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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Avenged Sevenfold Releases Statement Regarding Future

Posted by on December 20, 2010

Singer M. Shadows already gave hints as to the reasoning behind Avenged Sevenfold’s split with Mike Portnoy last week. But right before the weekend, the band released a statement giving further insight into the split and their future. Avenged Sevenfold had the following to say: “For the past few months, we’ve been blessed with Mike Portnoy’s […]

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Our Contributors’ Year End Lists

Posted by on December 17, 2010

Y’know, this blog doesn’t run itself, and without the contributions made by the people that write for us and support us, there’s be even less content than the “not enough content” that there already is. With that in mind, we’ve asked the people that write for us, both weekly and occasionally, to contribute their favorite […]

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The Big Four Confirmed To Headline Sonisphere France Edition

Posted by on December 17, 2010

The Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, in case you live under a rock) have been confirmed to headline France’s Sonisphere Festival. Will America be next? Fingers crossed!

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Rob Zombie Releasing His Own Coffee Line

Posted by on December 17, 2010

Rob Zombie is a man of many talents. He records music, films horror movies, and even paints the occasional bizarre portrait. And he can add the following to his resume: coffee producer. The shock metal singer will be releasing his own “Hellbilly Brew” coffee line through his website. Fans can choose between two blends: French […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Indulge Your Inner Varg And Burn A Church

Posted by on December 17, 2010

Looking for a holiday gift for the black metaller that has everything? Why not pick them up a nice candle shaped like a Norwegian stave church so they can burn it? With the ’90s retro craze back in full swing, Kirkebrann has released a black candle that resembles a medieval stave church, just like the […]

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M. Shadows Gives New Insight Into Split With Portnoy

Posted by on December 17, 2010

Last night, we were shocked when Mike Portnoy revealed that Avenged Sevenfold was no longer requiring his services and that the two parties have split. It seemed like a promising bet that Portnoy would become a permanent fixture in the band, especially since he recently departed Dream Theater. However, in a recent interview, singer M. […]

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GWAR Frontman To Release First Novel

Posted by on December 17, 2010

GWAR frontman David Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus, has released his first novel called Whargoul via Eraserhead Press.

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Bamboozle 2011: Officially The Most Bizarre Festival Ever

Posted by on December 17, 2010

The lineup for the two day New Jersey festival Bamboozle seems to get weirder with each year, featuring everyone from Paramore to Hanson, and from Ke$ha to Bullet For My Valentine (and that was just from last year alone). This year’s lineup, though, might be not only the most bizarre lineup in the festival’s history, […]

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Avenged Sevenfold Part Ways With Mike Portnoy

Posted by on December 16, 2010

Early this evening, it was confirmed that Avenged Sevenfold has parted ways with former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, who has been filling in for the band on the road and in the studio since the passing of Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan. Portnoy released the following statement: “Yes, the rumors are true… Sadly my time […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 12/16: Our Favorite Albums of 2010

Posted by on December 16, 2010

We’re almost two weeks away from bringing in a new year. And as 2010 gets closer to ending, every online blog and magazine takes part in a beloved tradition: “favorite albums of the year” lists. Hell, we’ll admit that even though it’s been overdone, they’re also fun to compile and read. We’ll be posting different lists from various […]

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