Woven Man – Revelry (In Our Arms)

Those of us who developed a fondness for sludgey goodness back in the days of its infancy will have a soft spot for Welsh sluggers Acrimony, who blazed (!) an early trail for the sub-genre in the UK. While most of that band went on to found the Stoner grooves of Sigiriya, Lee ‘Roy’ Davies has drifted through guises until settling in the present day, and Woven Man: an outfit tipping its cap to The Wicker Man and aspects of his former band, which shine throughout debut album Revelry (In Our Arms) (Undergroove). Continue reading

Corrosion Of Conformity, Crowbar And Mothership Book North American Tour

Corrosion of Conformity, continue to tour behind their excellent early 2018 release No Cross, No Crown, out now on Nuclear Blast. They have teamed up with their brethren in Crowbar for a US tour. COC frontman Pepper Keenan and Crowbar leader Kirk Windstein have a friendship that goes back decades and they were both members of doom metal supergroup Down from 1991 to 2013. Mothership will act as direct support on all shows with Weedeater or The Obsessed taking the open slot on some dates. Continue reading

Metal Allegiance – Volume II: Power Drunk Majesty

In what is probably the biggest Who’s Who of heavy metal since Jimmy Bain, Vivian Campbell and Ronnie James Dio concocted the idea of Hear’n’Aid back during those halcyon days of hairspray and bulging spandex around 1985, Metal Allegiance continues to add name after name after name to its roster of well-respected contributors. Continue reading

Rex Brown – “FaultLine” Video Released

After more than three decades with one of the heaviest bands of all time, Rex Brown wanted to do something different, and that’s exactly what he did. Rex wrote a true rock ‘n’ roll record, which he finally released back in July. Smoke On This is the first album to feature Rex on vocals and guitar, and as he mentioned in our interview, he had complete freedom to write whatever he wanted for the first time in his career. That freedom helped put together, what I feel is, one of the most genuine records of 2017. Continue reading

Stream In Flames’ Surprise Covers EP, Tour With Five Finger Death Punch Underway

In Flames has just released a surprise EP of cover songs dubbed, Down, Wicked & No Good, today via Nuclear Blast Records. The EP is out in conjunction with their new co-headline tour of Europe with Five Finger Death Punch, stopping off tonight in the bands’ hometown of Stockholm. The EP sees the band covering classic tracks from Depeche Mode, Alice In Chains, Chris Issak and Nine Inch Nails. You can stream the EP right now! Continue reading

Rex Brown – Smoke On This…

While he’s been largely silent over the years, it’s hard to argue with the either quality or the diversity of Rex Brown‘s output. From Pantera’s transition from glam to thrash to pure groove, to the swampy sludge of Down and Crowbar, to borderline country music with Rebel Meets Rebel, the bassist has done it all. Continue reading