Slayer’s Holt Creating Expectations

New Slayer

In a new interview, Slayer and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt started talking crazy smack about the impending Terry Date-produced Slayer record during a chat with metal’s happiest guy, Jose Mangin. Gary calls the new Slayer material “crushing,” calling the previously released “Implode” “nothing” compared to the stuff fans can expect to hear. “There’s some really […]

Slayer, Exodus, Slipknot Playing Carolina Rebellion

New Slayer

The lineup for the fifth annual Carolina Rebellion has been announced, and for a fifth straight year, I am unimpressed and uninspired to make the trek to North Carolina. If you like bands like Slipknot and Breaking Benjamin and Bush will be psyched for the festival, set for May 2 and May 3 at Rock […]

Soundwave Adds Exodus, Steel Panther


Exodus will be making the trip to Australia in two months for the 2015 installment of the country’s Soundwave Festival. As you know, a ton of other bands are already playing, including Slipknot, Soundgarden, and Faith No More. The festival takes place in February and March, and now also features the illustrious likes of the […]

Metal Allegiance ShipRocked Roster Grows


More names have been added to the lineup for the upcoming Metal Allegiance sets during the 2015 ShipRocked Cruise. New to the list of performers are Mastodon bassist and vocalist Troy Sanders, Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown and Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick. They join previously named Metal Allegiance participants like Phil Anselmo, Anthrax’s Scott […]

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 […]

New England Metal & Hardcore Festival: 17 Bands Booked


The organizers behind the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival always deliver, year in and year out. 2015 will be no different. Testament and Exodus will be playing the second night, with Nails, Nuclear Assault, and Indecision. Overcast will be taking the stage the first day of the fest, along with the likes of Between […]

Faith No More, Slipknot Sign On For Hellfest

Faith No More

Some of the bands booked for next year’s Hellfest have been confirmed. Basically, everyone is playing. But I am most interested in Faith No More’s playing the festival, which goes down in Clisson, France, and will happen between June 19 and June 21. Slipknot and Judas Priest are also playing, as are Lamb of God, […]

Kataklysm Schedule Studio Time


This January, it’s back to the recording studio for Katkalysm, who plan to begin tracking their next album during those sessions. The band’s own guitarist J.F. Dagenais will oversee the instrumental portion of the record, while vocals will be overseen by producer Mark Lewis, who is also just an all-around cool dude. Handling the mixing […]

Exodus Fan Cleared After Posting Lyrics Online


It’s about fucking time, man. That 31-year-old Kentucky man who was arrested for posting the lyrics to Exodus’s song “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” has had the charges against him expunged. James E. Evans had been charged with terroristic threatening and served eight days in jail. Why? ‘Cause the song’s about a school shooting. A report […]

Exodus Inspires Culinary Creation

The Exodish

The new Exodus album is in stores now, and a chef from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has created a culinary offering inspired by the long-runnig thrash act. Check out the Exodus “Blood Feast” here. The dish features fire-roasted pork belly crusted with Black Carbon salt harvested from the Dead Sea, grilled and thrashed blackberry-infused blood-sausage puree, smoke-poached […]