The new Mastodon album is on its way! In fact, if the timeline drummer Brann Dailor gave us during this exclusive interview remains correct, Mastodon have officially finished recording their sixth studio album. Along with that bit of news, Dailor went deep into what fans can expect from the highly anticipated full-length and offered a lot more insight on both the band and himself.
It was recently revealed that Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen was teaming up with artist Sam Shearon to create a new comic book series, 'The Devil's Chord,' due sometime in 2014. With that news came word that some of Jourgensen's fellow industrial music legends would appear as superheroes in the comic book. One of those musicians is KMFDM mastermind Sascha Konietzko.
Tremendously successful zombie drama 'The Walking Dead' will return to AMC this Sunday (Feb. 9) with a new batch of blood-soaked episodes. We couldn't be more pumped to immerse ourselves into the second half of Season 4, but what if the show started back from the beginning with a cast entirely made up of your favorite rock and metal musicians?
The rise of Swedish metal act Ghost B.C. (Ghost) will forever be connected to the soundscape of 2013. From relative obscurity, Ghost experienced an unparalleled ascension last year, becoming one of metal's most popular acts thanks in part to 'Infestissumam,' the band's sophomore album. However, like any act whose rise commands universal attention, Ghost have received both immense praise and vitriolic criticism.
Just a matter of minutes before Gorguts began to dominate Brooklyn's St. Vitus bar for the last date of their 2013 touring cycle, we took a trip to the venue's beer-laden basement to speak with frontman Luc Lemay. Having already greeted Gorguts superfans with incredible kindness and enthusiasm, Lemay opened himself up for an exclusive interview.
The end is nigh for Motley Crue. The band said as much during a Tuesday (Jan. 28) press conference in Los Angeles where they revealed the details of "The Final Tour" (first leg of dates below). In fact, to ensure that these next two years will mark the band's final dates, the members of Crue went through the process of collectively drawing up a 'Cessation of Touring' legal document and signing it to solidify that their upcoming dates will be the final shows and that they won't tour again beyond the year 2015.
The world of metal is beaming with vocalists whose talent is undeniably captivating. Along with soaring and beautifully sombre styles, the family tree of metal extends to demonic gutturals and hellish shrieks. Many vocalists have impacted millions of fans by developing one style of singing, but there are very few whose material spans masterfully along the entire vocal spectrum.
We recently published an open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, asking them to consider some of the greatest hard rock + metal acts ever for induction. But now we point our dissatisfaction at the 2014 Grammy Awards, which took place Sunday night, Jan. 26, and featured one rock and metal snub after another.
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is a busy man. Along with holding down the low end for the thrash legends, Ellefson is currently lending his talents to Altitudes & Attitude, a project just launched with Anthrax's Frank Bello and A Perfect Circle's Jeff Friedl. The bassist is also appearing at the much-anticipated Metal Masters 5 clinic.