New York death metal pioneers Suffocation will release their new album …Of The Dark Light on June 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released the first single, “Your Last Breaths”, in the form of a 360º track video. Check out the video, tracklist and details inside! (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘90s metal’
Tags: 90s metal, album art, Death Metal, extreme metal, heavy metal, Morbid Angel, nuclear blast, Of the Dark Light, Revocation, Suffocation, tracklisting, upcoming releases
Tags: 90s metal, Bloodlust, Body Count, Ernie C., George Zimmerman, Ice T, Interviews, New Releases, Official video, Police brutality, Trayvon Martin
With less than one week until the release of its sixth album, Bloodlust (March 31, 2017) Body Count (featuring famed-rapper and TV star Ice-T) has dropped a video for what is sure to be another controversial track, “Black Hoodie.” The video is a depiction of the February 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin, in which Ice tells the story from a young, black teen’s perspective. Martin was dressed in a black hoodie when killed by George Zimmerman, causing a massive protest. Watch the video inside and check out some quotes from our recent interview with guitarist Ernie C. (more…)
Tags: 90s metal, actor, Bloodlust, Body Count, Cop Killer, Dave Mustaine, Ernie C., guitarist, Ice T, Interviews, Lamb of God, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Manslaughter, Max Cavalera, Megadeth, No Lives Matter, Randy Blythe, rapper, Sepultura, Slayer, Soulfly
These days, most know Ice-T from the hit TV show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, but between his days as a world-famous rapper and the show, he and his pal, Ernie Cunnigan (better known as Ernie C.), who he met while they both attended Crenshaw High School in Compton, California, started a punk-metal band called Body Count. I was in high school when the band released its debut album in 1992, featuring the controversial song “Cop Killer.”
What many deemed a side project at the time now has lasted 25 years. It’s been a long ride but not an easy one. Three band members have passed, but Ice and Ernie C. have remained. Despite never really going away during Ice’s 16 years playing detective Odafin “Fin” Tutuola on SVU, Body Count had somewhat of a resurgence in 2014, with the release of its album, Manslaughter (featuring “Talk Shit, Get Shot”), and touring on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. But was this just a novelty act reliving the glory days? We probably wouldn’t hear from back the band for a while after this, right? Wrong.
With the current unrest and political state of the world, Body Count once again has a lot to get off its chest and its back with what is sure to be another controversial new album called Bloodlust, due March 31, 2017 (pre-order the album here). Now a “full-on” metal band (as Ernie C. told me), the new release features guest spots from Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and Sepultura/Soulfly legend Max Cavalera, along with a Slayer cover medley. And there’s already been some feathers ruffled with the first single, “No Lives Matter.” Yeah, Body Count never has been a band to shy away from the cold, hard truth and tell things from its perspective.
Prior to the album’s release, Ernie C. called in to Live Metal’s Jeff Maki to discuss Body Count’s career, the prejudice the band faced in its early days and the new album. (more…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, Bobby Blitz Ellsworth, New Releases, nuclear blast, Official video, Overkill, Shine On, The Grinding Wheel, thrash metal
With only 3 months into 2017, legendary New Jersey thrashers, Overkill released their highly anticipated album, The Grinding Wheel (read review) followed by a US tour that ended one week ago. The band have also now released the music video for “Shine On,” which can be viewed inside. And finally, in case you missed it, we recently conducted an extensive interview with vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on the new album, history of the band and more! Read that here. (more…)
LIVE RECAP: DevilDriver, Death Angel, Winds of Plague, The Agonist and Azreal – 02/20/17 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MarylandPosted: February 24, 2017 by Jeffrey Maki in Live Recaps
Tags: 90s metal, Azreal, Baltimore, Baltimore Soundstage, Bound by the Road Tour, Columbus, Concerts, Death Angel, DevilDriver, Dez Fafara, extreme metal, female-fronted metal, groove metal, heavy metal, Live photos, Mark Osegueda, The Agonist, thrash metal, Vicky Psarakis, Winds of Plague
Review by Jeff Maki
DevilDriver, the headliner of the Bound by the Road Tour, now has seven studio albums under its belt. Yes, seven. The band has been around that long, and I’m getting that old. But the band in direct support on the tour has been around way longer—Death Angel. Thirty-five years to be exact.
Death Angel has been an absolute machine in recent years, churning out its style of Bay Area thrash metal with albums Killing Season (2008), Relentless Retribution (2010), The Dream Calls for Blood (2013) and last year’s The Evil Divide, which earned an honorable mention on my “best of the year” list. I also interviewed frontman Mark Osegueda in 2010 (read here) and again in 2016 (read here). Both times, his excitement and enthusiasm was unlike anyone I’ve interviewed. It turns out he carries this enthusiasm over to the stage (more…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, Alter Bridge, Anders Friden, Baltimore, Battles, Björn Gelotte, Carolina Rebellion, Festivals, heavy metal, In Flames, Mark Tremonti, Metal Church, Myles Kennedy, Rock on the Range, The Last Hero, Tour Dates
Alter Bridge has added a new U.S. leg to its The Last Hero tour this spring, in addition to its previously announced music festival appearances. The band will be joined at the new headline dates by In Flames on all of the dates beginning May 2, and Metal Church will play the same dates with the exception of the show at the Dream Makers Theatre in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan on May 16. View the complete list of Alter Bridge tour dates inside. (more…)
Tags: 90s metal, Animals As Leaders, DED, Korn, Stone Sour, The Serenity Of Suffering, Tour Dates
Korn announced Tuesday (Feb. 21) that they’re embarking on U.S. spring headlining tour. The band will do eight spring dates in support of new album The Serenity of Suffering. Dates include stops at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Minglewood Hall in Memphis, Tennessee. Instrumental progressive band Animals as Leaders and alt-metal act DED will provide support. View tour dates inside. (more…)
Tags: 90s metal, Bloodlust, Body Count, Century Media Records, gangsta, hardcore, Ice T, Manslaughter, Official video, rap metal, upcoming releases
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, 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…)
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, Avenged Sevenfold, Baltimore, Concerts, Hardwired To Self Destruct, heavy metal, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Metallica, North American Tour, Robert Trujillo, Seal the Deal and Let's Boogie, The Stage, thrash metal, Tour Dates, Volbeat
Tags: 80s metal, 90s metal, album trailer, Amorphis, Bobby Blitz Ellsworth, Death Metal, extreme metal, Interviews, Live Metal, New Releases, Nile, nuclear blast, Official video, Overkill, Swallow the Sun, The Grinding Wheel, Thrash, thrash metal, Tour Dates
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!