Readers’ Bands: California’s Otoño Are Severe


If you like your metal rough, raw, and without all the frills that come with enlisting a capable producer, then you’re going to dig Otoño. From their pictures, it would appear that Otoño has no drummer. Which leads me to believe they use a drum machine. Wouldn’t be the first time a band’s done this […]

Metallica Book Ferguson Residency


That’s right, people. Metallica will be appearing over the course of a week on the “The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,” which is on its way into the history books. The band said of the gig: “We’re excited to celebrate Craig Ferguson’s final season on CBS as he has personally invited us to join […]

Guest Column: Three Books You Need To Read By Convent Guilt’s Ian Belshaw

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In our undying efforts to bring you engaging columns you won’t find anywhere else, we’ve reached out to the metal world seeking submissions for a new subject: Three amazing books you have to pick up and devour. Seeing as you read this blog everyday, we went out on a limb and assumed you’d maybe want […]

Dustin Boltjes’ Vault Of Violence: Part 3

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Tis’ the season, boys and ghouls! It’s that wonderful time of year — death is in the air. Happy Halloween! For my next installment, I’m featuring a couple of holiday-themed gems for all you trick or treaters. Obviously, John Carpenters’ classic “Halloween” is the go-to film for the season, but there are other (very few, […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By NervoChaos


By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column was written by the members of Brazil’s NervoChaos, who are signed to […]

Listen To A New Carcass Track — Now!

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Carcass have released a lyric video for a new track you’ve never heard before. The video for “Livestock Marketplace” follows at the end of this post. The tune comes from the band’s Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel EP, which will be out November 11. I have it. The thing rules. How these songs were left off the […]

Check Out This Metal Version Of The “DuckTales” Theme

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I’m posting this merely for shits and giggles. And because this dude can fucking riff. When I was not yet a teen but not necessarily a kid, they had this show on called “DuckTales.” Basically, Disney’s Scrooge McDuck and Donald Duck’s three nephews would go on fucking adventures and shit. I recall there was a […]

Gunshy Assassin Presents: The Disastercast With Dark Fortress’ V. Santura


It’s Friday, and before we get the weekend started, we’ve got a new podcast to upload for you. Today’s episode — our 45th — features V. Santura, whose work with Triptykon, Celtic Frost, and Dark Fortress you should already know. Now, get to know even more about the man in this new interview about the […]

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 […]