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Monthly Archives: September 2013

We’re giving away another prize pack for our CMJ showcase!

Posted by on September 30, 2013

If you couldn’t tell already, we’re really psyched about our CMJ Metal Insider showcase, coming up in just over two weeks. Not only have we curated a killer lineup, with Nachtmystium, Byzantine, Black Anvil, Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar playing, we’re also celebrating by giving away an amazing prize pack. Want to be the ultimate […]

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Danny Carey to perform tonight in Cali after finding his dog

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Tool drummer Danny Carey was in distress over losing his “very intelligent” brindle Boxer Levi, as anyone who has a dog would be. Whether Tool fans could sympathize or not (see Facebook comments) and realize that the magical man behind the kit is actually a real-life human being, the 5-year-old dog has been found. Maybe […]

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Michael Jackson to get his own metal covers comp

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Whatever your genre of choice, there is no denying the scope of influence Michael Jackson had over the course of his career. Even esteemed metal musicians carry a torch for the late King of Pop, and now there will be an audio record of it via the album, Thriller – A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson, […]

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Trivium provide “No Way to Heal”

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Trivium are debuting yet another new track ahead of their  forthcoming album release. While Vengeance Falls won’t be out until October 15th, you can listen to the song, “No Way to Heal” via the SoundCloud stream below.   Already giving us a taste of the new material by releasing the tracks “Brave This Storm” and “Strife,” Trivium […]

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Protest the Hero launch app to unveil actual artwork for ‘Volition’

Posted by on September 30, 2013

You just got punk’d by Protest the Hero. The artwork the band revealed two weeks ago for their forthcoming album Volition is not the actual artwork, but the cover picture for the CD’s packaging, according to a press release. Apparently there is a difference, but you won’t know what all of that means until you […]

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Here’s Gene Simmons singing the National Anthem

Posted by on September 30, 2013

You’ve got to hand it to KISS bassist Gene Simmons. Appearing yesterday to sing the National Anthem at the Steelers/Vikings game at London’s Wembley Stadium, he wasn’t there to plug anything, and while he was representing KISS, he wasn’t in full demon outfit, or popping out of a KISS Kasket. However, when he did open […]

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Great White’s former bassist Lorne Black passes away

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Great White’s first bassist, Lorne Black, passed away Friday. The cause of death has yet to be announced. Members from the band paid tribute to him over the weekend, according to Classic Rock Magazine. Former frontman Jack Russell, who is touring as Jack Russell’s Great White, and guitarist Mark Kendall who follows the original band name, both […]

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Potential Indonesian president is a Metallica and Napalm Death fan

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is not only framing a possible candidacy for presidency of Indonesia based on actually being for the people, but he lives the life all around. The self-proclaimed heavy metal fan attends Metallica concerts and listens to Napalm Death, according to Inquirer.net. He was given a bass guitar by Robert Trujillo of Metallica which […]

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Crosses ††† give release date for new EP

Posted by on September 30, 2013

Chino Moreno’s other side project, Crosses ††† announced earlier this month that they had signed with Sumerian Records and are now tweeting a release date for their next EP. The new material will officially be released November 12, just in time to satisfy your holiday shopping needs. The band fronted by the Deftones singer, also recently […]

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CMJ Metal Insider Showcase Spotlight: Ramming Speed

Posted by on September 27, 2013

Metal Insider’s CMJ Showcase, which will take place on October 16 at Club Europa, will feature Nachtmystium, Byzantine, Black Anvil, Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar. Ramming Speed will be appearing second on the bill, and we caught up with the Boston thrash band ‘s drummer Jonah Livingston to talk about the cassette revival, signing with Prosthetic, and […]

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