Dear iOS users, we apologize for the excessive crashing with the iPhone app recently. We've heard your becons and the amazing Mike Keller of Meek Is Murder apps has rewritten our app completely from scratch to be better, faster and stronger than ever. Download the upgrade in the App Store today.
Android users, we have not forgotten about you. We will be launching a mobile version of the main website very soon, and are definitely still interested in launching an app for Android as well. If there is an Android developer reading this who would like to help, please reach out to me at robert at metalinjection dot net.
This was a rather eventful week in heavy metal and the world as a whole. We kicked it off with a huge bummer with the passing of Deftones bassist Chi, and mid-week we finally heard our first taste of new Sabbath. Here are the most visited pages of the week:
- DEFTONES Bassist Chi Cheng Dead At Age 42
- Listen To The New BLACK SABBATH Song, "God Is Dead?" Right Now!
- Trevor Strnad Of THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Is Pissed About Piracy
- UNEVEN STRUCTURE Frost/Hail video premiere
- Study Shows Anxiety And Depression Runs Rampant Among Metal Fans
- Enter To Win FREE Tickets to ROCKSTAR MAYHEM FEST 2013 – A Winner For Each Date
- THE RED CHORD's Guy Kozowyk Is A Cop Now
- PHIL ANSELMO Announces First Solo Full-Length Album
- New AMON AMARTH Song Will Make You Grow A Beard And Fight Stuff
- IRON MAIDEN Drummer's Wife Tried To Stab Someone With A Lance!
SPONSORED: The Five Most Hellacious Jobs in Metal presented by Adult Swim's Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell
From the demonic minds behind Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, and Stroker & Hoop comes Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, a new series starring Henry Zebrowski as a demon working for the Devil (played by Matt Servitto, of The Sopranos fame ) in Hell (where else?). To celebrate the show’s premiere on Adult Swim tonight at midnight, Metal Injection now presents to you a list of The Five Most Hellacious Jobs in Metal. Being an employee of Satan might actually be preferable to these crappy gigs… (more…)
Add a little color to your black t-shirt collection with our newly released blood red Metal Injection t-shirt featuring the killer "cold dead hand" design by our bestie Mike "theFATkid" Wohlberg. This t-shirt is available for $14 plus shipping (with international shipping available.) Additionally, all of our other designs are now fully in stock in all sizes.
So show your support for Metal Injection, let the world know you're a junkie and head over to our store and pick up a shirt.
In what has become a yearly tradition, Metal Injection proudly brings to you our Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest ticket giveaway. We will be choosing a winner for each stop of the tour, who will receive two general admission tickets to the event. This year's Mayhem Fest is headlined by Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and Mastodon, also featuring Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White, Huntress, Thrown Into Exile and City of the Sea so there is something for everyone!
How do you enter? (more…)
We just landed a west coast photographer by the name of Chris Sterffens and he has submitted his first gallery, the kick off show of the Metal Alliance Tour featuring Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire and Municipal Waste. Check out the gallery here.
Our photographers are truly worldwide, as you can see by our recent photo update with galleries from New York, Toronto and Japan. Here are the updates:
Soulfly rocked NYC last week and photographer Rodrigo Fredes was there to capture all the action. Check out our massive gallery of photos from Soulfly's explosive set right here.
We just updated the photo gallery with yet another sexy gallery of snaps from a recent Toronto show featuring Between The Buried and Me, Russian Circles and Intervals. Check out the full gallery, by photographer Jeffrey Chan right here.
Today is the last day of February and thus concludes another awesome round of Black Metal History Month. If you missed any of our frostbitten and grim coverage, here is a look back at what we posted:
The Fix, our music video show, went ALL BLACK METAL with videos from Gorgoroth, Dimmu Borgir, Emperor, Satyricon and Ancient. Watch it here.
We also posted two other black metal related videos, The King of Metal, Dave Hill reviewed some black metal videos and only really liked the Immortal one we showed him, and we took a peek into a day in the life of the Necrosexual.
We reviewed both new and classic black metal albums including:
- LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Baphometic Chaosium
- DIMMU BORGIR Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
- ULVER Bergtatt
- HELLHAMMER Apocalyptic Raids
- VREID Welcome Farewell
- DRKTHRONE The Underground Resistance
- ENSLAVED Mardraum: Beyond the Within
- BATHORY Under the Sign of the Black Mark
- GORGOROTH – Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
We explored the stage name origins of 10 black metal artists, caught the commercial prog-rock band Muse getting down with Black Metal History Month, found our favorite new Tumblr blog, Bargain Bin Blasphemy and had some fun with a few silly black metal caption contests.
We were also incredibly stoked to announce the release of our very own Black Metal History Month T-Shirt designed by our good friend Mike Wohlberg, which is still available for purchase.
Don't forget just because February is over doesn't mean you can't wear your new Black Metal History Month T-Shirt proudly as we continue our Black Metal coverage year-round. For even more coverage, check out our 2012 Black Metal History.
Photographer Jeffrey Chan headed to the Toronto stop of the Brothers of Brutality tour to witness Whitechapel, Emmure, Unearth, Obey The Brave and The Plot In You bring the house down. While not headbanging endlessly, Jeff managed to capture some great photos which are now available for viewing in our photo gallery. Check them out by clicking here.
Rodrigo has done it again! Check out this killer gallery from the final stop of the amazing Gojira, Devin Townsend Project, The Atlas Moth tour by clicking here. Jazz hands are definitely included!
You have have noticed that Metal Injection went through a pretty significant change in the last few days. We will no longer be hosting videos on our own servers and instead hosting our original video content on our Youtube page. (more…)
The big question of the night was will Jens return to the stage and the answer was yes. Jens absolutely melted faces with Meshuggah, who put on an entrancing live show. Animals As Leaders and Intronaut also completely delivered and this package, from top to bottom is fantastic. Go see it live (dates here) and for now, check out our awesome photo gallery by Rodrigo Treco.
Feh, love! Who needs it right? Metalheads aren't about love, we're about hate. So, if you're tired of your feed blowing up with sweet messages, like these Danzig Valentines cards, and just want to frown and be grim and grumpy, here is the ultimate Anti-Valentines Day playlist: (more…)