Starting off the Stage Dive Region of March Metal Madness 2013 are two classic albums that will make you want to destroy all your possessions in a metal-fueled tornado of rage. Giants and innovators meet in this first round battle in the quest to determine the greatest metal album of all time.
When fellow metalheads are in dire need, the underground music community has a strong history of coming together and selflessly lending a hand. After a gruesome bus crash last year, the members of Baroness were left with serious injuries and daunting medical bills. In response, acts such as Mastodon, Meshuggah, Napalm Death, Neurosis, Circle Takes the Square, Municipal Waste and many more have donated rare items for the upcoming Baroness Relief auction.
Crushing! Absolutely crushing! Decibel Magazine brought an incredibly evil tour headlined by Behemoth last year and a massive celebration for their 100th issue with Converge and Pig Destroyer this past weekend, but the publication has outdone itself once again with a 2013 tour featuring Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and many more.
Swedish progressive metal masters Opeth have the technical abilities to play almost any metal song ever written. During a tour stop in Germany, the band recently performed two legendary tracks, one of which is perhaps the world's easiest metal song to play, mostly because it's only two-seconds long.
The Acacia Strain just captured their fourth consecutive victory in our series of Death Matches, beating out Ill Nino to claim the final win. The Acacia Strain's track 'Victims of the Cave' has now been declared immortal in our Death Match Hall of Fame, so we've got two new bands entering the Death Match, and it doesn't get much more legendary than this.
Napalm Death vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway is one of the most individually outspoken and intelligent musicians in the world of metal. In a clip from our recent interview with Greenway, he addressed the harsh words fired in his direction from Earache Records founder Digby Pearson, launching his own retort against the veteran label owner. Now, we bring you our full conversation with Barney Greenway from Napalm Death's Oct. 28 show from New London, Conn.
Earache Records founder Digby Pearson has gained the respect of many metalheads by signing some of extreme metal's most legendary bands, such as Carcass, Morbid Angel, At the Gates, Deicide and of course, Napalm Death. Although Napalm Death and Earache Records shared a successful business partnership at one point, Digby recently took some jabs at Napalm vocalist Mark 'Barney' Greenway. Reacting to some harsh words thrown at him, we recently got to experience Greenway's retort during an exclusive interview.
We're now convinced that the apocalypse is definitely happening! There is no way that Earth will remain in one piece after the pure brutality that will be inflicted upon it after the year is done, because it seems that there has never been more heavier-than-hell metal tours announced than what 2012 has gifted us. This October, Napalm Death will be hitting the road with Municipal Waste and Exhumed, with Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment and Speedwolf all playing select dates.
Holy hell! The next incredible metal tour to hit North America has just been revealed. During our recent interview with Exhumed frontman Matt Harvey, the extreme metal legend revealed that Exhumed will soon be embarking on a 2012 tour with thrash party masters Municipal Waste and iconic grindcore innovators Napalm Death.