Readers’ Bands: TarthariA Are Fairly Nasty


Listen to two of TarthariA’s songs, and you realize right away that this Russian band knows how to play. These dudes wrote us a while back, asking for coverage. Sorry it took so long, TarthariA. You’re not the only ones looking for a write-up. Anyways, TarthariA wavers between death metal and melodic metal. Like Deicide […]

Metallica Day Leads To Giants Win


Last night was “Metallica Day” at AT&T Park in San Francisco. It was the third annual “Metallica Day” at the stadium, and as usually, began with James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett played the American national anthem. Lars Ulrich was tapped to toss out the ceremonial first pitch. In addition, the Giants, who ended up besting […]

Carnal Forge Working On New Music


Carnal Forge are working on a new album. Yes — already. They released a disc around this same time last year, and today, posted a video briefly teasing a new track. That video has since come down. The other day, the band wrote that, “even if its’s hard to believe,” they “are working and rehearsing […]

Soulfly, Soilwork, Decapitated Dates Leak


Some of the dates for this fall’s Soulfly tour of the U.S. have leaked out. They follow at the end of this post. Soulfly will headline the “We Sold Our Souls To Metal Tour” with Soilwork, Decapitated, and Shattered Sun also tagging along for the ride. Both Soilwork and Soulfly have new albums in the […]

Five Finger Death Punch Didn’t Break Up

Ivan Moody

Well, isn’t that unfortunate. Five Finger Death Punch will carry on following Friday night’s on-stage meltdown, and have seemingly fired several members of their crew for the “technical issues” that led to the problems in Memphis. Drummer Jeremy Spencer went on Facebook to say: “We did NOT break up! Things went sideways with technical issues. […]

One Last Article From Rafael Gallaher

Rafael Gallaher

If you’re a regular reader, you know I am huge fan of grindcore and hardcore, and short, direct songs are my joint. I’ll make this quick. I’m guessing this is the last time I chime in on the ole website. It’s been truly fun and I hope you, dear readers, have enjoyed my columns. I […]

Lamb Of God Singer Pumped For Adler

Randy Blythe

I did not think Randy Blythe would have a problem with Chris Adler playing drums on the new Megadeth LP, but now, I have confirmation he is cool with it. Blythe tells the man behind SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal, Jose Mangin, that he is psyched for his Lamb of God brethren. “Chris is a big Megadeth […]

Five Finger Death Punch: Trouble In Douche Paradise?

Fine Fecal Bagel Brunch

Oh fuck, I hope this is true. If Five Finger Death Punch were to break the fuck up before my site is set to expire on May 11, it would soften the blow of that fucking failed crowdfunding campaign a bit. I’d feel as though I could leave the web, safer than I found it. […]

Ex-Static-X Bassist Quits Soulfly For Fear Factory

Tony Campos

Erstwhile Static-X bassist Tony Campos has decided to quit Soulfly so he can be in Fear Factory. Campos says from tour with Ministry that working with Fear Factory “is the gig I wanted when Static-X was falling apart, and I’m really excited that I finally get to do it.” He said his first show with […]

Vattnet Viskar Debut Brand New Song

Vattnet Viskar

Fans of Vattnet Viskar are encouraged to scroll down to the bottom of this post. There, ye shall find a new song from the band’s new album. In fact, it is the title track to Settler. That album will be released June 16 by Century Media.