Trivium Singer Launching Black Metal Side Project

Matt Heafy

Oh sweet. I just can’t wait to hear this. It’s going to have to be better than Trivium, right? Anything’s gotta be better. MetalInsider went to go see Trivium frontman Matt Heafy perform an acoustic set in New York the other night. I was going to go, but realized I’d rather get extra sleep. Anyways, […]

Guest Column: Five Albums That Will Change You By God Forbid’s Corey Pierce

Guest Column

God Forbid are an awesome band. They’re currently on the Trespass America tour with Killswitch Engage and Trivium, criss-crossing the continent and destroying audiences night after night. In anticipation of our writer contest kicking off this week, we’ve been asking members of various metal bands to provide us with lists of the five albums that […]

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Introduces Us To Salty Rizz

Jesse Leach

Who is Salty Rizz? Well, he is apparently the Borat-esque alter-ego of Jesse Leach. The Killswitch Engage frontman introduces us to Rizz in a new video, which follows at the end of this post. Rizz interviewed several of the artists featured on this summer’s Trespass America tour, which I can not wait for. Mainly because […]

Don’t Worry — Trivium Still Signed To Roadrunner


Relax, folks. Yes, the recent goings-on at Roadrunner Records (i.e.; employees losing work, offices being shuttered, band contracts expiring) are worrisome. But don’t fear. Trivium are still safe and sound within the Roadrunner bosom. Band bassist Paolo Gregoletto responded to a Twitter follower’s question about the band’s label status, and sure enough, the band are […]

Trivium Have New Demos Recorded

Matt Heafy

Oh great. That can only mean they’re fixing to record another album, and not hanging up their instruments — which is basically the wish I make anytime wishing is appropriate. When I blow out the candles on a cake. When I see a shooting star. When my girlfriend has me blow my eyelashes off her […]

Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach Stars In Hilarious Tour Commercial

Jesse Leach

Wanna laugh? Go look at your wang in the mirror. I kid. Head to the end of this post to see Jesse Leach, singer of Killswitch Engage, in a new commercial for the band’s upcoming tour. He takes on his alter ego of Chester Bennington Williams Ford III whilst promoting the upcoming “Trespass America” tour […]

Trespass America Festival Expands

Killswitch Engage

I will definitely be making it out for the Trespass America Festival, and I will be making it out for one reason and one reason only: Killswitch Engage. I love God Forbid, but I would never subject myself to Trivium and Five Finger Death Punch for God Forbid. For Killswitch, I would. A number of […]

The Contortionist Releasing New One In July

The Contortionist

That’s right, dudes. I never got the chance to bang a female contortionist. Something tells me it would be both weird and amazing. The positions she’d be able to curl into…but then, it’d throw me off to be banging a pretzel, you know what I mean? I digress. The Contortionist will be releasing a new […]

Trespass America Tour Was Work Of Zoltan

Zoltan Bathory

No, not the fortune-telling machine from “Big,” but the guitarist from Five Finger Donkey Punch. I mean Five Finger Death Punch, of course. Zoltan Bathory claims the idea for the Trespass America Festival — featuring his own band, Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and God Forbid — was all his. “We will carry the flag into mainstream […]

Dates Announced For Trespass America Festival With Killswitch Engage, Others

Killswitch Engage

This is mad phat. Like the time you skateboarded across the length of Skull Canyon, to the amazement of your friends, neighbors, and the local townsfolk. Killswitch Engage, as you well know, will be part of the Trespass America Festival with the likes of God Forbid, Trivium, Five Finger Death Punch, Emmure, Pop Evil, and […]