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Author Archives: Steven Varsanyi

Shavo Odadjian highlights directing skills for new Mortal Kombat game

Posted by on March 30, 2015

Mortal Kombat X continues to get more metal. First the petition to put Oderus Urungus in the game broke earlier in the year. Now, System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian released a commercial for the new installment of the series he directed himself! Check out his ad below as well as a sneak peak […]

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The “Enter Sandman” Banjo Cover We All Wanted

Posted by on March 30, 2015

In the past year we have seen our fair share of metal banjo covers. Most of them come from Rob Scallon, but there’s more out there. Hell, Spinefarm even signed Steve ‘n Seagulls. With acoustic stringed non-guitar covers of metal songs essentially a cottage industry, there’s always room for more. From the mind of Banjo […]

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This is Hardcore 2015 Set for a Strong 10 Year Anniversary

Posted by on March 30, 2015

The yearly hardcore fest is ready to take Philadelphia by storm once again. It will be taking place July 23 at the Union Transfer and July 24, 25, and 26 at the Electric Factory. This is Hardcore 2015 (or This is Hardcore X) is celebrating the festival’s 10 year anniversary with another great lineup showcasing […]

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George Kollias debuts Shall Rise/Shall Be Dead off first solo album

Posted by on March 24, 2015

If you are a fan of Nile then you know how busy drummer, George Kollias, is. Somehow in the spare time that he has, Kollias has recorded a new solo side project that will give you more than enough of a fix till a new Nile release. The self-taught, online drum teaching, master of the […]

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Wintersun shows us more hope with “Forest”

Posted by on March 23, 2015

Two long, patient years after debuting the track “The Way of the Fire” in 2013 from the highly anticipated Time II, the heavens have opened once again. Fans were blessed during Paganfest 2015 in Oberhausen, Germany to hear a SECOND new Wintersun song. “Forest” was debuted live and gives more hope to the impending Duke […]

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Noisem set to make your spring extra thrashy with a new album

Posted by on March 13, 2015

Baltimore natives and noisy (no pun intended) thrashers, Noisem, have announced the release of their second full length album, Blossoming Decay, set to be released this Spring. The album will be released through A389 Records as a follow up to their first album, Agony Defined. Details of the album were leaked in a interview with […]

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The definitive guide to metal at SXSW 2015

Posted by on March 12, 2015

Bigger and safer than ever, South by Southwest (or SXSW from here on) kicks off in Austin, TX later this week on Friday (interactive) and a few days after (3/17) for music. South by Southwest has grown from 700 attendees at the inaugural event in 1987 to last year’s 70,000-plus participants. The possibilities during SXSW are endless. Whether […]

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