August, 2012 Archive
The Iron Will Tour has come off its Canadian leg to violently penetrate America with dose after dose of death metal. I drove up to St. Paul in the rain and then in circles downtown looking for a place to park, but I persevered, and made it to Station 4 in time to catch opening act Rose Funeral.
I wasn’t sure how this lone deathcore band would fit on a tour of death metal heavyweights. But when the band launched into their set, they proved themselves with a fury. Vocalist Ryan Gardner made several obscene stroking gestures which the crowd seemed to appreciate. “You know all the controversy, breakdowns versus solos,” he said. “Fuck all that. We’re here to play music. Even for zero dollars, we’re happy to be here and play you motherfuckers.”
In This Moment comes back with their latest release, Blood. People seem to be black and white when it comes to their opinions on the band. But they probably spark more interest than the next band due to their eccentric frontwoman, Maria Brink, as it always seems to be a ticket to fame to have a frontwoman in your metal band. However, it all comes down to the music, and whether or not the frontwoman can do more than simply be the eye candy. (more…)
When Converge make an announcement, they go all out. Today, the band unveiled a ton of info about their highly anticipated new album, All We Love We Leave Behind, which hits stores October 9th on Epitaph. Not only did they reveal a new track and music video for "Aimless Arrow", which you can watch here, but the band also posted the cover art for the release.
As usual, the artwork was done by frontman Jacob Bannon depicting a lunar cycle. Pre-orders are now available, including a 17-track deluxe CD that comes with a hardcover book featuring 17 pages of original artwork.
Last week, the band announced a tour with Torche and Kvelertak, which I am beyond excited about. Converge is coming back around, and I couldn't be more excited!
I don't know what it is, but photos of Danzig doing real life things are just fucking awesome, like the photo of Danzig in a parking lot, carrying some kitty litter. Look, we have a special category just for good ole Glenn. We love the guy! Interviewing him, on the rare occassion that he was in a good mood, and him saying I look like the son of The Big Show was a lifetime highlight.
So there is just something about a paparazzi-like photo, snapped by Mike Tully (who appears on the Jason Ellis show on SiriusXM Faction 41) of Danzig picking out juices in a Japanese grocery store that is hilarious to me. Danzig needs a replenishment of vitamin-C so he can move more bricks.
It's been a rough couple of weeks, I know, but this is our salvation (in other words: I finally get to write some happy reviews). We have an incredible array of albums that range across the spectrum from good to absolutely amazing. In the latter category we have the highly anticipated release of Katatonia's Dead End Kings, a masterpiece of the highest order; other releases include some mind-bending technical wizardry from Dysryhthmia, a 70's prog/blues inspired rock/metal opera from Beardfish, and some classic Swedish death metal from Grave (really, Sweden's on a roll this week). Check em' out folks, here are the new releases for 8/28: (more…)
Where the hell does Corey Taylor find the time? In the last year, Taylor has released a book, went on tour with Slipknot, completed a Stone Stour record and will now be touring with Stone Sour. On top of all that, he's writing another book, this one focusing on ghosts and the paranormal.
The Metal Injection camp has been following the events of the Baroness UK bus crash very closely. We have reported about the events that happened during the crash and even the injuries sustained by the members of the band and their crew. All of this has been horrific and we have been waiting with baited breath for some good news, fortunately, it seems today is finally the time we can all safely exhale a sigh of relief. (more…)
It's always fun (and slightly depressing) to see these list of XX Richest XXX Stars, usually done by Forbes. Today, a site called CelebrityNetWorth.com (the fact that this site exists is a blog post on it's own) released a list of the 30 richest drummers in the world. Obviously, Ringo Starr came it at number 1, as let's be honest, nobody makes more money than The Beatles.
What's interesting though is that coolest man in rock, Dave Grohl clocked in with more cash than Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. Here is the full list, which also includes Dana Carey of Tool, Alex Van Halen and Neil Pert of Rush: (more…)
Tampa, Florida is home to many seminel death metal acts like Deicide, Morbid Angel, Death, and the relocated Cannibal Corpse. It is also the home to this year's Republican National Convention, where Mitt Romney will be formally nominated as the presidential candidate to take on Barack Obama in the November election. One intrepid Yahoo! News reporter decided to ask why, and even got a quote from an organizer from the host committee, who had no idea of Tampa's prominence in the death metal scene saying: (more…)
Lamb Of God are trying to put Randy's arrest and detainment in a Czech prison this summer behind them. The detainment resulted in the cancellation of their epic tour with Dethklok and Gojira. At the time of cancellation, Lamb of God promised a rescheduled headlining tour to kick off at the end of October. We mistakenly thought that meant the tour with Dethklok and Gojira would be rescheduled, but that will not be the case. The band has recruited their friends in In Flames and Hatebreed for the new tour, which is set to kick off on October 30th.
The sleuths over at Lambgoat have uncovered the first announced date of the tour, in Phoenix, AZ at Comerica Theater on October 30th. This could be the first date of the tour, or not, but we know for sure that Hatebreed and In Flames are attached to the bill.
I can't breathe! I can't breathe! I'm too excited. Yesterday, Norwegian death-and-roll experts Kvelertak posted the attached photo to their Facebook page with the following message: "First day at Godcity with Kurt Ballou. All I can say is, this album is going to fuck the first album in the ass. Hard." (more…)
Dave Grohl, aka the coolest man in rock, is working on a new documentary about Sound City Studios, the legendary LA studio that was home to many classic albums. He recently released a teaser clip, which you can watch above of Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich talking about some of his earliest musical memories. More video clips from the doc can be found on it's official Youtube page.
Welcome to episode 128 of MSRcast where we interview one of fave Finnish Death/Doom bands, Swallow The Sun. I had the opportunity to chat with keyboardist, Aleksi Munter about all things Swallow The Sun, including the metal scene in Finland, touring, and the brand new album, "Emerald Forest and the Blackbird". Sit back, relax, and enjoy another interview brought to you by Mainstream Resistance and the gang at MSRcast! Playlist includes: (more…)
Sean was the special guest on this edition of our Livecast. We kicked off with an update on everybody's weeks, we learn the true definition of cream pies, Rob talks about urine samples. We also briefly discussing the recent gun violence in NY. In the second hour, we learn about "negrohoods," terrible Swedish songs, more Mindy Meyer talk and hatred of Foghat. Here is this week's playlist:
A Life Once Lost – Madness is God
Pallbearer – Devoid of Redemption
Psycroptic – Forward To Submission
Big Business - Stareadactyl
Summer is almost over, but the metal world is heating up with controversy. Here are the 10 most visited pages on the site this week:
- BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE New Album Update 2012
- These Are The People Who Watched FEAR FACTORY At The Gathering Of The Juggalos
- VISION OF DISORDER Set To Fail video premiere
- Gaming with THE CONTORTIONIST
- TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy and MOTLEY CRUE's Nikki Sixx Have Some Harsh Words For Dave Mustaine
- TRIVIUM Matt Heafy Harvest acoustic [OPETH Cover]
- Phil Labonte Gay Married The NRA And Had An Abortion.
- ANTHRAX Is The First Metal Band Blasted On Mars
- METALINJECTION.FM launches – 24/7 streaming metal radio
- Cutest SLAYER Fan Ever?
Thanks to everybody who has checked out our awesome 24/7 streaming radio station. We'll be back on Sunday with an all new episode of the Metal Injection Livecast!