Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"Lombardo grew out of Slayer’s shock tactics

Former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo says he grew out of the band’s violent imagery that helped draw attention to them early in their career.

"Reflecting on The New Wave of American Heavy Metal

Reflecting on The New Wave of American Heavy Metal
A look back at an uprising that captured the spirit of the heavy metal community a decade ago.

"Album Review: MELECHESH Enki

Album Review: MELECHESH Enki
Setting aside the fact that they were one of the first non-Israeli bands signed from the Middle East, with their foundations in geographic and religious history, Melechesh have triumphed musically to attain their own particular style and sound without sounding niche or trite.

"AMON AMARTH Part Ways with Drummer Fredrik Andersson

AMON AMARTH Part Ways with Drummer Fredrik Andersson
No word on a replacement.

"LINDEMANN (RAMMSTEIN, HYPOCRISY) Reveals Debut Album Release Date, NSFW Artwork

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"GORGOROTH Announces A New Record For The First Time In Six Years

"The Evolution of Breakdowns In Heavy Metal

The Evolution of Breakdowns In Heavy Metal
Our friends at MetalSucks found this clever video spotlighting how..

"BEHEMOTH To Go On Hiatus While Nergal Works On Solo Record

According to Nergal, "...there's no new record in sight, to be honest."

"PSYCROPTIC Is Streaming Its Self-Titled Record And You Absolutely Have To Hear It

Just in case you needed to have some incredible, bat-shit insane technicality in your day.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

"Ukrainian black metal legends Drudkh unveil spectacular new track

A cult name in the black metal world, and not just because of frontman Roman Sayenko’s renowned publicity-shyness, Drudkh’s deep connection to their native Ukrainian history and folklore has been the source of some of the most scintillating, far-sighted and revered albums the scene has produced.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Melechesh stream album No.6

Melechesh have streamed sixth album Enki in advance of its release on March 2 via Nuclear Blast.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

"12 death metal cat videos

12 death metal cat videos
These heavy metal cats are occasionally joined by heavy metal dogs and lemurs. That kitty mosh pit looks serious. Read the rest

Monday, March 2, 2015

"Blackened Melodic Death Metal: A History Lesson

Blackened Melodic Death Metal: A History Lesson
These bands embody all the best things about metal: catchy riffs and great songwriting, effective use of melody to create a narrative structure, vocals soaked in reverb, and all the brutality one needs without resorting to cheesiness or self-parody.