Black Sabbath’s Iommi Issues Appeal To Indonesian President

Tony Iommi

If you don’t respect Tony Iommi, I don’t want to know you. The man wrote every fucking riff in metal, and now, he’s written a letter of appeal to the metal-loving president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. The Black Sabbath guitarist is hoping Widodo will reconsider the planned execution of two Australians, convicted in 2006 for […]

Stone Sour Releasing New EP


I know they’re not metal, and that their music is shit, but it’s been a slow news day, shithawk. Stone Sour will release a new covers EP called Meanwhile In Burbank… in April. The five-song effort includes covers of Kiss, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Metallica and Alice In Chains tunes. The album will be out […]

Under The Radar: The Socks

The Socks

I hope you like heavy psychedelic music as much as we do here at GunShy Assassin. Featured in this installment of Under the Radar is a band that seriously rivals the greats. If the Socks were around in the early ‘70s, we’d be listing their name along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pentagram, and Wishbone […]

Black Sabbath’s Brawling Bassist Thanks Fans

Geezer's busted

Geezer Butler has issued an online “Thank you” to his fans for all of their support following his much-publicized arrest. The Black Sabbath bassist was nabbed by the po-po this week for throwing down in a bar out in California. Butler’s arrest followed an altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in […]

Geezer Butler Arrested After Fight In Death Valley

Geezer's busted

Black Sabbath’s bassist Geezer Butler was arrested last night in California. The arrest stemmed from an altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley. The 65-year-old musician was booked at the Inyo County Jail under his full name Terence Michael Butler. He was charged with misdemeanor assault, public intoxication and […]

Dio Musical, Other Events Happening


Believe it or not, someone has decided to write a musical about Ronnie James Dio, the legendary man who left this mortal coil all too soon. But first, there’s some events upcoming from the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late Rainbow and Black Sabbath singer. A […]

Kooky Pastor Characterizes Pantera, Sabbath As “Satanic”

Pastor Steven Anderson

I was reading Blabbermouth earlier, and had to share something with you all, because ignorance needs to be called out. A video follows at the end of this post featuring Pastor Steven Anderson, representing Tempe, Arizona’s Faithful Word Baptist Church. This dude recently claimed that “we can have an AIDS-free world by Christmas” if gays […]

DEP’s Greg Puciato Sticks Up For Judas Priest


For some reason, the organizers decided that it would be a good idea to give Fall Out Boy higher billing on the 2015 Soundwave Festival in Australia than, say, Judas Priest. Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato thinks that was a bad move. His band Killer Be Killed will play its first shows on Download. […]

And Now For Something Completely Different: Here’s Mac Sabbath

Mac Sabbath

Today was a fucking weird one for me, kids. I wish I could get into just why it was so weird, but I can’t. I hate being so ambiguous on this blog sometimes, but in this case, I’ve got to be. Let’s just say I never, ever expected to receive the kind of visit I […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Caveat’s Brandon O’Connell


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 Caveat‘s own Brandon O’Connell. Wolf Blood from Duluth, Minnesota. […]