This edition sees Rob return to the show while 3D is out in Vegas and not in the studio. We begin the show with Rob venting about what went down in his absence last week, followed by a brief discussion of where exactly he was last week. Then, Jenny told a story about her neighbor writing weird letters to Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman only to receive a call from Morgan Freeman himself. We played our next great soundbite, about the Enema Man and the Snoopy Snoopy Poop Dog. Jenny then tells a grandma story, which reminds us that this day was the anniversary of the death of the Notorious B.I.G., so we got Shlomo to rap some Biggie lyrics, but it didn't work out so great.
After the break, Rob and Sid discussed spotting Andrew WK at a show the night before. The Pizza Destroyer called in and let us sample some of his standup comedy and we gave him some tips. We then played a Russian edition of Thrash It or Trash It all submitted by a junkie from St. Petersburg named Igor. We listened to music from Emily Rose, Autoscan, Maria Abort Chosen, My Autumn & The Wheels of Sorrow. We wrapped up the show by playing another Ross Gnarly user submission followed by a call from Torje in Norway.
Metallica – Dyers Eve
Bloodbath – Devouring the Feeble
Kvelertak – Ordsmedar av Rang
Gojira – Esoteric Surgery
Goes Cube – Thunderheads
The power of the internet nowadays, where anybody can contribute to the biggest open-source encyclopedia around. Who would think that somebody would use it to make fun of Deicide? I guess one (former?) fan of the band felt editing the Wikipedia page of their most recent release, To Hell With God, was the best way for him to get across his distaste for the current lineup and the politics of the band. Also, it's pretty fucking funny. [via Metalsucks]
We are incredibly honored to be co-presenting, along with Decibel Magazine, one of the most extreme tours of the Summer. Erik Rutan and company in Hate Eternal and Origin are teaming up for a co-headlining run, bringing the equally heavy Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn along for the ride. The tour kicks off on June 15th in Austin, makes it's way up North to Canada and then down the east coast wrapping up in South Carolina on July 13th. Here is the full itinerary: (more…)
Audio Roundup: New Music from ROTTEN SOUND, SCAR SYMMETRY, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, PESTILENCE, ACROSS THE SUN, KEN MODE
For today's audio roundup, we have a buffet of differently styled metal for your approval. We have something for fans of grind, death, core and noise. So pick your poison…
Get your grind on. We recently saw Rotten Sound live and it's the most fun your ears will have bleeding for 30 minutes straight. The band is out promoting their new album Cursed which can be streamed in it's entirety on Lambgoat, and hits stores March 15th on Relapse.
Frank loves Scar Symmetry, so I'm curious to see what he thinks of this new song from the band he coined as Death Jovi. You can stream their new track above!
For those of you who are not into the melodic vocals as much and more into the gutteral with a splash of -core, then you will be excited to know an As Blood Runs Black track is now streaming over at Noisecreep.
For those of you who like the death without all of that -core getting in the way, then check out Pestilence's new track, Sinister, available on their website. It comes from the band's new album, Doctrine, which will be released late April through Mascot Records.
If you like the melodic and the core but not so much the gutteral or the core, then perhaps this new track from Across The Sun is for you. The band is streaming "Before The Night Takes Us" on Stereokiller.
Finally, if you are a fan of noise, then we highly suggest checking out KEN Mode, who are all about thick riffs and sick grooves. The band's new Kurt Ballou produced album Venerable is currently streaming on Stereogum and sounds totally fucking killer. Check em out.
In an incredibly sad turn of events, Mike Starr, the original bassist for Alice In Chains was found dead today in a Salt Lake City, UT home according to TMZ.
Starr was last in the news last month when he was picked up for possession, and had been on the third season of Celebrity Rehab. Starr, tragically, is the second member of Alice in Chains to die of an overdose, as original frontman Layne Staley died of an overdose in 2002.
Alice In Chains are one of the most influential bands of the '90s, setting a blueprint that many late '90s bands would completely rip off and make millions off of. (more…)
Damn it! We missed a few weeks of the Guessing Game, but let's get this shit going again. It's Tuesday, which means it's time to put your thinking caps on for this week's Guessing Game. First thing's first. We'd like to congratulate last game's winner, MI junkie Merginator, who wins a copy of Candlemass"s release, Death Magic Doom. To see the correct answer visit the last game page.
As for this week, we have a really awesome prize. One lucky junkie who answers correctly will walk away with Motorhead's new release, The Wörld Is Yours on both CD and vinyl! Sweet deal right? The album is in-stores now and the band are wrapping up a US tour with Clutch and Valient Thorr.
All you have to do is correctly guess who is in the photo below and leave a comment with your answer.
South by Southwest is just over two weeks away and I'm pumped. This year, perhaps more than any year before it, there is an endless amount of metal shows going on each day. Metal is definitely very well represented this year at SXSW, and we will be there to cover it to the best of our abilities. We are even sponsoring a few shows! We have just updated this list to reflect recent announcements. If you can't make it to SXSW, come back March 16th – 20th for ongoing liveblogs from the event: (more…)
If Kamelot isn't your thing, perhaps you may be interested to know that Floor, the recently reactivated Floridian doom band is hitting the road. The band is hitting up all parts of the U.S., so if you like your metal doomy, this is the show for you. Here's the schedule: (more…)
Get your drinking chalices ready because Kamelot have announced they are returning to North America. The band will return in late August/early September for a full US run (with stops in Quebec and Toronto as well). Coming along for the ride will be pirate metal act Alestorm, Blackguard and The Agonist. Noa and Frank are probably all about this tour. Here are the dates: (more…)
3 Inches of Blood and Skeletonwitch are both playing the New England Metal and Hardcore Festvial, so they decided to team up and put together a short run of dates to and from the Fest including stops in NYC, St. Louis, North Carolina and more. Here are the dates:
Thu/Apr-07 Covington, KY Mad Hatter
Fri/Apr-08 Milwaukee, WI The Annex
Sat/Apr-09 Chicagoi, IL Empty Bottle
Sun/Apr-10 South Bend, IN Elva's Fiesta Club
Mon/Apr-11 Iowa City, IA Blue Moose
Sat/Apr-16 Worcester, MA New England Metal Fest
Sun/Apr-17 NYC, NY Grammercy
Mon/Apr-18 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar
Tue/Apr-19 Raliegh, NC Volume 11
Thu/Apr-21 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Fri/Apr-22 Columbus, OH Ravari Room
Back in January, we got very excited when we uncovered video footage of The Mars Volta saxaphonist Adrian Terrazas got on stage with Animals As Leaders producing an awesome collaboration. Well, turns out that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship as we got a press release from Sumerian Records letting us know they just signed a new band, T.R.A.M. which features the aformentioned Adrian Terrazas (The Mars Volta) on saxophone, flute, bass clarinet and percussion, Javier Reyes & Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) on guitars and Eric Moore (Suicidal Tendencies) on drums.
Those of you eager to hear new music from the quartet won't have to wait long as they will release Lingua Franca in May, with new music set to pop up on their Facebook page soon. Terrazas gave this quote on how the band was formed: (more…)
The Human Abstract is currently on the road with The Atticus Metal tour. Guitarist A.J Minette will be checking in frequently with updates from the road. Read part one here. This is the second edition of those updates:
The first week of the Atticus Metal tour has been great. The shows have been great and the rest of the bands are a blast. After months of preparation it is satisfying to finally be out on the road again. Things were running smoothly for the first several shows, until the “check engine” light came on in our van. Having broken down several times before, we decided to take the van into the deal to get fixed immediately. Our transmission and radiator were shot, but the Warranty Gods protected us, and all was taken care of. I’ve never heard of a mechanic installing a transmission and radiator within 24 hours, let’s just hope everything stays put. (more…)
Trent Reznor had a pretty good week last week. He won an Oscar and got to meet Batman and apparently, he is now in talks to not only score a movie, but star in it as well.
The Nine Inch Nails frontman is being asked to star in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, an adaptation of a fictional book whose plot seems self explanitory. The role the film producers are courting Reznor for is Jack Barts, the vampire who kills Lincoln’s mother and sets the hero on his path of righteous vengeance. Do you guys think Reznor can pull off being a vampire? [ via Entertainment Weekly ]
We've been covering the back and forth between Joey Jordison and Corey Taylor for a while now. It's getting a bit ridiculous at this point. When we last left the story, Joey was hyping up the maggots saying everything is on the up-and-up. Anybody who has read the comments frontman Corey Taylor has made in the press knows this is far from the case.
Recently, Taylor spoke with Australian outlet, Undercover, and Blabbermouth did us a kind service by transcribing certain key excerpts. Taylor was very open and honest about his current feelings about the band.
First up, after talking about how close he feels to the members of Stone Sour, and how he will never quit that band, he speaks of his disassosiation from Slipknot: (more…)
When we last caught up with Arch Enemy, they were in the final weeks of pre-production, but it looks like the band is shifted gears into the fast lane, wrapped up recording and are ready to release this sucker into the world. The band have revealed the killer artwork for the album, as well as it's title, Khaos Legions. The artwork was designed by Brent Elliott White (Megadeth, Death Angel). The band have yet to set an official release date, but estimate it will be out late Spring/early Summer. Are you guys pumped for this or am I all alone here?