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The Infinite Loop - SIFTING

There are few things more thrilling than the sound of a young band with a total disregard for toeing the trendy line. Admittedly, the "prog" tag has been robustly rehabilitated over the last 20 years, but there is still something righteous about the complexity, diversity and sheer craziness that erupts across SIFTING's third record. In ...

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All Flesh Is Grass - GODEATER

The UK's death metal scene is currently healthier than it has been in decades. It's also becoming increasingly diverse, which probably explains why it doesn't seem particularly weird that GODEATER's debut album is a concept record concerning veganism and notions of ecological peril. It's hard to imagine any old-school death metal band complaining about the ...

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GRAHAM BONNET To Undergo Spinal Surgery

Graham Bonnet will be unable to participate in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's U.K. dates in April 2020 because he will be recovering from spinal surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve. Bonnet will still take part in MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's Japanese shows in March 2020. Graham regrets he is unable to make the U.K. shows and will ...

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SAXON Frontman Recovering From Triple Bypass Surgery

SAXON frontman Biff Byford is recovering after undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery on Monday, September 23. A heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is used to improve blood flow to the heart. A surgeon uses blood vessels taken from another area of the body to bypass the damaged arteries. The ...

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VOLBEAT: Illness Forces Bristol Concert Postponement

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT have been forced to postpone their concert in Bristol, United Kingdom due to illness. The show with BARONESS and DANKO JONES was scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 28 at the O2 Academy. VOLBEAT announced the postponement in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: "We're sad ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Re-Enters Rehab For Addiction; Australia/New Zealand Tour Postponed

METALLICA has postponed its previously announced tour of Australia and New Zealand so that frontman James Hetfield can re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction. The band announced the postponement in an emotional note earlier tonight (Friday, September 27). They wrote: "We are truly sorry to inform our fans and ...

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CLAWFINGER Releases Music Video For New Single 'Tear You Down'

Long-running Swedish rap/metal combo CLAWFINGER has released the official music video for its new single, "Tear You Down". The track will be made available digitally on October 4. The band stated about the lyrical inspiration for the single: "The current political situation is really... interesting, where one's perceived feeling is more important than facts in ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: Lyric Video For New Song 'Chemical'

The official lyric video for "Chemical", a brand new song from THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Act", which will be made available on October 11 via Solid State Records. The members of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA consistently choose to both challenge themselves ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist RICHARD BRUNELLE Dead At 55

Former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle has died, his family has confirmed. He passed away on Monday, September 23 at the age of 55. The news of Richard's death was broken by his sister-in-law Megan Box-Brunnele. She wrote on Facebook: "This is Richie's sister-in-law. This devastating post is at the request of my husband and ...

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MICHAEL GILBERT Says FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Is 'Stronger Than Ever': 'There's Not Going To Be Any Lineup Changes Anymore'

Prior to FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's performance in Toulouse, France on September 15, guitarist Michael Gilbert spoke with Metal Exhumator. The full conversation can seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's European "Killfest Part II" tour with OVERKILL and DESTRUCTION: Michael: "The first half went so well that they said, ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says Some Of GHOST's Former 'Nameless Ghouls' Were 'Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Not Getting Recognition'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge recently spoke with Cassius Morris of "The Cassius Morris Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent touring: Tobias: "I'd say that this tour — this tour cycle, album cycle — has been very smooth. At least from ...

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DELAIN Releases Music Video For New Single 'Burning Bridges'

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN have release the official music video for their new single, "Burning Bridges". The emotive clip highlights the spectacular vocal talents of vocalist Charlotte Wessels, and once again, the undeniable atmospheric range of DELAIN's music solidified by their potent previous releases. Juxtaposing multiple genres and musical landscapes, "Burning Bridges" not only confirms ...

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MAYHEM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Of Worms And Ruins'

The official lyric video for the song "Of Worms And Ruins" from Norwegian black metal veterans MAYHEM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Daemon", which will be released on October 25 via Century Media. MAYHEM says: "Here we are, yet another chapter written in the book of MAYHEM, ...

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Former GRAVEYARD RODEO Frontman PERRY MCAULEY Dead At 58

Perry McAuley, singer of the groundbreaking New Orleans band GRAVEYARD RODEO, has passed away in Evergreen, Louisiana. He was 58 years old. Pioneers of the New Orleans underground scene, fusing metal, hardcore and doom that would later spawn the "sludge" sound which New Orleans has become famous for, GRAVEYARD RODEO's history dates back to 1980 ...

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CYHRA Feat. Former IN FLAMES, AMARANTHE Members: 'No Halos In Hell' Album Due In November

CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE), guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES), guitarist Euge Valovirta (ex-SHINING) and drummer Alex Landenburg (LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY), will release its second album, "No Halos In Hell", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2017's "Letters To Myself" was produced by Jacob Hansen and co-produced by ...

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HELLYEAH Pays Tribute To VINNIE PAUL With 'Skyy And Water' Video

The official music video for the song "Skyy And Water" from HELLYEAH can be seen below. The Wombat Fire-directed clip features backstage and performance footage of the band's late drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away more than a year ago. "Skyy And Water" is taken from HELLYEAH's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which is ...

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