CARACH ANGREN: New Song 'Charlie' Available For Streaming

Dutch black metallers CARACH ANGREN will release their new album, “Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten”, on June 16 via Season Of Mist. The CD’s cover art was created by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu. “Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten” track listing: 01. Opening (2:17) 02. Charlie (4:10) 03. Bloodqueen (4:55) 04. Charles Francis Coghlan (6:07) 05. Song For The Dead (4:16) 06. In De Naam Van De Duivel (6:29) 07. Pitch Black Box (3:17) 08. The Possession Process (4:27) 09. Three Times Thunder Strikes (5:19) The song “Charlie” can be streamed below. On “Dance And Laugh Amongst The … Continue reading

Watch Former AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Perform In Namur, Belgium

Fan-filmed video footage of former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd and his solo band performing on April 17 at Belvedere in Namur, Belgium can be seen in the YouTube playlist below (consisting of nine clips). Rudd was ousted from AC/DC when he was sentenced to eight months of home detention by a New Zealand court in 2015 after pleading guilty to charges of threatening to kill and drug possession. Rudd appeared to take responsibility for his dismissal from AC/DC, saying: “I was just being a fucking dickhead. I shot myself in the foot. You make your own bed, mate. You make … Continue reading

IN THIS MOMENT Announces Summer 2017 Tour

IN THIS MOMENT is currently criss-crossing North American on a mostly sold-out tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and AVATAR, bringing its one-of-kind, burlesque-like show and visually captivating theatrics to thrilled fans and holding their rapt attention from start to finish. The band has revealed its summer tour plans, confirming that it will continue to tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, along with VIMIC and LITTLE MISS NASTY, in June, through July and into August. STARSET will appear on a handful of dates. Additionally, IN THIS MOMENT will support AVENGED SEVENFOLD on June 19 and PAPA ROACH on June 23. IN THIS … Continue reading

AMON AMARTH Guitarists Say It's Almost 'Impossible' For New Bands To Make A Living From Playing Music

GuitarMania recently conducted an interview with guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH in Vienna, Austria. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what piece of advice they would give to young bands that are just starting out, Olavi said: “Well, first of all, these days, it’s gonna be fucking impossible to try to make a living out of it. Especially when you’re a new band, that should not be their goal or whatever, because it’s really difficult these days. I mean, it’s easier for us that we’ve been around and we already have … Continue reading

THE LURKING FEAR Feat. AT THE GATES Members: Teaser For Upcoming Seven-Inch EP

While Swedish death metal supergroup THE LURKING FEAR continues working on its debut album, expected to be released in the late summer via Century Media Records, the group is now launching a first video teaser, containing first music samples for its upcoming seven-inch EP (cover artwork below). The band checked in with the following comment: “Finally unleashed upon an unsuspecting mankind. THE LURKING FEAR rears its ugly head. The first three songs of death metal filth are soon to be released on the self-titled EP, out on Moondawn Records. The EP was recorded and mixed at Welfare Sounds studios in … Continue reading

Next DIMMU BORGIR Album Will Contain 'More Of Everything,' Says SILENOZ

Belgium’s recently conducted an interview with guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) of Norwegian symphonic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR. An excerpt from the chat follows below. 2017 is the comeback of DIMMU BORGIR. Next to the DVD [“Forces Of The Northern Night”, [there is] also a new album planned for this year? Silenoz: “That’s what we’re aiming at, yeah. [It will be out] end of summer or fall, if everything goes as planned, I estimate that, but I can’t promise anything.” Can we expect the same DIMMU BORGIR? Or will you for instance incorporate new instruments or … Continue reading

KERRY KING On GARY HOLT Contributing To Songwriting On Next SLAYER Album: 'It's A Possibility, For Sure'

Kerry King has once again said that he is “definitely open” to having fellow SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt contribute to the songwriting on the band’s next album. Holt, who is still a member of San Francisco Bay Area thrash icons EXODUS, has been the touring guitarist for SLAYER since January 2011 when the band’s co-founding guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, contracted necrotizing fasciitis, also known as flesh-eating disease, from a spider bite in his backyard. The infection ravaged the flesh and tissues of Hanneman‘s arm, leading to numerous surgeries, skin grafts and intense periods of rehab that forced him into semi-retirement and … Continue reading


The revamped version of the classic late 1980s/early 1990s death metal band MASSACRE has changed its name from MASSACRE X to GODS OF DEATH. GODS OF DEATH includes death metal pioneers Kam Lee (vocals) and Rick Rozz DeLillo (guitar). In 1983, they formed the band MANTAS which would later add Chuck Schuldiner and become DEATH. In 1985, Kam and Rick spearheaded yet another legendary death metal band called MASSACRE. Back in December, Lee and Rozz — after trading verbal barbs and taunts for many years — announced that they were rejoining forces in a revamped version of MASSACRE, dubbed MASSACRE … Continue reading

KORN Partners With ZIPPO For 2017 Summer Tour

Zippo announced a partnership with KORN to join the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum band at select performances throughout 2017’s highly anticipated “The Serenity Of Summer” tour. Zippo will bring the Zippo Encore experience to several stops on the summer tour, offering fans an opportunity to purchase a collection of custom Zippo lighters featuring original KORN artwork and showcase their artistic skills by creating their own custom designs. The Zippo wheel will also be spinning, giving fans the chance to win gear and other prizes. Even those unable to attend the tour can get in on the action, as the band’s Zippo … Continue reading