Sleep To Release 12-Inch Vinyl Edition Of “Leagues Beneath” Single

In May following the release of the stellar new album The Sciences, doom legends Sleep release a new song, the seventeen-minute opus, ‘Leagues Beneath’ as part of Adult Swim’s ongoing “Singles Program”. Now the band is releasing a limited edition 12-Inch Vinyl Edition via their label, Jack White’s Third Man Records. The band is so fond of the track, they performed it live on their recent headline tour of America. The vinyl comes in two editions. The B side has a tentacled aquanaut nightmare etching on the B-sideThe black vinyl 12-inch is officially available at record stores worldwide next Friday, August 24 with select stores (including Third Man Records’ Nashville and Detroit storefronts the following day) carrying the very limited aquamarine special edition (also featuring B-side etching). Contact your favorite local, independent record store for availability, or lineup at Third Man the morning of Saturday, August 25 to purchase (while supplies last).You can pre-order it now at the link below. Continue reading

Metalocalypse Co-Creator And Artist Jonathan Schnepp Has Died At 51

 

In a terrible loss to the metal world, as well as the overlapping areas of film, video, and comics, Jonathan Schnepp – best know to metalheads for his work co-creating Metalocalpse/Dethklok has passed away following a stroke. He was 51. He suffered a stroke and passed away following a hospital stay in which he lapsed into a coma. Schnepp was a longtime music video director, writer and comic book artist, which led him to help create the Dethklok metal parody show with Brendan Small. Their work is currently exhibited in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Schepp also acted in and directed countless music videos, mostly metal, co-created the Slayer comic series, and directed films and animated series such as his acclaimed work on The Black Panther. Later he was the host of Collider’s YouTube channel. Collider helped break the news of his passing, along with his partner Holly Payne. We send our sympathies out to Jon’s family, friends and loved ones, and his legion of fans at this time. Continue reading

Metalocalypse Included In New Exhibition At The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

When it comes to rock and heavy metal, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame often comes up lacking as far as diehard fans are concerned. In a case where they got it 100% right, their new exhibition Stay Tuned: Rock On TV  is all about the history of music told through the lens of television and video, and features the much-missed Metalocalypse – Dethklok show in it. As reported by co-creator, director, artist and author Jonathan Schnepp on his Twitter account last week and on his Collider Video show yesterday, Schnepp shared the news that Dethklok original artwork and other collateral was included in the exhibit launched on May 26th

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Exodus And Municipal Waste Team Up For Mr. Pickles Thrash-tacular Metal Tour

Adult Swim is moshing its way around the country with an immersive, fan-centric 13-city metal “thrash-tastic” tour featuring Exodus and Municipal Waste in support of the new season of its animated series Mr. Pickles. Continue reading

Code Orange – “The Mud” Animated Video Released

Code Orange is wrapping up a busy 2017 with a ton of shows here in North America. They are currently on a coast-to-coast trek alongside Gojira and Torche, which is followed by a tour in support of Hatebreed, and then the band will cap off the year with two sold out nights in New York City with The Dillinger Escape Plan.

To help get you ready for the upcoming dates, the band teamed up with Adult Swim to premiere their new animated video for ‘The Mud’ online. Continue reading

Sleep – The Clarity

Back in September, Matt Pike dropped a bombshell on us with news of a new Sleep record some time in 2017. The new year has come and gone and prior posts on the band’s Facebook page suggest that that the boys have indeed been hard at work in the studio over the last few months.  Continue reading