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, […]

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra To Record Soon


Man, it’s been a long ass time since I’ve seen any news about Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. But the band will hit a recording studio soon to track their debut offering. The band boasts members of Mastodon and Dillinger Escape Plan (like Killer Be Killed), along with former members of the Mars Volta and Jane’s Addiction. […]

Dillinger Escape Plan Plays Brooklyn Set

Dillinger Escape Plan

Man, I miss out on all the good shit. Seriously. Every time there’s a secret show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, one of my favorite places to see a band play, I’m the last motherfucker to know. Fucking sucks, man. I would have skipped working last night to head into the city for this one. […]

DEP Guitarist Launches Creative Online Portal


Ben Weinmen, the guitarist for the Dillinger Escape Plan, has announced the launch of the online home of Party Smasher Inc., a collective of creative professionals and artistic provocateurs. Go here to check shit out. The one-stop portal for musicians, photographers, illustrators, fashion designers and industry mavericks of all stripes exists to enable likeminded cultural […]