To celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their now-iconic debut album NOLA (Elektra Records), the band Down originally planned a tour at select venues worldwide before a global pandemic shut down the normal cadence of life as any of us ever knew it for the foreseeable future. Not to be silenced on such a momentous occasion, the guys took to the stage at a private location instead to stream The Quarter Century Throwdown as a global virtual concert. Featuring vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and Pat Bruders on bass, the event aired live with two encore performances in the days following the livestream for ticket holders.
Ninety-nine metal musicians recently united to sing a verse of “99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall” for charity. Launched by Derek Engemann (Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and John Jarvis (Scour, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) as a means to help senior dogs, all proceeds from the twenty-three-minute track benefit Old Dog Haven, an organization that helps provide foster care for older dogs committed to the belief that all senior dogs should live peacefully in their final years as members of a caring family. Among the 100 artists featured are Down, Exodus, Sepultura, Crowbar, Eyehategod, Incantation. The song was intentionally released on August 26th to coincide with International Dog Day. Continue reading
As we reported yesterday, drummer Tony Costanza, the original drummer of Machine Head, as well as stints in Crowbar and Crisis and others, died yesterday at age 52. Friends from other bands and many peers of Tony took to social media to share their grief, but also stories about Tony, his talent and how great a person and friend he was. Read the following from Robb Flynn, Chris Kontos, Crowbar, members of Crisis, and more. Also, please contribute what you can to the GoFundMe set up for Tony. Continue reading
It’s like month four-hundredth (or so it feels) of social distancing and quarantine. Basically, every tour slated for the Spring and Summer have either been scratched or tentatively rescheduled for next year. For those not keeping score that means that we’ve lost a Megadeth and Lamb of God co-headliner, Deftones with support from Gojira, and a Sepultura trek featuring the likes of Sacred Reich and Crowbar. So, it’s been a rough year. Not content to sulk over the loss of their own tour with Jinjer and Toothgrinder, Suicide Silence decided to try something different.
Psycho Las Vegas has shared the bad news that they have canceled the 2020 festival that was set for August due to ot the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Psycho Las Vegas 2021 has been scheduled to August 19-22, 2021. “Nearly all the bands” have agreed to return for the 2021st dates. The full announcement is expected after they confirm those last bands. Continue reading
Jamey Jasta has shared a lyric video from his recent solo album, The Lost Chapters – Volume 2, which released in December. “Return From War” features metal legend Max Cavalera of Soulfly. Other guests who appear on the LP include Kirk Windstein (Crowbar), Howard Jones (Light The Torch), George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher (Cannibal Corpse), Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy and Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach. Watch the clip now!
Another tour goes down to the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 as Sepultura has postponed its high;y-anticipated North American “Quadra Tour” dates with Sacred Reich, Crowbar, and Art of Shock the band promises to announce rescheduled dates as soon as possible. Sepultura released their awesome new album Quadra last month via Nuclear Blast Records. Continue reading
We are still reeling from the devastating news we brought you last night of the devasting loss of Punk and Metal legend and drummer Reed Mullin of Corrosion of Conformity. While we gather our thoughts to prepare a proper tribute, the entire music world seems to have mobilized an outpouring of love for Reed and support for the C.O.C. family at this time. Here are some remembrances from across the music world right now of the life and times and of Reed. Continue reading
Sludge and Doom metal hero Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Down, Kingdom of Sorrow) will drop his debut solo album Dream In Motion tomorrow, January 24th via Entertainment One (eOne). Kirk has shared his album-closing cover of Progressive Rock classic track ‘Aqualung’ by Jethro Tull debuts his reverential cover of the hugely influential Jethro Tull song ‘Aqualung’. Check it out! Continue reading
Blazing into 2020 on the strength of an amazing year with their comeback album Awakening, Metal Blade artists and thrash legends Sacred Reich will start the new year on the road a lot! They will join Sepultura on their North American “Quadra Tour”. Other bands on the bill include Crowbar and Art of Shock! The trek begins March 18th in San Diego, California and makes its way through over two dozen cities upon its conclusion April 22nd in Ventura, California. Tickets are on sale now! The trek will follow the band’s impending performances in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand next month with Vio-lence. See all confirmed dates below. Continue reading