Crobot, Stitched Up Heart to open for Steel Panther

Crobot and Stitched Up Heart have been added as opening acts for Steel Panther's "Heavy Metal Rules" North American tour. Crobot will open all dates from Oct. 8 to 20, and Stitched Up Heart will take over Nov. 24 to Dec. 22. Steel Panther will release its new album, “Heavy Metal Rules," on Sept. 27.... Continue Reading →

Airbourne to release fifth album, ‘Boneshaker,’ on Oct. 25

Aussie rock band Airbourne will release its fifth studio album, "Boneshaker," on Oct. 25 via Spinefarm Records. Pre-order the record here. The band decided to take the bolder path: to align with Nashville's number one producer—Dave Cobb, whose credits include Chris Stapleton and the "A Star Is Born" soundtrack. It was Airbourne's way of staking... Continue Reading →

Jinjer to release new album ‘Macro’ on Oct. 25

Following up on the release of its most recent full-length album, 2016’s "King of Everything," and this year’s "Micro" EP, Ukrainian metal band Jinjer will release its new album, "Macro," on Oct. 25 via Napalm Records. The band released the following statement: “Going from small things to bigger ones is the natural order of things, and we've paved... Continue Reading →

Beartooth announces ‘The Blackbird Session’ EP

Every now and again, an artist that is already vital in its genre will take a complete 180-degree turn with its music and flex new creative muscles. That's exactly what Ohio-based rock band Beartooth has delivered with the folk and country music-inspired "The Blackbird Session" EP. The recording reveals a fresh sound from the band—never... Continue Reading →

Jesse Leach, Howard Jones face off in new Killswitch Engage video

Killswitch Engage has released a video for the song "The Signal Fire" from its new album "Atonement" (read Live Metal's review), out now via Metal Blade Records. Current and former KsE singers Jesse Leach and Howard Jones trade vocals in this performance clip. Watch the video, directed by the band's longtime collaborator Ian McFarland (The... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Brandon Yeagley of Crobot

Three years have passed since we last heard new music from Crobot. But with a new lineup and label (Mascot Records), the Pennsylvania-based band hasn’t missed a beat. Its upcoming fourth album, “Motherbrain” (Aug. 23, 2019; pre-order here), is its best work yet, packed with the grooves Crobot fans know and love, but also sporting... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Killswitch Engage – ‘Atonement’

Review by Greg Maki-----The story of Killswitch Engage is remarkable and unique: Record subgenre-defining album (2002’s “Alive or Just Breathing”); replace vocalist after his sudden departure; achieve even greater success, flying the flag of metalcore while peers quietly fade away; replace second vocalist with first vocalist; continue busting out heavy, catchy, impassioned tunes; do it... Continue Reading →

Steel Panther releases ‘Always Gonna Be a Ho’ music video

On the heels of the recently announced new album and headline tour, Steel Panther is back with another music video from its upcoming release, "Heavy Metal Rules." “Always Gonna Be a Ho” is the latest song to receive the Steel Panther video treatment and is a companion video to previously released “All I Wanna Do... Continue Reading →

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