Lunatic Soul – Under The Fragmented Sky

It is often found that from tremendous despair comes profound and reflective art. It is such a tragedy that seems to hang over the current works of one Mariusz Duda; that being the unexpected death of Riverside guitarist and close friend Piotr Grudziński in 2016. Outside of Riverside, Duda took his own personal grief to creating last years phenomenal Lunatic Soul release, Fractured (Kscope), a release that saw the ambient outfit to new experimental heights across an emotional spectrum from pure desolation to showing signs of hopefulness. Continue reading

Winterfylleth – The Hallowing of Heirdom

Come live with me and be my love” are not the kind of opening lyrics you expect from a veteran Black Metal band. But in new album, The Hallowing of Heirdom (Candlelight) the UK’s premier Black Metal act Winterfylleth have gone full acoustic. No blast beats, not screaming howls, no buzzsaw riffs. Just beautiful acoustic warmth. Continue reading

Myles Kennedy – Year Of The Tiger

Loss is one of life’s harshest realities that will affect everyone in some way, shape or form. Whether it is family, loved ones, close friends; death is the cruelest of inevitabilities in this most unforgiving of worlds. The grieving process is unique to all of us, in both how we deal with the emotional scarring and in how long recovery takes if indeed, it ever truly does or even begins at all. For some, it can be quick, whilst for others, it may be much longer before acceptance truly takes place. Continue reading

Corey Taylor To Release “Live In London” Solo Album Next Week

Corey Taylor has announced that his sold-out solo acoustic set at KOKO in London last year will be released for the first time to the public on December 18, 2017 at TheCoreyTaylor.com. Continue reading

Avenged Sevenfold Share “Roman Sky” Performance Clip From Live at the Grammy Museum

Two months ago, Avenged Sevenfold performed a rare acoustic set at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, and they’ve made that concert available to fans today. Continue reading

Watch Neurosis’ Scott Kelly Perform An Acoustic Rendition Of “Stones From the Sky”

Revolver Magazine relaunched their website earlier this year, and it’s pretty damn awesome. Not only do you get the news you’d expect, but they’ve also introduced new video series such as No Distortion. This series invites heavy-music artists to switch off the amps, strip down the songs, and showcase their more introspective side. The first episode featured Myrkur‘s piano cover of “Welcome Home” by King Diamond, and the latest episode features Scott Kelly of Neurosis. Continue reading

Joey Jordison Performs An Acoustic Version Of Slipknot’s “(sic)” With Fans In Argentina

After Joey Jordison performed with Vimic at the Monsters Of Rock festival in Buenos Aires, he returned to his hotel where he found a ton of fans waiting outside to meet him. Unlike some musicians who would just go straight inside the hotel, Joey met each and every fan, and even performed an impromptu version of Slipknot‘s ‘(sic)’ with one of the their guitars. Continue reading

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With An Acoustic Cover Of “I Won’t Back Down”

The music world is still reeling from the loss of Tom Petty last week. His music was the soundtrack to many people’s lives, and it’s no surprise that we’ve seen a number of bands pay tribute to the late rock legend since his untimely death. Continue reading

Mike Dawes Performs Metallica’s “One” On One Guitar

Metallica‘s ‘One’ is one of the most iconic songs in the history of heavy metal, so it’s no surprise that there are hundreds of covers of the track online. Whether it’s on guitar, piano, or strings, it seems like we’ve seen it covered in every way possible, until now. Continue reading