36 Crazyfists, Skinlab To Tour

36 Crazyfists

36 Crazyfists and Skinlab, on the same bill? It’s happening, friends. Late next month, the two bands will head out for a joint 20th anniversary tour. How special? The West Coast trek will feature support from Armed For Apocalypse as well as All Hail The Yeti. Says 36 Crazyfists: “As most of you know it […]

Jim Root Felt Paul Gray During Slipknot Sessions


Is it possible the spirit of Paul Gray touched the muse of Jim Root during the writing sessions for the upcoming Slipknot record, .5: The Gray Chapter, which has gotta be the most hyped up metal record in eons. Credit to the marketing and PR teams behind this one, because you can’t go anywhere without […]

Let’s All Listen To New Sick Of It All!

The Last Act of Defiance

I know the punk inside of you is dying to get his “Oi” on, so head on down to the end of this post. There’s this new lyric video available there from Sick Of It All, New York’s own. I love this band, and really would have loved to have gotten an exclusive like this. […]

Wet Nightmare Release New Album

Wet Nightmare

In late 2012, we told you about the grind outfit Wet Nightmare. We even streamed their record at the time, which can be found here. Since then, Wet Nightmare have recorded their next full length album. It was tracked in a basement, completely DIY style. Says the Delaware band’s drummer: “I think we got the […]

Fallujah, Archspire To Tour


I hate owning stuff. Why? Because stuff always needs to be fixed or repaired. Take my cat, for instance. Furry little bitch keeps gnawing at her paw. Now, I’ve gotta take her in to the vet so they can charge me $500 to take educated but seemingly wild guesses at what’s causing her to chew […]

Beastmilk Reissues Coming


Magic Bullet Records will soon release in the states two old Beastmilk efforts. Coming soon to America is Use Your Deluge EP and the White Stains on Black Wax single. Initially issued as a self-released cassette in 2010, which Fenriz of Darkthrone praised in his Band Of The Week features, several hundred copies of the […]

Video: Killswitch Engage Rock South America

Killswitch Engage

The latest video from Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach has made its online debut. The behind-the-scenes clip follows at the end of this post. It includes footage of the band’s August 15 performance in Quito, Ecuador. In case you didn’t know this, Jesse is a columnist for this site. Has been since before rejoining Killswitch […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By The King Is Blind’s Steve Tovey

The King Is Blind

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 comes from Steve Tovey of The King Is Blind. JØTNARR These guys […]

Hell On The Bay Fest Rocks Melbourne

Bane of Winterstorm at Hell On The Bay

Hell on the Bay is a new killer local festival which is definitely what it sounds like: The whole night takes place out on the Victoria Star, a ferry/party boat that cruises around Port Phillip in Melbourne. Complete with awesome Australian talent, a metal DJ downstairs, free pizza, and a very cramped space to try […]

Primus Cover Tool Live


And why wouldn’t they? Primus drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander is still recuperating from a surgery that followed a recent heart attack. So, Tool’s Danny Carey is playing with Primus for some shows. Two of those gigs took place this weekend. And guess what? Primus covered Tool’s “Ænema” with Carey. Check out the following fan-shot video […]