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IHSAHN Announces 'Fascination Street Sessions' EP

Norwegian progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn (EMPEROR) will release a new EP, "Fascination Street Sessions", on March 24 via Candlelight Records. The first single from the effort, "Contorted Monuments", can be streamed below. Known as a constantly evolving artist who loves to transcend boundaries, Ihs...
January 20, 2023

ANTHRAX Cancels BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Appearance Due To 'Logistical Issues'

ANTHRAX has canceled its appearance at next year's Bloodstock Open Air festival due to "logistical issues beyond [the band's] control". The thrash metal veterans were scheduled to perform on the Ronnie James Dio main stage on August 12, 2023. ANTHRAX has been replaced on the Bloodstock Open Air bill...
December 8, 2022

CELTIC FROST: 'Danse Macabre' Box Set Of 1984 -1987 Recordings Due In October

Over the course of little more than three years between 1984 and 1987, CELTIC FROST established themselves as one of the most important bands in extreme and experimental music of that era. Due on October 28 in Europe and November 25 in the U.S., "Danse Macabre" brings together the band's recordings...
September 8, 2022

Ash In The Realms Of Stone Icons

The lines between metal subgenres are blurred with such persistent frequency these days that it often seems unfair to saddle a new band with any kind of definitive description. So let's just say that TÓMARÚM are extreme, progressive and wonderfully, indulgently epic. "Ash in the Realms of Stone Icon...
May 7, 2022

OPETH Drops Previously Unreleased Song 'Width Of A Circle', Announces 'In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)'

Swedish progressive metallers OPETH will release "In Cauda Venenum (Extended Edition)" on May 13 via Atomic Fire Records. This release, available on digipak, contains the English and Swedish versions of OPETH's latest album, "In Cauda Venenum", with new illustrations by internationally renowned Trav...
March 28, 2022

GRAHAM BONNET BAND To Release 'Day Out In Nowhere' Album In May

GRAHAM BONNET BAND will release a new studio album, "Day Out In Nowhere", on May 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Imposter", can be seen below. Graham is joined by longtime bandmates Beth-Ami Heavenstone (bass) and Conrado Pesinato (guitar) on this new...
March 8, 2022

DEEP PURPLE Condemns Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine: 'Our Friends Are Being Killed To Satisfy' PUTIN's 'Psychopathic Ambitions'

DEEP PURPLE has taken to social media to show its support for the people of Ukraine. The British hard rock legends also confirmed the cancelation of their previously announced shows in Moscow and Kyiv. PURPLE was scheduled to play Palace Of Sports in Kyiv on May 31, and Megasport Sports Palace in Mo...
March 7, 2022


Aftershock festival will return to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California on October 6-9, 2022 bigger than ever, expanding to four full days (after a half fourth day in 2021),adding a fourth music stage and featuring over 90 bands. The latest edition aims to top 2021's record-setting, sold-out at...
February 23, 2022

Zeal & Ardor

Regularly tipped as heavy music's next big thing, ZEAL & ARDOR mastermind Manuel Gagneux may be beginning to wonder what more he has to do to bewitch bigger audiences. After two widely acclaimed albums, his band are still being touted as the next big thing, and even if you came to this new recor...
February 10, 2022

MASTODON And OPETH Announce Second Leg Of North American Co-Headlining Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

Grammy Award winners MASTODON will return to the road for the second leg of their acclaimed co-headline tour with OPETH this spring. The North American jaunt resumes on April 21 at Place Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, stops in major markets coast-to-coast, and comes to a close on May 11 at Munici...
February 7, 2022

SLASH: Why I Don't Read Rock And Roll Books

Legendary GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash, who released his self-titled memoir, "Slash", in 2007, was asked in a new interview with Barbara Caserta of Italy's Linea Rock if there are any other rock autobiographies that he is particularly fond of. He responded (as transcribed by BLA...
January 31, 2022


Having walked a singular path since 2005, CELESTE are long overdue some attention. Purveyors of a scabrous, cross-pollinated sound that hinges on the darkest of sludgy hardcore and the blistered-retina aggression of black metal, they have released five previous albums and earned a solid reputation a...
January 26, 2022

MASTODON's TROY SANDERS On Touring During The Pandemic: 'You Have To Scale Back Your Extracurricular Activities'

MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders spoke to Rapture Radio about the band's recently launched North American tour with OPETH and ZEAL & ARDOR. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're at the beginning of it. The first couple of shows have been fantastic. And it's that reminder, afte...
November 27, 2021

Watch OPETH's Entire Atlanta Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of OPETH's entire November 24 concert at The Eastern in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. OPETH played its first show with drummer Sami Karppinen (THERION) on November 16 at Arena in Asheville, North Carolina at the opening date of the band's tour with...
November 26, 2021

OPETH Plays First Show With Drummer SAMI KARPPINEN (Video)

OPETH played its first show with drummer Sami Karppinen (THERION) Tuesday night (November 16) at Arena in Asheville, North Carolina at the opening date of the band's tour with MASTODON and ZEAL & ARDOR. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. Karppinen ste...
November 17, 2021