It’s not every day you get to see a three piece instrumental, progressive metal band dominate onstage. New York fans got the chance to do just that as Animals As Leaders took hold of Irving Plaza with a headlining performance. Support for the night included After the Burial, Navene K and Chon.
Today, March 8, marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the seminal Nine Inch Nails album 'The Downward Spiral.' The 1994 release boasted a unique blend of industrial rock and electronica, redefining both the genres, along with lyrical content that explored the deepest depths of pain and suffering.
The top hard rock and metal stories from Loudwire and around the web for March 7, 2014:
Machine Head are making strides toward a new album, but as frontman Robb Flynn reveals in a new "General's Journals" posting, things are moving forward at a "slow and steady" pace. However, the progress is coming along well enough for Flynn to divulge the current titles of a few songs that may make the next disc.
Dave Grohl, producer Butch Vig and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan are among the rockers who will hopefully appear in a new documentary titled 'The Smart Studios Story.' The reason we say "hopefully" is because the project is still in the works as director Wendy Schneider attempts to raise funds via a Kickstarter campaign.