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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Ghost premiere first song off new album, ‘Meliora’

Posted by on May 31, 2015

This past week saw Ghost taking over late night TV with a teaser confirming plans to release their third album, Meliora. Well, it didn’t take long for a new song from Papa Emeritus III and the nameless ghouls to be unleashed. Sirius XM’s Liquid metal premiered the first single from Meliora over the weekend. And […]

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Metal Power Rankings 5/29: Sol Victorious

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account, such as newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. In this fast-paced week, Faith No More take […]

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Armored Saint streaming new album

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Heavy metal veterans Armored Saint will release their latest effort Win Hands Down on June 2nd via Metal Blade Records, but you don’t have to wait to listen to it, as the label has the entire album for streaming on their Soundcloud here. Singer John Bush (you know, that guy who was in Anthrax between Belladonna eras – […]

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Amplified: Impalers are a shovel headed riff machine

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] Low-fi aesthetics are great and all, but once in a while I come across an unsigned band that has the kind of album cover I would have bought back in middle school, completely on the […]

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Dying Fetus’ band name offends Dutch gynecologist

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Well, this is hilarious. Dutch gynecologist Bertho Nieboer clearly has an eye for detail (or maybe just a tendency to pick out female reproductive words in advertisements?). Neiboer got a bit pissed off driving past a billboard for this year’s FortaRock when he saw Dying Fetus amongst the mentioned bands that will be supporting Slipknot […]

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Animals as Leaders run middle school in “Physical Education” music video

Posted by on May 29, 2015

A departure from the ever-popular theme of a band playing students at a highschool, the new Animals As Leaders video for “Physical Education” depicts the band members as parts of the administration in a middle school. This track is the latest single off of the band’s third full length The Joy Of Motion, released via […]

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Interview: Apocalyptica talks Shadowmaker, staying true to themselves after 20 years

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Apocalyptica first burst onto the scene in 1996 with their first album, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. If there was ever a ’90s metal act that seemed destined for one hit wonder-dom, it’d be them. However, via a variety of collaborators, ambition and good songs, the Finnish band have not only persevered, but flourished. With a […]

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Thy Art Is Murder wage a holy war with new video, “Light Bearer”

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Thy Art Is Murder is back, and just as heavy. The band’s new album Holy War is set to hit stores on June 30th and features “Light Bearer” – their newly released track and music video. In this straightforward metal performance video with tons of fire, Thy Art Is Murder bring a release that’s bound […]

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Eight Black Sabbath albums to be re-released on vinyl

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Black Sabbath fans and vinyl enthusiasts alike are bound to be stoked on the latest in re-release news. In a series of releases starting on June 22nd, the first eight Black Sabbath albums will be pressed to 180-gram wax and each also includes a CD version of the album. Here’s how the release dates break […]

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Snipe City – Oh thank heaven for two game sevens!

Posted by on May 29, 2015

Welcome to Snipe City, a weekly column looking at hockey from 36 Crazyfists singer Brock Lindow and PUCK HCKY founder Matt Marini. Check out the 36 Crazyfists and PUCK HCKY collaboration here. The past week or so the tour took on a lil damage. First on Saturday, our brothers in Sleepwave broke down in Kokomo, Indiana […]

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