Quicksand Reunion Watch 2012: Band Books August NYC Show


I am fucking beyond thrilled. 
Ecstatic might be a more fitting word. Not only will the reunited Quicksand be playing a gig in New York, they’re playing a day before my fucking birthday. AND they are playing at the Bowery Ballroom. They don’t get more intimate than that. August 24. Mark it on your calendars. […]

Special Vinyl Reissue Of Quicksand’s Slip Planned


Phat! Which makes me think the reunion is fully on, but I’m probably mistaken. A remastered, limited edition vinyl pressing of Quicksand’s 1993 album Slip will be released September 11. The pressing will be limited to 1,500 copies in total with 500 on red/black swirl, 500 on green/yellow swirl and 500 on plain black vinyl. The news […]

Aborted Release First iPhone App


Goremasters Aborted — who released a new record, Global Flatline, last week — have released their first iPhone app! You can download that shit now and always be up-to-date with the band’s latest news and tour dates. You can also listen to Aborted songs and watch their way-sick videos. “You can also check out band […]

Aborted Debut New Song: Hear It Here!


Hey kids — at the end of this post, there’s a new song from Aborted called “The Origin Of Disease.” Go listen to it right now, or face my wrath! The track comes from the band’s seventh studio album, Global Flatline, which will be released on January 24, 2012 through Century Media Records. The disc […]

Aborted To Release New Album With Biohazard Bag


It’s a gimmick, but who gives a fuck? Aborted are entitled, I think. And to be quite frank, I think that’s kind of cool. When Slayer’s World Painted Blood came in the mail from their publicist however long ago that disc came out, it was delivered in a biohazard bag. I still have it. Rad. […]

Opeth Frontman Talks About Heritage’s Wider Appeal


When Opeth’s Heritage first came out, I was all like, “Wait — there’s no death metal vocals? It’s just a rock record? That’s not the Opeth I know.” But really, it is. In recent years, Opeth have been softening their sound. It started with Damnation, and continued with Ghost Reveries and to be honest, Heritage […]

Mastodon Announce Single, Lenticular Poster

The Hunter

The special version of Mastodon’s upcoming album The Hunter (in stores September 27) will come with a super sweet lenticular poster…probably — and this is just a guess — of the album cover, which would be fucking rad to own and hang in that room you smoke pot in when the wife’s not around. For […]

Opeth: Heritage Special Edition To Feature Coin

I need this

Yes, you read that correctly. Over at Play.com, they’ve listed a pre-order deal for Opeth’s forthcoming album Heritage that includes a 5.1 mix of the album and making-of documentary. It also comes with a download card for two bonus tracks: “Pyre” and “Face In the Snow.” The special edition also boasts that special commemorative Opeth […]