Nicolas Cage’s son still in a metal band

Posted by on September 19, 2014

Five years ago, we noted that Nicolas Cage’s son Weston was the vocalist of a black metal band called Eyes of Noctum. Since then, the  band’s gone on to… well, not much. They put an album out in 2009, but the band’s official web site is yours for the taking, and since then, he’s gotten […]

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Amon Amarth’s ‘Deceiver of the Gods’ video is viking-y

Posted by on September 19, 2014

Given that Amon Amarth’s Deceiver of the Gods is another vintage blast of Swedish viking metal, the band’s stage set was a Viking ship and that frontman Johan Hegg appears in the fortthcoming film Northmen – A Viking Saga, you might have an idea of what the video for the title track would look like. You […]

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Andrew W.K. parties hard with Nekrogoblikon in the studio

Posted by on September 19, 2014

It seems like there’s been a bit of an Andrew W.K. revival recently. He’s been popping up nearly everywhere, most notably in the pages of the Village Voice, where his advice column, “Ask Andrew W.K.,” has been generating tons of buzz for the party enthusiast. He’s also opened for Black Sabbath,  played drums for 24 hours […]

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Saint Vitus Bar booker David Castillo talks about DLF Live, the venue

Posted by on September 19, 2014

It’s only been about 3 1/2 years since Greenpoint bar and venue Saint Vitus Bar opened up. Since then, it’s quickly become a destination not only for metal fans, but for bands themselves. Converge, Every Time I Die, Deafheaven, Descendents, Pentagram and Saint Vitus themselves are among the bands that have graced the stage in […]

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Today is the Day freak out with “Masada”

Posted by on September 19, 2014

Today is the Day released their first video from their new album, a near four-minute fright fest for the song “Masada.” The video, by David Hall of Handshake Inc., is the from the band’s new album, Animal Mother, due out on October 14th on Southern Lord. It was announced back in June that the band signed with Southern […]

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This is how to be a church drummer

Posted by on September 19, 2014

We’re not  familiar with the song “Oceans,” but according to Wikipedia, it’s a religious song by Australian Worship band Hillsong United. We’re also not all that familiar with church, but if we lived anywhere near the one where this drummer performed, that might have to change.  Earlier this week, this video “How to play ‘Oceans’” […]

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Eyehategod heading to the west coast

Posted by on September 19, 2014

New Orleans, LA masters of sludge Eyehategod just announced a slew of new US tour dates, which will hopefully go smoother than their recent tour with Ringworm and Enabler earlier this year. You may remember that the band was bilked by a Savannah, GA promoter, then drummer Brian Patton’s computer bag and cash were stolen from their tour […]

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Sharon Osbourne cut her wrist for Ozzy

Posted by on September 19, 2014

The relationship between Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne seems to be a mutual one. Ozzy is the crazy, creative one and Sharon, is the calm, cool and collected manager that keeps him sane. However, according to Wednesday’s episode of the The Talk, that wasn’t quite always the case. In fact, Sharon revealed during “Secrets week” on the […]

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Dissident Aggression: The Endless Nothing of Torch Runner

Posted by on September 19, 2014

While previewing this album at my day job, a co-worker asked, “Is that music or static coming out of your speakers?”  Short answer: Yes.  To say that North Carolina’s grind-infused, crusty three-piece, Torch Runner, are abrasive, especially to the untrained ear, is a vast and monumental understatement. After their new label, Southern Lord, reissued their […]

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