Jason Bittner Joins Flotsam And Jetsam

Jason Bittner

That’s right, folks. With Shadows Fall calling it quits, Jason Bittner needed some sort of gig to occupy his time and keep the bills paid. So, he has joined Flotsam and Jetsam. He replaces Kelly Smith, who recently left the band to focus on family matters. Smith helped the band find his replacement.
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Kiss Team Up With Japanese Pop Group


Blame Babymetal and their proliferators and supporters for this one. Kiss has agreed to collaborate with Japanese pop group Momorio Clover Z. The two groups will team for a new single, to be released on January 28. The track — “Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina” — was composed by Kiss guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley […]

Listen To A New Melechesh Song — Right Now!


What? You’ve got something better to do. Unless that something’s getting hardcore fucked, it can wait. At the end of this post, you will find a powerful fucking cut from Melechesh. The song is called “Multiple Truths” and your ears will have multiple orgasms listening to it. Mine did, at least. The track comes from […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Caveat’s Brandon O’Connell


By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column was written by Caveat‘s own Brandon O’Connell. Wolf Blood from Duluth, Minnesota. […]

Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore To Tour Europe


Guess what, you sensual Europeans? An awesome tour will be coming your way very soon. Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Mortals will be playing a bunch of gigs in Europe and the United Kingdom this spring. Here’s when and where the Skeletonwitch tour will be making stops. Also, did you know Skeletonwitch’s drummer writes a column for […]

Manson Says He Worked With Lombardo On New Album

Marilyn Manson

Alas, none of the work the two did together will appear on Marilyn Manson’s forthcoming studio LP, The Pale Emperor. According to Manson, who recently sat down with Full Metal Jackie, he tried working with Dave Lombardo, Slayer’s former drummer, during some failed recording sessions. “I give [credit to producer] Tyler Bates. I had met […]

Obscura Begin Pre-Production On New Album


A new album is in the works from Obscura, who have undergone some lineup shifts as of late. Pre-production on the new album has commenced, according to the band. Offers the group: “Obscura is working hard on the follow up to 2011’s ‘Omnivium.’ The band is already in pre-production process and starts tracking demos for […]

1349, Origin Dates Revealed

Abysmal Dawn

Dates were released today for the upcoming 1349 tour with Origin. The February trek will also feature Abysmal Dawn and Wolvhammer. Try not to miss this one, kids. I mean, I’ve seen 1349 a bunch of times before, and think the destroy live. Here’s the dates confirmed thus far: 2/8: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum […]

Former Megadeth Members Form Band With Ex-Scar The Martyr Singer


That’s right, folks. Former Scar the Martyr frontman Henry Derek Bonner has joined the still-unnamed new band that has been formed by ex-Megadeth members Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover. Blabbermouth is reporting the partnership. During an interview this week with SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin, Broderick said: “Through talking with Shawn Drover, we’ve talked about how we […]

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 […]