Maryland Deathfest Adds Sodom, Napalm Death

Sodom

The 2015 installment of the Maryland Deathfest is coming together quickly, with a ton of kick-ass bands being named to what will no doubt be a spectacular bill, well worth the exorbitant entrance fee. Try Sodom, Napalm Death, Early Graves, and Anaal Nathrakh, for starters. The festival will again take over the Edison Lot, Rams […]

Killswitch Engage Deliver Hardcore Set In Philly

Killswitch Engage

One of my favorite Killswitch Engage tracks is “Soilborn.” It’s such a brutal cut, with razor-slicing guitarsand Jesse growls like a fucking monster on it. The band performed a special “hardcore” set in Philadelphia last night, and ripped through “Soilborn” early…the second track in. Well-played, fellas. Appropriately, the hardcore set happened during the “This Is […]

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare Hitting Illinois

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare has announced a second engagement for 2014. In addition to its occurrence in Arizona, the ultimate Halloween horror event will also invade the Chicago metropolitan area on select nights from September 26 to November 1 at Odeum Expo in Villa Park, Illinois. 

The opening night will also feature a special […]

Useless Bands Exchange Words Over Online Pedophilia Claims

Combichrist

Yes, I know these bands are far from actual metal, but I find it necessary to expose pedophilia claims whenever they arise. So this unlistenable band Combichrist apparently announced a second leg of their “We Love Tour” which was supposed to feature support from Blood On The Dance Floor, Davey Suicide and Darksiderz. After the […]

Adam Jones Talks New Tool Material

Tool

Tool’s guitarist Adam Jones has spoken extensively to Metal Hammer about the direction the band’s new material is taking. I like what he had to say. “We’re always on an experimental path,” Jones started. “We never think about what worked on the last record or what’s good on the radio right now. It’s a selfish […]

Kirk Hammett Guests On New Exodus LP

Kirk Hammett

Not that I needed another reason to listen to the forthcoming Exodus record when it drops, but Kirk Hammett of Metallica apparently guests on the fucker. Kirk tells RollingStone.com that he recently laid down a guitar solo on song “Salt In The Wound” on Blood In, Blood Out, which will be out this fall, with […]

Video: Phil Anselmo Covers The Smiths

Phil Anselmo

Not only does he cover The Smiths, he covers the one song chicks really dig by The Smiths. Disclaimer: I fucking love The Smiths. I have most of their albums, and have turned numerous friends on to them over the years. They’re the epitome of depressing music, because their lead singer is asexual. I could […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Bloodsoaked’s Peter Hasselbrack

Bloodsoaked

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 comes from Bloodsoaked’s Peter Hasselbrack. Hate While they do get some attention […]

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian Scoring Mini-Series

Serj Tankian

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian will likely score some new music for the upcoming “East Of Byzantium: War Gods And Warrior Saints” two-part “docutainment” mini-series. There’s a $40,000 crowd-funding campaign underway to get the project completed. You can help fund the film here. Said Serj online: “My friend Roger Kupelian has begun production on […]

Blood Stands Still Back Together; Charges Against Frontman Reduced

Blood Stands Still

Back in May, Blood Stands Still frontman Eric Muniz was arrested in Idaho on charges of domestic violence. The band said it was breaking up in light of Muniz’s alleged actions. Now, Muniz claims the charges have been reduced and the band’s back together. Who cares? “Since there was absolutely no evidence of domestic violence […]