Sean Harris Meets Soulfly’s Max Cavalera

Max and Sean meet

There are only so many bands in this glorious genre known as metal that really — and I mean really — break through. When it comes to making absolute oodles of money, only bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath can really lay claim to having cashed in. Many bands have gotten to a […]

Goalie Reveals New Iron Maiden Mask

Mason's mask

He’s no longer a member of the National Hockey League here in North America, but it doesn’t matter. Chris Mason is a metal fan, and for a fourth straight year, he’ll tend his goal rocking a metal-themed mask. In May, the Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender signed a one-year contract with the Augsburger Panthers of […]

Valkyrie Signs With Relapse

Valkyrie

This happened yesterday, so perhaps you read about it somewhere else. But guess what, folks — this blog isn’t the only thing I do in life. It feels like it sometimes, but I actually have a real world job and now, a girlfriend so, apologies if I let your ass down again. Yes, yes — […]

Guest Column: Five Albums That Will Change You By Jupiter Zeus’ Michael Lawson

Jupiter Zeus

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 Michael Lawson of Jupiter Zeus. Metallica’s Master of Puppets OK, I know pretty much every person in every metal/hard rock band in the […]

Guest Column: Five Albums That Will Change You By Steel Prophet’s Steve Kachisky

Steel Prophet

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 Steel Prophet’s Steve Kachisky. Will these albums really change your life? I don’t know. They changed my life as a guitarist. Maybe some […]

Tony Iommi Hints Sabbath May Tour More

Tony Iommi

In a video posted on line ahead of Black Sabbath’s “final” show in Hyde Park in London, England on Friday, guitarist Tony Iommi — who has been plagued by health problems — hinted the band could play more gigs. Iommi ended the video by saying “We’ll see you on the next tour.” That seems pretty […]

Ticketing Error Leads To $4 Sabbath Tickets

Black Sabbath

A report claims that a ticketing error has allowed thousands of Black Sabbath fans the chance to purchase tickets for the band’s appearance at Hyde Park in London next week for just £2.50 each. That’s about $4.25. A secret link leaked by a promotional company meant for employees of the event organizers allowed people to […]

Ice-T Says Body Count Has Sabbath Vibe

Body Count

As in Black Sabbath. That’s right. Body Count’s Ice-T tells Decibel that the band’s always going to have a Black “Sabbath vibe.” I think he needs to have his hearing examined, maybe. It does get worse with age, or so I’m told. Sayeth the Iceman: “My influences tend to be from the old school,” says […]

Tony Iommi Lands University Teaching Gig

Tony Iommi

The man who wrote every riff in metal, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, has agreed to share his songwriting secrets with music students at Coventry University. 

The University, which awarded Tony with an Honorary Doctorate Of Arts in November for his outstanding contribution to global music, has now appointed him to the role of Visiting Professor […]

Another New Mastodon Song Streaming Online

Once More Around The Sun

Mastodon have unveiled yet another new song from their upcoming sixth LP. The tune, which follows at the end of this post, is called “Chimes At Midnight” and comes from the album Once More ‘Round The Sun. It drops June 24. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, known for his work with Rush, Deftones […]