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

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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. […]

Rafael Gallaher Picks His Top 10 Of 2014

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If you haven’t gotten to these records yet, ask Santa or Krampus, or whomever you get presents from during the Saturnalia season, for them. Or just Spotify that shit. Do whatever you want, but these are my favorite albums of 2014. First, a quick and catty SPOILER ALERT: Babymetal isn’t anywhere close to being on […]

Mastodon, Slipknot Nominated For Grammys

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Not that they matter, at all, but the Grammy Awards will be happening once again in 2015, with the illustrious likes of who gives a fuck and what’s her slut performing on stage and being celebrated by the struggling industry. What you won’t see televised when the Grammys air live from the Staples Center in […]

Guest Column: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life By Zero Down’s Lenny Burnett

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A long time ago, we asked a bunch of bands to submit columns on the following topic: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life. Today, we bring you an entry provided by Zero Down’s Lenny Burnett. So I thought I would list five records that not only changed my life but also are huge influences […]

The Deftones Still Writing New Material

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I’ve extolled the virtues of the Deftones on this site many times before. In my estimation, they’re one of the best bands to have ever formed, and every note of music they have released, I love. The fact that the band’s in the studio, writing material for their next disc, makes me happier than a […]

Readers’ Bands: Doctor Smoke Project Old School Metal Sound

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If you dig the sound of early metal, especially bands like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, and dig modern bands like Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats or Electric Wizard, chances are you’ll dig Doctor Smoke. One of the Ohio band’s members wrote us not that long ago, praising the site and “passing along our free demo […]

Ozzy Talks Sabbath, Next Solo Disc

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Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Billboard.com about his upcoming plans, which include tracking the final Black Sabbath album and his next solo release. Sabbath’s plans are not definitive right just yet. “I keep asking [my wife] Sharon, ‘When are we gonna start it?’ She said it’s not this year. I can’t really say how long […]

Tony Iommi Composes Music For “CSI” Episode

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Your mom and my mom are going to be fucking psyched. Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is composing some material for an upcoming episode of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” that will air November 2. Tell your mom to DVR it. As if she doesn’t already. By the way, he’d better hurry up with that composing. […]

Ozzy: Sabbath To Disband After Next Record, Tour

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They said they were going to disband after their last album and tour, but are somehow still active. So why should we believe Ozzy Osbourne now when he says next year’s Black Sabbath disc will be the band’s last. And that it’s subsequent tour will mark the group’s final shows together. Why? We shouldn’t believe […]

Ozzy Osbourne Wants Bill Ward Back In Black Sabbath

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Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Esquire, and the Black Sabbath frontman appears to want original drummer Bill Ward back in the band for their forthcoming album. Sabbath and Ward had it out in 2012, when Ward was fired by Sharon Osbourne. Ozzy later said in interviews Ward couldn’t hack it anymore behind the kit. Black […]