Ex-Megadeth Members Launch Act Of Defiance


At long last, the new band featuring former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick with drummer Shawn Drover has a name. Act of Defiance is the chosen moniker for the new group, which further boasts Henry Derek (formerly of Scar The Martyr) on vocals and Matt Bachand of Shadows Fall fame on bass. The band is currently […]

Video: Anthrax Issues Studio Update


You should already know that Anthrax is working on a new album — the band’s first with guitarist Jon Donais, known for his work with Shadows Fall. Today, Anthrax released a new video clip from their ongoing recording sessions. According to the band’s publicist, Anthrax will continue to record over the next several weeks, working […]

An Important Announcement Regarding GunShyAssassin

Sadly, it is...

It has been four-plus years since I first launched GunShyAssassin.com, and today, I have some unfortunate news I must report. I have made a tough decision that has ultimately been a long time coming, and will no doubt bring a smile to many smug fucking faces out there, much to my chagrin. This spring, when […]

Shadows Fall Guitarist Joins Unnamed Band Boasting Former Megadeth Members

Matt Bachand

A bassist has been found for the band with no name that contains ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover — and it’s a guitarist! Matt Bachand of Shadows Fall fame has been named the new bassist for the band, which also include former Scar The Martyr vocalist Henry Derek Bonner. The band’s name, […]

Jason Bittner Joins Flotsam And Jetsam

Jason Bittner

That’s right, folks. With Shadows Fall calling it quits, Jason Bittner needed some sort of gig to occupy his time and keep the bills paid. So, he has joined Flotsam and Jetsam. He replaces Kelly Smith, who recently left the band to focus on family matters. Smith helped the band find his replacement.
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Leach Issues Update On The Empire Shall Fall

Jesse Leach

Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach has checked in with a lengthy update on one of his side projects, The Empire Shall Fall. The group will be playing some shows soon, and have material written for their new EP, Vol 2. The Heart Chakra, Jesse reveals. “Its been well over a year since I had the […]

Overcast Book New England Gigs


Four Overcast shows have been booked. Alas, none are coming to New York. They’ll all be happening in New England, where the band is from, of course. Overcast, if you didn’t know (you are obviously new to this site), features members of Killswitch Engage and Shadows Fall. The band will be play the following shows, […]

In This Moment Reveal New Album’s Cover

Black Widow

And holy fuck, did they have to airbrush the fuck out of it. You can tell they did. Not that anyone actually cars, but In This Moment today revealed the cover art for their new album Black Widow. The disc will hit stores on November 18. The record will be the band’s first for Atlantic […]

Ancient VVisdom Return With Sacrificial


Cleveland, Ohio’s occult death rock conjurors Ancient VVisdom will release their third full-length, entitled Sacrificial, later this Fall via Magic Bullet Records. I know this because I received a press release to that effect. So stop doubting and questioning me and my sources, fucker. On Sacrificial, “Ancient VVisdom delivers ten tracks that continue to push […]

Mustaine’s Health Issues Force Megadeth’s Motörboat Cruise Withdrawal

Dave Mustaine

Anyone attending Motörhead’s upcoming Motörboat cruise this month will be missing Megadeth. The band’s backed out for medical reasons. In their place, heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance — boasting Megadeth’s David Ellefson and Chris Broderick — has been added to the September 22 through September 26 boat trip. Metal Alleguance will features Down’s Philip […]