Guest Column: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life By Septycal Gorge’s Marco Lasano


A long time ago, we asked a bunch of bands to submit columns on the following topic: Five Albums That Will Change Your Life. Today, we bring you an entry provided by Septycal Gorge guitarist Marco Lasano. Slayer’s Reign In Blood Yes, I know — it’s not really original but this record changed my life […]

Xerath Exclusive Album Stream: III


You folks in the mood for some technically-proficient, riff-revering progressive metal this fine Tuesday? I sure hope so, because that’s just what we’ve got at the end of this post, in the form of an exclusive album stream from United Kingdom-based band Xerath. Xerath’s album, III, is now available for purchase through Candlelight Records. The […]

New Burger Looks Pretty Fucking Metal


Dude, so, there’s a new burger being offered in Japan that’s all black. That’s kind of metal. The bun, the cheese, and the sauce — all of it’s black. The Kuro Burger’s bun and cheese are both blackened by bamboo charcoal, and the special sauce is made from squid ink. Customers can order either the […]

Zombie, Holt, Ian Appearing On “Top Chef Duels”

Scott Ian

On what is being billed as a very metal episode, Rob Zombie, Anthrax’s Scott Ian and Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer will all appear as guest judges on this week’s episode of “Top Chef Duels” on Bravo. The episode airs tonight (Wednesday, September 10) at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. “Top Chef Duels” features […]

Satan Releasing Live LP

Trail Of Fire - Live In North America

British heavy metal stalwarts Satan will release a live album this October to celebrate their live debut appearances earlier this year on North American soil. The cover artwork was created by Eliran Kantor and depicts a similar graphic concept as that of both the band’s latest studio album, Life Sentence, and Satan’s debut LP, “Court […]

Lamb Of God Movie Coming To DVD

Lamb of God

Sadly, it never hit theaters near me so I’ve yet to see it. But yes, folks — Lamb of God’s feature-length documentary “As The Palaces Burn” will be released on DVD on October 14 through Epic Records. In addition to the first DVD, which includes the film, a second DVD will be included that features […]

Testament To Release New One Next Year


YES! I quite enjoyed that last Testament record, so I’ll be looking forward to the next album from the band, which should be out next year. This, according to Testament’s Chuck Billy and a post on Blabbermouth. He tells Robb’s MetalWorks the new Testament should be out early in the new year. “We’re writing the […]

The Haunted’s New Album Is Streaming

Exit Wounds

If you haven’t already had a chance to stream the new record from The Haunted, you can. I permit it. Head to the end of this post to hear Exit Wounds in its glorious entirety. The record’s pretty killer, if you ask me. I quite dig it, to be honest. And that’s what I do […]

Dave Davidson’s Altars Of Fatness: Travail In Minneapolis


Hello fellow gormandizers! I’ve returned to deliver another helping of everyone’s favorite, least updated food blog! It’s been forever since I’ve done an entry for this thing so I wanted to review a really special restaurant, Minneapolis’ Travail. I had the pleasure of eating at Travail recently and it was quite the dining experience. They […]

Readers’ Bands: Valhalla Rising Are Rough And Raw

Valhalla Rising

This week, I decided to take some time out of my day to devote to Valhalla Rising, a London, Ontario-based four-piece that deals in straight fucking metal that’s raw and unrefined. This band could benefit from a producer, as you’ll see from the tune (a pre-production number) that follows at the end of this post. […]