Greetings and salutations. Call me Fist, I'm a proud Kentuckian and I've used metal to help me get through the suffering of living in the bible belt. I am an encyclopedia of metal. I'm a fan of all types of metal. My main goal here is to help people find more music they will fall in love with. Hope you enjoy our words! \m/
Louisville, Kentucky’s STONECUTTERS has announced their upcoming December tour through the Northeast. The tour begins December 1st in Dayton, Ohio and runs through December 10th in Huntington, West Virginia. The band is touring in support of their 4th album ‘Blood Moon’. That album was one of the best metal albums of 2015 (Read Review here.). If you haven’t had a chance to experience Stonecutters live then I suggest you get your ass out there and do so on this tour.
AFI have been involved in a mysterious build up over the past couple weeks releasing minor tidbits of information and unveiling a portion of a song backwards on Spotify. They have now revealed they are set to release their 10th studio album titled ‘AFI (The Blood Album)’. The album is set to hit stores January 20th and will be the follow up to their 2013 album ‘Burials’. This will also mark the band’s first release on Concord Records. The new effort was recorded at Megawatt Studios in Los Angeles and was produced by guitarist Jade Puget with the renowned Matt Hyde (Slayer, ASG, Parkway Drive, Monster Magnet) joining in co-production. Matt is renowned in the metal world, and we only expect great things since he’s involved. Continue reading →
Riff lords Crowbar have announced co-headlining tour dates with NOLA neighbors Goatwhore, capping off the calendar year with style. “This upcoming tour is one that we’re all looking forward to!,” says Kirk Windstein. “These are our Brothers. Hell, Sammy Duet was in Crowbar for a few of our best records! To the fans of both bands, here’s your early Christmas present!” Crowbar is touring in support of their upcoming album ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ which releases October 28th via eOne Music. This album is following up one of Crowbar’s most successful records to date. ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ will be the follow up to the highly buzzed about ‘Symmetry in Black’. That album sold over 4,000 copies in its first week of release in 2014, the highest of any LPs in the band’s 27 year career, beating out its predecessor, 2011’s ‘Sever the Wicked Hand’. We recently reviewed the bands new album (read here) and we are sure the album will be well received by everyone. Our hopes on this tour, which we wouldn’t miss is that Sammy gets on stage and at least plays one song with Crowbar. Continue reading →
Walking Corpse Syndrome released one of the best albums of 2015. That album ‘Human Delusion’ also made our best of list for last year as well. The Missoula, Montana band that is all about the heaviness is about to embark on a headlining tour. The Predator Tour will kick off in Boise, Idaho on October 28th and run through November 12th when they play in Billings, Montana. After playing 11 consecutive dates the band will take some time off then play a show in their hometown on December 9th. Continue reading →
MoE are a band that truly sets themselves apart from anyone else in the music world. Hailing from Norway MoE mixes their minimalist compositions with an alternative experimental approach. Their sound often comes off as noisy punk influenced rock but they do not want it to be confused with metal. Not wanting their music to be confused with metal displays the confidence they have in their unique sound. The band formed in 2008 and has 4 releases thus far. MoE recently released their album ‘Examination Of The Eye Of A Horse’ on October 14th via Conrad Sound. The album was co-produced by co-produced by Jorgen Traeen. MoE creates a sound that will not conform to a genre. Continue reading →
Dinosaur Pile Up is a band I have absolutely fell in love with. Their sound takes influence from a variety of genres. Their music often contains characteristics from varying genres such as alternative, punk, rock, metal and a huge mesh of all them combined. The creativity in composing their songs creates this all new, fresh sound that really isn’t heard anywhere else in music today. They have been touring in support of their recent album ‘Eleven Eleven‘ that is now available in the U.S. We recently were able to catch the band live at the Louder Than Life music festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to the show I mentioned them as the must see band of the festival, and they didn’t disapoint. Dinosaur Pile Up’s set included sing alongs and mosh pits, and with those two combined all things were right in the world. We sat down and spoke to singer/guitarist Matt Bigland about the band, the progression of their new album, inspiration behind the lyrics and breaking ribs while on tour.
[Due to the sunlight beaming into the media tent the quality of the video is below our standards, but you are still able to enjoy the conversation between Matt and myself in the video. Our apologies for the quality of the video. (Damn you sunlight)]
After releasing videos for “Hold On”, “Blood Money”, and “Selfish”, Dope have now released a lyric video for the track “1999” from their new album ‘Blood Money, Part 1’, scheduled for release on 10/28 via eOne Music. Releasing 4 singles prior to the album’s release just shows that the band is proud of everything they have accomplished on this album. The album is the band’s first studio album in 7 years. Edsel Dope has always been a master of lyrics and this album is no different. His life experience makes for amazing relatable songs. He truly bleeds passion into the music and passion is something that is absent from a lot of music in today’s music scene. Continue reading →
Shit The Cow is a band of Swedish rockers set out to explore the limitations of their own universe, and from what I’ve heard there are no limits on what this band can do. The bands risk taking when it comes to sound has really developed their music into something new. They are conquering uncharted territory and inventing sound as they go. They’ve done what is classified as “rock disco” on their 2012 release ‘Volume/Cow’ before moving on to a more garage rock sound on 2013’s ‘Salt Of The Earth’. Then they evolved into a more punk feel with 2014’s ‘Rissna’ before moving to more darker elements on “67p” in 2015. The band has defined their sound as “Scrapyard Rock” and it’s very fitting. The band simply takes inspiration from all over and juxtaposes their sound. Continue reading →
Scattered Hamlet classify themselves as “Honky Tonk Metal” and that classification is perfect. They have firmly planted their roots in a southern style of metal with a tremendous amount of blues. It’s not surprising that they mention some of their influences from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, as well as Hank Williams I, II and III. While those are easiy to hear in their music, they also give a nod to bands like Clutch, Down, Fu Manchu and Black Sabbath. Their style is smooth, fresh and flows like the finest bourbon. The different elements that complete the uniqueness in their music are vast just like their influences. Scattered Hamlet is set to release their new album ‘Swamp Rebel Machine’ on November 4th via BuckMoon Productions and pre-orders for the highly anticipated album have already started. The album was produced and mixed by Grammy nominated producer Jason Donaghy (Rob Zombie, John 5, The Murder Dolls) who also produced their debut album ‘Skeleton Dixie’. They have graced the stages Rocklahoma, SXSW, and Van’s Warped Tour. They make new fans where ever they roam, and have coined their fans as “Hellriders”. Pre-Order the album here.
Some bands from the late 90’s and early 2000’s have faded away. Others have made a stale return and then there are bands like Dope who have stayed true to their sound and succeed since their formation. From the very moment in 1999 when I first saw the video for “Everything Sucks” I was hooked. While their were dozens of nu-metal bands already taking over the airwaves Dope had that extra something that others didn’t. One of their keys to success is the lyrics by singer and founder Edsel Dope. The lyrics are some of the most relatable you will ever hear.Any listener can take something away from each and every song. The band is about to release their 6th studio album and the bands first release in 7 years. ‘Blood Money, Part 1’ will release on October 28th via eOne Music. The band is currently on tour with Flaw and Motograter in what they are referring to as the Dope reunion tour which features the bands classic lineup of Edsel Dope, Acey Slade, Virus, & Racci Shay. Continue reading →