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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist MIKE D'ANTONIO's Absence From INKCARCERATION Festival Explained

On September 10, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE performed without longtime bassist Mike D'Antonio at the Inkcarceration festival in Mansfield, Ohio. Filling in for him was the band's production manager Josh Mihlek. D'Antonio's absence from the event was explained by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach, who told Danny Wimmer Presents prior to taking the stage (as transcribed by ...

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METALLICA To Headline First-Ever DOWNLOAD GERMANY Festival

METALLICA will headline the first-ever Download Germany festival, set to take place June 24, 2022 at Hockenheimring racing circuit near Frankfurt. Also scheduled to appear are SABATON and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Tickets go on sale on Friday, September 17, priced at €139. The U.K. edition of Download was launched in 2003 and has taken ...

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MAX CAVALERA: I Love METALLICA's 'Black Album'

In a new interview with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program "Wired In The Empire", former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera spoke about his love of METALLICA, in particular the "Black Album," which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When I was a ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL: 'Blasphemy' Judgment Overturned On Appeal

This past February, BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski was convicted for offending religious feelings by a court in Warsaw. The charges stemmed from an image the Polish musician posted on social media showing a foot stamping on a picture of the Virgin Mary. At the time, Darski was ordered to pay a fine of 15,000 ...

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THRICE Releases New Single 'Summer Set Fire To The Rain'

California rock band THRICE has shared its newest single, "Summer Set Fire To The Rain", from its upcoming album "Horizons/East". The song delves into the all-too-familiar sensation of searching for something while ignoring the broader picture — the world and all of its beauty — right in front of you. In vocalist Dustin Kensrue's words: ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's ADAM DUTKIEWICZ Opens Up About His Pandemic Depression: 'This Was The Worst Year Of My Life'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "Stoke The Fire", the alternative lifestyle and culture podcast hosted by musician Jesse Leach (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and DJ/presenter Matt Stocks ("Life In The Stocks"), KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz opened up about the depressive symptoms he experienced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. "It started out ...

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COREY TAYLOR Has Three Songs Left To Record For New SLIPKNOT Album: 'There's Some Darker, Heavier S**t On It', He Says

Corey Taylor says that the new SLIPKNOT album will include some songs which are "really outside the realm" of what he and his bandmates have done before. The singer, who spent the last few days quarantining at a Denver hotel after testing positive for COVID-19, discussed SLIPKNOT's follow-up to 2019's "We Are Not Your Kind" ...

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ATREYU Drops Remix Of 'Warrior' Featuring TRAVIS BARKER And ZERO 9:36

California metallers ATREYU have dropped the remix for their current single "Warrior", featuring BLINK-182 drummer Travis Barker and Zero 9:36. Check it out below. The song, which was described as "inspiring" by Loudwire and "explosive" by Alternative Press, appears on their John Feldmann-produced album "Baptize", out now via Spinefarm. The track has been wholly embraced ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Announce Fall 2021 Solo Headline Tour

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have announced a series of headline shows following their co-headline tour with BUSH. The first official date of the solo tour begins October 9 in Chattanooga during the BUSH co-headline tour, and starts up again October 18 in Wichita, Kansas. Tickets go on sale today, Friday August 20 at 10:00 a.m. local ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces Summer 2022 European Tour

SLIPKNOT will embark on a European tour in July and August 2022. The 13-date trek, which will kick off on July 15, 2022 in Moscow, Russia, includes the previously announced six rescheduled European shows which were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 2022 tour dates: Jul. 15 - Moscow, Russia @ Park Live Festival Jul. ...

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SODOM Releases Lyric Video For New Version Of 'Bombenhagel'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM have just released a new EP, "Bombenhagel", via Steamhammer/SPV. The EP includes one re-recorded classic and two brand new songs. SODOM bassist/vocalist Thomas "Angelripper" Such says about the re-recording of "Bombenhagel": "I wanted a recording of our old classic by the new lineup. Of course that was really special with ...

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KREATOR Joined By CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI FILTH For 'Betrayer' Performance At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR were joined by CRADLE OF FILTH's Dani Filth for a performance of the song "Betrayer" during their August 14 appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom. Fan-filmed video footage of Dani's performance can be seen below. Earlier this year, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza revealed ...

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THRICE Releases New Single 'Robot Soft Exorcism'

California rock band THRICE has shared its newest single "Robot Soft Exorcism" off the band's upcoming album "Horizons/East". The song grows and lures listeners in with a unique robotic beat that almost seems to be breathing, creating a living rhythm. The track's title may sound familiar to those who are aware of David Dark. The ...

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GWAR Documentary To Debut At This Year's FANTASTIC FEST

"This Is GWAR", the powerful story of the most iconic heavy metal/art collective/monster band in the universe, as told by the humans who have fought to keep it alive for over thirty years, will premiere at this year's Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. The documentary contains interviews with the GWAR bandmembers, both past and present, ...

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JOYOUS WOLF Shares Video For New Song 'Fearless'

Southern California quartet JOYOUS WOLF has created its own hybrid of hard-driving rock 'n' roll, soul, blues, and alternative music. As such, they have steadily built their reputation as one of the brightest up-and-comers in the burgeoning scene. Mixing majestic riffs with soulful vocals, undeniable swagger, and the kind of hair-on-fire live performances that leave ...

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THRICE Releases Music Video For 'Scavengers'

Fresh off last week's announcement of their upcoming 11th studio album "Horizons/East", California-based rock band THRICE has dropped a visually stunning music video in support of its newest single "Scavengers". Directed by DJay Brawner, the video transports viewers to a different world; one of mystery and disguises that leaves viewers unsure of whom to trust ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces 'Knotfest Los Angeles' With BRING ME THE HORIZON, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, Others

In a show of force for the band and the loud music genre overall, Knotfest, the music and counterculture experience created by the multi-platinum sonic phenomenon SLIPKNOT, has today announced the band's biggest Los Angeles headline performance yet, Knotfest Los Angeles, at Banc of California Stadium on Friday, November 5. Knotfest Los Angeles will see ...

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