Rafael Gallaher Picks His Top 10 Of 2014

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If you haven’t gotten to these records yet, ask Santa or Krampus, or whomever you get presents from during the Saturnalia season, for them. Or just Spotify that shit. Do whatever you want, but these are my favorite albums of 2014. First, a quick and catty SPOILER ALERT: Babymetal isn’t anywhere close to being on […]

Readers’ Bands: And Now, The Progressive Rock Stylings Of Persona Grata

Persona Grata

If you don’t dig progressive rock, move along. There’s nothing for you to see here. I, myself, am a huge fan of progressive rock and metal — everything from Yes to Opeth to the Mars Volta — so Persona Grata are pretty much right up my alley. In my bailiwick. We received an email not […]

In Flames Guitarist Says Supergroup Sluggish

Björn Gelotte

Remember when we told you folks about that fledgling supergroup proposed between members of Mastodon, Opeth, and In Flames? Remember how rigid your fucking nether regions turned when you read said news? I sure do. The peen was petrified. Well, that supergroup isn’t as super when it comes to getting together to be a supergroup. […]

Opeth To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With Show

Opeth

I wish I could attend this. Opeth will celebrate their impending 25th anniversary as a band with a special set at the London Palladium in London, England, on October 18 of next year. During the show, the band will perform 2005’s Ghost Reveries, which is turning 10. A second set of various fan favorites will […]

Another New Bloodbath Song Hits The Net

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Quick! Go to the end of this post. There, you will find a lyric video for a new song from Bloodbath. It’s called “Famine of God’s Word” and comes off the band’s fourth album of supreme death metal, Grand Morbid Funeral, which is set to release on November 18 through Peaceville Records. Check it out. […]

Let’s All Listen To A New Bloodbath Tune — NOW!

Bloodbath

Hurry! Head to the end of this post for your first taste of new Bloodbath in fucking I don’t know how fucking long. It comes in the form of a song called “Unite In Pain.” I, for one, think the song’s the bee’s pajamas. Bloodbath features in its ranks Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, […]

Bloodbath Reveal New Frontman

Bloodbath

Sweden’s master of horror, Bloodbath — notable for the inclusion of Katatonia and Opeth members — is set to release its fourth album of supreme death metal, Grand Morbid Funeral, on November 18 through Peaceville Records. Following the departure of Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt and months of speculation and rumor, the band has revealed Paradise Lost’s […]

Soen’s Sophomore Disc Detailed

Soen

Soen, the band featuring former Amon Amarth AND Opeth drummer Martin Lopez, will issue a second disc this November. On November 4, to be precise. Soen’s second record Tellurian is coming from Spinefarm. David Bottrill mixed the effort, which Soen guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis produced. That is all we know for now.

Åkerfeldt Talks Second Storm Corrosion Disc

Mikael Åkerfeldt

I wasn’t a tremendous fan of Storm Corrosion’s first disc, even though the band, on paper, is something I should appreciate immensely. Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth working with Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson on prog bliss? Surely, I would enjoy that, everyone figured. But nope…I really didn’t. Maybe I need to revisit that record, but it […]

Opeth’s Åkerfeldt Psyched For New Pink Floyd

Opeth

Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt doesn’t get the backlash against Pink Floyd in the wake of its announcement earlier this year that a new record would be coming from the prog rock masters later this year. In fact, Mikael thinks everyone should be psyched like he is for it. Him, me, and my Dad. Most of the […]