Borland Says He Doesn’t Hate Being In Limp Bizkit

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The other day, after Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland went off on his douchebag fans in his whiny rant about having to play the ShipRocked cruise this weekend, I posited the dude should leave the group. To me, it seems like Wes feels stuck. Like most of us with dead-end jobs, he sticks around for […]

For Once, I Agree With All That Remains Frontman Phil Labonte

All That Remains

OK, maybe twice. I did agree with his keen assessment that the last All That Remains album was a gigundo pile of manure. Twice. Twice in my life, I have agreed with Phil Labonte about something. The diminutively-statured lead singer for All That Remains recently sat down for an interview with Revolver magazine, as part […]

UnKured Exclusive Album Stream: Mutated Earth


Do you dig death-thrash? I mean, do you dig death-thrash for real? Well then, proceed to the end of this post. where you’ll find UnKured’s new album streaming in its entirety. The Ohio thrash metallers’ debut disc is called Mutated Earth and you can stream it now, for free. Gratis. Zero. Zilch. Nada. All that. […]

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 […]

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

Convent Guilt

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 […]

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 […]

Five Things As Brutally Heavy As Babymetal


A while ago, I threw in my 2,000 cents on the phenomenon catching the metal and j-pop world by storm: Babymetal. The response was really helpful in my seeing the truth about metal. I used to be a geeky, hair-splitting metal elitist according to the UltimateGuitar. Reading the comments section of Babymetal articles we’ve posted […]

Contest: Win A Copy Of Throne of Sacrilege’s Split With Impurium

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Sometimes, when two bands come together, they release what we call in the industry “a split.” It is thusly called because the time allocated to each “split” release, whether it be a full-length, EP, or 7-inch, is divided — or “split” — between the two bands. Make sense? Of course it does. You’re not 3. […]