For Those About To Squawk: Six Feet Under, Xibalba, King Woman

As it starts to warm up, so does the release schedule… I dunno, here we go… Six Feet Under release Torment on Metal Blade… and what’s to be said about this that hasn’t already been said?  This listen is a patently boring experience, I mean like every time there’s a new 6FU, this birdbrain is hoping that it’ll be SOMEWHAT of a return to form, but realistically… it’s not. This is lowest common denominator death metal in its purest form, and I’m sure this is just so the band can go out on the road and make a couple of … Continue reading

SEPULTURA Guitarist: 'I Don't Think You Can Ever Be Afraid To Risk Your Own Art'

Rob Lyon of Hi-Fi Way: The Pop Chronicles recently conducted an interview with guitarist Andreas Kisser of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Hi-Fi Way: The Pop Chronicles: How would describe [the new SEPULTURA album] “Machine Messiah” and how does it compare to the rest of the discography? Andreas: “Well, it feels like a new chapter, especially in the last thirty years. The last two years, we have spent touring playing lots festival and visiting new places and it felt like we had been celebrating the last thirty years. We played a lot of … Continue reading

SHINEDOWN's 'How Did You Love' Tops BILLBOARD's Mainstream Rock Songs Chart

According to Billboard, SHINEDOWN‘s “How Did You Love” has moved into the No. 1 position on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, marking the eleventh time the Florida rockers have topped the list. “How Did You Love” is the fourth single from SHINEDOWN‘s fifth studio album, “Threat To Survival”, and the third No. 1 from the disc. Previous chart-topping singles from “Threat” were “Cut The Cord” and “State Of My Head”. As previously reported, SHINEDOWN has officially started working on its sixth studio album and frontman Brent Smith said that the project may take a surprising turn. He explained: “Bassist … Continue reading

SIX FEET UNDER: Entire 'Torment' Album Available For Streaming

“Torment”, the twelfth studio album from death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER, can be streamed in its entirety below. The disc was released today (Friday, February 24) via Metal Blade. There’s plenty of classic SIX FEET UNDER groove to be had on “Torment”, but fans will note a much more aggressive approach, and even more modern blast beats throughout. This is a cantankerous SIX FEET UNDER with absolutely nothing to prove. This is SIX FEET UNDER at its most deadly. “Torment” was brought to life by Chris Barnes with bassist/guitarist Jeff Hughell (BRAIN DRILL) shouldering the load of writing the … Continue reading

Track Premiere: Saturn – 'Still Young'

Traditional metal crew Saturn know how to bring together a sound that pays homage to the heavy metal bands who have inspired them while staying modern.  On new song “Still Young,” guitarists Robin Tidebrink and Linkan Lindgren lead the charge with a flurry of feel good riffs and guitar solos. Bassist/vocalist Oscar Pehrson’s vocals are in top form and would find themselves at home in the 70’s and 80’s (though they’re a fine fit and very welcome on Saturn’s music today as well).  Saturn says they chose to record their upcoming album, Beyond Spectra, without overdubs or many effects in … Continue reading

CHESTER BENNINGTON Says COREY TAYLOR Gave New LINKIN PARK Single A 'Thumbs Up'

AMP DJ Omar recently conducted an interview with LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the evolution of the LINKIN PARK songwriting process: Chester: “I always say that our journey musically is a journey, it’s not a destination, and one of the things that we’ve always done is we’ve always tried to add to what we know how to do already. So once you have it, it’s kind of like riding a bicycle — once you’re on a bicycle, you know how to ride it. You’re … Continue reading

Video Premiere: Zig Zags – 'Riddle of Steel'

This new Zig Zags video sums up the band nicely: part-punk, part-metal band rocking out in an arcade while their audience plays a bunch of vintage games.  “Riddle of Steel” starts off like a goofy advertisement for the Vintage Arcade Superstore. The band members go through some of the games and encourage you to check it out for yourself, accompanied by a guy in a skeleton mask and a kid who looks thoroughly uncomfortable at being there.  Inside the store, the band is playing “Riddle of Steel” while a crowd of people play the arcade games and bob their heads. … Continue reading

Win tickets to Ritual Festival 2017 as well as goodies…

You can win a pair of tickets to Ritual Festival plus copies of Corrupt Moral Altar’s ‘Mechanical Tides’ and Ihsahn’s ‘Arktis’. All you need to do is answer the question below. Ritual Festival, which aims to be bring the best in doom and death metal to Leeds takes place on Saturday 8th April at Canal Mills. Featuring a UK exclusive performance from Ihsahn, he is joined by All Pigs Must Die, Misery Index, the recently reformed Canvas, Anaal Nathrakh, Bossk,The Afternoon Gentlemen, Crepitation, Corrupt Moral Altar, Conjurer, Serpent Venom, Unfathomable Ruination, Kurokuma and Groak. The festival will be preceded by an … Continue reading

Watch FOO FIGHTERS Play 'Secret' Show In Frome, Somerset, England

FOO FIGHTERS are playing an invitation-only show Friday night (February 24) in Frome, Somerset, England to celebrate their confirmation — alongside RADIOHEAD — as the latest headliners for this year’s Glastonbury festival. The secret gig, which is being streamed live via the FOO FIGHTERS YouTube channel below, is taking place at the 500-capacity Cheese And Grain, which describes itself as “a not-for-profit, member owned social enterprise and also a registered charity. Its main aim is to promote and boost Frome’s social, cultural and economic life.” The FOO FIGHTERS were due to headline the 2015 edition of the festival but had … Continue reading

METALLICA: Video Recap Of Hong Kong Concert

A video recap of METALLICA‘s January 20 concert at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong can be seen below. Also available is a professionally filmed video clip of the “Atlas, Rise” performance from the same show. The North American leg of METALLICA‘s “WorldWired” 2017 tour kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland and will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet’s first North American trek since 2009 will come mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows. Each ticket purchased for the tour … Continue reading