Kittie Confirms They Will Perform at When We Were Young Fest


The internet has been savage over the When We Were Young Fest this week as the throwback festival for Emo, Punk, Metalcore and more went on sale yesterday. The festival even added a second day after safe concerns overwhelmed the internet. Many bands seemed to find out they were on the bill, before they knew or confirmed their plan. One such band, Kittie will return to the stage at the fest, based on a post to their socials. The band has not performed since their reunion show at London Music Hall in their native Ontario in 2017, celebrating their documentary Kittie: Origins/Evolutions. The band just celebrated the 22nd anniversary of their debut with an IG live chat with the original four members: Morgan and Mercedes Lander, Fallon Bowman, and Tanya Candler.

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Listen to Night Demon Cover Cirith Ungol’s “100 MPH” ft. Tim Baker


Heavy Metal overlords Night Demon have announced a new album – Year of the Demon, a compilation album, with pre-orders going live today via Century Media Records at the link below. Comprised of the band’s five standalone 7″ singles from 2020, this 10-track collection features original songs, cover tunes, and previously unheard live recordings.The band launched the comp with a fierce new cover version of Cirith Ungol’s “100 MPH featuring the Tim Baker of Cirith Ungol himself! The band is also teasing new music for release in November 2022 as well! Check out “100 MPH” right now!

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PODCAST: Glacially Musical Episode #62: Faith No More’s Angel Dust and More!


The Glacially Musical Pouredcast is a weekly Podcast that has three principles: Beer, Metal, and Swearing! Hosted by Nik Cameron – grown out of the Glacially Musical blog is all about great music and vinyl collecting. Once per week Ghost Cult’s Chief Ghost Cult Keefy joins Nik to discusses great bands and great era’s of bands. We continue this week with Faith No More and their 1992’s classic Angel Dust, and a harbinger of things to come!Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Inhuman Condition – Micawber – Crusadist: Live at The Sanctuary


It was a clear and cold night on a wintery Sunday in Detroit, Michigan when Death Metallars, Inhuman Condition brought their “Tourantula” 2022 Tour to town. They arrived at a local’s favorite live music joint, The Sanctuary, along with Midwest’s own Micawber and Crusadist. The quaint-sized venue was the perfect fit for the fans to experience an intimate and enjoyable encounter with these Death Metal experts. Cozied up in the small town of Hamtramck, The Sanctuary caters particularly well to the heavy. With concert spots like this, plus the local acts that opened the evening, Nethergate and Centenary, showed us that the metal scene in Michigan is alive and well.

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Metallica, Foo Fighters, The Struts, Weezer and More to Headline Boston Calling 2022


Boston Calling, the acclaimed three-day festival poised to make its triumphant return to Allston, Massachusetts this Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29, 2022, announces its full lineup today. Headlining the festival are rock and roll icons Metallica alternative rockers The Strokes, playing their first show in Boston since 2006; and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers Foo Fighters. These three powerful rock bands will lead a lineup of over 50 performers, including the largest collection of regional talent ever to take the stage at Boston Calling. The 2022 bill features an incredibly diverse mix of globally recognized music stars, including Rüfüs Du Sol, Weezer, Haim, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Avril Lavigne, Black Pumas, Modest Mouse, Goose, Cheap Trick, Oliver Tree, Earthgang, Orville Peck, The Struts, and many more. The entire lineup can be found below, listed by day. Rage Against the Machine was previously announced as a headliner, going back to 2020, but the band has pulled out as they reshuffled their spring touring plans.

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Trivium’s Matthew Kiichi Heafy Shares New Single and Video for Ibaraki – “Tamashii No Houkai” Feat. Ihsahn Of Emperor


Trivium singer and guitarist Matthew Kiichi Heafy has released the very first single from his highly-anticipated Ibaraki Black Metal project. Today, Ibaraki has shared the video for “Tamashii No Houkai,” featuring special guest Ihsahn of Emperor. Watch the video here.Continue reading


Gene Hoglan Quits Testament


In a new post to his official Instagram account, world-renowned drummer Gene “The Atomic Clock” Hoglan has quit thrash Legends Testament after 10 years as a recording and touring member of the band. No word yet from the band as to who will replace Gene. Testament heads out on the rescheduled tour dates for “The Bay Strikes Back” tour with Exodus and Death Angel this spring. Gene’s last album with Testament was 2020’s Titans’s of Creation, (Nuclear Blast) and you can read our review here.

Update: Testament has also shared a post wit hthe news, (see below) and the split is amicable.

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EP REVIEW: Asking Alexandra – Never Gonna Learn


Having nailed Asking Alexandria 3.0, with last year’s vibrant See What’s On The Inside (Better Noise), the UK metalcore-turned-rock beasts are keen to capitalise on the critical and commercial success of their seventh album with a four-track EP, featuring two exclusive tracks.

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Hitmaking Classic Rock Singer Meat Loaf Has Died


Legendary Rock singer Meat Loaf has died. He was 74. No cause of death has yet been revealed. The news of his passing was confirmed on the musician’s Facebook page by his family. Meat Loaf catapulted to fame on the strength of his songwriting partnership with Jim Steinman, who passed away in 2020, and the two of them collaborated on Bat Out of Hell and several sequel albums that saw him sell over 100 million albums with many chart topping hits. Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday also was a great character actor in memorable films such Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tenacious D and The Pick of Destiny, and Wayne’s World. We send our condolences to his friends, family, and fans tonight. RIP.Continue reading