November, 2012 Archive
Some of you reading this may be in college right now with hopes of getting into the music business, which may seem like such a fun place to work, until you actually start working in it.
I worked at a small record label (that has since went out of business) and the whole scenario scarred me so much I decided to never pursue another job in the music business, other than my own ventures (such as Metal Injection). I got a "real" job working a web agency until Metal Injection picked up enough where I Could live off of it.
Now, Berklee University is hoping to help students get a grasp on how much money they can expect to make when working in any facet of the music industry. (more…)
With a 3D movie on the way that reportedly cost $20 million to produce, you'd think the band would shy away from live releases. But, with the holiday season approaching, the band wanted to make sure their fans had something new to give the special somebody in their life who loves Metallica, which is why they previously announced the release of their new live DVD, Quebec Magnetic, for which they just released a trailer:
We've seen heavy metal in commercials before. Whether it's this black metal FedEx commercial, this black metal commercial from KFC, Rob Zombie's commercial for detergent or that Suffocation History Channel commercial, it's nothing new. But this may be the most random use of metal in a commercial ever. (more…)
It's a retro world. That's not a value judgment, just a statement of fact. Some lament this fact as if its a permanent turn of events – rather than a blip in time made inevitable by a generation of MP3-trading kids suddenly having carte blanche to the entirety of music history – but, either way, there are some damn fine bands around in 2012 that could easily stand next to the acts of yore which they are either paying tribute to or blatantly ripping off, depending on the level of cynicism one brings to the table. (more…)
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx is getting married to his 27-year-old girlfriend and model, Courtney Bingham. (more…)
Decibel Clips of the Month – December 2012: Videos from PIG DESTROYER, NAPALM DEATH, CRADLE OF FILTH, PANTERA
Every month, Decibel scribe Shane Mehling reviews the four videos that appear in the mag under “Decibel’s Clips of the Month at Metal Injection.” This month, watch picks from Pig Destroyer, Napalm Death, Cradle of Filth and a classic clip from Pantera. (more…)
Hatebreed is not sitting around waiting for you to hear about their new album, The Divinity Of Purpose which comes out on January 29th through Razor & Tie. They're going to get out there and promote the hell out of it, with a pretty interesting lineup for a headlining tour. The band will be supported by Shadows Fall, Dying Fetus and The Contortionist. Do Shadows Fall fans like Dying Fetus? and vice versa?! This is a smorgasbord of heavy metal, and quite an interesting lineup. The tour kicks off days before album release, and wraps up on Feburary 17th. Here is the full routing: (more…)
Our photographer Jeffrey Chan has just posted some awesome pics in our photo gallery. Dethklok, Machine Head, All That Remains & The Black Dahlia Murder recently stopped in Toronto on their current massive tour. Unfortunately for us, the show started super early and Jeffrey wasn't able to snap any photos of BDM. BUT, he made up for it with some killer photos of the rest of the bands. Check out the photo gallery.
Moshing… it can be fun, but lately I personally find it to be more of nuisance. I want to see the band, so I try to get up close, but I can't stand too close to the center, because a pit will break out. And, the last thing I want is to be punched in the face. I want to actually enjoy the band.
Looks like vocalist J.D. Cronise of The Sword agrees with me. (more…)
I was completely bummed when Minnesota's Iron Thrones called it quits this past summer. As winners of the Scion No Label Needed contest, I spent several weeks with the band, and not only became friends with the four individuals, but the magic of their music quickly became one of my favorite releases of 2010.
As they say, all good things must come to an end, and unlike most bands out there, Iron Thrones understood when it was their time. Fortunately, this did not mark the end of creating music for these four talented members. Keeping up with a couple of the dudes, I've jotted down their new endeavors, which you really need to check out. How often do you see a great band break up, and make other great projects? Exactly. (more…)
It's been a few months since we've checked in on Deftones bassist Chi Cheng. Cheng was involved in a horrific car accident left him paralyzed and in a coma for almost four years. Recently, he's shown signs of improvement, as his family has checked him out of the hospital and he is under their care at their home.
Chi's family checked in with a new update on his progress. (more…)
Avenged Sevenfold are keeping plenty busy nowadays. They just released a new track for the new Call Of Duty video game, and appear at the end of the game after the credits roll to boot. They are also working on a new album, which they previously compared to Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.
The band is working on the new album with a new drummer, Arin Ilejay. Arin grew up a fan of Avenged and similar sounding bands like Bullet For My Valentine, and according to frontman M. Shadows, he apparently never got into the "classics" like Metallica and Pantera. (more…)
Killswitch Engage kicked off their Alive Or Just Breathing 10 year anniversary tour this past Saturday at the California Metalfest. As promised, the band played their seminal Roadrunner debut from beginning to end, and it sounds as good as ever. Kudos to the poor sap who decided to record this whole thing for our amusement, his arm must've been killing him from holding up his cam the whole time. Take a look: (more…)
Bummer news for people excited to see The Acacia Strain on their current co-headlining tour with Veil of Maya. The band was forced to drop off their tour after an accident involving their van. Driving in the wintery snow can be incredibly hazardous. Here's the band's official statement: (more…)
One of the highlights of seeing Neurosis live for me was the trippy visuals that would always project over the band as they performed their plodding music. I always felt it was a stroke of brilliance, because the band themselves don't move around much and after a while they do get boring to look at, so the cinematics served as the perfect accompaniment.
No more! The band today annouced they will no longer be projecting visuals while performing. (more…)