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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

OVERKILL To Release New Single, 'The Surgeon', Next Week

Veteran thrashers OVERKILL will release a new single, "The Surgeon", on January 27. The track will appear on OVERKILL's 20th studio album, "Scorched", tentatively due this spring. OVERKILL performed another new song, "Wicked Place", which will also appear on "Scorched", during its December 9 concert...
January 20, 2023

CHRIS ADLER Explains Why He Didn't Attend GRAMMY AWARDS Ceremony With MEGADETH In 2017

As part of Jonathan Montenegro's "My 3 Questions To" series, former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler, who played on MEGADETH's "Dystopia" album, was asked if he received a Grammy statuette for his work on the LP. MEGADETH was honored with a Grammy for the "Dystopia" title track in the "Best Metal Per...
December 21, 2022

Watch: OVERKILL Performs Brand New Song 'Wicked Place' At Germany's RUHRPOTT METAL MEETING

Veteran thrashers OVERKILL performed a brand new song called "Wicked Place" during their December 9 concert at the Ruhrpott Metal Meeting in Oberhausen, Germany. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. "Wicked Place" will appear on OVERKILL's 20th studio album, "Scorched", to be relea...
December 13, 2022

OVERKILL Announces April 2023 European Tour

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on the 2023 leg of their "Killfest" European tour in April. The dates are as follows: April 13 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche April 14 - Zwolle, Netherlands - Hedon April 15 - Osnabrück, Germany - Hyde Park April 16 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys April 1...
December 12, 2022

OVERKILL Reveals Title Of 20th Studio Album

Veteran thrashers OVERKILL have set "Scorched" as the title of their 20th studio album, to be released next year. The name of the upcoming OVERKILL LP was revealed earlier today by drummer Jason Bittner in a social media post. He shared a few photos of the band's appearance at the Ruhrpott Metal Mee...
December 9, 2022

SIMONE SIMONS, CHARLOTTE WESSELS And MYRKUR Come Together On New EPICA Song 'Sirens - Of Blood And Water'

EPICA has just released "The Alchemy Project", a unique collaboration featuring 13 bands and musicians who co-wrote and performed the seven new tracks with the Dutch symphonic metal titans. The official Patric Ullaeus-directed music video for a hauntingly dark track with a majestic chorus "Sirens -...
November 12, 2022

The Alchemy Project

There are many reasons why EPICA continue to be the discerning metalhead's symphonic ensemble of choice, but the most important one is that the Dutch crew are measurably and joyously heavier than all their contemporaries. On "The Alchemy Project", they reinforce the point with considerable gusto. Pr...
November 8, 2022

EPICA Announces 'The Alchemy Project'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release "The Alchemy Project" on November 11 through Atomic Fire Records. In the 20 years of their existence, EPICA has never shied away from challenges, twists and turns, weathering every storm and pushing the symphonic metal genre to heights no one even dared t...
September 16, 2022


MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has paid tribute to his former bandmate in SOILWORK, guitarist David Andersson, who died earlier this week at the age of 47. Verbeuren, who had been playing with SOILWORK for more than a decade before joining MEGADETH in 2016 as the replacement for Chris Adler (ex-LAM...
September 15, 2022


Swedish metallers SOILWORK have announced the passing of their guitarist David Andersson. He was 47 years old. Earlier today (Wednesday, September 14),the band released the following statement via social media: "We are deeply saddened today, as we bring the terrible news of David Andersson's passin...
September 14, 2022

MEGADETH Drummer DIRK VERBEUREN: DAVE MUSTAINE 'Welcomed' My Contributions To 'The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!'

In a new interview with Roppongi Rocks, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren spoke about his contributions to the band's upcoming album, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!", which will arrive on September 2 via UMe. The follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" marks Dirk's first studio recording with MEGADETH, ha...
August 21, 2022


Perennially unbothered by expectations, SOILWORK have enjoyed a fascinating and ever-changing musical life over the last quarter of a century. Not every album has hit the mark for every fan but compared to the creative trajectories of certain other big melodic death metal bands, Bjorn Strid's crew h...
August 18, 2022

Ex-IN FLAMES Guitarist JESPER STRÖMBLAD On THE HALO EFFECT: 'This Band Stands On Its Own Two Feet'

By David E. Gehlke THE HALO EFFECT features five familiar faces from long-running but currently divisive melodic metal troupe IN FLAMES: Mikael Stanne (vocals),Jesper Strömblad (guitar),Niclas Engelin (guitar),Peter Iwers (bass) and Daniel Svensson (drums). Naturally, the announcement of THE HALO...
July 31, 2022