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The many faces of Hammerfall: metal, My Sharona, and Taekwon-Do

Back towards the end of January I had the fortune to chat with Anders Johansson of Hammerfall about the band's upcoming release No Sacrifice, No Victory - coming out in March this year. The last time I talked to Anders was in May 2008, when they were just heading into the studio to record the album.

Listening to No Sacrifice, No Victory, and comparing it to earlier releases, such as 1998's Legacy of Kings, you can really see how Hammerfall have evolved; their releases are les

Damnation Festival, Leeds, UK | November 2017 [In Review]

"...Well he had a giant sized boil on the side of his chin. the guy next to him couldn’t take it any longer and punched him in, you guessed it, his chin. Yes, it popped and I don’t know how many people the mess covered..."

Damnation Festival 2017 was held in Leeds, England, at the monstrosity that is Leeds University on the 4th of November.

Metal As Fuck Sit Down With Paradise Lost at Damnation Festival 2017 [UK]

"This tour has taken it all up a notch higher"

Paradise Lost are a band that has stood the test of time, they continue to tour and create new music relentlessly so whilst on tour, naturally Nikki Hallam st

Ivar Bjørnson of Enslaved: Ehwaz and Paradoxes

Ivar Bjørnson discusses Enslaved's rugged and enigmatic new album, E.

Having recently completed their incredible 25th Anniversary tour, Norway’s purveyors of melodic-extreme metal Enslaved are set to release their fourteenth studio album, enigmatical

Brujeria: Satanism, Sex & Spite

“Our attitude is always going to be the same and we will continue to bring that same attitude, Pocho Aztlan is a reflection of that attitude, it hasn’t wavered – only gotten stronger”.

Never have we seen Brujeria in Australia, never did we expect it - though our darkest dreams have come true as the one and only Brujeria are heading our way next month!

Coven: The Year Was 1969

"Who knows how long this will last, but while it does we're here in the moment and we're trying to do the best we can and enjoy it as well."

The year is 1969 and a stunning young woman, baring the sign of the left hand path, appeared as a sacrifice in the artwork for an album entitled, ‘Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls

Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth: A New Era of Darkness

"A testament to this is that over the course of writing the album, about four months – our pub visits were at zero! We couldn’t find the pub… Maybe that had something to do with it”

Dani Filth has lead his legion of deathly dreamers through many years and many exploits – in a move we all didn’t see coming, the band have ret

Matt Young of King Parrot: The Bold and The... Ugly

"We’re an unmistakable Australian metal band and we may not be as sleek or cool as others but we don’t give a shit!"

Metal As Fuck caught up with vocalist Matt Young of Australia's loveable thrash crazy brats, King Parrot on the eve of their return to American so

Frost of Satyricon: Darkness and Light

Three years in the making, borne of the depths of the mind and the night, Deep Calleth Upon Deep promises to be a milestone release for Satyricon.

Few bands have been as formative and yet, as challenging to their genre as Norway’s Satyricon have been for black metal.

Mille Petrozza of Kreator: "This Is What We Live For"

"I think [Thrash Metal] is a vital and healthy scene still and the energy is still there - it is also still a very youthful style of music even though some of the bands are not as young still, we’re all still young at heart".

The complexities and contrasts of German Thrash, such a delectable genre of music that you either cut your teeth on or sharpen up over the years - German Thrash is a cemented movement in heavy meta