PODCAST: Episode #127: Joey Vera of Armored Saint on “Punching The Sky”

We had the honor of chatting with heavy metal legend Joey Vera of Armored Saint all about their new album Punching the sky (read our review here) out now on Metal Blade Records. Joey talked about the future of the music industry and what it might look like post-COVID19, how the band writes together, his personal preferences in production and recording styles, his take on livestreams, the progress he is making on his other projects such as Fates Warning and Motor Sister, and more! Buy the album here and check out our chat! Continue reading

Gruesome Drummer Gus Rios Hospitalized with Coronavirus

 

As first reported by Sick Drummer on social media, Gruesome drummer Gus Rios has been admitted to a Florida hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. Gus updated fans over social media and seems upbeat and positive he will beat this virus that as of today has killed 220,000+ Americans. We are big fans of Gus, the masterful Death metal drummer of many past bands, producer, and writer, who has two releases this year. He played on the Exhumed/Gruesome split and also wrote, produced, and performed on the excellent, but underrated Liquid Death album, Greatest Hates earlier in the year! Get well soon Gus! 

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Rob Zombie Will Release a New Song, Due Out Next Week

It looks like we will finally hear new Rob Zombie music next week, according to a post from the monster man himself. Zombie posted to his social that a new song would arrive on October 30th! Both Rob and guitarist John 5 have said it will be “the best record” of zombie’s career in separate interviews, with john 5 calling it both “heavy” and diverse”. The album will release from his new label, Nuclear Blast, as he has spent much of his solo career at Universal Music Group, after starting his early career with White Zombie on the legendary Geffen Records. 

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Listen to Sepultura Cover Classic Soft Cell 1980s Hit “Tainted Love”

Thrash metal legends Sepultura have released a new single, a cover of Soft Cell’s 1980s  “Tainted Love” for the Brazilian TV series “Desalma”. The track was produced by Rafael Ramos, who also mixed it with Jorge Guerreiro at Studio Tambor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The recording was mastered by Justin Shurtz at Sterling Sound Studios in New York. “Tainted Love’ was originally a soul song from the 1960’s and covered by Soft Cell and sold millions. It has been covered a bunch by other bands, most notably Marilyn Manson

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GIMME METAL Announces Guest DJ Specials with Rivers Of Nihil, Armored Saint, Trivium, Enslaved and Ghost Cult!!! 

 

Gimme Metal has been killing it this year by not only bringing you round the clock metal music on their FREE app on two simultaneous channels, but they have helped out a lot of bands affected by the pandemic with feature episodes and specials hosted by the bands themselves. Every week they publish their new list of upcoming guests and theory top 40- metal charts based on their listenership. Guest DJ Specials coming soon include Rivers Of Nihil, Armored Saint, Trivium, Enslaved, and Ghost Cult! That’s right! Our own Chief Editor Keefy will host a two hour special on Thursday, November 5th at 11 AM EST with our own curated playlist of awesome metal tracks from across Death Metal, Stoner Doom, Prog, Thrash, Viking, Dark Folk, Black metal, and more! Sign up for FREE and tune in today! Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #510: Paying For Reviews

In this episode, Matt and Curtis explain why you should not ever pay a website or magazine for reviews or interviews. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #510 is streaming now and is all about Paying For Reviews. The podcast is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), and Music Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR).

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EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM: Alpha-o-MAGA – “Keep America Grinding”

Back to save America from the pandemic and itself, grindcore faction Alpha-o-MAGA is here with their timely new album Keep America Grinding! In a just world, this album would be played on election day, from all the polling places and all political rallies in the future. You can purchase and stream the album at the link below!

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Watch the Trailer for Jimmy Page’s “ The Anthology – Open Book Edition” Book

Genesis Publications specializes in beautiful, limited edition collectors books about a sole subject in music or the arts. After the huge response to the sold-out response to Jimmy Page The Anthology, now the seller is releasing a more affordable smaller version of the book which is on sale now at the links below. Past collaborators with Genesis include literary greats William Burroughs and Arthur C. Clarke; stars of film and television such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Roger Moore, Michael Palin and Eric Idle; fine artists such as Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, Yoko Ono and Peter Blake; sporting legends such as Michael Owen and Jackie Stewart; icons of fashion including Naomi Campbell, Grace Coddington, and Kate Moss; and the most important musicians of modern times, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Pete Townshend, and Ravi Shankar.  Watch the trailer which features Jimmy and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the books. Continue reading

Hatebreed Shares a New Single and Video – “Instinctive (Slaughterlust)”

Hatebreed shares a new single and video from their upcoming new album Weight Of The False Self, on 27th November via Nuclear Blast. The new single “Instinctive (Slaughterlust)” is the lead track of the 12-track album, which is pure Hatebreed at their classic sounding best. Check out the video, directed by Justin Reich now!

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Abby K – “I Thought That I Loved You”

When we last saw young rocker Abby K, she was dishing out a badass anthem about loving life and music. On her new song “I Thought That I Loved You” we see another side entirely in this heart-wrenching ballad. The tasteful video helps tell the narrative of the tune, while Abby belts out the tune with power and style beyond her age. Watch the clip right now!   Continue reading