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Saint Vitus and Devil to Play Norway’s Hole In the Sky Festival

Saint Vitus and Devil to Play Norway’s Hole In the Sky Festival

American doom metal pioneers Saint Vitus and Norwegian doom rock cult Devil (who were just featured on our Notes of the Underground column) have been confirmed to play this year’s Hole in the Sky Festival in Bergen, Norway, which is to take place from August 24 – 27. Get your tickets here. Other confirmed bands […]

Notes from the Underground: Devil

Notes from the Underground: Devil

Devil–Norway’s self-proclaimed “World’s Youngest Old Band”–perfectly capture the dirty, sleazy, hairy doom of early Pentagram on their debut demo,  Magister Mundi Xum. Which is to say that the Norwegian five-piece—drummer Ronny Østli, guitarists Stian Fossum and Kai Wanderås, bassist Thomas Ljosåk and singer Joakim Trangsrud—pretty much sound like the Seventies incarnate. As the demo’s intro, […]

Exhorder Bassist Dies

Exhorder Bassist Dies

Frankie Sparcello, bassist of recently-reunited thrash band Exhorder, passed away early on Tuesday, March 22. More information will be made available shortly. The band—which also includes vocalist Kyle Thomas, guitarists Vinnie Labella and Jay Ceravolo and new drummer Seth Davis—reunited in 2009 and is scheduled to perform at this year’s Maryland Deathfest (on Saturday, May […]

Notes from the Underground: Pilgrim

Notes from the Underground: Pilgrim

When it comes to true doom metal, none come truer than Pilgrim. One listen of Forsaken Man, the latest demo from the up-and-coming Rhode Island doom metal power trio, and it’s plainly clear: these dudes are out to crush some skulls. Guitarist and singer Jon Rossi (who also handled bass duties on this recording) riffs […]

Autopsy Announce Vinyl Edition of New Album

Autopsy Announce Vinyl Edition of New Album

Seminal Bay Area death metal band Autopsy have announced that their new album, Macabre Eternal, will be released on vinyl on May 16th and is only available through Peaceville’s webstore. The CD and digital editions will be released on May 21st. Autopsy drummer and vocalist, Chris Reifert, states, “We’ve brewed up the sickest and heaviest […]

Enforcer: The MetalKult Interview

Enforcer: The MetalKult Interview

When asked about playing an old-school music style, Olof Wikstrand—singer and founder of young Swedish speed/heavy metal band Enforcer—answered, “heavy metal is timeless.” Fittingly, one listen to the band’s latest release, Diamonds, isn’t a throwback to 1983, but rather a documentation of five classicly-minded dudes playing classic heavy metal in 2010. Formed in 2004 as […]

Enforcer Guitarist Quits

Enforcer Guitarist Quits

Adam Zaars, lead guitarist for Swedish speed metal band Enforcer, has quit the band. “After five years, two albums and almost 200 gigs in the band I have decided to tread new paths in life hence leaving Enforcer behind,” comments Zaars. “I made this decision in January and told the band in China, on the […]

Sleep Live Show Returns to New York City

Sleep Live Show Returns to New York City

Reactivated stoner metal band Sleep have confirmed a show at New York City’s Terminal 5 on Wednesday, June 22. No word as to who the opening band(s) will be. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 25, at this location. Sleep—which is High on Fire’s Matt Pike on guitar, Om’s Al Cisneros on bass and […]

Motörhead: Still the loudest band in the world

Kult Review: Motorhead, Clutch and Valient Thorr at Best Buy Theatre, Feb. 28

It’s become an annual tradition for me to see Motörhead. The seminal metal-punk power trio returned to New York City this year with not just a brand new studio album, The Wörld is Yours, but with a full-length feature documentary about founder, bassist, vocalist and hard rock icon Lemmy Kilmister (LEMMY: 49% Motherfucker. 51% Son […]

Accept Announce North American Tour

Accept Announce North American Tour

Legendary German heavy metal band and Revolver Golden Gods Award nominees Accept have announced their return to North America with Sweden’s power metallers Sabaton. The 22-date trek kicks off in Orlando, FL and will conclude in Houston, TX. View the tour dates below. “2010 has been the most stunning year in our career – to […]