On March 5, Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe was found not guilty of manslaughter charges by a panel of Czech judges. The metal world breathed a collective sigh of relief as the verdict was made public, allowing Blythe to once again tour the world without fear of arrest, and more importantly, with a cleared name.
Graham 'Gruhamed' Hartmann
June 2013 is fast approaching, and you need to know all the new music releases that are coming your way. You're welcome.
The mighty Dark Tranquillity have won yet another Death Match, this time against Finnish metal giant Children of Bodom. Dark Tranquillity and their new track 'For Broken Words' are only two wins away from claiming a spot in our Death Match Hall of Fame, but in this next battle they'll have to face a fellow band of mighty Swedes.
The Dillinger Escape Plan's massively anticipated fifth studio album, 'One of Us Is the Killer,' is now available for streaming in full. The band has been teasing the release of the record since February of this year, and finally, you can now hear all 11 songs from the album, which is available for purchase today.
THIS is how to raise your kids properly. Just give your youngster a guitar, bass or drum kit, find them some fellow deathcore musicians, and they'll start making some bank in the city that never sleeps. Soon, you'll tell your boss to "take this job and shove it" while your prodigal child becomes metal royalty through brutal breakdowns and sick shredding.
Korn have just completed recording their 11th full-length album. The band's follow-up to their dubstep-influenced 2011 album, 'The Path of Totality,' will be their first in 10 years to feature guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch and has already been called "the best album we've ever done" by vocalist Jonathan Davis.
Black Sabbath have posted yet another in-depth look into the band's upcoming album '13.' Showcasing studio footage, which has never been made available to the public, each member of Sabbath, studio drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine) and producer Rick Rubin have all weighed in regarding their goals for '13,' along with what audiences can expect in comparison to Sabbath's classic works.
Georgia rockers Baroness have just added a bunch of new dates to their upcoming North American tour. Along with the new shows, Baroness have offered a short video introducing the band's new drummer and bassist, while chronicling where the band currently finds itself nine months after a terrifying 2012 bus crash nearly killed the band's members.
It's infinitely soul-nourishing to witness a live performance unlike anything you've ever experienced. Iconic acts such as Iron Maiden deliver an elaborate set design with moving pieces, flames and a giant animatronic Eddie mascot, GWAR shoot blood and guts into the crowd while maiming various public figures, and basically everything brought onstage for Slipknot's stage setup could kill someone at any time. These bands are legendary for their live shows, and Swedish metal act Ghost (aka Ghost B.C.) are well on their way to ascending to those same heights.