Battlecross Release “My Vaccine” Music Video


Go here if you’re a fan of Battlecross. That is where you will find a new video for the track “My Vaccine” from the Detroit-based metal outfit, which has a “They Live” theme. Pretty killer stuff from a rather excellent band. Battlecross, whose bassist pens a column for us, recently visited the Center for the […]

Black Fast Sign Deal

Black Fast

Midwestern progressive thrashers Black Fast have announced a worldwide deal with eOne Music. The band plans an all new full-length LP next year and could not be more excited. “What an amazing day for not only Black Fast, but for every local heavy metal band out there,” says guitarist/vocalist Aaron Akin. “Our signing to eOne […]

Battlecross, Wretched To Tour


Battlecross, Wretched, and War Of Ages will be teaming up this winter for a tour that will be appropriately called the “Winter Warriors Tour.” I will definitely be catching this tour when it rolls through my area. Battlecross are bomb. Don Slater, the band’s bassist, writes a column for us. You can check out his […]

Children Of Bodom To Be Creative Following Tour Cancellation

Children of Bodom

Seeing as the band’s tour with Machine Head, Epica and Battlecross was nixed, Children Of Bodom plan to get to work on their next LP. Says Bodom‘s Alexi Laiho: “Top of the morning ladies and gentlemen…well I gotta tell you straight out that this is not a good day. I’m sure some of you already […]

Machine Head Postpone Tour

Machine Head

Oh no! While I was busy living my life late yesterday, Machine Head postponed their impending tour with Children of Bodom, Battlecross and Epica. Fucking. Weak. Seems the band can’t finish its new album. “It is with great disappointment that Machine Head must announce the postponement of our North American tour this fall. Our new […]

Don Slater’s Pork Chop Express: Travel, Sex-sationalism And The Gwar-B-Q


“You just look to the old Pork Chop Express and take his advice on a dark and stormy night, alright? When some wild-eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head against a bar room wall, looks you crooked in the eyes and asks if you’ve paid your dues? […]

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 […]

Byzantine, Thy Will Be Done To Tour


Byzantine, Thy Will Be Done and IKILLYA today announced the “Release to Resolve Tour,” Byzantine’s first such trek in seven years. The tour starts and ends in Byzantine’s home state of West Virginia and includes a NYC CMJ Showcase presented by Skateboard Marketing and Reverbnation. The tour features Thy Will Be Done — who Metallica’s […]

Machine Head, Children Of Bodom Dates Officially Announced

Children of Bodom

The worst kept secret in touring news is confirmed! The much-rumored fall tour featuring Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Epica, and Battlecross has finally been announced. Dates follow. If you didn’t already know, Don Slater of Battlecross is our newest columnist. Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn comments: “Machine Head raised the bar with concert production […]

Don Slater’s Pork Chop Express: An Introduction


GSA is thrilled to have Don Slater on board as our newest writer and columnist. Don is the talented and entertaining bassist for Battlecross, a metal band from Michigan you’ve likely heard of. If you’ve never seen the band live, change that as soon as you fucking can; trust me. Don’s column debuts today with […]