Dethklok Bassist Joins Giraffe Tongue Orchestra?


It appears that Eric Avery, the bassist for Jane’s Addiction, could be out of Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. The band, boasting Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan and Brent Hinds from Mastodon, appeared to be at NAMM this week. An image posted by Ben on Instagram boasts Pete Griffin, who plays bass for Dethklok — not […]

Converge Drummer Tapped For Killer Be Killed Shows

Killer Be Killed

Dave Elitch, the drummer for Killer Be Killed, will not be playing with the band in Australia. He will be missing the supergroup’s first live shows, which are set to take place at the Soundwave festival. The band, as you know, features members of Mastodon, Soulfly, and Dillinger Escape Plan. Frontman Greg Puciato broke the […]

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. […]

Rafael Gallaher Picks His Top 10 Of 2014


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 […]

Sean Harris Picks His Top 20, Part 2

Blood In, Blood Out

The countdown continues. What makes your Top 20 of 2014? 10. Nader Sadek’s The Malefic: Chapter 3 Nader Sadek has basically formed every metal heads wet dream. Four songs of absolute pure metal brutality, the name power alone is enough to sell records. It won’t be hard to sell this one at all as it’s […]

Relapse Celebrating 25th Anniversary In 2015

Matt Jacobson

Relapse Records will celebrate 25 years in the business of heavy by reissuing some classic discs on vinyl. I’m sure there will also be a company party, but I don’t have any information on that. An invite would be cool. Says founder Matt Jacobson: “In 1990 I started Relapse as a teenager in my parents’ […]

Dillinger Escape Plan Guitarist Working With Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lewis and Ben Weinman

Ben Weinman is a pretty eclectic dude. He’s worked with a lot of different artists in several different collaborative situations, and to be honest, I basically consider him to be a musical genius. But what do I know. Other than everything. Juliette Lewis, the musician mostly known for being a Hollywood actress, has been posting […]

The Dillinger Escape Plan Commence Work On Next LP


That’s right, folks. Fuck Bruce. The best thing to ever emerge from New Jersey is The Dillinger Escape Plan, who look to have started work on some new material. Guitarist Ben Weinman posted the following clip with the following: “It has begun… @dillingerescapeplan @partysmasherinc #music #beats” Rad. Weinman was most recently in the studio for […]

Metal From My ‘Hood: Witch Of The Waste

Witch Of The Waste

Just like last edition, it sure isn’t very hard to find amazing local talent in Vancouver, British Columbia. Whether it’s thrash metal, death, power or in this case, more progressive, the western Canadian scene is overflowing with skill. One of the bands that has achieved quite a loyal following is Witch of The Waste. Melding […]

Dillinger Escape Plan Team With Rapper On New Song

Dillinger Escape Plan

Today, there’s a new song on the web from The Dillinger Escape Plan. It’s a song you can listen to below, and even download for free. The song’s called “Rage” and is a collaboration with rapper Jarren Benton. They did it for the Converse company’s forthcoming CONS EP Vol. 2, dropping this fall. It’s funky, […]