Welcome to Dead!

Greetings, and welcome to Dead! The site is a result of a lot of hard work, email conversations that usually involved me pestering someone, and total love and devotion to metal. Enthusiasm Read more […]

JON OLIVA To Release First-Ever Solo Album In June

JON OLIVA’S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will release his first-ever solo album on June 5 via AFM Records. The 11-song CD, which contains ideas collected over the course of the last four Read more […]

SOULFLY Taps Producer TERRY DATE For New Album

SOULFLY has tapped Terry Date (PANTERA, SOUNDGARDEN, DEFTONES) to produce the band’s next studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year via an as-yet-undetermined record label. Date previously Read more […]

DEATHDESTRUCTION: Seventh Studio Webisode Available

Swedish metallers DEATHDESTRUCTION recorded their sophomore album, tentatively titled “Death Is The Winner”, between November 17, 2012 and January 10 2013 at Bohus Sound studios in Kungälv, Sweden Read more […]

New MEGADETH Album To Feature Guest Appearance By DISTURBED Singer

DISTURBED/DEVICE frontman David Draiman contributed “vocal/singing help” on two tracks that will appear on the new MEGADETH album, “Super Collider”: “Forget To Remember” and “Dance In The Rain”. Read more […]

HATE Bassist Found Dead; Band Cancels Remaining Shows

Polish extreme metallers HATE have released the following statement: “[During the] night [of] April 5-6 near the German town of Munchberg, our friend, best comrade and longtime bass player unexpectedly Read more […]

DREAM THEATER Guitarist’s Studio Rig Tour (Video)

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER are in the studio recording the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated album “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”. The band’s guitarist, John Petrucci, sent Mesa a rig Read more […]

PETER STEELE’s Bass Guitar – A Talk With His Sisters CATHY And PAM RATAJCZYK

In February 2013, Jeff Wagner (“Mean Deviation: Four Decades Of Progressive Heavy Metal” book, former Metal Maniacs editor), author of the upcoming book “Soul On Fire – The Life And Music Of Peter Read more […]

BLACK SABBATH: ’13’ Cover Artwork, Audio Snippet Released

BLACK SABBATH’s new album, “13” — the first in 35 years to feature bassist Geeezer Butler, guitarist Tony Iommi and singer Ozzy Osbourne— will be released on June 11 via Vertigo/Universal Republic in Read more […]

ABORYM: New Song Available For Streaming

“Dirty”, the sixth full-length album from Italo-Norwegian hard-industrial-electro extreme metallers ABORYM, will be released on May 28 in Europe and June 11 in North America via Agonia Records. The 10-track Read more […]


Relapse Records has announced the signing of Brooklyn, New York’s blackened sludge trio MORTALS. The band will enter the studio this summer to record the follow-up to the independently released “Death Read more […]

NEGATOR: ‘Atonement In Blood’ Lyric Video Released

The lyric video for the song “Atonement In Blood” from the German black/death quintet NEGATOR can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s fourth album, “Gates To The Pantheon”, will be released this Read more […]

SEPULTURA To Reunite With Producer ROSS ROBINSON On Upcoming Album

Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA will reunite with producer Ross Robinson (KORN, LIMP BIZKIT, SLIPKNOT) to record their next album, tentatively due before the end of the year via Nuclear Blast Records. Read more […]

CHILDREN OF BODOM: Second ‘Halo Of Blood’ Trailer Released

The second trailer for “Halo Of Blood”, the eighth studio album from Finnish metallers CHILDREN OF BODOM, can be seen below. “Halo Of Blood” will be released on June 11 in North America via Nuclear Read more […]

MESHUGGAH: ‘I Am Colossus’ Video Released

The official video for the song “I Am Colossus” from Sweden’s masters of extreme technical metal MESHUGGAH can be seen below. The clip was produced by Owe Lingvall and directed and animated by Magnus Jonsson. MESHUGGAH Read more […]

HYPOCRISY: ‘End Of Disclosure’ First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

“End Of Disclosure”, the new album from Swedish death metallers HYPOCRISY, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #35 Sweden: #29 Finland: #30 Austria: #56 Switzerland: Read more […]

MÅNEGARM To Release ‘Legions Of The North’ In June

Swedish “Viking metal” act MÅNEGARM has set “Legions Of The North” as the title of its new album, due in late June via Napalm Records. Commented guitarist Markus Andé: “‘Legions Of The North’ is an Read more […]

ATROCITY: New Song ‘Pandaemonium’ Available For Streaming

German gothic death pioneers ATROCITY have unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for part one of their album trilogy, “Okkult”. The CD will feature a three-continent treasure hunt where the band Read more […]

GEOFF TATE’s QUEENSRŸCHE: ‘Cold’ Single Available For Streaming

“Cold”, the new single from the Geoff Tate-fronted version of QUEENSRŸCHE, can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube clip below. The track was produced by by Jason Slater at a studio in Northern Read more […]

EXODUS: We Are Not Disbanding

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS have released the following statement: “We have recently observed a whirlwind of speculation, conspiracy theories, and just plain ole dumb-assed Read more […]

BULLET: ‘Rolling Home’ Video Released

The Linda Åkerberg-directed video for the song “Rolling Home” from Swedish hard rockers BULLET can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s fourth album, “Full Pull”, which was released in Read more […]

CIVIL WAR: ‘The Killer Angels’ Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

CIVIL WAR — the new Swedish metal band featuring former SABATON members Rikard Sundén (guitar), Daniel Mullback (drums), Daniel Mÿhr (keyboards) and Oskar Montelius (guitar) alongside singer Patrik Read more […]


InsideOut Music has announced the signing of progressive-rock powerhouse BIGELF. The band’s new album will be released later this year. InsideOut Music head honcho Thomas Waber says about the signing: Read more […]

AOSOTH: ‘Ritual Marks Of Penitence’ Video Released

“Ritual Marks Of Penitence”, the new video from French sowers of intelligent, distinctive, and airless black metal AOSOTH, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Matthieu Spinazzola and David Read more […]


ANTHRAX frontman Joey Belladonna will sing the U.S. national anthem at the Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic game this Friday (April 5), at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. THE LAST VEGAS will Read more […]

TERROR: ‘The Most High’ Video Released – Apr. 3, 2013

“The Most High”, the new video from the Los Angeles hardcore/metal bandTERROR, can be seen below. The track comes off the group’s sixth studio album, “Live By The Code”, which will be released on April Read more […]

TRISTANIA: ‘Darkest White’ Track Listing Revealed

Norwegian/Italian metallers TRISTANIA will release their seventh studio album, “Darkest White”, on May 31 via Napalm Records. The CD artwork, painted by artist Eliran Kantor (TESTAMENT, SODOM, HATEBREED), Read more […]

DAGOBA: ‘Post Mortem Nihil Est’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

French metallers DAGOBA will release their fifth album, “Post Mortem Nihil Est”, on May 27 via Verycords. The cover artwork for the CD was created by Seth Siro Anton and can be seen below. “Post Read more […]

ARSIS: New Song Available For Streaming

The title track of “Unwelcome”, the fifth full-length album from Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS, can be streamed using the widget below. “Unwelcome” will be released on April Read more […]

KATAKLYSM: New Album Title Revealed

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have set”Waiting For The End To Come” as the title of their new album, tentatively due in late 2013/early 2014 via Nuclear Blast Records. Read more […]