Lock Up Tapped For Summer Slaughter?

Lock Up

So, since launching my patron drive online last week, more than 10 loyal readers have signed up to help keep this blog going, which is pretty killer. At the same time, more than 300 people elected to stop following the site on Facebook. I guess they were put off by my asking for help in […]

Rockstar Mayhem Festival: Lineup Rumors Heat Up

King Diamond

I am going to preface this post by saying ThePRP.com is almost always on point. When they run with a rumor, it means they’ve heard it from a reliable source and that you can basically bank on it becoming future fact. But until the organizers behind the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival (or more specifically, founder […]

Lamb Of God, Mastodon, Testament Added To Heavy MTL Bill

Lamb of God

The lineup for this year’s Heavy Montreal festival just got a whole lot better. Lamb of God are now on the bill with Mastodon, Meshuggah, Testament, and Arch Enemy. The fest will take place between August 7 and August 9 in Montreal. Korn have also agreed to perform. Tickets go on sale Friday. The bill […]

Night Flight Orchestra Details Sophomore Disc

Night Flight Orchestra

A second album will be released by The Night Flight Orchestra. The classic rock superband, boasting members of Soilwork and Arch Enemy, will release their next album Skyline Whispers through Coroner Records on June 9. The album will contain 13 tracks. The track listing follows below. 1. “Sail On” 2. “Living For The Nighttime” 3. […]

Sanctuary Get New Guitarist


That’s right, folks. Chances are none of you gives a flying fuck about Sanctuary, and that’s cool. I, for reasons I can’t quite pinpoint, feel compelled to post updates on the band, even though they don’t put asses in my seats, as it were. The cult metal outfit has parted ways with Brad Hull and […]

All That Remains Singer Infers Band’s Secured Summer Fest Slot

All That Remains

This is about the time. The time when legitimate rumors start to surface regarding the annual summer festivals. It used to be Ozzfest, and now, it’s the Mayhem Festival and Summer Slaughter. While it appears Arch Enemy and Black Dahlia Murder may be playing Summer Slaughter, chances are that All That Remains will play Mayhem. […]

Arch Enemy To Play Summer Slaughter?

The new Arch Enemy

Maybe. The organizers of the annual Summer Slaughter festival like to tease their social network followers about the trek’s potential lineup. 
They drop clues here and there to get people talking. A few weeks ago or more, the organizers hinted that the Black Dahlia Murder could be playing as part of this summer’s lineup. Yesterday, […]

Armageddon Tap Nightrage Vocalist


Armageddon, the band formed by former Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott, has a new singer. Vocalist Antony Hämäläinen will take over behind the microphone for Armageddon’s upcoming shows in the U.S. 
That tour commences in early February. Singer Matt Hallquist left the band last month due to “personal reasons.” Here’s when and where you can […]

Armageddon Parts With Singer


Believe it, humanoids. That band Armageddon, which features onetime Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott, is now singer free. According to the band, Matt Hallquist has taken leave of Armageddon. Why? Unspecified “personal reasons,” the band states. “We thank Matt for his time and commitment to the band. This means we are once again searching for […]

Annihilator Playing Shows With Former Vocalist

Reunited and it feels so good

Jeff Waters has enlisted former vocalist Coburn Pharr to join Annihilator when it performs as part of the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. The boat takes off for Jamaica in January 2015. Pharr was lead vocalist for Annihilator’s critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release Never, Neverland, which includes classics such as “Road To Ruin,” “I […]