Metallica Poke Fun At Glastonbury Uproar With Video, Merch

A white shirt?

This weekend, Metallica closed out the Glastonbury festival’s second night in epic fashion — making it the first time a metal band has done that in the fest’s history. Of course, Metallica’s booking drew protests from butt-hurt indie rock fans who didn’t want the tang of metal staining the sanctity of their uptight proceedings. Most […]

Bloggers Stir Up Fake Controversy Over Emmure Shirt

So clever

Yesterday, two blogs of some renown and zero humor posted fake news stories about a “controversial” shirt that worthless fucking band Emmure started selling online, but pulled from their merch site hours later. The same shirt was on sale when I was at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, and I thought was, “Well, that’s […]

Dave Brockie Memorial Art Show Established

Attend if you can

On May 3, MF Gallery will have a special memorial art show dedicated to Dave Brockie (better known as Gwar’s Oderus Urungus), who passed away suddenly in March. Part of the proceeds from the show will benefit the Dave Brockie Foundation. Dave was prolific in many different visual mediums and he collaborated often with MF […]

Gwar Release Brockie Tribute T-Shirt

That's dope

Gwar have launched an official tribute tee to their late frontman Dave Brockie (better known by his stage name, Oderus Urungus). Brockie passed away last month and we still don’t know what caused his death. Proceeds from the shirt will go towards the Dave Brockie Foundation, founded within the last few weeks. Get the tribute […]

Contest: Win A Tiger Flowers Prize Pack

Tiger Flowers

The lads in New York’s Tiger Flowers will be releasing their debut album next week, and I can attest, people: Shit’s unreal. The record has many opulent and imposing layers, and hasn’t left my CD player in weeks. Why? ‘Cause I like it brutal but cerebral, kids. And so do you. Or at least you […]

Enslaved Guitarist Passes Out, Hilarity Ensues

BfsyidmIcAAb3ww

I’m going to make an admission here. I’m fine if I’m only drinking beer. But if shots enter the mix, I’m liable to get loud, obnoxious, confrontational, or some combination of all three. I feel for Enslaved guitarist Arve “Ice Dale” Isdal. The dude had too much to drink recently and passed out around the […]

KsE Frontman Raising Funds For Ailing Aunt

Get one!

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Killswitch Engage’s frontman and Gunshy contributor Jesse Leach is an all-around decent dude. Salt of the Earth type. Leach has released a special Killswitch shirt for sale, and I think you should pick it up. Why? Well, the Mike D’Antonio-supplied design is dope, and because sales […]

Dear Hunter: Episode 15 — Merch Magic

Dear Hunter

I asked my followers on Twitter to help me with suggestions for this month’s column. I was asked by some to write about sorcery and wizards, but I thought the suggestion to talk about the “business of merch” put forth by user @TeeJayDahl was the way to go. I can only comment on how the […]

Metallica’s Virginia Tech Tee Raises Thousands For Slain Fan

The Metallica/ Virginia Tech shirt

It’s been four years since Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington disappeared from a Metallica concert, only to be found months later dead in a field less than 20 miles away from where she vanished. Her killer remains at large, but efforts to bring the killer to justice endure. According to reports, a T-shirt that Metallica […]

Obscene Extreme Fest Teams With Napalm Death For Good Cause

Nice

That’s right, kids. It’s July, and right now in New York City, we’re experiencing torrential downpours. Flash flood warnings have been issued. And I am cranking that new Carcass jam, which I can’t believe I didn’t love instantly, but can assure you I love now. That record’s gonna be a fucking monster. Anyways, so, I […]