Six Feet Under Bassist, Drummer Quit

Six Feet Under

In a statement provided to Blabbermouth, Six Feet Under bassist Terry Butler revealed he’s no longer the bassist for Six Feet Under. He fucking quit. Oh, and so did drummer Greg Gall. “As many of you know, I have been helping Obituary out on bass over the past year and now will be officially joining […]

The Famine Release Trailer For New Album

The Famine

One of 2011’s best albums could end up being The Famine’s The Architects of Guilt. The album is brutal, vicious, and better than Swedish Fish. And the trailer at the end of this post should give you some idea of how awesome the album is. The Architects of Guilt will be in stores on February […]

It’s Official! Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth Booked For 2011 Mayhem Festival

The official Mayhem flier

Yes, folks — the rumors were true, and the worst-kept secret is out: Godsmack and Disturbed with headline the 2011 installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Megadeth. Machine Head, Trivium (who we told you back in October were likely candidates for the bill), and In Flames will be the rotating openers for […]

Hear A New Track From Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth

I happen to think Full Metal Jackie is the cat’s pajamas. I really do. I spent quite a stretch of time with her in Japan last year, and we spent most of our trip looking for ninjas. If Jackie’s on the radio near where you live and you don’t check out her show ever, you’re […]

Kylesa Join Inaugural Metalliance Tour Bill


The support acts for the first-ever Metalliance Tour have been announced, and as expected, Howl and The Atlas Moth are on the tour. But there were two surprises: Kyles and Red Fang will also be on the lineup for the entire tour. That’s kind of cool. Kylesa, Red Fang, Howl, and The Atlas Moth opening […]

More Deftones, Dillinger Escape Plan Dates Leak

Chino Moreno of The Deftones

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for all of 2011, you’ve heard by now that The Deftones and Dillinger Escape Plan will be touring this spring. And if you’ve known about this tour, then you’ve no doubt been wondering if the tour’s going to come to your town. Well, we can only hope. Luckily, […]

Trevor Strnad’s Deadspeak: Notes of Anticipation For The New Morbid Angel Album

Trevor Strnad's Deadspeak

Trevor Strnad has taken a break from writing kick-ass metal with his band The Black Dahlia Murder to bring us another installment of Deadspeak…this time, wondering when — and if — Morbid Angel’s long-awaited new album will finally surface. Around 2001, I saw a concert in which Zyklon was opening for Morbid Angel and Deicide…not […]

Satanic Warmaster Dropped From Hellfest

Satanic Warmaster

According to Finnish black metallers Satanic Warmaster, they have been removed from the lineup for the French Hellfest festival, which will be held in Clisson, France, this coming July. Why? They claim the fest’s organizers buckled under pressure from other artists performing at Hellfest. ”It has been brought to my attention that the organizers of […]

Unauthorized W.A.S.P. Biography In The Works


English writer Darren Upton has announced that he is working on an unauthorized and unofficial biography of American heavy metal band W.A.S.P. Called “Sting In The Tale,” Upton says that so far, he’s interviewed guitarists Randy Piper and Chris Holmes, and drummer Stet Howland for the tome. The following quote from Upton made my eyebrows […]

Ozzy Osbourne Suffers “Sudden Illness” In Reno

Ozzy Osbourne

According to a number of reports, Ozzy Osbourne’s scheduled concert in Reno, Nevada, on Sunday (January 30) had to be cancelled because the Ozzman fell ill. The concert was nixed due to a “sudden illness,” according to the concert’s promoter. “Based on advice from doctors, it is with great regret that Ozzy Osbourne is postponing […]