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Six All-Girl Japanese Metal Bands

Six All-Girl Japanese Metal Bands

While compiling our recent list of Six Totally Insane Japanese Metal Bands, we stumbled upon, and fell head over heels for, all-girl group Aldious. And we happily discovered that they are hardly the only pack of ferocious femme fatales making heavy music in the land of the rising sun. Below, led by Aldious, are six […]

Six Totally Insane Japanese Metal Bands

Six Totally Insane Japanese Metal Bands

By now, you’re probably well aware of Babymetal–the totally bonkers viral sensation that super-collides cutesy J-pop and extreme riffage–but the group is hardly the only whacked-out heavy-music monster to raise its bizarro head from the country that brought us Godzilla and tentacle porn. Kicking things off with a dose of Babymetal (because can you really […]

Pyrrhon’s Top Five Rules for Recording under Your Own Budget

Pyrrhon’s Top Five Rules for Recording under Your Own Budget

“Some bands get hooked up with institutional backing right off the bat. That didn’t happen for us,” says the Brooklyn, New York, death-metal band Pyrrhon. “We have been a band for five years, and we’ve done five studio sessions including two demos and the new album–and we paid for all of them out of our […]

Playlist: Torche and Floor Guitarist Steve Brooks’ Driving Mix

Playlist: Torche and Floor Guitarist Steve Brooks’ Driving Mix

Guitarist and vocalist Steve Brooks of Torche and Floor has shared his driving playlist with Revolver. Floor will release its fourth studio album, Oblation, on April 29. 1. Big Star, “Back of a Car” 2. The Soft Boys, “Queen of Eyes” 3. Radioactivity, “Don’t Try” 4. The Primitives, “Really Stupid” 5. INXS, “Just Keep Walking” […]

Playlist: Periphery Drummer Matt Halpern’s Driving Mix

Playlist: Periphery Drummer Matt Halpern’s Driving Mix

Matt Halpern will host the CreativeLive class, “The Working Musician Playbook,” livestreaming free on April 9 & April 10 on CreativeLive.com. 1. Letlive. – “White America’s Beautiful Black Market” 2. Deftones – “Swerve City” 3. Dillinger Escape Plan – “Hero Of The Soviet Union” 4. Trifonic – “Baalbek” 5. Silverchair – “Young Modern Station” 6. […]

Bec Hollcraft of Stars in Stereo’s Lists the Top Five Most Influential Females in Music Today

Bec Hollcraft of Stars in Stereo’s Lists the Top Five Most Influential Females in Music Today

“There are many female musicians who made me want to start playing music when I was a kid,” says Stars in Stereo vocalist Bec Hollcraft. “But there are also those who I’ve encountered in the past few years that inspire me to continue to play music today.” So for Revolver, Hollcraft listed her Top Five Most […]

Playlist: Lacuna Coil’s Driving Mix

Playlist: Lacuna Coil’s Driving Mix

As Lacuna Coil continues it’s tear on the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour ahead of their new album, Broken Crown Halo, Revolver asked the group to share its driving playlist. Each member chimed in with three songs for the mix below. For more on the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour, visit the official […]

Playlist: Cilver’s Driving Mix

Playlist: Cilver’s Driving Mix

As Cilver continues it’s tear on the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour behind their new EP In My Head, Revolver asked the band to share their driving playlist. For more on the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour, visit the official website. 1. Led Zeppelin, “Dazed and Confused” 2. Pantera, “Cowboys From Hell” 3. […]

The Devil Wears Prada Vocalist Mike Hranica’s Pacific Asia Tour Playlist

The Devil Wears Prada Vocalist Mike Hranica’s Pacific Asia Tour Playlist

Check out The Devil Wears Prada Vocalist Mike Hranica’s “Eclectic medley of classics and 2013 hangover hits for all of this year’s early traveling.” The Devil Wears Prada released 8:18 last year. 1. Bauhaus, “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight” 2. The Birthday Party, “Nick the Stripper” 3. Sky Ferreira, “Heavy Metal Heart” 4. Beastmilk, “Genocidal Crush” […]

Playlist: Metal Mulisha Cofounder Brian Deegan’s Pre-Race Mix

Playlist: Metal Mulisha Cofounder Brian Deegan’s Pre-Race Mix

Motocross legend, off-road racer and co-owner of the Metal Mulisha, Brian “The General” Deegan is a pioneer in action sports. Deegan is one of the most decorated Freestyle Motocross rider in the competition’s history with 16 X-Games medals to his name. He also has the elite distinction of being the only athlete to compete in […]