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REPENTANCE To Support ORBIT CULTURE In Detroit, Chicago

Chicago, Illinois-based metallers REPENTANCE will provide direct support for the Swedish metal act ORBIT CULTURE on August 19 at Majestic Theater in Detroit, Michigan and August 20 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Illinois. REPENTANCE is promoting its sophomore album, "The Process Of Human Demise",...
July 22, 2024

U.K.'s WARGASM Taps COREY TAYLOR For New Single '70% Dead'

Dynamic London, United Kingdom-based duo WARGASM (not to be confused with the cult 1980s Boston metal band of the same name) has released a new single featuring a guest appearance by SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor. The track, titled "70% Dead", was recorded while WARGASM was on tour with Taylor on his solo...
July 12, 2024

The Unforgiving Reality In Nothing

Stalwarts of the UK deathcore scene since the mid-noughties, TURIN (formerly known as THIS IS TURIN) have undergone a subtle but significant transformation. Observant folk will have noticed that deathcore has been mutating in all kinds of directions over the last few years, rehabilitating what was o...
July 9, 2024

Fueled By Fear

Eternally damned and relentlessly filthy, blackened thrash is metal at its purest and most unapologetic. WRAITH have been experts at it since their debut, self-titled EP, which crawled into underground ears back in 2017. Now, after three increasingly impressive studio albums, the Indiana quartet see...
June 26, 2024

Ex-VENOM Drummer ABADDON: 'I Don't Think Artificial Intelligence Has Any Place In Our Form Of Music'

In a new interview with Get Heavy UK, former VENOM and VENOM INC. drummer Abaddon (real name: Antony Bray) weighed in on a debate about people using an A.I. (artificial intelligence) music generator as a tool to create melodies, harmonies and rhymes based on artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms a...
June 17, 2024


At a time in history when common sense dictates that people should be fucking furious at the state of the world and society's powerlessness to affect lasting change, bands like BAD BREEDING are still in woefully short supply. A resolute force for good for the last decade, this UK quartet have spent...
June 12, 2024

KERRY KING On Use Of Fire During Live Shows: 'It Goes Hand In Hand With This Kind Of Music'

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, SLAYER guitarist Kerry King spoke about his love of concert pyrotechnics and the use of fire in the "Residue" music video from his solo band. Asked where his love of pyro started and what types of things he likes to see th...
May 22, 2024

Under The Crooked Claw

There is no such thing as too much heavy metal. Ryan Waste knows this. With a laudable legacy as guitarist with MUNICIPAL WASTE, who almost single-handedly put crossover thrash back on the map back in the mid-'00s, he has already earned hero status. BAT may have been a low-key concern until recently...
May 16, 2024

DIMMU BORGIR's SILENOZ: 'We Have Been Working On' New Music 'For Quite A While'

In an interview with Jerry Kurunen of Finland's Rauta conducted at this year's Inferno festival, which took place in March 2024 in Oslo, Norway, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Silenoz spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's long-awaited new studio album. He said (as transcribed b...
May 9, 2024

MICHAEL 'MOOSE' THOMAS Says He 'Couldn't Go Back' To BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Now: 'They've Lost Their Way A Bit'

In a new interview with Graham Finney of V13, founding BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas was asked how being in his current band KILL THE LIGHTS is different from how it was with his former group. He said: "It's just fun. [There's] no, 'You can't do this. You can't do that.' You...
May 8, 2024

Original VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Suffers Second Heart Attack

Original VENOM and current VENOM INC. guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn has revealed that he recently suffered another heart attack. The 63-year-old British-born musician, who currently resides with his wife in Portugal, previously suffered a heart attack and underwent a double bypass surgery in May 2018...
May 3, 2024

The Gods Below

A desire to invoke darkness drives every black metal band, but OSSILEGIUM ooze impenetrable, black horror from every pore. The full-length follow-up to a couple of low-key releases, "The Gods Below" begins with a sustained blast of monochrome violence, immediately setting the tone for an album that...
May 1, 2024

TONY DOLAN Explains VENOM INC.'s Split With ABADDON, Says 'You Can Only Do So Much For Someone'

Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan says that VENOM INC.'s split with Antony "Abaddon" Bray happened because the drummer "never came back" to the band after taking a leave of absence. In early 2018, VENOM INC. revealed that it was recruiting Jeramie Kling of the Tampa-based melodic death metal group THE ABS...
April 14, 2024


VENOM INC. has recruited Marc "JXN" Jackson as the band's new drummer. Jackson was previously a member of M:PIRE OF EVIL, the group formed in 2010 by ex-VENOM and current VENOM INC. members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Tony "The Demolition Man" Dolan (bass, vocals). In a new interview with Arrow...
April 7, 2024


Standard bearers for a genre that was routinely decried as too silly to last, KORPIKLAANI have survived for over 20 years and appear to be gaining fresh momentum as they hurtle toward veteran status. Less dark than FINNTROLL, and less overtly metallic than ENSIFERUM, the Finns exist in a laidback sw...
April 3, 2024