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Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven

It's hard to believe that GOATWHORE has been doling out its evil hymns for a quarter century. The unit is poised to release the follow-up to 2017's banger "Vengeance Ascending", closing the longest gap between its albums. "Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven", album number eight, is GOATWHORE's fi...
October 3, 2022

RICHIE FAULKNER: JUDAS PRIEST's Setlist For Fall 2022 U.S. Tour Will 'Reference' 'Screaming For Vengeance' Album For 40th Anniversary

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to the 96.1 KLPX radio station about the setlist for the band's upcoming fall 2022 U.S. tour which is scheduled to kick off on October 13 in Wallingford, Connecticut. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I can say it's around the 40th anni...
September 29, 2022

COREY TAYLOR On Late SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON: 'He Had Demons That Would've Killed Normal People'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor says that "the world is less cool without" Joey Jordison in it. The founding SLIPKNOT drummer died "peacefully in his sleep" in July 2021 of an unspecified cause. He was 46 years old. Taylor addressed Jordison's death in a new interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1....
September 28, 2022

From DIO, COVERDALE To HUGHES, THE DEAD DAISIES' DOUG ALDRICH 'Has No Agenda' When Working With Legendary Vocalists

By David E. Gehlke The relaxed, easy-going disposition of Doug Aldrich over Zoom likely matches his approach while in the rehearsal room with the likes of Ronnie James Dio, David Coverdale and now Glenn Hughes as part of THE DEAD DAISIES. (Aldrich joked that he's happy to be included in the Ritchie...
September 22, 2022

WEDNESDAY 13 Says JOEY JORDISON's Death Came As 'A Shock'

On a recent episode of the "Talk Louder" podcast, hosted by veteran music journalist "Metal Dave" Glessner and lifelong hard rock/metal vocalist Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS), heavy horror punk icon Wednesday 13 spoke about the passing of his one-time MURDERDOLLS bandmate, original SLIPKNOT d...
September 7, 2022

PARADISE LOST Parts Ways With Drummer WALTTERI VÄYRYNEN, Announces Replacement

British gothic metal pioneers PARADISE LOST have parted ways with Finnish drummer Waltteri Väyrynen and have replaced him with Guido Montanarini (STRIGOI). Waltteri has released the following statement regarding his decision to exit PARADISE LOST: "Dear fans and friends, I'm sad to announce that I'm...
September 7, 2022

New Video Of JOEY JORDISON's Final Resting Place Posted Online

The YouTube channel Swollpac has uploaded new video of late SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison's final resting place at the Highland Memory Gardens cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa. Joey died "peacefully in his sleep" on July 26, 2021 of an unspecified cause. In Jordison's official obituary announcing the s...
August 29, 2022

DIMEBAG's Longtime Guitar Tech 'Signs On' For PANTERA Tour, Dismisses 'Money Grab' Accusations

Grady Champion, who was "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's guitar tech throughout his career with PANTERA, says that he has "signed on" for the band's upcoming tour. Grady made his comments just hours after it was announced that the influential heavy metal group will play its first shows in over 20 years in...
August 26, 2022

DAVID ELLEFSON On Getting Fired From MEGADETH Over Sex Video Scandal: 'I'm Sad That Things Went Down The Way They Did'

In a new interview with the "Mike Nelson Show", David Ellefson was asked if it's fair to say that Dave Mustaine ran the show in MEGADETH since the bassist rejoined the band in 2010 and that he and the other members of MEGADETH were treated and paid merely as session members prior to his dismissal fr...
August 16, 2022


Looking back, it's remarkable how many classic hard rock artists' legendary albums were released in rapid succession. The first six KISS studio records were issued over a span of just 40 months; "Paranoid" came out only seven months after BLACK SABBATH's debut, with "Master of Reality" following a s...
August 12, 2022

JOEY JORDISON's Family Shares Memorial Video To Mark First Anniversary Of Founding SLIPKNOT Drummer's Death

The family of late SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has publicly shared a video that was put together for his memorial to mark the first anniversary of his passing. According to a post on the web site, the 15-minute video "shows him as a brilliant musician, as well as the amazi...
July 27, 2022


Dave Mustaine says that "there had been enough stuff that had led up to" his decision to fire bassist David Ellefson from MEGADETH last year. Ellefson's exit from the band came in May 2021, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted on Twitter. At t...
June 29, 2022

ALAN PARSONS Undergoes 'Urgent Spinal Surgery'

Iconic producer, composer, and performer Alan Parsons is "comfortably resting at home" after undergoing "urgent spinal surgery." Earlier this month, Parsons had a serious spinal issue suddenly flare up, drastically affecting his mobility. His doctors ordered him to cancel his previously announced Eu...
June 25, 2022

DAVE MUSTAINE Will Forgive DAVID ELLEFSON But 'Won't Play Music With Him Anymore'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine says that he won't play music with David Ellefson anymore, more than a year after firing the bassist from the band they formed together nearly four decades ago. Ellefson's exit came just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted...
June 24, 2022

Inhuman Spirits

These are heady days for fans of melodic death metal. Not only have IN FLAMES just released their best (and heaviest) new song in at least 15 years, but this often neglected but stubbornly persistent subgenre is throwing up all manner of new and rejuvenated exponents of this noble artform. It is par...
June 21, 2022