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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Allegaeon hail science with new video

Posted by on August 30, 2016

  The dramatic principle of Chekhov’s gun says that if there’s a gun in the first act, you know it’s going to be fired in the third act. To that front, when the second shot of Allegaeon’s video for “All Hail Science is some kid with an animal hat/scarf dejectedly walking towards a brewery, you […]

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Mastodon, Hellyeah! have battle of the brothers for Orange Amps

Posted by on August 30, 2016

Let’s face it – some sports are boring. Golf might be fun to play, but watching a bunch of tackily-dressed rich people hit balls around for a few hours isn’t exciting. Tennis isn’t particularly exciting to watch either. However, Orange Amplifiers has just made a promotional video for an event we’d want to watch if […]

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What’s Metallica doing with Jason Newsted?

Posted by on August 30, 2016

It’s about that time, when Metal Insider becomes Metallica Insider. It’s not that often that Metallica releases an album. In fact, it’s been eight years if you don’t count Lulu (and let’s be honest, no one’s counting Lulu, not even the table). However, many look back to a simpler time, when Metallica put out the biggest albums […]

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Death Valley High’s top five favorite Instagram accounts you should follow

Posted by on August 30, 2016

On November 4th, California’s Death Valley High will be releasing their third full-length album, the awesomely-titled CVLT [As FVK] on minusHEAD Records. If you’ve logged time around the turn of the century listening to the likes of Static-X, Orgy, Korn and Marilyn Manson on a CD walkman, you’ll enjoy the FVK out of these guys. In fact, the […]

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Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach has (gross) advice for the touring musician

Posted by on August 29, 2016

If you’re in a band that’s popular enough for you to graduate from touring in a van to actually having a bux, that means you’re on easy street, right? Not necessarily. Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach found out the hard way recently. Currently on the road with Volbeat, he’s been plagued by mucus issues the entire […]

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Alice Cooper remembers the time he worked with Gene Wilder

Posted by on August 29, 2016

We are coming to a point in time when most of our beloved heroes and celebrities of all entertainment industry are passing away and 2016 has been relentless. Today, it was announced that Gene Wilder, known for his roles as Willy Wonka on Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, his memorable performances in Mel Brooks’ films like The […]

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Bands discuss major label dealings vs. releasing music independently

Posted by on August 29, 2016

It’s no secret that many record labels have had a reputation for giving their artists the ol’ screwjob when it comes to fair compensation. This practice has seemingly been happening for as long as there’s been a music business. A now-legendary rant by former Victory Records executive Ramsey Dean against the label’s president Tony Brummel, now almost […]

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Rihanna is death metal now – well, her logo is

Posted by on August 29, 2016

  Last night, the MTV Video Music Awards happened, and you probably shouldn’t know that. It’s not like they even decided to pay any lip service to rock or metal this year. Even Twenty One Pilots, a true breakout band from the past year that is ostensibly a rock band, wasn’t included in last night’s ceremonies. Many […]

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Review: The Sonic Unrest tour ft. Periphery, SikTh, Chon, Toothgrinder @ Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA 8/27/16

Posted by on August 29, 2016

    This past Saturday, August 27th, The Sonic Unrest tour featuring Periphery, Sikth, Chon, and Toothgrinder stopped through Pittsburgh, and I was fortunate enough to be able attend. The show was located at the Mr. Smalls Theatre, one of our finest former churches turned concert venue, and almost filled the place to capacity. I know what you’re […]

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It’s official: Dave Lombardo is drumming for Misfits reunion shows

Posted by on August 29, 2016

It was a little over a month ago when former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo was moved the the top of the list of rumored drummers for The Misfits’ reunion shows at the Riot Fests. With the first of the two shows coming this weekend, they were going to eventually have to name someone, and indeed, Lombardo will […]

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