Old Man Gloom Shares New Single, Announces New Album – “Seminar VIII Light of Meaning”

 

In a story we have been following for some time, Old Man Gloom have formally announced their highly anticipated brand new album, Seminar: VIII Light of Meaning, out May 22, 2020, via Profound Lore Records. The album will be their first without Bassist/vocalist Caleb Scofield, who died in 2018. Caleb had been a member since 2001 and the album Seminar II: The Holy Rites of Primitivism Regressionism (Tortuga Recordings). Stephen Brodsky of Cave-In/Mutoid Man is now the bands’ full-time bassist. Listen to the new song ‘EMF’ and pre-order the album below. Continue reading

Ben Koller Cleared To Play Drums Again, Promises Announcements Soon

Just four months after breaking his elbow and a grueling regimen of physical therapy, Converge and Mutoid Man drummer Benjamin Koller has been given the all clear to play drums again at full strength. Converge is said to have new music expected for release this year and Mutoid Man has been touring relentlessly behind their excellent 2018 album War Moans. Continue reading

Mastodon – Kvelertak – Mutoid Man: Live at UEA, Norwich

People so often complain that a band isn’t playing their town on a tour. Every announcement is met with requests to play Billy from Stoke’s bedroom – though that would be sweet – and never satiates the audience size. Spare a thought for the people of Norwich who have had to go for years without seeing the glory of Mastodon in their city. As such, tonight’s event is packed out from the moment doors open, and anticipation is at an extreme high. Continue reading

Mutoid Man Announces Chris Maggio As Fill In For European Tour

After yesterday’s crushing news that Ben Koller would have to be off the road following his devastating elbow injury, Mutoid Man has announced Christopher Maggio (Wear Your Wounds, Coliseum, Trap Them) will step in to play drums for the Mutoids upcoming European tour dates opening for Mastodon and Kvelertak. Maggio is a beast on the drums and a worthy fill in for Koller. Check the link below to donate and share Ben’s GoFundMe to cover expenses if you haven’t done so already! Continue reading

Ben Koller Of Converge and Mutoid Man Breaks His Elbow, GoFundMe Launched

Ben Koller is one of the greatest drummers in music today. A tireless player and entertainer who is the engine of bands such as legends Converge, and the fast on the way to being legends Mutoid Man. Sadly, Ben may be out of action for quite a long time as he broke his elbow in what is being termed a freak accident and is looking at a ton of recovery and rehab, and time spent off the road. The road is where Ben, like most working musicians in metal, make most of their money to live. Now Ben’s fellow Mutant Stephen Brodsky has helped launch a GoFundMe campaign, to raise the money needed to get him on his feet in this difficult time. Being the holidays and times being what they are, please give what you can. And if you can’t donate right now,  we ask you to share this post and the link below with as many friends as you can who might like to support Ben. Thanks! Continue reading

Old Man Gloom Adds Stephen Brodsky As A Member, Begins New Album

Old Man Gloom has announced Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Mutoid Man has joined the band on bass. Brodsky is stepping in for Caleb Scofield, who passed away last spring in a tragic auto accident. Brodsky performed with the band at the Scofield tribute and benefit concert in Los Angeles in October. The band shared the news on social media and has begun the process for a new album hopefully, due later in 2019. Continue reading

Slipknot’s Jay Weinberg To Host Charity Concert For Best Buddies Foundation

 

Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg will host a one-night-only all-star concert for charity on October 16 at Basement East in Nashville, TN. The concert will be all covers and feature a multitude of stars from the Rock and Metal world, including Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Ben Weinman of The Dillinger Escape Plan/Suicidal Tendencies, Jack Gibson of Exodus, Steven Brodsky of Mutoid Man and Cave In, Jay’s father Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen and many more! 100% of the proceeds from the event will benefit “Buddies on the Beat,” Weinberg’s charity through Best Buddies Tennessee – a nonprofit that creates one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Continue reading

Psycho Las Vegas 2018: Live From Hard Rock Hotel And Casino

Psycho Las Vegas has grown and evolved over the years and has shaken off any comparisons to niche European fests and your traditional US fest, itself having no close comparisons, and being its own beast. Having everything under one roof including your stay can lead to late and debaucherous nights for some, packed and planned diverse schedules for the devout, a little compromise of both for others, but an all around good time for all. For a journalist working the fest, it goes by in a blur but you still experience having those stand out moments as well as highlights of your own. Continue reading

Max Cavalera Says Killer Be Killed Is Making Progress On Album Number Two

Metal supergroup Killer Be Killed stormed the music world when they released their 2014 debut. According to a new interview with Max Cavalera, the band has demos of 10 new songs ready as progress towards a new release. Max previously said a new album was potentially possible for 2019. Comprised of Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Ex-Sepultura), Sanders (Mastodon) Greg Puciato (The Black Queen, The Dillinger Escape Plan), and drummer Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die, Mutoid Man), released its self-titled debut via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. They were one of the first signings to that label by former Roadrunner executive Monte Connor. Continue reading

Rock on the Range Live at Mapfre Stadium

What began at Crew Stadium in 2007 as a one day festival with 14 bands has evolved into a three-day festival with around 60 bands each year. Since its humble beginnings of Rock on the Range, it has sold out. In 2007, the fest sold out at only 30,000 tickets compared to this year’s 140,000 tickets. ROTR has become the “mecca” of rock fests on the east coast. Rockers AKA “Rangers” migrate by the thousands to Mapfre Stadium in Ohio from across the globe to attend. A spiritual pilgrimage of sorts for die-hard rock fans perhaps? I can only speak for myself, but it is an amazing experience to embrace the many cultures.

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