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Exclusive Video Premiere: Warforged Get Stupid High (Literally) In “Bliss Joined to the Bane”

Right now, Chicago’s Warforged are on the road alongside a stacked line-up of Rivers of Nihil, Fallujah, and Alluvial. And



Bring Me The Horizon will hit the road in the U.S. later this year with Knocked Loose, Grandson, and Siiickbrain.


Watch: PEARL JAM Recruits High School Student To Fill In For Drummer MATT CAMERON

Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron missed his first show in 24 years with the band due to a case of


Let’s Talk About THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s Incredible Covers & Bonus Tracks

There are simply not enough words to say about the passing of The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad. The


CREEPING DEATH’s Trailer Stolen & Recovered, Sheriff Buys A Shirt

Buckle up kids, because Creeping Death has a pretty insane story about the theft and return of their trailer. The


Archspire Won the 2022 Juno Award for ‘Metal/Hard Rock Album of the Year’

Earlier this year, we reported that technical death metal band Archspire were one of the heavy bands nominated in this


Watch: METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD Gets Emotional On Stage Talking About Anxiety & Feeling Like He „Can’t Play Anymore“

Metallica’s James Hetfield took a moment during the band’s show at Estádio do Mineirão in Belo Horizonte on May 12


Unhinged TED NUGENT Urges Violence Against Political Opponents

Ted Nugent is usually good for a laugh with a lot of his off-kilter opinions, but now he’s taking a


BLACKWATER DROWNING Brings The Blackened Death Metal On „Aberrant Leaves“

Blackwater Drowning is now streaming „Aberrant Leaves“ off their new album Sonder//Satori. If you’re in the mood for a song


Creeping Death Got Their Trailer Stolen In Albuquerque

Right now, Texan death metal upstarts Creeping Death are out on tour with Carcass and Immolation. Unfortunately, the band’s stop


Video: James Hetfield Shares Personal Insecurities Onstage in Brazil, Gets Group Hug from Bandmates

It’s no secret that Metallica frontman James Hetfield wrestles with mental health issues and personal insecurities. Much of the band’s


LORNA SHORE, BEHEMOTH, MUTILATRED & 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


Ted Nugent Urges Trumpers to Assault Liberals at Rally: “I’d Love You More If You Went Berserk on the Skulls of the Democrats”

So far, right-wing crackpot, insensitive asshole, and Putin sympathizer Ted Nugent has been smart about keeping his hardcore political blathering


COREY TAYLOR Launches A Foundation To Aid Military & Emergency Services Members With PTSD

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has just launched the Taylor Foundation. According to Taylor, the foundation is a


SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s „Science“ As A KYUSS Song Is Stoner Perfection

What if Kyuss wrote System Of A Down’s 2001 track „Science“ for their classic Welcome To Sky Valley album? Moonic


Watch This Musician Make Djent-On-Demand Using Drum Triggers

We know—Djent is a sensitive subject. We get that. But honestly, who cares when you can become a one-man metal


Video: Jon Bon Jovi Mangles “Livin’ On A Prayer” During Nashville Show Opener

It appears that Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi is having pretty significant vocal issues at this point. Last month,


Comedian ERIC WAREHEIM Requests You Blast FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY Right Now

Eric Wareheim is best known for being one half of the comedy duo Tim & Eric, which has spawned countless


STARCRAWLER Peels Out Hard With New Single „Roadkill“ Featuring STEVE-O Of Jackass

Los Angeles hard rock outfit Starcrawler have released an official video for their single „Roadkill,“ directed by Gilbert Trejo (son


Even Judas Priest’s Ian Hill Isn’t Sure If They’re Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “You Tell Me!”

When it was first announced that Judas Priest would receive the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s ‘Musical Excellence Award,’


GHOST’s TOBIAS FORGE Names The IRON MAIDEN Album That Made Him Want To Be A Musician

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge recently sat down with Planet Rock to discuss his career and influences. During the conversation, Forge


These Busts Of Iconic AC/DC, GUNS N‘ ROSES & MOTÖRHEAD Members Are Pretty Cool

We all love collectibles and now the hottest item may be wall-mounted statues of some of the greatest names in


LEFT TO SUFFER Brings The Nü-Deathcore With „Fatal Attraction“

Left To Suffer is now streaming their new single „Fatal Attraction“ off their coming EP And Dying Forever due out


King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Garbage’s “I Think I’m Paranoid”

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


Comedian Eric Wareheim Wants Everyone to Listen to Fit For An Autopsy

When you think of comedian Eric Wareheim, you probably think of Casey’s brother going for a horse-and-buggy ride, or free


A PERFECT CIRCLE’s BILLY HOWERDEL Shares „Free And Weightless“ From New Album What Normal Was

The second single from Billy Howerdel’s forthcoming solo album plus a visualizer video for the track „Free And Weightless“ were


Broken Goblet Brewing Take Over Our Beer Metal Playlist With Their 10 Favorite Metal Songs to Drink To

MetalSucks and Broken Goblet Present Beer Metal Updated May 14th, 2022 If there’s one thing we love, it’s metal-themed beer.


Yo, This New Soilwork Track Is Pretty Damn Great

I wish I could inject our younger readers with a drug that allows them to feel and understand what it


ROBB FLYNN Reveals TREVOR STRNAD’s Influence On The Blackening, Praises His Endless Metal Knowledge

Tributes have been pouring in all week as the world reels from the sudden and great loss of The Black


DREAM THEATER Streams Falling Into Infinity Outtakes & Demos Feat. Original „Metropolis Pt. 2“ Song

Dream Theater’s 1997 album Falling Into Infinity saw the band falling into a bit of conflict with itself. The band’s


These Are The 10 Best BEHEMOTH Deep Cuts

Having started their career churning out pure black metal in the city of Gdańsk, Poland, over the course of 30


LINKIN PARK Reissues Minutues To Midnight With Four Bonus Tracks

Linkin Park has digitally reissued their 2007 album Minutes To Midnight for its 15th anniversary. In addition to the regular


The Famous Wayne’s World Car Headbang Scene Almost Featured GUNS N‘ ROSES Instead Of QUEEN

What would you say if I told you the world-famous car scene from 1992’s Wayne’s World almost didn’t feature Queen’s „Bohemian


JOAN JETT Says People Need To Chill Out About Hair Metal’s Reputation

In a new Rolling Stone interview, Joan Jett touched on topics like sexism, and past criticisms of an association between



Primitive Man has taken The Smashing Pumpkins‚ 1993 track „Quiet,“ slowed it all the way down and dragged it through


ZOMBI Release Album Of Covers Featuring Members Of THE SWORD, ZAO, PINKISH BLACK & TRANS AM

During the height of the pandemic, making music was the most natural thing to do for most artists, and progressive


Corey Taylor Launches Non-Profit Foundation to Benefit Military Members and First Responders Suffering from PTSD

We are here for musicians giving back. Whether nor not we like someone’s music, politics, or general attitude, we’ll always


R.I.P. Trevor Strnad, Will Smith on Ozzfest, and More of the Top Stories of the Week

The MetalSucks Playlist – This Week’s Top Tracks, from May 7 to May 13 Straight-up fuck this week. What a


Machine Head Frontman Robb Flynn’s Tribute to Trevor Strnad Will Break Your F***ing Heart

Since the announcement of his death on Wednesday afternoon, countless members of the metal community have written and posted tributes


PEGZILLA Hits Hard With Stonery New Single „Pamela“

Pegzilla is your new favorite three-piece rock band. It’s really as simple as that. With their blend of doom metal


Napalm Records and Broken Goblet Brewing Announce Official Collaboration Beer for Decibel‘s Metal & Beer Fest

These days, it feels like every metal band have their own beer, and many of them are challenging to the


Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Remembers Getting “Verbally Assassinated” by Sharon Osbourne For Starting Ozzfest Riot

From what we’ve gathered, fucking with Sharon Osbourne as a musician is like shooting BBs at a bull elephant —


BROTHER HAWK Streams Bluesy, Sludgy Cover Of TYPE O NEGATIVE’s „Love You To Death“

It’s time to celebrate Friday the 13th with a bluesy cover of Type O Negative’s classic „Love You To Death“


Photos: The Hu in Portland, OR, April 25, 2022

Late last month, Mongolian folk metal force The Hu rode into Portland’s Roseland Theater in an explosion of killer riffs,


GREG PUCIATO Streams Grungier New Single „Never Wanted That“

Greg Puciato is now streaming his grungy new single „Never Wanted That“ off the coming record Mirrorcell. The single comes


The 13 Incarnations of Jason Voorhess, Ranked by How Metal They Are

Today is Friday the 13th, a day traditionally marred with bad luck and superstition. And for the residents of Cunningham


Watch: KITTIE Posts Rehearsal Footage Of „Cut Throat“ For Upcoming Shows

Kittie has two reunion shows on deck for this year – Blue Ridge Rock Festival in September and the When


LORNA SHORE Announces New Album Pain Remains, Streams „Sun//Eater“

Deathcore overlords Lorna Shore has announced their new record Pain Remains for an October release, and is now streaming the


SOILWORK Announces New Album Övergivenheten, Streams New Single

Soilwork’s last album Verkligheten and EP A Whisp Of The Atlantic may be some of the band’s finest work to


METALLICA’s Ride The Lightning Producer: „Their Technical Abilities Were Not As Developed As Their Ambition“

Metallica producer Flemming Rasmussen recently told Metal Hammer that one of the challenges to recording Metallica’s Ride the Lightning, the


Exclusive Premiere: Dawn of Ashes Get Traumatic on NSFW Video for “EMDR”

You’re not gonna find the easy answer you’re looking for with Dawn of Ashes. You might read the band’s name


Poll: Is ‘Cancel Culture’ Actually a Problem?

Lately, ‘cancel culture’ has gone from some phrase that ultra-conservatives yell in wrap-around-shades-in-the-front-seats-of-trucks video rants to a hot-button issue that


NINE INCH NAILS Guests On New ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ Single „I Think We’re Past That Now“

Drummer and composer Antonio Sánchez (Migration, Birdman) is now streaming his new single „I Think We’re Past That Now“ alongside


Sh*t That Comes Out Today – May 13th, 2022

New music is flying off the shelves and tour schedules are picking up — have you fully planned out your


Spinal Tap II Is Coming, Will Reunite Original Director & Cast

We’re going back to Stonehenge, folks. Both Consequence and Deadline are reporting that Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, and


SPIRITBOX Teams Up With ILLENIUM For New Song „Shivering“

Spiritbox vocalist Courtney LaPlante recently said the band was working on songs that were „really different to the songs on


Kelly Osbourne and Sid Wilson Are Expecting a Baby

People talk a lot about how we’re in the middle of the end of the world. And while we think



Congrats, Ozzy—you’re going to be a grandpa once again! This week, Kelly Osbourne announced via her social media that she


DECAPITATED Takes On Death & Expectations In New Single „Just A Cigarette“

Decapitated is now streaming their new single „Just A Cigarette“ alongside a video directed by Marcin Halerz and the band


MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Recruits KNOCKED LOOSE For New Song „Slaughterhouse“

Motionless In White is now streaming their new single „Slaughterhouse“ featuring Knocked Loose vocalist Bryan Garris. So if you’ve ever


OPETH Streams Three Unreleased Songs From In Cauda Venenum

Opeth is now streaming three previously-unreleased bonus tracks – „The Mob“ / „Pöbeln“, „Width Of A Circle“ / „Cirkelns Riktning“


Why, God, Why: They’re Making a Sequel to This Is Spinal Tap

As a dude who loves cinema, it infuriates me that studios can’t leave classic movies alone. Did we need anything


BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Postpones Two More Shows Due To ZAKK WYLDE’s Vocal Issues

Black Label Society has unfortunately had to postpone more tour dates due to frontman Zakk Wylde’s ongoing throat and vocal


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Announces New Album & Metaverse Project, Streams „IOU“ Single

Five Finger Death Punch recently released their seemingly standalone single „Afterlife.“ The band is now streaming another one called „IOU“


PROSPER OR PERISH Brings The Classic Melodic Death Metal On „Wolves And Snakes“

If you’re looking for a solid throwback to the days of when metalcore and melodic death metal were starting to



Weekly Injection Plus releases from Visions of Atlantis, Steaksauce Mustache, Moon Tooth, Master Boot Record, Jungle Rot, and Cage Fight.


Lorna Shore Drop Sweeping New Single “Sun//Eater”

Man, right now Lorna Shore are the band to beat! It seems like everyone in the metal world wants to


MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Streams Gritty New Single „The Foundations Of Decay“

My Chemical Romance is back and they’re definitely grittier than they’ve ever been before. The band is now streaming their


TORCHE Founding Frontman To Leave The Band After Coming Tour

Torche will open for Meshuggah on their coming tour this fall, after which point founding vocalist and guitarist Steve Brooks



Testament and Exodus both made dedications to the late and great Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder during their


The Black Dahlia Murder Guitarist Brandon Ellis and Drummer Alan Cassidy Post Tributes to Trevor Strnad

Yesterday, the metal world had its foundation shaken upon learning that Trevor Strnad, vocalist of Michigan death metal band The Black Dahlia


That Time SKELETONWITCH’s Guitarist & TREVOR STRNAD Drove Everyone Insane With Movie Quotes On Tour

Stories are beginning to surface as the metal world mourns the loss of The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad.


COMEBACK KID Announce Summer Dates For U.K. & Europe

Canada’s hardcore stalwarts Comeback Kid have announce new tour dates for this summer throughout Europe and the UK. You can


Wordle Spin-Off Tests Your Metal Knowledge With Snippets Of Songs

What’s better than the emoji of a kid wearing a Winger t-shirt? Ok, so that doesn’t exist, but man, I


INSOMNIUM Is In The Studio

Insomnium is on fire lately. The band released Heart Like A Grave in 2019, a brand new EP Argent Moon


HALESTORM’s LZZY HALE Calls GHOST’s TOBIAS FORGE „The Most Interesting Person“ She’s Ever Met

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale talked about her love for Ghost in a recent interview with Rocksound in a segment called My


There’s a Petition to Make Sure Trevor Strnad Is Included In the Grammys’ ‘In Memoriam’ Reel

Yesterday, the metal community was rocked to its core to learn that Trevor Strnad, vocalist of Michigan death metallers The Black Dahlia


Petition Launched For GRAMMYs To Include TREVOR STRNAD In Their In Memoriam Segment

Tributes have been pouring in non-stop as the world reels from the sudden loss of The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist


ORIGIN Streams Blindingly Fast New Single „Chaosmos“

Origin is now streaming their new single „Chaosmos.“ The single encompasses everything from the blinding technicality you’ve come to expect


BAEST, PREDATORY LIGHT, MORGUE SUPPLIER & 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. Skullshitter –


Exclusive Album Stream: Demiricous Are Somehow More Vicious Than Ever on III: Chaotic Lethal

During the metalcore boom of the early 2000s, the underground spawned a class of bands who made thrash metal that


Watch: Dude Covers MESHUGGAH On Trombone In Scenic Places

YouTuber and trombonist Eric Quinn’s dedication to covering various Meshuggah songs on trombone in scenic locations is pretty damn impressive.


FOZZY’s CHRIS JERICHO Has A Refreshingly Positive Attitude On Haters

Fozzy vocalist Chris Jericho is well aware that you might not like him or his band, and he really doesn’t


UNDEATH On TREVOR STRNAD: „You Were The First Person To Ever Ride For Us“

Saying The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad loved death metal is like saying James Hetfield likes downpicking – no


JAMES HETFIELD Called The Woman Who Gave Birth During A Brazilian METALLICA Show

Metallica fan Joice Figueiró became a mother during the band’s show in Curitiba, Brazil on May 7. According to Figueiró’s


BLEED FROM WITHIN Rages About This Dying Earth In New Single „Flesh And Stone“

Bleed From Within is now streaming their new single „Flesh And Stone,“ whose runtime is as pissed off as its


12 Black Dahlia Murder Tracks That Showcase Trevor Strnad’s Awesome Lyrics

Yesterday, the metal world had its collective heart broken upon learning that Trevor Strnad, vocalist of Michigan death metal band The


Undeath Post Powerful Tribute to The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad: “You Were the First Person to Ever Ride For Us”

Yesterday, the metal world was shaken by the announcement that Trevor Strnad, frontman of Michigan death metallers The Black Dahlia


15 Times TREVOR STRNAD Crushed It On Guest Vocals

The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad passed away this week. Strnad not only leaves behind an impressive discography with


GEEZER Riffs It Up In New Single „Logan’s Run“

If you’re looking to keep yourself high as a kite today, then you need Geezer’s new single „Logan’s Run.“ The


The Impact Of Tech On The Music Industry

As it has advanced, technology has impacted and changed the music industry in several ways. Additionally, technology has disrupted the


On Heartburn

When my wife and I found out we were having a baby, I was working for Kerrang! in Brooklyn. Trevor



The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad has passed away at 41 years old and tributes have begun pouring in



The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad, and all around loved figure in metal, has died. The band has posted


The Black Dahlia Murder Frontman Trevor Strnad Dead at 41

According to their Instagram, Trevor Strnad, frontman of The Black Dahlia Murder, has died. He was 41 years old. The


Joan Jett on Touring With Sexist Bands Like Mötley Crüe: “All I Can Do Is Go Out There and Show an Alternative View”

Next month, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will head out on a massive stadium tour with Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard,


You Can Play as Slipknot In the Video Game Smite

If there’s one art form I know the least about, it’s video games. The most I was allowed to have


Children of Bodom’s Remaining Members Reveal How Alexi Laiho’s Drinking Scuttled the Band

The death of Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho was one which shocked the metal world. While it was known


JOE SATRIANI On Potential VAN HALEN Tour: „I Don’t Really Know What’s Going On Behind The Scenes“

It all started when ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted revealed he was approached by Van Halen drummer Alex Van Halen for


The Misfits, Nine Inch Nails, MCR and More Announced for Riot Fest 2022

At this point, Riot Fest is one of those must-attend events in the rock year. In case you forgot, it


Trollfest Frontman Trollmannen Answers 3 Insane Questions for MetalSucks

If you haven’t seen them yet, our 3 Insane Questions videos are, to put it lightly, super fuckin’ silly. Having


SLIPKNOT Are Now Playable Characters In Smite Video Game

Slipknot is really getting themselves out there in the digital realm lately. The band recently announced a partnership with The


UMPHREY’S MCGEE Bassist RYAN STASIK Picks His Five Favorite Punk & Metal Artists

Umphrey’s McGee is classified as a jam band, but one listen through any of their albums and you’ll find that’s



Riot Fest 2022 has been announced for September 16 through 18 at Douglass Park in Chicago, IL. The festival will


ROB ZOMBIE Gives A Walking Tour Of Munsters Neighborhood

Rob Zombie has been unveiling set pieces and houses for his Munsters movie for what feels like forever. Except now


MARTY FRIEDMAN (Ex-MEGADETH) Thinks People Who Stream Music Are Skipping Guitar Solos

Marty Friedman has been a metal enigma all his career. When he quit Megadeth and moved to Japan, he did


Album Review: BODYSNATCHER Bleed Abide

There’s a reason Bodysnatcher can tour with Dying Fetus as easily as Lorna Shore and Ingested. The Floridians‘ feeds the


Video: Post Malone Rocks a Sick Of It All Jacket While Reviewing a Chicken Sandwich

We know plenty of people in the metal world hate on Post Malone, because the guy is a popular rapper


Exclusive Track Premiere: Tuscoma Get Fashionably Furious on “Impeccable”

Any metal band can write an album dedicated to Satan and death, but it takes an outfit like Tuscoma to


DEF LEPPARD’s Guitarist Bringing A Trainer On Tour, Hopes VINCE NEIL Will Work Out

Mötley Crüe vocalist Vince Neil hasn’t exactly been making headlines for the best reasons in the last year or so.


Apple Has Finally Discontinued The iPod After Nearly 21 Years

After almost 21 years, the iPod has finally met its end. The original iPod was released October 23, 2001 and


Horror Legend Tom Savini Reveals His Creepy Version of Ash for Evil Dead: The Game

The average MetalSucks reader needs no introduction to Tom Savini. The legendary make-up artist created the foam-rubber nightmares for such


New Beginnings: Revisiting IRON MAIDEN’s Ninth Album Fear Of The Dark On Its 30th Anniversary

„There’s no part of being a person now where some bad stuff isn’t going to happen to you eventually. And



The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction will hit the road this October for the Spirits On Fire tour. The tour


AXIOMA Invoke Heavy Post-Black Metal Riffage On „Septic“

Four-piece noise-making merchants Axioma hail out of Cleveland, OH and have been dishing up some blackened tunes since 2015. Featuring


Lzzy Hale: Ghost’s Tobias Forge Is “A Genius…The Most Interesting Person I’ve Ever Met”

If you’re the type of person who hates on Ghost at every turn, you’re probably also the type of person


THE DARKNESS‘ JUSTIN HAWKINS Suggests JON BON JOVI Seek Medical Attention After Recent Performances

Last week, a video surfaced of Jon Bon Jovi struggling to get through a performance of the Bon Jovi classic,


CIRCLE JERKS Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates With 7SECONDS, NEGATIVE APPROACH & More

Circle Jerks has announced rescheduled dates for their 40th anniversary tour from early July through early September. The band originally


Black Label Society Postpone Shows After Zakk Wylde Loses His Voice

Bad news for Black Label Society fans — the band were forced to postpone last night’s show in Raleigh, North


BEHEMOTH Announces New Album Opvs Contra Natvram, Streams New Single

Behemoth has finally announced their new record Opvs Contra Natvram to be out on September 16. The band is now


WILL SMITH Calls OZZFEST „The Least African-American Event“ Outside Olympic Curling

Will Smith is living life just like a Tarantino movie these days, isn’t he? Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. You


MY DILIGENCE Gets Stabby In New Single „The Matter, Form And Power“

It’s been three years since Belgian trio My Diligence released their latest record Sun Rose. That’s about to change early


Behemoth Announce New Album About Cancel Culture and Social Media, Release Studio Version of “Ov My Herculean Exile”

Polish satanic death metallers Behemoth have announced their 12th studio album, and have dropped the first single, a studio recording


How To Vape Responsibly At Concerts And Festivals

It’s nearly concert and festival season! With the sun shining and COVID-19 no longer cancelling plans, many people are now


BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Postpones Tonight’s Show As ZAKK WYLDE Loses His Voice

Black Label Society has unfortunately postponed their show tonight in Raleigh, NC at the last minute. The postponement comes after


Photos: Behemoth, Arch Enemy, Napalm Death, Unto Others in New York City, April 28, 2022

Last month, a storm of epic metal across all genres descended onto New York City. Swedish melodeath legends Arch Enemy


Dismember Bail on MDF Due to U.S. Vaccine Requirements, Autopsy and Demolition Hammer Added to the Bill

Earlier today, we wrote that death metal supergroup Bloodbath would be postponing their U.S. tour and dropping off of the



Finnish rock band HIM’s goth-n-glam vibe made them one of the more unique and less-easily classified acts of the 2000s,


Show Review: KEITH SEMPLE & RIVERSIDE in Philadelphia, PA

Like countless other bands, Polish progressive/art rock quartet Riverside have been waiting patiently to embark on a proper tour in


Will Smith: “Ozzfest is the Least African American Event Outside of that Broom-and-Big-Ass-Hockey Puck Thing at the Olympics”

You might know Will Smith as an award-winning actor, rapper, and comedian slapper. But he’s also the husband of actor


DISMEMBER Drops Off Maryland Deathfest Due To U.S. COVID Vaccine Requirements

The hits just keep coming today, huh? First Bloodbath had to cancel their U.S. tour and appearance at Maryland Deathfest



Given their affinity for facial decor, one would think King Diamond and Post Malone kick it every weekend. Advertisement. Scroll


CAVE IN Marries LED ZEPPELIN & MAD SEASON In New Song „Reckoning,“ Announces Tour

Cave In is now streaming their new single „Reckoning.“ The single errs more on the side of the spacious and


Cave In Release Music Video for “Reckoning,” Announce U.S. and European Headlining Tours

Today’s a big day for Cave In fans, as the band have a bunch of shit coming their way. First


UNDEATH Names The Top Four Video Games For Metal Heads

Guitarist Kyle Beam of Undeath joins us to count down his Top 4 Video Games. What are your favorite video


An Interview With ALLEGAEON To Celebrate Formshifter’s 10th Anniversary

Just a few days ago on May 8, the sophomore album from Allegaeon, Formshifter, hit its 10th anniversary. As a


POLYPHIA Brings Flameco Shred & Trap Beats On New Single „Playing God“

Polyphia is now streaming their first new single in three years, „Playing God.“ Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. The single


Exclusive Track Premiere: Vexes Soar and Burn On Re-Entry With “The Dream Disease”

It seems like more and more bands are going full Deftones lately, and Vexes are definitely doing it convincingly. The


METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD Names The Two Guitarists That Influenced Him

Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently teamed up with Ernie Ball to release his first-ever guitar strings, the Papa Het’s Hardwired


Bloodbath Postpone MDF Set, U.S. Tour Due to Visa Issues

Aw, bummer — it looks like death metal supergroup Bloodbath won’t be making it to the States this summer. The


So, Wait: ARE Judas Priest In the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or AREN’T They?

Last week, we wrote about how heavy metal legends Judas Priest weren’t officially inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall


BLOODBATH Drops Off Maryland Deathfest, Postpones U.S. Tour

Bloodbath has unfortunately had to drop off (what might be the final) Maryland Deathfest this year and postpone their U.S.


CHILDREN OF BODOM’s Remaining Members Explain The Band’s End, Failed Final Album & Farewell Tour

Children Of Bodom broke up in 2019 after the departure of bassist Henkka Seppälä, keyboardist Janne Wirman, and drummer Jaska


Album Review: SEPTICFLESH Modern Primitive

Greece’s Septicflesh has been soiling the globe with their filthy brand of symphonic death metal since 1991. And like a


Ted Nugent: Media, Leakers, and “Those That Are Against the Right to Life” Are the Real Problems In Roe v. Wade Overturn

Last week, the Supreme Court quietly introduced plans to overturn landmark court decision Roe v. Wade, which protects a woman’s


GHOST’s TOBIAS FORGE Slams Bands Cancelling Tours Over Financial Shortfalls & Blaming COVID Instead

Ghost, like the rest of every artist out there, didn’t get out on the road for a while there due


SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, SPIRITBOX, NELLY & More Added To Blue Ridge Rock Festival

The Blue Ridge Rock Festival will be held between September 8 and 11 at the Virginia International Raceway in Alton,


STATEMENT Rocks Hard On New Single „Dreams From The Darkest Side“

Statement is now streaming their new single „Dreams From The Darkest Side“ off their coming new record, which is due


The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins on Jon Bon Jovi: “The People Around Him Need to Tell Him to Stop”

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a video in which Bon Jovi frontman Jon Bon Jovi was visibly struggling


Ghost’s Tobias Forge Blasts Bands Who Postponed Tours During the Pandemic for Financial Reasons: “That Is a F***ing Horrible Message to the Crowd”

At this point in their career, diet occult rockers Ghost have enough money and momentum to basically do whatever they


Ghost’s Tobias Forge Blasts Bands Who Postponed Tours During the Pandemic for Financial Reasons: “That Is a F***ing Horrible Message to the Crowd”

At this point in their career, diet occult rockers Ghost have enough money and momentum to basically do whatever they


Photos: ARCH ENEMY, BEHEMOTH, NAPALM DEATH & UNTO OTHERS Brought The Heaviness In New York

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Napalm Death, and Unto Others tore up Terminal 5 on April 28 and our photographer Rodrigo Fredes


Evergrey’s Tom Englund on The MetalSucks Podcast #437

This week, Evergrey guitarist/vocalist Tom Englund is our guest! We discuss the huge number of songs he wrote and recorded


Watch: METALLICA Performs Three Classics In Buenos Aires

Metallica played the Campo Argentino de Polo in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 30 (so not when the baby was


Original TESTAMENT Drummer LOUIE CLEMENTE Caught The Band’s Set On Long Island

Testament’s original drummer Louie Clemente caught the band’s set at The Paramount in Huntington, NY last week. Alex Skolnick posted


MÖTLEY CRÜE Not Happy There’s An Unauthorized Play About Them Happening Soon

Actor and director David Lucarelli will debut his new play The Crüe: Underneath the Dirt Lies the Truth at the


Nikki Sixx Slams Unauthorized Mötley Crüe Play: “[The Band] Has No Connection or Affiliation With This Whatsoever”

A few days ago, it was announced that an unauthorized play about hair metallers Mötley Crüe titled The Crüe: Underneath


AVENGED SEVENFOLD Vocalist Says Streaming Saved The Music Industry, Touches On „Bitter“ Old Bands

Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows is very much a proponent of streaming. In an interview with The Bob Lefsetz Podcast,



Fresh off a brand new collaborative record with Thou, Mizmor has announced a handful of dates surrounding his appearance at


BODY COUNT Guitarist ERNIE C. Shares His Top Seven Albums Of All Time

Co-founder and lead guitarist of GRAMMY-award winning metal unit Body Count, Ernie C. has been at the forefront of modern


THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA To Play Both Zombie EPs On Tour This Summer

The Devil Wears Prada will hit the road starting this August to play both their Zombie and ZII EPs in


RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Releases Statement In Support Of Reproductive Justice

Rage Against the Machine have released a statement in response to the leaked Supreme Court draft that appears to indicate


11 Hip-Hop Tracks That Reference Metal Bands

Metal and hip-hop have always had a tenuous relationship. On the one hand, the two genres found kinship with one


Metalversary: SCOTT IAN Talks Four Decades Of ANTHRAX, Turbulent ’90s & 35 Years Of Among The Living

Metal Injection recently sat down with the legendary Scott Ian for a look into Motor Sister’s latest album, the potential


Album Review: MISERY INDEX Complete Control

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U.S. Representative Demands Break Up of Live Nation, Citing “200 Deaths and 750 Injuries Since 2006”

In 2010, Live Nation and Ticketmaster merged to become a massive live-event conglomerate. And earlier this month, that combined company


New Jersey Congressman Calls For Live Nation Entertainment To Be Broken Up Over Safety Concerns

Congressman Bill Pascrell, Democratic representative for New Jersey’s 9th congressional district, is calling for Live Nation Entertainment to be broken


STORM CORROSION (PORCUPINE TREE, OPETH) To Reissue 2012 Album With Bonus Material

Storm Corrosion, the band featuring Porcupine Tree guitarist and vocalist Steven Wilson and current Opeth guitarist and vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt,


Photos: Mastodon and Opeth in Montreal, April 21, 2022

Late last month, a two-headed prog monster descended upon Montreal’s Place Bell in the form of Mastodon and Opeth‘s co-headlining


Watch: PEARL JAM Covers FOO FIGHTERS‘ „Cold Day In The Sun“ As A Tribute To TAYLOR HAWKINS

Pearl Jam paid tribute to the late and great Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins during their show on May 7


SCORPIONS & WHITESNAKE Announce North American Tour

Scorpions and Whitesnake will hit the road this September in North America. Scorpions will be promoting their new record Rock


DAVE MUSTAINE Calls Out Aggressive Security Guard During MEGADETH Show

Megadeth played the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on May 6 and had to deal with what Dave Mustaine deemed


Decapitated’s Vogg on Being Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault: “It Was a Really Irrational Experience”

Back in 2017, Polish death metallers Decapitated were charged with kidnapping and rape by a woman who claimed that the


A Woman Gave Birth At METALLICA’s Show In Brazil

Metallica fan Joice Figueiró became a mother during the band’s show in Curitiba, Brazil on May 7. According to Figueiró’s


TEMPLE OF VOID, SOULFLY, BAEST & 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


A Woman Gave Birth at a Metallica Show In Brazil This Weekend

Metal shows will always be a place where crazy stuff happens. Whether it’s some dude who snuck a bong into


Rage Against The Machine Release Statement Vowing to “Fight Against Any Attempts to Restrict or Control Reproductive Freedoms”

Left-wing rap-rockers Rage Against The Machine have released a statement relating to the recently-leaked documents which revealed that the Supreme


Watch THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER’s First Three Shows Ever

Depending on the band, when old footage is unearthed, it can go two ways: they shudder with horror or they


10 Depressing Albums That Will Blow Your Mind

In the words of None, or Nøne: „Life Has Gone on Long Enough.“ This black metal band from the United


That Time ROB ZOMBIE’s Old Guitarist Tried To Fill His Guitar With Maggots & Rotting Meat

Former Rob Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs became well known for his see-through Fernandes Vertigo guitar filled with blood (and to


„Satanic Panic“ Pastor BOB LARSON Thinks JOHNNY DEPP Is Possessed By Pirate Demons

Everyone’s favorite anti-metal Christian kook, Pastor Bob Larson—notorious for fueling the Satanic hysteria surrounding heavy metal in the 80s—thinks Johnny


KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Drop New Video „Vide Infra“

Metalcore titans Killswitch Engage just dropped a live video for „Vide Infra“ online, shot as part of the band’s 2021 „Vaccinated And


WAKE Annihilates All With New Single „Swallow The Light“

Wake has easily become one of my favorite bands over the years. Between their 2020 album Devouring Ruin and 2021


JASON RICHARDSON & LUKE HOLLAND Release New Track From Forthcoming Album II

All That Remains guitarist Jason Richardson along with drummer Luke Holland (former The Word Alive) have released another track,—“P00mbachu“—from the


VOMIT FORTH Goes For The Throat With New Single „Seething Malevolence“

Vomit Forth, who you already have a good idea what they sound like considering their name, has signed to Century


Album Review: WO FAT The Singularity

One of my favorite parts of this gig is being forced to eat my hat. There are few better feelings


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame CEO: Eminem’s Music Is “As Hard Hitting and Straight Ahead as Any Metal Song”

At this point, it’s as though the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has decided that it just wants to


Behemoth’s Nergal Once More Acquitted of Blasphemy In Poland

So far, Behemoth frontman Nergal has a long career of bucking the Polish government’s blasphemy claims against him, with the


King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover The Cranberries’ “Zombie”

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


BEHEMOTH Found Not Guilty For The Second Time Over Use Of The Polish National Emblem

Behemoth frontman Adam „Nergal“ Darski and the Polish political party PIS (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość / Law And Justice) don’t exactly


This Fan-Made Documentary On BLACK SABBATH’s Master Of Reality Is Fantastic

Fan documentarians The Tapes Archive have released an new film that focuses on Black Sabbath during the making of their


These Are The 10 Best CANNIBAL CORPSE Deep Cuts

Cannibal Corpse are the kings of death metal – no question. While there are a few acts, both Stateside and


Rock Hall CEO Compares EMINEM’s Music To Metal: „It’s A Chest Punch“

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Class Of 2022 includes heavy metal legends Judas Priest alongside Eminem, Dolly Parton,


MASTODON’s Bass Solo On „Teardrinker“ Originally Started As A Joke

Bass player jokes have existed for probably about as long as the invention of the instrument, as have bass solo


STEPHEN COLBERT Wants You To Try His SLAYER-Themed Salad Mix

Stephen Colbert wants to know one thing – are you hardcore with your salad? If not, then you need his


You Need To Hear KARINA RYKMAN Rip Through Some Excellent Stonery Jam Band Metal Live

When not providing one-half of the rhythm section in keyboardist Marco Benevento’s band, bassist Karina Rykman fronts her own band


IBARAKI (TRIVIUM, IHSAHN) Streams Dark Video For „Kagutsuchi“

Ibaraki, the band headed up by Trivium’s Matthew Kiichi Heafy alongside black metal legend Ihsahn, just released their long-awaited debut album


SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Firm Up Summer Tour With Europe Dates

Suicidal Tendencies announced their Summer European tour dates have now all been confirmed. Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. “To all


INEXORUM Streams Slower, Blackened New Single „Equinox Vigil“

Inexorum has gone from the solo project of Carl Skildum to now include Matthew Kirkwold, both of whom play in


Album Review: COSMIC PUTREFACTION Crepuscular Dirge For The Blessed Ones

There is an allure to space in its vastness, its mysteries, its suffocation, and in how stoic it is about


Beer Metal: Tankard, Stöner, and More of Your Drunkest Song Suggestions

MetalSucks Presents Beer Metal – Updated May 7th, 2022 I gotta be careful tonight, man. Tomorrow’s Mother’s Day, and now


Rob Halford Is Down to Play With K. K. Downing at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: “All This Drama…The Music Matters”

Earlier this week, it was announced that Judas Priest would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…kinda?


Rob Zombie Had to Stop His Old Guitarist From Filling His Instrument With Maggot-Infested Meat

Back in the day, Rob Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs, who performed on 1998’s massive Hellbilly Deluxe and 2001’s The Sinister


Chris Jericho Claims He Only Uses Backing Tracks for “Ambience,” Calls Out Santa Cruz for Using Them

Earlier this year, wrestler and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho publicly revealed that his band does use backing tracks live, claiming


Peter Steele Punched Chino Moreno, Mike Portnoy Feels Bad for Mike Mangini, and Other Top Stories of the Week

The MetalSucks Playlist – This Week’s Top Tracks, From May 1 to May 6 Did all of Thursday’s tequila erase


The New Suicide Silence Track Is Way Heavier Than Any of Us Expected

Like so many of their deathcore brethren, Suicide Silence definitely moved in a more commercial direction over their career, though


Watch: Colbert Made a Slayer-Themed Salad Commercial

These days, every brand seems ready to slap a skull on something and sell it to metalheads — and every


Trailer: The New David Cronenberg Movie Looks Absolutely Insane

When it comes to the human body as meat, no director has taken the risks and plumbed the depths of


Founding LORDI Guitarist AMEN Quits The Band

Founding Lordi guitarist Jussi „Amen“ Sydänmaa has quit the band. Sydänmaa has been with the group since their inception in


Rammstein to Whip Out Their Pianists on Upcoming Tour Dates

Given that they’ve booked dates into 2023 already, one could argue that German industrialists Rammstein aren’t fucking around when it


Founding Lordi Guitarist Jussi “Amen” Sydänmaa Has Quit the Band

For those of you who don’t know, Lordi are basically a Finnish hair-metal version of GWAR who won the 2006


Album Review: HALESTORM Back From the Dead

Live music is back, thankfully, but the pandemic had a massive effect on the music industry. Touring was non-existent for


RAMMSTEIN Names Pianists As Openers For Upcoming Tour

Rammstein will kick off their world tour this month beginning in Prague, and now they’ve announced the openers for all


BEHEMOTH To Release New Music Next Week

Behemoth recently began playing their new single „Ov My Herculean Exile“ live, and now it seems we’re getting the studio


THERION Continues Their Leviathan Trilogy With New Song „Litany Of The Fallen“

Therion began their Leviathan trilogy with a new album of the same name in 2021. The band plans on releasing


NASA’s Audio Recording of a Black Hole Will Creep You the F*** Out

Ever seen the movie Event Horizon? Damn, son, if you haven’t, you gotta get on that. The basic premise is


Sh*t That Comes Out Today – May 6, 2022

Immodest Mouse is out with the ‘Rona today, meaning I, your illustrious Emperor, am taking over. Forecast calls for a


PORCUPINE TREE Unveils Live Lineup For Reunion Shows

Porcupine Tree will hit the road later this year to support their new reunion album Closure/Continuation. Porcupine Tree’s current lineup


KING’S X Announces New Label And New Album Due In September

Alternative metal favorites King’s X will be releasing their first new music in 14 years on September 2, via InsideOut


ILL NIÑO Drops „This Is Over“ With MARC RIZZO, Announces Shows With DOWN

Ill Niño is back with a brand new single „This Is Over“ featuring the newly-returned guitarist Marc Rizzo. Rizzo originally


Exclusive Track Premiere: Shed The Skin (Incantation, Ringworm) Snack On Your Trachea With “Blades of the Lightning Altar”

Often, death metal supergroups sound like rehashes of the albums that the band members grew up listening to — but


Track Premiere: CONTRACULT collective’s “K” Gets a Killer Remix from Industrial Metallers Floorless

If you haven’t checked out CONTRACULT collective yet, you gotta get on that, man. While so many hard rock and


ROB ZOMBIE’s The Munsters Is Gonna Be Long

Rob Zombie has been unveiling the cast for, and filming, his new Munsters movie over the past few years/ Zombie


This Rap Cover Of SLAYER’s „Raining Blood“ Is A Far Cry From The Original

Rapper Jeris Johnson originally entered the rock and metal world in 2021 when he worked with Papa Roach on a


JAMES LABRIE Talks Solo Record, DREAM THEATER’s GRAMMY Win, Recording With His Son & Time In WINTER ROSE

Famed frontman of Grammy winning prog-metallers Dream Theater, James LaBrie is set to uncork his long-awaited new solo outing, Beautiful Shade


KREATOR Recruits German Singer SOFIA PORTANET For New Song „Midnight Sun“

Kreator will release their first new record in five years Hate Über Alles on June 3, and is now streaming


Danzig Says His Upcoming Tour Will Be His Last: “Yeah, I Think I’m Done”

We’re big fans of bands calling it. There’s nothing sadder than watching a musician whose heart isn’t in the game


Stream MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT’s Soundtrack For The New Netflix Series Clark Right Now

Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has new music coming our way in the form of Clark (Soundtrack from The Netflix Series)


Photos: ARCHSPIRE, ENTHOS, INFERI & VULVODYNIA Shredded Through Canada

Archspire, Entheos, Inferi, and Vulvodynia shredded the absolute hell out of the Théâtre Fairmount in Montréal, QC on May 3,


THE SWELL FELLAS Goes Full On Heavy Psych With „Wet Cement“

The Swell Fellas is now streaming their new single „Wet Cement,“ with an intro interlude called „Caesura“ tacked on as


DANZIG Thinks His Current Tour Is His Last, Not Sure He’ll Do Another Album

After over four decades of fronting bands like Misfits and Danzig, it looks like vocalist Glenn Danzig might be headed



Weekly Injection Plus releases from Ufomammut, Tzompantli, Terror, Puppy, Ou, Haunter, God Mother, and Aenimus. Published 12 seconds ago This


GRAVE LINES Streams Doomed New Single „Carcini“

Grave Lines, purveyor of heavy doom, is now streaming their new single „Carcini.“ If you’re in the mood for something


Rob Zombie’s The Munsters Will Be Nearly Three Hours Long

When we heard that shock rocker Rob Zombie‘s remake of classic horror-comedy TV series The Munsters was going to be


A Day to Remember Announce North American Tour Dates with Beartooth, The Ghost Inside, and More

It’s been a hot second since we heard from pop-punk-core act A Day To Remember. Now, the band have announced


Mathcore Merchants MOTHMAN Serve Up Janky, Grinding Hardcore On „Showed Up Late“

The mathcore/grind/hardcore-punks Mothman hail out of Austin, Tx and have for some time. They have also claimed one of the


Watch: GHOST’s TOBIAS FORGE Gets Beat With A Fiddle In Netflix’s Clark

Ghost frontman Tobias Forge is putting down the Papa Emeritus costume and picking up a fiddle in the new Netflix



Howie Pyro has died at 61 years old. Pyro was a respected DJ and co-founded D Generation, as well as


Ted Nugent Claims Joan Jett “Viciously Attacked” Him: “Plus, I Love Lesbians”

Yesterday, we wrote about how hard rocker Joan Jett called out Ted Nugent over his recent criticism of her by


HYPOCRISY’s Current North American Tour Might Be Their Last

The good news here is that you still have a chance to see Hypocrisy on their current tour with The


CULT OF LUNA Made Their „Cold Burn“ Music Video Into A Video Game

Cult Of Luna has taken their cinematic music video for „Cold Burn“ and made it into a video game. The


MUNICIPAL WASTE’s TONY FORESTA Names The Seven Modern Thrash & Punk Bands You Need To Hear

Municipal Waste vocalist Tony Foresta is someone clearly always looking for something new to listen to. We sat down with


SEPTICFLESH, ONI, ECSTATIC VISION & 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. Ecstatic Vision


The Mexican Death Metal Underground – 15 of the Most Dangerous Bands South of the Border

Mexico has long been a source of inspiration for brutal death metal, goregrind and grindcore artists. From Japanese bands being


Dude Covers Every SLIPKNOT Song On Guitar & Drums

Slipknot fan and multi-instrumentalist Szymon Walak is here to play every single Slipknot song in one mega-medley. Walak chooses a


JOHN CARPENTER Releases Track From Firestarter Soundtrack

You may not know this, but renown director John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) is also an accomplished composer. Along with


SOULFLY Announces New Album Featuring POWER TRIP & OBITUARY Members

After playing a handful of new songs live, Soulfly has finally announced their new record Totem. The band is now


Soulfly Announce New Album for August, Drop Huge First Single

We’ve been waiting for a new Soulfly record for a hot second now, with the band going through line-up changes


Exclusive Video Premiere: The Troops of Doom (ex-Sepultura) Summon the Devil in “Dethroned Messiah”

With their name, one might think that Brazil’s The Troops of Doom would be a bunch of sludgy weed worship.


K.K. DOWNING Is Thrilled JUDAS PRIEST Made The Rock Hall’s Class Of 2022

Judas Priest will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2022. The band will receive



A teaser clip for the film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story was released today and you can watch it above.


Happy Birthday, Bill Ward, You Magnificent Bastard

We’ll be the first to admit, there are plenty of people in the metal scene who we turn up our


DANI FILTH Talks 30 Years Of CRADLE OF FILTH’s Demos, Joke „Jesus Is A Jerk“ Merch & Potential For Cradle Of Fear II

Dani Filth and his cohort of extreme, gothic practitioners of dark metal in Cradle of Filth are on the road


INHUMAN CONDITION (OBITUARY, THE ABSENCE) Streams Very Death Metal New Song „The Mold Testament“

Inhuman Condition, the band featuring bassist Terry Butler (Obituary, ex-Death) and The Absence (and both ex-Massacre members) guitarist Taylor Nordberg


WINTERSUN Parts Ways With Guitarist Of Five Years

Wintersun has parted ways with guitarist Asim Searah, who joined the band in 2017. According to a statement from the


India’s BLOODYWOOD Announces First-Ever U.S. Tour

Indian folk metal band Bloodywood made quite a splash on the international metal scene with their newest album Rakshak. So


THE MACHINIST Broadcasts That „All Is Not Well“ In New Song

The Machinist has had one hell of a time throughout the pandemic, between line-up changes and personal struggles. Now the


Machine Head’s Robb Flynn On Hearing Meshuggah for the First Time: “The Guitar Tone Ripped My Face Off”

Hearing Meshuggah for the first time is always a fascinating moment in a metalhead’s life. The listener either thinks, What’s


DEATH SCYTHE Heads To Hell With New Single „Killer Faith“

Death Scythe is here to take you straight to hell with their new single „Killer Faith.“ The single explores the


Mike Portnoy Feels Bad for Dream Theater’s Mike Mangini: “He’s Damned If He Does and Damned If He Doesn’t”

Earlier this year, former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy was able to catch Dream Theater live as a fan for


Album Review: FOZZY Boombox

It has been a few years since the last Fozzy album, which is understandable considering how many other irons frontman


Chamber Surprise-Release New Three-Song EP

Among the many bands currently pulping metalcore’s face with their brutal riffage and ultra-drops, Chamber are definitely an act we’ve


METALLICA Streams „One“ Performance From Santiago Show

Twenty years from now, rock and roll historians will hopefully look back on April 27, 2022 as a seismic event


Watch: Local Death Metal Band Cheer On Runners During Marathon

There’s nothing like a hometown show. Metal will always rep the places it comes from, in part due to a


JOAN JETT Slams TED NUGENT: „He’s Not A Tough Guy. He Plays A Tough Guy“

Ah, Ted Nugent. He’s truly a gift that keeps giving for a rock critic. At this point, the targets of


BURIED REALM Recruits OBSCURA & FINNTROLL Members For New Single „Poison Palace“

Buried Realm, the one man project headed up by Josh Dummer, is now streaming its new single „Poison Palace.“ The


SUICIDE SILENCE Streams Chaotic New Single „Thinking In Tongues“

Suicide Silence is now streaming their chaotic new single „Thinking In Tongues,“ which so far is a standalone single. If


Indian Folk Metallers Bloodywood Announce First-Ever U.S. Tour

On the surface, Bloodywood might sound like a gimmick — Indian folk metal sung at least partly in Hindi —


Local Death Metal Band Played For Runners At A Marathon And It Ruled

Running a marathon is tough. Pittsburgh death metal band Leprosy is here to give you the energy to make it


New Trailer From RANDY RHOADS Documentary Features Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Making Of Blizzard Of Ozz

A new teaser clip from the documentary Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar Icon is available now, and features audio


Guitar Used By EDDIE VAN HALEN To Jam With BLACK SABBATH To Be Auctioned

Eddie Van Halen once borrowed an Ernie Ball Music Man electric guitar for a spur of the moment studio jam


Sam Raimi Says The New Evil Dead Movie Is “Terrifying…It’s Going to Knock People’s Socks Off”

The Evil Dead franchise is one that’s always been close to metal’s heart. Most zombie films and demonic possession films


Opinion: Star Wars Ain’t Metal

The following editorial is solely the opinion of MetalSucks writer and editor Chris Krovatin, AKA Emperor Rhombus. It reflects his views


Cradle of Filth Part Ways With Guitarist and Keyboardist/Female Vocalist

This is kind of weird! Cradle of Filth have been pretty firmly behind their new-ish keyboard player and female vocalist


KIRK HAMMETT Named His 11 Favorite METALLICA Wah Solos On The Bottom Of An Actual Wah Pedal

Metallica guitarist, solo artist, and well-known wah pedal user Kirk Hammett has revealed his 11 favorite wah-using solos from his


A Look Back At WIDOWMAKER, DEE SNIDER’s Often Overlooked ’90s Band

„I’m like Jason in ‚Friday the 13th.‘ You can’t kill me.“ – Dee Snider declaring that his post-Twisted Sister band


LINKIN PARK Issues Statement Promising To Communicate With Fans More

Despite there being no plans for new music or shows at the moment, Linkin Park has issued a statement promising


STRAY FROM THE PATH Takes On American Policing In New Single „III“

Stray From The Path remains as political and pissed off as ever with their new single „III.“ The band states


CRADLE OF FILTH Parts Ways With Guitarist & Keyboardist

Cradle Of Filth has parted ways with guitarist Richard Shaw and keyboardist Anabelle Iratni. Replacing the duo for upcoming shows


JUDAS PRIEST To Be Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Despite not making it into the top five on the fan ballot, Judas Priest will be inducted into the Rock


Judas Priest Won’t Get Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, But Will Receive the ‘Musical Excellence Award’

Back in February, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released their line-up of 2022’s nominees for induction. Included on that list were seminal


Joan Jett: “Ted Nugent Has to Live With Being Ted Nugent…That’s Punishment Enough”

We wouldn’t count ourselves among the biggest Joan Jett fans in the world, but we certainly love the shit out


Tech-Death Tuesday: HEAVING EARTH Find Devilish Joy In “Forever Deceiving Dismal Gods”

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


Candy Announce New Album, Release Punishing First Single via Disturbing Video

Last we heard from hardcore crew Candy was when guitarist Drew Stark got hit by a car. But now, the


Anti-Metal Pastor Bob Larson Thinks Johnny Depp Is Possessed By Pirate Demons

There’s no one on this earth funnier than Bob Larson. The evangelist, self-proclaimed exorcist, and pastor of the Spiritual Freedom


A New Jackass Series Is Coming to Paramount+

Earlier this year, the stars of stunt/prank show Jackass released the fourth feature film in the series, named Jackass Forever.


Watch: Here’s Daniel Radcliffe as “Weird” Al In the First Trailer for Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

In February, we got our first look at Daniel “Harry Potter” Radcliffe playing parody master “Weird” Al Yankovic in the


Drummer Plays Every IRON MAIDEN Song In One Massive Medley

Drummer and YouTuber David Winter has just released his 36-minute drum medley of every single Iron Maiden song featured on


Watch: IGOR CAVALERA Joins D-Beat Legends DISCHARGE Onstage In London

Igor Cavalera hopped on stage to jam with hardcore legends Discharge in London on April 28, performing the Discharge classic,



I’d say that Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford is way, way high on the list of people you want to


An Entire Jackass TV Series Is Coming To Paramount+

After over a decade of absence, the Jackass crew returned in February of this year with Jackass Forever as a


JOHN LAMACCHIA (CANDIRIA) Streams Chill Solo Single „Angels Delight“

John LaMacchia, best known as the guitarist for Candiria, has launched a new solo project LaMacchia that’s more in line


Type O Negative’s Peter Steele Once Punched Chino Moreno In The Face for Inciting an Onstage Riot

Because the ’90s was such a scrappy time in metal, we like to think of the bands of that era


AVENGED SEVENFOLD’s Vocalist Says Metal Will „Always Have A Pulse,“ Thinks Genre Could Be More Innovative

Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows was recently a guest on The Bob Lefsetz Podcast. Shadows discussed the current state of


Disturbed’s David Draiman Voices Support for Roe V. Wade, Says He’s Pro-Choice

Sometimes, it might seem like we only write about musicians we don’t like when they’re saying some dumbass shit or


KIRK WINDSTEIN Talks About DOWN’s Covers EP & A Possible New Full-Length Album

Touring and prior commitments with other projects has slowed up the production of Down’s long-awaited covers EP, says guitarist Kirk


METALLICA Streams „Through The Never“ Performance From Santiago Show

Metallica played Club Hípico in Santiago, Chile on April 27 (yes, that show) and is seemingly posting a handful of


Album Review: IBARAKI Rashomon

Matt Heafy’s choice to call his solo project Ibaraki (a mythical Japanese demon) reverberates within his Japanese-American identity—a definite step


Exclusive Album Stream: Elbow Deep, Homeschool Shooter

If you’re gonna be sick, you better be so sick that we can’t help but cackle at it — which


Dracula Daily: New Service E-Mails You Sections of Bram Stoker’s Novel On The Dates They Take Place

I’m a huge fan of Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel Dracula, which serves as the defining story in all of


Newly-Released Footage Shows Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer With Bear Spray In Hand During January 6th Riots

For those of you who just showed up with a cone of soft-serve asking what you missed, Jon Schaffer, guitarist


SUM 41’s DAVE BAKSH Reveals His Short Battle With Cancer Earlier This Year, Offers Positive Message

Sum 41 guitarist Dave „Brown Sound“ Baksh has revealed he had a short battle with cancer earlier this year. Baksh


CAVALERA Brothers Announce Openers For Beneath The Remains & Arise Tour

Founding Sepultura members Max and Igor Cavalera will perform tracks from Sepultura’s 1989 album Beneath The Remains and 1991 album


Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows: “When You See Great Artists, a Lot of Them Aren’t in the Metal Scene”

Hard rockers Avenged Sevenfold are wrapping up their new album, which comes complete with a string orchestra. The band have



In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station, Ted Nugent was asked what he thought of some


RAMMSTEIN Announces 2023 European & UK Tour

Rammstein recently released their new record Zeit and they’re planning on touring the crap out of it. The band already


DEREK SHERINIAN Shares New Single „The Vortex“ From Upcoming Album

Derek Sherinian’s Vortex—the follow up to 2020’s The Phoenix—will be available July 1 from InsideOut Music, and a new visualizer


BALAAM Streams Blackened New Single „Winds Of The North Trail“

Balaam, the one-man project headed up by NX, will release their new record Lords Of The Dark Sky on May


Watch: Alice Cooper, Rob Halford, Scott Stapp and Larry The Cable Guy Cover The Doors Together

There are some metal collaborations we’ve always dreamed of. Mastodon and King Diamond, for instance — we’ve always thought that


Rammstein Announce 2023 UK/European Stadium Tour

Damn, German industrialists Rammstein are planning ahead! The band haven’t even kicked off this spring’s European tour, and now Metal


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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Provided Bulletproof Vests For Ukrainians

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At The Gates Announce Slaughter of the Soul Anniversary Tour with Municipal Waste, Enforced, Thrown Into Exile

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DIO’s Holy Diver Hits Double Platinum Status In The U.S.

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Given their fraught history, one might assume that KISS and former guitarist Ace Frehley would never share the stage again.


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Tattoo The Earth Returns As a One-Day Festival, with Anthrax, Hatebreed, At The Gates and More!

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BILLY HOWERDEL (A PERFECT CIRCLE) Announces Debut Solo Album And Tour

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Dio’s Holy Diver Has Been Certified Double Platinum

You’d be surprised by how many of the most influential and awesome heavy metal albums of all time didn’t sell


One Dead, Four Wounded During Shooting At Death Metal Show

CBS and NBC report that one person has died and four others were wounded during a shooting at the Marquis


METALLICA Rehearsed So Loud In Santiago That The Whole City Heard It

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LIONS AT THE GATE (Ex-ILL NIÑO) Recruits JINJER Vocalist For „Find My Way“

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Ex-KORN Drummer’s BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE Drops „Leave Me Be“ Video

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Bell Witch Postpone Remaining Tour Dates Due to Positive COVID Diagnosis

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One Dead, Four Injured In Shooting at Death Metal Show

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Tech-Death Tuesday: BEYOND THE STRUCTURE Excel At Absurdity That Defies Conventional Scrutiny

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TOOL Puts „No Pee Zone“ Sign On Stage For BRASS AGAINST Vocalist

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METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT: ‚I Don’t Think I’ve Peaked Creatively Or Musically‘

In a new interview with Kerrang! magazine, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett spoke about the fact that he is currently involved


STAIND To Play A Bunch Of Casinos This September

Staind will hit the road this September to play mostly casinos across the United States, and then the MassMutual Center


Yikes, Sounds Like Nita Strauss Really F***ed Up Her Knee

It’s not as though Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss is ignorant to the pitfalls of being a hard-touring virtuoso. Only


Watch: ALICE IN CHAINS‘ JERRY CANTRELL Performs In San Antonio During ‚Brighten‘ Solo Tour

Fan-filmed video of ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell’s entire April 22 solo performance at Aztec Theatre in San Antonio,



Apocalyptica is currently out on the road with Lacuna Coil, and they’re already plotting their next tour. The band has


CRADLE OF FILTH Announce Solo Dates Around DANZIG Tour

Cradle Of Filth has announced an additional solo tour to kick off two days after they wrap things up with


JORDAN RUDESS Says It Was ‚Probably Cool‘ For MIKE PORTNOY To See Current DREAM THEATER Lineup Perform

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy attended the group’s concert on March 4 at Beacon Theatre in New York City. It


The Burning Red: A Complete History of Roadrunner Records, Pt. 1 – 1981-2012

Jim Saxton, known to many as the man behind the Temple of Bleh podcast, is right now spearheading a documentary


Less Streaming, More Downloading Is Better For The Environment

For those about to rock, we request that you do so sustainably…. well, not really. But a new Earth Day


NINE INCH NAILS Unveils Openers For Coming U.S. Tour Dates

Nine Inch Nails has slowly but surely been rolling out tour dates in both the U.S. and the U.K. Now


MATT SORUM Says Disintegration Of GUNS N‘ ROSES‘ ‚Use Your Illusion‘ Lineup Was ‚Nobody’s Fault‘

Although GUNS N‘ ROSES never officially split up, guitarist Slash left in 1996, drummer Matt Sorum was fired in 1997


JOURNEY To Release New Single, ‚You Got The Best Of Me‘, Tomorrow

Legendary rockers JOURNEY will release a new single, „You Got The Best Of Me“, on Tuesday, April 26. The song


A Hell In Living Flesh – FLAYED DISCIPLE

Blending thrash and death metal has always been a good idea, but currently there seems to be a small upsurge


EMINEM’s „Lose Yourself“ As A LINKIN PARK Song Actually Rules

YouTubers Anthony Vincent and Jonathan Young have teamed up to take Eminem’s classic 2002 hit „Lose Yourself“ from 8 Mile


The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain – WATAIN

Any kind of extreme music act that sticks around for several years faces the challenge of knowing how to proceed


ANVIL’s LIPS: ‚We Got F***ed‘ By The Music Business

Guitarist/vocalist Steve „Lips“ Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL was asked in a new interview with the „Heavy Metal Mayhem“


Thieves Tried to Steal Archspire’s Trailer While Their Drummer Was Sleeping In It

Right now, Canadian tech-death act Archspire are out on tour with Entheos, Inferi, and Vulvodynia. But this weekend’s Houston stop


SCOTT IAN Talks MOTOR SISTER, Growing Up „A Hard Rock Kid From The ’70s“ & Upcoming ANTHRAX Record

He is one of the most recognizable faces in heavy music. Yes, Scott Ian needs no introduction to heavy metal


GODSMACK’s Next Album Might Be Their Last

Groovy nü-metal stalwarts Godsmack, responsible for such hits as „I Stand Alone,“ „Cryin‘ Like A Bitch,“ and „Awake,“ might be


Watch: Dudes Create & Record A Death Metal Band In 12 Minutes

YouTuber Bernth challenged himself and his friends to create and record a death metal band in 12 minutes. This includes


IGOR CAVALERA Is ‚Very Proud‘ That SEPULTURA’s Early Albums Are ‚Still Relevant To A Lot Of People‘

Former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera and Igor „Iggor“ Cavalera will perform select tracks from the band’s seminal „Beneath The Remains“


Exclusive Track Premiere: Obscene (U.S.) Rip Your Entire Ribcage Out on “The Burrowing Hiss”

We’re stoked about the current proliferation of death metal in the modern day, and we’re extra stoked that bands like


The Artist Behind Metallica’s Load and Reload Album Covers Thinks James Hetfield Is “Still Fuming” Over Them

These days, Metallica‘s 1996 album Load and 1997’s Reload occupy an interesting space in the band’s history, with some critics


NITA STRAUSS Names The Guitarist That Inspires Her Most

Nita Strauss has been on fire lately. She just finished slicing up stages with Alice Cooper, dealin‘ out that Detroit


DEADGUY Streams „Pins And Needles“ From New Live Album

The recently-reunited Deadguy is now streaming „Pins And Needles“ from their coming new live album Buyer’s Remorse: Live From the


ARCHSPIRE Drummer Stops Theft While Sleeping In Band’s Trailer

A sleeping Spencer Prewett thwarted thieves‘ attempt to steal Archspire’s trailer sometime during the night in Austin, TX. According to


STAIND Announces September 2022 U.S. Tour Dates

STAIND has announced a dozen headline shows for this September. The 12-date run will kick off on September 8 in


ANTHRAX Has ‚Great Songs‘ For Next Studio Album: ‚I Think People Will Be Very Happy‘, Says SCOTT IAN

In a new interview with Metal Injection, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian discussed the progress of the writing sessions for the


Mike Shinoda on Linkin Park’s Future: “There’s No Tours, There’s No Music…Don’t Start the Hype Train”

Seemingly seconds after Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington died, people began to speculate about the band’s next steps, and who


JASON NEWSTED Working On „Heavy“ Debut Album With THE CHOPHOUSE BAND

Jason Newsted said in a recent interview with 98.7 The Gater that he was working on the debut album for


Mick Jagger Says Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud “Make [Him] Think There Is Still a Bit of Life in Rock and Roll”

When people lament the death of rock music, or how rock music is in decline, or that it needs saving,


ALEX LIFESON’s ENVY OF NONE Project Releases Music Video For ‚Never Said I Love You‘

ENVY OF NONE, the new band from Alex Lifeson (RUSH), Andy Curran (CONEY HATCH), Alfio Annibalini and singer Maiah Wynne,


Watch DARK ANGEL Perform At Houston’s HELL’S HEROES Festival

Fan-filmed video of DARK ANGEL’s entire April 22 performance at the Hell’s Heroes festival at White Oak Music Hall in


Album Review: SOMALI YACHT CLUB The Space

By all accounts, we’re told that the three members of Ukrainian psychedelic, shoegazing post-metal band Somali Yacht Club are alive



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