September, 2011 Archive
Clown – aka M. Shawn Crahan — from Slipknot has always been the artsy one in the nine-piece, and now, he wants all of his "maggots" to get a little artsy. He is creating the Maggot Bible, a book comprised of nothing but visual artwork from nothing but Slipknot fans in the form of poems, short stories, illustrations, and photos. Here is his official statement: (more…)
WOAH! In a major reveal, Faith No More have announced they will be playing their seminal album, King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime in full, with the lineup from the album, at their only booked show for the rest of the year, to take place in Santiago, Chile on November 12. Trey Spruance, the guitarist on the album will be joining the band for the trek. Now, to figure out a way to get to Chile.
The Jager tour is back, and this time it's going to be Chimaira, Unearth and Molotov Solution. Both headliners have been touring. While not yet officially announced, Skeletonwitch is expected to join the bill as well. The month-long tour kicks off in Hartford on November 16th and wraps up in Michigan on December 18th. Here are the dates: (more…)
Singer-songwriter Tori Amos is known for her piano driven emotive music. When giving a recent interview to Spinner, Amos was asked about pro wrestler Mick Foley being a fan of hers, and she basically said, that emotion-wise, her music can stand up to the heaviest of metals. Here is the full, awesome, quote: (more…)
We were shocked when the remaining members of Nevermore announced that guitarist Jeff Loomis and drummer Van Williams were out of the band. But we never seemed to hear their side of the story. My buddy Axl Rosenberg of MetalSucks got on the horn with Jeff Loomis and wasted no time getting to the bottom of this, asking him right away what the deal was. Here is Lommis' response: (more…)
Could it be? Could Guns N Roses actually be setting up a proper tour for an album that came out (what feels like) ages ago? Turns out they are. There are a bunch of stops listed, but not much in the way of dates yet. Axl Rose also doesn't have a good history of making good on commitments, so who knows how many of these dates will actually be played. Proceed with warning my children, here is the routing so far: (more…)
Edit: The download is now working again!
We started the episode talking Darren's rapid weight loss, and his history as a wrestler. Sean then brought up how gingers aren't accepted at the world's biggest sperm bank. We discussed who's bigger: Slayer or Michael Stipe. We played a dubstep remix of our hit country song "9/11 Never Forget." We ended the show talking about Michael Stife (Stipe), and naturally some masturbation talk. Sid and Sean both picked playlists of non-metal rock, with the aim of annoying the shit out of you:
Jawbreaker – The Boat Dreams From The Hill
North Lincoln – Whos Counting Anyway
Be Your Own Pet - Bunk Trunk Skunk
The Marked Men - Ditch
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb – Murdermurdermurdermurder
Bomb the Music Industry! - 25!
Guttermouth – Disneyland
The Ergs! - Things I Could Never Find a Way to Say
Pinhead Gunpowder - Life During Wartime
Jarvis Cocker – Don't Let Him Waste Your Time
Bikini Kill – Demirep
Neutral Milk Hotel – Holland, 1945
Miracle Of 86 – Every Famous Last Word
Metal Injection sent intrepid writer/photographer Aline Miladinovich to the 2nd annual Bloodstock UK fest. The lineup featured the likes of Motorhead, Morbid Angel, Immortal, WASP, At The Gates and many more. Aline came back with a giant set of phenomenal photos (check those out here) and this report…
Armed with a very special pair of submarine black, belted, spiked, extremely bad-ass rubber Wellies (pleased to announce such a thing exists!) I arrived on UK soil (not mud this year, but soil!) on August 11, 2011 to begin my second year in a row of covering the UK’s largest independent heavy metal festival, Bloodstock. Anticipating rain all weekend, but ultimately seeing only about three drops of it the entire time, my “sophomore year” at Bloodstock managed to surpass last year on the “awesome scale”, something which I didn’t think would ever be possible. (more…)
As if there weren’t enough supergroups floating around, here’s another one to add to the pile!
Actually, this one does sound pretty sweet. Made up of Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler, Between the Buried and Me guitarist Paul Waggoner, and technical metal extraordinaire Keith Merrow, the as-yet unnamed project has apparently been developing for some time. (more…)
Yes, the headline is real! That is the equivalent of saying Trent Reznor to sit out Nine Inch Nails tour or Axl Rose to sit out Guns N Roses tour. To put it plainly, James is Arsis. Dude is the only original/permanent member in the band and he just released a statement that he will not be out on the road with the rest of the band when they tour with Firewind next month. Here is what he said: (more…)
Breaking News: Dave Mustaine likes to talk. A lot. Last week, he talked about how God healed him enough to play the Big 4 show. This week, he's giving away future lineups. He's already hinted that Gigantour might be coming back next year. In a recent interview, he gave away a lineup that sounds very much like a giant lineup: Motorhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. Sounds like a successful tour package to me.
If you're a fan of Mustaine like I am, the whole interview is worth your time, especially at the 3:00 mark, when he says that "most fans want to just see Megadeth and Metallica and that's it, and then he continues to lobby for this unnecessary supergroup with Jaymz, Lars and Ellefson. Watch the interview after the jump: (more…)
Praise Satan, it might actually happen. It's no secret that I am a huge fan of The Dillinger Escape Plan. The band has quite the impressive catalogue, and one release that holds a dear place in my heart is the Irony Is A Dead Scene EP, which featured Mike Patton on vocals. This was a one-off gig for Mike, as the band's original vocalist Dimitri Minakakis had quit recently, and this was before Dillinger found current frontman Greg Puciato. I think Patton's contributions left a lasting impression on the band, and it clearly paved the way for what their sound would evolve to on future releases. For years, I would get into 'what if' discussions with friends and a topic that always came up was "what if Patton and Dillinger did something?" I thought it would never happen, simply because Greg Puciato owns the vocalist spot in the band and has become a defining proponent of the Dillinger machine. But to paraphrase "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, just when I think I have all the answers, they change the questions! The question shouldn't have been Will Patton collaborate with Dillinger again?, but rather Will he collaborate with Ben Weinman? The answer, as of now, seems to be "it's in the works." Holy shit! (more…)
Time for a fucking breakdown! The 2011 iteration of Thrash and Burn tour has been announced for a while, but we wanted to wait until a full itinerary surfaced before reporting on it, you know.. not to clog our news feed. This year's lineup will see Winds of Plague headlining, with support from Chelsea Grin, As Blood Runs Black, For The Fallen Dreams, Upon A Burning Body, In The Midst of the Lions, Like Moths to Flames, and Volumes…bring the average word count in band titles to 3. Jeez guys, how about something short and sweet? I digress! Here are the tour dates: (more…)
We were super stoked when news of Argonauts broke. For those of you who forgot, the band features Dimitri Minakakis (ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan), John Adubato (Burnt By The Sun guitarist), Dave Witte (Burnt By The Sun drummer, Municipal Waste) and bassist Brett Bamburger (East of the Wall). They played their first show at the GWAR-B-Q this weekend, and naturally there are live bootlegs. Check 'em out for a rough idea of what this band will sound like: (more…)
A guy on Vimeo posted the entire set of Wolves in the Throne Room from last Tuesday's show in NYC at The Bell House. If you haven't had the chance to see this band live, go fucking see this band. We reviewed their latest album, titled Celestial Lineage, last week, and gave it an 8/10 rating. The new album dropped September 15, so go pick that shit up!