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NUCLEAR POWER TRIO Present „A Clear And Present Rager“ For To Thrash To

Stop me if you heard this one – Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump walk into a recording


NILE Guitarist Brian Kingsland Unleashes Blackened Raw New Single From IMPERISHABLE

Everyone knows the Egyptian themed, massive death metal band Nile. Many of you also know newer Nile guitarist and vocalist


FINALLY, We Know What Songs Rob Halford Would Sing With Lady Gaga

I recently sought out recommendations on my Netflix account, and the algorithm was all, “Nope, you’ve scraped the bottom of


Slayer’s Tom Araya Shares Debunked Russian Conspiracy Theory Involving Hillary Clinton

Slayer’s Tom Araya and his wife, Sandra, have continued brandishing their image as old, out-of-touch conservatives as Tom sunsets into


JUDAS PRIEST’s Rob Halfords Talks What Songs He’d Like To Perform with LADY GAGA

The rad bro-mance between Rob Halford Lady Gaga is that of legend. You might recall the two met in 2014


54% Of Concert Industry Professionals Surveyed Think Concerts Will Return To Full Capacity in 2021

Here’s a promising survey, recently conducted by Pollstar and VenuesNow. In a new survey, they reached out to 1,350 live


SYSTEM OF A DOWN Manager Held Text Summit Between Singer & Drummer Over Political Spats

The only thing System of a Down have been really making headlines about lately isn’t the fact that we will


DEVILDRIVER’s Dez Fafara Talks ‚Dealing With Demons‘, Sons in the Business and Violence in Horror

When Metal Injection last went one-on-one with the never-short-for-words frontman of DevilDriver and Coal Chamber Dez Fafara in the summer


Hammerfall, Angra and PowerGlove Fire John Finberg, Epica Express Solidarity

Following MetalSucks’ investigative report earlier this week detailing numerous allegations against metal booking agent John Finberg of sexual misconduct, bullying, racism and


SUMAC Streams Sprawling New Song „May You Be Held“

Sumac is now streaming their new song „May You Be Held“, which is 19 minutes of sprawling, atmospheric bliss. Which


SOUNDGARDEN Drummer Would „Embrace Without Hesitation“ Playing With His Former Bandmates Again

Remaining Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron recently teamed up with vocalist Brandi Carlile to cover Soundgarden’s


Comedian Noel Fielding Says MOTÖRHEAD, PRIMUS & KISS Albums Changed His Life

Comedian and actor Noel Fielding, who you might know as one half of The Mighty Boosh or Richmond in The


IRON MAIDEN Has ‚Been Working Together A Little Bit In The Studio,‘ Says BRUCE DICKINSON

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have shared a new video message from singer Bruce Dickinson in which he discusses


ATREYU Officially Part Ways with Alex Varkatzas

It’s officially official, as official can be. Atreyu no longer has vocalist Alex Varkatzas among their ranks. But wait, is


Officially Official: Alex Varkatzas Is Out of Atreyu

It is not a great week for lead vocalists staying in their band. More than a month after reports that


Album Review: AMARANTHE Manifest

Positivity has been in short supply this year. We know all the stories, glued as we are to our phones


Nuclear Power Trio (Trump, Jong-un, Putin) Unveil “A Clear and Present Rager” Video

2017 brought the arrival of a new metal supergroup featuring the unlikely alliance of Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, and Mike


COREY TAYLOR Explains How He Splits His Time Between SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR And His Solo Career

In a new interview with TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor was asked how he splits


That Time ALICE IN CHAINS Went To Action Park on MTV’s Headbangers Ball

Have you seen the HBOMax documentary Class Action Park? The doc is funny at times, sad, and frightening all at the


NOTHING’s New Song „Bernie Sanders“ Is Not About Bernie Sanders

Nothing will release their new album The Great Dismal on October 30, and are streaming a new song called „Bernie


Watch MOON TOOTH Perform The Entire Acoustic Violent Grief Sessions EP Live

Moon Tooth recently teamed up with Knotfest for a live performance of their entire Violent Grief Sessions EP. You can



During an appearance on „The Ex-Man“ podcast hosted by Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES), former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel said


Watch Matt Heafy and Drew Barrymore Make a Trivium Fan VERY Happy

So Drew Barrymore (Scream, Wayne’s World 2, probably other stuff that didn’t come out when I was in high school)


TRIVIUM’s Matt Heafy Gifts UPS Driver a Brand New Guitar on The Drew Barrymore Show

Trivium guitarist and vocalist Matt Heafy recently appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show to give the gift of a brand


BLACK SABBATH Are Getting Their Own Dr. Martens Signature Anniversary Boots

Black Sabbath’s debut self-titled album and Paranoid recently turned 50 years old. To celebrate the birthdays, Sabbath has teamed up


Sumac Release 20-Minute Track, “May You Be Held”

Sumac’s explosive 2016 album, What One Becomes, was one of my most favoritest albums of that year. For whatever reason,


Listen to Jeff Hanneman’s Unreleased Demos for Reign in Blood

Man, remember like ten years ago, when Slayer was still Slayer? Good times. Speaking of Slayer: Jeff Hanneman’s unreleased demos


DIMMU BORGIR’s SILENOZ Is Open To Writing Autobiography

In a new interview with the „Scars And Guitars“ podcast, DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) was asked


Dino Cazares Explains How He Got 100% Ownership of Fear Factory Name

Dino Cazares has been a bit coy about how exactly he acquired 100% ownership of the Fear Factory name, which


AC/DC Releases New Band Photo, Places Ads for New Album

AC/DC continue to inch towards announcing what everyone (understandably and probably correctly) assumes will be a new album announcement. Following


SICK OF IT ALL Releases ‚The Bland Within‘, Second Video Of Band’s ‚Quarantine Sessions‘ Series

New York City hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL have released a live session of „The Bland Within“, the second


COFFIN APARTMENT Rage Through “A Quagmire Of Filth And Shame”

Wednesdays are known for being the most productive day of the week. It is midway through the slog and the


AC/DC Confirms Classic Lineup Reunion

Looks like we’re right on the brink of some new AC/DC music! This all started back on September 19, when


SLAYER’s TOM ARAYA Shares ‚Russian Disinformation‘ On HILLARY CLINTON That Was Rejected By Bipartisan Senate Panel

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has shared a supposed Russian intelligence assessment declassified by the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe


NIGHT RANGER Begins Work On New Album

NIGHT RANGER has commenced the songwriting and recording process for its as-yet-untitled new studio album. Due in 2021 via Frontiers


ATREYU Officially Parts Ways With Singer ALEX VARKATZAS

California metallers ATREYU have announced the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas. The group’s remaining members broke the news of Alex’s


Album Review: AYREON Transitus

For roughly twenty-five years, Dutch maestro Arjen Anthony Lucassen has been the master of theatrical prog rock/metal concept albums. While


German Thrashers SKELETON PIT Shares Blistering New Single „Violent Raid“

If you’re in need of a good soundtrack for going on a rampage, Skeleton Pit’s new single „Violent Raid“ is


ROB HALFORD Reveals JUDAS PRIEST Song He Wants To Perform With LADY GAGA

JUDAS PRIEST’s Rob Halford says that he already knows which songs he would want to perform with Lady Gaga if



Cuban/Mexican drummer Alex Gonzalez (MANÁ) spoke to „In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie“ about the status of DE LA TIERRA,


LINKIN PARK Radio To Take Over SiriusXM’s Turbo Beginning October 5

SiriusXM’s Turbo (channel 41) will become „Linkin Park Radio“ to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s milestone debut studio


SCORPIONS‘ KLAUS MEINE: If I’m Honest, Nothing We’ve Done In The Past Three Decades Matches ‚Crazy World‘

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album „Crazy World“ and its worldwide smash hit single „Wind Of Change“,


THIN LIZZY: ‚Every Album, Every Song‘ Book Due In November

„Thin Lizzy: Every Album, Every Song“, a book examining each one of THIN LIZZY’s songs, will be released on November


ACCEPT Releases New Teaser For ‚The Undertaker‘ Single

The latest teaser for „The Undertaker“, the new single from German/American metallers ACCEPT, is available below. The song will be


DREAM THEATER’s JAMES LABRIE Is Recording New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has entered the studio to begin recording a new solo album. Unlike previous LPs „Elements


STEVE RILEY’s Version Of L.A. GUNS To Release ‚Renegades‘ Album In November

Steve Riley’s version of L.A. GUNS will release its debut album, „Renegades“, on November 13 via Golden Robot Records. The


AC/DC Confirms 2020 Lineup, Releases First Official Band Photo

AC/DC has released the first official photo of its reunited lineup, featuring frontman Brian Johnson alongside drummer Phil Rudd, bassist


Metal Musicians React To The First U.S. Presidential Debate

Forget CNN, forget ABC News, NBC, Fox News or any of the other „mainstream media“ outlets. For true analysis of


Tonight, The Metal Injection Livecast Debates Protest Songs

We’re going to kick things off by talking about the biggest song of the day, perhaps year. We might end


JOHN BUSH On FRANKIE BANALI’s Battle With Pancreatic Cancer: ‚Nobody Needs To Go Out That Way‘

ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush has reflected on the passing of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET


JESU (GODFLESH) Streams New Song „When I Was Small“

Jesu, the band featuring guitarist and vocalist Justin Broadrick  (Godflesh) and drummer Ted Parsons (ex-Godflesh, ex-Prong), is back for the


Watch: Brazilian Pianist Regains Control of His Hands Thanks to Bionic Gloves & We’re All Crying

Brazilian pianist João Carlos Martins retired from playing piano in March 2019 after 24 unsuccessful surgeries to repair his hands


ROB HALFORD On Music-Streaming Payouts: ‚There Needs To Be A Universal Agreement That Is Fair For Everyone‘

In a new interview with Max Alt Rock magazine, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked for his take on


TOMBS Drops Furious New Song „Bone Furnace“

Tombs already released their new EP Monarchy of Shadows earlier this year and they’re not done yet. Tombs will release


This New SOL INVICTO (DEFTONES, SIKTH) Song „A Reason For Being“ Is Really Heavy

Sol Invicto, the band featuring Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter, producer Technical Itch, and both SikTh drummer Dan Foord and bassist


Would RON ‚BUMBLEFOOT‘ THAL Play With GUNS N‘ ROSES Again? He Responds

In a new interview with nine-year-old Jam Man, former GUNS N‘ ROSES guitarist Ron „Bumblefoot“ Thal was asked if he


Listen: Track from Sean Reinert’s Fusion Project with Former CYNIC Members, ERK, Surfaces

Before his untimely passing earlier this year, legendary drummer Sean Reinert (Cynic, Death) had a lot of projects in the


SULLY ERNA Doesn’t Think GODSMACK Will Play Any Live Shows Before Early 2022

In a brand new interview with „Offstage With DWP“, GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna spoke about how he has been spending


The Fate Of Our Absurd Ostriched Existence Will Be Decided By SHINDA SAIBO NO KATAMARI

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



Deeds of Flesh will release their first new album in eight years, and the first since the untimely passing of


Listen: Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Reads From His Autobiography

It might sound like a no brainer to have a singer read the audiobook of their autobiography, but it is


The Red Opera RPG Will Be Based on Metal Band DiAmorte’s Album

In 2019, the operatic symphonic metal band DiAmorte released The Red Opera, which “tells the tale of two warring kingdoms


Dino On Burton Quitting FEAR FACTORY: „He Needs To Tell The Truth“

Fear Factory’s inter-band turmoil has become the most dramatic story in heavy metal right now (pandemic excluded, of course). After


DAVE MUSTAINE On Upcoming MEGADETH Album: ‚We’re In The Process Of Doing Guitar Solos Right Now‘

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Q104.3 New York’s „Out Of The Box With Jonathan Clarke“ about the progress of


Six Feet Under Release New Song and Video, “Blood of the Zombie”

Are you excited for Nightmares of the Decomposed, the new Six Feet Under album that’s coming out this week? No.


Fans Figured Out The Title of AC/DC’s New Album

Hype for new music from AC/DC is as real as can be. Yesterday, the band began to tease an announcement


Mariah Carey Had a Secret Alt-Rock Project in the ’90s

Pop legend Mariah Carey has been in the press of late with an autobiography scheduled to arrive this week, and


Bill Kelliher Stars in Third Episode of Mastodon’s Cooking Show

Following episodes centered around “Chef Troyardee” (Troy Sanders) and Brann Dailor, guitarist Billy “The Culinarian (Barbarian)” Kelliher stars in the


Listen To JUDAS PRIEST’s Rob Halford Read an Excerpt From His Autobiography

Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford has led one hell of a life. A life that you can find out all


ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN: ‚If You Like Any Type Of Rock And Roll, Then AC/DC Is Going To Move You‘

While new photos of AC/DC „unintentionally“ surfaced on the band’s homepage, along with the band’s online teasers „powering up,“ confirming


TESTAMENT’s Alex Skolnick Wrote A Rap Song „Trump Sucks,“ And You NEED To Hear It

We give Testament frontman Alex Skolnick a lot of credit. He is putting himself out there, and even showing off


DISTURBED’s David Draiman Guests on New HYRO THE HERO Track „We Believe“

Rap-rock artist Hyro The Hero has teamed up with Disturbed vocalist David Draiman for a new song called „We Believe“.



TRAUMA vocalist Donny Hillier passed away on Monday (September 28) following a brief battle with an unspecified illness. The San


Metallica Donate $250,000 to West Coast Wildfire Relief and Recovery Charities

Say what you will about Metallica’s creative trajectory over the years — you can’t argue that the dudes don’t give


TRIVIUM’s MATT HEAFY Honors Local Hero On ‚The Drew Barrymore Show‘

Gibson brought Matt Heafy of the rock band TRIVIUM and „The Drew Barrymore Show“ together to gift a guitar to


METALLICA Donates $250,000 To Californian Firefighting Efforts

Metallica has announced they’ll be donating $250,000 from their All Within My Hands foundation to five organizations fighting the California


DINO CAZARES ‚Found Out Via Social Media‘ That BURTON C. BELL Was Leaving FEAR FACTORY

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares says that he „found out via social media“ that vocalist Burton C. Bell was leaving


Pallbearer’s Brett Campbell on The MetalSucks Podcast #357

Brett Campbell of Pallbearer is our guest this week! We discuss how the songwriting process on the band’s new album,


Dino Cazares Says Burton “Needs to Really Tell the Truth”

Following yesterday’s shocking announcement that vocalist Burton Seabell has quit Fear Factory, guitarist Dino Cazares posted a series of tweets


Manifest – AMARANTHE

For reasons unknown, it always comes as a huge surprise that AMARANTHE are as monstrously heavy as they (always) are.


TRIXTER Drummer Defends Himself Against Criticism From Bandmates

TRIXTER drummer Mark „Gus“ Scott has defended himself against harsh comments made by his bandmates, insisting that he is only


Alex Skolnick Wrote an Anti-Trump Rap

Alex Skolnick already has a long history of working in genres outside of metal… and now he can add hip-hop


MASTODON’s Bill Kelliher Shows You How To Make Rock Chips

Are you ready to learn how to cook? Because Mastodon guitarist and vocalist Billy „The Culinarian (Barbarian)“ Kelliher is here


ÅRABROT Full Performance at Slay at Home

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BEAR Full Performance at Slay At Home

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SÂVER Performs Live on Slay At Home

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DEAD QUIET Rip Through A Killer Virtual Set „Live From Lockdown“

Recorded in Vancouver, Canada, the heavy metallers in Dead Quiet bring us back in time to the good ‚ol days


Nightwish, Amorphis, Delain and More Fire Booking Agent John Finberg

Following yesterday’s MetalSucks report detailing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, bullying, racism and threats of violence against metal booking agent


May You Be Held – SUMAC

The gradual progression of Boston post-metal giants ISIS from competent NEUROSIS clones with potential to an ambitiously heady prog-metal machine


MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NIKKI SIXX On Moving To Wyoming: ‚I Felt It Was A Better Place To Raise My Daughter‘

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke to Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station about his recent move to


NIGHTWISH, BATTLE BEAST Drop Booking Agent After Sexual Harassment Accusations Surface

Yesterday, prominent metal booking agent John Finberg of First Row Talent was accused by multiple women of various degrees of


SIX FEET UNDER Releases Video For New Single ‚Blood Of The Zombie‘

On October 2, death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER will release their 17th full-length album, „Nightmares Of The Decomposed“, via



John Dolmayan has expressed in more detail his reasons for voicing his controversial political views that are ideologically opposed to


The Time Gene Simmons Made A Local Whistler Band’s Year

A small band from Whistler, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, had to pinch themselves to make sure they


JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD Says ‚Confess‘ Book Title Was Inspired By ‚Game Of Thrones‘

In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford revealed the inspiration behind


TESTAMENT’s ALEX SKOLNICK Releases Funky Anti-DONALD TRUMP Song Called ‚Trump Sucks‘

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, who has been an outspoken critic of America’s 45th president on social media, has released an


GREAT WHITE To Release ‚Live‘ CD/DVD Featuring New Singer MITCH MALLOY

GREAT WHITE is currently taking pre-orders for a new live CD/DVD set apparently titled „Live“. The effort is expected to


Is This The Title Of The New AC/DC Album?

A mysterious poster has appeared outside AC/DC guitarist Angus Young’s old school in Sydney, Australia. According to the Triple M


STICK TO YOUR GUNS Release “Hasta La Victoria” Demo

Those dang commie socialists in Stick To Your Guns decided to celebrate, what to them is, a very special anniversary


Major Booking Agent Accused of Sexual Harassment, Shady Business Practices

You may not know the name John Finberg but you are likely aware of many of the bands he’s worked


THE SOUND THAT ENDS CREATION Mathgrind Some Memes, Dreams, And Flying Machines

It’s Monday and Mondays suck, so let’s grind it out with the album premiere of The Sound That Ends Creation’s


PALLBEARER Discuss How They Made Forgotten Days

We cannot wait for the release of Pallbearer’s fourth studio album, Forgotten Days, coming October 23. Pallbearer always brings excellent riffage


Burton C. Bell Quits Fear Factory

Burton C. Bell — or “Burton Seabell,” as he’s commonly known around these parts — has announced his departure from


BLACK SABBATH Partners With DR. MARTENS On 50th-Anniversary Boots

Before there was metal, there was BLACK SABBATH. It’s been 50 years since the band’s groundbreaking debut album crash-landed on


Vocalist Burton C. Bell Quits FEAR FACTORY

In a move that can’t come as a shock if you’ve been following the Fear Factory situation unfold, vocalist Burton


RUDY SARZO Says He Saw FRANKIE BANALI A Couple Of Hours Before His Death: ‚He Was Really Fighting It‘

Rudy Sarzo has reflected on the passing of his former QUIET RIOT bandmate, drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET


Here’s Why European Bands Will Start Canceling Their Postponed Tours

Please do not kill the messenger, but a lot of these postponed tours currently scheduled for early and mid-2021 are


THE OCEAN Performs With Jonas of KATATONIA

The Ocean performs with Jonas Renske of Katatonia on the debut edition of Slay at Home’s monthly concert series powered


GREEN CARNATION Performs At Slay At Home

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PSYCHONAUT Performance Slay At Home

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METALLICA Donates $250,000 To West Coast Wildfire Relief Efforts

METALLICA has announced a new donation of $250,000 to help wildfire relief efforts in California and other parts of the



The Two Minutes to Late Night cover series continues with the band paying tribute to one of the best artists of


ROB HALFORD In Conversation With SEBASTIAN BACH: Changing Hands Virtual Event Scheduled For This Saturday

Arizona’s Changing Hands bookstore, in conjunction with Zia Records, will host a live Zoom conversation with Rob Halford about his


MARIAH CAREY Reveals She Recorded A Secret Grunge Album in the ’90s?!

There is no doubt about the next statement I am going to make: Mariah Carey is not metal. We can


COREY TAYLOR Blasts DONALD TRUMP: ‚The Cheeto Can’t Lead‘

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor spoke to Kyle Meredith of Louisville’s 91.9 WFPK radio station about the lack


Jesu Debut New Song “When I Was Small”

Jesu, the shoegaze project headed by Justin K. Broadrick (Godflesh), has released a new song called “When I Was Small.”


Sexual Harassment and Bullying: Booking Titan John Finberg’s Accusers Speak Out

In order to protect their privacy, some people in the following story will be identified by an alias. No other


2021 Devastation on the Nation Tour (Rotting Christ, Borknagar) Cancelled

Devastating news (pardon the pun): the 2021 Devastation on the Nation Tour has been cancelled. The MetalSucks-sponsored trek was set


Members of Deftones and SikTh Post New Song Under Sol Invicto Moniker

Sol Invicto, the band featuring members of Deftones and SikTh among their ranks, have unveiled a new song called “A


GLORIOUS DEPRAVITY Rip And Tear Through An „Ocean Of Scabs“

The death metal revival does not ever have to go away. It is an era where the riff is king,


What Has AC/DC Started Teasing?

Are we about to get new AC/DC music? It certainly seems highly possible. A week after some photos leaked of


Video: Members of Mastodon, Mutoid Man, and Russian Circles Cover Alice in Chains’ “Rain When I Die”

2020 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Alice in Chains’ debut album, Facelift. So it makes sense that covering the band


BURTON C. BELL Officially Quits FEAR FACTORY: ‚I Cannot Align Myself With Someone Whom I Do Not Trust Nor Respect‘

Burton C. Bell has officially announced his departure from FEAR FACTORY, explaining that he „cannot align“ himself with someone whom



Better Noise recording artist Hyro The Hero has released the official music video for his new single „We Believe“ featuring


AC/DC Are Teasing… Something

Earlier today, AC/DC shared the following video on social media. There was no accompanying text. Your guess as to what


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Streams Acoustic Version of „The Wrong Side Of Heaven“

Five Finger Death Punch will release their new greatest hits compilation A Decade of Destruction, Volume 2 on October 9.


LITA FORD On Her Upcoming Studio Album: ‚The Songs Are Great, And Everything Is Great‘

Lita Ford spoke to Tulsa Music Stream about the progress of the recording sessions for her long-awaited new solo album.


Blöthar From GWAR Picks the Most Erotic Sex Scenes of All Time

GWAR frontman Blöthar the Berserker was recently interviewed by Mr. Skin, the infamous website dedicated to female nudity in cinema and


Original Trivium Member Brent Young Has Died

Original Trivium member Brent Young, who was in the band until 2004 and switched from guitar to bass in 2001,


The Night Flight Orchestra’s “Impossible” is the Feel-Good Song of Autumn

The above headline’s claim that The Night Flight Orchestra’s new song, “Impossible,” is the feel-good song of autumn is kinda


Lars Ulrich Names His Least Favorite METALLICA Song

Out of all the songs contained on all 11 Metallica albums, not including Lulu and the handful of standalone singles


SUMMONER Unleashes Cover of BLACK SABBATH’s „Wicked World“

Magnetic Eye Records have recruited tons of great metal artists for their upcoming Black Sabbath covers albums Volume 4 [Redux]


Freeze To Death With FROZEN SOUL’s New Song „Crypt of Ice“

Texan death metal unit Frozen Soul will release their debut record Crypt of Ice on January 8. If you’re unfamiliar


UNDEATH Ensures Your Demise With New Song „Acidic Twilight Visions“

Undeath will release easily one of the best death metal albums this year Lesions of a Different Kind on October


Fear Factory’s Burton Seabell: Wearing A Mask Is “Easier Than Putting On Shoes”

Fear Factory vocalist Burton Seabell has chimed in on a hot button issue in a new chat with The Underground


Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Implores Fans to Vote Against Donald Trump

Halestorm vocalist and namesake Lzzy Hale has joined the growing chorus of rock and metal stars to risk alienating fans


PAPA ROACH’s JACOBY SHADDIX: Being A Father Has Changed The Way I Approach Everything In Life

PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix spoke to the „Behind The Vinyl“ podcast about how fatherhood has changed his perspective on


Lars Ulrich’s All-Time *Least* Favorite Metallica Song is…

Earlier this month we learned which song from Metallica’s nearly 40-year catalogue is his favorite, and now, because the metalnet



ENSLAVED’s journey into prog-fueled musical madness has been an incredibly fun evolution to witness. The remaining vestiges of their more


WHITESNAKE’s DAVID COVERDALE Blasts Anti-Maskers: ‚You’re Endangering Other People‘

David Coverdale spoke to Kyle Meredith of Louisville’s 91.9 WFPK radio station about the cancelation of all of WHITESNAKE’s previously


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Releases Acoustic Version Of ‚Wrong Side Of Heaven‘ From ‚A Decade Of Destruction – Volume 2‘

The second instalment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s greatest-hits collection, „A Decade Of Destruction – Volume 2“, will be released


SOUNDGARDEN Members Comment On BRANDI CARLILE Collaboration

For this year’s „Record Store Day“, the surviving members of SOUNDGARDEN teamed with singer Brandi Carlile to record new versions


ACE FREHLEY Tried To Get PETER CRISS To Guest On ‚Origins Vol. 2‘ Album

Ace Frehley says that he tried unsuccessfully to get his former KISS bandmate Peter Criss to appear on „Origins Vol.


Listen To JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD Read From His Autobiography ‚Confess‘

An excerpt from the audiobook version of JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford’s upcoming autobiography, „Confess“, can be heard using the


DECAPITATED Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; New Music ‚Is Coming‘

After more than 10 years of successfully working together, Nuclear Blast has announced that Polish tech death masters DECAPITATED have


Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer ANETTE OLZON Is ‚Proud‘ Of Her Performance On ‚Dark Passion Play‘ Album

Anette Olzon says that she is „proud“ of her performance on NIGHTWISH’s „Dark Passion Play“ album. Olzon originally joined NIGHTWISH


AC/DC Hints At Imminent Comeback Announcement

AC/DC updated its social media earlier today with a short flashing video clip featuring the lightning bolt from its iconic


ANTHRAX’s CHARLIE BENANTE Pokes Fun At TRUMP’s Years Of Tax Avoidance

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has poked fun at Donald Trump over the revelation that America’s 45th president allegedly used loopholes


WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Pays Tribute To Original VAN HALEN Bassist MARK STONE: ‚He Was A Wonderful Man‘

Wolfgang Van Halen has paid tribute to VAN HALEN’s original bass player, Mark Stone, who died on Saturday (September 26)


LARS ULRICH: The METALLICA Song I Never Want To Hear Again

In a new interview with, Lars Ulrich was asked to name the METALLICA song he never wants to hear


METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT Pays Tribute To CLIFF BURTON On 34th Anniversary Of His Death

METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett has paid tribute to the band’s late bassist Cliff Burton on the 34th anniversary of his death.


METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT Pays Tribute To CLIFF BURTON On 34th Anniversary Of Bassist’s Death

METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett has paid tribute to the band’s late bassist Cliff Burton on the 34th anniversary of his death.


This Metal „WAP“ Cover Proves That Cardi B Can Be Moshable

It seems that the „WAP“ craze of the last few weeks won’t be going away any time soon and, you



Enterprise Earth and Traitors went all out with an epic cover of Gojira’s „Flying Whales“ from the debut edition of



Another great performance from the debut edition of Slay at Home’s monthly concert series powered by eOneHeavy featured members of


OZZY OSBOURNE Has Already Started Working on His Next Album

Ozzy Osbourne released his first new solo album in 10 years titled Ordinary Man back in February, and he’s already


INTERVALS Brings the Shred With New Song „5-HTP“

Intervals, the catchy-as-all-hell shred project helmed by guitarist Aaron Marshall, is back after nearly three years with a brand new


VOLUMES Drops New Song „Weighted“

Volumes has now released their third single „Weighted“ with the added information that a new album is coming in 2021.


WITHIN THE RUINS Brings Forth „Deliverance“ With Their New Song

Within the Ruins will release their first new album in three years Black Heart on November 27. You can check



Amahiru, the band featuring Frédéric Leclercq (Kreator, ex-Dragonforce) and Saki (Mary’s Blood, Nemophilia), has released their first single „Hours“. The


Watch BLOOD INCANTATION Play Hidden History of the Human Race Live in the Studio

Blood Incantation is really good at what they do. Like, really good. So good that they just ripped through the


The New PG.LOST (CULT OF LUNA, Ex-GHOST) Song „E22“ Is Massive

Pg.lost, the band featuring Cult of Luna keyboardist Kristian Karlsson on bass, The Great Discord guitarist Gustav Almberg, guitarist Mattias


METAL CHURCH’s KURDT VANDERHOOF To Release ‚Brainchild‘ Solo Album In Early 2021

METAL CHURCH’s Kurdt Vanderhoof will release his new solo album, „Brainchild“, in early 2021. In a new interview with Pete


BAD RELIGION’s GREG GRAFFIN: ‚There’s Something Hopeful And Uplifting About Our Music‘

Greg Graffin of BAD RELIGION spoke to „The Five Count“ radio show about what keeps him inspired to make new


JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD On LGBTQ Rights: ‚We Have A Long, Long Way To Go Before We Get Complete Equality‘

In a recent interview with Birmingham Mail, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford spoke about his involvement with the LGBTQ community.


FEAR FACTORY Singer BURTON C. BELL Blasts Anti-Maskers: Wearing A Mask Is ‚Easier Than Putting On Shoes‘

FEAR FACTORY singer Burton C. Bell has blasted people who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing, saying they are delaying


ALTER BRIDGE’s MYLES KENNEDY Completes Recording Second Solo Album

ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy has completed recording his second solo album. He used the same team that worked on


Watch SAMMY HAGAR Improv Over JOE SATRIANI’s ‚Up In Flames‘

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What Would You Have in a Playlist For a Live Poker Tournament?

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Ex-TRIVIUM Bassist Brent Young Has Passed Away

Ex-Trivium bassist Brent Young has passed away at 37 years old. Young was in Trivium between 2001 and 2004, and


Original VAN HALEN Bassist MARK STONE Dies After Battle With Cancer

Original VAN HALEN bassist Mark Stone has passed away after a battle with cancer. Mark’s death was confirmed by his


Judas Priest Has “Practically a Complete Album” Written… with Glenn Tipton!

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Man Injured by Stage Dive at Hardcore Show Wins $2 Million Settlement

Lambgoat reports that 46-year-old police officer Jason Kooken has been awarded a $2 million settlement for injuries sustained as the


Video: Members of Mastodon, Revocation, and Dethklok Cover Megadeth’s “Holy Wars”

Following their virtual Slay at Home Festival in May, Metal Injection has now launched a Slay at Home monthly series,


PAUL STANLEY Pushes Back Against Concerns Around Mail-In Voting: ‚This Is The Reality‘

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has dismissed misinformation about voting by mail, some prompted by the president, including false claims it


DEE SNIDER Is ‚Hugely Disappointed‘ In ALICE COOPER Over ‚Abuse Of Power‘ Comments

Dee Snider says that he is „hugely disappointed“ in Alice Cooper after coming across a years-old quote from the legendary



Former TRIVIUM bassist Brent Young, who played on the band’s debut album, 2003’s „Ember To Inferno“, has died. The news



The main event of last night’s premiere of the Slay at Home monthly series was an incredible cover of the


RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Drummer CHAD SMITH Lists Hamptons Home For $15 Million

According to, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith has listed his house in Montauk, New York for $15


Dave Mustaine Thinks GUNS N‘ ROSES‘ Slash Is „A Little More Technical Than I Am“

According to Guns N‘ Roses guitarist Slash in the foreword of the new Megadeth book Rust in Peace: The Inside


NEKROGOBLIKON’s Video For Their Cover of SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s „Chop Suey!“ Is Insane

Nekrogoblikon recently released their extremely weird cover of System of a Down’s classic track „Chop Suey!“ Not to be outdone


RAMMSTEIN Announces 25th Edition of Herzeleid

Rammstein is celebrating the 25th birthday of their Herzeleid with an anniversary edition of the album due out on December


Glenn Tipton Is Contributing To the New JUDAS PRIEST Album

Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton unfortunately revealed he could no longer tour with the band in 2018 due to his


NAPALM DEATH’s Barney Greenway: „We’re Basically Standing In The Defense of Marginalized People“

Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway recently sat down with Elliott of Little Punk People to discuss everything from the band’s


Testament’s Alex Skolnick Implores Voters to Boot Out Donald Trump from Office

With the U.S. presidential election now less than a month and a half away, a number of notable metal and


WEEDEATER, ASG & TOKE To Livestream a Show This Friday

Weedeater, ASG, and Toke will play a livestreamed show this Friday, September 25. The show will benefit Reggie’s 42nd Street


Listen: Shinedown Members Cover Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy”

Smith & Myers – the duo comprised of Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers – have released dual songs from their newly-announced full-length album Smith & Myers


ZEAL & ARDOR Streams New Song „Tuskegee“

Zeal & Ardor has released a new song called „Tuskegee“ off his new Wake of a Nation EP. The EP


OBITUARY To Perform Their First Two Albums in Full via Livestream

Obituary has announced three separate livestream events for October and November. Obituary will perform Slowly We Rot on October 17,


Ozzy Osbourne Has Began Recording His Next Album

Ozzy Osbourne utilized the downtime brought on by a series of illnesses and injuries last year to write Ordinary Man,


Cadaver Featuring Megadeth’s Dirk Verbeuren: New Album Announced, Single Released

Norway’s Cadaver have announced that they’ll release a new album, Edder & Bile, on November 27. It will be their


Mass Failure – SCORDATURA

They do things properly in Scotland. Brutal death metal has never been so well endowed with mind-blowing bands as it


JUDAS PRIEST’s RICHIE FAULKNER Talks About Having GEORGE LYNCH As His Father-In-Law: ‚He Is A Lovely Guy‘

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to SiriusXM’s „Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk“ about his decision to relocate to Nashville


AMARANTHE Earns More Money From Streaming Than From Touring

Swedish modern metallers AMARANTHE spoke to France’s Duke TV about how they have been affected by the fact that music


TOM HUNTING Completes Recording Drum Tracks For EXODUS’s ‚Brutal‘ New Album

Tom Hunting has completed laying down the drums tracks for EXODUS’s long-awaited new album. The San Francisco Bay Area thrashers‘


Man Injured By Stage Diver At AGNOSTIC FRONT Concert Awarded $2 Million Settlement

A man who was seriously injured by a stage diver at a 2017 punk rock concert has scored a $2


ICE NINE KILLS Launches App-Based Fan Community, ‚Psychos Only‘

Horror-themed metalcore band ICE NINE KILLS has once again broken new ground when it comes to finding ways to connect


VOLUMES Share Video For New Song ‚Weighted‘

VOLUMES have dropped the official video for the new track „Weighted“. Check it out below. „This song is about self-doubt


JUDAS PRIEST Has ‚Practically A Complete Album‘ Waiting To Be Recorded

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford and guitarist Richie Faulkner have offered separate updates on the progress of the songwriting sessions


WARRANT’s ERIK TURNER Says He Nearly Auditioned For MEGADETH

WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner has confirmed to „The Chuck Shute Podcast“ in a new interview that he nearly auditioned for


CADAVER Feat. MEGADETH Drummer DIRK VERBEUREN: New Album ‚Edder & Bile‘ Due In November

CADAVER, one of the first Norwegian death metal bands to release an LP, will unleased its new album, „Edder &


KATAKLYSM Releases Music Video For ‚Cut Me Down‘

„Cut Me Down“, the new video from Canadian melodic death metal heavyweights KATAKLYSM, can be seen below. The song, which


JOHN BUSH Is ‚Very Concerned‘ About COVID-19’s Impact On Music Industry: ‚I Think Everybody Should Be‘

In a new interview with Loaded Radio, former ANTHRAX and current ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush was asked if he


Corey Taylor Throws Slipknot Shade, Mark Morton Disses Anti-Maskers, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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Chimaira’s Mark Hunter Releases Conan the Barbarian Cover, Has a Fly Collection of JNCOs

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‚Orange Is The New Black‘ Actress JESSICA PIMENTEL Returns With Another ALEKHINE’S GUN Single, ‚Ngepar Chiwa‘

New York’s blackened, death metal juggernaut ALEKHINE’S GUN has released a new single, „Ngepar Chiwa“ (Certain Death), from its forthcoming


ACE FREHLEY Explains How He ‚Hooked Up‘ With Elementary School Teacher

In a recent interview with AXS TV’s „At Home And Social With“, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley explained why he


My Dying Bride Announce New EP, Debut First Single

For My Dying Bride fans, 2020 is an embarrassment of riches: the band released a new album, The Ghost of


JUDAS PRIEST’s Rob Halford Opens Up About Being Sexually Abused By His Father’s Friend

As we get closer to the release date of Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford’s new autobiography, Confess, more shocking revelations


DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On KERRY KING’s 1984 Shows With MEGADETH: He Was ‚Incredible‘

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


Video: Nekrogoblikon Cover “Chop Suey!” While Making Chop Suey

Goblin-themed death metallers Nekrogoblikon gave us a much needed dose of levity back in July with a characteristically zany cover


Study: About a Third of UK Musicians Considering Abandoning Careers During COVID-19 Pandemic

The UK’s Musicians‘ Union recently ran their third poll since the COVID-19 pandemic hit asking if musicians were, given the


YASHIRA Channel Their Pain In New Album Fail To Be, Debut Brutal Single „Shards of Heaven“

Punishing meta experts Yashira would have had an easy enough out if they decided to fold up shop and call


DREAM THEATER Release “Pale Blue Dot” Video, Announce New Live Album

Dream Theater fans eat up the band’s live albums, so they’ve announced their ninth(!) release in the live album realm, Distant Memories –


PANTERA-Branded Beer Being Teased By Phil Anselmo

We have been chronicling artists dipping their toes in making their own brews for years now, and it looks like


QUIET RIOT Guitarist Says Response Has Been ‚Very Positive‘ To Announcement Band Is Continuing After FRANKIE BANALI’s Death

QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi says that the response has been „very positive“ to the announcement that the band is


Album Review: DEFTONES Ohms

If music industry maxims are to be believed, metal is a young person’s game. As bands and artists mature, they’re


MY DYING BRIDE Drops „A Secret Kiss“ From New EP Macabre Cabaret

My Dying Bride released their first new album in five years titled The Ghost of Orion back in March. Fans


SODOM Is Here To Rip Your Head Off With New Song „Sodom & Gomorrha“

Sodom will release their first new album in four years Genesis XIX on November 27. The record is the band’s


Smashing Pumpkins Release Two More Songs, “Confessions of a Dopamine Addict” and “Wrath”

Following the simultaneous release of two surprisingly good songs back in August, Smashing Pumpkins — who are now Sumerian label


Volumes Get “Weighted” in New Single/Video

Volumes have released a video for “Weighted,” the third in a series of standalone singles the band has put out


Today at 3PM – SLAY AT HOME Returns with Performances From Members of MASTODON, REVOCATION, THE OCEAN, ABORTED, and more

Slay At Home is back as a monthly live streaming series, powered by eOne Heavy. This month’s episode streams live


LIVE – SLAY AT HOME Free Concert w/ Performances From Members of MASTODON, REVOCATION, THE OCEAN, ABORTED

Slay At Home is back as a monthly live streaming series, powered by eOne Heavy. This month’s episode streams live



Slay At Home is back as a monthly live streaming series, powered by eOne Heavy. This month’s episode streams live


Another Granddaughter of OZZY OSBOURNE Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ozzy Osbourne now has two young granddaughters who tested positive for COVID-19. His wife, Sharon Osbourne shared the update on


Spirit Adrift Debut New Song and Video, “Screaming From Beyond”

Oh HAI, Spirit Adrift! You look like you shed a few pounds! You’re lookin’ good! You’re sounding, good, too: last


Rapper GHOSTMANE’s New „Lazaretto“ Video Shows What Metal’s Mainstream Potential Can Be

We’ve covered transgressive rap star Ghostmane before, and his new music video is slowly pushing metal aesthetics into the mainstream.


TESTAMENT’s ALEX SKOLNICK Says ‚It’s More Urgent Than Ever‘ To Vote DONALD TRUMP Out Of Office

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick says it is „more urgent than ever“ to vote President Donald Trump out of office in


OZZY OSBOURNE: ‚I’m Doing Another Record Right Now‘

Ozzy Osbourne says that he „just started to work“ on a new album with producer Andrew Watt. The legendary BLACK


THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Releases Extremely Catchy New Song „Impossible“

Despite having just released their new album Aeromantic, The Night Flight Orchestra is back already with a brand new song


Video Premiere: Within the Ruins, “Deliverance”

With the Ruins will release their sixth full length album, Black Heart, on November 27. The band have been remarkably


Dropdead – DROPDEAD

The fact that DROPDEAD’s latest full-length album is eponymously titled yet again might suggest to the uninitiated that it’s a


Dream Theater Announce New Live Album, Release “Pale Blue Dot” Video

Dream Theater have announced Distant Memories – Live in London, which will be their NINTH live album. Their NINTH!!! I


SPIRIT ADRIFT Slows Down on New Song „Screaming From Beyond“

With every single released, Spirit Adrift is further proving just how diverse their new album Enlightened In Eternity is going


THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Releases ‚The Thread‘ Music Video

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA’s Max Moore-directed music video for the song „The Thread“ can be seen below. The track is


Whitechapel are Headed to the Studio

Whitechapel, not content to let the pandemic slow them down, have made good use of their time in quarantine by


STATIC-X Releases Surreal Music For „Dead Souls“

Static-X is now streaming their surreal music video for „Dead Souls“. The song is the closer to their most recent


JUDAS PRIEST’s GLENN TIPTON Is ‚Doing Great‘ Amid His Battle With Parkinson’s Disease: ‚He Has Good Days And Bad Days‘

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that the band’s Parkinson’s disease-stricken guitarist Glenn Tipton is „a wonderfully strong, beautiful man“


Sodom Stream New Song “Sodom & Gomorrah”

What can I say about Sodom’s new song, “Sodom & Gomorrah,” that hasn’t been said about a flaming car wreck


Deftones White Pony Remix Album, Black Stallion, is Complete

We’ve been hearing since the spring about Black Stallion, a remix album of Deftones’ 2000 release White Pony set to


DEFTONES Streams Entire New Album Ohms With a Visual Tracklist

The first new Deftones album in four years is finally here, and people are loving it pretty much across the


LOUD NIGHT (Members of RAMMING SPEED) Release Debut LP And It’s A Total Party In Audio Form!

With 3 members from Ramming Speed, you already know it’s going to be a good time, but their new band,



SMITH & MYERS — the duo comprised of SHINEDOWN members Brent Smith and Zach Myers — has released dual songs


Sh*t That Comes Out Today: September 25, 2020

Lots of new releases this week — I guess they’re starting to dump all the stuff that got postponed at


DRAGONFORCE’s HERMAN LI Rocks Dream Laptop In Battle Of The Hands

„Art Of The Duo – Behind The Scenes“, a mini-documentary capturing the impressions of DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li and Kingdom


Stream the New Deftones Album, Ohms, in Full Right Now!

Finally, it’s release day! The new Deftones album, Ohms, has arrived nearly two years after we first started hearing about


THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From DEFTONES, THE OCEAN, and More Out Today – 9/25

This week’s new heavy metal releases include metal opera, happy go lucky black metal, garage rock from the King of


RAVEN Frontman On Coronavirus Crisis: ‚It’s An Overblown Nightmare That I Hope We Get Out Of‘

Matt Coe of Dead Rhetoric recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist John Gallagher of British/American trio RAVEN. A few excerpts


MOLASSES (Ex-THE DEVIL’S BLOOD) Offer Beautiful Psychedelic Tune „The Devil Lives“

Following the disbandment of incredible occult rock band, The Devil’s Blood, four of the members have gone on to better


MINDSCAR Release Jaw Dropping Tech Death Video For „Nine Knives“

Orlando’s tech-death shredders in Mindscar are back with another mind-melting video from their Jason Suecof / Mark Lewis produced Nine


LZZY HALE And AMY LEE: Now Is The Time To Vote Against Another Four Years Of ‚Hatred,‘ ‚Fear Mongering,‘ „Racism“ And ‚Childish Leadership‘

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale says that she will vote against another four years of „hatred,“ „name calling,“ „fear mongering,“ „racism“


Listen To New BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Song ‚Tainted Blood‘

A new BLUE ÖYSTER CULT song called „Tainted Blood“ can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s


Watch Music Video For New BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Song ‚Tainted Blood‘

The official music video for a new BLUE ÖYSTER CULT song called „Tainted Blood“ can be seen below. The track


RAMMSTEIN: 25th-Anniversary Edition Of ‚Herzeleid‘ Debut Album Due In December

It was 25 years ago to the day — September 25, 1995 — that RAMMSTEIN emerged from Berlin with its


KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Releases ‚Hours‘ Music Video From AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY’S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album


DEVILDRIVER Unveils Music Video For Anthemic New Single ‚Wishing‘

DEVILDRIVER’s music video for the song „Wishing“ can be seen below. The track is taken from the band’s recently announced


THE DEAD DAISIES Release New Single ‚Bustle And Flow‘

THE DEAD DAISIES have released a new single, „Bustle And Flow“. Check out a trailer for the song’s animated video


MY DYING BRIDE Announces New EP, ‚Macabre Cabaret‘

No rest for one of Britain’s most melancholic exports: Just half a year after MY DYING BRIDE returned from its


DREAM THEATER To Release ‚Distant Memories – Live In London‘ In November

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have announced the latest live installment in their impressive 31-year catalog of releases. Due on


SODOM Unveils Lyric Video For New Song ‚Sodom & Gomorrah‘

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have unleashed a lyric video for „Sodom & Gomorrah“. The track is taken from the


PETE WAY Book By Photographer ROSS HALFIN Due In December

Ross Halfin and Rufus Publications have announced the publication of „Pete Way By Ross Halfin“, a 240-page celebration of UFO’s


SMASHING PUMPKINS Release Two New Songs, ‚Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict‘ And ‚Wrath‘

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS have released two new songs from their new double album, „Cyr“, due on November 27 via Sumerian


PANTERA-Branded Beer ‚Might‘ Be Coming Soon

Philip Anselmo says that a PANTERA-branded beer „might“ be announced soon. The singer hinted at the possible availability of the


ANTHRAX: Drum-Cam Footage Of JON DETTE Peforming ‚Be All, End All‘ In 2018

Drum-cam footage of ANTHRAX performing the song „Be All, End All“ in 2018, with Jon Dette filling in for Charlie


Watch The Trailer for Sound Of Metal – A Moving Film Starring Riz Ahmed

I just watched the trailer for Sound of Metal, and I’m ready to see this movie right now. The film


Jessica Pimentel Screams Your Face Off with ALEKHINE’S GUN Track „Ngepar Chiwa“

We heard a new Alekhine’s Gun at the beginning of the summer, and now that the seasons have changed, it’s


Totally True Memoirs of a Metal Producer: Mötley Crüe’s Generation Swine

In December of ’84, Vinnie Neil took the fall for me for on a DUI because a conviction really would


PEARL JAM’s MIKE MCCREADY Says Wanton Endangerment Charge In BREONNA TAYLOR Case Is ‚Egregious And Lacking In Justice‘

PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready has commented on the protests that have gathered across the country after a Kentucky grand


While MEGADETH Discuss Heroin Use In New Book, Dave Mustaine Does Not Want To Glorify Drug Use

Dave Mustaine has a message to Megadeth fans: drugs are not cool, and make you do terrible things. That’s what


MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE Addresses Dispute Over ‚Rust In Peace‘ Songwriting Credits

In a new interview with Consequence Of Sound, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine discussed the dispute over the songwriting credits to


DEVILDRIVER „Wishing“ To Explore Their Clean Vocals-Side On New Track

DevilDriver are offering another single to fans from their upcoming two-part album, Dealing With Demons, and it features the most


Deftones Frontman Says You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed of Liking Nu-Metal

I was of prime music consumption age when nu-metal hit in the late ’90s and I was already into heavy


DEFTONES‘ Chino Moreno Looks Back on Scott Weiland’s Uncredited White Pony Appearance

Deftones classic 2003 album White Pony featured Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan and Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, though


KATATONIA Announces Live In Quarantine Album Dead Air

Katatonia performed a 20 song set at Studio Gröndahl earlier this year live in quarantine. The band has now announced


CLOWN CORE Drops Breakbeat-Filled, Grindy, Saxy Album Van

Clown Core, the band featuring two clowns and apparently now a guy who drives a van in a ski mask,



Nitesoil is the new, bi-coastal death metal project, which consists of Frank Godla (Metal Injection, Meek Is Murder) and Nick


Another OZZY OSBOURNE Granddaughter Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon has revealed that another of their granddaughters, five-year-old Andy Rose, has tested positive for



If you want gritty realism, heavy metal can provide. But if you want escapism of a distinctly ludicrous hue, heavy


Chris Fehn’s Lawsuit Against SLIPKNOT Is In Mediation; Settlement Likely Imminent

We haven’t checked in with Chris Fehn’s lawsuit against Slipknot since the top of the year, and that’s likely because


Watch SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE Cover ‚Sympathy For The Human‘ As Part Of ‚Lockdown Sessions‘

Sammy Hagar and his CIRCLE bandmates have once teamed up via the Internet to record music. After previously connecting via


“Wishing” for New DevilDriver? Here It Is!

DevilDriver have devildebuted “Wishing,” another cut from the first of a two-volume new album,  Dealing With Demons. The song is…


Watch the Trailer for Sound of Metal Starring Riz Ahmed

Now that Bill & Ted mania is starting to settle down, we can all turn our attention to the next


Richard Patrick Explains How His NINE INCH NAILS Resentment Lead To Launching FILTER

Nine Inch Nails is set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this year with


SKELETHAL, SONS OF OTIS Among Gimme’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. SKELETHAL –


F*ck the Facts Return to Save 2020 With New Song “Pleine Noirceur”

It’s been five long years since Fuck the Facts released an album (Desire Will Rot) and four years since they’ve


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH’s ZOLTAN BATHORY On Coronavirus Pandemic: ‚This Will Be Over‘

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory has shared advice on how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to


Loud Night (ex-Ramming Speed) Unveil Raucous Single, “Holy Hell”

Boston thrash stalwarts Ramming Speed have long been favorites of the MetalSucks staff — they even performed at the inaugural


MR. BUNGLE Slows Down And Destroys With New Song „Eracist“

Mr. Bungle is now streaming their thrashy, stomping new song „Eracist“ alongside a fairly disturbing music video. The video was


Synthwave Premiere: Das Mörtal, “It Comes”

Photo credit: Adrien Villagomez “It Comes,” the latest single from synthwave artist Das Mörtal, is the downtrodden-feeling hymn you need


Slipknot vs. Chris Fehn Lawsuit Has Gone to Mediation for a Settlement

Updates on the lawsuits filed against Slipknot by former percussionist Chris Fehn have been difficult to come by since the


Mr. Bungle Debut New Song “Erasict”

“Eracist” sounds like a term for someone who harasses minorities via social media. But it is, in fact, a new


ALICE COOPER Teams Up With HOT SHOTS For His Own Line Of Hot Sauce

American rock legend Alice Cooper is gearing up to bring his fans a different type of release this fall, something


FUCK THE FACTS Return With Heart Felt New Grind Track „Pleine Noirceur“

It’s no secret I love the Canadian death/grinders in Fuck The Facts, and I couldn’t be happier to hear after


WHITECHAPEL To Begin Recording a New Album

Whitechapel has made the best of a bad pandemic situation by writing a new album. According to guitarist Alex Wade


Tonight: Hang Out with The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad on the Heavy Metal Happy Hour Livestream!

Our Heavy Metal Happy Hour livestream series continues tonight, September 24 (and every Thursday night) with special guest Trevor Strnad


Watch THE PRETTY RECKLESS Perform Acoustic Version Of ‚House On A Hill‘

For the past decade, THE PRETTY RECKLESS has been putting out stadium-worthy rock anthems. Their sophomore album, 2014’s „Going To


I Wonder If Soundgarden Have Considered Hiring Richie Kotzen

I wonder if Soundgarden have considered hiring Richie Kotzen. I began to wonder this after listening to Kotzen’s new song,


GENE SIMMONS Says ‚It’s Nobody’s Business‘ Whom He Will Vote For In 2020 Presidential Election

Gene Simmons says „it’s nobody’s business“ whom he will vote for in the November election between President Donald Trump and


Watch Marty Friedman Audition for Megadeth in 1989

Well, here’s a fun piece of metal history to pleasure of your eyeballs and earholes: video of Marty Friedman auditioning


Album Review: UNHOLY VAMPYRIC SLAUGHTER SECT The World Trapped in Vampyric Sway (Darker and Darker)

When you call yourself Unholy Vampyric Slaughter Sect you know it’s got to be sick and twisted. On their third


Breaking The Standards: Serena Cherry and Liam Phelan of SVALBARD Tell the Stories That Built When I Die, Will I Get Better?

UK post-metal group Svalbard returns this week with their brand new album, When I Die, Will I Get Better? The


THE WINERY DOGS ‚Absolutely Want To‘ Make Third Studio Album

Guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen has once again said that he „absolutely“ wants to make a third studio album with THE WINERY


METALLICA Streams Star-Spangled Banner Performance From Recent Giants Game

As they’ve done numerous times in the past, Metallica guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett have performed the Star-Spangled Banner


JOHN BUSH: ROB HALFORD Is ‚Arguably One Of The Greatest Rock Singers Of All Time‘

Former ANTHRAX and current ARMORED SAINT vocalist John Bush spoke to Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station about the inspiration


Corey Taylor Debuts “Culture Head,” His Heaviest Solo Track Yet

That sound that woke you up this morning was the world creaming its collective jeans in response to Corey Taylor


Video: Metallica Perform Naional Anthem at San Francisco Giants Game for 8th Year in a Row

Pandemic and clown-rules-MLB-season be damned, Metallica and the San Francisco Giants were determined not to let their streak of national


COREY TAYLOR Releases Straightforward Rock Song „Culture Head“

Corey Taylor originally premiered his new single „Culture Head“ on WWE NXT. The song is now available on all streaming


ACE FREHLEY: ‚I’m The Most Interesting Member Of The Four Founding Members‘ Of KISS

During an appearance this past Monday (September 21) on SiriusXM’s „Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk“, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley


MARILYN MANSON Taps NORMAN REEDUS For ‚Don’t Chase The Dead‘ Music Video

Marilyn Manson’s music video for the song „Don’t Chase The Dead“ can be seen below. The clip stars Manson alongside


ROB HALFORD Looks Back On His Time Away From JUDAS PRIEST: ‚I Was In A Different Place Professionally‘

In a brand new interview with Chris Warburton of BBC Sounds, Rob Halford spoke about his decision to leave JUDAS


Watch MR. BUNGLE’s Music Video For ‚Eracist‘

MR. BUNGLE’s music video for the song „Eracist“ can be seen below. The dystopian clip was directed by Derrick Scocchera,


MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE Says Writing Songs About Coronavirus Would Be Too ‚Obvious‘

In a new interview with Clay Marshall of Metal Hammer, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was asked if the band’s upcoming


DEE SNIDER Says ‚It’s An Insult‘ To His Korean War Vet Father To See DONALD TRUMP ‚Buddying Up‘ To KIM JONG-UN

Dee Snider says that Donald Trump’s praise of despotic and brutal leaders like Kim Jong-un is an „insult“ to the


WILLIAM SHATNER Is ‚Honored‘ To Have RITCHIE BLACKMORE Guesting On His New Album ‚The Blues‘

Entertainment icon William Shatner is preparing to release his new record, „The Blues“, on October 2. The LP sees Shatner


DEFTONES Wanted To Record ‚Ohms‘ ‚Pretty Much Live As A Band,‘ Says CHINO MORENO

In a new interview with Australia’s Music Feeds, Chino Moreno was asked if the challenge of finding new ways to


MOONSPELL Announces Special Halloween Concert

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will play a special Halloween live show in the South of Portugal, an ancient town named Beja,



METALLICA’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett virtually performed „The Star-Spangled Banner“ before the September 23 baseball game featuring the San


COREY TAYLOR Unveils Music Video For New Single ‚Culture Head‘

The official music video for Corey Taylor’s new song „Culture Head“ can be seen below. The track is the latest


Misanthropic Breed – LIK

There were a handful of songs on LIK’s last album, „Carnage“, that were so absurdly exciting that I couldn’t listen


PROTOKULT Unleash A Folk Metal and Boozy Good Time With „Troubled Lad (Slainte Mhaith)“

Sometimes you just need some happy go lucky, heavy folk tunes, don’t you think? The world is super serious (read


Ex-DIO Guitarist ROWAN ROBERTSON Says RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Is ‚Great‘: ‚What’s Not To Love?‘

Former DIO guitarist Rowan Robertson has praised the Ronnie James Dio hologram, saying that „it’s like seeing the DIO songs


BRENT SMITH Says His SHINEDOWN Bandmates Are ‚Very Supportive‘ Of SMITH & MYERS: ‚This Is A Different Project‘

SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about SMITH &


Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou Release “The Valley” Off Collaborative New Album

Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou are getting ready to release a collaborative album, May Our Chambers Be Full, and they’ve


Obituary Announce Live Stream Concert Series

Obituary are the latest prominent metal band to take advantage of streaming technology in the wake of a certain virus


JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD Opens Up About Being Sexually Abused By His Father’s Friend: ‚It Was Terribly Confusing‘

In his new autobiography, „Confess“, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford opens up about an assault that happened early in his


Original JUDAS PRIEST Singer AL ATKINS Says He ‚Didn’t Like‘ ROB HALFORD’s High-Range Vocal Style At First

Original JUDAS PRIEST singer Al Atkins says that he gave the rest of the band his blessing to continue using


WHITECHAPEL To Begin Recording New Album This Week

In a new interview with Terry „Beez“ Bezer of’s „Mosh Talks With Beez“, WHITECHAPEL guitarist Alex Wade spoke about


Squared Circle Pit #65 – Adam „Edge“ Copeland Talks His Love of Heavy Metal

I am incredibly excited to talk to one of the biggest guests yet on the show, Adam „Edge“ Copeland. We


DARK TRANQUILLITY Announce 2021 North American Tour Dates with OBSURA, NAILED TO OBSCURITY

Dark Tranquillity have announced 2021 tour dates in the hopes that things in North America would have calmed down enough


Exclusive Track Premiere: Nitesoil’s “Burn Me Down,” Featuring Aaron Heinold (Hivesmasher)

In times like these, one must take pleasure from the simpler things in life: talking to loved ones, enjoying a


Corey Taylor Shares Tease of New Song, Set To Premiere on Tonight’s WWE NXT

We love the connection between pro wrestling and heavy metal, heck we have a whole podcast about it, so we’re


BORN OF OSIRIS Announce Live In-Person Performance at Drive-In Concert

Born Of Osiris have announced their first live show since the pandemic, and it will see the band playing in


MOTORHEAD Make Scented Candles Now

I know what you’re thinking, with the ongoing quarantine, you miss the smell of a whiskey-soaked club after a great


Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd Doesn’t Like Watching Fan-Filmed Footage of Herself

Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd was our guest on a recent episode of The MetalSucks Podcast to discuss the band’s upcoming


Tosin Abasi Working with Misha Mansoor For Next ANIMALS AS LEADERS Album

You may recall that the very first (and third) Animals As Leaders album was produced by Periphery guitarist Misha Mansoor. Well,


CARMINE APPICE Pays Tribute To FRANKIE BANALI, Says It’s ‚Weird‘ To See QUIET RIOT Continuing Without Him

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice has reflected on the passing of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT


DEFTONES‘ Chino Moreno Admits Last Album, Gore, Was Rushed

It’s not secret Deftones‚ 2016 album Gore was divisive among fans. The album notably featured minimal contributions from guitarist Stephen


METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett Discusses How JIMI HENDRIX’s „Purple Haze“ Influenced His Style

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, like so many other guitarists, was heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Hammett recently told Greg Prato


MASSACRE Announces Three New Guitarists & A Drummer

Massacre recently hit a snag while working on their fourth full-length album. Namely that drummer Jeramie Kling (The Absence) and


EMMA RUTH RUNDLE & THOU Stream New Collaborative Song „The Valley“

Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou are now streaming their new collaborative song „The Valley“ off their new album May Our


DEAD NOW (Ex-TORCHE) Drops the Crunchy Riffs on New Song „Slow Beam“

Dead Now, the band featuring ex-Torche guitarist and vocalist Andrew Elstner and Day Old Man rhythm section Derek Schulz and Bobby Theberge, is


John Bush Wants To Do a Tour Playing Songs From His ANTHRAX Albums

Ex-Anthrax vocalist John Bush is considering doing a solo tour consisting of material from when he was in Anthrax. Bush


Born of Osiris Announce Drive-In Show

Born of Osiris have announced a drive-in show in their native Chicago in October, becoming the first metal band of


Motörhead-Scented Candles Now Available for Your Smelling Pleasure

The theme of today seems to be “Unusual Merch Items.” You’ve got Deftones selling dots on their new album cover,


STEEL PANTHER Will Write You a Song For Only $7,500

Artists are looking for new ways to earn income now that touring has been put on hold for the time


Filter’s Richard Patrick Explains Why He Quit Nine Inch Nails to Start His Own Band

Richard Patrick has been standing on his own as Filter for two and a half decades already, his past as


Watch LINKIN PARK’s MIKE SHINODA Unbox ‚Hybrid Theory‘ Super Deluxe Box Set

A 20th-anniverary reissue of LINKIN PARK’s debut album, „Hybrid Theory“, will be made available on October 9 via Warner Records.


Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Has the Best Weed, Says The Sword Guitarist

When it comes to rock stars and their weed, one might assume that with power and money comes potent (and


EVANESCENCE To Hold Virtual Concert In October

EVANESCENCE will hold a virtual concert in October, to be streamed online to fans all over the world. Singer Amy


For $7,500, Steel Panther Will Write and Record Custom Lyrics for You

Sometimes bands have a merch offering that costs an amount of money so great that to actually spend it on


Tosin Abasi and Misha Mansoor (Periphery) are Working on New Animals as Leaders Material Together

Tosin Abasi is busy working on new material for Animals as Leaders, and he’s got his old pal, Misha Mansoor


COREY TAYLOR’s New Single ‚Culture Head‘ To Receive World Premiere On Tonight’s ‚WWE NXT‘ Broadcast

Corey Taylor’s new single, „Culture Head“, will be premiered during tonight’s „WWE NXT“ broadcast on the USA network (airs 8


You Can Now Adopt One of the Dots on the Cover of Deftones’ Ohms

There are 12,995 dots on the cover of the new Deftones album, Ohms — and now you can point very


RICHIE KOTZEN Re-Teams With MIKE PORTNOY On ‚Raise The Cain‘ Single

Guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen has just released a new solo single, „Raise The Cain“. The track, the official lyric video for


METALLICA, TOOL & SLIPKNOT Nominated For Billboard Music Awards

Metallica, Tool, and Slipknot have all been nominated in various categories for the Billboard Music Awards. The awards will be



Chrome Waves is now streaming their massive new record Where We Live that simply demands you listen to it on


DARK TRANQUILLITY Announces Fall 2021 North American Tour With OBSCURA And NAILED TO OBSCURITY

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have announced a fall 2021 North American headlining tour. Support on the trek will


ACE FREHLEY Says PAUL STANLEY And GENE SIMMONS ‚Would Have To Reach Deep Into Their Pockets‘ To Get Him To Play With KISS Again

During an appearance this past Monday (September 21) on SiriusXM’s „Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk“, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley


COREY TAYLOR On SLIPKNOT: ‚We Still Tour Like We’re 25, ‚Cause We’re Stupid‘

During an appearance on the latest episode of the „Off Menu With Ed Gamble And James Acaster“ podcast, Corey Taylor


OBITUARY To Perform ‚Slowly We Rot‘ And ‚Cause Of Death‘ In Full As Part Of Live Stream Concert Series

Death metal legends OBITUARY have announced a three-part „live stream concert series“, featuring full-album performances of „Slowly We Rot“, „Cause


METALLICA, MEGADETH, EXODUS And Y&T Members Featured In ‚Bay Area Godfathers‘ Documentary

Tuesday, October 6 will see the release of the documentary film „Bay Area Godfathers“. Issued as part of the popular


MOTÖRHEAD’s Official ‚Ace Of Spades‘ Candle Features A ‚Smoked Whiskey‘ Fragrance

Evoke Candle Co., a luxury brand candle company that creates candle scents inspired by songs and musical memories, has announced


TWISTED SISTER’s JAY JAY FRENCH Discusses His Upcoming ‚Twisted Business‘ Book And ‚The French Connection‘ Podcast

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French spoke to Joe Rock of Long Island’s rock station 102.3 WBAB about his upcoming


KITTIE’s MERCEDES LANDER: ‚When Live Music Is Finally Able To Come Back, It’s Gonna Explode‘

In a new interview with Janne Vuorela, KITTIE drummer and THE WHITE SWAN frontwoman Mercedes Lander discussed the impact of


THE DEAD DAISIES To Release ‚Bustle And Flow‘ Single On Friday

THE DEAD DAISIES will release a new single, „Bustle And Flow“, on Friday, September 25. A preview of the song’s


ANATHEMA To ‚Go On An Indefinite Hiatus‘

British alternative rock masters ANATHEMA have announced plans to „go on an indefinite hiatus“ as a result of the coronavirus


OZZY’s Granddaughter Contracts COVID-19; SHARON In Quarantine

Ozzy Osbourne’s granddaughter, who is not even three years old, has tested positive for COVID-19. Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


Tech-Death Tuesday: An Early Stream of HATEFUL- Set Forever On Me

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


Enter To Win An eOne Heavy Mega Vinyl Giveaway (HIGH ON FIRE, CROWBAR, etc.)

Metal Injection is so excited for the return of Slay At Home as a monthly series, powered by, that



Editor’s note: This is a book review JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is as beloved offstage as he is on,


DEFTONES Launch ‚Adopt-A-Dot‘ Fundraising Campaign For Two Great Causes

DEFTONES have launched a fundraising campaign called „Adopt-A-Dot“ where fans can make a charitable donation for one or multiple dots


Watch This FEAR FACTORY Studio Update To Hear Drummer Mike Heller Play A New Song

While there is much uncertainty with Fear Factory, we do know one thing is for sure – guitarist Dino Cazares is


VIO-LENCE Is ‚Very Happy‘ With New Lineup: ‚We Get Along Great‘

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE recently released a new digital single, „California Über Alles“, a cover version of


First Taste of HOWARD JONES‘ New Project with JARED DINES Has Us Salivating For More

YouTuber Jared Dines and vocalist Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage, Light the Torch) revealed earlier this year they were working on a new project together.


Metallica, Tool, Slipknot Nominated for 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Speaking of meaningless bullshit: Metallica, Tool, and Slipknot — the only three metal bands about whom anyone gives a fuck


Listen to 23 Seconds of Music From Howard Jones and Jared Dines

Jared Dines has shared a brief snippet of the album he’s been recording with vocalist Howard Jones (Light the Torch,


You Can Order A Customized Song From STEEL PANTHER For $7,500

Do you have a favorite STEEL PANTHER song? How cool would it be if you could personalize the lyrics? Even


Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic – THE OCEAN

The doomy prog metal generated by THE OCEAN has always been wrapped in an apocalyptic aura. But when the German



During a recent appearance on the „Stop! Drop & Talk“ podcast, Richard Patrick reflected on his decision to leave NINE


Nine Inch Nails Release New Line of Pandemic-Themed Merch

In the time since the coronavirus conquered the world, there’s been no shortage of pandemic-themed metal merch, courtesy of artists


JUDAS PRIEST’s Rob Halford Reveals He Got Arrested For Cruising Before Coming Out As Gay

I’m slowly making my way through an advanced copy of Judas Preist frontman Rob Halford’s new autobiography, Confess, and boy


Metallica, Black Sabbath, Van Halen Among Rolling Stone‘s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ Selections

Rolling Stone has updated their 2003 list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time for 2020, and with that


ANATHEMA Announce Indefinite Hiatus

The pandemic has taken another band. UK doom masters Anathema have announced today, due to personal priorities, that the band



Rob Halford says that JUDAS PRIEST „deserves“ to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The British


Exclusive Track Premiere: Dead Now’s “Slow Beam”

In the mood for some totally killer, groovy, fuzzed-out, weed-friendly melodic heavy rock? Look no further than Atlanta’s Dead Now!


These Are The Metal Albums That Made Rolling Stone’s New List of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone originally published their list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, but with 17 years past,


EVANESCENCE’s AMY LEE: ‚There’s A Way That You Can Have A Strong Opinion And Still Be Respectful To Your Fellow Humans‘

Last month, EVANESCENCE released a new single, „Use My Voice“, which was written to celebrate the power of speaking out


NINE INCH NAILS Launches Limited Pandemic Merch Line

Nine Inch Nails has launched a very optimistic line of pandemic-themed merchandise on their website. The line features: A shirt


SEPULTURA Guitarist Andreas Kisser Recalls Insane Experience Auditioning for METALLICA in 1992

During a show on August 8, 1992, Metallica guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield suffered second and third degree burns from


DEF LEPPARD’s RICK ALLEN ‚Wanted To Disappear‘ After Losing Arm In Near-Fatal Auto Accident

Last December marked 35 years since the life-altering accident suffered by DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen in which he lost


Fires in the Distance Have Restored My Will to Live

Fires in the Distance may be the best Finnish melodeath band ever to emerge from Connecticut. On their debut album,


DEFTONES‘ Chino Moreno Reveals the Nine Songs He Listened To Working on Ohms

Deftones vocalist Chino Moreno has revealed to The Line of Best Fit the nine main songs he listened to a


THE MODERN AGE SLAVERY’s Video for „OXYgen“ Is Really Unsettling

The Modern Age Slavery has teamed up with Ukrainian artist Jakov Burov for their „OXYgen“ music video and oh boy,


Album Review: THE OCEAN Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic

Founded 20 years ago in Germany by guitarist Robin Staps, The Ocean Collective exhibits constant evolution. Staps and company use Neurosis-style post-metal,


THE OCEAN Finally Has a Fossil Named After Them

Paleontologists Dr. Lea Numberger and Dr. Ben Thuy at the Natural History Museum of Luxembourg has finally rectified The Ocean


Mimi Barks Has Robbed Me of My Will to Live

I woke up this morning and saw the below headline on Metal Hammer‘s website… …and alarms immediately went off in


JOHN PETRUCCI Says DREAM THEATER Tries To Do Something ‚Unique‘ On Each Album

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed to Sonic Perspectives that the band will enter the studio this fall to


ANTHRAX Now Makes Their Own Hand Sanitizer Called Stop Spreading the Disease

In 1985, Anthrax released their classic thrash album Spreading the Disease. In 2020, they’re releasing a hand sanitizer to stop


LINKIN PARK’s ‚Hybrid Theory‘ Certified 12 Times Platinum In U.S.

LINKIN PARK’s debut album, „Hybrid Theory“, was officially certified 12 times platinum on September 11 by the RIAA (Recording Industry


Video: Drummer Mike Heller Plays a New Fear Factory Song

Fear Factory have shared two new studio videos chronicling the making of their new album — one of which features


LAJON WITHERSPOON Says His Upcoming Debut Solo Album Will Be ‚More Radio Friendly‘ Than SEVENDUST

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon spoke to Talking Metal about his long-in-the-works debut solo album. He said (see video below): „The


Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Discusses the Highs and Lows of the Band’s Various Line-Ups

Richard Fortus holds a unique position in Guns N’ Roses. He joined the band in 2002, as a replacement for


John Bush Considering “Bushthrax” Solo Tour for 2023

Speaking of Anthrax… Former ‘Thrax frontman John Bush seems to be considering a solo tour revolving around material from his


IHSAHN Is Surprised Black Metal Artists Aren’t Being More Experiemental

Frank sits down with Ihsahn to go deep about his song writing process, his unconventional way of choosing songs to


Former RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Guitarist JOSH KLINGHOFFER To Release New PLURALONE Album ‚I Don’t Feel Well‘

Josh Klinghoffer’s band PLURALONE’s second album, „I Don’t Feel Well“, will be released on October 16 via Org Music. The


Anthrax Announce ‘Stop Spreading the Disease’ Hand Sanitizer

Here’s an idea so obvious, it’s hard to believe it took someone so long to think of it: Anthrax have


MASSACRE Announces New Lineup

Reformed Florida death metal veterans MASSACRE have announced their new lineup. Joining original singer Kam Lee and bassist Michael Borders


SCOTT STAPP: ‚It’s More Important Than Ever To Use Your Voice Constructively‘

Grammy-winning songwriter, solo artist, and voice of CREED, Scott Stapp has released a highly charged lyric video for „World I


Former GHOST Member HENRIK PALM Releases Music Video For Solo Single ‚Given Demon‘

Swedish post-punk multi-instrumentalist songwriter Henrik Palm, who was a member of GHOST from 2015 until 2016, will release a new


RICHIE KOTZEN To Release ‚Raise The Cain‘ Single On Wednesday

Guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen will release a new solo single, „Raise The Cain“, on Wednesday, September 23. The track, which can


L.A. GUNS‘ STEVE RILEY Pays Tribute To FRANKIE BANALI: ‚He Was The Perfect Metal Drummer‘

L.A. GUNS drummer Steve Riley has has reflected on the passing of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined


STATIC-X Releases Official Music Video For ‚Dead Souls‘

STATIC-X has released the official music video for the song „Dead Souls“. The track is taken from the band’s latest


SEETHER To Release Three Classic Albums On Vinyl For The First Time

In celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary, SEETHER has announced the release of three of its classic albums — „Disclaimer


Watch FEAR FACTORY’s MIKE HELLER Play Songs From Upcoming Album

Video footage of drummer Mike Heller playing his tracks for FEAR FACTORY’s long-awaited comeback album can be seen below. Earlier


JOE BONAMASSA’s Livestreamed Concert From Ryman Auditorium Sold Over 17,000 Tickets

This past Sunday (September 20), guitar icon Joe Bonamassa truly stole the show. Performing live, in real time, from Ryman


KING PARROT Unveils New Single ‚Nor Is Yours‘ Featuring PHILIP ANSELMO

Australian thrash/grind/punk misfits KING PARROT, who recently announced their new EP „Holed Up In The Liar“, have re-emerged with a


VANILLA FUDGE Releases Remastered Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN’s ‚Immigrant Song‘

Legendary rockers VANILLA FUDGE have released a remastered version of their cover of LED ZEPPELIN’s „Immigrant Song“ via Golden Robot


CONTRACULT COLLECTIVE’s EP, A Cult of Opposition Ushers In New Wave of Industrial Metal

We’ve been paying close attention to Contracult Collective ever since they burst onto the scene in the last year. The Los



In his new autobiography „Confess“, JUDAS PRIEST’s Rob Halford reveals that he was once arrested for cruising Venice Beach toilets


PARADISE LOST: 25th-Anniversary Reissue Of ‚Draconian Times‘ To Include Disc Of Rare And Previously Unreleased Material

The 25th-anniversary reissue of PARADISE LOST’s fifth studio album, „Draconian Times“, will be released on December 4 via Music For


STATIC-X’s Tony Compos on Wayne Static’s Death: „You Can’t Help Someone That Doesn’t Wanna Be Helped“

It’s very rare to hear any of the members of Static-X discussing the death of the band’s founding frontman, Wayne Static. But,


POWER TRIP’s Riley Gale Has His Own Action Figure Now, And You Can’t Have One

There have been many touching tributes to Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, who passed away last month at only 34


Mastodon Release Second Episode of Cooking Show

Mastodon’s love of food and wordplay shines through yet again in the second episode of their new cooking show, the


Brann Dailor Shows You How To Make A „Piece of Sh*t Looking Sandwich“ on Cooking with MASTODON

Cooking with Mastodon was not just a one-off video clip starring Troy Sanders, aka Chef Troyardee. No, no, no –


OZZY OSBOURNE’s Granddaughter Tests Positive For COVID-19

Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon is in quarantine after their two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, Minnie, contracted COVID-19. While co-hosting Monday’s (September


LAMB OF GOD’s Mark Morton Slams Anti-Maskers, Believes It Says Nothing About Liberty

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton has joined Dee Snider in calling out the anti-mask protestors in South Florida, who stormed


ANTHRAX-Branded ‚Stop Spreading The Disease‘ Hand Sanitizer Coming Soon

ANTHRAX has created its own hand sanitizer. The Stop Spreading The Disease hand sanitizer will be made available soon via


Giveaway: Enter to Win an SVS Prime Wireless 2.1 Speaker System!

Now more than ever, without live concerts to attend and many of us still working from home, it’s crucial to


Fantastically Hairy Outtakes of OZZY OSBOURNE From The Bark at the Moon Photoshoot, 1983

After releasing two of the greatest metal albums of all time, Ozzy took a break as he struggled with the


This Thursday: Join The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad on the Heavy Metal Happy Hour Livestream!

Our Heavy Metal Happy Hour livestream series continues this Thursday, September 24 (and every Thursday night) with special guest Trevor


RICHARD FORTUS Says ‚It Was A Difficult Dynamic To Make Three Guitars Work‘ In GUNS N‘ ROSES

In a new appearance on „The Radical With Nick Terzo“ podcast, GUNS N‘ ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus spoke about how


Brutus Bassist Peter Mulders on The MetalSucks Podcast #356

Our guest this week is Brutus bassist Peter Mulders. We discuss the band’s first live album, Live In Ghent (out


SYMPHONY X To Write a New Album After the Pandemic

Symphony X hasn’t released a new album since Underworld in 2015. Unfortunately it looks like we’ll be waiting a little


REVOLTING Unleash A Death Metal Blitz On „The Shadow At The World’s End“

Rogga Johansson is easily one of, if not the most hard working Swede in metal today. Between is work with


Here’s Fleshgod Apocalypse Covering Mozart

Here’s one we missed last week that’s no less worth checking out: death metal troupe Fleshgod Apocalypse covering “Lacrimosa” from


METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett Has The Best Weed, According to THE SWORD Guitarist (and Expert) Kyle Shutt

The Sword are known for toking a joint or two in their day, so when guitarist Kyle Shutt appeared on


The Ocean Have Had a Fossil Named After Them

The Ocean’s new album, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, comes out this Friday (September 25), and the band have been


There’s an Action Figure of Power Trip’s Riley Gale Now

The metal world continues to mourn the loss of Power Trip frontman Riley Gale, who died last month of undisclosed


Video: DevilDriver Vocalist Dez Fafara Watches Fan YouTube Covers!

Metal fans are still cranking out covers of their favorite bands’ music during the pandemic, so we’re still showing those


Video: Fozzy’s Chris Jericho Competes in Movie Trivia Against Kevin Smith

Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho recently appeared on an episode of the Schmoedown Entertainment Network‘s Movie Trivia Schmoedown, where he competed


TRIXTER’s P.J. FARLEY Compares Being In Band With MARK ‚GUS‘ SCOTT To Owning A Disobedient Dog

In a new interview with „The Rock N Ragni Show“, TRIXTER bassist P.J. Farley was asked if he thinks the


How METALLICA’s Cover Of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT’s ‚Astronomy‘ Changed JOE BOUCHARD’s Life

Best known as a founding member and bassist of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT for sixteen years, who also played piano, keyboards


Photos: LAMB OF GOD Tear Through Their Debut Album In First Show Since Quarantine

Lamb of God officially played their first show since quarantine this weekend with their big livestream event. There may not


John Petrucci May Use 8-String Guitar on the New Dream Theater Album; Ernie Ball Stock Rises 1,000,000%

Ernie Ball’s stock soared this morning after Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci announced that he was considering adding an eighth


OBITUARY Aiming To Release a New Album in the First Half of 2021

Obituary drummer Donald Tardy recently said the band is working on a new album in quarantine. Now in an interview


Album Review: ALIZARIN The Last Semblance

Rewinding back to 2018, my favorite albums of the year list proudly included Alizarin’s debut LP Cast Zenith in my


The Monday Grind Full EP Stream: ANGELIC DESOLATION Razorgrind Your Ears With A Quorum of Unspeakable Curses

It’s Monday and Mondays suck, so let’s grind it out with Angelic Desolation’s Quorum of Unspeakable Curses. Advertisement. Scroll to


PAIN OF SALVATION Announces Remix of 2000 Classic The Perfect Element, Pt. I

Pain of Salvation has announced the completely remixed and remastered version of their 2000 classic The Perfect Element, Pt. I.


ACT OF DENIAL (TESTAMENT, SOILWORK) Streams New Song „Controlled“

Act of Denial is the new band featuring the following all-star lineup of vocalist Bjorn „Speed“ Strid (Soilwork, The Night


Watch AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s 2018 Performance of „Hail To the King“

Avenged Sevenfold is now streaming their 2018 performance of „Hail To the King“, taken from a January 19, 2018 performance


DREAM THEATER’s Next Album Will Probably Include Eight String Guitar

Back in 2018, Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci said the band’s new material at the time might feature some eight


Lamb of God Guitarist Has Some Kind Words for Anti-Maskers

Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton has been especially vocal in the political realm on Twitter lately, and we are


JOHN BUSH Says Solo Tour Celebrating His Era With ANTHRAX Could Happen In 2023

John Bush has indicated that a solo tour of his ANTHRAX era may take place in 2023, celebrating not only


LAMB OF GOD Plays First Pandemic-Era Concert: Photos

LAMB OF GOD returned to the stage with a vengeance Friday night (September 18) for the first-ever live performance of


Ozzy Osbourne’s Daughter, Aimée, Releases New Song, “House of Lies,”

Aimée Osbourne, the eldest daughter of Ozzy and Sharon, has released a new song called “House of Lies.” Working under


ACE FREHLEY Looks Back On KISS’s Infamous ‚Tomorrow Show‘ Interview: GENE SIMMONS ‚Didn’t Seem Too Thrilled About It‘

In a brand new interview with „Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz“, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was asked about the band’s


STATIC-X’s TONY CAMPOS Looks Back On WAYNE STATIC’s Drug-Related Death: ‚You Can’t Help Someone That Doesn’t Wanna Be Helped‘

In a new interview with the „Rock & Roll Beer Guy“ podcast, STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos reflected on the passing


Watch HAMMERFALL Perform ‚Keep The Flame Burning‘ From ‚Live! Against The World‘

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release a new live set, „Live! Against The World“, on October 23 via Napalm Records. A


SEPULTURA’s ANDREAS KISSER Says Auditioning For METALLICA In 1992 Was One Of The Best Experiences Of His Life

In a recent interview with DEATH ANGEL’s Ted Aguilar, SEPULTURA’s Andreas Kisser once again recalled his experience auditioning for METALLICA


DEEP PURPLE’s ROGER GLOVER Picks GARY MOORE As His ‚Rock God‘: ‚He Was Just An Absolute Force Of Nature‘

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover was the featured guest on BBC’s „The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker“ during the „Rock


KORN’s FIELDY Discusses ‚Supernatural Miracle‘ Album From His STILLWELL Project (Video)

A 10-minute video in which KORN bassist Reginald „Fieldy“ Arvizuand vocalist/guitarist Anthony „Q-Unique“ Quilessit down for an in-depth look at



EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday (September 18)


SYMPHONY X Is Waiting For Pandemic To Subside Before Beginning Work On New Album

SYMPHONY X bassist Mike LePond spoke to Italy’s Poisoned Rock about the band’s plans to work on the material for


SHARON OSBOURNE Pays Tribute To RUTH BADER GINSBURG: ‚This Is A Huge Loss For This Country And The World‘

Sharon Osbourne has paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday (September 18) due to


MANOWAR’s JOEY DEMAIO To Launch ‚Words Of Power‘ Podcast And Blog

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio will launch a new podcast and blog called „Words Of Power“. DeMaio states: „‚Words Of Power‘,


Album Review: NIGHT High Tides – Distant Skies

Few bands are as much fun as Night. Building on the core tenets of vest metal, their 80s inspired sound


KORN Frontman Jonathan Davis Recalls Meth Use & How He Sobered Up

Korn have made no secret of their past dabbling with hard drugs, namely methamphetamines. Frontman Jonathan Davis was recently a


METALLICA’s Lars Ulrich on MOTÖRHEAD: „They United People“

Motörhead were a lot of things to a lot of people, but ultimately were common ground among a lot of


Behold…The Wildest MEGADETH Covers Online!

Megadeth should have been wrapping up their massive North American tour with Lamb of God, Trivium and In Flames earlier


Watch SKELETAL REMAINS Perform Three Songs Live in the Studio

Skeletal Remains celebrated the release of their new album The Entombment of Chaos with a killer three-song set live at


Ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Guitarist Turns Studio Into Livestream Venue

Look, we’re not sure when touring is going to return. COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon and the only viable


Bagpipers From All Over The World Team Up For Awesome „The Final Countdown“ Cover

Is there such a thing as too many bagpipes? Absolutely not! Over the decades, we have heard „The Final Countdown“


FRANK HANNON: I Don’t Think That TESLA Will Work With TOMMY SKEOCH Ever Again

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions during an appearance in the WRIF Virtual Rock Room.


Album Review: YEAR OF THE KNIFE Internal Incarceration

Hardcore-punk has probably influenced more subgenres of metal than one might realize. Thrash, black metal, grindcore, crust, and even death


Ozzy is Skeptical of Covid-19 Vaccine, Wants to Tour in 2022

Ozzy Osbourne’s solo farewell tour scheduled for 2018 and 2019 (following the same for Black Sabbath in 2017) was pushed



MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke to the „Thunder Underground“ podcast about what the band’s latest addition, drummer Dirk Verbeuren, has


Nickelback’s Mike Kroeger Talks Further About His Love of Slayer

In an interview last year, Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger (brother of vocalist/guitarist Chad) made headlines in the metal world by


Korn’s Jonathan Davis Details His Past Meth Habit

In a recently-released episode of Steve-O’s Wild Ride, a podcast hosted by the former Jackass star, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis


Video: Kids Aged 8-17 Cover Slipnot’s “Psychosocial” (Complete with a Keg!)

The kids of the O’Keefe Music Foundation, a non-profit in Ohio, have made their way onto these pages a number


DEVIN TOWNSEND On Life During COVID-19: ‚It’s Okay To Be Depressed And Despondent Every Now And Then‘

Canadian singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend spoke to Metal Blast about how he is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.



SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith has paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday (September 18)


ACE FREHLEY Says His First Solo Album Made Him Realize He Was More Creative Away From KISS Than With The Band

In a new interview with Australia’s Heavy, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was asked to name the defining album of


Watch BUTCHER BABIES Perform At ‚European Metal Festival Alliance‘ Online Event

BUTCHER BABIES took part in the European Metal Festival Alliance fundraising event last month to benefit the „beleaguered“ independent festival


BIOHAZARD’s BILLY GRAZIADEI Teams Up With Two Teachers On CRU SOX Sock Company

Throughout the early 1990s, Boston-born/New York-raised Billy Graziadei was forging a path of change with his band BIOHAZARD. On a


OZZY OSBOURNE’s Daughter AIMÉE Announces Debut ARO Album ‚Vacare Adamare‘

Aimée Osbourne, the eldest daughter of Ozzy and Sharon, has announced her debut album, „Vacare Adamare“, released under the ARO


HEATHEN Releases ‚Sun In My Hand‘ Music Video

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans HEATHEN have released the official Costin Chioreanu-directed music video for the song „Sun


JOAN JETT: ‚RUTH BADER GINSBERG Broke Through So Many Barriers And Never Let Anyone Tell Her She Couldn’t‘

Joan Jett has paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday (September 18) due to


Album Review: MELTED BODIES Enjoy Yourself

From the genre’s creation all the way to modern bands, the masses have always used the term „heavy“ to qualify


STYX Will Hold New Album Until Band Can Go Back On Tour

In a new interview with Radio Forrest, STYX’s James „JY“ Young was asked when fans can expect to see the


NICKELBACK’s MIKE KROEGER Hopes Next Album Will Be ‚Heavier: ‚That’s What Makes My Pulse Go Up,‘ He Says

NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger has once again clarified his comments about his desire to make a super-heavy album with his


Members of the Metal Community React to the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Only the second woman ever appointed to the


AC/DC Confirm Reunion with Accidentally Leaked Photos From Music Video Shoot – Report

AC/DC might in the market for a new webmaster after several photos were reportedly leaked from what looks like a


AC/DC May Have Accidentally Leaked Photos From Their New Music Video Shoot

The AC/DC fan site AC/DC Brasil has shared photos which, they claim, were briefly posted on the legendary band’s official website before


Former OZZY OSBOURNE / URIAH HEEP Drummer Lee Kerslake Dead at 73

The rock and metal world has lost another great drummer. Lee Kerslake, former drummer for Ozzy Osbourne and Uriah Heep


OZZY OSBOURNE Pays Tribute To LEE KERSLAKE: ‚He Lives Forever On The Records He Played On For Me‘

Ozzy Osbourne has paid tribute to his former drummer Lee Kerslake, who died earlier today (Saturday, September 19) following a


Brave the Cold (Megadeth, Napalm Death) Debut “Hallmark of Tyranny”

Official press release: Brave the Cold, led by longtime Napalm Death axeman Mitch Harris, have released their first-ever music video,


Kids Covering SLIPKNOT’s „Psychosocial“ Includes Keg Percussion & Moshing

The O’Keefe Music Foundation is back with yet another fantastic cover. The foundation has just dropped their cover of Slipknot’s


Ex-KVELERTAK Vocalist Erlend Hjelvik Launches Solo Project HJELVIK

Vocalist Erlend Hjelvik left Kvelertak in 2019, but is far from done with his musical career. Hjelvik is back with


Check Out DEATH’s 1995 Album Symbolic Re-Imagined as a Synthwave Record

Death’s 1995 album Symbolic is one of my favorite Death records, if only because „Crystal Mountain“ is one of the


LAMB OF GOD’s MARK MORTON Says Anti-Maskers Are Putting Our Elderly At Risk

LAMB OF GOD’s Mark Morton has blasted people who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing, saying that their refusal to



Brave the Cold, the band featuring longtime Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris and Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren, has just unleashed


NAPALM DEATH & MEGADETH Members Unleash New Project BRAVE THE COLD with „Hallmark of Tyranny“ Single

Brave the Cold, the band featuring longtime Napalm Death guitarist Mitch Harris and Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren, has just unleashed


OZZY OSBOURNE Is Planning on Resuming Touring in 2022

Ozzy Osbourne cancelled his No More Tours 2 back in February in favor of heading to Switzerland to begin a


DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces Rarities Livestream For Halloween

Devin Townsend has played his fair share of livestream shows throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, though his upcoming one might


SHINEDOWN’s Next Studio Album Won’t Be As ‚Layered‘: ‚We Really Want To Focus On Being A Four-Piece Band‘

In a new interview with „Whiplash“, the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith confirmed


KORN’s FIELDY Says ‚The Devil Went Down To Georgia‘ Was ‚One Of The Hardest Songs‘ He’s Ever Had To Learn

KORN bassist Reginald „Fieldy“ Arvizu spoke to Rock Titan TV about how difficult it has been for him and his


Ex-ILL NIÑO Vocalist CRISTIAN MACHADO Says He Has Seen ‚A Very Known Act Directing Racism‘ At Another Known Band While On Tour

In a new interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, former ILL NIÑO vocalist Cristian Machado was asked if


Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Says Some Songs On ‚The Blackening‘ Would Not Have Happened Without His Contributions

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that he is proud of his contributions to the band’s „The Blackening“ album.


LOUDNESS: 30th-Anniversary Expanded Edition Of ‚Soldier Of Fortune‘ Due Next Week

The 30th-anniversary edition of LOUDNESS’s „Soldier Of Fortune“ album will be made available in Japan on September 23. The expanded


PAUL STANLEY Blasts Anti-Maskers: ‚If You’re So Concerned With A Loss Of Your Freedom, Why Do You Stop At Red Lights?‘

Paul Stanley has blasted people who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing, saying they are posing a risk to themselves



Former OZZY OSBOURNE and URIAH HEEP drummer Lee Kerslake has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 73


Did AC/DC Accidentally Leak Photos From Set Of New Video?

AC/DC fan site AC/DC Brasil has shared several photos that were purportedly posted on the band’s official homepage before being


Rockers Mourn U.S. Supreme Court Justice RUTH BADER GINSBURG’s Death

PEARL JAM, Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) and Vernon Reid


Fear Factory Drama, Behind-the-Scenes of the Guns N’ Roses Video Trilogy, and More Stories You May Have Missed This Week

The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of September 12 – September 18, 2020 Did you miss some of this week’s top


KORN Bassist’s STILLWELL Is Back With Third Album, ‚Supernatural Miracle‘

STILLWELL, the band featuring KORN bassist Reginald „Fieldy“ Arvizu, vocalist/guitarist Anthony „Q-Unique“ Quiles and P.O.D. drummer Noah „Wuv“ Bernardo, has


This Trans Satanist Metalhead Won The Republican Nomination For New Hampshire County Sheriff

Meet Aria DiMezzo, a transsexual metalhead, self described anarchist Satanist who is the current Republican nominee for county sheriff in


Corey Taylor „Diplomatically“ Throws SLIPKNOT & STONE SOUR Members Under The Bus

A few weeks ago, Corey Taylor subtly threw shade at his Slipknot and Stone Sour  bandmates by noting his new


IMPORTANT: Ranking METALLICA Members‘ Zoom Backgrounds

One side effect of the pandemic is everybody, everybody is suddenly learning how to do video chat. And, being human


ALEXI LAIHO’s BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT To Perform Live For First Time Next Month

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the new band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, will make its live debut at


VHS Release An Awesome Retro Video For „Nostromo“ You Need To See

The death metallars in VHS are gearing up for the release of their new album, Gore From Beyond the Stars,


VHS Release An Awesome Retro Film Music Video For „Nostromo“ You Need To See

The death metallars in VHS are gearing up for the release of their new album, Gore From Beyond the Stars,


LAMB OF GOD’s JOHN CAMPBELL: ‚Our Country Is Being Run By Less-Than-Competent People‘

LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell recently spoke to Finland’s Kaaos TV about how people in his hometown of Richmond,


A Transsexual Satanist Metalhead Won a Republican Election in New Hampshire

Aria DiMezzo, a transsexual, anarchist Satanist who calls herself “The Anarchist Shemale,” has won the GOP nomination for county sheriff in


Photos: Street Art in Brooklyn and Houston Pays Tribute to Power Trip’s Riley Gale

Hopefully, when Power Trip frontman Riley Gale passed away last month, he did so with the knowledge that he was



I’m happy to announce after the overwhelming success of the Slay At Home Festival this past May, I’m bringing it


BENEDICTION’s New Song „Stormcrow“ Is Really Heavy

Benediction is here with a brand new song called „Stormcrow“ that may or may not force you to mosh your


PALLBEARER Plods Toward the End in New Song „The Quicksand of Existing“

Pallbearer will release their new album Forgotten Days on October 23, and are streaming the comparability fast new song „The


Street Art in Memory of POWER TRIP’s Riley Gale Appears in Brooklyn & Houston

Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale passed away in August, and tributes have been pouring in ever since (including televised ones).


TOUCHÉ AMORÉ Gets Lonely in New Song „Limelight“

Touché Amoré recently teamed up with director Philip R Lopez for their „Limelight“ music video. The song features Manchester Orchestra’s


ANTHRAX Bassist FRANK BELLO To Record Debut Solo Album

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has confirmed that he is working on material for his debut solo album. „Just before COVID


Corey Taylor Throws More Shade at Members of Slipknot and Stone Sour

Last we heard from The Best Thing About Waking Up Every Morning™ (other than Folgers) regarding his new solo album,


OZZY OSBOURNE Hopes To Be Back On Tour In 2022

Tune in to „The Blizzard of Ozz Special: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Blizzard of Ozz“ on Rock Classics Radio


Trent Reznor Is Now a Tony Award Away From EGOT Glory

The PRP reports that Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won an Emmy Award last night (Thursday, September 17), in the category


Plague Years Unveil Stomping “Paradox of Death” Video

Far be it from MetalSucks to focus on ultimately superficial details — we have no history of that, nope, absolutely


Pallbearer Stream New Song “The Quicksand of Existing”

Pallbearer have released “The Quicksand of Existing,” the third single (after the title track and “Rite of Passage”) from their forthcoming


TONY IOMMI Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of BLACK SABBATH’s ‚Paranoid‘ Album

Today (September 18) marks the 50th anniversary of the release of „Paranoid“, the second studio album by the legendary British


Exclusive: Dino Cazares Details Fear Factory’s Recent Legal Battles

“What’s going to be your headline? ‘Dino Eats Babies for Donations on GoFundMe’?” Dino Cazares is in a jovial mood


BLACK VEIL BRIDES Singer ANDY BIERSACK’s ‚They Don’t Need To Understand‘ Memoir Due In December

BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack’s long-awaited memoir, „They Don’t Need To Understand: Stories Of Hope, Fear, Family, Life, And


Pusicfer’s New Song Is Not “Underwhelming”

May of 2020 feels so long ago it may as well have been May of 1920. But if you can



Former ACCEPT members Udo Dirkschneider, Stefan Kaufmann and Peter Baltes recently reunited in the studio to record a song called


Carcass Release Catchy AF New Song “The Long and Winding Bier Road”

Hot DAMN!, this new Carcass song. “The Long and Winding Bier Road” starts out great and only gets better as


BON JOVI Teams Up With JENNIFER NETTLES For Country Version Of ‚Do What You Can‘

Fifteen years after working together on the Grammy-winning, chart-topping single „Who Says You Can’t Go Home“, Rock And Roll Hall


Deftones Unveil Heavy New Song, “Genesis”

Deftones have made good on the promise they made earlier this week to deliver a new song called “Genesis” today.


Sh*t That Comes Out Today: September 18, 2020

I’m in Los Angeles, so right now the Sepultura lyric “under a pale grey sky” sure hits home. Unfortunately, I’m


Livslede – Sunken

There was a time when the notion of atmospheric black metal was a relatively novel one. These days, there seem


THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From NAPALM DEATH, FINNTROLL, and More Out Today – 9/18

This week’s new heavy metal releases include Alice In Chains love, Troll metal, keyboard wankery, and more! To the metals… Fight


Watch SEBASTIAN BACH Sing Along To RATT’s ‚Sweet Cheater‘

Sebastian Bach has uploaded a video of him singing along to the RATT song „Sweet Cheater“, which originally appeared on


Maynard James Keenan’s PUSCIFER Streams New Song „The Underwhelming“

Puscifer has announced their first new album in five years Existential Reckoning to be out on October 30. Which isn’t


CARCASS Brings the Riffs in New Song „The Long and Winding Bier Road“

The new Carcass album Torn Arteries was unfortunately delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, though that doesn’t mean 2020


IATT Bring You A Free Blackened Death Metal Gig With Wasteland Sessions

In the current pandemic riddled world, online live gigs are all the rage. Now that bands understand how to do


DEFTONES Drops Heavy New Song „Genesis“

Hey, remember when DJ C-Minus warned us the next Deftones single „Genesis“ would be heavy? Well he was right, and


Watch AMARANTHE’s Music Video For ‚Archangel‘

Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE will release its new album „Manifest“, on October 2 via Nuclear Blast. The official music


WHORES‘ Cover of BLACK SABBATH’s „Cornucopia“ Is Devastating

Whores is one of the many fantastic bands to contribute to Magnetic Eye Records‘ upcoming covers album of Black Sabbath’s


Exclusive Song + Video Premiere: The Modern Age Slavery’s “OXYGen”

The Modern Age Slavery are the most underappreciated metal band in all of Italy, and possibly all of Europe. Their


HJELVIK Feat. Former KVELERTAK Frontman ERLEND HJELVIK: ‚North Tsar‘ Music Video

HJELVIK, the solo project of former KVELERTAK frontman Erlend Hjelvik, will release its debut album, „Welcome To Hel“, on November


OF FEATHER AND BONE Unleashes Crushing New Song „Entropic Self Immolation“

Colorado-based death metal band Of Feather And Bone will release their new record Sulfuric Disintegration on November 13. You can



BRAVE THE COLD, the new project led by longtime NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, has released the music video for



BRAVE THE COLD, the new project led by longtime NAPALM DEATH axeman Mitch Harris, has released the music video for


OZZY OSBOURNE Unveils New Animated Video For ‚Crazy Train‘

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Ozzy Osbourne’s landmark debut album „Blizzard Of Ozz“, fans will be able to celebrate


BENEDICTION Releases Music Video For ‚Stormcrow‘

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have released a music video for their new songle „Stormcrow“. The clip was shot


MÖTLEY CRÜE And PUCK HCKY Team Up For Hockey-Themed Collection

Puck Hcky, the hockey-themed fashion brand has now forged a relationship with rock-metal icons MÖTLEY CRÜE to deliver a new


EVILDEAD Unveils Lyric Video For New Song ‚The Descending‘

EVILDEAD has released the official lyric video for a new song called „The Descending“. The track is taken from the


HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Releases Anthemic New Song ‚Coming Home‘

Los Angeles quintet HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD has dropped a new song titled „Coming Home“. The emotive track showcases a real diversity


SODOM To Release ‚Genesis XIX‘ Album In November; Cover Artwork And Track Listing Unveiled

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release their new album, „Genesis XIX“, on November 27 via SPV/Steamhammer. The LP was


VICIOUS RUMORS Release Music Video For ‚Celebration Decay‘ Title Track

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have released the official music video for the title track of their


DIAMOND HEAD Covers METALLICA’s ‚No Remorse‘ On 40th-Anniversary Re-Recording Of ‚Lightning To The Nations‘

Vital, venerated, and vintage, when DIAMOND HEAD first released „Lightning To The Nations“ forty years ago in 1980, few could


ACCEPT To Release ‚The Undertaker‘ Single Next Month

German/American metallers ACCEPT will release a new single, „The Undertaker“, on October 2 via Nuclear Blast, accompanied by a brilliant


Listen To New CARCASS Song ‚The Long And Winding Bier Road‘

„The Long And Winding Bier Road“, a new song from British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS, can be streamed below. The


THE SMASHING PUMPKINS: ‚Cyr‘ Album Details Revealed

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will release their new double album, „Cyr“, on November 27 via Sumerian Records. The 20-song follow-up to


PUSCIFER Announces ‚Existential Reckoning‘ Album; ‚The Underwhelming‘ Single Now Available

PUSCIFER, the Arizona-born band led by TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan, will release its fourth studio album, „Existential Reckoning“, on


DEFTONES Release Music Video For New Single ‚Genesis‘

DEFTONES have released the official Sebastian Kökow-directed music video for their new song „Genesis“. The track is the second single


TED NUGENT Doesn’t Know Any Racists: ‚Color Doesn’t Matter To Anybody I Know,‘ He Says

In a new interview with Newsradio WOOD 1300 and 106.9 FM, outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent was asked to name


Maynard James Keenan Announces Next Album From PUSCIFER

Maynard James Keenan wasn’t kidding when he said he was hard at work on new Puscifer music. Because the band just


FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Pay Homage Mozart’s Classic Composition „Lacrimosa“

Italian orchestral death metal legends, Fleshgod Apocalypse, have released an outright gem for us today: their interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus


Echoes From Deep November – Fires In The Distance

Metal’s relationship with keyboards hasn’t always been the most amicable: readers of a certain age will doubtless remember numerous bands


5 New Bands That Prove Nü-Metal Is Back

Can you believe that Korn’s self-titled debut album is celebrating it’s 26th birthday in 2020? The album is widely considered


EP Review: IHSAHN Pharos

Earlier this year, black/progressive metal legend Ihsahn released the first of two 2020 EPs, Telemark. Designed as a relatively unpolished


Album Review: PLAGUE YEARS Circle of Darkness

Like so many forms of art, metal is in a consistent state of evolution and development. A multitude of styles


Album Review: SUMAC – May You Be Held

It was more a question of “when” than “if ,“ as far as Sumac’s ongoing love affair with Japanese experimentalist


Instrumental Doom Harbingers NEÁNDER Embark on a Cinematic Journey with „ATLAS“

German instrumental doom masters Neánder are set to release their sophomore album Eremit Oct. 9 via Through Love Records, and if you’re not


Tonight: Join DevilDriver’s Dez Fafara at the Heavy Metal Happy Hour Livestream!

Our Heavy Metal Happy Hour livestream series continues TONIGHT, September 17 (and every Thursday night) with special guest Dez Fafara


MARILYN MANSON: ‚Now Is The Time For People To Come Together‘

In a recent interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Marilyn Manson spoke about the importance of art as the


METALLICA’s Lars Ulrich Settles The Greatest Drummer of All Time Debate

Over the last few episodes of SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show, there has been a debate about who the greatest drummer



AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY’S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album


Pagan Metal Band VARG Embodies The Siren With „Fara Til Ránar“ Video

German Pagan metal band, VARG, brings us something completely new to the band with „Fara Til Ránar“, the third single


NACHTBLUT Unleashes Merciless New Black Metal Single „Meine Grausamkeit Kennt Keine Grenzen“

Don’t be fooled by the eerie intro, Nachblut’s „Meine Grausamkeit Kennt Keine Grenzen“ (German for „My Cruelty Knows No Bounds“)


The Ghost Inside Express Regret Over Firing Bassist for Use of the N-Word

This past June, both Bracewar drummer Rashod Jackson and Terror guitarist Martin Stewart accused The Ghost Inside bassist Jim Riley


ASK THE ARTIST: How To Overcome Writer’s Block?

We ask members of Within Temptation, Rivers Of Nihil, Entombed A.D. , Mayhem, Infected Rain, Atreyu, and Benighted about their


SEPULTURA Heads Into Nature for „Guardians of Earth“ Music Video

We’ve been talking so much about all of Sepultura’s fantastic quarantine performances that it’s about time we shifted back to


CLUTCH Writing New Material, Finding It Tough Not To Try New Songs Live

Tons of bands are taking the time during quarantine to work on new material. While Clutch is certainly one of


The Original Endings for Bill & Ted Face the Music Were Totally Different

Not that this should comes as a surprise to anyone, but the following article contains spoilers for Bill & Ted