Chimaira Now Just Mark Hunter

Mark Hunter

And then, there was one. Following yesterday’s departure of guitarist Emil Werstler, the rest of Chimaira has seemingly bailed on Mark Hunter, leaving the frontman solo. Guitarist Matt Szlachta, keyboardist and vocalist Sean Zatorsky, bassist Jeremy Creamer and drummer Austin D’Amond issued the following collective statement to today: “In light of recent news, the […]

The Haunted’s New Album Is Streaming

Exit Wounds

If you haven’t already had a chance to stream the new record from The Haunted, you can. I permit it. Head to the end of this post to hear Exit Wounds in its glorious entirety. The record’s pretty killer, if you ask me. I quite dig it, to be honest. And that’s what I do […]

Kiss’ Confetti Leads To Legal Claim

Gene Simmons

A man is suing Gene Simmons and a company of his, claiming he was injured working security at a Kiss concert in 2012. The guy’s name is Timothy Funk, according to this report. He suggests that he fell working security at the show, and sustained injuries from that fall. Naturally, the slip and fall occurred […]

Mike Portnoy Still Answering Questions About Dream Theater

Mike Portnoy

Or in this case, bringing the band up himself. Well, at this point, if I were Mike Portnoy, I’d pass on questions about anything I was doing prior to — I don’t know — right fucking now! No Avenged Sevenfold questions, and especially no Dream Theater questions, ‘cause, well, if I were Mike, I’d say […]

Mortuary Drape Ink New Deal

Mortuary Drape

Italian metal label Iron Tyrant is “tremendously proud” — and they should be – to announce a deal has been struck with the legendary Mortuary Drape to release the band’s next full-length album this fall. The album, whose title is still undisclosed, is the band’s first in 10 years, and the first one to see founder […]

Listen To In Flames’ New Album — Right Now!

In Flames

There’s a new album coming from In Flames soon called Siren Charmss. I will be hearing the record this weekend during a special acoustic set the band will be performing here in New York. Should be somewhat interesting. The following player is streaming the new In Flames. I want to hold off on listening to […]

Faith No More Enter Studio For Comeback LP


That’s it. I’m a happy man now. Faith No More have officially entered a recording studio to set to work on their first new album in more than 15 years. Hear that? That’s the sound of my boner throbbing in the distance. got the skivvy on the new disc. A limited-edition (5,000 copies) seven-inch […]

Three Books You Need To Read By Rafael Gallaher

The author

Our intrepid writer checks in with some book recommendations of his own. Leviathan Wakes, by James S.A. Corey The first installment in The Expanse series, this sci-fi juggernaut commands the reader’s attention. Like political thrillers? This one’s for you. Like murder mysteries? This one’s for you. Like Firefly, Blade Runner, and Star Wars? This one‘s […]

Don Slater’s Pork Chop Express: Travel, Sex-sationalism And The Gwar-B-Q


“You just look to the old Pork Chop Express and take his advice on a dark and stormy night, alright? When some wild-eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head against a bar room wall, looks you crooked in the eyes and asks if you’ve paid your dues? […]

Devin Townsend Details Second Ziltoid

That's phat

I just got a press release on Devin Townsend’s long-awaited (especially by me) new double-album Z², which will drop on October 28 in the U.S. and October 27 in Europe. The Z² project will also see him play a landmark show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall on April 13, 2015. Tickets are available for […]