Monthly Archives: July 2012

Feistodon Available Digitally Today

Posted by on July 31, 2012

Earlier this year for Record Store Day, fans of Mastodon and Feist were treated to a single with the band and singer/songwriter covering each other’s songs. There  was probably many a Mastodon fan  that weren’t aware that they’d ever like a song by Feist, and vice versa, but she did an interesting cover of “Black […]

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Gojira Confirms New Live Dates

Posted by on July 31, 2012

And it is official! There have been hints for quite a while that Gojira might be playing some new shows, what with the fallout of the cancellation of their tour stint with Dethklok and Lamb of God hindering their initial efforts to tour. There have also been comments by the band members themselves that they might consider playing […]

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Did You Know That Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell Was In The “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Music Video?

Posted by on July 31, 2012

While Fear Factory are noted as the forefathers of cyber metal, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is arguably the song that helped Nirvana kill hair metal in the early 90’s. So what do the two have in common? If you had asked us before we heard frontman Burton C. Bell’s interview with MusicFrenzy.net, we would’ve said” […]

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Killing Joke Frontman Goes Missing

Posted by on July 31, 2012

Some band members get stuck in foreign prisons, others just seem to disappear: Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman allegedly has not been seen in days. This is following a Facebook post which was allegedly written by the vocalist himself in which he cancelled the upcoming UK tour dates with The Cult and The Mission. The […]

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Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore Joins Twilight

Posted by on July 31, 2012

Have you heard of Twilight? No, not the movies about sparkly celibate vampires, the black metal supergroup. Already featuring members of Nachtmystium, Isis and The Atlas Moth, they’ve now gotten even more cred, as former Sonic Youth guitarist and vocalist Thurston Moore has joined the band. Twilight, which includes Nachtmystium’s Blake Judd, producer Sanford Parker, […]

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Video: Neurosis’ Transmission Teaser

Posted by on July 31, 2012

New-rosis? It appears that five years after their last album, Given to the Rising, Neurosis might be ready to unleash a new one. This 30 second teaser, Electrical Transmission 1, is sparse and consists of little more than a blurry black and white image of a reel to reel recorded and ambient noise that grows in intensity. […]

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Machine Head To Play Slipknot’s Knotfest

Posted by on July 31, 2012

Good news for all the Knotfest ticket holders among us! We recently reported that both Lamb Of God and Dethklok had to cancel their shows at the inaugural Knotfest, Slipknot’s very own summer festival taking place in Iowa on August 17 and in Minnesota on August 18.  Lamb Of God’s cancellation, as you all know by now, is […]

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New & Noteworthy, July 31st – The Persecuted Won’t Forget

Posted by on July 31, 2012

How has thrash survived for over three decades? By being one of the easiest genres of metal to appreciate, that’s how. The diversity of thrash allows for speed, groove, technicality, and ambience to varying degrees, and metalheads around the world know it and love it. And despite the fact that some thrash groups still carry […]

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Anthrax Drummer Charlie Benante’s Attorney Releases Statement Regarding Domestic Battery Charges

Posted by on July 31, 2012

Fans were shocked to learn that Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and his wife Sandra had been arrested this past weekend for domestic battery in front of a child. Other than the fact that they two had been arrested and released from jail, not much else was known about the incident. Last night, though, Benante’s attorney […]

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Summer Slaughter’s Show In Tampa Delayed Due To Shooting Threat

Posted by on July 30, 2012

According to Metal Injection, the Summer Slaughter Tour’s stop in Tampa, FL tonight was delayed due to a shooting threat. Police evacuated The Ritz Theater earlier today after one attendee reported to security that they had overheard someone threaten to “shoot the singer of Job For A Cowboy.” After re-examining each attendee, police reportedly found […]

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