Hatebreed Frontman Working With Disturbed Bassist

Jamey Jasta

Looks like Jamey Jasta’s been up to more than just podcasting. Looks like the dude may release a second solo record. Because that first one was so stellar, right? I don’t even remember whether it was good or bad. It was just not memorable. Anyways, Disturbed’s bassist, John Moyer — the same dude who just […]

Mastodon: Living The Dream

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You know, there are a lot of metal bands I’d readily join and be a member of, but it looks like Mastodon has more fun than most. This Thursday night, for instance. The picture in this post was shot Thursday night and posted to Mastodon’s Twitter account. Some think they were busy shooting the video […]

Byzantine, Thy Will Be Done To Tour

Byzantine

Byzantine, Thy Will Be Done and IKILLYA today announced the “Release to Resolve Tour,” Byzantine’s first such trek in seven years. The tour starts and ends in Byzantine’s home state of West Virginia and includes a NYC CMJ Showcase presented by Skateboard Marketing and Reverbnation. The tour features Thy Will Be Done — who Metallica’s […]

Mike Portnoy Wouldn’t Bet On Dream Theater Return

Mike Portnoy

At this point, I’m sure Mike Portnoy would rather just forget Dream Theater and his past involvement with it. I mean, this happened recently, and that incident sort of speaks volumes. But everyone who sits down to interview the dude has to bring Dream Theater up, right? Even dudes who should know better, like Tesseract’s […]

“Black Metal” Song Least Black Metal Thing You’ll Ever Hear

Max Jury

Some dude named Max Jury — a songwriter from Des Moines, Iowa — has released a four-song EP called All I Want: The Sonic Factory Sessions. I know this because today, I received a press release about the album’s piano-laden lead single, “Black Metal.” I fell for it, and checked out the song, which isn’t […]

Exodus Reveal More About New Record

Blood In, Blood Out

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans Exodus will be releasing their tenth studio album, Blood In Blood Out, in North America on October 14 through Nuclear Blast, according to the latest on the album. The artwork was illustrated by Swedish artist Pär Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers […]

Phil Anselmo Slams Load…Again

Phil Anselmo

Phil Anselmo’s like you and I — he thinks Metallica’s Load was a load of shit. The former Pantera and current Down and Superjoint frontman tells Metal Hammer magazine that Load never should’ve been released. “I mean, it’s a terrible record, man. I just don’t get it. If you’re gonna put out a record like […]

Morgoth Streaming New Tune

Morgoth

Reactivated German death metal outfit Morgoth have just released a seven-inch EP and digital single titled God Is Evil, featuring two brand new cuts. The song “God Is Evil” can now be streamed at the end of this post. Comments the band: “Finally, after 17 years, we have some new tunes to share with you. […]

Ramones Movie Coming From Scorsese

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The Ramones aren’t a metal band, as such. But without them, it’s hard to imagine heavy metal even happening. As Randy Blythe suggested, no Ramones = no Lamb of God. I am glad to see a Ramones biopic is in the works, with Martin Scorsese on board to direct. There is no timetable or writer […]

Album Sales Hit New Low, According To Report

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Billboard.com is reporting that last week’s overall album sales were lower than ever before. I blamed DragonForce. Only 3.97 million records were sold in the U.S. last week, and that’s the lowest since 1991, when Nielsen SoundScan started keeping track of them. The Billboard article claims the continued decline of album sales follows a market […]