Readers’ Bands: Orphan Make Insane Noise


So, there’s a band I dig from Austria called Orphan. Lucky for me, they dig my blog. I guess you could call it a mutual admiration. This week, let’s listen to Orphan together. They’re loud, they’re noisy, and they’re fucking all over the place, yet it’s not at all overwhelming. In fact, it’s pretty fucking […]

Dillinger Escape Plan Books Four East Coast Shows

Dillinger Escape Plan

Fans of the Dillinger Escape Plan will either be bummed or excited by the following news. The band’s going to be playing four shows in June. Those shows will feature Primitive Weapons and Mutoid Man as openers. The Dillinger Escape Plan — who are working on new music, if I’m not mistaken — are only […]

Animals As Leaders Reveal Gnarly Box Jump Wound


I hope you’ve had lunch. Because if you’re the squeamish type, the attached imagery may be somewhat unsettling. It comes compliments of Animals As Leaders…or more specifically, guitarist Javier Reyes. At least that’s what I think. So, yeah…looks like dude was performing on stage, and totally came up short during a botched box jump. Clearly, […]

Juliette Lewis Is Giraffe Tongue Orchestra’s Singer

Juliette Lewis and Ben Weinman

Long-gestating supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is fronted by a thespian. Actress Juliette Lewis was believed to be a guest on the band’s upcoming studio debut, but is, in fact, the group’s lead singer. Ben Weinman of the Dillinger Escape Plan revealed the news to Jose Mangin, the happy-go-lucky dude who helms SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. Ben […]

Under The Radar: A Million Dead Birds Laughing

A Million Dead Birds Laughing

Like Gridlink? What about Absvrdist? How about Dillinger Escape Plan? Well, do we have a treat for you. Meet A Million Dead Birds Laughing, a progressive grindcore band from Melbourne, Australia, with a band name I wish I had come up with. I wonder if GSA’s resident Australian columnist Xander Harrison has seen them. I […]

Killer Be Killed To Play More Shows Later In The Year

Killer Be Killed

So far, Australia’s the only continent on which Killer Be Killed, the heavy metal supergroup, has performed for live audiences. But Killer Be Killed could be playing more shows this fall, according to Greg Puciato from Dillinger Escape Plan. The band also boasts members of Soulfly and Mastodon. According to this article, Puciato said those […]

Killer Be Killed Make Live Debut Down Under

Killer Be Killed

Sometimes, I wish I was born in Brisbane over Brooklyn. Australia just seems so fucking chilled out. There’s waves to surf, alcoholism isn’t frowned upon, and the girls (at least the ones I’ve met who’ve visited New York or moved here for work) are laid-back and generally down for the fornication. But then I realize […]

Relapse Records Releases Epic Sampler

Red Fang

So, yesterday, I was swamped. The day job ground me down to a proverbial stump, and demanded my full attention, meaning I wasn’t able to post much during the day. One of the things I didn’t have time to post about was this Relapse Records sampler that was released yesterday. You can download it for […]

Mastodon’s Hinds Was Escorted From The Grammys

Brent Hinds

Last week, when I wrote that long-ass post about shutting the site down this May, I mentioned the fact that, through GSA, I have essentially burned dozens of bridges that will never be rebuilt. Two of those bridges involve Mastodon. Years ago, when I was at MTV News, Mastodon were invited to perform at the […]

Tool’s Carey, Mastodon’s Hinds Team In New Band


Brent Hinds is one hella busy dude. The Mastodon vocalist and guitarist is certainly busy working with his mainstay band, and of course, work continues on the debut from his group Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, featuring members of Dillinger Escape Plan and Dethklok. Now, Hinds has another new band to keep him out of trouble. The […]