Skeletonwitch Plot Serpents Picture Disc

Serpents Unleashed

The dudes in Skeletonwitch have plans to release a limited edition picture disc pressing of their most recent offering, Serpents Unleashed. That will materialize June 23 through Prosthetic. A video follows, featuring the band’s Scott Hedrick showing it off. Pre-orders for the pressing are available here. The band yesterday announced that it will be opening […]

Amon Amarth, Sabaton Tour Officially Announced

Amon Amarth

It’s official, folks. Amon Amarth will be touring North America this fall with Sabaton and Skeletonwitch. That’s pretty fucking rad, people. I may not be a fan of Sabaton’s music, but their live show’s entertaining. Amon Amarth are sick whenever they take the stage, and Skeletonwitch are literally one of the best bands going. We’re […]

Amon Amarth, Sabaton, Skeletonwitch Touring This Fall?

Amon Amarth

Fuck, I hope so. That would be epic. Not for nothing, but Sabaton put on a good show. Yes, they’re cheese. But dude…sandwiched between Amon Amarth and Skeletonwitch? That is hell of a bill. Ticketmaster is listing an October show featuring the three bands. Some think this may mean a full U.S. tour is happening […]

Killswitch Engage, Quicksand Join Download Bill

Killswitch at the Grammys

Fuck, how I wish I had readers in Knebworth! Then maybe I’d consider mailing myself to the United Kingdom in a crate, so I could go witness the Download Festival in all its glory. The bill just added a shit ton of bands, and I thought I’d fill you in on those latest additions. Killswitch […]

Sabaton Release New Album’s Artwork

Heroes

They just hit the recording studio to begin tracking their next LP, and already, Sabaton are releasing the cover art for the disc. And the image contained in this post is the cover. Sabaton’s new album, which — again — is still being recorded, will be called Heroes. It also has a release date: May […]

Sabaton Recording New Music

Sabaton in the studio

That’s right fuckwad. It started today, fans. Sabaton started recording new music. The band revealed the news today, as they entered the studio. This will be the band’s first album with new drummer Hannes Van Dahl . Hannes was previously a member of the band Evergrey. Xander Harrison will be pleased by this news.

Iced Earth Streaming New LP

Nice!

Wanna hear the new Iced Earth album in its entirety? No problem. Plagues Of Babylon is now available in various markets on Spotify. The album doesn’t drop for another three weeks. Iced Earth have plans to tour this spring in North America with Sabaton and ReVamp. Peep those dates here. And let us know what […]

Iced Earth Release Album Teaser

Nice!

We’ve got that shit streaming for you at the end of this post, folks. Yes, Iced Earth have a new album coming out. Yes, that album is called Plagues Of Babylon. And yes, it will be in stores January 4. What follows is a teaser video for that album, It also promotes the band’s upcoming […]

First Spate Of Bands Announced For New England Metal & Hardcore Fest

I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna go...

Get pumped, New England. Your annual metal festival will be the business, as it is pretty much every year, thanks to the bookers who get all of metal’s best to Worcester, Massachusetts, each spring. This year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will go down April 17 through April 19, and boast the likes of […]

GSA Writer Contest, Entry #2: Five Bands You Have To See Live By Xander Harrison

Guest Column

Today, we continue our second annual writer’s contest, with the second of three entries we’ve dubbed worthy enough for publication and consideration by you, our readers. We launched the contest last year because we are getting resumes all the time from people seeking employ with GunShyAssassin. Well, no one gets paid here, so we figured […]