Today, Thursday, April 19, the multi-platinum, hard rock band Five Finger Death Punch have unveiled the new song “Sham Pain,” off their long-awaited seventh studio album ‘And Justice For None’, due out May 18. The new song marks the second of three brand new pre-order tracks and follows last week’s release “Fake” (out 4/6) which generated just under 1 million streams in the U.S. during its first week and made the viral chart on Spotify in multiple countries. Fans can expect one more additional song to be revealed on May 4. Continue reading →
Bakersfield native and original Korn guitarist, Brian “Head” Welch is an artist who has undoubtedly battled his fair share of demons. In 2005, his demons, who took shape in the form of overwhelming drug addiction and discontent with road life, caused him to leave the band in search of a savior. Welch took refuge in religion, became baptized, and devoted himself to Jesus Christ. Part of his decision for his abrupt change in life course was to protect his young daughter from the decadent rockstar lifestyle he was part of. During his departure from Korn, Welch focused on other creative outlets including a solo album, ‘Save Me from Myself’ in 2008, and multiple biographical books chronicling his life experiences. In 2012, he re-branded his solo project as Love and Death, under which name he has released an EP the same year entitled ‘Chemicals EP’ and an LP in 2013 called ‘Between Here & Lost.’ In May of 2013, a clean and sober Welch rejoined his former bandmates in Korn and has recorded two albums with the band since his return – ‘Paradigm Shift’ (2013) and ‘The Serenity of Suffering’ (2016).
Expressing concerns over the album title, the leading big box store Walmart has refused to carry Christian rocker band Stryper’s upcoming 10th studio album, ‘God Damn Evil’ — available April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Several Christian retail chains have also objected to the title and declined to carry ‘God Damn Evil’ in their stores. Continue reading →
Devildriver formed in 2002 and with 7 albums under their belt are about the change the game of metal up entirely. Which is nothing new for vocalist Dez Fafara who’s other band Coal Chamber was the first band to be classified with the term nu-metal. Devildriver is set to release their upcoming outlaw country covers album which boasts some guest appearances by Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Hank 3, John Carter Cash (Johnny Cash’s son), Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) and others. They cover tracks by famous country musicians like Dwight Yoakam, Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Jones and others. The album titled ‘Outlaws ’til The End: Vol. 1′ is set to release July 6th via Napalm Records. Continue reading →
ROTTING CHRIST amidst their European tour got arrested unfortunately in the Eastern European country of Georgia, in their capital city Tbilisi on the 12th of April, this month, right before their concert on the 13th. The band was arrested on ridiculous and spurious grounds involving charges of terrorism allegedly based on the band’s name! Front man Sakis Tolis informed later as stated below that they were “branded as Satanists and therefore suspects of terrorism.” A reason every metalhead is accused of once in their lifetime!
Philly rock n’ rollers, CKY are preparing to hit the road, beginning in July, for a summer outing of North American shows along with Sacramento post-hardcore outfit, Slaves as co-headliners. Joining on as supporting acts will be Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am. Full tour dates below. Continue reading →
Hey y’all! Get ready with that bullet belt around your waist, some tattered jeans and a beer mug(not sure if going to war with a beer belly is a good idea though) in your hand, cause today we go to war. Yes, today I bring to you an exclusive video premiere of the Indian underground band, WARMARSHAL‘s all new track “This Is War“. Hailing from down south, Hyderabad, the band is a trio and doesn’t shy away from planting that boot on your face, firm. Without much ado, let me introduce you WARMARSHAL, for those who might be unaware of them and think ‘where next to conquer‘, *wink* in your never ending search for uncharted territories.
War and metal have always been friends that have relied on each other and have proved to be the perfect amalgamation. The intensity, atrocious and the bestial nature of both death metal and war have never failed to amaze fans. Thus, being the reason why there are still a plethora of rising bands that chose to walk along the path that was paved already by the likes of legends such as BOLT THROWER, BESTIAL WARLUST etc. WARMARSHAL is no different as well. Combining elements of war, atrocity, politics and belting it with pure old school death metal intensity, they are adamant on establishing their name in the Indian metal scene.
Metal and tattoos, it’s a perfect marriage isn’t it? This JulyInkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival will bring to you the ultimate summer holiday getaway. It is a a one-of-a-kind destination event that presents to you heavy and hard rock music from over 30+ plus bands on two stages, with some big names from the industry, such as the likes of RISE AGAINST, A DAY TO REMEMBER, BUSH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, CLUTCH and many more. It’s a star studded line-up. Adding more to the festival’s appeal, it will also host a tattoo festival inside of one of the country’s most infamous prisons, plus so much more. Continue reading →
Los Angeles California’s metal band Butcher Babies has been entertaining crowds since their formation in 2010. Leading the charge are vocalists Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, who were inspired by pioneering metal vocalist Wendy O. Williams of Plasmatics. The band is named after the track “Butcher Baby” from the Plasmatics 1980 debut album ‘New Hope for the Wretched’. Butcher Babies debut album, ‘Goliath’, was released on July 9, 2013 via Century Media Records. It sold 3,300 copies in its first week. The band was off too an incredible start and things weren’t about to slow down anytime soon. The band toured with notable bands like Marilyn Manson, Danzig, A Pale Horse Named Death and several others. Up until this point the vocalists Heidi and Carla had performed wearing only nipple tape as a way to pay tribute to the late Wendy O. Williams, it was in late 2013 they decided to ditch the nipple tape and let their look evolve. This didn’t effect the bands fan base in any way and may have even strengthened their connection with fans. In 2015 the band released their sophomore album ‘Take It Like a Man’ which was produced by Logan Mader (Once Human, Machine Head, Soulfly). The album charted even higher than the bands debut and from the album came three amazing singles “Monsters Ball”, “Never Go Back” and “Igniter”. Around this time the band was dominating the festival circuit playing at Louder Than Life, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range and various others. The band is highly known for their incredible live performances and welcomes crowd surfing. During a recent tour with Hollywood Undead the band encouraged fans to crowd surf to the front and high five the vocalists as they came over the rail. In October of last year Butcher Babies released their most recent album ‘Lilith’. This album seen a major progression in the bands sound as both vocalist have increased the amount of clean vocals on the album. The band is currently preparing for the ‘Kings & Queens Tour’ which will be co-headlined with Nonpoint and support from Cane Hill and Sumo Cyco. The tour kicks off on April 25th in Dallas, Texas and runs through June 8th in Jerome, Idaho. This is a tour you won’t want to miss. Continue reading →