Metal Alliance Tour To Return

A preview of the art for the tour's poster

A new image posted online seems to indicate the Metal Alliance Tour will be back for another run in 2015. There is no word yet on who’ll be playing this year’s installment of the popular tour. Last year, Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, and others played North America under the Metal Alliance banner. Like I said, I […]

New England Metal And Hardcore Fest Lineup Grows

The Red Chord

More bands have been added to the lineup for this year’s New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Most notably, the organizers have enlisted the reunited Red Chord to play the Palladium this coming April. The fest is set for April 17 through April 19. Also joining the bill are Suburban Scum and Lorna Shore. The […]

Scars Of Tomorrow Set Date For New Record’s Release

Scars of Tomorrow

July is when the new album from the reunited Scars Of Tomorrow will drop. Not June 24, as previously revealed. Yes, Failed Transmissions has been bumped. It happens to a lot of records, really. Look for it on July 8, and look for it to be issued by Artery Recordings. Pre-order the disc here. On […]

Bloggers Stir Up Fake Controversy Over Emmure Shirt

So clever

Yesterday, two blogs of some renown and zero humor posted fake news stories about a “controversial” shirt that worthless fucking band Emmure started selling online, but pulled from their merch site hours later. The same shirt was on sale when I was at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and I thought was, “Well, that’s […]

Aborted’s New Album: Hear It In Full

The Necrotic Manifesto

Head to the end of this post. There, you will find the new Aborted album, streaming in its glorious entirety. Called The Necrotic Manifesto, it drops in stores tomorrow. Also head here to listen to our recent podcast with Aborted’s frontman Sven de Caluwé. What are you waiting for? Crank that new Aborted, baby.

Nile Working On New Material


Last night was the final night of the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and I came away from the entire experience exhausted and with my penis smelling like it normally does, and not like it was in a body cavity. Nile were one of the last bands to play, and as always, they were […]

Gunshy Assassin Presents: The Disastercast With Aborted’s Sven de Caluwé


As you listen to this podcast, I am likely on my way to or already drunk in Worcester, Massachusetts — the site of the annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. I’ll be throwing down with the best of them, and throwing ‘em back like I was in college, so if you see me out […]

Scars Of Tomorrow Back In Action

Scars of Tomorrow

That is correct, oh wise one. Scars of Tomorrow are back in business, baby. I will get to see the reformed band perform this week, in fact, as I will be at the New England Hardcore and Metal Festival. Or is it Metal and Hardcore? I always get that shit confused. Come have a beer […]

Broken Hope Announce Dates With Oceano

Broken Hope

Man, what a boring headline that is, right? I mean, Broken Hope are decent. They’d be worth going to see. But Oceano? That band’s popularity confounds me, and I’m not alone (obviously). I think I’d rather eat my own hand than sit through that band’s shitty set. I may have to if I attend New […]

Acacia Strain, 1349, Goatwhore Added To New England Metal And Hardcore Fest Bill


Damn, son. 1349 and Goatwhore are playing now? Oh shit, I need to make the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest this year, for reals. Whose couch am I sleeping on? Yes, the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place in April at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. The latest additions to the […]