Video: Killswitch Engage Rock South America

Killswitch Engage

The latest video from Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach has made its online debut. The behind-the-scenes clip follows at the end of this post. It includes footage of the band’s August 15 performance in Quito, Ecuador. In case you didn’t know this, Jesse is a columnist for this site. Has been since before rejoining Killswitch […]

Don Slater’s Pork Chop Express: Travel, Sex-sationalism And The Gwar-B-Q


“You just look to the old Pork Chop Express and take his advice on a dark and stormy night, alright? When some wild-eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head against a bar room wall, looks you crooked in the eyes and asks if you’ve paid your dues? […]

Killswitch Engage Announce South American Shows

Killswitch Engage

Damn, how I wish I were a roadie for the dudes in Killswitch Engage. They have been traveling so much as of late, and having such a good time, it makes me wish my parents had encouraged me to play drums, guitar, or any instrument, really. Now comes word that Killswitch Engage will take Memphis […]

Duff McKagan To Play South America With Guns N’ Roses

Duff McKagan

That’s the rumor going around and now it’s official. Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan will be filling in for the band’s current bassist, Tommy Stinson, during the group’s upcoming South American tour. Stinson is scheduled to reunite with his original band, The Replacements, for two high-profile dates at Coachella in mid-April and is […]

Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Nervosa’s Fernanda Lira


By now, you should know the drill. We’ve been having musicians from across metal’s grand spectrum pen brief guest columns for us on a number of engaging topics: must-read books, must-see films, and bands you may not know but absolutely should. Today’s column comes from Nervosa’s Fernanda Lira. Torture Squad All of the bands I’m […]

Iron Maiden’s South American Tour Not Routed Around BitTorrent Data, Despite Reports

Iron Maiden

I didn’t bother reporting this the other day out of laziness and partially because it sounded like bullshit, but reports that Iron Maiden’s most recent tour of South America was organized around analytics developed from BitTorrent and social media data are wrong. A representative for Musicmetric, an entertainment forecasting startup that analyzes BitTorrent and social […]

Arch Enemy Prepping Live DVD

Arch Enemy's Angela Gassow

Arch Enemy will be capturing footage from their upcoming Latin and South American tour. That footage will be compiled together for an upcoming live DVD, which will be released next year. “We will be documenting the entire tour for the next official Arch Enemy DVD (to be released in 2013),” says the band. “We are […]

Whitechapel Singer Doesn’t Get Skrillex


Who does? The appeal of an artist (and I use that phrase loosely) like Skrillex boggles this writer’s mind. The fact that he’s a Grammy nominee, and that thousands of chicks want to coat his face with their vagina juice, makes me so mad, I just want to punch myself in the face. Whitechapel frontman […]

Whitechapel Guitarist Misses South American Shows


This blows. Whitechapel guitarist Zach Householder unfortunately had to miss the band’s recent South American shows. Why? Some asshole stole his passport. That’s fucking awful. Imagine, all the fun he’s missing down in South America. All the cute broads in Brazil in their thongs. Dude, we feel for you.

At The Gates Touring South America

At The Gates

Oh fuck, dude…I hope this means a North American tour’s not too far away. At The Gates — a band you should respect, as basically half the bands you listen to would sound like fucking Nickelback without them — will be making their triumphant return to the live stage this summer. So far, it looks […]