Last month SEVENDUST guitarist JOHN CONNOLLY‘S side project PROJECTED released their second album “Ignite My Insanity” through RatPak Records. “Ignite My Insanity” is a double disc headbanger that links heavy riffs with melodic hooks and choruses. PROJECTED is a super-group of sorts featuring members of SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, CREED, TRIMONTI and SUBMERSED. We had the pleasure of spending some time with JOHN CONNOLLY. In the conversation we spoke about the new PROJECTED record, writing, touring and the future of the mighty SEVENDUST.
The youth of America have been infected! As the stars of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, your Lords and Masters, GWAR , have destroyed and pillaged the country all summer long, as only they could. Warped Tour fans and fellow bands alike were molested, mutilated and left emotionally devastated by GWAR‘s performances from sea to shining sea. Continue reading
Good things come to those who wait. Long time West Virginia rockers ZEROKING have released a new single titled “Boom” from their upcoming album “The Empire Of Sin”. Working on the album since early 2014, it appears that the group are finally set to unleash it on the world. Continue reading
Richmond Virginia’s Municipal Waste, released their highly anticipated sixth album, ‘Slime And Punishment’, one month ago. Not only did the album debut on multiple Billboard charts, it also saw the highest first week sales for the band. In celebration, the band delivers a new music video in the form of the most epic rager. Continue reading
As a writer, it’s a bit of an exciting game of “What will they do next?” when it comes to bands releasing new material. Some bands change their sound, some bands change their look, and then there are bands that invent instruments. Okay, maybe that last one is a little less frequent than the others, but it does happen and in 1995, Motograter became one of those bands. Continue reading
Cavalera Conspiracy, led by brothers and founding Sepultura members Max and Iggor Cavalera, have unveiled first details about the release of their fourth studio album titled ‘Psychosis’. The upcoming record is set for release on November 17th 2017 on Napalm Records and is produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk in Phoenix, Arizona. Continue reading
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!
Apocalyptic heavy music icons, INTEGRITY, have released their highly anticipated 12th studio album ‘Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume’ out now via Relapse Records. The band has released a short film accompanying the song “7 Reece Mews”. The film was directed by Jimmy Hubbard (Baroness, Mastodon, The Obsessed), Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, which you can watch below: Continue reading
Portland doom quartet USNEA have announced the full details of their third full-length album entitled ‘Portals Into Futility‘. Inspired by dystopian science-fiction and the painful intersection of today’s crushing reality, ‘Portals Into Futility‘ is 5 songs and 56 minutes of expertly crafted and elegantly depressive doom/sludge. With an evolved sound of strength and dynamism, USNEA delve more into the worlds of dissonant death metal, varied vocal structures and cinematic composition, all while maintaining the monumental heaviness, brutality, discord, anger, and mournful melodicism of their previous work. Across dark and brooding peaks and valleys, USNEA remind us that no matter how many doors are opened to the human species, our self-aggrandizement and hubris all lead to futility.