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DEMONAZ On IMMORTAL's 'Battles In The North' Album: 'I Wanted To Break The Speed Limit On That One'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with lyricist/guitarist Demonaz (real name Harald Nævdal) of Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL. You can listen to the entire chat via the Whooshkaa widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he considers IMMORTAL's new "Northern Chaos Gods" studio album the ...

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EXODUS To Headline European 'MTV Headbangers Ball Tour'

As San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends EXODUS are just finishing their summer run across Europe, the band has announced that it will return to the continent in November and December to headlline the 2018 edition of the renowned "MTV Headbangers Ball Tour", which will lead them through 17 cities and venues in nine ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Feat. MEGADETH, TESTAMENT Members: Second Trailer For 'Power Drunk Majesty' Album

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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SPADES AND BLADES: 'Beat The Odds' Video Released

Los Angeles metalcore outfit SPADES AND BLADES has released the official video for the brand new track "Beat The Odds". The song was produced by Dino Cazares of FEAR FACTORY fame and was engineered by Damien Rainaud (ONCE HUMAN, DRAGONFORCE). The video was produced by Tommy Jones of Videohammer (KATAKLYSM, TESTAMENT, DIMMU BORGIR, SLAYER). This ...

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Tattoo Artist Creates Portrait Of SLAYER's KERRY KING

Chris Saint Clark is a name spread across many industries, mainly for his fantastic artwork and being an industry renowned tattoo artist specializing in black-and-gray realism and owner of notable Nashville-based tattoo studio Kustom Thrills. He is also a musician, an actor (2015's "The Devil Walks Among Us" and 2014's "Race With The Devil") and ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says One Of The 'Biggest Misconceptions' About GHOST 'Is That It's Just About The Devil'

GHOST frontman Tobias Forge recently spoke with Germany's Star FM. The complete two-part conversation can be streamed below (Forge's responses begin at the 6:48 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he was surprised that GHOST's mystique was preserved for several album cycles: Tobias: "Yes, I guess so. I ...

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Gravity - BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Bold new direction or jumping the shark? This is the critical question sure to trail behind BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, who is now, without a doubt, a far different beast than that which recorded "The Poison". For a band once claiming METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN and SLAYER as central influences (and having shared the stage with ...

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MORBID ANGEL's STEVE TUCKER On SLAYER's 'Farewell' Tour: 'I Don't Know What I Think Of It, To Be Honest'

Mark Thompson from HardRockCore conducted an interview with vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker of veteran Floridian death metallers MORBID ANGEL prior to the band's May 8 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how MORBID ANGEL fares in smaller markets: ...

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ASESINO To Celebrate DINO CAZARES's 52nd Birthday At Los Angeles Concert; Mexican Festival Appearance Announced

ASESINO, the death metal/grindcore project featuring FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares and FEAR FACTORY/ex-STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos (on bass/vocals), will play at The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, September 1. The event, which will also serve as Dino's 52nd birthday party, will feature support from THANATOLOGY, LEPRA (first show in 20 years), ...

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OBITUARY Guitarist On Upcoming Tour With SLAYER: 'It's A Bucket-List Type Of Thing That Took 30 Years'

Hellbound's Gene A. Gaona conducted an interview with guitarist Trevor Peres of Floridian death metal legends OBITUARY prior to their May 25 concert at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "hitting their groove" with OBITUARY's 2017 self-titled studio ...

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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA Doesn't Foresee EXODUS Retiring Anytime Soon: 'I'm Not Tired Of This Yet'

Steve "Zetro" Souza says he cannot picture EXODUS following in the retirement footsteps of their longtime thrash counterparts SLAYER. SLAYER, which announced its "final tour" earlier this year, currently features in its ranks EXODUS guitarist/primary songwriter Gary Holt as a replacement for deceased guitarist Jeff Hanneman. While both bands got their start in the Bay ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Still Considers GHOST To Be A 'Metal Band'

GHOST's Tobias Forge was interviewed backstage at this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting, which was held earlier this month in Dessel, Belgium. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what inspired him to form GHOST: Tobias: "It's a myriad of different things, but over ...

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