Archive for June, 2015

Saint Asonia, from left: Corey Lowery, Rich Beddoe, Adam Gontier and Mike Mushok.

Saint Asonia, from left: Corey Lowery, Rich Beddoe, Adam Gontier and Mike Mushok.

Pre-order Saint Asonia’s forthcoming album and instantly receive the new track “Blow Me Wide Open.” The self-titled album will be released July 31 on RCA Records.

The debut single from the upcoming album, “Better Place,” has been climbing the Active Rock Radio charts rapidly since the band’s surprise debut at Rock on the Range last month. (more…)

The daily band lineups for Louisville’s Louder Than Life have been announced, and single day general admission and VIP tickets, along with weekend tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at

Louder Than Life will return Oct. 3 and 4 to Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food and a powerful music lineup.

The daily band lineup forLouder Than Life is as follows: (more…)

The Live Metal moniker can pigeonhole us at times. Would I ever change it? No—I’m a metalhead and fucking proud of it. Metal is in my blood. But if you’ve been a reader of our site during its near decade of existence, you’re probably aware we’ve been known to branch out on occasion. Greg covers the Vans Warped Tour every summer, and I’ve always had a love of hardcore punk, along with a lot of ’90s alternative music. This may sound cliche, but it’s not about what’s trendy or being cool, or living up to some sort of imaginary underground status—good music is good music, no matter what the genre. Plus, when you’ve sat face to face with Behemoth, Megadeth, Max Cavalera and In Flames over the years (to name a few), I think I can be granted a little leeway here.

So now that I’m done unnecessarily defending myself, let me tell you about Awolnation. (more…)

soaked-in-bleachSoaked In Bleach, a docudrama by Benjamin Statler, reveals the events behind Kurt Cobain’s death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator that was hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband (Kurt Cobain) only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain’s death was ruled a suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound), but doubts have circulated for twenty years as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff’s detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artifacts from the 1994 case.Statler says, “Half of the film is cinematic recreations of Tom Grant’s investigation in 94′ incorporating actual audio recordings, while the other half of the film is interviews with Tom Grant and some of the world’s top experts in the respective areas of the case. The recreations served the purpose of helping people to see how the investigation actually unfolded and to better appreciate the context of certain situations.  The interviews provide the objective scientific facts involved in the case of Kurt Cobain’s death and back up what Tom Grant has been saying for 20 plus years.”


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Bullet For My Valentine

UK metal juggernaut Bullet For My Valentine has released its brand new single, “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War),” from their highly anticipated new album, Venom, which is due out on August 14th via RCA Records. Fans are invited to pre-order the album today at this location. The band also announces that their new video for “You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War)” will be unveiled on Monday, June 29th. Hear it now inside!


Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia

Adam Gontier of Saint Asonia

Saint Asonia featuring two of the biggest forces in rock radio over the past decade, Adam Gontier (formerly of Three Days Grace) and Mike Mushok ( Staind), along with band mates Corey Lowery (Stuck Mojo) and Rich Beddoe  (Finger Eleven), will release its self-titled debut album July 31 on RCA Records. (more…)

The hiatus is over! After a break that lasted nearly four years and a five year gap between albums, Disturbed is back in a big way. The band has just unleashed a new single called “The Vengeful One” and has announced the release of their sixth studio album, Immortalized, due out Aug. 21. Watch the new video and view album art and tracklisting inside: (more…)

Jeremy Spencer’s autobiography, Death Punch’d, Surviving Five Finger Death Punch’s Metal Mayhem, was a New York Times best-selling title in hardcover, and now in the available in the paperback format.

The book details Spencer’s struggles with addiction, from his childhood through the formation and worldwide success of Five Finger Death Punch, along with his inspiring, life-altering recovery. Read Live Metal’s review of the book, as well as our interview with Spencer. (more…)


Miss May I

Rising metal giants Miss May I have debuted their first new single, “I.H.E.,” from their upcoming, fifth studio album, Deathless, which will be released on August 7th via Rise Records. Fans can now pre-order Deathless at and receive an instant download of “I.H.E.” Listen inside!


Louder Than Life will return to Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 3 and 4, for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food and a powerful music lineup.

Louder Than Life’s premier selection of bourbon, whiskey, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food is curated personally by festival creator Danny Wimmer. The music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent includes Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me the Horizon and many more. (more…)

The Black Dahlia Murder have returned with the much-anticipated, new full-length album Abysmal, which is now officially set for a September 18th release. This vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcases TBDM at their very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed with ferocious speed and dynamic hooks. The group kicks off a tour of Australia next week with Psycroptic and Colossvs, so be sure to head over to for all tour dates and look for brand new music to surface in the coming weeks. (more…)

Kissing Candice

Kissing Candice

When a metal band dons masks onstage, the comparisons to Slipknot and Mushroomhead are inevitable. Not only do the members of Kissing Candice not hide from those common comments, they embrace them. They aim to be the next in the line of masked metal bands, and beyond that, the next act in the genre to headline stadiums and festivals. Though the band already has released two EPs, Murder (2012) and Conjured (2013), the quest for world domination will go to a new level June 30, when Victory Records releases its full-length debut, Blind Until We Burn, and later this summer, when it performs on its label’s stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. When the Kissing Candice’s tour supporting Twiztid came to Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, Live Metal’s Greg Maki sat down backstage with vocalist Joey Simpson, guitarist/vocalist Tommy Sciro, bassist Mike Grippo and guitarist Walter Dicristina, who devoured a literal stack of pizzas during the interview, to discuss the band’s origins, the new album, Mayhem and more. (more…)