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Of Truth And Sacrifice - Heaven Shall Burn

When you consider how resolutely HEAVEN SHALL BURN have stuck to their brutal metalcore guns over the years, approaching the German band's extravagant, double-album return could easily fill you with a sense of trepidation. As much as veteran bands have earned the right to be as indulgent and adventurous as they see fit, facing 100 ...

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BEHEMOTH To Release New Music In 2021

In a brand new interview with Ireland's Overdrive, BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Negal" Darski was asked if there are any plans for the band to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. He responded: "Yes, it will be 30 years of BEHEMOTH. Holy fuck!! [Laughs] Well, I'm going to be straight with you ...

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STYX Postpones Shows Over Coronavirus Concerns

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, STYX has postponed around a dozen shows that were scheduled to take place between March 13 and March 28. The new dates will be announced soon. STYX announced the postponement in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: "Due to the current health concerns, the ...

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MAYHEM And ABBATH: 'Decibel Magazine Tour' Canceled

Due to bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in numerous states and cities, the "Decibel Magazine Tour" has been canceled. This year's edition of the "Decibel Magazine Tour" — featuring MAYHEM, ABBATH, GATECREEPER and IDLE HANDS — was scheduled to launch on March 13 in Denver, Colorado and conclude on April 10 in ...

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MACHINE HEAD Postpones Second European Leg Of 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour Over Coronavirus Concerns

MACHINE HEAD has postponed the second European leg of its 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes", due to a fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus. The second run of dates was scheduled to kick off in Zaragoza, Spain on April 19, continuing across Portugal, Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, wrapping in ...

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VIO-LENCE Signs With METAL BLADE RECORDS

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band's new EP is tentatively due to be recorded in the coming months. Vocalist Sean Killian comments: "My first real exposure to thrash metal was brought to me by Metal Blade Records in the form of SLAYER's 'Show No ...

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THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Frontman On 'Verminous': 'I Think It's The Biggest Evolutionary Step We've Taken Between Two Albums'

Michigan death metallers THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER will release its ninth studio album, "Verminous" on April 17 via Metal Blade Records. The disc is described in a press release as the band's "most dynamic, rousing and emotional release to date, and it achieves this without compromising one iota of heaviness." In a recent interview with ...

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EPICA Begins Recording New Album

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have entered Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands with producer Joost Van Den Broek to record their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" is once again being produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON). The recording sessions for EPICA's new disc are being filmed by Panda Productions, ...

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MAGNUM Won't Cancel European Tour: 'F**k Coronavirus'

British rock icons MAGNUM have vowed to play all the scheduled shows on their previously announced European tour despite coronavirus concerns. Earlier today, the band issued the following statement via social media: "A statement regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the forthcoming tour. "Let's get this right out there: "The band are NOT going to ...

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IN FLAMES Enters Worldwide Partnership With NUCLEAR BLAST For Iconic Back Catalog

Celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band, Sweden's influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES have entered a worldwide partnership with Nuclear Blast for the band's celebrated back catalog, which includes 13 groundbreaking fan-favorite records like "Colony" (1999), "Whoracle" (1997) and "Clayman" (2000). Having released the previous two albums "Battles" and "I, The ...

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