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Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides to Headline California Metalfest VI

Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Black Veil Brides to Headline California Metalfest VI

The much-anticipated sixth annual California Metalfest will take place at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California, Saturday, November 24, with Grammy-nominated, Massachusetts metal band Killswitch Engage headlining. It’s a special gig for the group, long considered one of the forbearers of the metal resurgence of the ’00s, as they will celebrate the 10th anniversary […]

Born of Osiris Cover System of a Down

Born of Osiris Cover System of a Down

Tech-death noodlers Born of Osiris, who released their sophomore album, The Discovery, last year and are on the Vans Warped Tour all summer, have posted a cover of the System of the Down song, “Science.” Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Review: Chelsea Grin – Evolve EP

Review: Chelsea Grin – Evolve EP

Utah deathcore quintet Chelsea Grin blends technicality, melody, and a heaping scoop of breakdown-fueled brutality on their new EP, Evolve. With the addition of former Born of Osiris guitarist Jason Richardson, the band puts its technical chops on greater display, crafting sweeping riffs reminiscent of Richardson’s former group. There is also greater emphasis on melody […]

Born Of Osiris Guitarist Lee McKinney Reveals His Band’s Favorite Rap Albums

Born Of Osiris Guitarist Lee McKinney Reveals His Band’s Favorite Rap Albums

Like many of their peers, melodic tech-death outfit Born of Osiris are inspired by a wide range of extreme musical forms, from hardcore to prog. But the Chicago quintet also loves hip-hop, which adds an extra element to the eclectic sound displayed on the group’s new album, The Discovery (Sumerian)—read Revolver’s review of the record […]

Review: Born of Osiris – The Discovery

Review: Born of Osiris – The Discovery

Breakdown-overloaded metalcore has saturated the heavy-metal market in recent years, and new releases increasingly sound like mundane imitations of other records. To make something memorable in 2011, a band must go beyond the same sound everyone else is producing—or at least do it much better. Illinois tech-deathcore sextet Born of Osiris tries to do both […]