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K.K. DOWNING Talks About Evolution From Early Rock To Modern Heavy Metal

In a new interview with The Times, original JUDAS PRIEST and current KK'S PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing was asked what he thinks makes metalheads unique. He responded: "It's just getting into those bands that evolved, that took music from blues and progressive blues in the late '60s and early '70s....
February 26, 2024

Perpetual | Terminal

Now that we live in an era where nothing matters and virtually anything can be described as "metal" — because, you know, inclusion is good, gatekeepers / elitists are bad and so on — the original wave of metalcore bands that emerged at the start of the 21st century are ripe for reassessment. DARKEST...
February 21, 2024

Vår Tid Är Nu

Black metal and rock 'n' roll are essentially indivisible. From VENOM and BATHORY to countless latter-day crossover miscreants, the combination of dissonant, frostbitten riffs and hard rock swagger is hard to top. ALFAHANNE have been peddling their own strain for a long time now. Over their four stu...
February 6, 2024

DORO Shares Cover Of METALLICA's 'The Four Horsemen'

German metal queen Doro has prepared a special New Year's gift for her fans and is excited to announce the digital release of the cover of METALLICA's classic "The Four Horsemen". This track will also be included on the forthcoming digital EP "Conqueress – Extended", due to be released on March 1. D...
January 19, 2024

KILL THE LIGHTS Feat. Former BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Members: 'Death Melodies' Album Due In March

KILL THE LIGHTS, the band featuring ex-BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE bassist Jason "Jay" James and drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas, along with former members of THROW THE FIGHT, THREAT SIGNAL and STILL REMAINS, will release its sophomore album, "Death Melodies", on March 8 via Fearless Records. To celebrat...
January 12, 2024

KORN Announces Biggest U.K. Show To Date At London's Gunnersbury Park

Alt-metal pioneers KORN have announced they will return to London to perform for the first time in seven years, with their biggest U.K. headline show to date at Gunnersbury Park on Sunday, August 11. Joining them at the mammoth outdoor event are special guests DENZEL CURRY, SPIRITBOX, WARGASM and LO...
January 8, 2024

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's MATT TUCK Hints At 'The Poison' 20th-Anniversary Tour For 2025

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE frontman Matt Tuck has hinted at a tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band's classic debut album, 2005's "The Poison". Earlier today (Monday, December 18),Tuck took to his social media to write: "So that's a wrap on 2023 and the entire touring cycle of our self tit...
December 18, 2023

DIMMU BORGIR's SILENOZ: 'I'm Totally Against Any Type Of Censorship'

In a new interview with Finland's Chaoszine, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) was asked what he thinks about artists using their platforms to voice their political opinions. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah, I think it's everything in its place. I do...
December 9, 2023

Inspiratio Profanus

It's the perfect gift for those who would like to terrorize their relatives during the Christmas period. "Inspiratio Profanus" compiles all the cover versions that DIMMU BORGIR have recorded over the years into one big, black and bellicose tribute to the bands that fueled the Norwegians' collective...
December 7, 2023

SILENOZ: DIMMU BORGIR Has Between Six And Eight Songs Demoed For Next Album

DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) spoke to FaceCulture about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Eonian" album. Regarding why it is taking so long for DIMMU BORGIR to release new music ("Eonian" was the first DIMMU album in eight year...
December 6, 2023

Watch: MAYHEM's ATTILA CSIHAR Joins CAVALERA On Stage For Performance Of SEPULTURA's 'Troops Of Doom'

MAYHEM frontman Attila Csihar joined CAVALERA, the project featuring SEPULTURA's founding members Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera (drums),on stage this past Thursday night (November 30) at Dürer Kert in Budapest, Hungary to perform the early SEPULTURA classic "Troops Of Doom...
December 3, 2023

VENOM INC. Parts Ways With Drummer JERAMIE KLING

Drummer Jeramie Kling has announced his departure from VENOM INC. after a five-year run with the band. Kling, who is also a member of INHUMAN CONDITION, previously sat out VENOM INC.'s 2022 summer festival appearances at Alcatraz festival in Belgium and Bloodstock Open Air festival in the U.K. He wa...
November 10, 2023

DIMMU BORGIR Shares Cover Of DEEP PURPLE's 'Perfect Strangers' From 'Inspiratio Profanus' Collection

Norwegian black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have released their cover version of the DEEP PURPLE classic "Perfect Strangers". The song is taken from DIMMU BORGIR's upcoming collection of cover songs, "Inspiratio Profanus", which will be made available on December 8 via Nuclear Blast Records. DIMMU BORGIR...
November 9, 2023

Resurrection Of The Flesh

When HELLHAMMER first emerged and terrified the metal establishment, they were routinely mocked as an unlistenable abomination. What critics and cynics failed to understand then — as indeed many continue to fail to understand today — is that an unlistenable abomination was exactly what heavy music n...
November 7, 2023


There is no exaggeration in acknowledging that Teutonic thrash legends SODOM were seminal in the genesis of black, thrash and speed metal. Not to downplay VENOM's significance to black metal and in spite of the namesake of their second album and its title track, "Black Metal", which pre-dated SODOM'...
November 6, 2023