Machine Head Observes the Anniversary of “Through the Ashes of Empires”

In a message to fans, Machine Head has posted a tribute to their album Through The Ashes of Empires (Roadrunner) which eventually put them back on the map after several years being an unsigned band and almost breaking up. Eight months later they were resigned to Roadrunner and re-released the album. The band reminisced about the struggles to make the album and the eventual triumph. Read Ghost Cult’s retrospective of the album and read the bands’ memories below. Continue reading

Korn Shares their Performance Video for Their Single “You’ll Never Find Me”

Korn’s released their album The Nothing recently (Roadrunner/Elektra Records) to acclaim. Produced by their collaborator Nick Raskulinecz (Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Mastodon), the band has taken their sound up a notch almost twenty-five-plus years after their debut. They just released the new official live performance video for the single ‘You’ll Never Find Me’ which you can see below. The clip was directed by Sebastien Paquet and filmed on Korn’s 2019 North American summer co-headline tour with Alice In Chains. It shows all the power and emotion of a typical Korn show with the band playing, their light show, and the fans going off! You can catch the band next at Aftershock Sacramento! Continue reading

Slipknot Reveals Full Tour Routing for Europe 2020, Behemoth to Open on All Dates

Slipknot has revealed the full details of its early 2020 European tour. Direct support will come from Behemoth! The 28-date trek will kick off in Dublin on January 14 and will include eight dates in the U.K. before playing 19 shows across continental Europe, with the final show taking place in Helsinki on February 24. Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 30 from 9 a.m. With their new album We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner), Slipknot presently has the number one record in the entire world, charting in in 20+ countries, including the Billboard charts in America, over pop acts such as Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Billie Eilish. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Killswitch Engage – Atonement

A few beers in and I’m trying to figure out the angle on this new Killswitch Engage release, Atonement (Metal Blade). Sure, to Johnny NoName, it simple to just say “it’s just another Killswitch album, you know what you’re getting.” And sure, there’s a bit of truth to that statement as we get many of the tried and tested play plays from this Massachusetts staple like rock-solid production, punchy mix, and equal parts melody and guitar fire. I wouldn’t expect any less. Continue reading

Machine Head’s Burn My Eyes Turns 25

We spend a lot of time talking about Machine Head around HQ, and rightly so. They are one of the most influential bands in metal, specifically their very early years 1994 -1997 and their fertile middle era 2003 – 2011. It all started with the granddaddy of them all, Burn My Eyes (Roadrunner Records). Not only was this album a banger right from the get-go, but Machine Head became one of the preeminent bands throughout the 1990s on Roadrunner, along with Type O Negative, Sepultura, and Biohazard. We’re not here to go through the entire history of the band which has done a bit before but instead call attention to the highlights of this album and why it still holds up. Continue reading

Slipknot Museum Tour Version Details Revealed, Knotfest Roadshow Begins Soon

Slipknot’s much-anticipated Knotfest Roadshow tour kicks off on July 26th, and the band has announced a specially curated version of the hugely popular Slipknot Museum. The mobile installation will be traveling with the tour and available to view in each city. An immersive exhibit showcasing items from Slipknot and Knotfest history, including instruments, memorabilia, wardrobe, and personal never-before-seen items. Details and links to tickets as well as VIP packages can be bought below. Knotfest Roadshow features Slipknot, whose new album We Are Not Your Kind is due August 9th via Roadrunner, with Volbeat, Gojira, and Behemoth. Continue reading

Slipknot Announces “We Are Not Your Kind” Album, New Single and Video “Unsainted”

In the news we have been anticipating for some time, Slipknot has dubbed their upcoming sixth album We Are Not Your Kind, due out via Roadrunner Records on August 9th. The band has shared the full album details a new photo of the band with their new masks and costumes, as well as new music. Check the full album details and the new video and single for ‘Unsainted’ below. Interestingly Corey Taylor confirmed that the last single the band came out with ‘All Out Life’ is not on We Are Not Your Kind, in a mild surprise. Slipknot will be the musical guest on Friday, May 17 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The band will perform several songs on the show’s outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Continue reading