Slayer's 'Raining Blood' gets synchronized to a thrashing Christmas light display when this fan of 20-plus years strings the bulbs in his neighborhood. This show of lights is the mother-load of holiday displays, given the bulbs are required to blink in time at 210 beats per minute to keep up with Slayer.
For three straight years, Christian metalcore band August Burns Red have released a late-year cover of a holiday classic. Carrying on the tradition of providing online merriment and cheer to all good little boys and girls, the band has just issued a raging instrumental of 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' which features dual guitar harmonies redolent of Iron Maiden, a galloping rhythm that sounds kinda like Metallica's 'One' with an acoustic arpeggio breakdown.
So it’s Black Friday and for some people that may mean popping a tent and sleeping outside in a line with a bunch of strangers and hoping you don’t get pepper sprayed. We like to take a more laid back approach to Black Friday and stick to online shopping from the comforts of home, so to help you out, we’ve scoped out a few deals and exclusive collectibles for the rocker on your list.
When it comes to Christmas surprises, Scott Weiland's decision to record 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' an album of holiday standards, could be one of the most unexpected presents of all time. But while on the surface the Stone Temple Pilots frontman and yuletide cheer don't seem to go together like frankincense and myrrh, Weiland sees nothing odd about the pairing. When asked why he decided to release the album, he fires back with a simple: "Um, well, why not?"
Move over Bing Crosby! While Christmas classics might not be what comes to mind when you first think of Scott Weiland, on his latest release, 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' the Stone Temple Pilots frontman shows off a completely different side. Crooning out well orchestrated Christmas tunes in a style reminiscent of the 1930s and 1940s, Weiland delivers on timeless Christmas carols harkening back to days gone by.
The holidays are just around the corner, so instead of procrastinating and stressing out last minute, Loudwire has got it covered for you with a very dependable 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. Whether you're a metal head looking for items to add to your wish list or the one shopping for a hard rocker, this list offers a combination of some of simple ideas such as CDs to more unique gift ideas such as Metallica Monopoly. No
Deck the halls and hang up your stockings (not that kind!), 'cuz Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society have just delivered some heartwarming Christmas jeer. In preparation of the holidays, the band recorded an EP of acoustic instrumental holiday classics called 'Glorious Christmas Songs That Will Make Your Black Label Heart Feel Good,' which is now available on iTunes and eOne Music.