I'm never quite sure how to stylize Hellyeah, and this always bothers me when I write posts, but whatever. You guys don't care. What you do care about is the fact that Hellyeah has been confirmed for this summer's Gigantour festival. (more…)
The metal blogosphere blew the fuck up yesterday when the Belgian festival "Metal Méan" posted on their Facebook that Nachtmystium had broken up. According to frontman Blake Judd, the band is not breaking up at all and will be releasing a new album at the end of this year. (more…)
Is it fucking June already? The new Black Sabbath album — the first album featuring Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Ozzy Osbourne in 35 years — is set to drop on June 11, and the band just released a video unveiling the cover artwork.
You can also hear a snippet of an unknown new song which will be featured on the new album, entitled simply 13. Here's the video: (more…)
When you create something this fucking awesome, you have to give yourself some time to prepare. That is why details have been announced seven months in advance for Philip Anselmo's inaugural Horrorcore Horror Film Festival, which takes place this October in Austin, Texas.
Not only will Eyehategod and Crowbar be performing during the festival along with Down, Warbeast, and Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals, but influential Mayhem frontman Atilla Csihar will be performing a soundtrack, so to speak, during a special screening of the silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Here's the full details: (more…)
Because of the wickedly sinful nature of Ghost, its no surprise to hear that the release for the new Ghost B.C. album Infestissumam is being pushed back a week to April 16 due to four CD manufacturers refusing to print 16th century orgy artwork on the deluxe edition of the album. Check it out: (more…)
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 Hills, and Lazer/Wulf. Here's the dates: (more…)
Singer Jonathan Carpenter parted ways with The Contortionist over the weekend, because his longtime girlfriend is about to his first child. According to a press release released Friday afternoon, Mike Lessard of Last Chance To Reason will be temporarily replacing Carpenter on the road for the remainder of their dates.
For those of you who are bummed that Carpenter has his priorities in line, he said in a statement that he would eventually return to music. Here's his statement: (more…)
There's a new hardcore supergroup in the works called Get Involved!, which features former members of Glassjaw, Thursday, From Autumn To Ashes, Judge, and Death In The Park. The group have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their Ross Robinson-produced debut EP set for a Summer/Fall 2013 release. Check out the press release: (more…)
Pitchfork editor Brandon Stosuy has brought his Show No Mercy metal column to Austin to host a SXSW showcase at the House of Vans at Mohawk and its going on right now. If you can't make it down, you are in luck as the whole thin is being live streamed.
Black Tusk has finished recording its new EP that will be released sometime this Spring on Relapse Records. I'm not sure of the name, but I guarantee you there will be mad riffage. Kylesa vocalist Phillip Cope returned to produce and record the new EP, which is supposed to serve as a gateway between 2011's Set The Dial and the band's next full-length album. (more…)
Pyrithion, a new death metal project formed by As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, will release their debut EP, The Burden Of Sorrow, via Metal Blade Records on April 16. The group also features Allegaeon founding guitarist Ryan Glisan and The Famine's former drummer Andy Godwin. (more…)
After releasing several records on several different labels, Relapse Records has announced that it has signed Cleveland, Ohio, metal/hardcore vets Ringworm to its roster. The band will hit the studio in April to to record its new album for a late 2013 release. (more…)
Providence riff lords Howl have just unveiled the new album artwork for their upcoming Bloodlines album that comes out April 30 in North America. The band recently wrapped up recording with Chris "Zuess" Harris at the infamous Planet Z Studios, which has produced some amazing records from Crowbar, Soulfly, and Municipal Waste, among a ton of others.
Check out the album's track listing and remaining tour dates here: (more…)
I was very excited when I posted that Rigor Mortis would be releasing a new album, however that was before Mike Scaccia's untimely passing. It's been a few months since, and now news has broke that Dallas-based engineer Kerry Crafton, who engineered the original self-titled for Capitol Records in 1988, has finished mixing the final Rigor Mortis album, Slaves To The Grave. (more…)
It's no secret that Baroness suffered a very serious bus accident last summer, which left several Baroness members and crew with broken bones. Friends of the band have launched Baroness Relief, an upcoming benefit auction which will help pay the band's mounting medical bills.
Some items that will be auctioned off include Brann Dailor of Mastodon's snare drum that he used during the recording of 2004's Leviathan. Other instruments, signed LPs, posters, and artwork have been donated by Mastodon, Napalm Death, Kylesa, Neurosis, Municipal Waste, Meshuggah, and Red Fang among others. (more…)