1989 marks the year of birth of New Jersey’s spacerock legends Monster Magnet. Three years after their first EP on Glitterhouse, the band released their official debut album ‘Spine Of God’ on Caroline Records, which became a full on genre classic literally in an instant. The original debut album ‘Tab’ was recorded a year earlier then ‘Spine Of God’ but only saw the light of day because of the overwhelming success of its actual successor. The drug hazed heavy sound of both releases helped in cementing Monster Magnet‘s reputation of being the only legit descendants of the likes of psychedelic and stoner rock Godfathers Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, and their electrifying punk siblings in MC5. Continue reading →
The Metro in Chicago, IL is pleased to welcome Grammy Award-nominated hard rock juggernauts Mastodon for a very special 35th Anniversary Event on September 9, 2017. One-hundred percent of the show’s proceeds will benefit Hope For The Day, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that promotes proactive suicide prevention by providing outreach and mental health education through self expression platforms. Continue reading →
Metalcore band, WAGE WAR from Ocala, Florida, formed in the year of 2013 has had quick success in a short span of time. After having released their debut, ‘Blueprints‘ in 2015, they’ve had an excellent run touring with the likes of AUGUST BURNS RED, EVERYTIME I DIE and I PREVAIL, among many others, in addition to being a standout act on the Vans Warped Tour 2016. WAGE WAR was named in Alternative Press’ Most Anticipated Music of 2017. Continue reading →
Venom Inc is not to be confused with the original black metal band Venom. Former Venom members have in fact created the band Venom Inc, former drummer Abaddon is in it next to vocalist/bassist The Demolition Man and guitarist Mantas. It is really cool that they created a new band, so great that they are still making music! They reunited in 2015 where they played at the Keep It True Festival, they raised from hell to play once again some heavy music for us. They will release their debut album ‘Avé’ on the 11th of August this year via Nuclear Blast which they signed to just 2 weeks ago. We are in for a hell of a ride!
Last week we broke the news that DEAD EARTH POLITICS had parted ways with founding drummer Mason Evans. [Read Here] Evans co-founded DEAD EARTH POLITICS in 2003 with bassist Will Little and guitarist Ernie Clark, and contributed heavily to the band’s meteoric rise. The Austin, Texas-based metal group have been compared to the likes of Lamb of God, Iron Maiden, Pantera and other legends, this band strikes at many cores. The band has become one of the top bands in the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal. They have their roots in the thrash metal genre, but at times also show signs of influence from traditional metal and power metal as well. DEAD EARTH POLITICS perfectly blends melodic vocals and vicious harsh screaming. The band is one of the most cherished acts in the Austin, Texas music scene and they are a five-time recipient of the Austin Chronicle’s “Best Performing Metal Band,” winning the award every year from 2012-2016. The band released the following statement in regards to Mason’s departure from the band. “One of the toughest decisions to make in a band is whether or not to part ways with a brother who has been there from the beginning. Mason is a founding member whose input and talents drove DEAD EARTH POLITICS’ from the onset. With that in mind we are announcing that due to various differences, we have decided to part ways. We wish Mason the absolute very best in his future endeavors and we are stoked as hell to share some big developments with everyone in the very near future.” Continue reading →
Time to rejoice if you’re a groove metal fan. Southern groove metallers from Santa Barbara, California, DEVILDRIVER will embark on a headlining tour this August and September featuring special guests 36 CRAZYFISTS, CANE HILL, UNCURED and TETRARCH. The month long tour starts from August 18th in San Jose, CA and wraps up on September 22nd in Lubbock, TX. This one surely looks like a mad tour. If I lived in the US, I wouldn’t miss this cool chance to go see them. So, make it a point to go see them, I mean who doesn’t love groove metal, come on!
“I am proud to announce the next DevilDriver headlining through the United States. We are bringing our great friends 36 CrazyFists who we haven’t toured with in years as well as Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch! – Come out to a show and GET IN THE PIT! See ya there!” says DEVILDRIVERfrontman DezFafara about the upcoming tour.
‘Enter The Arena’ is the impending new full-length from Texas thrash metal behemoths WARBEAST. Set for release on August 4th via Philip H. Anselmo’s Housecore Records, the punishing, ten-track production was captured at Anselmo’s famed Nodferatu’s Lair, mixed by Mike Thompson at the Riff Factory, and mastered by Lee Russell. The record features newest WARBEAST recruits, guitarist Drew Shoup and bassist Lyric Ferchaud, and stands among band’s most potent, volatile, and unrepentantly powerful offering yet. The release of WARBEAST‘s Enter The Arena follows Corbitt’s recent esophageal cancer diagnosis. A treatable though rarely curable disease, Corbitt faces the likelihood that he will never be able to sing again. The singer, who is currently undergoing an intensive schedule of radiation treatments, played his final show on Saturday, May 27th at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas. View the farewell footage HERE. Continue reading →
‘The Rise Of Chaos‘ is ACCEPT‘s 15th studio album and their 4th offspring under Nuclear Blast Records, following the previous releases of ‘Blood Of The Nations’,’Stalingrad’, and ‘Blind Rage’. The new album is going to come out crashing through the gates on August 4th, 2017 for a worldwide release.
Today, the band releases their first album trailer, which was filmed at the recent ACCEPT media day in Hamburg on June 13th. A press conference took place on the day featuring Wolf Hoffmann and Holger Hübner, the WACKEN Festival organiser, both looking ahead to ACCEPT’s exclusive upcoming Wacken performance. To wrap up the day, Wolf signed the infamous “Golden Book” which belongs to the Hard Rock café in Hamburg. Watch the clip, attached below.
Breakthrough rock act STONE SOUR has shared a 360°performance video for “Somebody Stole My Eyes,” featured on their acclaimed new album, ‘Hydrograd‘. Filmed at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA, the360° performance videois streaming now on STONE SOUR’s official YouTube channel.
‘Hydrograd‘ has been out for almost a week now and has been receiving constant positive feedback from fans and critics alike. So much so that, their lead single “Song #3” spends a third straight week at #1 at Active Rock Radio, marking the GRAMMY® nominated band’s fourth #1 single and eighth Top 5 single at the format.
Lynchburg, Virginia has officially put their name on the map in regards to music festivals. Over the past month the Blue Ridge Rock Festival has been slowly announcing bands playing the festival daily. The festival started out a little smaller than originally planned. Due to High Ticket Sales, they decided to expand the lineup and keep the ticket prices the same. How’s that for a reward? The initial bands on the lineup was Twiztid, Ill Nino, Saliva, (HED) P.E., Flaw, Saving Abel, Texas Hippie Coalition, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Moonshine Bandits, and Almost Kings. Continue reading →