Matt Heafy Shares Trivium’s “Silence In The Snow” Unplugged EP


Matthew K. Heafy, frontman of modern thrashers Trivium has shared another new acoustic play through of a classic Trivium album. A few weeks back Matt, who is releasing a solo acoustic album via Roadrunner this year, released an EP of acoustic covers from Ascendency, followed by Shogun. and In Waves. Now he has released In Silence In The Snow (all Roadrunner) covers. Check out the stream on Matt’s YouTube and the setlist below!

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Matt Heafy Shares Trivium Unplugged “In Waves” EP


Matthew K. Heafy, frontman of modern thrashers Trivium has shared another new acoustic play through of a classic Trivium album. A few weeks back Matt, who is releasing a solo acoustic album via Roadrunner this year, released an EP of acoustic covers from Ascendency, followed by Shogun. Now he has released In Waves covers. Check out the stream on Matt’s YouTube and the setlist below!

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Listen to Matt Heafy Play Unplugged Versions of Trivium Songs from the “Shogun” Album


Matthew K. Heafy, frontman of modern thrashers Trivium has shared another new acoustic play through of a classic Trivium album. A few weeks back Matt, who is releasing a solo acoustic album via Roadrunner Records this year, released an Ascendency EP of covers. Playing six songs from 2008’s Shogun album (Roadrunner Records), the tracks work particularly well in “unplugged” versions. Check out the stream on Matt’s YouTube and the setlist below!

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August Burns Red Shares a New Version of “Extinct by Instinct”


Metalcore leaders August Burns Red have shared a new single “Extinct by Instinct (Reprise)” – a stripped-down and reimagined version of a track from their 2020 album Guardians. ABR, led by JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass] released this along with their recent singles “Standing in the Storm” and “Chop Suey!” – made famous by System of A Down. Check out “Extinct by Instinct (Reprise)” now!

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Watch Myrkur Play “Leaves of Yggdrasil” Unplugged from Her New Home studio


Myrkur shared a new video from her work-in-progress home studio, or her playing the song “Leaves of Yggdrasil” from her recent 2020 album Folksange, out now on Relapse Records. She recorded with her Martin acoustic travel size and “ the ‘microphone’ is just the one built into the camera. The camera is a Leica LUMIX”. Watch the clip now.

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Alice In Chains’ Self-Titled Album Turns 25


In 1995, Alice In Chains had been feeling good on the success of their first #1 album on the charts, 1994’s Jar of Flies EP, the first EP to ever debut at #1. At the same time, they were in peril as a band, with issues stemming from Layne Staley’s addiction to heroin and other band turmoil. The band did not tour to support Jar of Flies as Layne was in rehab and they took part of 1995 off. The lost opportunities from this period, including a massive Metallica/Danzig/Suicidal Tendencies tour and a near-top-of-the bill split at Woodstock 1994 (which I am still mad about) almost killed the band. They broke up briefly too, according to Sean Kinney. Little did we know they were crafting a great album, Alice in Chains (Columbia), to wash all that pain and disappointment away for a brief moment in time.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Wino – Forever Gone


As much as Wino deserves his doom godfather status for fronting groups like The Obsessed and Saint Vitus, there’s something to be said for his more recent singer/songwriter excursions. Whether going it alone or with such collaborators as Conny Ochs, the acoustic style suits him surprisingly well and the volume contrast brings a fuller perspective to his haggard lifer persona. This is especially true for his third album, Forever Gone (Ripple Music), which may be his most low-key effort to date.Continue reading


Sons of Apollo Guitarist Bumblefoot (ex Guns N Roses) to Release New “Barefoot EP” This Week


Sons Of Apollo and former Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal will release an unplugged covers EP featuring Soundgarden, Asia and more On ‘Barefoot 3’ EP this Friday via Bandcamp. “Barefoot 3” takes the “Barefoot” series up a notch, with intricate guitar arrangements, big backing vocals, and drummer Kyle Hughes.Continue reading