PODCAST: Episode #124: Dez Fafara on The New Devildriver Album and Family

We caught up with Dez Fafara of Devildriver to discuss his upcoming new album Dealing With Demons I, out on Napalm Records on October 2nd, 2020. We chatted with Dez on the state of the word, changes to the bands’ songwriting approach for this new record, considering different angles for lyrics and vocals, his long relationship with Napalm Records, plans for the next album after Dealing with Demons II – already being written, some musings on Coal Chamber, Dez’s many business successes – especially his new record label, and much more. You can order Dealing with Demons I here, and check out our chat! Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Vacant Eyes – A Somber Preclusion of Being 

So, this album is called A Somber Preclusion of Being (Independent), huh? Cool, I’ll give this Vacant Eyes band a try. They’re from Massachusetts too? Great, I like supporting artists from my neck of the woods. What’s the worst that can happen? About seventy-five minutes have gone by and I think I may need a nap. The brain can only take so much. Continue reading

Martyrdöd – Hexhammaren

Hexhammaren (Century Media) by Martyrdöd is the type of album you only must sample one track to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into. Once the title track gives you the five fingers to the face you will have accepted that it’s going to be a hell of a night and of d-beats, raw guitars and lyrics barked at you with the ferocity of a Rottweiler. Continue reading

Continuum – Designed Obsolescence

Designed Obsolescence (Unique Leader), the latest LP from Technical Death Metal supergroup (we’ll get to that) Continuum has a quite a bit going for it. Continuum hails from the modern death metal hotbed that is California and features former members of acts ranging from Rings of Saturn, Allegaeon, Pathology, Decrepit Birth and more, so you don’t even have to listen to a single note on Designed Obsolescence to know that these dudes can play. Yeah, they can fucking play with technicality and precision that this writer will never grasp. Continue reading

Mastodon Performs With Neurosis’ Scott Kelly In Europe

Mastodon kicked off their European tour with Neurosis vocalist Scott Kelly this past weekend, and we have the first fan footage from the special trek today. Continue reading

Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway Performs “My Life” With Sick Of It All In Tokyo

Sick Of It All wrapped up their headlining tour of Japan last night in Tokyo, and had a special surprise in store for the sold out audience at ACB Club. Continue reading

Behemoth’s Nergal Performs “Evil Has No Boundaries” With Slayer At Soundcheck

Slayer‘s soundchecks are a sight to behold. We’ve seen the legends cover Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Black Sabbath, Journey and Lynyrd Skynyrd over the past few years, and yesterday they invited the Behemoth front man on stage to perform a classic from Show No Mercy. Continue reading

Napalm Death’s Barney Greenway Gives British Politician A Metal Vocals Lesson

British politician, Ed Miliband, recently invited Napalm Death front man Barney Greenway to his show on BBC Radio 2. During their conversation, Barney explained the merits and sub genres of metal to Ed, which led to the politician to ask for extreme metal vocal lessons. Continue reading

Video: Phil Labonte Performs His First Show With Five Finger Death Punch

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Five Finger Death Punch announced last night that, due to Ivan Moody’s health issues, they would be finishing their current tour with Phil Labonte of All That Remains. Continue reading