Jesus Christ drowns the Dirty Nil in new music video

Directed by Mitch Barnes and Victor Malang, the music video for the Dirty Nil’s song “That’s What Heaven Feels Like” takes an interesting turn. The music video follows the band’s satirical death into the afterlife. Read more: twenty one pilots visit children’s hospital before St. Louis concert After “Jesus Christ” drowns the band in an inground swimming pool, the Dirty Nil make their way to their version of heaven. In their “heaven,” they are met with a plethora of Segways, martinis and gold chains. What did you think of our video for That’s What Heaven Feels Like? @jerryspringer dug it! … Continue reading

THE HEARD Feat. Ex-CRUCIFIED BARBARA, DEATHSTARS Members: 'A Death Supreme' Single Available

THE HEARD, the new Swedish rock band featuring former CRUCIFIED BARBARA guitarist Klara “Force” Rönnqvist Fors, bassist Ida “Evileye” Stenbacka and drummer Nikki Wicked (a.k.a. Jannicke Lindström) alongside DEATHSTARS bassist Jonas “Skinny Disco” Kangur (on lead guitar) and burlesque performer, model and singer Pepper Potemkin, has released a new single, “A Death Supreme”. The song is taken from THE HEARD‘s upcoming debut album, “The Island”, which is due on November 2 via Despotz Records. “A Death Supreme” tells the story of a female writer who moves out to the island in hope for a better life. But her past catches … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Wroht – ‘Butchery’

The Bay Area was once a fertile breeding ground for thrash metal and, in recent years, it’s proven itself to be a playground for up-and-coming death metal outfits like Necrot, Vastum and Acephalix. Young death metal crew Wroht met in 2016 (at a Death to All show, no less) and began to work on Worship Rot, their debut album. Inspired by old-school head splitters like Cannibal Corpse and Morbid Angel, Wroht excel at brutal death metal not because they play in the lowest tuning or have a vocalist that would impress Trevor Strnad, but because they write primitive, headbanging riffs. For example, … Continue reading

John Krasinski set to write sequel to ‘A Quiet Place’

There’s nothing better than a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and John Krasinski’s film, A Quiet Place, did just that when it first debuted on the big screen. With the guy who played Jim Halpert graduating from Office prankster to a horror movie writer and star, we weren’t really sure what to expect. But, after seeing the horrifying flick, we couldn’t wait to see what else Krasinski was going to do in the horror world. Read more: Watch this hilarious mash-up of ‘The Office’ and ‘A Quiet Place’ A few months ago, it was confirmed that A Quiet … Continue reading

K.K. DOWNING On 'British Steel': 'That Was The Album For JUDAS PRIEST That Consolidated Everything'

K.K. Downing recently sat down with Metal Matt for a lengthy interview about the former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist’s new memoir, “Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest”, in which he allows the audience to get an inside glimpse of his life as a member of the iconic heavy metal group. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what PRIEST album epitomizes what the band is all about, Downing said: “I get asked this quite a lot, and it’s so difficult — it is really difficult. But I think, if I can just elaborate a little bit on that, … Continue reading

Full Album Stream: Brainoil – “Singularity to Extinction”

This is it: the best sludge metal album you’ll hear all year. Singularity to Extinction is Brainoil‘s first album since 2011, following a rarities comp that same year and a split with Dropdead in 2014. The Oakland-based trio aren’t afraid to change up their tempos, varying from the more upbeat “Preface to Madness” to the miserable, crawling “Blank Static Void.” Singularity to Extinction is swathed—or maybe drowned is a better descriptor—in raw, abrasive crust. Walls of guitar backed by sluggish drumming wash over the listener and Greg Wilkinson barks out vocal lines like he wants to cough up blood at the end of a recording … Continue reading

Half of new guitar players are women, says study

Fender found out that 50 percent of beginner guitar players are women. The study also points out at the emotional benefits of playing an instrument. Read more: Everything coming to and leaving Hulu in November According to a new study by Fender, the diversity of guitar players is growing. To begin with, women are 50 percent of all beginner and aspirational players. Plus, the number of African-Americans and Hispanics learning to play guitar is increasing. The former group accounts for 19 percent, while the latter makes up 25 percent of beginners. Research shows that 72 percent of people pick up guitar to learn … Continue reading