By Jon Wiederhorn This year’s Golden Gods Awards ceremony was like no other. Former-Pantera members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown took the stage with Anthrax for a crushing version of “This Love” from Pantera’s untouchable Vulgar Display of Power; Rob Halford performed with Five Finger Death Punch and Metallica, the latter for a cover of [...]
To honor Slipknot co-founder Paul Gray, who died two years ago today, vocalist Corey Taylor and other members of the band visited Gray’s grave site last night and reminisced about the times they shared over the 15 years he was in the band. “We just hung out and told some good stories,” Taylor tells Revolver. [...]
The obvious reference point for Kill Devil Hill, the sludgy new supergroup featuring Rex Brown (Pantera, Down) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell), is Alice in Chains, but, at its core, the their eponymous debut is a solid tribute to the old-school. There are the vibrato-laden vocals and mid-paced beats of Dio-era Sabbath, [...]
Touring with Mastodon and Converge in 2009 might have had more impact on Matt Pike, the frontman for doom metallers High on Fire, than anyone could have thought. Not only did Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou produce High on Fire’s upcoming album De Vermis Mysteriis but the storyline for the record is as wild and surreal [...]
Ministry mad genius Al Jourgensen is back in full force in 2012: Not only has he re-formed the seminal industrial-metal band, which will drop a new full-length, Relapse, in March, but he’s also releasing the debut from his long-rumored psycho-country project, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters (you can preview the record right here). One [...]
Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen’s Country Side Project, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Streams New Album
Get the exclusive first listen to ‘Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free.’ Record hits stores on January 17.
Ministry Reveal Cover Art for New Album and Release Date for First New Original Song in Four Years, “99 Percenters”
In support of the “occupy movement,” Ministry will release the new song “99 Percenters” on iTunes on Dec. 23 and stream the track on their Facebook site starting Christmas day. The song, which comes from the band’s upcoming album, Relapse (out March 23; see cover art below), is a rally cry for all of the [...]
Since founding influential industrial-metal band Ministry 30 years ago, Al Jourgensen–who is featured in our new, 100th issue as one of the 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars–has experienced almost everything it’s possible to encounter as a hard-living extreme-music-maker. With Ministry returning with a new album, Relapse, in March and supporting tour next year–plus Jourgensen’s psycho-country [...]
“I never anticipated seeing 40,” shrugs Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack when talking about the top five injuries he suffered in 2011, at least one of which could have been life-threatening. “I smoke two packs a day and drink like a camel. I just don’t really think about death. I know I’m gonna die [...]
Yesterday marked seven years since the Pantera and Damageplan guitarist’s death.