Another New Bloodbath Song Hits The Net

Sweet art

Quick! Go to the end of this post. There, you will find a lyric video for a new song from Bloodbath. It’s called “Famine of God’s Word” and comes off the band’s fourth album of supreme death metal, Grand Morbid Funeral, which is set to release on November 18 through Peaceville Records. Check it out. […]

Let’s All Listen To A New Bloodbath Tune — NOW!


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, […]

Bloodbath Reveal New Frontman


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’s Sophomore Disc Detailed


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.

Åkerfeldt Talks Second Storm Corrosion Disc

Mikael Åkerfeldt

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 Åkerfeldt Psyched For New Pink Floyd


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 […]

Åkerfeldt Says Opeth Is Still Metal

Mikael Åkerfeldt

Despite their most recent albums sounding nothing like the extreme metal stylings their fans had fallen in love with them for, Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt insists in a new interview with this site that the band’s still part of “the metal world.” Says Mikey: “I don’t know anything else than the metal world, because that’s where […]

Opeth Frontman Talks Band’s New Direction


In a new interview with Therés Stephansdotter of, 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 […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Third Ion’s Justin Bender

Third Ion

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. […]

Sanctuary Streaming New Cut

The Year The Sun Died

At the end of this post, you can hear a brand new song from Sanctuary. It’s called “Arise and Purify,” and fuck me, I dig it. The instrumentation is rather distinguished, I must admit. The song comes from the band’s comeback album, The Year The Sun Died, which will be reeled on October 14 in […]