KING 810 has dropped a new song titled "A Million Dollars" from its upcoming third album, "Suicide King." The record, which the band is self-releasing, will arrive Jan. 25. "Suicide King" is available for pre-order here via exclusive merch bundles that include limited edition black smoke vinyl—all sold exclusively through the band's Big Cartel store. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSvl2XmuoKQ&feature=youtu.be... Continue Reading →
Review by Greg Maki ------ If I had to pick a metal band that’s going to break out worldwide in the very near future, I wouldn’t bet against Jinjer. The Ukrainian act has picked up a lot of steam in the past couple years, touring Europe with Arch Enemy and Soilwork, and coming to North... Continue Reading →
Finnish metal band Battle Beast has released a music video for title track from its upcoming fifth studio album, "No More Hollywood Endings." The record will be released March 22 via Nuclear Blast. Directed by Markus Nieminen and produced by Oy Routafilmi AB/Tuotantoyhtiö Legenda, the video can be seen below. "The song tells a story... Continue Reading →
Former Cattle Decapitation bassist/current Scour guitarist Derek Engemann has joined Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals. He replaces Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force, Vaginal Bear Trap) and will make his live debut with the Illegals on the band's upcoming Latin American tour, on which it will perform Illegals tracks and a selection of Pantera hits. "Derek... Continue Reading →
Review by Greg Maki ----- New Orleans’ Cane Hill made major strides in 2018 with its second full-length album, “Too Far Gone” (read Live Metal’s review). The record, which I named the best release of the year, expanded the band’s sound, adding different textures and flavors while remaining true to its heavy, groove-laden roots. Almost... Continue Reading →
Columbus, Ohio, rock band Beartooth has released a new music video for "You Never Know." Available now via Red Bull Records, this track is a fan favorite from Beartooth's third studio album, "Disease." The song exposes the elusive state frontman Caleb Shomo found himself in while in the unshakeable throes of a panic attack. Watch the video... Continue Reading →
Finland's melodic death superstars Children Of Bodom will release their tenth album, "Hexed," on March 8, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band is proud to announce their Hexed 2019 North American Tour. The trek will kick off in Quebec City on March 13 and conclude in New York City on April 19th.
At long last, here is my Best of 2018. My criteria is simple: These are the albums that I listened to the most during the past year, had the biggest impact and that I'm still listening to now!
The 2019 INKCARCERATION Music and Tattoo Festival will feature headliners Shinedown, Godsmack and Five Finger Death Punch. INKCARCERATION—taking place on July 12, 13 and 14 at the Ohio State Reformatory, aka Shawshank Prison, in Mansfield, Ohio—will feature more than 30 bands on two outdoor stages, 70 tattoo artists, reformatory tours, gourmet food trucks, the best drinks and, for the first time, the... Continue Reading →