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ANTHRAX Announces 40th-Anniversary Celebrations

One of the "Big Four" turns the Big 4-0 this year and is celebrating with a number of special activities and events to honor the landmark anniversary. Formed by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, New York on July 18, 1981, ANTHRAX was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge ...

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MORDRED Releases New Single 'Demonic #7'

The influential San Francisco alternative thrash metal act MORDRED has unleashed the music video for its new song "Demonic #7". The clip, which was produced by graphic artist Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art (FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, SKINDRED), can be viewed below. "Demonic #7" is the debut single from "The Dark Parade", MORDRED's first full-length ...

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KURT COBAIN's Final NIRVANA Photoshoot To Be Released As NFTs

Images from NIRVANA's purported final official photoshoot will be released as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) next week. Photographer Jesse Frohman took the pictures, dubbed "The Last Session", in 1993, about six months before NIRVANA frontman Kurt Cobain committed suicide. Although some of the images had never before been seen, others have been widely circulated, featuring Cobain ...

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ILL NIÑO Announces 'Ill Texas Familia' Summer 2021 Tour

ILL NIÑO will bring a dose of Latin metal to Texas this summer with the "Ill Texas Familia" tour, also featuring UPON A BURNING BODY (El Paso only), KING 810, INCITE, EVOLUTION EMPIRE and BORN IN BLOOD. Following the summer shows, ILL NIÑO will participate in Orlando's Warlando festival, supporting metal masters JUDAS PRIEST, and ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Debuts Music Video For 'Heart Of Darkness' From 'None More Black' Box Set

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has shared the music video for the rip-roaring single "Heart Of Darkness" in continued celebration of its "None More Black" box set, available now via Entertainment One (eOne). The track originally appeared on BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's ninth studio album, 2014's "Catacombs Of The Black Vatican", now remastered and reissued as a double ...

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DARKTHRONE To Release 'Eternal Hails……' Album In June

Black metal pioneers DARKTHRONE will release their new album, "Eternal Hails……", on June 25 via Peaceville. Since forming in 1986 as BLACK DEATH in Kolboton, Norway, DARKTHRONE have been masters of their art. Dropping the death metal of 1991's "Soulside Journey" debut album in favor of a more primitive, black metal sound on the following ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Postpones All Touring Until 2022

THE PRETTY RECKLESS has opted against making any tour plans for 2021 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier today, the Taylor Momsen-fronted outfit released the following statement via social media: "After much thought and very careful consideration to the ongoing Covid epidemic, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all ...

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MEGADETH Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins Coming Next Month

Long-running thrash metal legends MEGADETH have partnered with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving in late spring. Starting with their debut album "Killing Is My Business..." in May, new patch designs will become available throughout the year. "Hanger 18" pins and "Rust ...

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New KISS Documentary, 'Biography: KISStory', To Air On A&E In June

Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, A&E has announced the new definitive documentary film telling the stories behind the phenomenon of KISS. Directed by D.J. Viola, "Biography: KISStory" chronicles the band's five decades in the business as founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons reflect on their historic career. The four-hour, two-night ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: How JAMES HETFIELD's Down Picking Influenced Me

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. Dino talked about his upbringing; discovering METALLICA; the right hand of James Hetfield; touring with METALLICA in 2010; making sandwiches for former METALLICA and current MEGADETH guitarist ...

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THE ROLLING STONES Launch SS21 'Rs No. 9 Carnaby' Collection

THE ROLLING STONES' fashion and lifestyle brand, RS No. 9 Carnaby, has launched its new SS21 collection on Monday, April 26. The collection introduces a bold new color palette, fresh for summer and presents reimagined classic ROLLING STONES graphics using the iconic tongue-and-lips logo. Ideal for the upcoming festival season is the all new SS21 ...

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TED NUGENT: The People Who Hate Me Are 'Satanic'

Ted Nugent recently announced that he was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, and while some are wishing for his speedy recovery, others have publicly voiced a hope that he'll die of the disease. The outspoken conservative rocker, who famously said that COVID-19 is "not a real pandemic" last December, addressed the online trolls wishing him ...

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Fortitude - GOJIRA

Discerning metalheads may be inclined to agree that GOJIRA are one of the best things to happen to heavy music over the last 20 years. Even ignoring the French band's humility, humanity and inspirational devotion to noble causes, the metal world has thralled to nearly everything they have done since breaking into the broader consciousness ...

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DISTURBED Teams Up With INCENDIUM And HEAVY METAL ENTERTAINMENT For Comic Book Series

DISTURBED, Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment have announced the launch of "Dark Messiah", a five-part comic book series. Published under Heavy Metal Entertainment and Incendium's music-focused OPUS imprint, the story was conceptualized by Incendium CEO Llexi Leon and Tim Seeley ("Nightwing", "Hack/Slash") and written by Seeley, with illustrations by Ángel Hernández ("Arrow", "Star Trek") and ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER Dismisses Haters: 'I Really Don't Care What People Think Of Me'

Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer spoke to the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast about the negative reaction from some fans to his PSYCHOSEXUAL project, in which he handles lead vocals as the Devil Daddy character. "People voice their opinion," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "Of course there's gonna be haters that dislike ...

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METALLICA Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins Coming Next Month

Heavy metal icons METALLICA have joined forces with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this May. New patch designs will continue to be released throughout 2021 and 2022, beginning this week with "Ride The Lightning" and "Crash Course In Brain Surgery" patches, as ...

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