Dave Davidson’s Altars Of Fatness: Travail In Minneapolis


Hello fellow gormandizers! I’ve returned to deliver another helping of everyone’s favorite, least updated food blog! It’s been forever since I’ve done an entry for this thing so I wanted to review a really special restaurant, Minneapolis’ Travail. I had the pleasure of eating at Travail recently and it was quite the dining experience. They […]

South By So What?! Fest: First Bands Revealed

Black Tongue

The first round of bands has been announced for this year’s South By So What?! 2015. The festival is scheduled to take place March 20 through March 22 at QuickTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The bill for the South By So What?! fest will boast 80 bands, including the following artists: Black Tongue Boris […]

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra In The Studio

Ben and Ross

That’s an assumption. But an educated assumption, based on the picture accompanying this post. It shows Ben Weinman, guitarist for Dillinger Escape Plan, hanging with producer Ross Robinson, who has had a hand in more good records than you’ve put your own hand on your dong. The caption? “Ross Robinson and I single and ready […]

Haste The Day Crowdfunding Campaign Eclipses Goal

What I imagine is all of the dudes who've ever been in Haste The Day

Haste The Day’s crowdfunding campaign for their new album has eclipsed $85,000 with 14 days still to go. The band’s Stephen Keech said of the campaign: “We are so blown away by your continual support of this project! You have spread the word and invested in this record with us, and we couldn’t be more […]

Gwar Can’t Stop, Because The Fans Won’t Let ‘Em


Gwar have spoken out about moving on without their late frontman Dave “Oderus Urungus” Brockie. Basically, they’re sticking with Gwar for the fans. Not because they can’t let go. Offers the band: “2014 has been a trying year for Slave Pit, Inc. Our first major milestone after the passing of our leader and mouthpiece, Dave […]

Billy Gould Talks New Faith No More

Faith No More

Faith No More bassist Billy Gould tells Classic Rock magazine (are they classic rock at this point?) the band may begin work on a new studio album at some point relatively soon. This, after the band debuted two new songs this summer during live sets. Gould says: “We’re considering doing something new. [But] we’re not […]

Emil Werstler Leaves Chimaira


Guitarist Emil Werstler has decided to leave Chimaira after three years with the band. Emil is best known for his gypsy jazz-infused guitar playing with Levi/Werstler and Dååth. He issued the following statement: “My time in Chimaira has, unfortunately, come to an end. It is time for me to move on as I continue to […]

Battlecross Filming New Video


Battlecross are back on U.S. soil. I know this because Don Slater, the band’s bassist and one of our columnists, has been updating us on his goings-on. He’s been sick as of late, coming back from a South American tour with Killswitch Engage that included a lot of ass sightings. “Now we’re doing a music […]

Hatebreed Frontman Working With Disturbed Bassist

Jamey Jasta

Looks like Jamey Jasta’s been up to more than just podcasting. Looks like the dude may release a second solo record. Because that first one was so stellar, right? I don’t even remember whether it was good or bad. It was just not memorable. Anyways, Disturbed’s bassist, John Moyer — the same dude who just […]

Mastodon: Living The Dream

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You know, there are a lot of metal bands I’d readily join and be a member of, but it looks like Mastodon has more fun than most. This Thursday night, for instance. The picture in this post was shot Thursday night and posted to Mastodon’s Twitter account. Some think they were busy shooting the video […]