W.A.S.P., the brainchild of the always controversial vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Blackie Lawless, released the album Reidolized: The Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol on February 2, 2018. The album came with The Crimson Idol movie on DVD and Blu-ray along with six tracks that were intended for the original...Read more
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First, Stryper utilized a little death metal style vocals on "Take It It The Cross," now they're doing thrash riffs during the verses on their new single, "Sorry." These are good things, though! I know some fans just want a To Hell with The Devil sequel,...Read more
The BulletBoys are back. Marq Torien and company have just unleashed "D-Evil," the first video and single from their forthcoming album From Out Of The Skies, and it's a blistering hot, heavy metal tour de force. ...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy The following is my third interview with the legendary Stryper frontman Michael Sweet. We first spoke about Stryper’s blistering 2015 album Fallen, which I still feel is one of their strongest albums to date. (Check out opening track “Yahweh” and you’ll surely agree.) Next, we spoke about Michael’s high...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy These days, you could probably name a dozen acts that consist simply of two members, many simply featuring one member who plays bass and one member who plays drums. Royal Blood is an exceptional one that immediately comes to mind. In the case of Death From Above, formerly known...Read more
Revolution Saints is another project that comes courtesy of Serafino Perugino, who wanted to highlight acclaimed drummer Deen Castronovo's vocals. Deen has been in such bands as Journey and Bad English in the past, but always as a drummer. Thankfully, Serafino knew he could sing and put him...Read more
If your favorite rock bands have bummed you out recently because their new albums aren't very good then you're in luck here. Death From Above 1979 has just released their fantastic new album OUTRAGE! Is Now and it's all killer, no filler....Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy Uncured is a fierce new band that blends technical death and progressive metal into a unique sound of their own that splits the difference between classic Opeth and vintage Dream Theater. Those are two mighty big bands to stack up to, but these uber-talented guys pull it off and...Read more
interview by Michael McCarthy There are three songs I’ve been listening to on a loop lately. “Chasing the Dragon,” “King of the Ring,” and “Lords of Thunder.” These are the songs the press was allowed to hear prior to interviewing members of the band Adrenaline Mob about their forthcoming new album We the...Read more
' Body Count's in the house, motherfucker. Body Count. Body Count."...
interview by Michael McCarthy all photos by David Butler II I could sit here and tell you that I’ve been a fan of House of Lords from the beginning, but that wouldn’t be entirely true. While I did see some of their early videos on Headbanger’s Ball – Saturday nights at midnight on...Read more
Hey peeps! Just a quick note to let you know we're on vacation until January 2nd. We've mentioned it on Twitter, but it occurs to me that some of you probably don't follow us. So. I thought I should finally mention it here. In...
by Michael McCarthy When I think of death metal and extreme metal, usually the first band to come to mind is The Black Dahlia Murder. The reason for that is simple. They’re the best metal band of either sort on the planet right now. That’s my opinion, but they have legions of die-hard...Read more
In the words of Anthrax, this is "metal thrashing mad." And that's what Metallica has always done best. I haven't heard the whole Hardwired album yet, but if the singles are any indication it's going to be the band's best album in years. I loved...