Under The Radar: Éohum

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I have a documented love/hate relationship with progressive metal. It seems like you have to wade through a lot of bad or poorly-arranged ideas by overly sedated bands to get to the blow-your-pants-off well-developed bands. But that’s just me. The French, however, really freaking dig experimental stuff. Gojira, Gorod, Year of No Light, Old Dead […]

Another Blip On The Radar

Mandroid Echostar

End of the year shit time. Let’s check up on a bunch of our favorite bands from the underground and see how they’ve faired in the past year or so. Zombies and Diamonds This groovin’ Spanish hardcore punk band released a second almost two years to the month. They were a very early feature in […]

Rush To Celebrate 41st Anniversary In ’15


This year marks Rush’s 40th anniversary. But instead, they’ll celebrate their 41st by touring the world next year. This, according to guitarist Alex Lifeson, who just spoke to RollingStone.com. “The three of us just had a meeting,” Lifeson told the site. “We said, ‘Let’s not talk about anything band-wise for the next year. Let’s separate […]

Video: Thy Art Is Murder Art Dumb Asses

Thy Art Is Murder

Australian deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder acted like fools over the weekend, playing as part of the Soundwave Festival. The band reportedly beseeched fans to rush the stage and “smash” security during a February 22 set. Various reports and tour officials confirm the band’s vocalist told the crowd, “There are thousands of you and […]

Guest Column: Three Books You Need To Read By Black Space Riders’ Crip

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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 […]

Porcupine Tree Touring Guitarist Releasing Solo LP


Miss Porcupine Tree? Do you, like me, know it’s over and are having a hard time dealing with the harsh fact that we probably won’t get a new album from them? Well, the forthcoming solo LP from a guy who only tours with the band should make everything alright. Touring member John Wesley is set […]

Minnesota Man Fakes Being Rocker, Charged With Fraud

Alex Lifeson

Do rock stars not pay medical bills? It seems this is an epidemic: dudes not in bands saying they’re famous musicians to try and con hospitals out of their services. What the fuck? Now, a Minnesota man has been charged with fraud after saying he was a member of Canada’s Rush. He also claimed he […]

Jos. von Wienerhaus’ Wiener Of The Week: The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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And the wiener is…   The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Last week it was the Grammys, now it’s another insidious excuse of placing musicians on high. With Deep Purple on the nominee list for the second year in a row, the band have now been declined just as many times. When anyone thinks […]

Failure, Devin Townsend Project, QOTSA Offerings Among Record Store Day Releases


The official list of releases for this year’s Black Friday “Record Store Day’ — November 29 — has been released, and includes efforts from the Devin Townsend Project and Queens of the Stone Age, folks. There’s also reissues from Failure and Stone Temple Pilots, a live effort from Puscifer and Metallica, and singles. The image […]

Primus Reuniting With Tim Alexander

Tim "Herb" Alexander

I don’t even know the name of the last guy who manned the kit for Primus — and that’s OK, because it no longer matters. Tim “Herb” Alexander — who plays drums on all of the band’s best recordings, as far as I am concerned — has rejoined Primus. There are plans for some shows […]