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MESHUGGAH's MÅRTEN HAGSTRÖM On 'Djent': 'We're Very Sorry For Creating That Genre; We Didn't Intend To — Our Bad'

Rauta conducted an interview with MESHUGGAH guitarist Mårten Hagström at last month's Tuska open-air festival in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the fact that MESHUGGAH is widely credited with having pioneered a genre called djent, a style of modern metal characterized by staccato, palm-muted guitar riffs through ...

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Video Premiere: DECAPITATED's 'Kill The Cult'

Polish death metal masters DECAPITATED have released a music video for the song "Kill The Cult". The track comes off the band's latest album, "Anticult", which was released July 7, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. The clip was directed by Lukasz Jaszak, who previously directed the music video for "Never" and created the cover art ...

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MADBALL Frontman On Departure Of BRIAN 'MITTS' DANIELS: 'We Just Came To A Point Where Something Had To Change'

Germany's Metal-heads.de conducted an interview with frontman Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore veterans MADBALL prior to the band's June 19 concert at Stone im Ratinger Hof in Düsseldorf, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what motivates him to keep releasing new music: ...

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MADBALL Releases 'The Fog' Video Feat. TIM ARMSTRONG

"The Fog", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "For The Cause", which is being released today (Friday, June 15) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also makes a guest ...

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MADBALL: 'Rev Up' Video Released

"Rev Up", the new video from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "For The Cause", which will be released on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also featured on one ...

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KING'S X Frontman: 'A Lot Of My Peers, They Just Put Crap Out Now'

KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug "dUg" Pinnick was recently interviewed by Izzy Presley of "Another FN Podcast". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current musical tastes: Doug: "I go back to LED ZEPPELIN and [Jimi] Hendrix and THE BEATLES sometimes, but I keep moving forward. ...

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MADBALL: Third Trailer For 'For The Cause' Album

The third trailer for "For The Cause", the upcoming album from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. Due on June 15 via Nuclear Blast, the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who is also featured on one song on the album. It was mixed and mastered by ...

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MADBALL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Old Fashioned'

The official lyric video for "Old Fashioned", a new song from New York hardcore veterans MADBALL, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "For The Cause", which will be released on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who ...

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MADBALL: First Trailer For 'For The Cause' Album

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will release their new album, "For The Cause", on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. The first trailer for the disc can be seen below. Commented singer Freddy Cricien: "We are beyond excited to finally drop 'For The Cause'. To say we're happy with the end result of all that we ...

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MOONSPELL Releases 'Desastre' Video

"Desastre", the new video from Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "1755", which was released last November via Napalm Records. The Portuguese-language disc was written about the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, also known as the Great Lisbon earthquake, which occurred in the Kingdom of Portugal. In ...

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MADBALL To Release 'For The Cause' Album In June

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will release their new album, "For The Cause", on June 15 via Nuclear Blast. Commented singer Freddy Cricien: "We are beyond excited to finally drop 'For The Cause'. To say we're happy with the end result of all that we put into this is an understatement. This record accurately defines ...

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TESSERACT: 'King' Video Released

Ahead of the release of TESSERACT's new studio album "Sonder", the band has revealed the official video for the new single "King". The emotive and viscerally challenging clip was directed by Kyle Kadow and Steven Cleavland and shot in a snowy Wisconsin following a brutal storm, which all added to the atmospheric footage. Bassist Amos ...

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New MADBALL Album To Feature Guest Appearance By ICE-T

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL have finished recording their new album, "For The Cause". Helming the sessions for the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" was RANCID's Tim Armstrong, a longtime friend of MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien. The new disc is being mixed and mastered by Danish producer Tue Madsen, who has previously worked with MESHUGGAH, ...

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DANKO JONES Begins Recording New Album

According to multiple Instagram posts made by the band, Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has entered The Farm Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia to record a new album with producer Garth "GGGarth" Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, TESTAMENT, THE MELVINS), presumably for release later this year. DANKO JONES's eighth studio album, "Wild Cat", came ...

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Members Of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE And Other Bands Take Part In '70000 Tons Of Metal' All-Star Jam (Video)

Fifty heavy metal musicians — including members of KREATOR, SEPULTURA, DESTRUCTION, SABATON, CANNIBAL CORPSE and METAL CHURCH — took part in this year's edition of "Jamming With Waters In International Waters", the official 70000 Tons Of Metal all-star jam hosted by ANNIHILATOR's Jeff Waters. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire event can be seen below ...

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TESSERACT To Release 'Sonder' Album In April

TESSERACT will release its fourth studio album, "Sonder", on April 20 through Kscope. TESSERACT is a band that sits outside the bounds of any genre specificity. They are pioneers of the ever-evolving metal scene and unstoppable force of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies, and disorientating atmospherics. "Sonder" adds significant firepower to the band's arsenal, blending the ...

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MASTODON Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY Award

MASTODON was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, January 28) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. MASTODON was nominated for the song "Sultan's Curse" from its 2017 album "Emperor Of Sand". According to ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Will Skip GRAMMY AWARDS In Apparent Protest Of How 'Rock' Genre Is Treated

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will skip this year's Grammy Awards in apparent protest of the way the organization treats the rock and heavy metal genres. AVENGED SEVENFOLD is nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Rock Song" category for "The Stage". It's the first-ever Grammy nod for the Southern California-based group comprised of singer M. Shadows, guitarists ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces June 2018 European Tour

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced a European tour for summer 2018. The dates are as follows: Jun. 05 - PL - Krakow - Kwadrat Jun. 06 - PL - Warsaw - Progresja Jun. 13 - CZ - Prague - Akropolis Jun. 15 - DE - Karlsruhe - Substage Jun. 18 - IT - ...

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MADBALL To Begin Recording 'For The Cause' Album Next Month

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL will enter the studio next month to begin recording their new album, titled "For The Cause". Helming the sessions for the follow-up to 2014's "Hardcore Lives" will be RANCID's Tim Armstrong, a longtime friend of MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien. The new disc will be mixed and mastered by Danish producer ...

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NUCLEAR BLAST Partners With ADA

The world's biggest independent heavy metal label, Nuclear Blast Records, and top independent distributor, ADA (owned by Warner Music Group), have announced a global partnership. ADA will provide worldwide physical and digital distribution, excluding certain territories in Central Europe, as well as offer additional services to support Nuclear Blast's incredible roster of iconic bands and ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: The Beauty Of Where MEGADETH Is At These Days

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was interviewed for a recent episode of the "Musicfrenzy Radio Network" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. Speaking about MEGADETH's recent U.S. tours with MESHUGGAH and SCORPIONS and how much input he and his bandmates have in deciding which groups to tour with, Ellefson ...

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ROAD TO JERUSALEM Feat. Ex-THE HAUNTED, HYPOCRISY, KONKHRA Members: Debut LP To Be Released Through VICISOLUM PRODUCTIONS

ROAD TO JERUSALEM, the international project featuring Per Møller Jensen (drums; THE HAUNTED, INVOCATOR, KONKHRA), Andreas Holma (bass; HYPOCRISY, SCAR SYMMETRY, SOILWORK), Michael Skovbakke (guitar; KONKHRA) and Josh Tyree (vocals), has signed a deal with the Swedish label ViciSolum Productions. The band's debut album is tentatively due in early 2018. Commented ROAD TO JERUSALEM on ...

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