Megadeth Working On “Very, Very Fast Heavy” LP

Dave Mustaine

This, according to my good buddy The Horn, who spoke to Dave Mustaine recently for a piece he wrote for Guitar World magazine. Jon asked Dave how he sees the new album progressing — will it be heavier, more technical, more riff-oriented? “It’s gonna be heavy and not slow heavy like Black Sabbath or Trouble. […]

Slayer Putting New Album On Hold As Guitarist Recovers

Jeff Hanneman

That’s fitting. I mean, Jeff Hanneman is still recouping from necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating bacteria he likely contracted from a spider bite. I don’t see them having much of a choice. People want to hear new Slayer with Jeff’s influence in there, so…makes sense. Slayer’s Tom Araya tells Billboard.com the band will not return to […]

The Human Abstract Cancel Tour, Suffer Family Tragedy

The Human Abstract

Yes, that’s right, and very unfortunate. The Human Abstract have cancelled the remaining dates of their “Pull Me From The Gallows Tour” with Scale The Summit, This Or The Apocalypse, letlive. and Elitist. The band, in a statement that I first saw on Facebook, does not go into any great detail, but does pinpoint a […]

Gojira Upcoming EP Like Devin’s Deconstruction

Gojira

Insomuch as it’s going to feature a bunch of awesome dudes AND one of my favorite bands, whale-saving French metal tour de force Gojira. And Devin will be on it, too. The band’s confirmed a number of guest appearances for their forthcoming LP, including the ones we already know about — Devin Townsend and Meshuggah‘s […]

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Appears In Parody Ad For Atlanta Eatery

Brent Hinds

This is actually quite good. And you can see video of the ad after the jump. Who are the marketing geniuses who came up with this one? Mastodon bad boy Brent Hinds, in a fake drug commercial, doing yoga with chicks in hot pants! That’s fucking hilarious! My word. What fake illness does Brent need […]

Hear A New Black Dahlia Murder Track Right Fucking Now!

The Black Dahlia Murder

Head to the end of this post if you want to hear “Malenchanments Of The Necrosphere,” a brand new tune from the Black Dahlia Murder. The track comes off the band’s new album, Ritual, which will be released in Europe on June 17 and in North America on June 21 through Metal Blade Records. Trevor […]

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Talk New LP

The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza

If you’re not down with The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, you’re not down with cool shit. They’re unique, they’re original, and they’re off-the-wall. I dig these dudes, and you should too. Now, comes word of a new album from The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. The band have begun recording new material for their next album, […]

All Else Failed Issue Statement On Reunion

Steve

All Else Failed were awesome. Back in the late 1990s, early 2000s, I was all about these dudes. But then they broke up. Now comes word that the band are reuniting, and they’ll be releasing a new EP as well. “We here at All Else Failed are extremely excited to be a part of the […]

Lineup Revealed For “This Is Hardcore” Festival

Madball

Finally — a festival that lives up to its name. The lineup has been revealed for this year’s “This Is Hardcore” Festival in Philadelphia, and hot damn, its a doozie. The venues have also been revealed. On August 11, at the First Unitarian Church, folks will see Mindset, Disengage, Reign Supreme, Foundation, and Sacred Love. […]

Release Of Nothnegal Debut Delayed

Nothnegal

I’ve always wanted to go to the Maldives. I hear that place is gorgeous, and at one point, I was planning a trip there with an ex, but then we split up and you know how that shit goes. I’m sort of jealous of blackened death metal outfit Nothnegal — they live in the Maldives, […]