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Senior Editor of Revolver Magazine

The Most Metal Moments in the Second Episode of Californication

The Most Metal Moments in the Second Episode of Californication

“Do they let you masturbate here?” Californication‘s archetypally sleazy agent Charlie Runkle asks, unprovoked, about a swank, tropical rehab clinic early in “Quitters,” the second episode of the season. It’s the sort of cheeky, unfiltered repartee that he and David Duchovny’s lovably unlovable antihero, author Hank Moody, bandy back and forth without batting an eye. […]

Review: Tomahawk – Oddfellows

Review: Tomahawk – Oddfellows

On “I.O.U.,” a smarmy-sounding soul-rock torch song on Tomahawk’s fourth LP, Oddfellows, frontman Mike Patton sings, “I owe you a love song for everything I’ve done wrong.” That’s likely about as close as we’re going to get to a mea culpa for the group’s disappointing, Native American-inflected 2007 art-rock eyebrow raiser Anonymous. This time, though, […]

The Most Metal Moments on Last Night’s Californication

The Most Metal Moments on Last Night’s Californication

The creative minds behind the Showtime series Californication have never hidden their love of metal. The show’s antihero, Hank Moody (played by David Duchovny), has written three novels that share titles with Slayer albums (South of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss, and God Hates Us All); rockers including Zakk Wylde and Tommy Lee have appeared […]

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Pays Tribute to Dimebag Darrell

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Pays Tribute to Dimebag Darrell

It’s been eight years since the Pantera and Damageplan guitarist was killed. Here, his longtime friend remembers him.

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch on Rejoining Korn for Two Shows in Germany this Summer

Interview: Brian “Head” Welch on Rejoining Korn for Two Shows in Germany this Summer

On January 22, Brian “Head” Welch will release the debut album, Between Here & Lost, from his new band, Love and Death, in which he sings as well as plays his longtime instrument, guitar. In even bigger news, Welch (pictured above, second from right, with the members of Korn) will be rejoining his former Korn […]

Interview: Avenged Sevenfold Vocalist M. Shadows Talks New Song “Carry On,” Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and the Next Album

Interview: Avenged Sevenfold Vocalist M. Shadows Talks New Song “Carry On,” Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and the Next Album

Plus, find out what his (surprising) pick for his favorite album of 2012 is…

Review: Kylesa – From The Vaults, Vol. 1

Review: Kylesa – From The Vaults, Vol. 1

Although often highlighted as among crust metal’s elite, Kylesa sound best when stepping outside their comfort zone. And the best odds and sods collected here are those on which they stray from relentless shouting. The punkish “Paranoid Tempo” features the group’s singers attempting new-wavey vocals Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell would approve of, and the […]

Review: Bad Brains – Into The Future

Review: Bad Brains – Into The Future

Following up 2007’s star-assisted Build a Nation (late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch produced, System of a Down’s Shavo Odadjian directed its first music video), Bad Brains are back with another album’s worth of positive, Jah-approved hardcore and reggae. Although none of its 13 tracks hit as hard as the early ’80s, “mash”-pit ragers that made […]

Review: God Seed – I Begin

Review: God Seed – I Begin

Finally, the two ex-Gorgoroth firebrands behind the biggest black-metal feud of the past decade can say they have closure. This long-storied album has been in the works since frontman Gaahl and bassist King split from the embittered Norwegian blasters in 2008—with speed bumps arising when Gaahl “retired” from metal and King hired Dimmu Borgir’s Shagrath […]

Review: Steve Harris – British Lion

Review: Steve Harris – British Lion

After somehow mustering the willpower to remain tight-lipped about this solo project for decades (literally!), Iron Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris seemingly dropped this hard-rock heavy hitter from the heavens. Musically, the group has little in common with the operatic, prog-metal epics of Harris’ main band, and, in fact, British Lion might surprise longtime Ed […]