Clown from Slipknot has released “Brainwash Love – Shhh,” which is his, I dunno, I think twelfth solo track this week? Motherfucker is prolific. “Shhh,” which might more accurately be called “Drone,” arrives with a first year film student’s experimental short in which they somehow convinced someone from the drama department to put on a
Sevendust have added on to their previously announced July run of the U.S. with some tour dates in September alongside Tremonti, the project led by Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge. Lydia Can’t Breathe will open. The headline dates are bookended by some major festival appearances. Anyone wanna join me at that Albany date?? Newly announced
Back in May of 2020, in the midst of the scariest period of the pandemic, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl penned a passionate op-ed for The Atlantic titled “The Day the Live Concert Returns” in which he openly and enthusiastically pined for the return of live music, writing at the time: “In today’s world of fear and unease
There are 56 ethnic groups recognized by the People’s Republic of China, and the Nu people are one of them. The group, who take their name from the nearby Nujiang river, aren’t known for red baseball caps and Adidas tracksuits, however, instead preferring cotton tunics. As for nu metal, the genre is as popular in
Public relations specialist and former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach recently got into a slap fight about songwriting credits with a fan on Twitter. The beef started following an announcement that the Bach-less Skid Row, which is now fronted by former Dragonforce singer ZP Theart, will perform their seminal 1991 sophomore album, Slave to the
Flotsam and Jetsam have announced a string of U.S. tour dates for this August in support of their new album, Blood in the Water. Although the trek currently only has eleven dates books, band reassures fans that “we are working on coming to your neck of the woods soon.” Here are the dates: Aug. 17
Courtney Love has once again slammed Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), leveling particularly damning allegations of abuse against the latter musician. In a June 13 Instagram post, Love slams Grohl and Krist Novoselic — former Nirvana bandmates of her late husband, Kurt Cobain — implying that they took advantage of
Pain, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Peter Tägtgren, have unveiled the band’s first original song in five years, “Party In My Head,” along with a music video. Tägtgren comments: “I decided to write a song about all the bullshit from the last year of lock-up and people’s struggle, including my own, to adapt to the new way of life.
Last week, Foo Fighters announced that they will reopen Madison Square Garden for live music on June 20, in what will be the first full-capacity concert in New York City since early March of 2020. The roughly 20,000 attendee concert is open only to those who can show proof of Covid-19 vaccination (or a recent
Anthrax have released the fifteenth and sixteenth episodes of their Anthrax 40 for 40 video series, which celebrates the band’s 40th anniversary by taking a look at each individual ‘Thrax album over the course of the coming weeks. That will all lead up to a special career-spanning livestream performance on July 16 (the band’s actual 40th anniversary). You can watch the new
Slipknot have rescheduled the slate of European summer tour dates they announced last December (likely knowing there was a good chance exactly this would end up happening), as many of the festival’s they were slated to play have been canceled for the year. Oh well; they tried. Some bands, like Meshuggah, have already punted their
Baltimore brutalists Misery Index have announced that they’re gonna release a new compliation of rarities and b-sides, Coffin Up the Nails, on July 9. The first single is a fairly straightforward cover of Bolt Thrower’s 1994 classic, “When Glory Beckons.” You can check it out below. Says the band of Coffin Up the Nails: “Much
Wolves in the Throne Room have emerged from a lengthy slumber to deliver a new single and video, “Mountain Magick,” a six-minute black metal adventure about the kids play room at the local McDonald’s in their native Olympia, WA. “Sometimes you just have to let go and embrace your inner child,” explains the band. “During
PRAISE BE DIO!! Unleash the Archers, who released my absolute most favoritest album of 2020, will FINALLY get to take those songs on the road when they headline a 23-date trek of the U.S. in September. Frontwoman Brittney Slayes issued a statement that suggests the band might be playing Abyss in full — the wording
Adding to the furious pace of tour announcements in recent weeks, Black Label Society have unveiled plans for a two-month-long run of the U.S. that goes nearly friggin’ everywhere in the lower 48 (sorry, Montana and Wyoming… still no luck for you. I truly do feel for you folks.). Prong will open, and tickets go
Good news for those of you who are into the more progressive, adventurous varieties of metal: Burial in the Sky are here to scratch every single itch your body has ever or will ever have. On “Anatomy of Us,” an ambitious 13-minute track that begins with a two-minute-long Pink Floyd-esque intro with acoustic guitar and
Crossover metal star Poppy appeared on WWE’s global NXT television program earlier tonight (Tuesday, June 8), to announce the surprise-release of a new five song EP, EAT – NXT Soundtrack. The EP is now live on streaming services. It features five songs, two of which fans have heard before, at least in part: the title
The Alrosa Villa in Columbus, OH operated as a music venue for 45 years, but perhaps is best known outside the immediate area as the site of Dimebag Darrel’s murder. December 8, 2004 is one of those “where were you when you found out?” moments, metalheads’ version of the JFK assassination; everyone’s got a story.
That Kid Rock slings homophobic slurs around like they’re candy from a piñata shouldn’t be all that shocking to anyone. Rock — aka Bob Ritchie Jr. — hasn’t exactly been a torch-bearer for PC culture over the past several years. Nevertheless, his latest public incident has got the culture wars as fired up as ever.
Linkin Park’s song “In the End,” from their 2000 breakthrough album Hybrid Theory, has surpassed 1 billion streams on Spotify. The song’s music video reached the same milestone on YouTube last summer. It has since eclipsed 1.2 billion views. Chart Data, a music industry charts, awards and industry news aggregator, was the first to report