Decapitated recovering after van accident

Posted by on October 25, 2014

Yesterday afternoon, Decapitated were involved in an accident in New Orleans on their way to play a show later that night at the House of Blues. While their van looks worse for the wear, and two people in the van were hospitalized, everyone’s ok, and the Polish death metal band will continue on their tour with GWAR […]

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Tool on the horizon?

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Well, this is progress. A few weeks ago, Tool’s webmaster said that writing and arrangement sessions for the band’s fifth full length album were “progressing nicely.” Guitarist Adam Jones added to the intrigue by Instagramming a picture of a song diagram with the hashtag #smokeonthehorizon. Early this morning, he Instagrammed another pic with the same […]

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Anaal Nathrakh awaken with Desideratum

Posted by on October 24, 2014

The new Anaal Nathrakh album, Desideratum, is streaming over at Revolver Magazine. This is the band’s eighth full-length record, their first in two years since Vanitas, and comes out on Metal Blade Records on October 28th, 2014. This new album was produced by guitarist / bassist / programmer Mick Kenney, with David Hunt’s (aka V.I.T.R.I.O.L.) vocals recorded at Necrodeath Studios in […]

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Completely unscientific study finds Tool fans smarter than Disturbed ones

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Being a software application writer must give you a lot of free time. That’s perhaps one explanation behind Virgil Griffith, who’s correlated musical tastes with the SAT scores of their fans. Here’s how he did it: via Facebook, he had a friend download the ten most frequent “favorite music” at colleges via their school’s Network […]

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Black Sabbath to disband after next album

Posted by on October 24, 2014

It’s been four years since Ozzy Osbourne’s last solo album, Scream, and it’s pretty safe to say that no one’s clamoring for another solo album from the Ozzman unless we’re talking about something on the level of 1991′s No More Tears. That’s not stopping Ozzy from returning to his solo career after releasing another Black Sabbath album, […]

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Amplified: Exist Immortal are your Djent liberators

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email amplified@metalinsider.net. Progressive metal, particularly the djent offshoots, have mainly boiled themselves down to a lot of rote technical exercises. Drum machine-like 4/4 pulses and everything locked down to a grid and every bit of character sampled and edited […]

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Of Mice & Men’s video ‘Feels Like Forever’

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Of Mice & Men have posted a new video for “Feels Like Forever,” from their latest album, Restoring Force. Singer Austin Carlile told USAToday the meaning behind the song: “The song is about an internal battle and feeling like everything is crashing down on you, it’s raining down on you, drowning you. It’s a song that we […]

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The Ocean’s India trip involved a ‘serious crime scene,’ them being held hostage

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Visiting a foreign country for the first time can be a little disconcerting. There’s the language barrier, customs that might not be familiar to you, and the general feeling of not quite knowing your way around. Things were even worse for The Ocean, who in a five day trip were involved in a “serious crime […]

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This Witchrider video is the most insane thing you’ll see today

Posted by on October 24, 2014

Austrian stoner rock band Witchrider are a good enough band even without the amazing visuals of their new video, “The Fog.” But this is one of the coolest videos we’ve seen in a long time. It’s a stop-motion animation video that’s like a more psychedelic version of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The video follows an […]

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Dissident Aggression: Buried Through Encoffination

Posted by on October 24, 2014

As the days grow shorter and the skies grow darker the Earth, at least in this Hemisphere, begins its yearly ritual of decline to Winter slumber.  The explosions of color will be replaced by landscapes of barren whiteness.  The crisp air that kisses the breeze will begin to wrap its icy hand around your throat […]

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