Posts Tagged ‘Slipknot’

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…)

Suicide Silence

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. Here’s what vocalist Eddie Hermida told us about the album in an interview (read the full interview here) we did with him prior to recording:

We’re looking to burn bridges, man. We’re looking for kids to either sink or swim with us. If you’re at all hesitant about our band, if you don’t get our motives and if you don’t get our position in the world and you don’t get where our music comes from, then you’re gonna be one of those fans that gets left behind. It’s one of those things where this next future, this next road for us is gonna be something that is really gonna put us to the test for ourselves more than anybody else. It’s almost one of those things where it might even completely bomb, and we don’t care. It’s one of those things where we’re literally at a point that we’re not allowed to not take chances anymore. We’re not allowed to play the safe road anymore.

So Eddie holds nothing back here, saying that this album will be way different. And yes, “Doris” does have clean vocals and the signature Ross Robinson production, but the core Suicide Silence sound is still intact. Check out the video and more comments from the band inside. (more…)


louder-than-life-logoBand performance times and the official festival Pre-Party have been announced for the third annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, October 1 & 2, 2016 at Champions Park near downtown Louisville. The annual destination festival celebrates the region’s culture and cuisine, and features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music.

LOUDER THAN LIFE 2016 features Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold–headlining together for the first time ever–topping a mindblowing music lineup of over 35 bands onthree stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick, Pierce The Veil and many more.

LOUDER THAN LIFE attendees will have the chance to meet some of their favorite musicians during signings hosted by The Music Experience, FYE and Monster Energy. Check for signing times.

The weekend gets underway on Friday, September 30 with the official LOUDER THAN LIFE Pre-Party at the Fourth Street Live! entertainment complex with LOUDER THAN LIFE band Them Evils, along with some of the best local rock bands from the Louisville area. The Pre-Party is FREE and is open to the public. Look for more details to be announced soon at

In addition, Fourth Street Live! will host official LOUDER THAN LIFE after parties on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, with nightly specials at Fourth Street Live!’s bars and restaurants throughout the weekend.

LOUDER THAN LIFE general admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at View the full lineup and performance times inside! (more…)

Following a 2015 sell-out with 50,000 in attendance, Louder Than Life will return Oct. 1 and 2 to Champions Park near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a music lineup of more than 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.  (more…)

Corey Taylor of Slipknot

Corey Taylor of Slipknot

Slipknot has laid plans for a summer headline tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men. The North American trek will see the group bring its explosive live show across the U.S., with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and many more (see tour markets below). The band will be revealing full details in the coming weeks.

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The tour is set to hit the following cities: (more…)

Lamb of God

Lamb of God

Last week, Lamb of God will perform on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, as the special musical guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tune your TVs to ABC at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT to catch the band performing tracks from its new album, VII: Sturm Und Drang.

Want to be there for the live taping? Get your tickets here. (more…)


Roadrunner recording artist Trivium has announced the release of its seventh studio album. Silence in the Snow, following 2013’s Vengeance Falls, will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on Friday, Oct. 2.

Produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God), Silence in the Snow is now available for pre-order at Watch the video for the album’s title track below. (more…)

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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!


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…)

Corey Taylor of Slipknot

Corey Taylor of Slipknot

LIVE PHOTOS: Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Falling in Reverse, Hatebreed, Breaking Benjamin, Beartooth, Live, Dangerkids, Apocalyptica, Dorothy, We are Harlot, Highly Suspect, Shaman’s Harvest
Review by Greg Maki
I don’t know how, but each year, Rock on the Range, the best music festival I’ve ever attended, gets better. The lineup largely features acts from the same pool of bands playing all the festivals throughout the “World’s Loudest Month,” but the atmosphere here is different. Everyone knows this is the big one, and if you want to make a splash, this is the place to do it, whether you’re a headliner, a new face that’s won a battle of the bands to get here or a new band of familiar faces making its world premiere. (more…)


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Review by Greg Maki
In its fifth year, Carolina Rebellion, held on a open field outside Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, was bigger than ever this year. The addition of a fourth stage brought the total number of bands over the two days to 39 and also spread out the festival over an almost excessively large space, driving the two main stages about a half-mile apart. This growth led to more attendees than ever before, too, with the crowd at the sold-out event reaching 40,000 on each day (based on an initial estimate of a total combined attendance of 80,000, provided by the festival’s publicist). (more…)