January, 2012 Archive
One of the highlights of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, is when it gets really late at night and the only party left is the karaoke bar. This is where the real party animals come out to play, and usually you can spot a ton of band members partying along. This is exactly what happened when Suffocation frontman, and all-around TUFF guy Frank Mullen got up to sing a painfully hilarious version of "New York, New York." You seriously have to stick around until the end of the clip for massive LULZ. Frank, you're the best!
Holy shit, the killer tours just keep on coming. Just announced: Protest The Hero, Periphery, Jeff Loomis and The Safety Fire. Fucking fuck fuck! Loomis, Periphery and Protest? That's a guitar wanking wet dream right there. The month-long run kicks off in Chicago on March 25th and wraps up in Philly on April 22nd. Here are the dates: (more…)
We have a loaded Audio Roundup on this Tuesday afternoon. New music from a lot of bands I have a deep respect for and to get you through the rest of the day. This time of year is always fun because of all the new music on the horizon. So, let's kick this sucker off…
First up, stop what you're doing and just check out this awesome full album stream of Psycroptic's killer new album, The Inherited Repression. The album hits stores February 7th on Nuclear Blast. (more…)
YES! YES!! YES!!!! I was on the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise last week when this tour was revealed but holy fuck, this tour is magic: Meshuggah, Baroness and Decapitated. Holy mother of god. Between this and the Mastodon/Opeth/Ghost tour, wow, the Spring is such a great time for ridiculous tours. Look, I'm going to just stop typing and just give you what you want, the dates: (more…)
Let me preface this by saying this is not metal news. This is gossip. But shut the hell up, this is still worthy of a post. The frontman of Dillinger Escape Plan, Greg Puciato has been in LA the last few months, and now we can assume why. He is dating porn starlet Jenna Haze, and they made it internet-official when Haze posted the above photo of the two attending the AVN awards and afterparty on her instagram page. No snarky comments, these two look pretty good together. I wish them luck in navigativing the high seas of a relationship in the public eye. Does this mean that Haze will go back to only doing chicks on camera? Perhaps her and Andy San Dimas can get it on, since Andy is dating Michael Keene of The Faceless. OMG, metal pr0n! Ok, I'm done being Perez Hilton for the day.
We are oh-so-excited for this forthcoming tour package which will see Opeth team up with Mastodon and Ghost for a trek all around North America. I can't think of a more appropriate tour package for all of the bands involved. I am very rarely elated for a bill from top to bottom and this is most certainly one of those times. It all kicks off on April 4th in Portland, ME, goes across the US (with a few stops in Canada) and wraps up on May 12th in Atlanta. Here is the full routing: (more…)
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Remember, last summer when there was a little blip about Killswtich Engage's Adam D. forming a supergroup with Cannibal Corpse vocalist, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher and Black Dahlia Murder drummmer Shannon Lucas. It wasn't officially confirmed, it just seemed like something a few friends were working on. Well, we can tell you, in full confidence, it's DEFINITELY happening. (more…)
Following swiftly on the heels of the 8-year old getting her straight edge on, we have a FIVE-year old convincingly knocking out a Peter Criss drum medley. Making this even better, Avery Molek – said five-year old – already has his own website up, though Gene Simmons would be disheartened to find that there's no merch for sale there. Which is a good point: I mean, how long does it take to silk screen a few bibs, anyway? (more…)
Look at that album cover. Just look at it. Unless you're at work, in which case close this browser tab immediately.
I'm assuming the "dragon lineage" of the album's title refers to the serpentine heritage of Satan, but regardless of contextual intent it's clear Pennsylvania's Pact are on some take-no-prisoners shit. This is old school black metal, to be sure, but any atmospheric impressions will have to be derived from the distant, chilly production, because there is scant by way of keyboard intros or droning filler here. The closest we get is a brief Satanic hymnal ostensibly recorded around a sacrificial pyre – you can hear the logs crackling in the fire – which closes "Into Heaven's Night". Otherwise The Dragon Lineage of Satan represents a relentless panoply of hate-fueled vocals, frenzied triplets and ADD blast beats. (more…)
Man, the King is fucking back! Ever since announcing that he was going to play some Summer shows after recovering nicely from his triple-bypass heart surgery, we were elated at the prospect of His Majesty playing more shows. Now, thanks to a tip from MetalSucks, we see the King made an out-of-costume appearance at the fifth annual Nomad Recording Showcase Throwdown last Friday. Guess what? His voice sounds as powerful as ever. Even though this is shitty cellphone-quality footage, it's clear as day… the fucking King is back, baby! More videos after the jump, but once again, I must remind all cellphone bootleggers, don't be a jackass, HOLD THE PHONE IN LANDSCAPE SO THAT THE VIDEO IS IN A PROPER APSECT RATIO DAMN IT! Ok, back to the videos… (more…)
The British blackened industrial deathgrind duo have certainly grown more open to the idea of touring in recent years.
Anaal Nathrakh have just announced a series of tour dates more than half a year in advance. The British pair started growing in prominence ever since the release of their 2004 album, Domine Non Es Dignus (released via Season Of Mist), which saw them leaving their raw black metal sound from earlier for the current amalgamation of black, death, industrial metal and grindcore that they play. (more…)
The dudes in Revocation never cease to amaze me. They are one of the best live acts on the road right now (with Bodom, btw) and to celebrate they have re-released their landmark 2011 album, Chaos of Forms on iTunes with a very special cover of Faith No More's classic, "Surprise! You're Dead!" These guys nail the cover by not only paying tribute to the original, but also putting their own spin on it. This is the perfect track to get me back in the blogging mood after spending a week on the high seas. Stream the track after the jump: (more…)
I had mentioned to a friend that I’d be reviewing Lacuna Coil’s newest album Dark Adrenaline for my first piece here at Metal Injection and his immediate response was “Dude, they’re totally hazing you”. And… yeah, I have to say that idea had crossed my mind, but fuck it. Let’s give this bad Larry a chance. (more…)
Fans of obscure Australian metal, rejoice! Relapse Records has recently signed, or rather, re-signed (as you'll see why in a while) Melbourne, Australia’s death/doom old newcomers Inverloch. Seeing how the name shares similarities with Agalloch (ie. 3 syllables, ending with "loch"), I'll bet there's gonna be some o' those blessed black ambient folkish influence on the debut album! (more…)