Raise your goddamn horns for the vikings of Death Metal Amon Amarth, they will be headlining next to Arch Enemy and Overkill on the second day of Into The Grave. They will add another layer of heaviness to the festival as well as (hopefully) bring a viking ship with them and ofcourse some beer!
Chester Performing For The Final TIme With LINKIN PARK, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England.
We all are truly shocked and devastated to learn that Chester Bennington of LINKIN PARK is no longer with us. We are still reeling from the devastating event as it unfolded in the last 12 hours, it is reported to be a case of suicide by hanging by the front man of arguably 21st century one of the most influential rock bands. The singer was found dead at his private residence in Palos Verdes, California. The singer who over the past two decades has shared many accolades and gathered feathers on his cap is revered by many rock fans as one of the most noted front man in 21st rock music. With lyrics of the band’s music being a mirror image and reflection of some of Chester Bennington‘s own personal struggles and battling his inner demons, his untimely and shocking death hit all of us even harder.
California is known for punk rock/hardcore as well apart from the metal that oozes out normally. Today we bring to you an early stream or pre-release stream of Marysville poetic post hardcore band VVOMEN‘s debut EP, ‘Moving On‘ , which is slated to come out tomorrow itself on Friday the 21st.
The Sacramento quartet recently released a music video for the EP’s first single “Cadence and Carousel” which you can check it out below, a lumbering punk song complete with giant papier-mache heads. Although the band draws comparisons to Touché Amoré and La Dispute, as well as veterans like At The Drive In and Jawbreaker, their quirky, easy-going vibe creates a distinct contrast with the emotionally intensive music.
Terrible and utterly sad news coming in from the nu metal community and rock and roll alike. LINKIN PARK legend and vocalist Chester Bennington reportedly has committed suicide at the age of 41 as reported by TMZ. Chester Bennington has been said to hang himself in his Palos Verdes private residence in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 20. His body was discovered in the residence on Thursday just before 9 AM. The news of his untimely demise was confirmed by the L.A. County Coroner to the Associated Press.
Hailing from the most metal country in the world, Finland, folk metallers or melodic death vikings ENSIFERUM are back to the grind with a new album entitled, ‘Two Paths‘, following the legacy and aura of their previous release ‘One Man Army‘ which was out back in 2015. On September 15, ENSIFERUM will release their new album worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The album is produced is Ansi Kippo and the master was recorded on tape for a true old school analog experience. Talk about being trve!
Some sad news for fans of Bay Area progressive death metal outfit, FALLUJAH, as vocalist AlexHofmann, one of the founding members of the band, and also the vocalist who has been through thick and thins with the band since its inception in 2007 has called it quits and pulled the curtains on his career as the frontman for the band.
In this series we pose the age old questions to a wide array of music lovers. As fans of music most of us keep a mental list of active bands we want to see live that we haven’t yet seen. The Bucketlist brings to you those lists of your favorite artists and why those bands mean so much to them.
Formed in 2013 New Jersey metalcore band Counterfeit Culture perfectly blends gut wrenching harsh vocals and clean melodies together for a perfectly balanced style and sound. Not only do the New Jersey quartet—Nick Broglio [vocals], Patrick Robertson [guitar], Elijah Pagan [bass], and Chris Smith [drums]—shake up heavy music, but they also shake up pop culture at large, ripping conventions to shreds with an artful amalgam of intricate metallic musicianship and alternative-inspired melodies. Counterfeit Culture, who are set to release Deathwish, their new three track EP on August 1st. You”ll find in the EP, the reoccurring theme of domestic and drug abuse that the band heavily advocates against. The members initially met in 2015 while still in high school. They quickly built a local buzz, performing with top-notch acts such as Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Like Moth To Flames, The Plot In You, Erra, Thy Art Is Murder, Invent, Animate, and many more. In 2017, they worked with producer Ricky Armellino [Currents, This Or The Apocalypse] and mixer Taylor Larson [Periphery, Darkest Hour] on what would become ‘Deathwish’.
New Orleans sludge metallers EYEHATEGOD are set to sail on a thirty nine date US mega tour next month. With front man Mike IX Williams‘ lengthiest tour since he last underwent a crucial life saving liver transplant previous year in the month of December, he has recovered well to the point where he can do what he does best. Joining EYEHATEGOD on ‘The Left To Starve’ summer tour are a plethora of bands like NEGATIVE APPROACH, CRO-MAGS, CAPITALISTCASUALITIES, PHOBIA, PRIMITIVE MAN, ANTISEEN, PIG DESTROYER, THE OBSESSED, and MOUNTAIN OF WIZARD on select dates! The mayhem takes off in Corpus Christi in Texas on the 1st of August and ends in Pensacola in Florida on the 13th of September, a month and a half long touring which promises to bring some killer live music to the fans!
Oni is a Canadian progressive metal band that was founded by vocalist Jake Oni in 2014. He says his vision was “to be the band I never got to see”, and his vision has quickly evolved into the band everyone wants to see. With Jake Oni handling vocal duties, Martin Andres and Brandon White on guitar, Chase Bryant on bass and Joe Greulich on drums, they are also perhaps the first metal band to feature a Xylo-synth player, in the form of John “D”, which adds an interesting and intriguing dynamic. Recently signed with Blacklight Media/Metal Blade Records, Oni has released their debut album entitled ‘Ironside’ on November 25th. The band is already an aggressive thunderstorm and just to crank things up a notch Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe was also featured on the track “The Only Cure”. The band has already been tabbed as a must see band from various music journalists across the country. If you simply watch some video footage of their shows it will have you eagerly awaiting them to play in your town. If you haven’t yet had the chance to hear ‘Ironside’ I demand you check it out now, and you will quickly fall in love with their unique sound.
It has been a few days, but we are still recovering from an absolutely legendary weekend at Toyota Park. We witnessed several remarkable performances across the rock and metal genres from bands like Code Orange, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Clutch, Body Count, Godsmack, Amon Amarth, Avatar, and more. There were the classic artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer, and Metal Church while new comers like Aversed, Whores., Code Orange, Crobot, and more lit it up early in the day. Without these younger bands, there won’t be any of these festivals in the future, so make sure you get out early and support these young talents. The wide variety of bands playing the festival made for an eventful weekend as there was something for everyone attending. Today’s article will be about the performances on Friday. Before I dive into that, I’d like to talk about the other experiences at Chicago Open Air. Continue reading →