Last Friday I sat in a courtroom to support a friend. For the better part of a decade our professional and personal lives were woven in a relationship akin to family. As if family, the intention of my attendance was to publicly acknowledge the deep care and compassion I hold for this individual.
I watched as she searched for the strength to behold her transgressor for the first time in over a year since learning of his plot to have her murdered. I listened to her describe the love she once possessed for this man whom she adored, trusted, and...
Bryan Romero, an AP.net reader, is looking for OC/LA metal drummers to participate in a scientific study for his graduate program.
Hey OC/LA metal drummers! Have you ever wondered how athletic drumming actually is? Well here is your chance! My name is Bryan Romero, and I am a Kinesiology graduate student at CSU Fullerton in Orange county. My masters thesis is titled "Metabolic Demands of Heavy Metal Drumming" and my aim is to find out how much our bodies work while we play metal music. I am currently looking for metal drummers to come to the exercise physiology lab at CSU Fullerton to be hooked up to a mask that you breathe into while exercising that tells you how many calories you burn...
After a 28-year relationship with Rick Rubin and American Recordings, Slayer have formed their own label imprint through Nuclear Blast Records. You can grab a free download of a new track, "Implode" (produced by Terry Date and Greg Fidelman), on the band's website. They'll hit the studio later this year to begin recording their new album for a tentative 2015 release.
This morning an update was posted over at www.asilaydying.com on the current happenings and individual futures of all the bands' members. For Jordan, Josh, Nick, Phil, management, and record label, this was an interesting first time read as all parties were oblivious to its construction, intent, and release.
Though Tim is the only one with access to the As I Lay Dying site, the rest of us have been releasing content through our personal social media accounts to reveal that we are carrying on in a new band. Our truest intentions were to make this unveiling...
Mastodonwill release a new record this year called Once More Around the Sun. No release date or any other info as of now except that it was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, The Hold Steady, Foo Fighters, Evanescene) and will come out via Warner Bros.
Anti-Mortem will release their debut album, New Southern, will be released on April 15th in Europe, April 28th in the U.K., and April 29th in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Bob Marlette (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rob Zombie). The band will be touring with Texas Hippie Coalition. Dates are below and you can now pre-order the album.
01) Words Of Wisdom
02) New Southern
03) 100% Pure American Rage
04) Hate Automatic
05) Black Heartbeat
06) I Get Along With The Devil
07) Path To Pain
08) Wake Up
09) Ride Of Your Life
10) Stagnant Water
11) Truck Stop Special
13) A Little Too Loose (MR. BIG...
Downpour - featuring former and current members of Shadows Fall, Overcast, Unearth and Seemless - have released their first track. Check out a demo titled "The Serpent's Tongue" in the replies. Their debut is due out this summer.
1. Neon Knights – Anthrax
2. The Last In Line – Tenacious D
3. The Mob Rules – Adrenaline Mob
4. Rainbow In The Dark – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
5. Straight Through The Heart – Halestorm
6. Starstruck – Motörhead with Biff Byford
7. The Temple Of The King – Scorpions
8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) – Doro
9. Holy Diver – Killswitch Engage
10. Catch The Rainbow – Glenn...
Austrian Death Machine (the side project of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis) will release Triple Brutal on April 1 via Artery Recordings. Royalties will be donated to World Vision. Listen to a new song titled, er, "I'll Be Back" in the replies.
Head to the replies to watch Metallica's full set from their December 8th performance in Antarctica, cutely dubbed Freeze 'Em All. The performance makes the band the first to perform concerts on all seven continents in under a year.
1. War Pigs
2. Into The Void
5. Black Sabbath
6. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
9. Fairies Wear Boots
10. Symptom Of The Universe
11. Iron Man
12. End Of The Beginning
13. Children Of The Grave
14. God Is Dead?
15. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Intro)/Paranoid
Lamb of God will release celebrate the 10th anniversary of their sophomore album, As the Palaces Burn, by releasing a remixed and remastered edition on November 11 via Prosthetic/Razor & Tie. It will also include three demos and a documentary about the making of the album. Stream the new version of "Purified" in the replies.
Black Sabbath have personally invited Andrew W.K. to join them for their entire North American tour, asking him to kick-off every show as their exclusive opening act. Per their request, the King of Partying will perform a special DJ set every night before the definitive heavy metal band takes the stage. Andrew promises to spin a rabble-rousing selection of classic riffs, heavy jams, and crowd pleasing favorites spanning every era of hard rock and metal.
Behemoth have been forced to cancel their appearance on this summer's Mayhem Festival due to drummer Inferno requiring surgery.
Poland’s blackened death metal outfit BEHEMOTH have been forced to cancel their upcoming appearance on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival due to their drummer Inferno taking ill and requiring surgery.
The band’s front-man Nergal comments; "This must have been the most difficult decision we were forced to make in recent years. Behemoth is known for not canceling any shows or tours. But this is not something we can do when we are missing our driving force, the man behind the drums - Inferno. Unfortunately, he was hospitalized due to appendix surgery and...