Watch CHTHONIC Perform Live in Taiwan


CHTHONIC has shared a video of the band performing some tracks from an epic full production show recently in their home of Taiwan, depside the pandemic conditions to an audience of masked up fans, somewhat socially distanced. They performed “Millennia’s Faith Undone” and “TAKAO”. Check it out!Continue reading


Ozzy Osbourne Releases Limited Edition “Bat-Themed” Coronavirus Merch


Never let it be said that Ozzy Osbourne doesn’t have a good sense of humor, or irony. Ozzy has just released an anti-coronavirus themed mask and shirt wit ha bat on it. For just 72 hours you can get your own Ozzy “Fuck Coronavirus” mask and shirt with artwork of a bat wearing a surgical mask. Consumption of bats in wet markets in china we’re theorized to have been part of the origin of COVID-19, since the World Health Organization announced that its research has found that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, likely originated in bats. For 72 hours only, the face mask will come free with the purchase of the T-shirt, which sells for $40 at Ozzy’s webstore. Orders will ship in mid-May. A description of the face mask cautions: “These masks are not medical grade and are not meant to take the place of the N95 masks.” Ozzy infamous used to bite the head off a bat in his early 1980s concerts. On January 20, 1982, Ozzy bit the head off a live bat during a concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. He later claimed he thought it was a toy thrown to him by an audience member. Naturally, the show ended and Ozzy was rushed to the hospital for rabies shots. While Ozzy has said he did not want to be remembered by this in both articles and other interviews, Ozzy did sell plush bat dolls with removable heads last year as part of his boxed set.Continue reading


Metallica Offer Teaser For New Song Atlas Rise, Single Out This Monday


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Metallica has released a 30-second teaser of their upcoming third single ‘Atlas, Rise’ from Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, due out this November 18th. You can hear it below:Continue reading


Metallica To Release Atlas, Rise! Single On Halloween


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Metallica will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, on November 18th via Blackened Records. We’ve all heard the ‘Hardwired’ and ‘Moth Into Flame’ singles by now, and the legends have just announced when the next single is coming our way. Continue reading


Eyes Set to Kill – Masks


635082778371520954 Just wow! That was my first thought on hearing Eyes Set to Kill’s fifth album Masks (Century Media Records). Masks is night and day away from their previous work, while still keeping a familiar tone throughout. It’s by far the heaviest and thrashiest album by the band to date. There are some breakdowns, some blasting, and everything in between on here. This is their best sounding album too, with Steve Evetts having produced a sonic masterpiece. Now, on to the songs!

 

From the eerie to brutal intro of ‘Masks’ you get a the feeling this isn’t the same band you thought you knew. Everything about the band is just better and their growth is impressive. Whether they’re singing together or against each other; Alexia Rodriguez and Cisko Miranda’s vocal styles compliment each other. It’s evident on tracks like ‘Nothing Left to Say’ and ‘The Lost and Forgotten’ . On ‘Surface’ Alexia vocals sound so gritty and angelic, you feel the passion in her words. The standout track overall is ‘True Colors’. Cisko sounds like a starving animal, waiting to feed. Meanwhile Alexias’ guitar work is peppered with a melodic thrash tint with a little NYHC thrown in for good measure. Her solo just sends this song over the top for me.

 

Anissa Rodriguez has a cutting low end that runs through so effortlessly. She has a dirtiness to her playing as heard on ‘Where I Want To Be’ and ‘Secrets Between’ reminds me of early David Ellefson and John Outcalt. ‘Little Lair’ and ‘The New Plague’ just shows Caleb Clifton is just a powerhouse of a drummer. He’s very versatile and has a hell of a groove that fits perfectly with Anissa. The drums sound so warm and rich it adds an extra layer to an already impressive album. It mellows only slightly with ‘Haze’ and brings it home with the juggernaut of ‘The Forbidden Line’. This band has changed a lot and its a very organic sounding change.

 

9/10

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Omar Cordy