Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan to Pay Tribute to Alice In Chains at MoPop Awards Ceremony

Alice In Chains is being honored by Seattle’s MoPop Museum of Pop Culture on December 1st, and the band will be celebrated by a cadre of their peers, as well as hold their first performance of 2020. Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana are among the artists who will take part in virtual tribute performances when AIC is presented with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award. The full list of presenters (virtually) is listed below.  Continue reading

Alice In Chains Will Release a Deluxe “Facelift” 30th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set

Alice In Chains saw their stellar 1990 debut album Facelift turned 30 today, August 21st. The band themselves will be honoring the outing with a thirty-day look back at the album which will eventually culminate in a deluxe 30th-anniversary edition deluxe box set for the record. The band commented: Continue reading

The Five Hundred – Bleed Red

The term metalcore has come to mean different things to different people, effectively stretching to three circles of the subgenre Venn diagram. There’s the source meaning,  a direct mix of hardcore and metal that spawned in the mid-to-late nineties from innovators such as Earth Crisis, Integrity et al, the post-Killswitch Engage US (and Scandinavian) variant, that nowadays seems to manifest in a multitude of watered down Atreyu doppelgangers, and finally there’s the thicker, more tech metal-tinged UK strand. And it is predominantly in this third circle of hell that we find Nottingham (UK)’s The Five Hundred with their debut full-length Bleed Red (Longbranch). Continue reading