Greg's top 10 of 2019

By Greg Maki-----Metal—and rock music in general—is farther from the mainstream today than its’ ever been in my lifetime. But metal is a genre that thrives in the underground, and in 2019, there was no shortage of quality albums from new and established acts. Here are the best that found their way to my ears.... Continue Reading →

Full lineup announced for Sonic Temple 2020

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced music and art lineup for the second annual Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which will return to Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, from May 15 to 17, 2020. As previously announced, Metallica—recently named the world's biggest all-time touring act by Pollstar—will headline all five Danny Wimmer Presents hard rock festivals in 2020, including Sonic Temple. In addition to Metallica, which will... Continue Reading →

Slipknot shares new song ‘Solway Firth’

Slipknot has shared “Solway Firth,”  the second new song to be released from its sixth LP, "We Are Not Your Kind," which will arrive Aug. 9 on Roadrunner Records. “Solway Firth” is available now at all DSPs, along with an official music video streaming below and on Slipknot’s YouTube channel. Directed by the band’s own M. Shawn Crahan,... Continue Reading →

Volbeat debuts music video for ‘Cheapside Sloggers (featuring Gary Holt)’

Volbeat has debuted the music video for its new song “Cheapside Sloggers,” featuring a guest guitar solo by Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer. The track comes from the band's forthcoming seventh album "Rewind, Replay, Rebound," out Aug. 2 via Republic Records. “I wanted to add something new and not typical, so why not bring in Gary Holt?... Continue Reading →

Volbeat debuts music video for ‘Last Day Under the Sun’

Danish rock band Volbeat has debuted the music video for its new song “Last Day Under the Sun,” from its upcoming album "Rewind, Replay, Rebound." The video was directed by Jakob Printzlau, who previously directed Volbeat’s videos for “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown,” “Lonesome Rider” “16 Dollars” and “Cape of Our Hero.” Michael Poulsen, guitarist and lead singer for... Continue Reading →

Slipknot to release sixth LP, ‘We Are Not Your Kind,’ on Aug. 9

Slipknot will release its sixth studio album, "We Are Not Your Kind," on Aug. 9 via Roadrunner Records. The band also has shared the first single, "Unsainted," which is available at all DSPs, along with an official music video that can be seen below. The video was directed by the band’s M. Shawn Crahan. “This is most... Continue Reading →

Volbeat to release 7th studio album, ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound,’ on Aug. 2

Danish rock band Volbeat will release its seventh studio album "Rewind, Replay, Rebound," on Aug. 2 via Republic Records. The—Michael Poulsen (guitars/vocals), Rob Caggiano (guitars), Kaspar Boye Larsen (bass) and Jon Larsen (drums)—builds on it distinct, psychobilly, punk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll sound it is known for, while reaching for new creative summits. “The whole point... Continue Reading →

Slipknot to perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Slipknot will make its televised return Friday, May 17, as the musical guests on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." The outdoor stage performance will to air at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC. Slipknot’s forthcoming LP is one of the most anticipated albums of the year. This summer, the band will embark on its "Knotfest Roadshow" headline tour... Continue Reading →

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