Burn Reunion To Feature Glassjaw Drummer


New York hardcore legends Burn will be reuniting for a set at this year’s Black N’ Blue Bowl. Somehow, I overlooked this factoid when the lineup was revealed. I was probably too distracted to make the connection. Burn has been rather silent since the early 1990s, when lead singer Chaka Malik left to forge Orange […]

Iron Maiden Frontman To Make Full Recovery


Thank some higher power. Have your pick. Bruce Dickinson, the man who fronts Iron Maiden and has impeccable taste in pants, will fully recovery from his tongue cancer. The band claims specialists have issued a positive prognosis regarding the tumor that has grown at the back of Bruce’s mouth. “Over the last few days, Bruce […]

Skeletonwitch Working On New Album


It’s been a while since Skeletonwitch drummer Dustin Boltjes has checked in with his column for us on horror flicks. There’s a good reason for that. He’s been busy. Working with Skeletonwitch on a new record. The material has been taking shape in recent months. Skeletonwitch plans to record and release the album this year. […]

Skinless Detail Upcoming New Album

Only The Ruthless Remain

It’s been close to ten years since we’ve heard a new note of music from formerly defunct New York death metal icons Skinless. The band’s back, with its classic late 1990s lineup, and will issue a new record this June called Only The Ruthless Remain. Several people helped make this record happen. There’s the band, […]

The Red Chord Booked Another Gig!

The Red Chord

The eventual return of the Red Chord has me more excited than a rabbit during mating season. The signs are all there. The band keep on booking more and more shows, making me think they’ve gotta come back, despite their lead singer’s demanding profession. They’ve just added another gig to their calendar. The Red Chord […]

Meshuggah Recognized For Songwriting


Congratulations are in order for Meshuggah. This is a well-deserved award. Something called SKAP awards annual scholarships and prizes to celebrate Swedish creativity across all musical genres. The awards ceremony takes place in tandem with SKAP’s annual spring fling. In 2014, Swedish progressive metal force Meshuggah were awarded an exclusive scholarship for their services to […]

Snapcase Booked For Fests


I’ve been a fan of Snapcase for years, so this has been fucking psyched. Not that I’ve got cash to fund trips to these upcoming fests, but perhaps more shows will be announced, and maybe one will be close enough for me to attend. Snapcase have been booked for the Amnesia RockFest in Quebec this […]

Saxon Drummer Recovers From Brain Aneurysm


Nigel Glockler is a lucky man. Two months ago, Glockler suffered a near-fatal brain aneurysm. That’s when one of the blood vessels in the brain balloons and fills with blood. Most time, they hemorrhage. Somehow, Nigel had fully recovered from his brush with death, and is already back working with Saxon. The drummer endured two […]

Lamb Of God Singer Hosting Photo Exhibition

Randy Blythe

Anyone who follows Randy Blythe on Instagram knows the dude has an eye. Some of the shots he posts are gorgeous. Most of what he shoots is in black and white, which is also pretty cool. Point is, you should follow Randy on Instagram. You’ll soon know why the Lamb of God singer will be […]

Torche Release Online Video Game


Not only are Torche a kick-ass band, they’ve done something kick-ass for their fans. They have unveiled an 8-bit themed video game called “Torche vs. Robots: Annihilation Affair.” Go here to play. A mobile version of the game — which sees you adopt the persona of a band members who fights to save Miami — […]