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


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


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


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 […]

Sabaton Branded Nazis In Russia


Sabaton were to play a gig next week in Russia, but it won’t be happening. Politicians and organizations are trying to prevent the band from entering Russia because some official with pull thinks they’re nazis. “Did the Nazis win the battle of Stalingrad? We have been reached by the news that some organizations and political […]

Europe Airs Beef With Media Over Sabaton Sales


In what may be the weakest beef since Five Finger Death Punch’s frontman called out Black Veil Brides, Europe has called out us media types for misrepresenting the truth. And they’ve gone about it in a very polite way. “So,” writes Europe online. “A Swedish band called Sabaton has gone platinum in Sweden, selling 40,000 […]

Iron Maiden Touring U.S. This Fall With Megadeth


This is cool, because Iron Maiden are one of the best live bands you’ll ever see. It is not cool, however, that the thing comes nowhere near New York. Iron Maiden will make a brief return to the U.S. this September, playing seven specially selected shows en-route to Latin America where they will once again […]