Delain Bassist Ruptures Testicle

Delain

Get ready to wince, fellas. A lot. The bassist for Dutch symphonic metal band Delain, Otto Schimmelpenninck, has recounted how one of his testicles exploded after being he was shot in the baby-maker by a “streamer cannon” last week during a gig in Birmingham. Fuck. He might end up losing the ball altogether. Here’s what […]

Rock On The Range Lineup Announced

Babymetal

The lineup for the 2015 installment of Rock On The Range has been announced, and I’d say there are a couple of true standouts in the mix. But for the most part, the lineup blows hard. Like your sister. But it’s what we’ve come to expect from the festival’s organizers. And your sister. Rock On […]

Skeletonwitch Address Frontman’s Tour Departure

Skeletonwitch

We were the first ones to report on this the other night, but now, Skeletonwitch have officially confirmed in a statement that vocalist Chance Garnette has left the band’s current tour with Amon Amarth and Sabaton. Here’s a statement from the band: “Lately there have been a lot of rumors, speculation, and assumptions, regarding Skeletonwitch. […]

Skeletonwitch Frontman Leaves Band’s Tour

Skeletonwitch without Chance at St. Vitus

Last night, Skeletonwitch played a set in Brooklyn without their frontman, Chance Garnette. Chance’s brother, guitarist Nate Garnette, explained at the show’s outset that the singer had to return to Ohio “to take care of some personal” matters. There’s no word yet on what this personal issue is, or when Chance will be back with […]

2015 Wacken Open Air Sells Out In Record Time

In Flames

The 25th-anniversary edition of Wacken Open Air literally ended 36 hours ago — and already, the promoters have confirmed that next year’s installment of the annual metal festival has sold out. Yes, the 2015 Wacken Open Air festival is already fucking sold out. Damn. You Germans love your metal. This is the tenth year in […]

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 […]