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Author Archives: Bram Teitelman

Listen to a new unreleased Myrkur song

Posted by on July 20, 2017

With her sophomore full length, <e,>Mareridt coming out on September 15th, one-woman act Myrkur has managed to stand with one foot in haunting ambience and the other in nihilistic black metal. Many times, that happens in the same song. And while there was some mystery leading up to the first album as to who the […]

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Mastodon’s Brann Dailor was on ‘Game of Thrones’ again last night

Posted by on July 17, 2017

Yesterday was the seventh season premiere and the first of the last 15 episodes of Game of Thrones. And last night’s episode featured a musician making a cameo that got the internet talking. In this instance, it was pop star Ed Sheeran, who looks enough like an odd character that he didn’t really even need makeup. […]

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Surviving Adrenaline Mob members give updates after accident

Posted by on July 16, 2017

It’s been an awful couple of days for Adrenaline Mob. Bassist David Zablidowsky was killed in an accident after a truck hit the band’s RV and an SUV, which were pulled over on the side of the road near in Micanopy, FL. In addition to Zadiblowsky, other band members and their tour manager, Janet Rains, […]

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Sevendust sign with Rise Records

Posted by on July 10, 2017

For the last eleven years, Sevendust have had their own label, 7Bros. They’ve said that doing things themselves has made them more money that being with a label, but it’s a lot more labor-intensive. As Morgan Rose told us a few years ago:  This is no tour support, there is no money given to us. […]

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Spotlights release first track from forthcoming Ipecac debut

Posted by on July 6, 2017

We first became aware of Spotlights last year, when the Brooklyn  “sludgegaze” duo consisting of married couple Mario and Sarah Quintero wrote a tour diary for us after the then-unsigned band got to open for Deftones and Refused. The two, who tour as a trio (sometimes with Primitive Weapons drummer Chris Enriquez), then got signed to […]

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Exodus to be joined by former members Rob Dukes, Rick Hunolt this weekend

Posted by on July 6, 2017

If you’re a metal fan and are in the Bay Area, you were probably already planning on heading to The Chapel in San Francicso to see Exodus’ two-night residency on July 7th and 8th. However, if you haven’t decided to yet, you’ll probably want to head to the Saturday performance. That’s  because Gary Holt has […]

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Slipknot sitting out Knotfest this year

Posted by on July 5, 2017

Last month, we wrote about the fact that Ozzfest Meets Knotfest would be returning this year. When mentioning it, we’d said that with Stone Sour releasing Hydrograd this Summer, we wouldn’t be surprised if they played the now-annual festival instead of Slipknot. In a new interview with Billboard, Corey Taylor confirmed that it would be them on […]

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Did Dave Mustaine deserve his own Grammy?

Posted by on July 5, 2017

Megadeth finally did what they’d failed to do eleven times prior earlier this year, picking up a Grammy for Best Metal Performance for “Dystopia.” Mustaine was pretty happy about it when it happened, but in a recent interview with The Columbus Dispatch, he seemed to want more than just a Grammy win for the band […]

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Video/interview: Rex Brown gives rundown of discography

Posted by on July 5, 2017

While perhaps getting the least spotlight of the four memebers in Pantera, bassist Rex Brown was a driving force behind the multi-platinum band from it’s just after it’s formation in 1981 to their breakup in 2003. His time in Pantera also led to playing bass for sludge-metal supergroup Down for their sophomore album, and more […]

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Former Warbringer drummer Nic Ritter passes

Posted by on July 5, 2017

While details are scarce, Nic Ritter, who played drums for Warbringer from 2008 – 2011, has died at the age of 37. The cause of death is unknown, but family members of social media have called it “unexpected.” The band’s vocalist John Kevill broke the news of his former drummer’s passing via social media, stating […]

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