Monthly Archives: April 2013

Newsted Confirmed For Megadeth’s Gigantour

Posted by on April 30, 2013

And so our top 5 continues to be proven wrong. Megadeth has just confirmed another band that will appear at this year’s Gigantour: Newsted, the new solo project of ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted. “Massive news! Metallica fans get ready! Jason Newsted come on down. Newsted is the next contestant on Gigantour 2013. Tear it up!!!, […]

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Palms (Feat. Members Of Deftones And Isis) Premieres New Song, Announce Debut Shows

Posted by on April 30, 2013

Last year, Deftones’ frontman Chino Moreno announced plans form a new project with Isis alumni Aaron Harris (drums), Clifford Meyer (guitar/ keyboards) and Jeff Caxide (bass/ keyboards) called Palms. And today, we finally get our first taste of Palms self-titled debut, out on June 25 via Ipecac Recordings. Right now, Pitchfork is streaming a song […]

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Overkill And Kreator Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Posted by on April 30, 2013

New Jersey and German thrash metal will collide this fall, as Overkill and Kreator have announced plans to embark on a co-headlining tour. Originally the two were slated for a two-show stint in New York this coming November. However, now Overkill and Kreator will be playing 26 shows together starting on October 30 in Baltimore. […]

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Behemoth, Lamb Of God Get Rad New Bikes

Posted by on April 30, 2013

One of the prime perks of being a rock star is that you get some pretty cool toys. These two motorcycles for Behemoth and Lamb of God bassist John Campbell are both badass, in completely different ways. As Behemoth continue to work on their tenth album, the band is also working with Poland’s Game Over […]

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Listen To New TesseracT Now

Posted by on April 30, 2013

While the new TesseracT album, Altered State, won’t be out until May 28, you can hear a song from the album, “Of Matter – Proxy,” streaming on Spotify now. The album, the first with new vocalist Ashe O’Hara, is split into four movements: “Of Matter,” “Of Mind,” “Of Reality” and “Of Energy.” Looks like between this […]

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The Harm Of Fake Facebook “Likes” And Its Effect On The Metal Community

Posted by on April 30, 2013

There’s been a strange epidemic occurring on Facebook lately: metalcore and djent groups’ “likes” have increased dramatically. More specifically, bands like Friend For A Foe and Red Seas Fire (as well as Basick Records’ roster) have seen an enormous increase in “likes” on Facebook, as seen in the image above [taken by Katie Jackson]. This […]

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Exclusive Track Premiere: Vektor Live From Scion A/V Earache Showcase

Posted by on April 30, 2013

Even though they’re a car company, Scion just keeps releasing great music. Most recently, Scion A/V partnered with Earache Records for a showcase that featured Philadelphia band Vektor, along with Oceano, Bonded By Blood and White Wizzard. The result of the showcase is a two-track, 15 minute EP that Scion A/V is making available as […]

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Grand Theft Auto Five Is Down With The Clown

Posted by on April 30, 2013

We were already excited beyond words about Grand Theft Auto V , which will be coming out on September 17th. Now we’re even more psyched, as a new trailer unveiled today confirms that the game has a Juggalo in it! We’re not sure of the context, but three one-minute trailers launched today, with one for each of […]

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New & Noteworthy, April 30th: In The Arms Of Rain

Posted by on April 30, 2013

As promised, this week is full of melodic death metal albums, and the list is being led off by a gothic metal giant from Finland. While HIM may not necessarily be a metal band in the strictest sense, they’re still one of the most popular rock acts in the world, and we’re always happy to […]

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Exclusive: Jungle Rot’s Jimmy Genenz Gives Bass Demonstration Of “Pronounced Dead”

Posted by on April 30, 2013

Fans of Jungle Rot know very well that their riffs are just as brutal as their cocktails. And the same goes for Jimmy Genenz’s bass playing. Don’t believe us? Then you should definitely watch the video above, featuring Genenz demonstrating how to play “Pronounced Dead” on bass. Whether you want to grab your own bass […]

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