Refused: The Return Is Real

Refused

Refused, architects of one of my all-time favorite records, are rumored to be making a big comeback in 2015, with talk of a new record already in the works. Today, the band’s Facebook page came alive with new imagery. Presumably, new promotional images the band recently shot. This lends credence to those rumors of a […]

System Of A Down’s Drummer Is Fucking Annoying

John Dolmayan

What the fuck is up with you, John Dolmayan? Lately, your texts make about as much sense as System of a Down’s hiatus. I mean, why the fuck would a band that big, with that many fans, just stop making music? It doesn’t add up. Anyways, I think Dolmayan’s either purposefully fucking with all of […]

From Autumn To Ashes To Reunite?

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Hmmm. So, it seems Long Island’s From Autumn To Ashes — whose first album was pure brilliance — have a Twitter account that’s been active as of late. From Autumn To Ashes, in these tweets, seem to suggest a reunion is in the works. One Tweet quoted the band’s track “Kansas City 90210″ thusly: “If […]

What Is Up With Lamb Of God?

This new image popped up on Facebook

I wish I knew. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to actually talk to drummer Chris Adler, since his publicist tightened his fucking leash. ‘Cause she hates my guts. Like so many other publicists. I digress. But if I could chat with him, I’d definitely be asking dude about the stormy imagery that […]

Dillinger Escape Plan Guitarist Working With Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lewis and Ben Weinman

Ben Weinman is a pretty eclectic dude. He’s worked with a lot of different artists in several different collaborative situations, and to be honest, I basically consider him to be a musical genius. But what do I know. Other than everything. Juliette Lewis, the musician mostly known for being a Hollywood actress, has been posting […]

Steel Panther Frontman Delusional

Steel Panther

A new interview with Steele Panther’s Michael Starr has me convinced: The band’s lead singer is fucking clueless. Starr was asked to explain what separates his band from, say, a band like Spinal Tap. I’d argue the difference is Spinal Tap was funny, and Steel Panther is not. Starr thinks its his band’s level of […]

Let’s Play Guess His Crime With Stephen Coronel

Naughty, naughty

Take a hard, long look at the picture in this post. It’s a mugshot of Stephen Coronel. Who in the fuck is that, you ask? Why, only the guy who introduced Gene Simmons to Paul Stanley. He was in a band with both called Wicked Lester; they bailed on him to start Kiss. Look at […]

xSPONGEXCOREx? This, You’ve Gotta Hear

Yup

Maybe I’m way late on this, and if so, tell me. But today was my first day experiencing xSPONGEXCOREx. A straight-edge band based out of Troy, New York, xSPONGXCOREx takes brutal mosh-worthy breakdowns and infuses it with quotes from “Spongebob Squarepants.” Finally, something to listen to with my niece. It’s a slow news day, so […]

Napalm Death Bassist Defends Babymetal

Babymetal

OK, this just needs to stop. Respectable metal dudes need to stop coming to the defense of this sham teenybopper metal outfit Babymetal. Let’s let Napalm Death’s Shane Embury be the last of them. He writes: “I know young kids who already listen to grindcore. There are people who turn up to our shows with […]

Gwar Gets New Frontwoman

Vulvatron

This is kind of…unexpected. Gwar have a new singer to replace Dave Brockie, and it’s a woman. Her name is Vulvatron, according to reports. She is set to make her live debut with the band on November 22 in Detroit. She is described as “a spiky purple Amazon whose massive (prosthetic) breasts occasionally shoot geysers […]