Metallica James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the United States’ National Anthem ahead of the September 23 baseball game featuring the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies. Watch it now! Continue reading
Corey Taylor, frontman of both Slipknot and Stone Sour has shared his new single and animated video for the song Corey Taylor Shares New Single and Animated Video – “Culture Head”. The track comes from his debut solo album CMFT (Roadrunner) due out on October 2nd. Recently, Corey announced Forum Or Against ‘Em, a global streaming event of epic proportions featuring Corey and his solo band, shot at iconic Los Angeles venue, The Forum. Tickets for this historic pay-per-view streaming event are on sale now at the link below. Fans can also purchase ticket bundles that include a t-shirt, hoodie, poster, and access to watch an additional exclusive Corey Taylor acoustic set. A limited number of one-on-one video chats with Corey Taylor are also available with some bundles.
‘Devin Townsend, who has been keeping busy in the pandemic with four albums worked on and releasing, charity livestreams, and a podcast has your Halloween plans all set. Heavy Devy is hosting a Halloween “by request” live stream dubbed Devin Townsend’s Crappy Haloween Party Rarities By Request, that promises to be scary as hell. Devin’s Order of Magnitude live album and Blu-ray/DVD release next month. Watch the trailer here! Continue reading
Old-school Death Metal greats Obituary Announces a new live streaming concert series, beginning on October 17th! The series will include a variety of content including full-band performances of classic albums in full, rarities, and more. The first event features full performances of Slowly We Rot, Cause of Death, and rare classics! The first two streams will be live from the ESI Streaming Studio in Tampa, FL. The third stream will be broadcasted live from their recording studio in Gibsonton, FL. Tickets are on sale, including various bundles for all three concerts and exclusive merch at the link below.
I assume it’s easy to look back at the aughts and be dismissive of the entire decade particularly from the perspective of metal or punk fan. Nu-Metal was slowly being phased out as any goodwill from the previous decade had eroded and acts like Simple Plan and Good Charlotte made everyone realize that maybe the idea of Pop-Punk was a mistake. But those who kept their ear close to the ground knew better than to become jaded. Hard rock was alive and well and young bands were doing very exciting things. Young bands like Between the Buried and Me with their seminal Alaska (Victory Records 2005/Craft Recordings 2020).
Portuguese heavy rock band Places Around The Sun are dropping their new self-titled full-length album, their third, this Friday. The bands have teamed up with Ghost cult to bring you the full-album stream a few days early. The new album is throwing off a definite Queens of The Stone Age/Masters of Reality/late-era Jane’s Addiction, All Them Witches vibe you will love! Check it out now! Continue reading
Matt and Curtis welcome back in Brad Zordrager of Banger TV and Exclaim.ca his secret to staying on task, and few other gems.Dumb and Dumbest #495 is live and it’s with Bradley Zorgdrager On Productivity, Ads And More!The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Social Media expert and Ghost Cult Owner, Keith Chachkes (BDWE Media).
Kataklysm has proudly been waving the banners of Melodic Death and Death Metal for nearly thirty years. Originally hailing from Canada, this now multinational act has consistently delivered strikingly aggressive music for decades and it has solidified their spot at the Heavy Metal table. It’s only been two years since they released their last record, Meditations (Nuclear Blast). Yet this new full-length, Unconquered (Nuclear Blast) demonstrates how this quartet has a wealth of heaviness still to share.
Deftones have unveiled an amazing charity drive raising monies for UC Davis Children’s Hospital and to Crew Nation based on the artwork for their stellar new album Ohms (review here). For just $20 USD you adopt a dot, on of 12,995 on the album cover (or many if you can spare it), and can support these two charities. Read the statement from the band and Frank Maddocks below and sign up at the link! Continue reading
One of the things that I think people don’t understand is the importance of documenting and creating content about the people around you if you want to grow. That’s why we talk so often about the value of being a music journalist or having a podcast or something to grow your contacts in the scene. Continue reading