Hurry! Head to the end of this post for your first taste of new Bloodbath in fucking I don’t know how fucking long. It comes in the form of a song called “Unite In Pain.” I, for one, think the song’s the bee’s pajamas. Bloodbath features in its ranks Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, […]
Sweden’s master of horror, Bloodbath — notable for the inclusion of Katatonia and Opeth members — is set to release its fourth album of supreme death metal, Grand Morbid Funeral, on November 18 through Peaceville Records. Following the departure of Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt and months of speculation and rumor, the band has revealed Paradise Lost’s […]
Soen, the band featuring former Amon Amarth AND Opeth drummer Martin Lopez, will issue a second disc this November. On November 4, to be precise. Soen’s second record Tellurian is coming from Spinefarm. David Bottrill mixed the effort, which Soen guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis produced. That is all we know for now.
I wasn’t a tremendous fan of Storm Corrosion’s first disc, even though the band, on paper, is something I should appreciate immensely. Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth working with Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson on prog bliss? Surely, I would enjoy that, everyone figured. But nope…I really didn’t. Maybe I need to revisit that record, but it […]
Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt doesn’t get the backlash against Pink Floyd in the wake of its announcement earlier this year that a new record would be coming from the prog rock masters later this year. In fact, Mikael thinks everyone should be psyched like he is for it. Him, me, and my Dad. Most of the […]
In a new interview with Therés Stephansdotter of Rocksverige.se, Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson of Opeth basically claim that if you didn’t like Heritage and don’t dig on Pale Communion (out today), you’re probably not going to like future releases. Says Mikael: “The best way for me to write is always to just write the […]
By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column comes from Third Ion member Justin Bender; check the band out here. […]
Here’s some news that’s sure to get Canadian fans amped. Red Fang have lined up some North American festival appearances and headliners ahead of their upcoming tour with Opeth and In Flames. Sadly, there’s no New York date. Those shows follow below: 8/31: Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival 9/9: Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater (feat. […]