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Director Sam Dunn Picks the Five Most Important Extreme-Metal Bands

Director Sam Dunn Picks the Five Most Important Extreme-Metal Bands

After an enormously successful IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign raising nearly $40,000, Grammy-nominated and Juno-winning Banger Films is embarking on a final push to create the “Lost Episode” of the series Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal. The episode will take viewers on an unprecedented journey across Europe and North America to tell the story of metal’s most aggressive […]

Shadows Fall’s Jon Donais to Join Anthrax on Upcoming Tour Dates

Shadows Fall’s Jon Donais to Join Anthrax on Upcoming Tour Dates

The show must go on, and in the wake of lead guitarist Rob Caggiano’s departure from Anthrax, the band have just announced that Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais will be filling in during the band’s upcoming Metal Alliance tour dates. “Jon is a bro and he’s also a total fucking ripper,” said Scott Ian in […]

Bullet for My Valentine Premiere “Riot” Music Video

Bullet for My Valentine Premiere “Riot” Music Video

Watch the official video for “Riot” off Temper, Temper.

Opeth Announce Headlining North American Tour

Opeth Announce Headlining North American Tour

Swedish progressive metal outfit Opeth have just announced a headlining North American tour that’s set to kick off April 18 in Buffalo, New York. Dates for the 30-city trek can be found below. The second stop on the tour will see Opeth join an all-star roster of bands — including Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies and Hatebreed […]

Video: Gus G Roasts Zakk Wylde

Video: Gus G Roasts Zakk Wylde

In anticipation of the upcoming Rock & Roll Roast of Dee Snider, we’re taking a look back at some highlights from last year’s roast of Zakk Wylde. With Zakk on the hot seat, it seemed a no-brainer to have him roasted by the man who eventually took his place as Ozzy Osbourne’s lead guitarist, Gus […]

Clutch Premiere Title Track from New Album, ‘Earth Rocker’

Clutch Premiere Title Track from New Album, ‘Earth Rocker’

Clutch have just premiered the title track from their much-anticipated new album, Earth Rocker. Stream it below, courtesy of Brookyln Vegan. “It surprises me that we’ve come up with such a hard-hitting album at this point in our career,” Clutch guitarist Tim Sult recently told Guitar World. “I think it’s definitely, song-wise, the most intense, […]

The Black Dahlia Murder Announce June Release for New Album, ‘Everblack,’

The Black Dahlia Murder Announce June Release for New Album, ‘Everblack,’

After much Internet-based speculation about a new album from the Black Dahlia Murder, the band confirmed the rumors last night with an image (see above) posted to their Facebook page. The sixth studio album from the Michigan-based death metal band is set for a June release through Metal Blade, and bears the title Everblack. The […]

Hatebreed Premiere “Put It to the Torch” Music Video

Hatebreed Premiere “Put It to the Torch” Music Video

Hatebreed have just premiered the official music video for their new song, “Put It to the Torch.” Check out the Justin Reich-directed clip below, and let us know what you think in the comments! “Put It to the Torch” is taken from the band’s upcoming album, The Divinity of Purpose, which is slated for a […]

Killswitch Engage Announce April Release for New Album, Disarm the Descent

Killswitch Engage Announce April Release for New Album, Disarm the Descent

Massachusetts-based metal band Killswitch Engage have set Disarm the Descent as the title for their upcoming sixth studio album. It will be the first album to feature vocalist Jesse Leach since 2002′s Alive or Just Breathing. “It is with a grateful spirit that we prepare for this record’s release,” Leach said in a press statement. […]

Exclusive Video: Wednesday 13 Premieres ‘The Dixie Dead’ Trailer

Exclusive Video: Wednesday 13 Premieres ‘The Dixie Dead’ Trailer

Watch the kung fu-filled trailer for the new album from Wednesday 13.