ALBUM REVIEW: Mastodon – Medium Rarities

We have been blessed with a lot of great Mastodon news of late, from celebrating their 20th anniversary,  their new song on the Bill And Ted Face The Music soundtrack – “Rufus Lives”, to the band hitting the studio to work on full-length number eight. So 2020 seems like a good time for a good old odds and sods release, the cleverly titled Medium Rarities (Reprise). 

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Adult Swim Has Put Up All Episodes of Metalocalypse ft. Dethklok On Streaming for FREE

Adult Swim has answered the call of humanity in our hour of need (and boredom). The network has returned all episodes of Metalocalypse free on their app and website! The show featuring the hilarious death metal band Dethklok! The show ran from August 2006 to October 2013 and was beloved in the metal community, even bringing non-fans into the genre. Fans keep hoping that the show will return someday, although the creators, Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha, have been doubtful. The actual band Deathklock performed last fall at the Adult Swim Festival, and you can read our review here. Continue reading

Oathbreaker Stream New Single – “Ease Me”

Oathbreaker has returned with a new single ‘Ease Me’. Originally released as part of the Adult Swim “Metal Swim 2” compilation last year, ‘Ease Me’ has now been remixed and remastered, and will see a proper physical release in May via Deathwish Inc. The track has been remixed/reinterpreted by incredible artists Jesu, Chelsea Wolfe, WIFE, and Michael A. Muller, and recorded by Michael Neyt at Jetson and later mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden. Listen + share the ‘Ease Me (Jesu Remix)’ here.

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Adult Swim Festival

For just one weekend the Banc of California Stadium was transformed into a carnivalesque outdoor funhouse for the Adult Swim Festival. The stadium was alive with colorful distorted animations reminiscent of children’s cartoons and claymation scenes warped and hyperbolized beyond the mind’s comprehension, while a giant Meatwad dome sat across an even larger inflatable slide shaped like Morty’s head vomiting a rainbow.

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Watch Dethklok Perform at Adult Swim Festival

Dethklok reunited and performed live for the first time in five years last night as the headline act of Adult Swim Festival at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California! Ghost Cult was on hand for the festival and review will be up on the site next week. The band performed a 19-song set-list of hits and deep cuts, as well as two new premieres. Dethklok, which emerged from the metal fan favorite and pop culture hit Metalocalypse,  has not performed live since their 2012 tour to promote Dethalbum III, although they released The Doomstar Requiem soundtrack in 2013, but never toured behind it. That episode concluded the show, on October 27th 2013. Series co-founder and band leader Brendon Small has been working on other series and his other band, Brendan Small’s Galaktikon, which released a new album in 2017, Galaktikon II: Become The Storm. Joining Small (vocals/guitar) in the band last night was Gene Hoglan on drums, Nili Brosh on second guitar and Pete Griffin on bass. Watch fan-filmed footage of their set right now! Continue reading

Power Trip Books Carcass, Vio-lence, Razor, Deafheaven, Sheer Mag, Drab Majesty and More for Evil Beat 2 Fest

Power Trip has dropped their big news they have been teasing! Their Evil Beast fest is back for round 2 with estival, Evil Beat returns to South Side Ballroom. 2020’s lineup includes: Carcass, Vio-lence, Razor, Deafheaven, Sheer Mag, Drab Majesty, Prurient, Warthog, Torche, Wiccans, Red Death, True Widow, Special Interest, Mil Spec, Dress Code and Power Trip. There will also be a kick-off show Friday, January 10 — more details to come. Tickets will be available tomorrow, October 10 at 10AM CST. Pre-sale details below! The new PT single ‘Hornet’s Nest’ also sees its release across all digital and streaming platforms. Originally debuted in June of 2018 as part of Adult Swim’s Single Series, the song has been a staple in the band’s live set, a fixture on satellite radio and a fan favorite ever since. As an added bonus, any person attending any of the shows on the band’s fall 2019 co-headlining tour with High on Fire will have the opportunity to pick up an exclusive 7″ tour flexi of the song at the merch table. The tour kicks off in Austin, TX at Levitation Fest 2019 on November 7th. Power Trip has also confirmed an EU/UK Spring run with Lamb of God and Kreator. See below for a full list of dates. Continue reading

Shooter Jennings To Perform the Theme Song for Adult Swim’s Squidbillies This Week

Outlaw Country artist and acclaimed producer Shooter Jennings (Duff McKagan, Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlyle) will perform the theme song for Adult Swim’s Squidbillies this Sunday, September 15 at Midnight Eastern. Watch a behind-the-scenes clip of Jennings performing the song. Earlier this season, Jennings surprised fans by appearing as himself in an episode of the show. Jennings has a long history of having his music crossover to television, and we look forward to more in the future! Continue reading

Pig Destroyer Streams New Song, Adds Ex-Noisem Member on Bass Guitar

Grindcore legends Pig Destroyer are streaming a brand new song, ‘Cameraman’, as part of the Adult Swim singles series. The band also released a new band photo which seems to indicate that Travis Stone (Lody Kong, ex-Noisem) is now their new bassist. Check out the song below! Pig Destroyer’s acclaimed recent album Head Cage is out now via Relapse Records. Continue reading

Zeal & Ardor – Live In London

For many people a live album is hardly worth bothering with. The performances can vary from being exact replicas of the studio recordings to blandly and barely played. However, a great live album is a thing of beauty, and any naysayers of the format are hard pressed to deny the electricity that jumps out of one’s speakers or headphones. Think of how enthralling Slipknot’s live material sounds, or how well crafted an Iron Maiden set-list can be and you’ll find the value in live recordings. Continue reading