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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Game of Thrones cast answers: Sword or metal band?

Posted by on March 31, 2016

TV’s about to get a lot more metal, as Game of Thrones is coming back next month. As is the violence, bloodshed, dragons, nudityand a goddmaned chair made out of swords isn’t metal enough, they even had Mastodon appear in an episode last year. And with the sixth season coming soon, the hype machine is starting […]

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Photos: Black Tusk, Holy Grail, The Well, Ironaut, Viper Room, Hollywood, CA 3/24/16

Posted by on March 31, 2016

We like Black Tusk and they recently released a new album titled Pillars of Ash which they’ve been touring in its support for a little over a month in company of Los Angeles’ Holy Grail and Austin’s psychedelic dudes at The Well with each of the later taking a half of the tour on their own. […]

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Dark Tranquillity’s guitarist Martin Henriksson quits band

Posted by on March 31, 2016

People joining and leaving bands is one of the most common occurrences in metal but it has a different ring when the person leaving is a really long time member or an actual founding member of the band. That’s seems to be the case with Dark Tranquillity’s Martin Henriksson who just announced his departure from […]

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Kids interview Puscifer, deadpan-ness ensues

Posted by on March 31, 2016

Considering their first album is called V is For Vagina, you’d think that Puscifer might not be for children. No one told “Kids Interview Bands,” though. Their latest finds Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan and the band’s Carina Round gamely answering questions from a precocious kid. The two band members really seem to be enjoying themselves […]

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Rumor mill: Guns N’ Roses will not play surprise show in Hollywood this Friday

Posted by on March 31, 2016

Earlier this morning, a rumor about Guns N’ Roses playing an intimate club show in Hollywood, CA, specifically the Whiskey A Go Go, started to spread around and, while that really didn’t sound as far fetched as originally thought considering the famous venue has housed the band since their early beginnings in the 80’s, it […]

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Refused featured in Doom trailer

Posted by on March 31, 2016

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, “New Noise” by Refused is the “Stairway to Heaven” of post-hardcore. And while the song is 18 years old, it sounds just as vital now as it did in 1998. Another ’90s relic that’s help up surprisingly well is Doom, the pioneering first-person shooter game originally released […]

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Photos: Iron Maiden , New York City, Madison Square Garden, 3/30/2016

Posted by on March 31, 2016

Last night, Iron Maiden proved why they remain one of the most popular touring bands worldwide. With Bruce Dickinson having beat cancer and Ed Force One having beat an accident a few weeks back, Maiden is in top form. Bruce sounds as good as he ever has, all three guitarists create a wall of sound that […]

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Byzantine signs with Metal Blade Records

Posted by on March 31, 2016

Nobody beats the Byz! And now Byzantine has become even more indestructible, having just signed a worldwide deal with Metal Blade Records. Byzantine’s last two albums, including last year’s well received To Release is to Resolve, were self-released and crowdfunded. Now the West Virginian metal titans are preparing to release their sixth album in 2017 […]

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Metallica offering Scary Guy collectible, VIP experience at Giants Night

Posted by on March 31, 2016

For the past three years, there’s one thing that fans of Metallica and the San Francisco Giants can look forward to, and that’s the annual Metallica Night that the club holds. Of course, this year’s no exception, and the fourth annual ‘Metallica Night’ will take over AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA on May 6th when the […]

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Five Finger Death Punch cancel tour after singer Ivan Moody hospitalized

Posted by on March 31, 2016

If there’s one gig that every band probably dreams about, it’s opening for Black Sabbath, especially since this is the last year that opening for Black Sabbath is going to be a thing. Five Finger Death Punch was set to do that in Australia, but apparently, something’s wrong with frontman Ivan Moody, and the band […]

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