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OTEP SHAMAYA: 'I Don't Know If I'll Make Another Record'

OTEP, the band led by singer, poet, illustrator, author and activist Otep Shamaya, released a new studio album, "The God Slayer", on September 15 via Cleopatra. The follow-up to 2018's "Kult 45" offers up a mix of inspired original tracks as well as transformative takes on chart-topping hits from a...
September 27, 2023

MESHUGGAH Announces March 2024 European Tour With THE HALO EFFECT

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH will embark on a monumental European headlining tour in March 2024, emphasizing mainland countries that were missed during the initial leg of the "Immutable" tour. Known for their groundbreaking live performances and mind-expanding concert production, ME...
September 25, 2023

New DROWNING POOL Music Coming Before The End Of The Year: 'We're On Fire'

In an interview with Super Cool Radio conducted in early September, DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce was asked when fans can expect to hear new music with singer Ryan McCombs, who rejoined the band earlier this year. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Ideally, I would have lik...
September 20, 2023

REPENTANCE Releases New Version Of 'Down In The Water' Music Video

Chicago, Illinois-based metallers REPENTANCE have released their sophomore album, "The Process Of Human Demise", via Noble Demon. Listeners can expect an album that combines aggressive riffs, powerful vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics, creating a captivating musical journey through the depths of...
September 4, 2023

The Process Of Human Demise

It takes a song or two to realize that bands really don't make records like this anymore. The brainchild of former SOIL / DIRGE WITHIN guitarist Shaun Glass, REPENTANCE are a precision-tooled, groove metal wrecking machine and "The Process Of Human Demise" is their long-awaited coming-of-age. A firs...
August 31, 2023

THE UNION UNDERGROUND And SOIL Announce 'Back To The 2000s' March 2024 Tour With RA And FLAW

Texas heavyweights THE UNION UNDERGROUND will team up with Chicago's SOIL for the "Back To The 2000s" tour in March 2024. The trek, which will feature special guests RA and FLAW, will see each band playing material from their most popular albums that were released in the early 2000s. THE UNION UNDER...
August 23, 2023

MESHUGGAH's MÅRTEN HAGSTRÖM Explains Why He Hasn't Released A Solo Album

In a new interview with Bloodstock TV's Oran O'Beirne, guitarist Mårten Hagström of Swedish experimental extreme metallers MESHUGGAH was asked if it's true that he has two or three albums' worth of material written for a possible solo project. The guitarist said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
August 13, 2023

DROWNING POOL's New Music With Singer RYAN MCCOMBS Has A 'Sinner' Vibe, Says C.J. PIERCE

In a new interview with Harley Roxx, founding DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce discussed the inspiration for some of the new music that he and his longtime bandmates — drummer Mike Luce and bassist Stevie Benton — are writing with singer Ryan McCombs. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOU...
August 10, 2023


The organizers of the annual Wacken Open Air festival have announced the first confirmed bands for the 2024 edition of the event, set to take place from July 31 to August 3. A total of 33 artists have been announced for the 33rd edition of Wacken Open Air, including SCORPIONS, AMON AMARTH and BLIND...
August 6, 2023

MESHUGGAH: 25th-Anniversary Remastered Edition Of 'Chaosphere' Due In November

It is impossible to talk about experimental or avant-garde metal without mentioning long-running metal icons MESHUGGAH. Since forming in 1987 in Umeå, Sweden, MESHUGGAH has developed into one of the most technically complex and virtuosic groups of players the metal realm has ever encountered, their...
July 28, 2023

REPENTANCE Shares Lyric Video For New Single 'Buried By Fear'

Chicago, Illinois-based metal outfit REPENTANCE will release its sophomore full-length album, "The Process Of Human Demise", on August 4 via Noble Demon. The official lyric video for the LP's second single, "Buried By Fear", can be seen below. REPENTANCE guitarist Shaun Glass comments: "When we firs...
July 22, 2023

C.J. PIERCE Says DROWNING POOL Has Three New Songs With Singer RYAN MCCOMBS 'Pretty Much Done'

In a new interview with Brutal Planet Magazine, founding DROWNING POOL guitarist C.J. Pierce confirmed that he and his longtime bandmates — drummer Mike Luce and bassist Stevie Benton — have collaborated with singer Ryan McCombs on their first new music together in more than a decade. "We have new s...
July 19, 2023

MESHUGGAH Announces Fall 2023 North American Tour With IN FLAMES And WHITECHAPEL

Swedish metal icons MESHUGGAH will return to U.S. and Canadian stages for a nineteen-date tour this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the journey will commence on November 21 in San Diego, California and run through December 16 in Laval, Quebec. The tour marks the first time in five years that the band...
July 11, 2023


When WILL HAVEN released their debut album "El Diablo" back in 1997, it felt like the start of a brutal revolution. Ostensibly purveyors of sludge metal, via noise rock, the Sacramento crew had a unique sound from the start. Nobody lurched, slammed and eviscerated with quite the same bug-eyed zeal,...
July 5, 2023

SALIVA And DROWNING POOL Announce September/October 2023 U.S. Tour

SALIVA and DROWNING POOL will join forces for a U.S. tour in late summer and early fall. The "SNAFU Le Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on September 10 in Norfolk, Virginia and conclude on October 22 in Jefferson, Louisiana, will feature support from ADELITAS WAY and ANY GIVEN SIN. Tour dates:...
June 28, 2023