Finnish progressive death metal outfit, Barren Earth, has launched a mini-site in anticipation of its sophomore record, 'The Devil's Resolve', featuring an album sampler, teaser video, desktop background, studio diary and more. Check it out HERE
The legendary Napalm Death will be releasing their 14th studio album, 'Utilitarian', on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America, so be prepared for a new grind classic coming soon! In anticipation of this release, the band has now launched an Occupy Napalm Facebook
tab to show their support for the Occupy movement and to provide fans with the latest news about their politically-charged 'Utilitarian'.
Legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis has been in the studio the last few months working on his highly anticipated sophomore solo album, to be released later this year. Since entering the studio, Loomis has revealed a number of notable guests that will be appearing on the release and now, Loomis announces the newest special guest: Ihsahn, formerly of Norwegian black metal band Emperor and current solo artist.
Rite Of Passage Records is proud to announce the addition of southern California's Aristeia to its roster of artists. The band recently recorded a demo of a new track titled "Lethal Devotion" with Diego Farias of Volumes handling the production/mixing. The song also features a guest appearance by Volumes vocalist Gus Farias. You can listen to the track on the band's Facebook page
. The song will appear on the band's upcoming Rite Of Passage Records debut album, which will be released later this year.
What do all celebrity chefs, Julia Child, and The Muppets' Swedish Chef have in common? They don't know jack about the proper side dishes that best accentuate the taste of a freshly roasted human head!
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the signing of Melbourne, Australia's doom-dwellers Inverloch! Featuring 2/4 of the legendary diSEMBOWELMENT, Inverloch (Matthew Skarajew – Guitars, Paul Mazziotta – Drums, Ben James – Vocals, Mark Cullen – Guitars, Tony Bryant – Bass) pick right up where diSEMBOWELMENT left off close to two decades ago, composing crawling, lurching, plodding and downtuned dirges, that are sure to be some of the most powerful and beautiful pieces of crust/death/doom heard in years!
Canadian indie label Dine Alone Records announced a special post-holiday, iTunes sale today. The sale is live now, and can be accessed HERE
. The label - which boasts a roster that includes Platinum and Juno award winners, Grammy nominees, and critically acclaimed, uber-cool, uber-fun artists from all over the world - has put its entire album and EP catalogue on sale. As well, a special 21-track compilation featuring artists from the Dine Alone family, is available at a special price of $8.99 (track listing below). The sale will end four weeks from today.
Lamb Of God has partnered with Jammit, Inc.—a music software company founded by renowned producer/engineer Scott Humphrey. Each song from the band's latest CD, 'Resolution', will be available on Jammit – an emerging music platform that will give musicians and fans a whole new way to experience Lamb Of God.
On Tuesday, January 24th at 12:30 p.m. Pacific / 3:30 p.m. Eastern / 9:30 p.m. CET, Meshuggah members Tomas Haake and Jens Kidman will host a live Q&A video session via uStream in the Nuclear Blast Streaming Room to answer fan-submitted questions about the band’s new album 'Koloss', due out in North America on March 27th.
Cleveland-based independent record label, Standby Records, is excited to announce a new addition to the Standby family, Northern Virginia's metal/hardcore outfit, In Alcatraz 1962. Standby and In Alcatraz 1962 will team up to release the band's debut record this spring.
Members of Zappa, Fear Factory, Forbidden, Serj Tankin/Juliette Lewis, All Shall Perish, Hammerfall, Malevolent Creation, World Under Blood, and representatives from DRUM! Magazine, Bass Player Magazine, Ibanez Guitars, Warwick Basses, Vic Firth, Sabian, Sonor, Evans, Trick Drums, Shure Microphones, Toon Track, Line 6, Scion and others were among those present at the Meshuggah listening party held at The Slidebar Rock'N'Roll Kitchen (owned by guitarist Jeremy Popoff of Lit) this past Thursday, January 19th in Fullerton, California.
Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented, five-piece currently taking the world by storm. Based in Burlington, ON, their brilliant 5-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" recently exploded on YouTube garnering well over 35 million views in under 2 weeks. Their cover saw the highest Billboard debut since April 2011, blasting into the charts at #14.
Montreal's heaviest and loudest bands will take to the stage once again to battle out in round 2 for a chance to win one of two prized spots on the "Heavy MTL 2012" lineup at Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 11th to 12th.
Puscifer, the eclectic music-meets-comedy troupe helmed by Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle), will perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 16th. Puscifer released their sophomore album, 'Conditions Of My Parole', in October and quickly followed with a North American tour.
Garbage today announced the launch of their record label, Stunvolume, on which the band will self-release its highly anticipated upcoming studio album later this spring through Universal Music Canada.
Russian cyber metalcore band Illidiance has inked a deal with a major English label Right Recordings. Illidiance, formed in 2005, has gone from strength to strength in progressing their catchy electronic style metal riffs, gaining international recognition with the release of their EP 'Synthetic Breed'. Illidiance join with Right Recordings other roster of artists, which include Shockolady, Jive Aces, David Kirton etc.
J Mascis, founder of Dinosaur Jr. and creator of some of the modern rock era's most signature chops, has joined the ranks of the Throbblehead elite. This figure is limited to 1000 numbered units, stands at 7 inches tall, and is made of a lightweight polyresin. J is accurately sculpted right down to the big ole glasses, rockin' riff grip, and signature silver mane that features real doll hair - a first for Aggronautix!
Angels And Airwaves (AVA) will be kicking of KROQ's first concert of the year with a free Ustream concert live from KROQ's Red Bull Sound Space on Tuesday, January 24th at 3:00pm PST. Be sure to tune in for a special performance where fans from around the world can experience this event first-hand and interact by posting comments and questions using Ustream's Social Stream.
Fans that have seen Unearth live on their recent trips to Alaska, Japan and on their US and Canadian tour with Chimaira, may have noticed a new face on stage. The guy behind the kit has been none other than up-and-coming drummer, Nick Pierce.
Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the official re-signing of Swedish goregrind legends General Surgery! Originally formed in 1988, General Surgery released the seminal 'Necrology' EP via Relapse in 1991 before going on a long hiatus until 2002. The band released numerous splits, EPs, and two full-length albums since then and will be coming back in a blood-soaked rage in 2012!