Morgoth’s “God Is Evil” 7″ and digital single is their first studio recording since 1996′s “Feel Sorry For The Fanatic” and, holy fuck, was it worth the wait. From the second the song opens, they unleash a cavalcade of spiky, blood-spilling riffs, brutal drums and scathing vocals. It’s a massive onslaught of evil,...Read more
Category Archives: Metal
This video (click read more) is very, very NOT SAFE FOR WORK. (So much so that we had to spell it out.) It also may be triggering (extreme sex). To listen without the video, play it on Soundcloud below:Read more
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To be perfectly honest, I’ve never been a fan of Godsmack. Back around the time of their debut album, I went to one of their shows because I was publishing a hair metal zine and their drummer was a guy who’d played in Lillian Axe. While I didn’t hate the show, to my...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Recently Century Media Records sent me Otherwise’s new record, Peace At All Costs. As I listened to it, loving every minute of it, I could not figure out just what genre or sub-genre of metal they were. I remember going to bed thinking I’d just call them post nu...Read more
At the time Century Media Records started promoting this new album by psychedelic black metallers Nachtmystium (meaning: Encompassing Darkness), word was that the band’s mastermind, Blake Judd, had decided to break up the band. According to Wiki, he made this decision prior to going away for drug rehabilitation, and they also quote him...Read more
ENTOMBED A.D.: BACK TO THE FRONT Thrash music has been pretty lame as of late, if you ask me. But perhaps listening to so much black metal and death metal has made thrash feel a bit too safe, too tame and too accessible. Likewise, there are far too many death metal acts out...Read more
#9. Not many bands reach that number of albums. Even the best bands seem to break up or otherwise call it quits after number five or six. Not so with Chicago’s Novembers Doom, however. They’re a wicked beast that refuses to die, thrashing away at anything that gets in their way, thus painting...Read more
Fozzy has a backstory almost as weird as Spinal Tap’s. The funny thing here, however, is that their backstory started out entirely fictional when they released their debut album nearly a decade and a half ago with the band saying they went to Japan with a record deal, destined to become huge rock...Read more
Interview by Michael McCarthy Recently, I was introduced to the music of Monuments, a genre-defying band who are often mislabeled as various genres and subgenres, as you’re about to read below. Their music was like a sonic equivalent of a rich, complex roast of coffee… Sometimes I daydream about Starbucks using their Italian...Read more
If Styx and Iron Maiden had a love child, Sweden's The Dagger would be it. You can hear classic '70's rock in this as well as vintage '80's Iron Maiden. You also hear hints of Rainbow, Foreigner, Deep Purple and so many other renowned bands. ...
“They wanted to make to make it ugly and bitter,” states the press release that arrived at our office (read: E-mail) with this one. And I’ll come right out and say it: they did exactly what they set out to do. Trap Them’s backstory: Ryan McKenney (former vocalist of Backstabbers Incorporated) and Brian...Read more
War Eternal is the first album by death metal legends Arch Enemy to feature new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of the Canadian band The Agonist. Angela Gossow, who joined the band in 2000, has stepped down from the spotlight in order to focus on being the band’s manager. Meanwhile, Chris Amott has...Read more
Metal fans here in the States have long wondered whatever happened to the amazing guitarist Marty Friedman. The short version? He was fluent in Japanese and wanted to crack the Japanese market, so after he left Megadeth he moved there and started releasing solo albums there, which were hugely successful. So much so...Read more
Looking for a monstrous new metal track to brighten your day? Well, look no further. Monuments' "I, The Creator" is a sharp metal blade ready to pierce your ears wide open while it fills your head with images of dragons rising from cracks in the ground...