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TOBIAS FORGE Says New GHOST Song 'Grift Wood' Was Written About MIKE PENCE: 'He's Just This Awful, Awful Person'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge has revealed to Kerrang! magazine that the band's new song "Grift Wood", from the upcoming album "Impera", takes aim at Donald Trump-era U.S. vice president Mike Pence who led Christian evangelicals into becoming apologists for what many believe was the most destructive president of modern times, while ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Says 'Rock And Roll Does Not Belong To The Devil': 'Music Belongs To God'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock group SKILLET, recently spoke to blogger and podcaster Alisa Childers about the criticism he and his bandmates have faced for at times sharing the stage with "horrifically un-Christian" artists at various rock festival around the country. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There are ...

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PAPA ROACH Releases Anthemic New Single 'Stand Up'

California rockers PAPA ROACH are kicking off 2022 with a powerful message behind their anthemic new single, "Stand Up". Produced by Jason Evigan (Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, MAROON 5), the song brings massive energy and unique arrangements to singer Jacoby Shaddix's uplifting and motivating lyrics. The track seeks to provide a signature, bouncing anthem for a ...

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GHOST Postpones 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Appearance

GHOST has postponed its previously announced appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to an as-yet-unspecified "later date." The Swedish occult rockers were scheduled to perform on the Thursday night (January 20) episode of the ABC show, but pulled out just hours before, explaining that they "had a bit too much going on in Reno, getting all ...

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GHOST Announces 'Impera' Album, Shares Music Video For New Single 'Call Me Little Sunshine'

Swedish occult rockers GHOST will release their fifth album, "Impera", on March 11 via Loma Vista/Concord. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "Call Me Little Sunshine", lensed by iconic director Matt Mahurin and starring Ruby Modine, can be seen below. According to a press release, "Impera" "finds GHOST transported literally hundreds of ...

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SKILLET Frontman Blasts 'Godless' Pop Music, Says His Band Brings Rock Music Back Under Subjection Of Jesus Christ

John Cooper, the frontman for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, spoke to "Washington Watch With Tony Perkins" about how music and his band's music in particular affects the way people think about the world. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Music is a fantastic vehicle. Music kind of — what's the right word to ...

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SKILLET Releases Title Track Of Upcoming Album 'Dominion'

Christian rockers SKILLET have released the the title track of their upcoming album, "Dominion". The LP is due on January 14 via Atlantic. "Dominion", produced by Kevin Churko (PAPA ROACH, DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) with songs written by John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Kevin Churko and Kane Churko, was created 100% remotely between the band's ...

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NONPOINT Drops Music Video For New Song 'Back In The Game'

NONPOINT has released the official music video for its new song "Back In The Game". The track is taken from the band's latest EP, "Ruthless", which was also made available today (Monday, December 27). With the roar of one word "independence", NONPOINT has transcended the underground and taken its rightful place in metal history. Even ...

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NONPOINT To Release 'Ruthless' EP This Month

NONPOINT will release its new EP, "Ruthless", on December 27. The official music video for single "Back In The Game" will arrive on the same day. With the roar of one word "independence", NONPOINT has transcended the underground and taken its rightful place in metal history. Even now they continue to change the rules with ...

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PAPA ROACH 'Went Through Hell And Heaven' To Make Upcoming Album

PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix spoke to Dammy Wimmer Presents about the band's upcoming follow-up to 2019's "Who Do You Trust?" album, tentatively due in early 2022. "We're always trying to push the bar," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "We're always trying to raise the bar. We're always trying to bring rock into the ...

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SKILLET Drops Lyric Video For New Single 'Refuge'

Christian rockers SKILLET will release their new studio album, "Dominion", on January 14, 2022 via Atlantic. The official lyric video for the LP's third single, "Refuge", can be seen below. "Dominion", produced by Kevin Churko (PAPA ROACH, DISTURBED, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) with songs written by John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Kevin Churko and Kane Churko, ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SHINEDOWN, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Others Added To Next Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the lineup for the 2022 edition of the Welcome To Rockville festival. Returning to its new home at the iconic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida over the weekend of May 19-22, 2022, the event includes previously announced headliners GUNS N' ROSES, FOO FIGHTERS, KISS and KORN. The music ...

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PAPA ROACH 'Narrowed It Down To 14 Songs' For Upcoming Album

PAPA ROACH bassist Tobin Esperance spoke to Alicia Atout of Knotfest about the band's upcoming follow-up to 2019's "Who Do You Trust?" album, tentatively due in early 2022. "Originally, we weren't even gonna put out a record; we were just gonna adopt this new thing of just putting out songs whenever we felt like it," ...

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PRIEST Feat. Former Members Of GHOST: Video Of Stockholm Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of PRIEST, the synthwave act featuring former members of the Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock act GHOST, performing this past Friday, November 26 at Hus 7 in Stockholm, Sweden can be seen below. Hailing from the same icy darkness of the Scandinavian inland that birthed GHOST, PRIEST consists of a trio of musicians ...

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METALLICA Partners With Iconic Mystery Board Game CLUE

METALLICA has partnered up with one of the most iconic American mystery games, Clue. Picture this: The band and crew are back at HQ to record METALLICA's next album, but with all the excitement, a key piece of equipment has gone missing. As the hours tick by, the group grows more and more eager to ...

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GHOST Announces Spring 2022 European Headlining Tour

GHOST will embark on a massive European headlining tour in April 2022. "Imperatour" will kick off on April 9 in Manchester, U.K. and conclude on May 18 in Budapest, Hungary. Support on all shows will come from UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS and TWINTEMPLE. "Imperatour" 2022 European dates: Apr. 09 - Manchester, Arena, UK Apr. ...

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SKILLET Drops Lyric Video For New Single 'Standing In The Storm'

Further cementing their place as one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, 12-times-platinum rockers SKILLET are seeing their RIAA certifications multiply yet again. Their latest milestones include the new triple-platinum status of their landmark album "Awake", with three of its hit tracks also accumulating more certs as "Awake & Alive" goes double-platinum, ...

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TOBIAS FORGE: How Punk Music Influenced GHOST

GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge spoke to Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" show about the influence of punk rock on his band's musical and lyrical approach. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "If you get the best of punk rock 1977 to 1980, a lot of those 'hits' are the sort of music ...

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BAD WOLVES Drop Music Video For 'If Tomorrow Never Comes'

BAD WOLVES have dropped a music video for the song "If Tomorrow Never Comes". The track is taken from the band's third album, "Dear Monsters", which is being released today (Friday, October 29) via Better Noise Music. It makes BAD WOLVES' first full-length release with new singer Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz. The project was preceded by ...

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