Atreyu announce new album ‘In Our Wake’; Release video for title track

Orange County mainstays Atreyu are pleased to announce their upcoming seventh studio album "In Our Wake." The record is due out October 12 via Search & Destroy/Spinefarm. The band has shared two brand new songs from the album - the title track, which is also a video, and "Anger Left Behind." "With this... Continue Reading →

Downpour (featuring former members of Shadows Fall and Unearth) set to release debut self-titled album

Years of anticipation are about to come to an end with the September 7th release of the self-titled debut album from Downpour. The band, which features members of Shadows Fall and Unearth, has marked this long-awaited announcement with the premiere of album track "Truth In Suffering." Check out the track below: Downpour is: Brian... Continue Reading →

Butcher Babies and Nonpoint announce the co-headlining ‘Kings & Queens Tour’

Female-fronted metal group Butcher Babies announces their national co-headlining "Kings & Queens Tour" alongside fellow hard rock royalty Nonpoint. The tour follows the release of Butcher Babies' chart-topping third studio album, "Lilith," released in October via Century Media Records. Nonpoint will perform new music off their highly anticipated 10th studio album, slated for a Summer... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Of Mice & Men – ‘Defy’

Review by Jeff Maki ----- In December 2016, a shockwave went through the rock and metal world when Of Mice & Men founding member and vocalist Austin Carlile announced he was leaving the band due to a long-term health condition. After four albums of building an ever-growing fanbase, tours and festival appearances, and a major... Continue Reading →

Of Mice & Men covers Pink Floyd’s ‘Money,’ new album ‘Defy’ out Jan. 19

Of Mice & Men —vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala— have shared another new track from their forthcoming and much anticipated album "Defy," out January 19 through Rise Records. The song "Money," which is a Pink Floyd cover, premiered via SiriusXM's Octane and is now available at all... Continue Reading →

Butcher Babies release “Headspin” video from new album ‘Lilith’; Tour Dates with Hollywood Undead

For nearly a decade, Butcher Babies have been crushing stages and eardrums worldwide with their vicious live performances and explosive energy which the band has now unleashed into their third studio album, "Lilith", out now via Century Media Records. Produced by Steve Evetts (Suicide Silence, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure), "Lilith" has already seduced fans... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Trivium – ‘The Sin and the Sentence’

Review by Jeff Maki ----- Live Metal and Trivium go way back. In fact, our first-ever feature was an interview with bassist Paolo Gregoletto in 2006. During the past 12 years, we’ve watched and followed the band closely, interviewing Paolo again, in addition to other members (even a drummer since dismissed), and reviewed its albums (2005’s... Continue Reading →

Sacred Reich set to kick off “30 Years of Ignorance” Tour, Byzantine in support

Currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album, "Ignorance," Arizona thrashers Sacred Reich will kick off the North American leg of their 30 Years Of Ignorance tour tomorrow! The trek runs through October 7th. Support will be provided by labelmates Byzantne. See below for all dates! SACRED REICH w/ BYZANTINE: 9/14/2017 The Observatory -... Continue Reading →

We Came As Romans announce new album, ‘Cold Like War’, release video for title track

To be an artist—especially in the heavy music realm—is to take on the mentality and nature of a shark. On one level, you have to be hungry and willing to chase down success as if it were elusive prey. On another level, however, you have to stay moving: without development and growth, complacency and stagnation... Continue Reading →

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