Enslaved, Wardruna Guitarists To Curate 2015 Roadburn Festival

Ivar Bjørnson

This is kind of cool. Enslaved’s guitarist Ivar Bjørnson will team with Wardruna’s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik to curate the 2015 Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, the Netherlands. The fest is set for April 10 at 013 with both of their bands also planning special sets that honor the Norse gods. As curators, both Ivar and Einar will […]

Mastodon Guitarist’s Project With In Flames, Opeth Members Slow To Progress

Bill Kelliher

This is kind of fucked up. So, Mastodon guitarist and vocalist Bill Kelliher is talking about working with Opeth vocalist and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt on a new project. What’s more, the side group could also include In Flames guitarist Björn Gelotte. Kelliher recently spoke of the project to some web site, and video of that […]

Gunshy Assassin Presents: The Disastercast

disastercast

It’s Saturday. We never post podcasts on Saturday. But this week was a little hectic for your old pal Chris, kids. In fact, sadly, today’s podcast doesn’t even have a musician interview; Jesse James Madre from Tiger Flowers was set to guest on the show, but car trouble prevented it. He will appear as a […]

Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Awards: Winners Announced

Behemoth accepting Album of the Year honors

Now, this…this is a fucking metal awards show. The original Golden Gods Awards, hosted by Metal Hammer magazine, were tonight in London, and Iron Maiden, Devin Townsend, Killswitch Engage, and Behemoth were honored with prizes for their work. As it should be. The event featured performances by Steel Panther, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Behemoth. […]

Wolf Announce Next Record

Devil Seed

Wolf are back! The band’s seventh studio album — entitled simply Devil Seed — will be released on August 25 in Europe and on September 2 in North America through Century Media Records. This time around, the wolves have teamed up with Jens Bogren (Kreator, Paradise Lost, Opeth) over at Fascination Street Studios and have […]

Revolver Staff Confirms Korn Beef

Korn

Korn’s Jonathan Davis was excluded from the recent “Mayhem Fest” cover of Revolver, and there’s a reason for that. As suspected, the rag mag has a beef with Korn, because the band bailed twice on playing their shameful Golden Gods Awards. Let us not forget, though, that Revolver named Korn’s dubstep record The Path of […]

Opeth Announce European Tour

Opeth

Guess what Europe? Opeth are coming to play your balls off. The band’s announced a fall European tour in support of the new Opeth album Pale Communion, which comes out the day after my birthday. That’s August 26. Here’s when and where one of the best bands to ever happen will be playing this fall: […]

Another New Mastodon Song Streaming Online

Once More Around The Sun

Mastodon have unveiled yet another new song from their upcoming sixth LP. The tune, which follows at the end of this post, is called “Chimes At Midnight” and comes from the album Once More ‘Round The Sun. It drops June 24. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, known for his work with Rush, Deftones […]

Opeth Release Official Video For New Tune

Pale Communion

Last week, the new Opeth song “Cusp of Eternity” leaked online, and was streamable via YouTube for a few hours before the label interceded and had it removed. If you didn’t get the chance to hear that tune, go to the end of this post now. There, you will find an official video — animated, […]

New Opeth Song Leaks

Opeth

Quick! Before it is pulled down. Go to the end of this post. Listen to “Cusp of Eternity” off of Opeth’s forthcoming LP Pale Communion. The album will be out soon. I forget exactly when. Just listen and let us know how bummed/excited you are.