The Top 8 New Metal Music Videos Of The Week – 09/19/14

by Mike Lawrence on September 19, 2014

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This was another great week for metal music with an absolute ton of solid new tracks to choose from.  It was difficult to narrow things down but we think we’ve put together a pretty excellent list of song recommendations for everyone.  There is a little bit of everything from excellent underground bands to keep your [...]

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SICK OF IT ALL Last Act Of Defiance: Album Review

by Mike Lawrence on September 18, 2014

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Yes. Thank you God!  My prayers have finally been answered.  I have been transported back to to my glory days of heavy music. I’m back living in the early to mid 1990′s.  Hardcore is seeing a huge surge in popularity.  Sick Of It All has just released an excellent album.  Extreme metal is beginning to [...]

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Heavy Metal News Week In Review: 09/19/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on September 18, 2014

A summary of heavy metal news for week ending 09/19/14 including MACHINE HEAD, FANTOMAS, MEGADETH, NIGHT WISH, CARCASS, BATTLECROSS, EXODUS and more.

MACHINE HEAD POSTPONE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR In a Facebook post, MACHINE HEAD announced that they were postponing their North American tour. Here’s the post: MACHINE HEAD POSTPONE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ———————- It is with great disappointment that Machine Head must announce the postponement of our North American tour this fall. Our new album “Bloodstone & [...]

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Eddie Hermida of SUICIDE SILENCE: Interview

by I.O. Kirkwood on September 16, 2014

An interview with Eddie Hermida of SUICIDE SILENCE in which he discusses the state of the metal music industry, silence, metal documentaries and more.

Eddie Hermida, arguably one of the best metal vocalists in the industry, has settled in as front man for SUICIDE SILENCE (genre: deathcore).  I met up with him during the Rockstar Energy Drink MAYHEM Festival in Bristow, VA to discuss the state of the metal music industry, the purity of metal music, and his favorite [...]

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Sounds From The Heavy Metal Underground: 09/15/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on September 16, 2014

New music from the best underground heavy metal bands the week of 09/15/14 with Sorxe, Lago, Pyre, Coprocephalic, Mirrelia, Darkfell and more.

Metal Descent brings a variety of underground metal bands to light in each installment. If you’ve heard of the bands we’ve featured in prior weeks, you’re definitely in the know. This week’s theme was death metal though we’ve got a couple of progressive, post-metal offerings. I.O.s PICK OF THE WEEK SORXE  Surrounded by Shadows (independent) [...]

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This Week’s New Heavy Metal Album Releases: 09/16/14

by Mike Lawrence on September 15, 2014

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This is a huge week for new releases with new albums from Cannibal Corpse, The Contortionist, Iron Regan, Motionless In White and Slash.  There are also a couple of live DVDs from Anthrax and Sepultura.  Sepultura’s live performance features a French industrial percussion band.  Beyond these releases from popular bands, there are a lot of [...]

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The Top 8 New Metal Music Videos Of The Week: 09/12/14

by Mike Lawrence on September 12, 2014

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Damn, we have an excellent top 8 for you this week.  The list is a solid mix of both established and underground metal bands.  Over the next month, a lot of new albums are going to be dropping.  Thankfully we get a glimpse of what some of them will be like through these new songs [...]

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Recently I got the chance to interview Within The Ruins co-founder and guitarist, Joe Cocchi.  We talked a bit about the band’s excellent new album, Phenomena.  I also got to ask him about his surprising new entrepreneurial endeavor; beer brewing.  I myself love beer, especially craft brews and beer is something that has always gone together well [...]

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Heavy Metal News Week In Review: 09/12/14

by I.O. Kirkwood on September 11, 2014

A summary of heavy metal news for week ending 09/12/14 including EXODUS, BELPHEGOR, HAVOK, CANNIBAL CORPSE, MESHUGGAH, NIGHTWISH, NOISEM and more.

GARY HOLT OF EXODUS RESPONDS TO FAN ARREST  A very unfortunate situation has come to the attention of Bay Area thrash metal band EXODUS. It appears 31-year-old James “Jamie” Evans, an EXODUS fan living in Greenville, Kentucky, has been arrested – and is currently being jailed – for alleged terroristic threats for posting the lyrics to the EXODUS song “Class Dismissed [...]

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CANNIBAL CORPSE A Skeletal Domain: Album Review

by Mike Lawrence on September 10, 2014

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“Fire up the chainsaw!” “If you want to live you have to kill or become”.  Man I love the lyrics on A Skeletal Domain.  Plus as usual Cannibal Corpse turns out awesome song titles like “High Velocity Impact Splatter”, “Icepick Lobotomy” “Bloodstained Cement” and “Asphyxiate to Resuscitate” to name a few.  These are just some [...]

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