Four Revamped Metal Classics That Rule

Reign in Blood

Normally, when I go on YouTube, I look at people doing dumb stuff. Videos of folks doing cringeworthy stuff seems to be my favorite in recent weeks. Like, have you seen this tool rage about how he’s better than everyone else because he wears a fedora? He seems almost as bearable to hang out with […]

Snakedriver Exclusive Song Streams: “Reign of the Slime” And “The Salivant”


GunShy Assassin, the heckled, disowned viper of the metal blogging world, is in it’s death throes. This serpent isn’t done writhing yet, though; we’ve still venom left. Another serpent flexing it’s sinewy coils is Snakedriver, a metallic hardcore quartet from my current hometown Little Rock, Arkansas. Besides consistently punishing crowds whenever they perform with groups […]

Xibalba Streaming Song From New Disc


California’s own Xibalba have released a first taste from their forthcoming LP. Tierra Y Libertad will be available on January 27 through Southern Lord. What follows is a cut from it called “Invierno.” Enjoy. Or don’t. I’m neutral. No skin off my sack if you don’t listen to it. Doubt I’ll be getting any advertising […]

All Out War, Xibalba Book Shows


That’s right, kids. All Out War, Xibalba, Rude Awakening and The Banner will be heading out on a mini-trek that is allegedly booked for February. Here’s the three dates that have been revealed thus far. I’m not sure at this point if more will be announced, but we will keep you posted. 2/20: Amityville, NY […]

Xibalba Reveal All About New Disc

Tierra Y Libertad

Tierra Y Libertad, the new album fro Xibalba, will be in stores January 27, people. The band today revealed further details regarding their eagerly awaited third album which will be released through Southern Lord. The Pomona, California-based five-piece, infamous for their deliriously heavy hardcore death metal, are proving once again that their colossal clout outweighs […]

Xibalba Finish New Record


Pomona, California’s Xibalba has completed tracking their third LP, and are wrapping up the final elements in order to unleash their most monstrous recordings yet in early 2015, once again through Southern Lord Recordings. “The unforgiving rage of Xibalba’s death-metal influenced hardcore has never been more apparent, with the new album showcasing nearly forty-five minutes […]

Denver Black Sky Nabs Nails, Municipal Waste


Let me just throw this out there. Nails are one of the best bands going right now. No shit. Think about that for a second, and try to formulate an argument against it. Just try. That statement is fact, and they proved their mettle to me recently with their performance at the New England Metal […]

Lineup For This Is Hardcore Fest 2014 Announced

Killswitch Engage

The lineup has been announced for This Is Hardcore Fest 2014, set to take place July 24 through July 27 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Of note is the fact that Turmoil, Downset, Mushmouth, All Else Failed, and Fury of Five are playing the event. I may need to go to this. Tickets go […]

Xibalba, Suburban Scum Releasing Split LP


This isn’t something that happens much. Sure, split 7-inches are the norm. Even split EPs. But split LPs? That’s rare, bro. But Xibalba and Suburban Scum are releasing one anyways, as a 12-inch vinyl outing. The LP will hit streets on May 13 through Closed Casket Activities. Totaling over 23 minutes, this will be Xibalba’s […]

The Goat Picks His Favorite Albums From 2012


Year-end “best of” lists are full of shit. While it’s no secret that 98.3-percent of paid music journalists are inept cunts and 100-percent of us hobby bloggers are narcissistic dildos, it takes a real fuckin’ turd to suggest they’ve heard — AND FUCKING PROCESSED — all of the year’s relevant releases by the first week […]