One of the key figures of the death metal movement, James Murphy, has suffered a relapse of the brain tumor he was first diagnosed with in 2001.
Hiring a clown for a university functions is a little absurd -- unless the clown is Slipknot percussionist M Shawn 'Clown' Crahan. The musician, who didn't graduate from college but has stated in interviews that he got his bachelor's, masters and doctorate degrees in the University of Rock 'n' Roll, will present a lecture called 'On Living Your Dreams, Slipknot & Life' this evening (Nov. 15) from 6-7 p.m. local time at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, his son Cody Blue Snider and NY Ink Tattoo artist Megan Massacre all combined resources to create the third video for the provocative metalcore band Motionless in White.
The last two years have been a hellish ride for Chimaira. First, they lost three band members -- drummer Andols Herrick, bassist Jim Lamarca and keyboardist Chris Spicuzza. After a brief period of panicking, they replaced the dudes with two members of Daath, multi-instrumentalist Emil Werstler on bass and keyboardist Sean Zatorsky. Then they added drummer Austin D'Amond and wrote one of their best albums to date, 'The Age of Hell.' But now, Hell hath unleashed its unpredictable fury yet again.
Some critics have accused black metal of becoming a parody of itself in recent years, and certain musicians at the forefront of the movement, including Mayhem bassist Jørn Stubberud (aka Necrobutcher), haven't done much to prove the genre is still dangerous, vibrant and viable.
The entire metal community is celebrating today (Nov. 11) as National Metal Day and cranking their favorite tunes ... well, to 11. There's something about the date -- the synchronicity of numbers, the cutting parallel lines -- that when 11/11/11 is written out that looks pretty metal. But the real metal-ness of National Metal Day dates back to the classic 1984 rock movie satire 'This is Spinal Tap.'