High On Fire Streams Thin Lizzy Cover, Drops New EP for Record Store Day

High on Fire is having a busy week! They shred their cover of Thin Lizzy early era banger ‘Vagabonds of The Western World’,  as part of Glory or Death Records Bow to Your Masters series which you can hear below. They also released a new EP today for Record Store Day, Bat Salad. The EP has one original and covers of Celtic Frost and Black Sabbath! Check it out!  You can find the EP on sale here: 

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Cocaine Piss – Passionate And Tragic

Stereotypes are such a crass and ugly thing. Used as a lazy and offensive descriptor of someone’s personality due to their nationality, they are something that should be abolished. The stereotypical view of Belgium and its people is one of being reserved and downright boring. How better to dispel that myth that with some high-velocity anarcho-Punk? Enter Cocaine Piss. Continue reading

Endorphins Lost – Seclusions

There was once a fabled war between Punk and Metal. It seems hard to believe today with the two being so often deeply entrenched both musically and ideologically these days, but alleged reports of intense violence at cross-genre shows are a thing of legend. A sort of peace deal was brokered with the advent of Crossover Thrash, Grindcore and Hardcore, particularly the Metallic Hardcore subgenre. It’s here in the grey area of what is Punk and what is Metal we find Endorphins Lost, a Hardcore/Powerviolence outfit straight out of the Pacific Northwest with Seclusions (From The Head Of Zeus). Continue reading

Lamb Of God Shares Bad Brains Classic Cover, Books Slayer Dates For Europe

Lamb of God, under the guise of their original moniker Burn The Preist, has released their cover of Bad Brains hardcore classic ‘I Against I’. The band began their current tour last night, opening for Slayer on their farewell tour, which has now booked European dates, which go on sale next week. Jam out ‘I Against I’ and turn it up loud right now!  Continue reading

H.R. Confirms That Bad Brains Are Working On A New Album

In a brand-new feature by music writer Joel Gausten, legendary Bad Brains frontman H.R. (a.k.a. Joseph I) confirms that the band is currently recording a follow-up to their 2012 album, Into The Future. Continue reading

Riot Fest 2017 – Chicago, IL

Nine Inch Nails at Riot Fest 2017, by Omar Cordy/OJC PICS

Riot Fest was started a few years back in the grand spirit of the old school one-off festivals of lore. It was intended to be special from the get-go and they have done a reasonable job of sandwiching themselves into a busy summer of Lollapalooza, Chicago Open Air, and many other destination festival shows. Having a mix of alternative rock, metal, Hip-Hop, indie rock, and more has helped carve out its own niche, and between special performances, varied food and beer options, late-night after parties, and basically the cool factor Chicago offers as one of the best cities in America, it’s no wonder fans flocked to the event from all over the world. Continue reading

Riot Fest 2017 Announces Full Schedule, Late Night Concerts

Riot Fest is coming next month in Chicago with headliners, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker. The festival has announced the full set times and stages for the event, as well as the late night concert series. All times and ticket link details can be found below. Continue reading