Xander Harrison Looks Back On 2013

The Headless Ritual

Sorry for the long absence, guys. I took a holiday to Beijing, and in China I had no access to Facebook and limited access to Google. Since I communicate with Chris via Facebook, it was damn near impossible to communicate with him at all. But this is not that story. After a long and arduous […]

Killswitch Engage Perform In Thailand

Killswitch Engage

The boys in Killswitch Engage are overseas right now. Asia, more specifically, and from the pictures these dudes have been posting on Facebook, it appears they are having a killer fucking time and receiving the royal treatment. At the end of this post, you’ll find shitty video shot Monday night in Bangkok, Thailand. I know […]

And Just Like That, Asia Have A New Guitarist

The new Asia

And from the looks of him, I’d say the umbilical cord’s probably still attached to his tummy. First thing this morning, we notified you of Steve Howe’s decision to leave Asia but remain in Yes, did we not? We did. Well, guess the fuck what? Asia have a new guitarist already. Oh, and they are […]

Steve Howe Bails On Asia

Steve Howe would approve

Yes…Asia. Look, I know this is a fucking metal blog, but I also happen to love — LOVE — prog rock and prog metal. I also happen to dig half the shit my father played for me as a kid (Pink Floyd, Camel, Moody Blues, The Police, Yes, and on and on), so when I […]

Portnoy, Sheehan, Others To Tour

She hates Mike Portnoy

So, what’s it called when a bunch of dudes from other bands join forces just to tour? Just to jam? You could not call that a band, could you? I say no. But basically, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Billy Sheehan, guitarist Tony MacAlpine and keyboardist Derek Sherinian have revealed they will team up this fall […]