Amon Amarth Finish Writing Next Album

Amon Amarth

And I think this is an amazing news note to go out on for 2012. Yes, people…Amon Amarth have stopped writing music for their new album. They’re done. They’ve written enough material, and now, it’s time to hit the studio. “We want to thank everyone that has supported and helped us in 2012,” Amon Amarth […]

Living Sacrifice Are In The Studio

She probably dated one of the dudes from Living Sacrifice

Oh yeah, kids. It’s almost New Year’s Eve. What am I doing? Not a fucking thing. I worked all bloody day. I need to vegetate. Plus, I don’t drink. So my New Year’s Eve options are limited, seeing as hanging out with drunks while totally sober is the last thing on my “Shit I Love […]

Lostprophets Singer Spending Next Two Months In Jail

Ian Watkins

Why stop there? Keep that fucking in jail forever, as far as I’m concerned. The dude tried to have forcible sex with an infant. Lock him up and throw away that key. Reports claim Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins appeared in court via video earlier today, and learned he’d be remanded to custody until March 11. […]

Periphery Involved In Van Crash


Oh no! Not Periphery! Yes, Periphery. The band had a bit of a van smash-up while on tour over the weekend. The guys lost control of their van and slid off the roadway on their way to Clifton Park, New York. The weather was pure shit on Saturday. All the roads were slick and icy. […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Yayla’s Emir Togrul

Guest Column

We’ve reached out to our metal brethren across the land, asking that they contribute prose to our recent series of guest columns. We ran a recent series on Five Albums That Will Change You, and the response was overwhelming. The new topic is Three Bands You May Not Know About But Should, and we asked […]

Gun Shy’s Readers Pick The Best Of 2012

High On Fire made the list

We put out a call for your top ten albums of 2012, and holy fuck, did you guys respond in droves! We received nearly 100 top tens from you, our loyal and highly awesome readers. Alas, most of you just submitted straight lists, and failed to wax poetic about your favorite albums of the year. […]

Hear A New Chimaira Song — Right Now!


You know you wanna hear it, so just head to the end of this post like I always have you do, and listen to that shit posthaste. The song is called “Eye Despise” or “I Despise” (Mark Hunter didn’t spell it out, so…we don’t know for sure), and Chimaira debuted it during the 13th annual […]

Fundraiser Launched For Family Of Rigor Mortis Guitarist

You should donate

The fact that Mike Scaccia died suddenly on December 22 of a heart attack blows. What blows more is that the man — a guitarist known for his work with Rigor Mortis, Ministry and the Revolting Cocks — left a family behind. Now, an online fundraiser has been launched seeking donations for Mike’s family. Go […]

Jungle Rot Reissuing Skin The Living

Skin The Living

This is kind of rad, and something you should look into maybe budgeting for, since you’re not a millionaire, and if you are, why are you reading this blog and not sending me money so I can fix my car, you selfish fuck! Sorry. So, yeah, Wisconsin’s own Jungle Rot will be re-issuing their newly […]

Fuck The Facts Almost Done With New Disc

Fuck The Facts

That’s right, people. Ottawa grindcore technicians Fuck The Facts have updated fans on the progress of their forthcoming LP. “[We are] wrapping up the recording of the music for our new album this weekend and getting ready to start tracking vocals in January,” the band offers. “As usual, we’ve been recording everything at our home […]