Norway’s Shining Signs With Spinefarm


A new album is on the way from Norwegian “blackjazz” outfit Shining. The band has inked a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The as-yet untitled new album will be released through the label later in the year. The disc was recorded already, and Sean Bevan mixed it. Says Shining’s Jørgen Munkeby: “Our new album is […]

Former Evile Guitarist Debuts New Tune

Ol Drake

The title to onetime Evile guitarist Ol Drake’s new song is apropos. It’s called “Guitarists Playing Guitars,” and follows at the end of this post. The track boasts contributions from Exodus and Slayer guitarist Gary Holt, James Murphy from Death, Sylosis’ Josh Middleton, and Amit Sharma. Drake’s new album, Old Rake, also boasts Fear Factory […]

Cradle Of Filth Reveal New Album’s Art

Hammer of the Witches

The cover for the new album from Cradle of Filth has been unveiled. I know you’re probably dry with anticipation. The record is called Hammer of the Witches, which is suspiciously similar to the title of an album released last year. The new album will be out this July, according to Cradle of Filth. Cradle’s […]

Slayer’s Kerry King: New LP “The Ultimate Heavy Outcome”


I just received a press release about the new Slayer album, which still has no name but has been tracked completely and should be out later this year through the band’s Nuclear Blast imprint. Terry Date produced the album, which was recorded on and off between September and mid-January at Henson Studios in Los Angeles. […]

Jungle Rot Tracking New LP

Jungle Rot

They’ve been booked to perform this summer on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival. So naturally, Jungle Rot’s gotta release a new album they can sell to the kids who actually shell out money to see this year’s lineup perform. It’d be cool to see King Diamond again, but me? I’d rather have bile botox injections […]

Grave Pleasures Signs With Sony

Grave Pleasures

This should work out well. The band that used to call itself Beastmilk has inked a new recording contract with Sony Music. Grave Pleasures will be heading into the studio this May with award-winning producer Tom Dalgety to begin recording, with an eye towards releasing it this September. The band has a new drummer, Uno […]

Kirk Hammett Loses Riff-Filled Phone

Kirk Hammett

Apparently, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett likes to record riff ideas on his phone for future use. Similarly, I record voice notes to myself with my phone, with ideas for books and screenplays I’ll probably never get around to writing. Hammett, a recent guest on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta’s podcast according to Blabbermouth, claims he lost […]

Lamb Of God Frontman Contributes To New Sourvein

Randy Blythe

With his drummer busy in Nashville with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe has been busying himself with other projects. He’s got a book to proof, and he’s even participating in the recording of Sourvein’s forthcoming new album, Aquatic Occult. The album will be out this summer on Metal Blade with Corrosion Of […]

Deftones Touring With Incubus

Hey now!

Man. The 1999 version of me would have shit his pants reading that headline. Of course, 2015 me still loves the Deftones, but Incubus is a band I do not listen to anymore. Their first few albums were insanely good, but then, they sort of fell off course and found pop sensibilities, and eventually, cleaned […]

New LP Coming From Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats

Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats

Judging by another creepy video that makes me think someone spiked my afternoon coffee with MK-Ultra strength LSD, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats will be taking their techni-colored asses on the road, but only in Europe.  Ya’ll Europeans got it good, ya hear? The video, which follows at the ass end of this post, mentions […]