2019 is shaping up as the year of Jinjer. After coming to North America for the first time in 2018 for tours with Cradle of Filth and DevilDriver, the Ukrainian quartet released the EP “Micro” (review) in January and already has completed a European tour with Soilwork and Amorphis. More shows in Europe, plus dates... Continue Reading →
Drawing inspiration from a variety of styles of metal, Immortal Guardian, hailing from the great state of Texas, refuses to be hemmed in by genre or any other label. The band—guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian, vocalist Carlos Zema, drummer Cody Gilliand and bassist Thad Stevens—released its debut full-length, “Age of Revolution,” in September 2018 via M-Theory Audio... Continue Reading →
Cane Hill’s self-described year-long “romance with LSD” yielded its superb second full-length album, “Too Far Gone” (review), released in January 2018. And while that year was a dark period in the band members’ lives, now that they’ve moved past it, it’s the gift that keeps giving. Emotions that didn’t have an outlet on the heavier... Continue Reading →
I've been writing that the last few years have been a celebration of Max Cavalera and his incredible career in metal, first with the mighty Sepultura, and now with the Soulfly tribe. With "Ritual" being released last year, Soulfly now has 11 studio of albums just on its own. It's truly unbelievable.
Below, in what is becoming a regular column here, Live Metal's Jeff Maki caught up once again with the iconic guitarist, vocalist and ambassador of metal, Max Cavalera. "Ritual," touring, and all things Soulfly are discussed. Plus, did anyone know that Max is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? I didn't. And is rock really "dead?" Max has the best answer we've heard yet. Read on ...
With album number 19 about to drop and its first single, "Last Man Standing" already getting serious airplay on Sirius XM's Liquid Metal, the thrash metal machine Overkill cannot be stopped, not even in 2019!
Live Metal's Jeff Maki talked with vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth about the making of "The Wings of War" and much more. Read on ...
It’s hard to think of an artist who had a more productive 2018 than Mark Tremonti. In June, he released “A Dying Machine,” his fourth record as leader of the metal band Tremonti, then followed it a few months later with the accompanying novel of the same name. September saw the release of Alter Bridge’s... Continue Reading →
A year after the release of “No Cross No Crown,” Corrosion of Conformity’s first album with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan in the fold since 2005’s “In the Arms of God,” the band is gearing up for a North American headline tour starting Jan. 19. Support on the run will come from Crowbar, Weedeater, The Obsessed and... Continue Reading →
Light the Torch isn’t technically a new band, but it feels like it is. Featuring vocalist Howard Jones (ex-Killswitch Engage), guitarist Francesco Artusato (ex-All Shall Perish) and bassist Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through), the band began its existence as Devil You Know. After releasing two albums in two years—”The Beauty of Destruction” (2014) and “They Bleed... Continue Reading →
There are many milestones for a band to reach—signing a recording contract, releasing an album, getting played on the radio, hitting the road. But maybe the biggest sign that a band has established itself is being able to headline shows of its own. Cane Hill is about to take that major step, with its first... Continue Reading →