Slayer, Doomriders Set For Converse Fest


A multi-genre five-day festival is coming to Boston, and Slayer and Doomriders will be among the acts performing. Called the Converse Rubber Tracks Live Festival, the event will feature five different themed concerts — alternative rock, indie dance, heavy metal, hip-hop and punk — and will kick off April 27. The metal show happens the […]

Cave In Book Live Gig

Cave In

It’s been three years since one of my all-time favorite bands, Cave In, played a live show. Three years. That’s long enough to have a kid and shit. But the band will be back in playing shape on December 7. They’ve booked a single gig, playing with Doomriders. The show happens at the Sinclair in […]

Wormwood Detail Debut Disc


Magic Bullet Records will, according to a press release, “deliver one of the most corrosive sludge and doom releases of the year” with the somewhat unexpected self-titled debut from Boston’s newest heavy music titan, Wormwood. In 2005, band members Chris Pupecki and Chris Bevilacqua represented one half of the progenitors of Black Thunder, the debut […]

Doomriders, Phantom Glue Members Launch Wormwood

Chris Pupecki

I am super surprised the name Wormwood wasn’t already taken by some other band, but can attest that the version featuring Doomriders guitarist Chris Pupecki and ex-drummer Chris Bevilacqua is dope. Listen to Wormwood at the end of this post. The two joined with Mike Gowell of Phantom Glue and Thomas Moses of Disappearer to […]

Fishiness Abounds Over This Is Boston Funds

The event's poster

About a year ago, several bands from Massachusetts took part in a benefit show to aid victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The event was called This Is Boston, and was staged May 6, 2013, at Quincy’s South Shore Music Hall with Converge, Slapshot, Wrecking Crew, and Doomriders performing, among others. The benefit raised $14,000 […]

Deathwish Fest Announced


Deathwish Inc. have announced that they will be taking over The Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for two nights this July. That’s when they will stage the Deathwish Fest. The fest will showcase the various bands from the label’s roster, plus a few others. Here’s the lineup by day: Tuesday, July 22 Converge 
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 Modern […]

Newton Not Leaving Converge

Nate Newton

What a New Year’s Eve it was! Despite my claims in the podcast I’d do nothing that night, I ended up at Zeena Koda’s house to ring in 2014. Alas, none of Zeena’s beautiful friends wanted to kiss me at midnight or any other time, so this kid ended up going home solo. I was […]

Converge Bassist Joins Cavalera Conspiracy

Nate Newton

Nate Newton, who is the bassist for Converge, Old Man Gloom, and Doomriders, has joined Cavalera Conspiracy. Newton is the newest member of the band led by the Brothers Cavalera, Max and Igor. Johny Chow, who had been touring and recording with Cavalera Conspiracy for the past few years, has joined Stone Sour as its […]

Doomriders, Beastmilk To Tour Europe


And unbelievably, Prague is on their list of stops. Fuck that, man. If I’m in a band, I’m never playing a venue there after what Randy went through. Believe you me. Yes, folks — Doomriders and Beastmilk will be touring soon. I hear Beastmilk’s Climax is a pretty phat record. Just got myself a copy, […]

Listen To A New High On Fire Song — Now!

High On Fire

And download it, too. For FREE! Yes, folks — at the end of this post, you will find a stream and download of High On Fire’s new single “Slave The Hive.” The song will appear as part of a Scion A/V-funded limited edition 7-inch releases. You’ll be able to pick up a copy on the […]