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POWERWOLF To Release 'Interludium' Album In April 2023

POWERWOLF will release a new album, "Interludium", on April 7, 2023. The LP will feature six new studio songs, including the single "Sainted By The Storm", which was already celebrated on the band's exhilarating "Wolfsnächte" 2022 headline tour, as well as one of the most intense tracks in the band'...
November 28, 2022

TONY MARTIN Says A Box Set Of His Recordings With BLACK SABBATH Will Now Arrive In 2023

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin spoke about previously announced plans to reissue the albums he recorded with the band. Martin said: "Honestly, I have no idea what's happening with it. I know it's gonna be next year, but that's all I know." T...
November 23, 2022

New JOEY JORDISON Cat Shirt And Hoodie Now Available

Joey Jordison and Oscar Martinez, owner of merchandise company Rebellion Republic, developed a friendship in the summer of 2004 while Joey was headlining the second stage at Ozzfest with SLIPKNOT. Oscar was at the time working for Century Media Records. The two of them ran into each other at various...
October 31, 2022


The first DEAD CROSS album was an absolute riot. With no lesser talent than Mike Patton slotting in to replace late, great, original frontman Gabe Serbian, alongside bassist Justin Pearson (RETOX / THE LOCUST),  guitarist Michael Crain (RETOX) and, most pertinently for metalheads, ex-SLAYER dru...
October 26, 2022

SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Doesn't Want To 'Dishonor God' With Band's Artwork

During a recent appearance on the "Bibledingers" podcast, John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock group SKILLET, was asked what he would say to those who feel that SKILLET's art contains "demonic imagery." John responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I...
October 23, 2022

VENOM INC.'s U.S. Visa Issues Are Result Of 'Backlog Caused By COVID-19 Situation'

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan, has postponed its previously announced U.S. tour which was scheduled to kick off at the end of October. Earlier today (Tuesday, October 18),VENOM INC. relea...
October 18, 2022

Ex-CRO-MAGS Frontman JOHN JOSEPH Announces New BLOODCLOT Album 'Souls'

BLOODCLOT (a.k.a. BLOODCLOT!),the American hardcore/punk/crossover band led by former CRO-MAGS frontman John "Bloodclot" Joseph, will release its new album, "Souls", on December 16 via Upstate Records. BLOODCLOT's origins date back to the early 1980s when its lineup doubled as roadies and provided...
October 5, 2022

Original VENOM Guitarist MANTAS Clarifies Comments About 'Black Metal' 40th-Anniversary Celebration

Former VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has clarified his previous comment that he would like to see the classic VENOM lineup celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's "Black Metal" album. Released in 1982, "Black Metal" is considered a major influence on thrash metal and...
October 5, 2022

JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Says VENOM Was Absolutely The First-Ever 'Black Metal' Band

At this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, former VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn spoke to Bloodstock TV's Oran O'Beirne about the 40th anniversary of VENOM's classic "Black Metal" album. Regarding VENOM's early musical and...
October 3, 2022


GRIM REAPER's founding guitarist Nick Bowcott took part in a special tribute concert to the band's late singer Steve Grimmett at this year's Keep It True Rising festival, which is being held from September 30 to October 2 in Würzburg, Germany. Joining Bowcott at the event were the surviving members...
October 2, 2022

Former VENOM Drummer ANTHONY 'ABADDON' BRAY Completes First Round Of Chemo In Battle With Lymphoma

Former VENOM and VENOM INC. drummer Abaddon (real name: Anthony Bray) has completed the first round of chemotherapy in his battle with lymphoma. The 62-year-old musician, who revived his ABADDON project in 2018, released a short video message earlier today in which he updated fans on his health. He...
October 1, 2022


Morbidity will not be stopped. Despite digging deep into death metal's well of odium with VALLENFYRE for three widely acclaimed albums, PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh still wanted to go deeper and darker. As showcased on 2019 debut "Abandon All Faith", STRIGOI take that crestfallen, crusty...
September 28, 2022

Former VENOM Drummer ANTHONY 'ABADDON' BRAY Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Former VENOM and VENOM INC. drummer Abaddon (real name: Anthony Bray) revealed earlier this week that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma and has started chemotherapy. On Wednesday (September 21),Bray took to his Facebook page to write: "I noticed a mass growing on the side of my neck in July 2022,...
September 24, 2022

KURDT VANDERHOOF Says METAL CHURCH Has Found Replacement For MIKE HOWE; New Album To Arrive In 2023

METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof has confirmed to Metal-Rules that the band has found a replacement for singer Mike Howe. Howe was found dead at his home in Eureka, California in July 2021. According to TMZ, Howe's official cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging. A spokes...
September 23, 2022

There's Only Black

With the wild chemistry that once informed the original VENOM line-up long since throttled by time, fans of the black metal pioneers have had to come to terms with two bands for the price of one. VENOM INC. began as a spontaneous reunion of the line-up that made 1989's "Prime Evil",  but has si...
September 20, 2022