Charity Compilation “Riffs for Reproductive Justice” Surpasses $10K USD in the First 48 Hours

A charity compilation aimed at donating 100% of proceeds to the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAH: and the Yellowhammer Fund ( has been a big success in just the first 48 hours. Riffs for Reproductive Justice is 33-track set includes artists from Hether Fortune, Closet Witch, Vile Creature, Sunrot, Dawn Ray’d and Racetraitor, Twin Temple, Svalbard, and special tracks include Cliterati’s cover of L7’s ‘Fast and Frightening,’ Fucked and Bound’s cover of Sonic Youth’s ‘Kool Thang’ and Thou’s cover of the Leadbelly classic, ‘In the Pines’, which they teased on social media earlier in the week. Organized by Activist and metal journalist Kim Kelly (ex-Noisey, Rolling Stone) who recently launched the Black Flags Over Brooklyn anti-facist music festival in Brooklyn, sees many of these acts who participated in the fest. Donation receipts will be posted in a Dropbox folder which will be shared with the bands and with anyone who requests access. Kudos to a great job fighting for this crucial cause and the fight is just beginning. Continue reading

Rolling Stone Ranks The Top 100 Metal Albums of All-Time

Rolling Stone has released its list of the top 100 Metal Albums of all time, and it will surely spark some ire among fans. Curated by a list of the who’s who of proper rock and metal journalists such as Christopher R. Weingarten, Tom Beaujour, Hank Shteamer, Kim Kelly, Steve Smith, Brittany Spanos, Suzy Exposito, Richard Bienstock, Kory Grow, Dan Epstein, J.D. Considine, Andy Greene, Rob Sheffield, Adrien Begrand, and Ian Christe, they definitely had the right pedigree to choose the list. Black Sabbath’s second album Paranoid took home the #1 spot with typical names you expect Metallica, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Pantera, Ozzy Osbourne solo, and Megadeth all in the top ten. Other notables on the list include Avenged Sevenfold’s City of Evil at 100, Morbid Angel’s Covenant at 75, Slipknot’s Iowa at 50, and Metallica’s “The Black Album” at 25. Perhaps both disappointing and unsurprising at the same time is how few women-led bands and bands with women in them made the list with just Evanescence, Nightwish, and White Zombie, and Pig Destroyer rating making it. We have listed the top ten in descending order for you and you can also check out the full list the list below!Continue reading