Heavy As Texas is the new metal band spawned via industry veterans Kyle Thomas and renowned guitarist Marzi Montazeri. We spoke with them about their new group, debut album via Crunchy Western Records, and long-term plans.
Nordjevel should pat themselves on the back; their second album, Necrogenesis, out via Osmose Productions, is outstanding and destined to both create more opportunities, and garner more fandom throughout this album’s life cycle.
Simply put, The Fallen Entities (out now via High Roller Records) is missing hooks, tasty riffs and a punch in the gut. It’s not to say that Opprobrium have “phoned it in,” but there’s not a lot of substance here.
Flotsam and Jetsam, always on the cusp of thrash greatness, pair up AFM Records and deliver The End of Chaos, an exceptional album that’s their best to date when it comes to technical prowess.
Out today, via Spinefarm Records, Storm the Gates is predictable, forgettable and should be downright offensive to any OG Venom fan.
Out now via Metal Blade Records / Pelagic Records, The Ocean’s eighth full-length album, Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic, is more of their same successful formula; dramatic openings, emotional-filled endings, and signature blood curdling barking vocals.
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats are set to release their new album Wasteland via Rise Above Records so we got all kinds of stoner rock poetic with a Heavy Haiku album review.
Psycho Las Vegas 2018 touched down in the awesomeness that is Las Vegas earlier this month. We take you right into this year's festival with our TOP 7 observations of what we found to be worth mentioning at this year's metal fest of the summer.
If we were to describe Mantar’s new Nuclear Blast release The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze in terms of baseball, we would say that they emphatically knocked it out of the park. It’s searingly brutal.
For the third year in a row, Psycho Las Vegas will be making its presence felt in the “Entertainment Capital of The World.” We’ve compiled a list of the TOP 7 things you ought to do while hitting up one of the #metal events of the summer.
The short and nasty of it is that this album has enough grit and groove throughout the whole recording while making your ears happy and enriching your soul.
“Burn You Down” is the strongest track overall. It plods and gallops with enough room to let Kayla work her magic within the rhythmic framework. This is the equivalent of musical ecstasy. This is Witch Mountain at their best.
When Fu Manchu plays in Phoenix, Arizona, it is sort of a rarity… similar to it actually snowing on the mountains that surround the metropolis that locals refer to as the “Valley of the Sun.”
Al Jourgensen, although not so wordy on stage, says a lot via the Ministry platform.
RoadkillSoda’s latest offering, Mephobia, is a definite must-add to any of your road-ready playlists.
We threw a dream catcher at Elvis DD, bassist for the kick-ass southern rock-rooted Hogjaw, and he said, "Fuck that, give me The Pentagram instead!!!"
We chucked a crusty pentagram at Phobia vocalist Shane McLachlan and got this grindcore-approved reply in return! A7X is dumb, Jesus is shit, and grindcore won't get you laid.
Let’s not beat around the Pentagram, Venom Inc. IS the “true” Venom. With a new album, Avé, due via Nuclear Blast we threw a pentagram the band's way....
We threw The Pentagram at In the Presence of Wolves and not only got back some over-the-top responses, but also a plethora of sheet music and off-the-cuff new music to boot!
If you are a true heavy metal connoisseur and purist worshipping only those bands that were around when it was a subgenre all by itself, then Cirith Ungol is for you!