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Every discerning VOLBEAT fan knows about Michael Poulsen's dark past. Prior to conquering the world with an inspired mixture of massive riffs and rock 'n' roll crooning, the Dane was guitarist and frontman with DOMINUS: a scabrous, pure-breed death metal band, with little in the way of rockabilly vi...
September 26, 2023

METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: Making New Music Is 'An Essential Part Of Our Existence As People'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "SmartLess" podcast with hosts Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich spoke about the changes in the music industry that he and his bandmates have had to contend with over the last four decades. He said (as transcrib...
September 25, 2023

VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN To Undergo 'Throat Operation' In October

In a new interview with Hellena Mihailidou of, VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen revealed that he will undergo a "throat operation" in October, which will put a pause on the band's touring activities. "It takes time to heal and train the voice back up again," the 48-year-old Danish-born...
September 19, 2023

METALLICA Releases 'Too Far Gone?' Live Digital Single

METALLICA has just released "Too Far Gone? (Live From MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ - August 6, 2023)", a digital single capturing the debut "M72" tour performance of the "72 Seasons" standout track as played for some 80,000 fans on night two of the tour's North American opening weekend. Hail...
September 15, 2023

METALLICA Releases Second Official Music Video For 'Too Far Gone?'

METALLICA has released the second official music video for the song "Too Far Gone?" The clip, which was directed by Coan "Buddy" Nichols and stars Felipe Nunes, contains footage which was filmed during the band's August 6 concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. "Too Far Gone?" is...
September 14, 2023

Watch: VOLBEAT's MICHAEL POULSEN Talks About His Death Metal Project ASINHELL

A new 10-minute video in which the members of ASINHELL, the new death metal band led by VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen, discuss the group's formation and the making of ASINHELL's upcoming debut album, "Impii Hora" (Latin for "Ungodly Hour"),can be seen below. "Impii Hora" will arrive on September...
September 14, 2023

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Cancels U.S. Tour Dates Due To Poor Ticket Sales

Long-running Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have canceled ten shows in the eastern United States due to poor ticket sales. In an official statement, the band said: "We had a logistical nightmare even trying to secure transportation and crew for this short run. "There are so many great bands on...
September 13, 2023

MICHAEL POULSEN's Death Metal Band ASINHELL Shares New Single 'Desert Of Doom'

ASINHELL, the new death metal band led by VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen, has released the official lyric video for the song "Desert Of Doom". The track is taken from ASINHELL's debut album, "Impii Hora" (Latin for "Ungodly Hour"),which will arrive on September 29 via Metal Blade. For more than 2...
September 7, 2023

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES To Open For METALLICA At Rescheduled Second Phoenix Concert

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will support METALLICA at the latter band's rescheduled second concert in Arizona, now set to take place on Saturday, September 9. The Mike Muir-fronted outfit will open the show at Glendale's State Farm Stadium, with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH filling the middle slot, as originally...
September 5, 2023

METALLICA Postpones Second Phoenix Concert After JAMES HETFIELD Tests Positive For COVID-19

METALLICA has been forced to postpone its previously announced September 3 concert in Glendale, Arizona to September 9 after frontman James Hetfield tested positive for COVID-19. The band was set to perform at State Farm Stadium as part of its two-night shows for the "M72" world tour. Hetfield and h...
September 2, 2023

METALLICA Plays Abbreviated Set In Phoenix, Reportedly Due To JAMES HETFIELD's 'Vocal Issues'

METALLICA played an abbreviated set last night (Friday, September 1) in Glendale, Arizona, apparently due to "vocal issues" suffered by the band's frontman James Hetfield. According to Ed Masley of the Arizona Republic, METALLICA's 14-song set at State Farm Stadium was two tracks shorter than every...
September 2, 2023

DEE SNIDER Says METALLICA's 'No Repeat Weekend' Concept Is 'Self-Serving': 'It Only Appeals To A Small Percentage Of The Crowd'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the KISS podcast "Shout It Out Loudcast", TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was asked for his opinion on METALLICA's decision to present a "No Repeat Weekend" at each stop on the band's ongoing "M72" world tour, with the San Francisco Bay Area metal leg...
September 2, 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

Watch: Actor JASON MOMOA Gets In The Mosh Pit During PANTERA Concert At SoFi Stadium

Actors John Travolta, Jason Momoa and Adria Arjona, along with "Vanderpump Rules" cast member Tom Sandoval, attended METALLICA's concert at SoFi Stadium last night (Friday, August 25). PANTERA and MAMMOTH WVH served as the support acts at the first of two METALLICA shows at SoFi, with FIVE FINGER DE...
August 26, 2023

VOLBEAT To Work On New Studio Album In 2024; No Touring Planned Next Year

Danish rock and rollers VOLBEAT will spend all of 2024 working on material for the band's next studio album. VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen outlined the band's plans for the follow-up to 2021's "Servant Of The Mind" in a video message uploaded earlier today (Thursday, August 24) on VOLBEAT's socia...
August 24, 2023