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JOAKIM BRODÉN Is Optimistic About SABATON's 2022 Touring Plans: 'You Can't Put The World On Hold Forever'

By David E. Gehlke SABATON was just getting a taste of headlining European arenas when the pandemic knocked them and everybody else off the road in March 2020. Pun intended, but cramming 18,000 seaters was a hard-fought achievement for the Swedes. Th...
April 20, 2022

JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Getting Through The Pandemic: 'Listen To The Scientists, Not The Politicians'

During an appearance on the "All Exce$$" podcast with Danny Zelisko and Tim Richards, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford discussed the band's upcoming North American tour, which will mark the British heavy metal legends' first run of shows since June 20...
July 21, 2021

SABATON Releases New Two-Song Single 'Kingdom Come/Metal Trilogy'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released a cover version of MANOWAR's "Kingdom Come" as a tribute to the American metal heroes and as part of a video game collaboration. Pär Sundström, co-founder of SABATON and bass player, states: "Our fans have spok...
July 16, 2021

Watch SABATON Perform In Front Of More Than 40,000 Fans At Serbia's EXIT Festival

Swedish metallers SABATON performed at the Exit festival in Novi Sad, Serbia on Friday, July 9. Professionally filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. 42,000 fans from over 70 countries were expected to attend the multiple winner of th...
July 11, 2021

SABATON Announces 'The Tour To End All Tours'

Swedish metallers SABATON have announced "The Tour To End All Tours". The spring 2022 European trek will be visiting 26 cities in 17 countries, featuring support from the Mongolian rock band THE HU and Finnish heavy metal veterans LORDI. Pär Sundströ...
July 2, 2021

ROB HALFORD Confirms ANDY SNEAP Will Once Again Play Guitar For JUDAS PRIEST On Upcoming Tour

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Metal Pilgrim about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I remember that month [of writing sessions] tha...
June 29, 2021

IAN HILL Says Setlist For JUDAS PRIEST's Upcoming Tour Will Contain Some 'Surprises'

In a new interview with Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott, founding JUDAS PRIEST bassist Ian Hill spoke about the band's upcoming touring plans. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There's a festival in Britain called Bloodstock. We're doing that...
June 25, 2021

ROB HALFORD: Why JUDAS PRIEST Songs Contain No Curse Words

In a new interview with Dr. Dot, Rob Halford was asked why he has never used any "curse words" in any of the songs that he has written for JUDAS PRIEST. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I love to swear, but I use it in a fun way; I...
June 23, 2021

Watch AMARANTHE's 'Strong' Music Video Featuring BATTLE BEAST's NOORA LOUHIMO

"Strong", the new music video from the Swedish modern metal force AMARANTHE, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by one of Finland's most powerful voices, Noora Louhimo (BATTLE BEAST),is taken from the band's upcoming albu...
August 14, 2020


If you prefer albums that arrive bloated with shocks, surprises and subversive sonic values, there seems little chance that you'll be bothering with the second WARKINGS album. And that's perfectly fair enough, because this is the kind of record that...
August 3, 2020

JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Says Politics 'Absolutely' Have A Place In Heavy Metal

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford recently answered a number of fan-submitted questions for the readers of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine. Asked if politics have a place in metal, Rob said: "Absolutely they do and I've been putting my two penn'orth into...
March 16, 2020

GEORGE LYNCH On JUDAS PRIEST: 'I Wish They Would Call Me Up And Hire Me'

George Lynch says he wishes JUDAS PRIEST would call him and ask him to play guitar for the band. When Glenn Tipton was forced to retire from full-time touring activities due to his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease, he and his PRIEST bandmates opted...
March 10, 2020

APOCALYPTICA Teams Up With SABATON's JOAKIM BRODÉN For 'Live Or Die' Single/Video

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have released a brand-new track and music video, "Live Or Die", featuring guest vocals from SABATON's Joakim Brodén. The song boasts an undeniably dynamic liaison in heavy metal — the spellbinding music of APOCALYPT...
March 6, 2020

APOCALYPTICA Joined By AMARANTHE's ELIZE RYD For 'I Don't Care' Performance In Oslo (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of APOCALYPTICA performing the song "I Don't Care" on February 16 in Oslo, Norway, with a special guest appearance by AMARANTHE's Elize Ryd on lead vocals, can be seen below. Released in 2008, "I Don't Care" was APOCALYPTICA'...
February 17, 2020

AMARANTHE Releases 'Do Or Die' Single/Video Featuring Ex-ARCH ENEMY Singer ANGELA GOSSOW

Swedish/Danish metallers AMARANTHE are ready to present a very special Valentine's Day gift: a brand new song featuring former ARCH ENEMY vocalist Angela Gossow. "Do Or Die" displays AMARANTHE's heavier side and is accompanied by a dystopian horror v...
February 14, 2020