Lice – Woe Betide You

Brazilian avant-garde Black Metal act Lice probably thinks its name evokes horror, decay, and disease. For me, it mainly brings back memories of my childhood, as I had bottle after bottle of insecticide poured over my head because my leprous sibling had picked up yet another infestation from his dirtbag mates, and we all had to be deloused again. But I digress. Continue reading

Mystifier – Protogoni Mavri Magiki Dynasteia

Brazilian Black Metallers Mystifier are a bit like the humble Coelacanth, a strange creature seldom seen and often assumed dead, but still rising from the depths now and then to remind us all it’s still there and will doubtless outlive us all. Continue reading

Max Cavalera Discusses Sepultura’s Roots Album, The “Return To Roots” Tour And More!

Max & Iggor Cavalera brought their “Return To Roots” tour to The Gramercy Theatre in New York City earlier this week, and as I said in my review of the show, they completely decimated the sold out venue. Continue reading

Sepultura – Machine Messiah

Sepultura have never been interested in living off of previous successes. Respect the past, guitarist Andreas Kisser always stresses, without being bound by it. And with each new album, they stretch the goalposts a little farther, experiment a little more. Machine Messiah (Nuclear Blast) sees them pushing their creative inspirations further than ever before while maintaining the spirit and strength that has allowed them to thrive for over 30 years.
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Sepultura Performs I Am The Enemy Live And Details Machine Messiah

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Sepultura have announced that their new album, Machine Messiah, will arrive in stores on January 13th via Nuclear Blast Records. Continue reading

Lollapolooza Announces South American Lineups For March 2015

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Lollapolooza South America has released its respective lineups for their Chile, Brazil and Argentina editions, each happening in March 2015.

The Santiago, Chile stop will be happening on March 14-15, 2015 at O’Higgins Park and the bill will feature Jack White, Kings Of Leon, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Smashing Pumpkins and Foster The People topping the bill. Other acts confirmed to perform include Kasabian, The Kooks, Interpol, Bastille, NOFX, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, as well as Chilean artists Congreso, Jorge Gonzalez, Fernando Milagros, Astro and Pedropiedra.

The Buenos Aires, Argentina stop will be happening on March 21-22, 2015 at Hippodromo de San Isidro and the bill will feature Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foster The People, Kasabian, Bastille, Alt-J, Interpol, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, Nicky Romero, as well as Argentinian artists Pedro Aznar, Zero Kill and Maxi Trusso.

The Sao Paolo, Brazil stop will be happening on March 28-29, 2015 at Autodromo de Interlagos and the bill will feature Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foster The People, Kasabian, Bastille, Alt-J, Interpol, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, Marina and the Diamonds, as well as Brazilian artists Pitty and Banda do Mar.

In related news, Lollapalooza has announced their German edition in Berlin, happening September 12-13, 2015 at Tempelhof Airport. The Chicago edition is happening on July 31-August 2, 2015.