Metallica Slipknot, Disturbed, Foo Fighters, Queens of The Stone Age, Spiritbox, Ghost, Boygenius, Greta Van Fleet, Paramore and others have been have been announced as the “Best Metal Performance” nominees at the 66th annual Grammy Awards, which will air live on Sunday, February 4, 2024. Taking place from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. The event will air live on the CBS television network and stream on Paramount+ from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. ET / from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. PT. Ozzy Osbourne won the Grammy in the “Best Metal Performance” category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 65th annual Grammy Awards2023. Check out the full list of rock and metal nominees here.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mercyful Fate’s debut album, Metal Blade Records is re-releasing the re-mastered version of Melissa. Remastered albums often feel like a record label trying to sell you the same album twice. Continue reading →
Spiritbox have seemingly been effortlessly surfing the a crest of a wave since their debut album Eternal Blue blew up back in 2021, and have enjoyed a whirlwind couple of years since hitting millions of streams and views on Spotify and YouTube, while playing some huge festival shows and hitting the road with the likes of Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Ghost and Bring Me The Horizon. Continue reading →
Aesthetic contradictions within the metal scene are not an uncommon sight these days. Bands whose image says one thing while their music does something entirely different vex and confuse people on a daily basis. But then there’s Twin Temple. A band favoured by a certain core of fans, whose image is a perfect representation of their sound but has nothing to do with heavy metal in the slightest.
Kvelertak (Norwegian for ‘Stranglehold’) are one of the more unique offerings hailing from the land of mystical forests and flowing fjords, and are anything but your typical Black Metal band from the region. In fact any hints of the sound are very few and far between on their fifth album Endling (Rise Records), with the influence used sparingly.
“Niiiiiice”,says Louis Balfour – you know, the jazz critic in The Fast Show comedy sketches. Well, Soen’s Memorial (Silver Lining Music) is niiiiiice – a decidedly serious sandwich full of delights, earworms, and all-around expertise.
The world’s first convention dedicated to the band Ghost will happen in the UK this Halloween in Sheffield. The unofficial fan-organised event will take over the entire Corporation venue with four spaces for performances, galleries, exhibits, and a market!
Summer has just begun in Athens, Greece and festival season has made its way all around the city. Presented by Athens Rocks, June 26th was a day for the masses, literally, as the band Ghost have arrived to perform their Gospel to their Greek clergy at OAKA Stadium. Supporting them were national favorites Rotting Christ, and also presenting were Candlemass and Tyhus for those who braved by arriving early into the hot and sunny Grecian sun.
Saturday, and as will be of no surprise to anyone, it was pretty damn hot today too, people were noticeably moving much slower through the arena, and people were checking their phones for the forecast of tomorrow’s storm with excitement.
Ghost just released a new version of Shakespeares Sister 1992 hit song “Stay” for the new horror film Insidious: The Red Door. The fifth installment in the series stars Patrick Wilson reprising his role from the first two movies, Josh Lambert. It also marks Wilson’s directorial debut. No stranger to singing, he has been in numerous musicals such as Brigadoon, as well as the 2003 film version of The Phantom of the Opera. Over the years he’s sung The US National Anthem and “God Bless America” at sporting events. Watch the video now!