Readers’ Bands: And Now, The Progressive Rock Stylings Of Persona Grata

Persona Grata

If you don’t dig progressive rock, move along. There’s nothing for you to see here. I, myself, am a huge fan of progressive rock and metal — everything from Yes to Opeth to the Mars Volta — so Persona Grata are pretty much right up my alley. In my bailiwick. We received an email not […]

Online Game Tests Your Drum-Face Recognition

You be the judge

Need something to break up the monotony of another work day? Go here, then. Play everyone’s favorite new online game…Cumming or Drumming. Complete with ’70s porn music. The concept is simple: You’ll be shown a male or female face. You need to determine whether they’re popping off or just pounding the kit. There’s a NSFW […]

I Am Heresy Guitarist Battling Heroin Addiction

Simon and Nathan

This, in two words, fucking sucks. Boysetsfire has revealed that Simon Gray — the guitarist for I Am Heresy and son of Boysetsfire frontman Nathan Gray — has been battling the dragon that is heroin addiction. Gray has medical bills associated with this fight piling up. Those who are feeling especially thankful this week can […]

Venom Detail Next LP

Venom

I hope you’re not a fucking wimp. Because if you are, you apparently won’t be able to handle the forthcoming album from Venom. It’s called From the Very Depths and will be released on January 27 through Spinefarm Records. The band is led by vocalist, bassist and original Venom titan, Cronos, who decided against making […]

Metallica Secure Spate Of European Festival Gigs

Metallica

If you’re a Metallica fan and live in Europe, I have some great fucking news for you. Metallica will be playing throughout Europe (and Russia) this coming spring, hitting most of the major festivals. Something tells me more announcements will be forthcoming soon, about even more festivals they’ll be playing. But we’ll just have to […]

Drunk Driver Puts Acacia Strain Tour In Peril

Vin shows us the boozer

The Acacia Strain’s van may not be able to go the distance, folks. For the dense, that means the remainder of the dates on the band’s current trek could be in doubt. Last night in Connecticut, an alleged drunk driver crashed his car into the band’s van outside the Webster Theatre in Hartford. From the […]

Chris Broderick Quits Megadeth

Chris Broderick

Megadeth’s just like an older version of the Faceless at this point. Guitarist Chris Broderick has become the second member to leave Megadeth within 24 hours. He released the following statement: “Due to artistic and musical differences, it is with great reluctance that I announce my departure from Megadeth to pursue my own musical direction. […]

Shawn Drover Quits Megadeth

Shawn Drover

Megadeth drummer Shawn Drover has quit the band. He has issued the following statement on the move: “After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests. “I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family, as well as thanking all the amazing Megadeth fans around the world!!! […]

Refused Book Festival Gigs

Refused

The return of Refused is very real, people. The progressive punk act have three festival appearances cemented for 2015, which lends even more credibility to rumors of a new album from the band. Go here in the event this is all unfamiliar to you; some dude in another band let it slip Refused were in […]

Trivium To Start Writing For Next LP

Trivium

Man, I knew something super shitty was going to happen this week. I just figured ISIS would somehow be involved. I do mean those terrorist fucks who kill…not the erstwhile band that killed it live. Perhaps ISIS is nevertheless somehow behind the following tidbit of doleful news: Trivium will soon start writing new songs for […]