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Review: Black Crown Initiate — The Wreckage of Stars

Review: Black Crown Initiate — The Wreckage of Stars

On their full-length debut, Pennsylvania progressive death-metal quintet Black Crown Initiate craft an eclectic, if inconsistent, blend of pummeling grind and dark melody. BCI’s heaviest moments are filled with blast beats and chromatic riffs that are pretty unremarkable, and their lighter atmospheric parts seem forced. The band is at its best on standout tracks “Great […]

Metallica to Reissue ‘Some Kind of Monster’ and Release Special Record-Store-Day Vinyl

Metallica to Reissue ‘Some Kind of Monster’ and Release Special Record-Store-Day Vinyl

Metallica has announced they are reissuing their long out-of-print documentary, ‘Metallica: Some Kind of Monster,’ on a two-disc Blu-Ray on November 24. The documentary which covered bassist Jason Newsted’s 2001 departure, battles with addiction, the making of ‘St. Anger,’ and more, will now also contain a 25-minute follow-up piece. ‘Metallica: This Monster Lives’–which includes the […]

Motionless in White Share Behind-the-Scenes Making-Of Footage for Their “Reincarante” Music Video

Motionless in White Share Behind-the-Scenes Making-Of Footage for Their “Reincarante” Music Video

Motionless in White just released their third album, ‘Reincarnate,’ and it debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200, No. 1 on the Rock Album Chart, and No. 1 on the Hard Music Album Chart! In celebration, the band has teamed with Revolver to share behind-the-scenes footage from their music video for the title […]

Listen to Kurt Cobain’s Isolated Vocals for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “In Bloom”

Listen to Kurt Cobain’s Isolated Vocals for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “In Bloom”

In our continuing series of isolated vocal takes from some of heavy music’s best singers, here are the vocals only for Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “In Bloom,” as delivered by Kurt Cobain. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments. For more isolated vocals, check out: Serj […]

Bass Player Live! Set for November 8-9 in Los Angeles, Announces Metal Mashup Clinic

Bass Player Live! Set for November 8-9 in Los Angeles, Announces Metal Mashup Clinic

Bass Player Live! returns to Los Angeles for a seventh year November 8-9, 2014 with two full days of clinics and exhibitions at S.I.R. Studios. Some daytime clinics will include: A solo clinic from master rock bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick of King’s X and Pinnick/Gales/Pridgen, as well as a multi-string metal mashup clinic featuring Jeff Hughell […]

Photo credit: Mitchell Wojcik

Capsize Premiere New Album, ‘The Angst in My Veins’

The San Diego, CA-based melodic hardcore outfit will release the album, ‘The Angst in My Veins,’ on September 30 via Equal Vision Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere the entire album right here, right now! Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments. […]

Episode 1 of ‘NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues from the Bayou’ Documentary Released — Video

Episode 1 of ‘NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues from the Bayou’ Documentary Released — Video

The first episode of Noisey’s ‘NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues from the Bayou’ series has been released. Check it out below. The seven-part series, which was produced and directed by Revolver’s own Photography Director Jimmy Hubbard, covers the New Orleans metal scene and features interviews with Down’s Phil Anselmo, Corrosion of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan, […]

Job for a Cowboy Premiere New Song, “Sun of Nihility”

Job for a Cowboy Premiere New Song, “Sun of Nihility”

Job for a Cowboy have premiered a new song, “Sun of Nihility.” Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments! The track comes off the band’s recently announced forthcoming album, ‘Sun Eater,’ out November 11 via Metal Blade Records–which can be pre-ordered on their webstore.

AC/DC Release Details About New Album, ‘Rock Or Bust’; New Song, ‘Play Ball,’ to Debut This Weekend

AC/DC Release Details About New Album, ‘Rock Or Bust’; New Song, ‘Play Ball,’ to Debut This Weekend

A few more facts about AC/DC’s next album — their first in six years — have been released by the band. The disc will be called Rock Or Bust. It will feature 11 songs and will be released November 28 in Australia and December 2 in North America. Luckily, fans won’t have to wait too […]

Review: Decapitated — Blood Mantra

Review: Decapitated — Blood Mantra

Twelve years after Poland’s Decapitated raised the death-metal bar with its mighty sophomore album, ‘Nihility,’ the band’s dynamic arrangements and scalpel-edged musicianship are still a wonder to behold, especially when it blends its stellar death metal with grindcore, black metal, and stoner rock. On “Veins,” new drummer Michal Lysejko’s rhythmic assault fuels a high-octane groove […]