Lycus Sign With Relapse Records


Funeral doom band Lycus have signed with Relapse Records. The California group will be entering Atomic Garden Studios in Palo Alto, California, in April to start tracking their new full-length album. Said the band: “We are extremely excited to announce that our second full-length LP will be released on Relapse Records later this year. These […]

Sorcerer Sign With Metal Blade


Doom outfit Sorcerer have inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The band’s debut offering under the new contract will be called In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross when it is released for purchase on March 24. Pre-order’s for the album are available here, if you are so inclined. Said the band of their […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Flummox


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 was written by the members of the band Flummox. Ophiuchus I have […]

Behemoth’s Biography To Be Released Next Month

You could own this...

Guess what? The biography of Behemoth, which is called “Behemoth: Devil’s Conquistadors” and was written by Łukasz Dunaj, will be released in North America through Metal Blade Records next month. The book, officially endorsed by the band, serves as an in-depth look at the history of the events that materially influenced Behemoth. As Dunaj points […]

In Flames, Testament Join Download Festival Bill

In Flames

If I had the extra cash to burn, I’d totally fly over to England this summer for the Download Festival. I’ve always wanted to attend, and thus far, the bill for this year’s installment is tempting. So are English chicks. Maybe if I head over there, I’ll get to shack up during the week with […]

Aversions Crown Part With Frontman

Aversions Crown

A certain Australian deathcore band has cut ties with its singer. That band is Aversions Crown, who have amicably parted with Colin Jeffs. Jeffs issued the following statement about his decision to bail, and no — his leaving has nothing to do with the group’s lame-ass name: “Friends, unfortunately the time has come for me […]

Authors Of Randy Rhoads Book Win Court Ruling

The man

Reports claim that a California appeals court sided earlier this week with the authors of a book about the late Randy Rhoads, who play guitar for Ozzy Osbourne and once fucked the man’s wife, Sharon. The ruling finds that the authors did not breach a contract with Randy’s family by using materials they had agreed […]

Morbid Angel Working On New Material, Says Drummer

Morbid Angel. Photo by Alex Solca

Ah, NAMM. I’ve never been able to attend you (or half the other fucking events I’d love to cover for that matter), but you always end up producing news. Today’s one of those days where nothing is happening, so let’s thank the folks at ddrum for this tidbit. Morbid Angel drummer Tim Yeung made the […]

Ex-Black Sheep Wall Frontman Releases Song, Statement

Trae Malone

Trae Malone, the former frontman for Black Sheep Wall, reached out this afternoon with a song. The song, he claims, is the same version of a song on Black Sheep Wall’s new album (released today), but with his vocals. The song follows at the end of this post. He writes: “We recorded the song ‘White […]

Faith No More Finish Tracking Comeback Album

Faith No More

Billy Gould claims recording sessions for the new Faith No More album have been completed. He took to Twitter yesterday to make it known. Gould, the band’s bassist, claims that the album is being mixed presently. He also says the band — one of my all-time favorites — is “happy” with the results of those […]