The Devastated Call It Quits

The Devastated

That’s fucking it, folks. The Devastated are done. They’ve announced that as of today, they’re kaput. No more. That’s too bad to hear, seeing as we streamed a track off the band’s last record. “We write to you today to inform you that the band has indeed come to an end,” says the under-appreciated band.

Mutiny Within “To Continue Making Music”

The band's sole fan

I just got a sad press release. It was titled “MUTINY WITHIN To Continue Making Music; Band’s New Album Synchronicity Out Now!” Wait. So, have they continued making music as in, they’re working on new tripe now, or does the “continue making music” thing a reference to the new album? I’m confused. And bored. Apparently, […]

Earache Launch Metalizer App

The Metalizer

The Earache Metalizer app from Earache Records has been launched on Spotify. The app brings some of the greatest metal music to over 20 million users around the world. Earache Records created the Spotify app to help metalheads keep up with all the label’s newest offerings, and beyond. The Earache Metalizer is the first-of-its-kind Spotify […]

Legion Of The Damned Book March Studio Time


Righty-o, you fuckless dill-dunker. Dutch thras metal act Legion of the Damned will enter Stage One Studio in Bühne, Germany, this March with producer Andy Classen. There, the band will record Ravenous Plague, their new album, for a late 2013 release on Napalm Records. “Peter was a super experience to us and it was a […]

Heaven Shall Burn Releasing New LP In April

It's a coming

Yes. Heaven Shall Burn are doing something. They’re making news. Which is great, given today’s as slow as my Aunt Edna. And she’s dead. Heaven Shall Burn just finished recording their upcoming album, Veto, which is scheduled to be released April 30 in North America, and everywhere else days or even weeks before. “We cannot […]

Contest: Win Tickets To See Turisas In New York


Next week, Turisas is playing a show in New York City at the Gramercy Theatre. If you live in or around the New York area, or will be in the New York area next week, and would like to see Turisas, Firewind, and Stolen Babies, we have one pair of tickets to give away to […]

Absu Announce “Special” Tour


It’s true! If you’ve never seen Absu live, smack yourself. Now, take heart knowing you can amend this gross injustice. Absu today announced details on their upcoming tour, titled “North American Connexus Conjuration.” The 26-city tour will see the band perform two full sets with music spanning their 20-year recording career. It is the first […]

Forbidden Guitarist Forms One Machine

The band's logo

It’s not just him. But One Machine was Steve Smyth’s idea, initially. The Forbidden guitarist has enlisted the liked of Mercenary’s Mikkel Sandager on vocals, Jamie Hunt of Biomechanical on guitar, Tomas “O’Beast” Koefoed of Mnemic on bass and Chaoswave’s Raphael Saini on drums. Smyth always wanted to start his own band and after meeting […]

Evile To Start Working On New Album This Weekend


What are you doing this weekend? Oh yeah — sounds delightful. The members of Evile will be recording new music. In a studio and everything. The band announced that it’ll hit the studio this weekend to begin recording their as-yet untitled fourth full-length album. The band will once again be working with producer Russ Russell […]

Diamond Plate Hit The Studio

Diamond Plate in the studio

You know, it must be good to be a studio owner. For the most part, you’re always going to have bands ranging from awful to potentially iconic in your place, working on tunes. So many bands are recording now, or plan to soon — and that’s just in this genre. Imagine. Maybe I should have […]