Corrosion Of Conformity Drummer Sitting Out Upcoming Gigs

Corrosion of Conformity

A torn rotator cuff will keep Corrosion of Conformity drummer Reed Mullin from touring with the band. He’ll have to sit out the upcoming gigs. Says the band: “We are sorry to announce that Reed Mullin will not be onboard for this tour. He’s been playing through pain, awaiting a strategic time to repair a […]

King Diamond Get New Bassist

Pontus Egberg

After this weekend’s drama, King Diamond are whole again. The band has tapped Swedish musician Pontus Egberg (best known for his work in The Poodles; he kinda looks like one, doesn’t he?) to fill in on bass for the band’s upcoming shows. I will be going to the one in New York, thanks to my […]

Arsis Announce September Tour Dates


Arsis will be bringing its tenth anniversary tour for A Celebration Of Guilt stateside in less than two months, fuckers. Allegaeon and Exmortus will open on all dates. Arsis is expected to perform its 2004 full-length debut in full on the trek. Here are the dates for the tour: 9/1: Springfield, VA @ Empire 
9/2: […]

King Diamond, Former Bassist Exchange Unpleasantries Online

King Diamond

So, I spent much of the day hanging out with a girl that I really like, hence I was away from my computer all day, having a grand old sexy time with her. While I was having fun, King Diamond and his former bassist Hal Patino had it fucking out on the internet, hurling insults […]

King Diamond Bassist Fired

Hal talks to a babe

If you have kids, the following statement may make you a tad bit jealous: I slept until noon today. I obviously needed the rest, but while I was snoozing, word of bassist Hal Patino’s firing came down. Hal used to be with King Diamond. Now, he’s not. Why? A statement from King Diamond cites “reasons […]

Dates Leak For Machine Head, Bodom Tour

Machine Head

Machine Head’s much-rumored tour with Children of Bodom is definitely a go. Let’s hope this leads to more video of on-stage marriage proposals involving Robb Flynn. Dates have leaked for the jaunt, called the Revolution Society Tour. The tour will also boast Epica and Battlecross. Dates are below: 10/4: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall […]

Samhain Shows Announced

Glenn Danzig

So, this is kinda phat. On top of their previously announced Riot Fest Chicago performance, the Glenn Danzig-fronted rock band Samhain has lined up some September and October shows in America. The dates will feature direct support from the almighty Goatwhore. Consider my ass at the New York date. Also playing some of the shows […]

Code Orange, Twitching Tongues Touring

Code Orange

Code Orange (the band formerly known as the Code Orange Kids) will be touring with Twitching Tongues. Ain’t that fucking wonderful news, folks? Their tour will embark in early September and run through October. Guess what? The tour will, at times, also feature the likes of Nails, Soul Search, War Hungry, Discourse, Axis, and Blistered […]

Judas Priest Scores First U.S. Top 10 Opener

Redeemer of Souls

For the first time in its storied history, Judas Priest has sold enough copies of an album to open in the Top 10 on Billboard’s sales chart. The band’s 17th studio album, Redeemer Of Souls, sold around 32,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at #6 on The […]

At The Gates Provide Studio Update

At The Gates

At The Gates have gone online to provide fans with an update on the progress they’re making with the recording of their new album. Called At War With Reality, the band’s enlisted producer Jens Bogren to helm the sessions. A fall release date is in the works “5 songs left for the bass tracking,” says […]