The Livecast was back at four, and joined by special guest host Monica as we discussed the week's news stories. We spent the first hour discussing the trial of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, as well as the fans' response to the trial. We also discussed Dave Mustaine discussing Gigantour, Jeff Hanneman's death, [...]
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Damn visa issues, always fucking everything up! Unfortunately, Hypocrisy were denied their visas to enter the US for their End of Disclosure tour.
June 11th marks the release date of Manifest Decimation - the debut Southern Lord LP from Texas crossover thrashers Power Trip. To wet the appetites of fans and the uninitiated alike, the band has premiered the title track from the album on Pitchfork.com.
With inspirations ranging from Converge, Don Caballero and Nirvana the Brooklyn, NY based band SUNWOMAN creates a very unique sound of their own that might be best described as a a meticulously planned shit storm.
Each week on ‘Throwback Thursday’ we dust off a crucial but underrated album, without which heavy metal’s evolution would have turned out quite differently. This week there’s even more dust involved than usual: as in Dust, the band, whose fingerprints are spread all over heavy metal’s formative past, difficult as it may be at first [...]
Relapse Records has just announced the signing of Brooklyn's own coven of blackened sludge witches, Mortals. The band will be entering the studio this summer to begin recording their full length Relapse debut and the follow up to their 2012 EP, Death Ritual.
Valient Thorr slate their new album, Our Own Masters, for a June 18 release date.
There is so much going on in the Kylesa camp, we're behind on all their shenanigans! A few days ago, the stoner lords unveiled the artwork for their upcoming Ultraviolet album, which hits stores May 28, and now the band has just announced a brand new North American tour with support from Blood Ceremony, White [...]
Legendary Floridian doom band Floor are back!
Two years after breaking through with Furnace, Brooklyn's finest, Batillus, are back with Concrete Sustain, a collection of six fairly lengthy but surprisingly lean and focused updates on the band's industrial sludge repertoire. Representing more of a refinement of the existing Batillus sound rather than an evolution per se, Concrete Sustain dials back the atmospherics just a smidge without sacrificing any of [...]
Now this is a tour I can get behind, a prog metal wet dream featuring Intronaut and Scale The Summit with Mouth of the Architect and Castle splitting half the tour amongst themselves. And there are plenty of dates.
Each week on ‘Throwback Thursday’ we dust off a crucial but underrated album, without which heavy metal’s evolution would have turned out quite differently. This week’s chosen relic endured decades of neglect before reemerging as one of the most vital documents of heavy metal’s first global assault: Sir Lord Baltimore’s combustible Kingdom Come.
Last I looked the economy was still in the shitter, so the theme of this year's preface is doing SXSW on the (relative) cheap. The main misconception that I hear about SXSW – even among fellow Austinites – is that it costs a fortune to attend. Yes, it's true that if you plan on attending [...]
Hell yes! The U.S. is finally getting some Gorod up in here! The only current downside to this situation is that I have no idea if it'll be coming to a city near you, or more importantly a city near me. Update: We now have tour dates: