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Funeral Doom Friday: New Music From ARCHE, ILLUSION’S PLAY, DISROTTED, and NADJA

Salutations doomers, and happy Friday! On this week’s edition of Funeral Doom Friday, we’re diving into new music from Arche, Illusion’s


Jon Schaffer Arrested, Kid Rock Turns 50, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week

The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of January 16 – January 22, 2021 Did you miss some of this week’s top


GHOST’s Tobias Forge Covers THE ROLLING STONES‘ „Sympathy for the Devil“ with THE HELLACOPTERS

When I just saw that Ghost’s Tobias Forge covered The Rolling Stones classic „Sympathy for the Devil“ my immediate reaction


Video: Ghost’s Tobias Forge Teams up With The Hellacopters for Rolling Stones Cover

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge — sometimes known as Papa Emeritus whatever Roman numeral we’re up to now — recently appeared


STEPHEN PEARCY Wants To Make One Final RATT Album With All Surviving Members Of Classic Lineup

During an appearance on yesterday’s (Thursday, Janury 21) episode of SiriusXM’s „Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk“, Stephen Pearcy revealed that


This Weekend’s Top Metal Livestreams: Slay at Home, Avatar, A Day to Remember, Asphyx and More

The weekend is here! Which means it’s time for more of… fondly reminiscing about a time when we could all



Slay At Home returns with another FREE livestream today, featuring all-new performances and cover collabs in support of NIVA #SAVEOURSTAGES , who


The Melvins Release “The Great Good Place”; Announce Valentine’s Day Livestreaming Event

The Melvins 1983 — the iteration of the band featuring Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, and original drummer Mike Dillard —


SOULFLY Back In The Studio for 2021 Release

Fresh off his dreadlock haircut, Max Cavalera isn’t about to sit still during quarantine. He’s back in the studio working


FELLAHIN FALL Release WOODS OF YPRESS Cover For „Everything I Touch Turns to Gold(Then to Coal)“

The NY-based melodic metallers, Fellahin Fall, are back with a new beautiful cover tune for „Everything I Touch Turns to


TOOL’s Maynard James Keenan Thinks Social Media is Only Dividing People

Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan isn’t exactly a fan of social media or the Internet in general. In a recent


INSANE CLOWN POSSE Takes Issue With Being Compared To Trumpism

On January 19, the day before the inauguration of President Joe Biden, The Atlantic published a piece titled What to


Dave Lombardo Recounts Getting the Call To Join MISFITS

Misfits reunited with original vocalist Glenn Danzig in 2016, and have been doing on-and-off reunion shows since. The band’s lineup


SLASH Has Been „Really Busy“ Writing Throughout Pandemic

Guns N‘ Roses guitarist Slash has been making the most of his pandemic downtime by writing new material. Advertisement. Scroll


BONGZILLA Announces First New Album Since 2005

Wisconsin stoner doom legends Bongzilla are back for the first time since 2005! The band will release their fantastically-named new


BLACK SHEEP WALL Streams 13-Minute Doom Fest „New Measures of Failure“

Black Sheep Wall is forging their return to the world this year with their devastating new Songs for the Enamel


Download Organizers Are “Continuing to Work” on This Summer’s Festival for Some Reason

The 2021 edition of England’s annual Glastonbury Festival was called off yesterday, roughly five months in advance of when it


CHESTER BENNINGTON’s Widow TALINDA Announces Split From Firefighter Husband

Chester Bennington’s widow has announced her split from her husband of a year. Talinda Bennington and Los Angeles County firefighter


THE SWORD Streams Live In-Studio Performance of „The Hidden Masters“

The Sword is back with yet another live in-studio performance, this time playing „The Hidden Masters“ off their 2012 album


EPICA Releases Video For Mesmerizing New Single ‚Rivers‘

Dutch symphonic metal masters Epica recently announced the release of their 8th studio album Omega, due out February 26th. Today,


PAUL STANLEY: All ‚News‘ Media, Personalities And Elected Officials Should Be Held Accountable For Lies, Inaccuracies And Fabrications

Paul Stanley says that media platforms and elected officials should be held „accountable“ for exacerbating and weaponizing disinformation. Earlier today


Political Journey Of D.O.A.’s JOE KEITHLEY Focus Of Upcoming Documentary

Award-winning documentary filmmaker/director Scott Crawford („Creem: America’s Only Rock’N’Roll Magazine“) and producer Paul Rachman („American Hardcore“) have launched a Kickstarter


Disentomb Unveil Bleak New Single, “Broken Under Your Symbol of Atonement”

I wouldn’t call myself a Disentomb megafan, but the band is quickly rising up my personal Death Metal Power Charts™


Atreyu’s Brandon Saller Says Former Frontman Alex Varkatzas Helped Write the “Fake Heavy” Material He Insulted

As you may or may not recall (hopefully you’ve had loftier concerns on your mind as of late), shortly after


GILBY CLARKE: How Rise Of Grunge In Early 1990s Affected GUNS N‘ ROSES

Former GUNS N‘ ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke recently spoke to 80’s Metal Recycle Bin about how the rise of grunge


Moonspell Unveil Moody New Track, “All or Nothing”

I’ve seen Moonspell live exactly once, at Hellfest in France in 2019. I was never a huge fan, but I’ve


Liquid Tension Experiment (Dream Theater, King Crimson) Debut First New Song in 20+ Years

What a great coupla days we’re having for long-dormant supergroups! Yesterday, Tomahawk (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, the Jesus Lizard,


Royal Blood Announce New Album, Typhoons, Debut Title Track

I’m not too up on the modern hard rock scene these days, but Royal Blood are one band to rise



GHOST frontman Papa Emeritus IV (a.k.a. Tobias Forge) joined THE HELLACOPTERS earlier tonight (Friday, January 22) on Swedish national broadcaster


Metallica Making “Glacial Progress” on New Album

Metallica are deep into “some pretty serious writing” writing for their next album. After first floating the idea of working on new


Dino Cazares Found a Bullet in His Windshield

Well, this sure is terrifying: Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares found a bullet in his windshield yesterday (Thursday, January 21).


SKID ROW’s DAVE ‚SNAKE‘ SABO Talks ‚Snake Sabo Baretta‘ Signature Guitar From KRAMER (Video)

Kramer, the original made-to-rock-hard guitar brand, has been setting trends with a legacy of premium, performance-focused instruments since it was


Epica Release New Single and Video, “Rivers”

Epica have unveiled “Rivers,” the third single from their forthcoming album, Omega. Singer Simone Simons comments: “Our third single has arrived! ‘Rivers’ symbolizes the


Sh*t That Comes Out Today: January 22, 2021

I’m writing this on Monday, so hopefully by the time this is published we’ll have a new president and a


ROB ZOMBIE To Release New Single Next Week

Rock icon Rob Zombie will release the second single from his seventh studio album, „The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse


METALLICA Moving at „Glacial“ Pace With New Album

Metallica has been writing a new album throughout the pandemic, which drummer Lars Ulrich said gave the band „an opportunity


THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From THERION, NERVOSA, and More Out Today – 1/22

Weekly Injection Plus releases from Wardruna, Here Lies Man, Phantom Elite, Comatose, and Asphyx. Published 4 mins ago This week’s


LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT (DREAM THEATER) Streams First New Song in 22 Years, „The Passage of Time“

Liquid Tension Experiment is back with their first new single in 22 years, titled „The Passage of Time“. The song


FEAR FACTORY’s Dino Cazares Found a Bullet in His Windshield

Fear Factory guitarist Dino Cazares took to Twitter last night to reveal someone had shot at his car. Cazares found


DISENTOMB Drops Brutal New Song „Broken Under Your Symbol of Atonement“

Australian death metal unit Disentomb is now streaming their crushing new song „Broken Under Your Symbol of Atonement“. The song


ATREYU’s Brandon Saller Responds To Ex-Vocalist’s „Fake Heavy“ Comments

Atreyu parted ways with vocalist Alex Varkatzas in September 2020. The band began teasing their first new song without him


Hungarian Thrashers EKTOMORF Release “Smashing The Past“ Video

Hungarian thrash metal stalwarts, Ektomorf have revealed the third single, „Smashing The Past“, off their upcoming album, Reborn, set for


WILSON Streams Super Energetic Performance of „Dumptruck“ From Their Final Show

Wilson played their final show on December 28, 2019 at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI. If you missed it,


HEART’s ANN WILSON Releases Powerful New Solo Single ‚Tender Heart‘

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson has released a powerful new single. „Tender Heart“ is available now at all DSPs and


QUEEN’s ADAM LAMBERT Says DONALD TRUMP’s Presidency ‚Was A Disaster From Day One‘

Adam Lambert has once again slammed Donald Trump, saying his presidency „was a disaster from day one.“ The QUEEN singer


Watch U.D.O. Perform ‚Man And Machine‘ From ‚Live In Bulgaria 2020 – Pandemic Survival Show‘

U.D.O., the German metal band fronted by ex-ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, will release its fifth live album, „Live in Bulgaria


SOULFLY Begins Recording Twelfth Studio Album

SOULFLY has entered Platinum Underground in Phoenix, Arizona to begin recording recording its twelfth album for a late 2021 release


Previously Unheard Music From Late AC/DC Singer BON SCOTT Officially Released After 50 Years

A box set containing previously unreleased music written and sung by Bon Scott has just been made available via Cherry


BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Releases ‚Happy New Year‘ Poem

Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has released a New Year’s Day poem called „Happy New Year“. Check it out


Hear BLACKMORE’S NIGHT’s New Single ‚Four Winds‘

On March 12, BLACKMORE’S NIGHT will release „Nature’s Light“, its eleventh studio album and the first in six years, via


SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: ‚Illusion‘ Music Video Available

SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), will release its


THERION Drops Music Video For ‚Tuonela‘ Feat. Ex-NIGHTWISH Bassist/Vocalist MARKO HIETALA

Sweden’s symphonic metal pioneers THERION have released the official music video for the song „Tuonela“. The track, which features a


EPICA Releases Official Visualizer For New Single ‚Rivers‘

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, „Omega“, on February 26 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016’s


LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: Comeback Single ‚The Passage of Time‘ Now Available

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM


SUZI QUATRO To Release New Album ‚The Devil In Me‘ In March

Suzi Quatro, the 70-year-old pioneering female rocker who burst on to the scene in the 1970s, will release a new


HELLFEST Founder „Pessimistic“ About 2021 Event; More Summer Festivals May Be Cancelled

In early December, Live Nation’s president said it was his „expectation“ that they would be back with „major outdoor shows“


FEAR FACTORY’s DINO CAZARES Says His Car Was Struck By A Bullet Earlier Today

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares says that his vehicle was struck by a bullet earlier today. The 54-year-old musician, who


NANCY WILSON Talks In More Detail About Her Musical Tribute To EDDIE VAN HALEN: ‚I’m Really Proud Of It‘

HEART’s Nancy Wilson talked to Australian Musician about her upcoming debut solo album, „You And Me“, which is tentatively due


This Dog Really Connects With Dave Grohl’s Vocals In The Cutest Way

Earlier today, we posted the Foo Fighters performance from yesterday’s (Jan. 20th) Presidential Inauguration ceremony. While many lauded the performance,


Producer Bob Rock Sells His Rights to METALLICA’s Black Album

Hall of Fame producer Bob Rock just cashed out big time. The Canadian producer, who was once akin to Metallica’s


Ex-WHITE LION Singer MIKE TRAMP On Post-Pandemic Live Shows: ‚I Don’t Ever Believe That It’ll Be The Same Again‘

Earlier this week, former WHITE LION singer Mike Tramp spoke to Dawn Osborne of U.K.’s TotalRock Radio about what the


The 2021 Summer Festival Cancelations Have Begun

Nearly a year into the pandemic, it appears that we have finally — FINALLY — rounded a corner. Maybe. The


VIO-LENCE Recording First New Album In Over 30 Years

The newly-reunited Vio-Lence is in the studio recording their first new album since Nothing to Gain. While Nothing to Gain


Metallica Producer Bob Rock Sells His Black Album Rights to Former Iron Maiden/Guns N’ Roses Manager

Bob Rock, who produced every Metallica from 1991’s Black Album through to 2003’s St. Anger, “has sold a catalog of


WAKE’s Vocalist Covers MISFITS‘ Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood as a Black Metal Record

Wake vocalist Kyle Ball alongside his band of guitarist Jordan Schritt, drummer Dave Callahan, and bassist Kellen Wyslouzil, has covered


Norwegian TV Is Doing a 12-Part Docuseries on ENSLAVED

TV Haugaland producer Dag Olav Husås is currently rolling out his 12-part docuseries on Enslaved called Heimvegen. The docuseries explores


PANOPTICON’s New Song „Know Hope“ Is as Brutal as It Is Beautiful

Panopticon is back with a brand new full-length album called …and Again Into the Light out sometime this Spring. You


Ice-T Reveals He’s Writing a New Book, Working Title Split Decision

During a recent appearance on The MetalSucks Podcast, rapper, actor and Body Count frontman Ice-T revealed the details of a


PUPIL SLICER Offer Grindy Mathcore That Creates „Wounds Upon My Skin“

Screeching out of the UK, Pupil Slicer is a snarling approach to metal that fuses grindcore, mathcore and death metal


HALESTORM’s LZZY HALE Is ‚Honored‘ To Be Able To See KAMALA HARRIS Become First Female Vice President In American History

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale says that she is honored to be able to see Kamala Harris became the first female


The Best Rock-Related Bernie Sanders Memes On The Internet Right Now

Even though it was Joe Biden who was elected as the 46th President of the United States yesterday, it was


Album Review: JASON BIELER & THE BARON VON BIELSKI ORCHESTRA Songs for the Apocalypse

Vocalist/guitarist Jason Bieler is no stranger to impressive collaborations. Be it with heavy outfits like Saigon Kick, Talisman, and Super


ANTHRAX’s Charlie Benante Covers IRON MAIDEN’s „Revelations“ on Guitar & Bass

Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante is pretty damn good at guitar and bass as well! Watch Benante as he covers Iron


BAD RELIGION Streams Unreleased 2019 Song „Emancipation of the Mind“

Bad Religion is now streaming their unreleased 2019 track „Emancipation of the Mind“, originally recorded for their Age of Unreason


Watch: Foo Fighters Perform “Times Like These” at Joe Biden Inauguration Event

Last night’s Celebrating America concert, held in celebration of the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, looked a


SLASH Has Written ‚A Lot Of Good Material‘ While In Quarantine: ‚I’ve Been Really Busy‘

GUNS N‘ ROSES guitarist Slash recently joined Sweetwater’s Nick Bowcott for a special interview via Zoom. Asked how he has


PEARL JAM Tribute Act PEARL JAMM Snarkily Changes Their Name

Pearl Jam tribute act Pearl Jamm recently revealed they received a cease and desist from Pearl Jam themselves for having


Scarred – SCARRED

It’s not just the usual territories that are producing admirable amounts of forward-thinking heavy music these days. Lots of remarkable


Wolfheart Unveil “Skull Soldiers,” Announce New EP

Wolfheart are gearing up to release a new EP, Skull Soldiers, the follow-up to the Finnish melodic death metal outfit’s latest


ATREYU’s BRANDON SALLER Responds To Former Singer ALEX VARKATZAS’s ‚Fake Heavy‘ Diss

In October, California metallers ATREYU surprise-released a new song called „Save Us“. It was the first taste of the band’s


The Bernie Sanders Inauguration Metal Memes are Here

Bernie Sanders is once again the star of a viral meme… and we are here for it! Due to the


FOO FIGHTERS Streams Performance of „Times Like These“ From Biden’s Inauguration Concert

Foo Fighters are now streaming their performance of their 2002 track „Times Like These“ from the Celebrating America concert that


TOMAHAWK (FAITH NO MORE, Etc.) Streams First New Song Since 2014 „Business Casual“

Tomahawk, the band featuring Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas), Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr.


SOOTHSAYER Brings The Bleak Doom With New Song „Cities of Smoke“

Irish doom band Soothsayer are now streaming their new, pretty depressing single „Cities of Smoke“. The single comes alongside an


MOONSPELL Slows Down With New Song „All Or Nothing“

Moonspell is slowing things down with their heavy new ballad „All Or Nothing“. The song showcases the band’s capabilities to


MOONSPELL Offer Old School Ballad with New Song „All Or Nothing“

Moonspell is slowing things down with their heavy new ballad „All Or Nothing“. The song showcases the band’s capabilities to


METALLICA Is Making ‚Glacial‘ Progress On New Album

In a new Classic Rock interview celebrating the 40th anniversary of DIAMOND HEAD’s „Lightning To The Nations“ album, Lars Ulrich


Video: How Jonathan Davis Created Korn’s Iconic Logo

Ever wonder how Korn frontman Jonathan Davis came up with the band’s instantly-recognizable logo? I always assumed it written by


GAEREA, MONOLORD Among Gimme Metal’s Top Tracks of the Week

Gimme Metal Program Director Brian Turner delivers the week’s top 5 office buzz-worthy tracks. Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. GAEREA –


Tomahawk Announce First New Album in 8 Years, Debut Single

As fans suspected they would, today Tomahawk have announced the impending release of Tonic Immobility, their first new album since


TOTO’s STEVE LUKATHER Releases Music Video For ‚I Found The Sun Again‘

Steve Lukather (a.k.a. „Luke„) and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group present the title track „I Found The Sun


TROLLFEST Releases Cover Video “Don’t Worry Be Happy” That Is 100% A Mood

Trollfest has unleashed an „insane“ new video for the classic Bobby McFerrin tune, „Don’t Worry Be Happy“. Set in a





MOONSPELL Drops Music Video For ‚All Or Nothing‘

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will release their 13th studio album, „Hermitage“, on February 26, 2021 via Napalm Records. The official music


JAMES DURBIN Explains His Abrupt Departure From QUIET RIOT

James Durbin says that he wanted to stay with QUIET RIOT long enough to play shows in support of the


CHRIS HOLMES Says W.A.S.P. Became A ‚One-Man Show‘ After First Album

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes spoke to SiriusXM’s „Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk“ about the circumstances that led to his



Vocalist Ryan Kirby (Fit For a King) and guitarist Chris Wiseman (Currents, Shadow of Intent) have teamed up for a


PRETTY MAIDS Singer RONNIE ATKINS Releases Music Video For ‚One Shot‘ Solo Single

Frontiers Music Srl will release „One Shot“, the new solo album from Danish vocalist Ronnie Atkins, album on March 12.


BON JOVI Guitarist PHIL X And THE DRILLS To Release “I Love You‘ On Her Lips‘ Single

Phil X, prolific studio guitarist, songwriter and renowned guitarist for Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees BON JOVI, and


WEEZER Announces ‚OK Human‘ Album

Los Angeles, California’s WEEZER will release its fourteenth studio album, titled „OK Human“, on Friday, January 29 via Crush Music/Atlantic.


METALLICA Producer BOB ROCK Sells Rights To Over 40 Songs, Including ‚Black Album‘ Tracks

Canadian producer Bob Rock, who has been responsible for some of the biggest rock and metal albums of the last


TOMAHAWK To Release First Album In Eight Years, ‚Tonic Immobility‘, In March

TOMAHAWK, the band featuring Duane Denison (THE JESUS LIZARD, UNSEMBLE), Trevor Dunn (MR. BUNGLE, FANTÔMAS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE,


ACCEPT’s WOLF HOFFMANN Doesn’t Know If Touring Will Ever Return To How It Was Before Pandemic

In a recent interview with Finland’s Kaaos TV, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked how the coronavirus pandemic has affected


FUATH’s „Prophecies“ Offers Pure Atmospheric Black Metal

Heavily reminiscent of the golden years of black metal – the early to mid-90s – Fuath creates an icy and


GAEREA Partners With Gimme TV For First Ever Virtual Concert

Cathartic black metal band, Gaerea, has partnered with recently launched Gimme TV to air their first-ever virtual concert on Saturday,


Get Ready For Some Uplifting Ambiant Metal With THE COSMIC TRUTH’s „Will I Wake Up?“

How many layers can one song contain? Ambient progressive metal outfit The Cosmic Truth builds a beautiful ebb and flow throughout


Feud of the Day: TRIVIUM vs. Decibel Magazine

Since there really aren’t any major stories today, we thought we should share some teasing between two entities that we


Is This a Teaser for New Tomahawk Music?

A little less than a year ago, Tomahawk guitarist Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard fame) revealed that the band was,


Serj Tankian Slams Trump for Last Minute Agreement With Turkey: “Never Seen a President Suck So Much C*ck”

Metal musicians are (mostly) celebrating Apricot Shits’ farewell from the Oval Office today. But it looks like the former Commander-of-Grief


Gov’t Lawyers Push To Deny ICED EARTH’s Jon Schaffer Bail; Oath Keepers Accused Of Organizing The Riot

Things aren’t looking good for Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer. After turning himself into authorities in Indianapolis this past Sunday, Schaffer will remain


VIO-LENCE Begins Recording First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have entered Trident Studios in Pacheco, California to begin recording their new EP,


This Parrot Does a Great Axl Rose Impression

YouTuber Frank Maglio and his parrot Tico do a pretty mean Guns N‘ Roses! Of course Frank’s got guitar covered,


Metal Musicians React to Joe Biden’s Inauguration

As you are no doubt aware, Joe Biden has officially been sworn in as the 46th President of the United


TIMES OF GRACE (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) Teases First New Music In 10 Years

After years of talking about a new Times of Grace album being written and recorded, we finally get to hear


EVANESCENCE’s AMY LEE Shows Off Her Memorabilia (Video)

EVANESCENCE’s Amy Lee took part in a little game of „Rock & Tell“ with AXS TV where she showed off


STITCHED UP HEART To Release ‚Deluxe‘ Version Of ‚Darkness‘ With Five Previously Unreleased Songs

STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Alecia „Mixi“ Demner has told Portugal’s Underground’s Voice that the band is planning to release an


Rock World Reacts To Joe Biden’s Inauguration As 46th President of the United States

Today feels like we’re all going through a giant car wash together Sworn In ✅Inaugural Speech 🔥 With all that’s


MICHAEL SCHENKER Has No Interest In Playing With UFO or SCORPIONS Again: ‚It Would Just Create Turbulence For Me‘

In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was asked if he


Supreme Terror – SACROCURSE

The mighty SACROCURSE has been spewing evil, dark metal since 2012. Band leader ZK, however, has been kicking out the


Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer: Government Lawyers Ask Judge to Deny Bail

Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer will reportedly appear before a judge this Friday, January 22 — and he’ll be denied bail


TEN YEARS AFTER Drummer Tells His Life Story In ‚From Headstocks To Woodstock‘

TEN YEARS AFTER is often considered one of the top and trailblazing blues rock acts of all-time — particularly due


Perpetual Chaos – NERVOSA

As seemingly impossible as it is to recreate the feral, chaotic energy of the early thrash scene, there are still


Architects Build New Single and Video, “Dead Butterflies”

Architects, the extremely popular British metalcore band featuring Sylosis mastermind Josh Middleton, have released a new song and video, “Dead


New York Times: Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Belongs to “Right-Wing Militia” Group, Oath Keepers

A new report in the New York Times indicates that Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer, who was arrested on Sunday


PEARL JAM Tribute Band Changes Name After Receiving Threatening Legal Letter From Grunge Icons

U.K. PEARL JAM tribute band PEARL JAMM has changed its name to LEGAL JAM after receiving a threatening letter from


Video: Parrot Sings Guns N’ Roses’ “Patients” (Not a Typo)

Here’s a good way to procrastinate starting work this morning: watching a bird named Tico help its human, Frank Maglio,


UNGRAVEN (CONAN) Drops New Song „Onwards She Rides To A Certain Death“

Ungraven, the band headed up by Conan vocalist and guitarist Jon Davis, will release their new split with Slomatics on


ARCHITECTS Unleashes Orchestral New Song „Dead Butterflies“

Architects is now streaming their beautifully orchestral new song „Dead Butterflies“, whose writing is probably some of the best in


SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s SERJ TANKIAN On DONALD TRUMP: I Have ‚Never Seen A President Suck So Much C**k‘

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has slammed Donald Trump for granting Turkey legal rights over the vast religious-cultural


Dude Makes a Knife From Guitar Strings Used on SLAYER’s Final Tour

Neil Kamimura, noted Slayer fan and winner of History Channel’s Forged in Fire competition, has done the most Slayer thing


CATTLE DECAPITATION Streams Live Music Video For „Finish Them“

Cattle Decapitation is here to remind you that bands used to go on tour, and those tours were a lot



Machine Head has begun teasing fans with a simple Instagram of what appears to be the band in the studio.


Dave Grohl Recalls Lemmy’s Super Gross Apartment

Motörhead legend Lemmy was a larger than life character whose presence will grace stories for years to come. This time,


PEARL JAM & SOUNDGARDEN Drummer Matt Cameron to Drum on Late Night With Seth Meyers Next Month

Drummer Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) will be the latest drummer to join The 8G Band on Late Night With


SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE’s New Song „Ascend“ Is Prog Perfection

Subterranean Masquerade has just dropped their new single „Ascend“ and I’m not sure how many times I’ve listened to it.


KRAMER Guitar Brand Debuts New Collaborations With DAVE ‚SNAKE‘ SABO And TRACII GUNS

Kramer, the original made-to-rock-hard guitar brand, has been setting trends with a legacy of premium, performance-focused instruments since it was


ANTHRAX’s CHARLIE BENANTE Records Guitar Cover Of IRON MAIDEN’s ‚Revelations‘

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has recorded a guitar cover version of the IRON MAIDEN classic „Revelations“. Benante uploaded the video


Five CHEVELLE Singles Certified Gold In U.S.

Five CHEVELLE singles were certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on January 15 for accumulating 500,000


Hear Previously Unreleased BAD RELIGION Song ‚Emancipation Of The Mind‘

Punk rock icons BAD RELIGION have just released „Emancipation Of The Mind“, an outtake from the band’s critically acclaimed 2019


FOZZY’s BILLY GREY: DONALD TRUMP Is The ‚Best President In My Lifetime‘

FOZZY guitarist Billy Grey has praised Donald Trump as the „best president“ of his lifetime. Grey, who has previously shared


ARCHITECTS Release Music Video For New Single ‚Dead Butterflies‘

England-based post-metalcore quintet ARCHITECTS will release its ninth studio album, „For Those That Wish To Exist“, on February 26 via


SHAVO ODADJIAN On SYSTEM OF A DOWN: ‚When We Connect, There’s An Undeniable Bond‘

Last November, SYSTEM OF A DOWN released „Protect The Land“ and „Genocidal Humanoidz“, the band’s first new songs in 15


Government Lawyers Ask Judge To Deny Bail For ICED EARTH’s JON SCHAFFER

According to WISH-TV, government lawyers are asking the judge to not offer ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer a bond when


VOIVOD’s SNAKE On COVID-19 Pandemic: ‚It Was A Really Difficult Year For Us And Every Band Out There‘

In a newly posted interview with music writer Joel Gausten, VOIVOD singer Denis „Snake“ Bélanger discusses a variety of topics,


TWISTED SISTER’s JAY JAY FRENCH Calls TRUMP A ‚White Supremacist President‘, Says His White House Tenure Was ‚Long National Nightmare‘

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French has called Donald Trump a „white supremacist president“ whose tenure at the White House


ELECTRIC BOYS To Release ‚Ups!de Down‘ Album In April

Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS will release their seventh album, „Ups!de Down“, on April 30 via by Mighty Music. Once again


Tonight, the METAL INJECTION LIVECAST Gets Its Purple Belt

We’re kicking things off talking about the big Dave Mustaine news. And, I guess we’ll mention the latest updates with


Embrace The Outré Hell Lurking Within KLEXOS – “Obfuscāre Veritas”

Hey there, tech fiends. It’s that time of the week again. Before we dive into today’s focus, here’s the usual


Original METALLICA Bassist Shares The Band’s First Business Card

Believe it or not, before Metallica were the biggest band in the world, they were trying to get their name


TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR Offer Head-Pounding Video For „Old Familiar“

The math-metal lads in Torrential Downpour released a beautifully bat-shit nutty album titled TwentyTwentyTwenty last year, and today they return


Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Reportedly Appears in Court; Will Remain in Jail Until at Least Friday

According to a new report by Indiana’s WISH-TV, Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer is currently being held in the Marion County


METALLICA Mashed Up with HUEY LEWIS “Hip to Be the Sandman” Is The Best of the Day

 Bill McClintock, you’ve done it again! This time, he’s combined Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” with Huey Lewis and the News’ “Hip


ICED EARTH’s Jon Schaffer To Remain In Jail Throughout the Week

Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer will remain in police custody through at least Friday, according to a new report from Indianapolis


Every Time I Die and Cave In Swapping Songs for Livestream Event

We are now in what feels like month 47 of the pandemic. Like, I’m down to telenovelas on Netflix. Shit


DAVID ELLEFSON Says Fans Can Expect ‚A Lot Of Diversity‘ On MEGADETH’s Next Album

During an appearance on the „Rock ‚N‘ Roll Icons With Bode James“ podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked if


Thrash Juggernauts NERVOSA Drops Sick New Single „Under Ruins“

Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Nervosa create an intense, fast and energetic brand of thrash music with harsh, almost black


AUGUST BURNS RED Streams New Song „Standing in the Storm“

August Burns Red is kicking off 2021 strong with a brand new song called „Standing in the Storm“. The single


RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Drops Documentary Killing In Thy Name

Rage Against The Machine has just released a new documentary called Killing In Thy Name. According to Kerrang!, the documentary


Eddie Van Halen Mural Being Painted In Hollywood

Artist Robert Vargas is working on a mural of Eddie Van Halen outside the Guitar Center in Hollywood, CA. The


KORN’s Jonathan Davis Created The Band’s Logo in About a Minute With a Crayon

Have you ever looked at Korn’s logo and thought „man, I could probably draw that“? You probably can! According to


Dave Lombardo Almost Joined MEGADETH After Quitting SLAYER in 1986

Founding Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo left the band for the first time in 1986. Lombardo was replaced by Tony Scaglione


Video: Bladesmith Melts Slayer Guitar Strings Down to Be Turned Into a Knife

This may very well be the most Slayer that has ever happened. The bladesmith Neil Kamimura, who you may recognize


Guitar Legend TOMMY BOLIN Celebrated With New Collection Of ‚Lost‘ Tracks

This year will mark the 55th anniversary of the passing of Tommy Bolin, the supremely talented guitarist and songwriter, best


Tech Metal Titans SCARRED Drop Powerful New Track „Ahaia“

Screaming out of Luxembourg, we have Scarred. Formed in 2003, the band has grown and evolved exceptionally throughout the years.


Century Media Drop ICED EARTH From Artists Page on Their Official Site

While Iced Earth’s record label, Century Media, has yet to offer any official comment on one of their artists being


Original Metallica Bassist Shares Photo of the Band’s First Business Card

Original Metallica bassist Ron McGovney has shared a photograph of the business cards the band had printed up when they


Iced Earth Iced From Century Media?

Although nothing has been made official yet, it appears as though Iced Earth have been dropped by their longtime label,


GENE SIMMONS: ‚Lack Of Money Is The Root Of All Evil‘

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, who has been open about his poverty-stricken childhood in Israel, spoke to American Songwriter about the


Dave Mustaine Now Has a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Dave Mustaine is now officially one step closer to being able to murder mean-spirited bloggers with his bare hands: the


August Burns Red Release New Song “Standing in the Storm”

August Burns Red have certainly been keeping busy. Last year, the band released Guardians, their ninth full-length studio album, and


CATTLE DECAPITATION Releases Music Video For ‚Finish Them‘

CATTLE DECAPITATION’s music video for the song „Finish Them“ can be seen below. Directed by Nicholas Vidler, the clip features


NANCY WILSON-Designed EPIPHONE Guitar Now Available

Epiphone, the leading accessible guitar brand For Every Stage, presents the new Nancy Wilson Fanatic. The Fanatic is created and


Necroceros – ASPHYX

As old school and gnarly as it gets, ASPHYX have been flying the flag for making death metal properly for


Best Mash-up Ever of the Day: Metallica Meet Huey Lewis in “Hip to Be the Sandman”

Here’s a funny story from Vince’s bachelor party back in the day: a bunch of piled into a well-known metal


Dave Lombardo Almost Joined Megadeth in 1986

Dave Lombardo’s place in the pantheon of all-time metal greats was cemented long ago from his time in Slayer alone.


Accept’s Wolf Hoffmann on The MetalSucks Podcast #371

Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann is our guest this week. He discusses the band’s new album, Too Mean to Die, working



Determination personified since 1994, EKTOMORF have been omnipresent and unrelenting over the last two decades. Batting away the obvious geographical


Sanguisugabogg Unveil NSFW New Single and Video, “Menstrual Envy”

Brutal death metal merchants Sanguisugabogg have unveiled a new single, “Menstrual Envy,” along with a music video for the track, and


Wolf King Unveil New Single and Video, “Wandering Soul”

Wolf King have unveiled “Wandering Soul,” the second single from their forthcoming album, The Path of Wrath. The song follows “Sanctuary,”


DEF LEPPARD’s RICK ALLEN Doesn’t Want To Write A Rock And Roll Tell-All Book

In a new interview with Antihero, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen was asked if he has ever thought about writing


MEGADETH’s Dave Mustaine Now a Purple Belt in Jiu-Jitsu

When vocalist and guitarist Dave Mustaine isn’t working on the new Megadeth album, he’s dilligently practicing jiu-jitsu. According to the


CAVE IN & EVERY TIME I DIE To Cover Each Other’s Songs for Upcoming Livestream

Two Minutes to Late Night is kicking off their new series Splitsville with Cave In and Every Time I Die.


PINK FLOYD’s Roger Waters Drops New Version of 1983 Track „The Gunner’s Dream“

Pink Floyd bassist and vocalist Roger Waters has debuted a reimagined version of Pink Floyd’s 1983 track „The Gunner’s Dream“.


BEATALLICA, The BEATLES & METALLICA Mashup Band, To Release First Album In Eight Years

Beatallica, the band whose music sounds like The Beatles got into a fight with Metallica, are slated to release their


PEARL JAM Sends Cease & Desist To Tribute Band PEARL JAMM

Pearl Jam is reportedly not super happy with British tribute act Pearl Jamm. According to BBC News, Pearl Jam has


ICED EARTH’s JON SCHAFFER Makes First Court Appearance, Will Remain In Jail Until At Least Friday

According to WISH-TV, ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer made his first court appearance today and will remain in jail until


NERVOSA Releases Music Video For ‚Under Ruins‘

NERVOSA’s music video for the song „Under Ruins“ can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming


ORBIT CULTURE Drops The Riffs On New Song „Mute The Silent“

Orbit Culture recently re-released their 2020 album Nija as an expanded edition featuring two newt tracks. The band is now


EMPTINESS Releases Haunting New Track „Vide, Incomplet“

Multi-faceted Belgian Belgian dark metal outfit Emptiness is nothing short of fascinating, entertaining, and highly experimental. Reminiscent of 80s dark-wave,


THE BLACK CROWES‘ CHRIS ROBINSON Says Playing With His Brother Again In 2019 After Six-Year Break ‚Felt Amazing‘

Matt Pinfield recently kicked off his „New & Approved“ KLOS rock show with THE BLACK CROWES frontman Chris Robinson. Robinson


MONARCH Brings The Heavy Metal With „Shred Or Die“

If you’re in the mood for some heavy metal, Monarch has you covered. The band is now streaming their new


AUGUST BURNS RED Drops Animated Music Video For New Song ‚Standing In The Storm‘

Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s AUGUST BURNS RED is starting 2021 off strong by dropping the animated video for a brand new song


GRETA VAN FLEET Releases Live/Performance Music Video For ‚Age Of Machine‘

GRETA VAN FLEET has released a new live/performance music video for its latest single, „Age Of Machine“. The track is


DAVE LOMBARDO: How I Almost Joined MEGADETH In 1987

Dave Lombardo was recently interviewed on „Speak N‘ Destroy“, a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and


MONOLORD In The Studio

Monolord recently released their new single „I’m Staying Home“, but that seems far from the only thing the band has


JEFF SCOTT SOTO Opens Up About His Use Of Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: ‚I Don’t Wanna Bulls**t Anybody‘

Acclaimed hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has opened up about his use of using backing tracks for certain songs


FOO FIGHTERS Release Music Video For New Single ‚Waiting On A War‘

FOO FIGHTERS have released the official music video for their latest single, „Waiting On A War“. The track is taken


GEMINI SYNDROME Drops Music Video For New Single ‚IDK‘

Los Angeles alternative metal band GEMINI SYNDROME has released the music video for „IDK“. The track will be available to


Leviathan – THERION

Three years ago, THERION released one the most insanely ambitious albums in metal history. Three hours in length, „Beloved Antichrist“


Former METALLICA Bassist RON MCGOVNEY Shares New Photo Of Band’s Original Business Card

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has shared a photo of the business card he used to promote the band during


DEF LEPPARD’s 63-Year-Old Guitarist PHIL COLLEN Shows Off Rock-Hard Abs

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen isn’t suffering from „COVID-15,“ a reference to the extra weight that many people are carrying


Darkest Hour Announce Live in Lockdown – The Complete Collection

Darkest Hour have announced the impending release of Live in Lockdown – The Complete Collection, an audio/video recording of their


Watch This Adorable Toddler Rock Out To TOOL Just Like Dudes In The Pit

I swear I’ve seen this kid’s moves before at a Tool concert. But, unlike this toddler, I assumed the person


DARKEST HOUR Announce ‘Live in Lockdown – The Complete Collection’ Audio and Video Release

Did you miss Darkest Hour’s epic online performance last September? Great news for fans of these heavy metal veterans: Titled Live


GENE SIMMONS On Partnership With GIBSON: ‚What I Want You To Get Out Of This Is Pride‘

Earlier this month, Gibson, the iconic American guitar brand, announced its joint venture with Gene Simmons, international rock legend and


GENGHIS TRON Offer First Tease of New Material

Genghis Tron recently announced that they have reunited and are working on their first new album since 2008. The band is


TIMES OF GRACE To Release A New Album This Spring

Good news for fans of the Jesse Leach / Adam D. side project. Times of Grace, the band featuring the Killswitch


Watch: Jon Schaffer’s Capitol Riot Arrest Profiled on Local TV News

Yesterday, Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer turned himself into law enforcement and was arrested, charged for his role in the Capitol insurrection on


VENOM INC. Has 24 Songs Written For New Album: It’s ‚Sounding Great‘

VENOM INC., the band featuring original VENOM guitarist Jeff „Mantas“ Dunn (guitar) and ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony „Demolition Man“ Dolan, is


Times of Grace: New Album Coming This Spring

As you likely inferred from the headline, Times of Grace,  the long-running side project of Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach


Genghis Tron Tease New Material

The Genghis Tron reunion is (mostly) a go: after a decade of begging from fans (or at least the fans


Video: Tool-Lovin’ Toddler Rocks Out to “Invincible”

2020 was a shit year, and 2021 is already looking like it’s gonna be pretty crappy, too. Surely, we could


KING CRIMSON’s Robert Fripp & Wife, Toyah Willcox, Back To Cover BILLY IDOL’s „Rebel Yell“

King Crimson’s 74-year-old Robert Fripp and his 62-year-old wife, Toyah Willcox, went positively viral last week for their inspired cover


Watch Ex-METALLICA Bassist Jason Newsted Cover JOHNNY CASH’s „I’ve Been Everywhere“

Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and his Chophouse Band covered „Ive Been Everywhere“ during their March 2019 show at the Lighthouse


Transcending Obscurity Posts Free 31-Song Sampler Feat. PAGANIZER, REVULSION & HEADS FOR THE DEAD

Transcending Obscurity is offering listeners 31 free tracks of everything from death metal and black metal to outright doom and


ULVER Is In The Studio Again

Ulver just released their new album Flowers of Evil in August 2020, and are already back in the studio. The


Watch: TV News Coverage of Jon Schaffer’s Arrest

Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer was finally brought to justice yesterday (Sunday, January 17), when he turned himself in to


METALLICA + BEATLES Mashup Act BEATALLICA To Release First Album In Eight Years

BEATALLICA, a satirical mashup act whose hilarious schtick marries the songwriting prowess ofn THE BEATLES to the deep-throated rock growl


New Band PLUSH Aims To Bring All-Girl Rock Back To Forefront Of Music Industry

PLUSH is an all-female rock band with a mission — to bring an all-girl rock band back to the forefront


DAVID LEE ROTH Weighs In On Capitol Riot In New Artwork

David Lee Roth has shared a new piece of original artwork which was apparently inspired by the U.S. Capitol riot


King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and His Wife Return With Cover of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell”

Last week’s big Internet viral hit was a a video of 74-year-old King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his 62-year-old


Photos: Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Carrying ‘Bear Spray’ During Capitol Riot

New photos appear to show Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer carrying “bear spray” the raid of the U.S. Capitol building


Converge Do NOT Make Internet Now

Converge have been forced to issue a statement clarifying that they are a hardcore band and not an Internet service


TIMES OF GRACE To Release Long-Awaited Second Album In The Spring

TIMES OF GRACE, the collaborative project featuring KILLSWITCH ENGAGE members Jesse Leach (vocals) and Adam Dutkiewicz (guitar), will release its


Trailer For SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s Serj Tankian Documentary Posted

System of a Down vocalist and political activist Serj Tankian is getting his own documentary titled Truth To Power, due


CONVERGE (The Band) Had To Shoot Down IT Questions from Filipinos Over Mix-Up with Internet Provider

There’s Converge, the hardcore band from Salem, Massachusetts, and then there’s Converge ICT, an internet service provider in the Philippines.


FEAR FACTORY To Release New Album Within Next „Two Or Three Months“

Fear Factory’s long-awaited new album, and unfortunately final one with vocalist Burton C. Bell, is due out sometime this spring.


FBI Announces Six Charges Against ICED EARTH’s Jon Schaffer, Accuse Him of Using Bear Spray on Capitol Cops

Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer turned himself into law enforcement on Sunday, January 17 after taking part in the Capitol


SKILLET’s JOHN COOPER: ‚Why I Love Telling People About Jesus‘

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, recently spoke to blogger and podcaster Alisa


BREATH Streams Meditative New Song „Dwarka“

If you’re a fan of bands like Om, Grails, Yob, and Sleep, and then you’re really going to dig Breath.


TDW’s „Sleepless Angels“ Is Pure Prog Zen

Progressive metal project TDW’s new single „Sleepless Angels“ forms an interesting juxtaposition of a relaxing and feelgood melody, paired with


OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROB ‚BLASKO‘ NICHOLSON Joins RIPPLE MUSIC As Executive VP And A&R Of Special Projects

Ripple Music, one of the world’s leading purveyors of doom and stoner rock, has names OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob „Blasko“


MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE Earns Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt At 59 Years Old

According to Jiu-Jitsu Times, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine now a purple belt in jiu-jitsu. The 59-year-old musician was promoted to


Here Is How JON SCHAFFER’s Arrest Was Covered By TV Stations In His Home State Of Indiana

Indiana news stations WISH and WTHR have uploaded separate video reports on the arrest of ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer,


New QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer CASEY GRILLO Is Involved In Songwriting For Next Album

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre has confirmed to „The Signals Of Intuition“ that he and his bandmates have commenced the


WOLF HOFFMANN Clarifies His Claim That ACCEPT Was First Heavy Metal Band To Come Out Of Germany

During an appearance on the „Jeremy White Podcast“, Wolf Hoffmann clarified his recent comment that ACCEPT, and not the SCORPIONS,


QUIET RIOT’s ALEX GROSSI To Appear As Celebrity Guest Judge On Glass-Blowing Competition Show ‚Operation: Pipe Dreamers‘

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi has signed on to appear as celebrity guest judge on the glass-blowing competition show „Operation:


PRODUCT OF HATE Releases Epic Cinematic Video For ‚Redemption‘

PRODUCT OF HATE has unleashed „Redemption“, the next single from the band’s forthcoming second full-length album, „You Brought This War“.


Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Arrested for Role in Capitol Riots, Sprayed Police with ‘Bear Spray’

Iced Earth leader and guitarist Jon Schaffer, who has been wanted by both the Washington, D.C. police and the FBI for his participation in


ICED EARTH’s Jon Schaffer Arrested In Connection With U.S. Capitol Riots

Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has been arrested in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on January


ICED EARTH’s JON SCHAFFER Arrested For Role In Capitol Riot

According to WISH TV, ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has been taken into custody in connection with the insurrection at


ICED EARTH’s JON SCHAFFER Arrested For Role In Capitol Riot; Faces Six Charges

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has been taken into custody in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The


Update: New Photos Released Of ICED EARTH’s JON SCHAFFER Carrying ‚Bear Spray‘ During Capitol Riot

**UPDATE**: According to the FBI, ICED EARTH’s Jon Schaffer was among the rioters who sprayed United States Capitol police officers


PETER IWERS Has ‚No Regrets‘ About Leaving IN FLAMES

During a recent appearance on „Vox&Hops“, the podcast hosted by Matt McGachy, frontman of extreme metal band CRYPTOPSY, Peter Iwers,


New Fear Factory Album Coming This Spring

After years of delays due to a lengthy legal battle, a new Fear Factory album will finally arrive this spring.


MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Officially 40 Years Old Today

Legendary rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It was January 17, 1981 when Nikki Sixx


That Time FEAR FACTORY Was So Loud BON JOVI Had To Leave His Studio

While Fear Factory was recording Demanufacture in 1994, Bon Jovi was recording his album These Days right next door. Advertisement.


Dave Lombardo Recalls Filling In With METALLICA Live In 2004

Metallica’s appearance at Download 2004 was an especially memorable one given the disappearance of drummer Lars Ulrich. The show went


Bandcamp Rolls Out Vinyl Pressing Service

Bandcamp initially introduced their vinyl pressing service back in 2019 to an extremely limited amount of artists as a pilot


DAVE LOMBARDO Looks Back On Filling In For METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH At 2004 DOWNLOAD Festival: ‚It Was A Moment In History‘

Dave Lombardo was recently interviewed on „Speak N‘ Destroy“, a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and


System of a Down Bassist’s North Kingsley Post New Video, “Rifle in Thought”

North Kingsley, the band featuring System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian amongst its ranks, have dropped a video for


Former STYX Frontman DENNIS DEYOUNG Says ‚Fear Of Failure‘ Kept Him Going In Band’s Early Years

During a recent appearance on the „Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike“ podcast, ex-STYX vocalist and keyboardist Dennis DeYoung spoke about


Watch: Rapper Ty Dolla $ign Covers Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Rapper Ty Dolla $ign has posted video of a live cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” filmed with his


Listen: Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares Guests on Front Line Assembly’s New Song, “Stifle”

“Stifle,” a song on industrial outfit Front Line Assembly’s new album, Mechanical Soul, features a guest appearance by Fear Factory



In a new interview with Canada’s The Metal Voice, TESLA bassist Brian Wheat reflected on the experience of touring with


The 7 Greatest Rock Shows Performed in an American Casino

Rock music is good for your soul. It can soothe, energize, console and motivate you to be productive in your


Watch EDDIE VAN HALEN Mural Being Created By Artist ROBERT VARGAS

Artist Robert Vargas is currently painting a mural of Eddie Van Halen at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, California. The


Retransmission – W.E.T.

The year 2020 won’t be remembered fondly for a myriad of reasons, but for fans of melodic hard rock, the


JOE LYNN TURNER Blasts Record Label For Continuing SUNSTORM Project Without Him, Says He Has ‚No Intention‘ Of Leaving His ‚AOR Roots‘

Joe Lynn Turner has blasted Frontiers Music Srl for continuing SUNSTORM without him, claiming that the Italian record label „never


New QUIET RIOT Drummer JOHNNY KELLY: The Responsibility Of FRANKIE BANALI’s Legacy Is Now Part Of My Responsibility

Johnny Kelly recently spoke to the „Who’s Your Band?“ podcast about what it has been like stepping into QUIET RIOT


New FEAR FACTORY Album To Arrive This Spring; First Single Coming ‚Soon‘

In a new interview with DEATH ANGEL’s Ted Aguilar as part of the „Alive & Streaming“ YouTube series, Dino Cazares


GUS G. Pays Tribute To ALEXI LAIHO: ‚Thank You For The Music That You’ve Given To The World‘

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist and



MACHINE HEAD’s Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern held the first „Electric Happy Hour“ of 2021 on Friday, January 15 during


TRANSATLANTIC (Ex-DREAM THEATER) Goes Heavier For New Song „Looking For The Light“

Transatlantic, the band featuring Neal Morse (ex-Spock’s Beard), Roine Stolt (Kaipa, The Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion) and Mike Portnoy


Progressive Doom Is Now a Thing With SATI Debut Song „Sati-I“

SATI is a brand new collaboration between Soilwork / The Night Flight Orchestra guitarist David Andersson and French lyricist/poet/film-maker Tabris.


PAUL SHORTINO: ‚Denying The President And Others The Right To Express Opinions Is Dangerous To The Nation‘

Former ROUGH CUTT and QUIET RIOT frontman Paul Shortino has criticized Twitter for permanently suspending President Donald Trump’s account. Last


Video: Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley Fights a Nazi on Stage

In 1993, during a performance in Stockholm, Sweden, Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley spotted a concertgoer giving the Nazi


QUIET RIOT Will ‚Definitely‘ Release New Music, Says Guitarist ALEX GROSSI

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi has confirmed that there are plans for the band to release new music. The veteran


Demon Hunter Debut Stripped-Down Version of “I Will Fail You”

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: Demon Hunter debuted the first single, a reworked version of “I Will Fail You,” from their forthcoming album, Songs


That Time Layne Stayley Fought A Nazi At An ALICE IN CHAINS Show

Chance are if you are a regular reader of this site, you probably have either a deep love or some


DEE SNIDER On His Next Solo Album: ‚Creative Juices Are Flowing And Inspiration Is There‘

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider says that he is continuing to work on material for his next solo album. The


DISTURBED’s „Down With The Sickness“ Is Instantly Improved with Cat Meows

Hey, Disturbed is on TikTok now! To celebrate, the band has shared a video where some dude replaced the opening


David Ellefson Reveals This Famous MEGADETH Song Was Written „Literally Within A Couple Of Hours“

One of Megadeth’s most famous hits, perhaps the band’s biggest is the title track from 1986’s Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying.


DEMON HUNTER Streams Acoustic Versions of „I Will Fail You“ & „Dead Flowers“

Demon Hunter will release Songs of Death and Resurrection on March 5, which features new acoustic renditions of old songs


BEWITCHER Goes Full on Heavy Metal With „Satanic Magick Attack“

Bewitcher is here to sign about the devil and play some riffs that might be found on an old cassette


SANGUISUGABOGG Drops NSFW New Song „Menstrual Envy“

Ohio-based death metal unit Sanguisugabogg, Latin for „bloodsucker“, have announced they’ve signed to Century Media Records and will release their


Ex-DAATH Vocalist Launches New Band VELOSITOR

Vocalist Sean Zatorsky (ex-Daath, ex-Chimaira) has launched a new band called Velositor alongside musician Jimmy NaNa. The band is now


DEATHWHITE Releases Captivating „Grave Image“ Video

Dark and melodic, Deathwhite’s „Grave Image“ perfectly captures the melancholic nature of today’s world. In this depressing yet beautiful tune


Funeral Doom Friday: CLOUDS Surprises Fans With Stunning Acoustic Album

Happy New Year doomers! Before we begin a proper delve into upcoming 2021 releases (and there are some truly spectacular ones



Rachel Bolan has paid tribute to Sylvain Sylvain, one of the founding fathers of punk rock as guitarist of legendary


Hear Snippet Of New PAPA ROACH Song ‚Stand Up‘

A snippet of a brand new PAPA ROACH song called „Stand Up“ can be heard in a newly one-minute commercial


Ex-GUNS N‘ ROSES Guitarist GILBY CLARKE Clarifies His Non-Involvement In ‚Not In This Lifetime‘ Tour

Former GUNS N‘ ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke has clarified his previous comment that he was asked to take part in


Watch Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Perform Cover Of ‚I’ve Been Everywhere‘

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted’s official YouTube channel has just shared a video of him and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND


SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Release Official Music Video For Cover Of DAVID BOWIE’s ‚Heroes‘

SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE have released the official music video for their cover of David Bowie’s „Heroes“. All proceeds


GLENN HUGHES Doesn’t Rule Out Another Collaboration With TONY IOMMI

In a recent interview with Canada’s The Metal Voice, Glenn Hughes was asked if there are any plans for him


MICHAEL ANTHONY: EDDIE VAN HALEN ‚Never Let The Fame Or Stardom Or All The Accolades Go To His Head‘

Former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was asked by Chad Tyson of the Portland rock radio station 105.9 The Brew


ACCEPT’s WOLF HOFFMANN Doesn’t Want To Live In The Past: ‚I’m A Guy Who Constantly Thinks Ahead‘

In a new interview with A&P Reacts, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked if song title „The Best Is Yet


DEMON HUNTER Drops Reworked Version Of ‚I Will Fail You‘ From New Album ‚Songs Of Death And Resurrection‘

DEMON HUNTER has released a reworked version of „I Will Fail You“ from its forthcoming album, „Songs Of Death And


THUNDER Releases New Single ‚Going To Sin City‘

British rockers THUNDER have released the brand new single „Going To Sin City“, the second taste of their upcoming 13th


MEMORIAM Feat. BOLT THROWER And BENEDICTION Members: Fourth Album ‚To The End‘ Due In March

MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX)



William DuVall has paid tribute to Sylvain Sylvain, one of the founding fathers of punk rock as guitarist of legendary


Tommy Vext Out of Bad Wolves, King Crimson Play Metallica, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week

The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of January 4 – January 8, 2021 Did you miss some of this week’s top


MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON Says ‚Peace Sells‘ Song Was Written ‚Literally Within A Couple Of Hours‘

During his latest appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn’s „No Fuckin‘ Regrets With Robb Flynn“ podcast, MEGADETH bassist David


Kid Rock Turns 50, Changes Name to Kid Rocking Chair

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: On the eve of his 50th birthday this Sunday, January 17, iconic singer, songwriter, and MC, Kid


Watch: DIO Performs „Rainbow In The Dark“ From Holy Diver Live Reissue

Who doesn’t miss Ronnie James Dio? Wouldn’t it be amazing to hear his powerful voice again. While it’s not quite


Watch FOO FIGHTERS Play Two New Songs On Jimmy Kimmel Live

Foo Fighters recently performed both new songs „Waiting on a War“ and „No Son of Mine“ on Jimmy Kimmel Live.


NANCY WILSON Says Her Debut Solo Album Will Include Instrumental Tribute To EDDIE VAN HALEN

HEART’s Nancy Wilson talked to Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio about her upcoming debut solo album, „You And Me“,


RELICS Releases Idealistic Metalcore Anthem for Individuality, „Static“

Okay, there is a bit to unpack here. Metalcore outfit Relics gives us an aggressive track, packed with crunchy riffs,


ICED EARTH Fans Demand Refund After Jon Schaffer’s Actions

 Iced Earth fans were shocked (or perhaps surprised?) when guitarist Jon Schaffer was photographed inside the Capitol with other rioters last week.


FURIOUS TRAUMA Unleash the „Ultimate Divine“

Danish thrash act Furious Trauma is back with a new single, „Ultimate Divine“. Furious Trauma melds together melodic thrash and


Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer PAUL DI’ANNO: Crowdfunding Campaign Launched For Long-Overdue Knee Surgery

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help raise £20,000 (approximately $27,000) so former IRON MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di’Anno can


Replacing David Draimain With a Cat Makes Disturbed Sound 1,000% Better

The bad news is, Disturbed have a TikTok account now, so that shit is gonna continue to be cool for


Rapper TY DOLLA $IGN Covers NIRVANA’s „Smells Like Teen Spirit“

Post Malone isn’t the only one paying tribute to Nirvana lately. Ty Dolla $ign and his band recently did a


Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony Want A VAN HALEN Tribute Show To Happen

While you shouldn’t expect a new version of Van Halen to surface, a tribute show appears to be in the


TODD LA TORRE Says His Nine-Year Run With QUEENSRŸCHE Has Been ‚An Awesome Experience‘ So Far

Todd La Torre, who joined QUEENSRŸCHE in 2012 as the replacement for original vocalist Geoff Tate, spoke to the „Music


GATECREEPER Vocalist on An Unexpected Reality: „It’s A Detour“

Gatecreeper surprised fans on January 13 with a new EP called An Unexpected Reality, which explored the grindy side of


BLACK SABBATH’s Tony Iommi Getting His Own Mini-Statue

Black Sabbath guitarist and lord of the riffs Tony Iommi is getting his own Rock Iconz statue. According to Rock



Slay At Home returns with another FREE livestream next Friday, featuring all new performances and cover collabs in support of


Nu Meets Trap in [WE ARE] PIGS Debut Single „Pulse Queen“

[We Are] Pigs is a brand new alternative nu-metal meets trap project created by Grammy featured singer/songwriter Esjay Jones who



Nikki Sixx has paid tribute to Sylvain Sylvain, one of the founding fathers of punk rock as guitarist of legendary


Listen to Accept’s New Single (But Not on Your Phone)

Accept’s new album, Too Mean to Die, was supposed to come out today, but got delayed by a coupla weeks,


Iced Earth Kickstarter Backers are PISSED at Jon Schaffer: “I Don’t Support Nazis”

Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer, we likely don’t need to tell you by now, is currently wanted by both the Washington,


Eyehategod Release “Condescending” New Song “Fake What’s Yours”

As we’ve said many times here on MetalSucks, after doing this for so long (we’re now in our fourteenth year),


Tribulation Release New Single and Video, “Funeral Pyre”

Tribulation have released “Funeral Pyre,” the third single from their forthcoming album, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound. The song arrives with


TESLA’s BRIAN WHEAT Doesn’t Think Rock Is Dead, But Admits ‚It’s Become More Of A Selective Thing‘

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying some of the biggest artists in the


Orbit Culture Release New Single, “Mute the Silent”

Swedish metal quartet Orbit Culture have unveiled a new single, “Mute The Silent.” Guitarist/vocalist Niklas Karlsson offers: “As much as we love


The Crown Unleash “Motordeath” Single, Announce New Album, Royal Destroyer

Cobra Speed Venom, the 2018 album by Swedish death metal champions The Crown, was friggin’ fantastic, an unexpected return to


Listen to Monolord’s New Two-Song EP, I’m Staying Home

Monolord have unveiled a two-song EP, I’m Staying Home, which is posted for streaming right now and will be available


System of a Down Frontman on Relationship with Bandmates: “The Vibe is Very Positive”

System of a Down surprise-released two new songs this past November, their first music together in 15 years. Even so,


King 810’s David Gunn Claims He Attended the Capitol Siege to Film a Music Video

Not-exactly-shocking news: after being spotted in photos and video yesterday, King 810 frontman David Gunn has confirmed that he attended


Former THE BLACK CROWES Guitarist MARC FORD Says He Was Asked On Two Separate Occasions To Join GUNS N‘ ROSES

During an appearance on the most recent episode of „The State Of Amorica: A Black Crowes Podcast“, former THE BLACK



Weekly Injection Plus releases from Gravehuffer, Bloody Hammers, Varja, and Ingested Published 7 seconds ago This week’s new heavy metal


Howard Jones (Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) & Jared Dines Tease More Heavy Music

Ex-Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones and man who owns a gigantic Mountain Dew guitar Jared Dines have been in the


TRIBULATION Streams Thrashy New Song „Funeral Pyre“

Tribulation is set to release their new album, and final effort with guitarist Jonathan Hultén, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound


EYEHATEGOD Drops Sludgy New Song „Fake What’s Yours“

Eyehategod is here to really sludge your day up with their new single „Fake What’s Yours“ from their first new


Sebastian Bach To Do An Anniversary Tour of SKID ROW’s Slave to the Grind

Skid Row’s Slave to the Grind album turns 30 years old this year, and vocalist Sebastian Bach is hoping to


Sh*t That Comes Out Today: January 15, 2021

Happy new year everyone! Sure am glad 2020 is over and crazy shit has stopped happening. Here’s the first crop


Watch DIO Perform ‚Rainbow In The Dark‘ From ‚Holy Diver Live‘ Reissue

Niji Entertainment and BMG recently announced the first two albums in the DIO live album reissue series with „Evil Or


Watch FOO FIGHTERS Perform ‚Waiting On A War‘ And ‚No Son Of Mine‘ On ‚Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘

FOO FIGHTERS performed the songs „Waiting On A War“ and „No Son Of Mine“ on last night’s (Thursday, January 14)


RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Replaces JOE LYNN TURNER In SUNSTORM; ‚Afterlife‘ Album Due In March

SUNSTORM, a project created, overseen, and directed by president and A&R director of Frontiers Records Serafino Perugino, was originally designed


See New Trailer For SERJ TANKIAN Documentary ‚Truth To Power‘

A new documentary about SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian, „Truth To Power“, will be released on February 19


SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s SHAVO ODADJIAN Releases ‚Rifle In Thought‘ Music Video From NORTH KINGSLEY Project

NORTH KINGSLEY, the musical collective of bassist/guitarist Shavo Odadjian, producer Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne, has released the music


SAGA Releases Acoustic Version Of ‚Wind Him Up‘ From ‚Symmetry‘ Album

Canadian progressive rockers SAGA have released „Wind Him Up“, the second single from their new studio album, „Symmetry“. The LP


Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Launches ‚Looking For The Light‘ Music Video

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK’S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy



FOO FIGHTERS and Jon Bon Jovi are among the artists who will perform at a televised event for the inauguration


AFI Is Back With Two New Songs, ‚Twisted Tongues‘ And ‚Escape From Los Angeles‘

AFI has released two new singles, „Twisted Tongues“ and „Escape From Los Angeles“. Both songs are included on a new


Hear SAXON’s Cover Of DEEP PURPLE’s ‚Speed King‘ From ‚Inspirations‘ Album

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release a covers album, „Inspirations“, on March 19 via Silver Lining Music. The 11-track


KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY Announces Debut SOUL STATION Album ‚Now And Then‘

KISS co-founder and frontman, best-selling author and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Paul Stanley has spent the last few


EYEHATEGOD Releases New Single ‚Fake What’s Yours‘

New Orleans disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage EYEHATEGOD have released „Fake What’s Yours“, the second single from their


Hear New ACCEPT Song ‚Zombie Apocalypse‘

German/American metal legends ACCEPT have released the official visualizer video for their new single, „Zombie Apocalypse“. The track is taken


Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls Has Died

Sylvain Sylvain, guitarist and pianist of glam rock pioneers the New York Dolls, has died. He was 69 years old,


KING 810 Frontman Admits To Being On The Steps of the Capitol Building, Filming A Music Video

King 810 frontman David Gunn just posted a statement, fully admitting to being at the Capitol protests, saying that the



Sylvain Mizrahi, better known as Sylvain Sylvain, songwriter and founding member of the NEW YORK DOLLS, has died at the


Which GUNS N‘ ROSES Songs Did RON ‚BUMBLEFOOT‘ THAL Enjoy Playing The Most? He Responds

During an appearance on the „No Guitar Is Safe“ podcast, former GUNS N‘ ROSES guitarist Ron „Bumblefoot“ Thal was asked


COMATOSE Streams Atmospheric, Catchy New Album A Way Back

If you’re into atmospheric, catchy rock, then you’re going to love Comatose and their new album A Way Back. We’re


Behold, a Gimli-Themed Lord of the Rings Metal Band!

Gimli, Son of Glóin does two things – bring you sick riffs to blast at maximum volume and remind you


Surprise! MONOLORD Drops New EP I’m Staying Home

Monolord is back with a brand new EP titled I’m Staying Home. The EP features a new song called „I’m


THE SWORD Drops Live In-Studio Performance of „The Warp Riders“

The Sword is here to make you day rock about ten times harder, thanks to their live in-studio performance of


MICHAEL SCHENKER: ‚Without People Like Me, The Rock And Roll Trend Would Have Died A Long Time Ago‘

In a new interview with Bloodstream Radio, legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker was asked what keeps him motivated to write


Tommy Vext Has Crowdfunded Nearly $100k For New Album; Releases Statement on BAD WOLVES Exit

This weekend, the news hit that Tommy Vext has split from his band Bad Wolves. The band released a statement


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Bassist CHRIS KAEL Is Looking Forward To Getting Back On The Road

During an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE


Did King 810’s David Gunn Also Participate in the Capitol Riot?

Take this with a grain of salt for the time being, but it appears as though Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer


The FBI Has Yet To Charge ICED EARTH’s Jon Schaffer With A Crime

One of the most prominent photos coming out of last week’s riots on Capitol Hill was the photo that displayed


THE CROWN Destroys Your Speakers With New Song „Motordeath“

The Crown is back to destroy you all with a new album called Royal Destroyer out March 12. You can


THE PRETTY RECKLESS’s TAYLOR MOMSEN: ‚I’m Very Controlling When It Comes To The Artistic Side Of Things‘

THE PRETTY RECKLESS frontwoman Taylor Momsen spoke to Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station about the band’s upcoming album, „Death


Is This KING 810’s David Gunn Spotted At The Capitol Protests?

Last Wednesday, thousands of people, many of them Trump supporters, made their way to Washington D.C. to protest the results


GRAVESEND, SCALP Among Gimme Metal’s Top Tracks of the Week

Gimme Metal Program Director Brian Turner delivers the week’s top 5 office buzz-worthy tracks. Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. GRAVESEND –


50 Albums Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary in 2021

Okay, so this list made me a little uncomfortable. Apparently, 2011 wasn’t „just a couple of years ago“ anymore. 10


SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s Serj Tankian On New Music: „We Will See What Happens“

System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian and bassist Shavo Odadjian recently spoke to Apple Music about everything to do


A Fun Game: Quant Fund or Metal Band?

Everyone needs a good internet time-waster now and then, and boy have we got a good one for you today:



In a new interview with New York’s Q104.3 radio station, former VAN HALEN members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony were


CONAN Streams „Satsumo“ From Coming Live Album

Sludge lords Conan will release their live album Live At Freak Valley on March 12. The album was recorded live


Watch THE SWORD Perform Quarantine Version Of ‚The Warp Riders‘

Texan hard rockers THE SWORD have unveiled a live performance of „The Warp Riders“ as the newest instalment of their


Exclusive Premiere: Loss Becomes, “Promises” (Tiger Flowers, Chef Brian Tsao, Wings Denied)

Back in December — that seems like eons ago given what’s gone on in the world, we know — we


Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Still Hasn’t Been Charged for Participating in the Capitol Siege

I can’t think of a sensitive way to say this, so I’ll just say it insensitively: Why the fuck hasn’t


ARC OF LIFE Feat. YES Members: New Song ‚Just In Sight‘ Now Available

ARC OF LIFE, the new progressive rock supergroup featuring three members of the current YES lineup — vocalist/guitarist Jon Davison,


Watch: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and His Wife Cover Metallica’s “Enter the Sandman” (Not a Typo)

I wouldn’t peg King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp as a Metallica fan, but I also wouldn’t think a 74-year-old would


DESCENDENTS Say Goodbye To ‚Worst President Ever‘ With ‚That’s The Breaks‘

Legendary punk band DESCENDENTS has released a new song called „That’s The Breaks“. The track follows the politically charged two-song


Sebastian Bach Announces Slave to the Grind Anniversary Tour

Slave to the Grind, which is arguably inarguably Skid Row’s best album, turns thirty this year. I have less than


Metal Cocktail of the Week, Powered by Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey: The Rainbow Bar & Grill’s “Whiplash”

You surely already know by now, but it bears repeating: live music venues and bars are in trouble. As some


EDDIE VEDDER To Perform At ‚Tibet House US‘ Virtual Benefit Concert

One of the longest-running and most renowned live cultural events in New York City, the 34th annual Tibet House US


Foo Fighters Debut New Single “Waiting on a War”

One need but glance at the title of the new Foo Fighters single, “Waiting on a War,” to understand its


FLEETWOOD MAC Co-Founder MICK FLEETWOOD’s Recorded Catalog Interests Acquired By BMG

BMG has announced it has acquired outright FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Mick Fleetwood’s interests in the band’s recordings. The deal gives


FOO FIGHTERS Drops Heartbreaking New Song „Waiting on a War“ on Dave Grohl’s 51st Birthday

Foo Fighters is now streaming their new song „Waiting on a War“, which guitarist and vocalist Dave Grohl said is


BLACK SABBATH Reissuing Two Dio-Era Albums Feat. Previously Unheard Live Material

Black Sabbath is reissuing the first two Dio-era albums, those being Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules, on vinyl and


Michael Anthony Reveals He Spoke To Alex Van Halen After Eddie’s Death

Van Halen was planning a farewell tour that would reunite the band with all three singers, as well as bassist


SEBASTIAN BACH Once Again Accuses CHRIS JERICHO Of ‚Miming To A Tape‘, Says ‚Professional Wrestling Sucks‘

Sebastian Bach has once again slammed Chris Jericho over allegations that the FOZZY frontman uses pre-recorded vocal tracks during live


Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Says BLACKIE LAWLESS Declined To Participate In Making Of ‚Mean Man‘ Documentary

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes spoke to Cassius Morris of WatchMojo’s brand new music podcast „Innersleeve“ about the documentary film


FIREWIND Releases Music Video For ‚Devour‘

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released the official music video for the song „Devour“.


JORN LANDE To Compete In Norway’s EUROVISION National Selection Show ‚Melodi Grand Prix‘

Acclaimed hard rock vocalist Jorn Lande will compete this weekend in the first semi-final of Norway’s Eurovision Song Contest qualifier,


MÖTLEY CRÜE To Kick Off Year-Long 40th-Anniversary Celebrations This Weekend

Legendary rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It was January 17, 1981 when Nikki Sixx


ICED EARTH’s JON SCHAFFER Has Yet To Be Charged With Federal Crime After Being Photographed At U.S. Capitol

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has yet to be charged with a federal crime in connection with his role in


EDDIE VAN HALEN Mural At Guitar Center In Hollywood To Be Completed This Weekend

Artist Robert Vargas is currently painting a mural of Eddie Van Halen at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, California. The


TONY IOMMI Looks Back On BLACK SABBATH As Band’s ‚Heavy Metal‘ Bench Is Reinstalled In Birmingham: ‚I Wouldn’t Change Anything‘

A new video containing an interview with BLACK SABBATH guitar legend Tony Iommi has been made to commemorate the reinstallation


FOO FIGHTERS Drop Another New Song ‚Waiting On A War‘

Hot on the heels of „No Son of Mine“, FOO FIGHTERS have unleashed another dose of „Medicine At Midnight“ in



Tim Bogert, bassist and founding member of VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS and supergroup BECK, BOGERT & APPICE, has died at age



If there is one thing that the world needs a lot more of, it’s Sci-Fi-themed death metal. Go with me


ABIOTIC Recruit Former THE CONTORTIONIST Vocalist Jonathan Carpenter For Killer Track

Abiotic brought back a familiar name from the djent past, The Contortionist’s previous vocalist Jonathan Carpenter, for a really fun


Songs Of Flesh And Decay – STASS

It’s January, so that must mean at least one new album from Rogga Johansson. And here it is, the long-awaited


Abiotic Debut New Song Feature Jonathan Carpenter (Ex-the Contortionist)

I’ve become so accustomed to Michael Lessard being The Contortionist’s singer that I actually half-forgot that for their first two


Foo Fighters Make Shoes and Sake Now

Looks like a new album won’t be the only thing the Foo Fighters are releasing in the coming weeks. First


JEFF PILSON Defends Social Media Companies In Banning TRUMP’s Accounts: ‚His Speech Clearly Can Incite Insurrection‘

During an appearance on the „Rock ‚N‘ Roll Icons With Bode James“ podcast, former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff


Erra Unveil New Single and Video, “Divisionary”

Erra have released “Divisionary,” the latest single from their forthcoming album, along with a music video. Vocalist and guitarist Jesse


A.A. WILLIAMS Shares Cover Of THE MOODY BLUES „Nights In White Satin“

A.A. Williams has taken the 1967  The Moody Blues classic “Nights In White Satin” and given it a beautiful piano


Paul Stanley Thinks „KISS DNA“ Heavily Influenced Massive Rock Shows

Kiss fan or not, I think we can all agree that the band had a massive part in rock showmanship.


SOM (Ex-JUNIUS) Streams Heavy Shoegaze Song „Awake // Sedate“

SOM, the band featuring Duncan Rich (ex-Constants), Will Benoit (Constants), Justin Forrest (Caspian), and ex-Junius members Mike Repasch-Nieves and Joel


ROB ZOMBIE Was Once Again A Question on Jeopardy!

Somebody in the Jeopardy writer’s room has to be a fan of rock. Just earlier this year, there was a


ENTHEOS In The Studio, Drummer Navene Koperweis Shares Drum Improv Video

Entheos is currently in the studio with producer Zack Ohren (Deeds of Flesh, Immolation, Machine Head) for their first new



Nine Inch Nails recently took part in the A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day event, where they performed alongside


COREY TAYLOR Dumps On Indie Rock In „Samantha’s Gone“ Video

Corey Taylor just dropped his „Samantha’s Gone“ music video and it’s got quite the cast! Taylor recruited failed collaborators Steel


Stream Gatecreeper’s New EP, An Unexpected Reality, Right Now!

Gatecreeper surprised the metal world yesterday with the announcement that they’d be releasing a new EP, An Unexpected Reality, on


HEART’s ANN WILSON To Release New Original Song ‚Tender Heart‘ Next Week

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson will release a new original song, „Tender Heart“, on January 22. You can join Ann’s


SEBASTIAN BACH To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of SKID ROW’s ‚Slave To The Grind‘ On U.S. Tour This Fall

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s second album, „Slave To The Grind“


ERRA Streams New Song, Announces Self-Titled Album

After a handful of standalone singles, Erra is back with a brand new full-length. Erra will release their self-titled album


KING CRIMSON’s Robert Fripp & His Wife Covered METALLICA’s „Enter Sandman“

King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah Willcox recently covered Metallica’s „Enter Sandman“ as a part of their


Rob Zombie Was a Question on Jeopardy! Last Night

Well, somebody at Jeopardy! sure does like House of 1,000 Corpses. The Rob Zombie-directed horror movie was featured, for the


WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says His Father Cried First Time He Heard ‚Distance‘: ‚He Just Understood It As A Song About Loss‘

Wolfgang Van Halen spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about „Distance“, the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH


Album Review: BLOODY HAMMERS Songs of Unspeakable Terror

Halloween has come early in 2021. Goth rock super couple Anders Manga and Devillia must have taken its cancellation harder


Nervosa’s Essential Thrash/Death Picks from the ’00s and ’10s

Genocide, suicidal thoughts, the rise of corporations/big industry and the destruction they cause, homeless youth and religious hypocrisy… these are


Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick) on The MetalSucks Quarantinecast #25

The Quarantinecast returns today with a special episode featuring acclaimed producer, songwriter, singer and guitarist Jason Bieler, best known for


Former DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist BRIAN YOUNG: ‚Working With Him Wasn’t Easy‘

During an appearance on the latest episode of the „Rock ‚N‘ Roll Icons With Bode James“ podcast, guitarist Brian Young


New Corey Taylor Video Features That Guy Who Was in That Movie

Corey Taylor has released a music video for his song “Samantha’s Gone.” The video does not make it clear who


Of Mice & Men Share Catchy Hard Rock Rager, “Obsolete”

My knowledge of Of Mice & Men is admittedly quite limited, but my understanding is they’re one of those late-era



According to Billboard, Artist Group International, which is one of the top independent booking agencies in the world, has signed


DECAPITATED Finishes Writing New Album

Decapitated has finished writing the material for their eighth album and will soon hit the studio, according to guitarist Wacław


AC/DC Show They Still Rock in „Realize“ Music Video

AC/DC released their first new album in six years Power Up in November 2020, and are now streaming the music


New York Will Bring Back Live Events As Soon As February with Rapid Testing

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is aiming to bring back live events starting this February. According to Gothamist, the state


GATECREEPER Streams Surprise New Album ​An Unexpected Reality​

Gatecreeper is now streaming their surprise new album ​An Unexpected Reality​, whose runtime includes a handful of grindy songs and


OF MICE & MEN Announce Timeless With New Song „Obsolete“

Of Mice & Men are back with a brand new EP titled Timeless due out on February 26. In the


Drone Doom Duo ALEXANDER Get Slow And Eerie In „Ruin“

Good morning, afternoon, evening, or whatever time of day you choose for it to be everyone. Welcome to another great


QUEENSRŸCHE’s TODD LA TORRE Was ‚Shocked‘ But ‚Not Really Surprised‘ By JON SCHAFFER’s Presence At U.S. Capitol Riot

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre says that he was „shocked“ but „not really surprised“ by last week’s revelation that ICED


KREATOR’s FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Says He Was ‚Pretty Nervous‘ Before Playing With The Band For The First Time

Frédéric Leclercq spoke to the „Thunder Underground“ podcast about what it was like for him to join German thrash metal


DEF LEPPARD Launches First-Ever Digital Rock And Roll Museum, ‚Def Leppard Vault‘

After amplifying anticipation for its grand opening via their social channels, legendary British rock ’n‘ roll icons and Rock And


ESP Announces 30th-Anniversary KIRK HAMMETT Signature KH-3 Spider Guitar

In 1991, Kirk Hammett of METALLICA came to ESP with a request for a new custom guitar using a single


Watch ‚Pyro Highlights‘ From KISS’s New Year’s Eve Concert In Dubai

KISS has uploaded a 30-second video of „pyro highlights“ from the band’s New Year’s Eve performance in Dubai, United Arab


DEAN Relaunches ‚Dime Razorback Rust‘ In Tribute To ‚DIMEBAG‘ DARRELL ABBOTT

Dean Guitars has relaunched a true original with the Dime Razorback Rust electric guitar, which pays tribute to the late


BLACK SABBATH: ‚Heaven And Hell‘ And ‚Mob Rules‘ Deluxe Editions To Include Previously Unreleased Recordings

Singer Ronnie James Dio joined BLACK SABBATH in 1979 which resulted in two back-to-back classic albums: „Heaven And Hell“ and


COREY TAYLOR Releases ‚Samantha’s Gone‘ Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has released the official music video for his single „Samantha’s Gone“. Check it


Watch AC/DC’s Music Video For ‚Realize‘

The official music video for AC/DC’s song „Realize“ can be seen below. The track is taken from the legendary rockers‘


ACCEPT’s WOLF HOFFMANN: ‚We Were The First Metal Band In Germany‘

In a new interview with Australia’s Heavy, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke about where his band fits in within heavy


U.K. Extreme Metal Drummer NICK BARKER Launches Hardcore Band BORSTAL

BORSTAL, the brand new U.K. hardcore band featuring Pierre Mendivil (KNUCKLEDUST), Nick Barker (BRUJERIA, ex-CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, TESTAMENT)


GEOFF TATE Guests On New Single From Prog Rock Supergroup PROG COLLECTIVE

The prog rock supergroup PROG COLLECTIVE, spearheaded by much-heralded producer/musician and member of prog royalty YES, Billy Sherwood, returns with


OF MICE & MEN Announces ‚Timeless‘ EP, Drops New Song ‚Obsolete‘

OF MICE & MEN has released an animated video for its new single „Obsolete“. The clip is inspired by the


Avatar: The Last Airbender-Themed SOZIN’S COMET Release Debut Single “The Four Nations”

SOZIN’S COMET, featuring members of Krosis, Fractured Frames and Xerophthalmia, have released their debut song “The Four Nations” via YouTube.


Tonight, The METAL INJECTION LIVECAST Is Not Wanted By the FBI

The Metal Injection Livecast is moments away and we’ll be talking about the wild week in metal and beyond. Advertisement.


Governor Cuomo Says Live Events Will Return Soon with Rapid Testing

Just this past weekend, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, said that he


Scott Rockenfield Says He’s Still in Queensryche After Four Year Absence

Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield has broken his years-long silence regarding his long-term absence of the group, issuing a brief and


JEFF PILSON Responds To DON DOKKEN’s Criticism Of ‚Heavy Hitters‘ Album

Jeff Pilson has responded to Don Dokken’s recent criticism of „Heavy Hitters“, the bassist’s recently released collaboration with George Lynch


METALLICA Limited-Edition Vinyl Available For Pre-Order

Metallica have announced a new limited-run of colored vinyl for some of their biggest selling releases. Six of the band’s


NOFX’s “Linoleum”: Now Featuring… Avenged Sevenfold?

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Avenged Sevenfold are NOFX fans; I do think I have the right to


MOON TOOTH Is Recording A New Album

Modern New York progressive metal legends Moon Tooth are in the studio at Westfall Recording Company recording their third album


TED NUGENT Says ‚DONALD TRUMP Did Not Incite Violence,‘ Blames ‚Antifa‘ And ‚Black Lives Matter‘ For Storming U.S. Capitol

Ted Nugent says that President Donald Trump did not incite last week’s Capitol riot and has blamed the violence on



Kings of Quarantine, the band featuring Slaves on Dope’s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine and Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher, is back


AVENGED SEVENFOLD Crash The New NOFX Music Video for “Linewleum”

NOFX have announced a new album, Single Album, and it’s their 14th studio album. As part of the celebration, the


Surprise: GATECREEPER Announce New Album An Unexpected Reality Out Tonight

Gatecreeper are one of the most hyped bands on the scene right now (even Post Malone is a fan) and



In a new interview with Guy „Favazz“ Favazza of the St. Louis, Missouri radio station KSHE 95, former VAN HALEN


VINTERSEA Busts It Wide Open With New Video For „Crack Of Light“

Vintersea has taken a pretty classy approach to their music video for the song „Crack Of Light“, yet remains just


BAD WOLVES Members Say Split with Vext „Past The Point of Going Back,“ Note „This Is Not About Cancel Culture“

Bad Wolves fans were shocked to learn this week that vocalist Tommy Vext has left the band. Vext made a


THE DARKNESS Frontman Wants Next Album To Be ‚Really Uplifting‘

Justin Hawkins of British rockers THE DARKNESS has confirmed to Dawn Osborne of TotalRock Radio that he and his bandmates


Gatecreeper to Surprise Release New EP Unexpected Reality

SURPRISE! Well, sort of, anyway: Arizona’s Gatecreeper have announced that they’ll suprise release a new EP, Unexpected Reality, tomorrow, Wednesday,


Naruto-Themed SOZIN’S COMET Release Debut Single “The Four Nations”

SOZIN’S COMET, featuring members of Krosis, Fractured Frames and Xerophthalmia, have released their debut song “The Four Nations” via YouTube.


Behold: This Beastly 20-String Mountain Dew Guitar!

In keeping with his annual New Year’s tradition of unveiling a new guitar with that year’s number of strings, Jared


BLACK VEIL BRIDES‘ ANDY BIERSACK: EDDIE VAN HALEN ‚Singularly Created The Idea Of A Guitar Hero‘

In a recent interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack was asked for


Sacred Reich’s Phil Rind Offers Violent Trump Supporters Constructive Criticism

Before we begin, I’d just like to quickly dedicate this post to Erik L., whose intelligent, thoughtful stance on the


SEX PISTOLS‘ Six-Part TV Series Helmed By Trainspotting Director Coming to FX

Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones is getting his own six-part TV series based on his 2018 memoir Lonely Boy. The


FRACTAL GENERATOR Create The Future of Death To Come On Macrocosmos

Hey there, tech fiends. It’s that time of the week again. Before we dive into today’s focus, here’s the usual


100 gecs Post Zany Remix of Linkin Park’s “One Step Closer”

The genre-smashing duo 100 gecs, known for their zany, off-the-wall combinations of musical styles (including metal), have unveiled a cover/remix


URIAH HEEP’s MICK BOX: ‚As Long As I’ve Got My Health, I’ll Continue To Play And Record‘

During a recent appearance on the „My Planet Rocks“ show on Planet Rock, URIAH HEEP guitarist Mick Box was asked


Sirenia Unleash New Single, “We Come to Ruins”

Sirenia have unveiled “We Come to Ruins,” the second single from their forthcoming tenth studio album, Riddles, Ruins & Revelations.


Yes, The 20-String Mountain Dew Guitar Djents

When he’s not making music with Trivium’s Matt Heafy, guitarist Jared Dines is *checks notes* teaming up with 10s Custom


Blisskrieg, Featuring Three-Quarters of Days of the New and Tantric, Debut First Single

You might not know Todd Whitener, Jesse Vest and Matt Taul by name, but you definitely know their music: as


DEF LEPPARD’s PHIL COLLEN Says He Is ‚Really Confident‘ ‚Stadium Tour‘ Will Happen In 2021 ‚If They Get The Vaccine Rolled Out‘

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen spoke to the „Jeremy White Podcast“ about the postponement of the band’s „The Stadium Tour“


SACRED REICH’s Phil Rind Puts „Trump Cult“ On Blast

Sacred Reich vocalist Phil Rind, has made it very clear where he and his band stand on the „dumb, racist


Harakiri for the Sky Vocalist JJ on The MetalSucks Podcast #370

This week our guest is JJ of the post-black metal duo Harakiri for the Sky. We discuss his dual life


Clarity, Coherence, and Conciseness: How the Three Cs Can Make You a Better Writer

Developing your writing skills is a challenging task, but the ability to eloquently put pen to paper is an incredibly


Marty Friedman Aims to Be the Worst Musician in His Band (and Misses American Breakfast Cereal)

Legendary guitarist Marty Friedman was our guest on a recent episode of The MetalSucks Podcast to discuss how 2020 went


Bassist/Co-Vocalist Marko Hietala Quits Nightwish

Marko Hietala has announced that he’s “leaving Nightwish and my public life.” In a statement , the bassist/co-vocalist cites disillusionment


NOFX Announces ‚Single Album‘, Drops ‚Linewleum‘ Video Featuring AVENGED SEVENFOLD

Longstanding California punk band NOFX will release its 14th full-length album, titled „Single Album“, on Friday, February 26 via Fat


ROB ZOMBIE Bassist PIGGY D Blasts COVID-19 Rulebreakers, Calls TRUMP A ‚Terrorist‘

ROB ZOMBIE bassist Matt „Piggy D“ Montgomery has lamented the fact that his home state of California has struggled to


DANNY ELFMAN’s New Single „Sorry“ Is Gloriously Twisted

Danny Elfman, the dude from Oingo Boingo and composer for such film scores as Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare


NIGHTWISH Bassist And Vocalist Marko Hietala Leaves The Band

Nightwish bassist and vocalist Marko Hietala has announced he’s leaving the band and his public life for a period of


Songs Of Unspeakable Terror – BLOODY HAMMERS

North Carolina’s BLOODY HAMMERS have spent most of the last decade as one of rock music’s most underappreciated acts. The


California House JIMI HENDRIX Almost Bought Is Back On Market For $3.8 Million

The California home which was in escrow for sale to influential guitarist Jimi Hendrix at the time of his death


Here Is The Official Trailer For AC/DC’s ‚Realize‘ Video

The official music video for AC/DC’s song „Realize“ will make its online debut this Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m.


SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: ‚I Most Definitely Did Not And Have Not Quit, Walked Away, Retired Or Abandoned QUEENSRŸCHE‘

Scott Rockenfield has shot down suggestions that he quit QUEENSRŸCHE or retired from playing music. The drummer, who hasn’t performed


QUEENSRŸCHE’s TODD LA TORRE: Why 2021 Is Right Time For Me To Release My Debut Solo Album

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre spoke to Mike Brunn about his upcoming debut solo album, „Rejoice In The Suffering“, which


TONY IOMMI ‚Rock Iconz‘ Collectible Figure From KnuckleBonz Now Available

KnuckleBonz, creator of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, has announced the arrival of the initial production units for Tony


MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist PHIL CAMPBELL On Post-Pandemic Concerts: ‚There’s Gonna Be Some Ecstatic Crowds Around‘

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie’s nationally syndicated radio show, former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell was asked what


Listen To New SIRENIA Single ‚We Come To Ruins‘

SIRENIA will release its tenth studio album, „Riddles, Ruins & Revelations“, on February 12 via Napalm Records. On this magical


NIGHTWISH’s Longtime Bassist/Vocalist MARKO ‚MARCO‘ HIETALA Announces His Departure From Band

NIGHTWISH’s longtime bassist/vocalist Marko „Marco“ Hietala has announced his departure from the band. Hietala issued a statement earlier today in


TANTIVY Bring Back Old School Thrash with Eyes in the Night EP

Miss the good ole‘ days of raw and gritty heavy metal? The Wisconsin-based duo Tantivy have been brewing some nostalgia


The SUFFOCATION Twisted Tea Remix Is The Heaviest One Yet

We are still not over these Twisted Tea remixes. You probably saw the original video, and we’ve already posted two hilarious


24 Albums Celebrating Their 40th Anniversary in 2021

Okay, now it’s time to feel really old. How is 1981 forty years ago? We thought we felt old looking


The Inheritance Of Beauty – WINTERAGE

Even as this year begins to look like an even shittier version of 2020, there are always opportunities to be


METALLICA’s James Hetfield Tribute to Marsha Zazula: „She Was Our Mother When I Had None“

We were stunned to learn that Megaforce Records co-founder Marsha Zazula has passed away at 68 years old. Tributes have


Michael Anthony Didn’t Get A Chance To Reconcile with Eddie Van Halen Before His Death

After the tragic news of Eddie Van Halen’s passing surfaced a few months ago, some fans at least took comfort


EVANESCENCE’s AMY LEE Talks ‚The Bitter Truth‘ Album, ‚Yeah Right‘ Single

During a recent chat with Kerrang!, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee was asked if the band’s latest single „Yeah Right“ was


10-Year-Old NANDI BUSHELL Shows You How To Play LED ZEPPELIN’s „Immigrant Song“ On Every Instrument at the Same Time

It’s been really fun watching 10-year-old Nandi Bushell’s progression as a musician these last few years. Now, Nandi is getting


Megadeth: Dave Mustaine Reveals Tentative New Album Title

The new Megadeth album may or may not be called The Sick, the Dying and the Dead, according to Dave


ICED EARTH Frontman: „I Absolutely Do Not Support“ Any Acts of Violence Any Rioter Was Involved In At The Capitol

By now, you have likely heard that one of the people allegedly participating in the Capitol building riots was Iced


Iced Earth Singer Posts New Statement, Still Won’t Condemn Jon Schaffer’s Actions

Iced Earth vocalist Stu Block came under fire this past weekend for what appeared to be deleting comments and banning


Tommy Vext Urges Fans Not To Bully BAD WOLVES

One of the big stories of the weekend was Bad Wolves announced their split from Tommy Vext. Or was it


Dave Mustaine Unveils Possible Title For New MEGADETH Album

Megadeth is slated to release their long-awaited new album this year, and now we know what it might be called.


Burton Seabell is Not Interested in Working with Former Fear Factory Bandmates: “When I Move On, I Move On”

It’s been quiet on the Fear Factory front since the band dominated metal headlines this past fall with the events


Dr. Anthony Fauci Believes Concerts Will Resume Fall 2021

Good news, everyone! Concert venues and theaters could reopen by fall of this year! According to Director of the National


Indian Death/Thrashers INNER SANCTUM Exude Socio-Political Anger for „Divided by Hate“ Music Video

Based out of Bangalore in India, Inner Sanctum is a death/thrash group who formed back in 2006. Since then, they


Burton C. Bell Has Zero Interest in Rejoining FEAR FACTORY

The upcoming Fear Factory record will be the band’s final one with vocalist Burton C. Bell. Bell recently said he


DARKTHRONE Completes Recording A New Album

Legendary duo Darkthrone have completed recording the follow-up to their 2019 album Old Star. All we know about the record


SACRED REICH’s PHIL RIND: ‚The Dumb, Racist A**holes Who Invaded The Capitol Did It To Support The Dumb, Racist, Lying President‘

SACRED REICH frontman Phil Rind has blasted the scores of Donald Trump supporters who swarmed the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday


Metal Hammer Names The 50 Best Albums of 2020

Metal Hammer has posted their 50 Best Albums of 2020 list online. The diverse list features picks from the publication’s


Poll: For Which 2021 Metal Album Are You Most Excited?

As you’ve hopefully noticed — it’s a new year! And there are a TON of potentially-great metal releases scheduled to


SUFFERING HOUR Streams Angular, Blackened New Song „Obscuration“

The new Suffering Hour single „Obscuration“ sounds like what I’d imagine an incredibly angular, disjointed version of Ulcerate would do



Liquid Tension Experiment has finally announced their long-awaited reunion album, LTE3. The album will be out on March 26 and


Dr. Fauci Says Live Concerts Will Return by Fall 2021

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, said on Saturday that he believes theaters


Avant Garde Collective THY CATAFALQUE Release Captivating New Single „Napút“

Part metal, part synth-wave, The Catafalque is bringing something new and interesting to the metal genre. Like other Season of Mist


A SWARM OF THE SUN Releases A Beautiful Live Rendition Of „The Woods“

Sweden’s heart melting melancholic duo, A Swarm of The Sun, are about to re-release their pivotal albums The Rifts, and


COREY TAYLOR Teases ‚Samantha’s Gone‘ Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has shared a teaser for the official music video for his single „Samantha’s


Skillet Frontman Blasts Twitter for Banning Trump, Is the Latest Musician Who Doesn’t Understand the First Amendment

I know we’ve talked about this ad nauseum on MetalSucks, but I think it’s important we all* actually take a


Speakers vs. Headphones: Which is Better? (and Why Do Earbuds Suck?)

Convenience and portability are major benefits of listening to headphones or earbuds, but there are physical limitations to what those


JOE SATRIANI To Release ‚Crystal Planet‘ Comic Book Series

Incendium and Heavy Metal magazine have announced the launch of „Crystal Planet“, created by Joe Satriani and Ned Evett, under


Megaforce Records‘ Marsha Zazula Has Passed Away

Megaforce Records co-founder Marsha Zazula has passed away at 68 years old. The label confirmed Marsha’s passing, saying „The world


METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD Pays Tribute To MARSHA ZAZULA: ‚She Was Our Mother When I Had None‘

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has paid tribute to Megaforce Records co-founder Marsha Zazula, who died on Sunday (January 10) at


Liquid Tension Experiment Announce Release Date for First New Album in 20+ Years

There’s a filthy joke to be made here about releasing liquid tension after more than two decades, but MetalSucks is


PAUL STANLEY’s Son EVAN STANLEY Taps ‚Breaking Bad‘ Star BRYAN CRANSTON For ‚Memories‘ Video

Evan Stanley, the son of KISS’s Paul Stanley, has released the official music video for his cover version of MAROON


Allegaeon Post Video for Classical Interpretation of War Poem “In Flanders Fields”

Arriving as the B-side for Allegaeon’s recently released cover of J.S. Bach’s “Concerto in Dm” last month comes a new


Megaforce Records Co-Founder Marsha Zazula Has Died

Marsha Zazula, who co-founded Megaforce Records in 1982 with her husband Jon (known to most as Jonny Z), died on Sunday, January 10. She


ICED EARTH’s STU BLOCK: ‚I Absolutely Do Not Support‘ Anything That Any Protester Was Involved In During Capitol Hill Riot

ICED EARTH singer Stu Block has clarified a social media post he made last week that suggested he was supporting


EVH Reveals All-New Product Offerings Honoring Legacy Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

The industry saw record guitar-playing interest in 2020 but also sadly said goodbye to one of the most innovative and


DAVE MUSTAINE Reveals Tentative Title Of New MEGADETH Album

Dave Mustaine has revealed the working title for the next MEGADETH album. As part of an appearance at this past


Concert Venues, Theaters Could Reopen By Fall 2021, Says DR. ANTHONY FAUCI

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that theaters and other live entertainment venues could reopen „some time in the fall of 2021.“


Limited Series Based On SEX PISTOLS Guitarist STEVE JONES’s Memoir Lands At FX

FX has ordered „Pistol“, a six-episode limited series about the legendary SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones, it was announced today



RUSH’s Geddy Lee will take part in a virtual gala concert organized by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO). The event,


WHITESNAKE’s JOEL HOEKSTRA Releases Music Video For ‚Finish Line‘ From New JOEL HOEKSTRA’S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for


AC/DC’s ‚Realize‘ Music Video To Premiere This Wednesday

The official music video for AC/DC’s song „Realize“ will make its online debut this Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m.


METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To MARSHA ZAZULA: ‚Thank You For Making It Happen‘

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to Megaforce Records co-founder Marsha Zazula, who died on Sunday (January 10) at


JACK RUSSELL Looks Back On His Split With GREAT WHITE: ‚It Still Hurts A Lot‘

In a new interview with „Rocking With Jam Man“, Jack Russell reflected on his split with GREAT WHITE nearly a


LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: ‚LTE3‘ Album Due In March

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM


PAUL STANLEY Defends His Right To Share His Political Views: ‚I Voice My Opinions As A Proud Citizen Of This Country‘

Paul Stanley has defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that he voices his opinions as a


KING DIAMOND Shares Rare Photo With Four-Year-Old Son

King Diamond has posted a rare photo of him with his young son. Earlier today, the legendary Danish heavy metal


SEBASTIAN BACH Takes Swipe At CHRIS JERICHO Over Capitol Hill Attack

Sebastian Bach has once again taken a swipe at Chris Jericho, suggesting that the FOZZY singer and wrestling superstar bears


Anyway, Here’s a Watermelon Keyboard

Look. If we get back to live shows this year and not only single metal band is rocking this watermelon


BODY COUNT Announces Fan Contest to Create Music Video For „The Hate Is Real“

Body Count fans, get your cameras ready! Body Count has just launched a video contest for their song „The Hate


28 Albums Celebrating Their 30th Anniversary in 2021

How the hell has it been 30 years since 1991? I have no idea, and neither do you probably. It


ALL THAT REMAINS Frontman Calls on NH Governor To „Abolish The U.S. Entirely“ Because Trump Got Banned From Twitter

It’s been a while since we’ve checked in with one of heavy metal’s most famous (or infamous) libertarians, All That


EPICA’s SIMONE SIMONS Is ‚Itching To Go Back On Tour‘

Vocalist Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA spoke to the „Scars And Guitars“ podcast about what the concert industry


Someone Paid Over $2,500 for METALLICA’s S&M2 on Vinyl

After about a month has passed, Discogs usually runs a list showcasing the most expensive items sold on their website.


Iced Earth’s Stu Block is Banning Fans for Asking His Opinion on Pro-Trump Riots

Three days after Iced Earth leader Jon Schaffer stormed the Capitol at the pro-Trump riots in Washington, D.C., the other


BURTON C. BELL Has No Interest In Playing With His Former FEAR FACTORY Bandmates Again: ‚When I Move On, I Move On‘

In a recent interview with The Razor’s Edge, ex-FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell was asked if he would be


Brave the Dark with NIGHTFALL’s „Killing Moon“

Melodic blackened death metal masters, Nightfall, are unleashing their latest track from their upcoming album, At Night We Pray. If



Internationally renowned Canadian keyboard player Michael Fonfara has died in a Toronto hospital on January 8, 2021, due to complications


ACCEPT’s WOLF HOFFMANN Looks Back On ‚Eat The Heat‘ Album: ‚It Was A Dark Time In Our History‘

In a new interview with Hardrock Haven, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann reflected on the band’s ill-fated late 1980s period when



Marsha Zazula, who co-founded Megaforce Records in 1983 with her husband Jon (a.k.a. Jonny Z), died earlier today (January 10)


GÖRAN EDMAN Reflects On Working With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN In Early 1990s: There Were ‚Ups And Downs‘

Swedish vocalist Göran Edman, who sang on two Yngwie Malmsteen studio albums, „Eclipse“ (1990) and „Fire & Ice“ (1992), reflected


GRAVESEND Streams Gritty New Song „End of the Line“

Gravesend is now streaming their absolutely filthy new track „End of the Line“, which should be expected from a band


Bad Wolves Confirm Split with Tommy Vext

Bad Wolves’ remaining members — guitarists Doc Coyle and Chris Cain, drummer John Boecklin, and bassist Kyle Konkiel — have


Iced Earth Members Release Statement Regarding Jon Schaffer’s Involvement in Capitol Mob

The four members of Iced Earth who are not Jon Schaffer — vocalist Stu Block, guitarist Jake Dreyer, bassist Luke


Jon Schaffer’s ICED EARTH Bandmates „Do Not Condone Nor Support Riots or Acts of Violence“

Iced Earth as a band has released a new collective statement, breaking their silence on the actions of guitarist Jon


SKILLET’s JOHN COOPER Criticizes Twitter For ‚Censoring‘ DONALD TRUMP: ‚Freedom Of Speech Is Gonna Be Gone‘

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has criticized Twitter for permanently suspending President


BAD WOLVES Officially Part Ways with Tommy Vext

Last night, Tommy Vext reportedly did an Instagram live video where he announced he was leaving Bad Wolves. Today, the


Squared Circle Pit #67 – This Is Hell’s Travis Reilly Talks Printing Wrestling Shirts

This Is Hell frontman Travis Reilly joins me for the first SCP of 2020. Travis talks about getting into wrestling


Trent Reznor Recalls David Bowie’s Massive Impact on NINE INCH NAILS

Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has made no secret about how much of an impact David Bowie has had


JASON BONHAM Looks Back On Performing With HEART At KENNEDY CENTER HONORS: ‚It Was Very Special‘

Back in December 2012, HEART’s Ann and Nancy Wilson delivered a moving rendition of „Stairway To Heaven“, LED ZEPPELIN’s signature


Michael Anthony and Eddie Van Halen Didn’t Get to Reconcile Before the Guitarist’s Death

In a new interview with Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony revealed that, unlike Sammy Hagar,


Metal Hammer Says These are the 50 Best Metal Albums of 2020

Metal Hammer is the latest major metal media outlet to unveil their 2020 best of list. You can check it


Suspect208: Band Featuring Kids of Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Members Fire Scott Weiland’s Son for Drug Use

Suspect208, the band featuring drummer London Hudson (son of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash), bassist Tye Trujillo (son of Metallica


Tommy Vext Reportedly Out of BAD WOLVES

Tommy Vext announced in an Instagram live video last night that he was parting ways with Bad Wolves, according to


SUSPECT208 Kicks Out Scott Weiland’s Son, Noah, Over Drug Use

Suspect208, the band featuring London Hudson, son of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, and Tye Trujllo, son of Metallica bassist


Brian „Head“ Welch Streams New LOVE AND DEATH Song „White Flag“

Love And Death, the band headed up by Korn guitarist and vocalist Brian „Head“ Welch, will release their new album


Jon Schaffer’s DEMONS & WIZARD Bandmate Hansi Kürsch Says He’s „Shocked“ By The Violence at Capitol Raid

Iced Earth and Demons & Wizards guitarist Jon Schaffer participated in the seditious raid on the White House on January


OXYMORRONS Burst Into 2021 With „Green Vision“

Oxymorrons is an infectious, upbeat and in-your-face mix of hip hop, hard rock and punk. The New York-based boundary-destroying group


EVERGREY Streams Catchy New Song „Eternal Nocturnal“

Evergrey is back with a new song called „Eternal Nocturnal“ that might be stuck in my for the next few


JON SCHAFFER’s ICED EARTH Bandmates: ‚We Absolutely Do Not Condone Nor Do We Support Riots Or Acts Of Violence‘

Jon Schaffer’s ICED EARTH bandmates have distanced themselves from the violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building


BAD WOLVES Officially Part Ways With Singer TOMMY VEXT

BAD WOLVES have officially parted ways with singer Tommy Vext. The remaining members of the band confirmed the split in


Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES Doesn’t Know When He Will Come Back To U.S. To Perform Again

Former W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes, who has lived in Cannes, France with his wife since 2014, spoke to Duke TV



Rick Rozz, a founding member of DEATH and MASSACRE, recently recorded a guest solo on the new FEED THE CORPSES


ASPHYX Releases Music Video For New Single ‚The Nameless Elite‘

Dutch death doom elite ASPHYX will release its 10th studio album, „Necroceros“, on January 22, 2021 via Century Media Records.


ENEZZMA Gives You All The Black Metal Atmosphere With „Wild Glorior Death“

Brutal, destructive and the balance between dark anthems and primitive aggression, Endezzma is a modern take on the traditional Norwegian


ENDEZZMA Gives You All The Black Metal Atmosphere With „Wild Glorior Death“

Brutal, destructive and the balance between dark anthems and primitive aggression, Endezzma is a modern take on the traditional Norwegian


Watch NICK MENZA Play MEGADETH’s ‚Holy Wars… The Punishment Due‘ Two Years Before His Death

Previously unreleased drum-cam footage of late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza playing along to the band’s classic song „Holy Wars… The


KORPIKLAANI Drops ‚Niemi‘ Music Video

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album, „Jylhä“, on February 5 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official


ESCAPE THE FATE Releases ‚Not My Problem‘ Featuring TRAVIS BARKER

ESCAPE THE FATE has released the new song „Not My Problem“, featuring Travis Barker on drums, from the upcoming album


Watch Music Video For ‚Lost (My Guardian)‘ From Former URIAH HEEP Keyboardist KEN HENSLEY’s Final Album

The music video for the single „Lost (My Guardian)“ by the late Ken Hensley can be seen below. Taken from


Belgian Act BARK Bring Groove, Thrash, & Sludge for „Mass Lobotomy“ Music Video

Belgian groove/thrash/death/sludge metallers Bark dropped their third full-length album Written in Stone via Sound of the Hound Records late last


Tommy Vext Out of Bad Wolves

Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext has left Bad Wolves. The singer announced his departure from the band on his personal


Alexi Laiho Dies, Jon Schaffer Wanted by the FBI, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week

The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of January 4 – January 8, 2021 Did you miss some of this week’s top


KORN Bassist’s STILLWELL Releases ‚Everything’ll Be Better‘ Music Video

„Everything’ll Be Better“, the new music video from STILLWELL, the band featuring KORN bassist Reginald „Fieldy“ Arvizu, vocalist/guitarist Anthony „Q-Unique“


MICHAEL ANTHONY Says He Never Got To Reconcile With EDDIE VAN HALEN: ‚It Kind Of Bothers Me‘

During an appearance on the latest episode of the „Talkin‘ Rock With Meltdown“ podcast, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony


CHEVELLE Brings The Straightforward Rock With New Song „Self Destructor“

Chevelle has been doing what they’ve been doing for over 20 years now and it’s been going pretty well. So


This Weekend’s Top Metal Livestreams: Sevendust, Avatar, Goatwhore and More

The weekend is here! Which means it’s time for more of… fondly reminiscing about a time when we could all


Asphyx Unleash Video for “The Nameless Elite”

Dutch death metallers Asphyx have unveiled their latest single, “The Nameless Elite,” along with a music video. The third single



Did you watch the big New Japan Pro Wrestling two night event, WrestleKingdom earlier this week? The Japanese answer to


JON SCHAFFER’s Longtime Friend And DEMONS & WIZARDS Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Is ‚Deeply Shocked‘ By Violence At U.S. Capitol

German metallers BLIND GUARDIAN — whose frontman, Hansi Kürsch, shares a long-running project with ICED EARTH’s Jon Schaffer, DEMONS &


Video Surfaces of ICED EARTH’s Jon Schaffer Marching At Previous Trump Rally, Offering His Viewpoint

By now, you may have heard that Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer was seemingly one of the people who stormed the


ALLEGAEON Releases Music Video For Acoustic Piece „In Flanders Fields“

Allegaeon recently released their Concerto in Dm cover alongside a new acoustic piece by guitarist Greg Burgess titled „In Flanders


THE PRETTY RECKLESS Joined By Tom Morello on New Song „And So It Went“

The Pretty Reckless is streaming their new song „And So It Went“ featuring Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello.


Systems of a Down’s John Dolmayan Lightly Scolds Capitol Rioters, Questions the Legitimacy of Biden’s Presidency

The fourth most popular member of System of a Down, John Dolmayan, has released a message on social media in


LINKIN PARK Launches 100 GECS Remix of „One Step Closer“

Linkin Park continues to celebrate the anniversary of their 2000 album Hybrid Theory with a series of remixes. The remixes


ASPHYX Drops Slow Burning New Song „The Nameless Elite“

Dutch death metal unit Asphyx will release their new album Necroceros on January 21. You can check out the slow-burning


Metalcore Bruisers TRUESHOT Release New Single, „Mirage“

Metalcore trio TrueShot’s new single „Mirage,“ a jaw-jacking technical track complete with a satisfying groove. Formed in 2018, and content