June, 2011 Archive
Woah! This is a monster tour announcement. Periphery announced their first ever North American headlining tour to go down between September 2nd and October 8th. The band will be bringing some shredders with them: The Human Abstract, Textures, and The Contortionist. I'm in! Unfortunately, no dates have been announced yet. We'll keep you posted but for now, perhaps this bit where Misha Mansoor met Metal Misha will hold you over.
We've all been there before. Perhaps you missed out or want to re-live a concert experience, so you head over to Youtube, make yourself comfortable, and inevitably brace yourself for an hour long cringe-a-thon as you try to stomach the endless supply of crappy phone footage in order to find that one decently shot video you can enjoy, only to realize the best video available from that concert ends before the song does. (more…)
Does Rob Zombie need cash? Probably not. Then why the hell is he directing Woolite commercials? Maybe his friend works at an ad agency and gave him an insane budget? Sure, we'll go with that. Either way, there is a commercial out there now that he made. It is shot like a scary movie but is anything but. Apparently, ad execs didn't react too warmly to the pitch at first, but eventually came around. Here is the commercial: (more…)
Last year GWAR played host to 700 people in what they considered a small house party in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia. The news of this BBQ Party was spread only by word of mouth, and went down in Virginia history as the biggest happening since the birth of Georgia Washington. Well this year GWAR has decided to let everyone in on the bash, and make it bigger, much bigger. (more…)
Talk about a meeting of the minds. In a collaboration that could either be really great, or really terrible (or just literally the sum of their parts), Metallica announced on their official site that they have just wrapped recording sessions with the legendary Lou Reed, he of The Velvet Underground fame, and an all-around music innovator. The band met Reed at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and decided to make a record together. Here is the full statement from the band: (more…)
The metal world mourned the loss of Seth Putnam earlier this week, but today comes a screenshot reminding us why we all loved AxCx in the first place. Above is their sound instructions, and it's pretty simple: no soundcheck, mic is very loud, everything else… slightly less loud. RIP Seth! [via Shreddit]
Behemoth frontman Nergal has made his second (first one here) public appearance since last year's battles with leukemia at this past weekend's Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, where Behemoth picked up the trophy for "Metal As Fuck" band. And really, who is more metal than Nergal? It's really good to see him up and about and in good spirits. He even conducted an interview backstage where he said tour rehersals would begin very soon and eventually the band would record a new album, but don't expect it until 2013. Here is the interview: (more…)
Arch Enemy have announced their "North American Khaos" tour to promote their upcoming release, Khaos Legions. Joining them for the trek will be Devildriver, Skeletonwitch and Tawainese extreme metalists Chthonic. The tour kicks off September 8th in Baltimore, and makes it's way through the US and Canada, wrapping up on October 4th at the House of Blues in LA. Here is the full itinerary: (more…)
Audio Roundup: BLACK DAHLIA Full Album Stream, New Music From MACHINEHEAD, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST & More
Today is a big day for free music. Lots of new tracks surface to the top including a full album from Black Dahlia and much more greatness…
Earlier today, we posted our review of The Black Dahlia Murder's new album Ritual and told you how good it was, but now you can hear the whole thing for yourself. MSN is hosting a full album stream (using Windows Media streaming eww.. Mac users get Flip4Mac for Quicktime to listen) (more…)
I really hate the term "supergroup." 99% of the time, it's just a group…nothing super about it. This group however, falls into that super 1%. Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds revealed to Noisecreep that he is teaming up with Dillinger Escape Plan shredder Ben Weinman, former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and ex-Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery.
Let's stop for a second. Brent Hinds and Ben Weinman…in the same band. Shredding together! Sign. Me. Up! (more…)
With this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour coming up quickly, The Black Dahlia Murder could not have picked a better time to release their fifth full-length album, Ritual. Now with the same line-up as 2009’s solo-happy Deflorate and their third album being handled by metal mastermind Jason Suecof, how would this band deliver the goods? In short, The Black Dahlia Murder have made a slow but gradual convert out of me. Ritual is far heavier than their previous effort, as well as much more consistent, both vocally and in terms of general songwriting. And while it is by far the longest album from The Black Dahlia Murder to date, it seems to fly by quicker than any of their previous four albums. (more…)
The metal world lost another one yesterday… Sirius/XM Liquid Metal DJ and our friend, Mario Comesanas passed away last night at only 30 years old. Mario was a staple of the metal scene, starting at the legendary WSOU college radio station, moving onto gigs at Sirius/XM and Revolver and playing in the bands Low Road and December Aeternalis. Mario was a really great guy, and he will be missed greatly. Our thoughts are with his family.
Oh hell yes. The weather is getting warmer, which means it's time for the most extreme festival of the Summer, and as usual, Metal Injection is your hookup to free tickets. We will be giving away a pair of tickets for each stop of this year's Summer Slaughter tour which is set to feature The Black Dahlia Murder, Whitechapel, Darkest Hour, Six Feet Under, Dying Fetus, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, Powerglove & Fleshgod Apocalypse. How do you enter? Simply leave a comment, copying the tour date from the list below and leave ONE sentence stating why you should win. Of course, if you don't want to risk it, tickets are currently available for all shows. Good luck junkies, we'll see you in the pit: (more…)
One of my most anticipated releases of 2011 is Revocation's new record, Chaos of Forms. Even though the album comes out on August 12th, we can now listen to a minute and a half of every track through the power of iTunes' new extended track previews. Some wonderful human has compiled all the clips into two Youtube videos. Normally, I skip such previews because I'd rather hear the songs in full, but I just couldn't help myself this time. If you can't help yourself: (more…)
Austin, TX's Waterloo Records recently shot a video questioning their employees about their knowledge of black/death metal logos. Things start easy enough with Slayer but over time deteriorate into completely unreadable logos, and the workers become more and more puzzled. Fun stuff: (more…)