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German power metal band HELLOWEEN was inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame by founder Pat Gesualdo and special guest Alissa White-Gluz from ARCH ENEMY. The induction took place on May 20 in front of thousands of fans at Terminal 5 in New York City. "HELLOWEEN have helped establish the origins of the...
May 22, 2023

Watch: HELLOWEEN Kicks Off Spring 2023 North American Tour In Dallas

German power metallers HELLOWEEN kicked off their "United Forces" tour of North America this past Saturday (May 13) at The Factory in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas. Support on the 13-date trek is coming from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL. Fan-filmed video of HELLOWEEN's performance can be seen below. HEL...
May 15, 2023

Watch HELLOWEEN Perform In Hamburg During Spring 2023 Tour

Fan-filmed video of HELLOWEEN's May 6 concert at Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany can be seen below (courtesy of Bernd J. Schuster's YouTube channel). HELLOWEEN will return to the U.S. and Canada this spring as part of the "United Forces" world tour alongside supporting special guests HAMMERFALL. The tr...
May 9, 2023

BILLY CORGAN Explains Why He Asked People To Call Him 'WILLIAM'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Mistress Carrie Podcast", SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan, who in 2017 released his first record under his given name William Patrick Corgan, was asked what he wants journalists and other members of the media to call him nowadays. The 56-year-...
May 3, 2023


You might not guess it listening to SMASHING PUMPKINS, but Billy Corgan is a serious metalhead. After all, he calls BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi "my hero." Revolver recently sat down with Corgan to discuss his Top 11 picks for the greatest heavy metal bands of all time, and he dug deep, spotlighting e...
April 29, 2023

Alchemy For The Dead

It's an idyllic pursuit for artists to create something that's truly singular. Most eventually put their own spin, to whatever extent, upon the work of a few leading figures in their respective scenes. That's why it's so refreshing when an act like SPOTLIGHTS emerges. It only makes sense, then, that...
April 24, 2023

MICHAEL KISKE On His Personal Relationships With Other HELLOWEEN Members: 'It's So Great Now'

In a new interview with Belgian Jasper, Michael Kiske spoke about his personal chemistry with the other members of HELLOWEEN before and after the initial "Pumpkins United" tour, which saw the band reunite with Kiske and guitarist Kai Hansen. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "At first I...
April 21, 2023

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS Share Music Video For 'Empires'

Ahead of the release of their album "Atum" and North American "The World Is A Vampire" tour, THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have shared the official music video for "Empires". Watch it below. The video comes as "Empires" continues to make waves at radio, being the No. 1 most added song to Active Rock. "Spell...
April 13, 2023

The Wretched; The Ruinous

Thank the lords of metalcore for UNEARTH. While other bands that emerged from a thriving US scene 20 years ago eventually succumbed to commercial concerns or faded away through lack of persistence, Boston's finest have stuck to their guns. Only their eighth album in 25 years, "The Wretched; The Ruin...
April 12, 2023

TAPROOT Shares First New Single In Over A Decade, 'V\CT\M \ PLAY'

Reactivated Michigan hard rock outfit TAPROOT will release its seventh studio album, "SC\SSRS", on September 29 via THC MUSIC/Amplified Distribution. The follow-up to 2012's "The Episodes" was produced by guitarist/vocalist Stephen Richards at The Loft in Saline, Michigan. The first single from the...
April 2, 2023

RAVEN Announces 'All Hell's Breaking Loose' Album, Shares 'Go For The Gold' Single

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal stalwarts RAVEN will release their 15th studio album, "All Hell's Breaking Loose", on June 30 via Silver Lining Music. The Newcastle pioneers, formed by the Gallagher brothers (bassist/vocalist John and guitarist Mark) and rounded out by drummer extraordinaire Mike He...
March 29, 2023

PERRY FARRELL Talks Working On New JANE'S ADDICTION Songs: 'It's Been One Of The Most Exciting Times Of My Life'

In a new interview with Brazil's 89 A Rádio Rock, JANE'S ADDICTION singer Perry Farrell spoke about the new material he and his bandmates have been working on in recent months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I feel that this new bunch of songs… We don't know how many we're gonna put...
March 21, 2023

HELLOWEEN Is Working On Material For Next Studio Album

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, HELLOWEEN singer Michael Kiske was asked if he and his bandmates have commenced work on material for the follow-up to their self-titled effort, which came out in 2021. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Actually, 10 days ago, or maybe a w...
March 20, 2023

Watch: JANE'S ADDICTION Performs New Song 'True Love' For First Time

JANE'S ADDICTION debuted a new song called "True Love" during the band's March 5 concert in Bakersfield, California. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. It is not presently clear "True Love" — which was reportedly written by singer Perry Farrell, bassist Eric Avery and drummer Ste...
March 8, 2023

UNEARTH Shares New Single 'Mother Betrayal' From 'The Wretched; The Ruinous' Album

UNEARTH has released "Mother Betrayal", the second single from the band's upcoming eighth album "The Wretched; The Ruinous", dropping May 5, 2023. UNEARTH's previous single, title track "The Wretched; The Ruinous" premiered on Sirius XM Liquid Metal, and has spent a monumental three weeks in the num...
March 3, 2023