Malcolm Young Taking Break From AC/DC

Malcolm Young

AC/DC is not retiring. But Malcolm Young, whose health is up for debate, is taking a break from the group. Here’s AC/DC’s statement: “After forty years of life dedicated to AC/DC, guitarist and founding member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health. Malcolm would like to thank the group’s […]

Under The Radar: Snakedriver


A couple of weeks ago, I went to an Iron Reagan show and then wrote about it here. It was a great show, not only because I got to see Iron Reagan, but because my favorite local band, Snakedriver played. Snakedriver is what happens when four intelligent fellows funnel every conceivable ounce of rage they’ve […]

Craw Need Your Help


I’m not sure why, but I was wholly unaware of Craw’s crowd-funding campaign until yesterday. It’s probably because I don’t have MySpace, and that seems to be the band’s sole choice for social networking space. And that’s OK. Facebook isn’t for everyone. I digress. Craw are from Ohio and are still semi-active. Their final album […]

Fit For An Autopsy Get New Singer

Fit For An Autopsy

Fit For An Autopsy have dumped frontman Nate Johnson, and it would appear the parting was a long time coming and did not go down as smoothly as one would prefer. Says the band: “It only took 7 years, but Fit For An Autopsy has inevitably been ‘Nate Johnsoned.’ If you know anything about his […]

Animals As Leaders Touring With Conquering Dystopia

Animals As Leaders

That is correct, my friends and enemies. Animals As Leaders have officially announced the dates for their spring and summer tour with Conquering Dystopia and Chon. Conquering Dystopia, as you know, features former Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis with Cannibal Corpse bassist Alex Webster and The Faceless drummer Alex Rudinger. This is one tour I’ll make […]

Agalloch Announce U.S. Dates


You know it! Agalloch has confirmed the first round of dates in support of their new album. West Coast shows are also being mapped out. But as far as officially booked, the following dates are legit. Bong! 6/18: Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (w/ Obsidian Tongue, Blood and Sun) 6/19: Madison, WI @ High Noon […]

Crosses Book More East Coast Shows


Alas, none are in New Jersey or New York, so your boy Chris is shit out of luck. But for people living elsewhere along the East Coast, there’s good news. Crosses (†††), featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones, have announced a handful of May shows. Here’s when and where you can see the band play. 5/10: […]

Guest Column: Three Books You Need To Read By Lamentations Of The Ashen’s Bon Vincent Fry


In our undying efforts to bring you engaging columns you won’t find anywhere else, we’ve reached out to the metal world seeking submissions for a new subject: Three amazing books you have to pick up and devour. Seeing as you read this blog everyday, we went out on a limb and assumed you’d maybe want […]

Downset. Add More Summer Shows

She thinks Downset. is something for your bed

Downset. — the band’s “classic era” lineup, at least — will be playing some shows this summer, as you well know. We’ve got the routing for the band’s live plans at the end of this post. This lineup of the band features vocalist Rey Opropeza and guitarist Ares Schwager. A new album from the band […]

Antemasque’s Debut Due This July

The guys are cool again

Mark it on your calendars, kids. The debut offering from Antemasque — the new band consisting of former The Mars Volta members Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Dave Elitch — will drop this summer. The self-titled disc will be in stores July 15. Bad news on the bassist front, though: while it was believed Red […]