Summer Slaughter Getting Thy Art Is Murder?

Thy Art Is Murder

Thus far, the bands hinted at for this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour have been awesome. But Thy Art Is Murder? I guess I don’t know them even well enough to voice an opinion on their music. But their intelligence is definitely up for debate. They started a near riot in Australia recently. Like dopes. If […]

Fallujah Tipped For Summer Slaughter


Yesterday, while I was preoccupied all day, the Summer Slaughter Tour Facebook page posted the following words: “The Harvest Wombs.” This makes Fallujah the latest band to be tipped for this summer’s bill. Last year, all of the bands on the tour were teased beforehand. So, that’s making a lot of us think Morbid Angel, […]

Black Breath Book Bunch Of Shows

Black Breath

Black Breath have some shows lined up around their set this year at the Maryland Deathfest. I can’t believe I am missing this fest yet again. What the fuck, man? No press passes? That’s a very press-unfriendly event, yo. If, like me, you won’t be making Maryland Deathfest, you can still see Black Breath at […]

Origin Playing Summer Slaughter?


If past behavior is any indicator, then yes — Origin will be part of this year’s Summer Slaughter. They’re the latest band to be tipped for the bill by the festival’s organizers. Last year, every band they hinted at ahead of the official announcement ended up playing the tour. So far, if this all ends […]

Flotsam & Jetsam, Black Breath Tipped For Summer Slaughter

Flotsam & Jetsam

Good morning, fuckers. How’d you sleep? Like a baby log, I hope. And those dreams…were they sweet? I bet they were. That’s nice. I had a dream that Kate Upton and Valentina Matteucci were both playing on a trampoline, giggling the entire time. Why do I never have tit-fucking dreams, huh? Come on, imagination…don’t fails […]

Black Breath, Saosin Booked For Skate & Surf Fest

Black Breath

Black Breath and Saosin are perhaps the only reasons thus far for metal fans like you and I to attend this year’s Skate and Surf Festival in New Jersey. More lineup announcements will be made between now and the fest this May, but so far…slims pickins, folks. The fest goes down May 17 and May […]

Black Breath’s Drummer Needs Help

Black Breath

Maybe you missed the news when we first reported it, but Black Breath’s drummer was hit by a car not that long ago. Seeing as cars are heavy and human bodies are comparatively frail, the band’s drummer, Jamie Byrum, ended up in the hospital. Hospital’s aren’t free in America — a fact I bemoan almost […]

Black Breath Drummer Issues Update

Black Breath

He was mowed down by a car recently, and had to undergo surgery on his busted-up leg. And now, Black Breath drummer Jamie Byrum has issued an update on his condition for fans. “Back at home after a week in the hospital and feeling good,” he offers. “My leg, which was broken in 4 places […]

Black Breath Drummer Undergoes Surgery

Necessary reading

Black Breath drummer Jamie Byrum has gone under the knife and doctors have repaired multiple breaks in one of his legs. Jamie was struck by a car earlier this week in Seattle. Hence, the need for the surgery. The band has offered the following update, and the attached photo, showing Byrum in the hospital post-surgery. […]

Car Hits Black Breath Drummer

Black Breath

This is crazy, considering a lady nearly backed over me today, and I had to call her out for being a cunt. Black Breath drummer Jamie Byrum was hit by a car yesterday in Seattle. It sounds like it’s pretty bad. Says the band: “Our drummer Jamie … stayed the night in the hospital. He’s […]