Obituary Name New Disc


Sorry for the radio silence all weekend, folks. I was busy visiting family and hanging with the girl. But I’m back now, and I’ll try not to ever do it again. Here’s some news you may enjoy: Florida death metal veterans Obituary have named their forthcoming opus. It’s been christened Inked In Blood. The band’s […]

Slipknot Release Another New Album Teaser


There’s a new Slipknot album recorded, and coming soon. In case you’ve missed that all-important news. The band’s been releasing a bunch of video teasers to promote the forthcoming offering, and I’ve basically been ignoring them since Slipknot isn’t a band I’ve ever been able to get into. Sorry. What follows is the most recent […]

Killswitch Engage Deliver Hardcore Set In Philly

Killswitch Engage

One of my favorite Killswitch Engage tracks is “Soilborn.” It’s such a brutal cut, with razor-slicing guitarsand Jesse growls like a fucking monster on it. The band performed a special “hardcore” set in Philadelphia last night, and ripped through “Soilborn” early…the second track in. Well-played, fellas. Appropriately, the hardcore set happened during the “This Is […]

Kirk Hammett Guests On New Exodus LP

Kirk Hammett

Not that I needed another reason to listen to the forthcoming Exodus record when it drops, but Kirk Hammett of Metallica apparently guests on the fucker. Kirk tells that he recently laid down a guitar solo on song “Salt In The Wound” on Blood In, Blood Out, which will be out this fall, with […]

Judge Approves Unlocking The Truth’s Recording Contract

Unlocking The Truth

It must be summer. There’s no fucking news, anywhere. So, here’s some word on tween metal act Unlocking The Truth. The band’s recording contract with The Cherry Group/Sony was officially approved in a New York City court this week. Because the kids are so young, a judge had to approve the deal, which could land […]

Video: Killswitch Engage Frontman Joins Code Orange On Stage

Jesse, doing his thing

The following video is cool shit. Not only does it feature Jesse Leach of Killswitch Engage (who wrote a new column this week you should read) but it also boasts Code Orange (the band formerly known as Code Orange Kids). Jesse joined the band on stage last night for something I like to call show […]

Converge Rejoined By Cave In Frontman During Live Set


Converge were rejoined by their former bassist Stephen Brodsky last night when the band performed the Deathwish Fest in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I know a couple of people who were fucking there, and now I am wishing I had been. Brodsky, of course, left the band in the late 1990s, and went on to form Cave […]

Skeletonwitch Detail Breathing The Fire Picture Disc

I want

On August 5, one of metal’s best bands will release its first-ever picture disc pressing of Breathing The Fire. Featuring vibrant artwork completed by Andrei Bouzikov (Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust) and limited to only 500 copies worldwide, the LP can now be pre-ordered bundled with an exclusive t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt from the Prosthetic webshop […]

Former Megadeth Drummer Releases UFO Footage

A grab from Nick's UFO footage

Former Megadeth drummer Nick Menza has released the following video, which he recently shot. He alleges it’s footage of an actual UFO. I believe him. The UFO was spotted outside his Studio City, California, home on July 14. Says Nick: “I was standing in my front yard with my two boys and this what we saw, […]

Avenged Sevenfold Help Dude Propose Marriage

Avenged Sevenfold

Do I like Avenged Sevenfold’s music? Not at all. Do I understand their popularity? Only a little bit; I mean, they pander to the lowest common denominator of rock fan, so, of course they’re going to be biggish. Do I think what they did for Beau Barkley, a worker on the Mayhem Festival, the other […]