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JON SCHAFFER's ICED EARTH Bandmates: 'We Absolutely Do Not Condone Nor Do We Support Riots Or Acts Of Violence'

Jon Schaffer's ICED EARTH bandmates have distanced themselves from the violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday (January 6). The ICED EARTH guitarist and founder is among dozens of people wanted by the FBI for storming Capitol Hill that day. Earlier today, singer Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, drummer Brent ...

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Most Viewed BLABBERMOUTH.NET Stories Of 2020

With more than a hundred million pageviews on the books in 2020, this list could rally for miles. For brevity's sake, we've narrowed it down to the top 20 stories — ranked in terms of unique pageviews — as a snapshot of the year that was; tragic losses, tours that never materialized, and an unexpected ...

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PAPA ROACH: The Story Of 'Last Resort' Told By VICE (Video)

"Last Resort" by PAPA ROACH was a surprise hit given the song's raw and vivid portrayal of mental health and suicide. And although lead singer Jacoby Shaddix wrote "Last Resort" about his friend's struggle, the track took on new personal relevance for Jacoby years later when he was battling his own demons. In the 27-minute ...

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GHOST Is 'Working On Several Big Things' For 2021

Swedish metallers GHOST have shared an end-of-year Facebook update indicating that announcements about new music and live shows will be forthcoming in the next few months. The Tobias Forge-fronted act has been working on "several big things" for 2021 and will be issuing sporadic updates throughout the year. The full message from A Nameless Ghoul, ...

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What Is Heavy Metal? JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM's "In The Light", JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked what heavy metal means to him. He responded (see video below): "Oh, it's a lot of things, but I think just to kind of coalesce it and get it down, for me, it's always been about the dynamic expression ...

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GODSMACK's SHANNON LARKIN Won't Publicly Discuss His Political Views: 'I Feel I'm An Entertainer, Man'

In a recent inteviw with Ghost Cult magazine, GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin discussed his reluctance to publicly air his political views. Speaking about the recent U.S. presidential election and how it relates to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the drummer said: "I really felt that whoever won [the election], it's all gonna come soon, and the country's ...

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MERCURY CIRCLE Feat. SWALLOW THE SUN, Ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM Members: 'Our Funeral (Like Xmas)' Music Video

MERCURY CIRCLE, the new band featuring former CHILDREN OF BODOM drummer Jaska Raatikainen and SWALLOW THE SUN's Jaani Peuhu, has released a music video for "Our Funeral (Like Xmas)", a song exclusively featured on "Noble Demonic Metal - Chapter 1", a brand new label sampler by Noble Demon, celebrating its first anniversary. Labeled as "a ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On Day DAVE MUSTAINE Heard METALLICA's 'Kill 'Em All' For First Time: 'He Was Pissed'

During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recounted the experience of listening to METALLICA's debut album, "Kill 'Em All", for the first time with Dave Mustaine, MEGADETH frontman and former METALLICA member, a mere three months after Mustaine was ejected from METALLICA. ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's Ex-Wife SAMANTHA Releases Memoir, Three Years After LINKIN PARK Singer's Death

Chester Bennington's ex-wife, Samantha Bennington, released her inaugural book, "Falling Love Notes: Memories From A Rock Star Wife", last month through Around The Way Publishing. The book offers readers a refreshingly candid perspective into the personality of a woman who doesn't know the word "no." This brave missive, written by the first wife of the ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Says Previously Unreleased SOUNDGARDEN Music 'Will See The Light Of Day'

Last week, Chris Cornell's estate surprise-released a new album of covers, "No One Sings Like You Anymore", featuring 10 tracks he personally selected and sequenced to celebrate artists and songs that inspired him. Recorded by Chris in 2016, the LP features his renditions of John Lennon's "Watching The Wheels", GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY's "Sad Sad City", Harry ...

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SEETHER Releases 'Wasteland' Lyric Video

SEETHER has released an animated lyric video for its song "Wasteland". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ("If You Want Peace, Prepare For War"), which came out in August via Fantasy Records. Two months ago, SEETHER claimed the No. 1 spot at rock radio with "Dangerous", the ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release New Single 'Sleeping With The Enemy'

BUTCHER BABIES have released another new single, "Sleeping With The Enemy". The song is the second taste of the band's forthcoming fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2021 via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. BUTCHER BABIES vocalist Heidi Shepherd stated about the track: "This song is about hypocrisy and self-realization. We can get so caught ...

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ROB HALFORD Has No Regrets

In a new interview with Fox Sports 910's "Freak Nation", JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, who is promoting his recently released autobiography "Confess", shared that he has learned from his mistakes but would never term them as regrets. "Well, first of all, I've never really liked the word 'regret,'" he explained (hear audio below). "I ...

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Detestation (reissue) - G.I.S.M.

The collective has been known as a variety of names including GOD IN THE SCHIZOID MIND, GUERRILLA INCENDIARY SABOTAGE MUTINEER, GENERAL IMPERIALISM SOCIAL MURDER, GNOSTIC IDIOSYNCRASY SONIC MILITANT, GAI INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL MEAN and GENOCIDE INFANTICIDE SUICIDE MENTICIDE. But the name by which the entity has been etched eternally in the annals of extreme music history ...

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PAUL STANLEY Blasts Republicans Not Speaking Against TRUMP: 'Not Sharing Their Opinion Is A Coward's Way Out'

Paul Stanley has blasted Republican senators for not speaking out against Donald Trump as Trump claimed that President-elect Joe Biden must prove that the votes he received in the presidential election were not "illegally obtained" in order to enter the White House. The KISS frontman criticized GOP senators for not publicly recognizing Biden's win and ...

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DISTURBED Announces New Partnership With PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Primary Wave Music Publishing, the leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music in the world, continues their steady stream of acquisitions, announcing today they have acquired the music publishing catalog and master royalty stream of the multi-platinum band DISTURBED. The multi-million-dollar deal encompasses the Grammy-nominated band's publishing and master income stream for their compositions ...

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