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 […]

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Back In The Studio

Brent Hinds

The band that boasts members of Mastodon and the Dillinger Escape Plan has returned to a recording studio to track more songs. Giraffe Tongue Orchestra — featuring Dillinger’s Ben Weinman and Mastodon’s Brent Hinds — seems to be working with Steve Evetts. Steve has worked extensively with Dillinger Escape Plan in the past. Previous recording […]

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 […]