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rt-mayhemRevolver Magazine has teamed with Razor & Tie to offer you a free download sampler featuring some of the latest tracks from the label’s artists including All That Remains, Protest the Hero, Kyng, Chelsea Grin, Attila, and more. You can check it out, listen, and download inside. Read the rest of this entry »

Overkill has debuted another all new music video for their newest single “Bitter Pill,”  from its seventeenth LP White Devil Armory. The effort is the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Electric Age, released in 2012. Directed by long time collaborator Kevin J. Custer, the video is the fourth time the veteran director has directed an Overkill video including “Armorist,” released most recently.

17 albums for Overkill now? Are you kidding me?! I remember in the late ’80′s/early ’90′s seeing their videos for “Hello From the Gutter” and “Elimination” on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. I became a fan back then and needless to say, I’m getting back into this new Overkill music now.

View both new Overkill videos inside and pick up the new release today. Read the rest of this entry »

American death metal icons, Cannibal Corpse, are pleased to announce the release of their thirteenth full-length entitled A Skeletal Domain. View full album details and listen to the album track “Sadistic Embodiment” inside. Read the rest of this entry »

King 810′s has premiered its official music video for “Fat Around The Heart,” from the upcoming debut album, Memoirs Of A Murderer due August 19, 2014 via Roadrunner Records. Watch the new video inside and find out more about this recently controversial band. Read the rest of this entry »

Before slaying the stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Wretched have just premiered their latest visual masterpiece for the single “Wetiko”. Taken from their latest release Cannibal, the hypnotizing and engaging “Wetiko” prove Wretched’s aversion to the mediocre and reaffirm their place in the American metal arena. Watch “Wetiko” inside now. Read the rest of this entry »

The video for “You Can’t Stop Me,” the title track off Suicide Silence’s upcoming album of the same name & the very last song with lyrics penned by late vocalist Mitch Lucker can be viewed inside. Returning to the director’s chair after two Suicide Silence videos – 2011’s “You Only Live Once” & 2012’s “Slaves To Substance” – is Nathan Cox (Marilyn Manson, DevilDriver). Read the rest of this entry »

Review by Greg Maki
Five major-label albums into its career, Seether has become one of the most reliable hard rock bands around. Its mix of post-grunge, nu-metal, hard rock and even a little pop isn’t original, but this band is proof that sometimes writing a good song is more important than trying to break new ground. And Seether has written a lot of good to great songs in the past decade-plus. Read the rest of this entry »

Review by Greg Maki
Listening to Builders of the Future, it’s tempting to proclaim, “Powerman 5000 is back!” While that’s true—it’s the band’s first album of original material since 2009—the connotation would be that it represents a return to the sound that made Spider One and company a platinum-selling act a decade and a half ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Review by Greg Maki
Bad Seed Rising, a quartet of teens (and one pre-teen) from Maryland, has been making a name for itself in the area in the past couple years, sharing stages with Halestorm, Three Doors Down, Pop Evil and others, and play the world-famous M3 Rock Festival. They came to my attention early last year when they opened for Black Veil Brides in Baltimore and blew the headliner—as well as the other two acts on the bill—off the stage with a kind of throwback, riff-heavy hard rock sound. Read the rest of this entry »

Killer Be Killed—the project featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist/guitarist Greg Puciato, Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera, Mastodon vocalist/bassist Troy Saunders and ex-The Mars Volta drummer David Elitch—after much anticipation, released its debut self-titled album, May 13, 2014, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Prior to its release, Live Metal’s Jeff Maki once again talked with Max Cavalera (read interview here), focusing on the making of the album and what each member brought to the table. But that wasn’t it. According to Max, Killer Be Killed may not be just a side project, as he dropped some surprising news on us, saying the band will embark on a month-long U.S. tour in 2015 and record again in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

google-play-heres-the-metal-june-2014This one was made available a little later than usual (around the middle of the month, and we were a little late posting it) but here you go—MORE FREE METAL. For those of you Android users (like myself), if you didn’t already know, Google Play has teamed up with Here’s The Metal to exclusively bring you free killer tracks and new release discounts each month. Each month, a free Here’s the Metal sampler is offered, featuring select tracks from new metal releases of bands old and new. (And as far as I can tell, metal is the only genre to offer an entire sampler album) These samplers are a great way to discover a band or two once in a while, and to fill out those playlists on long rides to shows. This month’s sampler includes new tracks by Mushroomhead, Arch Enemy, Wretched, Sabaton and more. Plus, it’s free! Get it now before it’s gone.  Read the rest of this entry »

With the official release of their new full-length, fittingly titled IX, now just days away, North Carolina crossover icons, Corrosion of Conformity, are very pleased to announce their first North American live assaults in support of the offering. The near two-week run will commence on August 20th in Spokane, and come to a close in Vancouver on September 1st. The band will be joined by Bl’ast!, Brant Bjork & The Low Desert Punk Band and Lord Dying!

The trek follows the band’s live takeovers next month in New Zealand and Australia. “We are really fired up to bring COC back to New Zealand and Australia for the first time in over a decade,” says vocalist/bassist Mike Dean. “I’ve been with Vista Chino and had a great experience on Soundwave and the shows on the side. Our set is shaping up to include songs from IX, Deliverance, the self-titled, and Animosity.”  And in celebration of its approaching release, IX is streaming in its entirety, lauding its variation between “smoke-wreathed grooves and sludgy rushes of belligerence, the album is a meat-and-potatoes feast.” View tour dates and stream the new album IX inside. Read the rest of this entry »