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METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, THE PRODIGY and MACHINE HEAD are among the newly confirmed artists for the 2024 edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 27-30 in Clisson, France. Several dozen more artists were added to the event, including FEAR FACTORY, SAXON, ENTER SHIKARI, Corey Taylor, Tom More...
November 28, 2023

Black Mirror

Italy's MORTUARY DRAPE has been driving its occult-obsessed black metal for almost four decades, and its sole original member, Wildness Perversion, continues to carry the spectral torch. Hot on the heels of its first release with the revered English label Peaceville Records, last year's excellent "W...
October 30, 2023

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with...
June 17, 2021

Conquered Lands

There comes a time in every metalhead's life when one question becomes unavoidable: exactly how much metal can you actually take? Many are those that fall by the wayside, overwhelmed by the purity and majesty of the real thing. And make no mistake, folks, "Conquered Lands" is absolutely 100% metal-a...
November 11, 2020

DEATH DEALER Feat. Former MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'Conquered Lands' Album Due In November

DEATH DEALER, the band featuring MANOWAR and the DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman alongside vocalist Sean Peck (CAGE),guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett),bassist Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) and drummer Steve Bolognese (IN...
September 5, 2020

LION'S SHARE Releases Re-Recorded Version Of 2001 Song 'Shotgun Messiah'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has released a re-recorded version of its song "Shotgun Messiah", which originally appeared on the 2001 album "Entrance". LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "Very cool to revisit this fan favorite with an updated production and our current sound ninet...
August 22, 2020

Lamenting Of The Innocent

Heavy metal always provides in our hour of need. The return of SORCERER seems particularly timely, such is the Swedes' noted mastery of an epic, classic and utterly ageless strain of doom metal that can hardly fail to resonate in an age of widespread mourning. Perhaps more importantly, however, "Lam...
May 26, 2020

Watch TOOL Perform '7empest' Live For First Time

TOOL played its epic song "7empest" live for the first time during its February 18 concert in Sydney, Australia. Even though TOOL has a strict "no cellphone cameras" policy at its shows, a couple of concertgoers managed to record most of the track's live debut at Qudos Bank Arena and post it to YouT...
February 19, 2020

SORCERER Begins Recording New Album

Swedish epic doom metallers SORCERER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. This will be the band's third LP for Metal Blade and follow-up to the critically acclaimed "The Crowning Of The Fireking", which came out in 2017. A spring 2020 release is expected. Drums were recorded l...
July 23, 2019

Seven Pathways to Annihilation

It was always going to be epic. Take one of the most inventive and quite possibly unhinged songwriters in extreme music history, Davide Tiso (EPHEL DUATH),and pair him with one of the greatest metal voices of all time, Jason McMaster (WATCHTOWER),and then, why the fuck not, get Hannes Grossmann (H...
July 6, 2019

HOWLING SYCAMORE's 'Seven Pathways To Annihilation' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MARTY FRIEDMAN

HOWLING SYCAMORE, the extreme progressive ensemble featuring Davide Tiso, Jason McMaster and Hannes Grossmann, has returned with its sophomore album, "Seven Pathways To Annihilation". Due on June 21, the disc features over 50 minutes of music and will be available on gatefold 2LP, compact disc and o...
May 21, 2019


Swedish epic heavy doom metal warlords SORCERER have announced the addition of bassist Justin Biggs to the group's ranks. Says the band: "This may come as a surprise to some, maybe not to others. Justin is the handsome fellow on stage left that has been filling in for Johnny Hagel on all our gigs th...
January 17, 2019


DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, will headline next year's edition of the ProgPower USA festival, set to take place in September 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: Day 1: PRETTY MAIDS...
September 8, 2018

Video Premiere: KALMAH's 'Take Me Away'

"Take Me Away", the new video from Finnish metallers KALMAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Palo", which was released on April 6 via Spinefarm Records. Once again recorded at Tico Tico with trusty old Ahti Kortelainen manning the helm and finalized by studio sor...
August 29, 2018

Viking Metal Warrior Women SAPPHIC MUSK Announce Their First East/West European Tour

Viking metallers SAPPHIC MUSK will tour Eastern and Western Europe starting on September 7 in Kraków, Poland. This band of badass women will perform tracks from their current recordings, including "Lady Of The Twilight" (released in 2017),featuring the highly popular single "Kittenz" (produced by B...
July 28, 2018