Sepultura has just released their killer new album Quadra, via Nuclear Blast. Read our review here. Now as part of their Quadra world-tour, the band has booked two more shows in the UK this summer, surrounding their dates at Download Festival and Sunstroke Fest.
Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains has revealed that he is working on a new solo album, his first in almost twenty years. His last solo album was Degradation Trip (Roadrunner Records), released in 2002 the epic solo album he made in 2002 with future Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and Faith No More drummer Mike Bordin. Degradation Trip was the heavy and psychedelic follow-up to several singles and Cantrell’s 1998 solo-debut, Boggy Depot (Columbia). Continue reading
Blues and Slide guitar great Sonny Landreth will release his new album Blacktop Run this coming week, 21st February – via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Blacktop Run follows the Louisiana natives’ previous Grammy-nominated album Recorded Live In Lafayette (2017) and his back-to-back Blues Music Awards for Best Guitarist and Best Blues Album for Bound by the Blues (2015). Watch his new lyric video for the track ‘Don’t Ask Me’ right now! Continue reading
Technical Death Metal leaders Beneath The Massacre has dropped a brand new single for their new song ‘Treacherous’. The track comes from their forthcoming new album Fearmonger, due out on February 28th via Century Media Records, their very first for the label. The band is also hitting the road for the Occupation Domination North American Tour 2020 supporting Origin, Defeated Sanity, and Wake. They are also playing dates with And Hell Followed With. Listen to ‘Treacherous’ now! Continue reading
Last night in Chicago at House of Vans, Lamb of God played their first show of 2020. Performing at the intimate venue, with openers Harm’s Way, the band performed a set of hits, including their new single ‘Checkmate’, performed live for the first time ever. The free event included a photography exhibit featuring photos from singer D. Randall Blythe that will be included in the artwork for their upcoming self-titled album, due out on May 8th via Reprise Records. Continue reading
Returning from an extended self-imposed hiatus, My Ruin celebrated Valentine’s Day by releasing a new covers album Rock Love & Red Lipstick. Released as a free download on Bandcamp, the covers range from Black Flag, PJ Harvey, Eric B and Rakim, KISS, Plasmatics, Van Halen, AC/DC, Soft Cell, Frank Sinatra, and many more. My Ruin went on hiatus when it’s main conspirators Tairrie B (Manhole, Tura Satana), and Mick Murphy (Heavy Seventies, Chevy Metal, Teenage Timekillers) moved from Los Angeles to Nashville. My Ruin’s last release was 2012’s The Sacred Mood. Tairrie has been busy of late releasing her out of print albums with other bands to Bandcamp, writing her highly-anticipated memoirs, and pursuing future musical projects, photography and video directing. Watch the Tairrie directed video for their cover of ‘My Way’.
Fans of Rage Against The Machine were elated at the announcement of the return of the much-missed band for 2020. However, following the news that the band has booked a world tour this week, some expressed outrage at the high cost of tickets for the headline shows. Fans and haters have slammed the band, known for their activism and protests for being greedy at the high cost for shows (non-festivals). The band took some measures against scalpers as they have bought 10% of all the tour tickets to ensure those tickets are sold from the band – at a premium cost, but the extra money going to charity. In the midst of all of this, RATM guitarist and activist Tom Morello has taken to Twitter to assure fans that the high cost of tickets is due to scalpers and resellers. Tom claims that the full price for all tickets tops out at $125.00 USD. A high cost, for sure, but lower than many other concert tickets to other tours in 2020. Continue reading