This is a big victory for the world of print. Arch Enemy have given metal magazines Metal Hammer Germany (out now) and Close Up Magazine Sweden (out May 3rd) two news tracks from their upcoming release Khaos Legions, which will be released on May 30th.
Both magazines are featuring the two new Arch Enemy songs "Yesterday is Dead and Gone" and "No Gods, No Masters" on a 12-track CD compilation entitled Dawn of Khaos which includes a cover of Kiss song "The Oath," two unreleased live tracks and seven Arch Enemy classics. (more…)
Krallice have been making a big name for themselves recently. The NYC band played an incredible gig with Portal and Gorguts last year in Brooklyn which we covered in our article, "America, meet Portal." The metal world has been on the edge of its seat for Krallice's new effort, and finally the full album, Diotima, is up on NPR as a part of their "First Listen" series.
NPR writer, Lars Gotrich describes the band and their new full-length beautifully on NPR.org: (more…)
Andy Rehfeldt is the mastermind behind some of the funniest and finely crafted parodies in the history of the interwebs. His creations include death metal covers of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" and Justin Bieber's magnum opus "Baby," as well as "Radio Disney" versions of Slipknot's "Wait and Bleed" and Bloodbath's "Eaten." His latest gift to us all is an incredibly creepy and hypnotic death metal version of one of the greatest songs ever written… of course I'm speaking of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" from the movie Titanic. Enjoy! Check out Andy Rehfeldt's youtube channel for more covers!
Watch out band shirts and old blue jeans, Rob Zombie has come to literally scare the crap out of you. The metal legend and director of House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and two Halloween remakes has just wrapped his most terrifying project to date, a commercial for laundry detergent brand WoOoOoOoOoOlite. Mr. Zombie stated: (more…)
Awwwww shit! There has been a war of words happening recently between Sumerian Records founder Ash Avildsen and writer for metal news site, The Gauntlet, Jason Fisher. Avildsen came under fire from Fisher and other metal fans for releasing a video taking aim at music pirates. Fisher responded with an incredibly interesting and revealing piece, calling Ash a "former pirate," stating: (more…)
Metal used to be a boy’s club… pioneered by sweaty, shirtless dudes in leather pants blasting out the world’s loudest and heaviest incarnation of rock ‘n’ roll for other sweaty, shirtless dudes in the pit. Nothing wrong with that! But a new type of pioneer has been creeping up into metal’s consciousness for well over 30 years now. From Girlschool to Thorr’s Hammer to Agoraphobic Nosebleed, women have been rightfully claiming their territory in the realm of heavy and extreme metal. Unfortunately, with true brilliance in progression, the trend-hoppers and money-grubbers of the music industry won’t be far behind.
Got a hot chick in your metal band that will get half-naked for press shots? Great! Sign here, here and initial here.
Now I admit that I’m a sucker for hot metal babes. Hell, I even stapled pages of the Century Media’s 2009 Maiden’s of Metal calendar to the walls of the Earache Records office. The only problem is that after labels become transparent in their attempts to cash in by signing any band with a hot, tattooed front-woman, it begins to delegitimize the truly talented women of metal. I also think that it trains the listener to accept sub-par music because they begin to listen with the wrong head. So here’s a list of some of metal music’s hottest and most popular goddesses, only I’ll be suggesting whether it’s more effective to listen with: (more…)