Opeth Name New Record


Opeth has announced the release of their hugely anticipated eleventh studio album Pale Communion arrives everywhere on June 17. Pale Communion was produced by the band’s very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson. Pre-orders — available on May 6 — for Pale Communion will be offered through […]

Opeth’s Åkerfeldt Opens Up About New Record

Mikael Åkerfeldt

In a new interview, Opeth vocalist and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt opens up about his band’s new album, which is recorded and ready for release this summer. Mikael was asked if the next disc is a continuation, in a sense, to Heritage, since it has no growled vocals. “Yeah, to a certain extent. I mean, it’s […]

Gunshy Assassin Presents: The Disastercast With Ghost Ship Octavius’ Matt Wicklund


Another week, another enthralling installment of our companion podcast, The Disastercast. This week’s episode boasts an interview with Matt Wicklund, who has done time in Himsa and God Forbid but is now focusing on his new project Ghost Ship Octavius. The band’s working on a debut full-length which they’re hoping to crowdfund the production of. […]

Opeth: New Album Done


Not only are they working on an official book, Opeth are done working on a new album, the band reports. In fact, Opeth are hoping to have their new album out through Roadrunner sometime in June. Fans, take note: There are once again no guttural vocals on the record. Proceed to whining. Says frontman and […]

Opeth Need Help With Celebratory Book


Opeth. They’re a band I love and would probably do anything for. Maybe I will even help them with their new book, if I can. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Opeth have teamed up with book publisher Rocket 88 to work on the official Opeth book. In this amazing book, the band will tell you […]

Bleeding Gods Sign Deal

Bleeding Gods

The band Bleeding Gods have inked a new deal with Punishment 18 Records. The group includes former and current members of the bands Altar, Supreme Pain, and Sinister, and will start tracking their next album after the summer. Guess that means they’re still writing it, maybe. They’ve already enlisted producer Jörg Uken to helm the […]

Guest Column: Three Books You Need To Read By Kamchatka’s Thomas Juneor Andersson


In our undying efforts to bring you engaging columns you won’t find anywhere else, we’ve reached out to the metal world seeking submissions for a new subject: Three amazing books you have to pick up and devour. Seeing as you read this blog everyday, we went out on a limb and assumed you’d maybe want […]

Sean Harris Selects His All-Timers


Many times I have been around a bunch of my metal head buddies and many times the question comes up. “Who’s in your all-time metal supergroup?” Now it’s pretty hard to pick a select few musicians out there to be in one. You have to think about genre, songwriting and how well the band could […]

Killswitch Engage, Quicksand Join Download Bill

Killswitch at the Grammys

Fuck, how I wish I had readers in Knebworth! Then maybe I’d consider mailing myself to the United Kingdom in a crate, so I could go witness the Download Festival in all its glory. The bill just added a shit ton of bands, and I thought I’d fill you in on those latest additions. Killswitch […]

Opeth’s Åkerfeldt: New Album’s “All Over The Place”

Mikael Åkerfeldt

He has written about eight songs for it thus far, and according to Opeth frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt who just spoke with Metal Hammer, the material is varied. “The direction is going straight into the territory of ‘all over the place,‘“ Mike said. “I think that’s our strength, that we can do all these different things.” […]