Bay-Area Tech Death band Fallujah has announced in a new video that Nico Santora is now a permanent member of the band. Nico who has been a member of Suicidal Tendencies, toured with The Faceless, and his own band LILLAKE) has been a touring member of the band for a few years, before being invited for permanent status. The bad is currently in writing mode, working on the follow up to Undying Light, their 2019 album out now via Nuclear Blast. Continue reading
Rising Metal force Arrival of Autumn has shared a new digital single for their cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s Heavy metal classic “Bark At The Moon”! The song and the album of the same name came out on this day (November 15th) in 1983 and was Ozzy’s smash hit second solo album. You can stream and purchase at the links below and watch the visualizer for the trakcn now!
Metal Supergroup Killer Be Killed, featuring such legends as Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone Is Gone), has shared a new single and music video for the track “Inner Calm From Outer Storms”! You can watch it below. Their new album drops Nov. 20th, Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast Records). Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading
Over thirty years ago, England’s own Carcass came to the scene and shared their glorification of grind and gore. The unhinged and manic sound they conjured found an audience and quickly gained popularity, along with their contemporaries Napalm Death and Godflesh. The surge of the extreme had its time in the sun, but after their 10 year hiatus, Carcass came back in a slightly different mood. In 2013, the group took their well-known viciousness and molded it in with more melody on their sixth full-length, Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast). They married Grindcore and Melodic Death Metal on that record which got a lot of attention and reminded everyone why these guys are such an original act. After seven years, the band is back again with their EP, Despicable (Nuclear Blast). In just four songs, Carcass takes their significant union of sounds and exemplifies them with new levels of pandemonium. Continue reading
Rob Zombie has begun teasing a new single due out this week. The title will be “The Triumph of King Freak: a crypt of preservation and superstition” and will be his first new solo RZ song in four years. Both Rob and guitarist John 5 have said it will be “the best record” of zombie’s career in separate interviews, with john 5 calling it both “heavy” and diverse”. The album will release from his new label, Nuclear Blast, as he has spent much of his solo career at Universal Music Group, after starting his early career with White Zombie on the legendary Geffen Records.
It looks like we will finally hear new Rob Zombie music next week, according to a post from the monster man himself. Zombie posted to his social that a new song would arrive on October 30th! Both Rob and guitarist John 5 have said it will be “the best record” of zombie’s career in separate interviews, with john 5 calling it both “heavy” and diverse”. The album will release from his new label, Nuclear Blast, as he has spent much of his solo career at Universal Music Group, after starting his early career with White Zombie on the legendary Geffen Records.
Metal Supergroup Killer Be Killed, featuring such legends as Max Cavalera (Soulfly/ex-Sepultura), Ben Koller (Converge/Mutoid Man), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Black Queen) and Troy Sanders (Mastodon/Gone Is Gone), has shared a new single and music video for the track “Dream Gone Bad”! You can watch it below. They previously announced one of the year’s most anticipated heavy releases, confirming the Nov. 20 arrival of the all-star band’s sophomore album, Reluctant Hero (Nuclear Blast Records). The news comes as the foursome shares the first single from the 11-song album, debuting “Deconstructing Self-Destruction” which you can hear now. Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading
Enslaved’s Cinematic Summer Tour will finally come to a close this evening – the final act will take place at 11am PT / 2pm ET. This special virtual release event is called ‘Utgard – The Journey Within’. Their new album Utgard releases tomorrow via Nuclear Blast worldwide. (review here). Continue reading
Viking Metal started out by combining the epic energy of Black Metal with the mystical grace of Folk music. Enslaved is a band at the pinnacle of this heavy, Nordic sound. Starting out as teenagers, this Norweigian act has successively enhanced the Scandinavian metal scene for nearly thirty years. Their beginnings were more in the realm of the extreme, but over time Enslaved has not been afraid to dip into other genres like Prog Rock and Jazz. It’s encouraging to witness their ability to be undaunted by their explorations while still being true to their Viking roots. Their new fifteenth full-length album, Utgard (Nuclear Blast) verifies their astute ambition of experimentmentation and expression.
Dino Cazares has responded to the news of Burton C. Bell quitting Fear Factory in a series of Tweets and an appearance on Robb Flynn’s (Machine Head) podcast, No Fkn Regrets Podcast for an exclusive. Dino reports that “FF is alive and well”, the record with Bell is still coming out, and he is presently looking for a new singer. On the Flynn podcast, Dino confirmed he found out Burton quit from social media, that the door is open for Burton to return – to a point, tentatively the release of the new Fear Factory album is March 2021 via Nuclear Blast, the album is being mixed now by Andy Sneap, a deep details about the legal issues of the last few years, (reconfirming things he recently told Metalsucks), his personal history getting started in bands, and key points in Fear Factory History. Despite the ugliness, it sounds like Dino is gonna be alright. The band celebrated the 25th anniversary of their classic second album, Demanufacture (Roadrunner) this year. We’ll keep following this story as it develops.