Sock Puppet Parody take on Pantera, with Vinnie Paul cameo

Posted by on September 1, 2015

Those wacky Sock Puppet Parody guys are at it again. We’ve seen them do laundry-centric versions of songs by Rage Against the Machine, Metallica and Slayer, among others. You’d think they might have gotten around to Pantera by now, but they just did today. We’re graced with “Hamptera,” a band playing a song called “Sock.” and […]

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Marty Friedman’s b-sides are better than your band’s a-sides

Posted by on September 1, 2015

Onetime Megadeth guitarist and incredibly successful solo artist Marty Friedman is mounting a solo tour next week, his first North American tour since 2003. Tying in with that, perhaps, is the fact that a deluxe edition of his Prosthetic debut, Inferno, will be released this coming Friday (4). Among the “deluxe” part of the reissue is […]

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Get Your “Skin Ticket” for Slipknot’s Scream Park

Posted by on September 1, 2015

Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor recently spoke of possibility of taking Knotfest on the road, and then Knotfest in Mexico was announced, becoming just the second time the fest has been outside of the US. Now comes word of Slipknot’s Scream Park in Sacramento, CA, set to open October 2nd and run through November 1st. Slipknot’s Scream […]

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Jared Dines is on drums, drugs

Posted by on September 1, 2015

We’ve written about Jared Dines before. The YouTube star, along with his friend and cohort Rob Scallon, are two of the biggest  (and funniest) YouTubers in metal. For his latest video, “Drummers on drugs,” the musician demonstrates what drummers sound like under the influence. While some are obvious (cocaine makes you play faster, marijuana makes […]

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Here’s Failure playing live at a radio station

Posted by on September 1, 2015

If you haven’t noticed, the ’90s are back in full swing. It doesn’t hurt that some of the best bands of that decade are putting out great albums for the first time since then. Refused and Faith No More both did it, and so did Failure. The Heart is a Monster, their first album since […]

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Circuitry djent the rains down in Africa

Posted by on September 1, 2015

“Africa” by Toto is one of the best ’80s jams ever with quite possibly the worst lyrics ever. “The wild dogs cry out in the night as they grow restless longing for some solitary company?” What the hell is solitary company? And “I know that  I must do what’s right sure as Kilimanjaro rises like […]

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August Burns Red announce North American tour

Posted by on September 1, 2015

It’s been a few months since the release of August Burns Red new album Found in Far Away Places and the hype was built when they released their tracks “The Wake,” “Identity,” and “Ghost” featuring Jeremy McKinnon from A Day to Remember but now you’ll get even more music directly to your face as the band just announced […]

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Two girls, one harp: Harp Twins cover Metallica

Posted by on September 1, 2015

There’s something slightly disturbing about the Harp Twins, the striking blondes who do ethereal covers of metal songs on harp. For their latest, Camille and Kennerly cover Metallica’s “One.” Perhaps because of the song title, they use just one harp. As a twin, you have to learn to share, so perhaps that’s the reason. It’s awesome to […]

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Randy Blythe doesn’t get all the Justin Bieber hatred

Posted by on September 1, 2015

Lamb of God Randy Blythe must be getting soft in his old age. And no, we’re not talking about his clean singing on “Overlord.” In an interview in the current issue of Revolver, he talks about the new wave of internet bullying and hatred, and comes across surprisingly tolerant and sympathetic towards Canadian pop star Justin […]

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No new Tool album yet, but hey, buy a blanket

Posted by on September 1, 2015

There’s no set release date for a Tool album, and with Maynard James Keenan putting out another Puscifer album later this year, there’s no reason to think we’ll get it anytime soon. But while you can’t envelop yourself in the tribal, proggy sounds of Tool anytime soon, you can wrap yourself up in a nice […]

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