The Butcher Babies are coming to take you away

Posted by on October 22, 2014

The Butcher Babies recently released Uncovered, an EP of cover songs. One of the most unconventional is a cover of Napoleon XIV’s 1966 novelty song, the mildly disturbing “They’re Coming To Take Me Away.” The band have made a video fro the track, which premiered earlier today on Bloody Disgusting. It’s obviously heavier than the original, and […]

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Limp Bizkit headlining ShipRocked 2015

Posted by on October 22, 2014

The ShipRocked 2015 line-up has been announced, and it’s headlined by Limp Bizkit. Setting sail from Miami, FL and heading to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, it’ll be six days of loud music and a pretty solid line-up of hard rock and metal music. Fred Durst seems pretty excited: “Limp Bizkit? New album? Sunshine? Metal party? Phil […]

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Interview: Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen talks success, Jon Schaffer collaboration

Posted by on October 22, 2014

You can count the number of big breakout rock and metal successes of the last five years on one hand (more about that here), and Volbeat is certainly one of them. Both their current album, 2013′s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies and their last, Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, have sold over 200,000 copies and are still going strong, […]

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Nate Salameh leaves Attila

Posted by on October 22, 2014

With a new album set to release a month from now guitarist Nate Salameh has left Attila and their partying life-style behind. Salameh posted this to his Facebook account yesterday: “I’m making this post to inform everyone that the boys in ATTILA and I have decided to go our separate ways. I have no bad blood against the guys […]

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Phil Anselmo still trying to transform Dave Hill in 2nd Metal Grasshopper episode

Posted by on October 22, 2014

Last week, the first episode of Metal Grasshopper, the web series with Philip H. Anselmo and comedian Dave Hill debuted online. It was basically a setup episode in which Hill begged Anselmo to school him in the ways of metal. In this episode, “The Awakening,” there’s a breakfast meeting between the two, in which it’s […]

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Devin Townsend Project fighting to “Rejoice”

Posted by on October 22, 2014

With a new Devin Townsend Project double-album coming out,  Z², we’ve got the opening track, “Rejoice” to listen to a week before its official release. This track comes the Sky Blue disc, while the second disc is titled Dark Matters. Townsend had this to say about the new track: “Hey guys, here’s the first song from […]

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2Cellos take on Iron Maiden in classical mash-up

Posted by on October 22, 2014

We’ve written about Croation-Slovakian cello duo 2Cellos before, when they covered AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” along with Steve Vai. Now they’ve returned to put their distorted cello stamp on another hard rock/metal song, but with a twist. They’ve released a video for what they’re calling “The Trooper Overture.” Yes, it’s somewhat of a cover of Iron Maiden’s […]

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Job For A Cowboy hungry with “Eating The Visions Of God”

Posted by on October 22, 2014

The mighty Job For A Cowboy released  “Sun of Nihility” about a month ago, a taste from their new album Sun Eater. A second track has surfaced, “Eating The Visions Of God,” the opening track on the band’s fourth studio record. Bassist Nick Schendzielos explained to Metal Sucks why they chose this song to open the album: […]

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Skeletonwitch vocalist to miss upcoming tour dates

Posted by on October 22, 2014

If you were planning on catching on Athens, Ohio’s blackened thrash powerhouse Skeletonwitch on one of their upcoming tour dates, don’t be surprised or upset if you happen to notice something missing from their live set: vocals. It appears that vocalist Chance Garnette will have to sit out for the remainder of their tour supporting Amon Amarth […]

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Tyson Stevens of Scary Kids Scaring Kids passes away

Posted by on October 22, 2014

Several sites are reporting that Tyson Stevens, formerly of Scary Kids Scaring Kids,  has passed away. He was just 29 years old. After Scary Kids Scaring Kids broke up in 2009, vocalist Tyson Stevens formed Coma Prevail with The Bled guitarist Jeremy Ray Talle. The band addressed the rumors last night: “Unfortunately the rumors are true. Out of […]

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