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HIGH ON FIRE's MATT PIKE Gets Married In Las Vegas

HIGH ON FIRE frontman Matt Pike married Alyssa Maucere in an intimate ceremony at the Silver Wedding Chapel at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday (August 17). The wedding took place one day after HIGH ON FIRE's performance at the Psycho Las Vegas music festival, where Matt and his bandmates filmed an upcoming ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Parts Ways With Drummer DES KENSEL

California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE have parted ways with founding drummer Des Kensel. Kensel announced his departure from the group in an Instagram post earlier today. He wrote: "As a founding member of HIGH ON FIRE, I feel blessed to have spent the last 21 years traveling around the world pursuing my childhood dream ...

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SEPULTURA, NIGHTWISH, DIRKSCHNEIDER, KORPIKLAANI, Others Featured On 'Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell'

The greatest heavy metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air, will unleash its latest collection on July 26 through Silver Linings Music/Wacken Records when "Live At Wacken 2018: 29 Years Louder The Hell" smashes into stores. The 16th release in the "Live At Wacken" series, which dates back to 2002, is stuffed with pulverizing ...

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Former GORGOROTH Frontman GAAHL Says Black Metal Scene 'Used To Be Very Free And Highly Individualistic'

Metal Wani's Anne Catherine Swallow conducted an interview with former GORGOROTH frontman Gaahl (real name: Kristian Eivind Espedal) prior to his new band GAAHLS WYRD's show at Café Central in Weinheim, Germany as the support act for TRIBULATION. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether ...

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USURPER: Lyric Video For 'Lords Of The Permafrost' Title Track

Chicago metal band USURPER has released a lyric video for the title track of its upcoming album, "Lords Of The Permafrost". The disc will be released in March via Soulseller Records. The band commented: "After a 14-year hiatus, USURPER are proud to return with our sixth full-length album entitled 'Lords Of The Permafrost'. Back when ...

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Dominion - DRAGONLORD

From the char of black metal mania glorified by profiled pundits EMPEROR, DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH and MAYHEM rose a mini-legion of one-man wannabes, dark forest wanderers and orchestral fugue art farts. Corpse paint, crusty leather, inverted crosses, middle fingers hoisted toward Catholicism, at this point, a great big Mega-Therion yawn. Yet the underground ...

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ENSLAVED Frontman Slams 'Vikings' Television Series: 'It's Just A Dumb Hollywood Adaptation'

One of the progenitors of Viking metal, ENSLAVED frontman Grutle Kjellson, isn't fond of the popular historical drama "Vikings". The series, which depicts the life and times of Viking Ragnar Lothbrok, stars Australian actor Travis Fimmel as Lothbrok and was recently renewed for a sixth season. Kjellson, a noted Viking history buff, said "everything about ...

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Listen To New HIGH ON FIRE Song 'Spewn From The Earth'

"Spewn From The Earth", a brand new song from California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Electric Messiah", which will be released on October 5 via Entertainment One (eOne). "Spewn From The Earth" is the seventh installment of the Adult Swim 2018 Singles ...

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Former GORGOROTH Frontman's GAAHLS WYRD To Release Debut Album

Season Of Mist announced the signing of the Norwegian extreme metal band GAAHLS WYRD. Over the past months, the five-piece, fronted by Gaahl, has been recording its debut album at the Solslottet Studios with producer Iver Sandøy (ENSLAVED). The record is set for an early 2019 release. The band comments: "It's always been of outmost ...

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Listen To New VREID Song 'One Hundred Years'

Norwegian metallers VREID will release their new album, "Lifehunger", on September 28 via Season Of Mist. The disc's new single, "One Hundred Years", can be streamed below. VREID comments: "Sometimes everything is so dark that you only see life. "This album is all about the primordial hunger that keeps us marching forward. It's a celebration ...

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IVAR BJØRNSON Says New ENSLAVED Album 'E' Is 'The Most Difficult Thing We've Done'

Banger TV 's Sam Dunn recently conducted an interview with frontman Grutle Kjellson and guitarist and primary songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what elements of black metal still exist within ENSLAVED circa 2018: Ivar: ...

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Listen To New VREID Song 'Black Rites In The Black Nights'

Norwegian metallers VREID will release their new album, "Lifehunger", on September 28 via Season Of Mist. The disc's new single, "Black Rites In The Black Nights", can be streamed below. VREID comments: "Sometimes everything is so dark that you only see life. "This album is all about the primordial hunger that keeps us marching forward. ...

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IMMOLATION: 'When The Jackals Come' Video Released

The official video for the song "When The Jackals Come" from New York death metallers IMMOLATION can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latests album, "Atonement", which was released in February 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The "When The Jackals Come" clip was directed by IMMOLATION guitarist Robert Vigna. Commented the band: ...

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Queen of Time - AMORPHIS

Similar to Norway's ENSLAVED, Finnish metal legend AMORPHIS has ridden a long, sometimes strange journey on its search for progression from the ashes of its charred death metal foundations. AMORPHIS has been so daring it's come close to becoming more prog than death metal (delving in pure rock on 2003's "Far from the Sun"), yet ...

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ENSLAVED Announces European Tour With HIGH ON FIRE

Norwegian black metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED have announced a co-headline European tour with Californian sludge-tinged riff masters HIGH ON FIRE. The string of dates will run from late September through to mid-October, and is set to include 14 shows across seven countries. Two of the U.K. show dates — Milton Keynes and Leeds — will be ...

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DIMMU BORGIR And THE HELLACOPTERS To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Festival

Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR and reunited Swedish garage rockers THE HELLACOPTERS will headline this year's edition of the Psycho Las Vegas festival, set to take place August 17-19 at venues throughout the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Festival billing: DIMMU BORGIR THE HELLACOPTERS SUNN 0))) GODFLESH ENSLAVED AMERICAN NIGHTMARE BORIS CKY ...

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