly Perform The Shows'

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen has canceled her previously announced solo concerts in the Netherlands: July 6 at Royal Park Live in Baarn and July 8 at Caprera in Bloemendaal. Earlier today, the 42-year-old Dutch-born singer, who is several months pregnant with her second child, released the followin...
July 4, 2023

NIGHTWISH Cancels Oslo Concert Due To Singer FLOOR JANSEN's Health

NIGHTWISH has canceled its June 22 appearance at the Tons Of Rock festival in Oslo, Norway. Earlier today, the band released the following statement via social media: "Due to circumstances concerning [NIGHTWISH singer] Floor's [Jansen] health, we're unfortunately forced to cancel our show in Oslo on...
June 21, 2023

AVATAR Announces 'Chimp Mosh Pit' September/October 2023 North American Tour

Swedish metallers AVATAR will embark on the "Chimp Mosh Pit Tour" in September. Support on the trek will come from ORBIT CULTURE and THE NATIVE HOWL. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. EDT and end on Thursday, June 22 at 10:00 p.m. local time. When prom...
June 20, 2023

Watch: NIGHTWISH Plays Last Concert In Finland Before Planned Break From Touring

NIGHTWISH played its last concert in Finland before its upcoming break from touring on Saturday, June 17 at Lemonsoft Stadion in Vaasa. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. NIGHTWISH has only one more live appearance on its schedule: Thursday, June 22 at the Tons Of Rock festival i...
June 20, 2023

SABATON Launches 'History Rocks' Campaign To Unite Museums Across The Globe

Swedish metallers SABATON have launched a worldwide museum project titled "History Rocks". At the center of this project stands the band's new animated film, "The War To End All Wars - The Movie", which is to be screened by participating museums spanning the globe around Armistice Day on November 11...
June 12, 2023

SABATON Shares Never-Before-Heard Cover Of MOTÖRHEAD's '1916'

SABATON's last EP in the "Echoes Of The Great War" EP trilogy, "Stories From The Western Front", is now officially available on all platforms and features a never-heard-before cover of MOTÖRHEAD's well-known track "1916". In celebration of this final EP, the band has also unleashed a brand new music...
April 14, 2023

PÄR SUNDSTRÖM Explains How SABATON Has Managed To Make Good Money From Its Music In Digital Era

SABATON bassist and co-founder Pär Sundström, who also serves as the group's manager, spoke to Forbes about how he and his bandmates have managed to not only survive but thrive as fans choose to stream songs online rather than purchase them. According to Sundström, ownership of the SABATON brand has...
April 8, 2023


POWERWOLF's recent, long-awaited and sold-out appearances in North America prove the band has the current hot hand. And when a band is on such a streak, smart business practices indicate that more product is warranted. Case in point, "Interludium", a compilation of new, rare and previously unrelease...
April 8, 2023

NIGHTWISH Won't Tour In Support Of Next Studio Album

NIGHTWISH has announced plans to take a break from touring and will not hit the road in support of the band's next studio album. Earlier today (Thursday, April 6),NIGHTWISH released the following statement via social media: "As the 'Human :ll: Nature - World Tour' is drawing to a close, we feel now...
April 6, 2023