REVIEW: Marilyn Manson - 'The Pale Emperor'
Greg Maki

Review by Greg Maki ----- After 20-plus years of fame and even more infamy, Marilyn Manson has arrived at perhaps the most interesting point of his career yet. "That P.T. Barnum aspect of Marilyn Ma… Read More

LIVE RECAP: Papa Roach, Seether, Kyng and Islander - 01/14/15 - The Fillmore Silver Spring, Silver Spring, Maryland
Greg Maki

Review by Greg Maki Even at the early hour of 6:30, the Fillmore was mostly packed when Islander hit the stage, kicking off four and a half hours of music on this cold January night. The most i… Read More

O Father O Satan O Sun - Oh Yeah!: Jeff's favorite metal albums of 2014
Jeffrey Maki

Better late than never, here's my list of my top metal albums for 2014. The criteria is simple: There were a 100-plus hard rock and metal albums released in the past year, but these were the ones… Read More

Live Metal's Top Interviews of 2014
Jeffrey Maki

Better late then never, here are our top Live Metal interviews of 2014. With so many shows, festivals, in-person and phone interviews that took place, there were a few that stood out from the rest… Read More

Royalty reigns: Greg's favorite albums of 2014
Greg Maki

By Greg Maki Time to look back on another year that was in hard rock and metal. I don’t expect everyone—especially not a lot of very vocal online metal fans—to agree with what you’re about to r… Read More


Marduk have launched the video for the title track of their new album Frontschwein. Feuer frei! Frontschwein – the 13th studio album from Marduk and the band’s first solely war-themed album since 1999’s legendary release Panzer Division Marduk was released in Europe this week and set for release in North America on February 10, 2015. Watch the video inside! Read the rest of this entry »

20150103020032!Marilyn_Manson_-_The_Pale_EmperorReview by Greg Maki
After 20-plus years of fame and even more infamy, Marilyn Manson has arrived at perhaps the most interesting point of his career yet. “That P.T. Barnum aspect of Marilyn Manson has sort of evaporated,” he told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. So what does that leave?

It is a question with which Manson seemingly has been struggling for several years now (bottoming out with 2009’s The High End of Low), his apparent boredom with being Marilyn Manson mirroring the vast majority of the public’s disinterest in his music and his latest antics. Born Villain (2012) saw him rekindle some of his past self—artistically, though it made barely a ripple in the pop culture consciousness.

So now, at 46, on his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor, Manson at long last has started to reveal that beneath the makeup, and years of controversy and outrageous rumors, there is a man—a man who still has some strong opinions (particularly when it comes to America’s gun culture) and a wicked sense of humor, but also one who has started to chip away at the walls he’s built around himself. Read the rest of this entry »



Recently, heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah announced its “Blood for Blood” 2015 U.S. tour, featuring support from special guests Devour the Day and Like a Storm. The tour kicks off Friday, Feb. 6, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will hit 23 markets through early March.

See below for a full listing of tour dates and go to today for tickets, VIP packages and further information.

January is National Blood Donor Month.  To raise awareness about the cause, Hellyeah invites you to give blood through the “Blood for Blood” National Blood Drive. Fans who pledge to give at this location (or make a financial donation) will receive a signed poster from Hellyeah and be entered to win tickets, Meet + Greet package, signed merch and more.

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Predictable?  Never.  Menacing?  Always. Emmure have delivered “A Gift A Curse”, the fourth video from the album Eternal Enemies, available now. Aside from its technical mastery, the futuristic and mind-bending sequences propose the death of art.  From the crumbling of the David Statue and the always enraged lyrics of Emmure, “A Gift A Curse” moves along like an ballistic missile, leaving little time to interpretation. Watch “A Gift A Curse” inside. Read the rest of this entry »



Periphery is streaming their two new albums with Juggernaut: Alpha available via Loudwire and Juggernaut: Omega available via Metal Hammer on Wednesday. The two new albums are set for a Jan. 27 release via Sumerian Records. Listen to Juggernaut: Alpha inside now! Read the rest of this entry »

Shaun Morgan of Seether

Shaun Morgan of Seether

Review by Greg Maki

Even at the early hour of 6:30, the Fillmore was mostly packed when Islander hit the stage, kicking off four and a half hours of music on this cold January night. The most important thing an opening act can bring to the stage is energy; even if your music is terrible, you at least can keep the audience occupied for the 30 minutes they must spend with you. Well, Islander’s music, which draws from both nu metal and hard rock, isn’t terrible, and the Greenville, South Carolina, band’s energy could not be contained by the limited stage space; frontman Mikey Carvajal made one of several trips into the crowd at the start of the second song. Read the rest of this entry »

Mötley Crüe has announced the last leg of its “Final Tour,” along with details of its final show, set for Dec. 31, 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the band’s career began 34 years ago. The band will celebrate the announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Mötley Crüe first announced plans for its two-year Final Tour by signing a Cessation of Touring Agreement at a press conference in Los Angeles in January 2014, solidifying the end of the Final Tour at the end of 2015.

The 2014 leg of the Final Tour was one of last year’s top-grossing tours, selling close to a million tickets across 72 cities and grossing more than $45 million.

“Mötley Crüe’s Final Tour has been a massive global success and a true testament to the popularity of this legendary rock band,” said Rick Franks, Live Nation’s regional president of North American Concerts. “New Year’s Eve 2015 will mark the end of an era in rock history, but there’s no doubt that Mötley Crüe’s music will influence generations of artists for years to come.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mastodon and Clutch today announced “The Missing Link Tour,” which the two hard rock bands will co-headline this spring. The tour will kick off April 16 in St. Paul, Minnesota, with Big Business, which recently supported Mastodon on a European tour, opening. Graveyard will take over as main support starting April 29 in Los Angeles.

Mastodon and Clutch share a longtime friendship, as fans will recall Clutch frontman Neil Fallon contributed vocals to “Blood and Thunder” (from Mastodon’s 2004’s Leviathan). Fans can expect surprises in store for fans throughout the tour rumbling across North America.

The Tour will feature full sets from both Mastodon and Clutch. Clutch will close the show on April 24 in Vancouver, May 10 in Pittsburgh, May 15 in Bethlehem,  May 16 in Baltimore and the final night of the tour,  May 24,  in Columbus. Mastodon will close all other shows.

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Corey Taylor of Slipknot

Corey Taylor of Slipknot

Slipknot has announced details of its upcoming spring headline tour. The next North American leg of the “Prepare for Hell” world tour will get underway in April, featuring special guests Hatebreed. Presales are available now via with general on-sales beginning, Friday, Jan. 23.  Read the rest of this entry »

David Gunn of KING 810

David Gunn of KING 810

KING 810 has announced details of a new North American tour that will see the Flint, Michigan, band supporting Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne on his “Special Effects” spring headline tour. The tour is set to get underway April 8 and continue through June 3, with additional support from Chris Webby, Krizz Kaliko, MURS and ZUSE. A complete tour itinerary will be announced soon. For more details and ticket information, visit

“We’ve always done whatever the fuck we wanted to do,” said frontman David Gunn. “And when you come across a cat that does whatever the fuck he wants to do, as well, it’s relieving. So when Tech N9ne asked us to support him on his upcoming U.S. tour, in true KING fashion, we said ‘les go.’” Read the rest of this entry »