Ice-T’s Body Count is back and more vicious than ever. Their highly-anticipated new full-length album, Bloodlust, is set for a March 31st release via Century Media Records. The album follows 2014’s Manslaughter and features guest appearances by Dave Mustaine, Max Cavalera and Randy Blythe. The band has premiered the provocative and thought-provoking music video for the scathing new track, “No Lives Matter.” Check it out, along with album info inside! (more…)
Tags: 90s metal, Bloodlust, Body Count, Century Media Records, gangsta, hardcore, Ice T, Manslaughter, Official video, rap metal, upcoming releases
Tags: Abrahadabra, black metal, BluRay, Death Metal, Dimmu Borgir, DVD, extreme metal, Forces Of The Northern Night, Galder, LP, Norway, orchestra, Shagrath, symphonic metal, upcoming releases, Wacken Open Air Festival
As 2017 marks the year of the great return of Norwegian symphonic black metal giants, Dimmu Borgir, they will release their highly-anticipated double-DVD Forces Of The Northern Night on April 28th. Available in different formats, the release will contain two live rituals:
Their legendary concert in Oslo, showing Dimmu Borgir on stage with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and a bombastic choir as well as the entire performance at Wacken Open Air with almost 100 musicians in action.
Today, the Norwegians unveil their first video from the Wacken show – see the raging black metal hymn “Mourning Palace” live with the Czech National Symphonic Orchestra inside! (more…)
Tags: 90s metal, Alex Lopez, Chris Garza, Dan Kenny, deathcore, deftones, Eddie Hermida, Korn, Machine Head, Mark Heylmun, Mitch Lucker, nuclear blast, Roots, Ross Robinson, Sepultura, Slipknot, Suicide Silence, The Burning Red, upcoming releases
Review by Jeff Maki
When I interviewed vocalist Eddie Hermida in October 2015 (read here), the band was opening for Korn on its self-titled album’s 20th anniversary tour (read review). Produced by Ross Robinson—the producer of the new Suicide Silence album, as well—that album changed the face of metal. Even in the Mitch Lucker-era, the band showed its admiration for Korn, as the band’s 2011 album, The Black Crown had obvious influences. But this new album isn’t strictly influenced by Korn—it takes Robinson’s body of work, combined with Suicide Silence’s vision, and the band undergoes a complete metamorphosis. (more…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, Bobby Blitz Ellsworth, D.D. Verni, New Releases, nuclear blast, Overkill, The Grinding Wheel, Thrash, thrash metal
Review by Jeff Maki
Being the die-hard thrash metal fan you are, you’ve watched The Grinding Wheel album trailers, checked out the lyric videos for both “Mean Green Killing Machine” and “Our Finest Hour,” the music video for “Goddamn Trouble” and, hopefully, read our new interview with frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth. There’s been a hell of a lot of promotion for this album–incredibly, Overkill’s 18th of its career—and we’ve been part of it. With good reason, because this is one of the finest hours of thrash metal in recent years. Blitz said the band “thinks it’s better” than new albums by Anthrax, Megadeth or Testament. You know what? He might be right. (more…)
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Tags: Amaranthe, Cypher 16, Elize Ryd, Failure Anthem, female-fronted metal, heavy metal, Jake E., Maximalism, Official video, Smash Into Pieces, sweden, symphonic metal, Tour Dates
Amaranthe will kick off their North American headline tour in support of their latest album Maximalism (read review) on February 10 in Houston. The opening acts are Failure Anthem, Citizen Zero, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces. The trek winds through the U.S. and Canada, wrapping on March 11 in Reading, Pennsylvania. To herald the fact that they will be crashing the U.S. shores once again, the band has released the new video for “Boomerang.” Watch it and check ou tour dates inside! (more…)
In This Moment announces “Half God Half Devil Tour” with Motionless In White, Avatar and Gemini SyndromePosted: February 6, 2017 by Jeffrey Maki in News, Tour Dates
Tags: Avatar, Black Widow, Carolina Rebellion, Evil Clown, Feathers and Flesh, Fort Rock, Gemini Syndrome, heavy metal, In This Moment, Live Metal, Maria Brink, Motionless in White, shock rock, Tour Dates, Welcome to Rockville, World's Loudest Month
In This Moment has announced its 2017 “Half God Half Devil” U.S. headlining tour. The band will be hitting the road with Motionless In White, Avatar, and Gemini Syndrome as support this April and May. Pre-sales start tomorrow and general on-sale this Friday. The tour launches on April 7 in Milwaukee, Wis. with three festival dates (Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville and Carolina Rebellion) included. The final standard tour date will be May 5 in Nashville, Tenn. with Carolina Rebellion following the next day. See the full list of dates inside. (more…)
Tags: alternative metal, alternative rock, co-headline, deftones, gore, hardcore, Rise Against, The Black Market, Thrice, Tour Dates
Deftones and Rise Against have announced a joint tour for 2017. The bands will embark on dates around North America through June and early July, with Thrice supporting. Check out the full itinerary inside now. Deftones’ last album, Gore, arrived in 2016. Rise Against’s most recent album, The Black Market was released in 2014 debuting at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums with 53,000 copies sold. (more…)
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Demon Hunter will release their new album Outlive through a partnership with Solid State Records on March 31. The album, which is the band’s eighth overall and the follow up to 2014’s Extremist, is now available for pre-order here.
Demon Hunter have also shared the track listing and the final two covers for Outlive. The covers revealed here are exclusive to both retail and to this pre-order. The first cover pictured is for the digital and CD versions. The second cover pictured is for the double vinyl. Check them out now!
Tags: All That Remains, extreme metal, heavy metal, Jose Mangin, Madness, metalcore, Phil Labonte, Safehouse, SiriusXM, upcoming releases
Today, metalcore mainstays All That Remains premiered two new singles “Madness” and “Safehouse” on SiriusXM Octane & on SiriusXM Liquid Metal with Jose Mangin! All That Remains’ new album, the follow-up to 2015’s The Order of Things, is expected to arrive some time in April. Listen to the new songs inside! (more…)
Tags: deathcore, Eddie Hermida, extreme metal, New Releases, nuclear blast, Ross Robinson, Suicide Silence, Tour Dates
The wait is finally over, as Suicide Silence have triumphantly returned with their truly career defining moment in the form of their self-titled new, full-length album set for a Feb 24th release via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The new offering was hailed by Alternative Press and Guitar Player Magazine as “One of 2017’s Most Anticipated Albums.” The offering was produced by the world-renowned Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age). Pre-order bundles can be purchased at the link below.
The brand-new, crushing track, “Silence,” can also be streamed now inside. All photos in this clip were shot by Randy Blythe (Lamb of God vocalist). Blythe’s photography is also featured in-depth across the band’s new album layout. (more…)
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Legendary New Jersey thrashers, Overkill, will unleash their upcoming 18th studio album, The Grinding Wheel, on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. To date, the band has revealed a series of album trailers for the album discussing the artwork, lyrics, musical direction and much more. Today, the band revealed their fifth trailer in which vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth talks about his heavy metal charity organization “Rock Against Dystrophy.”
Check out all the trailers for The Grinding Wheel inside. And in case you missed it, be sure to read our brand new interview with Blitz here! Straight from the gutter, the frontman tackles everything from current-day-competition, Overkill history and, of course, more info on The Grinding Wheel than you can withstand!