Master’s Hammer Lands a Big Sound on “Fascinator”

Black metal, while fixed in the public imagination to its second-wave caricature, is a more sonically diverse sound than many of its detractors think. And I don’t just mean the many experimental and genre-blending bands and scenes that have emerged since the mid-90s. Remember, no style is born fully fleshed out. A diverse array of bands and influences combine into something we can assemble into a narrative that comprises “black metal,” “death metal,” “hardcore,” and so on. One of the most influential and profoundly forward thinking black metal bands of all time is the Czech Republic’s Master’s Hammer. Before the … Continue reading

New TOOL Music Is 'Progressive Metal At Its Most Atmospheric,' Says SEBASTIAN BACH

Sebastian Bach has praised the music that has been written for TOOL‘s next album, describing it as “progressive metal at its most atmospheric.” The former SKID ROW singer got a chance to hear the material that TOOL has been working on while attending a rehearsal by guitarist Adam Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey at their Los Angeles headquarters. Writing on his Facebook page, Bach said: “How lucky am I? Spent yesterday getting my face melted by 3/4 of TOOL at the TOOL headquarters/ rehearsal studio. My very own private TOOL show, just missing the vocals! “This is … Continue reading

Sliptrick Records Welcome Italian Folkcore Group LOU QUINSE

Sliptrick Records Welcome Italian Folkcore Group LOU QUINSE Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week: Lou Quinse (IT) Folkcore | Metal Folk Lou Quinse “The fifteen” in langue d’Oc, “The Devil”, fifteenth major arcana of Tarot. Conceived in 2006 in val d’Ala, in the mountains of Balme (Barmés) with the grouping of various underground musicians of Torino, Lou Quinse want to celebrate an heretical marriage between diabolic heavy metal and the cultural heritage of the western Alps. Traditional instruments such as hurdy-gurdy, flutes, accordion, percussion and bagpipes, find new life and energy crashing into a wall of waves and distorted vibrations generated … Continue reading

ACCEPT Bassist Says Band Has No 'Farewell Tour' Plans: 'We Think We Have Something To Say Still'

ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes was recently interviewed by Italy’s SpazioRock. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the response to the group’s latest album, 2017’s “The Rise Of Chaos”: Peter: “We got very good reviews. I think part of it [was] because the day before it came out, we headlined [the] Wacken festival, and it was streamed all over the world, over a million people watching the performance. The reviews that we got were just really, really good. I think it entered [the charts in] Germany at No. 3. We’re all … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Iron Angel – ‘Ministry of Metal’

For some headbangers, heavy metal is a way of life, much like a religion. German power/speed metal crew Iron Angel understand that, so they wrote a song called “Ministry of Metal.” The group, who originally formed in the early 80’s, will take you back to heavy metal’s golden age, both in sound and aesthetic. “The whole idea was inspired by the artwork depicted in the video itself,” drummer Mäx Behr says. “Those pictures were created by Björn Linke, who is friends with our guitar player. The purpose of using his art in this video was to create certain visual dynamics that fit … Continue reading

Disaffected – video for “Glossolalia”

Prog/Death metal band Disaffected release new video for “Glossolalia”. “Glossolalia” is taken from Disaffected‘s third studio album “The Trinity Threshold”, which was released last November via Chaosphere Recordings. The clip was filmed at Black Sheep Studios (Mem Martins, Portugal), and was directed and produced by Ivo Martins. Order new album “The Trinity Threshold” – Follow Disaffected: Follow Chaosphere Recordings: Continue reading

PUREST OF PAIN Feat. DELAIN Members: 'Solipsis' Album Due In March

Dutch melodic death metal band PUREST OF PAIN will release its debut album, “Solipsis”, on March 1. The follow-up to the 2013 single “Momentum” and 2011 EP “Revelations In Obscurity” will be available on CD, vinyl plus as a digital release. A song from the disc, “Terra Nil”, is available for download and stream on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and Deezer. Led by guitarist and main songwriter Merel Bechtold (DELAIN), who also performs in much-respected bands MAYAN and THE GENTLE STORM, the energetic quintet from Holland, which now includes DELAIN drummer Joey de Boer, is a force to be … Continue reading

FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO: 'We Want To Be The Biggest Band In The World'

FOZZY vocalist Chris Jericho was interviewed by Ornella Carlone of Comebackstage prior to the band’s February 8 performance in Stuttgart, Germany. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On touring with STEEL PANTHER: Chris: “It’s going really good. We’ve known those guys for a long time. We always have a lot of fun together. Their fans come to the show to have a good time, which is the same as FOZZY fans. Even if you don’t know FOZZY or never heard us, pretty much every show, people are having a great time … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Thy Feeble Saviour – ‘And Darkness Fell’

Francisco Pulido began Thy Feeble Saviour back in 2004 as a solo project worshiping at the cloven hooves of Profanatica. The first incarnation of the band saw an auspicious start, between their killer demo and a split with Jhesu Masturbator. But by 2006, Thy Feeble Saviour would be no more. Then in 2015, Pulido, joined by true beast of battery, drummer Matt Heffner (Blaspherian, Morbosidad), resurrected Thy Feeble Saviour with the demo tape, Blasphemic Disgust. Not so much as a phoenix rising from the ashes, as a demon escaping the discarded husk of a wasted possessee, Thy Feeble Saviour returned … Continue reading