Coming from Australia are one of the greatest if not the best metalcore band named Polaris. So far they have managed to break free with only their deput EP ‘Dichotomy’, second EP ‘The Guilt & The Grief’ and their latest and first album ‘The Mortal Coil’. These guys are truly insane and they are ready to take over!
As bands think of unique ways to tease their fans with new music, BEHEMOTH has done the extra ordinary in offering the first preview of new music today. So, the Polish death metallers have a new album coming out very soon, and today, in the words of the band themselves, you have to “pledge your allegiance to BEHEMOTH by reciting a prayer to receive a gift.” Turns out the gift here is the much awaited, first contact of the snippet of a new BEHEMOTH tune from their forthcoming album. It’s simple and cool, recite the prayer and have your “gift” bestowed onto you by the unholy gods of Polish death metal.
Joining Joshua Toomey as this week’s interview guest for Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast is Mushroomhead founder/drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton. Their conversation covers a number of fascinating topics including the band’s open-door policy, the time-consuming process of mask-making, onstage theatrics, 90’s bands that should not be overlooked, and much more. Continue reading →
Maryland stoner rock band Clutch are releasing a preorder for their upcoming record Book of Bad Decisions. This “Limited Edition Collectors Bundle” includes a rare picture disc LP, flask, flag, shirt, long sleeve and a hatchet with autograph box. That’s right, I said a mother fucking hatchet! These gnarly bundles will be delivered on or before the albums September 7th release date. This bundle can be found on the band’s site. Continue reading →
Vancouver, Canada heavy melodic metallers UNLEASH THE ARCHERS are returning to North America. The band will be out on the road supporting their latest effort entitled ‘Apex‘, that was released in summer of 2017 via Napalm Records. They have enlisted fellow Canadian rockers STRIKER to provide direct support and HELION PRIME will open the shows. The tour kicks off September 9th in Seattle, WA and runs through October 14th in Vancouver, BC. More dates are expected to be added soon, and a complete list of confirmed dates can be found below.
Louisville, Kentucky’s nu-metal heroesFlaw have been dominating stages since before the release of their debut ‘Through The Eyes’ in 2001. The band is now revived and better than ever. Their comeback release ‘Divided We Fall’ proves the band hasn’t lost their touch. Chris Volz and the band have led the charge of a nu-metal resurgence over the past two years. Flaw have toured relentlessly playing both as a supporting act and as a headliner and even made numerous festival appearances including back to back performances at Louder Than Life in their hometown and also Ink In The Clink. Still on the heels of their full length release the band has now finished up a companion EP to ‘Divided We Fall’ and it’s titled ‘United We Stand’. The 6 track EP includes 4 brand new tracks and two live tracks. Both live songs are from the ‘Through The Eyes’ album and include “Payback” and “Only The Strong”. The EP was released September 1st via Pavement Entertainment. We spoke with Chris last September which you can see video interview here. Continue reading →
With the almighty Slayer currently in the midst of their farewell tour, it seems only fitting to reminisce on what they’ve meant to me as a longtime metal fan, and to the metal community as a whole. My first experience with Slayer was when I was very young – probably around ten or eleven years old. At the risk of dating myself, the first Slayer record I ever heard was ‘Reign in Blood.’ At the time, I had just started getting into heavier music, having been first introduced to the more “hair band” type stuff like MötleyCrüe and Scorpions. Continue reading →
JOURNEYfounder and only remaining original memberNeal Schon, while on the current JOURNEY & DEF LEPPARD 2018 Tourwith wifeMichaele Schon–who has been at the legendary guitarist’s side for his busy touring schedule for over 8 years and approximately 1000 shows–is paying tribute to former lead singer,Steve Perry, with a nightly dedication and moving performance of the band’s 1978 hit single, “Lights.” Co-written by Schon and Perry, “Lights” was featured on the band’s 4th full length album, ‘Infinity‘, and has become one of JOURNEY‘s most popular and easily recognizable songs.
This year, Bourbon & Beyond returns bigger and better than ever! Between the craft bourbon, celebrity chefs, amazing artists, and all additional experiences provided by the fine folks at Danny Wimmer Presents, what’s not to love about this big September get-together? Artists such as: EddieVedder, StevieNicks, SteveMillerBand, PaulRodgers, BandofHorses, and more. Fans who attended the inaugural festival have waited all year for the lineup to be announced, and the names on the list are nothing short of spectacular. This is the second year of the bourbon-fueled extravaganza, taking place September 22nd and 23rrd at Champions Park, and we have everything you need to know. Continue reading →
Coming at you from the cold, dark nights of Wisconsin, Jungle Rot, an American death metal band has released a brand new music video for their new song, ’Send Forth Oblivion’. This comes from their tenth studio album, ‘Jungle Rot’. Coming off the 2015’s release of ‘Order Shall Prevail’, Jungle Rot, has filmed a video for their brand new song. Jungle Rot, one of the all-time greatest American death metal bands, deliver their badass new music video for ‘Send Forth Oblivion.’ The track leads off their strongest album to date, appropriately titled ‘Jungle Rot’, in stores and available everywhere. A sequel to their previous blood-shedding video, ‘The Unstoppable,’ the band’s latest cinematic work of art transports us to the midst of an intense battle, with the Wisconsin trio exhausted, lacking supplies, and one man down. While they are trapped and fighting for survival in an isolated bunker, we learn of their brainwashing by those in power. Continue reading →