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SODOM Shares Music Video For '1982 (Remix)'

German thrash metal pioneers SODOM have released the official music video for the song "1982 (Remix)". The track is taken from the band's upcoming EP, "1982", due on November 10 via SPV/Steamhammer. SODOM frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such said: "These days we'd probably compose those songs differen...
September 29, 2023

Watch: THROWDOWN Performs Live For First Time In Eight Years

THROWDOWN made its return to Furnace Fest in Birmingham, Alabama last night (Friday, September 22). The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal band's mainstage set was their first performance since 2015, first in the United States since 2011, and first with the "Venom & Tears" lineup since 2007. Fan-f...
September 23, 2023

VENOM INC. Recruits Former VENOM Guitarist MIKE HICKEY For U.S. Tour

Guitarist Mike Hickey, known for his work with VENOM, CARCASS, CATHEDRAL and CRONOS, will join VENOM INC. on the band's upcoming U.S. tour. The trek, with support from SATAN, RINGWORM and 72 LEGIONS, will kick off on September 27 in New York and conclude on October 15 in Boston, Massachusetts. Hicke...
September 7, 2023

As Gomorrah Burns

35 years is a long time, even in death metal, and CRYPTOPSY have lived a few lives during that time. At first, with drummer Flo Mounier as their not-so-secret weapon, they appeared to be the last word in brutality. 1996's "None So Vile" is still a benchmark for nauseating heaviness, regardless of ho...
September 5, 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

METAL CHURCH's KURDT VANDERHOOF Says He 'Hates' Black Metal: 'It's Garbage To Me'

In a new interview with Ruben Mosqueda of We Go To 11, METAL CHURCH guitarist and founding member Kurdt Vanderhoof spoke about his disdain for a lot of the newer extreme metal bands, particularly groups of the "darker metal" variety. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I hate it. I hate t...
September 1, 2023

Car Crashes Into OBITUARY's Tour Bus In Glasgow, But 'The Show Must Go On'

A car crashed into the tour bus of Florida death metallers OBITUARY last night (Thursday, August 31) while it was parked in front of the Garage in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, narrowly missing the band's merchandise guy. The Glasgow concert was part of OBITUARY's tour of the U.K. and Ireland,...
September 1, 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

SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Partners With JACKSON For Signature Guitar

Today, Jackson launches the Pro Series Signature Andreas Kisser SL Quadra, a bold new take on the legendary Jackson Soloist shape. Although this is Andreas Kisser's first signature collaboration with Jackson, he is no stranger to the brand, having dominated stages across the globe with a Jackson gui...
August 30, 2023

VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN Proves He's A Death Metal Lifer With ASINHELL: 'It's In My DNA'

By David E. Gehlke VOLBEAT founding member and vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen practically turns into a giddy teenager when talking about classic death metal. It's a side that likely many of VOLBEAT's rock radio-loving fans will never get to see, but to the underground denizens who bought everyth...
August 28, 2023

Original VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN To Stay Off The Road After Wife's Cancer Diagnosis

Original VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has revealed that his wife has been diagnosed with cancer. The 62-year-old British-born musician, who currently resides with his wife in Portugal, broke the news of her diagnosis in a social media post earlier today (Sunday, August 2...
August 27, 2023

DRAGONFORCE Frontman MARC HUDSON Shares 'The Siren' Single From 'Starbound Stories' Solo Album

DRAGONFORCE frontman Marc Hudson will release his first solo album, "Starbound Stories", on August 25 via Napalm Records. The effort is described in a press release as "a sparkling, anime-inspired power metal ride, heavily influenced by both Japanese music and video game soundtracks, and featuring a...
July 26, 2023

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Announces First North American Headlining Tour In Five Years

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will embark on their first North American headlining tour in October. Support on the 22-date trek will come from OF MICE & MEN and VENDED. The tour will launch on October 8 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and run through November 10 in Orlando, Florida. BULLET...
July 25, 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

THROWDOWN Announces First Live Performance In Eight Years

THROWDOWN will return to Furnace Fest in Birmingham, Alabama, this year. The New Wave Of American Heavy Metal band's mainstage set on Friday, September 22 will be their first performance since 2015, first in the United States since 2011, and first with the "Venom & Tears" lineup since 2007. Earl...
July 20, 2023