The Last Spire is the aptly titled final effort of legendary doom rock act Cathedral, and the band certainly don't just lay down and die. Instead, they strongly march toward their grave with solemn faces and drag you, perfectly alive and well, along with them into the coldest depths of their resting place.
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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. To kick off this series, we need not look beyond the LP most frequently cited as the very first, true heavy metal album: Blue Cheer’s earth-shattering Vincebus Eruptum.
Just over five months ago Black Sabbath, the band who the term ‘heavy metal’ was coined for, played their first hometown show in Birmingham in thirteen years. Tonight, their friends and fans in New Orleans super-group Down, rolled into ‘The Workshop of the World’ as a headliner themselves, of a completely sold-out show and with [...]
Serj Tankian is one of the most interesting musicians in the rock/metal scene. His solo career is full of experimentation with a unique sound that makes it hard to look the other way with him, even without System Of A Down. Here we have the next installment in his solo career, Harakiri, and who knows [...]
It's been almost a year and a half since Greg Puciato first revealed, exclusively to us, that he was collaborating with Max Cavalera. Max has said in the past that he's labeling this as sort of a "Nailbomb 2" project, getting really heavy. They also recruited Converge bassist Nate Newton and drummer Dave Elitch formerly [...]
Remember a few months ago when Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato revealed to us that he was talking with Max Cavalera about collaboration. Well, it's moving full speed ahead. While us east-coasters were suffering Irene's wrath this weekend, Puciato was in the desert in Pheonix at Max's studio demoing some material. He posted the [...]
By: Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann We are living in a time of mass ignorance, with anger fueling anger and propaganda influencing millions every day. Even with the wave of technology allowing us to access more knowledge than ever before, people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. The fear-mongering heavyweights of the media such as Fox News [...]
by James Greene, Jr. The term "epic" has been bandied about with such regularity in recent years that it hardly has one drop of meaning left. Thanks, Internet. There was really no other way to caption that video of your dad's water-skiing accident on YouTube? "Fucking hilarious" would have done the trick. Now epic is [...]
So the Metal Injection crew just got back from seeing AT THE F'N GATES completely destroy Irving Plaza in NYC. I could write a long winded review…or I could just give you video proof: Yes, the crowd was that loud for the intro! It was deafening! An awesome night overall! Anyway, it turns out the [...]