Rammstein Shares New Video for “Dicke Titten” – CD and Vinyl Versions Due This Summer


Rammstein, currently on their world tour, has released a new video for the track “Dicke Titten” – from their recent new album Zeit (Universal Music Group). The video is out now with the single on all DSPs. The clip was shot in September 2021 in Ellmau, Austria, and directed by Joern Heitmann. There will be a physical CD version on July 8 as a 2-track physical CD and a 7″ vinyl on July 15th. They are both available for pre-order now! Read our review of Zeit now. Watch the video now!

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Watch James Hetfield and Kirk Hammet of Metallica Perform a Metal Version of The US National Anthem Before a San Francisco Giants Game


The San Francisco Giants baseball team held their 8th Annual “Metallica” Night” in which the band participates in the game with a performance and themed merch. Metallica has been a Bay Area band since the addition of Cliff Burton, and the band’s relocation to Northern California in 1982. They later added Kirk Hammett. Watch James Hetfield and Hammet perform a metal version of the US National Anthem last night (May 24th, 2022) here:

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Former Mnemic Vocalist Guillaume Bideau Has Died


 

Sad news as former Mnemic vocalist Guillaume Bideau has died. He was just 44 years old. The vocalist hailed from France and fronted the Danish metal band from 2006 to 2013. The band recorded five full-length albums, three of which featured Bideau on vocals: 2007’s “Passenger”, 2010’s “Sons Of The System” and 2012’s “Mnemesis”. Bideau also fronted bands like Scarve between 1998 and 2008, and he sang for other groups like One-Way Mirror and Melted Space. The news was broken in social mieda posts byformer bandmates such as Bideau’s former Scarve bandmate and close friend, Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, ex-Soilwork, Bent Sea), and former Mnemic guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Besvärjelsen – Atlas


Opener ‘The Cardinal Ride’ invites us to join Besvärjelsen on “a rollercoaster of the seven deadly sins!”; an enticing summons indeed! So, roll up, roll up, for this is a trip worth embarking on as the Swedish occult retro psych stoner doom grungers (and a whole lot more) open wide their Atlas (Magnetic Eye Records) and find their niche on the world map.

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Machine Head Shares Part II of Their New Album Behind The Scenes Video


Machine Head has dropped their second behind the scenes look at their new album, Of Kingdom and Crown, due out August 26th via Nucear Blast/Imperium Records. This episode freatues recording drums with Navene Koperweis (ex-Animals As Leaders, Entheos, Animosity)! Watch it now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Mark Tremonti – Tremonti Sings Sinatra


 

Mark Tremonti has cemented himself as one of the staple musicians within the hard-rock scene over the past 3 decades with Creed, Alter Bridge & his own project Tremonti. With this repertoire of music projects, this album is still probably the last thing anyone expected from the man. Covering the ageless classics from Frank Sinatra himself is Tremonti Sings Sinatra (NDSS).

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Oblivion Access – Various Venues – Austin, Texas


 

After a two year postponement, Oblivion Access Festival finally happened! Although I couldn’t attend all four days of festivities, I drove up to Austin, TX on Saturday to catch the legendary hardcore Youth of Today! It only took over three decades to finally see them lol. The festival was quite an undertaking, involving a lot of local Austin venues on 5th, 6th, and 7th Street. After 3 /12 hours of driving I was ready to stretch my legs, get some blood moving and stay cool in the humid Texas heat. Picking up my passes was a breeze as there were signs posted at Native Hostel directing you to the kind staff who greeted people with friendly smiles and words of encouragement to enjoy themselves.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Void – Antithesis


In a time like the last few years, we all are looking for that good piece of news, that sense of accomplishment, that fix of dopamine, to keep us going. Sometimes the positivity, the harmony, the peace is just deafening and some gloom is needed. This is where Black Void resides with their debut release, Antithesis (Nuclear Blast). Born from the group’s other persona, White Void, of hard rock classification, is that good feeling inverse of what Black Void has put together. What that equates to is, crust punk competing with black metal to make a nihilistic ride through darkness.Continue reading


A GoFundMe Has Been Launched for The Vocalist of Crawling Through Tartarus, Injured in a Shooting at a Metal Show


In a story we are following up on, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Matt Holzboog of Crawling Through Tartarus. The Death Metal vocalist and family man was seriously injured when a shootout broke out at his bands’ show April 23rd, 2022, outside of The Marquis Lounge, in San Bernardino, California, new Los Angeles. One person wqas killed and three others besides Matt were hurt. Matt suffered a shattered fibia and tibia bone, and a main artery was hit as well. After two surgeries and almost a month in the hospital, he came home to his family on May 18th. Matt has not only suffered from being shot, but he faces medical bills and loss of wages for his wife who took unpaid leave to help care for him when he came home. Please help Matt and his family with anything you can spare.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: ROADBURN 2022 – Part 1


After three years of waiting and longing, finally there will be an in person Roadburn Festival again. While the 2021 online edition Roadburn Redux, was in itself, innovative and the best digital festival I’ve seen set up during the dark days of the pandemic, nothing beats being physically shaken by bass heavy music and hugging friends from all over the world you only see once a year.

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