Revocation In Vancouver: Altars Of Radness


After an excruciatingly long wait, Revocation finally came to Vancouver for my eyes to see. Currently, they’re on tour with Crowbar and Havok and I’ve heard nothing but good things about this run. This past Sunday was the lone western Canada date and I truly didn’t foresee how good this show was going to be. […]

Former In Flames Member Talks Exit

Jesper Strömblad

Former In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad has gone on his Facebook page to answer a few fan-submitted questions. Strömblad says his exit had more to do with creative differences than alcohol, and he doesn’t exactly agree with the band’s new direction. “Will I ever return to In Flames? No one never knows what the future […]

Hoods Inks New Deal


Hoods has signed with Artery Recordings. The Sacramento hardcore legends have stayed strong through 20 years of non-stop touring and dedication. 2014 is the year Hoods come back in full force with Gato Negro, which features 13 devastating tracks showcasing that Hoods have stayed true to their hardcore roots. Listen to the single “Night Rider” […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Oecist’s BJ Dierkes

Oecist’s BJ Dierkes

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 Oecist’s BJ Dierkes. Dragbody Dragbody was a chaotic hardcore […]

Krokodil To Release Debut Disc


Krokodil, the U.K.-based band boasting rumored new Slipknot bassist Alessandro “Vman” Venturella, will release its debut album, Nachash, next month. The disc will drop on November 10 through Spinefarm Records. “Nachash” is now available to pre-order. Pre-order bundles include a limited run of lithographs featuring the album artwork, an exclusive T-shirt design, plus CD/vinyl options, […]

NIN’s Trent Reznor To Take Break From Touring

Trent Reznor

If you missed Nine Inch Nails on tour this summer, then chances are you won’t be getting to see the band perform any time soon. Trent Reznor, while talking to Rolling Stone, said he doesn’t plan to tour again for a long, long time. “I just got off tour a couple weeks ago, and I’ve […]

Morello Reacts To Restauranteur’s Response

"As if we'd do another record..."

The drama continues between Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello and a Seattle eatery. Tom claims he requested no “special treatment” from the restaurant over the weekend, claiming instead that the establishment’s doorman may have had “underlying motives” in denying his party entry. Read our first account of Morello’s incident at The 5 Point […]

Vanishing Life Streaming New Track

Vanishing Life

So, there’s a band called Vanishing Life and at the end of this post, you can hear a song from the band called “People Running.” Why should you care about Vanishing Life? The band boasts Walter Schreifels from Quicksand, with Rise Against guitarist Zach Blair, with bassist Autry Fulbright and drummer Jamie Miller — the […]

Team Sleep’s Return Detailed; Gil Sharone Involved

Team Sleep

This is phat fucking news. So, Team Sleep’s Todd Wilkinson claims drummer Gil Sharone (known for his work with Stolen Babies and The Dillinger Escape Plan) is now involved with the band’s return. How did the Team Sleep reunion come together? Says Todd: “Chuck and I have been writing and playing together for a couple […]

Former Shai Hulud Drummer Breaks Video Game Records


Yup. Further Seems Forever and former Shai Hulud drummer Steve Kleisath has done it, folks. He’s now officially the world record holder for two classic standup arcade games. What a feat. He’s not wasting his time at all. Kleisath is now recognized as being one of the top three players of Mario Bros. (no POW) […]