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 →

Volbeat announces U.S. headline dates

Danish rock band Volbeat has confirmed 15 U.S. headlining dates on its “Rewind, Replay, Rebound World Tour” in April and May, bringing the tour to cities including Las Vegas, Nashville, Atlanta, Baltimore and New York City (full dates below). Special guests Clutch will be direct support on all dates, with the exception of the May 2 Hershey, Pennsylvania,... Continue Reading →

Full lineup announced for Epicenter 2020

The music lineup has been announced for Epicenter 2020, May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. As previously announced, rock icons Metallica will headline Friday, May 1, and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Multi-platinum band Disturbed will headline Saturday, May 2. The... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Volbeat – ‘Rewind, Replay, Rebound’

Review by Greg Maki-----With a sound mixing and matching elements of early Metallica, old-school country music and rockabilly, nostalgia always has been a driving force in the music of Volbeat. It’s never been more evident than it is on the Danish band’s seventh studio album, which comes with the typically unwieldy title of “Rewind, Replay,... Continue Reading →

Volbeat debuts new song ‘Pelvis on Fire’

Danish rock band Volbeat has debuted the new song “Pelvis on Fire," from its upcoming album, "Rewind, Replay, Rebound," due Aug. 2 via Republic Records. “It’s a pure rock ‘n’ roller,” vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen said. “When you hear songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s, and read the lyrics, they are not that deep. But it sounds... 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 →

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