Xibalba Streaming Song From New Disc


California’s own Xibalba have released a first taste from their forthcoming LP. Tierra Y Libertad will be available on January 27 through Southern Lord. What follows is a cut from it called “Invierno.” Enjoy. Or don’t. I’m neutral. No skin off my sack if you don’t listen to it. Doubt I’ll be getting any advertising […]

Ex-Rings Of Saturn Guitarist Rips Band’s Other Guitarist

Lucas Mann

Former Rings Of Saturn guitarist Joel Omans, who just left the band a little while ago, has gone on Facebook to launch an attack on the band’s other guitarist, Lucas Mann. He writes this: “So there’s been quite a bit of vagueness to the real reason why I quit Rings of Saturn and It’s been […]

Gift Giver Sign With Century Media

Gift Giver

A Detroit-based band Gift Giver have inked a deal with Century Media. A press release characterizes the band’s sound as “tech/nu-metal.” Hmm. I looked them up online. They sound like they all love Meshuggah. But so many bands sound like that these days. I posted one of their lyric videos at the end of this […]

Pallbearer Join Decibel Tour


The At The Gates tour being sponsored by Decibel Magazine just got a little heavier. Pallbearer will be joining the lineup, which already boasts Converge and Vallenfyre. The dates for the trek follow: 3/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern 3/28: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom 3/29: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 3/30: […]

Chris Broderick Explains Why He Quit Megadeth

Chris Broderick

Erstwhile Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick has spoken out about why he recently left the band, talking with Jose Mangin on SiriusXM’s “Liquid Metal” last night. He said: “Well, it’s not gonna be as exciting as anybody would want. It’s not gonna be some huge drama thing or anything like that. It was simply time [for […]

1349, Origin To Tour


This is going to be a hell of a show. 1349 has announced plans to tour the U.S. in 2015 with Origin, Abysmal Dawn, and Wolvhammer. The tour will be called “Chaos Raids USA,” but we don’t know yet when and where the bands will be making stops. That information will be revealed soon, and […]

Taake Releasing Stridens Hus In February

Stridens Hus

Mark it on your calendars, people. February 10 is the release date for Taake’s next album, Stridens Hus. The disc will be the Norwegian black metal outfit’s sixth LP. Here’s the album’s track listing: 1. Gamle Norig 2. Orm 3. Det Fins En Prins 4. Stank  5. En Sang til Sand Om Ildebrann 6. Kongsgaard […]

Corrosion Of Conformity Working In 2015 With Pepper


That’s right, folks. The long-awaited return of Pepper Keenan to Corrosion of Conformity will happen in 2015. You can bet your bottom dollar. The band will record a new studio disc with Pepper, who has been busy in recent years with Down, and tour. In a new interview with IndyWeek, drummer Reed Mullin said: “Pepper […]

Dark Funeral Get Two New Members


Swedish black metal legends Dark Funeral have announced they have a new frontman and a new bassist. Heljarmadr (Domgård, Cursed 13) will take over on the mike while bassist Natt (Angrepp) also joins the group’s ranks. Says Natt: “Since the beginning of my time, here, in this world, there has always been, a strong connection, […]

Electric Wizard, Satan’s Satyrs To Tour

Electric Wizard

This would be pretty awesome to catch. Looks like Electric Wizard will be hitting the road this spring with Satan’s Satyrs in tow. The North American run will happen mostly in April. Here are the dates, as I have nothing more to say about this, in all truth. 3/31: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 4/1: […]