Album Review: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – ‘Grimmest Hits’ [Links Below]

From fanatic heavy-metal advocates to casual listeners, a group that has managed to reel in an eclectic mixture of both communities is the now long-established, versatile force of Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, whose tenth studio album, whimsically titled ‘Grimmest Hits’ is perhaps a little bit of a celebration record for the band as it marks their twentieth anniversary as a recording unit. The record is scheduled to be released via eOne Music on 19/01/2018. Continue reading

VISIGOTH Launch Video for “Warrior Queen”; Announce Tour!

Last week, Salt Lake City’s Visigoth announced their new album, ‘Conqueror’s Oath’, due out February 9th via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band unleash a new video on the world for the lead single “Warrior Queen.” The video was directed by Brock Gorssl (www.vortexvideos.com) and you can check it out below:  Continue reading

Adult Swim Presents: “Mr. Pickles Thrash-tacular Metal Tour” Featuring EXODUS and MUNICIPAL WASTE!

Adult Swim is moshing its way around the country with an immersive, fan-centric 13-city metal “thrash-tastic” tour featuring bands Exodus and Municipal Waste in support of the new season of its animated series Mr. Pickles.  Along with enjoying face melting guitar riffs, fans attending the “Thrash-tacular Metal Tour” can take photos in the Mr. Pickles hellacious dog house, purchase exclusive Mr. Pickles merchandise and receive free Adult Swim swag.  The new music tour continues Adult Swim’s commitment to bringing vibrant and impactful experiences directly to its fans.  The onslaught of sound begins Thursday, February 22nd in Seattle, Washington. Continue reading

Review: APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE – ‘From Gold To Ash’

Formed in 2004 by former The Gates Of Slumber drummer Chuck Brown, the band followed their 2008 ‘Sincerest Misery’ debut with “Last Sunrise” in 2010, then, in between two splits and a demo, released ‘Of Woe And Wounds’ in 2014, which also served as their first album for Italy’s Cruz Del Sur Music. Just in time, Apostle of Solitude greets the legions of doom in early 2018 with their fourth studio album, ‘From Gold To Ash.’ Continue reading

The Bucketlist with SILENT THEORY

Alas, ladies and gentlemen, we’re back again with another Bucketlist!  For those who aren’t up to speed on things, the Bucketlist segment focuses on the artists that today’s hottest bands and artists themselves would like to see live in concert.  In this segment, everyone is fair game.  From our favorite stars to the bands that have just begun, everyone has their own bucketlist and the guys in Silent Theory are no different.  Continue reading

Folk-Metallers FROST GIANT Release “Curse of Doubt” From Upcoming Album! [Track Stream]

Inspired by Norse mythology, epic metal, punk rock, and combined with an American hardcore attitude, Frost Giant drops an icy hammer on everything trendy and weak. Formed in 2005 in Philadelphia, PA the band is comprised of Matti Frost on lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Scott Breustedt on lead & rhythm guitar, Ty Asoudegan also on lead & rhythm guitar, Armen Koroghlian on drums and Brook Duer on the bass, and backing vocals. The 3 guitar lineup adds a great sound to the band that is reminiscent of old school power metal. The music pays no attention to boundaries, deliberately crossing genres and bringing them all together in one truly unique sound. From the mead-hall sing along choruses to the shredding melodic death metal passages laced with tortured growls and screams, from the pounding double bass to the pop-punk riffs that linger for days, Frost Giant’s music journeys through stories and lore, bringing to light the tales of old in a modern folk-metal context. Continue reading

POWER TRIP Announces North American Tour With SHEER MAG, FURY, And RED DEATH

POWER TRIP has announced a new set of headlining North American tour dates late this spring with SHEER MAG, FURY, and RED DEATH. Check below for a full list of dates, and watch for more tour dates to be announced. All tickets for the new headlining dates are now on sale HERE. See a newly unleashed tour trailer HERE.

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Interview: Noor of NORTHWIND WOLVES “I See Some Of The Darkest Aspects Of Human Life On A Daily Basis Here In Los Angeles”

Recently, I had the great opportunity to interview Noor, the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and co-founding member of LA-based, black metal band, NorthWind Wolves. After reviewing NWW’s latest album, ‘Dark… Cold… Grim…’ and being impressed by their music, I was honored to be able to speak directly to the man himself. He graciously opened up about everything including his own personal musical journey and influences, the origins of the band, and even helped clear up some misconceptions and rumors floating around the internet.
Noor’s story is definitely an enthralling one, and one that really speaks to the drive of a musician’s passion to pursue his art. With a deep look into the mind of a true black metaller, and without any further hesitation, please enjoy this riveting interview with Noor of NorthWind Wolves: Continue reading

THE OBSESSED Release Acoustic Video For “Freedom”!

Originally released in 1990 and out-of-print for almost two decades, The Obsessed’s now-legendary self-titled debut comes completely remastered with previously unreleased bonus tracks, including the highly-sought after four-track Concrete Cancer demo (1984), expanded artwork, never-before-seen photos, and extended liner notes from frontman Scott “Wino” Weinrich. The Obsessed is a true piece of doom rock history! The deluxe 2xCD version of the record includes a bonus disc containing the Concrete Cancer demo as well as a full live set from 1985 in Washington, D.C.. The Concrete Cancer demo is also available separately as a limited-edition LP. Continue reading