Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton releases first single from upcoming solo EP

“All I Had to Lose” featuring Mark Morales, the first single from Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton’s second solo offering, titled "Ether," is available via iTunes here. “’All I Had to Lose’ is one of the most personal songs I’ve ever written,” Morton said says. “Mark Morales’ incredible vocal performance really brought it to life, and I couldn’t be happier with how it... Continue Reading →

Light the Torch to open for Killswitch Engage on 2020 tour

Killswitch Engage has announced that Light the Torch will serve as the opening act on its upcoming spring 2020 headline tour. As fans are well aware, Light the Torch features frontman Howard Jones, who served as KsE's singer from 2002 through 2012. "We are excited to bring out Light the Torch, first of all, because they are a killer... 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 →

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 →

Mark Morton, Light the Torch announce co-headline tour

Light the Torch and Mark Morton will embark on a co-headline tour this spring. Moon Tooth also will appear. Get tickets and VIP packages here. Morton, the guitarist of Lamb of God, will release his debut solo album, "Anesthetic "(WPP/Spinefarm) ,on March 1, while Light the Torch continue to support its latest release "Revival," out now via Nuclear Blast. "We are beyond excited to hit the... Continue Reading →

INTERVIEW: Francesco Artusato of Light the Torch

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 →

Watch full Light the Torch performance at Saint Vitus

On Monday July 9, Light the Torch took the stage at a packed-to-capacity Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York, for the first time ever as a band. Revolver documented the entire experience with a three-camera shoot, and the show was streamed live via Facebook. One-off live versions of tracks "The Bitter End," "Calm Before the Storm," "The Safety of Disbelief" and "Die Alone" have... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Dee Snider – ‘For the Love of Metal’

Review by Greg Maki ----- I didn’t see this one coming. Though he’s led a varied career, we all know Dee Snider as the voice and (painted) face of Twisted Sister, which hit the peak of its popularity in the 1980s (and enjoyed a successful run well into the 21st century, it’s worth noting). Whether... Continue Reading →

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