New England metalcore five-piece, The Floor’s Embrace are set to debut their first EP, ‘Monarch.’ Founded in 2014 in Braintree, Massachusetts, these guys have shared the stage with such acts as Suicide Silence, Upon a Burning Body, Feed Her to the Sharks, and Scale the Summit. With their sharply barbed sound, they have gained a fanbase by playing live shows around New England.
Southern stoner metal heroes Weedeater are hitting the road again for another U.S tour (dates below). The tour begins June 24 at Maryland Doomfest and ends in their home state of North Carolina. Bringing along Zeke, Unsane (on select dates,) and Sierra this tour is sure to be a trip!
Since their debut album …And Justice For Y’all Weedeater has brought stoned goodness to the metal masses. With such critically acclaimed records as Sixteen Tons, God Luck And Good Speed, and Jason… The Dragon Weedeater are force to be reckoned with on stage and in the studio. Travelling the world with such acts as High On Fire, The Melvins, and Saint Vitus they have made a name for themselves in the doom-filled corners of metal. To keep up to date on Weedeater, follow them on their website or Facebook. Continue reading →
With the recent passing of drummer, icon and all around nice guy Vinnie Paul loads of rock stars have made statements about the passing of one of Pantera’s founding members. Vinnie Paul passed away on June 22nd in his sleep. One of VP’s current bandmates in Hellyeah guitarist Tom Maxwell wrote on the band’s Facebook. “We don’t have much info to give you other then Vinnie is now with Dime and they are together in a better place.” We all have been waiting on a statement from the two remaining members of Pantera, Rex Brown and Phillip H. Anselmo. Thus far Phil has only shared a picture on his Instagram with a lit candle and no statement yet. However, Rex Brown has made a statement with another one to come as well. On Facebook Rex stated: “The last few days have been very difficult & painful. At this time, I need more time to process my feelings. “Thank you for all the love that has been sent. A formal press release will be coming shortly. Rest In Peace Brother Vinnie!” While we wait to hear his formal press release and something from Phil Anselmo we send our love and thoughts to all VP’s family, friends, crew, bandmates past and present and his fans.
Heavy metal purveyorsINCITEare thrilled to announce their upcoming North American “Burn & Shred” headline tour, featuring support fromAETHERE(8/10-9/8) andLODY KONG(9/14-9/28). The two-leg tour will begin onAugust 10in Austin, TX and visit several major North American cities, ending onSeptember 28in the band’s hometown of Phoenix, AZ. Tickets will be available via each individual venue. See below for all current tour dates, and stay tuned for more dates coming soon!
On June 29th, British cult metallers PARADISE LOST will release a remixed and remastered version of their eighth full-length album Believe In Nothing. Initially released back in 2000, the artwork and production of the album never lived up to the expectations of the band. The quintet now present a freshly reworked version of the album with more appropriate, gloomy artwork. Continue reading →
Drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott , co-founder of metal bands Pantera, Damageplan, and Hellyeah, has died. Currently a member of Hellyeah, Vinnie Paul was 54. His rep confirmed the news with Billboard and added there is no more details at this time on the cause of death. Born March 11, 1964 VP found stardom behind the drum kit and his brother Dime Bag Darrell became a guitar legend. Following Pantera’s disbanding, the Abbott brothers formed Damageplan in 2003. The band was performing on Dec. 3, 2004, when Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed onstage during a concert in Columbus, Ohio by an estranged fan Nathan Gale. VP took some time off to grieve the tragic loss of his brother and resurfaced with the band Hellyeah along with Mudvayne vocalist Chad Gray. Continue reading →
Nonpoint drop two new tracks today (June 22nd, 2018), “Chaos and Earthquakes” and “Dodge Your Destiny” off of their upcoming new album entitled ‘X’ – scheduled for release August 24th, 2018 on Spinefarm Records. The new record, ‘X’ is pronounced ‘Ten,’ referring to it being the veteran nu-metal band’s tenth studio album. Continue reading →
On this week’s episode of Talk Toomey: The Metal Nexus Podcast, Toomey is joined over the phone by both Cody Quistad (vocals/guitar) and Briton Bond (vocals) of Wage War. With two answers for the price of one question, how can you go wrong? The discussion covers opening vs. headlining on tour, finding the unlikely commonality with country music in metal, a severely sunburned forehead, and much more. Also, be sure to catch Wage War this summer as part of the massive lineup for the final run of the Vans Warped Tour, which they also discuss. Continue reading →
Ambitious Bristol, Tennessee Alternative Rock outlet, The Buddz, delivers a single nothing short of spectacular with the feel of an early 2000’s rock feel that is sure to please all listeners. The song is the single off of their latest album, ‘Burn Down.’ “This album represents everything we are as a band; a spark ready to ignite burning down everything around it. We will make our mark!” – The Buddz. Continue reading →
KISS fans, you’re going to want to sit down for this one. There’s a chance that one of the most influential rock bands on the planet is about to say goodbye. Rumors abound in the world of metal that KISS is planning to do their last tour ever, and it might be happening in 2019. Continue reading →