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OPETH Frontman Says Fans Can't 'Dictate' Group's Musical Direction: 'We Just Do What We Want To Do'

OPETH vocalist/guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt recently spoke with Owais "Vitek" Nabi of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he's been enjoying OPETH's apparent time off: Mikael: "I don't think, in retrospect, that I took so much time off, because we went off tour ...

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SLAYER's PAUL BOSTAPH: 'Blood Red' Drum-Cam Footage From London

Drum-cam footage of SLAYER drummer Paul Bostaph performing the song "Blood Red" during the band's November 3, 2018 concert at Wembley SSE Arena in London, England can be seen below. Bostaph, who was previously SLAYER's drummer from 1992 until 2001 and recorded four albums with the band, rejoined SLAYER in 2013 after the group's original ...

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SEPULTURA-Branded Red And White Wine To Be Launched This Month

Groove, power and fire — these are all qualities that Brazilian/American thrash metal veterans SEPULTURA have been adding to their music since they first started out. Gourmets already know that these are elements that a good wine needs as well. As pioneers of the scene, the members of SEPULTURA have been active for over three ...

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Video Premiere: BREAKING BENJAMIN's 'Tourniquet'

BREAKING BENJAMIN has released an official music video for the song "Tourniquet". The clip completes the visual trilogy of videos released to date from the band's sixth studio album, "Ember". "Ember" debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has spawned off two No. 1 rock radio hits with recent singles "Red Cold ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH And BREAKING BENJAMIN Donate $60,000 From U.S. Fall Arena Tour To Charity Organizations

This past Tuesday (December 11), FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and BREAKING BENJAMIN wrapped the fall arena portion of the biggest North American co-headlining rock tour of 2018. The bands announced today they have chosen to donate a portion of their ticket sales this fall to two charity organizations close to their hearts. FIVE FINGER DEATH ...

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MISERY INDEX: 'New Salem' Video

"New Salem", a brand new video from MISERY INDEX, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Rituals Of Power", which will be released on March 8, 2019 via Season Of Mist. MISERY INDEX comments on the track: "'New Salem' sums up perfectly the lyrical vitriol and musical dynamics featured ...

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IGGY POP To Executive-Produce 'Punk' Docuseries Feat. JOHNNY ROTTEN. MARKY RAMONE, DUFF MCKAGAN

Premium network EPIX has greenlit "Punk", a four-part docuseries from executive producer John Varvatos. Varvatos brings his passion and deep connection to the roots of the punk movement to the series, partnering with filmmaker Derik Murray's Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk. The series is currently in production, and will premiere on ...

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Updated SLAYER Biography Released

The definitive biography of thrash-metal kings SLAYER has been updated and expanded, with a new look. "Slayer 66 & 2/3: The Jeff and Dave Years… Post-Repentless Remastered Edition" features six new chapters, 24 more pages, and a new cover design. Available now, this new version now includes: * A book report on "Bloodline: The Araya ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Sets New Airplay Record In Canada

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GRETA VAN FLEET has set a new airplay record on Canadian radio. The band's current single, "When The Curtain Falls", has spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on rock radio in the Great White North, following similar stretches in the top spot by previous singles "Highway Tune" and "Safari ...

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ARCH ENEMY: 'Reason To Believe' Music Video

"Reason To Believe", the new music video from extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY, can be seen below. The clip was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, AMARANTHE and KAMELOT, among others. Guitarist and founding member Michael Amott comments on the motivation ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: Lyric Video For New Song 'Temples That Breathe'

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25, 2019. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY To Release 'Backstage Pass' Book In April; Cover Unveiled

KISS frontman Paul Stanley will release his second book, "Backstage Pass", on April 30, 2019 via HarperOne, HarperCollins's San Francisco-based unit that specializes in publishing books in religion, spirituality, and personal growth. Stanley told Philadelphia's WTXF that the follow-up to his 2014 autobiography, "Face The Music: A Life Exposed", "is almost, in a sense, a ...

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ARCH ENEMY Teases 'Reason To Believe' Video

A teaser for the "Reason To Believe" music video from extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY is available below. The full clip, which was once again directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, AMARANTHE, KAMELOT), will make its online debut on Friday, December 7. Scheduled to arrive the same day ...

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Video Premiere: NONPOINT's 'Wheel Against Will'

The official video for the song "Wheel Against Will" from NONPOINT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth album, "X", which was released on August 24. The follow-up to 2016's "The Poison Red" was produced by Fred Archambault, who has previously worked with ATREYU and AVENGED SEVENFOLD, among others. In ...

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One Bad M.F. Live!!" - MARTY FRIEDMAN

The self-imposed exile of guitarist Marty Friedman to Japan after his 2001 departure from MEGADETH lasted so long and took on such mythical proportions that it's hard to believe that it has already been four years since he re-engaged with the American heavy metal scene after the release of his 2014 effort, "Inferno". Friedman still ...

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BUCKCHERRY To Release 'Warpaint' Album In March; 'Head Like A Hole' Music Video Available

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY will release their new studio album, "Warpaint", on March 8, 2019 via Century Media/RED Music. The 12-song album, featuring 11 new BUCKCHERRY songs along with a cover of the NINE INCH NAILS classic "Head Like A Hole", was produced by Mike Plotnikoff, whose last collaboration with the band was the platinum-certified album ...

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