Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Sirenia have been around for more than a decade, and recently released their sixth full-length album Perils of the Deep Blue. We caught up with Morten Veland, who writes the band's songs, sings, produces and plays several instruments. He gives us the scoop on the writing and recording of the album, the use of Norwegian lyrics for the first time, the video shoot for the first single, tour plans,the status of his other band Mortemia and other subjects
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
industrial metal that many (including ourselves), have hailed as his finest work in years.
After being a member of many different bands such as Pantera, Down and Superjoint Ritual, Phil Anselmo just released his first solo album. Walk Through Exits Only is an intense and aggressive effort with a lot of twists and turns. I spoke with the legendary frontman about the writing of the album, how he put together the album's band The Illegals, the upcoming Housecore Horror and Music Festival he's putting on in Texas, the progress on his autobiography and take on Rex Brown's book and other topics
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Trouble fans have been waiting a while for a new album, and the doom legends have returned with The Distortion Field. The band's guitarist Rick Wartell gives us the lowdown on the new album, a couple of lineup changes, working with producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer) again, tour plans, the band's history and early days and other subjects..
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Black metal is a wide ranging genre, from the low-fi "kvlt" sounds of the early albums to polished symphonic black metal. It's a genre that has wormed its way into many other styles as well, hence sub-genres like "blackened thrash" or "blackened death metal." Longtime fans of black metal will be very familiar with these groundbreaking releases, but for those newer to the genre, it's a good starting place to explore. It's a list that could easily be expanded to a hundred or more, and is not meant to be an exhaustive compilation of every important black metal album, just a short list for newbies to check out to better understand the genre.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
When it comes to extreme metal, death metal is one of the most popular genres. Over the years it has evolved and splintered into numerous subgenres. Exploring death metal for those new to the genre could be a daunting task. What should I listen to first? What bands represent the best the genre has to offer? To answer some of those questions, we've come up with a list of 10 albums, a primer of sorts designed to expose new death metal fans to some of the genre's classic releases. Of course, a list of essential death metal albums could easily number 100, or even 1000, but you can't go wrong with these 10
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Motörhead were forced to cancel some shows last week after Lemmy was taken ill suffering a haematoma, and the legendary rock ‘n’ roll icons have been forced to cancel the remainder of their European summer dates so that he can fully recover.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Hey-o! Whos' ready for some new Kataklysm? The answer is; everyone. Literally everyone. So Kataklysm have wrapped up the recording sessions for their upcoming record, Waiting for the End to Come, which will be released presumably sometime this year. The band's guitarist Jean Francois Dagenis handled all the production stuff for the album, which Zeuss