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Video: Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Flips Out, Calls a Roadie a “Pathetic, Amateur Piece of S***” During Festival Set

Music festivals have a tight schedule. Given how often one act has to go on mere minutes after another one’s


DAVE MUSTAINE Flipped Out On A Roadie Midway Through MEGADETH’s Barcelona Rock Fest Performance

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine did not have the best of times at the Barcelona Rock Fest on July 2. According


MICHAEL JACKSON’S „Billie Jean“ In The Style Of BREAKING BENJAMIN Actually Rocks

YouTuber Anthony Vincent has taken Michael Jackson’s smash hit „Billie Jean“ and rewritten it in the style of Pennsylvania post-grunge outfit Breaking


EIGHTEEN VISIONS Streams Re-Recorded, Tuned Down Version Of 2002 Album Vanity

Eighteen Visions is now streaming their re-recorded version of the 2002 album Vanity. Eighteen Visions notes that the album is


New York Signs New Law Meant To Fight Back Against Hidden Fees And Scalper Bots

A new bill signed into law this week in New York will affect the consumer experience for ticket purchases to


The 25 Underground Metal Bands You Might’ve Missed In June

Looking for something new to listen to? Get acquainted with these tracks from some lesser-known bands that came out in


Happy 4th of July: Here are 12 American-Ass Songs By Non-American Bands

Real talk, America on July 4th is a little like Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day. Sure, both holidays have importantly


An Interview With ORIGIN To Celebrate Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas Turning 20

Origin’s Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas (referred to as III from here on out) turned 20 years old a few weeks ago


GAEREA, BLOODBATH, GRIMA & More Added To The Commute Playlist

No matter if you’re commuting to work an hour away, or commuting from your bed to the home office, we


These Are The 10 Best CHILDREN OF BODOM Deep Cuts

One of Finland’s greatest metal exports, Espoo’s Children of Bodom created a musical legacy that was built upon an instantly


Let BLEED Take You Back To The ’90s With Their Debut EP Somebody’s Closer

Texas four-piece Bleed released their ’90s-inspired debut EP Somebody’s Closer in 2021. The EP got picked up for re-release this


MASTODON’S BRANN DAILOR Says It’s „Silly“ To Give Awards For Art, But He’ll Take A GRAMMY Anyway

It’s generally accepted that industry awards, Halls of Fame, and other mediums of strained and staged appreciation are kind of


Drummer MIKKEY DEE (SCORPIONS, MOTÖRHEAD) Performs The „Highest-Ever Drum Solo“ In The History Of Metal

Tommy Lee needs to heal up his ribs quick, because he’s longer the only drumming stunt man on the scene.



King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, pop star and actress Toyah Willcox, are back with a cover of


CAVE IN Stream Video For Haunting TOWNES VAN ZANDT Cover Off New Tribute LP

Cave In have just released a chilling new promo video for their cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “The Hole,” which


ROBERT TRUJILLO’s Son Provided Additional Guitar For METALLICA’s Stranger Things Appearance

Earlier this week we found out that the solo Joseph Quinn‘s zany metalhead character Eddie Munson was shredding in the


All Hail The Second Coming Of Doom Metal Cat

All hail the return of the one true lord and savior, doom metal cat. Mashup artist and overall talented dude


blink-182’s Travis Barker Recovering From “Severe Life-Threatening Pancreatitis”

Earlier this week, blink-182 drummer Travis Barker was rushed to the hospital, soon after which his daughter Alabama posted a


King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Rammstein’s “Keine Lust”

King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing


BRET MICHAELS To Return To The Stage With POISON Tonight

Poison missed their show on June 30 in Nashville, TN with Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts due to


NILE Parts Ways With Bassist & Vocalist, Holds Auditions For The Position

Nile has parted ways with bassist and vocalist Brad Parris, who played in the band between 2015 and present day.


KIRK HAMMETT Says METALLICA Worked On A New Album Throughout The Pandemic

Kirk Hammett recently tipped the world off ot a potential new Metallica album in an interview with NME, saying he


POLYPHIA’s „Playing God“ On Bass Is Really Impressive

Polyphia’s music is as pleasing to the ear as it is hard as hell to actually perform. Polyphia’s latest single


DOLDRUM Explores The Darkness Of American Folklore Through Haunted Black Metal

Doldrum is described as „Haunted Black Metal rooted in American folklore and the occult,“ which is unarguably dead on the


Hardcore Powerhouse OFF! To Reissue Catalog On Fat Possum Records, New LP In The Works

Punk legend Keith Morris (Black Flag, Circle Jerks) and his current group OFF! are back from hiatus, announcing their entire


Microsoft Is Preserving Music On Glass Slides Under A Mountain In Norway For A Post-Doomsday World

In Svalbard, Norway, the Global Seed Vault, also known as the Doomsday Vault, is located „deep inside [an] arctic mountain location.“


DEICIDE Played A PBS Fundraiser In 1988 And It’s Just Too Weird

When you think PBS, you think Deicide right? Of course not. Who the fuck would think that. Though somehow, the


MAX CAVALERA Names The Two Most Difficult Records He’s Ever Had To Make

Max Cavalera has made quite a few records between Sepultura, Soulfly, and Cavalera Conspiracy. In an interview with Blabbermouth, Cavalera


AUGUST BURNS RED Streams Alternate Re-Recordings Of Two Classic Songs

August Burns Red is now streaming their re-recordings of „White Washed“ from their 2009 album Constellations, and „Composure“ from their


THE CONTORTIONIST Streams Live Version Of „Primal Directive“

The Contortionist is now streaming a live version of their 2010 track „Primal Directive“ filmed during their recent Reimagined tour.


Municipal Waste’s Dave Witte Takes Over Our Beer Metal Playlist with His Favorite Drinking Tracks

MetalSucks and Municipal Waste Present Beer Metal Updated July 2nd, 2022 WOOOOO, JULY 4TH WEEKEND! We here at MetalSucks observe


Axl Sounds Like Herbert from Family Guy, Metal Songs That’ll Make You Cry, and More Tops Stories of the Week

The MetalSucks Playlist – This Week’s Top Tracks, from June 26 to July 2 Is the heat finally liquefying your


Video: Producer ‘Pimps’ Meshuggah’s “Bleed” Into a Symphonic Metal Track

Have you ever listened to Meshuggah and wondered what it would be like if someone, you know, pimped it up?


We Finally Know What Song EDDIE MUNSON Was Playing In Stranger Things

Last month, the Internet began speculating what solo Joseph Quinn‘s zany metalhead character Eddie Munson was shredding in the Stranger


Alice Cooper Says His Current Band Is “the Best I’ve Ever Worked With…[Nita Strauss] Can Shred With the Best of Them”

It’s sort of metal’s worst-kept secret, but Alice Cooper? Nicest fucking guy. Though his onstage persona is that of a


Watch: Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” Is In the Stranger Things Finale

It looks like the creators of Stranger Things took my commentary on metalhead character Billy from Season 2 to heart,


DISTURBED Begins Teasing New Album

Disturbed was filming a new music video around the middle of June, and now it looks like the band is


Black Veil Brides’ Andy Biersack to Narrate Edgar Allan Poe In New Audiobook, Streams “The Tell-Tale Heart” Teaser

There may be no greater American horror author than Edgar Allan Poe (known to many by his goth name, ‘Night


MESHUGGAH’s „Bleed“ As A Symphonic Metal Song Sounds Massive

Producer Misstiq is taking a shot at reimagining Meshuggah’s classic track „Bleed,“ though not in the usual meme-based sort of


JAMEY JASTA Buys Milwaukee Metalfest, Will Bring It Back In 2023

Milwaukee Metalfest originally took place between 1987 and 2004 before going defunct. Now Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta has bought the


MEGADETH’S DAVE MUSTAINE Calls Out Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks Live: „You’re Being F*cking Lazy“

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine weighed in on what seems to be an ongoing saga: the use of pre-recorded tracks during live


PUSCIFER Streams A PERFECT CIRCLE Remixes Of Two Songs

Puscifer is now streaming two remixes of their tracks „Bullet Train To Iowa“ and „The Underwhelming.“ The new mixes come


Mastodon’ Brann Dailor Thinks Music Awards Are “A Popularity Contest…But Hey, I’ll Take a Grammy, That’s Cool”

It’s pretty widely accepted by the metal community that accolades and awards are bullshit, even if they’re useful. On the


Sh*t That Comes Out Today – July 1, 2022

Ho boy, it’s exactly halfway through the year! That’s terrifying. Here’s some new music to counter your existential dread… Municipal


Watch LIMP BIZKIT Play A Record Store Parking Lot In 1997

Limp Bizkit released their debut album Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$ on July 1, 1997. The band would begin touring in


Former GHOUL & IMPALED Guitarist ANDREW LABARRE Has Died At 43

Former Ghoul and Impaled guitarist Andrew LaBarre has passed away at 43 years old due to Lou Gehrig’s disease (also


BAD WOLVES Streams Funkier New Single „The Body“

Bad Wolves is back with a new single and it’s a little funkier than you might think. „The Body“ brings



There is something a little different brewing out of Arkansas. Something fuzzy, heavy, and post hardcore but with a different


KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Is Demoing An Energetic, Live-Sounding New Record

Killswitch Engage is working on the follow-up to their 2019 record Atonement. In an interview with Heavy, Killswitch Engage vocalist


DEMON HUNTER Recruits EVERGREY’s Vocalist For New Single „Silence The World“

Demon Hunter is now streaming their new single „Silence The World“ from the coming record Exile. The single features Evergrey


Surprise! BLEEDING THROUGH Releases New Rage EP

Bleeding Through recently released their first new single in four years „Rage.“ Now the band is streaming an entire new



This week’s new heavy metal releases include that one jamband I always write about, throw back metal from some OG’s,


BRET MICHAELS Hospitalized, POISON Misses Last Night’s Show

Poison unfortunately missed their show last night in Nashville, TN with Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts due to


Former Impaled Guitarist Andrew LaBarre Dead at 43

Sad news for the metal world today, as Andrew LaBarre, former guitarist for Oakland gore metallers Impaled, has died. He


Demon Hunter Drop Melancholy New Single “Silence the World” Featuring Evergrey’s Tom Englund

In early June, Christian metalcore act Demon Hunter dropped the single “Freedom Is Dead,” the first from their upcoming new


NORTHLESS Unleash New Sludgy Cold Misery On „Forbidden World Of Light“

Milwaukee, WI’s Northless began in 2007 and has since punched out heavy, melancholy soaked doom/sludge in the vein of bands


Poison’s Bret Michaels Hospitalized, Band Cancel Tonight’s Set In Nashville

Man, the current Stadium Tour featuring Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett feels somewhat ill-fated. After multiple reschedulings,


FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Announces Additional Headlining Shows

Fit For An Autopsy has announced a handful of headlining dates surrounding their tours with In Flames and Lamb Of


Watch METALLICA Play „Metal Militia“ For The First Time Since 2016

Metallica played at Pinkpop in Landgraaf, Netherlands on June 17 and kicked off their encore with a performance of „Metal


METALLICA Played „Metal Militia“ For The First Time Since 2016

Metallica played at Pinkpop in Landgraaf, Netherlands on June 17 and kicked off their encore with a performance of „Metal



MMXX is the new band featuring Andrea Chiodetti (ex-The Foreshadowing) on guitars and keys, Jesse Haff on drums (Daylight Dies,


Album Review: HUSH The Pornography of Ruin

Like many bands in the metal genre, New York’s Hush have preferred to explore darkness in a more roundabout way.


Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta Is Bringing Back Milwaukee Metalfest in 2023

Way back in the dark era that occurred around the turn of the millennium, Milwaukee Metalfest was one of THE


Hells Angels Founder Sonny Barger Dead at 83

Sad news for the biker community today, as Sonny Barger, founder of the notorious Oakland chapter of the Hells Angels,


DEE SNIDER’s 1985 Fight Against The PMRC Is Getting Its Own Comic Book

The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was a committee formed in 1985 with the goal of forcing the Recording Industry



Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta is working on his new Jasta record featuring a handful of thrash legends. Among the lineup


DESTRAGE Announces European & U.K. Tour

Destrage recently announced their first new record in three years SO MUCH. too much due out September 16 via Periphery’s


10 Metal Things You Might Not Know About Puerto Rico, by San Juan’s Moths

Listen to Moths‘ riveting new album Space Force, and one might assume the progressive stoner-death band call Brooklyn or Portland


FALLUJAH & PSYCROPTIC Announce North American Tour

Fallujah, Psycroptic, Interloper, and Cognitive will hit the road across North America beginning this September. „This Fall, Fallujah will return


Spotify Will Create Your Stranger Things ‘Upside Down Playlist’ to Find Songs That’ll Save You From Vecna

For those of you who haven’t watched it, or haven’t been on the Internet in the past year, the new


GHOST’s TOBIAS FORGE Names The Things He Thinks Metal Is Missing In 2022

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge recently sat down with Metal Hammer for a variety of fan-submitted questions. One fan asked Forge


Watch This Killer Performance From PORCUPINE TREE Live At AIR Studios

We imagine this weekend must have felt like Christmas in June for fans of British prog-metal colossus Porcupine Tree. The


GENE SIMMONS Says ACE FREHLEY and PETER CRISS Aren’t In Good Enough Shape To Play A Complete KISS Show

Last week, we reported that Kiss manager Doc McGhee believes that founding members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss should be



Rising British metal heavyweights Conjurer were faced with an unenviable choice at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, albeit one


AVANTASIA Drops Polished New Single, „The Wicked Rule The Night,“ New Album Arrives In October

Edguy’s Tobias Sammet and his group Avantasia project will be releasing their ninth album, A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower


Watch Deicide Play a PBS Fundraiser in 1988

We all had to start somewhere, especially those of us who have given our souls to Satan (I mean, usually


Poll: Which Band in the New Wave of Death Metal Is Your Favorite?

Right now, as a music journalist, all I hear about is death metal. What was once seen as extreme metal’s


Watch SYSTEM OF A DOWN Tear It Up In St. Louis At This 1998 Show

System Of A Down released their debut self-titled album 24 years ago today. To celebrate, we’re throwing it back to


Watch: Here’s Kevin Bacon Dancing In an Immolation Shirt

You’d be surprised who’s a metalhead. We like to think of the genre as inky and impenetrable to the outside


DAVE MUSTAINE On Re-Recording New Album’s Bass Parts: „All I Wanted To Do Was Just Move On“

Megadeth’s new album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! originally featured bassist David Ellefson up until he was fired



After two years of being their live fill-in guitarist, Nick Cordle has joined Omnium Gatherum. You might know Cordle from


Canadian Radio Station Plays RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE On Loop For About 24 Hours After Two DJs Are Laid Off

Vancouver’s KISS-FM radio station 104.9 laid off two DJs, Sonia Sidhu and Kevin Lim, on June 29 and the rest


A Pop Radio Station Has Played RATM’s “Killing In The Name” for 24 Hours Straight to Protest Layoffs

Anyone here a fan of 1994 heavy metal comedy Airheads? Well, in the movie, hard rock radio station Rebel Radio


GHAST’s New Single „Lawless“ Has Blackened Grooves For Days

Ghast is now streaming their blackened, groovy new single „Lawless.“ The single moves at a breakneck pace between blasting fury


KRISIUN, HULDER, MORIBUND DAWN & More Among Gimme Metal’s Top Tracks of the Week

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


Watch This Death Metal Choir Perform „O Fortuna“ On America’s Got Talent

The Dremeka Choir took the crowd by surprise on last night’s episode of American’s Got Talent with an all-growled version


Watch: “Death Metal Choir” Freaks Out America’s Got Talent Judges with Britney Spears Cover

It seems like America’s Got Talent are going hard on the whole, ‘Look how much death metal freaks out your


Italian Zombie-Metallers Fulci Announce East Coast U.S. Tour

If you’re not a fan of Fulci, you better get into ’em, dude. The Italian three-piece make creepy-crawly death metal


TENACIOUS D Is Working On A New Album

Tenacious D is working on the follow-up to their 2018 album Post-Apocalypto. In an interview with Carlota of Audacy Check


Ted Nugent Thinks “Abortion Should Be Safe, Legal, and Rare,” Says Green Day Frontman Has “Lost His Soul”

For those of you who don’t remember, Ted Nugent is a transphobe who thinks schools should be guarded by “commandos.”


This Shortened Version Of METALLICA’s St. Anger Is Pretty Clever

The very innovative YouTuber Music Dungeon has reimagined Metallica’s other very divisive album, St. Anger—snipping a near 25 minutes off


GAEREA Stays Blackened With New Single „Salve,“ Announces New Album

Gaerea is back with a pummeling new single „Salve“ and a new record Mirage due out September 23. The band


EP Review: HULDER The Eternal Fanfare

In a metal world dominated by niche scenes and a slowly eroding core of legacy acts, a band like Hulder


DANNY ELFMAN Announces Remix Album Featuring TRENT REZNOR, HEALTH & More

Danny Elfman has announced his new album Bigger. Messier. for August 12. Bigger. Messier features remixed and reimagined versions of


14 Bands Your Older Sibling Got You Into

Heavy music will always be generational. Because it’s a culture that’s survived primarily due to word-of-mouth promotion and unkillable curiosity,


Tommy Lee Played His First Full Set of Mötley Crüe’s Reunion Tour Last Night

Right now, Mötley Crüe‘s big reunion tour, the Stadium Tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, is well underway.


Here’s Actor KEVIN BACON Doing Footloose Choreography In An IMMOLATION Shirt

Kevin Bacon being into metal isn’t exactly shocking. His son Travis Bacon plays in bands like Contracult Collective, Black Anvil,


Bloodbath Announce New Album, Release First Single Via Gloriously Trashy Video

At times when it feels like the world is being boiled by God on the stove of Hell in a


Choice Cuts: UNDEATH Vocalist Examines The Madness Of INTESTINE BAALISM’s An Anatomy Of The Beast

Considering that this is the first installment of whatever this column is going to end up being, I’d like to


BLOODBATH Streams „Zombie Inferno,“ Announces New Album Feat. NAPALM DEATH & GORGUTS Members

It’s time for a new Bloodbath song to rise from the murky depths and fuck your day up big time.


MISS MAY I Streams Frantic New Single „Earth Shaker“

Miss May I is now streaming their new single „Earth Shaker“ alongside a brand new visualizer. The single is off


Judas Priest, Jinjer, and More Drop Off Aftershock Fest 2022; Danzig, In Flames, Prong Replace Them

If you were planning on catching Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine, Jinjer, Nita Strauss, or If I Die First


KREATOR’s MILLE PETROZZA Isn’t A Fan Of Bands Making Albums Just To Tour: „It Should Be A Piece Of Art“

Kreator’s Mille Petrozza is not a fan of bands making records simply to justify touring. In a recent interview with


Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Decries Overturn of Roe v. Wade: “We Will Fight Back. We Will Not Be Quiet. We Will Not Behave.”

Last week, the Supreme Court officially voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark court case which protects a woman’s


Iggor Cavalera Thinks His Recent Tour With Max Is The Only Sepultura Reunion Anyone Needs

Earlier this year, Max and Iggor Cavalera, the fraternal duo who helped found legendary Brazilian metal act Sepultura, hit the


IGOR CAVALERA On A SEPULTURA Reunion: „It Would Be Amazing“

Sepultura split with frontman Max Cavalera in 1996, and then with drummer Igor Cavalera about a decade later in 2006.


BRUTUS Streams New Single „Dust,“ Announces U.K. Tour

Brutus has returned to us all with a new single called „Dust“ and a U.K. tour for this November. The


blink-182’s Travis Barker Rushed to Hospital, Daughter Asks for Fans’ Prayers

Scary news for the punk and rock communities, as blink-182 drummer Travis Barker was hospitalized yesterday for undisclosed reasons. According


Municipal Waste’s Tony Foresta on The MetalSucks Podcast #444

This week, Municipal Waste frontman Tony Foresta is back on the show! We discuss the concept of ‘Municipal High’ that


JUDAS PRIEST, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, JINJER & More Drop Off Aftershock Festival 2022

Judas Priest, Bullet For My Valentine, Jinjer, If I Die First, and Nita Strauss have all unfortunately dropped off Aftershock



King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, pop star and actress Toyah Willcox, have been doing their Sunday Lunch


The Original ALICE COOPER BAND’s 2015 Reunion Will Be Released As Live Set

The reunion of the original Alice Cooper Group from 2015 will be released on September 30 as part of a


Moshu Picchu: 15 Peruvian Metal Bands You Need to Know

With one of the longest histories of any civilized country, there is a lot to both unpack and be inspired


PRIMUS Cancels European Tour Due To „Unavoidable Logistical Challenges“

Primus has unfortunately had to cancel their fall European and U.K. tour due to what they’re calling „unavoidable logistical challenges.“


THE LOCUST Launches Shirt To Benefit GABE SERBIAN’s Family

Gabe Serbian sadly passed away at 44 years old this April. You likely know Serbian as the drummer for The


Finally: Fripp and Toyah Are Going on Tour

For weeks and weeks now, we’ve been chronicling the racy, insane cover songs posted to YouTube by King Crimson guitarist


The Locust Release Gabe Serbian Tribute Shirt to Benefit Late Drummer’s Family

Last month, we were heartbroken to learn that Gabe Serbian, drummer for noise rock act The Locust, had died at


KERRY KING Explains Why His Time In MEGADETH Was Short-Lived

In a recently resurfaced interview with Loudwire, Slayer’s Kerry King talked about his brief tenure as a guitarist in Megadeth


OBSIDIOUS (Ex-OBSCURA) Streams Spanish Language Version Of „Sense Of Lust“

Obsidious is the new band featuring ex-Obscura members guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer, and drummer Sebastian Lanser alongside vocalist



Danish metal maestros Volbeat will be heading out on tour with Skindred this fall through Europe and the UK, with


Photos: Puscifer in Austin, Texas, June 15, 2022

Earlier this month, the inimitable Maynard James Keenan stretched his fourth leg in the Lone Star State. Alien-sympathizing weirdos Puscifer


Jackass Star Bam Margera Returning to Rehab After Bailing on Treatment and Intervention from His Parents

Last month, we congratulated skate icon and Jackass star Bam Margera on completing one year of drug and alcohol treatment.


RAMMSTEIN Played So Loud In The U.K. That People Heard It 11 Miles Away

Rammstein shows aren’t exactly what you’d call tame – there’s fire, there’s an entire structure behind the band, and everything


KISS Thank Austrian Fans By Displaying the Australian Flag

Right now, KISS are on a European leg of their farewell tour, and have been dealing with a few snafus


BRIDGE CITY SINNERS Drops Fölked-Up Cover of MOTÖRHEAD’s „Go To Hell“

If you were rolling around Portland, Oregon a way back, you might have caught Bridge City Sinners vocalist Libby Lux


EXHUMED Reissues „Abort The Court“ Shirt To Benefit Women’s Reproductive Rights Organization

Exhumed is re-releasing their Abort The Court shirt, with all proceeds being donated to the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project


Album Review: CONJURER Pathós

Even after signing with Nuclear Blast, Conjurer remains underrated relative to their immense talent. It’s been four years since the


Exhumed Re-Release ‘Abort The Court’ Shirt With All Sales Benefiting Reproductive Rights Protection

If you’ve heard the phrase ‘Abort the Court’ going around lately in response to the Supreme Court’s recent overturning of


KISS Thanks Austrian Fans With Photo Of The Australian Flag

When you’re in a touring band playing across the world, mistakes are bound to happen. You might thank the wrong


Zeal & Ardor Announce North American Tour with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant

Last we wrote about genre-bending black metallers Zeal & Ardor was when we checked out frontman Manuel Gagneux’s yacht-rock side-project



Porcupine Tree released their first new record in 13 years Closure/Continuation last Friday and will soon hit the road for


NEBULA Streams Sunbaked New Single „The Four Horseman“

Nebula is now streaming their cosmic, sunbaked new single „The Four Horseman.“ In true Nebula fashion, the song is equal


Ozzy Installs Bat Conservation Boxes at UK Home, Bats Understandably Cautious

There are many things for which heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne is known, but one of the major ones is


BAM MARGERA Found, Headed Back To Rehab

Bam Margera has fortunately been found after being reported missing on Saturday, and is headed back to rehab. According to


STEEL PANTHER, HO99O9, MUSHROOMHEAD & More Set To Rock Gathering Of The Juggalos 2022

The 22nd annual Gathering of The Juggalos festival is set for August 3 to 6 at Legend Valley in Thornville,


MATT HEAFY Streams Acoustic Cover Of DEPECHE MODE’s „Sweetest Perfection“

Matt Heafy (Trivium, Ibaraki) is now streaming his acoustic cover of Depeche Mode’s 1990 track „Sweetest Perfection“ from the Violator


Destrage Drop Frantic New Single “Everything Sucks and I Think I Am a Big Part of It”

Last week, we reported that Italian metal weirdos Destrage had just signed to Periphery’s 3DOT Recordings, and were preparing their


Tommy Lee’s Wife Reveals How He Broke His Ribs

Ever since Mötley Crüe‘s troublesome first set of their Stadium Tour, everyone’s been wondering how Tommy Lee broke the four


We Finally Know How TOMMY LEE Broke His Ribs

The Mötley Crüe stadium tour kicked off with the revelation that drummer Tommy Lee had broken four ribs. Lee is


Photos: Cannibal Corpse, Nuclear Assault, The Red Chord, Full of Hell, Sanguisugabogg, Deathevokation at Decibel‘s Metal & Beer Fest Day 2

The kick-off for the concluding night of Decibel’s Metal & Beer Festival has a line outside spanning about 400 heads



Zeal & Ardor will hit the road this September with Sylvaine and Imperial Triumphant as openers. The tour leads up


MIKE PATTON’s Cover Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme Song Is All You Need Today

Back in March of 2021, it was reported that Faith No More and Mr. Bungle vocalist Mike Patton did a remake


ROB ZOMBIE Streams NSFW Animated Video For „Shake Your Ass-Smoke Your Grass“

Rob Zombie is now streaming his new music video for „Shake Your Ass-Smoke Your Grass,“ animated by Balazs Grof. In


DANCE GAVIN DANCE Recruits Ex-Vocalist & VEIL OF MAYA Guitarist For Upcoming Tour

Dance Gavin Dance recently announced vocalist Tilian Pearson would be stepping away from the band (for a currently-unknown period of


SOILWORK Made Some Grill-Themed Stabbing The Drama Merch For Summer

Soilwork is ready for summer all thanks to their new Grilling The Drama line of barbecue merch. The line is


11 Metal Songs That’ll Make You Cry

While they play at being super tough and desensitized all the time, we all know deep down that metalheads are


Video: Axl Rose Sounds Like Family Guy‘s Herbert During Awful Festival Performance

We’ll always love Axl Rose, even though we give him a monumental amount of shit. However, during Guns N’ Roses‘s


TOOL Announces Regular Version Of Fear Inoculum Vinyl

Tool originally sold their personal allotment of signed Fear Inoculum vinyl box sets on tour for a whopping $810 each.


SEVENDUST Has Completed Writing „Magical“ New Album, Eyeing 2023 Release

Hard rock mainstays Sevendust have completed writing their remarkable fourteenth studio release, with plans to release the follow up to


CRYPTOPSY Is Recording New Music

Cryptopsy is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to their 2018 EP The Book of Suffering – Tome II


Album Review: MUNICIPAL WASTE Electrified Brain

Thrash metal emerged in the early to mid-’80s in the Bay Area and Europe, quickly spreading across the globe. In


Rob Zombie Drops Ultra-NSFW Animated Video for “Shake Your Ass – Smoke Your Grass”

Last year, shock rocker Rob Zombie dropped his latest album The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy, which saw him


Here’s A Deathcore Song About How Much Gas Prices Suck

Putting gas in your car these days requires either a second job or a second mortgage on your house. Lee



Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills, and Crown The Empire will team up this summer for the


10 Years Later, Randy Blythe’s Arrest and Trial Have Changed How Metal Views Concerts, Fandom, and Itself

When news came out on June 27th, 2012, that Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe had been arrested for Manslaughter


Ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE Guitarist PAT O‘ BRIEN Will Join EXHORDER For More Festival Dates

Exhorder parted ways with guitarist Marzi Montazeri earlier this year, and had former Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien filling in



Two Minutes To Late Night is continuing their Hardcore Summer series with a cover of Converge’s „The Broken Vow.“ The


Def Leppard Make Beauty Products and Scented Candles Now

Back in the day, bands like Def Leppard were called girly for allegedly wearing ladies’ make-up during photoshoots and on


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There’s a scene in Phil Tippet’s epic stop-motion movie Mad God where main character The Assassin is thrown into a


OZZY OSBOURNE On TONY IOMMI’s Contributions To His New Album: „I Only Wish We Had These Songs For BLACK SABBATH’s 13 Album“

Ozzy Osbourne announced his new album Patient Number 9 last week alongside a stream of the title track. Patient Number


VOMIT FORTH Will Wreck You With Their New Single „Carnivorous Incantation“

Vomit Forth is now streaming their new single „Carnivorous Incantation“ off their coming Century Media debut Seething Malevolence, due out


MEGADETH, DESTRAGE, CARNATION & More Added To The Commute Playlist

No matter if you’re commuting to work an hour away, or commuting from your bed to the home office, we


Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine: “I’ll Forgive [David Ellefson] a Thousand Times…I Just Won’t Play Music With Him Anymore”

Last year, bassist David Ellefson was fired from thrash legends Megadeth due to a sex scandal emerging online. A series


MAMMOTHOR Streams Straightforward New Single „Bury The Motive“

Boston rock group Mammothor is now streaming their straightforward new single „Bury The Motive.“ If you’re looking for rock riffs



Breaking In A Sequence is now the band formerly known as the one that features ex-Korn drummer David Silveria. In


BAM MARGERA Reported Missing For A Second Time

Bam Margera has unfortunately been reported missing for a second time this month from the Lifeskills South Florida rehabilitation facility.


16 Powerful Metal Songs About Struggling With Addiction

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GHOST’s TOBIAS FORGE Doesn’t Use Social Media, Says It’s Dangerous

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Ghost’s Tobias Forge explained that he’s not a big fan of social media,


DEVIN TOWNSEND Would Totally Work With STEVE VAI Again

Devin Townsend provided vocals on Steve Vai’s classic 1993 album Sex & Religion, and reconnected with Vai for the first


ALICE COOPER Offers Wholesome Advice On Being A Successful Touring Artist

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What Would METALLICA’s „Harvester of Sorrow“ Sound Like If It Was On The Black Album?

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Watch WINDHAND’s Completely Crushing Levitation Sessions Performance

Back in November, Richmond, Virigina’s servants of sludge Windhand live streamed a set for the Levitation Sessions series, and now that


BATUSHKA Announces North American Tour With HATE & HIDEOUS DIVINITY

Batushka will hit the road this September and October with Hate and Hideous Divinity in North America. The tour will


COHEED & CAMBRIA To Donate Oklahoma Ticket Sales To The Center For Reproductive Rights

Coheed & Cambria has announced they’re donating all ticket sales for their Oklahoma City show, with a minimum of $25,000,


King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Foo Fighters’ “All My Life”

King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing


These Are The 10 Best CAVE IN Deep Cuts

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DAVE MUSTAINE On DAVID ELLEFSON: „I’ll Forgive Him A Thousand Times. I Just Won’t Play Music With Him“

In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Dave Mustaine opens up about the dismissal of long-time Megadeth bassist, David Ellefson.


DESTRAGE Remains Weird With New Single „Everything Sucks And I Think I Am A Big Part Of It“

I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a Destrage single and didn’t think „what the hell is going on?“ at least


Album Review: DARKANE Inhuman Spirits

It’s felt like it’s been a couple hundred years since a gaggle of worryingly tall and blindingly blonde Swedes first


STEEL PANTHER Vocalist Joins THE DARKNESS On Stage For „I Believe In A Thing Called Love“

Steel Panther vocalist Michael Starr joined The Darkness on stage at Hellfest to help the band perform their classic „I


THE MARS VOLTA Further Expands Their Reunion Tour

The Mars Volta recently returned the world after 10 years with a new single „Blacklight Shine“ and a reunion tour.


METALLICA Donates 130,000 Euros To German Flood Disaster Victims

Western Germany was unfortunately battered with heavy rains over the course of 48 hours in July 2021. The rains led


UK Retro Rock Band PSYCHLONA Bring Heavy Desert Rock Grooves in New Single „1975“

The new single from UK band Psychlona conjures up the grooves of the 70s for their latest single „1975“ on


RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Donates $475,000 To Reproductive Rights Organizations After Roe V. Wade Repeal

The Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade on June 24. The ruling protected the right to



Rolo Tomassi will be heading out on a 13-date trek through the East Coast, and they’ll be taking Cryptodira and


Ghost Cut Hellfest Set Short, Jen Majura Recalls Getting Fired From Evanescence, and More Top Stories of the Week

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Man, Skin Ticket Go Hard as F***

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Album Review: GREG PUCIATO Mirrorcell

Greg Puciato continues to show us how he’s more than just the singer from The Dillinger Escape Plan. I mean,


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JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD Has His Own Funko! Pop Figurine

Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford is getting his own Funko! Pop figurine. So if you’ve ever wanted the Metal God


POWERMAN 5000 Vocalist SPIDER ONE To Make Directorial Debut With Horror Film Allegoria

Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One’s forthcoming horror film Allegoria will be available digitally on August 2 and will also be available on


Ozzy Osbourne Announces New Album, Drops First Single Via Awesome Animated Music Video

Earlier this week, we reported that metal’s Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne would be dropping a new single today via


KATE BUSH Is Popular Again, Which Means We Need To Revisit SERGEANT THUNDERHOOF’s „Cloudbusting“ Cover

Kate Bush is experiencing a resurgence in popularity thanks to Stranger Things 4 using her song „Running Up That Hill.“


KING’S X Announce First New Album In 14 Years, Streams „Let It Rain“

King’s X is back for the first time in 14 years with a brand new record Three Sides of One


Leeds’ Hundred Year Old Man Sound Like the Spiritual Ache of Their Namesake

A great band name only gets you so far, but it certainly gets you in the door. There’s nothing more


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It’s my birthday today, meaning there are about 17 minutes left before I get so high I’m unable to type


ANTHRAX Streams „The Devil You Know“ From Coming Live Album

Anthrax played their 40th anniversary livestream show in mid-July 2021 at the Los Angeles, CA soundstage/studio The Den. Anthrax has


This Fire Burns: Talking Conservation With The Creators Of FIRE IN THE MOUNTAINS, One Of America’s Most Unique Metal Fests

The mountains glow red with the fires of metal! Wyoming’s Fire In The Mountains festival has grown from word-of-mouth gem


Worn Out’s Filthy, Excitable Hardcore Cannot Be Ignored

The first we heard of Cork’s Worn Out was on St. Patrick’s Day, when we asked our Twitter users to


SPIRIT ADRIFT Streams Doomed New Single „Mass Formation Psychosis“

Spirit Adrift will release their new record 20 Centuries Gone on August 19. 20 Centuries Gone features two original songs,



Evanescence‘s Amy Lee and Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart recently teamed up for a cover of the Everly Brothers classic, „Love


You Don’t Have to Be Wasted to Enjoy Leather Lung’s Dive-Bar Devil Rock, But It Certainly Helps

There’s a chicken-and-egg issue when it comes to loving metal and getting fucked up. An idea that’s being constantly promoted


Heartsick’s Dark Nu-Core Is Delightfully Unpredictable

At this point, being a band influenced by the nu-metal era comes with a list of must-hit qualities (you know,


L.A. GUNS Guitarist TRACII GUNS Played A Recent Show From The Bathroom

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Three Living Things-Era LINKIN PARK Singles Certified Gold & Platinum By The RIAA

The legacy of Linkin Park lives on, as the group just secured additional certifications from the Recording Industry Association of


Check Out the Ritualistic Drone Of HEILUNG’s New Single „Anoana“

Experimental folk group Heilung has announced a brand new album entitled Drif, which will be available on August 19 from


Former Cradle of Filth Vocalist/Keyboardist Lindsay Schoolcraft Has Built a Cult Following With Her Heartfelt Goth Metal

Back in February of 2020, Canadian multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Schoolcraft announced that she was parting ways with symphonic black metallers Cradle


By The Sound of It, The Hallowed Catharsis Have Too Many Limbs

Death metal will always pride itself on filling up the space around it, especially in its most technical incarnations. The


OZZY OSBOURNE Announces New Album Patient Number 9, Streams Title Track

Ozzy Osbourne has announced his new album Patient Number 9 for September 9, and is now streaming the title track



This week’s new heavy metal releases include the return of the saddest boys in prog, a sludge/synthwave cocktail, melodic thrash,


WOYOTE Cruises Along In New Single „Atlas Shrugged“

My initial instinct is to call Woyote a metal version of The Police with rock radio sensibilities. I’m not sure


Charlatan Are Making a Freakish, Catchy-As-Hell Racket In Salt Lake City

It’s funny when people are surprised to discover that Utah has spawned some of the gnarliest metal and hardcore bands


As Promised, Today We’re Showcasing Underground Bands Picked By You

We get a lot of the same complaints over and over again here at MetalSucks. Plenty of them are about


Photos: PUSCIFER Got Weird In Texas

Puscifer mixes Johnny Mnemonic with Men In Black during their stop in Austin, TX. Complete with Secret Agents that appeared


Trailer: Powerman 5000 Frontman Spider One Directed a Horror Movie

It’s easy to think of Powerman 5000 frontman Spider One as simply following in the footsteps of his big brother


Photos: Candlemass, Wolves In The Throne Room, Voivod, Soul Glo, Derketa, Craven Idol, The Silver at Decibel‘s Metal & Beer Fest Day 1

For more of Drew Nesbitt’s photography, check out his Instagram. It’s the first true night of the fest, and anticipation for


THE MARS VOLTA Adds More Dates To Their Reunion Tour

The Mars Volta recently returned the world after 10 years with a new single „Blacklight Shine“ and a reunion tour.


MÖTLEY CRÜE’s TOMMY LEE Threw Ribs Into The Crowd To Remind Everyone He Broke His Ribs

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee had some fun with the crowd at at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. last night.


This Restaurant’s List Of Banned Music Includes Death Metal Bands That Sell Skate Decks, All CHRIS BARNES & More

If you’re headed to the Baldwin Street Grille in Madison, WI, you better watch what you play. Well, unless you


INSANE CLOWN POSSE’s VIOLENT J Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Insane Clown Posse is one of those very not-metal bands that will always hold a place within the metal world.


Video: Nik Nocturnal (The Internet) Answers 3 Insane Questions for MetalSucks

If we’re being honest, our 3 Insane Questions series is some real Internet-ass bullshit. Our mission, to ask important figures


DAVE MUSTAINE On MEGADETH’s New Album: „I Still Have A Couple Of Bands In My Crosshairs That I’m Going After“

Megadeth announced their new album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! this morning alongside a rager of a new


QUEENSRŸCHE Streams „In Extremis,“ Announces New Album Digital Noise Alliance

Queensrÿche will release their new record Digital Noise Alliance on October 7 and is now streaming the debut single „In


S***, I Forgot to Get Danzig a Birthday Present, AGAIN

Dude, what’s today’s date? June 23rd, right? Man, I don’t know, I just feel like there’s something I’m forgetting. Let’s



Watch as Frank Godla sits down with Scott Ian and Pearl Aday of the supergroup Motor Sister, alongside their son


The 10 Real Reasons My Erotic Novel About Gojira Got Rejected By Random House

As we all know, French groove metal geniuses Gojira have always been armed with three powerful tools: incredible songwriting skills,


Watch This Drumming Grandma Totally Nail SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s „Chop Suey“

Dorothea Taylor originally turned heads when she posted a video of her doing a drum cover of Disturbed‚s „Down With


KISS Manager Thinks ACE FREHLEY & PETER CRISS Should Participate In The Band’s Final Show

Kiss will eventually wind down their End Of The Road tour and play their final-ever show in New York City.


Album Review: BELPHEGOR The Devils

It’s hard to believe that Belphegor is now releasing their twelfth studio record, but here we are. The Devils is


Exclusive Premiere: War Orphan (Ex-Sick Of It All) Are Hardcore Motivational Speakers On “YDI (You Do It)”

You gotta love War Orphan for not wasting any of our precious time. While other bands weigh down their songs


KATATONIA Signs To Napalm Records For „A Brand New Chapter“ Of The Band

Katatonia has signed to Napalm Records for what they’re dubbing the a „new chapter“ of the band. Presumably this means


NILE’s KARL SANDERS Streams New Solo Song „Skull F*ck Ritual (Skull Breach Edition)“

Nile frontman Karl Sanders will release his new solo album Saurian Apocalypse on July 22, and is now streaming the


STEVE-O: Kids Were „Showing Up In Hospitals And Getting Really Hurt“ During Early Days Of Jackass

Jackass superstar Steve-O checked in with Iron Mike Tyson for an episode of Hotboxin‘ with Mike Tyson, and had some


KRISIUN Streams New Single „Sworn Enemies“

Krisiun is now streaming their new single (and furious album opener) „Sworn Enemies“ alongside a lyric video created by Alcides


Poison’s Rikki Rockett Stands Up for Tourmate Tommy Lee: “He’s Taking a Lot of Heat…I Don’t Think He Should”

A few dates into their long-awaited reunion tour, Mötley Crüe have been the subject of much talk and controversy. A


Celebrate TESTAMENT Vocalist CHUCK BILLY’s 60th Birthday With These Five Killer Shows From Each Decade

Testament vocalist Chuck Billy turns 60 years old today, though you’d never know it dude looks great and still brings


OBITUARY Announces Latin American Tour Dates

Obituary has announced a handful of Latin American tour dates happening this September and October. Hopefully these dates are right


Review: Poser Is a Harrowing, Desperate Tale of Wanting to Be Somebody

In Poser, one wonders if protagonist Lennon Gates knows what she’s doing as she slowly takes in, absorbs, and assimilates


BEHEMOTH, GET THE SHOT & More Among Gimme Metal’s Top Tracks of the Week

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


Throw Down With DEAD BY WEDNESDAY’s New Single „Here Comes The Dead“

Dead By Wednesday just released their heavy-as-hell new album Capital Conspiracy, and is streaming the new video for the single


Megadeth Reveal New Album Details, Drop First Single via Cinematic Music Video

Last we heard from the Megadeth camp was the announcement that James LoMenzo would be joining the band as their


MEGADETH Streaming Thrashy-As-Hell New Single „We’ll Be Back,“ Announces New Album For September

It’s finally here! Megadeth is now streaming their new single „We’ll Be Back“ alongside the official announcement of their new


Spiritbox Just Surprise-Released a New Three-Song EP

These days, Spiritbox are one of the bands to beat with their thick, soaring metalcore jams. And now, the band


SPIRITBOX Surprise Releases New EP Rotoscope

Spiritbox is back with three brand new songs, their first since releasing the critically-acclaimed Eternal Blue in September of last


Destrage Sign to Periphery’s 3DOT Recordings, Will Premiere New Single With Amazing Title This Friday

It’s been a hot second since we heard from Italian weirdo-metallers Destrage, though “Purania” remains on steady rotation at the


Heilung Announce New Album, Drop First Single via Eerie Music Video

For those of you unfamiliar with them, Heilung are a European experimental music collective that look like they should make


THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Launches T-Shirt For Funeral Expenses & Charity

The world is still reeling from the sudden and tragic loss of The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad earlier


Photos: Primitive Man, Horrendous, Mortiferum, Jarhead Fertilizer, Collapsed Skull, Berator at the Decibel Metal & Beer Pre-Fest

Watching as organizers bide their time to kill out their inboxes in a tucked away corner, I see the bartenders


EXTOL Might Be Teasing A Comeback

Extol originally existed between 1993 and 2007. The band then reunited in 2012 and released what is currently their final


JON BON JOVI Wanted „Livin‘ On A Prayer“ To Rock A Lot More, Almost Cut It From The Album

Nobody really argues with Desmond Child when he knows he’s got a hit on his hands. And you don’t need



Exodus guitarist Lee Altus will sit out the band’s European tour due to „family concerns.“ Filling in for Altus is


The Black Dahlia Murder Release Official Trevor Strnad Memorial Shirt Benefiting Funeral Expenses and Charity

Last month, we were all dumbstruck to learn that Trevor Strnad, vocalist for Michigan death metallers The Black Dahlia Murder,


Watch This Drummer Bang Out SLIPKNOT’s „Eyeless“ With One Hand

We’re all friends here, so I’m going to be blunt: There is some crazy shit on the internet. Wanna see


Album Review: SAOR Origins

Lying between the otherworldly bliss of Alcest and the Nordic Fables of early Ulver, Scotland’s Saor have spent nine years


11 Songs That Remind Us What a Beast Vinnie Paul Was Behind the Kit

Sometimes, amidst all the party stories and larger-than-life interviews, we lose sight of how great a drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott


OZZY OSBOURNE Begins Teasing A New Single For This Friday

Ozzy Osbourne is teasing a new single „Patient Number 9“ for this Friday, which means we’re also probably getting an


Ozzy to Drop New Single “Patient Number 9” on Friday

Only last week, we were writing about how metal’s Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne was recovering well from surgery. Now,


Exclusive: A Good Rogering Release Creepy Animated Lyric Video for “Hands of the Conqueror”

Back in April, we premiered Systematic Paralysis, the new album by Austin-based alt-metal crew A Good Rogering. Now, the band


LORNA SHORE Streams Crushing New Single „Into The Earth“

Lorna Shore is now streaming their absolutely destructive new single „Into The Earth.“ Which if you’ve ever heard Lorna Shore


WAILIN‘ STORMS‘ Siren Call Of Doomed Rock Howls Over The „Carolina Moon“

There is a storm coming. The skies are bleeding dark gray and the sounds of thunder are slowly roaring in.


THE CONTORTIONIST To Play Two Albums In Full On Upcoming Tour, Confirms New Music

The Contortionist is back! The band has just announced an extensive North American tour where they’ll be playing their debut


THE ARMED Will Release Ultrapop: Live At The Masonic Temple, Shares Video For „An Iteration“

Nearly a year after their live stream event, post-hardcore experimentalists The Armed will release Ultrapop: Live At The Masonic Temple


Lorna Shore’s New Single Sounds Like a Cathedral Being Summoned Out of the F***ing Ground

In the words of disgraced fashion designer Mugatu, Lorna Shore are so hot right now. The New Jersey deathcore crew


JEN MAJURA Details Her Split With EVANESCENCE, Thought It Was A Bad Joke At First

Evanescence announced roughly one month ago that they had parted ways with guitarist Jen Majura, who played with the band


PINEID (THE ZAPPA BAND, DETHKLOK) Streams Chunky New Single „The Tick“

Pineid is the band featuring guitarist Jamie Kime (The Zappa Band, Dr. John), bassist Pete Griffin (Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, Dethklok,


Guitarist Jen Majura Recalls Getting Fired From Evanescence: “I Was Two Weeks from Going Out on the Road Until The End of the Year…”

Last month, it was revealed that Little Rock goth-metal chart-toppers Evanescence had parted ways with guitarist Jen Majura. At the



„One of the coolest things I’ve ever seen at Roadburn,“ echoed words of high praise for the debut – and


PETER IWERS Says There’s No Rivalry Between THE HALO EFFECT & Modern IN FLAMES

The Halo Effect consists entirely of former In Flames members. The band is guitarists Jesper Strömblad and Niclas Engelin, bassist


JOHN LAMACCHIA Streams Downtrodden New Single „Put You Down“

John LaMacchia’s career in music spans everything from Candiria and Spylacopa to his recent, self-titled solo project. LaMacchia just released


We Came As Romans Announce First New Album Since the Death of Vocalist Kyle Pavone in 2018

In August of 2018, the metal and hardcore world were heartbroken to learn that Kyle Pavone, vocalist for Michigan metalcore


WE CAME AS ROMANS Announces First Album In Five Years, Streams „Plagued“

We Came As Romans has announced their first new album in five years, Darkbloom. The album is out on October


JUNGLE ROT Cancels Summer Tour

Jungle Rot has unfortunately cancelled their coming summer tour with Incite. The band stated that they’re not happy with the


SAOR Streams New Album Inspired By The Scottish Highlands

Caledonian blackened folk metal band Saor, the project headed up by Andy Marshall, is now streaming their new record Origins


JINJER & VENDED Added To SLIPKNOT’s European Tour

Slipknot has added Jinjer and Vended to their upcoming European tour. The addition of Jinjer to the tour is particularly


SHADOW ACADEMY Streams Perfectly Progressive New Single „The Other Side“

Shadow Academy is the new duo of Emmy Award-winning record producer and songwriter Jim Roach and Dan Avidan, co-host of


Iron Maiden to Cover Ex-Singer Paul Di’Anno’s Remaining Surgery Expenses

In the past, former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno has not always been very nice to his ex-bandmates. However, the


This New LOCRIAN Track Is A Nightmarish Dystopian Hellscape

Locrian is back for the first time in seven years with a new record called New Catastrophism and a new


GUNS N‘ ROSES Dusted Off A Chinese Democracy Deep Cut In Prague

The most recent leg of Guns N‘ Roses‚ Not In This Lifetime tour has had its fair share of surprises,



In This Moment will hit the road for their Blood 1983 tour this summer and they’re taking Nothing More with


Judas Priest Announce Fall U.S. Tour With Queensryche

You can’t go wrong with a Judas Priest live show. Whether you’re a death metal chud or a blackgaze hipster,


STEEL PANTHER Isn’t Sure They’ll Ever Find A New Bassist

Steel Panther parted ways with original bassist Lexxi Foxx about a year ago. The band has since had numerous live


Album Review: COHEED & CAMBRIA Vaxis – Act II: A Window Of The Waking Mind

Following the release of 2015’s non-conceptual The Color Before the Sun, Coheed & Cambria continued their magnificent Amory Wars saga


Viva la Riff: 10 Killer Metal Bands from Cuba

“I think that heavy metal music in Cuba will always be a style of music with lots of attitude, rebelliousness



Judas Priest has announced another leg of their 50 Heavy Metal Years tour to kick off this October. The tour


Hellfest’s Giant Lemmy Statue Contains His Ashes

Yesterday, we posted about how this year’s Hellfest Open Air festival features a giant metal statue of Motörhead frontman Lemmy


TURNSTILE Announces North American Tour With SNAIL MAIL & JPEGMAFIA

Turnstile has announced a new iteration of their Turnstile Love Connection Tour for this October and November. The upcoming dates


IRON MAIDEN Is Helping Cover Medical Bills Of Ex-Vocalist PAUL DI’ANNO

Former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Di’Anno is currently awaiting three major knee surgeries. Part of Di’Anno’s surgeries will be covered


Kreator’s Mille Petrozza on The MetalSucks Podcast #443

This week, Mille Petrozza of thrash legends Kreator is our guest! We discuss his love of coffee and how Kreator


MIDNIGHT Streams Sleazy Cover Of MOTÖRHEAD’s „Dirty Love“

Originally released in 1980 on Motörhead’s monolithic record, Ace of Spades, „Dirty Love“ was also released as the B-side for


Producer STEVE ALBINI Just Won A Lot Of Money At The World Series of Poker

Producer Steve Albini is a rare bird. At the height of Nirvana‚s popularity, Albini helmed the production of the band’s


MUSE Did A Pretty Good Job Covering SLIPKNOT’s „Duality“ Live

Muse broke out one of their new singles „Will Of The People“ during the Isle Of Wight festival, and then


Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee: “My Heart Is Broken, Along With The Ribs”

It’s been heavily reported that since starting the band’s current reunion tour, Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee has been bowing


11 Jam In The Van Performances You Need To Blast Now That It’s Summer

For those unaware, Jam In The Van is a solar powered mobile recording studio and YouTube Channel that’s been around


Here’s SCOTT IAN & His Son Jamming On SLAYER’s „Criminally Insane“

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and his son (and Honeybee drummer) Revel Young Ian are back with a second Slayer cover,


Machine Head Drop New Single “Unhalløwed”

In April, groove metal legends Machine Head announced their new concept album, Øf Kingdøm and Crøwn, complete with those slashed


The Mars Volta Drop Their First New Song In a Decade

I never really got The Mars Volta, but man, the people who got them got them like cultists get a


DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces Lightwork Release Date, Unveils Cover Art

After discussing it quite a bit on social media, Devin Townsend has officially announced his new album Lightwork for October


MACHINE HEAD Streams New Single „Unhallowed“

Machine Head will release their long-awaited new record Of Kingdom And Crown on August 26. The band is now streaming


Liquid Death Water Roast Nuclear Blast’s New Logo, Apologize to Designer When Their Fans Blame Him

In case you’ve missed it, long-standing metal record label Nuclear Blast recently unveiled a new logo, which features a skull


THE MARS VOLTA Streams First New Single In 10 Years „Blacklight Shine“

After a few days of mysterious teasing and an equally mysterious black cube, The Mars Volta is now streaming their


THE MARS VOLTA Streams First New Single In 10 Years „Blacklight Shine,“ Announces Reunion Tour

After a few days of mysterious teasing and an equally mysterious black cube, The Mars Volta is now streaming their


Tech-Death Tuesday: ACANTHOSIS Preach From The Scriptures Of The Accursed

Greetings tech fiends, it’s that time of the week again. Before we dive into today’s column, here’s the usual weekly


MEGADETH Launches New Website With Snippet Of New Music

Last week Megadeth posted a mysterious photo to their Instagram account with the date of June 23. Of course we


CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces Golden Blood Whiskey

Cannibal Corpse has announced their new whiskey Golden Blood, created in collaboration with the legendary Three Floyds Distillery. Golden Blood


STEEL PANTHER’s Vocalist Dressed As OZZY, Bit The Head Off A Fake Bat At Hellfest

Steel Panther clearly had themselves a blast at Hellfest 2022. Among their usual setlist was a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s


These Are The 10 Best VAN HALEN Deep Cuts

Big call, but Van Halen are America’s finest hard rock band. Formed by Dutch immigrant brothers Alex and Eddie Van


Watch Producer MATT WALLACE Go Behind The Scenes Of FAITH NO MORE’s The Real Thing

There have been many people who have played a role in launching Faith No More into a global sensation throughout


MÖTLEY CRÜE’s TOMMY LEE Doesn’t Have A Cool Story About How He Broke His Ribs

Mötley Crüe recently kicked off their stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett And The Blackhearts. Drummer Tommy Lee is currently


Is Black Metal Just Surf Rock With Distortion?

YouTuber Kevin Balke is here to show you all that maybe black metal is really just surf rock without distortion.


Watch DOWN’s Entire Set From Hellfest 2022

Down recently returned to being an active band thanks to a handful of tour dates around the world. Among them


Album Review: PORCUPINE TREE Closure/Continuation

Last year’s announcement of Closure/Continuation was certainly surprising and exciting, but it was also kind of inevitable. After all, prog/art


ALICE COOPER On Rock Not Being Popular Again: „We’re Back To The Point Of Being Rebels Again“

Alice Cooper isn’t sure that rock not being popular these days is actually a bad thing. In an interview with


Watch Full Sets From HIGH ON FIRE, BARONESS, RED FANG, ELDER & More At Freak Valley

Freak Valley Festival took place in Netphen, Germany between June 15 and 18. The festival featured appearances by High On


Alice Cooper Doesn’t Mind That Rock Isn’t #1 On The Charts: “We’re Back to the Point of Being Rebels Again”

Today, Alice Cooper may be one of hard rock’s old guard, but we should never forget that once upon a


KORN Will Get Together With Bassist FIELDY After Upcoming Tour To Talk

Korn bassist Reginald „Fieldy“ Arvizu originally announced his hiatus from the band back in June 2021 after „falling back on


Check Out The Massive LEMMY Statue At Hellfest This Year

Hellfest originally erected a statue of the late and great Motörhead frontman Lemmy six years ago. Unfortunately statue began to


PRIMUS & RUSH Used To Jam Backstage On Instruments They Didn’t Play While Touring Together In The 90s

In a new interview with Guitar World, Rush’s Alex Lifeson and Primus’s Les Claypool and Larry LaLode sat down for


They Erected a New Giant Lemmy Statue at Hellfest, and It’s Awesome

This year’s Hellfest festival in France features more than 150 bands and a headlining set by Ghost cut short by


Staind’s Aaron Lewis: “Every Teacher That Has Taught a Child Anything to Do With Sexual Orientation Should Be In Jail”

Lately, right-wingers have been focused on the idea that discussing someone’s gender or sexual orientation with a child is an


THE MARS VOLTA Unveils Mystery Black Box In Los Angeles

The Mars Volta recently began teasing something for June 19 through 21 in Los Angeles. Turns out that „something“ is


IN FLAMES, RUSSIAN CIRCLES, CONAN & More Added To The Commute Playlist

No matter if you’re commuting to work an hour away, or commuting from your bed to the home office, we


Sevendust’s Morgan Rose Says The Band Will Call It Eventually: “I Would Be Lying to You If I Told You I Didn’t Know When”

We definitely think of Sevendust as a band who at least feel like they’ve been around forever. The hard-hitting hard


0N0 Transmute Death, Doom, Ambient & Industrial On Unwavering Resonance

Something has been brewing in Bratislava, Slovenia. Since 2005 the trio known as 0N0 has been slowly, meticulously conjuring an


Cult Ritual: Celebrate SARKE With These 15 Awesome Songs

„Make it beautiful. Make it dark.“ Make your evening count with Sarke tonight. Sarke is the incredible Norwegian band that


GHOST Performed „Griftwood“ Live For The First Time, Cut Set Short After TOBIAS FORGE Lost His Voice

Ghost’s set on June 18 at Hellfest proved to be an interesting one. The band played their Impera track „Griftwood“


SEVENDUST Drummer Says The Band Is Discussing Their End Date

Sevendust will turn 30 years old in 2024, though it doesn’t seem like the band will be eyeing up their


Watch: Ghost Cut Hellfest Set Short When Tobias Forge Loses His Voice: “I Cannot Take One Other Song”

Last night, June 18th, occult rockers Ghost took the main stage at France’s Hellfest festival. Unfortunately the band were forced


Happy Father’s Day: Here are 13 Tips for Metal Dads-To-Be

Becoming a parent is one of the more metal experiences you can ever have. One minute, you’re an independent being,


MESHUGGAH’s MÅRTEN HAGSTRÖM Explains The Drunken Origins Of Djent, Why Isolation Was Key To Their Sound

It’s not often that a band spawns an entire sub-genre just by doing what comes to them naturally, or if


MANTAR Is Anything But Bright & Flowery On New Single „Odysseus“

Mantar is now streaming their new single „Odysseus,“ whose sound is much darker than its bright and flowery music video.


JONATHAN DAVIS Explains The Cost Of KORN’s Untouchables, Calls It Their Dark Side Of The Moon

Korn guitarist Brian „Head“ Welch recently revealed he’s not the biggest fan of the band’s 2002 album Untouchables. Now in


Watch JEFF BECERRA Join CAVALERA Brothers On Stage For A POSSESSED Cover

Possessed vocalist Jeff Becerra joined Max and Igor Cavalera on stage during their June 17 show at the Great American



In 2002, Johnny Cash covered Nine Inch Nails‚ 1994 track „Hurt“ for his American IV: The Man Comes Around album.


OCEANS OF SLUMBER Drops New Single & Video For „The Lighthouse“

Southern gothic champions Oceans of Slumber have released a brand new music video for the track „The Lighthouse.“ You can


DRAGONFORCE’s HERMAN LI Thinks KURT COBAIN Is One Of The Greatest Guitarists Ever

YouTuber Anthony Fantano, host of The Needle Drop, was recently chatting with Dragonforce‚s Herman Li—no stranger to the six-string—about what


PSYCROPTIC Release Ferocious New Single „Exitus“

Psycroptic—the death metal maniacs from Down Under—have cranked out another single, “Exitus,” from their forthcoming studio album Divine Council, and


Jonathan Davis Says Korn’s Untouchables Is “Our Dark Side of the Moon“

To this day, Korn‘s Untouchables is looked back on with both reverence and amazement. The album, which dropped 20 years


Kingdom Come and Mötley Crüe Botch Live Sets, 10-Year-Old Slays Spiritbox Cover, and More Top Stories of the Week

The MetalSucks Playlist – This Week’s Top Tracks, from June 12 to June 18 Why did this week feel so long?


Oh Man, Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante Really Messed Up Her Ankle

Right now, Spiritbox are one of the (if not the) fastest-rising metal bands out there. But as anyone knows, heavy


MEGADETH Teasing New Music For Next Week

Yes, after what feels like years of talking about it, the new Megadeth album is about to take shape! The


THE MARS VOLTA Is Teasing Something For This Weekend

It might finally be time for a Mars Volta reunion! Rumors began swirling about three years ago that the band


KIRK HAMMETT On METALLICA’s Next Album: „I Can’t Talk About The New Album“

Kirk Hammett recently participated in NME’s game show-style quiz Does Rock ‚N‘ Roll Kill Braincells?!, where musicians are asked questions


Zeal & Ardor’s Frontman Has a Yacht Rock Side Project

Most of you know Manuel Gagneux as the mind behind Zeal & Ardor, who famously perform harrowing black metal that


FRANK BELLO (ANTHRAX) To Release Debut Solo EP Then I’m Gone This Fall

Anthrax bassist Frank Bello will be releasing his first solo EP, Then I’m Gone, this November via Rare Bird media.


Hush, Child, Danzig Approaches

Quiet. Wait. Do you hear that? Ephraim, close the shutters. Elodie, douse that candle. Quickly, my children, quickly. Come here,


Enterprise Earth Release First Single With New Vocalist Travis Worland

Back in April, vocalist Dan Watson of Washington deathcore act Enterprise Earth stated that he was leaving the band after


Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee and Kingdom Come’s James Kottak Both Cite Broken Ribs as Reason for Performance Issues

Earlier this week, German hard rockers Kingdom Come came under fire from fans and critics for their disastrous performance at


AS I LAY DYING Splits With Drummer JORDAN MANCINO, Says He Ex-Communicated Himself From The Band

As I Lay Dying drummer Jordan Mancino recently announced that he would not be joining the band for their tour


Don’t Hold Your Breath Waiting For A DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Reunion

The Dillinger Escape Plan played their final show at Terminal 5 in New York City on December 29, 2017. The


SOILWORK Streams Clean New Single „Nous Sommes La Guerre“

Soilwork is now streaming their new single „Nous Sommes La Guerre“ alongside a music video directed by Jiří Miškeřík. The


Video: GWAR’s Blöthar Teaches You How to Put On a Condom

While military history and Viking folklore are subjects about which your average metalhead knows a great deal, sex is a



The Porcupine Tree reunion has resulted in a new record called Closure/Continuation and an upcoming series of world tour dates.


MATT HEAFY Recruits ONE DIRECTION’s Live Drummer For New Single „Perpetual Hate“

Matt Heafy (Trivium, Ibaraki) has teamed up with One Direction’s live drummer Josh Devine for a heavy new single „Perpetual


ENTERPRISE EARTH Streams First Single With New Vocalist

Enterprise Earth recently announced Travis Worland (Aethere, Bite//Down, The Willow) as the official replacement for Dan Watson, who left the


Dragonforce’s Herman Li: “Kurt Cobain Was One of the Best Guitar Players In The World”

The party line among a lot of music historians is that grunge killed metal, and in doing so killed exceptional


Sh*t That Comes Out Today – June 17, 2022

Our fat asses are melting under this summer heat, so here are some tunes for sweating your tattoos off. And



Foo Fighters recently announced two tribute shows to the late and great Taylor Hawkins on September 3 at London’s Wembley


KRALLICE Releases New Album Psychagogue

Krallice is having themselves a pretty solid year thus far. The band originally released their new record Crystalline Exhaustion in


KALLIAS Offers Prog Metal Perfection With New Single „The Dark Machine“

Kallias is now streaming their progressive-as-hell new single „The Dark Machine.“ The single covers a ton of ground from Opeth-related


Beavis And Butt-Head Will Also React To YouTube & TikTok Videos Alongside Music Videos

It was recently confirmed that all remastered episodes of Beavis And Butt-Head will feature the duo’s classic commentary on the


VENTED (SINSAENUM, DEVILDRIVER) Grooves Hard On New Single „Requiem For Myself“

Vented is an international supergroup featuring Sean Zatorsky (Sinsaenum, Chimaira), Austin D’Amond (DevilDriver, Bleed The Sky), Gergo Hajer (Omega Diatribe),


THE WEEKLY INJECTION: New Releases From WHITE WARD, ONI & More Out Today 6/17

This week’s new heavy metal releases include avant jazz, saxophone-infused black metal, and other stuff without saxophone if that’s more


Video: Tommy Lee Replaced After Five Songs, Vince Neil Struggles to Sing During Mötley Crüe’s Opening Stadium Tour Set

Tonight saw Mötley Crüe kick off their long-awaited and twice-rescheduled Stadium Tour in Atlanta, Georgia, marking the band’s reunion after


MÖTLEY CRÜE Recruits OZZY’s Drummer Live After TOMMY LEE Breaks Ribs

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee performed the first five songs of the band’s kickoff stadium tour show at Suntrust Park


REVOCATION Begins Teasing New Album Netherheaven

The time for a new Revocation album is nearly upon us! The band has just posted a teaser for their


Tim Sale, Comics Artist Behind Batman: The Long Halloween, Dead at 66

Sad news for the comics and horror world today, as Tim Sale, the artist behind the much-loved Batman graphic novel


Meet Elizabeth, Who Are Like Gruesome But For the First Bathory Record

Something we really appreciate about death metal act Gruesome is that they don’t pussyfoot around their intentions. The band’s MO


Beavis and Butt-Head Starring Odin and Thor: The Bifrost Bridge Convenience Store Incident

This column is part of our continued re-imagining of Beavis and Butt-Head as Viking gods. Don’t get it? Neither do



Zeal & Ardor mastermind Manuel Gagneux has launched his new yacht rock project Soft Captain. The project is now streaming


SIGH, PHOBOPHILIC, CARRION VAEL & More Among Gimme Metal’s Top Tracks Of The Week

Gimme Metal Program Director Brian Turner delivers the week’s top five office buzz-worthy tracks. Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. Carrion Vael


DEE SNIDER Has Landed A Book Deal For His First Novel Frats

Twisted Sister vocalist and heavy metal icon Dee Snider announced on Twitter this week that he has secured a publishing


WORMROT Streaming Grinding New Single „Voiceless Choir“

Wormrot is now streaming their new single „Voiceless Choir“ alongside a music video directed by Leonard Soosay and Michelle Quek.


Some Scumbag Broke Into Cephalic Carnage’s Van In Portland and Stole a Guitar

If there’s a hell, there’s a special place in it for pieces of shit who break into touring artists’ vans


Wormrot Join the “Voiceless Choir” On New Single

Right now, Hiss, the upcoming album by Singaporean grindcore act Wormrot, is gearing up to one of the year’s best


GWAR Countdown The 10 People I’d Like To Kill!

Pustulus Maximus of GWAR discusses the 10 people he’d like to kill the most right now! Follow along as Pustulus



Imperial Circus Dead Decadence might be one of the coolest things I’ve heard in a while. Within the first 90


BRIAN „HEAD“ WELCH Isn’t A Huge Fan Of KORN’s Untouchables Album

Korn’s 2002 album Untouchables is pretty damn popular. The album spawned the hit „Here To Stay,“ has sold over 1.5


Watch: Steel Panther’s Sign Language Interpreter Does “Suck My A***” and Sperm-Shooting Gestures

We appreciate how into metal music a lot of festivals’ sign language interpreters are getting. It allows people who are


Watch DEATH TO ALL Tear Through Classic DEATH Songs In Netherlands

Death To All is currently out on the road in Europe celebrating the music of Death. You can check out


BOSS KELOID Drops Live In The Studio Video For „Hats The Mandrill“

The UK heavy prog outfit Boss Keloid have dropped a thrilling new live in the studio performance of their killer


10 Threats to Metal Rated By How Worried About Them We Should Actually Be

Listen to metal your whole life, and you’ll inevitably hear a lot of lyrics about how people out there are


LACUNA COIL Has Finished Recording A Special Secretive New Music Project

Last weekend at Download festival in the U.K, Lacuna Coil vocalists Andrea Ferro and Cristina Scabbia did an interview with Rock


BILLY HOWERDEL Reveals What A PERFECT CIRCLE Song He’s Most Proud Of Writing

In a new interview with Kerrang!, Billy Howerdel revealed what A Perfect Circle song he’s most proud of writing: „Orestes,“


BAM MARGERA Found After Being Reported Missing Earlier This Week

Bam Margera was reported missing on Monday after leaving a Florida rehab facility. Margera reportedly said he was unhappy with


NORMA JEAN Streams Noisy Single „Call For The Blood,“ Announces New Album

Norma Jean is back with a brand new single „Call For The Blood“ and a new album Deathrattle Sing For


MÖTLEY CRÜE’s NIKKI SIXX On Modern Rock: „I Miss Some Of The Slop“

In a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine, Mötley Crüe bassist and primary songwriter Nikki Sixx bemoaned the current state


RUSSIAN CIRCLES Announces New Album & World Tour, Streams New Single „Conduit“

Russian Circles has announced their first new record in three years Gnosis for August 19. The band is now streaming


VALLEY OF THE SUN Brings The Desert To You On New Album Chariot

Valley Of The Sun is now streaming their fourth new record Chariot. If you’re in the mood for sun-baked riffs,


Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale On Learning to Celebrate Her Bisexuality: “Your True Self Is Precious…Live and Breathe Every Single Part of You”

June is Pride Month, and while a ton of cynical-ass people grouse about how every company has a rainbow avatar


Norma Jean Announce New Album, Drop Anthemic First Single

Last we heard from metalcore act Norma Jean was when their frontman apologized at length for posting a seemingly insensitive


TWO BROTHERS Unleash An Alchemy Of Prog, Math Rock, And Post Hardcore On Star Thief

It is time to bend some brains and make some heads go crooked. Here we have something that is akin


HELLWAY PATROL Rocks Hard On New Single „Ride And Ride Again“

Hellway Patrol will release their new record All Myth Shall Fall on August 5, and is now streaming their new


OZZY OSBOURNE Checks In Post-Surgery, Says He’s Back Home Resting

Ozzy Osbourne underwent major surgery on Monday that Sharon Osbourne said would „determine the rest of his life.“ Sharon checked


Sigh Announce New Album, Drop Groovy-As-Hell First Single

There are only a handful of bands who consistently release new material that makes me wonder what the fuck everyone


Behemoth Release “Militant” New Single “Off to War!” via Animated Music Video

Last month, Polish death metallers Behemoth announced their new album Opvs Contra Natvram, and dropped the first single “Ov My


New GWAR Documentary This Is GWAR Coming Next Month

Premium streaming service Shudder, which features an expansive library of horror and supernatural films, announced it has acquired the rights


Album Review: CHARLIE GRIFFITHS Tiktaalika

It was only a matter of time before Haken guitarist Charlie Griffiths put out his debut solo LP. After all,


Metal Blade Records In 40 Songs, One From Each Year They’ve Existed

Show us a record label more important to the definition and evolution of heavy metal than Metal Blade Records, and


SIGH Announces New Album Shiki Feat. KREATOR & FEAR FACTORY Members, Streams First Single

Sigh is back and they’re as beautifully weird as they’ve ever been. The band is now streaming their new single


BEHEMOTH Streams Shapeshifting New Single „Off To War!“

Behemoth is now streaming their new single „Off To War!“ alongside a music video directed by Påhl Sundström and Erik


These AI-Generated Versions Of Famous Metal Musicians Are Nightmare Fuel

You’ve likely seen DALL·E Mini generated AI images floating around lately. In short, DALL·E Mini generates images based on text


HISSING’s New Song „Hostile Absurdity“ Is Total Death Metal Chaos

Hissing will release their new record Hypervirulence Architecture on July 15 and is now streaming their latest single „Hostile Absurdity.“


We’ve Got an Exclusive Presale for In Flames’ Upcoming Tour With Fit For an Autopsy, Orbit Culture, and Vended

Earlier this week, we were stoked to announce that Swedish melodic death metallers In Flames had dropped a ripping new


Exclusive Pre-Sale: Get Your Tickets For IN FLAMES, ORBIT CULTURE & VENDED’s Upcoming Tour Now

In Flames will hit the road with Fit For An Autopsy, Orbit Culture, and Vended this September, and we’ve got


Exclusive Album Stream: Blasphemous Creation Trample You to Death on Beyond the Grave

If you want metal that makes you trip the light fantastic, well, you might want to skip the Blasphemous Creation


This Sign Language Interpreter Had A Blast During STEEL PANTHER’s „Death To All But Metal“

Whoever this sign language interpreter is, they’re having the time of their life rocking out and signing the lyrics to


Watch BARONESS Rip It Up During An Intimate Live Set In Chicago

Baroness played an intimate set at the Chicago Music Exchange (CME) music retail shop for a recent episode of CME


Video: 10-Year-Old Growls Spiritbox Cover On America’s Got Talent, Band Invites Her Onstage at London Show

Right now, Spiritbox are one of the major bands inspiring a younger generation to get into hard rock and metal.


DISTURBED Filming Music Video For Upcoming Single

After months of talking about it, Disturbed is finally beginning to ready their new material for release. The band’s members


ARCHITECTS Announces Openers For Coming North American Tour

Architects have announced the support acts for their upcoming tour of North America. Joining the metalcore Brits for this trek



Foo Fighters recently announced two tribute shows to the late and great Taylor Hawkins on September 3 at London’s Wembley


MAX CAVALERA Recalls Stealing SEPULTURA’s First Microphone From A Pop Band

Sepultura’s early days weren’t exactly easy. Ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera recently talked about the band’s tumultuous trip to New York


This New SEE THROUGH YOU Single Is Nothing But Pissed Off

See Through You is a collaboration between members spread out across the U.S. and U.K. featuring members of Shattered Realm,


Taylor Hawkins London Tribute Show to Include Queen’s Brian May, Rush’s Geddy Lee, Dave Chappelle, and More

Earlier this month, globe-spanning rock act Foo Fighters announced that they would be taking part in two tribute concerts to


Watch: Kid Screams SPIRITBOX Cover On America’s Got Talent, Gets Voted Through

Nine-year-old Harper knocked the judges (and crowd) right onto their asses with her energetic cover of Spiritbox’s „Holy Roller“ last


INFANTERIA Thrashes Through Their New Record Patriarch

South African and U.K. thrash band Infanteria is now streaming their new record Patriarch, just in case you day needed


Ex-Death Drummer Kam Lee: “Chuck [Schuldiner] Ripped Off Possessed”

As with any genre of music that’s been picked to pieces by the people it hopelessly completed, death metal has


Sharon Says Ozzy Is “Doing Well” Post-Surgery, Thanks Fans for “Overwhelming Amount of Love and Support”

In case you missed it, Ozzy Osbourne went in for a major operation on Monday that his wife and manager


OZZY OSBOURNE Recovering From Surgery, Doing Well According To SHARON OSBOURNE

Ozzy Osbourne underwent major surgery yesterday that according to Sharon Osbourne will „determine the rest of his life.“ Sharon broke


Celebrate KING DIAMOND’s Birthday With This Insane 1987 Show Feat. METALLICA

King Diamond turns 65 years old today, which means essentially nothing considering he’s going to live on for eternity as


ALICE IN CHAINS Adds New Openers To Summer Tour

Alice In Chains has added a handful of new openers to their upcoming tour with Breaking Benjamin and Bush. The


Metallica Are Offering Guitar Lesson Videos via Instructional Platform Yousician

Ever wanted to get guitar lessons from Metallica? Well, you’re in luck, because the band have joined forces with instructional


CONAN Returns With Vicious New Single „Levitation Hoax“

You wanna hear some seriously filthy sludge? Because that’s what Conan is bringing to the table today in all its


Video: Kingdom Come Botch Their Entire Sweden Rock Festival Set

We’ve all had bad days at our job. This reporter himself has fucked up more headlines and hastily corrected more



Gamblers like Lemmy know the Ace of Spades is the most powerful card you can find in your hand, or


METALLICA Teamed Up With Yousician To Teach You Their Songs & Give You Some Tips

What better way to learn a Metallica song than from Metallica themselves? The band has teamed up with Yousician to


20 Lesser-Known Modern Heavy Metal Bands You Need In Your Life

Summer is coming up, and you need some solid heavy metal to blast with the windows down. There are always


WINGS DENIED Brings The Progressive Metal On New Single „Plastic Tears“

Wings Denied is now streaming their new single „Plastic Tears.“ The song explores themes of attempting to save someone who


Happy Birthday, King Diamond, You Satanic Dynamo!

There are so many metal bands out there who want you to think that they get Satan. That their take


GREY DAZE Honors CHESTER BENNINGTON On The Phoenix, Discusses Studio Battle & Being „Erased“ By Warner Bros.

The immeasurable void in the rock-space since the loss of the late, great Chester Bennington still reverberates nearly five years


THORR’S HAMMER Was An Answer On Jeopardy! Last Night

Jeopardy! dug deep into the more obscure realms of metal last night and pulled out an answer about Thorr’s Hammer.



Italian rock celebs Lacuna Coil will be heading out on a 13-date US tour this summer. In an announcement made


DEFTONES Keyboardist On Not Using Backing Tracks Live: „I Think Some Warts And All Are Important“

The use of backing tracks in a live setting has been a hot topic lately. Kiss was recently accused of


Ted Nugent’s “Proven” Plan to Stop School Shootings: “A Real Commando…Trained in Tactics and Firepower and Criminality…Looking for Trouble”

In the mind of pro-Putin hard rocker and insensitive cretin Ted Nugent, the only way to protect America’s children is


GRAVE BATHERS Gets Down & Dirty With New Single „Tarman Cometh“

Like King Crimson rising from the grave to jam with Matt Pike, Grave Bathers is here to sludge your day


RIVERS OF NIHIL Announce European Summer Dates With SUFFOCATION, DECAPITATED & Others

Pennsylvania tech-death outfit Rivers Of Nihil will be heading over to Europe and the UK this summer for a few shows in


Photos: Hypocrisy, Rivers of Nihil, Carach Angren, Fallujah, The Agonist, Hideous Divinity, Alluvial, Warforged in Austin, Texas, May 20, 2022

Last month, the Austin metal community got a night that would be hard to forget. Two awesome tours collided in


CLUTCH Streams „We Strive For Excellence,“ Announces Tour With HELMET & QUICKSAND

Fresh off the heels of their recent single „Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)“ comes a second Clutch single called „We


Clutch Drop Snappy New Single, Announce North American Tour with Helmet and Quicksand

We know there’s a new Clutch album on the way, we’re just not exactly sure when it’s going to tackle


Full Album Stream: EXOCRINE Expands Into New Extremes On The Hybrid Suns

Greetings tech fiends, it’s that time of the week again. Before we dive into today’s column, here’s the usual weekly


DAVE LOMBARDO Refused To Send TESTAMENT A Video Audition Before Rejoining The Band

Testament guitarist Eric Peterson recently spoke with Brave Words, and talked about the recruitment of ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo into


BARONESS Was Recording A New Album About A Year Ago

Baroness recently participated in Amoeba Records‘ What’s In My Bag? series, where the whole band went recording shopping and talked


BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME Drops The Great Misdirect Live Early

Between The Buried And Me played their 2009 album The Great Misdirect in full every night during a 2021 tour.


Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess on The MetalSucks Podcast #442

This week, Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater is back on the show! We discuss his upcoming North American solo tour


Ex-KISS Guitarist ACE FREHLEY Calls KISS Out Over Alleged Lip Synching

Kiss was accused of lip synching their live show during a June 6 performance in Antwerp, Belgium. Long story short,


These Are The 10 Best TOOL Deep Cuts

Artistic, obscure and experimental, there has never been a band quite like Tool before. Content to navigate their way through


Wannabe Arsonist In Shirt Reading ‘GOD’ Tries to Burn Down The Satanic Temple’s Salem Headquarters

Ask your average hardcore Christian fundamentalist, and they’ll tell you that satanism is a cabal of murderers and rapists that


Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott on Downtime: “I Listen to F***ing Thrash Metal on Vinyl and Play Guitar”

While Arch Enemy were recently forced to push their new album Deceivers back by two weeks, the band are apparently


Man Wearing „GOD“ Shirt Arrested After Trying To Burn Down Satanic Temple

In what feels like the complete opposite of ’90s black metal, a man with the word „GOD“ on his shirt


SACRED REICH Cancels European Festival Appearances Due To Guitarist’s Surgery

Sacred Reich has unfortunately had to cancel their appearances at Copenhell, Graspop, and Hellfest this year due to guitarist Wiley


Video: Ace Frehley Throws Shade on KISS’s Paul Stanley for Allegedly Using Backing Tracks Live

Recently, KISS became the latest band to receive flak for relying on backing tracks during their live performances. Now, in


BRUCE DICKINSON Wants IRON MAIDEN To Replace Him Live If He Ever Decides He Can’t Do Shows Anymore

It’s hard to imagine Iron Maiden fronted by anyone else live at this point in their career. Yet that’s exactly


VOIVOD Announces Box Set With ’80s Rarities & Albums

Canadian heavy metal champs Voivod will have a trio of their albums released as a deluxe box set on July


Funko Are Acquiring Poster/Soundtrack Company Mondo from Alamo Drafthouse

When Mondo first launched, movie nerds like yours truly instantly fell in love. The company, born out of Austin-based indie


Slipknot Announce New Tour Dates with Ice Nine Kills and Crown the Empire

While we all sit and wait for more news on the upcoming new album by nine-uvula’ed Iowan sex gorgon Slipknot,


In Flames Drop New Single, Announce North American Tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Orbit Culture, and Vended

Been a hot second since we had anything from Swedish melodic death metallers In Flames. But now, the band have


IN FLAMES Streams Aggressive New Single, Announces Tour With FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY & ORBIT CULTURE

In Flames is having themselves one hell of a day today. The band has announced they’ve re-signed with Nuclear Blast,



Slipknot is extending their Knotfest Roadshow in September with a handful of additional dates with Ice Nine Kills and Crown



Philosophobia is the band featuring guitarists Andreas Ballnus (Perzonal War) and Alex Landenburg (Kamelot, Cyrha, Mekong Delta), keyboardist Tobias Weißgerber,


Check Out MATT PIKE & HIGH TONE SON OF A BITCH Sludging It Up On New Single „Monuments To Ruins“

High Tone Son Of A Bitch has recruited the legendary Matt Pike for a re-imagining of 2006 Kalas classic „Monuments


A Duke Nukem Feature Film Is On The Way

The iconic ’90s video game Duke Nukem will be given the feature film treatment, courtesy of Legendary Entertainment—the studio behind


LAMB OF GOD, PHOBOPHILIC, OV SULFUR & More Added To The Commute Playlist

No matter if you’re commuting to work an hour away, or commuting from your bed to the home office, we


Watch: Jinjer Play Their First Show Since the Invasion of Ukraine

2022 has been one hell of a year for Ukrainian rock act Jinjer. Following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of their homeland,


Album Review: YATRA Born Into Chaos

Ocean City, Maryland is known for many things… miles of sandy beaches, a really impressive boardwalk, amazing seafood and tons


LINKIN PARK And Funko! Pop Team Up For Reanimation Cover Figurine

Linkin Park will be teaming up again with Funko for an upcoming release for the toy conglomerate’s Pop! Albums series.


What If LIMP BIZKIT Wrote The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air Theme Song?

Moonic Productions has taken Will Smith’s classic theme song to The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, and given it a


BLACK SABBATH Used To Get Denied Entry Into Clubs For Being Too Scruffy

Any successful band, especially if they become really successful over a long period of time, has likely experienced more than


Prog-Metal Supergroup SIX BY SIX (SAXON, SAGA, 3) Release New Single „Yearning to Fly“

SiX By SiX—a new supergroup featuring Saga guitarist Ian Crichton, Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Robert Berry (who previously


DREAM THEATER Streaming Their 2002 Cover Of IRON MAIDEN’s The Number Of The Beast In Full

Dream Theater is in the process of reissuing all their demo and live albums that used to be available through


King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name”

King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing


Alestorm Accused of Telling Palestinian Activist Urging Them to Cancel Tel Aviv Gig to “Come and Drink Rum”

We are big fans of pirate party metallers Alestorm. However, a story has been sent to us on multiple social