Anthrax Announces Merch Team Up with PUCK HCKY

 

Anthrax will release a line of premium hockey apparel with their new partner PUCK HCKY! The new series of high-quality, small-batch hockey jerseys and streetwear that pull visual inspiration from the band’s rich catalogue of albums, EP, single, and t-shirt artwork, including Anthrax’s instantly-recognizable logo and its long-time mascot, “Not-Man” is available now! The hockey brand has already done collabos with Cannibal Corpse, Exodus, Overkill, Testament, Rivers of Nihil, Doyle, Darkest Hour, 36 Crazyfists, All Hail The Yeti, Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, Less Thank Jake, Opeth and more. Continue reading

Fundraiser for Kris Norris (Darkest Hour, Scar The Martyr, Weapons of Anew) Following Heart Attack

Former Darkest Hour, Scar The Martyr, and Weapons of Anew guitarist Kris Norris are seeking help with medical bills after recently suffering a heart attack. The fundraiser is already halfway met, but Norris has also been selling his prized gear to afford treatment. Please help Kris if you can by donating or sharing this fundraiser. Norris commented on social media, offering that he was “diagnosed with inflammation of the heart or pericarditis and had a procedure done called a cardiac catheterization.” He further went on to state that the heart attack was the result of a suspected bacterial infection. Continue reading

Boundaries – My Body In Bloom

When it comes to Metalcore there may be nothing new left under the sun. Some detractors would argue that there never was anything to the subgenre. And to those insufferable malcontents may I suggest a long holiday and taking a listen to Killswitch Engage’s Alive or Just Breathing (Roadrunner) or Coalesce’s Functioning on Impatience (Second Nature). There may be a dearth of new or novel sounds on BoundariesMy Body In Bloom EP (Unbeaten Records), but boy does this Connecticut unit know how to make the most out of fundamentals. Continue reading

Darkest Hour Announces Tour Dates With Unearth And The Agony Scene

Darkest Hour has announced the “Death To False Metalcore” tour of Canada this Winter. Unearth will co-headline and The Agony Scene will provide direct support. The bands performing across Eastern Canada from January 31st through February 8th. Tickets are on sale now. Darkest Hour and Unearth then head over to Europe with Misery Signals, Malevolence, and Left Behind supporting them from March 21st through April 1st. Darkest Hour is still supporting their 2017 album, the Kurt Ballou (Converge) produced Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora album, out now on Southern Lord. Continue reading

The Primals – All Love Is True Love

The opening discordant, overdriven stabs of ‘Hello Cruel World’ set the tone for The Primals debut album All Love Is True Love (Southern Lord), a tone that summons the spirit of the fuzziest, poppiest and dirtiest moments of Nirvana’s In Utero (Geffen) jamming with The Pixies and that is every bit as gorgeously sincere as that sounds. So it may come as a surprise to learn that this grunged explosion comes courtesy of John Henry of Metalcore savages Darkest Hour, accompanied by Chad Fjerstad (Dead To Fall) and Andrew Black (The Explosion), a project you’d, like me, have been forgiven to have expected to be churning something more crusty or Hardcore based. Continue reading

Mark Heylmun Is “On Hiatus” From Suicide Silence

In a post to his Instagram account, Suicide Silence guitarist Mark Heylmun announced that has been on a hiatus from the band since February, and thus answering fan questions about why he has not been on the current tour with the band, the Rage Fest Tour. He has been temporarily replaced live in the band by Mike “Lonestar” Carrigan of Darkest Hour. Mark says he’ll return to the band at some point “when the time is right”. Read his statement below. Continue reading

Havok – Darkest Hour – Cephalic Carnage – Harlott: Live at Camden Underworld, London

 

Thrash has long been perfected on record. Indeed, it’s hard to justify owning many Thrash records made post-Rust in Peace. Live, however, is a different beast entirely. Continue reading